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CV, Oil And Gas Engineer With 27 Years Exp. Looking Globally

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Serial No: 22625

List top 5 skills: construction management, engineering leadership, fpso upgrading, project engineering, project management, subsea engineering
Short Bio:

Previously worked on upgrade projects on a variety of Offshore Platforms; Drilling Work consisted of redesigning instrument systems; control systems; electrical systems; subsea systems; subsea tiebacks; topsides; F&G system; telecoms system; safety systems and drilling systems.

Current location: 

Scotland, United Kingdom - View on map

Nationality: 

British

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

english, Norwegian

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

Belgium, Denmark, Dubai, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, kazakhstan, Netherlands, Norway, qatar, Singapore, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom



Profile

Worked in the oil & gas industry from the age of 16, gaining an apprenticeship as an Electronic Technician. Studies were completed either day release or evening class, on completion decided to worked abroad travelling to Norway, Holland, France, Italy, Manchester, London, Newcastle, Asian and UAE. Since returning to Aberdeen employment roles have been mainly senior having worked as a Lead Engineer, Technical Authority and a Project Manager.

Duties in these roles were acting company representative; managing upstream projects which covered: FEED; Design, Installation, Completions; Commissioning; Decommissioning; maintenance upgrades and Project Close-Out. Other duties performed consisted of: reviewing 3rd party contractors design work ensuring designs are carried out to the required standards and specifications; ensuring plans, schedules, deliverables and production targets for the projects are consistent; carrying out 3rd party visits to assess progress and quality; developing 3rd party commissioning schedules; creating CTRs for each stage of the projects life cycle and following up on cost and schedules with senior management.

Previously worked on upgrade projects on a variety of Offshore Platforms; Drilling Rigs; FPSOs and Jack-ups, worked consisted of redesigning instrument systems; control systems; electrical systems; subsea systems; subsea tiebacks; topsides; F&G system; telecoms system; safety systems and drilling systems.

FURTHER EDUCATION

• Survivex OPITO Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training (BOSIET)

• Maersk Training Aberdeen Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST)

• APMG – International: Certificate Prince 2 Foundation Course, 2013

• The Energy Institute: Certificate Machinery Directive and EC Marking, 2013

• Odjfell Drilling Training: Certificate ATEX Awareness, 2013

• PDQ Scotland Ltd: Certificate HAZOP and HAZID Studies 2013

• Robert Gordon’s University: MBA Masters of Business Administration AMBA accredited, 2007

• Robert Gordon’s University: BSc (Eng) Electronics & Electrical Engineering, 2000

• Aberdeen Technical College: NVQ COSHH & Safety for Supervisors, 1998

• Robert Gordon’s University: H.N.D Electronics & Electrical Engineering, 1995

• Aberdeen Technical College: H.N.C Electronics & Electrical Engineering, 1993

• Aberdeen Technical College: O.N.C Electronics & Electrical Engineering, 1991

• Aberdeen ITeC: City & Guilds 726 – 301 Introductory Digital Electronics, 1989

Key Skills & Experience

• Product Areas: Field Instrumentation ~ Black Start Philosophy; Air Compression Upgrade; Corrosion inhibitor Pump Skid; UPS for PA/GA Systems; GAS Compressor Cooling Fan Replacement; HVAC & Solenoid Panels; Gas Compressor 3rd Stage Discharge Scrubber LCV & SDV Upgrades; Export Gas Ultrasonic Meter Upgrade; Slops Water Reprocessing ESD Trip System; Heat Recovery Unit Damper ESD Control System; Oil to Storage Metering System; Oil to Storage Metering System; Main Deck Foam Monitor Remedial Work; Subsea EPU AND MCS Power Supply Transfer; HI HI Bilge Alarms; Flame Detection Upgrade; TV Entertainments Installation & WIFI/Networking; Oil Mist Detection Upgrades; Flare Stack Lighting Phase; Vessel Control System Upgrade (Instruments Cabling, Fire & Gas, HPR Instruments, Kongsberg 220V UPS Cabling & 24V DC Supplies); Air Driven De-Oiler Pump Upgrades; Air Driven Napathe Pump Upgrades; Metering System Reconfiguration; MCS Upgrade; TUTU Upgrade; Riser ESDV Decommissioning; Oil Mist Detection Over Framo Pumps; Topside Riser Umbilical Interface Upgrades; Riser Pull System Retrofit/Upgrade; 1st Stage Separator, 2nd Stage Separator, Test Separator Metering/Instrument Upgrades; Combined Aquifier /Water Injection; Turret Heading Measurement; GSOPP Upgrade to Flare Drum; Turret Cables Replacement; Fresh Water Cooling System Upgrades; Inert Gas System Branch Isolation Upgrades; Turret Oil Production & Test Header Isolation Upgrades; Passive Fire Protection on Riser Emergency Shutdown Valves in Hydrocarbon Service; Switchboard Retrofit/Upgrade; Gas Turbine Upgrades; Nucleonic Density Profiler; HVAC Upgrades; Radar Tank Gauging Project; Fuel Gas Lines Protection Frames; Crude Oil Booster Pump Upgrades; Wellhead Control Panel Upgrades; HPU Modifications; Fibre Optic Cables; Fire and Gas Panels; Subsea Control Systems (SSCS); Programmable Logic Controller (PLC); Yokogawa and Honeywell Process and Safeguarding Systems; Ultrasonic Clamp-on Flow Meters; Coriolis Mass Flow Meters; Blowout preventer (BOP); HIPPS safety systems and associated instrumentation marshalling and systems cabinets; Honeywell TDC3000 Distributed Control System; Honeywell FSC Emergency Shutdown System and Fire and Gas System; “Smart” transmitters (Pressure, flow, temperature); Flow elements (orifice, ultrasonic, variable area, and multi-phase); Programmable Logic Controllers (GE Fanuc, Siemens, Allen Bradley, ICS Triplex); Nucleonic Densitometers and Level Measurement; Heat Tracing Retrofit/Upgrade; Residual Current Devices (RCD’s); Drilling Rig Electric Drive Control Electronic Devices; Units of Submersible Diaphragm Electric Pumps; Subsea Trees Retrofit/Upgrade; Risers and Umbilical’s Retrofit/Upgrade; Drill-Cutting Injection Wellhead System; Controls and Data Management (CDM); Tieback Drilling Riser; Subsea Power Cables (SPC); Jackets Structures Retrofit/Upgrade; Drawworks Winches Retrofit/Upgrade; Marine Conveyors; Crown Blocks; Towers; Shelters; Rotors; Diesel-Hydraulic Units; Drilling rig electric drive control electronic devices; Shale Shaker-Desanders; Desanding Plants and Sieves; Degasifiers; Drilling Rig Heating Systems; Agitators and Mixing Devices; Ditech Control Systems; Flammable Gas Detectors; Hydrogen Sulphide Detectors; IR Flammable Gas Detectors; Oxygen, Flammable and Toxic Gas Detectors; Pressure reducing/regulating valves; Safety relief valves; Radar Level Gauges; Float Level Switches; Magnetic Level Indicators/Gauge; Nucleonic Level Detectors; Electric Fans; Electric Distribution Units; Subsea Choke Running Tool; Retrievable Choke; Non Retrievable Choke; Cables for submersible pumps; Power cables; Load-bearing cables; Control cables; Heating cables; Control cables; Communication cables; Tubing (Instrument; Drill pipes; Well tubing; Gas-lift pipes)

• Engineering Techniques: Instrument Drawings ~ Block Diagrams; Cause & Effects Charts; Cable Routing Drawings; Layout Drawings (Tray/Rack); Control Systems Flow Sheets; Logic Diagrams; Destruct Drawing; Fire & Gas Layouts; Hook-up Diagrams (Process/Pneumatic/Hydraulic); Instrument Layouts; Mounting Details; Label Schedule/Details; Interconnection Diagrams; Wiring Diagrams; Schematic Diagrams; Updating PDMS Models; Loop Diagrams; General Arrangement Drawing (GA); Termination Block Diagrams; JB Termination Drawings; Air Supply Details; Distribution Schedules; Fixing/Fastening Support Details; Hydraulics Schematic; I/O Schedules.

Instrument Documentation ~ Load Schedules; Instrument Schedules; Bill of Materials; Cable Routing; Transit Details; Cable Schedules; Bulk Requisitions; Data Sheets; Material Criticality Calculation Sheets; Equipment Requisitions; SDRL Generation; Equipment Specification Packages; Technical Bid Evaluation; FAT/Inspection Procedures; Define Reports; Optimisation Studies; Execution Reports; Work Packages; PCSS Packages; CP-501, PCR’s; CTR’s

Instrument Activities ~ FAT/Inspections; Vendor Visits; Reviewing Vendor Work Scopes; Vendor Liaison; Document Reviews; KO Meetings; Estimate Development; Preparing CTR’s/PCR’s, HAZOPS/HAZIDS; Close Out Activities. Liaison with Operators and 3rd Party Vendors; Offshore Surveys; Troubleshooting Site Queries; Management of maintenance and integrity issues. Ensuring compliance with industry standards and directives, final decision maker on any technical disputes. Providing Instrument & Controls Technical Support and advice to Offshore Maintenance Teams. Liaison and management with Asset Teams, sub-contractors and vendors. Management of all deliverables against agreed plans and budgets. Providing specialist support with regard to the required inspection, fault analysis, repair/remedial strategy and acceptance testing of equipment returned for investigation repair and/or overhaul. Analyse and diagnose plant and equipment problems. Managing Technical input/approval for proposed modifications. Contract Management of specified sub-contractors, Reviewing/Updating Safe Case and Offshore Operational procedures. Commissioning; Decommissioning; Completions.

• Management Techniques: Managing activities of third party specialists and EPCs. Management of multi-discipline engineering teams ensuring direction and guidance with all technical and resource related issues. Mentoring graduate engineers. Preparing engineering and construction scopes of man-hours and equipment estimates. Ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budget. Managing activities that fall outside the original scope of work and ensuring that the relevant PCR’s and CTR’s gain approval. Providing technical expertise on the suitability and compliance of company procedures and standards. Providing support to Senior Management with regards to decision making for any changes to bid proposals and engineering scope of works and staffing issues. Providing input into the planning system and ensuring agreed milestones are completed on time. Producing and managing the engineering plans ensuring all deliverables are completed on time and within budget. Checking and approving designs and drawings ensuring all relevant specifications, codes, standards, procedures and technical instructions are being correctly applied. Supervision of multi-discipline staff ensuring that the Client business drivers and performance incentives are fully understood. Issuing project progress reports to Senior Management. Management of resources requirements. Checking and approving installation work packages associated documents and drawings ensuring that they comply with the original scope of work. Liaising with the client to ensure any changes to the original scope of work are captured and integrated into the overall design. Identifying and correcting project areas of concerns and implementing the necessary corrective action. Preparation of engineering and construction scopes for man-hours and equipment estimates. Managing independent multi-discipline Audits and Design Reviews. Reviewing changes in legislation, standards and codes of practice. Managing the communication of Best Practice, and prepare discipline guidelines. Compiling management studies on how to improve training and project management. Providing technical advice and expertise to other disciplines on & offshore to ensure the smooth running of operations on a daily and long term basis. Providing discipline input to bids and business development activities. Producing cost effective design that are fit for purpose ensuring they meet current and new legislation and standards. Managing end of project analysis. Liaising with 3rd party vendors to formulate a satisfactory outcome with regards to problem solving and executing working carried on the CTR.

Career Summary

September 2014 – Present
Instrument Technical Authority – BP / PD&MS Energy (Contract)

West Chirag: Working with EPCs.and Vendors ensure the development of high level designs for various instrument, control and subsea systems. Acting as Focal Point on all instrument, control and electrical issues for on upstream modifications.

Accountabilities and End Results: Acting as Focal Point on all instrument, control and electrical issues for on upstream modifications. Reviewing/Approving work packs ensuring the designs are carried out to BP Technical Standards and BP operational requirements. Managing the work packs for instrument, metering and multi discipline ensuring that the installations are mechanically complete. Providing day to day instrument & control engineering support to the operating assets, providing clear direction as to the compliance with statutory legislation in all, instrument & control engineering areas. Technical Authority for Maintenance and Integrity issues relating to Instrument & Controls Equipment and Systems, Management of Instrument & Controls Integrity issues. Ensure compliance with industry standards and directives, final decision maker on any technical disputes. Provide Instrument & Controls Technical Support on Upstream Modifications. Technical support to Offshore Maintenance Teams. Liaising and co-ordination with Asset Teams, sub-contractors and vendors. Timely delivery and quality of all major projects/minor maintenance upgrades. Deliver scopes against agreed plans and budgets. Provide day-to-day onshore Instrument & Controls technical support to design contractor PD&MS Energy.

March 2014 – August 2014
Project Engineer – EnQuest (Contract)

Knightsbridge FPSO/Jack up: Managing Amec to ensure the development of high level designs for multi-discipline systems to increase the production capacity of existing facilities through the upstream modification of existing equipment.

Accountabilities and End Results: Acting Company Focal Point on multi-discipline issues between Amec, offshore/site construction teams and Commissioning. Reviewing/Approving work packs ensuring the designs are carried out to EnQuest’s Technical Standards and EnQuest’s operational requirements. Management of onsite multi-discipline installation/construction work scopes ensuring that they are completed according to original worksite instructions. Providing day to day engineering support to the operating assets, providing clear direction as to the compliance with statutory legislation in all multi-discipline engineering areas. Act as subject matter expert for all technical solutions. Interface with Amec to clarify project scopes and understanding of end to end technical solution. Management of technical design review in order to obtaining design sign off. Acting as Company Focal Point on all technical questions and concerns. Management of technical issues that arise as part of the design delivery. Management of continuous solutions and process improvements. Management of the installation, completion and commissions of multi-discipline systems. Managing the work packs ensuring installations are mechanically complete and commissioned. Liaising with site construction & Amec engineering/design team on technical issues. Reviewing project performance against budgets, schedules, and quality and safety requirements. Reviewing EnQuest’s Engineering Change System ensuring all changes in the scope of work are captured and the appropriate change requests are current and accurate. Management of the kick off and subsequent progress meetings within the designated phase. Development of the overall project budget and schedule and the management within the designated phase. Participating in stage gate meetings. Acting as main focal point for the management of Lloyd’s verification scheme to ensure compliance with statutory and internal requirements for Independent Verification. Liaise with Asset Teams/Amec to co-ordinate Lloyd’s onsite/offshore inspection visits. Working closely with TA to ensure proposed Lloyd’s inspection actions are appropriate. Work closely with Amec to ensure that Lloyd’s activities relating to upgrade modifications and capital project scopes are appropriately managed in line with statutory and internal requirements. Ensuring that performance standards are maintained to a high standard and latest versions available to all.

July 2013 – February 2014
Project Engineer – Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited / Odfjell Drilling (UK) Ltd. (Contract)

Fulmar & Piper: Working with EPCs and Vendors to ensure the development of high level upstream designs and installations for multi-discipline drilling systems. Ensuring the completion of the work scopes are within the defined constraints of time, cost, quality and current legislation.

Accountabilities and End Results: Management of technical direction and control of the project. Interfacing between project control team and discipline engineers. Provide technical direction and control to ensure that designs meet the requirements of all legislative, talisman specifications and industry standards. Liaise with both drilling operations and suppliers to ensure timely issue of deliverables in accordance with project schedule and contract framework. Management of plans, schedules, and deliverables to ensure they are consistent with production targets. Development of 3rd. party sub-contractor commissioning and work schedules activities and issue review reports. Reviewing/Reporting of project performance against budget, schedule, quality and safety requirements. Identification of changes in the scope of work, ensuring that appropriate change requests are current and accurate. Management of the kick off and subsequent progress meetings within the designated phase. Development of the overall project budget and schedule and the management within the designated phase; and ensuring effective communicating with Stakeholders.

Jan 2012 – July 2013
Lead/Principal Project Instrument & Control Engineer, Maersk Oil (Contract)

Gryphon FPSO/Jack up: Managing Fabricom to ensure the development of high level designs for multi-discipline systems to increase the production capacity of existing facilities through the upstream modification of existing equipment. Acting as a Company Focal Point on all instrument systems, control systems, electrical systems, subsea systems, subsea tiebacks and topside systems.

Accountabilities and End Results: Acting Company Focal Point ensuring all engineering disciplines have a clear direction as to the compliance with statutory legislation in all technical areas. Managing the work packs through to review/approval ensuring designs are carried out against agreed plans and budgets and adhere to Maersk’s Technical Standards and Gryphon operational requirements. Managing onsite installation/construction of multi-discipline work scopes ensuring completion according to original work packs & worksite instructions. Managing multi-discipline work packs ensuring that the installations are mechanically complete and commissioned as per agreed plans and budgets. Managing Fabricom engineering team to ensure that they deliver day to day support on issues relating multi-discipline engineering. Manage all technical problems ensuring all solutions are delivered against agreed plans and budgets. Review and Manage technical designs ensuring design sign offs are carried out against agreed plans and budgets. Manage Fabricom engineering teams to ensure they address all technical questions and concerns relating to the project deliverables ensuring all solutions are carried out against agreed plans and budgets. Project Manage all technical issues that may arise as part of the materials delivery. Managing multi-discipline site teams to ensure construction activities are carried out against agreed plans and budgets. Supervising Fabricom engineering and technical staff to resolve technical issues in a timely and cost effective manner. Project managing multi-discipline completions and commissioning. Monitoring and control of project performance against budget, schedule, and quality and safety requirements. Identification of changes in the scope of work and ensuring that appropriate change requests are current and accurate. Organization of the kick off and subsequent progress meetings. Developing overall project budget and schedule and the management within the designated phase. Managing of DNV to maximize the benefit of Maersk assets. Project Managing Fabricom engineering teams ensuring compliance with statutory and internal requirements for Independent Verification. Working closely with TA ensuring proposed DNV inspection actions are appropriate. Managing Fabricom engineering team ensuring that DNV activities relating to modification and capital project scopes are appropriately managed in line with statutory and internal requirements. Managing the collation, submission and exception report for Gryphon integrity KPIs;

Dec 2010 – January 2012
Instrument Engineer/Technical Authority, CNR International (Contract)

Tiffany Platform: Managing the offshore and onshore upstream Operations and Maintenance teams; Acting as Company Focal Point for all instrument, control, metering, electrical, subsea, and topside integrity issues; Acting as Company Representative at all Wood Group/PSN, Amec & PD&MS client project update meetings; Acting as Company Representative at all industry conferences and symposiums on associated matters; Acting as Company Focal Point for all project budgets meetings with all 3rd Party EPCs. Technical Management of all Maintenance and Integrity issues relating to instrument, control, metering, electrical, subsea, and topside equipment and systems; Management of Risk Assessments carried out on the Tiffany. Management of Asset Teams to ensure they provide day-to-day onshore technical support.

May 2010 – November 2010
Lead Project Instrumentation Engineer, Wood Group North Sea (Contract)

Total Contract: Upstream Instrument Design Modification Project. Managing the Total Modification Program to project manage cost effective detailed designs that are fit for purpose and safe on various large projects and routine modification programs for the Elgin Franklin, Alwyn, Dunbar, and St Fergus fields. Acting as a Company Focal Point on all instrument systems, control systems, electrical systems, subsea systems, subsea tiebacks and topside systems. Management of engineering and commissioning offshore modifications. Management of multi – functional instrument teams, planning, costing estimation. Acting Company Focal Point for the client and all 3rd Party Vendors. Acting Company Focal Point on all instrument systems, control systems, electrical systems, subsea systems, subsea tiebacks and topside systems. Project Management of the work packs through to review/approval ensuring the designs are carried out against agreed plans and budgets and adhere to Total E&P UK Technical Standards and operational requirements. Project Managing the onsite installation/construction of upstream topsides scopes of work ensuring completion is according to original work packs. Managing multi – functional engineering teams to ensure that they deliver day to day support to Total E&P UK engineering team. Acting Company Focal Point to ensure all engineering disciplines have a clear direction as to the compliance with statutory legislation in all technical areas.

Sept 2006 – May 2010
Lead Project Instrumentation Engineer, Conoco Phillips – Managing Aibel AS – Norway (Contract)

Conoco Phillips Contract (Norway): Upstream Instrument Design Modification Program. Managing the Conoco Phillips Modification Program to project manage cost effective detailed designs that are fit for purpose and safe on various large projects and routine modification programs for the Greater Ekofisk Complex. Management of engineering, commissioning and decommissioning offshore modifications. Managing with 3rd. design houses to project manage the development of high level designs for various topsides discipline areas. Acting as a Company Focal Point on all engineering systems. Project Management of the work packs through to review/approval ensuring the designs are carried out against agreed plans and budgets and adhere to NORSOK Technical Standards. Project managing offshore installations scopes of work ensuring that they are completed according to original work packs. Project managing the work packs for multi – discipline scopes ensuring that the installations are mechanically complete and commissioned as per agreed plans and budgets; Managing Vetco Aibel engineering team to ensure that they deliver day to day support on issues relating to instrument, control, metering, electrical, subsea, subsea tiebacks and topsides engineering. Acting Company Focal Point to ensure all engineering disciplines have a clear direction as to the compliance with statutory legislation in all technical areas.

Jan 2005 – July 2006
Principal Engineer, Shell UK (Contract)

Shell UK Contract: Brownfield Instrument Design Modification Program. Previously employed as a Principal Engineer to work on engineering designs for new platforms and upgrading/modifying equipment and systems on various assets. Responsible for engineering offshore modifications, cost estimating and vendor liaison.

June 2003 – Dec 2004
Divisional Manager, Deebridge Electrical Engineers Ltd. (Contract)

Previously employed as a Divisional Manager to manage the day to day running of the company. Responsible for managing staff, improving sales figures through devising business/marketing strategies, business development, managing and co-ordinating stock control, developing and managing the companies QA system, staff recruitment, tendering for contracts, contract negotiation; managing contracts; preparing concept and feasibilities studies for implementing ATEX systems; performing presentations; managing customer accounts; holding toolbox talks; ensuring that equipment meets FAT standards; risk assessments; monitoring and management of man – hours and capital expenditure; developing and maintaining project and tender schedules; responsible for all commercial and contractual activities associated with project contract administration; contract administration; sub-contract administration; cost control and reporting; mentoring staff; preparing, negotiating and executing orders with clients.

April 2002 – May 2003
Electrical Line Manager, Duffy & McGovern Accommodation Services Ltd. (Contract)

Previously employed as an Electrical Line Manager to manage the day to day running of the electrical department. Responsible for the project management, engineering design, installation, and commissioning of the electrical, instrumentation and control systems within the offshore accommodation modules for the UK and Norwegian Sectors.

Feb 2000 – March 2002
Senior Electronics Engineer, Expro North Sea Ltd. (Contract)

Previously employed as a Senior Electronics Engineer to design, engineer, install, commission and project manage the electronic and mechanical design for the downhole tools and Wireline systems. Responsible for taking projects from design to hand over of the finished products; designing and commissioning products; developing new products; producing/maintaining design files; checking/approving designs; training and developing staff; developing FEED studies for downhole tools and data acquisitions; preparing concept and feasibilities studies to determine the validity of creating new downhole tools and data acquisition systems; proving technical support to customers.

1996 – 1999
Allocations/Metering Engineer, Rhomax Engineering Ltd

Previously employed as an Allocation/Metering Engineer to design, engineer and project manage the upgrade of metering/allocation systems offshore. Responsible for the day to day running and engineering of BP Forties Field and Chevron Ninian Field Metering/Allocation System.

1996
Project Design Engineer, Digilog Services Ltd

Previously employed as a Project Design Engineer to design, manufacture and test various aspects of ROV’s (Remotely Operated Vehicles). Responsible for the design, manufacture and testing of PCB’s for the ROV control units, checking and modifying designs, customer interface, troubleshooting engineering issues.

1992 – 1993
Electrician/Junior Project Engineer, Consafe Engineering (UK) Ltd

Whilst working at Consafe Engineering I was employed as an Electrician, which then progressed into a Junior Project Engineer. Whilst in the position of Electrician I was involved in the manufacture of offshore accommodation modules. Whilst in the position of Junior Project Engineer I was involved in helping a Senior Project Engineer with their work this covered generating project documentation; checking designs and working to customer specifications.

1989 – 1992
Junior Electronics Technician, Perry Tritech Limited

Whilst working at Perry Tritech I was employed as a Junior Electronic Technician where I was involved in the development and production of remotely operated vehicles (R. O. V’s) for the sub – sea industry.

Further Training

1987 – 1989
Junior Electronics Technician, Aberdeen ITeC

After leaving school I gained a Y. T. S place at the Aberdeen ITeC, undertaking a course in digital electronics. Items covered were: Veroboard design and manufacture, component recognition, electrical safety, basic fault finding, soldering techniques, stores work, also some computer work involving: Smartwork, AutoCAD, Lotus Freelance, Smart Data Manager, PC Dogs, Wordstar 4 and 5, Ventura.

1988 – 1988
Junior Electronics Technician, Wood Group Industrial Controls

During my time with ITeC, I obtained a work placement with Wood Group Industrial Controls, which lasted for 8 weeks. My duties were: assembly, wire looming, cable lacing, manufacturing industrial printed circuit boards and fault finding. While there I also did one week in – house training of soldering and de-soldering techniques.

Educational History

2004 – 2007
MBA, Robert Gordon’s University

Modules taken: – Human Resources Management (HRM), Business Economics, Operations Management, Financial Decision Making, Global Marketing, Knowledge Management, Project Management and Change Management.
Dissertation: – My dissertation topic look at different training issues and examines whether Aibel benefited from training their staff. The report also provides the organisation with solutions on how they can improve their current training strategy so that they can achieve the necessary core competencies needed to compete successfully in the future.

1999 – 2000
BSc (Eng) Electronics and Electrical Engineering, Robert Gordon’s University

Modules taken Year 1: – Fundamentals of Electronic Devices and Circuits, Professional Skills, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics 1A, Introduction to Electrical Engineering, Computer Hardware and Software, Product Development, Mathematics 1B

Modules taken Year 2: – Electronics 2, Microprocessors and Microcontrollers, Engineering Applications 2, Quantitative Methods 2, Electrical Power, Introduction to Telecommunications, Design Exercise, Management Concepts

Modules taken Year 3: – Electrical Systems, Project Management, Team-working and Leadership, Instrumentation and Control, Telecommunication Transmission Systems, Safety, Risk and Reliability Management

Project: – During the BSc (Eng) I undertook a project to design and manufacture a data acquisition system to monitor a motor cycle’s performance under racing conditions. The data acquisition system monitored speed, positioning of the motor cycle, braking, acceleration gear change and stability of the motor cycle.