Developers Project Manager

April 9, 2024
R50000 - R60000 / month
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

A property developer focusing on urban apartment living in the Atlantic Seaboard and City Bowl of
Cape Town is seeking a project manager.

The role entails coordinating, managing, and administering elements of specific projects from the launch phase of a project, during construction, and through to snagging post-completion. It focuses on Project Management and aspects of the Principal Agent within the development space. The role requires detailed attention to managing the cost, quality, and returns on the projects whilst ensuring compliance and improvements to the established internal processes. This would encompass a variety of key functions being site administration, program management, budget management and coordination, quality control, and key decision making on site
and within project and professional coordination.


  • Strategic Planning
  • Evaluates market sectors in terms of emerging opportunities.
  • Monitors market/competitor trends.
  • Defines and reviews project goals and constraints.
  • Develops strategies for further review.
  • Approvals
  • Liaises with approval authorities and relevant parties.
  • Negotiates/gains approvals in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Advises and liaises with all other stakeholders.
  • Development
  • Obtains senior management approval for development strategies.
  • Preparation of EOI or tender documentation.
  • Liaises with management and consultants to ensure appropriate financial, commercial and legal risks are documented.
  • Manages tender process within probity guidelines.
  • Negotiates design amendments.
  • Manages and runs meetings with construction professionals (Architects, Engineers
  • Quantity Surveyors etc)
  • Manages evaluation process and negotiates formal documentation such as development leases, etc.
  • Negotiates amendments to legal documentation.
  • Ensures compliance with relevant documentation, leasehold or freehold.
  • Monitors progress and keeps management advised of cash flow and scheduling issues as they arise.
  • Resolves legal/financial issues in consultation with management.
  • Manages the approval process for all applications including development approvals.
  • Project Management
  • Instructs and manages external project management consultants.
  • Reviews the preparation and negotiation of bid packages.
  • Reviews the preparation of contract documents.
  • Oversight of the management of each contract, reporting progress on a regular basis.
  • Manages the completion/approval stages and the issue of construction certificates.
  • Monitors progress and oversees Practical Completion, final certificates in consultation with management and the appropriate Certifier.
  • Management Reporting
  • Ensures accurate and timely information is available for monthly and weekly.
  • Management Reports, covering all aspects of each project.
  • Implementation of policies and procedures.


  • Ability to work autonomously and independently but communicate and consult with internal stakeholders.
  • Ability to build strong and positive relationships with clients/external stakeholders, consultants and advisors.
  • Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with vision, commitment, engagement, and results.
  • Highly developed verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate at a high
  • Excellent written communication skills.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize a number of key tasks at any one time within defined deadlines.
  • Highly developed problem-solving skills.
  • Strategic thinker and planner with the ability to deliver results.
  • High level of professionalism, honesty, and integrity.
  • Word processing skills, project scheduling, and detailed spreadsheet experience are essential.

Power point and other presentation software skills are an advantage.


  • · Must have a tertiary qualification in a property and/or construction discipline, and/or have undertaken post-graduate qualifications in business management, property, or financial investment.
  • Experience as a Property Development Manager or Developer’s Project Manager
    with a strong Financial management and cost control mandate.