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Pretoria

Project Manager (Contract) (PTA)

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ENVIRONMENT:

If you thrive under pressure then a consulting firm in Centurion wants you as their next Project Manager where your core role will include implementing PMO policies, managing project budgets and financial reporting and ensuring the overall effective and exceptional execution of multiple projects. You will require a Degree in Computer Science/ Information Systems or equivalent tertiary qualification, at least 6 years’ experience in outsource environments, Applications Services, be able to manage the application development life cycle and advanced MS Project skills. Please note this is a contract role.

 

DUTIES:

Implementation of PMO Governance policy –

Develop, update and maintain PMO process and procedures.

Develop staff deployed within the project community by providing Project Management Training.

Generate reports and present project status and deliverables.

Ensure compliance to project Methodology.

 

Management of Projects –

Manage successful end-to-end execution of all projects in line with the formal project management methodologies and approved project plans.

Responsible for ensuring that the project activities, identified within the Scope of Work, are actioned, using allocated resources, within the budget and deadlines determined by the Scope of Work and Project Plan.

Time, Plan, Monitor and Control projects.

Monitor and Control the Scope of the project.

Manage Project Outputs, timelines and risks.

Report and escalate project issues.

Responsible to close a project according to the agreed policies and procedures.

Ensure all project deliverables are duly signed off.

Project accounting – Manage project budgets, invoicing and financial reporting.

Track and reports team hours and expenses on a weekly basis.

Other administration duties relating to Project Management.

 

Provide Project Facilitation Services –

Conduct neutral project scoping workshops to effectively assist with production of documents.

Provide support and guidance on governance process.

Ensure quality of the final document.

 

Stakeholder Management –

Manage internal/external project stakeholders.

Negotiate and manage contracts with service providers.

Manage the Project Team Members.

To create a supportive team culture and motivational climate in projects.

 

Mentoring and Coaching –

Provided time to time support to the project community on Project Life Cycle.

Provide coaching to the entire client staff on Project Management by responding to their queries.

 

Manage and Maintain Project Knowledge Management Repository –

Generate consolidated project management information.

Contribute to the general project management community through sharing experiences and information which has been gathered through research and execution of projects.

Populate and maintain lessons learned on completed projects for PMO archiving.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Qualifications –

BSc Computer Science / BCom Information Systems Degree or similar qualification.

 

Experience/Skills –

Extensive experience in outsource environments with 6 to10 years relevant experience.

Experience in Applications Services.

Management of application development life cycle.

Client Relations Management.

In depth understanding of Project Management Lifecycles and methodologies

PFMA knowledge.

Business Case Analysis.

Advanced MS Projects.

Financial Management.

 

Advantageous –

Business Analysis; Programming; System Analysis, Object-Oriented Design (OOD), Software Debugging qualifications.

 

While we would really like to respond to every application, should you not be contacted for this position within 10 working days please consider your application unsuccessful.

 

COMMENTS:

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