We are looking to hire a Junior Project Manager who will play a crucial role in delivering projects of varying size and complexity.

As a Junior Project Manager, you’ll be responsible for directing, organizing, and controlling project activities, under the direction of a Project Principal and the Senior Project Manager / PMO.

What you’ll do:

  • Prepare governance reports, project status reports, presentations, agendas and minutes, and issue logs and change control registers
  • Monitor, analyse and report on budgets and forecasts to the Senior Project
  • Manager / Technical Manager, highlighting any variances, and providing suggestions for resolution
  • Attend client meetings as and when required, and assist with determination of project requirements
  • Ensure quality inspections during/after new installations
  • Assist the Senior Project Manager / PMO in the drafting and issuance of project proposals, budgets, cash flows and preliminary schedules
  • Ensure that all project documentation is delivered as per the ISO process
  • Assist the Senior Project Manager / Technical Manager / PMO with technical vetting of projects if and when required
  • Track the progress and quality of work being performed by employees and sub-contractors
  • Effectively manage site managers and employees under your control for the project duration
  • Use project scheduling and control tools to monitor projects plans, work hours, budgets and expenditures
  • Ensure clients’ needs are met in a timely and cost-effective manner
  • Prepare substantial completion/acceptance certificates and ensure all required project close out documents are obtained
  • Commission software and hardware for in-house workforce systems as well as those systems that might be used from time to time.
  • Ensure as Built drawings are done and signed off by the client
  • Ensure project quality signoffs are completed
  • Ensure project equipment register is sent to the Soc to update the CMDB
  • Assist peers with systems that might be problematic and requires a higher level of knowledge

Your expertise:

  • At least 8 years overall experience in a Security and Building Technology environment.
  • At least 2-3 years of experience supporting Project Managers / Technical
  • Managers in the delivery of projects in a coordination and support role
  • Proficient in MS Project and the MS Office Suite of products
    Experience in the fields of Access Control, Fire Detection, Gas Suppression and CCTV systems
  • Familiarity with construction methods and building contracts (JBCC GCC), with an understanding of the Construction environment which require daily activity and oversight as well as adaptation as clients’ physical environments constantly change, therefore must be able to travel between sites on a daily basis and attend to multiple sites.

Qualifications required:

  • Matric (Grade 12) or equivalent diploma
  • Project Management Certification / Diploma – Prince2 or Project Management Diploma
  • Diploma OR B Degree (Engineering/Project Management Project
  • Management/Construction)
  • PSIRA Certified (Grade E and B)
  • Need to be of sound body and mind as the role require physical work.
  • Preferred qualification:

    • Project Management – (Prince 2/PMBOK/Other project related courses)
    • Project Management Institute(PMI) membership
    • Clear understanding of ISO Processes

Personality and attributes:

  • Effective communication skills including verbal, written, and presentation skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively both independently and in a team-based environment with a solid understanding of SHERQ requirements
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills to ensure stock, subcontractors, and emplyees with stakeholders on a site can work together to deliver a specific outcome
  • Ability to operate in an environment of uncertainty and incomplete information and make well-reasoned decisions
  • Project Management – Demonstrated/proven knowledge and experience in working on and supporting project management to deliver business
    benefits – Need to understand Time, Cost, Scope, Issue, and Risk management in a practical environment.
  • Stakeholder management – ability to successfully manage a wide network of relationships
  • Communication – Accurately and clearly convey timely information and ideas, using a style and manner of presentation appropriate to the target audience
  • Problem resolution – act on identified needs and expectations, and resolve issues and problems of stakeholders ensuring that action and decisions address stakeholder needs expectations
  • Research, analysis and decision making – comprehensive reaching, analysing and summarising of information, making sense of large amounts of information and complex situations and getting to the heart of the problem
    Leadership – Contribute to the creation of a motivated environment where goals can be achieved, skills and knowledge are enhanced, and learning development are valued.

Other information applicable to the opportunity:

  • Permanent Position
  • Location: Durban
  • Travel: Occasional basic traveling

Desired Skills:

  • Adaptability
  • Authenticity
  • Partnership
  • Ingenuity
  • Mastery

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