Junior Project Portfolio Analyst
As a Barclays Junior Project Portfolio Analyst you will be a member of the BI Portfolio Controls Team (BI PCT). You will be accountable for ensuring that initiatives are set up correctly on the group-wide toolset and managing projects through the lifecycle, including the transition between stage gates. Moreover, you will be in charge of monitoring compliance with control requirements and advising PMs on how to operate within the Bank’s control environment.
Barclays is one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.
We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognizes and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life. If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.
We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month, or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally can request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances. Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.
What will you be doing?
Validating adherence to standards incl. outcome closures, benefit validations, RAIDs management, change control, project /programme governance etc
Advising the programme managers and their teams on the set up of projects and programmes within the portfolio hierarchy
Managing the projects through the lifecycle via the stage gate process
Supporting the portfolio execution and provide guidance to project teams to ensure best practices are followed
Providing feedback, consultation and improvement recommendations to key users of the governance and project model users
Liaising with stakeholders at all levels to provide portfolio governance updates and act as single point of contact for defined groups
Maintaining the portfolio records in the group wide toolset to ensure that data is accurate and reflects the structure of the assigned sub-portfolio
What we’re looking for:
Previous experience of working in a PMO
Excellent analytical skills
Customer oriented mindset with excellent focus on problem solving
A quick learner with high attention to detail
Skills that will help you in the role:
Ability to see bigger picture, consider broader implications
Good communication & interpersonal skills
Where will you be working?
Our Prague office is part of the Operations and Technology Division, and as such, we try our best to stay at the top of our technological game. However, the technology itself is not the most important thing. What matters the most to us is the way our ingenuity can help provide better service to our customers and make life easier for our employees.