Project Manager (12 months Contract) - Digital Transformation & Innovation, Pretoria

  • Pretoria
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Posted by Digital Transformation & Innovation on Thursday, March 26, 2020
  • Reference: 12754
  • Apply before Friday, April 17, 2020 - 15 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: Digital Transformation & Innovation


To manage, direct and lead the delivery of internal SABS projects as assigned towards fulfilment within budget, according to specification (quality and scope) and deliver by due date. Includes acquiring resources and coordinating the efforts of the delivery team towards realising the project’s objective and outputs.


  • Define project objectives in support of business requirements as stipulated in the project justification proposal with supporting project benefit measurements

  • Acquire approval of the project management plan which includes all areas required to manage the various project phases

  • Ensure that the project management plan is within the parameters of the approved project justification parameters

  • Design and manage project control mechanisms to track project progress against the agreed upon project management plan

  • Establish and manage  project administration and infrastructure protocols to support project delivery and control

  • Plan, manage and direct the formal closure of the of the project

  • Institute and manage the implementation of control mechanisms and actions to address issues, risks or poor resource performance

Customer/ Stakeholder

  • Report on project progress and develop direct communications channels for the project

  • Plan and execute the project communication plan in order to maintain the required stakeholder and user satisfaction levels throughout the project

  • Plan and define suitable mechanisms to transition the project’s outputs to business so that ownership and accountability is moved from the project to the relevant stakeholders in due course

  • Establish and maintain a project escalation process within the various project work teams, the project management team and the project steering committee


  • Assess and define issues and risks (quantitative and qualitative) and formulate response plans to address the issues and risks in terms of cost, time and scope

  • Track and evaluate the effectiveness of corrective measures and actions to ensure project performance in terms of quality , time and cost

  • Design and implement change control mechanisms and any configuration management systems required by the project to manage variances to project scope, budget and/or timeframes

Competent and empowered employees

  • Lead and direct project resources towards creation of a measurable project implementation plan, inclusive of task schedule and supporting budget

  • Determine the required resource capability through internal or external contracted resources and/or capabilities

  • Plan and lead the project team so that the project’s objectives, constraints dependencies and risks are implemented and managed effectively

  • Direct team towards effective task performance against agreed upon individual and team performance standards

  • Direct and maintain initiatives within the project to educate, mentor and coach stakeholders including instituting corrective measures to improve project team deliverables

Minimum Qualifications, Skills & Experience

  • B degree or national diploma in a related field

  • A project management certificate and/or diploma is essential.

  • Minimum 6 years’ relevant work experience in managing complex projects.

  • At least one year experience in a junior management or supervisory role

  • An ICT related qualification will be an added advantage

  • Proven track record in managing ICT projects is preferred.


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About Digital Transformation & Innovation

The SABS is a statutory body that was established in terms of the Standards Act, 1945 (Act No. 24 of 1945) and continues to operate in terms of the latest edition of the Standards Act, 2008 (Act No.8 of 2008) as the National Standardisation Institution in South Africa. It is the only entity in South Africa with the legislated mandate to develop, maintain and promote South African National Standards (SANS).  Accordingly, the strategic objective of the SABS is to contribute to the efficient functioning of the South African economy by:

Developing standards to advance the socio economic well-being of South Africa;
Delivering relevant conformity assessment services that facilitate access to markets for the South African industry.

We provide these platforms through our services in Testing, Certification, Accreditation, Design and Training.

In addition to our Pretoria Head Office premises, offices and laboratories are situated in Olifantsfontein, Richards Bay, Cape Town, Saldanha Bay, Durban, Mpumalanga, Secunda, Port Elizabeth and East London.

The work we do impacts people’s livelihood in a profound way. By joining us, employees will expand their horizons in the field of service and product standardisation. We attract professionals who believe in prioritizing customer’s needs and adding value to their lives. Our employees are proactive and inspire others to dedicate themselves in contributing towards a better South Africa. The organisational environment fosters a high performance culture. 

We believe in the development of our talent. Our employees are exposed to international workshops, leadership and other career development programmes to enable them to be efficient and effective in their roles.