Wagner - Project Management - Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Mark Wagner

Johannesburg, GP, South Africa

Summary

I have been practicing as a Project Manager for over 12 years and have been involved in high profile projects in the steel making, materials handling and mineral process plant sectors.
I have gained valuable and extensive experience in all related fields of engineering and project management within the project and am still willing to learn more.
I have good interpersonal skills and an outgoing personality.
I enjoy challenges and feel I can add value to any company that is prepared to give me the chance to prove it..

Services

Project Management

Work History

Project Management Consultant

MR Wagner Agencies

From January 2014

Currently consulting for small engineering companies assisting with compilation and training of FIDIC and NEC type contract documents and implememtaion

Senior Project Manager

Basil Read Matomo (Pty)Ltd

March 2012 - December 2013

BR MATOMO is a process design and project execution company operating in southern Africa. Working from offices based in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, services include process plant engineering and design, procurement, construction management and commissioning.
 Project Manager responsible for the successful execution of capital projects, in the process engineering industry. Control of cost, quality, time, procurement and planning of all equipment and fabricated parts, locally and abroad.
 Studying and converting Bankable Feasibility Studies into SOW’s and WBS’s for capital projects.

Project Manager

FLSmidth (Pty)Ltd

March 2008 - February 2012

FLSmidth is a large worldwide company that specializes in all mining machinery and equipment relating to the cement and minerals handling sectors. Their head office is in Copenhagen, Denmark and have a South African Engineering and minerals handling office in Constantia Kloof, Johannesburg.
 1 of 10 Project Managers responsible for the successful execution of capital and aftermarket projects, in the materials handling industry. Control of cost, quality, time, procurement and planning of all equipment and fabricated parts, locally and abroad.
 Equipment supplied by FLSmidth that I was involved with:
o Various plant specific Stockyard Stackers and Reclaimers
o Mills and mill circuits
o Crushers
o Flotation; classifiers, clarifiers, float cells, flotation circuits
o Winders, new and refurbishments

Eastern Transvaal Industrial Services (ETIS) Mvelaphanda Engineering

December 2002 - February 2008

ETIS Mvelaphanda Engineering is an ISO9000, nationwide company that fabricates, refurbishes, upgrades, installs, erects and services overhead cranes and hoists; as well as fabrication work on and off site. It has around 72 000m2 of undercover workshop space, comprising off: Fabrication workshop, Fitting
workshop, Machine shop, Refurbishment workshop, Electrical workshop, Load test Department, as well as in house mechanic for all vehicles.
1) Engineering Manager 2004- 2008
 Responsible for the Fabrication, Fitting, Machining and Site-works departments:
 There were 4 Heads of Departments each with around 20 to 30 people under them, reporting to me
 All Mechanical related work
 Overhead crane design, to be verified by Structural engineer
 Estimating, cranes and projects
 All tenders done by ETIS, 2 estimators and a draughtsman
 Customer relations – complaints, buying contracts and new business
 Project management – new projects
2) Project Manager – New Projects 2003 - 2004
 Responsible for planning and carrying out of all project related work
 Management of project team, subcontractors and project consultants
 Completion of Root Cause Analysis for incidents
 Cost and budget control
 3) Department Head 2002 - 2003
 Head up fabrication department, 2 supervisors and 45 personnel
 Responsible for all fabrication work in workshop and on site
 Site visits & tendering
 ISO9000 & 14000 steering committee

Technical & Quality Manager

Neven Matthews Pty (ltd)

January 1997 - September 1997

Responsible for all technical & quality concerns, including ISO9000 implementation
Oversee maintenance of mills and related equipment
Development and technical advancement

Director

M.R. Wagner Agencies cc

October 1997 - November 2002

Specialized in spillage prevention equipment, conveyor belt scrapers, skirting and general material handling
Retrofitted Tutuka power station with scrapers, skirting rubber and impact beds, supplied by Brelko Engineering
Installation, maintenance and servicing of all spillage prevention equipment
Organization of 4 service teams complete with site equipment and spares
Computer hardware sales
Distributor for cleaning chemicals, materials and equipment

Section Engineer - Outside services

Highveld Steel & Vanadium Corporation

January 1992 - December 1996

Producer & Elkem Gas production, emergency generators, compressed air, process, raw & seepage water reticulation.
Services workshops including machining, fitting and plate work – 75 people, including 3 foremen.
Coordination of stand by and emergency plans, break downs and shut downs
Acting as Divisional Engineer from time to time

Projects

Two Rivers Platinum, Tertiary Milling Plant

Successful completion, in time and under budget of a process plant that recovered
chrome and fine PGM’s from the tailings of the main platinum concentrator plant
Complete coordination of the fabrication of various components and equipment,
fabricated locally and abroad; management of logistics and planning; management of erection and commissioning of plant; functional descriptions and complete data books.
Duration of project approximately 18 months

United Manganese of Kalahari, stockyard linear stackers and portal reclaimers

Project Manager - Complete fabrication of various components and equipment,
fabricated locally and abroad; management of logistics and planning; management of erection and commissioning of machines; functional descriptions and complete data books.
Duration of project approximately 22 months

Phola Coal Processing Plant, Stockyard stackers and reclaimers

Project Manager - Complete fabrication of various components and equipment,
fabricated locally and abroad; management of logistics and planning; management of erection and commissioning of machines; involved in training on machines, functional descriptions and complete data books.
Duration of project approximately 28 months

120t/h pusher type furnace - Highveld Steel

Project Manager – Complete new pusher furnace: Demolition of old furnace, fabrication, installation and commissioning of new pusher furnace, 120 people on project.
Project completed in record time, Fabrication commenced in March 2003 and furnace was commissioned and the first hot billet was pushed through the furnace on 19 September 2003, 4 months ahead of schedule

Qualifications & Certifications

Higher National Diploma - Mechanical Engineering

Vaal University of Technology

National Diploma - Mechanical Engineering

Vaal University of Technology

Witbank High School

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