Collins McNicholas

The successful candidate will have 5+ years Portfolio Project management, have a relevant degree and has well-rounded knowledge of industry leading PPM tools and data visualization tool. 


  • Liaise closely with PMO Heads and Portfolio Management teams being accountable for appropriate dashboarding, reporting, analytics, governance and oversight across the Portfolio 
  • Present Portfolio recommendations and updates to Senior Leadership based on analytical information and project performance metrics
  • Provide analysis and monitoring of portfolio, program and project financials, capacity, intake, demand and risk and value.
  • Provide thought leadership on PPM based on industry trends/technologies/best practices
  • Provide guidance and leadership across the wider the portfolio team.
  • Provide coaching and training to the wider PMO as needed.
  • Identify areas of opportunity for improvement and provide guidance on how best to address same
  • Provide and lead proof of concept efforts with various Business Units and Corporate Centers within for new tools, frameworks or processes
  • Oversee design of solutions including; defining client requirements, designing processes, and leading teams to deliver and support PPM solutions.
  • Oversee the design and execution of future PPM enhancements (both workflows and technologies).
  • Have the ability to assess current ‘As Is’ Project Portfolio Management maturity levels within various Business Units and Corporate Centers and develop and communicate and define recommendations for new workflow/processes and tools.
  • Conduct research on emerging trends, methodologies and tools.
  • Advise on levels of governance, measurements and metrics needed to provide insightful reporting to facilitate decision making


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting or related discipline 
  • Recognized Project Management Certification e.g. PMP Certification (Project Management Institute – PMI) / PRINCE2 Certification / Agile PM / P30 /icAgile would be an advantage
  • 5+ years of PPM experience
  • Experience and knowledge of agile/bi-modal PPM would be a distinct advantage for this role
  • Well-developed leadership, management, and strategic-thinking skills, with the ability to lead others in a highly collaborative environment
  • Exceptionally strong communication skills, both written and verbal and excellent attention to detail
  • Experience within a customer facing role 
  • Be flexible and be adaptable to change
  • An analytical mindset, with experience interpreting and representing data in order to provide appropriate insight to different levels of management
  • Well rounded knowledge of industry leading PPM tools and Data Visualization Tools:  (e.g. Clarity, MS Project Online, Version One, JIRA, Tableau, Power BI)
  • Solid understanding of Portfolio, Program and Project Management – knowledgeable within this subject area and a thought leader
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Ability to use initiative and work under pressure, prioritizing to meet deadlines
  • Experience managing teams and client expectations with the ability to foster strong teamwork. 

For further information on this role please contact Niamh Cregg on 071-9149732 or email

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