I am a highly competent and experienced Planner/Project Controls Specialist with experience across multi-discipline teams in EPCM and construction environments. My experience includes but is not limited to major Civil & Infrastructure projects, Petrochemical Refineries, Oil & Gas projects and maintenance, Power Generation, Paper and Pulp and Marine and Building projects.
I have more than 25 years’ experience in planning and I am proficient in the use of Primavera P6 and Microsoft Projects Planning software. My skills includes the development of Level 1 to Level 5 detailed schedules from inception to completion for EPCM and EPC type projects, creating baselines for all approved schedules, updating and tracking schedules against the assigned baselines, produce schedule variance reports and recommend schedule recovery actions if required, resource loading of schedules, creating WBS elements in P6 to structure schedules according to project needs, development of P6 coding structure, coding of the required P6 activities to enable advanced reporting formatting of schedules. I also make use of the P6 and Microsoft Projects software to produce lookahead schedules for each department or discipline, produce Major Milestone reports and Key deliverable schedules. My skills also include the use of MS Word, MS Excel, Power Point and other planning software such as Artemis and Open Plan.
Project Planning & Scheduling
Implementation & Execution
Data Collection & Analysis
Industries & Sectors
Oil & Gas
Civil & Infrastructure
Project/Project Controls Manager August 2018 – Current
BDR Projects (Short Term Assignment)
Project: Maroochydore CBD Stage 1 Development
As a member of the Superintendent’s team, my duties include:
Reconciliation and verification of contractor’s monthly claims
Update monthly cost report including all approved cost variations.
Review and assess contractor programs.
Develop and maintain Project Master schedule.
Produce and issue monthly cost report and schedule narrative to the client.
Site inspections and witnessing of ITP hold points.
Senior Project Planner January 2014 – March 2018
Project: Australia Pacific LNG Project
As a member of the PMO team, I am responsible for the development, update and maintenance of front end, execution and commissioning schedules for delivery pack contracts.
Development and tracking of baseline schedules for each contract.
Initiation and implementation of project schedule trends and change control notices.
Liaise with team members and contractors to develop and maintain project completion schedules.
Development of first tier schedules for the GPF (Gas Processing Facility) and WTF (Water Treatment Facility) routine maintenance shutdowns.
Development of contingency shutdown schedules for work to be performed during emergency VSD replacement shutdowns.
Establish and publish project schedule milestones and milestone variance reports.
Provide accurate data for weekly forecasts and monthly management reports.
Establish and maintain reliable interfaces between engineering, construction and commissioning teams.
Track and communicate schedule variances and perform scenario analysis on impact of possible schedule changes.
Senior Project Planner August 2012 – November 2013
Project: Multi Project Environment
Review and update current planning procedures.
Development of additional planning procedures, templates and documents.
Standardisation of planning procedures, documents and templates to be used on all projects.
Development of standard calendars and coding structures in Primavera P6.
Development of Primavera P6 Level 2 management schedule for the Paraburdoo Moisture Reduction Project in Perth (Iron ore mining project).
Development of Primavera P6 Level 2 tender programmes for the Singapore LTA underground rail expansion projects.
Planning Manager February 2011 – December 2011
Group Five Oil & Gas
Project: Durban to Johannesburg New Multi Product Pipeline & Storage Facility
Leading team of 10 Planners to produce the level 4 project baseline and project implementation schedules.
Develop and maintain Project Planning procedures and reporting documents.
Develop and implement project Work Breakdown Structure and Coding System in P6.
Responsible for weekly reports as well as bi-weekly planning narrative.
Evaluation and acceptance of sub-contractor programmes. Conduct cause and effect analysis for all project delays, produce as build critical path schedules and prepare extension of time claims.
Responsible to follow-up on all claims and implementation thereof once approved.
Lead Project Planner September 2007 – January 2011
Transnet/HMG (Joint Venture)
Project: Transnet Mega Projects Team (Durban Harbour Pier-1)
Communication of project specific requirements to all sub-contractors. Assist and guide Sub-Contractor Planners during their Planning phase to deliver realistic Level-4 schedules. Evaluation and approval of Contractor Programmes.
Roll-up all Contractor programmes into the overall Project Level-3 Control Programme in P6 to form the Baseline for the Project.
Monitor progress and cost against Baseline Program on a weekly basis.
Arrange and conduct progress and schedule review meetings with all Contractors.
Prepare Project progress and cost reports on a bi-weekly schedule for presentation to the Client. Project reports include, Level-2 Summary Schedule, Project Dashboard Report, Project Cost Report, Progress S-Curves per Project Phase, Cash Flow Projections, Project Trend Report, Project Top-10 focus items and six week look-ahead schedules.
Assessment of contractor claims, as-built schedule analysis and validation of back-up data for extension of time claims.
Implementation of Project procedures for planning, costing and change management.
Senior Project Control Specialist January 2007 – August 2007
Murray & Roberts
Project: Sappi Expansion Project
Used Primavera 5.1 software to develop Level-2 Project schedule for all disciplines, align EPC and Sub-Contractor schedules to Project schedule.
Monthly report to Management Team and client, including progress S-Curves and resource histograms.
Develop, update and maintain comprehensive Project Procurement plan.
Review and approve Contractors progress claimed for payment.
Senior Project Control Specialist January 2005 – December 2006
Project: Various Projects
Responsible for the control and reporting of the whole portfolio of the Partnership projects 85 projects at any given time). Development of level-2 and 3 schedules for all projects. Integration of Sub-Contractor schedules into level-5 construction schedules for all projects in execution phase. Resource loading on level-2 and 3 schedules to determine manpower requirements for Engineering Department.
Planning and Scheduling of the Basic Engineering Phase of the Engen Octane project and 2011 Clean Fuels projects.
Compile monthly report, including level-1 (summary) of master schedule and distribute to Fluor and Engen Management.
Senior Project Planner July 2003 – December 2004
Sasol Technology – Sastech
Project: Multi-project environment
Lead a small group of Sastech Project Planners to plan and schedule the Sastech projects according to prescribed systems and procedures.
Active involvement in upgrading of Planning and Cost Engineering procedures.
Ensure close liaison between Planners and Cost Engineers to obtain optimum cost forecasts for 30, 60 and 90 days.
Record, log and simulate early warnings and compensation events into schedules to determine cost and schedule impacts. Implementation of Earned Value reporting system.
Planning and controlling of the Sasol Octene-2 facility, total project cost was R1,6 billion of which 30% was in foreign currency.
Planning a portfolio of projects in the Sasol Gas Circuit and Utility areas.
Key Qualifications & Experience
Advanced Diploma in Project Management – Facilitated by Cambridge University
Diploma in Project Management – Damelin Business School
Lecturer - Project Management Introductory & Advanced Courses
Achieving above 90% pass rate for students
Available upon request