Job Openings Project Manager (Senior)

About the job Project Manager (Senior)


Contract (12 months)


A large financial services company.


Cape Town (hybrid working model - 3 days in office, 2 days remote)


  • Ensure that the project charter/project management plan is adequately defined and aligned to the business case (where applicable) and understood.
  • Ensure alignment between approved Business Case and project delivery.
  • Manages and is accountable for the delivery of multiple projects, programs or single large/complex projects/programs with minimal supervision as per the PM methodology, governance, and standards.
  • Accountable for resource contracting and optimal utilisation.
  • Effective Risk, Issue, Actions, Budget, Dependency, and Stakeholder Management.
  • Smooth transition from project implementation to ongoing BAU Support and Maintenance.
  • Accountable for procurement process, vendor contracting, and delivery management in accordance with contractual agreements.
  • Effective utilisation of project management forums for reporting, escalation, and decision-making.
  • Apply for funds to be released for project execution with Sponsor approval.
  • Facilitate prioritisation process of scope items across multiple business entities based on:
    • Available capacity.
    • Budget availability.
    • Expected business benefit realisation.
    • Formalise Change Management (scope, budget, timeline).
    • Stakeholder management through identification, establishing and maintaining professional relationships with all stakeholders.
    • Develops and ensures the execution of the communication plans during initiation and throughout the project.


  • Knowledge of project management methodologies, frameworks, best practices, and project management tools in a Waterfall and Agile context.
    • Principles of Project Management.
    • Project Life Cycle.
    • Project Planning and control techniques.
    • Good understanding of SDLC processes.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to meet deadlines/milestones.
  • Strong negotiation skills.


  • Matric Certificate.
  • Relevant IT or Project Management qualification.


  • 10 - 15 years experience working in a project environment,
    of which 5 - 6 years working with medium- to high-complexity projects.
  • Financial Services industry experience is essential.


  • Formal Project Management certification from an accredited Project Management body (e.g. PMP, AMP, Prince2, MSP).

**Please note: If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks, please consider your application unsuccessful.