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Project administrator

Job Profile

As part of our involvement in the High Speed 2 railway project we require a project administrator to join our team on a fixed term basis for 1 year.. The role can offer you the opportunity for career development, giving you the chance to become a project coordinator or doc control/information manager in the future.

We offer a great working environment having come fourth in the 2017 Glassdoor survey” Best Places to Work 2017 Employees’ Choice”, being described as a firm that you join for a career and not a job.

Closing date for your application: 28 August 2017

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

You will be working within our Metros & Civil Engineering division in Croydon reporting to a Project Manager and involved in a range of administration duties supporting the project teams in delivering projects.

Responsibilities of the role include:
  • Compiling, updating, and formatting reports and other documentation using typically Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and occasionally other software (for which training is available)
  • Managing and issuing project documents using tools such as Sharepoint as support to the Document Controller
  • Project administration tasks to support the Project Manager including financial reporting and resource timesheet reporting, using established templates
  • Arranging meetings, preparing agendas and minutes as instructed by the Project Manager
  • Communication with clients, suppliers and other Mott MacDonald staff to coordinate meetings, events and documentation
  • Organising team meetings and events
  • Deal efficiently and effectively with email and telephone queries including the screening of calls, taking messages, assisting with queries where appropriate
  • General project team support for aspects of facilities, hardware and stationary

Candidate Specification

You are likely to have a combination of the following:

  • You could be a recent graduate in social sciences or communications
  • Excellent MS Office skills, including Excel, Word, Outlook, Adobe and PowerPoint along with familiarity with using databases
  • You would have a high level of report writing and communications skills; with a minimum A level English
  • You can prioritise and work under pressure and be effective at time management
  • You are adept at establishing and maintaining good working relationships with colleagues and clients
  • Strong presentation and communication skills at a very competent level
  • Can show flexible approach to work, with possible visits to Birmingham
  • Good technical filing experience
  • You will be a “team player”
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