• Senior Project Manager
  • Nextgen Technologies (Pty) Ltd • Johannesburg CBD
  • R65 600 - R83 200 Per Month
  • Contract position in the Banking sector
  • Posted by Nextgen Technologies (Pty) Ltd on Monday, June 19, 2017 Reference NG04877
  • Apply before: Friday, August 18, 2017 - 57 Days left

Suitable qualified and skilled candidates are invited to apply, giving full details of qualifications and relevant experience.  Our client is looking for a suitable candidate.

Key Role Information

Role Type:            Contracting – NextGen Client

Duration:              6 Months                            

Rate:                    R410 – R520 per hour

Location:              Johannesburg CBD                                                           

Sector:                  Banking Industry

Start:                     19 June 2017  


  • Project Manager with 7-10 years’ experience of the following:
  • Managing large project teams within financial services.
  • Managing budgets and ensuring delivery within budget.
  • Creating and managing project plans and ensuring deadlines associated with deliverables and other tasks are met.
  • Effort and resource estimation; establishing a team, assigning responsibilities and setting team direction.
  • Understanding, communicating and managing the overall direction of projects to ensure that client objectives are met.
  • Stakeholder management – managing client expectation and satisfaction and ensuring deliverable content and quality.
  • Managing project scope, and proactively identifying and resolving client challenges.
  • Managing changes to scope and project plans.
  • Identifying risks, issues and mitigations and managing these during the lifecycle of a projects.


  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects.
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget 
  • Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility 
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Develop a detailed project plan to monitor and track progress
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs using appropriate verification techniques 
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques 
  • Report and escalate to management as needed 
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders 
  • Perform risk management to minimise project risks 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with third parties/vendors 
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation 

Experience in delivering one or more of the following:

  • WAN/LAN network refreshes.
  • VLAN – network virtualisations.
  • IPT
  • Data Centre build/migrations/relocations.
  • Wi-Fi rollouts
  • Cloud

 Basic Qualifications

  • 5+ Years’ experience managing large, cross-functional network projects.
  • Ability to think both strategically and tactically in a high-energy, fast paced environment.
  • Proven ability to operate in high pressure situations and successfully handle multiple competing priorities while displaying a high degree of flexibility and professionalism.
  • Strong self-starter who can work independently when required.
  • Strong attention to detail with excellent analytical and quantitative problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate appropriately and effectively with both technical and non-technical individuals.
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex technology projects from requirements definition through delivery of solution, including communication of status and results throughout the organization.
  • Practical knowledge and skill in the use of project management methodologies and tools such as Microsoft Project, SharePoint, Excel, Work, Visio and others relevant to project planning and issue management.
  • Ability to effectively influence, negotiate, and communicate with internal and external business partners, contractors and vendors to get things done, with a track record of taking ownership and driving results.
  • Work with multiple teams across different geographies and cultures.
  • Strong understanding of network infrastructure technologies.

 Preferred Qualifications

  • PMI, Scrum or Agile Certification.
  • Solid understanding of enterprise solutions including hardware, networking and architecture.
  • Experience managing IT infrastructure projects such as co-location, network deployment, production operations.
  • Familiarity with information security and cloud computing.
  • Experience driving cross functional strategic initiatives.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent organization, analytical, quantitative, and presentation skills.
  • Strong bias for action and “get it done” attitude.
  • Detail oriented, yet able to look at a wide array of choices and identify what truly matters.

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