Program Management for Local Government – City of Burnaby, Engineering Dept.

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Johan Steenkamp acted as Assistant Director, Capital Projects for the Engineering Department of the City of Burnaby from April to May 2015. In January 2015, Engineering Director Leon Gous and his team had embarked on a project to restructure the department to optimize their efficiency in delivering capital projects. Johan Steenkamp of CoLAB Project Success Inc. facilitated the change management of the organizational change.

  • Reported to Director of Engineering
  • Program Management of a capital budget of CAD$40-million
  • Standardized process, and reduced man-hours on reports
  • Streamlined the process of report production, ensuring compliance to reporting standards
  • Supervised 8 Project Managers and 2 Project Clerks

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Project Management for Canadian Zinc’s Prairie Creek Project


Johan Steenkamp was the project manager on this Basic Engineering Design project worth an estimated CAD$160-million (2012) in capital expenditure, on behalf of his client, engineering consulting firm Tetra Tech WEI Inc.
Fast-track schedule (2014)
Multiple engineering teams and vendors
Tender/ bid management and evaluation
Capex estimate at ~15% level of accuracy

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Project Management Framework for City of Burnaby Engineering Department

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The City of Burnaby’s Engineering Department decided that a Project Management framework must be developed for the delivery of Engineering capital projects. In 2015, CoLAB Project Success Inc. was contracted to develop a best practical Project Management framework, with Johan Steenkamp filling the role of Project Manager on site in the office of the Engineering Director.

  • Standardized all Project Management report formats and production based on PMBOK standards, creating “one source of truth”
  • Streamlined process of report production, ensuring compliance to reporting standards
  • Report production synced to stage-gates
  • Dedicated change management communications on the project

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Project Management for Seabridge Gold’s KSM Project – Prefeasibility Study

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Seabridge Gold Inc.’s KSM (Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell) deposit is one of two deposits owned by the company, and they rank among the largest undeveloped gold deposits in Canada. In Nov. 2011 Seabridge Gold commissioned Tetra Tech WEI Inc. to prepare an updated NI 43-101-compliant PFS Report on KSM, with Johan Steenkamp as project manager. The capital cost of the project was estimated at CAN$5.31-billion.
Client: Tetra Tech WEI Inc.
End client: Seabridge Gold Inc.
Sector: Mining & Minerals
Duration: Nov. 2011 – May 2012
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
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Project Management Framework for Mining Studies


In 2012, Johan Steenkamp was Program Manager of the CSG (Consulting Studies Group) Navigator Project for Tetra Tech WEI, the Canadian Mining Engineering subsidiary of American consulting group Tetra Tech Inc.

  • GOVERNANCE – Standardized all project management report formats and production for complete mine project lifecycle, to NI 43-101 and PMBOK standard; One source of truth
  • PROCESS – Standardized process, and reduced man-hours on reports; Streamline the process of report production, ensuring compliance to reporting standards; Report production synced to stage-gates in mine project development
  • PEOPLE – All Project Managers working in the same way using the same tools, templates and lifecycle gates; Ready source for onboarding of new Project Managers
  • TECHNOLOGY – Graphic depiction of the Project management lifecycles for mine development projects

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Improving Investment Oversight in Anglo American South Africa


Johan Steenkamp was Program Manager of the Investment Committee Navigator Project for Anglo American South Africa, the South African holding company for Anglo American plc’s South African operations. (Internal to the company the project was referred to as internally referred to the AAPW – Anglo American Projects Way Navigator.)

  • GOVERNANCE – Investment decision-making aligned with Anglo American governance
  • PROCESS – Integration of investment projects into one, seamless process
  • PEOPLE – Investment data centrally, readily accessible
  • TECHNOLOGY – Interface that is simple to use
  • COMPANY – Accurate and true reflection of the actual financial status and progress of investment projects

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Improving project delivery in Kumba Iron Ore


Johan Steenkamp was Program Manager of the PRIZM Project for Kumba Iron Ore (Kumba), the South African iron ore subsidiary of Anglo American plc. The PRIZM Project won Kumba’s in-house Laurel Award for outstanding achievement in June 2010.


  • GOVERNANCE – Departmental structure and processes set up
  • PROCESS – Integration of SHEQ requirements
  • PEOPLE – Process data centrally accessible
  • TECHNOLOGY – Interface that is simple to use
  • COMPANY – Accurate and true reflection of actual financial and progress data

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Automation of bank’s mortgage application system

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Johan Steenkamp was Program Manager of the FNB Home Loans project, which entailed transitioning the company’s paper-based, largely manual mortgage application system to an automated, electronic system.


  • National systems
  • Project
  • Successful automation of critical system
  • Involved training and up-skilling of staff

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ERP service solution for recruitment firm


This project was the implementation project of a terminal-based ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) service solution for Logical Options Staffing (Pty) Ltd., a provider of nation-wide staffing solutions. Subsequently, the Kelly Group acquired Logical Options, in a deal worth R616-million ($55.8-million).


  • Successful implementation of ERP solution
  • Resolution of project stagnation that had resulted in financial loss for the client
  • Management of adversarial vendors

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