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Portfolio Manager

Posted on Aug 9, 2019 by Arnold Ash

London, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£60k - £60k Annual

Portfolio Manager (Engineering in Africa) - Private Equity - London

Arnold Ash have been engaged by a leading Private Equity backed business in Central London to attract and engage a Portfolio Manager to join their Group PMO function. You will be responsible for coordinating all projects and programmes across the group with the goal of delivering them on time, on budget and to a high standard. You will be responsible for ensuring that the business delivers strategic initiatives as well as leading the change & risk management process for these strategic initiatives.

Key Experience required from the Portfolio Manager:

  • Experience of working in/around a heavy-industry or Engineering essential
  • Experience of working in remote locations with projects in places such as; Africa, Middle East, Far East, Southern America
  • Experience working with and managing an array of Stakeholders across the business
  • Strong understanding of Change & Risk Management
  • Strong understanding and proven track record in delivering multiple projects and/or programmes on time, on budget and to a high standard
  • Experience managing and forecasting project budgets

Responsibilities of the Portfolio Manager:

  • Drive project meetings (kick-off, progress reviews & close out) to establish project scope, goals, deliverables, status and performance in collaboration with all relevant departments.
  • Ensure projects are baselined once scope is defined during the initiation phase. Project costs and schedule will be tracked and monitored against this baseline to determine delivery performance.
  • Monitor project schedules throughout the delivery phase to ensure we achieve on-time delivery. Escalate delays to relevant personnel & follow-up on the recovery plan.
  • Assist in the preparation & tracking of the annual capex budgets.
  • Through risk management challenge the project managers to consider alternative options to meet and exceed the project success criteria.
  • Clearly communicate roles, expectations and accountabilities to all team members on a regular basis holding actionees accountable.
  • Chair project performance reviews and actively promoted continuous improvement in the planning and execution of projects. Maintaining group level performance reviews.
  • Circulate the weekly report for strategic projects, escalating key issues and risks where necessary whilst proactively leading mitigation/contingency plans.

Portfolio Manager (Engineering in Africa) - Private Equity - London

Reference: 743439672