PMO Manager for a satellite PMO to the EPMO

Job Summary:

To establish a new PMO based on AIPMO framework and concepts which are aligned to the client’s construction standards. The PMO manager will identify the services required, prioritize and build the capability and capacity to deliver the services. The PMO manager will build the PMO team to ensure its delivery its services which include identifying building the sector project schedule including associated issues, risks and challenges that could impede the design, build and operationalization of over 1000 cross-sector assets (real-estate, soft and hard assets) to meet Neom’s vision.

You will be working within your sector (utilities, health, sport, transport, etc.) and the project teams to ensure a structured and robust approach to PMO management. This will including working and/or building the local scheduling (team).

Client interaction will range from planning, design, engineering and construction.
The PMO manager will report both to the EPMO (who reports directly to the CEO) and to the local sector.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Build a team of up to 8 people.


Establish the PMO by determining the current and future demands and how these translate into PMO services. Ensure the PMO services are aligned to the sector strategy and needs. Maximizing the PMO’s domain of influence which will be within the sector.
Recruit and manage the PMO team
Designs, builds and run new PMO services and/or reuses existing group PMO services
Supports initiatives from the EPMO
Supports the sector leads in their PMO services requirements as they arise

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Big picture, ability to deal with ambiguity and politics
  • Excellent verbal, written communications, critical thinking and organizational skills
  • Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
  • Expertise in problem management, consulting, facilitation and frameworks.
  • Expert in MS office, Oracle P6, and other project scheduling tools

Education and Experience:

  • MSc in Project management, PMO management, or related field
  • AIPMO certified IPMO-P or IPMO-E
  • Ideally a chartered engineer who has worked in the Middle East in construction or related.
  • At least 15 years in Project, program management and PMO management
Job Location: Saudi Arabia

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