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Serial No: 41513
(10/12/1962, male)
List top 5 skills: control systems, control systems engineer, instrumentation and control, instrumentation engineer, process engineering, testing and commissioning
Short Bio:

With over 25 years in the Control Systems discipline and spanning industries such as Oil and Gas (on/offshore), Power Generation (including HRSG tuning and control) and Nuclear.

I've been involved in Commissioning, programming and maintenance on well known DCS.

Current location: 

Wales, United Kingdom - View on map


United Kingdom

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Oil, Gas and Energy, other

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:


List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, United Kingdom


1990 – 1992
Swansea University of Wales.
B.Eng. [Hons] in Computer Systems Engineering.

1988 – 1990
Swansea Institute of Higher Education.
HND Microelectronics.

1979 – 1983
Neath Technical College.
ONC Electrical Engineering


Health and Safety

2011 – 2015
Norwegian Off-Shore survival certificates.



February 2012 – May 2015
Name: Repsol Oil Ltd, Libya.
Position: Control Systems Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Returned to Repsol Oil Ltd., under the same Job title and position. The working responsibilities remain the same. However, more commissioning was undertaken due to the Power Generation system which was upgraded from the ABB AC450 Control system to AC800xA. This included equipment and control network upgrade of which I was involved in the FEED and overseen the EPC of the project.


April 2011 – December 2011
Name: ABB AS, Norway.
Position: Project Engineer (Contract)

Duties: As part of the BP/ABB Valhall Re-development Project team, mainly concerned with SAS (Safety and Automation System) of the ESD and Fire/Gas upgrade on Green Field locations. This upgrade is done using the SafeGuard 400™ control system. Also responsible for the generation of work-packs and documentation defined by the NORSOK standard.


December 2006 – March 2011
Name: Repsol Oil Ltd, Libya.
Position: Control Systems Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Due to increased oil production, was asked to return to same position as in August 1998 to February 2001. Additional hardware upgrades have been introduced such as the AC800 system. A more compact system which runs on the Process Portal A platform. Scope of work covers 6 Gas and Oil Separation plants, with plans for two more in 2011. Commissioning of Nuevo Pignone Gas Compressors using GE Fenuc HMI and PLC’s.


July 2006 – December 2006
Name: Pöyry, Bangkok, Thailand
Position: Control Systems Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Amata 60MW CCPP Turnkey EPC delivery of the complete power plant. Conceptual design and preparation of the EPC bid document, bid evaluation and assistance during contract negotiations. Responsible for the engineering of the DCS system, selection of the suppliers, review of the detailed design by the suppliers and supervision of erection and commissioning.


January 2004 – May 2006
Name: ABB Ltd., St. Neots, Cambridge
Position: Control Systems Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Development and designing of the control software used by the Oil Platforms on the Caspian Sea Project. Worked in close conjunction with KBR/AIOC to complete the FAT’s. Stationed in Azerbaijan and completed the SAT’s. Configuration of AC 450 and AC 800M controllers and software of the Pigging and Pumping stations. Similar work carried out in Georgia.


May 2003 – December 2003
Name: Progress Energy @ Polk County, Hines, FL
Position: Control Systems Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Configuration and commissioning of the Emerson OVATION DCS (Solaris) at a Progress Energy power plant. Integration of Seimens Teleperm TXP to the main DCS. Two Seimens Westinghouse 501F gas turbine with 2 NEM HRSG.


December 2002 – May 2003
Name: Progress Energy. @ Rowan County, Salisbury, NC
Position: Control Systems Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Westinghouse OVATION DCS (NT version), control modification, design and configuration of the system to accept two GE Frame 7FA turbines controlled by the Mark VI system, also two Nooter/Eriksen boilers and one Toshiba Steam Turbine. Total power output in the region of 530 MW.


November 2001 – August 2002
Name: Duke/Fluor Daniel. @ SCE & G, Beech Island, SC
Position: DCS Start-up Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Along with the acceptance test of the Westinghouse OVATION DCS, control modification, design and configuration of the system to accept two GE Frame 7 turbines controlled by the Mark VI system. Integrating the GE Mark VI to the Ovation DCS system. Additional work to incorporate Boiler and Steam Turbines. Total power output in the region of 300 MW.


June 2001 – November 2001
Name: Black and Veach. @ UCSF San Francisco, CA.
Position: DCS Start-up Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Reconfiguring the existing WDPF II DCS to customer’s requirements. Involved modifications to the original design with additional work specified by Black and Veach. Plant consisted of two SOLAR Turbines (Taurus) and two Auxiliary boilers, supplying power to the University California, San Francisco.

Westinghouse WDPF II 8.6 on the SOLARIS 2.5 platform.


August 1998 – February 2001
Name: Repsol Oil Ltd, Libya.
Position: Control Systems Engineer (Staff)

Duties: Providing support to the operation division along with design and software modifications on a Gas and Oil separation plant based at El Sharara, Ubari, Southern Libya. The control system is an ABB MasterView 850 incorporating the AC450/410 controllers.


December 1996 – June 1998
Name: Asea Brown Bovri Ltd., O & M Dept., Baden, Switzerland.
Position: C & I Commissioning Engineer. (Staff)

Duties: Working in Nigeria, while under subcontract to ALSCON. 6 * 90MW GT [single cycle], type ABB 13D, providing the energy needed by the Aluminium Smelting Plant. Maintenance and fault diagnosis by way ofthe P14 control system. Configuring and modifying the POS 25 [Process Operating System] to customer requirements.


April 1996 – December 1996
Name: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Jandar CCPP, Syria.
Position: DDC/C & I Commissioning Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Control and commissioning of plant automation based Mitsubishi MIDAS 8000 DDC (Direct Digital Control) System, which provides monitoring and control of our GT’s, four HRB’s, two ST’s and the Data Acquisition System. The IDOL (Intelligent DDC Oriented Language) maintenance tool, which is part of the MIDAS system, enables me to monitor and reconfigure the control logic and its parameters. Training of the local C & I Engineers is also in my scope of work.


December 1995 – April 1996
Name: European Gas Turbines, Connah’s Quay Power Station.
Position: Systems Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Test and commission the latest in the family of Frame 9F Gas Turbines, using the Mark V (Speedtronic) and Bailey Infi 90 DCS. Ensuring the received and transmitted signals via the MODbus serial link are correct and functioning to the client’s specification.


August 1994 – November 1995
Name: John Brown Engineering Ltd., Clydebank.
Position: Systems/C & I Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Using and configuring the Westinghouse DCS system to commission both Gas Turbines -Mark V (Speedtronic) & Boilers, plus Steam Turbine and associated plant at a 700MW CCGT Power Station in Keadby. Liaison with vendors on current and future design changes. Dynamic tuning of control loops using methods based on the ‘Ziegler-Nochols Criteria’. Configuration of Allen Bradley PLC’s to the DCS.


February 1993 – August 1994
Name: Nuclear Electric Plc. Suffolk.
Position: Systems Engineer (Contract)

Duties: Testing and analysis of the Westinghouse PCS and DCS systems to strict procedures, which utilise the WestNet, Ethernet and Fibre optic highways. Involvement in writing a datagramme programme in ‘C’, under the UNIX/SOLARIS platforms, which was used by the maintenance and control personnel on the SUN workstations. I also used OPEN Windows as an aid in analysing the information highways.


June 1992 – February 1993
Name: Caxios Instrumentation Ltd., Swansea.
Position: Systems Engineer (Contract to the Welsh Water Authority)

Duties: With the assistance of site Engineers, set-up and monitor the water treatment plant via a SCADA system. Write shell scripts under the UNIX platform to monitor the operation of the system under test.


May 1988 – July 1988
Name: Caxios Instrumentation Ltd., Swansea.
Position: Assistant Software Engineer (Contract to British Steel).

Duties: Design and implementation of low level control software to enable three term control of a small furnace. Software testing and debugging.


December 1985 – January 1988
Name: Ministry of Defence., Aldermaston.Position:
Assistant Software Engineer (Staff).

Duties: Using the YOURDAN design methodology, I was involved in data encryption (RSA technique) encoding, using the ‘C’ programming language. Main interest aimed at the personal ‘desk-top’ computer.