Ricardo: Graduate Project Coordinator

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Graduate Project Coordinator

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • London

  • Closing Date
  • 02/06/2022

Job Description

Role Title: Graduate – Project Coordinator

Location: Harwell / London / Manchester/ Bristol / flexible

 

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About Ricardo:

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

 

Purpose:

Our positive reputation in the Water Industry, planning sectors and airports has seen our Water Team win a large number of environment-related frameworks for water companies across England and Wales. Therefore, we are seeking to appoint a number of graduates to drive projects forward.

 

Key accountabilities:

We are looking for graduates who that are looking start their career in Project Management within the Environmental Services sector. You will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team of expertise (e.g. water resources, hydro-ecology, ground and surface water hydrology, geomorphology, water quality, aquatic and terrestrial ecology, natural capital, environmental impact assessment and planning and environmental modellers as few examples)

 

Your day-to-day responsibilities may include:

  • Understanding what the client or company wants to achieve
  • Agreeing the timescales, costs and resources needed to deliver the project
  • Drawing up a detailed plan for how to achieve each stage of the project · Selecting and leading a project team
  • Negotiating with contractors and suppliers for materials and services
  • Directing a multi-disciplinary team and ensuring that each stage of the project is progressing on time, on budget and to the right quality standards
  • Reporting regularly on progress to the client
  • Maintaining effective communication with stakeholders ·
  • Coordinating market/ customer research
  • Resolving any issues/ delays which may occur
  • Reviewing project procedures
  • Preparing the final report at the end of a project
  • Making sure everything is on time, budget and built to the highest standards
  • Giving clear timescales and objectives to clients and the team
  • Setting out detailed plans for how to achieve each stage of the project
  • Negotiating with contractors and suppliers for materials and services
  • Demonstrating knowledge of all areas of construction
  • Communicating with clients, contractors, colleagues and suppliers on the progress of a project
  • Making sure all paperwork is done for making bids and spending
  • Managing several projects simultaneously with a team of more junior project managers to support you in the delivery What we're looking for:
  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change
  • A team focus with the ability to communicate and build strong relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative and influence decision making

Skills and behaviours:

  • Recent graduate from a degree similar to Business Administration or Business management
  • Excellent team working and communication skills, plus the ability to manage and prioritise your workload
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to manage tight project deadlines
  • Exceptional organisational skills.

 

Working here:

This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. You will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development.

 

We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.  Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here.

 

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Our People are important to us and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.

 

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.