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Project Manager Civil Engineering

Folkestone, Kent, CT20 2EN, United Kingdom
October 03, 2016

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Robert Hunter


DOB **th April ****


NHD Civil Engineering

NHC Civil Engineering


Best Final Year Student

Best Final Year Design

IT Skills:

MS Office, CCS, MS Project, Primavera

I have the determination, energy, creativity and good humour to work through the inevitable challenges we face in a rapidly growing and changing business & market. I have over 30 years’ experience in the civil engineering construction sector. My experience includes marine, heavy reinforced concrete structures, foundations, bridges, industrial building, building, mining, roads, earthworks etc.

My specific skills and capabilities are:

•Leadership and team forming skills including good communication.

•Planning and risk management.

•The ability to define, delegate and communicate project objectives.

•Negotiation skills to avoid or mitigate claims and to exploit opportunities as they arise.

•The ability to work with different business cultures and manage multi-cultural teams.

•The ability to work as a team member, and to help to create a strong, successful, and enjoyable team.

•The experience of full responsibility for multi-million pound contracts with strong commercial and financial acumen.

•As a senior project manager, I believe in taking on mentoring / coaching responsibility for less experienced team members.

I have over 18 years’ experience as Project Manager/Area Manager and have worked on projects in South Africa, Lesotho, Mozambique, UK, Ireland, Egypt, Indonesia and UAE. My responsibilities have been:

•Assisting with tenders, work negotiations and presentations.

•Project Pre-Start preparation, resourcing, planning and contract finalisation.

•Site establishment, staffing, setting up and managing the various ‘on site’ support departments such as Human Resources, Health, Safety and Environment, Procurement, Engineering, Quality Control and General Administration.

•Oversee the successful delivery of the projects to scope, target cost, quality, programme and completion encompassing design, engineering, construction, handover and commercial aspects ensuring acceptable delivery is achieved

•Implement a full risk and value engineering management process where all risks and cost savings opportunities are identified and actioned

•Ensure that project imperatives are clearly communicated and understood throughout the project and to others, as appropriate

•Provide direction, motivation and leadership to both internal staff and external consultants or contractors engaged in providing technical support activities to the project

•Responsible for all safety, health, environment and quality matters including driving excellence and championing continuous improvement

•Advise the project team on project planning activities and initiatives and present recommendations and project delivery status updates to key persons

•Prepare financial spreadsheets, summarise information and communicate results to key persons

•Lead, review and challenge project budgets and forecast to ensure a consistent, challenging but deliverable approach is adopted

•Develop and manage key client relationships, through regular reviews of contract performance with client, understanding and managing needs and gaps

•Implement the appropriate management, monitoring and control mechanisms, policies and procedures to ensure compliance and adherence to statutory and legal requirements and manage the projects risks and opportunities in line with company procedures

•Be accountable for, and deliver high levels of performance in key areas of health and safety, environment, sustainability and quality and champion continuous improvement and best value, ensuring compliance with the quality systems which constantly support our Perfect Delivery philosophy

•Actively seek out, drive and promote service excellence, best practice and continuous improvement initiatives

•Manage the appropriate costs within the project, ensuring maximum utilisation of resources

•Coach and motivate the project team and lead by example

•Ensure inadequate team performance is recognised and handled appropriate

•Improve and develop mutual supplier relationships

•Continually review suppliers’ performance and share information

•Ensure all services and installations are designed, built and certified to the required standards and that all functions are carried out in appropriate manner

•Ensure that project costs are rigorously managed and expenditure is recorded accurately at all times

•Review and approve project management plans, health and safety plans, environmental work package plans (WPPs), and safe method of work plans (SMOWS)

•Contribute to the development of key project staff

2014 – July 2015, Recent Position CCA – Canouan, Caribbean

Senior Project Manager (Marine & Civil)

Design and build of 120 berth, super yacht marina for the 5 star resort on Canouan: Glossy Bay Canouan Marina is to be a very high-end, exclusive and boutique-style marina and waterfront destination. The extent of the works being the construction of an extensive breakwater structure, A basin and flushing channel excavation with quay walls and revetment finishes, Raising and compacting of land levels, to accommodate the marina infrastructures, buildings and waterfront residences, The creation of a nominal 120 berth marina with public and private residential berthing for vessels from 10 to 110 meters LOA, and a dedicated berthing area for super/mega yachts, equipping the marina with floating pontoons, piled pontoon moorings and all the necessary ancillary equipment for the main marina and super/mega yacht berthing areas.

Mar 2013 – Dec 2013 Athena S.A. – Fujairah, UAE

Senior Project Manager (Marine & Civil)

Design and build 830m of new quay wall for new oil terminal, Port of Fujairah consisting of: 1042mm diameter tubular pile combi-wall with infill triple sheet piles supported by HEB 800 MV piles. Construction of reinforced concrete capping beam, vibro-replacement stone columns, dredging, land reclamation, hardstand and concrete foundations for MLA Loading Arms. All other associated work including culverts, pipe line extensions, fire water intakes etc. - $50 Million

Responsible for the operational planning and management of the project. Including:

Human resources planning and management, method statements, design review and build-ability analysis, determine staffing requirements for all disciplines in accordance with progamme, recruit/interview and select staff when necessary, identify training needs for staff and implement as needed, financial planning and management, manage and/or complete daily/weekly/monthly reporting, liaise with client regularly, chair internal and external meetings, deal with public relations when required, manage and implement all health/safety/environmental requirements, manage procurement of materials/equipment/plant and subcontractors, manage subcontractors and ensure that own company policy/rules/regulations/quality are adhered to.

2011 – 2012 PT Leighton Contractors Indonesia – Sumatra, Indonesia

Project Manager (Civil)

Martabe Gold Mine, North Sumatra. (New Mine. Mining operations and construction of new process plant (Civils). Primary crusher, conveyor system, milling, underground stockpile facility, process areas, tanks farms, pipelines, roads, bulk earthworks etc.

I was one of three project managers on a rotation system, responsible for both mining and the construction of a new process plant and infrastructure. The project was based in the middle of virgin jungle area in Northern Sumatra. The process plant was a fast track project and had to be constructed on a 24hr a day/7 days a week programme. A very challenging project, which was successfully completed in 8 months. My responsibilities were the same as above.

2009 – 2011 Archirodon - Egypt

Project Manager/Deputy Project Manager (Marine & Civil)

New Container Terminal – Egypt, $450 Million New container terminal including 2.4km of quay wall.

New 500 MW Single Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant - $30 Million

I was deputy project manager for the new container terminal reporting to the senior project manager based in Cairo. The project consisted of a quay wall made up of insitu reinforced concrete diaphragm piles with heavy reinforced capping structure built in the dry and dredged at a later stage. All reticulation, roads, crane rails, admin blocks, warehousing etc. was also in the scope of work.

I was Project manager for the Power Plant which included all civil and building work. All structures were supported on reinforced concrete piles. Unfortunately due to national unrest I was evacuated and was unable to return to complete this project.

My responsibilities were the same as above.

2008 – 2009 Dutco Balfour Beatty (LLC) - Dubai

Senior Project Manager (Marine & Civil)

The project I was employed to manage was unfortunately cancelled due the international economy crisis at the time. I was therefore put in charge of various existing work that required expediting and completion. My responsibilities were the same as above.

Breakwater and marina - Dibba

Marina Works – Logo Island (Dubai)

Pre – Contract preparation for offshore restaurant. - Dubai

Various project ‘completion - close out’ work

2003 – 2008 Van Oord UK LTD

Senior Project Manager (Marine and Civil)

I was responsible for various projects throughout the UK and Ireland and involved from pre-start to completion.

£10.0M flood alleviation scheme – East Anglia – 250,000m3 beach recharge, 21 no. armour rock groynes (85,000T) and promenade refurbishment.

£30.0M sea defence project – Kent – 2.1 km of reinforced concrete wave wall, 340,000T of armour rock revetment and other associated work.

Holland Sluice Outfall for the EA

Twin Outfall Extension, Seaview IOW.

Bawdsey Emergency Works for the construction of rock armour revetment for the EA.

The construction of a rock armour revetment, stilling well etc. at Blind Yeo, Clevedon for the EA.

The construction of 550m reinforced concrete sea wall, rock armour revetment and outfall structures for the IOW Council, Seaview, IOW.

2001 – 2003 Self Employed

Site Management (Civil, Infrastructure and Building)


The construction of new 3,200m3 warehouse and access road, sewer and stormwater reticulation, parking areas, hardstandings and associated works.


Various contracts. Construction of roads, Parking Areas, Hardstands and associated work.

Also responsible for quality assurance, Safety Risk Assessments and Method Statements, pricing, costing etc.

2000 to 2001 Concor Moçambique LDA

Contracts Manager/Area Manager

NEW COCA-COLA BOTTLING PLANT - Nampula, Northern Moçambique, South East Africa - (US $ 10 million)

This fast track Mocambican contract, to be built in 12 months.

The Project was relatively straight forward but was made difficult due to various logistical problems such as: Transportation of material, Customs, Housing of 24 Staff, lack of local infrastructure, extreme weather conditions etc.

On site costing and payments were made.

On site labour wages were processed.

Workforce peaked at 380 number excluding sub-contractors.

Sub-contractor companies numbered 11 at peak.

CONCRETE SILO FOUNDATIONS - Nacala, Northern Moçambique - (US $5 million)

Construction of Concrete foundations and infrastructure for a grain exporter (200km east of Nampula on the coast) for a local Moçambican Company.

NAMIALO COTTON GINERY - Namialo, Northern Moçambique - (US $ 10 million)

Construction of a new Cotton Factory (100km east of Nampula) for a local Moçambican Company. Consisting of Main Gin Building, Warehouse, weighbridge, ablutions and all services such as water, electrical, stormwater and sewage.

5 STAR HOTEL COMPLEX – Pemba – Northern Mocambique

Involved in the start-up of this project only, before returning to the UK.

I was based full time in Nampula, responsible for all aspects of the above contracts reporting to the Contracts Director based in Johannesburg, South Africa. My responsibilities were the same as above, but I was also responsible for establishing the area office. The last three projects above were procured while I was in the area. The area of Nampula was very under-developed and resources had to be shipped in from outside and local labour and other employees had to be trained from ‘scratch’.

Jan 1999 – Dec 1999

Senior Project Manager

MOZAL SMELTER PROJECT - Main Substation - $54.0 million

Located in Maputo, Mocambique, South East Africa.

This fast track Mozambican contract involved a number of reinforced concrete structures, road works, building works and underground services.

The contract commenced in January 1999 where housing and messing for 44 number staff members had to be rapidly secured.

On site costing and payments were made.

Workforce peaked at 440 number excluding sub-contractors.

Sub-contractor companies numbered 21 at peak.

May 1998 – Dec 1998 Concor Civils

Contracts Manager

NEW COAL RECLAIMATION PLANT - Hartebeesfontien Mine Witbank, South Africa

Heavy Concrete structures. 30m high concrete storage silo, underground stockpile tunnel.

I was also involved in tendering for future work during this time.

Responsibilities: Site Management, Costing, Programming and Planning, on site Safety management, budgets, claims etc. Reported to the area manager.

Jan 1997 – Apr 1998 Concor Coastal

Area Manager

Various contracts including:

A new import export facility for the port authority

Extensions to the main substation for an aluminium smelter.

General running of a local office, marketing, tendering, safety management, budgets, claims etc.

Jan 1994 – Dec 1996

Senior Site Manager

NEW BAKE FURNACES - Alusaf, Richards Bay, South Africa - R30.00 million

Heavy reinforced concrete structures on piled foundations. Anode Bake Furnace for Aluminium Smelter.

BRIDGES - New National Highway (N2), Zinkwazi to Tugela, South Africa - R7.00 million

The construction of 4 No. Overpass Bridges, one underpass (over river) and various other related concrete works.

MINI FACTORY COMPLEX - Pinetown, South Africa - R11.00 million

The building of 2 large double story factory blocks and associated work such as roadways, water & sewage, electrical (sub-contractor) etc.

Oct 1990 – Dec 1993 Concor Civils

Site Agent

South Africa Brewery Extensions (Section Agent) - Alrode, South Africa - R55.20 million

Extensions to a large brewery. Heavy & Light concrete work with some building work.

FURNACE - Rustenburg Platinum Refinery, South Africa

Heavy & Light concrete work, to foundations and infrastructure for a new furnace installation.

WINDER FOUNDATIONS - Westdriefontien 9 Shaft,Carletonville, South Africa

Heavy reinforced concrete structure and earthworks for a new gold mine shaft.


Heavy & Light concrete preparation work for the accommodation of a Tunnel Boring Machine (TBM). I was also involved in other site establishment and permanent works.

ORE BUNKER - Amandulbult Platinum Mine, N. Transvaal, South Africa

Heavy Reinforced Concrete work for sub-surface, platinum ore bunker and rail intake.

EXTENSIONS TO SEWAGE PLANT - Amandulbult Platinum Mine, N.Transvaal, South Africa

Light reinforced concrete structures. Settlement tanks, flocculation tank, inlet structures etc.

Jan 1989 – Dec 1990 Weyers, Botha & Hubeé Consulting Engineers

Engineer’s Representative


I was involved in some design of water, sewerage and storm water and then responsible for the supervision of the construction of a new, low cost housing scheme. (300 houses).

Oct 1988 – Dec 1989 Stocks & Stocks Civils

Site Agent


MINI DUMP SITES - Verwoerdburg Municipality, South Africa

Light reinforced concrete structures and earthworks

Jan 1987 – Oct 1988 CMGM Civil Contractors

Site Agent

20 STOREY OFFICE BLOCK - OLD MUTUAL, Johannesburg, South Africa

I took over the responsibilities of site agent here at a late stage to try and improve programme and repair bad workmanship. It involved the construction of a post stressed parking basement (seven floors) and major repair to the concrete slid building core (twenty floors).

GALESHEWE ROADS & SERVICES - Galeshewe Municipality, Kimberly, South Africa

Upgrade of existing township. Roads, sewage, water, stormwater etc.

Roads and services for new township extension.

EXTENSIONS SEWAGE PLANT - Impala Platinum Mine, Rustenburg, South Africa

Light reinforced concrete structures. Settlement tanks, flocculation tank, inlet structures etc.

FOUNDATIONS FOR 3Km OVERLAND PIPELINE - Impala Platinum Mine, Rustenburg, South Africa

Jan 1986 – Dec 1986 Conform Construction

Site Agent

MICROWAVE TOWERS - Telkom, Melmoth, Bobanango, Kwazulu Natal, RSA

3 No. concrete reinforced microwave towers (sliding formwork), with associated control room buildings.

LESOTHO MAIZE MILL - Maseru, Lesotho

4 No. concrete reinforced grain silos, rail and road grain intake hoppers

Jan 1979 – Dec 1985 Concor Civils

Site Agent

PLATINUM REFINERY - Western Platinum Mines, Rustenburg, RSA

New platinum refinery consisting of various concrete reinforced structures and control buildings.

OFFICE BLOCK & WORKSHOPS - Lido Electrical, Boksburg, RSA

New office complex for an electrical company including workshops and warehouse.

Jan 1979 – Dec 1984

Trainee Engineer

NEW CEMENT FACTORY - Union Lime Corporation, North Western Cape, South Africa - R85.00 million

Cement Mill section. Worked as a section engineer in charge of the construction of cement mill foundations, intake building and conveyer columns.

Mainly heavy reinforced concrete structures.

GOLD PROCESING PLANT - Saaiplaas Gold Mine, Welkom, South Africa

Construction of 2 No. Thickener Tanks - worked as a shutterhand.

EXTENSIONS TO IRON & STEEL PLANT - Dunswart, Boksburg, South Africa

Extensions to an existing steel factory - worked as a section foreman.

EXTENSIONS TO IRON & STEEL PLANT - African Malleable Foundry’s, Boksburg, South Africa

Extensions to an existing steel factory - worked as a section foreman.

NEW DIAMOND RECLAMATION PLANT - Finch Diamond Mine, Lime Acres, South Africa - R22.00 million

Multi- floor buildings, conveyer foundations, slimes dam. - Worked as a section foreman.

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