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Cambridge Consultants is a world-class supplier of innovative product development engineering and technology consulting, and we are looking for an experienced and diligent Project Management Assistant / Senior Project Coordinator to join our team.

The main purpose of the job is to be the Programme Manager’s trusted partner in delivering Cambridge Consultants most complex and high value projects, resulting in exceptional innovation and client satisfaction.

Our Programme Managers work across the whole product development cycle, from product strategy and front-end concept generation, through technical feasibility and detailed design, to transferring the idea to manufacture. Our clients come to us because we are able to structure and deliver complex projects that create a step change in performance, where technical innovation is the only way to achieve their commercial goals.

In this busy and demanding role, you will become a member of an established and experienced global programme management team, responsible for the delivery of a wide range of exciting projects. The role of Project Management Assistant is an excellent opportunity for an ambitious individual and is intrinsic to the successful delivery of the overall programme.

Responsibilities

  • Liaise with the project team, clients and suppliers to arrange meetings and chase actions
  • Provide a point of contact internally and externally
  • Plan and monitor project schedules and resources
  • Track project costs vs budget and progress against baseline and forecast
  • Liaise with management to deliver appropriate resources based on the needs of the project
  • Take a leading role in the creation and maintenance of project documentation, ensuring compliance with development processes, regulatory requirements and client needs
  • Manage project invoice and payment schedules, as well as non-disclosure agreements
  • As a pivotal member of the project management team, you will have an understanding of all facets of the project. Including; attending and taking minutes at technical project meetings – internal and client facing, issue logging and tracking, and the preparation of weekly progress reports for clients
  • You will have established relationships across the business and will work closely with critical project support functions
  • Coordination of large sales teams to ensure the successful and timely delivery of client proposals

This role may require a limited amount of travel but is primarily based within the Cambridge (UK) office. 

What you can bring

You will have significant experience of working in a similar role within a project delivery environment and be able to demonstrate an understanding of project management principles. You will have previous experience of working with financial systems, reporting tools and the application of a budget tracking system.

You will have a high level of numeracy, literacy and be able to generate high quality reporting, and possess an advanced knowledge of MS tools, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project. As you will be dealing with people across the division, ideally you will be comfortable in liaising with and influencing members of staff of all levels of seniority, both internally and in a client-facing environment.

Experience of the following would also be of interest:

  • Writing / maintaining quality plans, risk registers, action registers, H&S risk assessments, project instructions, and project progress reports
  • Experience of working with UK government, including SC vetting
  • Language skills, particularly Japanese, Chinese, French and German

 

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Benefits

  • Competitive salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
  • Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life, disability and travel insurance, plus private healthcare
  • Free canteen - breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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