Senior Contracts Manager Electrical - Richards Bay

The challenge:

Manage, Lead and Control division to effectively achieve its role for the company and the company in the construction and maintenance of the company related infrastructure

To manage the segments regional portfolio of contracts

Utilizing appropriate knowledge and skills to ensure successful execution by meeting the objectives of scope

Time quality

Cost and operational constraints, to our clients satisfaction

To provide specialised professional contract management in the field of OHTE and EL&P installations

Manage the safe working of all rehabilitation and new OHTE and EL and P projects

Qualifications and experience:

BSc Electrical Engineering – heavy current with 10 years’ experience or B. Tech Electrical Engineering with 12 years’ experience in Railway and/or Port environment is required

Minimum 5 years contracts or projects management experience 

Must be registered with ECSA or eligible for registration

Skills and competencies:

Budget control

Planning and organizational skills

Project management

Conflict Management

Written and verbal communication

Customer focus

Time Management

Analytical Problem Solving

Computer Literacy

Safety management


Quality Management

Risk Management

Estimating and tendering procedures

Contract administration

Resourcing and people management

Thorough Knowledge of all relevant the company and the company Freight Rail Policies and Procedures

Knowledge of Standard Engineering Codes of Practice

Valid driver’s license

Key Accountabilities

Manage multiple projects

Establish initial needs and requirements of clients through detail, organizing and the provision of recommendations regarding alternatives to ensure client satisfaction

Ensure successful project execution and completion by managing cash flow, contract administration, safety responsibilities, site investigations, quality assurance, project team, time and financial management

Responsible for the management and control of tasks within time, cost and quality constraints against the background of knowledge and standard procedures and techniques

Maintain the balance between the technical effectiveness of solutions and acceptable costs, within available time span

Establish framework for execution of the project design and drawings, accurate tender documentation, detailed programming techniques, contract documentation and specification writing

Responsible for training and development of sub-ordinates

Be prepared to travel and work away from the depot for the duration of contracts

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