Instructor's Summary

Mr. Bruce Smit

Mr. Bruce Smit , PE, MSc, BSc, is an International Expert in Contracts, Purchasing, Procurement, Facility & Projects Management with over 35 years of extensive experience within the Oil and Gas industries. His expertise includes Projects Management, Facility Management, Purchase Management, Procurement Management, Tendering Management, Contracts Management, Project Planning, Operations Management, Project Implementation, Contract Management, Budgeting, Cost Control, Resource Allocation, Project Engineering, Construction Safety, Risk Assessment and Quality Management such as ISO9001, ISO17025 and ISO14001. He is currently the Immediate-Past President of the Society for Quality and at the same time the Project Manager of Metro Group of PolyTechnics (New Zealand) wherein he is practically responsible for the shutdowns/rebuilds, turnaround projects, around-the-clock operations, environmental improvements, operations management system, strategic planning and HSE implementation.

Mr. Smit worked for many international companies in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Africa such as Naval Dockyard, Simon’s Town, Consol Wadeville, Corganic, Krugersdorp Engineering, Synertech, Rapid Allweiler Pumps & Engineering, Lebone Engineering, Starlink, Botash, and Wintec. He has occupied prime positions such as Planning Manager, Engineering Manager, Operations Manager, Construction Manager, Project Manager, Technical Manager, Engineering Consultant, Senior Project Engineer, Quality Engineer, Planning Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Industrial Engineer and Process Auditor. Further, he has been actively involved in academe as a Senior Professor/Lecturer in the University of Johannesburg and a Consultant where he assisted many international companies in specific projects from short shutdowns to long capital and operational projects. During those periods, he was honoured and won a prestigious “National Productivity Institute Award”.

Mr. Smit is a Registered Professional Engineer with Master degree in Industrial Administration and Bachelor degree in Mechanical-Industrial Engineering and Commerce. Further, he is a Certified Fellow in Production and Inventory Management (CFPIM-USA), Lead Quality Auditor-ISO9001 and received competency certificate as a Mechanical Engineer by the Government. He is also a Senior Member of the Industrial Engineering Institution and an active member of the Institution of Professional Engineers in New Zealand. Moreover, he has also published numerous practical papers/manuals like “Quality Begins with Me” and “Introduction to Manufacturing Technology” just to name a few.