PMO Manager

  • Job Reference: PMO21890
  • Date Posted: 4 July 2022
  • Recruiter: LondonEnergy
  • Location: Edmonton, North London
  • Salary: £60,000 to £70,000
  • Department: Operations, NLHPP
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

LondonEnergy are currently looking to recruit a Programme Management Office Manager (PMO) to support our North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP) in North London. 

As the PMO Manager your role will be both internally facing (into LondonEnergy) and externally (into the NLHPP). Your primary responsibility will be working with a wide range of stakeholders within LEL to build our organisational transition plan in order that we can track progress and understand readiness across the organisation.

Your additional responsibilities are likely to include:

Standardising project management methodologies – Creating smoother collaboration between project teams, reducing confusion around protocols and how to tackle projects.

Overseeing Project Manager training – One source of PM training and guidance ensures that all teams are using the right methods and tools.

Leading the company to maturity – Standardising the tools, setting KPIs, and providing training will create smoother processes, allowing the company to grow efficiently.

You will need to be a strong multitasker and demonstrate experience of:

  • Leading large-scale, complex transformation projects, programmes, or portfolios.
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills, including working across the business to influence and gain the confidence of senior leaders and sponsors .
  • Leading a PMO to ensure decision making happens at the right level.
  • Providing programme or project governance, setting up control boards, project assurance teams and quality review meetings.
  • Providing guidance and support on project management tools and techniques.

What is NLHPP?  

NLHPP is a £1.2bn construction project whose aim is to help tackle the climate emergency through redevelopment of the existing EcoPark and building the greenest Energy Recovery Facility in the country, as well as modern recycling facilities. These facilities will play a major role in the UK’s transition to carbon net-zero. 

LondonEnergy will operate the new facilities being delivered by the NLHPP so it has a vested interest in the successful execution of the project. The organisation needs to be ready to operate these new facilities on day one.

Additionally, LondonEnergy is continuously operating on the EcoPark in order to process approximately a quarter of London’s domestic rubbish and recycling. Therefore, the balancing of existing operations vs NLHPP is a critical task.

The redeveloped EcoPark will:

  • Generate electricity for up to 127,000 homes.
  • Supply hot water and heating for up to 50,000 local homes and businesses. This means no gas boilers.
  • Improve local air quality by using the most advanced technology to capture emissions.
  • Save as much carbon as taking 110,000 cars off the road each year.
  • Contribute to achieving 50% household recycling rates.

What we are looking for

  • Must demonstrate a track record of success in programme and project management in a complex, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to produce coherent plans and materials at pace and based on complex and unstructured information.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, with excellent stakeholder engagement skills.
  • Experience with RAID development and management.
  • Knowledge of Project Management and PMO Policies, Processes & Procedures, methodologies and toolsets.
  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.
  • Expertise in MS applications and the confidence to work with Microsoft 365 are necessary.
  • Relevant professional qualifications relating to Programme Management.


About Us:

LondonEnergy operates the second largest waste contract in the UK, handling, and processing nearly 750,000 tonnes of London’s waste every year. We have a dedicated team of people working across North London making a difference to the environment and the local community from the work we do.

By processing household waste at our facility, we produce enough waste from energy to power 80,000 homes every year and recycle 70% of items through our Reuse and Recycling Centres.

If this position is of interest, please forward your cv in the first instance and one of the team will be back in touch to discuss your application.