Have a broad range of engineering experience in mechanical, electrical and chemical engineering industries, maintaining and running plant and support operations. I have maintained and designed equipment in South African mining and polymer chemical plant in Holland. I have maintained and managed chiller, boiler and AC systems in building services in London. Involved in the Jubilee Line Extension Project supervising the installation parts of the PA system. Now self employed electrical contractor
April 2009 to Present Electrical Contractor – Self-employed, ELECSA registered.
Electrical Installations and repairs. Sole Trader. New builds, rewires, barn conversions, standard and ground source heating systems.
December 2007 to April 2009 Relocation to North Yorkshire and European Travel.
Relocated to North Yorkshire and took the opportunity to tour UK, France, Spain and Portugal with a caravan.
April 2000 to December 2007 National Engineering Service Manager – Calorex Heat Pumps Ltd. (Mechanical/Electrical/Heat pumps), Essex.
Managing the customer services team of 3 administrators responsible for providing product support through a national network of service agents and engineers. Managing in-house product training for agents and product installers. Providing technical support by phone and at sites as required. To assist in installation and commissioning of systems, dealing with electricians and plumbers queries. Attended sites to present to clients and end users and trades people on installing and running systems. Managing budgets for the department including streamlining and expansion of operations to cope with increasing demand for Calorex products. Also responsible for pricing and coordinating sales of spares.
December 1998 to March 2000 Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Site Management – Essex.
Servicing of commercial plant and small electrical works.
Management of P. A. system installation engineers on Jubilee Line Extension Project. Co-ordination of works between P.A. installation engineers, electricians and CCTV installers.
Reports and attending meetings on progress with site and project managers. Co-ordination between main contractor and sub-contractors. Solving installation problems and meeting deadlines. Assisting in completion and commissioning of P.A. systems. Implementing works from project drawings.
April 1992 to December 1998 Assistant Manager – Environmental Building Maintenance Ltd, Southern Division, London.
Hands-on building maintenance and general engineering work. Surveying, costing contracts and extra works. Monitoring and controlling contract budgets. Regular contact with clients. Planning of maintenance regimes. Setting up contracts with specialist sub-contractors. Organising training courses for engineers. Maintaining company’s PPM database software for division. Advertising for and interviewing engineers. Purchasing of materials.
July 1991 to March 1992 Building Maintenance Engineer – Euro Personnel Services Employment Agency, London.
Monitoring and maintaining H.V.A.C. plant including boilers, chillers, air handling units, pumps, generators, UPS and associated electrical power and control equipment, fire alarm systems, sprinkler systems, BMS systems.
As part of Chemical Engineering degree:
August 1989 to July 1990 Undergraduate Chemical Engineer – Dow Benelux N.V., The Netherlands.
Assisting maintenance co-ordinator and Projects engineer in R & D for ABS polymers. Design items of plant. Maintain plant equipment such as chemical reactors, extruders, pumps. Research very low flow metering devices for additive injection. Research removal of residual chemicals from exhaust gasses. Log and detail all plant for maintenance purposes. Assist in general plant operation when necessary.
January 1979 to 1989 Multiple roles as follows:
CNC Turner & general fabricator.
Toolmaker, Workshop Foreman.
2011 City & Guilds 2391 Level 3 Inspection and Testing
2009 City & Guilds 2382 Level 3 Requirements for Electrical Installations
2009 EMTA awards Ltd Level 2 Certificate for Domestic Electrical Installers
1996 Fundamentals of Computing Course M205, Open University
1996 ACOPS 1 – 5, 16a, 16b, 16e, 16d. (GAS domestic, commercial & industrial)
1996 City & Guilds – Handling Refrigerants
1995 Maths Foundation Course M101, Open University
1991 B. Eng. (Hons) Chemical Engineering Degree – South Bank Polytechnic
1981 Trade Diploma – Fitter and Turner
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