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Job Reference: G4S/TP/2883749/97067
Number of Positions: 1
Job Category: Project/Program Management
Contract Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive market related package
Location: Boksburg
G4S Region: Africa
Country:South Africa

G4S Business Unit:South Africa - Secure Solutions
Closing Date: October 6, 2017
Package Description: Remuneration and benefits will be commensurate with the seniority of the role and in compliance with company remuneration policy and practice.

Job Introduction:

The Project Engineer is directly responsible for management project processes. This includes understanding project goals, deadlines, and financial boundaries so that resources can be allocated, scheduled and meet project deadlines. Specific skills required: 

CCTV: Milestone all versions, BVMS & Vidos (Bosch), DVtel, Axis, Vivotek, Hikvision, Sony, Vivotek Vast, Samsung, (IPOLIS), AxxonNext

MS/OP: Server 2008, SQL 2008, Server 2012, SQL 2012 Active Directory, WSFC

Fire: Ziton, Techno Switch

Role Responsibility:

Effective management of the project financial performance

Manage profitability of project with a focus on maintenance, sustainability, cost effectiveness and labour.

Gross Margin Management:

  • Overheads control

  • Project profitability

  • Tracks and reports team hours and expenses on a weekly basis.

  • Manages project budget.

  • Determines appropriate revenue recognition, ensures timely and accurate invoicing, and

Develop full-scale project plans and associated communications documents.

Plan and schedule project timelines and milestones using appropriate tools.

Monitors receivables for project.

Follows up with clients, when necessary, regarding unpaid invoices.

Analyzes project profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization.


Effective management of staff

Liaise with regional operational teams around resource requirements.

Communicate and schedule work rosters and requirements.

Monitor attendance and performance of technical installation teams. Escalate and manage disciplinary matters and noncompliance with policy and procedure.

Maintain and adhere to G4S Disciplinary code and enforce company policies.


Effective management of operations

Managing the Project process flow and activities that has a direct/indirect impact on the outcome and success of contract.

Facilitates team and client meetings effectively.

  • Holds regular status meetings with project team.
  • Keeps project team well informed of changes within the organization and general corporate news.
  • Effectively communicates relevant project information to superiors.
  • Delivers engaging, informative, well-organized presentations.
  • Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion.
  • Understands how to communicate difficult/sensitive information tactfully.

Client retention and customer service levels.

  • Ensuring that all required formal customer meeting are scheduled, attended and minuted.

  • Maintenance of positive customer relationships.

Quality Management/Ops Process management – adherence to quality standard.

  • Conduct and oversee quality controls and inspections (including sub contractors)

The Ideal Candidate:


Basic IT knowledge required: -

  • MS Word
  • MS Excel

Knowledge of company policies.


Good communicator both
written and verbal.
Good time management skills – personally and others.

  • Acting professionally
  • Communication (written and
  • verbal)
  • Supporting and working with
  • others
  • Delivering objectives


Delivering great customer service

  • Sharing and cooperating
  • Dealing with changing circumstances
  • Understanding the organisational environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Work under pressure

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

Grade 12

Relevant qualification (Advantageous)

Experience in a similar role (Advantageous)

CCTV: Milestone all version, BVMS & Vidos (Bosch), DVtel, Axis, Vivotek, Hikvision, Sony, Vivotek Vast, Samsung, (IPOLIS), AxxonNext

MS/OP: Server 2008, SQL 2008, Server 2012, SQL 2012 Active Directory, WSFC

Fire: Ziton, Techno Switch

About the Company:

G4S is the world’s leading international security solutions group, which specialises in outsourced business processes in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat. G4S is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen. G4S has operations in more than 125 countries and 657,000 employees. 


G4S operates in over 25 countries in Africa and employs over 105 000 people on the continent. At G4S South Africa, our vision is to be recognised as the leader in providing security solutions. We therefore endeavour to build and maintain a motivated, capable workforce who are proud to work for our region and able to deliver our commercial strategy. We continue to build on the excellent people management practices which are in place across the Group in order to fully engage our workforce. 


G4S is an organisation which is defined by its values, which are:

  • We act with Integrity and Respect - Our business activities and relationships are built on trust, honesty and openness. We do what we promise and always strive to do the right thing. We listen. We treat our colleagues, customers and those in our care with the utmost respect.
  • We are passionate about Safety, Security and Service Excellence - We are passionate about working safely and take great care to protect our colleagues and customers from harm. We are experts in security and use that knowledge to protect our customer’s assets. We keep our promises and are passionate about delivering high levels of customer service.
  • We achieve this through Innovation and Teamwork - We invest in technology and best practice to continuously improve the products and services we offer. We challenge ourselves to find new ways of helping our customers achieve their goals. We work together as a team, valuing everyone’s contribution, to ensure we achieve the best results for our customers and our business.

For more information on G4S, please visit: 

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Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.