Nhlanhla Mkhize


Nhlanhla Mkhize

  • Preferred : CAT
  • Expected : 5000 USD/Month
  • Updated 5 months ago

Professional Senior Architectural Technologist

  • Age : 56 Years Old
  • Gender : Male
  • Educational Attainment :- National Diploma: Architectural Technology
  • Availability :- 40 Hours/week
  • Experience :- 30 Years


Job Title:  Manager: Dealer Facility Standards & Corporate Identity)

Job Description:  New Retail Concept Project Manager (Dealer Building Design Standards and Corporate Identity)



Toyota South Africa Motors, Head Office



November 2008 – December 2020




Rollout of New Retail Concept (NRC) throughout the Toyota Dealership Network

Compilation and ongoing updating of Toyota Generic Dealer Building Facility Specifications and Corporate Identity Standards.

Project Management of the NRC rollout throughout the Toyota Dealer Network in Southern Africa.

Initiation of each Dealer into the NRC process.

Providing Dealers, Architects and Suppliers with Toyota Generic Specifications, Corporate Identity Standards and all NRC related information and addressing all queries as and when they arise.

Inspection and approval of Plans, Elevations, Finishes Schedules, Furnishings, Corporate Identity (Signage and Branding) and Point of Sale Product stands for NRC compliance.

Assist Architects, Dealers and Suppliers with project specific problems/challenges within NRC guidelines.

Ensure that projects meet all Environment and Safety related standards by involving our Environment and Workplace Safety Specialists for relevant regulations and specifications.

Regular site visits and attendance of site meetings to ensure compliance.

Final project inspection and signing-off of projects on completion.


Maintain Dealer Relations

Constantly engage and update Dealers on all NRC project and Corporate Identity related matters.


Maintain Supplier Relations

Approval of suppliers for inclusion on Toyota’s Preferred Supplier List.

Ensure that products supplied comply with NRC specifications and that installation workmanship is of acceptable standard.

Address non-compliance with abovementioned criteria and ensure that, where necessary, remedial action is taken by supplier.

Ensure that suppliers constantly update their products to be in line with the latest technological advancements and environmental standards (eg latest improvements in energy efficient light fittings and signage illumination).


Ongoing Dealer Facility Auditing for Compliance with Dealer Standards and Corporate Identity

Appointment of an external auditing firm to conduct bi-annual dealer facility audits.

Compiling of Audit questionnaire for use by external auditing firm.

Provision of on-site training for Auditing firm’s staff.

Handling and resolving of all Dealer appeals arising from audit scores awarded.

Following up with Dealers to improve compliance levels.





Freelancing and Contract positions for different employers including the following companies:



May 2004 – October 2007



First National Bank


Temporary contract position as Manager: Architecture and Standards

Infrastructure Creation Department


Ensure that we hold a current Architectural record of every FNB retail branch.


Check and approve the Design, Space Planning, Signage and Working Drawings for all new branches by an outsourced architectural design firm.


Ensure that external contractors timeously submit and get plans approved by local authorities to meet project deadlines.


Ensure all Designs and Space Planning comply with the Franchise Standards and models.

Check all drawings for projects ensuring that they comply with National Building Regulations, Retail Outlet Image Standards and Business models.

Appoint and liaise with structural engineers and other professionals where necessary.

Track all projects and create Architectural Drawing Files for handing over on completion.

Responsible for all administrative matters pertaining to the function.


City Property


Working as an independent supplier.

Surveying existing buildings and compiling “as built” records on CAD.

Compiling and keeping “Vacant/Tenant” records for space management purposes.

Calculating of lettable according to SAPOA standard and guidelines..

Creating Space Planning and Tenant Installation drawings to meet tenant requirements.




















Technical Advisor – Architectural



Gensec Property Services, Pretoria



April 1999 – April 2004



To seek a position offering further growth, opportunities and challenges




Space Management and Tenant Installation

Surveying existing buildings and compiling “as built” records on CAD.

Calculating Lettable areas according to SAPOA standards.

Compiling and keeping “Vacant/Tenant” records for space management purposes.

Creating Space Planning and Tenant Installation drawings to meet tenant requirements.


Maintenance and Refurbishment

Preparation of drawings and specifications for refurbishment and maintenance of buildings, both scheduled and interventional.


Project Costing

Invitation of tenders where necessary and appointment of successful tender.

Preparation of contract documentation.

Cost management and payment of contractors.


Quality Assurance

Compliance with OHS Act and National Building Regulations

Snag inspections and reports

Completion documentation.

Buildings in portfolio include Office Blocks & Office Parks, Retail and Industrial.


Major Projects

Sanlam Centre Walk-In Centres:

Responsible for the interpretation and implementation of the group’s corporate image through use of appropriate Space Planning, Finishes Specifications, and Furnishings.


Gensec Property Services Regional and Centre Management Offices:

Responsible for the interpretation and implementation of the group’s corporate image through use of appropriate Space Planning, Finishes Specifications, and Furnishings.

Project Management and Contractor Supervision.



Other Projects

Provide architectural input to the Facilities Management Team in the management of Retail, Commercial, Mixed Use and Industrial Buildings.


December 1998 to April 1999 Self-employed as an Architectural Designer, which involved drawing up of residential property plans and submission to Municipalities for approval.







Architectural Technician



SBT Juul (SA), Sandton



August 1997 to December 1998



Company found itself in financial difficulty. Resigned in order to find a stable position.



Presentation and Construction drawings on CAD.

Types of projects: Commercial, Retail, Hospitality, Airports.





Architectural Consultant



South African Breweries, Johannesburg



January 1992 to July 1997



Restructuring resulted in the closure of the Architectural Department.



Responsible for the conversion to the drawing office from a drawing board based to a CAD based operation.

Training staff on new procedures and software applications.

Management of the CAD filing system and record keeping.

Space Planning and Construction Drawings of Restaurants, Liquor Stores, Pubs and other liquor vending establishments.

Project co-ordination.




















Architectural Technician



Stauch Vorster Architects, Midrand



January 1990 to December 1991



Received an offer from South African Breweries, which appeared to offer more scope for exposure and a more rewarding financial package.



Responsible for production of presentation and working drawings for submission to local authorities for approval.

Types of projects included office buildings, hotels, hospitals, education facilities and town planning drawings.

  • Architectural Design
  • Building and Safety regulations
  • corporate identity
  • Project management
  • Retail Space Design
  • Space Planning
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