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Project Support Officer - Rail

19.16 - 19.16 GBP Hourly
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Office / Support / Secretarial
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function
Project Support
Project Support Officer
  • Hourly Rate: GBP19.16 PAYE
  • Location: Oxford (Hybrid - once a week in Oxford Town Hall)
  • Job Type: Contract

We are seeking a Project Support Officer to provide essential support for the Cowley Branch Passenger Line Project. This role is ideal for someone with a solid background in project support and a working knowledge of projects with Network Rail. For the perfect candidate, there may be flexibility to increase the pay rate.

Day-to-day of the role:
  • Provide administrative and logistical support to the project team.
  • Assist with the coordination of project schedules, resources, equipment, and information.
  • Liaise with stakeholders to identify and define project requirements, scope, and objectives.
  • Monitor project progress and handle any issues that arise.
  • Act as the point of contact and communicate project status to all participants.
  • Work with the project manager to eliminate blockers.
  • Use tools to monitor working hours, plans, and expenditures.
  • Issue all appropriate legal paperwork (e.g., contracts and terms of agreement).
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation, plans, and reports.
Required Skills & Qualifications:
  • Proven experience as a Project Support Officer or similar role.
  • Experience in project management, from conception to delivery.
  • An ability to prepare and interpret flowcharts, schedules, and step-by-step action plans.
  • Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management.
  • Strong client-facing and teamwork skills.
  • Familiarity with risk management and quality assurance control.
  • Working knowledge of projects with Network Rail is highly desired.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Project and Microsoft Planner.
  • Hands-on experience with project management tools (e.g., Basecamp or Trello).
  • Competitive hourly rate with potential for increase for the perfect candidate.
  • Hybrid working arrangement, providing flexibility and work-life balance.
  • Opportunity to contribute to a significant local authority project.
  • Exposure to working with a diverse team and stakeholders.

To apply for the Project Support Officer position, please submit your CV and cover letter detailing your project support experience and your knowledge of working with Network Rail.

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