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Civil Engineer_Program Manager (Engineering & Construction) |
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Location: Lesotho | Salary / Range: 1.7 to 2.1 million p.a | Posted On: May 16, 2017
Key Skills :
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Job Function : Contract
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Position: Contract
Job Description:

Program Manager

Location: Lesotho, Maseru

Salary: R 1.7 to R 2.1 million p.a


Our client in the Engineering and Construction industry is looking for a Program Manager.


Key responsibilities


  • As a member of this team, you would contribute to Client's mission by:
  • Negotiating critical and controversial issues with top level engineers/scientists and officers of other organizations
  • Taking responsibility for an important segment of very extensive and highly diversified engineering/scientific programs critical to our clients objectives
  • Deciding the kind and extent of engineering/scientific and related programs needed for accomplishing program objectives
  • Planning and organizing facilities and programs
  • Interpreting results
  • Supervising several subordinate supervisors or team leaders, some of whom are at level VII or VIII
  • Formulating and guiding the attack on problems of exceptional difficulty and marked importance to Client
  • Performing advisory and consulting work for Client as a recognized authority for broad program management areas or in an intensely specialized area of considerable importance.


  • Other roles include but not limited to:
  • Act as the intermediary and principle point of contact of a Program Management Unit (PMU), to our client, as well as public.
  • In general, ensuring overall compliance with CLIENT’s budget, scope, schedule, ethics and anti-corruption policies, quality and reporting requirements on the assignment.
  • Management and leadership of a fully complimented and staffed program management team to include mentoring and succession planning.
  • Advice and counsel to the contracting/owning agencies on matters relating to program success including project delivery strategies, procurement, contract management, design and construction oversight, scheduling, and commissioning.
  • Regular reporting to both the client, governing bodies, other stakeholders as required by the client, and Client.
  • Adherence to CLIENT’s anti-corruption policy and quality management program.





  • Internationally recognized undergraduate degree in Civil engineering with an advanced degree preferred.
  • Certifications: Professional Engineer (PE) or Chartered/registered required. PMP certification is preferred.
  • Served as a Program Manager on at least 1-2 large, multi-disciplined civil infrastructure programs with capital value not less than $100 million. Consideration will be given for Senior Project Manager Position for projects with capital works value over $100 million. Any project provided to demonstrate these criteria should clearly identify the multiple elements/disciplines managed as part of a program or large-scale project.
  • At least 15-20 years of extensive international project management experience, leading large, multi-sector, multi-cultural teams of experts in the planning, design, and construction of medium to large scale civil infrastructure projects.
  • Experience with water conveyance including large diameter tunnels, reservoirs, pump stations, dams, hydroelectric facilities, in accordance with international standards, and constructed by international-scale civil works contractors preferred. Other large-scale infrastructure projects will still be given consideration.
  • Within the last 15 years, served as the “ENGINEER” for at least three large civil infrastructure projects of significant complexity, implemented under the FIDIC Conditions of Contract with a capital works value of not less than $50 million.
  • Able to demonstrate experience in large scale program development, management, and implementation or similar fields including program-level cost estimating systems and risk management (claims management, schedule, budget, etc.).
  • Management of similar assignments in developing countries preferred.
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of program controls including web-based systems for scheduling, financial/funding tracking and reporting, and document management. The candidate should identify specific program controls utilized.
  • Excellent computer, communication, leadership, and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications


  • Advance degree from internationally recognized university.
  • PMP Certified
  • Experience with procurement/tendering, claims management and contract management (FIDIC)
  • Experience in Africa.



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