Project Coordinators plan, coordinate and oversee a range of activities like developing timelines, assigning tasks and setting budgets with projects across a wide range of industries. They typically work closely to other team members and the management team, ensuring that the right personnel and equipment are available to complete tasks and agreeing on project deliverables. In the example of the ICT industry, a project's goals might include the identification and selection of the best ICT resources, correct installation, effective network management, user training and the timely provision of support services.
Project coordinators are typically accountable for the day-to-day operations of scheduling, resourcing and task coordination as well as meeting project objectives and milestones within agreed budgets and timeframes. They usually work in an office environment and are regularly required to attend meetings and give presentations. They may be required to work overtime during busy times or to meet deadlines.
Project coordinators are responsible for coordinating resources, equipment, activities and information within a set project. They are usually required to liaise with clients to determine the project objectives, scope and requirements. They need to prepare project timeframes, proposals, schedules and budgets and ensure that the client's needs are met as the project evolves. Project coordinators are responsible for monitoring and tracking the project, dealing with any issues that arise and acting as the point of contact, liaising with all parties so that everyone can stay informed of the project status. They are required to use project management tools to manage budgets, plans and working hours. In addition to this they are responsible for creating and maintaining plans and reports and escalating any issues to management if necessary.