Principal Project & Budget Analyst - Cambridge or Bellshill

Bellshill, United Kingdom
18 Jun 2021
26 Jun 2021
Full Time
Contract Type
Experience Level
Experienced (non-manager)
Summarized Purpose:

Provides advanced project financial support for project portfolio. Takes a leadership role within the functional area specifically to ensure timely project and financial management activities are executed on as needed basis. Through this role, gains a high level understanding of the functional area's delivery processes and timelines, in order to assist the functional lead with specific project management responsibilities where applicable. Provides mentorship and training to junior team members.

Essential Functions:
  • Administers the daily financial management of complex projects and/or large scale programs for the functional area's portion of a project budget.
  • As assigned, serves as financial lead of a project portfolio.
  • Participates in the management of risk. Identifies/escalates/addresses risks, updates risk management tools, and actively participates in risk meetings.
  • Assists in bidding and prepares new award budget revisions with minimal supervision.
  • Serves as a mentor and provides training to team members on project financial and project management.
  • Interacts with sponsor, management, and other departments on status or topics related to the study(s) they are assigned to. These topics can include but are not limited to scope of work, contract modifications, timelines and cost subject matter.
  • Becomes familiar with the functional area's delivery processes and timelines, and begins to assume the role of the functional project lead as needed. As assigned, takes lead on project management activity(s) such as developing/maintaining resource plans, timelines, and delivery/task trackers.
  • Actively participates in continuous improvement and leads initiative teams.


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, mathematics or related field or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
  • Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8+ years).
  • The following education and experience is preferred:
    • 5+ years complex project management experience to include allocation of resources against budget, forecasting, and completion/coordination of related quantitative and analytical tasksIn some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Demonstrated initiative and motivation
  • Excellent project management skills, as shown through management of multiple projects, including understanding of project management principles
  • Mastery of budgeting, forecasting and resource management
  • Excellent analytical and quanitative skills
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, etc.) for analysis and presentation of data
  • Capable of providing mentorship and training and promotingteamwork in a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt and adjust to changing priorities
  • Positive attitude and the ability to work well with others

PPD values the health and wellbeing of our employees. We support and encourage individuals to create a healthy and balanced environment where they can thrive. Below is listed the working environment/requirements for this role:
  • Able to communicate, receive, and understand information and ideas with diverse groups of people in a comprehensible and reasonable manner.
  • Able to work upright and stationary for typical working hours.
  • Ability to use and learn standard office equipment and technology with proficiency.
  • Able to perform successfully under pressure while prioritizing and handling multiple projects or activities.
  • May require travel. (Recruiter will provide more details.)