Project Officer

Swansea University - Engineering

Salary: 28,452 to £32,004 per annum (pro-rata if part time) together with USS pension benefits (3 posts)

Main Purpose of the Post: Applicants are invited for the position of Fixed Term Project Officer in the College of Engineering to work at a new National Steel Innovation Centre (NSIC) to be hosted by Swansea University in partnership with the Steel Industry and its broader steel supply chains across the UK

  • To work closely with the project management team to co-ordinate the daily activities of the refurbishment and fit out works of the NSIC transition phase.
  • To work closely with the estates department at Swansea University to ensure project coordination and harmonisation.
  • To be points of contact between NSIC and the main contractor charged with delivering the refurbishment programme.
  • To be points of contact between NSIC and the Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM’s) during re-installation and recommissioning.
  • To determine the best means of satisfying requirements within the context of the project objectives and constraints, i.e. finding and developing solutions to problems.  
  • To ensure comprehensive records are retained and processes developed, to enable the knowledge captured from the Tata Steel Research Centre at Rotherham to be effectively transferred to new staff members subsequently joining the team.
  • To provide on-going support to the transition phase of the project in terms of the delivery of the project e.g. equipment layout, equipment requirements, specification alongside liaising with industrial partners, University staff and contractors.
  • To provide basic administration support in terms of accommodation, travel and time sheets
  • Preparing reports/update presentations on programme progress to inform project team, Industrial and Academic Directors.
  • Arrange and book meetings and hospitality, prepare and distribute agenda’s and minutes alongside general project administration.
  • Establish initial operating systems in conjunction with the project management team.
  • Establishing and managing reviews at appropriate stages during the project, by providing evaluations of progress.          

Other Responsibilities:

  • To engage fully with the University’s Performance Enabling and Welsh Language policies
  • To promote equality and diversity in working practices and to maintain positive working relationships
  • To conduct the job role and all activities in accordance with safety, health and sustainability policies and management systems, in order to reduce risks and impacts arising from the work activity
  • To ensure that risk management is an integral part of any decision making process, by ensuring compliance with the University’s Risk Management Policy
  • Any other duties as required by your line manager

Educated to degree level or equivalent in Engineering, Physical Sciences or a related subject.

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