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I am currently available for work
Serial No: 35223
(11/08/1985, male)
List top 5 skills: automation engineer, control systems engineer, plc engineer, project engineer, scada engineer
Short Bio:

I am currently working as lead project engineer and in search for an opportunity to grow in knowledge and skills to further my career. I have a major desire for greater international exposure as well as to meeting new engineering challenges. Currently I am involved the design and implementation of batch processing systems with the use of Allen Bradley PLC's and FTView. I am involved in all aspects of managing the junior team members as well as all PM responsibilities.

Current location: 

South Africa - View on map


South African

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, IT and Technology, Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

Afrikaans, english

Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, Belgium, canada, Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, switzerland, United Kingdom, United States

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Germany, South Africa

Personal Details

Occupation Project Lead Engineer

Age 30

Gender Male

Nationality South African / German

Language Afrikaans, English

Career Objective To gain valuable experience and exposure, while developing a professional career within the field of engineering.

Drivers Licence Motor (B)

Desired job location Willing to re-locate to locally (Gauteng , Western Cape) / Internationally (UK, North America, Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand)

Current Employer Rockwell Automation

Availability 1 Month



I am an enthusiastic professional that enjoys and works well within a team environment, as well as independently. I thrive to accomplish all tasks and challenges with the best of my abilities and am always eager to learn new things in order to get the job done.


Education & Qualifications

JAN 2004- DEC 2007
University of Pretoria
B.Eng in Electronic Engineering
1st Class Pass


*Electronic Components (2nd year – 2005)

*Digital Systems (2nd year – 2005)

Pretoria Boy High School
Grade 12 (Matric)
Passed with Distinction



• Rockwell Automation Software: RSLogix 5000

• PLC Programming: Ladder Logic, Function Block Diagrams, Sequential Function Charts, Structured Text

• GEMS (Global Engineering Modularity Standards)

• PlantPax (Process Objects)

• Factory Talk View SE (Ver 6.0, 6.1, 7.0)

• RSLinx Classic / Enterprise and RSNetworx

• CITECT HMI/SCADA Configuration

• CITECT SCADA Networking and Architecture

• S88 Batch Process Control • Visual Basic / C# / C++ for Visual Studio, MS SQL

• CCS C++ Compiler (PIC’s), ATMEL Studio, Lonworks Development Studio, Altera Quartus II

• Matlab

• Orcad 9.0 Capture and PSPICE

• Altium Designer 9

• Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, VISO, Projects)

• People Management

• Project Management aligned with PMBOK


Areas Of Expertise

• Computer hardware installations.

• Computer hardware fault finding.

• Hardware upgrades / system changes.

• Site preparation and commissioning.

• Electronic and Software Design

• Lonworks (Development and Commissioning)

• PLC and SCADA Development


Career History

1. JAN 2015 – PRESENT
Rockwell Automation, Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa


• Reporting to the Operation Manager

• Lead project team in project execution

• Ensure deliverables are met to Rockwell Automation quality standards

• Align and implement project expectation to business strategic objectives

• All project management duties as per Rockwell Automations project management methodologies

• People management, 7 direct reports

• Manage external work packages and resources

• Involved in management meeting, quality gate reviews and project reviews


2. MAY 2012 – DEC 2015
Rockwell Automation, Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa


• Reporting to the Project Manager / Lead Engineer

• Assist with the design, implementation, testing and customer-site start-up of control systems.

• Software development and implementation (PLC and SCADA).

• Complete plant hardware and software commissioning.

• Compilation of documentation.

• Problem solving.

• Standby and customer support.

• Co-ordinate team efforts to the completion of project milestones

• Resource and task allocations to team members with in a project team

• Interface directly to all project stakeholders


• Received 4 Capture the Moment Awards for the successful completion of Anglo Platinum PMR project.

• Selected to represent Rockwell Automation South Africa at the Process Solutions User Group in a technical presentation presented by Anglo Platinum on ISA-88 implementation.


3. APRIL 2008 – APRIL 2012
Sperosens, Centurion
Engineer / Junior Engineer in Training


• Reporting to the Engineering Manager.

• Hardware and software design

• Product realization from concept to disposal

• Conduct and participate in design reviews

• Production Testing Methods and Training

• Systems Engineer, Systems Support, Fault Finding and In-House system training

• Documentation Pack (Including costing and bill of material)

• Quality Management Drive (ISO 9001)

• Project Management (Introduction to the “10 Step Methodology”)


• Received a Diamond Award for Performance Excellence (2010-2011).


4. 2006 – 2007
CSIR, Pretoria
Student Vacation Work


• Training in Radar and EW Applications

• Communications System Proposal


Project Details

• 4th Year University Project – Design and implementation of a MC-CDMA modem using frequency spreading (only) on an Altera FPGA development board.

– Full Matlab Implementation for expected results.

– Basic VHDL code

• Hardware Design Projects

– IOC IV (Electronic Design, PCB Layout, Packaging, Documentation Pack, Production)

– Industrialized PLC Modem (Hardware modifications to clients requirement)

• Software Development Projects

– Citect Cicode Development

– ActSafe (iButton Firmware, Front End Application, C++.NET)

– IOC IV (Controller Firmware, Neuron C)

– MMA200 (Data Buffer Software Upgrade, IOC Source Code Modifications, Embedded C)

– Front-End Application to assist with system down-time (C#.NET)

– Feeder Breaker (Modifications to existing firmware, Dynamic C)

– SL2010 PSU (ATMEGA168, Display Interface for Amps/V Readings, Embedded C)

– Vehicle Tracking Firmware (RS232-I2C Driver, Embedded C)

• System Support and Responsibility

– Khutala (10 Systems), Syferfontein (5 Systems), Kriel (3 Systems), Sigma (5 Systems)

– Custom Software Implementation, Commissioning and system upgrades

– Engineering support, fault finding and database analysis

– Assisted in system changes and technology upgrades

• Industrial PLC Modems and Couplers

– Managed the procurement of all components in a production work package

– Lead an in-house production team to produce 15 quality modems to be sent to USA

• Sasol Thubelisha:

– Site software and instrumentation commissioning

• Harmony Compressors

– Basic Compressor Control (Centrifugal Compressor) and commissioning

• Sasol Coal Supply

– Existing system upgrade from Mitibushi PLC’s and Citect feasibility study

– IO count, system analysis and proposal

• PMR GEMS standards upgrade project Anglo Platinum

– PLC software development using GEMS Standards.

– SCADA development

– Assisted in process design and identifying batch process sequences as per ISA-88 standard.

– Full commissioning during site shutdown periods and post commissioning support

– Training and software development outsourcing

– Operator training on new upgrades and operations

– Full SDVT/FAT/SAT and commissioning involvement

– Rollout planning and identifying project improvements

– Co-ordinate remote engineering efforts with PLC development

– Quality control



• Altium Designer Introductory Course

• Citect HMI/SCADA Configuration Course

• Citect SCADA Networking and Architecture Course

• Conduct Outcomes-Based Assessment

• Design of Intrinsically Safe Electronics

• Actel Smart Fusion FPGA Training

• ControlNet and RSNetworks Design and Configuration


Key Strengths

• Fast learner, excited about new technologies and project challenges

• Motivated, positive and enthusiastic about team / project success

• Loyal and motivated to succeed

• Hard working

• Driven for success


Interests & Hobbies

Golf, Running, Mountain Biking, Programming and Technology, Travel



Available on request.