National Discipline Manager: C&I Engineering (B. Ing. Hons. (Electronics) Cum Laude) – Ref: 79363

Ref: 79363

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B. Eng (Honours)
Professional Registration: PR.Eng/PMP
Annual Package Range: 1.55 mil - 1.8 mil
Total years experience: 30 Years

Current/recent job title: National Discipline Manager: C&I Engineering

Discipline: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Post graduate, Pr. Eng – Professional Engineer (ECSA)/PMP – Project Management Professional Certification). Industry in: Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Mining, Power, years of experience range:  More than 30 years, annual package range. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

Experience in:

Design and development of military equipment and systems
Engineering management of similar and related systems including hardware and software
Industrialization of hardware and processes to achieve the required manufacturability, reliability, maintainability etc. in manufacturing
Design and development of commercial electronic and instrumentation equipment and systems
Manufacturing management for commercial systems
Project/programme management for commercial and Military systems
All functional areas of management of small and medium enterprise
Technical Line Management within a large EPCM engineering enterprise
Project Engineering Management within a large EPCM engineering enterprise
Contract Negotiation and management both locally and internationally

My credentials include a BSc Honours Electronic Engineering degree (cum laude) from the University of Pretoria.
I am registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), and a registered Project Management Professional with the Project Management Institute (PMI).
I have an extensive background in the management of strategic engineering projects and would like to use my education and experience to provide a meaningful contribution to your organisation.

Candidate location: South Africa
Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans
Designation: E & I Engineering Manager
Highest qualification type:  Post graduate
Company size: ‘501 – 1000
Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office
Seniority level: Regional / Country / Area / General / Project Manager / Department Head

Highest Formal Qualification:  B. Ing. Hons. (Elektronies) Cum Laude

Current / most recent job title?

National Discipline Manager: C&I Engineering

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

– The day-to-day running of the C&I department in the Johannesburg office comprising approximately 23 Engineers and Technicians, as well as the responsibility for C&I engineering in the remaining branches in South Africa and on projects in the sub-saharan region executed out of RSA.
– The implementation of appropriate strategies to meet the company’s overall objectives; developing and maintaining appropriate manpower capability, capacity and talent;
– Implementing appropriate business processes, procedures, policies and standards;
– Managing relationships with other departments and both internal and external clients;
– Ensuring systems, infrastructure and practices are developed, maintained and/or applied in order to ensure technical/engineering quality within the Control and Instrumentation Engineering discipline.
– Acting as Lead C&I Engineer, alternately Project Engineering Manager on certain projects

Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:

Sound Planning
Risk Management
Cost management
Systems Integration
People Management
360 deg Communications with peers, subordinates and clients/superiors

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

People skills (Unsolicited reference from a previous subordinate: “You can ask any person in C&I, and we will all tell you the exact same thing: We have never came across an all-rounder ‘boss’ like Alan, and I don’t think any of us ever will again.”)
Analytical skills – ability to “separate the wood from the trees”
Turning around challenging projects – “his ability to manage a very difficult client / project when the paw-paw hits the fan, puts him in a different league.”
Seeking an opportunity to make a difference within a dynamic organization offering a challenging environment and an opportunity to pass on skills and experience to the next generation of engineers.

Ideal business title: 

Project Engineering Manager / Lead Engineer

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Full technical accountability for the Engineering on a large, multi-disciplinary project
Technical integrity
Engineering quality
Cost and schedule performance
Engineering staffing and development

Skill area of competence:

Explosion protection design and certification
Systems integration
Project Engineering Management on multi-discipline projects
Facility management (E&I)

Career summary:

Underground mining communication and telemetry systems +20 yrs
Weapon Systems design and development – 8 yrs
Instrumentation equipment and systems design and development +20 yrs
General/facility management to board level +20 yrs
Project/Project Engineering Management +10 yrs
Explosion protection design and certification +20 yrs

What do you absolutely love doing?

Adventure motorcycle riding – getting out on the back roads with a few friends, my motorcycle, tent and sleeping bag and exploring our wonderful country.

Ideal company (culture and values):

Dynamic
Goal driven
Integrity towards staff and clients
Multi-national

Motivation to move (please select): Retrenched

Location Preference: I am open to positions both nationally and internationally.

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