Engineering and Facilities Executive (MBA, BSc, GCC, Pr. Eng)

Ref: 1084209

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: BSc Electrical Engineering, GCC Electrical, Professional Engineer
Other Formal Qualification: MBA Degree
Annual Package Range: 1.15 mil - 1.3 mil, per annum.
Total years experience: 2030 Years

Current/recent job title: Executive Director

Quick notification of talent on the move: 20+ years (Electrical Engineering / Facilities Management) an Engineering and Facilities Executive seeks a Senior Management position at a company that is ethical, looks after its staff members, follows its vision and mission and that has a culture which includes fun elements. Ref: 1084209

As Facilities Director part of the executive team he developed the business strategy to match the board’s requirements; designed a strategy for the Facility and IT Teams, conceived and planned all upgrade projects, compiled tenders, conceived, planned and managed all facility upgrades projects; ran the ISO Team and maintained accreditation for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 22001. Achieved OHS 18001. Ideal responsibilities: Setting the strategy for a company; managing the business, analysing the finances, ensuring that budgets are adhered to and that all efficiencies are found. Look for areas where additional savings can be made. Analyse the entire business and the processes that are used in the business, look for problem areas, resolve these issues and make improvements. Ensure that there is an excellent rewards and recognition program that can motivate the team of staff members.

Skill area of competence: Asset Management, Utility Management, Reporting and Analysis, Compliance Management, Project Planning & Management, Quality Systems, Contract Management, Strategic Planning,
Budgeting, Operations Management, Customer Service, Team Building, Excellent technical abilities. Worked on all electrical systems from the 11KV ring main to the nurse call system. All HVAC systems from the Chillers to AHU’s, Laminar Flow and HEPA systems, pneumatic tube systems, medical air and medical gas systems. Boilers for steam, condensate reticulation systems& sterilization equipment.

Career summary: 4 years Iron & Steel Manufacturing; 5 years Textile Manufacturing; 17 years in Facilities Management in diverse environments. 10 years’ experience with running and optimising the technical systems in a hospital environment..

Achievements: Compiled asset list of facility equipment and procured an electronic planned maintenance system. Completed a number of large projects which completely transformed the look and feel of the facility which enabled marketing and sales staff additional tools and resulted in increased revenue and higher utilization of venues. Implemented a number of cost reduction programs including utility consumption decreases by approximately 7% between 2015 and 2017, consumption of printing paper decreased by 30% within a 6 month period which also resulted in a saving on toners and cost per click on printers.

Years of experience range: 20 to 30 years

Nationality: South African

Discipline: Electrical Engineering

Qualifications/Affiliations/ Prof Registrations: MBA, BSc Degree, Pr. Eng – Professional Engineer (ECSA), GCC

Software Skills: Microsoft Office packages, Maintain-it, Datastream DS7-I, Maximo, Mymarket e-procurement, Premier HR, Qlickview

Annual package range Total Fixed Cost of Employment (TFCE): ZAR 1.15 mil – 1.3 mil, per annum.

Location Preference: I am open to positions only in my area (KZN).

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans

Designation: Executive Director

Highest qualification type: Degree

Company size: ‘201 – 500

Division: Maintenance / Field Service / Technical Support / Workshop / Asset and Facilities Management

Seniority level: Owner / Partner / VP / CXO / Director / Group Manager

Gender: Male

Ethnicity: Caucasian/White

Nationality: South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  BSc Electrical Engineering, GCC Electrical, Professional Engineer

University in another country: University of Natal – Durban / Heriot Watt University

Other Formal Qualification: MBA Degree

Current / most recent job title? Facilities Director

Primary purpose of current/most recent position: As the Facilities Director I was part of the executive team that developed the business strategy to match the boards requirements. I then had to design a strategy for my Facility and IT Team that met the overall ICC Strategy. I conceived and planned all the upgrade projects, compiled the tenders and managed all the projects for upgrades to the facilities. I also ran the ISO Team and had to ensure that we maintained our accreditation for ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 22001. We applied for and achieved OHS 18001 during 2016.

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose: Plan and implement the correct strategy.
Ensure that I have the correct team working for me.
Instil the correct values and culture into the team and get them to work as a team.
Analyse all the various elements of the business and see where there are issues or where improvements can be made. Plan and implement the improvements.
Develop and maintain excellent relationships with other members at the company, with clients and service providers.
Budget for the improvements and ensure that funds are made available.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
I am very passionate in all aspects of my career. I am very versatile and can fit into a new business and learn the systems quickly as I have a very diverse background from the Iron and Steel Industry, Textile Industry to Facilities Management from a Training Centre to head offices, hospitals and Five Star Hospitality venues.

I love developing and improving the skills of people that work for me and constantly pass information onto them as I learn. I lead by example with extensive exposure to cultural diversity with above average emotional intelligence – I think and lead outside the box

I have a very enquiring mind and have to know how each system and piece of equipment works. I will analyse them until I know the method of operation. This assists with making quick repairs when there are faults and with seeing as faults develop. It also enables me to make modifications to the systems to improve them. I am constantly learning using the internet and online courses to improve my skills and knowledge. Social/Business Media Platforms such as LinkedIn enable you to broaden your knowledge on a variety of subjects that assist with business and I am currently expanding my network of connections so that I can learn from more people.

I enjoy building relationships with clients and service providers and this assists with business development and acquiring further business.

I love making a difference; seeing modifications taking place in a facility that improve the service we can offer to clients or making a modification that saves utilities and costs. These are all things that inspire me to head for the next goal.

I am currently looking an opportunity to continue my career making significant improvements to an organisation that will appreciate the skills I have to offer.

Ideal business title: 
Director
Plant Engineer
Engineering Executive
General Manager
Managing Director
Chief Operating Officer
CEO

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
Setting the strategy for a company
Manage the business, analyse the finances, ensure that budgets are adhered to and that all efficiencies are found. Look for areas where additional savings can be made.
Analyse the entire business and the processes that are used in the business, look for problem areas, resolve these issues and make improvements.
Develop a strong team that has a unified vision and use the team to assist in improving the business.
Work with the marketing team for business development.
Work with the marketing team to develop and improve the brand.
Develop and manage relationships with clients and service providers to the company.
Ensure that there is an excellent rewards and recognition program that can motivate the team of staff members.

Skill area of competence:
Asset Management
Utility Management
Reporting and Analysis
Compliance Management
Project Planning & Management
Quality Systems
Contract Management
Strategic Planning
Budgeting
Operations Management
Customer Service
Team Building
Excellent technical abilities
I have over 10 years experience with running and optimising the technical systems in a hospital environment. I have worked on all electrical systems from the 11KV Ring Main to the nurse call system. All HVAC systems from the Chillers to AHU’s, Laminar Flow and HEPA systems, Pneumatic tube systems, Medical air and medical gas systems. The hospital also included three John Thompson boilers for steam, steam and condensate reticulation systems, Sterilization Equipment and a Government Laundry on site.

Career summary:
4 years Iron and Steel Manufacturing – Engineering/Technical Team
5 years in Textile Manufacturing – Site engineer for firm that made textiles for Woolworths clothing, Lingerie and textiles supplied JIT to the Automotive Industry. We also manufactured headliners for vehicles.
17 years in Facilities Management in diverse environments. Commissioned and ran the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital. Ran the South African Sugar Association site including the Head Office, Sugar Research Institute and the Shukela Training Centre. I was the engineering executive for Drake & Scull for KZN. I then moved to the Five Star Durban ICC as the Facility Director for three years.

Achievements: 
Achievements at the Durban ICC during my three years working there:
An asset list of the majority of facility equipment has been compiled and an electronic planned maintenance system has been procured.
A number of large projects have been completed which have completely transformed the look and feel of the Durban ICC. This has given the marketing and sales staff additional tools to enable them to sell the venues. This resulted in increased revenue and higher utilization of venues:
The carpets in the entire 11600 m2 convention area were replaced – project value R2.7 million
A customised vinyl protection system with storage trolleys and installation systems was purchased to protect the carpets in the Arena Area during concerts and other functions that could damage carpets, project value R1.8 million
Seventeen sets of ablutions from the original ICC building have been upgraded to modern standards, project value R4 million.
All lights in the plank ceiling at the Arena were upgraded from Metal Halide Fittings to LED fittings; this resulted in a 50% decrease in electrical consumption with better Lumen output, project value R2.5 million.
All operable walls in the main ICC halls 1 to 2 have been upgraded to a new specification that improves the look and makes them easier to operate. The project to upgrade Hall 2 cost R10.4 million.
All Fire Panels were upgraded to the latest specification, project value R1 million.
An Ice Harvesting System which fell into disrepair has been re-commissioned and is now functioning and making large utility savings.
Cosmetic upgrades to Arena Basement rooms and DEC Mystrals Hall enabled the rooms to be sold more easily, project value R300 000
Utility consumption has been decreased by approximately 7% to 8% between 2015 and 2017.
Achieved accreditation for the OHS 18001 standard and my team and I have achieved re-accreditation for ISO 9001 and ISO 14001
The outsourced facilities staff members were insourced and a strong cohesive team has been built.
The consumption of printing paper was decreased by 30% within a 6 month period by implementing a number of cost reduction programs. This also resulted in a saving on toners and cost per click on printers.

What do you absolutely love doing?
I love making improvements and making a difference in peoples lives. The lives of people working in the company I work for or the clients that use the company I work for.
I love analysing information and using it to find where savings can be made.
I love building strong teams that work together to resolve issues.

Ideal company (culture and values):
I value a company that is ethical and that looks after its staff members. The culture should include fun elements and the company must actually follow its vision and mission.

Motivation to move (please select): Unemployed

Location Preference: I am open to positions only in my area (I don’t want to move house).

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