Jason Lancelot

Freelance Technical Project Manager & Drafting Freelancer

Location:Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
2 Skills
Key Skills & Expertise
• Engineering Management
• Design Management
• Drawing Office Management
• Resourcing
• Managing Multi Discipline Teams
• Building teams nationally and internationally
• Successful integration of internal and external design teams Industries
• Mining
• Infrastructure
• Water Supply & Water Treatment
• Thermal Gas Combustion, Flares & Oxidisers
• Food & Packaging

Recent Achievements
• Developed, resourced and managed a Drawing Office in Brisbane to successfully deliver mining project designs on time and budget.
• Successfully established a secondary Drawing Office in Vancouver, Canada to deliver projects in the America’s.
• Integrated 2 international Drawing Offices to work on projects simultaneously to meet project requirements and deadlines.
• Implemented new Drawing Office software to cope with changing project requirements. AutoDesk software including AutoCAD, Vault, Inventor, AutoCAD P&ID, AutoCAD Structural Detailing, Plant 3D and NavisWorks are now utilised on all projects.
• Created Procedures and Systems to enable the Engineering Department to meet current project expectations.
Professional Development
• Risk Assessment Directive Certificate (European Machinery Regulations)
• CADDS 5, 3D CAD Training
• Management Leadership Skills Certificate
• Business Development Course (AIMM)
• Professional Negotiation Skills Certificate
Academic Qualifications
• 9 GCSE’s – High School
• Trade Apprenticeship – Technical Officer of Drafting & Design
• City & Guilds, Computer Aided Design
• ONC of Engineering, Salford University
• HNC of Engineering, Salford University

Key Capabilities
Drawing Office Management
Jason has a track record of developing, building and sustaining new Design Teams, both within Australia and internationally. In all cases these have been multi-disciplined groups consisting of Process, Mechanical, Civil, Structural, Electrical drafters and Document Controllers.
He has developed Design Office Procedures and Systems for most companies he has been a part of.
Integration of Design Teams is also part of his make-up as he has succeeded in forming partnerships between site teams as well as international groups.
He effectively assigns tasks to team members to deliver the required project outputs to agreed specifications.
Jason has been responsible for ensuring projects are set up correctly in terms of Drafting, Budget, Safety, Quality, Staff Inductions and Systems. He ensures the accuracy of Design forecasts and cost reports throughout the life of projects, including monthly project performance reports if required.
Jason is instrumental in the utilisation and selection of Drawing Office software to suit various projects and drafting work.
Delivering on Multiple Objectives
Jason has a proven ability in multi-skilling when required. He has expertise in the management of a team, leading projects, checking drawings and participating in design reviews where required.
He will review and challenge the design or the delivery strategy to ensure all elements are on schedule and within budget.
Resource Management
Jason is able to allocate the correct resources to a project both in skill sets and team approach.
He is responsible for all resource upsizing and downsizing, including all interviews and contract discussions. This can be directly with the resource or through various agencies.
Workforce capability requirements are monitored constantly, ensuring the right number of people, are in the right role, in the right project.
He is able to manage resource output from external drafting service providers and JV partners as required, including the selection of relevant candidates.

Stakeholder Management
Jason develops and maintains effective working relationships with all stakeholders – both internal and external. He is comfortable in front of clients, management, colleagues and construction personnel.
He actively liaises with stakeholders (including Project Managers and Design Managers) in order to keep them informed and ensure their ongoing satisfaction throughout the duration of a project.
Training, Coaching and Mentoring
Jason is truly passionate about sharing knowledge and experiences, and is inspired by witnessing others grow, develop and succeed as a result. Throughout his career he has accomplished this via facilitating formal training courses, informal training sessions or workshops, and mentoring and coaching team members.
He creates Position Descriptions for Team Members and ensures they understand their position, purpose and accountabilities.
He effectively manages the work performance of team members, conducting annual Performance Reviews with feedback from multiple parties.
Jason provides the team with coaching, support, advice and guidance at all times.

Employment History
Drawing Office Manager – June 2011-Present
Xstrata Technology – Brisbane & Vancouver offices
• Set up all Procedures and Systems for the Drawing Offices.
• Established the Vancouver Office as a secondary Design Group. This is now become an integral part of the ongoing strategic plan for Xstrata. This Design Group report to the Brisbane office under my leadership.
• Develop and manage all Drawing Office personnel in both offices. There are multi-disciplined teams in both locations.
• Resource Management, including interview, selection and allocation.
• Drawing Office Management and coordination of design deliverables across various projects of multidiscipline teams between Vancouver and Brisbane.
• Utilised external drafting resources as required for larger projects.
• Perform checking duties to ensure accurate information is represented on drawings and all Procedures are followed.
• Projects vary from brown-fields to green-fields, encompassing different mining technologies within the Group. The primary technologies undertaken are Smelting, Grinding, Flotation and Leaching. Full Plant Packages and Equipment are designed and installed for a variety of clients world-wide.
• Act for the Engineering Manager, as and when required, for the Brisbane office – giving additional support to the Vancouver Group.

Program Drafting Manager / Project Manager – October 2008-June 2011
UGL (United Group Ltd) – Water Resources Alliance (WRA)
• Setup all Procedures and Systems for the Drawing Office within the Alliance.
• Drawing Office Management and coordination of design deliverables and construction support for all projects in the Melbourne Water Program of Works.
• Resource Management, including interview, selection and allocation. This included the selection of resources from the various Alliance partners.
• Projects were spread out across multiple site locations (including a head office) and had multiple teams assigned.
• I managed multi-disciplined teams across all the sites.
• I was requested to be a Project Manager within the Alliance, while continuing duties as the Program Drafting Manager, to manage a $2.6M project. I worked with a multi-skilled project team consisting of drafters, engineers, design managers and their project teams.
• Works included road and drainage design, structural and architectural design, civil, mechanical and electrical design for various water treatment plant upgrades.

Drawing Office Manager – January 2008-October 2008
UGL (United Group Ltd) – Gibson Island Alliance
• I managed a team of approximately 12 members including modellers, detailers, checkers and document controllers. This was a site based role to complete a Water Treatment Plant design.
• Interviewing and selecting drafters to work on the project.
• Scheduling – design reviews, task allocations.
• Checking and signing off all drawings.
• Design and Drafting of water treatment plant equipment and associated piping design.
• Liaison between design and construction teams including resolving RFI’s.

Lead Designer – September 2007-January 2008
UGL (United Group Ltd)
• Checking of water treatment plant and associated piping design drawings.
• Checking of process design, ductwork design and structural design (including walkways, ladders and stairs).
• I attended site in South Australia assisting the Construction Team in an advisory Expediting role. This was specifically related to equipment and materials coming to site and ensuring the correctness of piping components.
• Liaising with the Purchasing and Construction Teams.

Lead Designer / Project Manager – June 2005-September 2007
GCD International Pty Ltd
• Design of thermal, gas and combustion equipment.
• Materials handling and process line design for fibreglass plants.
• Drafting of process drawings, ductwork, piping (gas) and structural drawings.
• I was the Project Manager of various jobs as required. Duties in this role included conceptual design, procurement, time management of projects to meet deadlines and budget.
• Selecting equipment and materials coming to the workshop and ensuring correctness of supply.
• Liaising with the shop floor teams during construction and commissioning.
• Visiting clients during initial concept design and installation phases.

Lead Designer – December 2004-June 2005
BlueScope Steel – formerly BHP
• Design and detail of Paint Line Upgrade at the Western Port site.
• Work included Plant Layout design showing existing line, ductwork design, piping design, mono-rail lifting equipment, structural drafting, hydraulics and pneumatics. I lead a team of designers for this project.
• Checking of other contractor drawings.

Senior Designer – November 2002-December 2004
Scope Machinery Pty Ltd
• Design and detail of turnkey process and packaging equipment from concept through to completion.
• Checking contractor’s drawings.
• Project planning, sourcing, costing, purchasing and final approval of packaging equipment to be used as part of the turnkey line.

Design Drafter – August 2002-November 2002
Invetech Operations
• Design and detail of materials handling equipment for a major Australian conveying systems supplier. This equipment included belt conveyors, tangential chain conveyors, line-shaft conveyors, platen elevators and other materials handling devices.

State Manager (Victoria) – February 2001-August 2002
Impresstik Machinery Pty Ltd
• All aspects of sales, service, business development, design, construction and installation of food processing and packaging equipment.
• Created a new customer database.
• Sourcing new business while servicing existing client needs.
• Visiting clients on a regular basis and conducting all site surveys.
• Advising clients on how to set up their production lines.
• Advising design and production teams (in the Sydney Head Office) on how to produce the best solutions to suit the client.

Technical Manager – 1998-2001
Pals Precision Applicators (UK)
• All aspects of design, construction and commissioning of processing and packaging equipment.
• Resource management for Drawing Office and conducting all interviews, followed by candidate selection.
• Conceptual and final design drawings.
• Checking of drawings created by other team members.
• Pre-commissioning of equipment with test engineers.
• Represented the company at exhibitions.
• Set up design and development procedures to meet ISO 9001 regulations.

Design Drafter – 1997-1998
Sonoco Machinery Division (UK)
• All aspects of design and drafting of processing and packaging equipment including conceptual and final design drawings.

Design Drafter – 1997-1998
Ingersoll Rand (UK)
• All aspects of design and drafting of compressors and generators including the production of detail and assembly drawings.
• Modification of existing drawings to suit specific client needs.

Design Drafter / Technician Apprentice – 1989-1996
Harland Machine Systems (UK)
• All aspects of design and drafting of processing and packaging equipment including conceptual and final design drawings.
• CAD System support and Administration.
• Creation of Operation and Maintenance Manuals.
• Technician Apprenticeship was completed in the first 3 years.

Craft Apprentice – 1988-1989
Royal Ordnance Factory (UK)
• Off-the-job Apprenticeship Training including turning, milling, fitting and other general machining to EITB Training Standards.
• Basic CNC Training.