Project & Installation Manager
Cape Town
3d ago

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As a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, we believe in improving performance through inspiring, engaging and developing our people.

Being a part of a global network of people, we are looking for a unique individual that would leverage working in a culture that fosters innovation and empower individuals to make a difference.

KONE South Africa continues to focus on growth despite the difficult economic times. KONE has several strategic positions to support their Global and Local Sustainable Winning with Customers strategy and the Installation / Project Manager role in the Western Cape is one of these positions.

This position will support KONE South Africa in achieving their Strategic Targets and Ways to Win in the strategy while further driving operational excellence in contract / project management in both new and modernization projects.

Reporting directly to the Delivery and Operations Manager , we are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic Project / Installation Manager to be based in our Cape Town office.

In this role, you will lead a team of Installation Supervisors and be responsible for planning, organizing, and directing the completion of all projects for KONE in the Cape Region while ensuring these projects are on time, on budget, and within scope.

The Project / Installation Manager position will also require you to managed specific large projects where your will be accountable for managing the scope, schedule and budget of the assigned project(s).

You will be the interface with all key stakeholders both internally and externally during the project, especially focusing on continuous, proactive collaboration with the customer.

As a Project / Installation Manager you will plan, direct and coordinate the project activities to ensure that project objectives are accomplished within the agreed schedule and budget, using approved KONE methodologies and tools with the primary objective of customer satisfaction and KONE profitability.

A Project / Installation Manager focusses on creating customer trust, value and loyalty and hence we are looking for somebody with a proven track record of being someone who considers attention to detail as a priority.

We need someone who has the ability to influence, is result driven and has a strong commercial acumen.

This is a unique opportunity to join a team of professionals who believe that one of KONE’s value propositions to the customer is the focus on delivering projects on time and on budget without compromising of Safety and Quality.

If you feel you have what it takes and can add significant value to this role and department then apply for this exciting opportunity! Keep in mind the last day to submit applications will be 21 / 06 / 2021.


  • Hold a Diploma in Civil, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering
  • Project Management Professional qualification, PMP is desirable;
  • Minimum 5 + years’ experience in Project Management and leading a team while managing the deliverables with external stakeholders such as construction managers, QS, project managers, subcontractors, etc;
  • Experience in running Civil, Construction and / or electrical projects through the full lifecycle;
  • Ability to drive the Project Management Office, while focusing on project scope, schedule and budget, delivering the project within the defined contractual requirements and objectives;
  • Experience on CRM tools and MS Office and in particular MS Project;
  • Effective stakeholder management through the project management process;
  • Regular project status effectively communicated to KONE management and to customer;
  • Effective leader and coach with the ability to motivate a successful installation and sales team;
  • Highly motivated, goal oriented, diligent, organized self-starter with an orientation towards a high level of customer service;
  • Ability to work together as a team and promote a harmonious environment;
  • Passion for Mechanical & Electrical vocations, with a proven track record and a strong customer focus;
  • Excellent English communication. Knowledge of other South African languages will be advantageous.
  • Project delivery and Installation

  • Be accountable for project scope, schedule and budget, delivering the project within the defined contractual requirements and KONE objectives
  • Be responsible for Installation capacity planning and accountable for optimized resource (people and tools) utilization
  • Actively monitor and report installation performance, ensures action on deviations
  • Managing project deliverables in line with project plan
  • Ensure continuous full chain project monitoring and control
  • Supports Installation Supervisors to maintain and manage installation schedules and costs
  • Be responsible for continuous improvement of safety, quality and productivity
  • Be responsible for managing the quality of installation subcontractors
  • Support Supervisors with customer interaction on site as well as with installation related customer disputes and escalations management
  • Ensure professional stakeholder management
  • Be accountable for proactively managing customer communication throughout the project
  • Ensure integrated project planning and management with customers and KONE full chain teams
  • Project Management

  • Be responsible for successful project start-up, project reviews, project reporting and facilitating project governance
  • Ensure that project status and progress is effectively communicated to KONE management and to customer
  • Be responsible for operational and financial project risk identification, mitigation, contingency planning and potential recovery actions
  • Be accountable for the project’s financial planning and forecasting, cash flow management and revenue management (capitalizing on change order opportunities)
  • Be accountable for actively driving Sales-to-Operations handover quality, accountable for handovers to Customer and Maintenance as well as project closing activities
  • Maintain master action log and lessons learned document
  • Plan and ensures sufficient project resourcing and competences
  • Manage and lead the full chain project team
  • Create and maintain safety and security awareness amongst employees and subcontractors in the project. Ensures following of KONE's and Customer’s safety and security policies.
  • Leadership / People management

  • Manage the competence, activities and performance of Installation Supervisors
  • Proactively manage the capacity of his / her team as per the decisions made in the Sales and Operations planning process
  • Perform site and process audits within his / her team to ensure compliance with installation methods, safety policies and KONE Way / locally agreed practices
  • Operations management

  • Ensure that both KONE and subcontracted installers are trained, certified, competent and capable to carry out their work
  • Be responsible for making sure that the safety and quality audits are carried out
  • Be responsible for the development of supervisors.
  • What do we offer?

  • Great dynamic team promoting a collaborative environment;
  • Total reward elements that engage and motivate our employees and help us make KONE a great place to work;
  • Comprehensive learning and development programs covering a wide range of professional skills;
  • Engaging job with position description and clear targets;
  • Regular feedback through performance discussions;
  • Opportunities for individual development;
  • An ethical business environment;
  • Mentoring and coaching programs;
  • Flexibility, trust and respect;
  • Value-based culture, behaviors and ethics;
  • Sustainability and innovation;
  • Working for a successful organization.
  • Last day to submit applications will be 21 / 06 / 2021.

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