Gallie - Senior Property And Construction Project Manager - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Melanie Gallie

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


I am a highly skilled Programme & Project Management Professional and delivery management specialist with extensive property management and ancillary services expertise, detailed business knowledge and proven ability to make viable contributions at senior business management level. Fully conversant with industry standards (SAPOA, SAFMA and IFMA) and best of class practices, with a consistent track record in delivering cost effective strategic projects and solutions. Excellent client services, strong people skills, with proven ability to build successful, cohesive teams and interact well with individuals across all levels of the business. Committed to promoting the ongoing development of project management skills across an organization.


Senior Property And Construction Project Manager

Work History

Property Project Manager - Head of Project Management Office

Old Mutual Corporate Property Management

From September 2007

DURATION: September 2007 - Current
POSITION Property Project Manager - Head of Project Management Office

Project Administrator and Project Manager

May 2004 - June 2007

• Management of admin support team
• Log, Track, Maintain & Reconcile - Project Financials
• Investigate and Correct BVAR discrepancies
• Set up Budget Controls for Branch Upgrades
• Prepare Project Finance Closure Report
• Consolidate Branch Statistics & Draw reports via Pivot Tables
• Compile and Complete Change Management Training Manual
• Liaise with Marketing - Printing Posters, ect
• Liaise with Promotional Vendor - Gifts, Name Badges
• Liaise with Amicus - Coverage of Launch Functions
• Track Actions - Snag Lists, Go Live Activities & Operational List
• Co-ordinate Building Contractors & other Vendors
• Facilitate the Branch Opening Launches
• Coordinate all People & Process Tasks
• Attendance of Meetings & Minute Taking
• Notifying Team Members via Meeting Requests
• Compiling & Distributing approved minutes to team members
• Data to be stored in a central, accessible location
• Logistics & Reconciliation's Coordination
• Coordinate all Conference and Workshops
• Administrative Support and other Ad Hoc Activities
• Negotiate Rental, Lease & Sub Lease Agreements and Tennant Installation with the Landlord
• Request Design Layouts from Design Team
• Project Managed the relocation and renovation a complete Branch Upgrade from start to finish managing both Group Schemes and Client Services (Groblersdal)
• Facilitated Workshop with the Branch Managers to determine Branch Requirements (Worcester, Strand & Somerset West)
• Compile and Present a Branch Requirements Analysis Report (Worcester Strand & Somerset West)
• Construction site inspection and staff briefing (Worcester Strand & Somerset West)
• Negotiated with PFA to fund an upgrade and OMCS only responsible to fund their furniture (Fish Hoek)
• Conducted a feasibility study for the construction of the biggest corporate Day Care facility (350 children), in the Southern Hemisphere
• Created a new Group Schemes Footprint with the Design Manager
• Project Managed the Contact OMCS Database for the...

Project Administrator - Service Delivery Manager

Old Mutual - International Outsourcing

January 2003 - April 2004

DURATION: 13 January 2003 - 30 April 2004
POSITION Project Administrator - Service Delivery Manager


• Diary & Email Management including Internal and External Attendees
• Logistics Coordinator - International & Local including Forex, Accommodation & Forex Reconciliations
• SA/UK Confidentiality Agreements Coordinator
• Project Managed a Formal EXCO Dinner including Invites, Menus, Name Tags, Flowers and Gifts at Old Mutual House
• Coordinating various meetings incl. arranging access, parking & venues
• Coordinate all Conference, Workshops, Xmas Function & Team Building Sessions Logistics
• Typing (word, excel) & Power Point Presentations
• Purchases & Payments via Iproc
• Compile and Update a Contractors Matrix & Organogram
• Contractors Salaries via EFT
• Compiling a research Database on relevant Press Articles
• Convert a complete SICOM document from Excel to Word
• Project Financial Reconciliation

Reason for Leaving:
• Contract Expired

Planning & Project Administrator

Old Mutual - Group Technology

May 2002 - December 2002

• Administrative Support
• Provide secretarial support to Planning Manager
• Create all Power Point Presentations for CIO Office
• Diary Management & Travel Arrangements
• Vendor administration (Research Services)
• Administer / Co-ordination OM access
• Ensure Research Contracts Renewals
• Liaise with Research companies re information requests
• Act as liaison between analysts and OM
• Extract relevant Research Material for Group Technology and BU's
• Co-ordinate/maintain/distribute documentation to relevant OM parties
• Administer and co-ordinate video-conferences
• Planning Cycle - Plan for the year ahead, Update & Distribute
• Consolidate GT External Conference Attendance
• Planning Sessions:
• Organise logistics & consolidate and distribute info packs and agendas
• Take & Distribute minutes & follow up on relevant actions
• Administer Quarterly Presentations
• IT Governance Structures (IT-EXCO; plc Technology Committee; Life Vertical)
• Prepare Agenda, Minute Information, Track Decisions and Actions
• Manage Messenger
• Training and Development: Ensure the messenger has the necessary skills to meet deliverables placed on him by the Group Technology team
• Design a PDP for Messenger ito Administration skills
• Service: Ensure that the messenger provides an efficient and productive service to the Group Technology team ie meets all deliverables placed on him by the Group Technology team

Reason for Leaving:
• Contract Expired

COMPANY: BoE Private Bank & Asset Management
DURATION: 28 January - 15 March 2002
POSITION Executive Assistant - MD Private Bank

• Diary Management
• Travel Arrangements - International & Local
• Coordinating various meetings incl. arranging parking and meeting venues
• In-house luncheon arrangements
• Client Relation Management
• PowerPoint Presentations & Organograms
• Travel Reimbursement
• Minute taking
• All other secretarial functions
• Cheque requisitions

• Creation, Maintenance and updating of Excel...

Qualifications & Certifications

Post Graduate Degree in Program and Project Management


Post Graduate Degree in Program and Project Management


Advanced Diploma in Project Management


Prince 2 Foundation Module

old Mutual Business School

Diploma in Project Management PMBOK

Varsity College

Diploma in Business Management

Varsity College

Project Management

Old Mutual Business School


Institute of Marketing Management

Westridge Senior Secondary School

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