CV, British, Senior Project Construction Manager looking worldwide

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 18333

Skills keywords: construction management, project
Short Bio:

Experienced in all phases and aspects of Management and Engineering in Piping, Mechanical and Structural Engineering including Welding, Civil, Electrical and Instrumentation with Project management experience on a wide variety of contracts - oil refineries, power stations, pharmaceutical, gas and oil fields, module and jacket construction and hook-up phases on offshore and onshore contracts gained in UK, Europe, America, Middle East, India, Korean Peninsula, North Africa, Central and SE Asia whi

Current location: Scotland, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: english, french
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Professional Memberships

Professional Bodies Fellow Institution Engineering and Technology

Member Institute of Mechanical Engineers

Member Project Management Institute

Member Chartered Management Institute


Higher National in Engineering Computer Applications,

Principles and Techniques of Quality Assurance,

Organisational Environment of Incorporated Engineer,

Principles of Pipework Engineering,

Organisational Quality Issues,

Interactive Communication Skills,

Fabrication and Welding Materials,

Computer Aided Draughting

Design Engineering,

Inspection Systems,

Pipework Technology,

Welding Technology.

H.N.C. Engineering

Specialised Professional Experience

Experienced in all phases and aspects of Management and Engineering in Piping, Mechanical and Structural Engineering including Welding, Civil, Electrical and Instrumentation with Project management experience on a wide variety of contracts – oil refineries, power stations, pharmaceutical, gas and oil fields, module and jacket construction and hook-up phases on offshore and onshore contracts gained in UK, Europe, America, Middle East, India, Korean Peninsula, North Africa, Central and SE Asia whilst exercising and implementing QA/Q procedures as laid down by ASME B31-3 and BS 5750, I.S.O. 9002 on all projects.

Skilled in the coordination and management of multi discipline interfaces, contract administration, planning and cost management. Good inter-personal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with technical and non-technical staff in a multi cultural environment. Having single point responsibility to direct and manage a dedicated or matrix project team, on single or multiple projects, throughout the project life cycle.

Duration August 2013 – Present

Company OMV


Position Senior Project Manager/Project Director

Job Description

Representing the Client OMV in a Joint Venture with State Oil Company ETAP on an offshore revamp Project located in the Gulf of Gabes in Tunisia and reporting directly to the General Manager.

The objective of the Ashtart Revamp Project was to increase the capacity and reliability of the power generation and gas lift compression and to address the fuel gas shortage on the Ashtart platforms by

• Replacing one of the existing gas turbine generators by two new larger units, to provide power for 5 more Electric Submersible Pumps (ESPs)

• Installing one new gas turbine driven gas compressor, providing redundancy for gaslift compression

• Installing a new fuel gas skid to address the increased fuel gas demand for the new gas turbines

• Upgrade the platform utilities, especially the power distribution system, to accommodate the higher electrical loads and feed power by cable to PF3 satellite platform.


Directly responsible for all contractual, technical and commercial issues whilst leading a project team of over 100 direct reports to include,

• Procurement, contracts and claims

• Cost and Schedule Management

• Risk Management

• Quality Management

• Stakeholder and Communication Management


• Governance (Independent Peer/Gate and discipline reviews)

• Management of Organisational Capabilities

Duration January 2010 – August 2013

Company ADNOC

Abu Dhabi

Position Senior Construction Manager

Job Description

Representing the Client and reporting directly to Deputy Senior Vice President on a USD 12 Billion Gas Plant (Shah) in Abu Dhabi designed to process approximately 1000 MMSCFD of feed gas containing extremely high concentration of H2S (23%).

Project consisted of Slug Catcher, Inlet Separation, Hydrotreater and Hydrogen Plant, Gas Dehydration, NGL Recovery, Residue Gas Compression, Sulphur Recovery, Condensate Storage Tanks, NGL Storage and Shipping Areas, Chemical Storage, Fuel Gas, Flare Gas recovery, Interconnecting Pipe racks and Process Buildings.


During the proposal stage in Abu Dhabi participated in

• Technical Bid Evaluation Reviews and responding to Bid Evaluation Queries and tender bulletins

• Attended Bid Clarification meetings with prospective bidders

• Contributing to Contract Exhibits contained within the ITT

Upon award of Contract relocated to EPC Contractors office (Samsung Engineering) Seoul Korea during the Detailed Design Engineering phase and was responsible for oversight of PMC (Fluor) and EPC contractor which included,

• Managing PMC engineering and construction team

• Reviewing and commenting Contractors Procedures

• Risk review identification and mitigation

• Participating in Constructability reviews

• Review Contractors Project Execution Plan specifically HSE, cost schedule and contracting strategy.

Duration January 2009– January 2010

Company KPO

Karachaganak, Kazakhstan

Position Senior Consultant

Job Description

Representing the Client KPO and reporting directly to Project Director as a Consultant on the Uralsk Gas Pipeline Project (UGPP) in Western Kazakhstan.

Project consisted of engineering and construction of a 152 km 20” gas pipeline, gas valve stations (GVS), gas distribution stations (GDS), road river and rail crossings and tie-in to the existing Gas Export Line and grid system.


• Responsible for preparation and implementation of Construction Management Plans

• Ensuring engineering deliverables were being produced to support procurement of long lead items and construction activities

• Facilitating effective interaction between design contractors and the project teams for constructability reviews in design

• Reviewing documentation, procedures and processes to ensure that they meet with the required company standards and external accreditation or approval authority requirements

• Proving assurance of effective contract management

• Preparing and maintaining project specific construction HSE Management Plan

• Ensuring that schedule was being maintained and implementing corrective actions where necessary.

• Implementing project cost procedures to monitor budget requirements

Duration January 2007 – January 2009

Company Cairn Energy India Limited

Rajasthan Northern Area Development

Position Senior Project Manager

Job Description

Representing the Client, Cairn Energy India Limited (CEIL) and reporting directly to Project Director and COO on a $1.5 billion USD project in northern Rajasthan India working between Home Office Delhi, Design Contractor Houston and Site.

Project consisted of engineering and construction of an Oil Processing Terminal, Steam System (steam turbine generators), Oil Processing System, Fuel System/Gas Processing, Raw Water/Potable Water, Produced Water, Fire Water, De-Sanding, Flare System, Export Oil Storage Tanks, Nitrogen System, Diesel Fuel System, 18 Production Well Pads with 13 KM of Interconnecting Roads with a view to produce 150K bopd.


• Responsible for preparation and implementation of Construction Management Plans

• Preparing and maintaining project specific construction HSE Management Plan

• Developing and presenting to the Board and Stakeholders via PowerPoint presentation a financial and schedule status of project on a monthly basis

• Organising and collating information from internal and external sources to produce a Project Monthly Report

• Analysing project costs and Value of Work Done (VOWD) to enable internal budget approvals.

• Facilitating effective interaction between design contractors and the project teams for constructability reviews in design

• Facilitating effective interactive communication between project construction teams and head office

• Ensuring engineering deliverables were being produced to support procurement of long lead items and construction activities

• Manage key deliveries of materials and equipment

• Plan and implement transition of residual engineering work from Mustang Houston to Indian engineering contractor

• Liaising between Project C&P India and Detailed Design & Engineering team to ensure seamless flow of information

• Ensuring Company had a robust projects procurement process complying with Corporate and JV Contracting & Procurement requirements.

• Reviewing documentation, procedures and processes to ensure that they meet with the required company standards and external accreditation or approval authority requirements

• Performing commercial, technical and price evaluation of bids,

• Proving assurance of effective contract management

• Providing oversight and assurance of all outsourced C&P activities

• Auditing contractors / suppliers

• Supporting project teams with embedded Engineering resources managing

• Providing technical resources to manage technical (design and engineering) studies for Northern Fields surface facilities

• Providing an adequate base of technical personnel, i.e. discipline engineers, to prepare Scope of Work Basis of Design for engineering studies and compliance monitoring / verification during the execution of the studies

Duration April 2005 – January 2007

Company Lurgi AG Frankfurt

Hainan, China

Position Senior Company Representative

Job Description

Reporting directly to Project Director and Board members and working directly for the Client CNOOC (Chinese National Offshore Oil Company) in a consultancy role as senior site representative on a new build Methanol Plant in southern China with a design capacity of 2000mtpd consisting of feedstock desulphurisation, primary steam reforming, syngas compression, methanol synthesis, methanol distillation and related utility units with an estimated project value of $180 million USD and the largest plant of this type in China.

Also successfully achieved on-spec product ahead of schedule and in recognition of this achievement and due to the high profile nature of the project was subsequently presented with an award by the Chinese Government – Governor of Hainan – for “promoting economic and social development”


• Involved in Home Office (Frankfurt/Krakow) basic design and detailed design reviews using PDS modeling

• Responsible for leading, directing and delivering all aspects of engineering and construction projects performance to ensure client acceptance within required budget & timescale

• Achieving scheduled performance, cost, quality, health, safety and environmental requirements of the project from contract award to Client’s acceptance whilst negotiating all contract changes with the Client where necessary

• Determine all matters affecting the implementation and operation of the contract

• Initiating the formulation of project policy or recommendations to the Client in all key areas in particular planning, procurement, and estimation, construction and contract changes.

• Acting as chairman in all meetings at site and during monthly management review meetings with board members

• Responsible for developing reporting procedures and subsequent Monthly Progress Reports

• Coordinating with procurement and shipping departments in arranging timely delivery of equipment and material in alignment with schedule requirements

• Motivating the project team towards the determined objectives by generating enthusiasm for the project by maintaining and achieving set targets

Duration April 2004 April 2005

Company Veco Engineering

Abu Dhabi UAE

Position Senior Company Representative

Job Description

Working directly for the Client, Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Co (Gasco) on the Bu Hasa Facilities Upgrade Project (HUP) upgrading and modifying the gas gathering facilities at the onshore Bu Hasa oilfield with direct reporting to Project Director and an estimated project value of $200 million USD.

Project entailed the supply and installation of gas receiving units, a flare system, compressors and related pipelines at four boot-blower stations. The scope of works included the construction of new degassification plant with a capacity of 730,000 barrels per day and the replacement of the existing two-phase gas separators, each of 50,000 b/d with four new three-phase separators each of 120,000 b/d. The project also included the installation of facilities for the reinjection of 95 million cubic feet a day of gas and 120,000 b/d of water into three reservoirs.


• Contract administration ensuring that schedule and milestones were being achieved by contractor to relevant specification and standards whilst meeting appropriate Quality and HSE regulations and approving monthly progress figures.

• Managing people, work and resources involved

• Establishing and updating plans with actuals and forecasts

• Managing deviation from plans

• Tracking and reporting progress including realistic forecasts of final target positions

• Documenting, obtaining approval and tracking all changes in project parameters whilst documenting all obstacles, delays and claims

• Facilitating communication where appropriate and approving or recommending all required commitments and appropriate project expenditures

Duration Feb 2003 – April 2004

Company TotalFinaElf

Kharg Island, Iran

Position Head of Construction/Company Representative

Job Description

Working directly for the Client and liaising with NIOOC (National Iranian Offshore Oil Company) as Head of Construction/Company Representative on the Dorood project in Iran during the Construction Commissioning phase of an Oil and Gas Processing and NGL Recovery Plant.

Directly reporting to the Project Director and with overall management contract responsibility of a Project with a value of over $360 million USD.


• Verifying establishment and implementation of relevant HSE procedures and promoting highest level of safety awareness

• Preparing Site Construction Supervision Manuals and ensuring implementation of same

• Managing, liaising and interfacing with Drilling and Operations during the simultaneous drilling phase of 38 onshore wells and offshore platform

• Contributing to the decision making process in Cap-ex and Op-ex budgetary discussions

• Ensuring that the Technical Document Register and all AFD/AFC documentation such as drawings, specifications, procedures, etc. necessary for the execution of Construction, installation, erection, start of pre-commissioning and commissioning activities were available on site

• Attending and acting as chairman in all daily meetings with Production, Drilling, HSE and Operations to facilitate site progress whilst ensuring Production targets were being maintained and drilling and construction schedules were being coordinated

• Performing periodic joint reviews of estimated bills of quantities with the Contractors and establishing validity, verifying that the work was carried out in accordance with the contractual Scope of Work and approving specifications and procedures

• Reviewing and monitoring Contractors Quality Plan and ensuring that valid effective Quality Assurance and Control Systems were in place and that the performance of the work by contractors was in compliance with the Quality Plan

• Ensuring that progress was in accordance with the Project schedule

• Monitoring man-hours spent and quantities produced by disciplines

• Approving monthly progress figures, coordinating and resolving all Site technical matters such as technical queries, concessions, waivers and non-conformances through an appropriate site query/correspondence system

• Reviewing any new trends of price increase or schedule slippage

• Monitoring Variation Order Proposals

• Agreeing and signing any bills of quantities

Duration January 2002 – Feb 2003

Company Veco Engineering

Dubai UAE

Position Senior Construction Manager

Job Description

Working for the Client, Dubai government owned Margham Dubai Establishment in a consultancy role managing a Gas Compression Brownfield project the largest onshore gas field in Dubai with an estimated project value of $120 million USD and reporting directly to the Project Director

The project objective was the installation of an inlet compression package to boost the pressure from 900 psig to 1900 psig for a capacity of 420 MMscfd. This consisted of new inlet slug catcher with related piping, instrumentation, and civil works, new air cooled heat exchangers, new gas turbine driven inlet compressors, new DCS/PLC system relating to new scope of work and interfacing with the main control room, F&G detection and safe guarding system.


• Overseeing all project engineering

• Responsible for contract administration, cost control, approval of invoices and schedule implementation whilst leading EPC contractor’s multi-disciplined engineering and construction team (Solar Turbines Houston) to provide a quality product leading towards Client Approval and handover.

• Liaising with relevant Government bodies (Dubai Municipality) to gain and maintain construction approvals

• Monitoring the procurement process to ensure milestones were met whilst undertaking project planning for critical elements

• Over-viewing work undertaken by Site Managers and providing priorities direction and leadership to support the successful completion of all work components

• Organizing and conducting site co-ordination meetings with operations, contractors and suppliers to plan and clarify schedules on a weekly basis to allow production targets to be met

• Coordinating with Site Managers and Safety Manager for approval of Safe Work Method Statements, Construction Method Statements and ensuring these items were correctly implemented on site

• Interfacing with Operations to ensure seamless transition during pre commissioning and Start-Up

Duration April 1999 January 2002

Company Lurgi Life Sciences China

Position Project Manager

Job Description

Working directly for the Client Cerestar Germany with overall project and contractual managerial responsibility for the construction of a $350 million USD processing plant including a 60 MW coal fired power station in Northern China.

Directly reporting to Project Director in Frankfurt with single point responsibility for approximately 100 direct staff and 2500 contractors.


• Responsibilities were to ensure implementation of the overall project strategies and objectives (namely budgets, schedule, quality, HSE and stakeholders interest) the implementation of project and change controls during project execution managing the project risks and developing the requisite strategies to minimize these risks

• Managing the QA/QC process during the design and construction phase.

• Coordinating the materials procurement aspects of the project ensuring adequate monitoring / tracking of materials/equipment from PO to delivery at site.

• Ensuring proper execution and administration of Contracts & Procurement Orders whilst managing the preparation of the contract scope of work and specification to ensure that internal service providers and contractor’s execution plans, deliverables and performance met the project schedules contractual requirements, budgets, and quality and HSE standards.

• Ensuring that specified equipment, measurement & control philosophies and requirements aligned with the Operations Philosophy

• Reviewing and amending contracts with all the relevant commercial implications

• Approving invoices

• Preparing cost and progress reports

• Preparing monthly PMR report preparing monthly input to finance

• Attending subsequent Board meetings to give presentations on progress achieved

• Liaising and meeting on regular basis with both Local and National government officials to ensure all necessary regulatory issues were adhered to.

Duration January 1998 April 1999

Company Karachaganak Integrated Organisation


Position Senior Construction Manager

Job Description

Representing the Client (JV between Texaco, Agip, Lukoil and British Gas) as part of their Project Development Team on the Karachaganak Oil Field Project in Western Kazakhstan.


• Directly responsible for monitoring and evaluating management contractors (Bechtel) performances and subsequent subcontractors, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation and civil.

• Approving and reviewing new contracts including vendor inspections

• Applying SIMOPS to ensure uninterrupted gas supplies were maintained to customer whilst identifying construction critical items that had the potential of impacting contractors work schedules and ensuring proactive measures were put in place to ensure schedule was being maintained.

• Working closely with local Kazak State Commissions and Operations to ensure all relevant regulations were being adhered to.

• Reviewing the project design to identify potential changes that would improve the construction of the work and ensuring the quality of the work performed met requirements and complied with QA/QC plan.

• Liaising with contractors documentation group and our own KIO commissioning group to ensure the documentation, certification, approvals, etc were in place to achieve mechanical completion

Duration Jan 1996 November 1997

Company Beijing Lurgi Engineering Consulting Co.

Beijing, China.

Position Construction Manager

Job Description

Representing Roche Chemicals Construction Management Team on a Pharmaceutical Plant in Shanghai China with overall responsibility for all Mechanical, Electrical and Civil contracting firms employed on project works.


• Promoting and directing high safety awareness and introducing safety culture.

• Preparing and monitoring planning schedules using MS Project and reviewing continuously to maintain contract Time schedule

• Under-taking and leading regular site meetings with Client project management team

• Preparing all change orders for submission to the client

• Developing contractual strategies and recommendations for maintaining schedule and quality, preparing and detailing all monthly reports.

• Ensuring that all Client information and requests were relayed and incorporated in the execution of the Project.

Duration Apr 1995 – Dec 1996

Company Toyo Engineering Corporation

Project Management Contractor

Mangalore, India

Position Construction Manager

Job Description

Representing Construction Management Team on Phase 2 of a Petro-chemical refinery with overall responsibility for 20 Mechanical, Electrical, Civil and Tankage sub-contracting firms employing approx. 4000 people.


• Directly responsible for all planned preventative maintenance work including procurement of materials and equipment to meet scheduled target dates and parameters laid down by client.

• Travelling and attending meetings throughout India to liaise with various Government agencies to attain certain license approvals.

• Coordinating all construction works up to mechanical completion of Plant and all planned maintenance works during shutdown period on Phase 1 leading the Quality Manager to establish and maintain all required quality control procedures and specifications

• Carrying out overall contract administration including approval and recommendation of progress payments

• Processing of change orders and claims

• Assuring overall contractor compliance and performance

• Reporting on such matters as detailed organization

• Attendance to manpower, equipment and materials

• Progress of construction and maintenance work and monitoring progress work schedules to ensure all work was completed in accordance with the master Construction Schedule

Duration Feb1993-Jan 1995

Company Petrology Norway

Position Site Manager/Company Representative

Job Description

Responsible for managing a number of contracts in Norway simultaneously including a $ 1 billion Methanol and Gas Receiving Plant. Directly reporting to Project Director with responsibility for approximately 450 direct staff.

The facility comprised of a methanol plant, an air separation facility and an associated pipeline transport and receiving terminal for gas from the Heidrun offshore oil and gas field developed by Conoco and producing 240000 b.p.d. Working directly with operating company Statoil with overall contractual responsibility for a multi-disciplined workforce comprising civil, structural, electrical and instrumentation, piping and mechanical during the construction, procurement and design phase whilst liaising with Kvaerner management to adopt forward planning methods to ensure budgets were met and work was carried out to the optimum timescale in a safe and quality manner.

For the methanol process the use of three column distillation was used with the erection of the atmospheric column weighing in excess of 500 Mt and with a length of 80m. The Off-site units included Intermediate Tank Farm and Product Storage, Cooling Water System, Cryogenic Air Separation, Inert Gas System, Instrument and Plant Air Supply, Flare System, Fire Fighting System, Start-up Boiler, Water Treatment and Power Generator


• Managerial responsibility for a multi-disciplined workforce involved in the construction of the Njord Semi Submersible Production Vessel at Stord Island fabrication yard. A contract that lasted 43 weeks and expended almost 170,000 man-hours on field installation and welding of piping systems.

• Managed further contracts at Hanoytangen, Bergen rig fabrication repair yard and Kvaerner Rosenberg fabrication yard in Stavanger, taking Asgard B production platform and Visund substructure projects towards mechanical completion