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Project Coordinator

Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 01-31-2018
The Project Specialist supports the overall management of projects by coordinating and consolidating information from various sources for reporting and metric tracking. Knowledgeable on common project controls and project management processes and reports. Leads initiatives and special tasks while collaborating effectively with various departments.

Prepare reports for analysis and review - coordinate with project management, project controls team members, and other functions to consolidate, review, and present information for standard and ad hoc reporting requests. Consolidation of data includes extracting information from various sources and systems. Reporting information may include budget performance data and metric development for various functions involved in the project lifecycle, including engineering, contracts, and construction. Report preparation includes drafting variance analysis with potential mitigating options.

Perform as the lead person on special projects and assignments that arise during the course of the overall project. Support and/or coordinate specific high effort tasks, such as annual budget development and program forecast updates. Participate in program coordination meetings as required. Prepare and distribute meeting minutes. Follow up regarding action item progress and closure.

Requirements: Associates Degree required 3+ years experience supporting a project lifecycle and demonstrating strong interpersonal skills, preferably in an engineering or construction environment. 3+ years experience working on a variety of tasks simultaneously, while demonstrating strong verbal and written communication skills with stakeholders at various levels of the organization. 5+ years experience with various computer software, specifically Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat. Preferred experience with PowerPlan, PeopleSoft, SAP, Primavera P6, Work Manager (WMIS), Primavera Unifier, or Microsoft Access.
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