The Smart Metering Implementation Programme (SMIP) is looking for a motivated, organised and collaborative individual to join the Programme Management Office (PMO). The PMO is a friendly, capable and encouraging team. We work across the whole programme, making it a great place to develop your programme management skills and gain experience of engaging with senior leaders.
SMIP is a major delivery programme spanning Government and industry, replacing traditional gas and electricity meters with smart meters in homes and small businesses across Great Britain.
Smart meters underpin cost-effective delivery of the government's commitment to net zero emissions by 2050, enabling renewable energy sources and new technologies to be integrated into the energy system.
Smart meters are also modernising energy for millions of consumers. They are bringing an end to estimated bills and manual meter reads, enabling prepayment customers to top-up remotely without leaving home, and providing consumers with near-real time information which they can use to save energy and cut their bills.
SMIP is a directorate of diverse skills, backgrounds, experience and personalities. We are a friendly, open, and supportive team who welcome and value people from all walks of life. We work on an exciting and complex agenda and we need a diverse skill set to help us deliver it. We are committed to work-life balance and flexible working. If you want to know more about diversity and inclusion in SMIP, please email: [email protected]
The successful candidate may be eligible for a £1,500 pay enhancement subject to having a valid qualification and project delivery experience as defined for the 'Governance & Reporting Manager 2' role in the Project Delivery Capability Framework: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/project-delivery-capability-framework-for-civil-servantsResponsibilities
• Lead development and management of the internal programme plan; monitor milestones, dependencies and forward-looking activities in close collaboration with policy and delivery teams and senior leaders across the programme.
• Act as the team's risk manager, keeping the risks and issues log current and exercising judgement about which matters to escalate.
• Provide instrumental support for governance boards, involving senior officials and industry leaders, that are vital to programme delivery.
• Take forward analysis, drafting and assurance of internal and external-facing reporting on programme progress for a wide range of partners.
• Assist with delivering the programme's Integrated Assurance and Approvals Plan, including by supporting high-profile programme-wide reviews by the Infrastructure and Projects Authority.
• Liaise with stakeholders to gather data. Act as point of contact for governance and reporting to ensure that programme metrics are accurate, enabling us to use information strategically and intelligently to support programme delivery.
• Provide guidance and support to colleagues on effective project planning and delivery.
• Experience of working in a project environment with colleagues from different teams across a range of subject areas.
• The ability to build and maintain relationships with a range of partners, including at senior levels across the public and private sectors.
• Strong organisational skills, with the capability to prioritise and balance multiple areas of work simultaneously to ensure they remain on track.
• Flexible when applying knowledge and capable of adapting approaches to meet wide-ranging project needs.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office with experience of developing and maintaining accurate documents, for example for reporting and governance purposes.
It is desirable to have achieved the APM Project Fundamentals and the APM Project Management Qualification or equivalent, though we also encourage applications from candidates with a desire to work towards relevant qualifications. Technical Skills:
You will have working knowledge and practical experience of this competency: Governance is the ability to clearly define roles, responsibilities and accountabilities and establish controls and approval routes appropriate to each stage of the project to monitor project progress and compliance.
More information about technical and behavioural competencies for the project delivery profession is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/project-delivery-capability-framework-for-civil-servantsBehaviours
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Working Together
- Delivering at Pace
- Managing a Quality Service
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process: Benefits
BEIS offers a competitive mix of benefits including:
• A culture of flexible working, such as job sharing, home working and compressed hours.
• Automatic enrolment into the Civil Service Pension Scheme.
• A minimum of 25 days of paid annual leave, increasing by 1 day per year up to a maximum of 30.
• An extensive range of learning & professional development opportunities, which all staff are actively encouraged to pursue.
• Access to a range of retail, travel and lifestyle employee discounts.
• A hybrid office/home based working model where staff will spend a norm of 40-60% of their time in the office (minimum of 40%) over a month with flex dependent on balancing business and individual need (from September 2021, depending on how the public health guidance evolves).Things you need to knowSecurity
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
Your personal statement (no more than 750 words) should answer the following:
Please explain why you are interested in this role and how your skills and experience match what we are looking for.
Applications will be sifted on CV and Personal Statement.
In the event of a large number of applicants, applications will be sifted on the personal statement.
The interview will consist of behaviour, technical and strength-based questions. Expected Timeline
subject to change
Sift and interview dates TBC.
Interview Location - MS Teams
Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process. Reasonable adjustment
If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:
• Contact Government Recruitment Service via [email protected]
as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs.
• Complete the "Assistance required" section in the "Additional requirements" page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you're deaf, a Language Service Professional. Further Information
If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section.
If successful and transferring from another Government Department a criminal record check may be carried out.
Any move to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy from another employer will mean you can no longer access childcare vouchers. This includes moves between government departments. You may however be eligible for other government schemes, including Tax Free Childcare. Determine your eligibility at https://www.childcarechoices.gov.uk
A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.
Please note terms and conditions are attached. Please take time to read the document to determine how these may affect you.
BEIS does not normally offer full home working (i.e. working at home); but we do offer a variety of flexible working options (including occasionally working from home).
Please note that BEIS does not hold a licence to sponsor visa applications. Merit List
After interview, a single merit list will be created and you will only be considered for posts in locations you have expressed a preference for. Appointments will be made in strict merit order.
BEIS wants to be accessible for all, and this includes offering assistance to attend interviews. The offer is targeted toward those from a lower socio-economic background, or who struggle to cover the cost of attending an interview. Please see the attached guidance document at the bottom of this Civil Service Jobs advert. Embedded in the document on page 5, are 2 documents that must be completed and returned to the email addresses listed on the forms to claim an expenses payment. If you have any issues accessing these documents please contact us at [email protected]
In order to process applications without delay, we will be sending a Criminal Record Check to Disclosure and Barring Service on your behalf. However, we recognise in exceptional circumstances some candidates will want to send their completed forms directly. If you will be doing this, please advise Government Recruitment Service of your intention by emailing [email protected]
stating the job reference number in the subject heading.
Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening, subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant's details held on the IFD will be refused employment.
A candidate is not eligible to apply for a role within the Civil Service if the application is made within a 5 year period following a dismissal for carrying out internal fraud against government.
New entrants are expected to join on the minimum of the pay band. Feedback
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.Nationality requirements
This job is broadly open to the following groups:
- UK nationals
- nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
- nationals of the Republic of Ireland
- nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
- certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.