Programme Manager
HR Genie
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
3d ago
source : Job Placements


The Programme Manager is primarily responsible for managing programme deliverables in line with the mandate, facilitating project governance and supervising day-to-day activities of the programme.

In supporting the Director, the Programme Manager will be responsible for the planning and execution of short to medium term projects for their implementation within a multidisciplinary team.

The incumbent will achieve this through industry market research, networking with industrial partners and delivering on projects.

He / she will further contribute to the growth path of any new business opportunities of the unit to fit future opportunities.


Manage the project management portfolio

Manage programme deliverables in line with the mandate

Scoping of technology programmes

Mentor and grow engineering talent

Promotion of new technologies in the unit

New business identification


Knowledge of the electric vehicle industry and its ecosystem

Good communicator providing information at all levels and provide information to a diverse stakeholder group

Project management and ability to produce formal documentation to a professional standard

Previous experience within an Automotive based role preferred but not essential


Required Minimum Education : Masters Degree in Management or Engineering or similar

Required Minimum Experience : At least 5 years experience working in project management environment

Desirable Additional Education, Work Experience, Personal Qualities :

Proactive attitude

Excellent interpersonal, communication skills, written and verbal

Comfortable making recommendations and decisions

Initiative. Make things happen with minimum levels of supervision

Flexible and responsive to programme demands as required

Interests within the automotive industry and innovation

Disclaimer :

No applicant would be accepted after the closing date (4 November 2021).

Nelson Mandela University reserves the right not to make an appointment. In considering candidates for appointment into the advertised posts, preference will be accorded to persons from a designated group in accordance with the approved Nelson Mandela University Employment Equity Plan.

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