Du Toit - Project Manager - Cape Town, WC, South Africa

Michael Du Toit

Cape Town, WC, South Africa


Project Manager

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


I have been active as a Project manager in the Optic Fiber installation network for Dark Fiber Africa the last 4 Years. I have been dealing with contractors, daily activity reports, stats, health and safety issues, daily quality assurance, weekly feedback meetings, and progress reports.
I would run with the project from the planning stage, to site kick off meetings, wayleaves, Municipal regulations to the civil acceptance certificate issue.
I work together with all ILO's in the field, assisting in training new staff in this field.

Work History

Main contractor


January 2009 - December 2009

for Vodacom, route and site build roll out.

Project manager: Dealing with Vodacom projects as main contractor to Alcatel. Supervising contractors doing civil works for Alcatel. Dealing with way leaves, concessions, works in progress, setting up progress reports and spreadsheets. Time management. Ordering materials and allocating to contractors. Miscellaneous items and change of scope on various sites, implementing Variation orders, DFA spec and quality assurance. Ordering materials, optic fibre cable, 7 way and 50mm ducting, joint enclosures, duct connectors. Updating spread sheets, liaising with municipal authorities, way leaves. Update weekly progress reports to Alcatel project manager. Invoicing.

Field project manager for Ph Bagale

Quality assurance on all Cell C, Vodacom, SANREN, MTN, Internet Solutions, and Non Cell access sites, in Northern Borders. Route spur builds, Make sure contractors stays in spec, inspection of site, trenches, materials used, executed as planned, staying within the DFA spec.
Progress updates, doing civil acceptances on completed projects, listing and conforming to repairs of snags, liaising with the Project manager's office. Weekly updates, attending DFA meetings, liaising with main contractors, assisting better means of executing projects.
Make sure there is only one level of subcontracting, checking site files, OSHC health and safety, all site diaries are accurate and correct.
Assuring correct methods and procedures are adhered to by all.
Ascertaining all way leaves are correct and valid, before work commences. Site and route kick off meetings.

Personal history

Starting my career at Telkom in 1989, I studied electrical engineering at PE Technikon during 1986/87, where after I enrolled for national service for 2 years during1987/88. I done various courses and done my junior leaders, and became an instructor for national intakes.

During my employment at Telkom, I did a lot of liaising with...



Marketing and selling of swimming pool-related products Market research
Customers with weekly pool maintenance/cleaning service
Testing of water (PH/Alkalinity)
Stabilizing water
Acid washes
Filter sand changes
Electrical solutions
Heating - solar - electric

Pool pumps
Replaced multiport valves
Replaced skimmer boxes
Re-done plumbing UPVC
Reducing & eliminating clamps
Nylon fittings under pressure
Open and exposed pipes
Electrical problems
Plumbing problems
Crack repairs

Pool excavation - Reinforce structure
Pool gunnite - plaster - fiber glass

Gunnite pools
Installation of pre-molded pools
Re-lining of existing pools
Vinyl pools
Chiptile pools
Marble or fiber glass
Mosaic tiling
Expansion joints

Pool pumps (Quality/Onga/Rapid/Spec
Saltwater chlorinators (Clearwater/Just chlor)
Pool heating (Aqua Temp/Aquarius/Solar)
Roll-up stations
Solid vinyl covers
Pool safety nets



Permanent Post

Marketing of identified products
Market research on certain products
Target estimation
Team building and motivation

ACCESS NETWORK ENGINEERING Designing of underground telecommunication network
Project management of projects: Costing and estimation of projects: Tender meetings. Risk management
Access engineering planning, transmission, using various mediums eg. Copper, fiber, pair gains, optic fiber, Dect and data capturing

Mapping and drawing office experience,
Project management
Liaison with various stakeholders e.g. civil engineers, consultants, municipalities and government departments
Engineering special projects e.g. voltage protection, cable re-routes, upgrades of socially deprived areas, optic fiber projects, specific national projects e.g. Coega Government initiatives: voting stations, schools, libraries, clinics

Ensured quality planning policies and procedures, ensured staff discipline and maintained budgetary controls

Retrenched by TELKOM SA, due to staff reduction


Dark Fiber Africa

The installation of Dark Fiber Optic network.
Quality Assurance, Staying in the Specification of all parties involved. Adhering to all wayleave conditions, Health and safety issues. determining trench lines, kick off meetings. Change of scope, miscellaneous obstructions, risk management, risk control. establishing time lines, start and end dates.
This project involves the installation of an optic fiber network for Dark Fiber Africa. The project has many different aspects, as the Routes will be done on individual contracts. Some are 5km, some are 120km, all in the areas that these routes are planned, they all link up eventually, from long haul to shorter routes, with many different contractors. these all involve the installation of duct configuration as the customer desires according to spec. The placing of Hand holes, for joints, and accessibility, and maintenance. All quality on installation is done by us.
Providing daily updates, risk issues, and progress reports. the project will be signed off by me, and a Civil acceptance certificate will be issued to contractors, and the completed project will be handed over to DFA.

Qualifications & Certifications

Advanced Project Management NQF5






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