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Project Services Manager - Expat Role - Africa

LocationPerth, WA 6000
Work TypeAny Employment
Published At:2 months ago
  • Procurement
  • Cost Controller
  • Project Controls Manager
  • Contracts Manager
  • Materials Controller
  • Planning
  • Project Accounting
Job no: ARRK8
Category: Project Services
  • Global and rapidly growing EPCM Company
  • Expat role on a 6:2 roster
  • Long term opportunity

With offices in Australia, Africa, Canada, Peru and the Philippines, Lycopodium proudly delivers high quality professional engineering and project delivery services globally, across the resources, infrastructure and industrial processes sectors. By joining our global team and learning from renowned subject matter experts, we can offer you a diverse career that could take you anywhere in the world.

Lycopodium is currently recruiting for a highly experienced Project Services Manager to join our project team in Africa on a 6:2 roster.

Reporting directly to the Project Manager, the PSM will provide leadership and coordinate all aspects of the site-based Project Controls, including; Project Accounting, Cost Estimating & Management, Site Procurement, Planning & Scheduling, Contract Administration and Materials Handling.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Monitor project performance including costs, progress against schedule, safety, and internal reviews to provide a transparent assessment of critical performances across all business units.
  • Assist with the creation, implementation and maintenance of Project Control Procedures and Processes, in particular cost control and scheduling. 
  • Manage and coordinate inputs from various team members including engineering, procurement, contracts, project and construction in order to establish detailed cost, man-hour controls and schedule. 
  • Evaluate project progress to ensure that it is meeting budgetary and deadline objectives. Recognise progress concerns and report immediately to the Project Manager to ensure the project is completed within both budgetary and schedule constraints.
  • Oversee and provide leadership to all site-based project services personnel, including expats and nationals.
  • Maintain the integrity of the information interface with the project home office in Perth, WA.
  • Provide overall, high level support, to the Project Manager and act as the delegate of authority in their absence.

What you will bring:

  • Circa 10-15 years’ experience in project services management, including cost management, contract administration, procurement & planning/scheduling: preferably in the mining industry.
  • Undergraduate qualification in commerce, business or engineering.
  • Previous international site-based experience, particularly in Africa, will be considered favourably.
  • Thorough and extensive knowledge of Project control principles, theories, concepts, tools, progressing and reporting.
  • Previous experience in the multi-location interfaces and foreign currency aspects of a global project.
  • Capacity to evaluate work practices, implement systems and suggest alternatives and refinements where necessary.
  • A focus on creating, fostering and managing people relationships for diverse, high performing teams.
  • Ability to build and sustain positive relationships with all stakeholders, and work collaboratively with colleagues across multiple locations. 
  • Exemplify and encourage the core values and ethos of the business.

The benefits we'll provide

Lycopodium has a strong company culture focused on career progression and technical skill development. You can expect to be involved in a wide range of large projects whilst working amongst a team of highly skilled professionals.

We recognise that everyone is different and needs may change over the course of your career. That’s why we :

  • Invest in our people for the long-term, building a diverse and rewarding career, mentored by the best in the industry.
  • Allow our people to balance work with other commitments, like family or study, offering flexible work arrangements.
  • Are undertaking significant people and technology initiatives that will support the workplace of the future.

We encourage and value diversity and inclusion and welcome applications from all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, disability and ethnicity, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.

Our commitment to equal opportunity is embodied in our values of Respect, Integrity & Diligence. They are inherent in who we are, as individuals, and collectively as a Company.

We are a 2024 Circle Back Initiative Employer – we commit to respond to every applicant.

Please submit your CV by clicking the 'Apply' button.


  • Published on 23 Feb 2024, 3:00 AM