Title:  Project Controls Manager – 5 Year Fixed Term Contract

Closing Date:  27 February 2024

Jwaneng, BW

Description: Debswana Diamond Company would like to invite suitably qualified innovative, results oriented and self-driven individuals to apply for the position listed and described below and join a professional team driven by service excellence, where the demands of the business are met by encouraging team work and addressing the needs of the individual.

Purpose of the Role

  • To provide leadership regading establishing, maintaining, and continuously improving the Project Controls System in a project environment;
  • To oversee the integration of the full spectrum of Project Controls in a project environment, i.e., cost control, estimation, planning, project administration, and document control.



Key Job Responsibilities

  • Manages, develops and retains the Project Controls staff compliment
  • Ensures adequate Project Controls resource levels for the Debswana project environment
  • Manages the effectiveness of subordinates by setting-up key performance measures, monitoring performance and taking remedial action as necessary
  • Oversees the planning, setting-up, and managing of Project Controls
  • Oversees Project Controls-related integration between project management work, support work, and technical/specialist work, including inter-technical/specialist work
  • Monitors the effectiveness of Project Controls standards and procedures and brings about the necessary changes to ensure continuous improvement
  • Oversees trends-determination, change request control, changes to performance measurement baselines (scope-time-cost), and monitoring and measurement of the associated impacts
  • Oversees transfer of data between financial, accounting, planning, estimating, and procurement systems; the review of errors arising from such transfers and coordinating actions to rectify such errors
  • Oversees the drafting of procurement operating plans (POP), and the controlling of the contracts as stipulated in the POP
  • Performs project controls-related reporting on Portfolio-level
  • Manages and controls allocated funds and operates within set parameters
  • Implements knowledge management principles through application of tools and methodologies to continuously improve and sustain business performance
  • Initiates and implements creative and innovative ideas to continuously improve and sustain business performance
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with all key stakeholders and business partners to ensure achievement of business objectives

Other Job Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the safety, health and environmental program in area of responsibility


  • Diploma in related field or Artisan Qualification


  • >7 Years in a Project Controls environment or related field.

Legal Certification/Professional Registration

  • Diploma in Project Management will be an added advantage
  • Project Management Certification in good standing (Costing, Planning, Earned Value Management, Estimating, etc.) in related field will be an added advantage
  • Degree in related field will be an added advantage

Technical Competencies

  • Project Portfolio Management
  • Project Commercial Management
  • Scope Management
  • Project Control Management
  • Data Integration
  • Estimate Management
  • Cost Control/Engineering
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Change Management
  • Project Design and Engineering Management
  • Project Procurement and Logistics Management
  • Construction Management
  • Commissioning Management
  • Operational Readiness
  • Document and Information Management
  • Front-end-loading (FEL)
  • Value Management

Behavioral Competencies

  • Building Organizational Capability
  • Business Acumen
  • Change Leadership
  • Concern for Safety, Health and the Environment
  • Impact and Influence
  • Innovation
  • Judgement and Decision Making
  • Managing Performance and Holding People Accountable
  • Service Orientation
  • Teamwork and Collaboration

Closing date: 27 February 2024

Debswana is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Please note that we only contact shortlisted candidates.

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