AECOM Senior Project Manager in Sandton, South Africa

Business Line Program Management

Position Title Senior Project Manager

South Africa - Gauteng


Job Summary

As Senior Project Manager to ensure that the projects achieve positive financial results and that they are delivered successfully. This includes the following aspects:

  • Detail planning of projects including Scoping, WBS, Scheduling, Resourcing, etc.

  • Monitoring / Managing the performance and delivery of projects.

  • Identifying project performance and delivery risks.

  • Developing risk mitigations.

  • Implementing mitigation actions for maximum immediate impact as well the implementation of medium and long term actions to ensure successful project delivery.

  • Providing support to individual staff through mentorship and regular face to face consultations.

  • Ensuring that career paths for staff are set and creating opportunities for career growth for junior project managers and project support staff.

  • Plan project for healthy starts and re-starts on projects where required

  • Promoting a culture of dedication and cooperation by providing an open and positive environment within the projects.

  • Managing the financial performance of projects on a continuous basis to ensure maximum possible margin / profit, accurate revenue recognition, financial reporting and strict management of accounts receivable.

  • Facilitating the building of strong inter business line relationships as well as building strong relationships with the design and engineering and cost management business lines.

  • Leading major bids for the company for any of the AECOM Business Lines as well as providing support to bids led by others.

  • Establishing, building and maintaining strong client relationships and business development.

  • Promoting commitment to Health, Safety and Environment.

Key Skills :

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the Engineering and Construction Industry.

  • Strong with project controls.

  • Scheduling / Programming of projects.

  • Experienced in Multi‐disciplinary Project Management and Construction management.

  • Business Development.

  • Tenders / Bid preparation and management.

  • Customer / Client Relations and management.

  • Financial Management.

  • Stakeholder Management.

  • Budgeting & Cost Controls.

  • Legal / Contractual Management.

  • Risk Management.

  • Technical and Design Management.

  • Resource planning, utilization and management.

  • Earned Value management.

  • Excellent administration skills and knowledge of contracts.

  • Excellent in Scope definition, Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), detail Project activity planning.

  • Development of work procedures and Quality Management systems.

Persona Attributes:

  • Positive nature and passionate approach to work and life.

  • Ability to be the leader in a capacity, and the follower (team member) in another.

  • Problem solving, process thought of mind and pro‐active attitude.

  • Excellent in conflict management and diplomatic by nature.

  • Ability to make decisions, initiate action and drive to achieve the goal.

  • Dedicated and loyal.

  • Innovative, creative and practical.

  • Excellent communication and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to motivate, persuade and influence not only staff, but also clients and stakeholders.

  • Fair and compassionate.

  • Dynamic and Versatile.

  • Take ownership of projects, teams and delivery.

“The Company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an Equal Opportunities employer, we actively encourage and welcome people with disabilities to apply.”

Minimum Requirements

5 - 7 years experience in the Consulting Engineering, Project Management and / or Construction Industry.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Tertiary education – BSc Construction / QS or BEng.

  • Registered SACPCMP – Pr CPM.

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.

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 193385BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.