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Technical Study Manager/Director (BSc Hons Structural Engineering, BSc Hons Mechanical Engineering, Professional Engineer (ECSA)) – Ref: 575405 – Enshrine Candidate VP Marketing

Candidate location: South Africa, Gauteng

Home & other languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu, German,

Current & preferred industries: Mining and metals, Defense & Space, Materials Handling Solutions, Maritime, Shipbuilding, Mining and metals

Designation: Study Manager / Director

Highest qualification type: Honours

University: University of Pretoria

Discipline: Mining

Years of experience: More than 10 years

Cost to company: R1.85 mil – R2.0 mil

Company size: 1001 – 5000

Division: Engineering / Design

Seniority level: Manager / Dept Head / Lead /Senior / Principal Engineer


A multi-lingual Project Manager with over 30 years experience in both Engineering and Project Management. Ability to work with and motivate multi-disciplinary teams.


Ethnicity: Caucasian/White

Nationality: South African

Highest Formal Qualification: BSc Hons Stuctural Engineering

Other Formal Qualification: BSc Hons Mechanical Engineering

Professional Registrations: Professional Engineer (ECSA)

Other Professional Designations/Registrations: 

ECSA, Registered Professional Engineer / PMI, PMP Certification

What is your current/ most recent job title?

Technical and Study Manager

What is the primary purpose of this position?

Complete Pre-Feasibility studies on major projects to assess the financial and technical viability for the organisation.

What are the core elements or functions that must operate effectively in order for you to achieve your primary purpose? 

1. Effective planning.
2. Effective communication.
3. Managing a multi-disciplinary team.
4. Budget control.
5. Managing the overall schedule.

What are some of your greatest achievements (When and how have you saved your employers time, money and resources)?

Developed numerous design and simulation programs for the defence industry in the first six years of my career.
Developed water cooled roofs for electrical arc furnaces to replace traditional refractory hung roofs. Project ran between 1991 and 1994 with a capital value of R21 million and extended furnace roof lives from 1 year to 5 years.
Completed portion of Feasibility Study for Phase 1 of a container terminal at Richards Bay. Total project value was R35 Billion and as Area Manager I was responsible for the Multi Purpose Terminal (MPT) with a direct cost of R5 Billion. The study was completed on time and within budget.
Completed a pre-feasibility study on time and within budget for a new iron ore mine which included a crusher, overland conveyors and all infrastructure. The study conducted in 2011 had a capital value of AU$800 million.

If you were to illuminate your skills and abilities along with your greater purpose and passions in life, how would you describe yourself?

I have over 30 years of experience in both engineering and project management and have the following attributes; exact, correct, practical, diplomatic, peaceful, careful, inquiring, thoughtful, friendly, polite, specialist, steady, considerate, modest and calm.

What is the business title of your ideal position? 

1. Project Manager
2. Technical Manager
3. Technical Consultant
4. Study Manager

What are the key responsibilities and accountabilities of your ideal position?

Provide solutions to engineering problems.
Managing technical teams.
Direct, review and approve designs and changes.
Analyse technology.
Planning and assessing project feasibility.

What are the manufacturing processes/ technologies that you have experience in relevant to your ideal position/ next career steps?

Slurry pumping, piping, dredging, materials handling, heat transfer, water cooled equipment, crushing and screening, pressure vessels, mineral separation, project management, study management, design management.

Describe your career in years of experience per sector/industry/commodity serviced:

Defence: 6 years
Materials Handling Solutions: 10 years
Maritime: 1 year
Shipbuilding: 3 years
Mining and Metals: 15 years

Describe the kind of company you would like to work for including the culture and values it should possess:

Strong leadership and vision, creative development, high safety culture, opportunity for international exposure, technical stimulation, employees are valued, performance is recognised and rewarded.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Solving problems, design solutions, developing new ideas, working with great teams.

Motivation to move (please select): Return home

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