Company: Wood
Skills: Project Controls
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

The Senior Project Specialist is responsible for the management of the PMO Centre of Excellence (COE) and reports to the Head of Project Controls. They are responsible for the application of Project Management (PM) Good Practice and maintaining/developing PM competency within the organisation to support PM maturity.

This key role:

Works closely with Service Areas, Project Managers, and internal stakeholders to build upon project management processes and training needs.

Key Responsibilities

Project Responsibilities:
  • Develop the Project Management (PM) Community of Practice to facilitate collaboration and Good Practice sharing amongst project managers, key Project Control stakeholders and operational areas
  • Identify training needs or development opportunities within the organisation to support PM maturity and develop a training strategy
  • Create or support SMEs in development of PM training and schedule the delivery when required by the organisation
  • Develop and maintain project delivery processes and tools to be utilised by Project Managers (PM)
  • Ensure all documentation complies with ISO 9001 and organisational requirements
  • Provide expert advice on PM Good Practice to the operational areas and support continuous improvement
  • Ensure the PM Competency database is maintained and support in the identification of suitably experienced individuals for projects
  • Deliver training to new PMs to ensure they are inducted to understand Wood PM tools, templates, training, and financial systems
  • Work alongside Assurance Specialist to undertake monthly project reviews and feedback areas for continuous improvement
  • Build and maintain relationships with senior leadership and key Project Control stakeholders, and acts as a trusted advisor

Reporting Responsibilities:
  • Produce regular reports from the Competency Database to establish current PM competency levels
  • Ad hoc reporting when required to highlight PM training progress across the organisation

Skills / Qualifications

  • Experience of the Project Controls, PMO, Project and Programme environment
  • Knowledge of project management processes, techniques and tools
  • Extensive project experience on low-high complexity projects through the full project life cycle
  • Experience in CPD and mentoring
  • Experience in the development of 'good practice' and organisational standards or processes
  • Numerical and analytical skills with an inquisitive background
  • Computer literate with a good understanding of Microsoft Office and Excel skills
  • Ability to work well in a team and independently
  • Must be able to meet deadlines
  • Strong communication skills - both written and oral
  • Excellent customer service focus, both internal and external
  • Exceptional organisational skills and able to multi-task

  • Previous experience in Project Controls / PMO environment
  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in relevant technical or business discipline or can be substituted by suitable business experience

  • Project Management related qualification would be advantageous - APM, MoP, MSP, MoR, MoV , Change Management, AGILE,P30

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.