Siemens SA Recruits Head of Project Management Office

Posted on :

8 Sep, 2014

Category :

Project Management Jobs in South Africa

Job ID: 176948

Job Family: Project Management

Location: No Selection

Organisation: Infrastructure & Cities Sector

Department: 5430

Mode of Employment: Full time only

Head of PMO – Energy Management

Setup and manage a Project Management Office (PMO) for division Energy Management to ensure operational excellence in execution of projects.
The incumbent formulates and implements the operational strategies of the PMO across the EM Divisional, including the various Business Units within EM. Together with the BU heads, plan adequate and competent project execution resources for execution of orders on hand and opportunities in the pipeline. Ensure that projects are run in line with [email protected] guidelines and meeting Siemens internal targets by providing full support of the allocated project managers.

Internal: Energy Management, BU Management, EM Project Managers within South East Africa, SHEQ, HR, [email protected]
External: Customers, consultants, subcontractors, suppliers and other project stakeholders


What are the responsibilities of the position

Project Management:
Ensure that Projects meet the necessary deadlines (turnover, timelines and margin)

Provide ongoing operational support to project managers in terms of daily guidance and decisions

Serve as the next level of escalation for operational topics

Together with the Contracts & Claim Manager (CCM) ensure that projects are adhering to contractual requirements and at the same time maximize Siemens contractual benefits where possible
Regular monitoring of the project for non conformances (costs, deadlines, quality) and implementation of appropriate countermeasures (Continuous improvement process)
Monthly Reporting of Projects through project Review meetings with the project team & BU Management
Resource Management:
Define and develop expertise to adequately support and execute projects
Resource planning together with BU heads for the required number of resources needed to meet current and future project needs on a continuous basis
Ensure effective, productive and optimized use of resources by leveraging on synergies within the Energy Management Division

Develop and expand pipeline of young talents


People Management:
Full disciplinary reporting of the CCM and project coordinator within the PMO

Conduct PMPs and development discussions together with the BU heads for the Project Managers that will functionally report to the PMO i.e. Staff dialogues & career plans
Ensure adequate and relevant training programs are in place to develop the project management office functions
Foster skills and know-how transfer amongst PMO staff and project managers


Process Management:
Adhere to [email protected]
Adhere to Siemens specific BU or divisional requirements where required


Risk Management:
Regular review of project risks and mitigation measures with the project team

Implement root cause analysis and mitigation measures for NCCs together with project managers

Maintain NCC reporting

Ensure projects adhere to SHEQ and EHS requirements


Direct Reports:

PMO Coordinator – supports the PMO head with all administrative, reporting and PMO functions. Monitors and reviews adherence to the [email protected] processes with the PMO Head. Setup and coordinates all monthly PM reviews between the Project Team, PMO and BUs

Contracts & Claims Manager – Provides contractual support for claims and contracts management across the various projects. Liaises directly with PMs for contractual advice, review and preparation of claims and customer correspondence


Functional Reports:

Allocated Projects managers across the various BUs. PMs will report disciplinary to the BUs at this moment in time

What do I need to qualify for the position?

Operational Experience for min. 10 years and General Management Experience for 5 years
Qualification: BSc or B. Eng / B .Tech in Electrical / Electronic Engineering, Registered as professional with ECSA or PM Institution

Knowledge and Operations Experience in project
Management of Multicultural Staff / Organization
Implementation / Management of projects and knowledge of NEC and FIDIC contracts
Siemens process knowledge with focus on project management and engineering processes
Certified in [email protected]
Suitable experience in managing cross functional teams in matrix organisations
Strategic Risk and Resource Management

We are looking forward to receiving your online application. Please ensure you complete all areas, of the application form, to the best of your ability as we will use this data to review your suitability for the role.

Siemens is dedicated to quality, equality, and valuing diversity, and we welcome applications that reflect the diversity of the communities within which we work.

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