Senior Mechanical Engineer / Project Manager.

Ref: 64096

Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 30 Years

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering (National Diploma). Years of experience range: More than 30 years, annual package range: R1.35 mil – R1.5 mil. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African.

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering (National Diploma). years of experience range: More than 30 years (both locally and internationally) , annual package range: R1.35 mil – R1.5 mil. Gender: Male. Ethnicity: Caucasian/White. Nationality: South African. Languages Fluent: English and Spanish

Seconded to the EPCM Companies operations in Lima Perú, to establish an engineering office, where he has worked as a Senior Project Manager. His competencies, inter alia, include the following: Project engineering, detailed engineering and design and technical expertise.  He has successfully managed small, medium and large capital projects. During the execution of a bankable feasibility he managed to save the Client a ZAR 115 million through the detailed review and value engineering off the project. Through the application of sound project controls and contracts administration he managed to evaluate claims submitted with the assistance of his team achievements.

Industry experience: Worked in the explosives and chemical industry, mining and mineral processing, (Base Metals, Coal, Copper, Gold, Lead, Manganese, Platinum, Silver, Zinc, Shaft design and construction) refining, power generation (boiler construction and maintenance), pulp and paper, petro-chemical, water treatment, waste water treatment, backfill, base metal refining and sugar industries.  International experience has been gained working on various projects in Botswana, Bolivia, Chile, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Mali, Mexico, Namibia, Perú, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

He has a strong ethical / loyalty commitment to the company employing his services and its objectives, as well as to the customers, safety, quality, and professional integrity.

Candidate location: South Africa

Home & other languages: English, Spanish

Designation: Project Manager

Highest qualification type: National Diploma

Company size: ‘10001 +

Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office

Seniority level: Consultant / Specialist / Sales / Scientist

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 Caucasian/White

Nationality:                              South African

If non South African, please specify your status to work in South Africa: 

Highest Formal Qualification:  National Diploma Mechanical Engineering

Current / most recent job title?

Senior Mechanical Engineer/ Project Manager

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Project management of the design, detailed engineering, and construction of shaft head gear
Project management of all site related infrastructure

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

Working within the knowledge areas and process areas in accordance with PMBOK i.e. project initiation, planning execution, monitoring and control, project closure

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I am a people orientated individual who cares for the team I work with, and have a strong desire to provide possible clients with the most cost effective solution for their specific requirements

Ideal business title: 

Contracts manager
Project Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

I am analytical and detailed focused, and systems orientated, which provides me with the ability to evaluate each design, situation on its specific merits

Skill area of competence:

1 – Project management
2 – Detailed engineering and design
3 – Design and selling of capital equipment

Career summary:

20 years – Gold, Platinum group metals, copper, lead, zinc and silver detailed engineering and design (including the selling of capital equipment)
15 years – Chemical, Petro-chemical,

Achievements:
A During the execution of a bankable feasibility I managed to save the Client a ZAR 115 million through the detailed review and value engineering off the project. During the project management of various projects through the application of sound project controls and contracts administration managed to evaluate claims submitted with the assistance of my team achievements:

Strengths:
My strengths lie within my ability to interact with the various stakeholders on a project(from the blue collar worker to the Project Director), thereby ensuring that all their needs / requirements are met or surpassed, through effective communication and the understanding of the operational difficulties they face in executing their roles and responsibilities.

Weaknesses:
Some of my colleagues have told me I am a bit of a workaholic, I guess in some part they are right, as I do not mind putting in extra time or taking work home to achieve the project objectives / milestones as meeting deadlines is essential in the project environment

What do you absolutely love doing?
Identifying the clients specific requirements in detail and developing a scope of work and execution plan to achieve the desired outcomes
Analysing problems and identifying the most suitable remedial action to be taken.

Ideal company (culture and values):
I would like to work for an organisation who has a strong ethical ethos by which it operates, and a strong commitment to the social upliftment of the communities in which it operates.

Where would you like to be in the next 5 to 10 years:
As a professional I would like to grow / develop to a senior position within an organisation

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

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