Project Manager


Project Manager (7601)

Requisition ID 7601 – Posted 04/22/2021 – Broadcast Engineering Services – Eng Services: Building Tech – GP – Auckland Park




Division           : TECHNOLOGY

Scale Code     :  300

Position ID       :  60018738



To manage the evaluation, planning and execution of all technology capital projects within scope, budget and time constraints and in accordance with agreed quality standards, in order to deliver on project requirements.



  • Complete project deliverables in accordance with time, budget, quality, client and industry specifications
  • Provide effective and efficient project management from conceptualization to post implementation
  • Develop detailed project plans, ensuring comprehensive coverage and specification of time deliverables and costs
  • Appoint competent team members, clarify roles /responsibility and direct, manage, motivate and develop teams
  • Proper viability assessment of projects against feasibility criteria and proactive communication of risks
  • Ensure development and implementation of plans and contracts in accordance with engineering professional standards and SABC policy
  • Continually monitor project deliverables against set project plan and in time corrections to get project back on track
  • Facilitate the commissioning of the technical testing of facilities and systems and obtain signed certificate of acceptance
  • Manage execution on the delivery lifecycle of the projects (Plan, Execute, Design, Test, Implementation and Training)
  • Continual reporting to steering committee in respect of project progress against plans and resolution of problems
  • Provide monthly status and financial reports to clients and management
  • Develop a detailed project budget for an approved business case completed by the client
  • Assist client with develop a detailed budget for a new project business case
  • Ensure expenditure stays in line with approved budget
  • Realistic and complete estimations into Capital budget in line with economic indicators
  • Provide the accurate costing of equipment and labour necessary to construct the facilities required by clients
  • In time/ proactive action in case of insufficient budget e.g. red flag deviations to client and sponsor.
  • Maintain and manage the project management program (e.g. SAP), to ensure accurate financial management information.
  • Ensure accurate administration and reporting of financial and project plans
  • Compile accurate budget projections and administrate and report on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure budget items are loaded against correct account numbers.
  • Usage of all appropriate document templates in compliance with project roadmap


  • Ensure project and program risks and issues are timeously identified and mitigations and corrective measurements implemented
  • Ensure that Forex procedure is followed when required
  • On-going monitoring of purchase process in SAP
  • Accurate correction’s to PR’s and PO’s, when required, e.g. deleting items or adding VO’s
  • Accurate procedure and approval of invoices for payment
  • Ensure proactive identification and communication of potential risks in accordance with the SABC risk management framework
  • Ensure adherence to safety and health regulations


  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all departmental, business unit, divisional and external stakeholders through frequent communication and feedback sessions
  • Meet with stakeholders to make communication easy and transparent regarding project issues and decisions on services.
  • Ensure compliance of Service Provider (Vendor) with SLA
  • Negotiate competitive tariff rates with Vendors and Customers
  • Accurately define key performance indicators with Vendors/ Customers
  • Periodic SLA review meetings in order to establish / maintain relationships and improve delivery
  • SLA’s to be in line with all SABC Policy and rules
  • Treat customers/stakeholders in a professional and friendly manner


  • Direct, manage and motivate project teams and resources in order to meet project requirements
  • Identify and motivate training needs
  • Mentor Junior Project Managers
  • Manage and utilize resources across projects
  • Managing a team with a diverse array of talents and responsibilities



  • Relevant 3-year Degree/Diploma or NQF level 6 project management qualification
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) will be an advantage


  • 5 years’ experience in implementing CAPEX projects in the TV, Radio, IT and Real Estate using PMBOK/Prince II/AGILE project methodologies.


  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of Project Management
  • Draft and processing of Business Case (Capital Expenditure Approval Request) for approval in accordance with SABC approval processes
  • Submission of technical proposal/ report with recommendations to Management
  • Advanced knowledge & understanding of broadcast standards
  • Advanced knowledge & understanding of core SABC business
  • Excellent understanding of broadcasting operational procedures
  • Assessing of viability of a project against feasibility criteria
  • Knowledge & understanding of all relevant Company Policies & Procedures e.g. Finance, HR, Procurement, Risk, etc
  • Knowledge and understanding of safety and health regulations
  • Performing Project Administration
  • Good understanding of contracts and contract administration
  • Sourcing, acquisition and evaluation of quotations, tenders and RFQ’s
  • Knowledge & understanding of applicable SAP modules
  • Maintaining Customer / Stakeholders Relations
  • Knowledge & understanding of flow diagrams, read drawings and layouts
  • Broad knowledge of electrical, mechanical, acoustics, ergonomics and aesthetic concepts