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Project Assistant



Are you an experienced PMO Assistant who love the challenge of delivering a complex project on time, within budget & with exceptional quality? If so, we may just have the project you’ve been looking for...!

We have an exciting new opportunity for an experienced PMO Assistant to join our exciting new business. With the re-brand to LNER (London North Eastern Railway), we are moving away from the shared service centre approach we adopted whilst we were Virgin Trains East Coast & are now bringing financial services back in-house. What an opportunity to build something new & be part of the project to deliver with world class in-house financial services function!

Up for the challenge?!

Your project experience will support the Project Lead in managing all project documentation, including the project plan. Your expert administrative skills will enable you to proactively manage & control all invoices & purchase orders for the project, monitor, advise & escalate on any risks or issue management that may occur.

You’ll have in-depth knowledge of project change control, to include the use of configuration management systems & impact assessment. You’ll influence the project through capturing, guiding & advising on project management governance, project files, supplying actual & forecast data along with understanding processes & tools to support the project team.

Having an understanding of the importance of highly effective administration is key, taking ownership of scheduling, room booking, taking minutes for complex project meetings & other governance activities across the project.

Sounds like an amazing project to be a part of doesn’t it?

Like any project role there are some essentials we would like you to have...

We would need you to demonstrate your comprehensive knowledge of a project lifecycle & understanding of project team structures backed up with strong knowledge of financial shared service centres & Open Accounts (if you have experience of Open Accounts previously).

We need you to demonstrate your understanding of project risk, issues & dependencies along with your ability to communicate, influence & manage key stakeholder relationships across the project & the business.

We offer some amazing benefits including:

  • Free Travel on any LNER service (also extended to immediate family, partner & children)
  • Up to 75% off other train operators
  • Final Salary Pension

If you have knowledge of IBM Blueworks that would be great too but not essential, along with some railway knowledge (don’t worry of not we can teach you the lingo!).

If you feel like you can add real value to this exciting project please do click apply now, at which point you will be directed to our website and can complete your application.

We look forward to reading through your application!