Project Manager Job Description

Project manager job description

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Project Manager job descriptions can vary quite a bit but many have the same things in common. Reading a good job description will help you understand what skills you will need to get a job as a project manager.

Most job briefs will include the need for experience, strong organisational skills, planning ability, monitoring and reporting or communication. Being capable of delivering on time and within budget, risk management and relationship management are often mentioned as well.

Project Manager job descriptions can either be more technically or business orientated depending on the type of project


Project Manager job description – example 1

Mid Level Project Manager – Financial Services

Manage the planning, execution and tracking of medium to large projects from commencement to completion within deadlines and budget parameters in order to achieve a strategic objective or business benefit.


  • 3-5 years project management experience within a Financial Services/Insurance environment acting in the role as project manager
  • Diploma in Project Management or Business Management
  • PMBOK or Prince 2 qualification


  • Collaborating with stakeholders to investigate the feasibility of innovative projects
  • Defining the business case and project scope in collaboration with stakeholders to align with business objectives
  • Developing project plan which identifies and sequences the activities and timelines needed to successfully complete the project
  • Identifying and assigning resources and stakeholders for the execution of the project
  • Determining the project objectives and measures of success
  • Creating platforms where the project team can be mobilised and energised to ensure close collaboration and innovation
  • Developing and maintaining productive working relationships with stakeholders
  • Managing resources and third party relationships to produce results and meet operational objectives and goals
  • Tracking and driving the implementation and delivery of the project plan in line with the scope, cost and time parameters of the project
  • Identifying risks and collaborate with stakeholders to manage the mitigation of risks
  • Monitoring project progress and delivering reports
  • Managing the project close out and the assessment of project effectiveness
  • Implementating of initiatives that address project shortcomings or areas of concerns
  • Creating a positive work climate and culture to maximise employee productivity
  • Compiling and controlling budgets to minimise expenditure in alignment with tactical delivery plans


  • Business Acumen
  • Customer/ Stakeholder Commitment
  • Drive for Results
  • Leads Change and Innovation
  • Motivating and Inspiring Team
  • Collaboration
  • Impact and Influence
  • Self-Awareness and Insight
  • Diversity and Inclusiveness
  • Growing Talent


Project Manager job description – example 2

Junior Project Manager – Fibre Optic Technician

Our client is a well established company that specialises in the design, installation and management of fibre optic connectivity solutions for Internet Service Providers and Network providers.

This position is accountable for managing the day-to-day project- and service operations for the company.


Relevant tertiary qualification(s) would ideally include:

  • Certified Fibre Optic Technician
  • Project Management Certificate (PM-BOK)

At least 3 or more years experience in the following:

  • Installation of fibre optic infrastructure
  • Fibre optic cable acceptance testing
  • Working as a team leader in a cable installation team
  • Trouble shooting, fault finding and resolution on fibre networks


  • Read and understand the request for service (RFS)
  • Understand Work Orders (WO)
  • Survey planned installations
  • Compile initial planned installation documentation
  • Review project schedule and actions
  • Track completion against the set delivery date
  • Update project plans
  • Prepare project status reports
  • Prepare Agenda and Minutes for project meetings
  • Liaise with tenants and ISP’s (Internet Serivice Providers)
  • Service Desk (manage issued incidents, escalate and reassign incidents as appropriate, act as single pointof contact, etc)
  • Preventative Maintenance ( diary management and tasking, maintain time sheets, cost allocation, expense claims, etc.)
  • Planning (Approve completed work for payment, update budgets, ensure that sub-contractors have the necessary planning documentation, etc.)


  • Superior understanding of fibre optic infrastructure design on OSP and ISP level
  • Superior understanding of fibre optic products and industry trends and standards
  • General understanding of data and telecommunications protocols (advantage, not required)

A Project Manager job description is often written from a template so if you think you may not have some of the skills/experience listed, it is still worth applying. Some of these things are easier than they sound.

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