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Project Coordinator

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 17/10/2019
  • Duration: 12 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (28/11/19)
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The Role:
Functional Role Overview:

The Project Coordinator is responsible for ensuring Capital Projects and Programs meet performance metrics, are adequately planned for, and strategically aligned with the Company's objectives. The Project Coordinator is aligned with the project team and other functional groups to manage project constraints (i.e. cost, schedule, risk) to maximize benefit, minimize cost, and reduce risks.


Core Functions:

* Coordinate project activities to support Project Manager (PM) in determining scope of work
* Coordinate project activities to develop, update and maintain the Project Execution Plan (PEP)
* Ensure changes in scope and/or cost are incorporated into cost tracking and forecasting activities
* Coordinate and/or facilitate meetings and prepare weekly status reports
* Manage the risk register, and update and distribute accordingly. Work with PM to develop risk management plan
* Partner with Project Schedulers and Project Controller to ensure linkage of project cost, risk and schedule; attend scheduling and forecast sessions; highlight adverse schedule and/or cost variances for corrective actions
* Assemble project updates from Project Team members and present for review to the Project Manager
* Assist with preparation of the monthly Project Scans/Scorecards as directed
* Work with Project Team to assemble required documentation for Gate Readiness and/or Assurance Reviews. Prepare and provide formal presentations as needed
* Analyze variances in cost and schedule performance against the baseline estimate and schedule, and communicates reasons for variances to project management; ensures cost and schedule reporting are in alignment
* Coordinate bid activities; assist with development of scope of work (SOW), RFP development, bid and contract review
* Act as liaison between project team and functional groups to coordinate activities that directly affect project execution
* Document Supplier and Contractor performance issues and partner with the Quality Team to mitigate
* Coordinate with the Quality Team and other functional groups to ensure corrective actions are implemented as required
* Provide strategy recommendations to Project Manager when plans must change given the regulatory, contractual, or other environmental factors influencing the project
* Apply changes after approval to project plans throughout the project life cycle
* Collect project data for PHMSA reporting as required
* Resolve issues and questions received from Project Managers and Management;
* Contribute to the continual improvement of the Company's Project Management tools and processes
* Maintain high level of focus on health, safety and environment


Qualifications and Education:

* Degree/technical degree required; Accounting, Business Management, Engineering or Project Management preferred
* Experience with project management, costing, and scheduling concepts and practices; knowledge and some experience with PMI's project management body of knowledge (PMBOK); PMP certifications and AACEI certifications highly valued
* Demonstrated strategic planning and recognizes the importance of strategic thinking
* Demonstrated leadership skills; exhibits the behaviors valued in the organization
* Experienced with group facilitation and information gathering
* Working knowledge of project and portfolio management processes, policies and principles
* Knowledge of financial and earned value analysis concepts, tools and techniques preferred
* Ability to resolve problems and make effective business decisions; driving value added results
* Effective written, verbal and electronic communication skills
* Maintains ongoing positive presence with project teams, other stakeholders and outside entities (i.e. Construction Contractors, vendors, etc.) through professional communications; able to handle and resolve situations with all parties
* Ability to accurately obtain, interpret, and transcribe a variety of communications and instructions
* Ability to deliver oral and written presentations on project status, to analyze project schedules and costs, and to read and interpret technical reports and drawings
* Ability to work independently; self-motivated
* Understands construction project life cycle
* Able to recognize and evaluate risks, hazards, losses and prevent conflicts between activities.
* Experienced with version control and change management processes, policies, and principles
* Ability to work well with all levels of Company and contract personnel to facilitate the
accomplishment of project work; must be able to process information and make decisions
under stress
* Knowledge of FERC process strongly preferred
* Advanced Microsoft Desktop Software; Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills needed

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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