Project Manager and Maintenance Engineer

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Serial No: 4242
(14/10/1962, male)
Skills keywords: engineer, experienced project manager, mechanical engineer, project engineer, project management
Current location: Northern Territory, Australia - View on map

VNZ Pty. Ltd. (self-employed, external contracting) Euro-Park Industrial Consortium, Adelaide, South Australia - Ongoing – Present - Project Business Analyst

  • External contract collaboration with expert professional pool of a European based Trade/Industrial Consortium
  • Responsible for generating functional specifications & requirements analysis, in particular procurement/supplier pre-qualification checklist selection process & overseas Business Development.
  • Tender/ Bid Documents preparation process, identify/source prepare international tenders
  • Responsible for analysis, process mapping & documentation of existing procedures & systems
  • Provided consulting on business process management, including documentation, tools, mapping, metrics and methodologies
  • Implement Continuous Improvement, Performance Measurement to develop measurable indicators that can be systematically tracked to assess progress made in achieving predetermined goals
  • Develop, analyse, submit relevant project management documentation, prepare reports, monitor & report on performance, cost savings.
  • Application of best practice methodology and tools such as Balanced Scorecard and PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge).  Track portfolio of overseas projects, roadmap, prioritization, resource management.  Apply the project management process and tools, project initiation and tracking (road mapping), project documentation (scope, scope change, risk management, project plan/schedule).
2011 – Feb. 2012 - Goldfields Australia, Kalgoorlie, Western Australia - Project Engineer - External Contractor – Engineering Department
Mining Resources Sector, gold mining/producing operations – FIFO 8/6 based, Site Surface - (5th largest goldmine in Australia)
  • Project Management – Continuously audit, review and update Project Management Systems established for the division, continuous process efficiency improvement, applied business analysis study & ensured consolidation to implement, standardise & plan Project Management work flow documentation. Applying the PMP tools and concepts into the day to day operations.
  • Development of Project Management Flowcharts/ Documents / Templates i.e. Project Management Plan, Project Execution Plan, Project Scope of Work, Project Initiation Request, Scope of Work Guidelines, Project Charter, Project Estimate Guide, Communication/ Risk Management Plan, Work breakdown structure, Project Classification/ Categorisation Guide/ matrix etc.
  • Preparation of documentation for standards, procedures, safe working practices. Ensure that all QA/QC documentation is prepared, approved and complied with.
  • Preparation and developing database for various project management plans to identify the project processes and linking of activities.
  • Applied a structured Project Management approach, PMBOK (Project management Body of Knowledge) methodology and principles.
2010 – July 2011 - CBH Resources – Endeavour Operations Pty. Ltd, Cobar - Project Engineer/Coordinator - Mining Sector; lead/ zinc operations – FIFO 8/6 based – Site Surface/ Underground Operations 700m - Located North of Cobar in central western New South Wales, the mine is the largest zinc, lead & silver producer in the region.
  • Management of various parallel Special Projects.
  • Responsible for the management & implementation of special site projects, mechanical projects & maintenance support of fixed plant & equipment on site, including: initial Scoping phase to justification & implementation.
  • Preparation of tender packages. Issue Tenders & Contracts; Overseeing the Procurement of Equipment; Supervising Contractors; ensuring project is completed within time & budget & in a safe manner.
  • Prepared Capex, capital application & justification proposal. Determined scope & size of the project & the requirements for each stage of the project, WBS, decided on timeline & schedule for the project & ensured targets met. Technical assessment of bids/ management of procurement packages
  • Prepared JSA’s for on-site maintenance operations, liaising with on-site & external contractors & report all safety hazards/ risks & incidents according to site procedures. Prepare relevant training skills matrix documentation.
  • Civil Construction Project - Concentrator/Floatation Building Structure
  • Concentrator structural building works, roof structure & walls cladding system, Scope preparation. Manage tender package/bid process, Contract/technical specification writing.
  • Supervision/management contractors, Risk management assessment/OHS safety issues.  Obtained competitive price, reduced costs & evaluated alternative design proposals. Liaise with tenderer & other suppliers/ subcontractors. Approximate $2M project.
  • Shaft Friction Winder/ Haulage System
  • Preparation of procedure for calibration/isolation of 15 tonne haulage system, skip/skip/wire ropes payload weights.
  • Registration item & design compliance requirements. Implemented efficient documentation management/monitoring system, WBS & set-up of a MDG33 database management, prepared submission.  Prequalified contractors, liaised with EPC/ EPCM & external engineering firms/suppliers to undertake works on winder & components, maintenance, servicing, reverse engineering design studies. Liaise with Inspectors/ consultants from statutory mine regulatory authorities. Approximate $1.3M project.
  • Structural Steel works and Corrosion Site Audit – Surface/ Underground Operations
  • Managed external professional services & contractors for structural steel & corrosion replacement
  • Undertook & managed audit documentation process for surface & underground steelworks; underground crusher, shaft/ friction winder structure, grinding mills, conveyors, overhead cranes, floatation cells, concentrators, tank/pump supports, silo’s, building structures.  Approximate $450,000 project.
  • Pump Station
  • Establish requirements and setup of underground dual pump station bay
  • Underground Fire Suppression System
  • Preliminary design analysis of underground water tank/pipeline capacity requirements for refuel bay/ fuel store area
2010 – October 2010 - Almar Construction - Project Manager/QA
Civil engineering & construction contracting various projects.
Project management & site support. (RAAF Edinburgh Defence Base / Baulderstone / Adelaide Aqua Desalination - concrete paved surfaces & structured concrete works).
  • QC reporting defects, checks, monitoring compliance & updates to the Project Manager for progress payments. Addressing clients on site requests or workers technical queries.
  • Resolve conflict resolution & contractual disputes
  • Implementing the company's IMS - Quality Assurance (QA/QC) System.
  • Progressively undertaking site checks, progress on as construction work is completed to ensure construction is according to drawings & specifications. Recording & tracking document changes from clients & ensuring our workers are updated accordingly.  Site safety support & hazards assessments.
  • Managing tendering package submission/ documentation process
  • Progress reports, Implement & monitor a budget, Scheduling, Monitor staffing requirements
  • Implementing fleet vehicle computerized maintenance management system.
  • Report directly & regularly to company director.  Continuous improvement systems & procedures, simplify processes, analysing classification & coding system Develop & implement a Business Improvement Plan. Liaise with Clients & Suppliers to establish a good working relationship.  Business Development, Marketing & research & identify business opportunities.
2006 – 2010 - Archiplan Consulting and Contracting Services - Consulting Engineer
Project Coordination, including Project Scoping, Material Procurement, Material scheduling, ordering/ tracking & provided accurate quotes for building materials/ equipment.
  • Reviewing the current stage of construction & pre-order materials required for the upcoming stages.
  • QC/QA - Quality Assurance undertake independent assessments/ checklist/audit. Ensure the JSEA's are being implemented & report back to Safety Representatives/ Project Manager.
  • Pre-qualification of contractors. Perform cost analysis and advise project leaders on cost over-runs in a timely manner so the corrective actions can be taken. Evaluate extra works, charges, claims etc. from Vendors and Subcontractors. Make in-depth reviews and analysis of all cost related submittals from Contractors relating to Variations and Claims. Monitor contractor deliverables and payment schedules.
  • Prepared periodical management reports on maintenance costs & KPI, resulting in major improvements in performance monitoring. Planning, Tracking daily breakdowns & implementing the preventive & predictive maintenance schedules for improving the overall reliability and safety of plant, personnel and production processes.
  • Developing Project schedule & plan in MS Project & Primavera software for projects from inception to handing over to Service. Setting project plans, developing of WBS structure, resource requirements. Performing project risk analysis, maintaining schedule as well as risk database.  Monitoring the project progress via reports.
  • Development of Work breakdown structure, Overall time schedule for execution of project, Discipline wise functional schedule and Construction Schedule. Establishment of Progress Measurement and monthly and weekly reporting system.
  • Ensuring engineering risk assessments and HAZOPs are carried out and identified issues are addressed. Ensuring HSE compliance. Proficient with methodologies, systems in compliance with quality standards.
  • Establish schedules, Budget, Progress measurement methodology and Key Performance Indicators (KPI) in the form of a Project Control Package including cost, time and resource at the start of the project to form a baseline against which the time and cost parameters can be measured.
2004 – 2006 - Mount Isa Mines Operations - Mechanical Engineer - Independent Contractor - Mount Isa Mines, Mount Isa, Queensland - Underground Rockdrill & Mine Maintenance Operations, Mount Isa, QLD, Australia Copper, Lead mining activities
  • Project Management, including scoping, design procurement, execution and commissioning works.
  • Project Engineer for Mount Isa pump station project, (Budget: $200k)
  • Mechanical design work for surface & underground mining projects.
  • Mine operations & maintenance workshops, surface & underground heavy industry maintenance.
  • Underground Maintenance Reliability Planning - Computer planned preventative maintenance management systems
  • Maintenance of mobile heavy vehicle: Tamrock, Caterpillar, Atlas Copco Equip., Volvo Equip., Jumbo, Bogger, Production Drill, Haul Truck etc. Familiar with underground fixed plant & equipment. Underground production operations 1500m.
2002 – 2004 - Shell Group of Companies - Pipeline/ Tank farm system - Project Engineer
  • Conducted operational status of a petroleum refinery terminal’s pipeline and tank farm network system
  • Extensive knowledge in particular aspects of project engineering, mechanical and maintenance management, assets auditing, QC/QA audit, procurement with focus on hydrocarbon production/logistic facilities (Flow stations, Valves, Flow and Pipe lines, Manifold Exchange, Oil/Fuel Tank Farms, Oil Depots and Aviation Fuelling facilities).
  • Undertook study and evaluated safety operation procedures at petroleum tanker ship loading/unloading terminal.
  • Planning and drafting work concerning updating of terminal pipeline and tank farm system.
  • Project managing the completion of company’s new office extension, purchasing, equipment & suppliers
  • Established computerized record keeping for maintenance department operations. Improved planning system through MRP principles. Predictive maintenance for critical equipment. Oil/gas valve, pipeline component standards/ codes review.
2000 – 2002 - IMPAC International - Operations Management Improvement Analyst - Europe based assignment
  • Projects including: Porsche & Ferrari plants, Italy; Ford Automotive, UK; London Underground, UK
  • Productivity & efficiency improvement process involvement, IMPAC 10000 program implementation
  • Business process mapping, evaluation & recommendations
  • Hands on implementation of cost reduction & productivity improvement
1996 – 2000 - Project Maintenance/ Reliability Engineer - Independent Contractor
Independent Contractor with following overseas based companies: FIAT, Total Oil, Tecnimont, SnamProgetti - Engineers & Constructor – Engineering Consultancy.
  • Issued daily maintenance schedules & ensured the work orders received in computer system from different areas/departments were scheduled. Planned shutdowns, maintenance of static & rotating equipment, Continuous Improvement Program in different areas of the plant. Monitor & report on reliability improvement project(s) performance, cost savings & production increases. Generated & issued preventive maintenance plans for mechanical, condition monitoring, & mobile equipment, material specifications, & scope of work, technical specifications.
  • Project coordination in the procurement & staging of subcontractors, manpower, materials & equipment. Identified, developed & implemented engineering improvements to ensure lower maintenance costs & better plant performance. Created Excel spread sheets for resource & budget allocation.  Use Taproot Root Cause Analysis (RCA) to identify failure causes, develop solutions, & implement solutions.
  • Performed cost controls, monitored progress, issued schedule status & trend analysis for management. Prepared project status reports & daily/ weekly work reports including information on critical activities such as budget, man power load & resource histograms. Prepare weekly availability report on different area of the plant. Achieved major operational, productivity & profitability improvements by 30%.
  • Analyse & report reliability performance metrics by generating charts (Pareto), S-curves, Gantt (bar) charts/graphs to identify equipment & process losses. Responsible for work identification, maintenance job planning, work scheduling, work execution, maintenance & performance control (KPIs). QC/QA Engineer duties. Maintenance planning on process & equipment reducing downtime by 20 %.
1994 – 1996 - Euro – Park Consortium - Project Coordinator
(Industrial Procurement, Facilities Contract Management Services)
  • Responsible for supplier evaluation & selection, pre-qualification/checklist of more than 500 SME member supplier companies, sourcing overseas & local products, costing/ price comparison of materials, estimation of labour hours.
  • Created pre-qualification checklist of SME supplier companies that reduced the procurement costs by 30 % from suppliers & improved performance. This increased diversity, reduced overheads & created higher quality service.
  • Created a supplier qualification rating system that provided data on performance.
  • Establish & manage the Registration & Procurement Support Section to provide required technical & commercial supports to the purchasing, contracts & material management sections. Support the purchasing & contracts teams to review & complete all required specifications, scope of works & selecting qualified bidder list for the requested items or services. Preparation & weekly maintenance of preferred suppliers’ past performance.
  • Achieved business improvements via improvements in simplifying/reducing documentation process, standardising a goods & services database through analysis & implementation of coding & classification systems.
  • Analysed options for company improvement on expenses. Analysed operations to create more efficient ways to utilize resources - adopted & implemented by management, resulting in annual savings of Euro 75,000
  • Assisted in generating contract negotiations – terms / conditions. Assisted senior management in subsidiary agency start-up, including developing a business plan & establishing a potential customer base.
  • Achievements
  • Reduced costs by Euro 50,000 through standardization & improved procurement efficiency, improved sourcing, negotiations & consolidation of suppliers. Responsible for operations planning & daily events scheduling that reduced costs by 30%. Organised processes that led to 50 % plus improvements in productivity via workflow monitoring, redistribution, streaming & parallel processing.
1992 – 1994 - Skilled Engineering/ Macmahon Holdings - Project Engineer - Subcontractor
  • On this project, worked as a sub-contractor with Skilled Engineering Pty Ltd to Macmahon Holdings
  • Projects - Looking after surface mining projects
  • Tailings Water Reclaim System - Feb 1996 to June 1998
  • Participated as a team member - Project Engineer assistant on this project, focused on improving the tailings water reclaim system & its access road. The main areas covered in this project were earthworks for new 6.8 km access road, installation of new pipeline & pump system.  Project increased flow rate from 60 l/s to 250 l/s assisted Mount Isa Mines in reducing the annual fresh water consumption from AUD$4.85M to AUD$37k (Budget $1.5 million).
  • Assisted with refurbishment of underground 20L & 23L Bulk Air Coolers - Jan 1996 to July 1998
  • Mount Isa Mines required the refurbishment of their existing 20LP62 BAC’s to increase the efficiency & life of asset. Managed this project from inception to completion (Budget $350k: Duration 7 months)
1991 – 1992 - Peko-Wallsend Mining Operations -    Mechanical Engineer - Independent Contractor - Peko-Wallsend Operations, Tennant Creek, Northern Territory - Copper Mine – Surface & Underground operations
  • Project Work Management, Maintenance Job Planning, Work Scheduling, History Recording, Routine Maintenance, Materials Management, Asset Management Checklist/ Audit Plan. Performance Control (KPIs), Reliability Management and Life Cycle Management.
  • Implementation of a Preventive Maintenance Program for fixed plant and mobile equipment.
  • Establish preventive and predictive maintenance tasks, including oil analysis, vibration monitoring, thermo graphic analysis, ultrasonic detection, sound analysis and frequencies for key process and support equipment. Involving specialist expertise internally or externally as necessary.  Identify critical equipment/spares as per Critical Equipment Guidelines.

Spoken languages: English - Mother Tongue, French (Basic), Italian fluent
Location I am interested in working: africa, Australia, Bahrain, Italy, kuwait, Mauritania, nigeria, qatar, saudi arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates