Project and Construction Management

The following projects are a selection of major projects performed my Graeme Greenwood:

Project name: PROVISION OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: IRT BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Period: 2014 to present
Client: Transport for Cape Town, City of Cape Town (sub‐con to Pegasys)
Summary: Project Manager part of a consortium of specialist transport and infrastructure related professionals with the objective of developing sustainable business development principles for the Phase 2a MyCiTi service.

 

Project name: PROGRAMME / PROJECT MANAGER –VARIOUS BUILDING PROJECTS IN THE NORTHERN CAPE AND CAPE TOWN METROPOLITAN AREA
Period: 2014 to present
Client: Various
Summary: Programme manager/ executive overseeing the start‐up, implementation and management of various projects including:
– Sol Plaatje University: five multi‐storey buildings including residential use, lecture theatres, an auditorium, and offices.
– Transnet Building Improvements: various building improvements and upgrades in the Cape Town Port precinct in terms of the Transnet Framework Agreements.
– Everite Hostels, Brackenfell: the development of vacant land in Brackenfell for Group 5 Property Developments consisting of 750 residential units ranging from BNG to upper market GAP units. Building work on the R300m, 14Ha project is to commence in April 2016.

 

Project name: INTEGRATED RAPID TRANSPORT (IRT) SYSTEM OPERATIONS
Period: 2010 to 2014
Client: Transport for Cape Town, City of Cape Town
Summary: Chief Engineer/ Lead Project Manager managing a team of consultants tasked to develop, implement and manage the operational plan for the implementation of the MyCiTi IRT operations using the buses, stations and newly formed vehicle operating companies.

 

Project name: 13 DORP STREET PPP – TECHNICAL ADVISORY SERVICES
Period: 2012 to present
Client: Department of Trade and Public Works. Western Cape Provincial Government
Summary: Technical advisor for the redevelopment of an entire city block under the MFMA and National Treasury mechanisms for a Public Private Partnership (PPP). It involves a technically complex evaluation of private party submissions to design, build and operate a proposed scheme to pre‐agreed needs. The contract is still to be awarded so the price is confidential

 

Project name: EVENT RELATED PUBLIC TRANSPORT SYSTEMS FOR THE 2010 FWC
Period: 2009 to 2011
Client: City of Cape Town
Summary: Lead Project Manager to a consortium of transport consultancies with the
objective of implementing a city‐wide bespoke public transport system tailored for the 2010 FIFA World Cup events in Cape Town (the system was conceptualized over a two‐year period prior to the event).

 

Project name: THE EDGE
Period: 2005 to 2007
Client: Urban Space Property Developments (Pty) Ltd
Summary: Principal Agent and Project Manager for the building of a block of 36 luxury apartments and associated commercial space in Cape Town within an extremely tight programme and budget.

 

Project name: SHELL UK and IRELAND PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT SERVICES
Period: 2001 to 2003
Client: SHELL GLOBAL
Summary: Senior Project Manager responsible for the upgrading and refurbishment of
± 90 Shell service stations in the UK and Ireland. Work included managing a multi‐disciplinary delivery team (including engineers, designers, and quantity surveyors). Procurement, tendering, contracting, and financial control. Liaison with specialist services and legislative bodies (e.g. on environmental matters). Progress reporting to the Shell Management Board.

 

Project name: THE ODYSSEY RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
Period: 2001
Client: Redrow Homes
Summary: Resident engineer on a multi‐storey residential development (including basement parking) overlooking the River Thames. The development context included a high water table and bad soil conditions.

 

Project name: OPEN CAST GOLD MINE under LTA / Moolmans
Period: 1999
Client: RESOLUTE AFRICA ‐ Tanzania
Summary: Open cast gold mine in Tanzania in extremely isolated conditions. A high pressured position forcing careful consideration in planning as monthly targets had to provide optimization in machine utilization and refinery output. Work involved day and night shifts in order to understand and be able to analyze all supply chain processes.

 

Project name: VARIOUS STRUCTURAL DESIGN PROJECTS
Period: 1998
Client: LTA Process Engineering: De Beers, Karin Beef, Grain Silos
Summary: Developing tender documentation, producing bills of quantities for feasibility studies, and undertaking due diligence for clients on potential construction projects. Producing due diligence reports included working with a team of specialists to undertake the professional review of the information so that client risk could be managed better.

 

Project name: LESOTHO HIGHLANDS WATER PROJECT ‐ LTA / Group 5 Mohale JV
Period: 1996 to 1997
Client: National Government / Lesotho Government
Summary: A portion of the Joint Venture was a R260mil contract involving the rehabilitation of 55km of old mountain pass, and the construction of 18km of new road. I spent 13 months as the Site Engineer constructing a R12mil pre‐cast multi‐span bridge consisting of 6No 30m long pre‐cast beams moved and placed with a launching girder. Following this, Site Manager of at least 10 different teams working on the road. Most of the teams formed part of an entrepreneurial development programme for the area. This involved detailed co‐ordination, extensive public interaction, meetings with local communities, project costing, detailed strategic planning, and materials ordering. These were against tight deadlines, labour disputes, language barriers and extreme weather conditions.
Jenny Bessesen

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