Ken EdgarLife Experience Presentation The Edgar Family
IntroductionMy Family I love my family very much as the keep me alive and vibrant. This pretty much sums up who I am and what my nature is. All of this energy is taken through into the work place and that is why I thrive on challenges. A wealth of experience that is engaged through a drive to succeed and provide the highest level of service.
Executive SummaryDuring the course of my career I have had the privilege of working on many major projects which has given me a broad knowledge base tohandle single or multi-disciplinary contracts.My career path has involved the following:Multi-disciplinary construction management and execution• Vertical construction packages including civil and electrical disciplines• Turnkey design and construct services• Fabrication and installation of structural steel, tankage, mechanical works and process equipment and piping• Local and overseas fabrication and procurement• Modularisation and off-site pre-assembly• Plant commissioningMy expertise has covered:• Structural steel supply and erection• Installation of heavy mechanical equipment such as crushers, screens, mills, ship loaders, stackers, reclaimers, compressors, process skids,boilers and turbines (gas and steam), draglines, conveyor systems and other plant with facilites.• Installation of above and below ground piping systems for petrochemical, mineral processing, water and associated facilities• Installation of large bins and tanks for the mineral processing and petrochemical industries including thickeners, process tanks, elevatedstorage bins, silos and miscellaneous storage and reagent tanksThe companies I have worked for have specialised in:• Overall project management, design, procurement, fabrication, erection, installation and commissioning of all major plant and equipment• Subcontract management of all associated construction services including earthworks, civils, refractories, coatings and insulation• Wet/dry commissioning of plant equipment, systems testing as well as pre-commissioning services •The management and coordination ofmulti-disciplinary design functions through alliance partners and/or subcontractors
Employment BenefitsThe benefits I bring to a Company are very wide and diverse with the main thrust being on efficiency. My extensive technical and managementexperience combine to ensure target objectives are achieved in a healthy manner.This experience has been gained from a low ground level up to the highest level through hard work. I have no fear of facing and overcoming allchallenges head on. In this regard I am constantly learning and applying any free time to further studies.I also have extensive computer experience in a wide variety of software programs.Having worked in a variety of different roles in the industry as given me a unique insight to the whole process of a Project from start to finish.With this experience one is able to undertake any project efficiently and dynamically exceeding the client’s expectations.On any new project I bring Quality Control and Safety to the fore. Quality Control together with Safety ensure a project that is to the higheststandards. These two issues I give all my attention to as they reduce risk management, if not completely eliminate it, and ensure proper controlsover all aspects of any Project.Any lack of technical knowledge can be easily and quickly obtained but management and planning is something that is acquired over time andthrough experience.Each and evey contract brings with it new challenges that need to be addressed on their merits, this requires leadership and experience.
DUTIES• Project Management Construction:o Project Execution Plans o Earthworkso Closure Plans o Pipe Lineso Handover o Civil Structureso Pre-Commissioning o Dams - Tailings, Return Water and Storageo Commissioning o Dam Liningso Asset Management o Concreteo Construction Management Plans o Pump Systemso Earned Value Management o Control Systems• Construction Management • Design and Constructablity reviews• Contracts Input and Review • Training• Tender Documents/Reviews • Quality Assurance/Quality Control, review of Quality Assurance• Enviromental Audits Planso EIA Studies • Contract Administration (FDIC, GCC, DBO, etc)o EMP Studies • Schedule Controlo Record of Decision • Financial Control – Costings, Claims, RFC’s• Safety (Both Mine and OH&S regulations) • Measurement and Payment• Presentations, Reports • Client Liason – Meetings, Presentations, Reports, Regulatory • Regulatory (Governemental) Liason - Meetings,
EmployersAnglogold Ashanti Golder Associates Africa (Pty) LtdJanuary 2011 – Current 2008 – 2010Lead Project Manager Reason for leaving –Footprint Reduction Project at Obuasi Mine, Ghana which comprises End of Contracta number of projects– Office complex’s, change rooms, stores, Construction Manager (EPCM)workshops, laboratories, lodge resort, etc. +$150mil 15ml/day Water Treatment Plant. (R600mil)280ha Tailings Dam at Iduapriem Mine, Ghana $190mil Bulk Earthworks – Plant platform, 1.2mil m3 earth placed for threeLarge Scale Housing Estates at Obuasi and Iduapriem Mine, Ghana ponds Pipelines – HDPE, Stainless Steel, GMS and PVC Bulk Electrical, light electrical and controllers – PLCsStefanutti Stocks Mining Sub stations – 15Mva and 6.6kVaJune – December 2010 Reservoirs, clarifiers, water tanks, intake (dam) and inlet (plant)Reason for leaving – end of contract towers.Project/Works Manager RO filters, UF filters, green sand filtersTailings Dam facility for Gold Mine in Barberton area Acid and lime storage tanksTailings Dam and Thickner for iron ore mine in Northern Cape Pumps, valves, controls, flow metersThe Directors have assured me that I am welcome back at Roadworksanytime and we keep in regular contact. Administration blocks, laboratory, control room, MCC’s Drainage systems
Employers (contd)Meetse Civils Durban Plasma Coatings2001 – 2007 1975 – 1978Reason for leaving –Owner had to undergo extensive surgery 1990 – 2000Project Manger Reason for leaving –partners retired and sold offMajor pipelines, piping, earthworks, dams and other various civil Project Managerstructures reservoirs, infrastructure, roadworks, sewerage works, Durban Plasma Coatings specialised in the coating and repair ofadministration blocks, housing, etc. Two such projects were - wearing surfaces and covered mainly mechanical engineering.Marite Bulk Water Supply – pipelines, reservoirs, treatment plant These included but were not limited to pumps, valves, piping,(R100mil) bearing surfaces, and hydraulic cylinders. Several teams did all theDwarsloop Water Supply – pipelines, reservoirs, treatment plant fiiting required as well as the shutdown work and modifications to(R130mil) the following plants -Moolman Mining and Earthmoving Sapref Refineries – Durban.1986 – 1989 Iscor steel works (Newcastle and Van der Byl plants) - Mainly theReason for leaving –Personal divorce billet steel mills.Site Manager Position Sugar mills – (all along the KNZ coast and Swaziland)N3 toll road – Marianhill Toll plaza to Shongweni Mining projects – Processing Plants, new projects, additions (JCI,Witbank to Richards Bay Railway additional line Goldfields, Anglo American) (both surface and underground)Richards Bay harbor deep water berthCoal Mining ventures – Witbank areas, opening, hauling andrehabilitationAndulusite process plant – Zeerust areaBulk Earthworks - Mossgas.Chief BuyerManaged the buying department with twelve staff and responsiblefor all contractual and consumable material ordering along with thelogistics of supply to sites throughout the RepublicAlternative DirectorResposibility for numerous sites
Employers (contd)New Vaal Colliery – Amcoal Consolidated Diamond Mines – De Beers1983- 1986 NamibiaReason for leaving – 1978 – 1982End of Contract Reason for leaving –received better offer closer to homeProject Manager Site Agent/Credit ControllerGreenfields Project Started in field workshops and then progressed to Base workshops.Establishment of complete Opencast Mine including main plant, Establishment of No. 4 plant and pilot plant.base workshops, bulk material conveyor systems, tip, crushers, haul An opportunity was given to move to the Financial Departmentroads. This also included th establishment of the mobile equipment to broaden my experience. Here I took over the Creditorssuch as draglines, face shovels, haul trucks, etc. The mine was Department which was processing in excess of $3mil per dayestablished to supply Lethabo power station with coal using a mix of excluding Capital Purchasessub grade mixed with high grade coal. The changes I made to the exisiting systems improved efficiencies by over 50% and this was brought to senior management’s attention and I was then promoted to the accounts department to head the Creditors section. We handled invoices to a value of R4mil daily and employed a staff of eight of which 6 were just handling queries. I then set up a computerized system to handle the thousands of invoices received daily and bring better control over the payments. It was also during this time that I began studing for my B. Comm which unfortunately I only managed to achieve two years and did not complete.
Some of my projectsObuasi Footprint ReductionNumerous roadworks, structures, bulk electrical reticulation, community relations, security, pipework, processing plant. $150milOptimum Coal Mines15ml/day Water Treatment Plant. (Greenfield Project) – R600millionMarite Bulk Water SupplyPiping, reservoirs, pumps stations and pumps - +R100millionDwarsloop Water SupplyPiping, reservoirs, pumps stations and pumps - +R130millionConsolidated Diamond Mines - De BeersMain Plant, Pilot Plant – erection and fabricationSapref RefineriesPiping, pumps, control systems, shutdown major (major repair and modifications)Iscor Steel WorksPlant modifications and extensions, repairs and maintenanceNew Vaal Colliery – AmcoalComplete Mine – greenfields projectSugar mills – NumerousPlant shutdowns, extensions, new sections, repairs and maintenance.MossgasBulk earthworksRichards Bay/Witbank Railway lineEarthworks, bridges, culverts, crossingsCullinan Diamond MineUnderground production monitoring systemsHarmony Gold MinesUnderground water control systems
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