CV,Quantity Surveyor seeking employment in Africa & the Middle East

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 10299

Skills keywords: contract administration, cost administration, estimation, quantity surveying
Short Bio:

Self-motivated, ambitious and hardworking Quantity Surveyor with just over three years’ experience in the construction mining industry. Possesses one year undergraduate experience in the building and infrastructure construction sector. A clear ability to adapt to working on different aspects of a construction project. Able to present comprehensive reports, communicate issues and ideas. An effective team player recognised for delivery of work effectively and timeously under pressure.

Current location: South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Preferred Sector of Employment:  , Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, english, French(not fluent), SESOTHO, Swahili (not fluent), Zulu
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere
List the countires you have a visa to work in: Congo, Dem. Rep. of the, Kenya, nigeria



University of Johannesburg

Bachelor of Technology (Quantity Surveying)

*Top 10 student

2010 (GRADUATED MAY 2011)

University of Johannesburg

National Diploma in Building Science

*Dean’s Honours Roll, Best National Diploma Student

University of Pretoria (Pending completion with Honours)

Bachelor of Science (Architecture)

Professional Courses / Training

2013 ICIDA conference at the University of Johannesburg (Presented paper)

2012 ICEC conference at the Durban ICC (Presented paper)

2010 CIDB conference at the University of Pretoria (Participant)

2009 WinQS and Dimex Training

2007 AutoCAD Training with the University of Pretoria

Autodesk Revit Architecture with the University of Johannesburg

2005 Solid Edge

Computer Skills

• Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

• Microsoft Access

• AutoCAD 2009-

• Microsoft Project • Revit Autodesk

• WinQs

• Solid Edge

Areas of Expertise

• A clear ability to place orders for material and adjudicate supplier quotes.

• A sound understanding in scouting for new projects.

• Claim certificate compilation.

• Claims process management.

• Comprehensive understanding of international construction contracts and working in various currencies.

• Concrete.

• Construction management.

• Construction technology.

• Cost engineering.

• Cost management.

• Cost reporting.

• Electrical and instrumentation measurement.

• Estimation.

• FIDIC (most efficient with international contract systems)

• Isomentric measurement. • JBCC.

• NEC.

• Payment certificate compilation.

• Piping measurement.

• Pricing bills.

• Procurement.

• Project management.

• Proven ability of understanding estimating process for international projects.

• Quantity surveying.

• Ready career move up after managing the cash flow output of an international multimillion project.

• Research.

• Site surveying.

• Working knowledge of logistics management of materials distributed through Africa.

• Working knowledge of pricing bills of materials.

Career History

• Overcame the pressure of claims management by implementing an easier but comprehensive way of reporting information to my manager and the client representative.

• Reorganising the claims process for a project to meet client/ client representative requirements.

• Consistently met claims certification interim targets.

• Contributed to the compilation of interim certificates.

• Consistently monitored site costs and forecasted cost.

• Compiled formulated spread sheet that reports all costs and contrasts it against value of the project.


2012 – PRESENT

Redis Construction Afrika

Bedfordveiw, South Africa


Cuurent Project and Responsibilities

Kamoto copper mines KCC( DRC) Stage 5: Material supply and Installation(Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Piping)

• Issuing allowance payments to expats.

• Cost administration

• Pricing site instructions

• Labour Efficiencies

• Attending site progress meeting.

• Preparation and compilation of Interim Claim Certificates

• Measuring Effective cost against effective value


Major Projects and Responsibilities

BUA Sugar Refinery (Nigeria): Installation (Structural and piping)

• Issuing allowance payments to expats.

• Cost administration

• Pricing site instructions

• Ensuring that costs are with the estimated value.(Main aim is to aim for mark-up for each description)

• Attending site progress meeting.

(Project still to be Awarded –establishment stage thus moved to KCC project)


Major Projects and Responsibilities (TITANIUM)

Kwale Mineral Projects(Kenya): Material and Installation (Mechanical ,Electrical, Instrumentation and piping)

• Cost administration (That is the control of petty cash and monitoring of the project budget)

• Issuing allowance payments to expats.

• Spot checking timesheets for labour on site for wages.

• Monitoring the use of rented machinery such as cranes for cost purposes.

• Measuring efficiencies of labour for cost purposes.

• Monitoring and measuring the two above statements assisted in measuring progress in monitory terms and time.

• Approving payment of suppliers/subcontractors expats and service providers.

• Compilation of a site ledger and operation program statement which highlights the value and the cost of a project as well as to forecast expected cost/value for each week and month respectively.

• Checking site ledger with head office ledger to monitor project budget.

• The pricing of site instructions for variations in contract and scope. (This may be based on extension of project, change in material/specification and change in isometrics).

• Adjudicating of suppliers/subcontractors and service providers to choose the one who best suits needs of the project.

• Reconciling payments and receipts with the Joint Venture partner (Civicon a company based in Kenya)

• Compiling site requisitions and ensuring that they are relayed to the relevant parties.

• Compiling interim certificates for clients under the supervision of the Contract Administrator.


Major Projects and Responsibilities

Tenke Fungurume Mine (DRC):Material and installation supply(Structural, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, and piping)

• Managing claims for material.

• Managing claims for the transport

• Managing claims for preliminary and general items.

• Managing interim account.

• Compiling Changing orders based on variation in scope and material.

• Compiling cost vs value reports.

• Measuring Isometrics.

• Attending progress meetings.

2. 2009 – 2010

Mandla Mlangeni Quantity Surveyors

Johannesburg, South Africa


Responsibilities / Major Projects

Lebone School of Excellence:

• Measuring building isometrics.

• Estimating for variation bills.

• Adjusting budgets.

• Compiling interim account payments.

Royal Bafokeng Stadium:

• Measuring infrastructure isometrics.

• Compiling interim account payments.

Krugersdorp Police Station Hostel Refurbishment:

• Measuring site.

• Measuring ISO.

3. 2005-2005

Sasol Mining (COAL)

Secunda, South Africa

INTERN Responsibilities / Major Projects

Twistdraai East Shaft Workshop:

• Welding.

• Grinding.

• Administration duties.

Professional Skills

Pre-Contract Stage:

• Measuring and preparing provisional Bills of Materials for tender purposes from drawings and / or other information supplied by the Client / Project Manager, and measuring in accordance with systems of measurement that are standard or designed by the Consultant to the approval of the project manager.

• Assisting the Contract Administrator / Procurement Lead with the preparation of Tender Documents, etc. In so doing integrating the technical specifications / works information prepared by the project manager into a cohesive tender document, including drawing to the attention of the project manager any anomalies or queries arising from scrutiny of the specifications.

• Pricing the provisional and variation bills of materials using the latest market related unit rates in order to prepare an estimate of the expected / variation of contract cost.

• Assisting in the resolution of queries from tenderers during the tendering process.

• Providing input to the tender adjudication process by completing the following processes :

­ Arithmetical checking and analysis.

­ Assisting with complete financial evaluation.

­ Financial risk assessment and sensitivity analysis.

­ Preparing, finalising and including applicable sections of bills of materials.

• Establishing a cash flow forecast for monthly progress claims certificates based on the financial valuation of work over the accepted contractual programme.

Post-Contract Stage:

• Re-measuring quantities from construction drawings and / or physically on site and progressive agreement of these re-measured quantities with the construction contractors. Where possible, measuring and pricing by the quantity surveyor in advance of construction from drawings issued for construction purposes. Such measured and valued work is used for cost control, reporting and payment certificate valuations prior to agreement with the contractor. All measurements to be clearly cross-referenced checked and filed for possible audit by the employer’s Auditors.

• Preparing and storing accurate and up to date final cost vs value forecasts for each construction contract including preparing and distributing monthly financial reports reflecting latest contract variations.

• Preparing monthly progress claim certificates for construction contracts including calculating, evaluating or verifying contract price adjustments where applicable.

• Providing input to the evaluation, adjudication and recommendation to the project manager in respect of financial and / or contractual aspects of claims between the employer and the contractor.

• Inspecting and adjusting the projected contract cash flows using the progressive re-measured and valued information for inclusion in the monthly cost reports.

• Attending progress contract meetings as required.

• Attending monthly cost management meetings with the Project Controls Group.

Close-Out Stage:

• Determining, preparing and concurring the final account for each construction contract including all variations and adjustments for re-measurement, compensation events and contract price adjustment.

• Preparing and presenting the agreed and signed final claim certificate to the Project Manager and procurement lead, including any necessary reconciliation against the approved financial budget.

• Providing input to the contract close-out report for construction contracts in respect of financial and quantative information including the provision of related documentation.