SANRAL: INTERNSHIP - Project Management Assistant (Pietermaritzburg)

INTERNSHIP: Project Management Assistant (X2)


REPORTS TO N2 & N3 Program Managers

DATE 07 April 2021

LOCATION Eastern Region, 58 Van Eck Place, Mkondeni, Pietermaritzburg

APPOINTMENT TYPE Fixed-term Contract


The purpose of the internship is to provide work-based experience to the suitable candidate in providing professional project administrative support across multiple projects to a centralized Project Team whilst developing and maintaining excellent working relationships with all SANRAL stakeholders to ensure required business results.


• A Bachelor of Project Management / Office Administration or equivalent relevant qualification.

• Good command of English.

• Works well under pressure.

• Ability to remain calm in volatile situations.


• A postgraduate qualification in Project Management/ Office Administration or equivalent relevant qualification.

• A valid driver license

• Ability to manage stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.

• Multilingual in any two vernacular languages.


• Capturing the applications received towards establishment of the N2 and N3 program database.

• Providing required administration support on the daily and monthly reporting updates pertaining to the N2 and N3 upgrade.

• Scheduling and managing weekly/monthly progress meetings for the 10 and 14 packages on this N2/N3 Program (Providing oversight on program diary)

• Taking minutes at progress meetings and keeping record of such minutes.

• Scheduling Project Liaison Committee meetings and providing required administration support such as coordinating committee meeting attendance/securing meeting venues, etc

• Keeping record of each construction contract progress and record of issues pertaining to each construction package

• Providing all other administration duties required on the N2 and N3 upgrade program

• Provide limited technical input on projects when the project manager is not available;

• Coordinating logistics for project meetings;

• Attend to public queries;

• Ensure continuous professionalism with staff and stakeholders;

• Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with key stakeholders,

• Updating internal and AG audit checklists to ensure project is audit ready;

• Circulation of design reports and draft tender documents to project managers and regional specialists, capturing of comments and filing of the final reports/documents.

• Accurate and proficient uploading of documents and drawings to EDMS from project inception to close-out

• Maintain relevant databases for project related information including milestones and expenditure, e.g. updating spreadsheets for contract details, claims, variance reporting, etc

• Ensure correct profiling of documents on EDMS;

• Ensure proper filing of all memos and correspondence in project file


Employment reference checks are a requirement as part of SANRAL’s recruitment and selection process. In order for SANRAL to conduct these checks a consent form needs to be completed and signed by the applicant. As an applicant of this position, you authorize SANRAL to process all the information provided for the purpose of your application for the position as well as the verification and record keeping of such credentials.

Please note that this is a confidential document and is intended for internal use by SANRAL’s Human resources department only.


Appointments will be made in accordance with SANRAL’s Employment Equity plan.

SANRAL reserves the right not to fill any position

Closing date for applications: 31 April 2021

Please submit your CV to:

SANRAL Eastern Region


Email Subject : PMA Intern

Due to high volume of applications, please note that communication will be limited to shortlisted candidates only.

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