Electrical foreman/manager

Last Updated: 6th October 2017 (over 4 years ago)

South Africa


Phone Number


Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds




HEADLINE: Senior Manager – Project Management / Operations / Maintenance / Installation & Commissioning – Electrical Industry


I am an astute professional with more than 35 years of experience Electrical Project Management, Operations, Maintenance / Troubleshooting, Installation & Commissioning and Team Management. I demonstrated strong abilities in project management functions involving planning & execution of projects, erection, testing & commissioning of wide range of automation systems. I am proficient at installation, testing and commissioning of utilities & equipment as per approved drawings and other applicable design general specifications and scope of work. I possess competency in developing profitable relationships with internal & external clients. I am well conversant with diagnosing the faults, rectification, planning & scheduling effective maintenance schedule for enhancing systems.

I started my career as Qualified Electrician - N4 & N5 with Goedehoop Colliery and gradually rose to a level of Electrical Engineer & Auto Electrician with Rolider Road Construction Company, Ghana. I possess high level business acumen & experience in the areas of maintenance, repairing & testing, techno-commercial operations, cost savings, budgeting, etc. in various projects. I have expertise in technical analysis for improving efficiency by using available resources and installing suitable instruments as per requirement. I have expertise in conducting process audits and review & approving quality plans and detailing on quality requirements; preparing technical and quality reports, etc.

In addition to this, I hold a good command in designing and implementing systems/procedures with proven ability to achieve and enhance the overall efficiency of the organization. I hold the distinction of managing erection & commissioning activities involving resource planning, in-process inspection, team building and co-ordination with internal / external departments. I developed competency in establishing performance-driven culture that ensures accountability & personal ownership. I possess excellent analytical and planning skills with abilities in leading and training team members.

Specialties: Project Planning & Implementation ♦ Operations & Maintenance ♦ Site Engineering ♦ Repairing & Testing ♦ Root Cause Analysis / Modifications ♦ Design Engineering ♦ Erection & Commissioning ♦ Technical Support / Troubleshooting ♦ Quality Assurance ♦ Process Improvements ♦ Cost Savings / Value Engineering ♦ Techno-commercial Operations ♦ Training & Development ♦ Team Management


Since Sep’16: Rolider Road Construction Company, Ghana as Electrical Engineer & Auto Electrician

I spearheaded overall operational tasks including working out various requirements and site management, thereby ensuring timely completion of the projects. I played a key role in managing maintenance of road construction equipment viz. D9 Bulldozers Road Graders, Hamm Rollers, Terex Dump Trucks and Merc Dump Trucks. I supervised & directed the technical workforce; imparted continuous on job training to the workforce for accomplishing greater operational effectiveness / efficiency.

Dec’16-Augu’17: B&D Consult, Ghana as Electrical Engineer
May’10-Sep’10: B&D Consult as Electrical Engineer

I was pivotal in overseeing installation & commissioning of heavy equipment; conducting tests & inspections to ensure operational effectiveness of plant & utilities. I designed & instituted predictive & preventive maintenance schedules for various equipment to increase machine uptime & equipment reliability. I deftly anchored installation & commissioning of generators for the world band and various large hotels, as per set standards; conducting tests & inspections to ensure operational effectiveness of plant.

Jan’15-Feb’15: Worked in Bahrain

I was pivotal in installing new digital transmitters as well as replaced old analogue units for new digital on the national TV station with all the RF rigging and tubes. I successfully planned & implemented maintenance schedules and carried out periodic checks to ensure performance of various equipment and maintained requisite documents for the same.

Mar’15-Oct’15: Adblu Investment, Zambia as Project Manager

I skilfully reviewed engineering drawings, layouts, diagrams, technical specifications, cost estimates for erection & commissioning of the plant. I was actively involved in handling health & environmental management, housekeeping and control in electrical workshop, corrective and preventative maintenance jobs, troubleshooting jobs, repair jobs and all electrical projects. I took care of shop fitting for all PEP stores throughout the country; also did maintenance of generators for the following places viz. Pick & Pay Chain Store; Shoprite Chain Stores; Spar Chain Stores and so on. I efficiently & effectively managed 70 generators i.e. 100kva and bigger

Aug’14-Jan’15: Basil Reed Matomo as Power Construction Manager

I performed duties as In-charge of laying HT cables from CT to HV substation; terminations of 22KV cables; operations & switching 132KV switchgear; etc. I oversaw all aspects of construction projects including initial design, acquiring permits, submitting bids, creating a budget, scheduling construction and overseeing field operations. I also ensured safety of workforce and people entering the substation area. I was successful in reducing maintenance cost through enhanced preventive & predictive maintenance procedures and other cost reduction strategic approaches while meeting all safety and environmental regulations and standards

Oct’10-Jul’14: NETIS Ghana Ltd., Ghana as Field Operations & Technical Manager

I was instrumental in monitoring field operations of the passive side of 730 cell sites; administered wide gamut of tasks involved in preventive & corrective maintenance to ensure uninterrupted availability of machines/equipment’s for operations. I looked after repairing & maintenance of Generators; Air-conditioners, Rectifiers, ATS panels (Automatic Transfer Switches), ACDB’s, Towers, Civil Pertaining to Cell Site, Housekeeping & Fencing, Rigging and DC/DB’s. I supervised & guided a team of 79 members inclusive of 6 Regional Managers; took care of maintenance or fault escalation from the Eaton NOC (Network Operations Centre) covering Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Northern, Upper East, Upper West and Western Regions (Ghana); monitored operations of 19 centre between the 6 regions. I controlled operations for Tigo Sites (153) in the Ashanti Area and (78) in the Western Region; also planned & organised in-house training on H&S, Electrical Aspects, Generator Maintenance and First Aid (all staff are trained by Red Cross).

Oct’08-May’10: ATS, Ghana as Maintenance Manager / Facilities Manager for Ghana

I was responsible for the following campsites i.e. Accra (Newmont and Polo Court); Akyem Camp(Newmont Gold); Kenyasi (Newmont Gold); Mensah Kumta (Newmont Gold); Camp A (Newmont Gold); Rank Camp (Exploration Camp); Sheila Lodge (Newmont Gold); Yamfo (Newmont Gold). I managed wide gamut of tasks involved in electrical repairs & maintenance, plumbing, carpentry & painting, masonry & tiling, air conditioners - repairs & maintenance, gardeners & landscaping, etc. I also actively participated in Water Treatment Plant; Environment: Spillage and Clean-ups; Waste Management Programs of Hydro Carbons and Chemicals; etc. I acted as an In-charge of a fleet of 12 Vehicles & Drivers including J.C.B. and Tractors with slashes. I oversaw 3 stores that hold a few hundred thousand dollars of stock.
Faradays Electrical S.A. (1994-2002)
• Frontline and Re-installation of Check-out Points
• Trunking & Wiring and Conveyor Belts
• Generators for All Pick & Pays Stores in Natal
• Complete Electrical Installation including Frontline & Checkout Points
• Score Store at Khan Nana
• Designing New D.B. Board, Lights & Plugs: Score Store Idutywa S.A.
• Managed Electrical Revamp of Pick & Pay: LA Lucia Durban S.A. viz. Installation of Cables, Installation of Lights & Skirting, Power Trunking, Installation of D.B. Boards and Dedicated Plugs and Standby Generator
• Complete General Breakdowns and Maintenance for the All Pick & Pays in Kwazulu Natal and Gauteng in South Africa including La Lucia, Queens Burgh, Richards Bay and Meer En See, Spars, Chelsea Spar in New Germany

Faradays Electrical Gauteng
• Constitutional Court for R.D.P.: Rewire the whole building, power skirting, cable trays, trucking, lighting, upgrading all D.B Boards, etc.
• Southern Suns Hotel Group – Supply Factory Midrand: Complete electrical installation, D.B. boards, all lighting, power trunking & cable trays, cable ladders, installation of Armoured Cables including XLPE Cables, connecting up of HT / LT; commissioning and installation of Standby Generators
• Extension to Existing Factory (Linotex): Lights, Plugs & Cables; Spray Booth - Flameproof Equipment
• Complete Installations for Separate Dwellings / New Church in Attridgeville
• Complete Office Block- Sloans Str Bryanston: Power Skirting, Lights & Geysers.
• Complete Office Block- Waterford Estates Randburg
• Additional Factory for Carstens - Midrand
• Revamp of Rooms in Hotel - Garden Court- In Pretoria
• Revamp of Pick & Pays in Natal La Lucia
• Complete Electrical for C.N.A. Gateway, Durban

1992-1994: Industrial Maintenance Services

1989-1992: Hlobane Colliery, Natal as Underground Electrician

1985-1989: Goedehoop Colliery as Qualified Electrician with N4 & N5

Did apprenticeship training for 5 years at Greenside Colliery in the Witbank Area


Pursuing Bachelors in Arts / Project Administration; Cambridge international college UK
HND Project Management; Cambridge International College; 2010
Electrical Certificate; Trade Test Centre; 1985
Technical High School – Electrical; Witbank Technical College; 1972

Other Professional Qualifications:
• N4 & N5 Electrician
• Wireman’s License
• Assertiveness Training: Anglo American
• Advanced Supervision: Anglo American


Cambridge international college UK
Project management diploma

   Feb 2009
— Jun 2010

Project management diploma.....obtained a high pass

Witbank technical college
electrical engineering

   Jan 1980
— Nov 1985

completed N3, N4, N5 in electrical engineering


Rolider Ghana
Electrical superintendent

   Oct 2015
— Apr 2017

looked after electric's on... 3 camps sites, 2 x workshops, quarry and a batching plant

Adblu investments - Zambia
Project manager

   May 2015
— Sep 2015

Installation of generators where necessary
over see shop fitting for a clothing store chain

Adblu (Bahrain)
RF technician

   Feb 2015
— Apr 2015

Swop analog TV transmitters for digital transmitter x 3, test and commision.
Install 2 x 150 kva UPS units

Basil reed/Matomo - South Africa
Power construction manager

   Aug 2014
— Jan 2015

Was in charge of the building of a substation(132KV) to supply power from a solar panel farm to the main grid
Had 4 electrical contractors reporting to me
Solar farm was 65MW
handed over in working order January 14/2015

Netis(Eaton Towers) Ghana
Chief technical officer

   Oct 2010
— Aug 2014

over saw the maintenance of 730 cell towers, doing generators, rectifiers, janitorials and breakdowns
Had a staff complement of 60

B&D consult Ghana
Electrical engineer

   Feb 2002
— Sep 2010

Worked on and maintain diesel generators
Installed and repaired generators
Looked after maintenance staff(12)
over saw projects
did mechanical,pneumatic and hydraulic repairs were necessary