Dear Sir / Madam
I hereby respectfully submit a very brief summary of my pertinent main qualifications, career and experiences. Having dedicated my career to the disciplines and studies of Project Management via the PMBOK, I reached the pinnacle of my profession in 2011 when I was awarded Professional Status with Project Management South Africa. In 2012 I successfully completed the Rhodes University examinations for the NQF 9 Project Management standard which is at master’s level.
In addition, I did an apprenticeship as a Structural Draughtsman with Dorbyl South Africa, moved on to Architectural Drawings, was chosen as a Housing Quality Judge by the NHBRC, obtained the NQF 5 Civil Engineering certification in Labour intensive Construction, studied for a Damelin Diploma in Project Management and completed advanced certification in Construction Contracts and General Conditions of Contract specialization with the University of Pretoria. My achievements with Project Management in the Construction and Development fields have included the drawing of numerous building designs and plans, the construction of a multitude of buildings including housing, schools, clinics and industrial structures. The design and setup of maintenance schedules and the carrying out of maintenance projects on a large variety of Projects. The civil Engineering Projects have included dams, roads, pipelines, earthworks, concrete work, commercial and housing developments.
My experience on managing these diverse projects has been gained whilst working in my private capacity over the years and work done with and for various private companies and Governmental bodies. Notable achievements were, for example, when I was successful in turning around projects that had failed, resulting not only in the success of the project, but also in the sense of achievement having assisted people in need. Further detail is given in my detailed Curriculum Vitae.
As a variation from my well-loved construction and development fields, but remaining in the Project Management realm, I accepted the challenge to set up and direct a hugely difficult and demanding project in Mauritius where my skills, knowledge, tenacity and diplomacy were severely tested when I ventured into the tourism and hospitality fields. The project consisted of a sea-plane aircraft sight-seeing business in Mauritius. The business, which continues to this day, is now owned by Mauritian persons, as we returned to South Africa in 2003 after eight years in Mauritius. The challenging project involves the hosting of guests from all corners of the globe who are on holiday in Mauritius and wish to partake in airborne safaris and sight-seeing flights. The Project is also challenging as it is popular with VVIP and 5-star guests from hotels who are most particular in their expectations and demands. The Project set-up stage was at the highest levels and included liaison with the then Prime Minister and the applicable Governmental Ministers. I performed the duties of Director and Chief Pilot for the Company and in addition, managed the safety and all maintenance aspects.
The diversity of the work and the type of projects have ensured that my ability covers a wide spectrum of work in varied situations, diverse places and a myriad of personalities. I am proudly known as an “expert and specialist organiser”. I am a team player that has learnt to become a knowledgeable and skilled leader and mentor through experience, learning and a positive, friendly attitude. During my work in the Eastern Cape, I was proud to be given a Clan Name of
“Qwathi” which in the isiXhosa language means “he who does what is right and good”. My family lineage on my Father’s side is Scottish and my Mother’s lineage is German. I have just turned a healthy and agile sixty-one, not afraid to get my hands dirty and wear the management and labourer cap equally well.
My hobbies are gardening, wood-working, creative design, construction activities and mentoring of people. I wish to thank you most sincerely for the opportunity to submit my application for your perusal. Yours sincerely.
Patrick Robin Anderson.
PATRICK ROBIN ANDERSON
(QWATHI - isiXhosa)
(Qwathi – A Xhosa Clan name meaning – He who does what is correct) 2
NAME : Patrick Robin Anderson
PROFESSIONAL : Professional Project Manager with PMSA (Reg. no. 17379380) STATUS
ADDRESS : Various
TELEPHONE NUMBER : -
FACSIMILE NUMBER : -
E-MAIL : firstname.lastname@example.org
MOBILE TELEPHONE : 082-***-****
DATE OF BIRTH : 17/03/1959
AGE : 61 Years
MARITAL STATUS : Married
DEPENDANTS : Nil
LANGUAGES : ENGLISH (Excellent)
HIGH SCHOOL : Dale College
King Willams Town
I completed my schooling in 1977, passing the following subjects : English
SPORTS : Rugby - 2
Cricket - 2
I was elected as a Prefect prior to my final year. Awarded the School Prize for Praiseworthy Attitude. 4
ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS & DIPLOMAS
2011 : UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
Advanced course on Construction Contracts and GCC Specialization. 2011 : AWARDED PROFESSIONAL STATUS WITH THE INSTITUTE OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA
Pr. PM (SANR 7469)
2011 : RHODES UNIVERSITY
Successfully completed the NQF9 examinations in Project Management in alignment with Rhodes University MBA Programme.
NQF9 is at Masters level.
2008 : MEMBERSHIP WITH THE INSTITUTE OF PROJECT
MANAGEMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA (PMSA)
Registration Number : SANR 7469
2005 : NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT OF CIVIL
ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION (LIC) LABOUR INTENSIVE
CONSTRUCTION - NQF5
Have successfully graduated with a high commendation. 2005 : Appointed as the National Home Builders Council (NHBRC) Provincial Housing Judge.
1994 : PROJECT MANAGEMENT DIPLOMA
Successfully completed a one year Project Management course with The South African Institute of Management.
Date of Award : 2 December 1994.
1994 : Passed my South African Pilots Licence Exams, theory & practice. Licence Number : 28160.
1991 : Awarded the South African “BRICKMARK” certificate for high quality Construction.
1991 : Completed a computer design and drawing course (CAD) with the East London Technical College.
1990 : Completed the Board Examinations for the Institute of South African Estate Agents.
Holder of Certificate Number : EAB26041/E.
1987 : Completed the Personal Performance (Pty) Ltd. Certificate for Middle Management.
1983 : In-house drawing & design training – Dorbyl Structural Engineers. 5
WORKING CAREER & TRAINING
(most recent position first)
2015 – Present: SELF EMPLOYED
Having decided to leave Babereki Consulting Engineers, I have been operating as a Project Manager on a consultancy basis. My first appointment has been with a Professional Civil Engineering Company that is conducting work for the Eastern Cape Department of Rural Development and Land Reform. I have prepared 33 in depth reports based on investigations and assessments that I performed on existing projects and sites in the Eastern Cape. The reports covered all infrastructure that is operated by the Department. The programme has now entered the construction phase and I have completed my part of the assignment. SCHOOLS FOR THE ASIDI PROGRAMME
Fulfilling the role of Engineering Services Coordinator for Bigen Africa Consulting Engineers, I have been managing the construction and quality control on 12 schools situated in the most rural areas of the Eastern Cape. My two year contract has now reached conclusion.
2010 – 2015: BABEREKI CONSULTING ENGINEERS
Having been approached by the Chairperson of Babereki Consulting Engineers, I was appointed as the Head of Programme and Project Management for the organisation which comprises of Offices in Kimberley, Mmabatho, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, Bloemfontein and East London. I have subsequently also been appointed as the Business Development Manager for the Company, having successfully secured a variety of large and viable Projects for the Company. The summary of my duties is the overall Programme and Project Management for all the Branches and projects throughout the Country. Of significance are the turn-around strategies that were required on certain Projects where, due to previous poor performance, clients were dissatisfied with the Company and its performance. In these cases, strategic analysis was required to determine the cause of the failures and to design and implement the required turn-around strategies. The failures proved to be a combination of human and technical inadequacies which we were able to rectify, and by so doing, meet the required deliverables of the clients.
Projects undertaken range from a,
o New Legislature Building in Bloemfontein with an estimated value of R700 million,
o Free State Bucket Toilet eradication programme valued at approximately R650 million,
o The Management of the compilation of 170 OMM & EPP manuals for the Department of Water Affairs (class 2 & 3 Dams) o 5 Road Construction Projects with multi-million rand values, 6
o The design and project management of a new pipe line project with an estimated value of R110 million and,
o The design and development of Projects such as
renovations of Performing Arts Centres and,
Of significant importance is my implementation and Management of a Commercial Development for the Company, consisting of a 12,000m Shopping Mall, 4 Star Lodge/Hotel and a collage of stand-alone Businesses and Premises. Total value of this first phase of the Development is estimated at R180 million.
The implementation of Quality Assurance Procedures and Principles has been a critical component of my position, ensuring that the multi-cultured staff understand and respect the required work ethics, Company Principles and the Environmental issues that govern all Projects especially in the Engineering and Construction Industry.
Equally, the essential components of Occupational Health and Safety Management, various policies and registration with the applicable bodies such as CESA and ISO9000 were critical to ensure company compliance with modern day trends and regulations.
o Analysing, designing and implementing the turn-around strategy for the North West Department of Public Works Multi Project to the satisfaction of the client and the Company.
o Constructing a healthy relationship with reputable Engineering Consultancy Companies in South Africa to ensure that expertise and work can be shared for the benefit of the Company. o The successful delivery of all design and detail work for the New Free State Legislature Complex which proved to be a most challenging project due to the building complexity, human challenges and political nature of the Project.
o The securing of five major Projects for the Company due to the quality of the Proposals has been a major achievement, receiving very favourable comments from the Clients
The delivery of quality projects within time and budget are always most rewarding.
2006 – 2009 : THUBELISHA HOMES (Governmental housing organization) Subsequent to being approached by Thubelisha Homes, I was appointed as the Area Manager for East London and the surrounding Municipal areas. Duties
Management of all personnel
o Project Management of multiple Projects with a financial value of approximately R400 000 000.00
o Ensuring a good working relationship with Provincial Government, Municipalities and other Stakeholders.
o Representing Thubelisha at Provincial and Municipal Meetings. 7
o Ensuring a high level of confidence was maintained between Thubelisha, Provincial Government and Municipalities o Assisting the Company and the Provincial Government in fast tracking expenditure of an average R500 Million budget on housing projects throughout the Eastern Cape Region.
o Overall Area Management and Management of Projects. o Management of Projects within time constraints.
o Management of the financial aspects of the projects. o Management of compliance and quality aspects.
o Management of empowerment aspects.
o Liaison with Government Ministries, Manufacturers and Contracting Companies regarding all aspects of housing.
o The unblocking of housing Projects.
o Preparation and conclusion of Agreements, Appointments and Management of Consultants and Contractors.
o Assisting Emerging Contractors in all aspects of their projects. o Assisting Emerging Contractors with the acquisition of materials. o Liaison at Top Management level with Material Manufacturers and Suppliers.
o Ensuring a team spirit within Thubelisha Staff and all Stakeholders. o Providing close support and assistance to the Provincial Manager regarding all aspects of his duties.
Of great significance, was the maintaining of good relationships with Local Government, the Department of Housing and Municipalities whilst focusing on delivering homes to the deserving communities. It was imperative to maintain a firm yet fair goal oriented approach to the task at hand, avoiding political interference with diplomacy and tact. During my time with Thubelisha, we achieved our set goals and delivered on our mandate.
2002 – 2006 : DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING & LOCAL GOVERNMENT I was employed as the Housing Project Manager / Technical Advisor to the MEC.
o Involvement in all aspects of housing projects including :
Advise the Department and MEC on all matters relating to housing.
Improvement of housing quality.
Fast-tracking of emergency housing projects.
Ad-hoc site inspections.
Evaluation of housing applications.
Evaluation of geo-technical reports.
Approval of payments for geo-technical variances.
Identifying and implementing methods and materials to improve housing
Verification and approval of Bills of Quantities for payment.
Duties and responsibilities as part of the Technical Evaluation Team.
Solving construction problems on site.
Identifying and correcting the use of sub-standard materials and building
methods on site.
Introducing new and improved materials such as Newtec.
Negotiating for improved material prices.
Developing innovative methods of construction.
Investigating and implementing alternative forms of sanitation.
Assisting the Project Co-ordinator with technical matters.
The unblocking of housing Projects
My ability to communicate in isiXhosa was of great benefit. Achievements
In addition, the following direct Project Management applicable to :- o Appointed as the Project Director for the Port St. Johns Rural Project, comprising of 1,000 houses. 500 of the houses within a new village layout consisting of roads, storm water, water and dry sanitation. o The remaining 500 houses scattered in an extreme rural topography of mountains and valleys.
The houses were completed within eighteen months.
o The introduction of GLOBAL POSITIONING (GPS) site identification for rural projects – a first for the Eastern Cape. o The design and introduction of the computerised “TRACKER SYSTEM” for Project Management within the Department, assisted with improved audit reports from the Office of The Auditor General o My proposal and eventual approval by National Housing of the
“LOCATION VARIANCE” for housing projects situated beyond a reasonable radius from material suppliers. Additional finance was made available to the subsidy as a result.
1995 – 2002 : ISLAND WINGS – MAURITIUS
The design, setting up and management of the Aircraft sight-seeing project in Mauritius from the conception stage through to the eventual success, proved to be a most challenging Project Management exercise, entailing such diverse and complex matters as, the dealing with Government Ministers and their Ministries, all sectors of the Tourism industry and the Department of Civil Aviation.
The project was an entirely new concept in the Country, requiring a most sensitive yet determined approach to ensure its’ success. The project delivered in excess of 4 000 flights within a framework of the utmost safety and enjoyment in the Tourism industry. My duties and responsibilities as Director of Operations, Project Manager and Chief Pilot included :
o THE CONCEPTUAL DESIGN
o MANAGEMENT OF ALL THE PROJECT SEGMENTS
o ALL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS TO AIRCRAFT AND
o OPERATIONAL MANAGEMENT.
o LIASON WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF CIVIL AVIATION AND GOVERNMENT MINISTRIES.
o COMPILING RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR LIGHT
AIRCRAFT IN MAURITIUS.
o FLYING ACTIVITIES.
(I accumulated in excess of 1,000 Sea Plane hours) o COMPILING OF MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS
o DESIGNING OF MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS FOR THE
This was an exercise to make the impossible become possible. Numerous factors were against the success of the project. It required extreme determination and dedication whilst needing to display extreme levels of patience and diplomacy.
The Project even escalated to the level of being prominent between the ruling party and the opposition, thereby requiring extreme sensitivity to the direction and course that one followed.
My skills at diplomacy and success in adversity were honed during this most difficult project.
It was indeed an achievement to finally see the project succeed and the take-off of the first aircraft, culminating in the success of over 4000 flights.
1988 – 1995 : SELF EMPLOYED
I left the employ of The Ciskei National Development Corporation to set up my own Architectural / Construction Business. We concentrated mainly on house design and construction but in addition carried out the following large contracts :-
NCERA VILLAGE COMMUNITY PROJECT FOR THE SOUTH
AFRICAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT
This consisted of :-
700 Houses in 8 villages
Total Value R8,500 000.00
Village Community Project Organigram
S.A. Government (DDA) Consulting Engineers
(Bosch & Associates)
Sub-Contractors Own Staff
Construction was with face brick to the Department of Public Works standards.
THE RESTORATION OF THE HEALDTOWN COMPLEX
(originally constructed in 1855)
This was Nelson Mandela’s Alma Matter.
This project consisted of the restoration of certain buildings within the Healdtown Complex and proved to be a most complex Project Management exercise due to the age and condition of the existing structures. Extensive sewer and water reticulation was also involved. Contract Value R1,500 000.00
Healdtown Contract Organigram
Architects Quantity Surveyors
(Winterbach Pretorius & White) (Francis Williams Jones) P Anderson
Construction Teams (100 personnel)
CONSTRUCTION OF SCHOOLS FOR THE SOUTH AFRICAN
The construction of 4 schools within a period of one year. Total Value R2,000 000.00
WORK DONE FOR AN INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY DEVELOPER
Design, drawing and supervision of approximately 800 low and medium cost house plans for a Property Developer and the construction thereof. 11
MY DUTIES FOR ALL THE ABOVE CONTRACTS WERE AS
o PROJECT AND SITE MANAGEMENT
o SITE MEETINGS
o ARCHITECT AND QUANTITY SURVEYOR LIAISON
o QUALITY AND PROGRESS CONTROL
o STAFF MANAGEMENT
o MATERIAL ORDERING
o DESIGNING AND SETTING UP MAINTENANCE PROGRAMS
Clients such as the South African Government Department of Development Aid were pleased with my diplomatic “hands on” management and staff control, as a large percentage of our contracts were carried out in very politically sensitive areas.
1984 - 1987 : CISKEI NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION I joined the Ciskei National Development Corporation in their Architectural / Construction Division. I was promoted to the position of Senior Architectural Designer and Draughtsman, Building Inspector and Co-ordinator in 1986.
Our projects consisted of :-
The design and construction of :
The maintenance of :
Maintenance of shopping complexes and Hotels
A large percentage of my time was dedicated to Site Management and assisting the Contractors with all aspects of their projects including electrical and plumbing.
Technical Division Organigram
Sub-Contractors Draughtsmen Contractors
Maintenance Teams Maintenance Teams
1980 - 1983 : DORBYL STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS
I entered the in-house Draughtsmanship training with Dorbyl South Africa. I completed this course in 1983. In addition to the Draughting, Site Work and Site Management formed part of the training. HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Moto Cross - Ceased racing and was elected Chairman in 1984. Representative on the South African National Motor Sport Body. Design and Constructing
various items, for example : - Motor Vehicle Trailers
- Children’s Adventure Playgrounds. (4 in Mauritius) Housing and Development
for rural communities : - Assisting rural communities with housing applications and construction of Top Structures and Services of Water and Sanitation
- Assisting rural communities with Business Plans and Planning for Development Projects
Teaching and assisting Emerging Contractors
Carpentry and woodwork
PERSONAL CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Due to the enjoyment and the pleasure I derive from design and construction, I have personally constructed the following private residences, physically doing most of the work myself: o 283 Kabeljou Crescent, Cintsa East - 2008
o 170 Village View Road, Kidds Beach - 1987
o 14 Breezy Ridge, Kidds Beach - 1989
NAME DESIGNATION CONTACT DETAILS
Ms Phakama Booi Senior Manager 083-***-****
Mr Etienne du Plessis Director E10 083-***-****
Mr Alphonse de Jong Company Director 082-***-****
De Studio Architects &
Mr P Jonas Director 082-****-***
Setplan / Umhlaba
Mr Morgan Munsammy Provincial Manager 082-****-*** Standard Bank Housing.
Previous Regional Manager
for Thubelisha Homes (Govt)
Mr Colin Pollock Regional Manager 083-***-****
Mr Lumko Mhlauli Director 082-****-***
Lukhozi Consulting Engineers
INDEX OF ATTACHMENTS
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1. CERTIFIED COPY OF IDENTITY DOCUMENT
2. CERTIFIED COPIES OF DIPLOMA’S
3. CERTIFIED COPIES OF CERTIFICATES
4. LETTERS OF REFERENCE AND RECOMMENDATION