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Manager Construction

Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
October 30, 2019

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I am a resourceful, flexible, innovative, and professional construction expert with considerable knowledge of the construction industry in South Africa and Africa.

Possessing excellent organizational, planning and time management skills as well as boasting a consistent track record of improving efficiency, maximizing profits whilst minimizing costs.

A confident and reliable individual with a commercial approach to solving problems.

Able to manage and coordinate all construction activities on site, ensuring contractors and sub-contractors that all project deliverables are achieved with regards to safety, quality, program and cost, with a strong emphasis on quality control and implementing quality structures and plans.

Adaptable and able to get along with work colleagues, clients and sub-contractors.

Other Key skills includes:

Leadership Negotiating

Communication Critical thinking

Scheduling and Programming Task Management

Risk Management Quality Management

Cost Management Sense of humour


Stefanutti Stocks Zambia

General Foreman/Construction Manager

July 2016 – January 2019

supervising and overseeing the direction of the project (or a package), ensuring that the client’s specifications and requirements are met, reviewing progress and liaising with quantity surveyors to monitor costs

liaising with the client, other construction professionals and, sometimes, members of the public

coordinating and supervising construction workers

selecting tools and materials

making safety inspections and ensuring construction and site safety

checking and preparing site reports, designs and drawings

maintaining quality control procedures

finding ways to prevent problems and to solve any that crop up

assessing and minimising risk

writing reports and keeping on top of paperwork

help to secure the necessary permits and licences

Good on meeting challenging dead lines

Love to share my knowledge of the industry to those willing to learn.

Group Five Civil Engineering

Snr Construction Manager

April 2009 – March 2014

Manage work progression in accordance with project timeline and the terms and conditions of the construction contracts.

Establish the overall schedule of work

Attend meetings and provide up to date information to the project manager and other senior executives.

Check progress of the work and recommend all progress payments before handing over to Construction Contract Manager.

Perform site and facility inspection as per the quality assurance program

Assist in managing claims default of breach of contractors

Develop construction program with Contracts Manager and made the necessary changes on a daily, weekly and monthly basis

Extensive knowledge of the construction process, its implementation and management.

Fully conversant with project management tools and systems.

Analyse, manage and mitigate risks.

Communicate, manage and motive people at all levels.

Review of existing contractor operations, assessing both the strength and the weaknesses, implement changes and drive contractor workforce to deliver.

Monitor progress and sort out any problems which could hold up work as they arise.

Max-Boëgl Middle East

Construction Manager

September 2008 – March 2009

•In charge of the project budget for materials and manpower & maintaining accurate billing records.

•Obtain all necessary permits and licenses.

•Daily management of project staff and multiple sub-contractors.

•Ensuring that all quality control, environmental and health and safety requirements are met.

•Formulated policies, managed daily operations, and planned the use of materials and human resources.

•Analysed any construction project profitability, revenue, margins, bill rates and utilization.

•Providing independent professional advice and guidance to senior manager and third parties.

•Planning site activities in detail, setting targets and accurately forecasting completion dates.

•Accurately estimate material, construction and labour costs as well as project timescales.

•Directing and supervising workers.

Having overall responsibility for effectively managing the plant, labour and equipment to achieve maximum efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Preparing before work begins on site including communicating with the public, architects and engineers.

Keeping track of progress and ensuring that projects are on time and to budget

Murray & Roberts Middle East

Snr General Foreman

November 2007 – August 2008

Coordinate tasks according to priorities and plans

Produce schedules and monitor attendance of crew

Allocate general and daily responsibilities

Supervise and train workers and tradespeople

Ensure manpower and resources are adequate

Guarantee all safety precautions and quality standards are met

Supervise the use of machinery and equipment

Monitor expenditure and ensure it remains within budget

Resolve problems when they arise

Report on progress to managers, engineers etc.

Worked as general foreman / site manager overseeing all construction activities on site, reporting to management daily.

I had 8 foremen and their teams as well as 7 subcontractors.

Group Five RSA & Middle East

General Foreman

January 2006 – October 2007

Oversee all site activity

Health and Safety

Quality control

Report to Contracts Manager

Liaison with client

Worked as general foreman / site manager overseeing all construction activities on site, reporting to management daily.

Other work experience




New Military base in Iraq - 580m US$




Housing projects (Security Estates) x4 Including roads and services - R40m




Housing development in Benoni R 15 m

Nissan Export plant in Rosslyn




Fast track housing with roads and services - R38m


OWNER - 1998/2002


Multistory houses - R3,5m


PARTNER - 1996/1998


Flats in Vanderbijlpark - R21m




Goudveld High school - R42m


SENIOR FOREMAN - 1984/1990


Houses and Flats - R10m


•Excellent leadership skills and ability to build teams, resolve conflict, motivate and develop subordinates.

•Ability to plan, organize, monitor and if necessary, take corrective action on projects.

•A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of related company management systems.

•Able to react quickly and effectively when dealing with challenging situations.

•Excellent decision-making skills and the ability to prioritize and plan effectively.

•Proven problem-solving abilities, able to identify, assess, evaluate and resolve complex issues.

Ability to co-ordinate, control and monitor all sub-contractor’s activities on site.

Recommending ways of improving the use of staff, materials, equipment and other resources.

Extensive knowledge of building legislation and regulations.

Up to date with the latest developments and technologies in the construction industry.

Practical construction knowledge and can work from drawings.

Experience of acquiring land for construction projects.

Good at logistics, planning and problem-solving.

Called Mr Fixed.


Hotel in Kitwe $175m

Warehouse in Lusaka $50m

Sand Bypass Project Durban – R 175 b

The project consisted of a sand – hopper 96m. in diameter with a pre-filter bay and pump station, with a control office. the sand hopper has a capacity of 11000 m3 of sea sand. This was built to do sand replacement onto the main beach and the surrounding beaches. I managed all construction activities on site as well as a site engineer 3 foreman and 108 workers, all planning and costing, reporting to the Contracts Manager.

Kibali Gold Mine Project, Democratic Republic of the Congo - $125m

The contract scope of work was to construct a new mine for the client – Rand Gold including a 1.5-megawatt hydroelectric power station in the Nzoro river. I managed the construction of the hydroelectric power station, from earth works to completion, reporting to the Contracts Director on site.

Douglas Mining Optimization Project Witbank - R550m

The project scope of works was to upgrade the mines capacity from 5000 t to 9000 t daily production, and included a 1000t coal silo a 42 m high north tip, and 30 km of conveyor to carry the coal to the processing plant and new workshops,a waste water treatment plant, 4 new ablution blocks, and the upgrading of 2 existing ones, I managed all construction activities on the civil side ( concrete, and wet trades as well as the commissioning of the water treatment plant, I had 6 site engineers, 3 General foreman and 42 senior foreman with 450 labour on site reporting to the senior contract manager .

Gauteng Freeway Improvement - R250billion

I managed the construction of all the median walls, the elands interchange tunnels, and the surfacing of the tunnels. I reported to the Contracts Manager, and had a team consisting of sub-contractors a site agent, 3 engineers and 6 foremen with their teams. All programming and costing on these sections was part of my daily duties.

Water Reservoirs for DEWA - 870m AED

The project consisted of the construction of 4 18-million-gallon water reservoirs for the client Dubai water and electricity authority. I managed the day to day construction activities of reservoir no 4. I reported to the Contracts Director, and did all programming, planning, and relevant activities, I also managed the 2 concrete batching plants on site, ensuring the optimum production of the plants to supply the 1800 m3 of concrete used daily on the project. I had a team of 2 engineers,5 foremen, 2 sub-contractors and 200 labour, the batch plant had 4 batchers and 16 concrete mixer trucks with 6- 62 m mobile concrete pumps

Arcapita Bank Headquarters - 750mUS$

Hospital in Soweto (RSA) - R750m

Dubai International Airport Terminal 2 - 150m AED

Dubai International Airport Chiller Plant - 500m AED


Current – Certification in Project Management by Learning People UK

Exam for CAPM August 2019 for registration at PMI

Fochville High school - 1980 - Grade 12

MS Applications, MS Project

Safety Management

First Aid

Hira for construction supervisors

Ryno Lottering

35 Tony Laws str, Aquapark, Tzaneen


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