Anixter Canada Inc.

Project Administrator

By Anixter Canada Inc.

Job Description
About a quarter of the world’s drinking water leaks out of aging underground pipes before reaching anyone’s tap. Echologics is helping to lead a global charge to change this through technological innovation. Our innovative technology and services allow water utilities to manage their pipelines based on reliable information about their condition simply by placing sensors on valves and fire hydrants. With custom-engineered technologies for detecting and locating leaks, as well as distinguishing healthy pipes from degraded ones, Echologics offers our customers a truly unique set of information-gathering tools non-invasively and without disrupting service.
Our environment of technical innovation, professional integrity, individual achievement, and personal growth has allowed Echologics’ team to rapidly grow a large presence in North America. We have found tremendous demand for our technology and are now looking for a Project Administrator to help coordinate and ensure a smooth implementation of projects and related operations for Echologics’ Operations teams. This will include overseeing various processes through the lifecycle of individual assigned projects. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, strong project management skills and be meticulous in relation to project details. 
Required Education & Experience:
• University Degree in any discipline.
• Experience in Project Management is a strong asset.
• Demonstrated ability to problem solve technical issues and work independently.
• Familiarity with water distribution and transmission systems.
• Prior experience with client-centric roles such as customer service is an asset.
• Job or extensive volunteer experience in an administrative or project management role.
• Experience in other utility industries is an asset.
• Some experience in leak detection of water systems is an asset, including acoustic leak detection technology, GPR, RF pipe location or other utilities experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Competencies:
• High level of proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office suite.
• Superior verbal and written communication skills.
• Ability to lead employees and support a team environment.
• Able to handle multiple projects at once.
• Ability to handle multiple tasks in parallel in a fast paced environment
• Substantial knowledge of standard logistics procedures and practices required.
• Project Management knowledge and skills.
• Critical competencies: Organization Agility, Written Communication skills, Planning,Organizing, Customer Focus, Dealing with Ambiguity,Technical Learning, Problem Solving
These are considered assets:
Knowledge of GIS (Geographic Information System)

Project Sales Support
• Ensures proper creation of proposals for Echoshore projects, leak detection, and condition assessments.
• Manages and update Salesforce for all assigned projects.
• Provides customer service and ensures client management by addressing client requests and sending out client surveys to measure client satisfaction.
• Coordinates with proposal writers and Sales staff on a regular basis.
• Provides weekly progress reports for all open Echologics projects to immediate stakeholders. This includes identifying and reporting on the scope, timeline and approval status of projects.
Administrative Project Support
• Administrative duties such as time tracking and contract coordination..
• Project logistics planning and coordination including project activation and closure and monitoring the lifecycle of a project through various stages: gaining technical, pricing, discount, risk, legal and other reviews and approvals.
• Manage and update Kronos for all Field staff
• Issue invoices monthly for all active projects
• Create CER’s and PO’s for  field purchases as required
• Ensures all project related systems such as Concur and the KPI tracking files are up to date
• Prepare monthly KPI tracking file and presentation
• Track Echologics fleet inventory and ensure all certifications are up to date
Support Operations Teams
Coordinate projects for the Operations team including all geographic areas as assigned.
Apply expert planning and organizing skills to allocate resources to high priority projects.
Project budget tracking and monitoring requires meticulous organization skills and attention to detail.
Coordinate with Regional Operations Managers and Project Lead Managers.
Manage other project related costs including living expenses, accommodations and transportation etc.
Assist operations teams with forecasting revenue targets.
Engage in various planning activities to increase efficiency in meeting project targets including negotiating subcontractor agreements.
Other duties as assigned by management.
Working Conditions:
• Office Environment
• 0-5% travel is required
Physical Requirements:
The employee will be required to perform the following actions (from time to time): Standing, Walking, Balancing, Stooping, Kneeling, Reaching, Talking, Seeing, Hearing, and Sitting.  The majority of the actions will be sitting.
If you meet the above requirements and qualifications, please apply via the Mueller Water Products careers page. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted. No phone calls or third parties please.

Job Location
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

September 26, 2013
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