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Project Manager

Position: Project Manager (Metallurgical)

Location: Sandton

Type: Permanent

Salary: Market Related

Starting date: ASAP/Immediately


Job Scope:

To manage various sized projects ensuring that the client’s requirements are met and that the projects are executed successfully within time and budget and to the desired quality



Qualifications (typical):

  • Tertiary construction management qualification
  • Engineering degree / diploma
  • Project management qualification based on PMBOK or similar
  • SAMTRAC or similar safety qualification is beneficial


  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience in projects
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in project management
  • Experience in marketing, contract management, engineering, costing/cost control, HAZOP, SHERQC and multi-disciplinary construction of submerged arc furnaces and other pyro metallurgical projects
  • International project experience will be beneficial

Knowledge required of:

  • Latest project management systems and software
  • Metallurgical operations and processes
  • Manufacturing and construction standards in SA and abroad
  • Relevant legislation OHS, MHSA, COID and Environmental Conservation Acts
  • Construction management, safety, quality and programming


  • Development, implementation, training and maintenance of project systems and programs
  • Detailed analytical skills to measure, audit, investigate, solve problems, present ideas and negotiate
  • Legislative and commercial advisory capacity
  • Exceptional people skills, punctuality and forward planning
  • Information technology skills
  • Sound written and verbal communication skills for submission of management reports, plans, safety and progress meetings


Duties and responsibilities:

Project Communication:

  • Liaise on a regular basis with the Project Sponsor and Projects Director
  • Responsible for effective communication between the contractor, the client and between project team members
  • Gather information, write and distribute progress reports on time
  • Chair project team meetings for the distribution of information to the team


  • Ensure all commercial and contractual requirements are met between the Client and their client
  • Ensure all commercial and contractual requirements are met between the Client and the contractors/ sub-contractors

Project Administration:

  • Ensure that systems for documentation management are established, maintained and adhered to
  • Regularly audit project systems and tools for implementation and effectiveness

General Project Cost Management and Budget Control:

  • Ensure cost control on all project levels
  • Compile control budget estimates and ensure accurate cost reporting and management
  • Actively investigate cost saving opportunities for the Client

Scope Change Control System Management:

  • Control of scope changes
  • Change management with the interaction of project personnel/ contractor

Planning and Programming of the Project:

  • Manage all engineering/project deliverables and update project programmes
  • Continuously monitor all schedules as well as re-planning to achieve new targets

Construction and Handover Management:

  • Liaise and co-ordinate between the site contractor’s management teams, the engineers and the clients’ representative across all disciplines
  • Ensure project handover as per policies and procedures

Safety Management:

  • Manage and audit safety procedures, initiatives and enforce legal requirements

Project Risk Control:

  • Lead and coordinate the risk management process
  • Approve identified corrective actions and manage
  • Obtain executive management approval for contingency applications
  • Ensure formal record of lessons learnt
  • Manage the risk event record system
  • Update the risk management plan
  • Manage risk close-out data

Quality Management:

  • Manage all project quality assurance systems



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