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Project Engineer (Fire Detection & Security Systems)


I am a South African citizen currently working in Abu Dhabi (Dubai) as Technical Manager for Middle East and Africa. I am seeking a Project Engineer (Manager) or Regional Manager position in the USA. If the right opportunity presents itself I will be willing to relocate.


2. Employment History

2.1 January 2008 to present

Designation: Technical Manager – Securiton Middle East Abu Dhabi, UAE

• Supports the Managing Director in all aspects of developing the company’s business plan in the region

• Performs technical evaluation of client requests for support

• Performs site surveys

• Develops concepts for proposals and presentations to Clients

• Liaises with technical support staff in Switzerland on a regular basis to insure integrated responses to the client and to keep current with new products and services

• Provides regular reports on special market requirements and other intelligence which has an impact on our ability to compete and accomplish our business plan

• Manages projects within the territory

a) Projects in Middle East and Africa:

• Managed and supervised the installation of fixed radio frequency jamming equipment in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

• Supervised the installation of convoy radio frequency jamming equipment in Pakistan.

• Managed and supervised the installation of a temporary site protection system for the Singapore grand prix 2010.

• Developed and supervised the design of a security concept for an oil company in Libya.

• Supervised the delivery of counter intelligence counter measure equipment for South Africa.

b) Business Development Middle East and Africa:

• Instrumental in the establishment of new business relations in Southern Africa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Libya and Sudan.

• Assisted with the business development of the Middle East and Asian sub continent.

• Established the Securiton Middle East website and marketing material.

c) Training:

• Deployment of the Securiton temporary site protection system.

• Implementation process, maintenance and fault finding of Securiton's modular fire detection system and building management system.

• Programming management and fault finding on Securiton's IPS Intelligent CCTV system.

• Installation process and programming of radio frequency jamming equipment.

• Measures how to use and operate counter intelligence counter measure equipment.

• Implementation process of ground detection radar system.

d) Exhibitions and Conferences:

• ISNR Exhibition 2008 – 2010

• Milipol Exhibition 2009

• IDEX Exhibition 2009 – 2011

• Security for Energy Infrastructure Conference – 2008

• Middle East Energy Security Forum - 2009

e) Other achievements in Abu Dhabi:

• Swiss Securitas Application Centre at Higher College of Technology, Abu Dhabi U.A.E.

• I was instrumental in the design and implementation of the Application Centre.

• Assist with the training course program on a continues basis.

2.2 July 2006 to November 2007

Deisgnation: Electronic Security Advisor – National Intelligence Agency Pretoria, South Africa

• Liaise with clients on a regular basis and build good working relations

• Visits clients according to identified needs, to promote electronic security advising and to assist with security projects and / or security solutions

• Identify and liaise with service providers who can assist in addressing electronic security needs

• Liaise with the operational process / structures regarding security trends identified

• Determine the electronic security needs of clients, obtain and collect the relevant


• Actively participate and contribute as a project team member in projects related to electronic security systems

• Maintain a well balanced interpersonal relationship with clients, managers, operational members and stakeholders

• Apply a professional code of conduct and adhere to NIA’s core values and work ethos

• Plan, design and conceptualize concepts, mechanisms and devices (functional models / developments)

2.3 July 2005 to June 2006

Project and Quality Controller – Blick SA Pretoria, South Africa

• Manage installations and quality control of Access Control and CCTV systems

• Liaise with sub-contractors and building engineers

• Quality control of installations

• Manage resources by tracking progress, identify and resolve allocation problems and manage shared resources

2.4 September 2003 to June 2005

Designation: Project Manager - Deployment & New Installations - Provicom Electronics Pretoria, South Africa

• Manage installation and maintenance of all external and internal security systems, fire detection, access control equipment and CCTV systems

• Manage projects at all levels, delegating tasks

• Schedule and project planning

• Quality control

• Update key stakeholders and team members on current project progress by providing up to date reports

• Manage resources by tracking progress, identify and resolve allocation problems and manage shared resources

• Liaise with engineers, property evaluators and sub-contractors

• Responsible for supplier performance and forward planning

• Inspect maintenance repairs carried out to ensure quality of workmanship

• Establish quality control on materials ordered as per the contract

2.5 January 2002 to July 2003

Designation: Project /Site Manager/Project Engineer, Firetech Projects - Albania

• Project Manager for the installation of the security systems at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers in Tirana, Albania

• Manage the technical implementation of systems for operational use and ensure best practices are utilized in order to achieve hotel security objectives by installing of fire detection, access control, evacuation systems, CCTV and back ground music

• Company representative in Albania

• Source, select, negotiate and manage external suppliers and sub-contractors ensuring that specifications are met

• Manage and deliver continues improvement programs to enhance efficiency

• Purchasing materials to ensure optimum efficiency and cost effectiveness

• Liaise with engineers, property evaluators, sub-contractors and project director

• Process all required client changes/requests and pricing as required before final hand-over. Adhere to in house cost control procedures

• Upon successful completion of the project, agree final accounts with sub-contractors

2.6 January 1995 to August 2003

Designation: Site Manager and Site Engineer – Firetech Projects, Pretoria South Africa

• Maintenance of fire detection, access control, CCTV systems

• Ensure that projects comply with regulations and standards

• Procure and order materials and machinery

• Accept and establish quality control on materials ordered as per required delivery date

• Ensure that materials delivered comply with purchase order raised

• Ensure optimum material stock levels are maintained

• Establish strategies, policies and procedures with the labor force working with you

• Share best practices and lessons learnt

• Liaise with manufacturers ensuring optimum production levels are maintained as per production schedule

• Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with clients, manufacturers and suppliers

2.7 January 1993 to December 1993

Compulsive National Military Service: South African National Defense Force - 2 Signals Unit Wonderboom

Rank Held: Corporal

3. Strengths

• Successful leadership and management experience

• Strong interpersonal and team building attributes

• Proven skills in communication, administration, analysis, planning and problem solving

• Attention to detail and quality

• Efficiency

• Time scales and Deadlines

• Inspirational team builder and leader

• Energetic self motivated

• Proven track record in delivering major projects





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