Senior Program Analyst, Boston (Contract)

 
 

 
 

PTS Consulting is looking to recruit a senior program analyst working within our Boston hub. As a Senior Analyst, you will be part of a highly skilled, dedicated PMO team focused on delivering challenging, high value programs. You will join a growing team that nurtures individual growth, appreciates diversity, encourages initiative, values teamwork, shares success, and rewards excellence.

The ideal candidate must have the ability to influence others in order to get things done, even when you have no direct line of authority over them. Advanced organisational, interpersonal, conflict resolution and communication skills which can be comfortably applied across management levels

Please note, that this is for a contract role.

About this Role and the Skills Required:

This role supports the planning and execution of multiple programs and projects, requires a strong user focus, and is accountable for schedule and quality of all program elements.

You’ll partner with program sponsors, managers, and project managers to plan, track and execute complex, cross organizational programs while maintaining focus on implementing the right things, at the right time, and with the highest levels of quality.

You will also be required to perform program analysis, manage risks, identify and influence necessary course corrections, creatively solve problems, and communicate program status and activities across multiple levels of management.

The Senior Program Analyst will also need to continuously assess and improve the IT Program and Portfolio Management processes and mentor/coach other members of the IT PMO.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Complete the Program Definition Report

  • Provide content and insight for management reports

  • Represent the program governance on the Program Governance Board

  • Report on performance to the six Program Objectives

  • Maintain the project framework with integrated standards, policies and model, practices

  • Ensure Track objectives are coordinated with Program Objectives within schedule and budgets

  • Identify and escalate any divergence from Program Objectives

  • Identify and escalate track interdependencies are identified and escalated

  • Identify and agree with the Client Program Manager mitigation of risks to track objectives regarding quality and timeline

  • Act as a central point for issue escalation

  • Ensure Deliverables (management products) continue to conform with the SoW and established quality

  • Identify and promptly escalate any divergence from program objectives to the Program Governance Board

  • Complete the Program Completion Record

Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Business, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field.

  • 5 - 7 years of experience managing complex, cross-functional programs and projects.

  • Experience in managing the implementation of IT Infrastructure, application development/integration projects.

  • Proven ability to drive consensus keeping business goals at the center of negotiations.

  • Outgoing, highly organized, persistent, and tenacious; able to deal with uncertainty and change.

  • Self-starter, inquisitive and able to quickly understand new processes, methodologies and systems.

  • Hands-on experience with developing and reporting on metrics and KPIs for programs and projects.

  • Experience leading a team of creative professionals in a studio-style technical program office

  • Familiarity with MS Project

  • Interested in building new program processes

  • Motivated to support and coach project managers and project coordinators

  • Have project, program or change management credentials preferred but also wiliness to pursue will be considered.

  • Willing to gain familiarity with PTS Consulting program management methods

About PTS:

PTS Consulting has 35 years' experience of delivering world-class IT solutions to some of the world's leading organisations. We help our clients better align their IT, Business and Real Estate strategies by transforming the workplace through technology and by optimising their Data Centre environment.

For more information about this opportunity please apply today. 

 

PTS is an Equal Opportunities employer and applicants are selected solely on the basis of their relevant aptitudes, skills and abilities. No applicant shall receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, civil partnership status, trans-gender status, pregnancy, maternity, colour, race, nationality, ethnic origin, religion, belief, sexual orientation, disability, age. This is not an exclusive list.