André Smit

Name: André Smit
Designation: Director
Experience: 12 years
Qualifications: Pr Eng; B.Eng. (Civil), University of Pretoria; B.Eng. Hons – Geotechnical Engineering, University of Pretoria
Professional affiliations: ECSA, SAICI
André Smit has experience in various facets of construction activities, Project Management and Construction Management that enables him to enhance the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques in order to continuously improve performance and maximize profits. His early exposure to Executive Management of both listed as well as unlisted Construction Companies has developed him into an inspirational leader with an opportunistic yet directive leadership style driven by challenges which require an analytical and critical problem solving approach.He has worked on numerous projects ranging from  R1m to R320m in the following key areas:

  • Project Planning & Programming
  • Business re-engineering
  • Portfolio & Program Management
  • Project Management of Complex projects
  • Mining infrastructure planning & optimization
  • Project and Construction Management best practice implementation
  • Financial Management and Cost Control
  • Strategy and business plan development
  • Infrastructure design and feasibility
  • Leadership coaching and development
  • Business development & stakeholder management

André Smit started his careerer in 2004 at Aveng Grinaker-LTA Roads & Earthworks as a Site Engineer and later as a Site Agent. In August 2008 he was promoted to Contracts Manager at Head Office, a position he held until December 2010 when he became a Business Unit Director and Project Manager. From January 2011 to July 2012 he was a Operations Director for Aveng Grinaker-LTA Earthworks Engineering. After more than 8 years of service, he joined Protech Khuthele Holdings as a Business Executive, Project Director and Managing Director of South African Road Testing Services (Pty) Ltd. In August 2014 André Smit became an Executive Director for Ceenex (Pty) Ltd, the position he still currently holds.