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Project Manager External _Smart Infrastructure

Job Description

Job Title / Role:                     Project Manager - External Organization:                        Lead Country South Africa Location:                                Midrand, South Africa

Reporting Manager:              Project Management Manager


The Business

Siemens Smart Infrastructure combines the real and digital worlds across energy systems, buildings, and industries, enhancing the way people live and work and significantly improving efficiency and sustainability. We work together with customers and partners to create an ecosystem that both intuitively responds to the needs of people and helps customers achieve their business goals. It helps our customers to thrive, communities to progress and supports sustainable development to protect our planet for the next generation.

Role Headline

Project Managers are responsible for the design, development, and management of customer projects, according to defined Project Management (PM@Siemens) standards and customer requirements, with responsibility for economic results.

Responsibilities of the Role

·        Consults with customers on technical solutions, together with the Sales Manager or Key Account Manager.

·        Clarifies customers´ targets and requirements, and/or specification in request for proposal (RFP).

·        Prepares participation in tender and leads negotiation with customers.

·        Coordinates overall planning of the project and decides on allocation of resources.

·        Clarifies specification and continuously liaises with other internal departments involved ensuring clear KPI’s for all team members.

·        Monitors milestone and adherence to budgets, and initiates actions to minimize non-conformance cost.

·        Reviews project risks and ensures that appropriate mitigation measures are put in place by following the contractual claims procedure to maximise opportunities.

·        Maintains constant communication to customers, outside contractors or other stakeholders with minutes of meetings being distributed to all relevant parties.

·        May coordinate agreed commissioning measures onsite, together with Engineering.

·        Adheres to PM standards and Business Conduct Guidelines (e.g., Tax regulations, Export Control, EHS, Quality Control).

·        Manages and coordinates all temporarily assigned project staff.


Qualifications and Experience

·        Relevant tertiary Degree/Diploma, preferably an Electrical Engineering qualification or similar.

·        A South African recognised Project Management qualification or PM@siemens certification.

·        Must have min 3-5 years’ experience with NEC3.

·        FIDIC experience would be advantageous

·        Cross Border Project Management Experience Advantageous

·        5-8 years’ experience in project management with full profit and loss responsibility.


Attributes and skills

·        Strong Administration and time management skills.

·        Advanced interpersonal skills

·        Ability to lead virtual project team/s to a successful implementation across countries.

·        Excellent intercultural skills to cooperate with customers throughout sub-Saharan Africa.

·        Must be willing to travel.

Our culture:

Our culture embraces different perspectives, open debate, and the will to challenge convention. Change is a constant aspect of our work. We aspire to lead the change in our industry rather than just react to it. That is why we invite you to take on new challenges, test your ideas, and celebrate success.

The company’s approved Employment Equity Plan and Targets under the Employment Equity Act will be considered as part of the recruitment process. As an equal opportunity employer, we encourage and welcome people with various disabilities to apply.

We care about your data privacy and take compliance with the POPI Act, GDPR as well as other data protection legislation seriously. For this reason, we ask you not to send us your CV or resume by email. We ask instead that you create a profile in our talent community where you can upload your CV. Setting up a profile lets us know you are interested in career opportunities with us and makes it easy for us to send you an alert when relevant positions become open



Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Proprietary Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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