Senior Project Manager – Telecommunication

Job Description

Our firm, Africa-One Consulting has been retained to provide Senior Project Manager - Telecommunication at one of South Africa’s municipality. As such, we are looking for Senior Project Managers in Telecommunication. Preference will be given to candidates with certification.

Responsibilities

  • Manage a Project Office Team
  • SAP PPM module updating
  • Project Scheduling
  • Resource Planning
  • Reporting
  • Strategy formulation
  • Managing the client’s vendors and delivery of services.
  • Responsible for timely project completion, issue identification/resolution, and customer delivery
  • Ensures clients clearly understand status of project throughout all phases; including outstanding, pending and completed tasks
  • Proven ability to use and maintain complex project administration systems
  • Experience with administration of project documentation (specifications, closeout documents, POs and invoices)
  • The ability to work systematically and accurately in complex settings
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word in particular)
  • Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span one or multiple lines of business
  • Provide on-site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones
  • Full project life cycle ownership: successful project delivery will include full implementation from initiation to deployment for one major or several minor initiatives simultaneously
  • Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test and deployment management activities
  • Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project

Required education:

  • B-Tech/First Degree with Project Management as a subject or Proven (15 years) project management skills within a Telecoms multi project environment

Required experience:

  • B-Tech/First Degree with Project Management as a subject or Proven (15 years) project management skills within a Telecoms multi project environment

Core Skills

  • Project Management of a Telecommunications Network roll out
  • Understanding of LAN, MAN, MPLS, Radio, Facilities and Fibre technologies and standards.

Other Requirements

  • Requires extensive understanding of the dynamics of Project
  • Management within organizations
  • Preferable to have theoretical and applied knowledge in an engineering or telecoms project environment
  • Knowledge of project management and governance especially on large projects in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint or equivalent document management system
  • Experience in SAP or other ERP system environment
  • Proven ability to use and maintain complex project administration systems
  • Experience with administration of project documentation (specifications, closeout documents, POs and invoices)
  • The ability to work systematically and accurately in complex settings
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word in particular)
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Driver’s license and own vehicle

Candidates should be able to start as soon as possible.