Project Control Manager - JHB
Johannesburg, Gauteng, ZA
5d ago

Requisition ID : 70583

Job Category : Engineering

Location : Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa

With over six decades of business and technical experience in the , , and sectors, we see challenges evolving in every industry.

We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our , with experience in over , to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.

Our Project Delivery Group (PDG) helps clients with world-class from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies through our people, methodologies, governance, and systems.

Our and and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.

Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Project Controls Manager to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Johannesburg.

PDG helps clients reach their business goals through a range of strong technical capabilities. We ensure world-class project delivery through the skills of our people, methodologies, governance, and systems.

Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.

We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies.

Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges!

Project Control Manager to be based in Johannesburg. In this role you will be assigned to a project leading a team of planning engineers, cost engineers and estimators.

You will be responsible for all project control functions through a project from the prefeasibility to execution phase.

  • Studying and understanding all relevant project documents and conditions.
  • Establishing and defining job orientated project control procedures and reporting requirements
  • Prepare set-up plan, assign project controls staff, conduct project controls kick-off meetings and commence set-up
  • Establish project controls baselines, project coding, project controls systems set-up and reporting verification
  • Review and approve the definitive capital cost estimate plans (as developed by the Estimator)
  • Work with client to establish project accounting requirements including approvals, payment and funding processes and reporting requirements
  • Using confirmed prime contract scope, owner's cost, staffing plan and definitive cost estimate; analyze EPCM performance and prepare detailed forecast of remaining work
  • Confirm project authority delegation matrix and once approved by Project Manager, distribute via document control as per distribution matrix
  • Defining primary job objectives clearly at project and departmental management levels by highlighting schedule and cost requirements
  • Organising and directing the activities of the project control team
  • Establishing and implementing document management and control processes
  • Confirm periodic reporting and meeting requirements including the content, format and frequency. Publish the project reporting calendar showing cut-off dates, submission due dates and issues dates.
  • Ensuring the maintenance of both time and cost trend performance indicators and statistics
  • Analysing and comparing both schedule and cost information and relating conclusions such that management control action is alerted at the right time
  • Undergo project progress measurement and earned value
  • Develop project KPI monitoring and reporting
  • Reviewing overall job status with cost / planning engineers and management and recommending corrective action where necessary
  • Reviewing actual progress against planned progress, particularly with regard to manpower levels, productivity, performance metrics and payment
  • Liaising with other team leaders at all meetings relative to project operations, to ensure that information affecting schedule and cost is continually up-dated
  • Co-ordination of the final job statistics and analysis of the effectiveness of procedures for possible improvement on future projects
  • Providing feedback on key project issues to key stakeholder on a timely basis
  • Skills / Qualifications / Experience :

    Essential :

  • Tertiary qualifications in engineering or other relevant discipline or substituted project experience.
  • 5 years relevant post graduate experience in managerial position and a minimum of 10 years’ experience in a project environment with detailed knowledge of Estimating, Cost Control, Planning, and Quantity Surveying
  • Experience in high valued, multi-discipline EPCM environment projects from inception to close out
  • Knowledge in the following disciplines : Estimating Understanding on the fundamentals of estimating and the ability to review total Project and Change Notice estimates to ensure accuracy of estimated costs for the scope of work at hand Cost Control Ability to understand composite Project budgets, forecasting final costs and the control of the budget i.
  • e. Commitment and Actuals. Full management of Project Trends and Changes to determine legitimacy and estimated impact to project schedule and budget.

    Management of the usage of Project Allowances i.e. Contingency, Escalation and Forex. Cash-flow monitoring. Planning & Scheduling Ability to read and understand Project Schedules to ensure a true reflection of the Project progress and forecasted dates.

    Ability to verify impact of Project Changes to Project Schedule. Quantity Surveying Knowledge of Quantity Surveying principals and Standard Systems of Measurement.

    Ability to verify progress payments, final invoices, escalation and Forex calculations.


  • Post graduate qualifications in Management or other professional certification
  • Experience in the establishment of reporting standards, formats and frequency
  • Experience in the, consolidated preparation, collation and presentation of project, financial and other reports
  • Knowledge of EPCM principals, and the ability to interpret and verify Incentive agreements
  • General Construction knowledge together with the understanding on the fundamentals of engineering models and construction drawings
  • Possesses strong personal computer skills (MS Office package).
  • Ability to work under pressure and a key factor is that the incumbent is deliverables driven
  • Interpersonal skills, especially the ability to deal with people, staff and stakeholders at different level of seniority
  • Broad business acumen including risk assessment and management
  • Well-developed communication and presentation skills
  • Conflict management skills
  • Facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Report writing skills.
  • Why join us?

  • Work with to make a difference
  • Collaborate on exciting to develop innovative solutions
  • What we offer you?

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally
  • We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the of the in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or any other protected status.

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