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Projects Coordinator

  • Location: Cork
  • Salary: €40+ p/h
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 23 days ago

  • Sector: Advanced Facilities
  • Contact: Duncan Lowe
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01483 400 786
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 15 December 2021
  • Job Ref: 1038537
NRL are currently recruiting for a Projects Coordinator to work with a client on hours based in Cork, Ireland. This is a 12 month contract role and will be a hybrid of onsite and remote working.


Role Responsibilities:
  • Acting as a single point of contact to rationalise and efficiently coordinate communications relating to the interfaces between the client and all stakeholders;
  • Liaising with the O+M Contractor and the client’s third-party project teams throughout the development, construction and commissioning of the schemes;
  • Attending project and Stakeholder meetings to monitor and record progress of actions and identify problems;
  • Identifying, tracking and documenting the impacts, the changes and new installations and facilities will have on the operations and maintenance of the tunnels;
  • Coordinating and assisting in the development of new procedures that may be required to address the interfaces with the upgraded systems;
  • Facilitating the development of a resource plan for future operations following upgrades;
  • Facilitating site visits which may be required by the project teams and works;
  • Producing a monthly summary report for the Client in an agreed format and content;
  • To monitor a contractor’s execution of a portfolio of multidisciplinary upgrade and renewal schemes from Inception through to Handover. The schemes would range in size with the level of governance and management varying accordingly.
  • To project manage feasibility and other studies and team member’s workstreams, and ensure in liaison with the Commission Manager the timely close-out of projects;
  • To coordinate the input of specialists from internal project teams and external resources
  • To review all submissions from the Contractor to check against the requirements of the original Task Order request for a proposal and the Contract and to arrange for technical review by appropriate matter specialist where appropriate; 
  • Propose alternatives for expediting / recovering of project schedules with contractors for presentation to, and agreement with, the client;
  • To maintain a knowledge on the status of the projects at all times and be able to report internally;
  • Support the Commission Manager and ensure effective management of contracts including progress reporting, milestones and interim valuations, early warnings, compensation events, changes etc.;
  • Draft and / or review communications and correspondence to contractors.
  • To prepare and present reports and presentations to the client team and other key stakeholders
  • To liaise with other teams and within the wider business and other key stakeholders
  • Preparation of all necessary reports;
  • Manage day to day operational duties;
  • Ensure internal procedures and processes are mapped, formalised and amended when necessary;
  • Demonstrate continuous efforts to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless customer service
  • Develop and deliver progress reports, analyse results and troubleshoot problem areas.
Role Requirements:       
  • Degree in Engineering or Quantity Surveying or Project Management or other applicable discipline. Other qualifications relating to Procurement would be beneficial.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English;
  • Analytical, numerate and self-motivated;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Experience of and ability in chairing meetings;
  • Experience of managing resources to deliver work on time and to agreed budgets;
  • Ability to prioritise, to achieve deadlines and to work with minimal supervision;
  • Ability to liaise with others including public sector officials, members of the public and other Senior colleagues;
  • Demonstrate initiative with managing workload;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Good experience and knowledge of project or programme management, ideally in a multidisciplinary environment; and
  • A good understanding of the Microsoft platform and applications particularly Project, Excel and Word;
  • Experience of working on an Infrastructure O & M scheme;
  • Knowledge of Intelligent Transport Systems and experience of working on ITS schemes;
  • Well versed in modern procurement and contract management techniques;
  • Familiarity with the operation and maintenance (O & M) of highway infrastructure or similar sector would be an advantage;
  • Familiarity with the NEC3 Contract and its mechanisms;
  • Understanding of commercial risk and procurement strategies;
  • Comfortable in a Matrix management environment as part of an integrated team delivering the Project’s objectives;
  • Experience of managing multidisciplinary highway projects;
  • Knowledge of current national, regional and local guidance/standards with regards to the fields of highway engineering. Knowledge of the DMRB.
What’s in it for you:
  • Stable contract duration
  • Competitive hourly rate