CORE PURPOSE OF JOB
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.
KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS
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 :
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
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.