Job ID 338164
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
The main purpose of the Portfolio Analyst role is to track the progress of all initiatives coming into the Portfolio Office by monitoring and reporting progress, coordinating delivery dates and maintaining financial controls and systems, including budgeting for all expenditure.
Carry out day-to-day activities for delivery core functions including collation of RAID, resource and planning data, and MI
Provide secretariat services including meeting logistics, preparation of minutes, and following up on actions.
Adhere to all reporting standards and instigate improvements where identified.
Provide support and guidance to delivery managers in tracking their budgets. Monitor compliance with reporting / financial standards and intervene when this deviates or slips
Manage production and consolidation of reports, using appropriate templates and meeting all relevant deadlines.
Maintain existing departmental and Portfolio Office policies and procedures.
Update and improve delivery methodologies, work instructions, policies, standards and procedures.
Support all Delivery Managers and Delivery Leads with day to day running of project governance processes and support the Portfolio Coordinator and Portfolio Lead when required.
Support all Delivery Managers and Delivery Leads with the identification, tracking and reporting progress against product roadmaps (including objectives and key results)
Liaise with suppliers in respect of commercial engagement and/or billing enquiries.
Maintain documentation sign off records and work with relevant stakeholders to action and record relevant financial and governance information.
Help protect SSE from cyberattack and data loss by following standards and instructions and by
reporting risks and incidents.
we are using waterfall and agile delivery methodologies based on the nature of the work and
business requirements. A Portfolio Analyst may be required to use the appropriate framework(s) based on context. Relevant frameworks and methodologies may include Agile, Prince2, APM and PMP.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Experience of working with third party suppliers
Background in Portfolio Office functions, using collaborative skills in coaching others to complete required reports and managing reporting cycle on large projects; in particular for Agile delivery
Essential Functional / Technical Skills
Strong knowledge in delivery governance
Good understanding of end-to-end lifecycle delivery
Project management methodology (e.g. Agile, Prince2, PMP, APM)
Project Cost Accounting fundamentals
A solid understanding of IT products, services & systems e.g. ADO for Agile project delivery
Be proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio
Experience in applying various waterfall (e.g. Prince2, APM, PMP) and Agile methodologies and supporting context, such as governance, process and culture across different levels of portfolio
High level knowledge of development processes, including but not limited to DevOps, Scrum, Kanban and lean development.
Personal Attributes / Competencies
Ability to deliver under pressure whilst building relationships.
Customer focused approach
Highly articulate with effective written and interpersonal skills
Strong influencing skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to thrive in a challenging environment and develop new skillsersg are an equal opportunities employer; we are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all job applicants. We do not discriminate against applicants on the basis of age, sex, race, disability, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or religious background; all decisions are based on merit