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Engineering Lead - Mechanical

Location:
Three Rivers, Gauteng, 1929, South Africa
Posted:
December 31, 2019

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RICHARD COLLOPEN

Curriculum Vitae

** **** ****, ***** ******, Vereeniging

Telephone: 016-***-**** (Work); 081-***-**** (Work Mobile); 073-***-**** (Private Mobile)

Email: ada6fk@r.postjobfree.com (Private) ada6fk@r.postjobfree.com (Work)

Professional Profile

Richard’s interest in mechanical engineering is seated in a childhood fascination of motor vehicle design and maintenance. This interest culminated into a Mechanical Engineering Degree obtained after 4 years at the University of the North West in Potchefstroom.

Richard is a positive person who is keen to take up any challenge and persists until the result is achieved. Richard is also passionate about people relationships and understands that through teamwork success is within reach.

Having completed a rotation period focussed on design code and project implementation work, 11 years gain of experience in the fields of project implementation and plant maintenance, his short to medium term focus will be involving himself in the dynamics of maintaining a plant, G.C.C. (government certificate of competence) certificated engineer qualification and look at obtaining a postgraduate degree.

Personal Details

Name: Richard Martin Collopen

Identity number: 850**********

Nationality: South African

Ethnic Group: Coloured

Marital Status: Married

Language: English/Afrikaans

Driving Licence: Code B

Career Summary

January 2015 – Present

Sasolburg Operations / Technical Support / Engineering Services / Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Engineering Lead – Mechanical (Gas Loop, Utilities and Chemicals area)

Roles and Responsibilities:

Engineer out bad actor equipment.

Generate and evaluate concepts.

Mechanical inputs towards design reviews.

Ensure all design adheres to Sasol specifications.

Generate and mark up AFC and As-built drawings.

Generate works information / SOW for RFQ’s.

Evaluate technical bids and tenders.

Host kick-off meetings, HAZOP sessions, PDA’s, risk reviews, and other communication sessions related to projects.

Generate budget/estimates.

Capital applications/Expenditure proposals.

Plan and drawing up schedules.

Cost reporting and cash flow forecasts.

Manage contractors.

Construction management/Site supervision.

Ensure all contractors adhere to Sasol safety requirements, procedures, permit conditions, etc.

Ensure all work is conducted safely.

Liaise with relevant stakeholders.

Liaise with technical experts.

Perform punching and PSSR (pre start-up safety reviews).

EOJ documentation reviews.

Ensure updating of SAP, PCMS, etc.

Manage MOC for every change

Fault finding and investigations

Project risk identification and mitigation

Conduct RCA’s

Acting as mechanical area manager

Senior mechanical supervision standby duties

Assist to conduct safety surveillance audits on identified contractors

Update and review SSP’s

Projects which are being /were managed:

B46003 Convection Section Revamp [est. R110 million]

Propylene Bullets Conversion [R11,2 million]

Sasol Sasolburg Laboratory HVAC heating system [R340 million]

Numerous piping modifications and MOC’s

Managerial Roles and Responsibilities:

Safety assurance

Provide guidance to team of engineers, technologists and engineers-in-training

Manage overtime

Conduct disciplinary hearings

Develop performance plans

Develop personal development plan

Perform regular works discussions

Present specification training

Interview and employ

Manage workload and prioritise work

August 2012 – December 2014

Sasol Polymers (C2 Value Chain plants in Sasolburg) - Technical Support Group (TSG)

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Roles and Responsibilities:

Generate concepts.

Mechanical inputs towards design reviews.

Ensure all design adheres to Sasol specifications.

Generate AFC and As-built drawings.

Generate works information / SOW for RFQ’s.

Evaluate technical bids and tenders.

Load PR’s.

Host kick-off meetings, HAZOP sessions, PDA’s, risk reviews, and other communication sessions related to projects.

Budget/estimates.

Capital applications/Expenditure proposals.

Plan and drawing up schedules.

Cash flow forecasts.

Manage contractors.

Construction management/Site supervision.

Ensure all contractors adhere to Sasol safety requirements, procedures, permit conditions, etc.

Liaise with relevant stakeholders.

Liaise with technical experts.

Punch and PSSR.

EOJ documentation reviews.

Ensure updating of SAP, PCMS, etc.

Ensure MOC documents are in place for every change

Coach junior engineers.

Mechanical Engineer for the following projects:

Compounding Unit 10 feeding system upgrade [R 7.0 million]

Compounding feeder re-positioning project [R 6.0 million]

RV installation on ES-1105 [R 1.8 million]

J46110 1st stage suction drain mod

Installation of PE3 fuel gas PCV

E-4157 steam supply mod

Dosing station roofed structure

Mixer rotor cooling improvements

Peroxide Handling (conceptual study)

Automating polybutene and polyglycol transfer pumps

Poly 2 kill system bypass

Projects Managed:

Polymers Pipeline Pigging Project [R 17.0 million]

Electronic Key Lock-out System Installation (S4500 & S4600) [R 3.6 million]

B46002B Furnace Revamp [R 25.9 million]

Peroxide Storage Upgrade (conceptual study)

EPU5 interlinking Platforms (detail design)

Numerous piping modifications and MOC’s

September 2008 – July 2012

Sasol Solvents (AAA and Butanol plants) – Engineering Department

Mechanical Engineer

Role and Responsibilities:

Generate concepts.

Mechanical inputs towards design reviews.

Ensure all design adheres to Sasol specifications.

Generate works information / SOW for RFQ’s.

Evaluate technical bids and tenders.

Load PR’s and service entries

Host kick-off meetings, HAZOP sessions, PDA’s, risk reviews, and other communication sessions related to projects.

Budgeting/estimation.

Capital applications

Plan and draw up schedules

Manage contractors.

Construction management/Supervision

Ensure all contractors adhere to Sasol safety requirements, procedures, permit conditions, etc.

Liaise with different stakeholders.

Mechanical punching.

EOJ documentation reviews.

Ensure updating of SAP

Senior mechanical standby duty.

Coach junior engineers.

Involved in RBI’s.

Manage projects

Mechanical Engineer for the following projects:

Heat exchanger and bypass line installation

Energy efficiency project: Cooling towers

OBL drip system upgrade

DM-1041 to TK-6002 mod

Pump replacement project

Manholes for ES-2022 A/B

Gas cages upgrade

KC-1001 additional filter

DM-2037 pulsation dampener upgrade

Mask air points for columns

VL-2010 sample point

Braai/Smoking area changes

AAA Flow meter changes

Projects Managed:

Admin Building Extension Project [R 11.0 million]

Replacement of stack flare [R 3.5 million]

Installation of oil/water separator [R 4.0 million]

Numerous shutdown modifications and repairs

Numerous piping modifications and MOC’s

January 2007 – August 2008

Sasol Solvents – Engineering Department

Junior Mechanical Engineer

Graduate Development Training Programme – Rotation to the following areas:

Production shifts at AAA and Butanol.

AAA and Butanol plant projects

AIA and Turbo Services

Sasol Technology - Cost Engineering

Sasol Technology - Mechanical & Metallurgical Engineering department

Sasol Technology - Project Management

Education and Qualifications

Secondary School Education

Hoërskool Overvaal - Vereeniging

Gauteng Senior Matriculation Certificate

Matriculated 2002

Tertiary Education

North West University - Potchefstroom

Bachelor’s Degree – Mechanical Engineering

2003 - 2006

Professional Development – Courses attended

Systematic Problem Solving

ASME VIII, Div 1

Business Communication & Presentation Skills

Advanced Fracture Mechanics

Applied Fundamentals of Project Management

Short course on Project Management

Introduction to Plant Commissioning

Pump Efficiency and Reliability Workshop

Occupational Health & Safety Act Advanced Training

Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Manage Self Development Programme

AESSeals - Dry gas seal

Welding Appreciation

Disciplinary Hearing – Complainants role

ASME B31.3 Process Piping Design

Steam and Condensate Piping Systems

Planning, Organizing, Leading and Controlling

Lead Sasol Programme

PSM Frontline

HTRI – Mass & Heat Transfer Technology

Professional Organisations

None as yet.

References

1.Name: Uresen Naidoo

Area: Sasolburg Operations / Technical Support / Engineering Services / Mechanical Engineering Department

Relationship: Line Manager

Telephone: +27-82-904-****

Email: ada6fk@r.postjobfree.com

2.Name: Poovan Naidoo

Area: Sasol Polymers

Relationship: Line Manager

Telephone: +27-83-634-****

Email: ada6fk@r.postjobfree.com

3.Name: Mark Botha

Area: Sasol Technology

Relationship: Mentor

Telephone: +27-82-884-****

Email: ada6fk@r.postjobfree.com



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