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Project Lead Engineer (BSc (Mechanical) Engineering, Wits / GDE Mining Engineering (Mining))

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  • Posted 7 years ago

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Nationality: South African
Total years experience: 6-10 Years

Discipline: Mechanical Engineering (field1076) (d. Honours, Pr. Eng – Professional Engineer (ECSA)/SAIMechE). Industry in: Infrastructure, Oil & Gas, Mining, Power & field9615, years of experience range: 6 to 10 years, Gender: Male. Ethnicity: African/Black. Nationality: South African.

I’m a motivated and driven professionally registered engineer with 9 years of project engineering experience in, mine refrigeration projects on surface and underground. My experience has been gained through many hours on site working and managing installation contractors and other engineers including civil, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation and control engineers. My project experience includes the management of the project finances and client management.

Candidate location: South Africa

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

Designation: Project Manager / Director

Highest qualification type: Honours

University: University of the Witwatersrand

Company size: 51 – 200

Division: Engineering / Design / Draughting / Drawing Office

Seniority level: Degreed Engineer – Junior / Lead / Senior / Principal / Chief

Gender:                                    Male

Ethnicity:                                 African/Black

Nationality:                              South African

Highest Formal Qualification:  BSc (Mechanical) Engineering, Wits / GDE Mining Engineering (Mining)

Current / most recent job title?

Project Lead Engineer

Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

I’m both Project Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager: As the Project Mechanical Engineer, I’m responsible for all mechanical aspects from design to construction to commissioning within the project. As the Project manager I’m responsible for making sure that all the engineering disciplines (mechanical, cavils, electrical and instrumentation are working together and meeting the scope of work for the project. As the Project Manager, I’m responsible for the project finance/budget. My Project Managers duties also include communicating with the client on the progress of the project and attending to all other queries that they may have.

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

The core elements to a successful project are: a clear and well defined scope of work. Well defined team with set individual goals that make up a single and ultimate goal. Pipe system design. Pump selection. Fan selection. Drafting of mechanical equipment and technical specification documents. Planning of site mechanical works. Overseeing mechanical installation work. Overseeing various project engineering disciplines (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation and civil). Planning, executing, monitoring and controlling progress against a baseline plan. Reviewing weekly performance and conducting regular team meetings. Overseeing project finances. Liaising with clients on the project status. Obtaining client input sign-off of completed deliverables and formal client acceptance of project completion.

Description of self, along with greater purpose and passions:

I’m a young, energetic, motivated, goal orientated and flexible engineer with the ability to be a hands-on site engineer and at the same time confident around senior management and clients.

Ideal business title: 

Project Engineer or Project Manager.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Key involvement in all engineering design works. Planning and managing site works. Managing part or all of the project finances. Liaison with clients.

Skill area of competence:

*Pump system design. *Piping system design. *Fan selection. *Construction management. *Commissioning engineering. *Project management. *Financial management* health and safety


*Winning second place in an Eskom award for a DSM (demand side management) project in 2010. This was possible because I constantly monitored and followed-up on the project’s objectives with both contractors and clients *Completing a project worth R38 mil well within budget, within time with no accidents. This was achieved by continuously motivating my team and continuously communicating with all key stakeholders about our overall project objective and the steps that need to be accomplished in order to get there. * Registering as a Professional Engineer with ECSA. Through my work experience and increasing engineering and construction responsibilities I was able to qualify as a Professional Engineer * I was appointed project engineer of two projects, that were running concurrently within a year of graduating from university. The project values were R12 million and R15 million each. Three years later, the projects won an award from Eskom under the DSM energy management projects.

What do you absolutely love doing?

Getting things moving.

Ideal company (culture and values):

I would like to work for a company which encourages their employees to grow and explore the different disciplines of engineering. A company that truly treasures their employees and rewards them accordingly.

Motivation to move (please select): New opportunities

Location Preference: I am open to positions internationally.

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