Experienced Environmental Professional + HSE Certified + Freelance Translator


Last Updated: 6th February 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
Pretoria, South Africa

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

Languages
English, French

Summary

Experienced in reviewing Environmental and Social Impact Assessments for permitting; and ensuring environmental compliance. Certified in Health, Safety and Environmental Risk Assessment and Management. Improved overall company Environmental Awareness through training
I have ensured environmental and social permitting of two of the mines I worked for, reviewed studies for permitting as part of their expansion activities.
Provided Sustainable reporting as part of company GRI commitments.
Identified and trained 5 labourers to Environmental Supervisor and Officer level
Provided technical and engineering support on environmental related issues, waste, water, air and systems management to ensure compliance and continual improvement.
Freelance - French-English Translation

Education

NOSA (Centurion)
Certificate in SAMTRAC

   Feb 2016
— Mar 2016

Facilitate the development, implementation and maintenance of Health, Safety and Environmental management System

North West University (Centre for Environmental Management)
Certificate in Handling, Storage and Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances

   Apr 2014
— Apr 2014

Identification and Management Handling, Storage and Transportation of dangerous Goods and Hazardous Substances

North West University (Centre for Environmental Management)
Certificate in Environmental Risk Assessment and Management based on ISO 31000

   Jul 2013
— Jul 2013

Environmental Risk assessment and Management
Identification, evaluation, treatment/control of Risks

North West University (Centre for Environmental Management)
Certificate in Implementing Environmental management Systems (ISO 14001:2004)

   Apr 2007
— Apr 2007

Environmental management systems based on ISO14001 and its implementation

University of Pretoria
BSc Honors Applied Science: Specialisation in Environmental Technology

   Feb 2007
— Jun 2009

Waste Management
Air Management
Water Quality Management
Environmental Management

University Of Kwazulu Natal (Westville Campus)
BSc Civil Engineering

   Feb 1994
— Nov 1998

Geotechnical Engineering
Strength of Materiel
Structural Analysis
Environmental Engineering
Engineering Management
Hydraulics

Experience

Axnosis PTY Ltd + WSP Africa + Astutech Ltd
Independent Contractor

   Jan 2016
— Dec 2017

2016 - 2017 INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
Astutech Solutions (Pty) (South Africa)
• Provision of Integrated Water Management solutions for Non-Revenue Water to Municipalities
• Enhancement of existing water distribution network leak detection technologies through remote sensing solution from Utilis to ensure provison of:
- Non-contaminated water (Through ingress in leaks)
- Suitable quantity and quality of water to users

WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa (South Africa)
• Environmental and Social Due Diligence Report
• Environmental Compliance Audit Report
Axnosis (Pty) Ltd (South Africa)
• HSE Software translation and review
• HSE Training for potentiel French speaking market

Freelance Translation Work

Kamoto Copper Company SARL (Glencore owned)
Environmental Superintendent

   Mar 2013
— Sep 2015

• Environmental program and resource delivery
• Environmental program and environmental department oversight & management
• Environmental management system performance reporting
• DRC regulatory authorities liaison & reporting
• Supplies HSE implementation program compliance support
• GRI Reporting

Kamoto Copper Company SARL (Katanga Mining Ltd)
Environmental Coordinator

   Aug 2008
— Feb 2013

• Developed roll out and strategy for continual improvement of the EMS.
• Created and implemented water monitoring and waste management plans and programs
• Managed and coordinated site rehabilitation program
• Developed environmental management program (EMP) and managed environmental aspects of program
• Produced and maintained EMS documentation
• Assessed Environmental program monthly through EMP reporting.
• Reported to environmental management representative on environmental issues of strategic importance
• Reported and rectified repeated non-conformance with environmental management programmes or environmental performance standards
• Incorporated legal and policy requirements in the setting of targets and objectives in EMP’s
• Communicated any new environmental legislation carrying implications for the business
• Created budgets for the Environmental Department on an annual basis
• Offered environmental guidance to all departments and ensured environmental best practice in all areas
• Guaranteed that EIA’s were conducted in accordance with laid down practices and principles
• Ensured ongoing environmental awareness through various forms of media
• Provided the interface between the company and local DRC authorities to ensure compliance of project activities with existing environmental legislations
• Updated, coordinated and implemented monitoring activities
• Utilized the vetiver system for reclamation and rehabilitation work
• Conducted extensive trials in copper/cobalt rich soil and steep slope stabilization

Motogoldmines Ltd (Borgakim Mining SPRL))
Environmental Coordinator

   Mar 2006
— Jul 2008

• Gathered baseline information on area and established working relationships with tribal leaders and administrative authorities
• Coordinated monitoring and baseline data collection for ESIA
• Ensured project activities in line with DRC legislation requirements
• Identified environmental risks and put in place preventive measures at exploration stage
• Informed management on all environmental incidents in accordance with DRC legislations
• Managed environmental awareness training
• Managed the malaria vector control program on site and in the community
• Participated in the implementation of safety measures
• Participated in the feasibility study of the treatment of Okimo’s tailings
• Compiled the EIA and EMP for the project
• Coordinated activities on site with consultant (ISOS) in charge of health and safety issues

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