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Graduate Project Coordinator

Due to high volumes of applications we have now closed our recruitment campaign for the 2020 intake.

The project coordinator stream is for proactive people who enjoy bringing together and organising teams and tasks.

Graduate Project Coordinator

Job summary


Renishaw has over 40 years of engineering and scientific knowledge across a team of 3,000 UK employees and four UK manufacturing facilities to create some of the most exciting and innovative product within the manufacturing, metrology and healthcare industries. Our success is built on hiring and then developing the very best people and we recognise that Project Management is key to Renishaw's aim to plan and deliver successful high-quality products to market. You will start your journey at Renishaw on a five-day Group Induction Programme, where you will be given the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the business and meet all graduates and begin to grow your Renishaw network.

As a project coordinator graduate you will spend one year on the scheme within a product division, where you will be given the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects across the division you are placed in. This involves driving projects from the concept phase through to production. The role of a project coordinator is dynamic and stimulating, requiring you to work cross-functionally with all stakeholders and members of the project team, understanding and executing the project requirements to deliver breakthrough technology to the market.


Job responsibilities


To be effective in the role of a graduate project coordinator you must have excellent communication and organisation skills, be confident and proficient at building relationships and rapport with the various members involved in the project and be committed to delivering innovative products and services to the market. Additionally, you should have the drive to innovate working processes, promote good working practice and have an understanding or interest in technology and/or engineering.


Graduate Project Coordinators will gain an understanding of:


• Creating and communicating the project management plan as well as other key project documentation: such as the project schedule.
• Knowledge and understanding of the new product innovation process to deliver projects – aligning your understanding in accordance to the Association for Project Management (APM) qualifications and training.
• Project risk assessment and mitigation.
• Project cost reporting and forecasting.
• Leading and organising meetings with relevant parties in all areas of the business.
• Proactive management of change in project scope and devising contingency plans.
• Capturing, documenting and communicating stakeholder requirements and managing expectations.
• Group quality – undertaking continual improvement activities to group templates, procedures and the quality management system.
• Various areas of the business including but not limited to: manufacturing, procurement, design and assembly.