Harris Computer Systems

Project Coordinator

Job Location CA-ON-Ottawa
Posted Date 2 months ago(1/19/2018 11:55 AM)
Job ID
NorthStar Enterprise
Professional Services

Position Overview


We are looking for people who are passionate about the profession of project coordinator to join our PMO team. If you have experience in coordinating projects and interested in expanding your expertise in Project Management we’d like to get to know you and discuss more about this opportunity.

Primary Functions

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
  • Assist Project Managers to ensure that all projects are delivered on-time and within scope
  • Assist Project Managers to track and analyze projects’ performance, expenditures, procurement and report about any possible or current blockers, risks, overflows, deficits
  • Assist Project Managers in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility
  • Collect management requirements and transform it into projects pipeline
  • Work with resource management on resource planning, availability and allocation according to projects pipeline
  • Based on provided scope and requirements translate them into tasks, schedule and assign tasks
  • Assist Project Managers with team on project work to keep project going according to schedule
  • Assist Project Managers in communicating to the management changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs
  • Track and analyze project performance, cost performance, schedule and report to the management on the changes  project scope, project schedule, and project costs, being able to suggest the improvements to all the above.
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Participate in team’s performance reviews
  • Perform quality assurance
  • Assist Project Managers to close project and documentation, pass project deliverables to operations.


  •  Bachelor’s degree          

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work well with diverse teams

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Experience creating work breakdown structure (WBS) - translate requirements into tasks

  • Experience with task scheduling and resource assignment

  • Experience with project management practices and tools to create, manage, and track project performance, cost, verify scope.                                          

  • Excellent client-facing and internal communication skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills

  • Experienced user of MS Office toolset (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

  • Prior Project related experience would be considered an asset
  • MS Project experience would be considered an asset
  • Experience with Clarizen, a Professional Services Automation tool would be considered an asset

Company Overview

NorthStar Utilities Solutions (www.northstarutilities.com) is a unique company that has served the utility community in North America and the Caribbean for more than 35 years. We create brilliant products that make every day in our clients' lives more efficient, productive and cost-effective. We pride ourselves on delivering impressive customer service and standing apart as an industry leader. We are always on the lookout for people who crave challenges, embrace technology and grasp complex ideas.

NorthStar is a division of Harris (www.harriscomputer.com), a member of the Constellation Software group of companies. Harris is a leading provider of financial management and Customer Information Systems (CIS) software solutions. Since 1976, Harris has focused on providing feature-rich and robust turnkey solutions to Public Sector, Schools, Utility, and Healthcare agencies throughout North America. Harris’ focus is on creating long-term relationships with its customers and ensuring that it meets the changing needs of its customers over time.

Harris is an EEO/AA/Disability/Veteran Employer.



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