Engineering/Project Manager

Last Updated: 29th June 2018 (over 4 years ago)

South Africa



Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

Afrikaan, English, Russian


I have been involved in a wide variety of projects from Greenfields to Brownfields, with complete project cycles from Conceptual Design to Commissioning, including HAZOPS, Feasibility and Operability studies. Projects have varied from Petro-chemical to Food, Minerals and Marine.

For the past 8 years I have been involved as EPCM Engineering Manager for ILF Kazakhstan, responsible for building Oil and Gas pipelines with Pumping stations, Compressor stations and Metering stations from Kazakhstan / Turkmenistan to China.

These projects, together with my previous experiences throughout Africa and Europe, has made me very aware of the importence of inter-cultural cooperation and tolerance as well as opened my mind to different ways of approaching Engineering and Construction challenges. It has also brought me in contact with all International as well as local Engineering Standards and construction methods.

I will be bringing with me the best practices from my last clients along with their satisfaction with my work. I have the ability to adapt. Each time I changed clients or changed project with the same clients - there is a tremendous amount of research/ learning involved to bring myself up to speed. I am used to getting out of my comfort zone whenever needed. I believe in transferring my skills and take great joy in sharing knowledge. Above all, I take great pride in what I deliver. I strongly believe that contributions of smart and hardworking employees makes the company great.


Vaal Triangle Technicon
Engineering and Design Manager

   Jan 1990
— Jun 2018

Higher National Diploma (T5) – 1990
Industrial Instrumentation, Industrial Electronics
Engineering Management,


Instrument Mechanic Trade Test – Sasol
Instrument Mechanician Trade Test – Olifantsfontein

Registered as Professional Technologist with the Engineering Council of South Africa, Reg. # 9970026

Registered with the Institute of Professional Engineering Technologists – IPET - Reg # 2594M

Combined Offshore Survival, Fire Fighting and First Aid Course, including H.U.E.T. – Cert. # : SC516

IRCON Construction Supervisor’s Risk Assessment and Safety training course


Avedia Energy
Project Manager

   Dec 2013
— Current

The project is the Design, Engineering and Construction of a 8000 metric ton per month Liquid Petroleum Gas offloading, storage and distribution facility in Saldanha Bay, Western Cape, South Africa.

LPG is imported by ship and transported via pipeline to the facility 2km away. The LPG is stored in 32 x 250mT bullets from where it is loaded into road tankers and a bottling plant for further distribution inland.

ILF Consulting Engineers
Engineering and Design Manager

   Aug 2005
— Oct 2013

The project was a Gas Pipeline from Turkmenistan, through Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan to Alashankou metering station in China. ILF is responsible for the whole pipeline as Project Management Consultant, but my responsibility is for the Kazakhstan part consisting of a 1400km dual 42” pipeline incorporating 60 Block Valve Stations and 7 Compressor Stations as well as two Custody Metering Stations.

Responsibilities included day to day Engineering management of the PMC – consisting of 26 engineers and designers, and a document control department, liason with Chinese and Kazakh clients and also assisting with new acquisitions.