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Project Manager - External (RSS)

Job Description

Job Title / Role:                    Project Manager – External (RSS) Organization:                        Lead Country South Africa Location:                               Midrand, South Africa

Reporting Manager:              Divisional Head of Sales - SI


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

* Empowerment:

·        Drives own empowerment with adequate signature authorization and target agreement to manage the project as entrepreneur according the organizational  standards

·        Stands for overall responsibility on project results including budget, financial management of risks, opportunities, claims, scheduling and EHS; acts as owner of his/her project

      * Manage the project throughout the project Life Cycle until final acceptance (FAC):

·        Agrees with management and customer on which methodology (e.g. traditional, hybrid, agile) to apply based on the project characteristics

·        Develops action plans and handles relevant planning elements and work results

·        Effectively collaborates with relevant partners in the sales/project initiation phase

·        Performs contract reading and derives actions concerning risks, opportunities and contractual obligations

·        Drives technical solutions and integrations of all (sub-)systems

·        Ensures proper ramp-up and execution on site

·        Holds regular project status meetings and organizes acceptance of work results

·         Documents all work results according to the valid standards

·        Manages acceptance (tests) and final project handover/closure in a timely manner

* Manage Customer Requirements:

·        Builds fruitful relationships to customer representatives

·        Manages customer expectations and solves occuring issues

·        Consults with customers on technical solutions, together with Sales Manager, Key Account Manager and Siemens R&D organization

·        Actively gathers information on the customer and customer's strategies and manages requirements and targets

* Develop strategies for the project:  

·        Acts as advisor for his line/senior management 

·        Develops and considers strategic targets for own project in line with responsible business manager

·        Represents the project in the relevant decision boards internally and externally

·         Identifies/creates additional opportunities within his/her ongoing projects

* Manage project finances:

·        Takes full responsibility for the financial results

·        Verifies the project proposal/order entry costing

·        Ensures regular financial controlling and reporting along the complete project lifespan

·        Optimizes the project gross profit

·        Identifies non conformances and takes measures to minimize the impact

·        Ensures that the results of risk assessments are appropriately reflected in project calculation

·         Fosters change order approach consequently with adequate margin contribution

* Manage project team:

·        Agrees targets and work packages with project team and delegates defined work packages

·         Holds and seeks feedback pro-actively (e.g. team members, managers, customers)

·        Demonstrates leadership to functionally assigned intercultural staff

·        Takes responsibility for own and supports team-members' work life balance

·        Supports team-members' personal development

·        Fosters ownership culture within the project team

·        Cooperates closely with line managers and experts

·        Facilitates and monitors effective team collaboration also in virtual environment

·        Regularly performs lessons learned activities and feeds the results into own project and organization

* Manage stakeholders:

·        Conducts stakeholder analysis and manages efficient communication with relevant stakeholders (e.g. customers, partners, suppliers, authorities) 

·        Actively manages and solves conflicts

·        Drives intercultural communication and collaboration

·        Selects and involves partners/subcontractors based on project needs

·        Involves procurement at an early stage and other relevant stakeholders (e.g. legal, compliance, EHS)

* Manage contracts, risk/opportunities and change orders/claims:

·        Follows the relevant LoA process as designated Project Manager

·        Assesses and manages contracts including supplier contracts

·         Manages an overall project with onshore and offshore part according to the New Collaboration Model if applicable

·        Negotiates with stakeholders on change requests and incorporates them into contracts

·        At an early stage identifies claim potential and works on mitigation/avoidance strategies

·        Proactively drive and negotiate opportunities

·        Ensures monitoring and management of risks and opportunities

·        Devises suitable strategies for risk mitigation and ensures the implementation of the risk mitigating measures

* Manage compliance to standards, rules and regulations:

·        Leads project members to act according to the Business Conduct Guidelines following the rules  (e.g. tax regulations, delegation of employees, guarantees and export control)

·        Sets necessary measures to ensure zero harm policy in environment, health and safety

·         Involves the necessary corporate governance units

·        Complies to local standards and law of countries directly affected

·        Ensures the overall quality of works, products and deliverables

Qualifications and Experience

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

·        5- 8 years relevant experience within the EPC Environment

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

·        Must have indepth knowledge of NEC3 and FIDIC Contract Management experience

·        Cross Border Project Management Experience Advantageous

·        Must have demonstrable Claim and Contract Management Skills

·        10 years’ + experience in project management with full profit and loss responsibility.

·        Project management in the Civil works, Electrical/General contractor space

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.

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Organization: Smart Infrastructure

Company: Siemens Proprietary Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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