South Africa

Project Manager

Company Eskom Pension and Provident Fund
Reference # PM001
Published 17/02/2020
Contract Type Contract
36 Months
Salary Market Related
Location Bryanston, Gauteng, South Africa
Assist the Executive Manager to lead and oversee the portfolio of EPPF projects, ensuring that projects are established, managed and monitored to conclusion on a professional project management basis and that they deliver the expected value to the business.

Job Functions Information Technology
Industries Financial Services

•Assist the EPPF to proactively identify project requirements and accurately forecast specific project requirements.

•Define and implement good practices regarding project management and administration in line with industry best practice.

•Develop and implement governance mechanisms to support the effective execution of projects.

•Maintain regular reports presenting a consolidated view of the EPPF project portfolio in terms of budgets, time, resources and deliverables.


•Ensure that practices are implemented to build capability.

•Plan manpower needs.

•Select / assign and lead/manage people.

•Maintain shared values, vision and mission.

•Direct the training and development of staff.


•Liaise with key stakeholders to gain an understanding of specific project needs and the project implementation environment, where this relates to current and future projects identified by line management.

•Manage and monitor all on-going projects in terms of delivery and providing an PMO service delivery.

•Plan, Monitor and manage project capacity requirements.

•Close off completed projects to the appropriate business or functional area and ensure proper project closure governance.

•Compile project implementation and PMO budgets, project scopes/plans and deliverables and submit for approval.

•Ensure that project risks and issues are Identified, escalated where necessary and mitigated by using strong governance frameworks and administrative practices.

•Chair project governance forums where designated and attend project meetings and discussion forums.

•Ensure that project reports and regular updates for strategic forums are delivered in time and in a simplified yet professional format.


•Plan, Lead and coordinate the procurement process around the appointment of vendors and service providers to assist the PMO with the execution of projects insofar as Project Management is concerned.

•Establish relationships with suitable vendors and service providers for current and future projects.

•Identify, coordinate and establish mechanisms to drive enhanced value from project vendors and service providers.


•Define Project budget.

•Execute the budget.

•Control and monitor the budget.

•Update and report on the budget.

•At least 5 years job related experience.

•Acknowledged Project Management Qualification at M+3 level Bachelor's degree computer science or;

•Project Management certification (Prince -2; PBBOK or equivalent).

•Sound knowledge of project management in a financial services/administration environment with strong capabilities in the IT systems implementation environment.

•Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a plus.

•Strong understanding of formal project management methodologies.

•Budget management experience.

•In-depth knowledge of Project Management as a discipline.

•Knowledge of Project Management in an ICT and financial services environment.

•Knowledge of pension fund governance frameworks.

•Strong background in business skills, management, budgeting and analysis.

•Ability to handle a diverse and complex portfolio.

•Deadline driven.


•Ability to work at tactical and operational levels.

•Innovative and flexible.

•Strong communicator.

•Strong people skills.

•Excellent communicator and comfortable managing multiple tasks.

•Strong problem-solving aptitude.

Job Closing Date 24/02/2020
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