Engineering Planning Assistant

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Job Details

Sedgefield, England North East
£23,000 - £29,400 per annum - dependent on experience
Full-time - Permanent
20 May 2024 - 23:45
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About CPI

CPI helps make great ideas and inventions a reality. We’re a team of intelligent people using advances in science and technology to solve the biggest global challenges in healthcare and sustainability.

Through our incredible people and innovation infrastructure, we collaborate with our partners in industry, academia, government, and the investment community to accelerate the development and commercialisation of innovative products.

From health technologies and pharmaceuticals to sustainable food and materials innovations, we turn the entrepreneurial spirit and radical thinking of our people and partners into incredible impact that makes our world a better place.

Why this role is important for CPI’s work

We are recruiting for an Engineering Planning Assistant to join the team. The Engineering team are responsible for the delivery of all size projects to CPI’s Technology Centres and ensuring all areas are complaint with statutory, legal and client specifications. This role is based at NETPark, Sedgefield, with some travel to Darlington, Wilton and Newton Aycliffe when required.

This role offers you the opportunity to take your existing administration and time management skills and knowledge in a new direction, as we are accepting applications from candidates who meet the essential criteria with and without previous Facilities/​Engineering experience. Attention to detail and a desire to complete work to a high standard and deadlines are key requirements for this role.

The Engineering Planning Assistant will use their Engineering Administration skills and experience to carry out the below tasks (but are not limited to), please download the job description for full details available on the CPI careers page:

  • To play a role in supporting the FM Engineering team in the successful delivery of projects across the company
  • To assist in coordinating project activities, ensuring timely completion, and maintaining communication among various stakeholders and serve as a point of contact for project-related inquiries, both internally and externally
  • Provide administrative support to the FM Engineering team, such as scheduling meetings, preparing regular status updates and managing correspondence.
  • Manage the Facilities Management & Engineering inbox on a day-to-day basis filing emails in the necessary location such as folders in the shared inbox and in the Facilities Management SharePoint once actions are complete.
  • Log, approve and save all utility Invoices across CPI sites as well as be the first point of contact for all utility providers.
  • Log and track the status of all Wilton Centre Helpdesk requests with the Facilities Management Landlord and communicate with the requestor regarding progress updates.
  • Assist with the coordination of the management of CPI lease agreements and assist with the management and maintenance of a system to collate information for charging non-contractual service provisions (such as telephone, postal, photocopying charges, and room ire/​refreshments).
  • Assist with Energy Saving data collation and monitoring from CPI sites.

The person we are seeking

The Person

  • Candidates will be educated to GCSE level (or equivalent) in both Maths and English 
  • Will have proven experience in an administrative role, with demonstrable experience using Microsoft Office systems in the workplace, including Outlook, Word & Excel
  • Will demonstrate a confident proactive approach to work tasks and have the initiative to consider all options before arriving at a conclusion. With the ability to multitask effectively and prioritise workload.
  • Will be able to demonstrate experience where attention to detail and completing work to a high standard and set deadlines

Previous experience gained in a Facilities/​Engineering environment is desirable.

What does CPI offer you?

At CPI, we offer a wide range of benefits to our employees, this includes:

  • Up to 36 days holiday, including bank holidays – Plus a holiday purchasing scheme
  • Generous pension scheme
  • Life assurance and accident insurance schemes
  • Flexible working
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Free parking

Find out more about our culture and benefits.

Additional information

CPI is an organisation based in the UK. Commencement of employment is conditional to demonstrating right to work in the UK, sponsorship may be available.

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