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Project Manager at Mixta Africa

Mixta Africa

A Project Manager is needed at Mixta Africa. Candidate reports to Project Director – MAHCS, Country MD.
KEY INTERACTIONS – include Senior Construction Associate, Senior Procurement and Contracting Associate, Senior Design Associate, Site Construction Associate.
OVERVIEW – Oversee the construction and execution phases of all in-country projects.

Main Responsibilities

  • To lead on all construction aspects of the company’s projects, providing strategic and professional guidance to the construction team.
  • Ensure an optimised process for contracting and project approval.
  • Reporting to the Company on matters in relation to the performance of projects against contract requirements.
  • Oversee the development of designs to ensure they are high quality, in-line with company strategy and delivered on time.
  • Coordinate with design and construction standards to resolve any design issue arising during construction.
  • Ensure compliance with design for all projects on construction site.
  • Responsible for ensuring that project managers.
  • Manage the project team including architects, engineers, workplace consultants, construction managers and administrative support.
  • Develop schedules and budgets for assigned projects.
  • Identify and evaluates alternative solutions to best meet program goals.
  • Prepare detailed construction cost estimates and documentation (e.g. PFR, PAR) for project.
  • Track contract and construction performance from start till completion.
  • Participate in or oversee the pre-qualification and bid evaluation process for consultants, contractors, and other outside vendors and selects vendors.
  • Ensure all technical work is carried out within the approved budgets.
  • Assist at all times in maintaining a safe working environment within Company workplaces, and applying the Company Health & Safety Policy for their own, their colleagues, third parties and the public’s benefit.


  • Capacity investment plans
  • Existing capacity allocation plan
  • Country operating model plan and review

Time Allocation

  • Technical 90%
  • Administrative 10%



  • Cost-effectiveness of projects Proportion of projects at high that were achieved value for money than expected (20%).
  • Savings generated- Measured as a % unit cost reduction as compared to budget (20%).
  • Issues causing contract disputes, termination and liquidity before due date-% of contracts with issues arising, disputes, termination and liquidity before due date against procurement’s total signed contracts each year (15%).
  • Lead time from Request for Quote to contract award- Shows the lead time from RFQ to award of contract (15%).

Reports and Processes

  • Timeliness of deliverables (reports and projects) – percentage of deliverables that are delivered to the target audience as per the agreed deadlines (5%).
  • Quality of deliverables – percentage of deliverables that meet or exceed expectation (5%).


  • Quality of coordination with relevant departments (5%).
  • Feedback – The annual average rating from 360-degree surveys launched (15%).


  • Excellent understanding of the construction industry.
  • Ability to manage several large scale projects at the same time.
  • nowledge of key processes and phases in construction (Structure, M&E, Finishing).
  • Deep understanding of corporate functions like procurement and contracting, budget and planning, and de-bottlenecking other corporate processes.
  • Proficient in creating and understanding a planning schedule and work break down structure.
  • Gathers information nationally and internationally about what could be; visualises the future and assesses what needs to change; thinks strategically, considers wider effects thoroughly, including customers, shareholders and people; promotes and builds enthusiasm for the vision.
  • Balances the needs of the stakeholder triangle; assimilates and analyses relevant information; identifies core principles, and applies them consistently to decisions; identifies and mitigates risks; creative in providing solutions; owns decisions.
  • Good planning/project management skills.
  • Exceptional negotiation, problem-solving and analytical skills.Outstanding people leadership and management skills.
  • Ability to drive change management across the organization.Superior communication skills, both verbal and oral.
  • Sets milestones and timeframes to achieve objectives and operational requirements; determines priorities and allocates responsibilities and manages workflow; establishes measures and monitoring systems; monitors unit and individual performance, putting (joint) action plans in place to address areas of non-compliance; anticipates hurdles and has contingency plans to get around them.


  • 10+ construction related experience.
  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in an engineering field (structural, electrical, mechanical).
  • An advanced degree in engineering or a related field is also strongly preferred.
  • Experience in managing large scale projects within the real estate sector.

Seniority Level

Entry level


  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Investment Management

Employment Type


Job Functions

  • Project Management
  • Information Technology

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