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Chief Construction Project Manager: Engineering Services

Western Cape Government

Chief Construction Project Manager, Ref no. HS 2019-03
Department Human Settlements
Salary level OSD

Enquiries Ms PN Mayisela at (021) 483 2854
Job Type Permanent
Location – Country South Africa
Location – Province Western Cape
Location – Town / City Cape Town

Job Purpose
The Department of Human Settlements is seeking the services of a qualified Chief Construction Project Manager Grade A (OSD) to render a professional project management support service to the Department of Human Settlements. This post is based in Cape Town.

Minimum Requirements

An appropriate qualification (National Higher Diploma, BTech, Honours) in Built Environment field; A minimum of 6 years’ experience as a registered Professional Construction Project Manager with the SACPCMP; Compulsory registration with SACPCMP as a Professional Construction Project Manager on appointment; A valid driving licence.


Understanding of the following: Latest building legislation, building contracts and contract administration; Engineering, legal and operational compliance; Human Settlements and Local Government delivery issues; Intergovernmental relations e.g. local authorities, national departments and other provincial departments; Project management from conception to delivery in the built environment; Project coordination, integration, communication and control of project activities; Integration and professional beneficial utilisation of organisational resources and the application of project portfolio coordination management methods; Costing of human settlements projects; Procurement and tendering processes; Risk Management and quality assurance control
Key Performance Areas

Project design and analysis of effectiveness:

Perform final review and approvals or audits on project designs according to design principles or theory; Coordinate designs efforts and integration across disciplines to ensure seamless integration with current technology. Maintain project operational effectiveness: Manage the execution of project management strategy through the provision of appropriate structures, systems and resources; Set project standards, specifications and service levels according to organisational objectives to ensure optimum operational availability; Monitor project management efficiencies according to organisational goals to direct or redirect project services for the attainment of organisational objectives.

Financial Management: Ensure the availability and management of funds to meet the MTEF objectives within the project environment/services; Manage the operational capital project portfolio for the operation to ensure effective resourcing according to organisational needs and objectives; Manage the commercial added value of the discipline-related programmes and projects; Facilitate the compilation of innovation proposals to ensure validity and adherence to organisational principles; Allocate, monitor, control expenditure according to budget to ensure efficient cash flow management. Governance: Allocate, monitor and control resources; Compiles risk logs (databases) and manages significant risk according to sound risk management practices and organisational requirements; Provide technical consulting services for the operation of project related matters to minimize possible project risks; Manage and implement knowledge sharing initiatives e.g. short-term assignments and secondments within and across operations, in support of individual development plans, operational requirements and return on investment; Continuously monitor the exchange and protection of information between operations and individuals to ensure effective knowledge management according to departmental objectives.

People Management: Direct the development motivation and utilisation of human resources for the discipline to ensure competent knowledge base for the continued success of project services according to organisational needs and requirements; Manage subordinates’ key performance areas by setting and monitoring performance standards and taking actions to correct deviations to achieve departmental objectives.


Knowledge of the following: Housing Act, Western Cape Housing Development Act, National Housing Code and guidelines, Construction Industries Development Board (CIDB) guidelines, National Home Builders Registration Council (NHBRC) guidelines, National Building Regulations, planning and environmental regulatory requirements; Occupational Health and Safety Act (OCHSA); Financial and Human Resource Management; Proven computer literacy (Microsoft Project, Microsoft Planner and other relevant software packages); Good communication (written and verbal) skills in at least two of the official languages of the Western Cape; Programme/Project Management skills; Planning and Organising skills; Technical report writing skills; Research and development skills.

All-inclusive salary package of R 991,281 per annum (as prescribed by the OSD).

Note on remuneration:
Cost-to-employer (CTE) remuneration packages for certain occupation-specific dispensations (OSD), the middle-management service (MMS) and contract positions are inclusive of all costs related to service benefits or obligations including basic salary, 13th cheque, medical assistance, housing assistance, pension-fund contributions, etc.
MMS remuneration packages are flexible and may be individually structured as prescribed.
Where remuneration is not indicated as CTE, employees’ service benefits or obligations are funded or co-funded in terms of the applicable prescripts or collective agreements.
Notes Note: Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be required to submit copies of their documentation for verification purposes. These candidates will be required to attend interviews on a date and time as determined by the department and may also be required to undergo competency assessments/proficiency test. The selection process will be guided by the EE targets of the employing department.

Kindly note that technical support is only available from Monday to Friday from 8:00 to 16.00. Should you experience any difficulties with your online application you may contact the helpline at 0861 370 202. Please ensure that you submit your application before the closing date as no late applications will be considered.