Manager of Senior Projects at Sappi

Manager of Senior Projects at Sappi


Senior Project Manager

  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Qualification: Bachelors
  • Experience: 6 years
  • Location: Not specified
  • City: Johannesburg
  • Job Field: Project Management

As a field team member, you’ll report to the Regional Technical Executive and fly a lot.

The primary duties of this position are:

  • Scope, Business Case, Timelines, and Resources
  • Calculate capital expenditures, ROI, resource requirements, risks, and benefits for large, complex projects with production teams, process engineers, senior mill management, and others.
  • Represent mills on committees considering capital requests and prepare business cases for approval.
  • When needed, coordinate feasibility studies and double-check all documentation.
  • Review and approve scope adjustments using strict governance standards.
  • Create detailed project resource, time, and job breakdown schedules. Get backers’ approval.
  • Capital expenditures, operating expenditures, talents, and change management elements must be determined.

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Planning and directing a project

  • New projects should comprise process engineers, manufacturing teams, process specialists, technicians, and component makers.
  • Check the designs to make sure they’re complete and high-quality.
  • Regression analysis is used when a process affects other portions of the plant.
  • Plan, source, install, and commission new equipment for projects.
  • Test, manage risk, report, and follow procurement policies.

Incorporating Risk Governance into Project Management

  • Monitor your projects for issues that could affect the timeline, design, resources, testing, or implementation.
  • Work closely with opinion leaders to identify high-impact risks and provide solutions.
  • Keep track of cash flow projections, purchase orders, received products, and permissions.
  • Keep project documentation up-to-date. Technical records, risks, issues, and supporting data must be kept.

Perfect candidate:

  • PMP or Related Expert
  • Minimum 8 years of manufacturing project implementation experience AND a National Diploma in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering OR
  • 5+ years of manufacturing project management experience and a BSc/BEng in mechanical/electrical/chemical engineering.
  • SAP-savvy

Closing Date: 3 January 2023

Application Method

Are you interested and qualified? Go to Sappi on to apply