Highly experienced Project Manager offering 30 years’ experience consistently delivering quality multidisciplinary government infrastructure projects, heavy civil projects, green field and brown field mining CAPEX projects both surface and underground of up to US$500 million safely, on time, to project standards and within budget. Managing teams of up to 25 direct reports and 1000 indirect reports incorporating the Owners team, EPC team, plus large contractor and subcontractor teams.
1980 – 1983 St Patrick’s College Silverstream – University Entrance
Registered Drainlayer. Registration No. 10747
• Quality driven
• Detailed planning
• Cost control
• Client satisfaction
January 2014 – December 2014
CAMBRIDGE EXPRESSWAY – NEW ZEALAND Contract value $140,000,000.00 NZD
Title: Zone Engineer (Zone 1)
This was a short term 3 month contract (January – April) to establish the zones structure and mentor the junior engineers. At the completion of my three months I was asked if I would remain until the end of 2014.
Zone Engineer in charge of all aspects of the first 6.4km’s of a dual expressway. My role involves planning and controlling all of the onsite day to day activities, managing company employees and sub-contractors, set out, project QA, environmental management, safety, traffic control and programming both detailed and overview level.
Zone 1 consists of 6.4km’s of dual carriageway (North & South) on SH1 the main New Zealand state highway and 3.6km’s of local roads including infrastructure. The first 4.2km’s of the dual carriageway involves extensive work in and around the existing operational highway. Scope includes bulk earthworks, preload construction and monitoring for bridges and MSE abutment walls, drainage, pavement construction, surfacing, landscaping, MSE walls and two bridges one built with precast super T beams and topping slab and the other is a steel and concrete construction bridge.
OCTOBER 2013 – DECEMBER 2013
AHAFO MILL EXPANSION PROJECT – GHANA Contract value $580,000,000.00 USD
Title: Newmont Construction Manager
My role as the Newmont Construction Manager was to organize and complete all of the early works including site establishment, tie ins to existing services, preliminary earthworks, construction of laydowns, 1st stage fencing etc. Then the intention was to integrate me into the EPCM construction team to work alongside the EPCM Construction Manager once they established on site to help generate a true “salt & pepper” organization that has the best interests of the project and the client at heart ensuring that program and budget are met without jeopardizing safety or quality.
The project has a 3 – 4 year build period dependent upon which option the board decide to run with, line2 only or line 2 plus 2X+ but unfortunately due to economic reasons Newmont has put the project on hold for a minimum of 12 months starting 31 December 2013 which has resulted in my redundancy. OCTOBER 2011 – OCTOBER 2013
AKYEM PROJECT – GHANA Contract value $465,000,000.00 USD – Construction only
Title: Area Manager
Area manager in charge of all areas and services outside of the process plant these included bulk earthworks including all silt control structures and flocculation stations. Tailings storage facility, the TSF is double lined with HDPE liner and soil liner covering 1,500,000m2. Primary crusher. All site access roads. Underground services. CV02 which is approximately 2 km’s of conveyor between the primary crusher and the reclaim chamber which included a haul road overpass over a national highway. 161kV power line including the upgrade of the Nkawkaw substation from a substation into a switching station, 44 km of 161kV power line consisting of 139 towers and a new Akyem substation. Pra river pipeline 8.8km 560OD HDPE pipe line from the Pra River to the onsite WSD. This line included an extraction chamber at the river along with a booster station. 160 man personnel camp construction including dry mess, wet mess, gym, clinic laundry and administration building. Mine Service Area the MSA includes heavy vehicle workshop, Mine administration building, warehouse, Shell fuel farm, tyre workshop, truck wash, change room and junior staff dry mess. On site quarry, this was for construction only. Western Diversion Road., a 2.2 km highway diversion to take the public highway outside of the blast zone.
My role with each of these areas has been to deal direct with the EPC contractor and look after Newmont’s interests in respect to safety, quality, program and budget.
MAY 2006 – AUGUST 2011
NEWMONT WAIHI NEW ZEALAND
• TRIO DEWATERING PROJECT Contract value: $14,000,000.00+NZD
• MCC3 FIRE RECOVERY Contract value: $3,200,000.00NZD
• Miscellaneous small CAPEX projects for Newmont Waihi Contract values: vary
• MILL CONTINGENCY POND & DECANT DAM RETURN UPGRADES Contract value: $710,000.00NZD
• REVERSE OSMOSIS PLANT Contract value: $8,000,000.00NZD
• ROM BIN ORE FEEDER STATION Contract value: $450,000.00NZD
• POLISHING POND STOCKPILE SERVICES Contract value: $1,400,000.00NZD
• FAVONA UNDERGROUND PRIMARY VENTALATION FANS Contract value: $700,000.00NZD
• FAVONA UNDERGROUND VENTALATION SHAFT PROJECT – RAISE BORE Contract value: $2,250,000.00NZD
• FAVONA VENT SHAFT PROJECT – SURFACE SHAFT TO UNDERGROUND Contract value: $2,800,000.00NZD
Title: Project Manager / Clients Representative
Liaising between the client (Newmont Operations) and the design consultant to ensure that the design presented fitted the client’s requirements, review designs submitted and complete the in house design components required to complete the overall project and issue for construction. Aide in compiling tender packages, review tenders, project programming, project administration, cost reports, claim negotiations, claim certifications, project QA, and all contract supervision
AUGUST 2004 –MAY 2006
VARIOUS PLACES IN NEW ZEALAND
• MATATA RAIL UNDERPASS Contract value: $2,800,000.00NZD
• HUNTLY POWER STATION – e3p PILING Contract value: $3,200,000.00NZD
• WHANGAEHU RIVER BRIDGE STRENGTHENING TANGIWAI Contract value: $4,000,000.00NZD
• TEMPORARY DETOUR AT WHANGAEHU RIVER BRIDGE TANGIWAI Contract value: $677,000.00NZD
Title: Project Manager
Site project manager in control of all day to day on site activities including, managing company employees and sub-contractors, set out, project QA, environmental management, safety, traffic control, programming, project administration, compiling tender packages for sub-contract works, reviewing and awarding tenders, cost reports, compile and finalize all claims, all client communications and all contract supervision.
JANUARY ‘04 – FEBRUARY ‘04
HUGHES CIVIL (AUCKLAND) LTD,WELLINGTON
TERM DRAINAGE CONTRACTS Contract value: varies
Title: Interim Manager
Close out a municipal drainage maintenance contract and limit Hughes Civil (Auckland) Ltd’s exposure, ensure a working relationship between council and contractor remained till the completion of all works. Liaising directly with Wellington City Councils Drainage Department to ensure that all outstanding contracts were finished to an acceptable standard, resolve all outstanding contractual issues, finalize and agree all outstanding claims.
FEBRUARY ’03 – JANUARY ‘04
HIGGINS CONTRACTORS WGTN,
PLIMMERTON WEIGH STATION TO JAMES ST 4 LANING Contract value: $5,000,000.00NZD
Title: Project Manager
Site project manager in control of all day to day on site activities including, set out, QA, environmental management, safety, traffic control, programming, project administration, “drafting” of all contractual letters, sub-contractor claim certifications, main contract “draft” claims and on site client interface. All of my reporting was direct to the companies Contact Manager who undertook all contractual discussions.
1980 – 2002:
Regan Brothers Ltd a family drainage and earthworks business. Started as a labourer while at high school and worked my way through the company structure to become the Managing Director from 1992 – 2002.
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