Project Coordinator
New Plymouth, TARANAKI, NZ
6d ago
source : WHATJOBS

Our purpose

Here at Datacom we connect people and technology in order to solve challenges, create opportunities and discover new possibilities for the communities we live in

The Nuts and Bolts

We have over 6,200 people across our global offices, and generate an annual revenue of over $1.2 billion, this makes us one of Australasia’s largest professional IT services companies.

We have extensive expertise in operating data centres, providing IT services, software engineering and application management, as well as payroll and customer service design and operations.

With this comes a long list of significant clients Datacom is committed to hiring, developing and promoting the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We are local at heart, yet world-class in capability.

About the Role

The Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting and coordinating projects delivered by Project Managers for customers from initiation through to completion of delivery.

This role involves all aspects of coordination across one or multiple projects including the delivery of small projects where appropriate.


General understanding of Project Life Cycle, Project documentation standards and methodologies employed by the organisation.

Good financial management practices with a clear understanding of the relationship between costs, utilisation and project revenue.

Developing project management knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of current Business Operations processes and procedures.

Knowledge of business process re-engineering.

Understanding of project management disciplines.

Very good understanding of OpenAir (billing month end, invoicing, project / minor works set up and tracking financials)


Need to be eligible to work in New Zealand

  • 2 - 4 years' work experience with at least 1 in an IT department; or an advanced degree without experience;
  • Technical Skills

    R12 Experience Desirable but training can be provided if necessary

    Management of Minor WRs from receipt to completion

    Coordination of the writing of SoWs

    Excellent communication skills both internally and with MBIE (verbal and written)

    Knowledge of MBIE account - Desirable

    Well organised with good time management.

    Strong written and oral communication skills.

    Developing project management ability.

    Strong interpersonal and communication skills.

    Ability to work on assignments requiring considerable judgement and initiative as well as being able to work independently when required

    Assures adherence to budgets, schedules, work plans, and performance requirements.

    Good analytical and problem-solving skills.

    Good planning skills.


    The Project Coordinator is responsible for (but not limited to) :

    Maintaining and coordinating projects, project schedules and documentation and helping to ensure that projects are delivered within scope, budget and schedule.

    Coordinating project activities between service lines and outside 3rd parties.

    Arranging project meetings / workshops as and when required and supporting project governance activities such as creating and maintaining project artefacts such as risks and issues registers.

    Assisting and providing support for the project team to deliver maximum levels of productivity.

    Assisting with the initial setup of projects, reporting on the progress against project timeframes, milestones, and budget.

    Assisting with budget tracking, and month end billing.

    Analysing problems, compiling and analysing data, and preparing reports / recommendations to support determining an approach to resolve issues.

    Ensuring that time sheets are logged correctly and on time for all project team members.

    Delivery of low risk, non-complex projects (small works, FTE engagements etc) as and when required.

    Ensuring service line KPIs are met which include but are not limited to the following :

    timesheets are accurate and submitted / approved on time,

    all OpenAir project data is accurate and maintained

    utilisation target is met.

    Why you want to join us

    At Datacom we believe that doing good, is good for business. We’ve maintained our local family feel whilst expanding globally, across Australia, ASIA, US and the UK.

    Our brand and reputation depend on proving the promise’ and we aspire to be the trusted advisor for our customers across Government and the private sector from enterprise scale to regional business.

    We offer our staff a competitive salary package, fantastic perks and benefits like healthcare, life insurance, discounts at local retailers and a supportive, flexible working environment.

    If you want to join a company making a difference, apply now!

    Datacom is committed to the health and safety of its people and the wider community. Based on our site access requirements for this role, and / or potential customer site and customer’s vaccination requirements which are constantly developing, the successful applicant will need to be able produce evidence of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or a valid exemption.

    Datacom will consider whether any accommodations can be made for candidates who are partially vaccinated (with remaining vaccine doses booked), or who are unable to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and hold a valid exemption.

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