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  • Posted: Nov 3, 2020
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    One day, transit will be truly rapid. One day, alternative energy will no longer be the alternative. One day, we will look beyond earth for valuable minerals. With an engineering partner who delivers more innovative solutions, that day will come sooner. Throughout our storied history, we’ve embraced our clients’ visions as our own. We’ve ch...
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    Project Controls Manager

    Requisition ID: 33948
    Job Category: Project Controls

    With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve. Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Project Controls Manager to join our Project Delivery Group (PDG) in Johannesburg.

    PDG helps clients reach their business goals through a range of strong technical capabilities. We ensure world-class project delivery through the skills of our people, methodologies, governance, and systems. Our engineering and project management and construction disciplines ensure safe, efficient, and sustainable delivery of projects globally across the metals and mining, infrastructure, and energy sectors.  We manage our clients’ entire project lifecycle from studies to building assets, operating the assets, and developing efficiencies.   Join our team and become part of a community that strives for positive change–providing the best solutions for our clients’ toughest challenges!   

    As a Successful Candidate, You Will

    • Be responsible for the overall delivery of Project Controls; including Estimating, Cost Management, Planning and Scheduling, EPCM Control, Project Accounting, Trend and Change Management, Progress Measurement and Evaluation and Project Reporting. The Project Controls Manager assures Hatch procedures and best practices are applied to the project, as
      appropriate, and recommends changes where required.
    • Manage the Project Control resources allocated to the project by leading and directing sub-
      ordinates so that they are motivated and have access to the required resources in order to meet the work objectives set for them. Manage and mentor Project Controls team to ensure that staff has an understanding of what is expected of them and has the necessary skills to execute the requirements. Identification training and development requirements for staff and ensure skills development takes place.
    • A strong personal commitment to safety
    • Personal responsibility for safety incident reporting
    • Behavioural-based safety ethos to be embraced
    • Personal responsibility for stopping any unsafe behaviour as and when it occurs, and thereafter reporting the safety incident so that corrective action may be obtained
    • Familiarisation with Hatch safety processes, protocols and procedures.
    • Review FEL3 report, The Prime contract (accepted proposal), the Project schedule (levels 1,2 and 3) and the FEL3 tollgate guidelines
    • FEL4 EPCM estimate verification
    • Be responsible for the Project controls setup
    • Be responsible for Project coding, project control systems setup and reporting verification
    • Review and approve the definitive capital cost estimate plan (as developed by the Estimator)
    • Project progress and performance management. Obtain all input data; i.e. construction: staffing plan; commissioning: staffing plan; procurement: staffing plan and package register; engineering: staffing plan, facilities description, EWPs, deliverables list; project management: staffing plan and PEP
    • EPCM Services progress and performance management
    • Construction progress and performance management
    • Project progress measurement and earned value
    • Project trend and change management
    • Project KPI monitoring and reporting
    • Project periodic status reports
    • Project accounting

    You Bring To The Role

    • Tertiary qualifications in engineering or other relevant discipline or substituted project experience
    • 5 years relevant post graduate experience in managerial position and a minimum of 10 years experience in a project environment with detailed knowledge of Estimating, Cost Control,
    • Planning, and Quantity Surveying
    • Experience in high valued, multi-discipline EPCM environment projects from inception to close out
    • Knowledge in the following disciplines:
      • Estimating – Understanding on the fundamentals of estimating and the ability to review total
      • Project and Change Notice estimates to ensure accuracy of estimated costs for the scope of work at hand
      • Cost Control – Ability to understand composite Project budgets, forecasting final costs and the control of the budget i.e. Commitment and Actuals. Full management of Project Trends and Changes to determine legitimacy and estimated impact to project schedule and budget.
      • Management of the usage of Project Allowances i.e. Contingency, Escalation and Forex.
      • Cash-flow monitoring.
      • Planning & Scheduling – Ability to read and understand Project Schedules to ensure a true reflection of the Project progress and forecasted dates. Ability to verify impact of Project changes to Project Schedule.
    • Quantity Surveying – Knowledge of Quantity Surveying principals and Standard Systems of Measurement. Ability to verify progress payments, final invoices, escalation and Forex calculations.


    • Post graduate qualifications in Management or other professional certification
    • Experience in the establishment of reporting standards, formats and frequency
    • Experience in the, consolidated preparation, collation and presentation of project, financial and other reports
    • Knowledge of EPCM principals, and the ability to interpret and verify Incentive agreements
    • General Construction knowledge together with the understanding on the fundamentals of engineering models and construction drawings
    • Possesses strong personal computer skills (MS Office package).
    • Ability to work under pressure and a key factor is that the incumbent is deliverables driven
    • Interpersonal skills, especially the ability to deal with people, staff and stakeholders at different level of seniority
    • Broad business acumen including risk assessment and management
    • Well-developed communication and presentation skills
    • Conflict management skills
    • Facilitation and negotiation skills
    • Report writing skills

    Why join us?

    • Develop innovation partnerships
    • Think locally, work globally
    • Engage with people who make a difference

    What we offer you?

    • Flexible work environment.
    • Long term career development

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Hatch on to apply

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