Gerhard Theron
Gerhard Jacobus Theron CV 2016


I have successfully obtained my Honours degree in Environmental Sciences (2013) and my Bachelor of Environmental and Biological Sciences degree (2012) from the North-West University of Potchefstroom majoring in Geology, Geography and Soil Science. My personal motivation is to pursue a professional career in Environmental Management or Geology. I currently have 2 years experience in the Environmental field.

I am an ambitious and passionate individual with great expectations for myself, and will use my knowledge obtained to the best of my ability to benefit your organisation. It would be a great privilege to work and contribute to your company’s future and in the process gain valuable experience and potential growth opportunities.

Preferred Job Location:Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Port Elizabeth, DurbanDesired Salary
Preferred Contract TypePreferred Contract Period
Preferred Business / IndustryHighest Education Level
Total Working ExperienceAvailability to work after
Willing to RelocateSpoken LanguagesAfrikaans, English, Zulu

Education Details

2002 – 2006: Pionier High School, Vryheid KZN
Highest Grade Passed: Grade 12 (with full exemption)
Subjects: English, Maths, Science, Geography, Biology, Afrikaans

Working Experience Details

Position held: Environmental Officer
Company: Aveng Rail
Project: Ngqura 16 Mtpa Manganese – Rail Phase 1
Middelburg, Eastern Cape
August 2015 – Current

Responsibilities/Experience: Daily, weekly and monthly inspections of the work area(s) as per schedule.
Preparing activity based Environmental Method Statements.
Monitoring compliance with the CEMP and approved Environmental Method Statements.
On-going environmental awareness training of the Contractor’s site personnel.
Reporting and recording of any environmental incidents caused by the Contractor or due to the Contractor’s activities.
Communicate all environmental matters to all stake holders on the project.
Close-out of environmental incidents.
Attendance at all SHE meetings, toolbox talks and induction programmes.
Waste Management.
Ensuring that environmental signage and barriers are correctly placed.
Taking required corrective action within specified time frame. (Description of scope of works).
Snake handling & Relocation.

Position held: Junior Environmental Assessment Practitioner
Company: Prism Environmental Management Services
Roodepoort, Johannesburg
September 2014 – May 2015

Responsibilities/Experience: ArcGIS Mapping.
Environmental Authorisation Application Process for nine (9) Projects.
Verification of Water Uses.
Memo’s for Environmental Authorisation-Exemption in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998.
Public Participation Process.
Basic Assessment Reporting (BAR) in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998.
Water Use License Application (WULA) Process in terms of the National Water Act, 1998.
Compilation of an Environmental Management Plan for a Prospecting Right Application in terms of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002.
Environmental Control Officer (ECO) responsible for external ECO audits and compilation of audit reports for the Centurion Square Office Park Project.
Assistant in wetland Assessment and Delineation.

Position held: Environmental Officer – Siemens
Company: Prism Environmental Management Services
Project: Eskom Sere Wind Farm
Koekenaap, Western Cape
February 2014 – August 2014

Responsibilities/Experience: Provided input on the content of environmental induction and ensured these sessions were attended.
Ensure construction has minimum impact on the environment by guiding the contractors on the requirements of the Environmental Legislation and the specific Environmental Conditions of the Environmental Management Plan and associated Environmental License.
Ensure measures are implemented to prevent long-term environmental degradation.
Identify construction activities, which may have a detrimental impact on the environment.
During construction ensure effective reporting to management on the deviations identified and required actions to be taken.
Ensure regular environmental inspections are conducted on site and also undertaking Environmental Audits on the sites.
Ensure project activities are in compliance with all relevant ESKOM and Siemens Environmental Protocols and Policy requirements.
Manage all environmental incident, accident and near miss activities.
Communicate all environmental matters to all stake holders on the project.
Compile and regularly update method statements.
Render support and guidance to Siemens project site management team as well as to Siemens appointed contractors.
Compile monthly reports to be submitted to site management & client on environmental matters.
Waste Management.
Fauna Search & Rescue.
Snake Handling & Awareness Training Completed.
Quality inspection of wind turbine components.
Health & Safety representative.

Position held: Assistant Fleet Manager
Company: MTL Services/Timasani
Help ‘n Bietjie Mine
Kathu, Northern Cape
November 2013 – February 2014

Responsibilities/Experience: Guiding and Management of truck drivers.
Management of Iron Ore routes.
Management of Manganese routes.

Position held: Vacation work at Groundwater Company
Company: Geostratum
Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng
2012- 2012

Responsibilities/Experience: Preparing samples and assist with XRF & ICP operations.
Water sampling for mine water monitoring – surface and ground water.
Measurement of borehole water levels.
Processing data in Excel.

Position held: Farm Assistant
Company: Jurust Farm and AJET Farm
Vryheid, Kwazulu Natal
Vacation work 2007 - 2013

Responsibilities/Experience: Guiding and management of labour.
Agricultural management of crops & soil tillage.
Managing of Livestock (Cattle & Sheep).
Maintenance & repair of farm equipment.
Maintenance & repair of fences.

Skills / Specialties

• Computer literate: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, ArcGIS.
• Understanding of the South African environmental legislation, which I gained during my studies, but with more practical experience during my role as an Environmental Control Officer (ECO) for Siemens and subsequently as a Junior Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) at Prism EMS cc.
• Environmental Auditing and Environmental Analysis, which formed part of my duties as an ECO and EAP.
• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis and mapping, which formed part of my duties as an EAP;
• Environmental Impact- and Basic Assessments in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998;
• Water Use Licensing Application Compilation in terms of the National Water Act, 1998;
• Understanding soil characteristics (e.g., texture, structure, moisture, colour, chemistry etc.) and conditioning.
• Excellent numerical aptitude.
• Mathematics, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
• Chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
• Good understanding of wind farm- & rail construction and all HSE aspects relative to that.
• Good project management skills.
• Data analysis & Report Writing.
• Snake handling & awareness training from African Snake Bite Institute (Certificates available on request).
• Communicating effectively in writing and orally as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
• Read, listen and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
• Analytical with the skill to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
• Strong organisational skills.
• Understand the importance of well-established client relationships.
• Perform well whilst working in an individual and team environment.
• Get along very well with other people and agencies.
• Driven, Adaptable, teachable, determined, & self-motivated.
• Undertake work with pride, in an honest and ethical approach.
• I have the intellectual abilities to understand & value the importance of the Environment and surrounding factors.
• Drive to expand professional and personal growth.
• Observant.

Professional Qualifications and Training

Qualification: Short Course on Environmental Compliance

• Introduction to Environmental Compliance and Enforcement
• South African EIA regulations, authorisations and enforcement mechanisms
• Overview of several Acts including waste; biodiversity; water; mining and coastal management with the focus on liabilities; criminal law; law of evidence and criminal enforcement action as well as administrative enforcement action.

Institute: Continuing Education – University of Pretoria
7 – 11 September, 2015
(Academic Record Available on Request)

Qualification: BSc Hons. Environmental Sciences

• South African Environmental Laws & Legislation
• ArcGIS
• Environmental Managing Systems
• Pollution & Waste Management
• Geography Hydrology
• Environmental Analysis

Institute: North-West University of Potchefstroom
2013 – 2013
(Academic Record available on Request)

Qualification: BSc Environmental & Biological Sciences

• Geography
• Geology
• Soil Science

Institute: North-West University of Potchefstroom
2010 – 2012
(Academic Record available on Request)

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