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Construction Project Coordinator - Facilities


New Orleans, LA, Hammond, LA


Facilities & Maintenance


Laitram LLC


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Corporate Facilities’ mission is to provide and maintain safe, clean, and efficient facilities that meet the needs of each Laitram division and deliver significant, long-term economic value.  We are committed to supporting our customers, consolidating systems knowledge common to all divisions, and rigorously implementing our culture of continuous improvement.  The Projects Team handles complex, integrated, MEP intensive renovation, construction or process improvement projects designed with highly effective solutions focused on efficiencies, logistics and total cost of ownership.

The Construction Project Coordinator - Facilities will organize, direct and manage Campus Smalls jobs (construction and relocation projects) involving multiple departments, and provide support for tasks associated with Key Strategic Projects managed by the Facilities Team.  The ideal candidate for this position must  have commercial or industrial construction management experience, be able to problem-solve and troubleshoot issues in a timely manner, work alongside Projects Team members to complete tasks on schedule, track resources utilized within a project to ensure accurate results, verify and approve invoice payments, and maintain excellent verbal and written communications with Team members and external resources.  This position coordinates directly with Project Managers, Maintenance Supervisors and Leads to complete projects utilizing internal team and external vendor resources.  This role will primarily support projects at our campus in Hammond, LA, and offer secondary support for projects at our Harahan, LA, campus.  Note: Onboarding and training will take place in Harahan, then the position will be based in Hammond.

Laitram, L.L.C, a global company, offers an unparalleled opportunity for those who want to work for an established, yet growing company in the private sector. We offer opportunities for continuous improvement, and career advancement. To learn more about our company culture, philosophy, and benefits, please visit our Careers website.

Principle Duties

  • Manages Campus Smalls jobs and assigned tasks associated with Key Strategic projects.
  • Serves as point of contact for internal requestors and external vendors to gather information and answer questions related to assigned jobs and projects.  Executes defined project scope.
  • Utilizes construction experience to support adherence to IBC, NFPA and all parish/city/state codes and ordinances.
  • Supports Project Managers, Maintenance Leads, contractors, and vendors in means and methods to construction, to design and recommend project details.
  • Oversees construction projects through site visits, focused on quality, safety, and compliance with design.
  • Coordinates with Maintenance Supervisor and Lead for project work related to campus repair and operations.
  • Coordinates pre-submittal, kick-off and post-mortem job meetings. Creates schedules and deadlines for assigned jobs and projects.  Oversees progress, tracks milestones and ensures timely and successful completion. 
  • Identifies and troubleshoots problems.  Brings attention to challenges or roadblocks when they occur. Researches options and seeks approval required for substantive changes or decision points. 
  • Obtains quotations, reviews proposals, orders materials, reviews invoices, and requests invoice payment.
  • Works within Facilities asset management system, Nuvolo, to track project progress, prioritize tasks, maintain documentation, and direct workflow.
  • Creates or updates agendas, presentations, spreadsheets, and documents to be reviewed by management.
  • Oversees and/or coordinates final completion of outstanding punchlist items.  Coordinates moves for final occupancy and project completion.  Completes end-of-job audit and closeout tasks in Nuvolo.
  • Serves as back up to other Facilities Team members, as needed. 
  • Other ad-hoc duties, as assigned.
  • Works overtime or weekends, as needed - it is essential that this position be performed at the facility.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, or equivalent. 
  • 2-5 years’ experience in construction project oversight.  Previous work with campus or facilities preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint required.
  • Must have a customer service focus and the ability to work with cross functional teams. 
  • Project budgeting, planning and organizational skills required.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.   Must be a critical thinker.
  • Previous experience working with middle & senior management while performing tasks in strict confidentiality, handling duties & information in a discrete, professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize accordingly, work under the pressure of deadlines, and successfully navigate a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability and willingness to learn any programs, applications or skills required to excel in this role.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement.  Reliable, dependable, self-motivated, and self-managed.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and effectively communicate with individuals at all levels.
Desired Skills:
  • Advanced knowledge of SharePoint preferred.  Experience with Oracle preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Project preferred.
  • Experience with Service Now/Nuvolo, Oracle, Procore and/or drafting (AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, Photoshop) a plus.