AECOM Project and Construction Manager in Sandton, South Africa

Business Line PMCM

Position Title Project and Construction Manager

South Africa - Gauteng


Job Summary

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The Project and Construction Manager will be a member of the Project Delivery Team reporting to the Operations Manager.

  • Will be responsible for the operational delivery of all Build Projects, Build Programmes, and Dealer Projects.

  • Will deliver end to end project services within programme deadlines within a set of clear performance indicators.

  • This role will require significant interaction with the Client Team to maintain seamless communications and client confidence on all project delivery progress.

  • Manage the delivery of Client and AECOM HSSE requirements

  • Manage the delivery of projects to the programme and within agreed budgets

  • Where appropriate, deliver savings on build projects and Programmes

  • Manage the delivery of dealer projects and programmes to approved time and cost

  • Attend regular safety meetings, ensure messages conveyed to the operational staff and contractors, manage the safety messages into the projects and audit to give confidence that the safety is being implemented in accordance with Client and AECOM HSSE processes and procedures.

  • Feedback safety learning’s into the Safety Manager to provide continuous learning for the whole team.

  • Provide safety training for operational staff and look for opportunities to give training to the supply chain.

  • Member of Project Managers Delivery Team charged with delivering projects to time, cost and quality standards. Lead Project Meetings to deliver all the stages of project development; delivery and close out, for example, scoping visits; design reviews; post tender meetings; cost plan reviews; pre-start meetings; regular site progress meetings; high quality handovers; financial close meetings; and safety audits.

  • For Dealer projects, ensure compliance to all brand standards while giving the solutions sufficient flexibility to meet the needs of the dealer business.

  • Management of supply chain partners will form a large part of this role; ensuring that they perform to required and agreed project execution plans to meet the Client’s desired outcome.

  • Ensure that work is delivered within the agreed values of AECOM and the Client.

Minimum Requirements


  • More than 5+ years’ experience in a project management role

  • A leader in compliance and ethics

  • HSSE Leadership

  • Confident and capable individual with strong client focus

  • Experienced in managing a diverse project management team

Key skills required:

  • Strong track record in delivering projects in a fast moving and challenging environment

  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight dead-lines

  • Good grasp of IT, particularly Excel, MS Word, MS Project or Primavera P6

  • Full Driving Licence

Personal Attributes:

  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to manage the Client and their expectations

  • HSSE is the most important of the KPI’s and the project manager must show a strong track record in operational delivery of HSSE processes and communication.

  • The programme of work is fast moving and extremely demanding; this role will require strong management and leadership skills to motivate contractors and colleagues and provide excellence in execution.

Other Comments:

  • There will be a significant amount of travel around the Country. The role is expected to be field based, but this may change from time to time dependant on programme needs.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Recognised tertiary construction or design qualification (or similar experience).

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Management qualification.

  • Engineering Degree or equivalent experience.

  • Petrochem knowledge/experience.

  • Good experience using Primavera P6 for scheduling.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Program and Project Management

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country South Africa

Position Status Temporary

Requisition/Vacancy No. 180290BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.