I have extensive technical oil & gas experience both in the North Sea and overseas in the electrical discipline contributing to operations & maintenance teams for Britoil, BP, Amerada Hess & BG. I am an energetic self-starter who gives good attention to detail with excellent coaching, mentoring and interpersonal skills. I have the ability to work in a diverse and multinational environment & have knowledge of maintenance management principals and planning process. I am looking for employment in a commissioning, inspection, operations, maintenance, training, assessor, area authority or isolating authority role.
Qualifications & Training
City & Guilds Colliery Electrical Technicians’ Certificate Glenrothes Technical College 1978
City & Guilds Colliery Electricians’ Craft Certificate Glenrothes Technical College 1977
1 S.C.E. ‘H’ Grade Kirkcaldy Technical College 1977
8 S.C.E. ‘O’ Grades Kirkcaldy High School 1975
A1 Competency Assessor SQA 2007
First Aid and associated refreshers October 2012
Offshore Survival including HUET and associated refreshers April 2006
NUTEC basic firefighting, basic fireteam & associated refreshers June 2004
Protection Of Electrical Power Systems (Faraday Centre) Feb 1998
High Voltage Safety & Operational Procedures (Scottish Power) Feb 2006
BP ISSOW permit to work system for performing, area & isolating authorities August 2010
BG ISSOW permit to work system for performing & isolating authorities July 2009
CompEx and associated refreshers December 2010
IEE 17th Edition Wiring Regulations July 2013
Electrical Discipline Coach – Fircroft
July 2010 to Present
Member of BP Azerbaijan Discipline Capability Team carrying out on-the-job training & competence assessment of BP electrical trainees at Sangachal oil & gas terminal. Planning assessments, conducting assessments, judging evidence & making assessment decisions, delivering feedback to candidates & maintaining accurate records on the client’s CMAS database. Developing and implementing Electrical discipline training plans and competency standards. Coaching in Isolations for the Electrical Technicians to achieve Electrical Isolations Authority and further development to HV authorisations (REP). Act as role model for Electrical technicians with respect to safety culture and procedures. Carrying out maintenance & repair of electrical plant associated with power generation & distribution, oil & gas treatment & export. Carrying out personal safety commitments via Behavioural Observation Safety Systems. Performing authority, Isolating authority & Area authority with Integrated Safe System of Work. REP to 11kV. 28/28 rotation.
Senior Electrical Technician – Fircroft
July 2009 to June 2010
Member of BG Tunisia Hasdrubal gas project start-up team. Project consists of offshore production platform, onshore gas terminal in Sfax & an LPG storage/export facility in Gabes. Involved in accepting mechanical completion of commissioned equipment at all project locations and also carrying out operation, preventative maintenance & repairs of accepted electrical equipment. Also on-job-training & competency assessment of Tunisian nationals in accordance with the client guidelines. Coaching, on-job-training, developing and assessing Electrical technicians to achieve competence and maximize their development potential. REP to 30kV. 28/28 rotation.
Electrical Technician / Coach – Fircroft
Aug 2005 – June 2009
Member of BP Azerbaijan’s Sangachal oil and gas terminal maintenance team. Carrying out maintenance & repair of electrical plant associated with power generation & distribution, oil & gas treatment & export. Involved in accepting mechanical completion of commissioned equipment during three phases of terminal expansion. Carried out on-job-training & assessment of Azerbaijani nationals to competent levels of technician status. REP to 11kV. 28/28 rotation.
Senior Electrical Commissioning Technician – Orion Group
April 2004 – July 2005
Commissioning all aspects of electrical plant associated with oil & gas production on the BP Clair platform; making this plant ready for handover to client ready for start-up. Initially onshore at AMEC’s Wallsend construction yard, then offshore. Controlled work for up to 20 technicians. Seconded from commissioning to BP operations team in Jan 2005. Carrying out maintenance, repair & operation of all the platform’s electrical systems. As SAEP / Isolating Authority I was authorised at voltage levels up to & including 11kV. Working a 2 on 2 off, 2 on 3 off rota.
Operations Electrical Technician – Amerada Hess Ltd
Sept 1992 – April 2004
When first employed I was seconded from Operations to the commissioning department. As lead electrical technician, I worked at Belleli’s construction site in Southern Italy commissioning the Scott platform’s process module, then offshore North Sea completing total platform commissioning & mechanical completion acceptance. I was responsible for the proper installation, maintenance and repair of all the platform’s electrical power & control systems. As Responsible Electrical Person my duties included : identifying and implementing effective isolations and de-isolations on all electrical equipment; performing the assessment of authorised and competent persons (where appropriate this may involve supervised training for candidates prior to assessment); and controlling the activities on High Voltage systems up to and including 13.8 kV. I controlled the activities of electrical contract staff, drilling electrical personnel and vendors. This position involved working a 2 weeks on, 3 weeks off rota.
Offshore Electrical Technician – Britoil/BP Exploration & Production
May 1986 – Sept 1992
Carrying out planned preventative maintenance and breakdown repairs ofloration all electrical plant on the Clyde oil and gas production platform. Involved in electrical commissioning & mechanical completion acceptance during hook-up. Worked a 2 weeks on, 3 weeks off rota. Authorised at voltage levels up to and including 6.6 kV.
Offshore Electrical Technician – James Scott, Aberdeen
July 1983 – May 1986
Contracted to the maintenance department on Mobil’s Beryl ‘B’ oil and gas production platform. Installed, commissioned, maintained and repaired associated electrical equipment. Worked a 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off rota. Authorised at voltage levels up to and including 11kV.
N.C.B., Seafield Colliery, Kirkcaldy
Chargehand Colliery Electrician
May 1981 – July 1983
Supervising and effecting the proper installation, repair and maintenance of electrical apparatus used underground for coal production.
Worked a three-shift system. Authorised at voltage levels up to and including 6.6 kV.
Craftsman Colliery Electrician Aug 1979 – May 1981
Working underground installing, repairing and maintaining electrical apparatus associated with coal mining.
Apprentice Colliery Electrician Aug 1975 – Aug 1979
NCB Award for 1976 (Most promising first year mining student).
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