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Facilities manager

Saudi Arabia
October 19, 2019

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Over ** years of experience in Total Facilities Management, Operations, Project and Production Management in South Africa and the Middle East (Iraq and KSA). A qualified Industrial Engineer with a specialization in Chemical and Mechanical Engineering. Working for international firms, such as, Johnson Matthey, Sasol, Henkel, Tupperware, WorleyParsons, Alfanar, RGTS and Anadarko.


Nov 2018 to Current

Project manager at TAFGA (Al Tamimi)

Provide overall leadership and ensure coordination between all parties involved in Camp Operations. The Project was commissioned by ARAMCO for oil field development and included clients such as Halliburton, Schlumberger, Saipem, Hyundai to name a few (over a hundred different entities are housed on site).

Total design capacity is 12000 people with an effective staff of operations of 600 people.

Current occupancy is 8900 persons.

Major Achievements

From a net loss of SAR 3 000 000 per month to a Profit of SAR 2 000 000 per month.

2013 – May 2015

Base Manager / Facilities manager AMA1, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Anadarko is developing a major gas field offshore in Carbo Delgado Province in the northern region of Mozambique. The project will eventually have four LNG trains, docks and an airfield to provide a significant part of the LNG supply to world markets.

Operational Tasks and Responsibilities:

Provide overall leadership and ensure coordination between all parties involved in Camp Operations. Manage project staff and contractors. Oversee waste management activities in accordance with Company and legal guidelines. Review activity schedules and supply chain timelines to ensure delivery objectives are achievable and met. Ensure critical equipment spares are available and in working order; provide weekly stock report. Review designs and SOWs to ensure these are adapted to local operating conditions, available resources and environment. Ensure that KPI's are being measured and implement measures to address trends indicated by KPI's. Responsible for Incident Command System.


Successful prevention of demobilization due to floods 2015

Capacity expansion for Diesel fuel to 30 Day’s stock

Capacity expansion for food stocks to 45 day’s stock on hand

Fuel Management system installed

Preventative maintenance program developed and installed

Zero power downtime - unplanned

Zero LTI in my area of responsibility

In-house projects completed

Fuel Farm Petrol and Diesel (160 000L) $500 000 USD for vehicle refueling and generator fuel

Fire alarm instillation ( $5 000 USD ) & Road signage procurement and instillation ($ 9 000 USD) for Afungi Area

2012 - 2013

Senior Head Property and Logistics, Transguard Group

Responsible for housing and transport of 12000 Transguard staff in Dubai and Abu Dhabi area as well as various satellite accommodations in the outer reaches of the UAE. Included in my remit is MEP services, projects, logistical services, catering and accommodation.

In-house projects completed

Water efficiency Project reduces cost by 50% per year ( $ 900 000 USD )

Green Project Engineering department formed focusing on utility reductions

2011 - 2012


Reported directly to the HR & Administrative Manager. Responsible for the organization of offices, housing accommodations, and workshops for various projects sites. Developed a frame-work of Facilities Management policies, protocols and systems to integrate Facilities Management scope of services.


Successful outsourcing of Hard and Soft services for the RGTS group, kingdom wide

In-house projects completed

Dammam warehouse upgrade to draining systems and HVAC $ 35 000

Flammable storage warehouse for Riyadh $150 000 USD

Smash Burger Restaurant construction $ 700 000 USD

Finance Office upgrade $ 20 000 USD

Procurement Office Upgrade $ 30 000 USD

Client Office for Dammam $ 120 000 USD

2010 - 2011

Corporate Maintenance Manager, Alfanar Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Maintenance Manager for two project areas in Riyadh supporting almost 8,000 individuals. Approximately 5,200 living quarters and over 43,990 SQM of office space, including conference centers. Responsible for training staff for all office maintenance and renovations.

Operating budget of 3.6 M for manpower and 4.2 M SAR for materials and accommodations, excluding renovation projects.


Introduction of a work management system and planning system& Implementation of a warehouse management system, procedures and policies

Zero LTI

SLA installed and met to a 98% level.

In-house projects completed

Project managed the upgrading of 120 villas to a “A” speck to the value of $600 000 USD.

Design and Introduction of a ticketing system via SAP- CRM $ 30 000 USD

Project Managed the construction of a 200-man conference center, on time and within budget $ 150 000 USD

2008 - 2010

Facilities Manager, WorleyParsons, Al Khobar and Al Jalamid, Saudi Arabia

Facilities Manager, Maaden – Base camps in Al Jalamid (ARAR) and Raz Az Zawr (Al Jubail) with accommodations for up to 300 people. Key areas of responsibility included all aspects of camp management.

2004 - 2007

Facilities Engineer/Manager Life Support, WorleyParsons, Kirkuk Airbase and Basra International Airport, Iraq

Reported directly to the Business Manager for the project (reconstructing the Iraqi Oil fields’ infrastructure in Iraq). Key area of responsibility was the Operation and maintenance of the RIO North Base camp for the Parsons E&C (PIJV) team on the RIO project for the United States Army Core of Engineers (USACE). Primary function was life support, i.e. plan, construct, maintain the infrastructure needed to live and work such as office, accommodation, electricity, water, sewage, operational services (maintenance, cleaning, support of logistics and engineering services) and Food services under severely adverse conditions. Worked in both Kirkuk and Basra during this project and supported up to 300 plus people in Kirkuk and 260 plus in Basra.


Zero LTI

99.9% Power Uptime & Water Uptime

98% Service level

In-house projects completed

Project managed the construction of a Laundry facility for 120-man capacity $ 30 000 USD

Construction of Mobile laundry Unit $15 000 USD

Project managed the construction of a Gym for Basra Base camp $ 35 000 USD

Installation of a Lift Stations $ 60 000 USD

Expanding Potable water capacity from 24 hours stock to 3 Day’s stock on hand for the Reverse osmosis plant. $ 20 000 USD

Petrol Depot construction and commissioning ( $50 000 USD )

Phase 3 Camp Upgrade Kirkuk $ 1 500 000 USD Offices and accommodation for 300 staff

2002 - 2004

Site Engineer / Mechanical Engineer, Prime Projects International, Kirkuk Iraq

Reported direction to the Project Manager with the key area of responsibility being the construction of the RIO North Base camp for the Halliburton (KBR) team on the RIO Project for the USACE on the USAF Air Base in Kirkuk, Iraq. Supervised over 60 construction workers.

Responsible for the management of personnel, materials and equipment related to construction activities for the base camp for 152 living units and 20 000 ft of office space and 4 800 of warehouse space. Construction of 135m^3 RO plant and two lift stations, including commissioning.

Project Value $ 7 000 000 USD


Technicon Witwatersrand - Industrial Engineering, Chemical and Mechanical, 1990 – 1995

ISO 18001 & 14001 - Environmental management

TS 16949 - Motor Industry standard

ISO 9000 - Quality Management system – Unisa (design and Install, operate)

Electrical Safety &Working at heights and general safety courses as per Oil Industry standards – Anadarko

Driver Training: Defensive, 4x4, Advanced 4x4, Distractive, Recovery and Advance recovery

ICM - Incident Command Management, OSHA


English (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Afrikaans (Native or bilingual proficiency)

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