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Project Construction Manager / Director, Ref: 662500 – Online Interview Questions

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Ref: 662500

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: Civil Engineering Higher Diploma
Annual Package Range: South African rand - ZAR 2.6 mil - 3.2 mil, per annum (negotiable or R950 per hour)
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

Current / most recent job title?

Project Construction Manager / Director

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

As regional Construction Hub lead to lead Construction Projects, to engage with regional commodity business units to impart Construction management principles for major Projects (in excess of US $ 500 million),  to be embarked within the Southern African region as domain responsibility within Project Framework and compliance with PMO principles.
To lead Projects engaged on through PFS and FS stages into implementation and commissioning prior to hand over to the business unit.
To select and develop Project teams on various engaged projects to successful completion.

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

A. Creating Value (30%) Delivering the Project Commercial Focus Optimizing and Sustaining Value
B. Aligning People (20%) Leading People Business Focus Collaboration Building Productive Stakeholder Relations
C. Getting Results (50%) Protecting HS & E Getting the Technology Right Knowing the Business of Projects

3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

A personally motivated leader in the area of shaping an accident free environment.

4. Ideal business title: 

Construction Director / Construction Hub Lead/ Senior Construction Project Manager (Mega Projects)

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Creating and achieving a zero-harm culture.

Shaping Accident free Environments, making safety personal.

Fostering teamwork and collaboration.
Leading and developing people – Motivate and develop people to achieve superior results through personal commitment, personal engagement and excellence through coaching and mentoring.
Maximizing strategic effectiveness – Develop and articulate effective business goals that take into consideration current and future organizational needs, supported by an input from a trusted and developed team.
Championing change and driving innovation.
Striving for operational excellence -Take actions that optimize business performance and the use of resources today and at any time in the future, through replication by a professional and focused team of like-minded individuals.

6. Skill area of competence:

Consummate team developer, safety culture development, Constructability review leading to proper value Engineering

7. Career summary:

Owners Team (Mining): 7 years EPC / EPCM (Major Infrastructure including Energy and Power): 5 years EPCM (Petrochemical): 2 years Contractor (Middle East):2 years Contractor

8. Achievements: 

Year 2012 Successfully completed largest rail infrastructure in last 35-year period as part of above project excellent programme; leading safety statistics with lean team concept; increased major export by almost 3 fold, in turn increasing GDP of the country.

Years 2009 Successfully completed major rail upgrade as part of R13 Billion upgrade in brownfields operational site.

Year 2003 to 2005: Successfully completed major portion approximately worth US$ 470 million brownfields petrochemical Project 2 months ahead of schedule and within budget for civil, structural, fireproofing and refractory.

Year 2000: Successfully turned Tunnel Project around from 8% loss to 27% profit Turn around came from different thinking from multi focus to single operational focus massively contributing to bottom line result as longevity for team individuals enhancing new careers.

Project was awarded Fulton award for design aspects included in our SOW.

Year 1997 to 1999 While Civil Contractor successfully completed reinforced structures and MEIP on major Dam project by injecting innovative thinking through alternate constructive methodology into consultant’s design whereby dramatically influencing end date. The Project has been attributed to increasing the client’s bottom line by 3 fold and was also awarded a Fulton Award for Aesthetic appeal.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Leading and developing teams for successful Construction Projects, listening engaging.

Leading the way in instilling safety culture within organizations as well as within teams under my control.

Allow individuals or groups of individuals to mind storm in a controlled and guided environment.

Ensuring Projects are completed safely, within budget and time and equally as important making sure when the team hands over and walks away being proud of a quality end result.

Innovating change and challenging to normal way of doing things if for the better growing through the process and replicating successful innovative advances to drive better and more successful Projects completion.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

A company with similar values and culture which I believe I inherently have headlines to include the following; Believing and living a strong safety culture.

Empowering and trusting individuals to perform at their best and allowing people to have fun living their passion.

A company with a clear view of the future with an evolving plan as to how to get there and great communication as to how to get there, an open-door policy manage up and down. A company not afraid of innovation or change.


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