Project Coordinator

UK £ 26,000 - £ 34,000 p.a. plus benefits Permanent

Job Reference: 013750

The Manufacturing Technology Centre is a UK success story - created to provide manufacturing systems solutions in an agile environment in partnership with industry, academia and other institutions. Working in partnership with Consilium Recruit the MTC has a unique opportunity for a Project Coordinator. The successful candidate will support the MSS PMI group and enable cost effective Project Administration through project inception to closure, of a portfolio of projects. This a development role for the successful applicant to demonstrate their capability with PMO and Programme Management as a competent business support professional. The role has significant automation and reports into a small team.



Benefits: The MTC lead the way with a superb suite of benefits including; 33 days holiday, fully flexible working week Monday-Thursday, Smart Holiday system, Life Assurance, Payment of professional subscriptions, Plus many others.


Flexibility is key to success at the MTC and many of their colleagues work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, compressed hours, flexible location. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don‘t let anything stop you from applying.



The Role    


The role of Project Coordinator will require the applicant to develop and demonstrate a wide set of skills and competencies from the fundamentals of project administration and progressing into Project Management.

Processing of project admin is a key part of this role; assessing and updating project proposals with the correct approvals, assessing when invoices are to be sent to customers, and reporting on project spend to the project manager.


Key Duties:

  • Maintain and deliver a high-volume inbox of project related tasks; from initial contact with customers to closure of projects.

  • Review project proposals for their accuracy and content.

  • Monitoring the progress of projects and notifying the project manager about project abnormalities or variances to enable critical decision making.

  • Project creation in ERP systems including creation of contracts and planning of milestones.

  • Measuring and reporting on organisational metrics.

  • Creation of project plans within the project server database, liaison with project managers to ensure that the correct information is collected at project creation and maintained throughout the life of the project.

  • Identifying projects with difficulties and helping implement re-planning where necessary.

  • Identifying risks within projects and offering mitigation actions to resolve them. Implementing them alongside the project manager.

  • Reviewing and reporting project budget and finances.

  • Aide project resourcing and support the engineering and project management teams to maintain effective resourcing of plans

  • Assist Project Manager to ensure that all forms of project reporting (costs, resourcing, invoicing) for the group are accurate and delivered in a timely manner.

  • Maintain project data which is accurate throughout the life of the projects.

  • Managing low and medium value projects to successful completion.

  • Carry out specific duties as may be reasonably requested by the management team that are commensurate with the nature and grade of the role.

  • Identify opportunities for maintaining and updating performance standards.


This role is a team member, working alongside an Assistant Project Manager and for a Project Manager.



The Person


The successful candidate for Project Coordinator will be/have:

  • Member of APM or APM PMQ preferred

  • Basic understanding of what project management is as a discipline, the fundamentals of project management life-cycle, and what the role of a project professional is, essential.

  • Experience of analysing data and information, and can demonstrate the ability to make decisions/ recommendations based on the information and data available.

  • To work independently with little day-to-day supervision.

  • A logical thinker with attention to detail, and excellent problem-solving ability

  • Ability to work with both internal and external stakeholders to ensure requirements are delivered successfully

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Organised, disciplined, methodical, hardworking and a team player

  • Able to use the MS Word, Excel and Office applications



To apply for the position of Project Coordinator please forward an up to date copy of your CV to Matthew Fielding.

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