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Vacancies: Technical Project Manager

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Name:
Technical Project Manager
 
Location:
Gauteng
Vacancy Type:
Contract
 
Suburb And City:
Midrand
Expected Starting Date :
2017/01/30
 
EE/AA:
Checked
Specific Requirements :
IT Degree
 

Job Specification

Job Name:
Project Manager
Reports to:
Practice Lead : Project Management
Sector:
IT & Telecommunications
Minimum Education:
    •BSc, BCom or BTech in Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or related technology discipline.
    •Qualification in project management or equivalent - PMP / PRINCE II / PMBOK certification
    •Proficient in project management software
    •Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of project management
    •Knowledge of project management techniques and tools
    •Direct work experience in project management capacity
    •Proven experience in people management
    •Proven experience in strategic planning
    •Proven experience in risk management
    •Proven experience in change management
Personal Skills and Attributes:
•Communication Skills (written & verbal)
•Listening Skills
•Planning, organising and execution skills
•Work under pressure
•Communicate Effectively: Speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
Required Experience:
•10 years + for a Senior Project Manager position with extensive planning and/or management experience on multiple software development projects.
•5 years+ experience for an Intermediate Project Manger
•2 years+ experience for a Junior Project Manager
•Experience in SDLC methodologies such AGILE (SCRUM), Scaled AGILE, DAD, RUP , Waterfall (PMP, PMBOK)
Role Overview:
The successful individual, comfortable in engaging with stakeholders at all levels of the organization recognizes the art of facilitation as one of the key skills of a Project Manager and passionately lives the belief that technology not just enables business, but will increasingly become one of the key drivers of successful 21st century businesses .
Prioritization of requirements, and the documentation thereof in a manner that is comprehensive enough to reflect understanding of business requirements. The Project Manager will be responsible for creating solutions, achieving deadlines and delivering excellence through effective interaction with clients, suppliers and the internal production team.
Significant experience in iterative methodologies could well be the deal clincher.
Responsibilities:
PLAN THE PROJECT
•Assist/define in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility in collaboration with senior management
•Create a detailed work plan which identifies and sequences the activities needed to successfully complete the project
•Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
•Determine the resources (time, money, equipment, etc) required to complete the project
•Develop a schedule for project completion that effectively allocates the resources to the activities
•Review the project schedule with senior management and all other staff that will be affected by the project activities; revise the schedule as required
•Determine the objectives and measures upon which the project will be evaluated at its completion

STAFF THE PROJECT
•In consultation with the appropriate manager, recruit, interview and select staff and/or volunteers with appropriate skills for the project activities
•Manage project staff and/or volunteers according to the established policies and practices of the organization
•Ensure that personnel files are properly maintained and kept confidential
•Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects
•Ensure that all project personnel receive an appropriate orientation to the organization and the project
•Ensure resource availability and allocation
•Contract qualified consultants to work on the project as appropriate
•Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors

IMPLEMENT THE PROJECT
•Execute the project according to the project plan
•Develop forms and records to document project activities
•Set up files to ensure that all project information is appropriately documented and secured
•Monitor the progress of the project and make adjustments as necessary to ensure the successful completion of the project
•Establish a communication schedule to update stakeholders including appropriate staff in the organization on the progress of the project
•Review the quality of the work completed with the project team on a regular basis to ensure that it meets the project standards

CONTROL THE PROJECT
•Write reports on the project for management and for funders
•Communicate with funders as outlined in funding agreements
•Monitor and approve all budgeted project expenditures
•Monitor cash flow projections and report actual cash flow and variance to senior management on a regular basis (monthly/bimonthly)
•Manage all project funds according to established accounting policies and procedures
•Ensure that all financial records for the project are up to date
•Prepare financial reports and supporting documentation for funders as utlined in funding agreements
•Perform risk management to minimize project risks
•Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
•Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques
•Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques.
Required Experience:
•10 years + for a Senior Project Manager position with extensive planning and/or management experience on multiple software development projects.
•5 years+ experience for an Intermediate Project Manger
•2 years+ experience for a Junior Project Manager
•Experience in SDLC methodologies such AGILE (SCRUM), Scaled AGILE, DAD, RUP , Waterfall (PMP, PMBOK)
Minimum Experience:
6 years + (Senior)
 
 
 

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