IT PMO Manager

Full Time

Al Fanar

alfanar is primarily engaged in manufacturing electrical construction products, EPC solutions for conventional and renewable power plants, allied engineering services and design engineering. We have built up an international presence throughout much of the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and Europe.

Job Details:
Responsible for overseeing and managing all IT projects within the organization. You will lead a team of project managers and provide guidance and support to ensure successful project delivery. Your role will involve establishing project management standards, implementing best practices, and driving continuous improvement within the IT project portfolio.

Job Accountability Areas
Project Portfolio Management:
Evaluate project proposals, conduct feasibility studies, and make recommendations for project prioritization and resource allocation.
Monitor project progress, track key performance indicators, and provide regular status reports to senior management and stakeholders.
Define and maintain the organization’s IT project portfolio, ensuring alignment with strategic objectives and business priorities.

Project Governance and Standards:
Establish project governance frameworks, including project charters, risk management, issue escalation, and change control procedures.
Conduct project reviews and audits to assess compliance with established standards and identify areas for improvement.
Develop and implement project management methodologies, standards, and processes to ensure consistent and effective project execution.

Resource Management:
Optimize resource utilization and resolve conflicts to ensure project deadlines and objectives are met.
Identify skill gaps within the project management team and provide training and development opportunities as needed.
Work closely with resource managers to ensure the availability and allocation of appropriate resources (human, financial, and technical) for project execution.

Stakeholder Management:
Foster strong relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring effective communication and managing expectations throughout the project lifecycle.
Facilitate project governance meetings, steering committees, and other forums to obtain necessary approvals and resolve issues.
Collaborate with business stakeholders, IT teams, and vendors to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables.

Continuous Improvement:
Promote a culture of continuous improvement by encouraging feedback, implementing lessons learned, and sharing best practices across projects.
Act as Point of Contact to extract all Status from Jira Tool for all Running projects and RFCs and present to Business owners the KPI that has been set,
Provide analytics reports for required Committees to present IT project, RFCs with KPI progress agreed
Build a Status report for running project and share with project teams
Follow-up for collecting team timesheet and share with Finance
Update reports related to software utilization with coordination with Finance team
Stay updated with industry trends, emerging technologies, and project management methodologies to enhance the PMO’s effectiveness
Register IT Risks related to projects, Operation, and follow-up for mitigation plan
Identify opportunities for process improvements, automation, and standardization within the IT project management function.

Role Accountability:
Excellent leadership and people management skills with the ability to motivate and develop a team.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills to effectively collaborate with stakeholders at all levels.
Analytical and problem-solving mindset with the ability to identify issues and propose practical solutions.
PMP (Project Management Professional) and ITIL certification
Good verbal and written communication skills (English).
Dedicated and committed
Strong knowledge of project management methodologies such as Agile, Waterfall, or hybrid approaches.
Familiarity with project management tools and software for project planning, tracking, and reporting.

Technical / Functional Competencies
Financial management
MS Office
Bachelor Degree in Computer Science
Work Experience
10-15 years