Project Coordinator 2

Job Locations US-CA-Bakersfield
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Project Coordinator 2
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Company Bio


Applus+ is a global leader in the Testing, Inspection and Certification sector delivering non-destructive testing, inspection, engineering, and manpower services to the aerospace, power, and, oil and gas industries. We are a trusted partner who enhances the quality and safety of our clients’ assets and infrastructures while safeguarding their operations. We deliver this through our technical capabilities, innovative approach, and our motivated team who are committed to operational excellence.


Applus+ has achieved a significant global presence and a leading position in its target markets and regions. As a result, our teams have expanded with 19,000 professionals across the world, attracting the very best talent in the industry.


Together beyond standards.


Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Position Purpose

  • The purpose of the Project Coordinator 2 is to support the business unit/ division with the maintenance of the forecast and project plans in Microsoft Project to enable pro-active project management to help ensure client project delight and improved project profitability and delivery.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the work for projects with revenue greater than $1,000,000
  • Help develop processes and procedures to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, adhere to high-quality standards and meet client and Applus+ expectations.
  • Communicate project status with Project Manager focusing on schedules, issues, billing and risks, with plans to address variances.
  • Ensure timeliness of project assignment by providing spending report, tracking labor efficiency, project cost, and other related items that impact profitability to Project Manager.
  • Ensure world-class delivery and execution of projects.
  • Assist with site visits (as required) for project start-ups, safety audits, performance audits and client relations.
  • Ensure effective communication is established between Project Manager with clients before, during and after project to resolve problems and to provide ongoing support.
  • Follow and enforce the Company required safe work practices and procedures at all times.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills, professionalism, and promote a positive customer service attitude internally and externally
  • Enforce and abide the requirements of safe operation and personal safety using required Personal Protective Equipment and Safe
  • Practices per company policy.
  • Ensures accurate set up and tracking of all projects in company designated systems such as Microsoft Project, Axapta, SharePoint,
  • BI Reporting Tools, Qlikview, and other systems
  • Review all project setup forms and add the project data into ERP systems for project tracking and planning
  • Analyzes, monitors and reports project financial data, information and reports for each project assignment
  • Perform other job related tasks as assigned by management.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • N/A

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong leadership, project management, analytical, problem solving skills and conflict resolution skills, ability to gain consensus through mediation/collaboration.
  • Shows willingness and aptitude to use own discretion in taking appropriate steps in finding solutions to problems; presents options and ideas to enhance current processes or procedures.  Takes on additional responsibility when both big and small tasks need to be completed.
  • Firmly adheres to the values and ethics of Applus+.  Exhibits honesty, discretion, and sound judgment.
  • Willing to work with others, collaborating and compromising where necessary; promptly share relevant information with others.
  • Maintains a positive “can do” outlook, rebounds quickly from frustrations and unpleasantness, and maintains composure and friendly demeanor while dealing with stressful situations.
  • Must be a self-starter with a very results-oriented and proactive work approach that gets the job done.
  • Ability to identify key objectives, risks and drivers and create plans to manage these elements.  Demonstrated ability to gather, interpret and present complex data.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written skills, including ability to communicate effectively with client management.
  • Proficient in project management applications, as well as Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to multi-task and properly execute multiple simultaneous assignments without sacrificing efficiency or quality of the work.
  • Be capable of developing written work instructions from approved general procedures.
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Knowledge of arithmetic and algebra
  • Knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognizing, anticipating, and planning organizational, operational, or process projects.
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service. This includes client needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and perform multiple tasks with minimal supervision.

Education and Work Experience

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, but not required.
  • Prior Project Coordinator experience preferred
  • Experience in related industry is highly desirable.

Certificates and Licenses Required

  • Must meet minimum company requirements to operate a company vehicle and be eligible for coverage under Company insurance program.

Physical Activities and Requirements

  • Balancing: Maintaining the body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount and kind of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.
  • Crawling: Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Dexterity: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position, up to a maximum of 50 pounds. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper extremities and back muscles.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward, or outward.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers
  • Sedentary work: Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
  • The ability to bend stretches, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
  • The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
  • The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
  • The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
  • The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine/equipment or a vehicle to exact positions.
  • The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
  • The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
  • The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
  • The ability to work in confined spaces and at heights.  
  • The worker is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • In compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA), Applus+ will make reasonable accommodations that are appropriate and consistent within our legal obligations.

Working Conditions

  • The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions in temperature extremes and inclement weather. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and working environment
  • May occasionally walk on slippery or uneven surfaces
  • The noise level in the work environment is frequently loud when working on project site.
  • Overtime required during the week and weekend with work volume
  • Ability to travel when required, nationally, up to 10% of the time.


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