Project Coordiator

Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes
Up to £17.26 per hour
11 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Manpower UK
Job Type

Manpower is currently recruiting for a Project Coordinator to work on exciting temporary assignment for 1 month starting ASAP, for The Open University based in Milton Keynes.

Your role will be to assist with the execution of a number of work packages within a large IT strategic programme from inception through to completion, ensuring the delivery of specified outputs within agreed time, quality and cost parameters to meet key milestone dates. Daily responsibilities include:

Programme Coordination:

  • To coordinate work packages following organisational project methods from initial scoping to delivery and handover.
  • Produce project documentation in line with organisational project methods and frameworks.
  • Coordinate and maintain project plans using IT project management tools.
  • Lead or support project meetings as appropriate.
  • Ensure team members work collaboratively in the interests of the wider programme and in partnership with stakeholders.
  • Record information accurately and consistently using appropriate systems.
  • Work with teams to estimate resources and time required to fulfil specifications.
  • Ensure that the requirements and acceptance criteria of products are identified and actively take part in assuring that products are delivered to agreed specifications.
  • Anticipate and contribute to the resolution of problems and departures from specification and schedule by monitoring progress.
  • Coordinate with teams and third-party suppliers to monitor the progress and quality of tasks and deliverables and to ensure delivery to specification, deadlines and budget.
  • Communicate progress in accordance with organisational procedures.
  • Assist in negotiating and communicating with stakeholders regarding variations to project specifications, designs, resources and schedules, as necessary.
  • Participate in Steering groups, working groups and wider strategic initiatives as and when required.

Team Working:

  • Understand the role of other team members, and collaborate effectively to ensure smooth and timely production and roll out.
  • Take a flexible approach to task boundaries where appropriate and also where it is necessary to seek the expertise of others.
  • Engender a knowledge-sharing and expertise-sharing culture with colleagues to contribute to best practice.
  • Develop and agree a work plan that identifies key activities, outputs and resource requirements that provides a basis for monitoring performance.
  • Take responsibility for own contribution to team performance.
  • Collaborate effectively with other members of the wider IT team.

Essential knowledge/abilities:

  • Communication: Communicates effectively with a variety of audiences; negotiates well and appropriately manages conflict.
  • Initiative and problem solving: Uses initiative to identify and solve problems proactively; uses good judgment to refer issues upwards as necessary and identifies and manages risk.
  • Planning and Organising: Plans, schedules, prioritises and allocates work effectively and delivers to multiple deadlines.
  • Budgets: Experienced in working within budget parameters and understanding of estimating / budget setting.
  • Team work: Is respectful and polite towards others, builds productive working relationships and works collaboratively across organisational boundaries towards common goals.
  • Working under pressure: Remains effective and positive even when under pressure.
  • Ability to learn: Understands and adapts to new ways of working; is willing and able to engage with, and digest, new information, specialisms and ways of working.
  • Continuous improvement: Identifies opportunities for continuous improvement; shows commitment to own professional development; demonstrates enthusiasm, willingness and ability to learn new skills. Creates momentum and excitement around initiatives and new approaches.

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