Commissioning Manager, Senior Mechanical Engineer,Commissioning Technician

Last Updated: 3rd October 2017 (over 5 years ago)

South Africa


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Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level

Afrikaan, English


Commissioning Manager, Senior Mechanical Engineer who has built a career in a power plant/generation industry for Construction, commissioning and maintenance of boilers and common plants, I have been involved in Eskom Medupi project (about 38 Billion rands) and Kusile project (about 40 Billion rands) for Construction of 6X 800MW Boilers for Eskom


Department of Labour: RSA
Certified Mechanical Engineer (GCC)

   Jun 2017
— Oct 2017

Government certificate of competency: Mechanical Engineering

University of South Africa
Bachelor of Technology: Mechanical Engineering

   Jan 2016
— Current

Bachelor of Technology: Mechanical Engineering

Tshwane University of Technology
HND: Mechanical Engineering

   Jan 2007
— Dec 2009

Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering


Senior Mechanical Engineer

   Sep 2015
— Current


Construction of 6X 800MW Boilers for Eskom Medupi Power station:
operation and maintenance of boilers and auxiliaries Erection and Commissioning Maintenance experience in Pressure Parts, High and Low Pressure Piping, Rotary Equipment’s (Fans, Gas Air heater, Mills), Industrial pumps, Process and Pipeline Equipment - Valves, Dampers, Transmission and Gear boxes, Guide and Thrust Bearings, Lube oil system, Seal system, Cooling System, Air and Flue gas ducts, Conveyors, Auxiliary Boilers, Fuel Oil Plant and LP Gas Plant

 Supervise integral piping construction execution on site
 Conducting site meetings
 Pre commissioning of mechanical equipment
 Prepare engineering work packages for site modifications
 Maintenance and repair on rotating machinery
 Defect checks on mechanical equipment from construction to commissioning stage
 Provide technical engineering support to construction

 Managing Medupi and Kusile Engineering review checks/review and site walk down
 Liaise with Lead engineers from MHPSE for engineering report checks and manage engineering review follow up
 Receive reports of problems found in the design, manufacture, construction and commissioning of the power stations from others
 Check data supplied for coherence, completeness and engineering logic, using power station engineering experience and knowledge
 Attend regular meetings (at HO or Site) with design and site coordinators to discuss new topics and progress
 Site inspection/ walk down with discipline technical managers to check and correct defects
 Compile Lessons Learnt technical reports and weekly reports
 Manage and draft Cost savings and calculations reports for both Medupi and Kusile Boiler Units
 Compile, read and interpreting drawings to check for revised components & advice
 Supervise, check the execution of work and services to verify compliance with contract and technical documents
 Maintenance and operation of Medupi Unit 6 & 5 during outages and normal operation
 Creating and reviewing of method statements, project requirements, drawings and standards
 Root cause failure analysis of power plant components
 Concept and detail design, routing and layout of boiler and general plant layout
 Verification of fabrication, construction and modification according to specification
 Commissioning and testing of plant (boilers, auxiliary plant and fuel oil pump stations)
 Compiling and approving bill of quantities, technical documents and procurement requirements (material) for the project
 Liaising with client(Eskom) through meetings to ensure project plans are adhered to
 Quality checks with QC personnel after completion of work

Commissioning Manager

   Aug 2011
— Sep 2015


Construction of 6X 800MW Boilers for Eskom Kusile Power station:
operation and maintenance of boilers and auxiliaries Erection and Commissioning Maintenance experience in Pressure Parts, High and Low Pressure Piping, Rotary Equipment’s (Fans, Gas Air heater, Mills), Industrial pumps, Process and Pipeline Equipment - Valves, Dampers, Transmission and Gear boxes, Guide and Thrust Bearings, Lube oil system, Seal system, Cooling System, Air and Flue gas ducts, Conveyors, Auxiliary Boilers, Fuel Oil Plant and LP Gas Plant

 Commissioning of boiler plant systems reviewing commissioning procedures
 Executing commissioning procedures according to these procedures Assisting commissioning HOD and Plant team leader in commissioning of components and equipment from hydrostatic pressure test until commercial operation/completion
 Responsible for the mechanical systems installed in the boiler/auxiliary plant scope Initiating/Revocation of Simulations and Plant isolations (Permit to Work System) Coordinating maintenance and repairs on the Plant systems Liaise with DCS commissioning staff and maintenance procedures
 Managing workflow Managing Databooks

 Qualify and quantify all the warranty claims that arise and ensure that the claims are genuine
 Conduct meetings with Client Sub-Contractors and prepare minutes for circulation.
 Reports to be created for all technical matters raised.
 Ensure that the Plant is maintained according to prescribed Maintenance Schedules.
 Provide the project & construction commissioning team with an accurate assessment of the requirements and status to ensure subsequent decisions are well founded

 Ensure the plant is operated and maintained in accordance with project specifications and making sure they are maintained in order to safeguard technical integrity.
 Gather, compile, and organize all support data and technical information required to properly substantiate, submit, and recover warranty claims from OEMs and other service providers as the case may be.
 maintain proper maintenance records (manual or computerized) that will comply with manufacturer and parts suppliers' warranty requirements and review maintenance records, inventory issues, and warranty records, of equipment under warranty to detect failure trends, establish fleet defects and take appropriate actions to correct the problems.
 Act as liaison between Site Engineering, Commisioning department in Head Offices and Germany and suppliers
 Act as liaison between Site Engineering and Commissioning team

Highveld Steel & Vanadium (Vanchem plant)
Plant Engineer

   Jan 2010
— Aug 2011



 MATCAT management and maintenance
 Engineering/plant spares outsorcing
 Tender briefing and adjudication
 Tender/bid scoping of work
 Bill of quantities for costing of CAPEX & OPEX
 Work packages
 Stores/inventory level management


Allocated a Plant and leading a team of 29 artisans and a planner. Plant consists of two rotary Kilns for Ore processing(Vanadium), dust handling system(bag filter house & cyclones plant), feed bins & screws, thickeners, concentrators, conveyor belts, Coal ball mills, classifiers, Fans, magnetic separators , pump stations and leaching dams

 Ensure minimum plant availability of 90% by:

 Manage and set targets for Engineering Foreman
 Conduct daily maintenance feedback meetings, covering feedback on past day’s activities
 Auditing preventive maintenance schedules to comply with specific set standards
 Manage maintenance work orders, conduct weekly review of work order status and manage completion thereof
 Identifying critical equipment and ensure detail and maximum stock levels available to stores system
 Compile and manage the Maintenance & Capex plan for each budget year in consultation with departments heads, foreman and plant managers
 Implement condition based monitoring on relevant critical equipment, manage overall plant shut plan for each month and annual shut
 Standardise equipment throughout the plant to a reasonable accepted level
 Supporting Plant manager with review and development of maintenance strategies
 Responsible to evaluate spare stock levels on an ongoing basis to balance plant availability and stockholding capital
 Liaise with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure best possible price, quality and after sales service
 Ensure all suppliers are evaluated for according to all relevant purchase procedures


 Review downtime information and address recurring problems by conducting root cause analysis with maintenance teams, leading to identification of main causes of breakdown, verify close-out of these main causes
 Review information and address recurring problems by implementing corrective action measures
 Take management control of all maintenance breakdowns where duration is estimated to be more than 2 hours or an advanced engineering solution is required to fix the breakdown


 Lead, develop and motivate team (29 artisans, foreman, planner and technician) towards achieving objectives
 Responsible for appropriate training needs of staff, ensure compliance and disciplinary code
 Control leave and overtime of staff
 Ensure structured review of performance appraisals
 Interview candidates for vacant positions


 Endure all OHS Act legal requirements are met in terms of safety and ensure implementation of specific rules and regulations GMR 2
 Manage OSHAS 18001 system and conduct audits to verify compliance, ensure all legal requirements are met as per legal register
 Responsible for monthly safety meetings attended by Plant, address all issues reported as a result of safety inspections conducted
 Conduct risk assessments on a regular basis and implement action plans to minimize risk, manage the health & safety of contractors with site procedure as per contract
 Optimize plant availability by identifying bottlenecks and provide suitable proposals of improving the process, address process problems with department heads by investigating various alternatives to alleviate the specific problem
 Compile capital project proposal and manage each capital project from conception to turnkey with available technical manuals, maintenance schedules, operational procedures and spares

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