Project Controls Manager

Location: Tanzania, South Africa
Salary: Market Related CTC
Recruiter: MECS Africa
Job Ref: DBN000503/CH
Summary: A privately owned, global, full-service consulting, design/build engineering, construction, and operations firm helping public and private clients improve their environment and infrastructure through award-winning projects. The organisation prides itself on developing and retaining high quality staff.



Job Description

Since 1947, they have provided innovative solutions developed through strong client relationships of mutual trust and respect and a commitment to quality and integrity. From a three-person firm in the United States to today's staff of more than 5,000 worldwide, it has grown and diversified with our clients' needs in mind. Our mission is to reach one goal – the client’s – by providing the right total solutions.

The organisation prides itself on developing and retaining high quality staff.  Currently accepting applicants for Project Controls Manager to work in Tanzania on a three to five year contract for January 2018.

Job Description:

Controls Leadership

  • Develop and lead a cohesive, program-wide controls approach, including the schedule, financial, contracts, risk, operational procedures, and program information/documents
  • Develop and implement the controls portion of the program outlining policies and operational processes
  • Act as the program-wide champion for the PMIS, ensuring program-wide compliance
  • Use the PMIS to provide “on demand” performance analysis and reporting at the process, project, and program levels
  • Direct and assist staff as necessary to perform various controls tasks
  • Train and mentor staff on controls procedures and the PMIS as required

Program Management Information System (PMIS)

  • Collaborate with team members and support staff in the development and implementation of a PMIS
  • Oversee maintenance of the PMIS
  • Develop reports and dashboards as needed to provide program performance analysis, identify issues, support management decision-making, and meet client deliverables
  • Manage the PMIS change request process, initiating system changes to optimize program operations

 Financial & Contract Management

  • Work in close proximity with a Finance Manager in financial reporting including the development of the baseline budget and the management of the budget changes
  • Collaborate with financial management staff in tracking and reporting funding, budgets, contracts, and costs in multiple currencies
  • Collaborate with procurement and contract staff in tracking and reporting on procurement and contract management and administration for each contract
  • Work with Finance Manager in the generation of cash flow and related financial analysis

Document Management

  • Develop and implement program document management framework in accordance with the overall plan, and collaboratively with client and team members
  • Oversee the daily operational activities of document management, including physical and electronic documents controlled across an extended team of core staff, client staff, contractors, and stakeholders



  • Collaborate with the team in the development and management of the program risk registry
  • Adhere to the company’s’s quality management program

 Required Qualifications:

  • At least 10 years’ demonstrable experience with program controls for multi contract projects involving both consultants and contractors involved with large infrastructure projects
  • Managed project controls on at least one (1) project with a value of over $50 million and containing multiple project components
  • Experience with program and project management software
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English, and the ability to prepare reports.
  • Ability to work as part of a high-performing, multi-disciplinary team, under tight deadlines
  • Ability to function independently
  • A commitment to the compnay’s mission and Core Values
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, MS Project, and Oracle Primavera Scheduling (or similar software) and Contract management tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in the Sub-Saharan Africa environment would be an advantage but not a requirement

 Required Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering or equivalent, from an accredited university


  • Professional membership from an internationally recognized institution

 Language requirements/Preferences:

  • Fluency in English

Amount of Travel:

  • Limited in Country travel within the Simiyu Region and to Dar es Salaam


Urgently submit your applications by C.O.B 09 October 2017


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