Engineering Manager


Last Updated: 13th April 2020 (over 2 years ago)

Address
United Kingdom

E-mail
Locked

Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
Afrikaan, English

Summary

Dedicated Senior Engineer with extensive experience providing first-class Engineering service within a mining, factory, production, oil and gas environment. Consistently exceeding expectations through a dedicated work ethic and passion for Engineering and People. Bringing extensive expertise to any Engineering environment. Passionate in self-development and progression, ensuring constant Engineering best practice and consistently delivering exceptional results.

Education

Various - University of Stellenbosch
All Education - Mains

   Feb 1996
— Sep 2016

EDUCATION
• Certified Energy Auditor (CEA), Energy Auditing, 2015
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) – Johannesburg, SA

• Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Energy, 2014
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) – Johannesburg, SA

• Senior Management Development Programme, Management, 2014
University of Stellenbosch Business School – Stellenbosch, SA

• Leadership Business Coach, Business Leadership, 2014
University of Cape Town – Cape Town, SA

• Professional Engineer, Engineering, 2010
Engineering Council of South Africa – Johannesburg, SA

• Professional Engineer, Engineering, 2009
Engineering Council of Namibia – Windhoek, Namibia

• Engineering Project Management, Projects, 2009
University of Stellenbosch Business School – Belville, SA

• A3 Certified Safety Management, Health and Safety, 2009
Anglo American – Johannesburg, SA

• Management Development Programme, Management, 2009
University of Stellenbosch Business School – Belville, SA

• Higher Certificate in Management, Management, 2008
University of Stellenbosch Business School – Belville, SA

• Mines Health and Safety ACT, Mining, 2006
Department of Mines – Pretoria, SA

• Thesis HV Insulator Development, 2000
Koeberg Nuclear Power Station – Cape Town, SA

• B.Eng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Engineering, 2000
University of Stellenbosch – Stellenbosch, SA

University of Stellenbosch
Electrical and Electronic Engineering

   Feb 1996
— Mar 2000

B. Eng. Electrical and Electronic Engineering Degree

Skills
Skills

   Jan 1996
— Apr 2020

STRENGHTS
• Self-Starter
• Motivated
• Hard Working
• Dedicated
• Lead Teams and Individuals
• Passion for Engineering
• Globally available
• Creative
• Patience
• Deadline Driven
• Attention to detail
• Active listener
• Complex problem solver
• Critical thinker
• Dynamic
ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• IP for High Power Slipring
• IP for On-Line Test Equipment
• Developed Engineering equipment Standards
• Developed Machinery Safety Standards
• HT Insulator Design for Nuclear Power Station
• Generator Plants
• Managed Mining Vessel Maintenance in a harbour
• Engineering breakdown quick recoveries
• Every Problem has a solution
• 20 Years wealth of Experience
• Excellent Qualifications in Engineering
• Can manage 100’s of people at a time
• Mastered Solar Plants, design and execution
• On Namibia’s panel of writing and approval of standards

Experience

Cape Engineering Innovations (PTY) Ltd
Managing Director

   Oct 2018
— Current

Execution of Solar, back-up Power turnkey Projects, managing Engineering Workshops. Founder of Company.
• Provided customers with outstanding service to not only maintain but to extend relationships for future business opportunities.
• Monitored installation and operations to consistently meet rigorous customer requirements.
• Applied principles of electrical theory to advance and improve product development and efficiency.
• Analysed and verified all energy savings calculations to promote environmental sustainability and energy conservation.
• Developed Software for remote monitoring of Solar Plants.
• Remote metering projects with billing infrastructure.

De Beers Marine Namibia (PTY) Ltd
Section Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer

   Apr 2003
— Sep 2018

Leading a Fleet of 6 Off-Shore Diamond mining vessels in the Electrical, Electronic and Instrumentation Domain.
• Delivered to the Engineering and Utilization targets and KPI's for consistent production progress for the mining fleet.
• Leading 85 Direct Reports, consisting of Electrical, Electronic, Instrumentation Engineers, Superintendents, Senior Electricians, Senior Technicians, Graduates and Trainees in development.
• Legally appointed as head Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer.
• Managed up to 30 contractors monthly for special projects, emergencies and improvement projects.
• Maintained smooth operations of the mining fleet through effective and efficient Engineering principles and conduct.
• Responsibly managed teams and subordinates to ensure consistent smooth running of the mining fleet.
• Ensured adherence to Mining and OHS ACT regulations for continued company compliance.
• Oversaw daily operations over 6 Mining vessels with an annual budget of 120 million Namibian Dollars.
• Support in improving operations and resolving issues to deliver top-notch Engineering availability.
• Carried out engineering maintenance, projects, improvements to ensure compliance with relevant Marine and Mining regulations.
• Generated 30 million Namibian Dollars on average in annual savings by implementing new maintenance strategies, standards, equipment and processes.
• Carried out day to day monitoring, maintenance duties accurately and efficiently.
• Developed new process for employee evaluation which resulted in marked performance improvements.
• Assisted various business groups with document organisation and dissemination during acquisitions.
• Design and implementation of value adding equipment and systems.

Namibia Water Corporation (PTY) Ltd
Electrical Engineer

   Mar 2001
— Mar 2003

Design and Execution Engineer for the Bulk Water Supplier of Namibia.
• Design, tender process evaluation, approval, execution and hand-over of power distribution and control requirements for water pump stations.
• Leading the Electrical and Instrumentation teams for building 2 large pump stations for mines in Namibia.
• Performed load calculation for sizing wire and circuit protection.
• Wrote protocols, qualification documents, test plans and test reports for quality assurance purposes.
• Applied principles of electrical theory to advance and improve product development and efficiency.
• Performed in-depth electrical acceptance testing of completed hardware, including continuity and high potential isolation testing.
• Monitored the manufacturing of electrical devices and operations to maintain compliance with safety protocols.
• Implemented and approved the design control procedures for electrical development in accordance with government guidelines.
• Rendered technical drawings and electrical systems specifications exceeding company standards.
• Developed Software and firmware for equipment for safe and reliable operation of Electrical Switchgear and PLC's.

Vitalpro cc
Electrical Project Engineer

   Dec 1999
— Feb 2001

Co-Founder of a Metering Business.
• Developed strategy for setting up a unique method to perform Electrical and Water metering and billing.
• Design and built an on-line electricity consumption and maximum demand test module to test the accuracy of a meter on-line.
• Applying the method, commercial buildings which had a typical recovery of 30-50%, were taken to 95-100%.
• Developed tools to simplify 30,000 of meter-unit readings per month.
• Introduced sub-metering and the development of high accuracy check- and billing meters.

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