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Gregory L.

Project Manager

Hourly Rate: R 990 ph

35 years experience


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To whom it may concern I wish to thank you for the opportunity to present my profile as a Professional Project Manager/Executive Operations Manager (CEO of Lasamra Properties Pty Ltd, seeking the opportunity of a contract or permanent position. I am an entrepreneur heading up a business (Lasamra Properties and BXB Paving) specializing in property and facilities maintenance, paving contracts, residential development and project management. I have been in the civil, building, structural, engineering, property and project management industry for 35 years, of which 22 years I have been a consultant, trainer, lecturer, project manager and property broker in sales and leasing. The last Seven years I have been doing my own residential developments. Over the years, I have gained a vast amount of knowledge in various fields, extensive hands-on and practical site experience, strong business relationships coupled with professional expertise and full scale management. This has been in the areas of Civil, Building and Generic Project Management, including the property development industry and Building Industry. I have the ability, knowledge and experience to meet the client’s needs and requirements as well as implementing, managing and controlling projects, from inception to final completion. I have extensive knowledge and understanding of the application and know-how of the industry. In relation to project management and the construction industry - planning and control, the processes involved for estimating, tendering, procurement, buying and the implementation and control of projects with emphasis on cost and time in line with Local Authority requirements, Infrastructure, services, Council approvals, land zonings, third party finance requirements and the NHBRC. My field of specialty includes customer relations, risk analyses, negotiating contracts, formulation of turnkey projects, feasibility studies, developments, general contracting procedures and engineering law, administration, liaison with professional teams, training and general business operations. I have gained excellent experience of the practical aspects, I am familiar with the various dynamics within the industry, and I abide by a code of conduct as laid down by the project management profession. Some of my attributes include strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills, a clear attitude and a high degree of professionalism. I am a dynamic motivator, mentor and business leader. I enjoy getting the job done. Alongside these core abilities as a Project Manager, my diverse scope and abilities allow for my extension into consulting and mentoring as a lecturer in the field of Project Management to students, on a part-time basis. I have been delivering these courses for 22 years, specializing in the lecturing of short learning programmes in Leadership, Project Management Fundamentals and Advanced courses, as per the curriculum of `The Independent Institute of Education’. I presently conduct training and lecturing at various training facilities such as Varsity College and Executrain all on part time basis. I structure, compile and deliver my own courses. I am seeking a challenge and an opportunity to utilize my expertise, skill and abilities to explore and share my knowledge for the benefit of those who work with me. My vision is to expand my skills and to share them, ensuring continuity of work, becoming a lead player in this field and joining a dynamic and innovative organization in a senior management position. I wish to join an organization that will provide me with a platform to grow and learn more from a diverse pool of individuals. I strive for the promotion of professionalism in business, accreditation of project managers in South Africa and its neighboring countries, and to advance the interests of the Project Management Profession and business in South Africa. With my specialized skill set and relevant professional experience, I am confident that I will excel and add value to the firm. I will devote my full dedication to maximize the opportunity and participate in the functions and roles allowing me to continue to build on my professional portfolio going forward. I hope you will find my knowledge and experience a great potential addition to the organization. I look forward to discussing with you the possibility of putting my skills to work for your organization. Thank you in advance for you time and consideration and I look forward to hearing from you soon. Yours sincerely Gregory Michael Lahoud (Mr.) Gregory. M. Lahoud

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