Senior Electrical Engineer


Last Updated: 27th February 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
Johannesburg, South Africa

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Gender
Male

Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

Languages
English, French

Summary

As South African and resident in Uganda for projects purpose, I am an Electrical Engineer with a registration as Pr. Technologist Engineer from ECSA (Engineering Council of South Africa).
I have enough experience in Design, Implementation and Commissioning also; my project management and financial management are up to standard. I also have a long stay with Civil Engineers, power electrical generation and distribution of substations and Power lines.
My knowledge has been extended to other systems as water treatment and supply, sewage systems, mechanical related to the power supply and all different power supply.
I have also been implementing Oil and Gas systems for all related power generation and following the BS standards.
My knowledge in general management including, Entrepreneurship, Economics, Operations management and quality are up to standard.
The code and standards including Health and Safety are part of my daily activities when I am dealing with projects.
I would like to refer to my CV for additional information if it is required.

Education

University of Pretoria
BSc Honors in Technology Management

   Mar 2013
— Oct 2015

a. Engineering Economics
b. Systems Engineering
c. Quality Management
d. Organizations Studies and Innovation Technology
e. Entrepreneurship Technology
f. Project Management
g. Operations Management
h. Research Methodology

University of Pretoria
Advance Certificate in Construction Contracts

   Feb 2012
— Nov 2015

FIDIC
CGC
NEC
Short Contract

Engineering Council of South Africa
Professional Engineering Technologist

   Jul 2011
— Nov 2015

Registration Number 201170235

South African Instute of Electral Engineers
Member

   Mar 2001
— Nov 2015

Accepted as Member

Durban University of Technology
Bachelor Of Technology in Electrical Engineering

   Jan 1997
— Dec 2000

a. Circuit Analysis IV
b. Electrical Distribution III
c. Electrical Machines IV
d. Electrical Protection IV
e. Engineering Mathematics IV
f. High Voltage Engineering IV
g. Industrial Project IV
h. Power System IV
i. Protection Technology IV

Institute of Applied Science
High National Diploma in Electrical Engineering

   Oct 1974
— Jun 1998

Electrical Engineering
Industrial Electronics
Thermodynamics
Physics
Industrial Chemistry
Electrical Machines
Mechanics
Engineering Mathematics
Automation
Industrial Drawings
Design Project

Industrial Technical Collge
Technical Senior Certificate

   Sep 1967
— Jun 1973

Electrotechniques
Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry
Auitomation
Technical Drawings
Electrical Machines
Industrial Electronics
English
French
Mechanics

Experience

MIDEMA
TECHNICAL MANAGER

   Jun 2016
— Current

The position is within Operations and Production and the Technical Manager is appointed to oversee, the Operations and planning for all the activities pertaining to the Maintenance.
• Planning for maintenance activities
• Planning for the spares parts
• Planning for the power upgrades and optimization
• In charge of Health and Safety including CCTV
• Provide project management expertise to staff and project teams on:
• Electrical and Automation with PLC
• Mechanical process for Flour Mill
• Steam generation
• Conveyors belts systems
• Silos Monitoring
• Facilities and Logistics Management
• Substation and Power plant Upgrade.
• Project management.

Reason for Leaving:: Insecurity in host Country

Umeme
Senior Electrical Engineer ( Capex Programme Manager)

   Jul 2013
— Current

The position is within Power Systems Transmission and Distribution Rehabilitation Projects(Substations, Cables, Overhead Lines, and Master Planning including Instrumentation)
Staff: 04 Project Managers and 36 Project Technicians to supervise the contractors.

• Oversee the design, verify the specifications and the requirements also control the bill of quantity that shall form part of project guide line.
• Network planning for the growth and major upgrades following the guide lines from Uganda Regulator Authority
• Provide project management expertise to staff and project teams, ensuring that projects follow an approved project life cycle process and according to delegations of authority.
• Develop and maintain organizational structures and ensure skilled staffing at all levels
• Develop and maintain the capital expansion programme with specialist inputs from master planning specialists. Develop accurate rolling plans and provide master budget inputs to Business Services.
• Develop, implement and monitor good management practices in respect of the design, construction and delivery of projects
• Ensure that projects deliver planned performance and outputs to time, budget commitments and quality specifications
• Maintain regular and accurate projects analysis, evaluation, forecasts and reporting to Divisional management
• Manage the programme selecting delivery partners, including consultants, contractors and negotiating funding agreements
• Engage stakeholders in order to ensure delivery within the allocated budgets, contracted time-scales and performance in respect to quality/ specification
• Manage staff and resources allocated to the job in accordance with organizational policies, code of business conduct, standards, and health and safety policies
The projects have been executed as per regulation from Uganda Electrical Regulator and Rural Electrification Authority. All the projects have been completed on time and per specifications.

Lonmin Platinum Mines
Electrical Projects Engineer

   Aug 2011
— Jun 2013

Lonmin Platinum is one of the major Platinum producers in the world and situated at Marikana within the West Northern of South Africa.
The position of Project Engineer has been set by the Capital Division to undertake and upgrade all facilities in Operations Division, especially in Concentrator Sections.
The innovation and upgrade of these sections will attract the attention also the identification of all the weak points that could impact on the increase of the production. Also, communicating with the Operations Department in the provision of the plants expansion and required power to upgrade both the electrical grid and major components.

• Project design and project budget as per project specification Capital coordination and contractors payment certificates. Tender Process, Coordination with major suppliers in terms of logistics.
• Site co-ordination, Project implementation, Site Construction Management and
Quality Assurance as per ISO 9001. (FIDIC and NEC)
• Co-ordination with Government in terms of Legal issues and Public Power Utilities
(Electrical and Telecoms).
• Follow up the fabrication and factory acceptance test (FAT) for all specified
Equipment for the entire project.
• Drawings update and correction.
• Specifications and installation of MV/ LV transformers, Circuit Breakers, Distribution
Boards and MCC, Back-up Generators, UPS, and General lighting.
• Earthing and Lightning protection: design and implementation.
• HVAC and water pumps installations / commissioning. Conveyors systems upgrades
Automation and Control including Drives and PLC.
• Coordinating with Electricity Authority in terms of Energy Efficiency and plant’s power consumption.
• Access control
• Following-up with O&M documentation for the hand over.
• Tests and Commissioning

Goba Consulting Engineers and Project Managers
Electrical Engineer

   Jun 2010
— Aug 2011

Goba Consulting and Project Manager has been appointed by SANRAL to oversee the construction of an upgrade of N17, as from Leandra to Ermelo, both Civil, Mechanical and Electrical activities.
The Senior Electrical Engineer has been appointed as a Resident Engineer to supervise and report to the Technical Director on all electro-mechanical issues also the progress of the project.
The major responsibility of the Senior Electrical Engineer had to look on the execution of the project by ensuring that the activities in all toll gates had been done as per project quality.

• Project design and project budget as per project specification
• Co=ordination with the Architect on the installation of all electro-mechanical components in the buildings supporting the toll gates.
• Site co-ordination, Project implementation, Site Construction Management and Quality Assurance as per ISO 9001.( FIDIC and NEC)
• Co-ordination with Government in terms of Legal issues and Public Power Utilities (Electrical and Telecoms).

Gautrain Bombela CJV
Electrical Projects Engineer

   Sep 2008
— May 2010

In order of upgrading the roads and electrical infrastructures of the country to run the soccer world cup 2010, the office of the Premier of Gauteng Province had decided, together of the National Government, after the feasibility studies to implement the construction of the high speed train in order to decrease the congestion of the traffic in the major roads. The same will improve the also the financial status of the province by creating jobs. The total cost of the construction has been set at R25 billion with 40% allocated to the electromechanical section.
Bombela Consortium has been appointed, together with Bombardier for signal control, to construct both electromechanical and civil activities.
The position of the Electrical Low Voltage Distribution has been created to oversee the installation of all related components during the project.
The project execution will be supported by various consultants and especially Alstom for the electrical section.
During the execution phase, the LV Distribution Engineer shall oversee all the site supervisors and works performed by the contractors in terms of Quality, Health and Safety. He shall work together with Bombardier concerning all issues related to the catenary and general protection.

• Construction Management and Quality Management as per ISO 9001 with various site supervisors to ensure that the quality and requirement are not deviated.
• Working together with Bombardier and French representative in terms of rail standards.
• Follow-up Designers’ production in terms of Low Voltage:
• O&M documentation
• Follow-up the validation process of the Contractor’s Design, involving the Designers and Certified Engineers.
• Follow-up and mitigate field changes, requests of modifications for the above topics.
• Verify the correct and practical use by the Designers and the Contractor of the applicable codes, standards, regulations, laws etc., with regards to all the LV topics.
• Propose value engineering to reduce the costs for the above mentioned topics.
• Propose and/or mitigate site optimizations for the above topics.
• Manage third parties expert’s missions when needed.
• Manage independent parties when needed.
• Produce calculation notes when needed

Pacific Architects and Engineers
Electrical Engineer

   Dec 2004
— Aug 2008

The project scope has been defined to support African Union Mission and United Nations in Darfur; the complete project consisted of thirty six (36) sites to be developed and delivered on time.
In terms of requirements, the project shall produce the following:
• Water treatment plants installation and commissioning
• Electrical Mini Sub-Stations and Generator sets including all electrical networks.
• Details design and site construction drawings
• Site execution and Project control
• Project quality and Health and Safety including the total communication.
• Project commissioning and handover.
• The operations and maintenance on site level also the control of the capex not to exceed the limit set by the Head Office.
• The responsibility has been set for the planning and implementation of activities assigned on Operations and maintenance phase of the project.
• The scope had included the electrical design of urgent works on ground including their implementation and Engineering Management.
• The supervision of all related matters to Electrical Construction during the project also, the Testing and commissioning.
• The management of labor and in matter of project quality, Health and safety.
• The responsibility has not been limited to perform all breakdowns and urgent maintenance on site.
• The responsibilities were but not limited to faults level analysis, light design, earthing and lightning design, cables design, protection upgrade and installation including power electrical planning and distribution. (220V to 33KV)
• The project quality has been followed by using British and American standards.

NAMITECH SOUTH AFRICA
Project Manager

   Feb 2004
— Dec 2004

NAMITECH SA has the contract agreement with all commercial banks and all cell phones service providers to supply to them with all necessary bank cards, bank cheque books, all SIM cards and credit units for their operations.
The contract as Project Manager has been set to upgrade one of the building facilities and integrate all equipment and labor from one of sold plant.
• Oversee an entire project administration
• Budget control for the reconciliation of the project packages until the handover has been finalized.
• Extension of the major branch to absorb equipment and manpower from liquated plant
• Site construction for both, Civil and Electrical activities
• Re-align the data transfer from Standard Bank, ABSA, FNB, MTN, VODACOM and other institutions for the supply of the required and final products such as cards and credit units
• Relocation of equipment from old plant to the new plant at Linbro Business Park
• Site tests and commissioning
• Relocation of personnel
• Site handover

SDEM Nigeria
Electrical Design Manager

   Jul 2002
— Dec 2003

SDEM is a French consultant and construction company based in Nigeria.
As project administrator and reporting to the Managing Director, I had made an impressive impact by saving money and time on implementation of projects. A total duration of projects has been kept tide and reduced from thirty-six months to twenty months
The responsibilities have been set for the Electrical Design by using most engineering formulas to estimate dimension of cables, drop voltage, bus bars sizes, transformers and appropriated protection relays.
On the site execution and Implementation, I had a major responsibility to co-ordinate and control the implementation of deliverables during the site construction and, minimize risk by applying correctly health and safety on site.
I had also the responsibility of negotiating with different key Government and Public authorities on the application of the Electrical Codes of practices related to the construction and installations of electrical components and Gas machinery.
The Commissioning and handover had been finalized in good condition and without conflict.
Planning, tender and Project Administration were also part of my responsibilities.

The scope of the portfolio consisted with the following duties;
• Design and execution of a glass factory
• Design of all electrical and instrumentation components
• Consultation with Nigeria Electricity Authority ( NEPA) in terms of tariff and Energy efficiency
o Design verification by the main Head Office in France
o Tender process and contract appointment
o Site mobilization and labor selection
o Equipment purchasing and logistics
o Site installation and quality management.
o Gas generators installation
o Site commissioning and Handover

• Installation of GLOBACOM GMS cell phone.
o Requirement and specifications received from the Client
o Site survey and design development
o Sites mobilisation and labor deployment
o Project Quality and site execution
o Tower erecting and Antennas settings
o Feeders and BTS installation
o UPS , Generators and Mains installation
o Lightning and Earth protection
o Lighting and Air Condition Installation
• Project documentation and project handover.

Umgeni Water Amanzi
Project Engineer

   Dec 1998
— Jun 2002

Umgeni Water is the water treatment and distribution of clean for both coastal and inland regions of KwaZulu Natal. The responsibility has been agreed within the Engineering Services to support the Maintenance Department on all its operations and the capital project.
On my capacity, I had to ensure that all related issues for the health of the plants and all equipment. This was including the electrical protection of all the substations and major installations of the Umgeni Water, the instrumentation and all matters related to the capital projects being taken into account in terms of future expansion.
As all the chemical plants with the Activated Carbon fall under Petrochemical category, the regulation and safety have been very strict with reference to the code of practices to keep it applicable during all projects and operations in terms of Quality Management.

• Support the Maintenance Department on all its operations and the capital project activities.
• Automation and Instrumentation upgrade for all the pilot plants.
• Maintenance planning focusing on the reliability of the plants
• Conducting the selection of the contractors and looking after the Quality Assurance.
• Energy Management focus on the productivity and company savings and energy efficiency.
• Project administration and maintenance planning for all the plants within the region where I was in charge of activities within the Electrical department and Maintenance department.
• Project upgrade, project control, project quality for all major installations and electrical protection for Umgeni Water;
• Project design has been focus on the Power Supply, Lighting, Earthing, Lightning Protection, Substations automation and protection
• The communication with various key Governmental and different Public Authorities have been one of major responsibilities for the application of energy tariff which will impact on the price of water and company savings.

Illovo Sugar
Electrical Plant Engineer

   Mar 1992
— Nov 1998

Illovo Sugar, a major sugar producer of sugar and various associated products and is based in province of Kwazulu Natal.
In Operations Division and within Engineering Services Department, the Electrical department has a major contribution to support the Production Department by keeping healthy all major installation as from the Front End to the Back End.
As Plant Electrical Engineer, the responsibilities were set to upgrade and maintain the supply to the electrical machinery and its automation. The team of electricians allocated to my management had the duties of servicing all electrical, pneumatic and hydraulics equipment.

All the major upgrades have been set to run during the plant shutdown when the contractor have been selected to complete all set projects.
The most of activities for the plant Engineer are maintained and run during the operations of the plant.

• Automation of the electrical machinery and electrical drives
• Monitoring and maintenance of all Electrical machines: motors, conveyors, crushers, etc.
• Power supply (220V and 22KV) for the substation switching and services including the substation automation also including their upgrades.
• Power generation from steam plant, synchronism of generators, generators protection and their automation.
• Planning of plant expansion for all electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment
• Energy management and power distribution.
• Maintenance planning and plant shutdowns.
• Plant Quality , Health and Safety
• Monitoring of small scales of projects run by the Engineering Services Department.

UNIBRA BREWERY DRCongo
Electrical Plant Manager

   May 1987
— Feb 1992

UNIBRA is one of the breweries located in various regions of Democratic Republic of Congo and producing Beer, Drinking Water and Soft drinks.
The position in the company was to support the Technical Manager and supervise all new installations, the upgrade of the plant and its maintenance.
The section consisted with Installation team, maintenance team and workshop team. The plant has been supplied by Local Electrical Authority and back up by a set of Fuel Generators to the substation.
The bottling and filling department has a fuel steam boilers that supply it with steam to support the production.
Most of the major upgrades have been done on the automation of the machinery and for the substation.
The project initiated for the substation was run to add the power factor correction with capacitor banks and filters to adjust the level of power factor of the electrical network
This project has been initiated in terms of energy savings and production increase.

Duties:
• Electrical Production and distribution: external feeders – standby generators to the plants.
• Steam production and services of boilers.
• Energy management: cable sizes, power factor, lightning and electrical protection.
• Automation: electrical driver and electrical controls.
• Substation services including shutdowns, breakdowns and fault-finding.
• Electrical maintenance and maintenance planning.
• Upgrade of entire network to minimize the downtime.
o Substation upgrade and PF installation
o MCC upgrade
o Cabling upgrade and protection
o Installation of a workshop to get the service rendered fast.

Electrobeton
Project Technical Controller

   Jan 1980
— Mar 1987

The Government of DRC had a program of upgrading the national grid in line with the economic growth.
The contract has been awarded to an Italian Firm Electrobeton to execute the project and handover all the installations to National Electrical Distribution Company SNEL for the operations and supply of energy to different clients.
As junior Project Technician, my responsibility has been set to ensure that the project quality has been followed and executed as per project specifications.
The responsibility was also to review the technical drawings and supply to the contractor for the correct project execution.
All technical reports and tests results have been documented for the project handover.

• Drawings and specifications update
• Factory Acceptance Tests witness together with Senior Electrical Engineer
• Material allocation during the entire project
• HV / LV equipment installation, test and commissioning
• Transmission Lines (66KV – 400V) execution et monitoring
• Preparation of studies and technical reports
• Contractor’s co-ordination during the construction
• Project quality, Health and Safety on site.
• Tender analysis
• Project tracking and Project quality using IEC standards

Electrobeton
Project Technical Controller

   Jan 1980
— Mar 1987

The Government of DRC had a program of upgrading the national grid in line with the economic growth.
The contract has been awarded to an Italian Firm Electrobeton to execute the project and handover all the installations to National Electrical Distribution Company SNEL for the operations and supply of energy to different clients.
As junior Project Technician, my responsibility has been set to ensure that the project quality has been followed and executed as per project specifications.
The responsibility was also to review the technical drawings and supply to the contractor for the correct project execution.
All technical reports and tests results have been documented for the project handover.

• Drawings and specifications update
• Factory Acceptance Tests witness together with Senior Electrical Engineer
• Material allocation during the entire project
• HV / LV equipment installation, test and commissioning
• Transmission Lines (66KV – 400V) execution et monitoring
• Preparation of studies and technical reports
• Contractor’s co-ordination during the construction
• Project quality, Health and Safety on site.
• Tender analysis
• Project tracking and Project quality using IEC standards

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