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Project Co-ordinator

R-050469
  1. United Kingdom

Project Co-ordinator

SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies, with over 50,000 employees worldwide. At Atkins, we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the natural environment.  We work on challenging and exciting projects across a range of market sectors including transportation, cities, water, energy and defence.

We are seeking a project co-ordinator to join our National Ecology team. The role will primarily support the technical teams to deliver surveys efficiently and centrally co-ordinate the delivery of surveys including liaising closely with extensive supply chain and reporting on programme and budget data.

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Previous experience in a project support role.
  • Strong IT skills including all aspects of MS Office. Experience  of  ProjectWise and E-bridge is  preferrable but not essential.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Close attention to detail and methodical, resulting in highly accurate work.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be flexible and to be able to multi-task and prioritise when necessary.
  • The successful candidate will be joining a team of nearly 100 ecologists and will be working on a variety of projects for different market sectors across all UK regions.

More about the Role and your Responsibilities

  • Support project managers, with experience of managing smaller projects/accounts, possibly under the supervision of a more senior staff member.
  • Programming in surveys, liaising with land agents/owners and multi-disciplinary survey teams.
  • Responding to project needs to efficiently deliver surveys, in collaboration with project managers and project co-ordinators.
  • Monitor and enhance performance on projects with respect to programme, budget, billing, and resourcing, including subcontractor management.
  • Formatting reports and document control.
  • Maintain a high billable target working on multiple projects.
  • Closely liaise with the ecology teams and wider multi-disciplinary teams to develop project scopes and costs and input to tender opportunities.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with internal staff and external suppliers.
  • Supporting the practice managers and team leaders to manage the supply chain and contract administration.

What you are like:

Approachable – to be supportive and communicative with all team members.

Professional – to work collaboratively with all staff and clients, maintaining high expectations and offering first-class delivery.

Hard-working – a strong work ethic, reliable, proactive and innovative, as well the ability to stay calm under pressure when working to demanding deadlines.

Excellent communicator – both interpersonal and organizational skills, verbally and in writing;

Adaptive – be able to adapt to different cultures and working environments to build rapport with staff.

What we offer

we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default Atkins offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.  Our IT systems support home-working, so where you have parental or carer duties; or you simply need to be elsewhere for a parcel, servicing your car, or waiting in for a tradesperson; Atkins will work for you.  Similarly, Atkins’ corporate social responsibility provides the opportunity to give something back to the community, and we run professional networks supporting groups such as local schools, charities, parents, those coming out of the armed-forces and women in engineering.

Training

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual development process. We support staff in achieving and maintaining membership of relevant institutions. You will also be part of our global Technical Networks, which provide a flow of technically orientated information and ideas through the company. Atkins will support you in your professional development, whether with the IEMA, CIWEM or others.  This includes paying your annual membership and providing access to training.

Rewards and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave.

To support and safeguard your physical and mental wellbeing we provide an employee assistance programme offering advice and support in times of need.  Our offices run their own sports and social club providing activities such wine tasting, as surf trips, and a kids’ Christmas party.  You will also have access to our Flexible Benefits, where you can opt in to a wide range of benefits to complement your work/life balance: such as medical insurance, gym membership, the cycle-to-work scheme, child care vouchers, charitable giving, additional pension contributions etc.

Please refer to our website for details of our full benefits package . https://yourrewarduk.snclavalin.com/

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability

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