Senior Project Manager

Johannesburg (ZA)
Depending on experience
07 Nov 2016
07 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Purpose of the role

  • A Johannesburg based project manager with strong project delivery experience required to lead a Programme Management Commission for a major commercial client in South Africa and other African countries, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery, including the integration of all project activities and the transactional team of the project team and contractor
  • Assist with the development of clients Project Management service offering for South Africa and the rest of Africa
  • To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met and that the programme and projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards

Key Responsibilities:

  • To ensure that client objectives are met and that projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards
  • Working with clients to define project goals and to establish the overall success criteria for projects, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters
  • Ensure the alignment of projects with the clients' overall business goals
  • Ensure that quality, safety, health and environment issues are properly managed and addressed according to the clients' policies and procedures
  • Establishing effective project governance, including establishing procedures and accordance with quality guidelines, processes and systems to be utilised throughout projects
  • Identifying and implementing tools and systems to proactively maintain project governance in accordance with an agreed project execution plan
  • Project planning, including producing the detailed project plan
  • Developing the project organisation charts and establishing lines of accountability and reporting with the clients
  • Advising on project resourcing requirements and the procurement of resources
  • Co-ordinating, controlling and directing the activities of all staff and project team members to ensure the project success criteria are met
  • Monitoring and applying performance management techniques
  • Respond promptly and efficiently to the clients' needs, changes and requests within the context of the project
  • Managing the change control process, including the implementation of change control procedures
  • Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications
  • Ensuring the project teams comply with these agreed systems and procedures
  • Preparing formal project progress and other reports in order to provide timely and accurate project information and status updates to all stakeholders
  • Taking a leading role in interfacing with clients and other team members, at all project stages
  • Taking a role in business development and client engagement with the aim to establish client relationships and enter into formal service agreements with these clients

Key requirements:

  • Experience: Min 10 years' experience in business development and delivering successful projects in South Africa and/or Africa
  • Qualification: BSc Construction Management (or similar) or minimum experience as Project Management lead on projects in South Africa and/or Africa
  • Working knowledge of FIDIC and JBCC suites of contracts
  • Proven ability to analyse complex problems, interpret operational needs and develop integrated, creative solutions
  • Travel to site will be required