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Abantu Staffing Solutions

Project Management Unit Manager (3-month contract)

East London, Eastern Cape, ZA

Company: Abantu Staffing Solutions

Category: Business and Financial Operations Occupations

Published on 2022-05-27 12:50


3-month fixed-term contract, based in the Planning and Development Department of an East London based SOE. The role reports in to the Executive Manager: Planning and Development. 


Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/ BTech Degree in Built Environment or Equivalent NQF 7 Qualification.
  • Formal Qualification in Project Management
  • Professional Registration either as Professional Engineer (Pr. Eng.) or Professional Engineering Technologist (Pr. Tech Eng.) with ECSA
  • Registered as Professional Construction Project Manager (Pr. CPM) with SACPCMP
  • 8+ years in a managerial role, within a project management environment



  • Implement management decisions within a multi-disciplinary team by applying high-level knowledge regarding the engineering/construction industry for the attainment of corporate objectives
  • Implement technical decisions within a multi-disciplinary team by applying high-level engineering knowledge and skills for the attainment of functional objectives
  • Oversee specialist consultants by technical briefings and overseeing of technical designs, drawings, specifications and tender documentation to ensure that projects are designed according to operational requirements
  • Oversee Contractors by applying project quality procedures to confirm that construction is done according to predetermined specifications
  • Provide input into infrastructure OPEX and CAPEX budgets by applying industry knowledge and project costing skills to ensure that construction of projects will be done to enable the organisation to increase their market share
  • Oversee Contractual Compliance in all projects by ensuring adherence to the organisation''s Policies and Procedures
  • Administer project cost control systems by applying project administration skills to ensure that the organisation conforms to the Public Finance Management Act
  • Manage in-house project team by applying design knowledge, management skills and technical assistance to ensure that resources are utilised cost-effectively
  • Oversee projects by applying project-planning skills to allocate resources to relevant projects
  • Staff Management
  • Administer engineering services and construction contracts
  • Carry out reasonable and lawful instructions as given by the line manager/supervisor within the ambit of the position taking into consideration competencies and operational requirements.



  • Computer literacy
  • Strong communication, presentation and negotiation skills
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • In-depth knowledge of the OHS Act, Environmental Act, PFMA
  • Knowledge of Supply Chain Management Processes
  • Good knowledge of working in a political environment
  • Good overall knowledge of the water industry
  • Sound financial management skills
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