076 022 3044 gavin@pilekon.co.za

Gavin Lombaard

Gavin Lombaard

18 Zen Drive, Ballit0
Phone: 0760223044
Email: gavin.lombaard@gmail.com



2011       Construction Operations Management Level 6, City & Guilds

2010       Cement and Concrete Supervision NQF Level 4 (Concrete and Cement Institution RSA)

2007       Civil Engineering (one year) University of South Africa                                                                    

2007       N3 Electrical Trade Certificate, Umbilo FET College, South Africa

2002       High School Diploma, Sandown High School, South Africa


Professional Development:

2009 – Bearing Capacities of Shallow Footing

2009 – Assuring Projects quality

2009 – Total Quality Management Systems

2009 – ISO 9001: Lead Auditor Training

2005 – Business Management & Entrepreneur, KZN Business Training Centre, RSA


Highlights of Qualifications: 

  • 11 years industrial and construction experience including Civil Construction Supervision, Quality Assurance and Control, Soil Environmental Monitoring and Warehouse Management
  • Knowledgeable in compliance with QA/QC standards, Project Specifications and Drawings
  • Able to supervise and coordinate with a multiple of sub contractors
  • Ensure compliance with contractual requirements
  • Ability to schedule and manage day-to-day activities
  • Fluent in English, speaks conversational Afrikaans and beginner French


Work History:



Director: Pilekon Construction

  • South Africa Operations
  • Finance and administration
  • All construction operations management
  • Technical management
  • Total cost control and management
  • Purchasing and supply management
  • Business development



Since 09/2010

  • Franki Africa, a KELLER Company, Durban, South Africa

    Project / Contracts Manager

  • Kwa-Zulu Natal Selected Contracts Manager
  • Tendering and cost allocation, costing possible Varaiation Orders.
  • Budgeting for awarded projects
  • Ensuring that the Project is started withing the allocated timeframe with the correct personeel and plant
  • Daily / Weekly meeting with Clients and thereafter with my management team.
  • Ensure that Safety is implemented and maintaned through out project
  • Ensure that the quality of work meets or exceeds clients requirements
  • Ensure that the work done is cost effective and provide costs saving solutions when required
  • Ensure that the schedule and milestones are met and assist in daily planning sequence of work
  • Draw up and implement Method Statements, Quality Inspections and Safety Work permits
  • Monitor compliance with Project Specifications and contract
  • Daily Labour management
  • Assist in preparing the planning schedules for multi-disciplines sub-contractors
  • Review quality plans and Method Statements for civil, structural and painting works of the project 


Since 09/2010

SNC-Lavalin PTY, Ltd, Ambatovy Power Plant and Refinery, Madagascar

Civil Superintendent Ambatovy & Construction Superintendent Civil, Paint, HDPE

  • Power Plant and Refinery Civil Construction Responsibilities Include
  • Assist in preparing the planning schedules for multi-disciplines sub-contractors
  • Review quality plans and Method Statements for civil, structural and painting works of the project 
  • Ensure the surveying works is executed as plan
  • Ensure all works are executed as per approved drawings and specification
  • Monitor bar bending and steel fixing schedules for all concrete structures 
  • Ensure formwork is of adequate strength to withstand calculated pressure of concrete during pour
  • Monitor work progress in accordance to schedule
  • Attend site management review and co-ordination meetings
  • In conjunction with the Site Construction Engineers, identify current and potential problems and propose corrective and/or preventive actions in the construction part of the project 
  • In conjunction with the Construction Manager, the Contract and Subcontract Engineers QA/QC and HSE Engineers and Site Construction Engineers, verify that procedures standards and specifications are being prepared to obtain efficient execution of all construction and pipe laying activities 
  • Supervision and coordination of multiple sub-contractors.
  • Scheduling and managing of day to day activites.


SNC-Lavalin PTY, Ltd, Ambatovy Project, Madagascar

Construction QA/QC Inspector, Supervisor Civil & Structural, Nickel & Cobalt Processing Facility

  • Civil ,Concrete and DPE Works
  • Daily supervision, and co-ordination with contractors work and progress
  • Structural Works
  • Daily supervision, inspection and co-ordination of contractors work and progress



Doosan Mecatec, Madagascar Ambatovy Project,

Construction Civil Superintendent Ammonia Unloading, Storage and Distribution

Management, co-ordination, planning and scheduling with contractors directing works in accordance to what is the critical path forward, and ensuring all works and materials comply to contract and specification

  • Earthworks and HDPE Instalation
    • Heavy duty earthmoving and grading
  • Foundations, Dyke Wall and general concrete works
    • Succesfull constrution of all foundations within the project
  • Road and drainage works
    • Access road and ramps



Doosan Mecatec, Madagascar Ambatovy Project,

Construction  Civil / Structural Superintendent Material Handling Project

Management, co-ordination, planning and scheduling with contractors directing works in accordance to what is the critical path forward and as per discussed with the client.

  • Concrete, Grout and HDPE Instalation
    • Installing pedestals for structural steel, and grouting structural steel once fit up is done.
  • Structural Steel
  • Materials identification, fit-up and installation



Doosan Mecatec, Madagascar Ambatovy Project,

Construction QA/QC Manager Ammonia Unloading, Storage and Distribution

  • Preparing and reviewing Method Statements and Inspection Test Plan for all disciplines.
  • Implementation of QMA & Internal Audits and Non conformances
    • Civil comapaction, reinforcement, formwork and falsework inspection.
    • Structural Fit-up, Plumbness, Levelness and Bolt Torque inspection.


       Moore Spencer Jones, Durban, South Africa

Construction Supervisor / Quality Inspector / Ambatovy Mining Project, Madagascar

  • Construction of the Refinery Auger Piles (Installation of 6000 ON-SHORE CFA piles)
  • Ammonia Storage area (Installation of 550 ON-SHORE CFA piles)
  • Construction Extension of Toamasina Port Jetty Off shore pilling (Installation of 50 OFF-SHORE open ended steel piles)
  • Daily site supervision, quality control and assurance for installation of CFA piles and open ended steel pipe piles
  • Concrete Destructive and Non Destructive testing



 Moore Spencer Jones, Durban South Africa.

 SAPREF (Shell and BP Refineries), Bayer and Aasmang Manganese

 Supervisor / Environmental and Geotechnical Construction Technician

  • Groundwater purging samples extraction and evaluation
  • Soil vapour, DPL and DCP monitor and logging
  • DPL tests and logging for future civil foundations



Hypersound and Vision, Durban, South Africa

Warehouse Supervisor



Private Company, Johannesburg South Africa

Standard Bank Money Vault Central, JHB, CBD, RSA

                            Junior Foreman

  • Construction



Private Company, Johannesburg South Africa

                            Junior Foreman

  • Construction and Maintenance Projects




Mr. Paul Fell                                                                                        Mr. Mike Elder

SNC Lavalin Power Plant Area Manager                                     Ambatovy QA/QC Manager

paul.fell@snclavalin.com                                                                 mike.elder@ambatovy.mg


Mr. David Tiernan                                                                             Dave Beacon                                                                      

Sherrit Contract Manager                                                               Hatch commissioning manager

david.tiernan@ambatovy.mg                                                       davidbeacon@yahoo.com