• Centurion, South Africa
  • 20th March 2019

Profile Summary

Our candidate is a 40 year old South African male with a B.Eng and a M.Eng in Mechanical and Materials Engineering. He is registered as a Professional Engineer (Pr.Eng) with the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA) as well as a Member of the South African Institute of Mechanical Engineers (SAIMechE) and resides in Centurion. He has been working for a consulting engineering firm for 15 years which provided him with significant experience in the design, analysis, simulation and optimisation of thermal hydraulic systems typically found in the oil & gas, petrochemical, power generation, water and nuclear industries. The last 10 years of his career he has been involved in the design, manufacturing, execution and commissioning of a key mechanical contract package for two mega projects in the power generation sector.  During his tenure in the strategic mega projects he has proven his ability to execute large, complex & challenging projects within deadlines and budget by demonstrating leadership & motivation and instilling a sense of urgency in his team. He is able to skilfully combine his technical expertise, problem-solving and meticulous organizational abilities. He is further able to delivers complex projects, from conception to commercial operation, with minimal supervision and demonstrates adaptability in changing project environments. He is an innovative problem solver, skilled at project recovery, change management and coordinating the activities of cross-functional teams and who is able to confidently engage with stakeholders, contractors and suppliers to ensure project deliverables align with design, code and contractual requirements.

Summary of Experience

He started his career in 2002 as a Masters engineering student where he investigated various heat transfer and fluid flow phenomena for implementation into the thermal hydraulic software code Flownex.  In 2004 he was appointed on a full time basis where he spent his time modelling, simulating and analyzing thermal hydraulic networks in Flownex on a consultation basis for various key clients.

In 2005 he became involved in hardware projects where he was fully involved in the design, manufacturing, erection and commissioning of the small scale high pressure - high temperature test facilities.

In 2008 he worked as a Project Engineer, where he gained significant experience in the Power Plant environment which led to the decision to take up the opportunity as a fulltime engineer.

His ability and drive to complete complex overdue tasks led to the decision to join a large Power Station Project in 2010 where he worked alongside the Lead Discipline Engineer for the Turbine Plant. He was appointed in the Deputy Lead Discipline Engineer role where he was responsible for leading and directing the head office Design Team effort to ensure the overdue design completion milestone was achieved

In 2013 he was appointed as a Turbine Plant Lead Discipline Engineer which required him to lead a Turbine Plant Engineering Team which encompassed the entire design responsibility of a Turbine Plant inclusive of engineering support during construction and commissioning.

After completion of his contract, he took up the opportunity to work as Principal Mechanical Engineer on the strategic high profile Eskom Partial Load Loss Project. On this project, his significant experience in thermal hydraulic process design, analysis and optimisation combined with his project engineering experience as Lead Discplince Engineer on the turbine plant and associated equipment proved invaluable to investigate and resolve partial load losses on the Eskom fleet of Coal Fired Power Stations.

After completion of the Eskom Partial Load Loss Project he became involved in freelance and pro-bono consulting work in both the power generation and bio-energy sectors whilst considering his next long term career opportunity.

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Racial Classification
Job Title
Turbine Plant Engineer / Consulting Engineer / Design Engineer
B. Eng. Mechanical and Materials Engineering, M. Eng. Mechanical Engineering and Pr.Eng
Years of Experience
Industry Experience
Engineering, Power Plant
15 April 2019
Salary bracket
R1.5 million pa.
Consultant Name
Jennifer Sutherland
Consultant Email
Consultant Phone Number
072 386 6865

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