Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager

  • Location

    Cape Town

  • Sector:

    Renewable Energy & Infrastructure

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    Directly reflective of experience

  • Contact:

    Harry Gibson

  • Contact email:


  • Published:

    over 3 years ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


The Opportunity 

TGRC are working with an industry leading IPP assiting in the hiring of a Senior Project Manager to be overall responsible for all aspects of the project performance; including management of the contract, cost, schedule, and interfaces with project stakeholders, as well as safety of personnel and equipment. To be responsible for all reporting to both the SPV (customer) and internal management.


Operating System

  • Follow the guidelines and prescribed structures as outlined by the operating system
  • Provide continuous input towards improvement and optimisation of the operating system
  • Successfully implement the operating system throughout the structuring and execution phase of the Project

Manage Structuring Phase of projects

  • Establish the project team
  • Coordinate and manage project team
  • Ensure the structuring phase are executed effectively by identifying and managing all required activities
  • Establish a realistic, effective and robust Project Management Plan
  • Control all structuring phase costs and ensure that expenditure remain within the set thresholds
  • Efficient management of resources ensuring deliverables are achieved on time
  • Support negotiations with Suppliers and Contractors
  • Establish a lean management structure for the execution phase, both effective and cost effective
  • Assist and lead the supply chain division issuing RFP’s, managing the bid evaluation process
  • Responsible to ensure a successful structuring phase
  • Ensure the timely delivery of project documents
  • Optimise the project budget
  • Support in setting up supplier contracts which does not expose SSO or the project to risks, specifically quality and costs
  • Ensure to establish a strong and efficient management team for the execution phase
  • Prepare the project charter

Manage, monitor and report delivery/execution phase

  • Responsible to manage the entire scope of the project and successful delivery of the project within the triple constraint
  • Manage the entire project team, ensuring to resource optimization
  • Manage all project costs during execution
  • Ensure successful completion of the execution phase, and delivery to the Operation & Maintenance division within the planned timelines
  • Ensure accurate and continuous reporting of project progress to top management, key stakeholders and the SPV
  • Ensure effective contracts management of suppliers and service providers during execution
  • Ensure SSO Compliance to the EPC Contract
  • Identify contract breaches and manage project risks
  • Manage administration and close out of contracts
  • Manage the Company’s contractual risk and ensure that risk status contractually is monitored and closed out progressively
  • Dealing with all project contractual matters
  • Ensure that the project teams and contractors employ due diligence with the terms, conditions, rights and obligations of the contract
  • Conduct meetings with the stakeholders concerning contractual problems and issues
  • Establish and updates all records of correspondence related to contract activities
  • Ensure the Sub-EPC adherence to project processes and procedures
  • Prepare contract change notices, monitor contract performance, including the reporting and status of contractor and EPC deliverables
  • Ensure that SSO remains compliant to its contractual obligations set in the Project Documents
  • Assist in contract negotiations, commercially and contractually
  • Seeking instructions timeously from the SPV in relation to the Contract variations
  • Receive, assess and administrate all Project related claims and variations, including milestone payments
  • Continuously evaluate project KPI’s to ensure positive project performance and identify early risks related to the schedule and budget overruns
  • Ensure high standards for HSE, Quality, Environmental and CSR


  • 10+ years management experience of managing large scale construction projects This include the following:
  • 5+ years’ experience managing renewable energy construction projects
  • Degree or equivalent in Construction Management or Civil/Mechanical/Electrical Engineering Good technical knowledge
  • Excellent track record of managing large scale renewable energy and construction Projects An excellent knowledge of MS Office and IT
  • Accredited training for FIDIC and NEC Contracts
  • Sound knowledge of contracts related to energy generation projects Good understanding of Utility interfaces and stakeholders
  • Excellent knowledge of structuring process flows