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Contractor : Project Manager (Project Ultra)



Contract End Date - 30/06/2025

Exciting 2 year contract opportunity with Astron Energy (Pty) Limited team.

To lead the delivery of the project for a future convenience offering from project initiation, through execution, to completion and handover to Business.

  • Ensure project milestones are delivered on time, within budget and to meet the desired project objectives.

  • Overall responsibility will include project delivery utilising the Astron Delivery Methodology. Delivery should follow Astron’s project delivery methodology, however additional steps may be required as the project develops.

  • Projects to be executed and logged in the required project management tool (prior knowledge of tool not required) and ensure project expectations are met or exceeded.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the projects are aligned with Astron standards and strategies. Involved in day-to-day activities and providing effective control of project management.

The role will involve a high degree of interface coordination between Astron Energy stakeholders, as well as external stakeholders

The role will entail retail and convenience store partners so prior experience in retail related project management is required, and experience in the petroleum industry would be beneficial. The incumbent will be able to work effectively in both a corporate and operational environment.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to):

  • Plan and coordinate procurement and contracting activities to ensure timely delivery of the project

  • Successful project initiation

  • Design, execution, monitoring and controlling project’s lifecycle

  • Project closure

  • Project Reporting - provide regular and appropriate reporting

  • Enforce structure within project and ensure that necessary Governance is embedded within this structure of the project

  • Initiate and embed online project management tool ensure transparent tracking

  • Prepare and coordinate phase gate meetings at the beginning and end of each phase, agree on which deliverables will be presented within each phase and co-ordinate monthly steering committee meetings

  • Ensure the project team develop fit-for-purpose design documents, including design philosophies, guidelines, procedures and standards

  • PM is responsible for ensuring that these deliverables be completed timeously to ensure the project can move forward to its next phase

  • Ensure all technical documents, drawing packages, equipment and material bid packages receive the appropriate level of discipline, engineering and commercial review

  • Monitor and control project scope, cost, schedule, quality and risk to ensure adherence to project requirements and effectively manage change.

  • Safeguard Astron Energy’s interests in all technical and commercial interactions with third parties

  • Coordinate interface activities between, internal stakeholders, field construction, engineering contractors, project team members, vendors and field operations personnel, including coordination of management of change activities.

  • Ensure the project team reviews and approves technical documents, drawing packages, equipment and material bid packages – according to core discipline skills

  • Develop and maintain project scopes of work, execution packages, cost estimates, budgets, schedules and resource estimation.

  • Provide additional reports and recommendations to management as required

Professional Qualification and Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree/National Diploma – business or engineering

  • Formal project management qualifications (PMBOK, PMP, SAFe or other) (preferred)

  • Agile certifications (preferred)

Work Experience:

  • At least 10+ years’ experience with deep project management skills.

  • Prior experience in the petroleum industry would be beneficial.

Knowledge and skills:

  • Demonstrates excellent coordination, project management, facilitation and interface management skills

  • Commercially and contractually astute with sound understanding of the Stage-Gate project delivery systems

  • Demonstrates excellent business acumen on project funding, project cost analysis and schedule setting & attainment

  • Excellent English communication, interpersonal, report writing and presentation skills with the ability to work collaboratively across multiple disciplines, managerial boundaries and stakeholder management.

  • Ability to operate on multiple levels, hands-on, strong negotiator, pragmatic, innovative and creative

  • Analytical and logical, ability to create value by identifying and driving alternative and efficient approaches appropriate to the situation at hand

  • Attention to detail – ability to interrogate and constructively challenge to ensure rigorous outcomes appropriate to requirements

  • Highly motivated, hands-on, self-starting, action-centred and flexible in their approach

  • Work on multiple levels to both effectively manage the complexities of the project, local standards and workforce capabilities

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