Project Coordinator

Projects · Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
Department Projects
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation £20,000 - £25,000 (depending on experience)

About Aspire


Aspire Technology Solutions is one of the fastest-growing IT companies in the UK.  Established in 2006, we have experienced continuous double-digit growth.

We were proud to be named as the North East Business of the Year in the 2020 North East Business Awards.

We provide end-to-end business technology, including infrastructure, connectivity, voice, and managed and support service solutions.

We’re a people-focused business, employing over 220 people, with a culture of continuous development where we like to work hard to deliver outstanding results and have fun along the way.  We have ambitious plans to continue to grow the business and be one of the best places to work in the North East.

Our success is driven by our technical excellence and underpinned by our passion for delivering outstanding customer experience.

 

 

About the role


The Project Coordinator is responsible for managing and leading project teams to provide comprehensive project coordination and delivery to Aspire’s customers.

You will take full ownership of the planning, resourcing, controlling and implementation of each project ensuring that all project objectives are met and that projects are delivered within agreed timescales and budgets.

The Project Coordinator will be technically minded and will be required to manage multiple IT projects in parallel covering data communications, data networking and wireless networking.  You will also have excellent stakeholder management skills, strong customer service skills and excellent communications skills.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Coordinator performs a wide range of duties including the following:


Plan the project

  • Define the scope of the project in collaboration with management and technical staff
  • Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
  • Validate the resources required to complete the project in conjunction with management and technical staff


Staff the project

  • In consultation with the appropriate manager, select staff with appropriate skills for the project activities
  • Manage and track project staff according to the established policies and practices of the organisation
  • Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the project


Implement the project

  • Execute the project according to the project plan
  • Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
  • Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organisation on the progress of the project


Control the project

  • Update CRM records on the project for management and interested parties
  • Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures
  • Monitor invoicing projections and report actual invoicing schedule and variance to senior management on a regular basis


Evaluate the project

  • Ensure that the project deliverables are on time, within budget and at the required level of quality
  • Evaluate the outcomes of the project as established during the planning phase
  • Evaluate/report the final status of the project, detailing if the project was completed on time, on budget, within the allocated man time
  • Evaluate/report any lessons learnt from the project and feed these back to senior management

 

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required


Essential

The Project Coordinator should demonstrate competence in some or all of the following:

  • Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
  • Lead: Positively influence the project team to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organisation.
  • Make Decisions: Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organisation.
  • Organize: Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details/data/information/activities.
  • Plan: Determine strategies to move the organisation forward, set goals, create and implement actions plans, and evaluate the process and results.
  • Customer focussed: Ensuring customer satisfaction is given the utmost priority
  • Planning & Coordination: Proven project management or planning and coordination experience


Desirable

  • Project Management qualification, e.g. PRINCE2, APM, PMP
  • Knowledge and understanding of IT infrastructure & Data Communications


Proficiency in the use of computers for:

  • Word processing
  • Simple accounting
  • Spreadsheets
  • E-mail
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft CRM
  • Internet


Qualifications

Although no formal qualifications are essential for this role, the successful candidate should have relevant work related experience, attained a good all-round standard of education and have a good knowledge of current IT technologies.


Location and Working Arrangements

The position offered is based out of Aspire’s Gateshead Head Office however, there may be a requirement to visit customers sites on occasion to attend project meetings.

The working hours are normally Monday to Friday, 09:00-17:30 with 1hr for lunch, although extended hours may be required to meet customer requirements and project milestones.

It is expected that the successful candidate will be able to accommodate changes to their working hours and also be available to work weekends & evenings as required.


Reporting and Department

The role will report directly to Head of Delivery and will be part of the Project Services team.


Salary and Benefits

The salary for this role is between £20,000 - £25,000 per annum, depending on experience.


Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Fantastic company culture
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Corporate travel discount
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • 24 hour employee assistance
  • TechScheme
  • Health Plan including: eye care, dentistry, physio, 24 hour employee assistance
  • Death in service


Hours of Work

Hours: 37.5 per week

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  • Location
    Gateshead, Tyne and Wear
  • Department
    Projects
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level
  • Compensation
    £20,000 - £25,000 (depending on experience)