PROJECT MANAGER: Site Works - 12568

Job No: 12568

The cooling & heating company based in Honeydew Gauteng with offices in Cape Town as well, is a reputable air-conditioning and refrigeration contractor that specialise both in the installation and maintenance of large residential, commercial and industrial-scale projects.

Vacancies exist in the Cape Town and Johannesburg offices for suitably qualified and experienced persons in Project Management.

The role of the Project Manager-Industrial Refrigeration in the Service Department is to lead and guide the execution of all engineering, design, procurement, fabrication, field construction (if applicable), and scope changes from project award, to kick-off, through project execution, and to field commissioning of project

  • SALARY: R20-R25k p/m - Highly negotiable according to knowledge, experience and skill set.
  • Performance Bonus
  • 5 Years Management experience in refrigeration & air-conditioning.
  • Car allowance: R4000 pm
  • Cell phone: R800
  • 50% Contribution to provident fund
The preferred candidate must be conversant with:
  • Job costing
  • Sourcing of equipment and material
  • H.S.S.E (OHSact)
  • Manage installation teams
  • Attend site meetings
  • Work to tight schedules
  • Computer literate

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
Managing the installation and maintenance of all installation teams Duties include the following, but not limited to:
  • Preparing product reports by collecting, analysing, and summarizing information and trends Sourcing of equipment and material
  • Attend site meetings Work to tight schedules Maintaining product data base Completing projects by training, guiding, mentoring, and leading technicians
  • Contributing to team efforts by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Manage all technical, commercial, contractual and fabrication requirements, from project initiation to closeout, in accordance with internal processes and the project execution plan as established in the proposal phase.
  • Prepare and/or participate with the development of proposals.
  • Concurrent management of multiple projects.
  • Customer main point of contact.
  • Customer relationship building.
  • Preparation of progress report including managing of performance and progress against the plan and ensure accurate forecasts with commensurate action plans.
  • Communication of all customer needs and work-scope.
  • Validation and oversight of project schedule timelines.
  • Initiating as required all internal / external meetings.
  • Communicate specifications, inspection, and QC requirements.
  • Participate in Design reviews.
  • Participate in technical & project execution questions and problems.
  • Coordination and supervision of all activities related to the overall project execution including engineering, material requisition/expediting, schedule preparation, cost control, delivery/shipping and quality.
  • Resolve issues that impact schedule, problem solve potential design, commissioning and/or warranty issues for highly customized projects.
  • Mentor junior project engineers and project team members.
  • May involve travel to site locations to verify scope and / or provide commissioning and start-up support.
  • Demonstrates strong scope control skills and change management skills.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the financial goals of the project and what they represent.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the Cost Control tools and procedures.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the schedule tools, procedures, and work process.
  • Supports the project team in negotiations with major suppliers, subcontractors, licensors, consultants, and others.
  • Consistently advises management concerning client relations/issues.
  • Demonstrates consistency and clear judgement as unexpected problems or opportunities arise.
  • Maintains the Management of Risk Plan and communicates the plan to the project team and management.
  • Demonstrates Integrity and company core values.
  • Ensures quality standards are met in compliance with health, safety, security and environmental codes and standards.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Project Management experience required
  • Heavy Supermarket refrigeration and cold storage experience required
  • Coordinate internal resources and vendors for the flawless execution of assigned projects
  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.
  • Oversee pre-con meetings to ensure successful handoff from estimating to field
  • Collaborate with prefabrication and design departments
  • Ensure resource availability and allocation
  • Track and monitor in detail the development of assigned projects
  • Manage changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs
  • Report and escalate to management as needed
  • Successfully manage the relationship with the client and/ or General Contractors
  • Perform Risk management to minimize project risks
  • When necessary, estimate change orders for assigned projects
  • Set clear goals and expectations to foreman
  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation
  • Conduct post project reviews to determine areas for future improvement.
Special Requirements:
  • High degree of accountability
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact effectively, professionally, and collaboratively with internal and external clients
  • Close attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments with changing priorities
  • 8+ years of Project Management Experience.
  • Must be able to read & understand piping diagrams, block flow diagrams, specifications, & refrigeration drawings.
  • Must have experience with PSM (process safety management) for end user processing facilities.
  • Experienced with the installation of pipe & fittings utilizing good piping practices following industry standards.
  • Knowledgeable in piping different systems correctly such as; high-side, low-side, booster discharge, discharge, economizing, equalizing, high pressure liquid, pumped liquid, and condenser drain.
  • Familiarity with the different manufacturers of industrial refrigeration equipment.
  • Familiarity with the function and installation of different control and isolation valves.
  • Some experience with programmable logic controllers.
  • Some experience with polystyrene insulation installation practices.
  • Some experience with installation of piping support systems.
  • Familiarity with the type of food, poultry, & beef processing facilities and cold storage warehouses owned by food processors.
  • Experienced with job-site safety. Weekly tool box meetings, making sure that all employees and subcontractors are utilizing the correct PPE (personal protective equipment), & daily site safety inspections.
Additional Requirements:
  • Must have a clean driving record and possession of valid drivers license
  • Must be willing and able to pass a drug screen and background check
  • Shortlisted candidates may be required to complete an Assessment or Test to demonstrate your knowledge applicable to this position.