AECOM Project Manager in Sandton, South Africa

Requisition/Vacancy No. 149837BR

Position Title Project Manager

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Line Program Management

Country South Africa

State/Province/Region ZA - Gauteng

City Sandton

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About the Business Line

Program Management

Our specialists are responsible for the management and control of hundreds of major capital programs totaling over US$300 billion across all continents and market sectors, including transportation/infrastructure, mining and minerals, environmental, facilities, water and energy.

Job Summary


The main purpose of this role is the project management of construction projects with in the fuel retail and petrol service station environment. These project would include knock down rebuilds, refurbishments and new builds.

  • The Project Manager is a member of the Project Delivery Team reporting to the Operations Manager.

  • The Project Managers will deliver end to end project services within programme deadlines within a set of clear performance indicators. HSSE is the most important of the KPI’s and the project manager must show a strong track record in operational delivery of HSSE processes and communication.

  • This role will require significant interaction with the Client Team to maintain seamless communications and client confidence on all project delivery progress.

  • The programme of work is fast moving and this role will require strong management and leadership skills to motivate contractors and colleagues and provide excellence in execution.

Accountable to: Operations Manager

Location: There will be some travel around the Country. The role is generally office based (Sandton), however you will be required to travel to site as per the project requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manager the delivery of client and AECOM HSSE requirements

  • Manage the delivery of projects to the programme

  • Manage the delivery of projects within agreed budgets

  • Where appropriate, deliver savings on build projects and Programmes

  • Manage the delivery of dealer projects and programmes to approved time and cost

Typical generic task schedule to achieve the above:

  • Attend regular safety meetings, ensure messages conveyed to the operational staff and contractors, manage the safety messages into the projects and audit to give confidence that the safety is being implemented in accordance with client and AECOM HSSE processes and procedures. Feedback safety learning’s into the Safety Manager to provide continuous learning for the whole team. Provide safety training for operational staff and look for opportunities to give training to the supply chain.

  • Member of Project Managers Delivery Team charged with delivering projects to time, cost and quality standards. Lead Project Meetings to deliver all the stages of project development; delivery and close out, for example, scoping visits; design reviews; post tender meetings; cost plan reviews; pre-start meetings; regular site progress meetings; high quality handovers; financial close meetings; and safety audits.

  • For Dealer projects, ensure compliance to all brand standards while giving the solutions sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of the dealer business.

  • Management of supply chain partners will form a large part of this role; ensuring that they perform to required and agreed project execution plans to meet the clients desired outcome. Ensure that work is delivered within the agreed values of AECOM and the client.

The main purpose of this role is the project management of construction projects with in the fuel retail and petrol service station environment. These project would include knock down rebuilds and refurbishments.

Minimum Requirements

Essential requirements of Applicant:

  • A leader in compliance and ethics

  • Previous experience with retail fuel upgrades or shop fit outs is essential.

  • HSSE Leadership

  • Confident and capable individual with strong client focus

  • Recognised construction or design qualification (or similar experience)

  • Experienced in managing a diverse operational team

  • Strong track record in delivering projects in a fast moving and challenging environment

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight dead-lines

  • Good grasp of IT, particularly Excel and Word

  • Driving Licence

5-7 years of relevant project management experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Construction Management / Engineering Degree

  • Relevant Pr or PMP registration would be an advantage

  • Desirable requirements of Applicant: Management qualification

  • 5-7 years project management experience

  • Petrochem knowledge/experience

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.