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Project Scheduling Specialist (Mining), Ref: 451073 – Online Interview Questions

Ref: 451073

Nationality: South African
Highest Formal Qualification: N.Dip. Electrical Eng. (Heavy and Light Current), Postgrad. Dip. Programme Management, PMI: Project Management
Annual Package Range: ZAR 1.15 mil - 1.3 mil
Total years experience: 11-15 Years

Project Scheduling Specialist




Current / most recent job title?

Project Scheduling Specialist

1. Primary purpose of current/most recent position:

Develop, monitor and control, and report progress on master schedules for all capital projects in the department.
Develop basis of schedule and schedule management plans for projects.
Determine time estimates for different phases of the project.
Evaluate tender submissions in ability to perform contract work.
Claims administration and project risk analysis.

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

Be able to utilize, in an advanced manner, MS office suite including MS Projects. Develop master schedules and ensure quality of contractors execution schedules and monitor construction activities and foresee impacts to the critical path. Project cost management and claims administration.

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

I am person who is strategic, who looks at the bigger picture, and this allows me to identify risks and subsequently manage them. I am very adaptable and always looking forward to use my vast knowledge and experience in project management to empower colleagues and look at opportunities for improvement and innovation. I believe in the power of relationship building through respect, trust, authenticity and integrity.

4. Ideal business title: 

Project Manager.
Senior Project Manager,
Project Controls Manager

5. Key responsibilities and accountabilities of ideal position:

Manage all aspects of minor to major mining and construction projects delivery from initiation to close-out.
Cost, schedule and document control for successful project delivery.

6. Skill area of competence:

Project Management
Project Controls

7. Career summary:

6 years manganese
1 year platinum
4 years iron ore

8. Achievements: 

I managed a project which included a refurbishment of an ore-pass, replacement of a boxfront, a feeder and 2 discharge chutes. The record for production was 4500tons per hour on the cable belt before the project and after completing the project, the output was above 7500tons per hour continuously.
I managed my first mine project successfully at age 20.
Managed Murray & Roberts in a R100M mining development project when I was 24 years old and it was 50% complete in cost and 40% complete with physical progress.

9. What do you absolutely love doing?

Providing leadership to the project team. Identifying and controlling risks on a continual basis. Doing schedule and cost control to assist project delivery. Meeting deadlines and helping others grow by sharing knowledge.

10. Ideal company (culture and values):

I would like to work in a company where diversity is embraced, everyone has respect for each other and where integrity is a culture. The company should be able to utilize my current skill set and I should be able to empower and be empowered within the organisation.

If you are looking for an accomplished Project Manager and Planner with 11 years of professional working experience in project leadership roles in the mining sector, with strong understanding of business and project objectives and initiatives, and their implementation to deliver strategic value to the organisation, also able to deliver project scope to the right timeframes, budget and quality and well-versed in project controls required for project delivery and management, then do get in touch. Click to email our Agent or call us: Head Office – Gauteng, SA. + 27 10 597 0862.

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