Senior Project Manager


  • PortHarcourt

₦ . 900000 - 1000000 /Month

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Job Description

A sector leader in specialized construction, foundry and metal works, agro business and trade, offering end to end supply chain and logistics solutions, and employing a diverse workforce.


The Role

You will take responsibility for project managing delivery of identified project workstreams and governance of the new port development project. This will include project management of workstreams relating to the design and build contract, Client or Associated Stakeholder directly delivered workstreams, and management of internal and external multi-disciplinary professional and construction project teams.

You will also provide support to the Senior Project Manager in all aspects of project and financial management and in reporting to the Project Board; ensuring successful stakeholder engagement and collaboration, governance and delivery within the agreed budget, time and quality parameters.

Playing a part in the Change and Delivery team that sits within the Group management of the business, the role will report into the Board and Committee level for port development. Your role as a Project Manager will mean you are responsible for working directly with the business to successfully deliver projects from initiation to closure; making effective use of the necessary resources and skills, and adhering to project organisational governance and control requirements.

The Change and Delivery team is composed of project and system specialists who have a strong business improvement focus, and the collective ability to combine data, information and practicality to efficiently translate ideas into decisions, and then into actions. It is a transversal team which is responsible for the delivery of some of the key strategic projects and improving performance by optimising business processes.

As a member of the Leadership Team the role supports the Client and Organisation in achieving the Strategic Plan of delivering on assignments.

Key Relationships and Interactions



       The Executive Team;

       The Leadership Team;

       Direct and indirect reports of the Portfolio’s under the control of this position, and

       Other individuals at all levels within this and all other Business Units,



       Contractors, Consultants, and other service providers;

       Customers, Lessees, Harbour Users, Licensed Stevedores, Suppliers, and Agents; and

       Regulatory Bodies including but not limited to NPA, NIMASA, State and National Environment Regulation and Protection Authorities, Transport ministry, NRC, National and subnational MDAs, ICRC etc.



       Accountable for delivery of assigned projects to agreed criteria to optimal time, cost, scope and quality and utilising appropriate and agreed project methodology.

       Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project. Escalates risks / conflicts and provide proposals to effectively address them. Applies robust risk, issue and change controls.

       Effectively estimates costs, timescales and resource requirements, securing resources and building realistic / optimised plans for the successful delivery of the project(s) to the agreed scope and budget. Monitor and track all activities and takes action where these deviate from the plan.

       Manage third parties and suppliers to meet all project goals within agreed costs, time and quality criteria.

       Provide effective leadership to the project team, shaping the team, motivating team members to achieve their project objectives and develop their skills and experience.

       Effectively manage, influence and motivate all Stakeholders and Sponsors to ensure full understanding, commitment and engagement to the project goals.

       Actively represents the project team, ensuring that effective relationships are built and maintained with the business and provide accurate and timely reports.

       Develop detailed project plans and associated governance documents.

       Effectively communicate project expectations to team members and stakeholders in a timely and clear manner.

       Create regular status reports for stakeholder and project team information.

       Identify and resolve issues and conflicts within the project team.

       Identify and manage project dependencies and critical path.

       Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.

       Track project milestones and deliverables.

       Coach, mentor and motivate project team members and contractors, and influence them to take positive action and accountability for their deliverables – self-organising team.

       Build, develop, and grow any business relationships vital to the success of the project.

       Conduct project retrospective meetings to ensure continual improvement of the Project team.

       Input into and develop best practices and tools for project execution and management within the PM function.


Skills and Competencies:

       Previous experience leading safety critical projects is a key requirement

       Solid understanding of project management principles, methods, techniques and tools and project lifecycles.

       Experience of budget management and the ability to make decisions.

       Strong relationship management skills and ability to build successful relationships with internal and external customers.

       Proven experience and ability to lead and motivate teams in delivering results.

       Proven experience of managing relationships with third parties.

       Experience of budget management and the ability to make decisions.

       Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

       Ability to manage and develop people effectively.

       Experience of influencing Senior Management population.

       Displays the Team Leadership Dimensions of Focus On The Customer, Share To Succeed, Results Orientation, Change Leadership, Team Leadership, Strategic Vision, Building Capability and promotes the Organisation Values.

       Ability to problem solve and challenge where appropriate.

       Experience of working with teams in multiple locations.

       Able to build strong relationships with key stakeholders in order to truly understand the underlying needs of the business.


The Candidate

       Experience working in a Port or Logistic environment preferred.

       Preferable – Accreditations in a Project Management discipline (practitioner level, e.g. DSDM Atern, Certified Project Manager, APMP, Prince2 Practitioner. Solid understanding of project management principles, methods, techniques and tools and project lifecycles (Waterfall/DSDM)

       Or, experience in Project Management Disciplines

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