About the Role

NPL sets the standards by which everything is measured. In doing so, the National Physical Laboratory is helping to combat issues on a global scale such as climate change, curing diseases and the development of innovative communications technology. Hence, we have a large and complex project portfolio which are led or supported by the Science and Engineering Project Management Office (SED PMO). We recently implemented an Enterprise Project Management system to manage this portfolio and are looking for someone to come on the journey with us to be our PMO Data Analyst as we develop and mature this capability.

We have chosen Microsoft Project Online with some O365 supporting tools feeding data through to PowerBI as our primary delivery tool for project reporting and information. We have started with a simple solution but know that this will grow and develop. We need someone who is conversant with Project terminology and who can feed us insights into current project performance to keep us delivering day to day but who can also help us develop this tool as we really start to make it work for us.

About You

As the Data Analyst for the PMO you will have:

  • A working knowledge of project terminology
  • A background in Data management / system development / programming
  • Hands on capability in data manipulation, report generation, PowerBI app development
  • Be interested in our technical background and be enthusiastic for the projects that we manage
  • Attention to detail and adherence to the monthly reporting cycle and its importance to the business functionality
  • A willingness to continually improve
Skills and Knowledge
  • Proactive behaviours, with a strong focus on delivering for both customer and NPL
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Apps / programs knowledge of:
    • Microsoft Project, PowerBI, Sequel Database, Excel, PowerApps, SharePoint
    • Automation of common Microsoft apps for reporting

This role will be based in Teddington, Middlesex so you will be asked to attend site especially at the start of the contract but later hybrid working can be facilitated.

Please note:  Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.
About The Company

NPL and BEIS have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and BAME candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

We’re transforming. As a national laboratory, we’re exploring even more commercial routes to market and that’s presenting us with greater opportunity – for you and us. Our success relies on the diversity and talent of our people, we strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued and supported to excel in their chosen field. This value is at the core of our organisation.

We believe in a culture of fairness by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, background or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work. At NPL we are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefitsNPL’s values are at the heart of what we do and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success.

As part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we signed up to the Institute of Physics' Project Juno in 2015 as a Juno Supporter. NPL were proud to be awarded Juno Practitioner status in 2018. NPL also joined Stonewall as a Diversity champion in 2015, participating in their annual Workplace Equality Index for the equality of LGBT+ community at NPL. In 2018, NPL became a member of the Business Disability Forum and joined the disability confident scheme as level 1 committed employer.

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us.