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Manager Engineer

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
Posted:
January 13, 2020

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KEITH BARROW

Date: ** January 2020

Personal Details

Full Names

Keith Christopher

Maiden Name

Barrow

Contact Number

082-***-****

Email

adbagx@r.postjobfree.com

Sex

male

Languages

Afrikaans, English

D.O.B

24 April 1962

Driver’s License

Yes

Notice Period

1 week

PROFILE

Experienced Water Engineer and Manager

VISION

To utilise my extensive experience, skills and passion in the Water Treatment, mining and Engineering in starting, leading, growing & improving the profitability, performance & value of diverse enterprises.

PERSONAL STATEMENT AND MOTIVATION

A qualified, competent and experienced engineer with specialist pedigree in Operations and Management, Design, Commissioning, Maintenance of Water and waste water Treatment Plants, Equipping and construction of wells,pump stations, plant and all related piping and automation, storage facilities resevoirs and mining equipment I possess 30 years working experience at operational, Supervisory and Management Level.

I bring strong business operations management competencies having managed my own business and possess extensive industry experience covering various aspects of the industry. I offer a combination of Operations and maintenance, Project Management, Commissioning, Installations, Engineering Design, Maintenance, Contract Management, Construction Management of industrial & Domestic Water Supply competencies as well as strong business-focus and resource management capabilities.

Strong working knowledge of various improvement and planning methodologies and well versed in commercial processes and operational budget management.

Also an articulate communicator in both written and verbal communications. Recognized for influencing growth and significant contributions in challenging roles.

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

Water Treatment

Commissioning Water Treatment Plants and mining equipment

Desalination And Reverse Osmosis

Contract Management

Project Management

Project Engineering

Quality Control & Management

Maintenance Management

Equipment Installations

Civil Works

Construction Management

Design & Commissioning of Water & Sewage Systems

Maintenance, Repairs and Inspections

Health & Safety Management

Business Operations Management

Mines

PERSONALITY TRAITS

Analytical with Proven problem-solving ability

Strong Communication & Interpersonal Skills

Innovative with problem solving skills

Leadership & Supervisory Ability

Assertive and goal orientated

Loves and thrives under challenges

QUALIFICTIONS

2013 Variable speed programming, Regal Beloit

2013 Legal liability training for Site managers

Transvaal Training

2012 Risk assessment, Eskom

2012 Plant safety regulations Arc Flash, Eskom

2012 permit to work and lock out tag out(LOTO)

2012 Mobile Elevating Lift Platforms, Culmeri Consultants

2012 First aid Level 1, St Johns Ambulance

2012 Counter balance lift trucks, Culmeri Consultants

2011 Membrane and process, Dow

2011 ISO 9001 Introductory, Wits University

2010 Stocks and Stores, Nexim

2010 2010 AutoCAD, Autodesk

2009 SHE, Nexim

2009 Risk Assessment, Nexim

1984 Qualified Tool Jig and Die Maker

Olifantsfontein Trade test Centre

1978 Standard 10, West Ridge High School

Qualifications / Certifications

Qualification / Certification

Institution

Year

Subjects

STD 10

West ridge High School -Horizon

1978

Afrikaans

English

Maths

Science

History

Technical Drawing

Qualified Tool Jig and Die Maker

Olifantsfontein Trade test Centre

1984

Fitting and Machining Theory

Technical Drawing

Applied science

Maths

Training Courses

Course

Institute

Year

Construction Regulations

Data matrix

2015

Confined space

Data matrix

2015

Confined space

HDM

2014

2010 Autocad

Autodesk

2010

SHE

Nexim

2009

Risk assessment

Eskom

2012

Risk Assessment

Nexim

2009

PSR

Arc Flash

Eskom

2012

Counter balance lift trucks

Culmen Consultants.

2012

Membrane and process

Dow

2011

Stocks and Stores

Nexim

2010

Mobile Elevating Lift Platforms

Culmen Consultants.

2012

ISO 9001 introductory

Wits University

2011

First aid Level 1

St Johns Ambulance

2012

Water treatment for boilers chillers and cooling towers

Keyona

2013

Hobbies

Camping

Fishing

4x4

Guitar

bike riding

Sailing

Career Summary

Company

Employment dates

Position

Exxaro

1st May 2019-present

Commissioning Manager

Group Five Coastal

1st March 2019 – 31st April 2019

Construction and commissioning manager

General Electric

1 April 2017 - present

Steam and Turbine commissioning engineer

Impulse International

1 October 2016 – 30 March 2017

Senior water treatment engineer

Amec Foster Wheeler

June 1 2016- September31

Site Controller HUSAB project Uranium mining

Mott Macdonald

July 2015 – February 2016

Commissioning Manager – Kusile Power Station

P2W

February 2015 – July 2015

Process Engineer – Israel and Ghana

Mott Macdonald

January 2015 – February 2015

Commissioning Manager - Kusile Power Station

Ovivo Aqua

Feb 2012 – December 2014

Commissioning Manager/Site Manager Medupi Power Station

Consolidated Water Conditioning

Jan 2006 – Jan 2012

Contracts Site manager

Project Manager

Contract Estimator

Quality Control Manager

Commissioning Manager

United Nations- African Mission in Sudan

6/2005 – 12/2005

Operations and

Maintenance Manager

Self Employed subcontractor for

Swans Water Treatment

Group 5 Civils

Batemans

Menlo Construction

1998 - 2005

Self-employed installation

Commissioning

And process

contractor

Martin and Boyland UK

1996 - 1998

Project director

Self Employed – Watercare Services

1992 - 1996

Proprietor

E L Bateman

1989 - 1992

Project Commissioning Engineer

Self-Priming Pumps Ltd

UK

1988 - 1989

Project Engineer

E L Bateman

1986 - 1988

Area Supervisor

The Sewage Treatment Co

1984 - 1986

Site supervisor

H Solarsh & Co

1979 - 1984

Apprentice and Qualified Tool Jig And Die Maker

Career

Company

Amec Foster Wheeler

Employment dates

June 2016 - present

Position held

Site controller

Duties:

Responsible for all site activities relating to

Construction and commissioning of Husab

Uranium mine.

Training of mine operators on the permit to

Work and lock out tag out procedures and

Physical activities.

Responsible for creating a strong reporting

And auditing system for the permit to work

And lock out tag out procedures.

Update and amend permit to work and

LOTO procedures.

Details

Company

Mott Macdonald

Employment dates

July 2015 – February 2016

Position held

Commissioning Manager

Duties:

FIDIC COMPLIANT

OVERSEEING INPUT AND OUTPUT

OF MATERIALS.

MANAGING OF SITE, CONSTRUCTION

AND COMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES.

MANAGING OF QUALITY CONTROL

AND IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF.

COMPILATION OF

DOCUMENTATION FOR

COMMISSIONING AND FOR ABOVE

ACTIVITIES.

COMMISSIONING OF WATER

TREATMENT PLANT.

ADVISING AND FINDING

SOLUTIONS TO ENGINEERING

MODIFICATIONS AND PROBLEMS.

COMPLETED ESKOM PLANT

SAFETY REGULATIONS COURSE

FOR PERMIT CONTROL.

ADVISE AND IMPLEMENT PROCESS

CHANGES

PLANT CONDITION MONITORING

PERFORM PIPEWORK AND

VESSEL PRESSURE TESTS

Reason for wanting to leave: RETRENCHMENT DUE TO OPERATIONAL

REQUIREMENTS

Company

P2W

Employment dates

February 2015 – July 2015

Position held

Process Engineer

Duties:

DESIGN OF MINE TAILINGS DAM TREATMENT WORKS USING RO PROCESSES ALONG WITH ELECTROLYSIS FOR CYANIDE REMOVAL.

COMPILE TENDERS FOR ALL NEW PROJECTS

CONDITION MONITORING FOR EXISTING PLANTS IN GHANA

REDESIGN EXISTING PROCESSES AND IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF.

Reason for wanting to leave: OFFER TO BEGIN COMMISSIONING OF KUSILE

WATER TREATMENT PLANT

Company

Mott Macdonald – Kusile Power Station

Employment dates

January 2015 – February 2015

Position held

Commissioning Manager

Duties:

FIDIC COMPLIANT

OVERSEEING INPUT AND OUTPUT

OF MATERIALS.

MANAGING OF SITE, CONSTRUCTION

AND COMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES.

MANAGING OF QUALITY CONTROL

AND IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF.

COMPILATION OF

DOCUMENTATION FOR

COMMISSIONING AND FOR ABOVE

ACTIVITIES.

COMMISSIONING OF WATER

TREATMENT PLANT.

ADVISING AND FINDING

SOLUTIONS TO ENGINEERING

MODIFICATIONS AND PROBLEMS.

COMPLETED ESKOM PLANT

SAFETY REGULATIONS COURSE

FOR PERMIT CONTROL.

ADVISE AND IMPLEMENT PROCESS

CHANGES

PLANT CONDITION MONITORING

PERFORM PIPEWORK AND

VESSEL PRESSURE TESTS

Reason for wanting to leave: PLANT WAS NOT READY TO COMMISSION

OFFER AS PROCESS ENGINEER IN GHANA AND

ISRAEL

Company

Ovivo Aqua - Medupi Power station Lephalale

Employment dates

February 2012 to Present

Position held

Commissioning Manager/site manager

Duties:

FIDIC COMPLIANT

OVERSEEING INPUT AND OUTPUT

OF MATERIALS.

MANAGING OF SITE, CONSTRUCTION

AND COMMISSIONING ACTIVITIES.

MANAGING OF QUALITY CONTROL

AND IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF.

COMPILATION OF

DOCUMENTATION FOR

COMMISSIONING AND FOR ABOVE

ACTIVITIES.

COMMISSIONING OF WATER

TREATMENT PLANT.

ADVISING AND FINDING

SOLUTIONS TO ENGINEERING

MODIFICATIONS AND PROBLEMS.

COMPLETED ESKOM PLANT

SAFETY REGULATIONS COURSE

FOR PERMIT CONTROL.

ADVISE AND IMPLEMENT PROCESS

CHANGES

PLANT CONDITION MONITORING

COMPETENT TO PERFORM

VESSEL PRESSURE TESTS

Reason for wanting to leave: BETTER OFFER

Company

Consolidated Water Conditioning

Employment dates

Jan 2006 – Feb 2012

Position held

Project Manager,Site Manager, QC Manager, Commissioning Manager

DUTIES : DETAILED DESIGN OF WATER

TREATMENT PLANTS

MANAGE CONSTRUCTION OF

WATER TREATMENT PLANTS

COMMISSIONING OF WATER

TREATMENT PLANTS

COMPILE OPERATING AND

MAINTENANCE MANUALS FOR

PLANTS

MANAGEMENT OF MECHANICAL

CIVIL AND ELECTRICAL SUB

CONTRACTORS

PERFORM LOOP CHECKS FOR

EQUIPMENT

Reason for leaving:

The Water Treatment Plant at Medupi is the largest WTP ever awarded in South Africa and I wanted to be a part of that Project

Company

United Nations

Employment dates

June 2005 – Dec 2005

Position held

Operations and Maintenance Manager

DUTIES: Responsible for operations and

Maintenance of water treatment

Reverse osmosis and conventional

Filtration plants, all civil works

Mechanical-electrical equipment,

Power generation units

related to supporting the various

African Union military Camps

In Darfur - Sudan

Reason for leaving:

Fulfillment of Contract

Company

Self Employed Sub Contractor

Employment dates

07/1998 – 06/2005

Position held

Self Employed proprietor

JULY 1998 – JUNE 2005

SELF EMPLOYED SUB-CONTRACTOR

Sub-contracting for Swans water treatment, group 5 civils, Bateman Water. Menlo construction, various municipalities and Arch chemicals

Responsible for the installation, erection and commissioning of various

Turnkey water supply projects country wide, working closely with consulting engineers and control of various sub-contractors.

Types of mechanical equipment installed: chemical dosing systems, clarifiers chlorine dosing systems, pumping systems,

Rapid gravity sand filters, pressure filters, dry feeders, flow metres

Monitoring equipment and including all pipe work for the above systems.

Plants installed and commissioned as a sub-contractor for Swans Water Treatment: Port st johns, Warrenton, Dundee, Piketberg and Primkop

Burgersdorp, Addo, Smithfield, Ladybrand, Balfour, Pongola, Hoopstad, Fika Pitso, De Doorns, Amersfoort, Swartruggens, Thornhill,

(Umtata), Kwabacha ( Mt frere), Woodlands ( Swaziland

Reason for leaving:

United Nations Job Offer

Company

Martin and Boyland UK

Employment dates

1996 - 1998

Position held

PROJECT DIRECTOR

DUTIES: Responsible for design, oversee

Commissioning of various industrial

Agricultural and domestic water

supply and sewage treatment

Systems.

Reason for leaving:

Company closed

Company

Watercare Services

Employment dates

1992 - 1996

Position held

Proprietor

DUTIES: I started and ran my own company

Specializing in the design, operation

And maintenance in the field of water

and sewage treatment. Water care

services was the authorized distributor

for Gorman Rupp pumps in the eastern

Free State region, which entailed sales

Service and after sales services.

Water care services was contracted to

various authorities such as:

municipalities of councils

Department of water affairs

Shell oil

Caltex Oil

Various engineering consultants

Phuthaditjhaba water and sanitation dept.

Biwater

Various water and sewage privatization

-Companies.

Local farmers

Local holiday resorts

Free state development corporation

During this period I was employed by

Harrismith Municipality as a maintenance engineer and plant operator

Working with the town engineer and plant manager. In this capacity I was employed on a shift basis to accommodate ( by mutual agreement between the town council and myself ) my personal business commitments

Reason for leaving:

Long term contract with water treatment company

Company

E L Bateman

Employment dates

1989 - 1992

Position held

Project Commissioning Engineer

DUTIES: responsible for the commissioning of all

mechanical and electrical plant relating

to water and sewage treatment plants.

This position required me to work closely

with consulting engineers, contractors

and plant staff. My duties also included

training of plant staff to perform routine

and remedial maintenance procedures.

Reason for leaving:

Started My Own Company

Company

Self-Priming Pumps Ltd (UK)

Employment dates

1988 - 1989

Position held

Project Engineer

DUTIES: My duties included the selection,

supervision of installation and

commissioning of pumps for various

applications ranging from the waste

water industry, to the refuelling of

Aircraft. Quality control of fabrication

sub-contractors, analysis of pumping

problems and recommendations

regarding corrective action, as well as

discussion with existing Gorman –Rupp

users regarding correct preventative

Maintenance procedures.

Reason for leaving:

Returned to South Africa

Company

E L Bateman/Aqua fund Services

Employment dates

1986 - 1988

Position held

Area Supervisor

DUTIES: responsible for the process operation and

maintenance of sewage treatment and

water treatment plants in Odi and Moretele

Region of Bophuthatswana. This position

required me to work closely with the plant staff

the regional

director and various civil and mechanical

Consulting engineers.

Reason for leaving:

Better Job Offer

Company

The Sewage Treatment Company

Employment dates

1984 - 1986

Position held

Site Supervisor

DUTIES: Responsible for the erection, installation

Commissioning operating and maintenance of a wide range of Mechanical and electrical equipment Relating to water purification and sewage treatment plants.

Reason for leaving:

Better Job Offer

Company

H Solarsh & Co

Employment dates

1979 - 1984

Position held

Apprentice and Qualified Tool Jig & Die maker

Apprentice tool, jig and die maker

Qualified 1982 with NTC 3

DUTIES: Responsible for design, manufacture and

Maintaining of deep draw, press tool jigs

And dies.

Reason for leaving:

Career advancement



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