Project coordinator or controller

Assists a project manager in managing a large project by undertaking planning, reporting and controlling activities.

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Job title

Project coordinator or controller


Assists a project manager in managing a large project by undertaking planning, reporting and controlling activities


Responsible for providing advice and guidance in planning and control techniques and to assist in the production of project plans.


Average competence level

Level 2

Accountable to

Project manager or business manager

Responsible for


Key staff relationships

Accountable for project specific outputs to project manager.

Liaison with project specific work-package managers, external suppliers and team members.

Main accountabilities

1.       Support the project manager in the creation and maintenance of the overall integrated project management and work plans

2.       Assist work-package managers in the preparation of project work plans

3.       Support the setting up and implementation of control measures and regular reporting

4.       Work within the organisation’s policies, processes and best practice

5.       Liaise with key stakeholders and manage their expectations regarding plans and reports

Person specification

Career experience – at least two years working in a formal project management environment

Project experience - whole lifecycle experience of project management methods applied to a large project.

Education – ‘A’ level or equivalent

Qualifications – practitioner level in project management (e.g. APMP, PRINCE2, PMP or equivalent)

Skills – drive, commitment, confidence, engagement and influencing, communication, organising, resilience, problem-solving, flexibility

Programme and project management competence levels

Required average is Level 2 across 10 of the 15 areas. Minimum levels:


·         Risk management (Level 2)

·         Change control (Level 2)

·         Monitoring and control (Level 2)

·         Others (Level 1)


Excluded areas:

·         Contract negotiation

·         Leadership and vision

·         Organisation and governance

·         Benefits realisation

·         Line management


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