PMO Coordinator / Administrator - Blyth

  • Test & Validation - Blyth
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  • Date Posted: Friday 10 Jan 2020

PMO Coordinator / Administrator

Location: Blyth

The Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult (ORE Catapult) is one of a number of Catapults set up by Innovate UK to accelerate the deployment of innovative technology in the UK.

With primary locations in Glasgow and Blyth, Northumberland, ORE Catapult is the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy.  We are delivering the UK’s largest clean growth opportunity by accelerating the creation and growth of UK companies in offshore renewable energy. Our unique facilities, research and engineering capabilities bring together industry and academia and drive innovation, focusing on three main areas: testing and validating offshore renewable energy technologies; research & innovation; improving the operational performance of the existing fleet of offshore renewable energy infrastructure.

What is the role?

We are currently looking for a PMO Coordinator to be based within our Test & Validation directorate.

Providing most comprehensive open access and independent test and research facilities anywhere in the world, we enable the scale-up of offshore renewable energy technologies.

As a highly motivated individual you will support the Project Management Office undertaking project governance and administration, in an efficient and timely manner, for a range of sizeable complex projects.

What are the key responsibilities?

The task focus of the position will include;

•             Documentation of Change Notes, Technical Queries and Early Warnings

•             Supporting the management and execution of financial processes including time sheet approval, application for payments, generation of procurement requisitions

•             Preparation of spend forecasts

•             Management of resourcing and materials budgets

•             Monthly financial reporting

•             Ensure governance standards are adhered to, highlighting any non-conformances

•             Consistent Internal and external progress reporting including but not limited to status updates, progression, risks and issues

•             Support scheduling of activities and milestones for the project team

•             Documentation of meetings

•             General administration

Desired qualities and experience;

•             Strong interpersonal skills, capable of collaborating with a wider team through all communication streams 

•             Solution oriented

•             Excellent attention to detail

•             Capable of excellent time management and demonstrable organisational skills

•             Willing to be multifunctional, working across various teams and disciplines to meet changing departmental priorities

•             A desire to learn and develop personal skills and knowledge

What do I need to qualify for this role?

Previous experience or exposure to the following would be beneficial;

•             Accustomed to working in technical project environments

•             Familiar with engineering site related tasks and activities

•             Experience supporting fast paced operational teams

•             Ability to track and manage large complex budgets

•             Preferably have circa 3 years' experience working within a comparable environment

•             Excellent Excel Skills

We are looking for an immediate start for this position and will consider a temporary or permanent employment solution for the right candidate.


We offer exciting challenges and career opportunities in an ever-growing innovative company at the leading edge of green technology.  Our working environment is open, inspiring and multicultural, and we provide great potential for personal and professional development.

In return, an excellent remuneration package is offered which includes attractive basic salary, pension, bonus, and subsidised health care saving scheme.

Closing Date:  24th January 2020

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of race, sex, disability, religion and belief, sexual orientation, or status regarding gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity.