With over 15 years of specialist technical recruitment experience my previous experience includes the sourcing and placing of sector specific technical skills within the Oil and Gas, Power Generation, Renewable Energy, Marine Construction, Surface mining and Pulp & Paper.
Skills levels successfully sourced and recruited into positions range from artisan level to executive management levels. I have been involved in the planning of required resources based upon operational requirements and project scope of works and the successful execution of these resource plans. Been responsible for the mobilization of large numbers of specific technical skills to fast moving projects and shutdowns, my largest mobilization to date is 1400 qualified technical artisans, Supervisors & Section Managers with vetted qualifications, petro-chemical specific experience and full police clearance over a period of 3 weeks.
I have been responsible for recruiting projects and all associated functional areas, responsible for the setting up of recruiting strategies and the execution thereof. During my time at Fluor, I was tasked with the sourcing and recruiting of high level project management positions to make up the EPCM project management team for a USD10 billion petro-chemical project. I sourced applicants from USA, Kazakhstan, India, South Africa, United Kingdom and Canada, successfully placing 140 highly skilled applicants on the EPCM project management team within a period of 4 months. I have developed an innate ability to grasp technical requirements and successfully match skills and applicant to not only the client’s technical requirements, but to the culture of the client.
With unemployment in South Africa of nearly 30% and some of our valuable skills looking to immigrate due to the current political situation is my area of focus.
I am aware of the technical / engineering skills shortages in the UK and will be actively promoting these highly skilled and experienced technical / engineering applicants to clients and reputable construction and engineering companies in the UK and other offshore counties.