ms project guru-project planning coordinator / engineer in North Ryde

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north ryde, new south wales
job category
industrial & manufacturing
job type
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beverly mcloughlin, randstad
02 9615 5324
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job description

This may be a short term role but you will be working for a multi-national company. Excellent opportunity to add their name to your CV. Based in North Ryde, parking is provided on site.

This position is primarily responsible for all aspects of planning of engineering activities in regards to cost and schedule.

Reporting to the Engineering Manager this role is pivotal to the smooth delivery of engineering projects. Therefore, the successful candidate will have exceptional interpersonal skills in being able to build relationships will all relevant stakeholders. They must demonstrate attention to detail and prior experience planning engineering projects.

Responsibilities of the role will include:

  • Capturing all project related activities in a combined schedule
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationship with the engineering manager and team leaders to allocate resources and determine capacity constraints
  • Monitor unplanned work and work with affected parties on rearranging priorities
  • Provide reports to the Engineering Manager and other relevant stakeholders outlining scheduling changes and other activities as required
  • Provide transparency on overall delivery to schedule through accurate reporting and communication
  • Work with key stakeholders to ensure transparency on schedule to allow appropriate decision making
  • Work with stakeholders to integrate engineering schedule
  • Measure on time delivery performance
  • Review budget for every project and track actual / forecast on regular basis
  • Establish benchmark and tools for estimating of engineering project cost at tender stage
  • Measure performance to budget
  • Ensure compliance with Safety in Design procedures is considered in all forecasts and schedules

Skills and Experience being sought:

  • Proficiency in MS Project and MS Excel
  • Driven and highly competent planner with prior experience of planning engineering projects
  • Ability to work in a high pressure, fast paced environment
  • Excellent communication skills to liaise with clients, operations and project management

The successful candidate will have a strong focus on customer service, be able to provide projects on time as per agreed schedule, establish and document processes for engineering planning, change schedule in collaboration with stakeholders, deliver projects on budget and any deviations are understood, managed and considered for future estimating.

As this is a short term role, you will need to hit the ground running as very little training will be provided. Therefore, we regret, but only candidates who have clearly outlined their capabilities as being sought by this role will be contacted. In particular please rate your proficiency with MS Project.

If this role is of interest to you please submit your resume in WORD format using the appropriate link.


Advanced MS Project and Excel skills essential - Prior experience planning engineering projects


Prior experience in Project Engineering / Project Co-ordinator, able to commit to 6 months, advanced MS Project knowledge and application skills