Project Manager at South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO)
The National Research Foundation
Pinelands, Cape Town, Western Cape, ZA
6d ago

About the Position

SARAO has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to join our Cape Town based team. The purpose of this role is to successfully plan, execute, control and monitor as well as close the project.

Minimum education requirements :

  • BTech, Eng or BSc in Engineering
  • Qualification in Project Management
  • PMI PMP certified (advantageous)
  • Minimum work experience required :

  • 5+ years' experience in a managing Science / Engineering projects
  • Duties included (but not limited to) :

  • Provide project management support to Program Managers
  • Engage with Functional Managers and all other project stakeholders
  • Initiate a project by developing a project charter, undertaking feasibility studies and compiling a stakeholder register
  • Successfully plan for the project by developing a detailed project management plan
  • Execute project work, control and monitor project progress and close the project according to the approved SARAO project management process
  • The ideal candidate will have the following competencies :


  • communicate effectively (written and oral)
  • display strong decision making
  • work well under pressure
  • display good analytical and planning skills
  • demonstrate initiative and lateral thinking to solving problems and drive decision making
  • work outside normal office hours (as required)
  • Experience

  • science / engineering projects
  • Knowledge

  • and experience in managing significant large-scale projects
  • and experience in project management principles and standards
  • system engineering processes
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