As AstraZeneca prepares to open its new Research & Development Global Headquarters in Cambridge, we have an exciting opportunity for Project Coordinators to join our Cambridge Operations Team and assist on this landmark programme. We’re working on one of the biggest construction projects in the UK, facilitating occupation for over 2,000 people, and delivering a state of the art facility that will enable critical science breakthroughs of the future. With science at the very forefront, we’re creating life changing medications, and pioneering the next wave of drug delivery.

Project Coordinator, Cambridge Operations

18 month FTC

Cambridge, UK

Salary and Benefits Competitive

As AstraZeneca prepares to open its new Research & Development Global Headquarters in Cambridge, we have an exciting opportunity for Project Coordinators to join our Cambridge Operations Team and assist on this landmark programme. We’re working on one of the biggest construction projects in the UK, facilitating occupation for over 2,000 people, and delivering a state of the art facility that will enable critical science breakthroughs of the future. With science at the very forefront, we’re creating life changing medications, and pioneering the next wave of drug delivery.

As a Project Coordinator within Cambridge Operations, you will form an integral part of our team, and be responsible for the administration of projects, reporting requirements and coordination of our key workstreams. You will be at the very heart of our Project Management Office (PMO), and have exposure to a broad variety of stakeholder groups, across our wide range of Operational teams and Construction partners. You will be working with the Project Managers in our team on a daily basis, escalating to our PMO and collaborating to drive progress.

Our purpose is ambitious and so is our approach. Becoming a more agile and creative company means building a dynamic, inspiring culture where we celebrate diverse, ambitious thinking and act with a sense of urgency. We are adventurous, trying new things and learning from both success and failure. We are curious, creative, and open to new ways of working. Join us and be part of an outstanding place to work; an environment that energizes and empowers each of us to achieve our goal to develop and deliver medicines.

What will your day to day look like?

  • Maintain central checklists and schedules focussed on the handover of the Discovery Centre from construction into Cambridge Operations.
  • Communicating and collaborating with multiple key stakeholders to achieve the desired outcomes at handover.
  • Support the planning and delivery of internal engagement activities with key stakeholders and end users.
  • Prepare meeting agendas, minutes, and presentations
  • Track project changes working alongside the PMO, including the coordination and resolution of actions and risks as they relate to critical workstream sessions.
  • Support, track and progress against required budgets, following up with budget holders to ensure accountability.
  • Collate detailed inputs from business and workstream leads to support production of reports or analyses.
  • Lead small sub-projects or activities under the guidance of the PMO/ Cambridge Operations.
  • Deliver other project activities as required.

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly within multiple project teams.
  • Competent in working with Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in a similar role working within and supporting projects.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment involving changes to priorities and schedules
  • Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels
  • Can create and maintain processes to work efficiently for both self and others.
  • A self-starter with high levels of drive, energy and resilience with ability to take the initiative.
  • A keen interest in a Project Management career, with a view to develop further on this career path

Desirable skills for the role:

  • General understanding of equipment databases, familiarity with room drawings and packages E.g. CAD packages, Navisworks etc.
  • Able to liaise across a diverse stakeholder group, including building contractors, science users and engineers as well as non-scientific audiences and external collaborators.
  • Willingness to carry out additional project activities as required.

Please note: This role is based at the Cambridge Biomedical campus, and will require physical presence on site.

So, what’s next?

Complete your application before the below closing date.

This role is open from 04/03/2022, we welcome with your application no later than 25/03/2022

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