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PMO Analyst

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Date: 29-Jul-2022

Location: Gatwick, GB

Company: Civil Aviation Authority

Salary: £31,260 to £40,000 dependant on experience

Contract Type: Permanent


We are the UK's aviation regulator and recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse, enabling the aviation industry to meet the highest safety standards, and we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to the constantly evolving aviation environment.


The Role


The CAA are looking for an experienced Portfolio Analyst to join our PMO Team in Portfolio Delivery.  Portfolio Delivery is responsible for the scoping, planning, governance, and delivery of cross departmental change activities.  These can cover everything from continuous improvement initiatives to companywide system integrations and will often touch on some of the hottest topics in aviation today.


Portfolio Delivery is best described as a fast paced, forward-thinking department with a wide variety of exciting projects and programmes.


As a Portfolio Analyst you will work closely with Project Managers capturing key project information, analysing data, and highlighting trends as appropriate.  You will ensure appropriate governance practices are followed for projects in line with the CAA Delivery Framework.  You will track and communicate key actions and decisions with stakeholders and assist in maintaining all centrally held PMO documentation, ensuring these remain accurate and up to date and be a self-starter who exhibits resilience, patience and understanding.


When working with colleagues you should seek to continuously improve relationships, develop your understanding of their challenges, and consult with each to seek out solutions. To this end, you will need to be comfortable driving, influencing, challenging, and negotiating with partners at all levels of business whist taking full accountability for actions, judgements, and decisions.


About You


To be considered for the role, the successful candidate will be required to have:


  • A Track record in a similar role within a PMO with a solid understanding and some training in project management fundamentals and Project Management best practice
  • Be accomplished in the use of Office applications including Word, MS Project,  PowerPoint, Visio, and an Excel ‘ Super User’
  • Knowledge and experience of project management methodologies and delivery methods, ideally with a P3O or project management qualification
  • Be an excellent communicator, influencer and negotiator who can demonstrate engagement and influencing at all levels of business whilst prioritising your workload
  • Experience providing reporting that meets the needs of various stakeholder groups
  • Experience in project plan creation and pipeline coordination
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to identify trends and patterns
  • Strong organisation skills as the priority and workload may change very quickly


What Can We Offer You?


The aviation industry is in constant evolution, with the integration of new technologies and the opening of new commercial opportunities, such as commercial space flight.  The CAA keenly understands this and much as the industry is changing so must we.  

If you are an experienced Portfolio Analyst who understands the importance the role governance plays in the successful delivery of change, then you need look no further than the CAA.  As an employer, we are passionate about the development of our people.


Additional Information

For many appointments within the CAA, these roles require access to operationally sensitive infrastructure and/or Nationally Protected information. For these roles the post holders must undergo National Security Vetting and achieve the appropriate level of clearance.


To be vetted we will usually expect a reasonable period of residency in the UK so that meaningful checks can be undertaken. This can either be 3 years or 5 years depending on the level required (CTC or SC). If you do not meet these requirements, we may not be able to accept your application. For more information please visit - Vetting explained - GOV.UK (


Working With Us

We offer a range of excellent benefits such as flexible working arrangements, free onsite gym at Gatwick, discounted gym membership for London, 28 days annual leave, additional 5 days leave purchase scheme, a generous pension scheme and much more!

We are on a journey towards being increasingly adaptable, where our colleagues collaborate as part of cross-functional teams. This approach ensures we never stop learning together. It also means that you may become involved in activities that take you out of your day-to-day role, providing you with opportunities to develop and grow your career with us.

We have embraced hybrid working and offer flexible working patterns, being open to having a conversation about what works for you. We know where and when we work is important in achieving a work-life balance.

We are passionate about diversity and ensuring all are included at the CAA. We are an equal opportunity employer and actively encourage applications from candidates of all backgrounds. We use fair and inclusive selection approaches to hire the best person for the job based on merit alone.

As a member of the Disability Confident scheme, applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a role with us will be guaranteed an interview. If you require an adjustment for any reason, please let us know.

Our Values

Do The Right Thing, Never Stop Learning, Build Collaborative Relationships, Respect Everyone – For more information please Click Here

Closing Date: Friday 19th August 2022

Interview Date: W/C Monday 29th August 2022


We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.


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