Project Coordinator (Permanent, Full Time)

Estates Team, Corporate and Business Support (CBS), National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton


About the role:

This role reports directly to the Project Manager who has responsibility for the delivery of construction related projects across the NOC Estate to an approximate value of greater than £2m per year. 


You will assist with the day-to-day management of project works onsite including tendering, appointment and programming of works for all new projects. You will be responsible for site supervision, risk assessments, audits, project documentation and tracking, overseeing contractor works and undertaking Health and Safety inspections to ensure successful project completion in accordance with relevant industry regulations and NOC policies and procedures. You will liaise with internal and external stakeholders, ensuring a professional and customer focused approach at all times. In this role, you will also assist in the development and implementation of departmental policies and procedures, as required.


This is a permanent position offered on NERC terms and conditions and is open to internal and external candidates.



This is a Band 7 position and the starting salary will be £22,224 per annum. Depending on skills and experience, additional allowances may be available for exceptional candidates.


Hours of Work: 

The hours of working are full time 37 hours per week. This role will require you to undertake occasional out of hours/weekend working depending on business needs and will also involve working at height for inspection purposes.  


About you:

You will be educated to higher technical building level (e.g. HBTEC or HNC) and/or offer comparable employment experience. An IPAF Licence and Construction Skills Certification Scheme certified qualification would be desirable.


This position is ideally suited to someone looking to progress professionally within a project management/ project supervision role, who can offer relevant project and construction management knowledge and experience. You will be solutions focused and able to resolve technical issues. You will demonstrate a reliable and flexible approach and be willing to undertake training as required. You will possess good team working and interpersonal skills as well as excellent communication and IT skills. In addition, you will be well organised with good administration skills and excellent attention to detail and be able to cope with varying daily workloads.


What we can offer you:

In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 10.5 Public/privilege days and free car-parking.  Opportunities for further training and development are supported. The role may include periods of travel both within the UK and internationally.


About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world.


With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.  Working closely with its partners and associates, it provides capability to meet needs across the UK marine science community (


For general enquiries regarding this role, please contact Candice Snelling, Deputy Head of Estates on 02380 596666.


Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation and is working towards achieving Bronze status for Athena SWAN – a scheme that recognizes excellence in women's employment in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in UK higher education. There is a guaranteed Interview Scheme for suitable candidates with disabilities.

The NOC is committed to making the NOC ‘a great place to be, where our people succeed and deliver great work’. The NOC is committed to being recognised as a flexible employer to support employees’ work and personal commitments where possible and the NOC’s Flexible Working Policy gives all employees the right to request flexible working.

How to apply:

Applications are handled by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS); for further information about the role and to apply, please visit our website at quoting reference number IRC242655.  If you are unable to apply online, please contact us by telephone on 00 44 (0) 1793 867003.


Closing date: 1 October 2017


Interview date: It is proposed that interviews will take place on 16 October 2017

Closing date: 
Sunday, 1 October, 2017