Ref: 1172856Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: B.Eng Mech, MPhil (Ethics & Governance), PhD Discipline: Engineering Management
Annual Package Range: R800.00 to R1000.00 per/hour
Total years experience: 20-30 Years
Current / most recent job title?
1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:
Managing an independent project risk and project governance consultancy. I do work related to (i) project risk management, (i) technical risk in engineering projects and (iii) project governance.
I use the risk management process to help my clients to convert data into information, which they can use to make better decisions.
2. Core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order to achieve primary purpose:
An economy with suitable contract work and clients which see the value of risk management.
3. Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:
I am a project governance and risk management specialist with extensive practical project management experience. I graduated as a mechanical engineer in 1994 and has since obtained a MEng (Technology Management) (UP), MBA (UCT) and MPhil (Ethics) (UP). I completed a PhD at the University of Pretoria titled “Risk simulation in a portfolio of port and rail capital projects” in which I described an @Risk based model and framework which can be used to determine the most important risks in a portfolio of projects. In addition to my role as risk specialist, I have extensive experience on the systems and processes related to project management, construction management, project controls, governance and ethics, quality management, project and risk assurance audits. I do regular work for companies like AECOM, BDO, Hatch, PwC and Turner & Townsend. I have 6 years of board experience, both as board member as well as chairman of the board.
4. Ideal business title:
I am looking for part time contract work related to project risk management, project governance and also forensic audits related to engineering procurement.
I would also seriously consider Non-Executive Director positions.
5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:
Oversight regarding project implementation and risk management.
6. Skill area of competence:
Survived in the South African economy as a specialist consultancy for > 5 years. I have return customers who recommend me to others. My academic publications, based on my risk consultant work, have been published in reputable journals.
8. What do you absolutely love doing?
Spending time with my family before work starts.
9. Ideal company (culture and values):
Company with experienced decision makers, good governance and clean ethics.
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