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CV, Experienced OSIsoft Specialist

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Serial No: 23184

List top 5 skills: databases, it project engineering, it training, osisoft pi, project management
Qualifications and Skills:

Wide ranging expertise with the OSIsoft suite of software, gained whilst working for a variety of companies. Designed, developed and supported PI systems over 12+ years. Customers in Power Generation, Utilities, Oil & Gas sectors, Pharmacueticals and Mining.
Experience in the design and development of bespoke software, using VB, FORTRAN and C++
Use of MS Office tools and macro development.
Databases Access, SQL Server, Oracle
User requirements
Software architecture
Project Management

Previous Employment Details:

Kansanshi Copper Mine Northern Zambia Jan 2017 – Feb 2017
PI Trainer
Beginner and advanced PI training for client tools and system administration.

United Utilities Jun 2015 – Jan 2017
PI Solution Architect
Multiple projects

TQS Integration Ltd, Ireland Jul 2013 – Feb 2015
Senior Consultant
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry
Discovering how Pharmaceuticals use PI.
Customers included Novartis, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Ely Lilly.

Wipro, Reading, UK Apr 2012 – Now
Sr. Software Consultant RtDM (Lead Architect)
Thames Water (Reading). Overall technical authority on large scale PI 2010 implementation. Data migration, application re-designs, AF, ACE etc.
Conduit between business users and technical implementation team. Providing customer facing advice, discussion and requirements gathering.
Oversight of offshore development team of 15-20 covering PI specific knowledge plus strategic/tactical input on overall project approach.
Multiple legacy data systems with 20+ years of data to migrate and several data consumer legacy applications to port.
Large scale data analysis and data cleansing/reconciliation.
Became Thameswater IT Project of the Year 2012-2013

Current location: 

Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland - View on map

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

IT and Technology, Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

austria, Belgium, cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, Germany, Guernsey and Alderney, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, North America, Singapore, spain, switzerland, United Kingdom, United States, Zambia



Overview

Designed, delivered, installed and supported RTDM solutions in the Oil & Gas, Utilities and Power Generation sectors, for over 20 years. Engagement with customers in analysis and design. Expert knowledge in OSIsoft PI software. PI is an enterprise level industrial data historian comprising both client and server components requiring knowledge of all aspects of IT.

Broad experience of IT from development to support to systems admin in Windows, Unix and VMS.

Summary Of Relevant Expertise

Wide ranging expertise with the OSIsoft suite of software, gained whilst working for a variety of companies. Designed, developed and supported PI systems over 12+ years. Customers in Power Generation, Utilities, Oil & Gas sectors.

Experience in the design and development of bespoke software, using VB, FORTRAN and C++

Use of MS Office tools and macro development.

Databases Access, SQL Server, Oracle

User requirements

Software architecture

Project Management

Career Summary

TQS Integration Ltd, Ireland
Jul 2013 – Feb 2015

Senior Consultant

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry.

Discovering how Pharmaceuticals use PI.

Customers included Novartis, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson and Ely Lilly.

Wipro, Reading, UK
Apr 2012 – Now

Sr. Software Consultant RtDM (Lead Architect)

Thames Water (Reading). Overall technical authority on large scale PI 2010 implementation. Data migration, application re-designs, AF, ACE etc. Joined Wipro in same role after 6 months as contractor.

Conduit between business users and technical implementation team. Providing customer facing advice, discussion and requirements gathering.

Oversight of offshore development team of 15-20 covering PI specific knowledge plus strategic/tactical input on overall project approach.

Multiple legacy data systems with 20+ years of data to migrate and several data consumer legacy applications to port.

Large scale data analysis and data cleansing/reconciliation.

Became Thameswater IT Project of the Year 2012-2013

CSE Contols – Aberdeen (Several customers)
Jul 2009 – Jun 2011

CSE Controls – Main office. Nov 2010 – Jun 2011.

Variety of small projects for TAQA.

Includes VB developments such as a system to allow variable scan rates for PI tags.

Factory acceptance tests of Modbus connectivity to DeltaV and OPC.

Evaluation and implementation of OPC Tunneling.

Office Admin.

Shell UK Aberdeen (RTIME)
.Nov 2009 – Nov 2010

Complete departure, working in the support environment. Learning loads about how this side of a very large PI system works. One and a half million tags, two hundred interfaces and several thousand customers.

Processbook trouble shooting.

Daily health checks

Duties on help line.

Liaising with SCADA teams on and offshore (Rigs) to rectify data throughput issues. Mainly via OPC but back ends were mainly a mix of Exaquantum and PHD.

Conversion of RTAP based tags prior to RTAP decommission.

Code walkthroughs for development team.

Creation of HA systems following Shell PI-RA documentation. Upgraded PI system at Gabon (Africa) to follow Shells L3-L4 architecture.

Talisman UK Aberdeen
.Jul 2009 – Nov 2009

PI Technical Team Lead

Talisman is a Canadian owned oil and gas production company with interests in several UK North Sea fields.

My role comprised:-

1. Overseeing the daily support routines.

2. Several development projects including a critical equipment condition monitoring system.

3. Providing technical guidance and mentoring to junior staff

4. Tracking and planning PI based projects and keeping the Project Manager up to date.

EON, Nottingham,
UK 1990-2009

Research Officer: Powertechnology Centre, Powergen/Eon-UK

Eon is the world’s largest investor owned energy utility with seventy-thousand employees worldwide and an annual turnover in the tens of billions of pounds.

Powertechnology is the UK science and engineering support department of Eon-UK which contains a mix of scientists/technologists and engineers from all subject areas. Research officer was the generic title of any such specialist.

OSI-PI system development and support 2008-June 2009

Currently the PI servers help track the health of the power plant but nothing reports on the status of the servers/interfaces and firewalls of the PI system itself.

 Devised value added enhancements to Eon-UK’s portfolio of PI based solutions.

 Planned and coordinated the implementation of a country wide PI server health monitoring system.

 The overall system will contact PI support engineers via email/text in the event of a problem.

PROATES Plant Modeler
2006-2008

PROATES is a physics based power plant thermodynamics package which uses a OSI-PI historian as its plant data repository and PI-ProcessBook as a user interface builder.

 Created sections of the performance model for Enfield power station.

 Developed user interface screens for users at several power stations.

Power Station Plant Data Integration
2002 – 2006

Technology lead on a project that championed a more integrated approach to power plant operational data storage and retrieval.

 Investigated and trialled several plant data historians, then implemented an in house historian based on the Cutlass DCS logging into Microsoft SQL Server.

 Made presentation to directors and senior management recommending that the company policy be to use PI.

 Installed, configured and provided training for an OSI-PI plant historian at pilot site. Eon-UK now have twenty-three PI servers handling power station operations data for the entire UK fleet.

GNOCIS
1997-2002

A neural network based optimisation system devised to improve station performance by learning how the plant operates.

 Devised and built user interfaces. Technical lead in data acquisition aspects of project. Successful implementations in UK, USA and China.

Over this period have also provided expert input into a variety of other projects and provided new technology recommendations in the following areas:- Virtual Reality, Wireless LAN performance and security, Data Visualisation.

Non technical roles include:-

Safety Liaison Officer. Focal point for department safety issues; inspections and audits.

First Aid. Qualified in general first aid; CPR; Oxygen therapy and AED.

 

Education, Certifications & Professional Memberships

General Education

1984 – 1988 Open University
BA 2.2 Honours in Mathematics and Computer Science

 

Vocational Education

Some (but not all) courses attended are listed below

15-Oct-2004 Learning Tree International, London
Systems Analysis and Design

19-Dec-2006 Capula, Gloucester
ProcessBook Programming

24-Apr-2007 MatrikonOPC, London
OPC level 1 & 2

15-Jul-2008 Capula, Gloucester
PI 3 Advanced System Management

27-Sep-2008 Capula, Gloucester
PI-ACE

08-Oct-2007 Empower Training, Castle Donnington
NEBOSH General Certificate.

11-Feb-2008 LRQA, Eastwood
Safety Systems Auditing

15-Jul-2011
Prince 2009 Practitioner