Sean has over 27 years’ experience as a civil engineer and has garnered valuable skills over the yearsin project management, contract documentation and the design and construction supervision of low income townships – particularly those involving labour intensive construction methods. He also has experience in master planning civil services for large towns.
After attaining a Bachelor of Science and Civil Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town in 1988 he worked on several projects including being the Project Executive, Leader and Engineer for the Two Oceans Development Company, responsible for detailed design, documentation and tender evaluation of full services. During this time he also worked on the construction of 3.9 km of main roads and bulk services for the Cape Provincial Administration as well as other projects in road construction and services in townships in and around Cape Town. While working on these projects, Sean joined Van Niekerk Kleyns and Edwards as an engineer and stayed with them till 1990.
In 1990, Sean joined Kent County Council as their Highway Maintenance Engineer, moving to GIBB in 1991 where he continued working on various projects including upgrading infrastructure in Blue Downs under the Regional Services Council, upgrading and rehabilitating roads, sewer and stormwater infrastructure in an existing industrial township under the Strand and Ikapa Municipalities and preliminary design, rehabilitation survey and reporting on major bus routes in Cape Town.
More recently Sean has worked on high density housing units for the N2 Gateway housing project for Sobambisana , and led the development of approximately 16 700 integrated housing opportunities ranging from subsidy to bonded homes, schools, commercial and industrial areas for Garden Cities. Sean is currently working on several projects in the Western Cape. Despite his busy schedule, Sean is also a member of a number of high ranking associations. He is registered as a Professional Engineer with the Engineering Council of South Africa, registered as a Professional Construction Project Manager, as well as a member of the South African Institution of Civil Engineers.