Construction Project Manager with a passion for people, ethics, efficiency, safety and the environment


Last Updated: 9th June 2017 (over 5 years ago)

Address
South Africa

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Gender
Male

Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Summary

An analytical and resourceful Construction Project Manager with more than 25 years of experience as Project Manager, Construction Manager, Construction Superintendent, Senior Construction Foreman and Business Owner. Possesses advanced skills in international EPC and EPCM multi-project management, implementation, and execution. Has the proven capability to asses project needs, processes and apply performance improvement measures. Has consistently demonstrated the ability to identify risks, resolve project issues, recommend and implement project improvements, as needed and as per client requirements. A proven record of successfully handling various aspects of projects, including construction management, business management, facilities and property management, business operations, administration, vendor negotiations, relationship management, and financial operations.
Possesses verifiable, in-depth Multidisciplinary Construction skills and expertise in the Civils, Mechanical, Piping, Electrical, Comminution and Commissioning fields. Has achieved exceptionally high technical expertise and skills in the installation and commissioning of multi-fuel and coal-fired power plants, turbines and boilers through intensive formal and hands-on training and mentoring from international experts in their respective fields.

Education

Uniof Liverpool
Master of Science in Project Management

   Aug 2011
— Oct 2016

MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL

Areas of Expertise
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 Construction Management
 Schedule Analysis & Review
 Team Development & Mentoring
 Communications
 Structure Development
 EPCM & EPC
 Policies, Procedures & Compliance
 Strategic Planning & Analysis
 Health, Safety & Environmental
 Risk Analysis & Mitigation
 Value Improvement Engineering
 Cost & Value Estimation & Analysis
 Project Management
 Budget Analysis & Tracking
 Contract Negotiations
 Cultural Integration & Conflict Resolution
 Procurement
 Process Implementation

Experience

Freeport McMoRan Inc.
Project Manager

   Aug 2008
— Current

Professional Experience
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SUMMARY:
OCTOBER 2015 TO PRESENT: SUCCESSFULLY ACHIEVED A MASTER OF SCIENCE IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT DEGREE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF LIVERPOOL. VOLUNTEER MENTORING OF FELLOW STUDENTS IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND PROJECT CONTROL FIELDS AND ACTIVE COLLABORATION IN INTERNATIONAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT ACADEMIC STUDIES.
SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED PROJECT WITH FREEPORT MCMORAN (EOC, NO CURRENTLY ACTIVE FCX CAPITAL PROJECTS). ACTIVELY PURSUING PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES WHILST DOING FREELANCE PROJECT MANAGEMENT CONSULTING WORK AND OPERATIONAL COMPLIANCE & EFFICIENCY MENTORING AND INFLUENCING FOR MEDIUM TURNOVER LOCAL ENTREPRENEURS.
INTERNATIONAL PROJECT WORK SUMMARY:
2008 – 2015: FREEPORT MCMORAN INC., 333 NORTH CENTRAL AVE., PHOENIX, ARIZONA (CONTRACTED ON SUCCESSIVE PROJECTS IN PERU, CHILE AND THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO) AS: PROJECT MANAGER (CONSTRUCTION & INFRASTRUCTURE), CONSTRUCTION MANAGER, ALL AREAS ALTERNATIVE MANAGER AND CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT (INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS ARE LISTED BELOW).

FREEPORT MCMORAN INC.
CVPUE PROJECT - CERRO VERDE MINE, AREQUIPA, PERU: 2013 – 2015
PROJECT MANAGER - CONSTRUCTION AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Provided direction of functions associated with construction of Mine Production Unit: Crushers, Semi & Autogenous Mills, Conveyors, Copper-ore Concentrator (including flotation and ancillary supportive infrastructures), pipeline installations. Directly collaborated in the construction and installation of a GE 7FA 03 multi-fuel 185 MW Turbo-generator and actively influenced resolutions to constructability, safety and quality issues. Coordinated and directly interacted with Owner and EPCM teams and provided support to clients. Aggressively contributed to the project’s being completed within scope, schedule and budget of $4.8 Billion.

Key Achievements:
 Determined and applied contractor relational governance & fiscal ethical standards. Rendered expert project management services and assured compliance with safety and environmental standards and government statutes.
 Directly influenced the development of the project’s master schedule and skilfully reviewed and analysed contractors’ schedules and 3 week look-ahead plans to ensure seamless integration with the project’s baseline schedule and plan.
 Provided expert support to review safe and efficient work procedures; mitigated environmental impacts; expertly managed schedule slippages and controlled scope variations; reviewed contracts & monitored contractual compliance.
 Proficiently identified and mitigated project risks, managed changes impacting the project and delivered support in the mentoring and development of the project team.
 Reviewed cost estimates and tenders to ensure accuracy, ethical trade practices and maximum value to the project. Implemented innovative performance and value creating solutions to project issues and assured that project resources were utilised efficiently and cost effectively.
 Leveraged technical and managerial expertise in the coordinated construction and installation of the GE power generation plant and the power distribution grid; resolved technical and constructability issues related to the comminution and concentrator circuits and positively influenced value, quality and safety improvements.

FREEPORT MCMORAN INC.
AREQUIPA POTABLE WATER-TREATMENT & DISTRIBUTION PROJECT - ASOCIACIÓN CERRO VERDE, AREQUIPA, PERU: 2011 – 2013
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Provided expert project management, construction and commissioning support of an ultramodern 3 cubic metre per second potable water purification plant. Expertly handled Construction Management of 42km of large bore main distribution pipeline including a 124m long high pressure section of seismic event resistant cable-suspended pipe-bridge across the Rio Chili Canyon and the commissioning of reservoirs; completed on schedule and 8% under budget.

Key Achievements:
 Leveraged technical and ethical expertise in establishment of organisation structure to ensure efficiently evaluated and selected suitable contractors and suppliers (local and international). Diligently reviewed, analysed and contributed to the project’s baseline schedule and the contractor’s schedules and ensured that constructability, resource loading and inherent risks were correctly catered for; this was a major contributor to the project’s being completed on schedule and 8% under budget.
 Successfully negotiated and implemented mutually favourable costing structures and ensured that cost estimations were both accurate and sustainable: this contributed to the project’s being completed 8% under the approved budget.
 Stellar role as Construction Manager with a proven record of adroit control and reporting of project KPI metrics pertinent to safety, schedule, quality, budgets & quantities and contractors’ performance. Technically resolved QA/QC & field engineering issues.
 Mentored the project team in Project Management best practices and established and implemented compliance with international health & safety and environmental best practices and standards. Prepared weekly and monthly progress reports including schedules, budgets, manpower, and HS&E statistics.
 Expertly handled the user acceptance testing phase (UAT), tactfully negotiated the final care and custody handover to the governmental recipient (client) and closed-out the project.

FREEPORT MCMORAN INC.
SULFOLIX PROJECT - EL ABRA MINE, CALAMA, CHILE: 2010 – 2011
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT & ALL AREAS ALTERNATIVE MANAGER
Supported the owner/client in managing the EPCM team (all disciplines) and expertly rendered management support of the construction activities with an investment value of $900 Million. Project entailed construction of new leach pads, mechanical ore stackers and all associated ancillaries including: stainless steel tanks, pipelines, ore irrigation/aeration systems and upgraded ore screening and crushing circuits.

Key Achievements:
 Diligently worked as construction superintendent and promoted to all areas alternative manager as well as coordinated a rigorous construction and concrete production & supply programme; directly oversaw installations of conveyors, mechanical and pumping equipment and pipe-rack assemblies as well as the installation and TOFD testing of multi-materials large bore piping.
 Actively provided expert project management support and skills to the client, EPCM and contractors concerning any technical aspects related to constructability issues, construction and hydrostatic testing of stainless steel tanks, piping installations and vertical pump assemblies.
 Efficiently accommodated a proactive and constructively seamless flow of Client/Owner management presence during the individual (multi-discipline) area managers’ regular R&R rotations.
 Thoroughly reviewed and reported on project KPI metrics pertinent to safety, schedule, quality, and cost.
 Assured the adherence by all contractors to correct and contractually accepted safety and environmental practices. Observed compliance with contractual obligations by the EPCM and all sub-contractors.

FREEPORT MCMORAN INC.
TENKE FUNGURUME MINE - FUNGURUME, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 2009 – 2010
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT
Efficiently completed the infrastructure construction works including: final grading & paving, fire protection systems, storm drainage systems, laboratory facilities, process control buildings, upgraded sizing & crushing structures and supplemental infrastructural works.

Key Achievements:
 Spearheaded and skilfully coordinated expat and local construction teams, ensuring all tasks were completed to project plan and client satisfaction.
 Effectively managed the project scope and controlled scope creep by applying proactive and effective change management.
 Capably identified, analysed and mitigated project risks. Motivated construction teams to apply sound safety and environmental practices and assured an incident-free project.
 Effectively and profitably utilised the $42 Million budget by rigorously planning over all schedules, streamlining and curtailing unnecessary scope creep and skilfully observing contractors’ performance.

FREEPORT MCMORAN INC.
TENKE FUNGURUME MINE, FUNGURUME, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO: 2008 – 2009
CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT
Adroitly assisted in the construction accomplishment of project budgeted at $1.98 Billion. Rendered expert services and actively contributed to the construction of crush and convey circuits, closed circuit extraction systems, SX and EW tank houses, sulphuric acid plant, piping installations, ancillary structures and temporary as well as permanent staff accommodations.

Key Achievements:
 Tactfully formulated, mentored and coordinated construction teams, local and expat engineers, supervisors, foremen and artisans.
 Thoroughly identified constructability issues, logistics requirements and engineering needs. Successfully spearheaded production teams to ensure coordinated quality, safety and on-time delivery of multi-discipline construction projects.

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