Project Controller SARAO, Cape Town

Cape Town
Posted 8 months ago

Permanent position

Market Related salary

Closing date: 22 November 2018

About the Position

SARAO has an exciting opportunity for a Project Controller to join our team based in Cape Town. The main responsibility of the Project Controller is to coordinate and execute multiple procurement and logistics processes to achieve convergent goals.

Minimum education requirement:

  • A three-year Diploma Advanced Certificate or National Diploma in Commercial/ Business Administration or Engineering discipline (NQF6)

Minimum work experience required:

  • 5 years+ experience in a Project Administration role

Desirable additional educational, work experience, and personal qualities:

  •  Project Management Certificate (advantageous)

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Providing procurement administrative support
  • Assisting the Engineering team in conducting tender processes
  • Take responsibility for preparing tender documentation through liaising with Project Managers and Functional Managers
  • Take responsibility for coordinating tender deviations
  • Identifying opportunities and implementing actions to continually reduce wasted time, money and resources from assigned tasks
  • Complying with the organisational Supply Chain Management processes and procedures

The ideal candidate will have the following competencies:

Ability to:

  • communicate effectively (verbal and written)
  • display good analytical and planning skills
  • work outside normal office hours as required
  • display efficiency under pressure
  • display excellent document writing skills

Experience in:

  • writing tender documents, drafting specifications and writing business cases

Knowledge of:

  • coordinating significant multi-disciplinary projects
  • and exposure to Science / Engineering projects
  • and experience of administrating significant large scale projects
  • and understanding of project planning processes (defining tasks, allocated resources, leveling resources)

About The Employer

The South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO) spearheads South Africa’s activities in the Square Kilometre Array Radio Telescope, commonly known as the SKA, in engineering, science and construction. SARAO is a National Facility managed by the National Research Foundation and incorporates radio astronomy instruments and programmes such as the MeerKAT and KAT-7 telescopes in the Karoo, the Hartebeesthoek Radio Astronomy Observatory (HartRAO) in Gauteng, the African Very Long Baseline Interferometry (AVN) programme in nine African countries as well as the associated human capital development and commercialisation endeavours.

As a business unit of the NRF, SARAO is committed to employment equity and redress

Type of employment: Permanent

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