Project Coordinator

WSP Group
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Competitive Salary
16 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018
Job Function
Project Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

At WSP, youll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. Youll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and society in general. 

The role sits within the Project Support team, focusing on one of our major geographic hubs but you may be supporting any part of the WSP UK business. You will report to a Project Support Manager (PSM) but with key interfaces with Project Directors, Project Managers and your Business Finance colleagues. The primary responsibility of the Project Co-Ordinator is to support Project Directors/Managers in the proper financial management of their projects, in accordance with the Business Management System and WSPs accounting policies. 

A typical month would include: 

Project conversion based on use of standard approval matrix, including ensuring validity of data as principal ˜data guardian, 
Project Setup and updating including day to day support for Project Directors/Managers; including checking Work Order structure is sensible and setting up those work orders 
Monitoring time recording completeness and accuracy " working with Project Directors/Managers. Including time movements as necessary. 
General project accounting duties including reviewing work in progress reports to identify which projects require billing and working with relevant Project Directors/Managers to ensure this is done (on an exception basis in agreement with Discipline Finance team). 
Raising invoices and Applications for Payment (AfP) 
Provision of project financial information " where not covered by regular Business World reports 
Provision of project specific assistance in co-ordination with Business Finance, and/or adhoc duties necessary to support designated cost centres 
A background in Finance or Administrative support (Professional services or Construction industry experience would be an advantage) 
Great communication skills, both written and verbal 
Good IT skills including MS Excel, and a relevant ERP system (Business World, SAP etc) 
A positive mindset and resilient ˜can do attitude 
Able to work to strict deadlines, both independently and as part of a larger team. 
What if we can? 

What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP " we can! 

WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important " be that our families, our friends or ourselves. So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application. 

As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme " so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) " WSP can help! 

Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone. 

Together, our people make up one of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms. Were dedicated to the communities where we live and work in the UK and propelled by international brainpower. Staying curious is what drives us. Looking at challenges from fresh angles helps us deliver future-ready solutions that break paradigms. 

With around 7,900 talented people in 70+ offices across the UK, and 43,000 around the world, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.