Work History

Work History
Jan 2012 - Feb 2013

Production and Design Engineer

Workshop Electronics

Key Responsibilities

Design and prototype new equipment for the brake testing environment following specifications as set by the SABS. Ensure that the design meets all required field specifications. Manage the production facility and coordinate production runs with research and development projects

• Manage design projects

• Authorise final design drawings and coordinate draughting teams• Control research and development budget and report project progress• Coordinate production workshop

• Change Management 

Key Achievements

Successfully implementing new stations in Windhoek (Namibia), Christiana (South Africa) and various testing stations in the Johannesburg area.

Oct 2009 - Dec 2011

Project Manager

Misa Projects

Key Responsibilities

 To identify and develop business opportunities and profitably manage project operations and contracts, from inception to completion in a highly competitive industry. Pro-actively managing key accounts and effect growth on existing accounts whilst complying with contractual stipulations. To act as an effective intermediate between customers and operations to ensure customer expectations are met whilst operations are still effective and efficient.

• Directing Municipal Role-out projects

• Prepare project costing and priorities of projects• Budgetary control and accountability for all expense incurred by the project• Conduct project meetings and ensure effective project communication

• Change Management

• Pilot Projects

• Research and Development

• Scope Derivation and Management

Key Achievements

During my tenure at Misa Projects, we have successfully completed a three year, R30 million, credit control project for the City of Tshwane. The project realised significant improvements in the revenue management and revenue collection for the City.

Jan 2008 - Sep 2009

Operations Director

Solar Harvest

Key Responsibilities

· Project Management 

· Project Plans and Project Charters

· Project Coordination· Project Delivery and Support· Business case management

· Conduct Resource Planning, Procurement and Scheduling

· Project Costing

· Product Development and Tracking

· Risk Management

· Time and Motions Studies

· Developing Staff Potential

Key Achievements

Project Manager on the design of the first locally designed and produced solar hot water unit to be passed by the SABS.

Preparing, planning and implementing the manufacturing facility for the production of the solar hot water units.Reached a production capacity as per project mandate of 500 units per month.

Feb 2000 - Jan 2008

Production Manager

Ulrich Engineering

Key Responsibilities

Entire plant operations including: Logistics, Maintenance, Quality and Production. Program and set CNC lathe and Milling machines. Problem solve workshop issues in areas including Welding (TIG, MIG, Stick), Cam Automatics, CNC department and Tool Room

· Maximise CNC production through optimising setup and programming

· Coordinating the production plan and balancing with time and motion studies

· Customer liaison

· Staff and resource scheduling

· Integrating suppliers with cost and quality control

· Risk Identification and methods of control

Aug 1998 - Jan 2000

Junior Estimator

Ulrich Engineering

· Basic Costings

· Preliminary Ordering

· Managing and tracking project expenditure

Education

Education

BCom Informatics (Current Studies)

Unisa

Software Project Management

Advanced Systems Development

Databases 2

Object Oriented Analysis

Computer Networks (Network+)

Structured Systems Analysis and Design

Databases 1

Internal Auditing 2)

General Management

Financial Accounting 1 and 2

Business Management 1 and 2

Business Information Systems 1

End User Computing 1

Economics 1  and 2

HCI 1

Introduction to the Economic and Business Management Environment

Prince 2 Foundation

Ants Project Management

Passed with Distinction

• Introduction to PRINCE2® Themes

• Introduction the Principles of PRINCE2®

• Business Case

• Organisation

• Plans

• Progress

• Risk

• Quality

• Change

• All PRINCE2® Processes from Start-up to Closing a Project.

• Tailoring PRINCE2®

Prince2 Practitioner

Ants Project Management

Accredited by APMG and presented by PRINCE2 ® approved trainers.

Introduction to PRINCE2® Themes

Passed with Distinction

• Introduction the Principles of PRINCE2®

• Business Case

• Organisation

• Plans

• Progress

• Risk

• Quality

• Change

• All PRINCE2® Processes from Start-up to Closing a Project.

• Tailoring PRINCE2®.

Mar 2004 - Dec 2004

Advanced Project Management PMBOK

Damelin

Passed with Distinction

• Project Integration Management

• Project Scope Management

• Project Time Management

• Project Cost Management

• Project Quality Management

• Project Human Resource Management

• Project Communications Management

• Project Risk Management

• Project Procurement Management

Skills

Skills

Apple Mac Professional

Snow 100: Introduction to Mac 10.6   Snow 101: Support Essentials

CAD Proficient

AutoCAD    AutoCAD Lite   Solidworks   Pathtrace Advanced Machine System (PAMS)

MS Office Proficient

Vast experience in the full MS Office suite. This includes MS Project, MS Access, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint

Summary

Personal Information

Born 8th September 1976

South African Citizen

British Passport

Married to Karin White

Two Children, Aidan and Julia

Interest

  • Active participation in sport (Football, cricket, triathlons)
  • Traveling abroad
  • Journalism
  • Maximizing family time
  • Learning new skills
  • Current Affairs

General Skills

  • Ability to communicate and present design or support ideas in a team-related environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Team player
  • Excellent people skills
  • Numerate
  • Strong business understanding
  • Understanding of the Technology environment