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Project Support Officer

Posted 9 days ago

Circa £33,000 - £36,000 per Anum Contract - 12 months (perm potential)2 days onsite London, 3 days WFH.Pontoon Solutions is an employment consultancy. We put expertise, energy, and enthusiasm into improving everyone’s chance of being part of the workplace. We respect and appreciate people of all ethnicities, generations, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, gender identities, and more. We do this by showcasing their talents, skills, and unique experience in an inclusive environment that helps them thrive.Pontoon Solutions are recruiting for a Project Coordinator to join our well-esteemed utilities client to create a cleaner, greener system, one that protects the planet and serves generations to come.As a Project Support Officer, you will support throughout the project delivery lifecycle, reporting into the Senior Project Manager. This will include supporting Project Managers and the project team with day-to-day project delivery tasks and working in a large integrated and collaborative project team. Tasks will include contract and finance management processes, procurement, change control, contract variations, meeting support and preparing appropriate communication documentation. You will be an organied, and self driven individual with strong stakeholder management.This role is based from the Enfield office however will require travel to support the project as required. The area of travel is generally in/around the North London/ Hertforshire area, with occasional travel required to Warwick.What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has:InterpersonalGood stakeholder management skillsAbility to build strong relationships across multiple teams quicklyGood communicator and organisedAbility to work in a collaborative teamSupplier managementTechnical or SpecialistExperience of working in a successful project delivery teamKeen to progress career in project managementAwareness of project lifecycle processes and stage gatesExperience of working in a commercial environment and of contract management processesGood IT skills, with familiarity with IT systems such as SharePoint, OneDriveDon’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. Our client is committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one.What You’ll Do (Internal and External)Process and progress changer requests from SuppliersSupport the project team with the monthly drumbeat project management processesSupport project managers in organising and managing meetings (internal and external)Managing action logs and prioritising workload for the teamPreparation of slide packs for presentation at forums / meetings / stakeholder eventsPreparation of meeting agendas and minutesHelp support NEC contract management by attending contract management review meetings, capturing minutes and actions, and being Action Owner where appropriateSupport the regular contractual audit processes where requiredManage Purchase Order requisitions and support the project manager with finance forecastingOrganisation of team events, such as volunteering days, away days, etc.Provide other administrative support to the project team where required including booking accommodation and travelAbout usOur Infrastructure is a Business Unit created to propel our grid forward to deliver in 5 years, what has been achieved in the previous 30. By 2030 we aim to have 17 new major infrastructure projects live across England, Scotland and Wales.We connect homes and businesses to power, making sure supply and demand match each other. We make sure the lights are on in schools, operating theatres, and sporting arenas; we’re thousands of people working on behalf of millions of people.Whatever your role, wherever you work with us, you’ll help us hit stretching targets and achieve our far-reaching goal: to secure, clean energy that supports our world far into the future. Here, you will be at the heart of energy.