Coega Development Corporation Safety, Health, and Environmental Project Manager Jobs in South Africa

Coega Development Corporation Safety, Health, and Environmental Project Manager Jobs in South Africa


  • The SHE Project Manager is accountable to the Executive Manager: Operations of the Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd.


  • The SHE Project Manager’s mandate would be derived from the job description and the performance contract.

    Primary Objective

  • To ensure that Health, Safety and Environmental principles, specifications, conditions of the Environmental Authorization (EA) where applicable and Construction Work Permit (CWP) are implemented, guidelines and issues identified through various CDC policies and studies are duly considered and incorporated into all activities which are undertaken by the CDC under the management of the Unit Head : Safety, Health and Environmental.

    Responsibilities and Obligations

  • In pursuance of this primary objective, the SHE Project Manager is required to understand:


  • To be able to participate in project management from initiation, briefing, concept and feasibility; design development; tender documentation and procurement; construction documentation and management of project close-out;

  • Set project standards, specifications, during planning; construction and operations;

  • To demonstrate detailed knowledge of health and safety requirements at all levels, and service efficiencies according to the organisational goals;

  • To lead project services in order to attain organisational objectives and targets

  • Provide support in the implementation and management of SHEQ certifications;

  • Undertake critical task analysis and risk assessment prior to allocated construction activities;

  • To evaluate and approve Principal Contractor’s SHE File prior commencement of planned activity;

  • Communicate with different role-players, Interested and Affected Parties, (I&AP’s) including stakeholders within local, provincial; and national government;

  • Conduct monthly inspections or audits during construction work activities;

  • Manage and complete where applicable a process for an application of a construction works permit as per requirements by Department of Employment and Labour;

  • To manage and ensure availability of budget to meet the organisational objects within the construction environment;

  • To manage, and guide Health and Safety Practitioners: where applicable in key performance areas by setting and monitoring performance standards and taking actions to correct deviations to achieve organisational objectives;

  • Manage incident reporting and investigate process.

    Requirements and Experience

  • Tertiary Qualification – a National Diploma or Degree in the Occupational Health and Safety domain and/or Construction related Qualification;

  • At least minimum of 5 years’ experience in Safety, Health and Environmental Management Construction Industry;

  • Valid proof of Registration as a Construction Health and Safety Officer or Construction Health and Safety Manager and Construction Health and Safety Agent with SACPCMP will be advantageous;

  • Must have knowledge of ISO9001:2015, ISO14001:2015 and ISO45001:2018;

  • Must have a valid driver’s license;

  • Ability to work independently;

  • Must have good problem-solving skills;

  • Ability to act in a professional manner as a representative of the CDC;

  • The capability to
    work well with other people and without close supervision;

  • Good interpersonal skills - the ability to communicate clearly and effectively;

  • Knowledge of how to present information to different audiences;

  • Organisational knowledge in service delivery, principles, PFMA, BCEA, UIF, EEA, NEMA, OHSA, COIDA, strategic planning, annual performance plan, policies, and procedures, SHE programmes.

    Critical Success Factors

  • Construction related risks are appropriately managed and controlled.

  • Ensuring compliance with all relevant Legislations, Regulations, etc.

  • Continual improvement of the SHE Programme and those on sites.

  • Contractors turn-around time on non-conformance and incidents.

  • Proactive management of SHE issues.

  • Achievement of the world class safety standards.

    Furthermore, you are to ensure that:

  • You are aware of and have access to the CDC’s SHE Management System (SHEMS).

  • You are aware of your responsibilities and duties as laid out in the CDC’s SHEMS.

  • You are aware that you work in a safe and environmentally friendly manner.

  • You ensure that the company’s housekeeping standards are maintained throughout your area of responsibility.

  • You report any unsafe conditions or acts which you cannot rectify yourself to your SHE representative or to the SHE Program Manager as soon as possible.

  • You report all SHE incidents which occur within your area of responsibility promptly and in the correct format.

  • You are totally familiar with your responsibilities in terms of the CDC’s emergency plan.

  • You communicate to the SHE Program Manager any required changes to the SHEMS prior to implementing these changes.

  • You timeously complete and correctly record any corrective action which needs to be taken to rectify a SHE matters.

  • You give full co-operation to, and participate in (as required), the CDC’s internal and external SHEMS audits.

  • Liaise with regulators on SHE matters.

  • Offer advice to the Executive Manager on SHE related matters.

    You have the authority to:

  • Immediately stop any person(s) on CDC property from committing an unsafe or destructive act or omission.

  • Take whatever immediate steps you deem necessary to prevent injury or environmental damage when confronted with an unsafe or destructive condition.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Coega Development Corporation Safety, Health, and Environmental Project Manager Jobs in South Africa

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