Tony Wellard


Tony Wellard

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  • Expected : 7000 USD/Month
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Project Manager

  • Age : 68 Years Old
  • Gender : Male
  • Educational Attainment :- Btec L5
  • Availability :- 40 Hours/week
  • Experience :- 30 Years

Tony Wellard

United Kingdom


[email protected]                                                        +447979387102



As a seasoned professional, I thrive in dynamic environments that offer a diverse array of challenges. I am an innovator at heart, constantly seeking opportunities to push boundaries and pioneer creative solutions. What truly ignites my passion is the ability to contribute at a high level, while simultaneously assuming a leadership role that empowers and inspires those around me. I find immense fulfillment in roles that allow me to seamlessly transition between these dual responsibilities, wearing multiple hats to ensure the successful execution of projects and initiatives.


However, after years of dedicated service in the water treatment industry, I now find myself yearning for a new frontier – one that lies at the intersection of data and internet infrastructure. This burgeoning field not only aligns with my innate curiosity and quest for knowledge but also presents a fresh canvas upon which I can apply my expertise in innovative ways.


I am eager to diversify my skill set and immerse myself in the intricacies of data management and internet infrastructure development. By leveraging my experience in spearheading complex projects and cultivating high-performing teams, I am confident in my ability to make valuable contributions to this rapidly evolving domain. The prospect of tackling novel challenges and pushing the boundaries of what is possible excites me, as it aligns perfectly with my appetite for growth and my relentless pursuit of excellence.


I would like to work remotely with occasional office and site visits.




Customer and supplier interface:


Face to face meetings presenting to large audiences on various company’s capabilities and proficiencies in the water sector. I am customer driven for both external and internal customers.

Ref: South African Department of Water Affairs for Rotec Engineering


Handled large bulk water projects in the operation and maintenance sector, Ref; Komati Government Water Scheme and several large Infrastructure Maintenance Projects for DWAF South Africa


Negotiated claims for additional work and maintained good relations with my clients.


As a past company owner, I have promoted my company’s products and services to various clients


Attended trade missions and held discussions with senior figures, like the former President of Mozambique the late Samora Machel, during the Zambezi Infrastructure Group Trade Mission tour of September 2011


Project and Team Size:


I have handled companies and departments of varying sizes, workloads and currencies. Each required a mix of situational and classic management styles like the Highest Dedication style focusing on Leadership and commitment.




Engineering Manager, Quality, Health, Safety and Environment Manager

Designed Bio Solutions (Pty) Ltd

Jul 2023 – Present (8 months)

Sustainable Technologies sector dealing with Water, Wastewater Treatment, plant-based organic waste conversion, utilising Mycelia.

I can work to tight deadlines and consistently deliver safe and efficient projects involved in all facets of water, wastewater treatment, pumping, construction from pre-construction to hand over. Proactive and experienced in managing a variety of construction teams and subcontractors on projects. Successful in creating effective communication between personnel, contractors and the management team. Safety oriented who works efficiently and effectively to complete projects on time and within budget. A diligent person who consistently monitors site works to ensure proper compliance with the specifications, drawings, building and safety codes.


I can provide Mechanical and Civil Engineering support for design and site roles. In Water and Wastewater, HVAC, Hazchem, Food and Cooling Towers.



Company Turnaround Consultant

Fresh start Consulting

Nov 2023 – Dec 2023 (ongoing)

Assuming the role of managing a company within a consistently changing environment presents significant challenges due to the increasingly rapid shifts in the business landscape. Factors such as evolving customer demands, technological advancements, compliance requirements, and employee expectations collectively contribute to intensifying the responsibilities for owner-managers in running their businesses. It appears that, for many organizations, achieving any type of growth has turned into an unexpected advantage.



Engineering Positions

Seeking Part Time Role

Jul 2023 – Nov 2023 (5 months)



Senior Mechanical Engineer


Oct 2022 – Feb 2023 (5 months)

Senior Mechanical Engineer. Team leader, checker and mentor to graduate Engineers. Water & Wastewater


Senior Project Manager/Engineer Engineering Support Professionals Ltd Nov 2020 – Sep 2022 (1 year 11 months)

Three 4m dia 12000m2 EBA RBC’s for export, mech design and manufacture, HVAC, Fire

detection and suppression, water services to buildings. Present project for a prominent University in

Johannesburg, South Africa. plus upgrading of Water and Wastewater plants in Brits and Pretoria



Engineering and Construction Manager

Total Water Solutions cc

Dec 2015 – Oct 2020 (4 years 11 months)

580m3/d Extension to the Pebble Rock WWTP. Consisting of a new septic tank, RBC, Humus Settling Tank module, inlet works encompassing a mechanical screen, vortex grit trap, screenings compactor and grit washing, tertiary self-washing filter and UV steriliser. This is a turnkey upgrade for which I have done the Process, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical design and detailing. I am also managing the fabrication and construction of the plant.




Design Water Systems Ltd

Jun 2015 – Nov 2015 (6 months)

Operations management, project management and Project Engineer to deliver Engineering services to: Atkins Global for AMP6 Projects at Maple Lodge and Harpenden STW’s.

AECOM, Longreach STW, THP Plant

Process, mechanical, civil, electrical layout design, construction supervision and condition of plant reporting. Operation and maintenance of water and wastewater treatment plants to Total Water Solutions (PTY) Ltd



Senior Manager Water Treatment

Mott MacDonald PDNA

May 2010 – May 2015 (5 years 1 month)

Oversaw and controlled all aspects of success project completion which included design, staff leadership and training, project management and site management.



Senior Project Manager and Engineers Representative at Rooiwal WWTP Upgrade

Mott MacDonald PDNA

May 2010 – May 2015 (5 years 1 month)

Hand-picked to direct and manage this extremely important project. Expertly handled process design, mechanical design and mentoring of junior Engineers.


Overseeing the construction of this very large and very important project



Senior Project Manager

Zylem Water & Wastewater

Mar 2009 – Apr 2010 (1 year 2 months) Handled the Gautrain storm and foul water pump stations between Marlboro and Park Station. Serviced the underground tunnels and stations on route.



Mechanical Design Engineer

Black & Veatch

Nov 2007 – Feb 2009 (1 year 4 months)

Interpretation of requirements from preliminary design; site visits and inspection of existing plant and equipment; preparation of detailed specifications for review; as well as Pneumatic and Hydraulic modelling. Thoroughly checked other engineers’ calculations and specifications. Instructed CAD Technicians and checked drawings. Doubled as site support during construction for water, wastewater treatment plants and pumping installations in England and Scotland.




Total Water Solutions cc

Jul 1999 – Nov 2007 (8 years 5 months)

Enhanced business operations through the successful delivery of marketing and general management of projects.



Assistant Branch Manager

Rotec Engineering

Jan 1999 – Jun 1999 (6 months) Power and Water Industry

Projects: Komati Government Water Scheme, bulk water scheme serving the Mpumalanga power stations for cooling and potable water

DWAF Maintenance Contracts, dams and bulk water infrastructure



Auckland Branch Manager Innovative Water Solutions Ltd Mar 1996 – Jul 1998 (2 years 5 months)

Launch of Submerged Aerated Media wastewater package plants into the New Zealand market and other water treatment related sales



Project Engineer

Water Systems Treatment Specialists Ltd

Jul 1995 – Dec 1996 (1 year 6 months) Water Treatment Industry

Projects; Side stream pressure filters for BHP Steel Auckland

Hellensville WTP upgrade



Design Department Manager Lektratek Water Technology (Pty) Ltd Oct 1993 – Dec 1995 (2 years 3 months) Water Treatment Industry

Projects; Design techniques for Aeration, clarifiers, radial mixers, rotary sewage distributorsWaldons Paper Plant, water recovery and re-use plant

Design and developement of full range of Belt Presses to increase the company’s equipment range



Project Manager


Sep 1992 – Sep 1993 (1 year 1 month) Food and industrial sector


Vredendal Grape Juice Evaporator

Vredendal Grape juice processing and storage plant. Plant had to be built to food grade standards in a very short space of time. Project was bought in on time to an exceptional standard with a healthy margin

African Products Corn Starch EvaporatorPlant was built to program and budget



Consulting Specialist Mechanical Engineer

Babcock Water (Pty) Ltd

Jan 1990 – Aug 1992 (2 years 8 months) Projects;

Vantra Vanadium Rapid Sludge Dewatering Plant

Zeekoegat WWTP

Completion of 25 plants in various stages of their project cycle as Ames Crosta was bought by Biwater and Babcock lost the Ames Crosta agency and all of their water competency



Project Administrator

The South African Breweries

Jan 1989 – Dec 1989 (1 year) Food and Beverage Industry Project;

Phase 105 Prospecton Brewery



Project Engineer

Chemplast Engineering (Pty) Ltd Sep 1988 – Dec 1989 (1 year 4 months) Hazchem and industrial Sector


Hydrofluoric Acid storage and packing facility for Protea Chemicals Wadeville Hydrogen Peroxide storage and packing facility for Protea Chemicals Cape town Scrubbers and odour control for various locations around SA



Project Engineer

Aquazur Reunert (SA) (Pty) Ltd Nov 1986 – Aug 1988 (1 year 10 months) Water Industry


Pyramid abattoir WWTP

Welkom WWTP DAF Unit

Iskor Pretoria DAF Unit



Director and shareholder

Future Projects (Pty) Ltd

Jun 1982 – Oct 1986 (4 years 5 months) Water and building sector


Carltonville screen and rotary sewage distributors

Extentions and alterations to industrail and domestic dwellings

Simon Carves (SA) (Pty) Ltd


Civil Engineer; Stilfontein Gold Mine

Mechanical Project Engineer; Richards Bay Butadyne Storage Terminal

Building projects



Proposals Engineer

Ames Crosta (SA) (Pty) Ltd

Sep 1979 – May 1982 (2 years 9 months) Water Sector


Olifantsvlei DAF unit

Ennerdale WWTP FBDA Aeration system



Design Draughtsman

Ames Crosta (SA) (Pty) Ltd

Mar 1977 – Aug 1979 (2 years 6 months) Water Sector


Belville WWTP FBDA Aertation system

Various horizontal aerator plants



Learner Draughtsman

Wright Anderson (Pty) Ltd

Jan 1973 – Feb 1977 (4 years 2 months) Completion of a four year learnership

Mobile activated sludge plants for underground workers

Various WWTP’s around SA





University of South Africa/Universiteit van Suid-Afrika

Bcom, Business Economics, Industrial Psychology, Production Management,


1990 – 1993

Bcom subjects


Germiston Technical College

Bachelor of Technology – BTech, Civil Engineering

T3 Civil (HND UK NARIC reference number: 4000823861), Civil Engineering

1973 – 1975

I studied Civil engineering whist practicing mechanical drafting and design. I also practised structural design for steel bridges walkways and process equipment


Germiston Technical College

T2 Civil, Mathmatics, Building Construction, Surveying, Geology

1976 – 1976

Distinction; Geology



Germiston Technical College

T1 Civil, Mathmatics, Building Construction, Building Administration & Organisation, Applied Mechanics (Bldrs)

1975 – 1976

Distinction; Applied Mechanics (Bldrs)



Boksburg Technical College

NTC3 (First Class), See Additional Notes

1974 – 1974

Platers and Structural Steelworkers Theory II, Mathmatics III, Plating and Structural Steel Drawing III, Applied Science III (Distinction)



Boksburg Technical College

NTC2, See Additional Notes

1973 – 1973

Platers and Structural Steelworkers Theory I, Platers and Structural Steel Drawing II, applied Mechanics




West Cheshire Central College of Further Education; Carlett Park

Pre apprenticeship course, Mechanical Engineering

1971 – 1971

Marking System

A = 100-80% B = 80-60%



West Cheshire Central College of Further Education; Carlett Park

Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

1970 – 1970Marking System

A = 100-80% B = 80-60%



Bebington Secondary School

4th Year, General Subjects

1966 – 1970

Distinctions in Science, Geometrical and Engineering Drawing, Woodwork, Engineering Workshop Theory and




Licenses & Certifications


Professional Engineering Technologist – Engineering Council of South Africa





Project Engineering  •  Construction   •   Commissioning   •  Engineering  •  Water Treatment  •  Hydraulics  • Wastewater Treatment  •  Project Management   •   Contract Management  •  Procurement



Honors & Awards



Dec 1974

First Class pass with a distinction in Applied Science



T1 Technical Certificate

Aug 1975

Applied Mechanics 90%



T2 Technical Certificate

Apr 1976

Geology 88%

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