Project Manager Mining & Engineering

Last Updated: 21st November 2017 (over 5 years ago)

South Africa


Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

Afrikaan, Dutch, English


As a Project Manager, I have had accountability for the design, implementation and execution of multi-million Rand turnkey projects. During that time, I have developed a solid reputation for successfully and profitably managing numerous concurrent projects through all project phases from conception through completion within targeted cost, schedule, and compliance parameters. Sustaining a high safety performance reputation, maintaining quality standards, and minimizing corporate costs and liability have been a consistent result of my professional commitment.

I am an analytical, insightful and highly-disciplined problem solver with a demonstrated ability to identify and secure project resources as well as provide the quality leadership that invokes committed professional participation on the contractor and subcontractor levels. I excel at building mutually respectful relationships; thus, I have developed and sustained exceptional subcontractor contacts and networks earning the respect of a wide variety of layman, tradesmen, senior managers, and clients. Maintaining meticulous attention to detail, inspiring team accomplishment, and delivering quality, on-time project execution are areas in which I excel.

Some of the qualities and credentials I have to offer are:

• 6 Years Project management experience.
• 33 Years in the Mining Industry – experience in Mining, Shaft sinking, civil works and mechanical engineering.
• 20 years’ experience in estimating/proposals management.
• Team-focused leader and motivator
• Project management NQF 7
• Creative and proactive trouble shooter and problem solver
• Interpersonally-skilled coordinator
• Experience in both Fidic and NEC contracts.
• 4 years’ experience in process plants, both cyanide and carbon pulp extraction

I feel confident that I can bring an excellent backdrop of professional experience to your organization. My resume is included for your review and I look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.


University of Pretoria
Project Management PMI

   Jun 2010
— Jun 2012

Post Graduate diploma project management NQF 7


Senior project management consultant

   Sep 2017
— Current

• Assisting the project Sponsor in initiating the project through the development of a project Charter;
• Planning the project – per stage/phase if required – and ensuring the establishment of baselines, including performance measurement baselines, that are set-up for accurate tracking.
• Planning how project and product benefits will be tracked and measured during the life-cycle and post-project;
• Monitoring and controlling the performance of the project, including the performance of contractors, the owner’s team’s work, achievement of benefits, etc.; and performing accurate forecasting;
• Constantly assuring alignment of the project with its business need, and providing accurate and relevant reporting to program or portfolio management;
• Performing proper project (or stage/phase) closure.
• Project Charter
• Lessons Learned
• Planning Scope Management and developing a Scope Management Plan;
• Collecting project requirements
• Defining the Project Scope
• Developing the Project Scope baseline
• Developing the project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and WBS dictionary
• Planning Risk Management and developing a project Risk Management Plan
• Developing project Risk Registers
• Development of the Project Schedule based on the project Work Breakdown Structure
• Coordinating multiple Contractor Schedules into overall Project Master Schedule
• Development and consolidation of progress measurement metrics for monitoring and controlling
• Updating and maintaining the Project Schedule
• Monitoring and forecasting progress – including Progress Charts (S-curves), Look-Ahead Schedules, etc.
• Preparation and presentation of progress reports and dashboards for management;
• Deviation analyses between planned and actual progress
• Development of the project Work Breakdown Structure for scheduling in consultation with the project team
• Recommending and implementing changes to realign the Schedule with required milestones
• Support of Contract Management function – i.e. delay and variation management within the schedule, early warning identification etc.
• Evaluation of Schedule impacts arising from incidents and decisions
• Providing support to project team and participating in project meetings
• Schedule risk analysis and management
• Scope Management
• Integrated Change Control
• Management of Incident Registers
• Management of Decision Registers.

Aveng Mining
Project Manager

   Jun 2012
— Jun 2016

• Responsible for the direct management of the project from beginning to end
• Directing all project phases – engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction and commissioning
• Maintaining a strategic focus for the project with constant interaction with the business area and the client to ensure a balance between the immediate project needs and the long-term goals of the company
• Utilizing project management methodologies, systems and tools to achieve both contractor and client business objectives
• Leading the project teams and facilitating the communication and interaction among functional representatives
• Tracking the project against schedule and budget, as well as against phase gate,
• Reviewing objectives and reporting status to management and the client on a regular basis
• Driving strict project schedule and cost performance indexes
• Earned value management.
• Developing and implementing recovery plans for off-schedule and unanticipated occurrences
• Preparing periodic management and client reports and presentations
• Managing and leading people, including coaching of the project team to achieve project goals
• Leading regular project meetings
• Regularly reviewing and verifying project estimates
• Recommending new processes where needed to improve quality, cost or on-time delivery
• Identify project scope changes and preparing job change notices (scope variations) for submission to the client
• Maintaining awareness of safety, quality and environmental requirements
• Negotiating differences with the client and internal personnel to meet project goals
• Proactively interacting with the client and constantly managing relationships
• Recommending the need for or use of specialists and sub-contractors
• Monitoring sub-contractors to ensure guidelines are maintained
• Production performance
• Safety, Health and Environmental performance
• Risk management
• Social development as per mining charter
• Quality management as to ISO standards
• Technical innovations
• Resource planning
• Team leadership
• Strategic influencing
• Business partnering
• Pre-feasibility studies and feasibility studies

Aveng Mining
Project Specialist

   Jul 2010
— Jun 2012

• Preparing projects for go live
• Front-end engineering.
• Establish site infrastructure
• Designing product to specifications
• Coaching team members
• Managing projects
• Conducting presentations
• Working with project managers
• Manage technical specifications for machinery
• New innovations
• Calculate plant and machine rates
• Manage distribution of plant to various sites.
• Prepare and manage plant procedures and policies
• Liaise with client.

Aveng Mining
Senior Estimator

   Feb 2001
— Jun 2010

• Develop the Proposal Plan and review the Enquiry Summary.
• Organize and chair the bid kick-off meeting.
• Define the bid cost structure, with the support of the Estimator.
• Manage the interfaces with Partners and Client.
• Approve the scope of work of each party involved in the bid.
• Analyse Contract requirements and conditions.
• Assist in bid vendors list definition.
• Approve the cost estimate of materials developed by the Estimator.
• Prepare the bidding documents for the subcontract RFQ’s.
• Approve the cost estimates of subcontracts developed by the Estimator.
• identify the pre-bid agreements to be completed.
• Approve the cost estimate of internally performed activities developed by the Estimator and based on the evaluations made by the other technical departments (engineering, procurement, assets management).
• Approve the preliminary project cash flow developed by the Estimator.
• Endorse the project organization, overall project schedule, overall execution plan, overall resources plan developed by the Operations Coordinator.
• Integrate proposal packages prepared by the individual Operating Companies and Proposal Partners and reconcile possible discrepancies.
• discussed with the Commercial Managers and approve each Operating Company proposal package in accordance with the BU’s Commercial strategy.
• Submit the proposal to the client
• Manage technical specifications for machinery
• New innovations
• Calculate plant and machine rates
• Manage distribution of plant to various sites.
• Prepare and manage plant procedures and policies.

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