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Alberton, Gauteng, South Africa
September 09, 2018

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DIVAASHAN GOVENDER Contact: +277******** E-Mail:

High Performance Construction & Project Management Expert

Strategy Planning Construction Management Project Management Risk Management Budget & Cost Control Project Proposals Resource Management Executive Leadership Quality Assurance & Control Technical Guidance Safety policies Implementation Proposals, Contracts, & Price Negotiation Bidding & Projected Cost Estimation Process Re-design & Change Management

Domain Exposure: Construction and Engineering

Seeking senior level positions in Construction Project Management

Comprehensive knowledge of 11+ years in managing & executing multimillion dollar projects; highly skilled in assuring adherence to Management, Construction & Industry best practices while delivering multiple projects simultaneously

Track record of spearheading prestigious and high-profile projects backed by strong credentials and a proven history of on-time, on-budget and high-quality project completions. Received awards for high value tenders from clients in the rail sector; successfully designed and implemented sleeper grab machine to help with safety issues on site as well as productivity

~A strategic professional with deftness in handling gamut of tasks right from planning, controlling phases of project lifecycle, overall inter-discipline and resource planning; expert in coordinating and supervising all civil activities of the project

Meticulous Project Management/ Construction Management Champion with 11+years of performance driven experience of working on numerous engagements geared towards improving performance of companies through efforts in:

Delivering projects against agreed scope, budget & expectations ~ Escalating promptly any issues that may impact operations ~ Managing expectations by ensuring the delivery of the highest quality service ~ Managing complex work in various environments

Professional Abridgement

Visionary thinker with global perspective and entrepreneurial drive; holds the distinction of being associated with well known organizations at International level namely Ukubona Solutions Pty Ltd – South Africa as Construction Project Manager and Germiston Industrial CC –Johannesburg as Site Supervisor/ Project Manager

Adept in managing end-to-end project activities viz. planning & executing construction projects involving contract administration and resource planning with a flair for adopting modern construction methodologies/techniques

Documented record of strong, decisive executive leadership: Proven expertise in coordinating complex projects in a challenging environment and swiftly ramping/completing up projects with competent cross-functional skills and ensuring on time deliverables within pre-set cost parameters

Expert skills in managing all phases of large and complex construction projects from initial concepts to completion by handling crews of up to 100 and constructing luxury; developing plans for new buildings construction and directing initiatives aimed at increasing individual liability to drive excellence and operational processes efficiency

Effective and accountable in high-profile executive roles: Overcome complex business challenges and make high-stakes decisions using experience-backed judgment, strong work ethic and irreproachable integrity

Career review

2012 – Present with Ukubona Solutions Pty Ltd – South Africa as Construction Project Manager

Handle civil railway projects and construction operations, including handling project as per quality and safety standards, regulating high-skilled team, and arranging detailed meetings of the company growth and productions with worth of budgets ranging up to R100M; instrumentally designed and implemented filling systems to keep accurate records of projects as well as generated daily log, photos, RFI's, and supporting documents; created multiple client’s documents, such as RFC’S and RFC Log’s, led project approvals, tracked project profitability, and conducted progress meetings with senior management; dexterously expanded business operations into South Africa through price cooperation and scope, client proposals assignment, contract negotiations, and vendor relations

Key Result Areas:

Strategic Support: Lead and oversee the Construction Department and ensure implementation of construction projects in line with the overall strategic objective. Successfully enable the achievement of bottom-line results by enforcing project plans to mitigate risk, resolve project site/safety issues, and regulate equipment cost; carry out daily production and schedule meetings with client site to discuss project progression and monitor project. Develop and implement long and short range tactical sheet, exclusions list, schedules, and payment terms plans consistent with growth strategies and define project tasks and resource requirements

Project Management: Handle end to end project activities encompassing planning, design, estimation, scope definition, finalization of techno-commercial aspects and implement quality standards; prepare project field expenses as per project guidelines, formulate project scope for subcontract documents, and draft periodic project reports for client review

Construction Management: Monitor and review daily construction work to monitor compliance with building safety codes and other site requirements. Actively participate in all safety meetings and site walkabouts to assess potential risks; manage and supervise site activities with contractors, Site Engineers and Site Managers

Client/Stakeholder Liaison & Coordination: Drive a team of multi-disciplinary professionals and liaise with the client at all stages of the project for securing approvals, finalization of specifications, reporting progress and final handover; attend weekly progress review, quality and safety meetings with the client/stakeholder

Contractors Management: Liaise with internal/external stakeholders to ensure timely delivery and completion of construction projects within budgetary and given timescale in alignment with company policies. Develop project plans, manage and procure subcontractor through coordination with estimators and bid coordinators for new prospective and awarded construction projects

Team Leadership: Plan, recruit and manage International and national staff, as required, to execute construction projects; provide technical and capacity building support including supervision, training and mentoring of the National Staff in the planning, management and implementation of construction projects/programs

Initial Career Glimpse:

2007 – 2012 with Germiston Industrial CC –Johannesburg as Site Supervisor/ Project Manager

Instrumentally planned, updated, and directed project and site operations for provision of strategic guidance and implementation of luxury home construction projects based in the Midrand lifestyle estates with worth of budgets ranging from R450K to R5M; ensured proper execution of all project assurance process as per reporting structures; directed all aspects associated with construction management from ground up construction to completion in line with technical and quality strategies standards

Academic Brief

2015 Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Charter University

2010 Bachelor’s Degree in Project Management from Charter University

Professional Trainings/ Certifications

Certified in Construction Safety, First Aid/CPR and EY forensic investigations training

IT FORTE: Well versed with Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Excel, Project, Word and AutoCAD 2016

Personal Brief

Date of Birth: 30th May, 1989 Linguistic Abilities: English, Africans and Zulu

Present Location: Johannesburg, South Africa

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