Project Manager (Senior) - Parvana, Cape Town Southern Suburbs

  • Cape Town Southern Suburbs
  • Salary: Market Related (Negotiable)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: IT, Technology, Technical
  • Posted by Parvana on Friday, March 15, 2019
  • Reference: PM 1002175
  • Apply before Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 25 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Parvana

About the Client:

This client is involved and does extensive outsource work for blue-chip brands mostly in the UK and USA. They do have some local clients as well. The focus is on the corporate and academic sector were solutions are customised using innovative solutions to suit client needs with a focus on the digital and cloud technology sectors.


  • As a Senior Project Manager, your main role will be to ensure project objectives in the entire production office are met, by supporting the team in planning, implementing and monitoring the project deliverables.



  • Providing overall leadership to the project office, including overseeing project managers, account managers and functional team leaders in order to ensure delivery of a portfolio of projects.

  • Champion the project management function to achieve better quality, efficiency and oversight of projects across the business.

  • Improving the approach to the full life cycle of projects including; project planning, initiation, resourcing and execution to monitoring, control and completion.

  • Acting as a strategic advisor to the leadership team to ensure the alignment of multiple teams to ensure delivery on strategic projects.

  • Identifying issues and risks in a timely manner and developing/implementing appropriate mitigation and contingency plans.

  • Reporting on the status of projects, including the payment of projects invoices in a timely and accurate manner.

Candidate Requirements

  • Honours degree in a commercial, science or engineering field.
  • A formal qualification in Project Management such as PMP or Prince2.
  • A senior software developer team lead who manages a multi-disciplinary team (not just devs).
  • Technically current and competent - 6-8 years of developing software with at least 3 years leading others on large projects. Currently spends at least 50% of their time writing code and contributing to said projects.
  • Inspires confidence in the team he/she will lead.
  • Understands the business side - can meaningfully contribute to discussions that aren’t purely technical.
  • Solid experience in Python and AWS a plus, building large and complicated software systems non-negotiable.
  • Experience in leading large projects, portfolios of projects, and teams of at least 30 people.
  • High level of competency in project management frameworks, tools & methodologies.
  • Strong IT & presentation skills.
  • Experienced in the use of collaborative tools which ensure alignment within large teams.
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About Parvana

We are a recruitment company specialising in IT, telco & Finance with offices in South Africa and the United Kingdom. We are a highly skilled team that endeavours to provide a personal, efficient and value add service.

PARVANA is Persian for butterfly.

An unusual name for a recruitment agency perhaps, but we like to think it will stick with you next time you think about new opportunities.

At Parvana, we pride ourselves on our ability to not only assist our clients who are trying to find the best talent, but to guide and offer advice to our candidates who are looking for a new career.

That’s why when any executive or high profile employee is looking for a new career, they head directly to Parvana - and so should you.