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Benti Czanik

Benjamin Tibor

Specialist: Construction Procurement - Pr Eng


Currently resides in: Gauteng, South Africa

Born 27-04-1956 in Paarl South Africa

Benti Czanik is an ECSA-registered Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience as a graduate civil engineer. He graduated from the University of Stellenbosch with a B Eng (Civil) in 1979, a Diploma in Datametrics from UNISA in 1995 and a B Sc (Computer Science) from UNISA in 2010. In 1982 he commenced employment with Aurecon (formerly Van Wyk & Louw, later Africon). In 2009 he joined Royal HaskoningDHV (formerly SSI Engineers and Environmental Consultants (Pty) Ltd) as a Specialist in Construction Procurement. His engineering experience includes design in the wastewater field, development of contract documentation templates and compiling of contract documents, and the training, vetting and advising of compilers therein. He is a specialist on conditions of contract. He manages a proofreader-and-typist team. He has been running the company's peer review system for 4 years. He acted as the stand-in SSI Quality Manager for 18 months from 2011. Responsibilities as ISO Management Representative included the operation and maintenance of the company's QMS and ISO 9001: 2008 certification. As a trained systems analyst and web author, he also developed and maintains 8 intranet subsites on behalf of other specialist fields within the company. He has developed, documented and implemented various third-normal form relational databases in MS-Access. He obtained the 7-module ICDL in 2008, and internal quality auditor certification in 2009 and re-certification in 2012. He has served on the CESA Supply Chain Management Committee since 2011. He holds membership of Computer Society South Africa and of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering. He has won numerous amateur photography awards and plays golf.

Specialties: Civil Engineering Construction Procurement;
Civil Engineering Tender Documentation;
Civil Engineering Quality Management;
Civil Engineering Peer Reviews;
Web Authoring;
Systems Analysis;
Relational Database Design.


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Current Position(s)

Specialist: Construction Procurement | Royal HaskoningDHV
2009 - present

Building, Construction and Engineering

Specialist in civil engineering tender documentation and contract management documentation for construction projects. Adviser on the interpretation and application of conditions of contract based on FIDIC, NEC3, SAICE GCC 2010 and corporate agreements. ISO Management Representative.


Previous Position(s)

(acting) Corporate Quality Manager: ISO Management Representative | SSI Engineers & Environmental Consultants
2011 - 2012

Building, Construction and Engineering

Acting company Quality Manager, he stood in as ISO 9001 Management Representative for 18 months. Responsibilities included ISO 9001: 2008 certification, all other ISO 9001 Management Representative responsibilities, and training of internal quality auditors, scheduling of internal quality audits, revision of QMS, user training, etc. Facilitated successful ISO 9001 external surveillance audit by DEKRA in 2011 and successful ISO 9001 external re-certification audit by DEKRA in 2012.


Quality Auditor | Royal HaskoningDHV
2009 - 2012

Building, Construction and Engineering

ISO 9001 internal Quality Auditor


Associate: Construction Procurement | aurecon
2006 - 2008

Consulting and Project Management

Compiler of tender and contract documentation for construction projects


Associate: Wastewater Engineering | aurecon
2004 - 2005

Consulting and Project Management

Senior design engineer for the design of various activated sludge wastewater treatment plants. Includes PFDs, hydraulic profiles, layout, basin sizing, mech specs, BoQ, etc.


Associate: ICT Systems Analysis and Software Development | aurecon
2000 - 2003

Consulting and Project Management

Developer, RDBMS in MS-Access, each to the following standard specs:
- 3NF
- Front-end back-end with extensive VBA
- Different user levels (password-protected)
- for Enterprise LAN-based small management multi-user teams,
- Menu-driven Forms, Queries, Reports, Admin, etc
- Specification
- Documentation
- Testing
- User Training
- Roll-out
- Administratrion
for the following clients
Metropolitan Municipality Primary Power Distribution:
- Quality Management Non-conformance RDBMS
- Quality Management Design Deficiency RDBMS
Provincial Govt, Housing Dept:
- RDP Housing project tracking RDBMS
Provincial Govt, Roads Dept, Materials testing lab:
- Quality Management Non-conformance RDBMS
- Quality Management Design Deficiency RDBMS
Other clients:
- Airline Flight-booking system RDBMS
- Toll fee monitoring RDBMS
- Quality Management Non-conformance RDBMS
- Quality Management Design Deficiency RDBMS


Associate: ISO 9001 Quality Management Systems | aurecon
1999 - 1999

Consulting and Project Management

Develop QM procedures


Associate: Construction Procurement | aurecon
1994 - 1998

Consulting and Project Management

Compiler of tender and contract documentation for construction projects.


Assistant Resident Engineer: Olifantsvlei Wastewater Treatment Works | aurecon
1993 - 1993

Consulting and Project Management

Manage monthly payment certificates for 8 simultaneous multi-disciplinary contracts on construction


Engineer: Project Management | aurecon
1991 - 1992

Consulting and Project Management

Manage development of the prototype of the coltodatabase, based on CSRA and SABS 1200. Tender evaluations using spreadsheets, flat-file databases and RDMS


Engineer, Construction Procurement | aurecon
1990 - 1990

Consulting and Project Management

Compile tender documentation for construction projects


Senior Design Engineer: Wastewater | aurecon
1985 - 1989

Consulting and Project Management

Senior design engineer, wastewater, Standard and Project Specification writer (mechanical), Project Specification writer (civil)


Resident Engineer: Midrand Southern Reclamation Works | aurecon
1984 - 1984

Consulting and Project Management

Resident Engineer on a 5 megalitre/d activated sludge WWTW in Midrand


Company Commander (Captain) | South African Department of Defence
1982 - 1982

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Obligatory statutory military duty in citizen force 3-month camps every 2 years until end 1987. Completed Squadron Commander training course by 1987. Completed all statutory military obligations at end 1987.


Troop Commander (Lieutenant) | South African Department of Defence
1981 - 1981

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Obligatory statutory military duty. Awarded Pro Patria medal.


Design Engineer: Wastewater | aurecon
1981 - 1983

Consulting and Project Management

Design of pumping stations and other items related to the wastewater field.


Candidate Officer | South African Department of Defence
1980 - 1980

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Officer's course as part of obligatory statutory military duty.


Sapper | South African Department of Defence
1980 - 1980

Government, Public Administration and Defence

Obligatory statutory military duty. Three months basic military training (achieved gold shotist bar). Followed by a 3-month Junior Leader training course.

Educational history

Secondary

Centurion Hoërskool, Centurion, South Africa (1972)

Tertiary

ICDL Foundation through UNISA School of Computing

2008 - present

ICDL Core (7-module)

South African Institution of Civil Engineering

2007 - present

Member, South African Institution of Civil Engineering

Computer Society South Africa

2000 - present

Member, Computer Society South Africa

University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

1992 - 1995

N Dip Datametrics - Computer Science

Stellenbosch University/Universiteit Stellenbosch

1974 - 1979

B Eng - Civil Engineering

South African Motor Vehicle Driver's Licence

Engineering Council of South Africa

Professional Engineer Mentor

Activities

Memberships

Engineering Council of South Africa

Registered as a Professional Engineer, July 1989 - present

Computer Society South Africa

Registered as a Member, January 2000 - present

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