Malan - Explosive Device Disposal - Midlands Estate, Olifantsfontein, GP, South Africa

Niel Malan

Midlands Estate, Olifantsfontein, GP, South Africa


Explosive Device Disposal


Assessment and Survey of risk caused by Unexploded Ordnance, Munitions and landmines and the rendering safe of such items. Project management of Landmine & Explosive Remnants of War clearance projects.

Work History

Black Hawk Security Group - Consultant


From December 2012

Dec 2012. • Black Hawk Security Group - Consultant for compiling of a security
proposal for installation of physical and electronic security measures at a warehouse of Choppies Retail Group.
• Consultant for writing the ITT proposal for DOD ERW Clearance
• Project Manager - EOD/UXO clearance of Military Ranges, Dept. of
Defence contract;
• C-IED Intelligence Coordinator , Strategic Security Services
International, Kabul, Afghanistan;
• Landmine & UXO Clearance 3rd party QA/QC advisor/specialist
Chevron, CABGOC, Angola;
• Advisory service on bomb countermeasures, Royal Bafokeng
Administration- Security department;
• C-IED advisor to Security Risk Assessment Team, conducting
Security Risk Assessment for Road and Transport Agency (RTA)
Dubai, UAE.

Independent Consultant

DD Malan

From September 2007

Area of Work Project Management and Operational Level Advisory on EOD, C-IED,
Landmine Clearance, Battle Area Clearance, Security, Health and Safety
Risk Management and Quality Management

Countries Afghanistan, Angola, Azerbaijan, Iran, Iraq, Mozambique, Namibia,
South Africa and United Arab Emirates
Description of Duties • As an independent consultant I provided extensive global advisory
service to international companies in mineral mining, exploration and development projects of oil and gas industry, as well as the
development programs of humanitarian organizations.
• EOD/ERW/Landmine Clearance Advisory service and Project

Major Achievements • Developed the business into a comprehensive Security and
Explosives Risk Management Consultancy;
• Creation of new knowledge and technology in the field of Explosive
Risk Management and Mitigation;
• Advisor to The Office of the Premier of Northwest Province on bomb- counter measures.
• Ta'az Demining, Iraq. Project Manager of ERW Technical Survey
Projects in Oilfields in Basra Area.
• Specialist security advisor to The Office of the Premier of Northwest

Technical Operations Manager

Mines Advisory Group

February 2007 - September 2007

Area of Work Mine Action - Humanitarian NGO
Country Angola
Description of Duties • Managed MAG Angola Humanitarian Mine/ERW clearance
operations in several provinces;
• Capacity building of local clearance teams to international standards;
• Support Program Manager with the preparation of National Authority and donor reports.
Major Achievements • Achieved MAG Angola's program goals and overall aims for 2007;
• Successfully restructured MAG Angola Operations in order to adapt to restrictions of EU funding for Landmine clearance and US State
Department funding for Weapons Removal Abatement program;
• Successful capacity building of Mine action teams ensuring effective,
safe and productive clearance operations which enhanced host
country and donor goals;
Reason for Leaving Resigned to pursue my own venture.

Technical Field Manager

Mines Advisory Group

September 2006 - January 2007

Area of Work Mine Action
Country Angola
Description of Duties • Operational management of the Road Operations Unit;
• Provide technical oversight of field operations for the given BAC and
EOD clearance tasks;
• Responsible for Improvised Explosives Device Disposal on roads in
Moxico province;
• Supervised Road Operations Unit to work in remote locations to high
standards, including liaison with local government, military, tribal
leaders, and militia;
• Ensured clearance operations were always in compliance with
Standard Operating Procedures and International Mine Action
• Overseen monitoring of internal quality assurance of field operations and liaison with Mine Action Authorities for external quality
• Supervised the work of data collection personnel to ensure the correct capture, recording and analysis of gathered information with
specific reference to road verification.
Major Achievements • Successfully cleared the road and bridge site of ERW, on Angolan
national road between Luena and Lumbala Nguimbo which was of international and regional importance. This project was conducted in
partnership with WFP and Swedish Rescue Service Agency to facilitate the re-incorporation of refugees returning from DRC to
Reason for Leaving Promoted to Technical Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Mine Action Iran

August 2005 - August 2006

Area of Work Mine Action
Country Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Description of Duties • Managed several projects simultaneously in support of Oil
Exploration and development projects in Iran
• Providing policy and technical advice for Landmine and UXO
Clearance objectives of MAI (Mine Action Iran) on exploration project in Azadegan Oilfield by NIOC.
• Daily liaison and coordination on managerial level, with contracting
Oil exploration and upstream development companies (clients) as well as with sub-contractors (INPEX and MACC) responsible for ISO
standard Risk Assessments, HSE management, QA and QC according to IMAS.
• Responsible for managing several landmine and UXO clearance
operations in the Khuzestan, Ilam and Khermenshah provinces of
Major Achievements • Successfully completed a Landmine clearance and Explosive
Ordnance Disposal project on a very tight time deadline utilising
mechanical-, manual clearance and mine detection dogs. This
project required co-ordination and proper planning in utilising all the assets to maximum capability, on up to seven different clearance
sites simultaneously.
Reason for Leaving Contract completion.

Senior EOD Technical Advisor

Mine Action Iran

August 2004 - July 2005

Area of Work Mine Action
Country Iran (Islamic Republic of)
Description of Duties • Assistant to the Project Director in providing policy and technical
advice for Risk Management, Landmine and UXO Clearance and
HSE objectives of MAI according the regulations as stipulated by contracting oil companies.
• Responsible for overseeing EOD operations of Mine Action Iran
Project conforming to International Mine Action Standards (IMAS).
• Daily liaison and coordination on managerial level, with contracting
Oil exploration company as well as with QA contractors (INPEX and
MACC) to ensure UXO clearance operations is conducted according to International Mine Action Standards.
• Supervision of training of international supervisors and national
employees in commercial De-mining and UXO clearance principles and operational procedures according to IMAS
• Responsible for overseeing the training of MAI UXO clearance
personnel, as well as supervision on the application of clearance
equipment, ensuring administrational and operation requirements of
MAI Project conforms to International Mine Action Standards.
• Conducting Risk Assessments of all clearance operations with regards to security, clearance procedures and Safety, Health,
Environment and Quality (SHEQ) prior to commencement of operations.
• Training of national mine-action personnel on aspects of various
Ebinger(TM) detection equipment and systems.
• Responsible for interpretation of Sensys Magneto® colour coded
data maps for shallow and deep search methods.
Major Achievements • Clearance of a total of 1, 2 million m² area in this period;
• Developed the national capacity with special reference to training
aspects of various Ebinger(TM) detection equipment and systems. This
included training of personnel from the Iranian army, Revolutionary
Reason for Leaving Promoted to Operations Manager.

Security Consultant

Self employed

October 1999 - August 2004

Functional Title Security Consultant
Area of Work Security
Country South Africa
Description of Duties Established and developed the company. Conducted Security Risk
Assessments and Implemented Security Procedures.
Major Achievements • Sun International Hotel group (Sun City) -Bomb incident
management training for security personnel.
• Trans Hex Diamonds, Angola - Security Risk Assessment, Landmine
clearance contract assessment of concession area in Lunda Norte
• Security Risk Management Consultant in the diamond mining
concession area of Lunda Norte and Lunda Sul provinces.
• MOZAL, Mozambique - Explosives Remnants of War Risk mitigation
Reason for Leaving Received Solicited Offer from MAI.

Area Manager

ET Security Services

October 1997 - September 1999

Area of Work Security
Country South Africa
Description of Duties • Area manager for ET Security services in Greater Durban and
Durban North Areas.
• Responsible for planning, implementation and management of all
security related operational aspects of the company in the allocated
area of responsibility.
• Consultation with clients on Risk and Security assessments.
Major Achievements Successfully managed several security contracts with the allocated staff.
Received several commendations from satisfied clients.
Reason for Leaving Resigned to pursue own ventures.

Staff Officer Class

South African National Defence Force

January 1985 - August 1997

1- Intelligence
Area of Work Military
Country South Africa
Description of Duties • Intelligence Officer in SADF/SANDF including 32Bn and other units.
• Officer Instructor and evaluator on several Intelligence, IEDD and
EOD training courses.
• Member of Bomb disposal team of Northwest Military Command.
• Coordinated several Intelligence Operations.
• Co-ordination of Natal Command Bomb Disposal Unit, co-ordinating
bomb disposal operations in the province.

Major Achievements • Promoted to rank of Lieutenant- Colonel at age of 31, in January 1997, the youngest serving officer in SA Army to achieve this at the time.
• Complete revitalization and overhaul of the Intelligence operations of
Group 10 HQ, from the low status perceived in 1993 to the most
effective intelligence department in Natal Command Area of responsibility for 4 consecutive years.
• Team Leader of SANDF/SAPS Bomb Disposal Unit in Kwa Zulu
Natal province during 1994 democratic elections in South Africa.
• Appointed as Acting Staff Officer Class 1 Operations during 1995
Regional Elections - responsible for all military operational planning of SANDF deployed forces in support of SAPS operations in
Southern Kwa-Zulu Natal province.
• Chief of Defence Force Commendation/Military Merit Medal - MMM;

Reason for Leaving Resigned from the service to pursue a private sector career

Qualifications & Certifications

Certification as Member of Institute of Explosive Engineers

University of Cranfield

Army Junior Command and Staff Course

SA Army College

EOD Solutions Centre


National Institute

SA Army Battle School

SA Army School

Bothaville High School

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