16 Gardenview, Pu Men Street, Cultura Park, Bronkhorstspruit, Gauteng, South Africa
various project engineering & management companies in South Africa (e.g. Bateman Engineering Limited, Bateman Materials Handling, Lurgi) in a variety of project functions such as Proposals Engineering (Criden Mineral Processing Plant and Venetia Diamond Recovery Plant Feasibility Studies),Estimati ng (Uitkomst Sulphuric Acid Plant Tender), Project Engineering (Lethabo Ash Processing Plant and various Pipe Conveyor Projects), Procurement and Contract Administration (Douglas and Premier Mine Stackers & Reclaimers),
More recently I have been helping some Taiwanese people in South Africa in a variety of tasks and projects for their Nan Hua Temple, Nan Hua Farming cc and African Buddhist Seminary in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa.
In this job I was responsible to the Contract Admin Manager for the preparation of Requests for Tender, commercial & technical bid evaluations, issuing tender awards, and for all aspects of contract execution on site, incl. chairing weekly progress meetings with approx. 6-10 sub-contractors (mechanical, ventilation, electrical, air-conditioning, piping\u2026), writing minutes of meetings and progress reports, processing contractor\u2019s invoices & claims, presenting our claims, penalties and backcharges to contractors, , keeping track of extras requested by engineering departments, updating the original contracts by means of contract
I spent about 7 months on holiday in the USA (New York, Atlanta, San Francisco\u2026): travelling and visiting friends, and occasionally doing some casual work there. Upon return to South Africa I spent about 4 months working as a sales representative for a friend, while looking for a more suitable job.
Here I was handling approx. 20 \u2013 25 different pump & pump installation contracts at any one time (mainly water for SA mines, Escom power stations and various other industrial clients), in all stages from inception, through design, manufacturing, ordering of bought-out components (el. motors, couplings\u2026), to assembly, testing, delivery to site and commissioning, including the preparation & processing of all contract documentation (contracts, contract variation, orders, invoices progress reports, etc). I had to leave when M&P decided to close down their South African pump division operations.
PHB Weserhutte SA is the local subsidiary of a large international concern, with a head office in West Germany. In this position I was responsible to the Contracts Engineer for various aspects of contract execution, such as liaison with our German principals, clients, consulting engineers, suppliers and sub-contractors, and for equipment procurement and imports, erection supervision, progress reports, cost estimating & control\u2026of large capital equipment, mainly stockpile stackers & reclaimers used in the South African mining and industry. I left PHB because of lack of new projects.
Upon return from my trip to Mauritius & Australia I did some short temporary contract drawing work and then was offered this longer contract position on a freelance basis with ELB. Here I was involved in the preparation of tenders for two R20-million sulphuric acid plants, mechanical engineering of R4-million NPK fertilizer plants for Fedmis, incl. the preparation of specifications and procurement packages for various chemical process plant equipment, liaison with other engineering disciplines, suppliers and sub-contractors, providing some plant layout input to the drawing office, compiling equipment schedules, attending project progress meetings\u2026I left when contract was finished.
I spent 1 week on holiday in Mauritius and then 7 weeks traveling in Australia (Perth, Melbourne, Canberra & Sydney) - and upon return to South Africa about 4-5 months doing some short-term drawing jobs, while looking for a new, longer contract.
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