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Managing Director (BSc.Eng (Civil), PgDip, Professional Engineer (Pr Eng), Ref: 1175914 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 1175914

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: BSc.Eng (Civil)
Other Formal Qualification: PgDip (Bus Man)
Professional Registration: ECSA - Professional Engineer (Pr Eng)
Annual Package Range: ZAR 1.85 mil - 2.0 mil, per annum
Total years experience: 20-30 Years

Chief Change Management Officer

Current / most recent job title?

Managing Director

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

It provided executive, strategic, business and operational leadership and accountability at operational and business unit level.

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

There must be a clear vision. The strategic plan must be clear and concise in terms of measurable set objectives. The team I am leading must share and own the same vision.

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

I would describe myself by the following:
Serving as a leader.
A passionate coach and mentor.
Dedicated to what I do.
A sense of achieving something bigger than myself.

4. Ideal business title: 

Managing Director/Director.

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Overall Executive Management of Business or Project.

6. Skill area of competence:

Business and Operational accountability.

7. Career summary:

Executive Management
Business and Strategic Management
Technical – Professional Civil Engineer
Corporate Governance
Financial, Commercial and Contractual Acumen
Extensive Contract and Project Management Experience
Extensive People Management and Team Leadership

8. Achievements: 

Successfully branded Company within the KZN region in terms of preferred contractor of choice and extensive amount of repeat business.This was done through strategic focus on employing the right people,non-negotiables on SHEQ Management and a high return on projects. Increased turnover from R100mil per year to R1.5 billion per year with an above market return. Aligned the business to target high barriers to entry projects with high risk. This reduced the competition and resulted in iconic projects being awarded to the Company. Was elected Chairman of the King Shaka Airport EPC Building Contract.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Mentoring and Coaching and building up of people.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

I would like to work for a company that has a clear vision and plan how to get there. It should be a motivating environment where one could be creative.


Where would you like to be in your career in the next 5 to 10 years, what would you like to have achieved?

Taking something small and growing it into purpose.
Taking something insignificant to significant.

Write down two achievements from primary school, two from high school, two during college/university, and two post-college/university, with at least one of the two business-related.

Becoming Managing Director at very young age.

What’s the most interesting thing about you that’s not on your resume?

Very loyal.
Absolutely 100% committed.

Tell me about a time when you had to get to the root cause of a problem to make a decision.

Depending on the time, getting the facts, understanding the facts, getting feedback from people and then act on that.

What are the three things that are most important to you in a job?

People, commitment, trust.

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