PROJECT/CONSTRUCTION MANAGER


Last Updated: 5th August 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
South Africa

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

Languages
Afrikaan, English

Summary

An enterprising and dynamic engineering project manager with over 15 years of experience in the nuclear, construction, mining, and renewable energy industries.
Extensive experience in leadership roles within large, multinational organizations working on multimillion-dollar projects and maintenance and operational activities.
Currently, I hold a position as Project Manager with Nuclear Consultants International which is wholly owned by Wood.

Education

University of Cape Town
Advanced Project Managment

   May 2018
— Sep 2018

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
National Diploma: Electrical Engineering

   Feb 2002
— Apr 2006

Experience

Nuclear Consultants International (Pty) Lty (Wholly owned by Wood.)
Project Manager

   Mar 2018
— Current

Manage project plans, tasks, budgets, schedules, and contracts. Other responsibilities include:

• Tender/Bid Management.
• Oversee the compilation of Site Work Packages (SWP) and manage the approvals process.
• Stakeholder engagement including the coordination of operations & maintenance personnel, construction managers, project supervisors, contractors, and other functional groups during the execution of works.
• Conduct safety talks and pre-job briefings and ensure adherence to construction regulations and safety standards.
• Oversee ‘In-Service Testing and Commissioning’.
• Performance management of teams and individuals.
• Oversee ‘Management of Change’ process.
• Oversee compilation of ‘Project Completion Reports’.
• Major projects undertaken include the replacement of the fire detection system at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.

Total
Project Engineer

   Aug 2017
— Feb 2018

Provided project-specific feasibility and cost-benefit analysis and technical support in the form of:

• Engineering site audits to collect structural, electrical, and related site information for use in the design of commercial and industrial photovoltaic (PV) solar systems.
• Conducted load profile analysis, feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses aided with the use of solar design software tools PVSyst, PVSOL, Solargis pvplanner, and Helioscope.
• Performed Technical Due Diligence on prospective projects and installed systems.
• Evaluated plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications.

BrightBlack Energy
Project Engineer

   Aug 2015
— Current

Managed subcontractors and resources to successfully implement solar PV installations in accordance with the approved designs and schedules. Over 3.6MW installed. Additional duties included:

• Engineering site audits to collect structural, electrical, and related site information for use in the design of residential and commercial solar power systems.
• Conducted load profile analysis, feasibility studies and cost-benefit analyses aided with the use of solar design software tools PVSyst, PVSOL, Solargis pvplanner, and Helioscope
• Developed standard operating procedures with a focus on quality and safety standards
• Developed project-specific BOQ and provided project costing
• Project plan development and implementation.
• Provided technical direction or support to installation teams during installation, start-up, testing, system commissioning, and performance monitoring.
• Ensured contractor HSSEQ compliance and adherence.

Rio Tinto (Oyu Tolgoi Mine)
Senior Adviser

   Jul 2012
— Jul 2015

Oversaw and directed a national employee base of Electrical Engineers, Technicians and Electricians to safely deliver maintenance services for the Electrical Infrastructure Department. This included:

• Implemented systems and processes to achieve overall ‘Best Practice’ Health, Safety and Environmental standards.
• Developed succession plans and provided mentorship to national Superintendents, Supervisors and Team Leaders.
• Provided support to the C2 Electrical Committee to maintain and improve electrical standards and systems.
• Developed the maintenance program for the electrical infrastructure department.
• Developed standard working procedures (SWP) and training manuals aligned to Rio Tinto C2 electrical standards.
• Reviewed work orders and work schedules and re-planned to address inefficiencies and provided appropriate contingencies.
• Performed regular audits of work practices to ensure consistent outputs are in line with company goals.
• Analyzed performance and managed teams and individuals (KPI’s).
• Provided continuous improvement by applying technical skills and industry experience to improve plant operation through reengineering and modifications of existing systems.
• Monitored, controlled and conserved resources to minimize waste through the management of department expenditure, resource optimization, and inventory control.
• Project Managed numerous small projects linked to operations readiness which included:
o Correcting design deficiencies and recommissioning of the waste incinerator plant,
o completed installation and commissioning of the ammonium nitrate storage and dispensing silos for the explosive (ANFO) manufacturing plant,
o installed and commissioned a new explosive mixing plant,
o completed assembly and commissioning of a quarry screener and sand wash plant.

Nuclear Consultants International (Pty) Lty (Wholly owned by Wood.)
Project Leader

   Apr 2009
— Jun 2012

Managed subcontractors and resources to successfully implement modifications in accordance with the approved designs and schedules at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station.

• Materials management (BOM verification)
• Task supervision
• Ensured HSEQ compliance and adherence
• Responsible for the ‘Site Work Package’ compilations
• Assisted with design compilations
• Ensured that all processes were adhered to during project implementation
• Major projects that were undertaken:
o Modification and upgrade to the hydrogen production plant
o The upgrade and requalification of critical systems and components linked to safe plant operation at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station
o Assisted the Outage Control Centre with the coordination of activities and modifications conducted during reactor refueling periods.

Nuclear Consultants International (Pty) Lty (Wholly owned by Wood.)
Obsolescence Consultant

   Mar 2008
— Mar 2009

This position was a secondment to Eskom Power Utility and duties were to proactively identify and provide the necessary research into obsolete equipment at Koeberg Nuclear Power Station with the focus being on electrical equipment and applicable systems.

• Supported the effort to establish equipment standardization which is linked to a ‘Preferred Suppliers’ list
• Ensured timeous resolutions of problems that arose due to plant aging and the discontinuation of certain product lines by suppliers.
• Produced equivalency studies for replacement equipment and components and ensured update of associated procedures.
• Reviewed and updated work procedures.

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