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Project Management Assistant

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England (D.O.E)

Job Title: Project Management Assistant x 2

Location: Cambridge Science Park

Vacancy Type: Permanent

Salary: £DOE

Hours: Full-Time

Start Date: ASAP

Ref: 387/6

Role Outline

The main purpose of the job is to be the Programme Manager’s trusted partner in delivering complex and high value projects, resulting in exceptional innovation and client satisfaction.

Key Duties

  • Arrange meetings and chase actions
  • Provide a point of contact internally and externally
  • Plan and monitor project schedules and resources
  • Track project costs vs budget and progress against baseline and forecast
  • Liaise with management to deliver appropriate resources based on the needs of the project
  • Creation and maintenance of project documentation, ensuring compliance
  • Facilitate lessons learned sessions upon project closure
  • Act as the main project interface into the Finance and Legal teams
  • First level issue resolution - manage low level issues effectively and escalate as necessary
  • Attending and taking minutes at technical project meetings - internal and client facing
  • Preparation of weekly progress reports for clients
  • Work closely with critical project support functions including the SHE and Quality departments
  • Coordination of large sales teams to ensure the successful and timely delivery of client proposals
  • This role may require a limited amount of travel but is primarily based within Cambridge

Skills and Experience

  • Have significant experience of working in a similar role within a project delivery environment
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of project management principles
  • Previous experience of working with financial systems, reporting tools and budget tracking
  • Have a high level of numeracy, literacy and be able to generate high quality reporting
  • Possess an advanced knowledge of MS tools, including Word, Excel and Project
  • Be comfortable in liaising with staff and clients at all levels of seniority

To Apply

Please send your CV in MS Word together with a covering letter to

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