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CV, Experienced Project or Operations Manager Seeks Work in Australia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 7481
(29/01/1985, male)
List top 5 skills: commercial, customer focus, management, people development, projects
Short Bio:

Experienced Project and Operations Manager seeking a new challenge in Australia.

I have gained a great deal in my education and employment to date including management of projects, business development, people management and budgetting and forecasting.

I am a career driven and accomplished individual with a strong desire to succeed and lead or support others in doing the same.

In my current role I have a reputation as being a fast learner, who i dependable, organised and computer savvy. I am open to any situation which will challenge my abilities and gain new experience and skills.

My background includes the management of a department with responsibility for a team of 30 onshore staff and up to 250 offshore personnel, delivering circa 30m GBP in sales per year.

With my current employer I have played a key role in growing the business, setting and maintaining standard and developing new recruits.

Current location: 

Scotland, United Kingdom - View on map

Spoken languages: 


Locations I am interested in working:

Australia, Oman, Singapore, South Africa, United Arab Emirates, United States

Education History




Sept 2007 – May 2009 The Robert Gordon University

PGDip Project Management

Project Fundamentals

Project Organisation and Behaviour

Commercial Realities for Project Management

Project Planning and Control

Risk and Safety Management

Project Strategy and Leadership

Quality and Environmental Management Systems

Professional Body of Knowledge for Project Management

Sept 2002 – Jan 2006 University of Aberdeen

BSc/Eng Mechanical Engineering

Engineering Mathematics

Engineering Science

Engineering Communication, Design and Practice

Applied Mechanics and Structures

Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Materials and Structures

Electronics and Programmable Systems

Fluid Mechanics and Thermodynamics

Electrical and Mechanical Systems

Engineering Analysis and Methods

Stress Analysis

Economics, Resource and Safety Management


Mechanics of Structures

Systems and Training

Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training

Minimum Industry Safety Training

U.K.O.O.A Medical Certificate

Randy Smith Safety Leadership Training

IOSH Managing Safely Training

Competency Assessor Skills Training

Competency Verifier Skills Training

QMS Auditor Training

Kelvin Top Set Incident Investigation Training

Tracerco Radiation Protection Supervisor for NORM Operations Training

Water Jetting Assocation Approved Training in:

 Ultra High/ High Water Jetting Operations

 Drain and Sewer Jetting

 Surface Preparation and Cleaning

Asbestos Licensed Contractor Training

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Powerpoint, Microsoft Project, Autocad, Pro-Engineer, Matlab

Employment History

December 2012 – Present STS Environmental and Decontamination Services

Senior Operations Manager

Strategic role focused on service delivery and management of direct reports both onshore and offshore, with responsibility and accountability for the following:

 Champion and communicate corporate HSEQ initiatives

 Ensuring that HSEQ standards are maintained in accordance with STS REACH policies and statutory requirements

 Support and ensure compliance with all corporate initiatives, policies and strategies

 Internal and external customer interfaces

 Plan, manage and allocate staff, labour, equipment and material resources to ensure delivery

 Facilitate the career development of project team members and site personnel with focus on training, competency and succession planning

 Conduct internal management/ process reviews and amend where necessary to ensure efficiencies

 Ensure internal forecasts and budgets are met interfacing with Business Development/ Sales departments

 Seek opportunities for margin improvements through the implementation of efficient working practices and strive to maximise the commercial potential from all projects

 Support tender submissions interfacing with Proposals department

 Complete internal investigations following any accident or incident and put relevant actions in place to prevent reoccurrence

 Compilation of monthly department commercial forecast

 Reporting of forecast variances

 Control of overhead costs

April 2011 – November 2012 RBG/ STS Specialist Cleaning and Asbestos

Operations Manager

As Operations Manager, dedicated specifically to operational delivery of STS’s largest single contract, Talisman, my duties are:

 Interface with STS and Client personnel at all levels maintaining professional working relationships

 Ensure all department and company tools are being fully used to appropriately resource and allocate personnel, equipment and materials

 Ensure that department forecasting is regularly updated and significant variances reported and justified

 Ensure project engineers development programmes are progressed and identify training requirements

 Complete annual personal performance reviews with all team members and set objectives to support department and corporate strategies

 Carry out offshore management visits

 Present Specialist Cleaning and Asbestos capabilities during internal Supervisor workshops

 Carry out internal compliance audits within Specialist Cleaning and Asbestos as well as other departments

 Carry out external supplier audits

For a period of 6months during 2011 and 2012 I was also responsible for all Asbestos Management Operations within the department as well as delivering the Talisman contract.

I am also responsible for all STS Inspection and Specialist Cleaning joint operations and have delivered a number of successful multi disciplined projects on various client assets including Conoco Phillips, Shell and Talisman.

October 2008 – March 2011 RBG Aqua-Dyne

Project Manager

Managing various client projects simultaneously including works for Nexen, Apache, Wood Group, HRL and Centrica my main duties were:

 Management of complex projects

 Deliver projects to client expectations within tight planning deadlines and schedules

 Maximise opportunities for RBG

 Review and approve Cost, Time and Resource estimates prior to issue to client

 Review and approve all equipment and material orders

 Raise Value of Work Done documentation

 Review project costs and issue revised CTR’s and variations as necessary

 Oversee and review work packs inclusive of job specific method statements and risk assessments

 Ensure project plans are completed and maintained

 Ensure forecasting sheets are maintained whilst highlighting significant variations

 Mentor project engineers in all aspects of delivery

 Ensure all personnel receive a safety and project specific brief prior to commencement of works

 Manage offshore work scopes and complete site audits

 Hold and document regular team meetings covering HSEQ, operational, department and corporate issues

 Conduct post project debriefs with supervision and document and share within department

During my time as Project Manager, I also successfully developed and implemented the department Project Engineer Development Programme which has proved very valuable in tracking progress of new recruits as well as ensuring training and development is provided to a consistent and structured standard across the department.

April 2008 – September 2008 RBG Aqua-Dyne

Senior Project Engineer

Working from the position of Assistant Project Engineer to Senior Project Engineer on the Shell contract, my duties were:

 Raise Cost, Time and Resource estimates prior to issue to client

 Generate equipment and material orders to support the project

 Develop workpacks and method statements

 Raise and submit mobilisation requests to reflect all manpower requirements

 Conduct pre project safety briefs

 Provide onshore support to offshore work force

October 2006 – March 2008 RBG Aqua-Dyne

Project Engineer

May 2006 – Sept 2006 RBG Aqua-Dyne

Assistant Project Engineer