I believe I have unique talents and skill sets both practical and theoretical that combined with my working knowledge and highly developed Leadership and Managerial skills would become an asset to any company immediately. I am a highly motivated individual with a keen eye for detail. I am a degree qualified Engineer with sound knowledge of Food and Drink, Fast packaging machines, Oil and Gas, mechanical and electrical engineering, Construction and Civils, Logistics and supply chain and vast knowledge of marine terminals, Civil projects and with sea-going experience coupled with extensive Industrial exposure. My ability to mentor junior managers and colleagues in Management techniques has led to my senior roles with International Companies. My unique skill as a time served craftsman coupled with a Bachelor of Engineering Enhanced Honours degree would lead to new successes.
Based in Queen Elizabeth II Port, Freetown Sierra Leone. Appointed at a time of great upheaval in the Company, due to mismanagement from the previous regime, I had to start Team building and mentoring for a very inexperienced Management team was the number one priority. My wealth of knowledge in Port operations, Logistics Warehousing, Cargo discharging, Oil and Gas and Engineering has made this task easier although challenging it has been very rewarding. The company is now achieving the results expected by the shareholders. NSBT operate the Port under a Concession from the Sierra Leone Government and has undertaken a Port Expansion project to construct two new berths’.
Duties and Responsibilities.
To Lead the Company to achieving all the goals and KPI’s agreed with Nectar Group Limited
Direct and coordinate activities of departments concerned with the operations, tariffs warehousing, Technical and Financial.
Manage staff, ensuring correct work schedules and specific duties are correctly assigned.
Lead health, Safety and Environment policies are implemented.
Ensure full compliance to Port Security and ISPS Code is implemented.
Review financial statements, sales and activity reports, and other performance data to measure productivity and goal achievement and to determine areas needing cost reduction and program improvement.
Establish and implement departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures, conferring with board members, organization officials, and staff members as necessary.
Direct and coordinate organization's financial and budget activities to fund operations, maximize investments, and increase efficiency.
Developing and Building Teams encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
Coaching and Developing identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills.
Drive the Port Expansion Project to completion within the allocated time frame and to budget
Liaise with all Sierra Leone Government Agencies, especially Sierra Leone Port Authority (SLPA).
Report weekly to Nectar Group Limited Directors on Project progress, financial, H&S, Port Security, Operations, Technical and HR issues.
Reduce manpower limits.
6 Month Contract Extended. Contract Completed
Relining of two in number 2130 cubes Storage tanks, construction of 700 metre Stainless Steel pipeline complete with metering, sample points, PIGS and valves for the storage and distribution of ADBLUE 30% UREA Solution. All project plans, supervision of contract installers and liaison with the Client. Weekly reports to the Management Board. This was an outstation location, procurement of all materials and responsible for complete project budget.
INDORAMA Eleme Petrochemical limited, OIPL consists of an newly constructed import/export terminal, which has storage facilities, Ship loading equipment and involved in the selling and transportation of Urea fertiliser.
Project Management of the final stage of the construction of a highly advanced 295 metre long terminal ($160,000,000) my responsibility included, design review, construction management, contract negotiation, maritime activities including wreck removal dredging of approaches and berth pockets, liaison with neighbouring companies, ship scheduling and pilotage including tugs and clearing duties. Directing the Main Contractor back filling and clearing of land, installation of quay foundations namely 151 1200mm diameter bored RCC piles, 105 610mm diameter Steel Straker piles and a 364 metre long RCC diaphragm wall. Dredging 12 below chart datum berthing pocket, completion of offices, substations and storage facilities. Sourced and procured quayside furniture 25 fenders (SPC 1000 G3.0 Fender Team) 13 Bollards 100t0n capacity (Fender Team). Responsible for installing and commissioning of transfer Conveyors, Air Handling equipment, Truck unloading stations, Portal Scraper Reclaimers, Quay Conveyors and Ship Loaders One thousand ton per hour capacity. Contract approval, and preparing Requests for quotations and Proposals (RFQ’s RFP’s)
My functional responsibility as Head of Operations and Maintenance, core responsibility to assure the technical performance of the facility to safely meet loading and export objectives, ensuring overall equipment availability and reliability to operate and a responsibility to grow the business. This includes a full maintenance function and all process sections for the Logistics and supply chain transporting, storage and exporting of Urea Fertiliser and other petrochemical materials. Also all consumable materials such as fuel deliveries and food to this remote site. Writing of all Port Facility Security Assessments and Plans. The Terminal consisted of two berths one for the export of Urea Fertiliser, the second for Container imports mainly for Oil Well cement, pipelines, Subsea tree assemblies and surface tree assemblies and onward transportation to wells or assembly yards.
Commercial and Financial – Responsible for Stakeholders (e.g. World Bank and Federal Government) studies and reports, full P&L responsibility, setting of budgets CAPEX, KPI’s and personal targets for all staff. Overall responsibility for Contracts and Commercial Issues Management on the Joint Venture projects.
Provide guidance and support to all Joint Venture Project Management, Contract Management, and Administration project personnel, ensuring that personnel are well equipped to perform their assigned tasks.
Review and negotiate commercial agreements, including requests for quotation, requests for proposals, confidentiality agreements, pre-bid agreements, purchase orders, subcontracts, contracts, consortium agreements, joint venture agreements and, having regard for their practical application and inherent risks, make recommendations to operating staff during the estimating, pre-award, construction and post construction phases. Draft or amend Departmental contracts and commercial agreements. Prepare project specific contract administration manuals based on corporate template
Managing vessel loading and discharge – the Port Operations Manager plans where ships are to berth and the number of port operatives required to load and unload it safely and to time. They brief the port supervisor, who then supervises the port operatives in getting the work done.
Managing safety – It is the responsibility of the Port Operations Manager to ensure all working areas are safe and that port operatives are fully trained to do their job efficiently and safely.
Managing staff – the Port Operations Manager makes all decisions regarding hiring, discipline and promotion of subordinates; authorises leave and overtime; advises subordinates on job related problems; evaluates and rates employee performance.
Liaising with customers and other port users – the Port Operations Manager liaises with other port users such as freight customers, shipping agents, Customs, Immigration, Harbour Authority and ships’ agents. Security- The Port Operations Manager is also the recognised PFSO (Port Facility Security Officer and as such oversees all Drills and Exercises, security plans and liaisons with Government Agencies.
Bachelor of Engineering enhanced Honours Degree Mechanical and Production.
Naval Apprenticeship Artificer, Marine Engineering Fitting and Turning, Mechanical Engineering