Project Coordinator - Expert Support Team, Forensic Technical Services

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HKA is one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries.  

We have experience advising clients on the economic impact of commercial and investment treaty disputes and in forensic accounting matters.

As trusted independent consultants, experts and advisors, we deliver solutions amid uncertainty, dispute and overrun, and provide the insights that make the best possible outcomes a reality for public and private sector clients worldwide.  

HKA has in excess of 1,000 consultants, experts and advisors across 46 offices in 17 countries. 

The Opportunity

HKA seeks project coordinators with an eye for detail, good people management skills, and who can adapt to a varied workload to run projects, providing a seamless service for our clients. 

The team is made up of full time forensic technical services staff and a network of external consultants, all of whom work as technical expert witnesses in legal disputes. 

You will become part of a team supporting a global network of expert witnesses in the management of multiple complex projects, ensuring budgets and deadlines are met to deliver high-quality products for our clients around the world. You will also assist with the growth and management of a network of external consultants who are based in the Australia and beyond and manage the global projects that they are working on.

Project Management duties include:  

• Manage single expert and multi-expert projects – manage project team, deadlines, expert witness reports and budgets.

• Programme scheduling, ensuring deadlines on all projects are clear and are met. 

• Delegate project tasks to others where appropriate.

• Keep track of the budget and assist with invoicing. 

• Liaison between client, external consultants and internal teams including assisting with the preparation of progress reports.

• Quality control including the drafting, review, formatting and tailoring of reports, and coordination of peer reviews. We need well structured, well written reports to go to our clients. 

• Assisting with risk assessments and arranging site visits. 

• Project close out and feedback. 

Enquiry duties include:  

• Field client enquiries, understanding client requirements and ascertaining the key information for discussion with expert colleagues.

• Preparing detailed work-plans and formal proposals in consultation with the expert team. 

You will support with any additional duties, including but not limited to:

• Sourcing and interviewing external consultants

• Maintaining relationships with colleagues and external consultants

Key requirements:  

• Degree qualified or qualified by experience

• Attention to detail – we need high quality product going out the door every time

• Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team and do whatever is needed to get the job done

• Handle multiple projects and varied task load

• Ability to work to tight deadlines and multiple deadlines

• Ability to keep track of budgets and assist with invoice review

• Ability to learn from one project and take learnings to make improvements in the next project

• Microsoft skills – particularly in MS Word. We need you to be excellent in editing and formatting lengthy reports

• Proofing guru – we need you to review documents, help people with format and structure and check for spelling and grammar and ensure that it is readable and understandable. 

What we Offer

We strongly believe that our people are critical to our ongoing success. If you are a talented self-starter with the desire to succeed, we would love to hear from you.  

All HKA employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation or any other basis as protected by the Equality Act 2010 or in compliance with local legislation.  

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date. 

If you require more information on the above position prior to applying, please contact Jessica Northcote, Recruiter for an informal, strictly confidential discussion initially by e-mail at:

Interested in joining HKA? Come and see what we do at:  


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Sydney, NSW

1 Hickson Rd
2000 Dawes Point Directions

Our colleagues come first

Our colleagues are our business.

Our success is founded on our collective talents, perspectives and expertise.

We believe in creating a fair, diverse and engaging workplace, making HKA a great place to work, play and grow for brilliant people.


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