Head of PMO

Head of PMO Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Head of PMO to join our team.


  • Be accountable for the line management and functional management (including development planning) of the PMO resources;
  • Work with Finance to ensure Project Controls are fully aligned with Finance, working off one set of source data;
  • Ensure strong adherence to Project Risk and Opportunity Management requirements;
  • Ensure compliance with Thales processes and governance;
  • Recruitment – assist Studios with Project Management hires where needed;
  • Provide accurate status reports of the projects;
  • overseeing the processing of grant requests and providing monitoring and evaluation reports to various programme boards;
  • Project Kick off – ensuring pitching metrics are owned and adopted by the team with full understanding of contractual obligations;
  • development of the Programme Governance Framework;
  • Audit Project Progress using the Development Process and maintain a list of outstanding actions;
  • Manage the PMO team and provide performance feedback and goal-setting, conducting annual performance assessments and skills development and training;
  • Change Management – highlighting change and ensuring a gated process for change;
  • Create and Develop the Sumo Digital Development Process;
  • Postmortems – managing project postmortems and making recommendations;
  • controller of the PMS.


  • High level of PC literacy with Microsoft products, in particular excellent Microsoft Excel / Project / PowerPoint skills;
  • Experience working in a technical/engineering/manufacturing environment;
  • Proven understanding with regard to project governance, risk, and planning (Primavera);
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills;
  • Effective communication skills to all levels of the business;
  • Proven track record in PMO management on large and complex projects;
  • Experience in a range of delivery lifecycles – waterfall, iterative, Agile, Hybrid etc;
  • A thorough understanding of bid and project management lifecycle and governance;
  • You’ve been serving overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of HM Government;
  • PMO;
  • A thorough understanding of bid and project management life cycle and governance;
  • You were studying abroad;
  • You were living overseas with parents;
  • Experience in a range of delivery life cycles – waterfall, iterative, Agile, Hybrid etc;
  • Qualifications or certification in Project Management (eg IPMA, APM).