Project Manager
Morningside, Durban, South Africa
5d ago

Otis PTY LTD, 2-4 Salisbury Road , Morningside, Durban, South Africa


Project Manager Johannesburg



The main purpose of the position is to : effectively manage field activities of a team of mechanics and / or subcontractors installing new elevators / escalators in new or existing buildings / shafts and modernizing existing elevators aiming at highest customer satisfaction and focus on managing cost, ensuring highest safety standards.

Please see below is a summary of the duties, which the incumbent will be responsible for.

Quality Management / Delivery

  • Responsible for the quality of installed units according to contract requirements as per the Otis standards with special focus on ride quality.
  • Provide onsite Supervision, ensure proper jobsite preparation and perform regular site checks.
  • Ensure that logistics management & material ordering are done as per the requirements progress of the job site.
  • Ensure that the management of the tooling and platforms, the offloading of material and the distribution thereof is done in accordance with the progression of the jobsite.
  • Ensure that the resource planning and the management of the AMT process is effectively planned.
  • Ensure compliance with SIP & Field Installation Absolutes.
  • Manage Construction to Service and notified bodies Handover, proper completion of handover tests including FPCs.
  • Ensure compliance with CE certification.
  • Resources and materials delivery management.
  • Safety Management
  • Improve safety Culture and perform regular site Safety Checks.
  • Perform FPA, WWJSS, Cardinal Rules safety awareness training & communication, Toolbox Talks.
  • Conduct incident investigations and review near hits and perform FPA and safety inspections, i.e. PPE
  • Perform Accreditation Checks of subcontractors & perform Supplier Method.
  • Set up and execute a Working at Height plan and perform critical step verification on site.
  • Review and complete when necessary daily Go No Go checklists.
  • Customer Management
  • Keep relationships with key customers and perform installation planning management.
  • Monitoring of contract agreements and customer requirements.
  • Collaborate with sales force and Trade Co-ordination on jobsite.
  • Perform Customer Handover.
  • Liaise and manage order booking with the sales department prior to confirmation. Contribute to the development of new equipment projects in the region.
  • People Management
  • Performance feedback, management and coaching of employees.
  • Perform disciplinary actions and recognition.
  • Ensure required training is given to team members and subcontractors.
  • Resource identification and resource allocation based on project planning and constraints.
  • Support communication of incentive plan rules and pay-outs.
  • Subcontractor Management

  • Selection and procurement of subcontractors according to Otis standards with support of supply chain organization
  • Ensure relevant training (Technical and Safety) is done
  • Review contract agreement and follow up
  • Perform periodical evaluation, audits (Safety, Process adherence and Quality)
  • Ensure compliance with subcontractor Absolutes as communicated by Otis.
  • Expenditure / KPI Management

    Efficiency and subcontractor performance tracking and follow up

    Plan and follow up on material and Labour cost

    Perform data analysis and action taking

    Regularly monitoring of KPI’s and action taking in case of deviations

    Forecasting of following monthly spend on ongoing projects

    Time-sheet processing and approval.


  • Professional degree, bachelor’s degree or similar in Engineering or Construction.
  • Technical understanding of the construction industry and preferably in the elevator and escalator environment
  • Professional experience min. 3 years; preferably construction background
  • Experience of working in a fast-paced, customer-focused organization
  • Valid driver’s license in country

  • Customer Focused
  • Communication Skills
  • Ability to lead and manage a team of Adjusters
  • Must take accountability for his job
  • Must be result driven
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to take own initiatives
  • The position is mostly site based and daily site visits will be required
  • 14 June 2021

    Should you not be contacted within 30 days after the closing date, please consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

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