Senior Project Manager (SDLC)

Output/Core Tasks:

  • Facilitate process for Business Case development and approval
  • Ensure alignment between approved Business Case & project delivery
  • Define & manage the project in accordance with the PM methodology, governance & standards
  • Accountable for resource contracting and optimal utilisation
  • Effective Risk, Issue, Actions, Budget & Dependency management
  • Smooth transition from project implementation to ongoing BAU Support & Maintenance
  • Accountable for procurement process, vendor contracting & delivery management in accordance to contractual agreements
  • Effective utilization of project management forums for reporting, escalation & decision making (Project-, Steercom- & Investment committee meetings)
  • Facilitate prioritization 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 – establish and maintain professional relationships with all stakeholders




  1. Qualifications:
  • Grade 12
  • Relevant IT or Project Management qualification.




  1. Experience:
  • > 8 years of experience in managing multi-million rand projects or programs reporting into CIO’s
  • Applicable experience in managing outsourced application development projects in a multi-vendor environment
  • Proven performance record in managing Financial/Life Insurance related application development projects
  • Solid experience in Business Case Development and estimations
  • Solid experience in applying the Agile methodology



  1. Knowledge:


  • Project Management Knowledge w.r.t.:
  • Principles of Project Management
  • Project Management methodologies
  • Project Life Cycle
  • Project Management Tools
  • Project Planning and Control techniques
  • Good understanding of IT development and SDLC processes
  • Resource Management
  • Financial Management
  • Business Case Development
  • Sound understanding of the RFP/RFI process
  • Contract & Vendor Management



  1. Competencies:
  • Results Driven – Ability to deliver results in a matrix managed environment by gaining the confidence and trust of the various stakeholders
  • Leadership – the ability to motivate and lead a multi-skilled team
  • Analytical thinking
  • Influencing skills
  • Proactive planning & influencing
  • Relationship building & Communication skills
  • Conflict handling
  • Facilitation skills
  • Passion for problem solving & issue resolution
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