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Serial No: 33876
(09/08/1981, male)
List top 5 skills: control system, customer service, engineer, instructor, technician
Short Bio:

I am a Senior Control System Engineer, DCS, currently working in the Middle East for Honeywell Automation and Control Systems. I have experience in a few different industries, the most recent being Petrochemical / Oil & Gas (+9years). I have also held a role as an instructor for Honeywell engineering systems. Prior to my career in Oil & Gas, I have held roles in Entertainment(Casino), Banking(ATM) and Computer Systems.

Current location: 

Jubail, Saudi Arabia - View on map


South African

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

Afrikaans, english, Hindi

Locations I am interested in working:


List of countries I have a visa to work in:

africa, Middle East



Physical Science

Technical Drawing





Effingham Seconday

National Diploma:
Electronic Engineering (Light Current) Communication Skills 1 Computer Skills 1 Digital Systems Digital Systems 2 Digital Systems 3 Electrical Engineering 1 Electrical Engineering 2 Electronic Communications 2 Electronics 1 Electronics 2 Process Instrumentation 1 Mathematics 1 Mathematics 2 Mathematics 3 Network Systems 2 Network Systems 3 Programming 1 Projects 1 Projects 2 Radio Engineering 3 Television Engineering 3 Design Projects 3

Durban University of Technology

Subjects Mathematics 4

Vaal University of Technology


Career Summary

Oil&Gas/Petrochemical positions:

COMPANY Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
EMPLOYMENT DATES May 2014 – present
POSITION Senior DCS Engineer / Lead Project Engineer

Main Achievements

• Responsible for all Experion PKS control system maintenance on customer site

• Provide assistance to Project team

• Support and Maintenance on Honeywell TPS system, as well as exposure to FSC(Fail Safe Controller) and Safety Manager

• Control System Engineering support for Sabic, Saudi Aramco and Tasnee Petrochemical sites in Saudi Arabia, Eastern Province.

• Offshore Work experience for Saudi Aramco projects

• Training for H2S and BOSIET/HUET certified

• Project engineering, execution for DCS System upgrade, migration, rip and replace type of projects for Honeywell installed base.

• Participate in Sales to projects handover meeting, work out accurate detailed BOM

• Work out forecasting of BOM for anticipated orders, site data collection and input gathering.

• Site execution planning, manpower planning and team management.

• Prepare the FAT/SAT/FDS engineering documentation

• Ability to work on DCS / PLC / SCADA systems hardware, engineering and architecture.

• Responsible for pre-FAT & FAT testing & demo to customer &sign off

• Responsible for Standardization of Engineering.

• Ensure Quality Check on deliverables

• Communication with customer/consultant for project correspondences. Close coordination with project manager to drive the project based on revenue plans, billing plans and cash collection

• Executing projects along with I&C.

• Follow HSE and internal processes to ensure successful completion

• Work with Honeywell HMIWeb Display Builder for design and development of Plant/Process HMI

• Honeywell Experion System Setup on the Experion R400.x System including Server installation, configuration and setup, Experion Console-TPS Connected Station installation and configuration, Honeywell Experion Flex Station installation and configuration and Honeywell Fault Tolerant Ethernet Setup and configuration.

• Lead Engineer: Honeywell TDC3000 – APM to HPM project

• Senior Engineer: Honeywell EPKS R4xx migration

• Lead Engineer: LCN upgrade


COMPANY Honeywell Automation and Control Solutions, South Africa (SASOL site Secunda / SAPREF site Durban)
EMPLOYMENT DATES October 2006 – April 2014
POSITION Control System Engineer / Project Engineer / Trainer

Main Achievements


• Problem solving on all Industrial IT and plant equipment.

• Weekly and after hours standby on the SASOL Synfuels plants.

• Involved in Root Cause Analysis investigations and Potential Deviation Analysis for the sake of plant integrity, incident investigations for SHERQ, including reports to customer on completion of any activity.

• Responsible for FAT, SAT and DDS documentation.

• Use of, and developing procedures and documentation to respond to emergency breakdowns. Constant review of documents as a result of changing plant conditions.

• Upgrade and maintenance of SASOL LCN (Local Control Network).

• Upgrade and Maintenance of SAPREF LCN and its related equipment. Adding new equipment as per supplier’s manuals and documentation.

• Support and engineering functions at SAPREF (Shell and BP) and ENGEN site Durban. Generating weekly reports (sitreps) for customer, to provide information on failures, as well as next steps to take in order to prevent and protect from process failure/trips/emergency shutdown.

• Referencing manuals and specifications from suppliers to troubleshoot and respond to emergency situations.

• Appointed HSE Safety Officer. Completed OHS Act and Incident/Accident Investigation training.

• Level 1 First Aider.

• DCS System Engineer (All TPS related equipment). Reporting of equipment loading (processor) to customer to allow for early diagnosis and work around, reducing the probability of process failure.

• Invoicing for Small Projects as well as SESP contract via SAP and Siebel.

• Promoting of new products to Customers as well as exploring emerging markets to grow the business.

• Presenting of DCS training to both internal employees and clients. Ongoing training and mentorship to fellow team members on a daily basis.

• Weekly and after hours standby duties, entailing restoring of plant process to normal operating conditions, resulting in averting plant shutdown/process trips. Over and above doing unaided standby, also provide support and direction for engineers when not on call.

• Building control loops with technologists for advanced process control, to provide for process optimization, hence reduce profit loss. Configuring of SMOCs(Shell Multivariable Operating Controller) to enhance process performance.



• IIT Refresh Project, SASOL Secunda – This entailed replacing US stations with GUS stations, installing hardware and setting up WindowsXP and TPS software, upgrade of APP Nodes to Windows 2003 and new TPS release, upgrading of LCNs (to R681.1, 23 LCNs in total), installing FTE. Investigation into temperature variations in control room, leading to cabinet design for air flow to ensure equipment is within vendor’s specifications to provide for optimal performance.

• HM Upgrades – Upgraded History Modules to SBHM at SAPREF Site(BP and Shell Refinery), Durban-KZN. This includes backup and restore of all process history, plant information data and system configuration files.

• PM and APM to HPM Upgrade – This entailed joining 2 UCNs, modifying schematics, modifying points to suit HPM and new network number, changes to AM CL(Control Language) programs, converting to HPM CL, replacing old hardware. Writing new CL programs for process alarm management, creating Logic Blocks for same function.(SAPREF Site)

• ENGEN Refinery, Durban, SAFOR Upgrade – Building of points and modifying schematics. Use of EB(Execution Build) files to import current data, modify for ease of use, and re-build to new system.

• Experion On-Process Migration – Worked with an Experion engineer on this project, to upgrade the Experion Control System to its latest release. This was done with the Plant on-line. Also included pre-migration checks, confirmation from TAC(Technical Assistance Centre) and change over from Windows XP to Windows 7, use of Experion/Acronis Backup and Restore software to reduce operator’s minimized access to process view. Island View Site, Durban.

• Network and Domain upgrade at SAPREF Site. Replacing of Cisco switches, network cabling and addition of new switches and cabling to provide redundancy to the process network. Planning and supervising Electrical Contractors for running of power to new cabinets.

• Assisted with AAM(Advanced Alarm Management) installation at SAPREF Site. Installation of new servers and software to provide an ‘offline’ database for engineers to use in process alarm reduction, reporting and trending for future process development.

Non Oil & Gas/Refinery positions:

COMPANY Tsogo Sun –Champions Casino Witbank
EMPLOYMENT DATES April 2006 – October 2006
POSITION HELD Tables and Slot Technician

Main Achievements

• Technical Assistant to floor personnel and Technicians

• Maintenance and repairs to all Slot Machines and Tables

• Providing technical assistance and advice on new installations

• Maintenance of the distributed control system for slot machine monitoring

EMPLOYMENT DATES July 2005 – April 2006
POSITION HELD ATM Field Technician

Main Achievements

• Repairs to all ATMs in the southern Mpumalanga region

• Software loading and roll out of upgrade firmware

• Installation of new machines

• Focus on customer liaison and satisfaction

COMPANY CEB Maintenance (Computer Equipment Brokers)
EMPLOYMENT DATES July 2003 – July 2005
POSITION HELD PC and Electronic Technician

Main Achievements

• Completed In-Service Training

• Repairs to PC motherboards, power supplies, printers, CD-ROMs, scanners and other PC related accessories

• Software loading and upgrades of Point Of Sale systems

• Component level fault finding on electronic equipment

• Setting up and research of new technology and equipment



Available on request