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Laitram®

Construction Project Coordinator - Facilities

Location:

New Orleans, LA, Hammond, LA

Category

Facilities & Maintenance

Division

Laitram LLC

Hours

Days
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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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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 for management’s review.
  • Oversees and coordinates both completion of punchlist items and moves for final occupancy.
  • Works overtime or weekends, as needed.  It is essential that this position is located at the Hammond facility.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture, Construction Management, Engineering, or equivalent work experience.
  • 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.
  • Critical thinking required with excellent written and verbal communication skills, handling tasks in strict confidentiality.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize accordingly, work under the pressure of deadlines, and successfully navigate a fast-paced environment.
  • Must exhibit a commitment to continuous improvement.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with Oracle preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Project preferred.
  • Experience with Service Now/Nuvolo, Procore, and/or drafting (AutoCAD, Revit, Navisworks, Photoshop) a plus.

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