CV, Electrical Site Construction Engineer, Oil And Gas And Other

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 31660
(11/11/1969, male)
Skills keywords: mv/hv installation, switchgear and pfc, test and commissioning, transformers
Short Bio:

Self-motivated and dynamic project specialist in electrical and instrumentation design and construction. 25 years of insightful field experience and management. Concluding advanced diploma in oil & gas installations year end.

Current location: Abu Dhabi, UAE - View on map
Nationality: South African
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, english, understand Dutch, Zulu
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere
List the countires you have a visa to work in: jordan, South Africa, United Arab Emirates

Work Experience

October 2014 to Present
PARABEL LTD. (Adu Dhabi)

Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer.

Responsibilities and work performed:

Complete engineering design (frontend loading)of process plant and subsystems including plant plot sizing.

Drafting of all drawings on AutoCAD 2015, 3D including the establishment and management of drawings and document register.

Liaise with process engineering and procurement for project coordination and alignment.

Drafting of procedures in accordance with contract documentation and compliance with local laws and regulations to site-specific.

Plant operations preparations and commissioning.

Safety compliance in accordance with OHSA

August 2012 to September 2014

Electrical & Instrumentation Construction Manager.

Oversee the complete E&I construction for a 35MW Sulphuric and Phosphoric Acid Plant.

Responsibilities and work performed:

Reporting on E&I related project activities to the Senior Construction Manager and the client.

Focus on the construction sequence of the project during the different stages and provide construction input into the engineering design execution, project planning and scheduling activities.

Input to the QA procedures and QC compliance implementation.

Ensure ITP and document compilation compliance.

Review method statement and risk assessments of works

Managing the E&I pre-commissioning and handover to the commissioning

Safety focus, experience in the enforcement of safety legislation and corporate safety procedure and requirement.

E&I Equipment on the site: Schneider 33/11/6.6KV MV switchgear with MICON relay protection and transformers, Crompton Greaves, CAT Generators, Larsen & Toubro, Emerson Network Power, ThyssenKrupp, Ingersoll Rand and Yokogawa DCS.

April 2012 to July2012 (Contract Work)
ZERO OHMS Contracting (South Africa)

Electrical Site Supervisor/Technician

Responsibilities and work performed:

Engen Bunker Terminal I/O Interface wiring from plant operation to PLC and verification on SCADA system.

Test all analog inputs from pressure and temperature transmitters.

Site inspection and design electrical circuit control for Rotork valves.

Testing and commission of all tank levels, emergency stop and alarm operation.

Initiation of an AutoCAD drawing data base.

Inspection, upgrade and testing of the flameproof electrical installations and bonding of three ENGEN fuel stations.

Perform Power Quality Analysing and fault recoding with ELSPEC G4000 recorders on various sites for power factor compensation.

December 2010 to March 2012

Assistant Electrical Commissioning Engineer

Testing, commissioning and switching functionality of a 500MW 330KV, 132KV and 33KV switching yard.

Responsibilities and work performed:

Primary and secondary injection testing on the 330,132, 33KV, AREVA voltage and current transformers.

Current transformer analysing including excitation curve and polarity test.

Contact resistance test on all AREVA type circuit breakers, disconnectors and earth switches.

Uploading of settings for MICOM type protection relays.

Tests carried out using OMICRON test equipment.

Pick-up/Drop-out test on DC tripping and auxiliary relays.

Commissioning of two 1200AH battery banks.

Complete megger testing of the all DC and AC power circuits.

Assist with electrical construction and installation issues.

Task installation teams to perform work requirements before pre-commissioning inspections.

Assist with the setup of the protection relays, remote switching and alarms.

Red-lining of drawings, update cable schedules with circuit design changes. Prepare commissioning schedules folders and test reports.

October 2010 to November 2010
PPE Technologies PTY(LTD) (South Africa)

Electrical Superintendent

Installation of a new temporary substation rated at 10MVA 22/6.6KV.

Responsibilities and work performed:

Site manage the complete power grid installation of transformers, mini substations, battery bank and MV/LV cable work for a new chrome mine in the Steelpoort area.

Factory testing of a 630KVA generator and installation.

Install concrete foundation and cast transformer plinths.

Supervision of the installation of I&C equipment inside the substation and interlocking with generator.

Pre-commissioning and energising of installed systems.

Red-lining of drawings, update cable schedules with circuit design changes.

Prepare commissioning schedules folders and test reports.

Manage and act in accordance with the Mines OHS standards.

June 2009 to May 2010
Energy Variation Technology CC. (South Africa)

Electrical Project Manager

Implementation of all electrical projects. Company specialised in Medium Voltage Power Factor design and installations.

Responsibilities and work performed:

Design and installation of MV power factor switchgear, reactors and an 11KV/3.4MW Korndoffer starter panel with 5MVAR power factor and PLC control

Setting up and commissioning of SEPAM protection relay’s

Testing, commissioning and servicing of MV/LV Switchgear and issuing of compliance certificates. Drawing of all designs on AutoCAD Microsoft

Project Plan

Fault finding and failure investigation. Site data gathering for off-site analysis.

Established a material and time costing procedures to monitor project from tendering to close out of project.

Attended weekly management meetings. Completion of projects in Namibia and Swaziland. Restructured the workforce and started with on-site training, safety awareness and the improvement of our quality of work.

Responsible for the preparation of all documents, to obtain our ISO9001 certification. Manage and act in accordance with the OHS standards.

April 2008 to May 2009
Rainbow Technologies PTY(LTD) (South Africa)

Senior Electrical Designer/Superintendent Contracted to Richards Bay Minerals(Rio Tinto) Responsibilities and work performed:

Major project designs included PV and wind generator, micro link repeater station New change house with the main focus on energy efficiency and water saving.

Replacement of old MV switchgear with ABB range, design challenges regarding installation work and time constraints due to arch furnaces operating.

Upgrade and replacement of a complete LV substation due to new mine OHS requirements.

Fault finding and failure investigation.

Site data gathering for off-site analysis.

Fault level calculations and replacement of cabling at an 3.3KV water pump station. Project insinuation, liaising with plant managers, project manager and the suppliers. Research and source technical information, Drawing of designs on AutoCAD and in 3D.

Preparing all documentation including scope of work and bill of materials up to final process of issuing of tender documents, site meetings and technical evaluation. Project standards including punch list and design changes.

Delegating work to the drafting office and attending project meetings.

Part of a drawing office panel, to draft new drawing standards for the department.

June 2007 to May 2008
Kempe Smelter (Mozambique)

Project Specialist

Electrical engineering department, working for Mozal Aluminium Smelter(BHP Billiton) in Mozambique.

Responsibilities and work performed:

I had the responsible for research, develop and management of projects to reduce Greenhouse Gases.

Update our energy intensity index for the site.

Feasibility study with GAT (Global Aluminium Technologies) to install 6MW gas generators at the harbour facility and one 100MW gas turbine in the plant

Coordinating Mozal’s Greenhouse Gas Emission awareness campaign.

Design and the initiation of water heating and lighting projects including the investigation the usage of Bio-fuel on the site.

Attending steering committee meetings in South Africa and scheduling climate change improvement projects with all the departments on site.

Delegating responsibilities to coordinators regarding improvement projects to reduce their carbon emissions and energy usage and the calculations of Co2 saving every month on their projects.

Added to my portfolio was the purchasing of mobile equipment at a value of approximate $1.5m USD.

2005 to 2007
Tonandi Plant Hire LTD(PTY) (South Africa)

Managing Director

Tonandi Plant Hire LTD(PTY) with an estimated asset value 5million ZAR of plant equipment and machinery.

1999 to 2007
DVK Projects CC. (South Africa)

Sole Member of DVK Projects

Specialising in Industrial Electrical Contracting and lightning protection installations.

Responsibilities and work performed:

Refurbishment of the electrical and instrumentation installation, for Engen Bunker Terminal in Richards Bay.

The servicing of four fuel stations and depots.

The design and building of motor control units 380V/3200A incorporating Toshiba PLC controls for Bell Equipment and Begani Quarries.

11KV cable installations, terminations and splicing of paper and XLPE copper and aluminium cable with heat shrink kits.

Contracted to Bayside Aluminium to do 11KV and 33KV, 240mm² up 500mm² core cable ends, splicing and installation.

Electrical installation of 38 new rooms, extension at the Richards Hotel (Richards Bay) including electrical maintenance of two hotels and three food outlets.

The design, installation and testing of earth mats and lightning installation.

Completed two lightning installations projects at Portnet in Richards Bay.

Earthing protection testing of existing buildings at Richards Bay Minerals, and an on- going maintenance contract at Bayside Aluminium for earthing and lightning protection.

Electrical maintenance contracts at two stone quarries, three crushing plants and concrete pipe rolling plant, including maintain hoist cranes and tower crane.

Contracted to do the installation of CCTV including power and fibre optic cabling, cable ladder, support brackets and power supply distribution boards at Ticor SA and Foskor.

Installation of 3.3KV MCC’s including MV cabling and control wiring for four air compressors at Bayside Aluminium.

E&I design, management and installation of the electrical works including 11KV switchgear for an Induction Furnace, Bayside Aluminium.

1988 to 1999
Trans Tugela Projects and Construction (PTY)LTD (South Africa)

Manager /Project Supervisor Electrical/Foreman Electrician/Apprenticeship

Working for Trans Tugela, I managed a 20 month contract to complete the electrical installation of eleven government clinics in the Kwa-Zulu Natal, complete with backup supply generators and distribution.

Managing the E&I for the Import conveyor belt system for Hillside including tie-in into the existing installation.

Electrical installation of a Bake furnace refurbishment Project, at Bayside Aluminium.


Currently studying an advanced degree in E&I Engineering of oil and gas facilities.

Technical Certificate N4 + N5


Supervisory Management


Industrial Electronics

Strength of Materials and Structures

Academic Matric (grade 12) – Empangeni High School

Qualified in the trade as an Electrician (Construction) at Olifantsfontein Trade Test Centre (South Africa) on 21 August 1992.

Electrical Wireman’s license issued by the South African Department of Labour

Registration certificate # 24629 – Installation Electrician

Raychem/Systol, Heat-shrink Technology on MIND. Paper and XLPE 11KV cable.


SANS 10142, Electrical Code of Practice.

Project Management PM102

IT Experience

Microsoft Office


Microsoft Excel – Advanced Course. (Estimating)




SAP – Purchase Requisitions

BCS – Benefit Capture System (BHPBilliton software system) PX – Project Execution (BHPBilliton software system – Mozal)

Key Personal Attributes

I am a responsible, loyal, honest and efficient person. Hard and eager worker that puts a lot of initiative into my work.

I set high standards for myself and those working for me.

I’m proud of work that I have accomplished.

Always eager to learn and understand new technologies and apply it to work that needs to be carried out.

I’m looking for challenges, self-motivated with a positive work attitude and will always dedicate myself 100% to what is required from me.