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Lead Project Manager

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Turner and Townsend

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Description :

Job Summary

Main Purpose of the Role:


The incumbent will lead the Project Management department in the Harare office, taking responsibility for end to end service delivery of projects, Business Generation and support the Country Manager. To lead and provide guidance on major Project Management Commissions, taking responsibility of service delivery to ensure that client objectives are met and that projects are delivered to time cost targets and the appropriate quality standards. The Lead Project Manager will handle commissions of varying sizes, depending upon the complexity of the project, etc. Assist with the development of T&T’s Project Management service offering for Zimbabwe. To act as the key, day to day client interface, ensuring that client objectives are met and that the programme and projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards.

Job Objectives

Key Accountabilities:


Project Management:

  • To ensure that client objectives are met and that projects are delivered to time and cost targets and the appropriate quality standards
  • Working with clients to define project goals and to establish the overall success criteria for projects, including time, cost, technical and performance parameters
  • Ensure the alignment of projects with the clients’ overall business goals
  • Ensure that quality, safety, health and environment issues are properly managed and addressed according to the clients’ and Turner & Townsend’s policies and procedures
  • Establishing effective project governance, including establishing procedures and accordance with quality guidelines, processes and systems to be utilized throughout projects
  • Develop project execution plans
  • Identifying and implementing tools and systems to proactively maintain project governance in accordance with an agreed project execution plan
  • Project planning, including producing the detailed project plan
  • Developing the project organisation charts and establishing lines of accountability and reporting with the clients
  • Advising on project resourcing requirements and the procurement of resources
  • Co-ordinating, controlling and directing the activities of all staff and project team members to ensure the project success criteria are met
  • Monitoring and applying performance management techniques
  • Respond promptly and efficiently to the clients’ needs, changes and requests within the context of the project
  • Managing the change control process, including the implementation of change control procedures
  • Monitoring and advising upon project finances
  • Managing the flow of project information between the team and the client, through regular meetings and written communications
  • Ensuring the project teams comply with these agreed systems and procedures
  • Preparing formal project progress and other reports in order to provide timely and accurate project information and status updates to all stakeholders
  • Taking a leading role in interfacing with clients and other team members, at all project stages
  • Taking a role in business development and client engagement with the aim to establish client relationships and enter into formal service agreements with these clients



Marketing and business development, to include:

  • Identifying opportunities to develop new business with existing clients and reporting such opportunities to the appropriate line manager
  • Assisting in the production of bid documentation
  • Ensuring that project case study, photograph and project CV files are kept up to date
  • Identifying ways in which project management products and services can be improve

Skills Required

Key Requirements:


  • BSc Construction Management (or similar)
  • Professional Registration preferable
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in Business Development and delivering successful projects in Southern Africa.
  • Preferably experienced in multiple sectors (real-estate, infrastructure, mining & metals)
  • Working knowledge of FIDIC and JBCC suites of contracts
  • Proven ability to analyse complex problems, interpret operational needs and develop integrated, creative solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage and lead effectively in a team environment
  • Excellent Knowledge and understanding of value engineering
  • Must be willing to travel to site




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