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Project Assistant
Ref No.: 17-14025
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Project Assistant (539693)
Chicago, IL
6 Months contract


Description:
Looking for someone who has experience with written construction or high voltage technical specifications. We'd like to see this person be a 50/50 split with typical PA duties and proposal, policy and marketing writing.

This position is responsible for performing general administrative, office support for company projects. Duties may include: Keep and maintain project files; Maintain project e-mail box; Document control - data entry; Track projects and produce monthly progress reports; Work with specs, changes and finalizing; Facilitate questions regarding projects and research information; Maintain tracking system for projects; Record minutes from Project Manager meetings; Answer phones and direct calls; Read and sort incoming mail; Collect bills/invoices; Type memos, correspondence, reports, and other documents; Make travel arrangements; Prepare outgoing mailings and labels, including emails and faxes; Organize and maintain filing system; Coordinate client or vendor lunches, including set-up and clean-up; Reserve conference rooms; Coordinate with internal support departments; Order and maintain supplies; Arrange equipment maintenance or set-up; Keep the department calendar and roster; Occasional project assistance for managers; Assist in Power point presentations; Utilize Access to store and retrieve data; Help coordinate clerical needs of special projects; Complete weekly timecards; Make copies of printed material. Additional duties as assigned by supervisor to assist in the overall success of the group and company.

Requirements:
High School degree or equivalent. Minimum two years office/clerical experience. An advanced knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint required. Excellent organization skills, attention to detail, communication skills and ability to handle multiple tasks. Some college coursework preferred.