Project Control Manager/Planning Lead


Last Updated: 26th November 2020 (about 1 year ago)

Address
Durban, South Africa

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Gender
Male

Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

Languages
English

Summary

Responsible for the overall management and leadership of the project control function on projects including estimating & QS services, planning & scheduling services, cost engineering, cost accounting, forecasting & trending.
Staff the project control function in accordance with the project manpower plan, regular monthly updating of the manpower plan in cooperation with the project human resource department. Production of manpower and labor histograms and S-curves.
Responsible for profit & losses of the project. Ensure system is set up to record, track and evaluate impacts of change to main sub-contract as well as sub-contracts let to suppliers and sub-contractors in so far as time and money. Coordinate and prepare monthly progress reports to home office and executive steering committees. Develop and Maintain project control budget and profit expectations. Build relationships with the relevant stakeholders including other Project Team members, the Client, all sub-contractors

Education

LC Johnson Technical College
National Technical Diploma Mechanical Engineering

   Feb 1980
— Oct 1984

Studied towards a National Technical Diploma in Mechanical Engineering during the period my apprenticeship

Experience

Barnard Project Control Engineering Services
Project Controller/Forensics Delay Analyzing

   Oct 2020
— Current

Responsible for project Close for the Client. Identifying and analyzing Forensic schedule delay analysis and investigation using CPM scheduling methods to establish the cause and extent of delays and to resolve construction delay claims from Contractors and then Verification of Extension of Time claims.

Chevron
Project Controller and Planning Supervisor/Lead

   May 2014
— Jun 2020

Planning /Lead responsible for the functioning of the Integrated Project Controls Team. Developing of Project Controls/Planning Procedures and the Project Execution Plan. Responsible for development of the Overall Programmed Schedule and approving of Master Baseline. Responsible for Managing all Contractor Planning. Responsibility was inclusive of approving Contractor Baseline Schedules and monitoring Progress and reporting overall progress up to the Project Director.
Assisting in development of Project Control Progress/Reporting Procedures and development of Project Master Monthly/weekly reports. Attendance of Weekly/monthly high-level Progress meetings with Business Partners and generating reports.
Analyzing Change Management through project life and attendance of Risk Workshops and performance of Forensic Project Analysis, EOT analysis based upon Risk and Change management

Worley Parsons
Project Controller/Manager

   Jan 2012
— May 2014

Responsible for Two projects. One been the Offshore LNG project for the client BP. Responsible for managing the PCM & Services departments, specific responsibilities include the commercial disciplines of Cost Revenue, Planning/Scheduling, Risk administration, Management of Change, Estimating, Contract administration, Doc Control. Part of the Team for Estimate preparation for FID decision making. Provide monthly a traffic light report with all data and statistics collected on site (quality, physical advance, financial advance, health and safety, prepare detail weekly and monthly reports to clients and analysis of Costs, Schedule, Change Management, Risk & Forensic Analysis for EOT Claims. and Manage Cash flow for Project & Client. Invoicing management, checking, agreeing and recommendations. Attend all project meetings and chair if necessary.

Shell
Project Control Manager

   Jan 2011
— Dec 2011

Manage the Planning/Scheduling Costing & Estimating on +$3to $4 billion Integrated Oil and Gas project incorporating Onshore and Offshore Facilities and major Pipelines for Oil, NAG and LNG, also FEED brownfield projects to Port terminals in the Niger Delta area of Nigeria.
Duties: Responsible for managing the project/s Project Control department on a day to day basis. Development of timescales and associated deliverables as well as effectively managing a team of Planners/Costing engineers, technical assistants. Responsible for compilation of Weekly and Monthly reports on progress, cost and highlights, Schedule, Change Management, Risk & Forensic Analysis for EOT Claims. Achievements, concerns, mitigations, Look ahead. Manage overall Costs and direct involvement in developing Level 1 to 6 Cost Breakdown structures. Compile Overall Cost report and manage VOWD (Value of Work done), based on physical progress and agree with engineering disciplines to pay and agree actual costs to be paid out. Check cost input into SAP. Responsibility includes agreeing commitments on monthly basis with Contractors and clients. Responsible for the planning of commitments to come and trending till end of project phase.
Development of Project systems, Project procedures and processes including setting up systems (WBS). Develop the Master Programme with Lead planners and oversee the creation of an integrated hierarchy for projects. Partake in Risk Management reviews, analyzing risks associated with projects, critical path monitoring and partaking in monthly, quarterly Per (Project Engineering review) and Change management in relation to Variations/trends. Creation of S-Curves/Spreadsheets using weighted methods and weighted criteria. Auditing and the Tracking of progress of projects and monitor interface between inter disciplines. (S-Curves and spreadsheets). Maintain awareness of key resources available within the industry and advise on the financial implications and timing this may have on the delivery programme.

Fluor
Planning/Project Controls Lead

   Apr 2009
— Nov 2011

Lead Project Controls department and is responsible for Planning, Costing and all project control functions on expansion to Gas/Refinery/Petrochem project from Pre-FEED, FID and then through to Final Gate Execution. Including installation of SAS Reactor, Major new piping, Vessels and Steelwork. Also, installation Oxygen train and of a Major water treatment plant in the Petrochemical plant.
Duties: To lead the development of detailed overall Project Plans and review and evaluate the contract execution plans developed by the individual Contractors; Lead preparation of work plans and schedules; to integrate the schedules for different segments of the Project to develop an overall logical and comprehensive plan; Preparation of bar charts, precedence networks, planning S-curves and other project planning/management controls;
Review and evaluate Contractor prepared bar charts, precedence networks and S-curves to determine overall logic and the interface with the other Project activities; to ensure full compatibility with other projects within the Integrated Project Development. Agree critical paths and analysis. Review Contractor monthly progress reports to ascertain true progress and provide early warning of trends to Project Management; Interfacing with major contractors and vendors to optimize their project planning and control procedures and to establish procedures for information flow from them to projects (i.e. status reports, schedule updates, etc). Co-ordinate with the Project Accountant the Project Teams’ inputs for the Corporate Budget Planning cycle; Prepare monthly Project Progress Reports for Senior Management.
Communicating and implementing the Project Management System (PMS) and supporting processes. In interface with Project teams, Asset/Area Engineering teams, and major contractors, ensure that established processes and procedures for obtaining Engineering/Project Planning inputs and services are implemented in the project deliveries.

Katanga Mining
Project Control Manager

   Nov 2006
— May 2009

Project Management functions for the full Design, Engineering and Construction of a Roaster for a Copper Refinery in the DRC. Value of Contract US$90m. Performed duties an s Project Controls Manager responsible for the Upgrade (Brownfield) of a Copper and Cobalt refinery to produce upwards of 150 000t of Copper and 30000tons of Cobalt. (Value is $90m).
Duties: Achieving the scheduled performance, cost, quality, health, safety and environmental requirements of the project from contract award to Operations acceptance whilst negotiating all contract changes with the EPC, Vendors and Contractors if necessary. Authorization to determine all matters affecting the implementation and operation of the contract. Initiating the formulation of project policy or recommendations for the Client in all key areas planning, procurement, estimating, and constructing and contract changes. This includes meeting with Engineering and Procurement contractor, the Vendors and Construction Contractors to review and handover contract and proposal documentation prior to commencement of work. Co-ordinating the activities of the main functional groups through the Managers/Lead Engineers on the project. Liaison with and co-ordination of Contractors and Suppliers to re resolve technical, schedule and commercial issues. Review requests / recommendations to change milestones, determine impact on overall project and acceptability or otherwise. Managed the development of Project Reports and establishes the requirements of such reporting. Conducted formal risk reviews, including schedule risk analysis, Schedule, Change Management, Risk & Forensic Analysis for EOT Claims. And cost control in performance of costs risk analysis. Managed all areas of Project Execution Planning and Contracting Strategies and use of my expertise in the areas of Project Planning Control and Business Planning and knowledge of the latest engineering and project execution philosophies include Change Management. Provided Project Planning and Control input to tenders and presentations from EPC, Vendors and Contractors. Involvement of the project scope and commercial conditions and deal with contractual and claims issues. Set-up and supervise the Project Planning taskforce and delegate responsibilities for areas of work to be undertaken to ensure all Project Planning and Control services are provided to the project. Ensured that the timely implementation of project procedures for Planning is in accordance with relevant company procedures, systems and practices. Prepared comprehensive monthly project status reports in accordance with the project procedure and Project Planning and Control department practice. Ensured the timely preparation and issue and updating of project programs. Co-ordinate the efforts of planning, cost control and estimating to incorporate the requirements of changes to the project scope of work.
Involved in the ongoing work of the project to discern adverse trends, potential problem areas, opportunities and participate in their proactive management. Duties also to travel to Construction sites in the DRC and some overseas travel to engineering offices in Canada and UK.

Saudi Aramco (Shaw) (Clough)
Planning and Project Control Lead

   May 2004
— Nov 2020

Lead EPC Planner/Controls for construction of US$1billion Ethylene plant to be built in Saudi Arabia. Greenfield project from Earthworks, Civil to Mechanical completion and Commission.
Duties: To lead, co-ordinate and manage planning and scheduling of the entire project in accordance with the company Project Control/planning standards. Manage and steer the combined planning team effort and liaise effectively with Contractor’s, vendors and project leaders and all project, cost and contract engineers.
Maintaining integrated planning procedures and support interfaces with other project management systems.
To develop and maintain the overall Project Level I & II Plans and ensure smooth roll up from Level 3 & 4 programmes. Develop and maintain schedule risk models and provide input to the leadership team on reference risks and uncertainties. Develop the planning, scheduling and reporting requirements for all Invitation to Tenders. Contribute to the tender evaluation process for all major contracts. Review and evaluate the execution plans proposed by individual contractors. Perform progress audits and reviews at site.
Ensure the integrity and consistency of the planning system is maintained over the entire project and that the procedures for obtaining necessary engineering inputs are followed. To review contractor progress reports and provide early advice on trends or indicators to the leadership team; collaborate with the major contractors and vendors to optimize their project planning and control procedures and to establish procedures for managing information flow to the projects (e.g. status reports, schedule updates, etc). Provide planning input to the monthly Project Report for circulation to senior management.

Bateman
Planning/Project Controls Lead

   Feb 2003
— Apr 2004

his project was a Brownfield upgrade of a Platinum and Precious metals refinery to the value of $300m.
EPCM Lead planner in Project Controls functions. Controlling teams of Planners and expediting on Brownfield’s Platinum refinery expansion project. (Develop WBS for program).
Controlling of interfaces between major interdisciplinary contractors. Track earned value progress against baseline and costs. (S-Curves and spreadsheets).
Attend and chair weekly progress meetings (Contractor/Client/Project management).
Compile monthly planning/progress reports and presentations to Project Management and Client.
Compilation Level 1 to 5 programmes activities ranging up to 4000.
Advise on late or early implementation decisions, and what the impact of these will have on the project programme.
Updating of the Master Programme Plan weekly/monthly.
Monitoring of contractor S-Curves/Spreadsheets and agreeing progress.

Fluor
Planning/Project Controls Lead

   Jan 2002
— Feb 2003

Planning and Cost Lead for the Managing Contractor Team reporting to Sasol PMT for EPCM of the Turbo Project for Sasol & Secunda sites. The Turbo Project (FEED & Execution) involved the building of new Synfuels & Polymers plants, which will produce high-octane blends, polymer grade ethylene & propylene. Value is $1 Billion(US)
Principal Accountabilities: Responsible for costing, planning, organizing, directing, supervising and producing all Project reporting requirements both internal and external to client. This includes Weekly, Monthly, One Pager, Close out Reports and management of related distribution lists. Develops related procedures to standardize reporting. Coordinated the development of input from all project sub-teams and departments required to develop reports.
Responsible for the implementation and coordination of the Project Risk Management Process including developing Risk Registers, conducting monthly, quarterly and annual review of Risk and updating the Risk Register. Involved in the development of the Project Organizational Plan with the assistance from Project Departments. Responsible for the coordination of weekly meetings and monthly meetings including the development of all required presentation materials. Reviewing of audit plans, preparation of responses to draft audit reports and coordination, facilitating and tracking of all audit findings until close-out.
Based at Shell & BP refinery Durban, responsible for Planning /Scheduling/Costing of Projects for Extension to Refinery, Modifications, Clean Fuels project and Shutdowns.
Controlling of interfaces between major interdisciplinary contractors. Track earned value progress against baseline and costs. (S-Curves and spreadsheets).
Attend and chair weekly progress meetings (Contractor/Client/Project management).
Compile monthly planning/progress reports and presentations to Project Management and Client

BATEMANS/SNC LAVALIN JV
Planning/Project Controls Lead

   Dec 2000
— Jan 2002

Lead EPCM Project Controls (Cost & Planning) For the Construction of a R3.2 Billion Zinc Mine & Refinery in Namibia. Also, the Infrastructure involving a new airport, roads, new Villages, Sewage plant. A Joint Venture with Anglo Base Metals. Responsibility Includes Monitoring of All Sub-Contractors Planned Progress on Construction.
Responsible for Co-Ordinating Construction Activities Between Sub-Contractors on Site. (Develop WBS for program)
Controlling of interfaces between major interdisciplinary contractors. Track earned value progress against baseline and costs. (S-Curves and spreadsheets).
Attend and chair weekly progress meetings (Contractor/Client/Project management).
Compile monthly planning/progress reports and presentations to Project Management and Client.
(Also see a general summary of experience on the last page)

Baroon Offshore Engineering
Planning/Project Controls Lead

   Jan 1997
— Nov 1999

Responsible for all Costing, Planning/Estimating Proposals for Modifications/Extensions to the Mossgas Gas Offshore Platform E.G. Module-Module Support Frame, Tanks & Major Pipework & Structural.
Responsible for managing the Project Control department on as well as effectively managing a team of Planners/Costing engineers. Responsible for compilation of Weekly and Monthly reports on progress, cost and highlights, achievements, concerns, mitigations, Look ahead. Responsibility includes agreeing commitments on monthly basis with Contractors and clients. Responsible for the planning of commitments to come and trending till end of project phase. Development of setting up Work Breakdown systems (WBS). Develop the Master Programme with Lead planners. Partake in Risk Management reviews, analyzing risks associated with projects, critical path monitoring and partaking in monthly, quarterly Per (Project Engineering review) and Change management. Creation of S-Curves/Spreadsheets using weighted methods and weighted criteria. Auditing and the Tracking of progress of projects and monitor interface between inter disciplines. (S-Curves and spreadsheets). Maintain awareness of key resources available and advise on the financial implications and timing this may have on the delivery

ELGIN GENREC /INTERSHORE JOINT VENTURE (Angola)
Project Controller and Planning Supervisor/Lead

   Jan 1990
— Nov 1997

Managed the Planning/Scheduling & Costing Team on The Manufacture/Erection of 2 Off Jackets & Accommodation Modules destined for the Angolan Waters in Central Africa.
Managing the Planning & Estimating Department for Oil and Gas related projects.
Planning & Scheduling on the construction of Mossgas Jacket Floatation Tanks & Platform -Refinery Equipment (Vessels & Heat Exchangers). Construction of Floatation Tanks for Mossgas Jacket.
Planning, Scheduling, Resourcing Manpower & Machines, Expediting on Full Turnkey Projects in Manufacturing (Structural; Mechanical; Electrical & Instrument). E.G. Pressure Vessels, Heat Exchangers, Boilers & Sugar Mill Equipment’s Etc.

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