Alan Turner

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Alan served his time as a Plater / Templatemaker for a Fabrication and Construction company in Greater Manchester in the 1970's, he has 10 years Structural steel fabrication experience with exposure to Structural detailing from GA's to programming NC Drilling machines in the UK.

Since moving to South Africa in 1980 Alan was exposed to Construction Planning on the RBCT expansion project using Primavera and furthered his planning experience on the Lethabo Power station project where he planned the Low pressure services and Fire protection projects up until the first 2 Units were commissioned. During the project Alan expanded his knowledge in Risk and forensic claims Management due to disputes on the project, Alan went on seminars to learn the NEC contract which allowed him to be appointed him for a further promotion into Contracts Management within the Mining industry on the Free state Gold plants stationed in Welkom where he worked on many Gold and Platinum mines responsible for Planning and Contracts Management of these Projects for a 5 year period.

Due to the slowdown in Mining activity in the Free state in the late 80's the company decided to close the Welkom branch and Alan moved on to set up his own Fabrication workshop working on commercial and industrial structures until the mid 90's and due to continued theft of site equipment Alan decided to close the Fabrication shop and seek work opportunities elsewhere.

In the late 90's Alan worked on various industry related projects as Senior Planner before moving onto the Oil and Gas Industry as a commercial officer on Maintenance and shutdowns including expansion projects for Kentz SA.

Due to Alan's ability to adapt to new challenges Alan was soon promoted to Senior Project Manager and was given the responsibility to take on a Major Flash Furnace rebuild on a Copper / Nickel Plant in northern Botswana which Alan recognises as his biggest, most challenging and most successful project in his career. It was the opportunity to manage a Major shutdown project with over 3000 people at the peak in the shutdown with an exemplary safety record on a plant that was severely aged and in need of substantial peripheral repairs and upgrades, [Magazine available].

Following the Botswana success Alan marketed and completed other Mining related projects in the period from 2003 to 2007 as a senior Project Manager until Kentz decided to close the Business unit and focus solely on th Oil and Gas Industry resulting in Alan's disappointment of having to leave the industry he so dearly loved to be involved in.

Since this closure Alan has worked on and off in South Africa and the UK on a freelance contract basis from which details of his CV can provided sufficient information.

Alan is keen to work in an environment where the challenges of construction are apparent, where the team is focused on delivering for it's clients and hold true ethics and values to ensure the best possible outcome on all it's projects.



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Dec-2011 (8.5 yrs experience)
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