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Employment Type: 
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive plus Benefits

Edinburgh, GB

Career Area:  Project Management & Business Change

PMO Lead

The Opportunity


Applications close 7th March 2021


EDF Renewables UK (“EDF RUK”) is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, specialising in wind power and battery storage technology.  EDF RUK develops, builds, operates and maintains wind farms and other renewable technologies throughout their lifetime. The EDF RUK portfolio of nearly 1,000 MW consists of 36 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage units in Europe. In addition, EDF RUK is seeking to deliver further growth from its own development pipeline or though securing new acquisitions of projects and has more than 2GW consented, in planning and development.


In line with our growth plans, we are looking or an experienced Project Management Specialist  to join our Central Technical Organisation (CTO) in a newly created position of PMO Lead .  

Reporting to the Head of Construction, the successful applicant will be responsible for the creation, maintenance and governance of the business project management standards on Core Projects in addition to supplying specialist Project Management Resource.

The primary role of the Project Management Framework Lead will be to lead the Core Project section of the framework by:


•    Being the front face of PMF Core Projects (wind, solar, battery storage etc) 
•    Ensuring project management governance throughout the business
•    Leading and defining the development of the next stages of the framework including implementation programs
•    Leading the PMF competency framework and ensuring best practice 
•    Coordination with Business Improvement function to ensure alignment with PMF Business Improvement Projects
•    Coordinating with all parts of the organisation to ensure the framework is fit for purpose
•    Promoting the use of PMF and the results best practice produces 
•    Coordinating with other support functions within the business whom PMF interfaces with
•    Ensuring continuous improvement within PMF 
•    Reporting of PMF progress and status
•    Specialist project management support

The Person


You  will be able to demonstrate excellent management  and influencing skills combined with technical insight and advice, either from the renewables or a similar capital intensive industry.  


You will have experience in a senior leadership role with an ability to work in and manage activities across a rapidly evolving and growing business.


Whilst navigating easily between a wide range tasks will be integral to this role so will strong analytical skills and a continuous improvement mind set,


What does being a great PMO Lead mean at EDF RUK mean?


  • Strong Leadership: You will contribute to the Senior CTO  Team which drives the strategy and priorities of the wider EDF RUK Team.   You’re able to provide clear direction to your teams in an evolving landscape, with a focus on developing those within your teams helping to build their skills and competencies
  • Curiosity & Analytical Thinking: You’re able to gain an understanding of what the data and the business is telling you and generate customer insights and solutions from this.
  • Planning & Prioritising You have a structured plan for the required works that is achievable and communicated to stakeholders, and you keep track of progress ensure progress is shared with the business.
  • Create The Right Solution: You challenge established practices and identify better ways to meet the business’ needs.
  • Telling The Story: You can effectively articulate the problem and explain why you are solving it.  You can provide data that supports this and are able to explain the solution that has been chosen.
  • Implementation:  You proactively follow through on your activities and projects to deliver a high quality outcome without loose ends.

The Skills


•    Expert knowledge of Project Management 
•    Demonstrable experience of project management and implementing project management processes 
•    Strong communication and stakeholder management skills 
•    Demonstrable experience of working in matrix organisations within a central function 
•    Knowledge of Project Management software (may be adopted in future iterations of PMF) 
•    Knowledge and experience of resource management processes and tools  
•    Accustomed to a fast‐paced working environment and working to tight deadlines 
•    A strong team player who shares the cultural values of the Group of honesty, integrity and cooperation. 
•     Strong attention to detail 
•    Strong organisational skills 
•    Project delivery experience in varied technologies and environments 
•    General knowledge of Health & Safety and how Project Management Processes can contribute to Health & Safety Culture . 
•    Demonstrate intelligence, sound judgment, common sense and a mature outlook. 
•    A formal Project Management qualification, such as PMI, Prince2, APM PMQ or IPMA level D 

Why EDF Renewables?


We’re proud to be an inclusive, disability confident employer and recognise the importance of employee well-being, and although these roles are advertised on a full-time basis as standard, flexible working arrangements will be considered.  


We’re about the people who work with us and we celebrate their diversities and embrace the value that their differences bring. We believe that a culture of inclusion forms the basis of a truly sustainable business and is vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation, with a number of employer networks and benefits to suit your lifestyle.


Recruiting from the widest possible pool of talent, we assess every potential employee against our four key behaviours – Integrity, Inclusion, Inspiration and Impact. We make sure that our workforce is a true reflection of our communities and customers. Their unique perspectives not only give us a better understanding of customers from all walks of life, but bring fresh ideas too.

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