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CV, Project Engineer Seeking Work In Europe

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 48504
(11/04/1988, male)
List top 5 skills: project engineer, project manager
Short Bio:

Currently working in the oil and gas industry as a project engineer. Have been working in this industry in Scotland, Saudi Arabia, and Australia for almost 5 years now and due to the current oil price crash, am looking to change.

Despite my age and years of experience I have succeeded in a very competitive industry.

The experience I've gained in a fast paced, high pressure environment is easily transferrable to other engineering industries with high profile projects and demanding clients

Current location: 

Western Australia, Australia - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, Manufacturing and Operations

Spoken languages: 

Basic French, english

Locations I am interested in working:



Project Delivery; Risk Mitigation; Continuous Improvement; People Management; Account Management

Client Relations; Problem Solving; Team Building & Leadership; Time Management; Service Quality

AutoCAD; Pro/Engineer; Organisation; Anticipating client needs; Decision Making; Advanced Excel


Called to the Schlumberger ‘War Room’ to diagnose misfire of one of my drilling circulating tools operating on a deep water rig off the north west coast of Australia at a depth in excess of 4 kilometres. Via live data links, I liaised with on-site engineers and diagnosed improper use. I was immediately able to guide offshore engineers on how to operate the tool successfully while providing real time information to account managers and management who were on the phone and sitting with the client (Schlumberger’s largest) in other offices. Failure to solve the problem would have put the multi-million dollar contract in jeopardy.

Improved our supplier ranking with our largest client from 21st to 6th (out of 25) by managing the move from a small, inefficient workshop to a new, world class base. This necessitated coordinating workshop personnel, global hub, and local management. When I began the task, the current base had been criticised by clients and was deemed unsafe by upper management. I took the opportunity to create a layout in the new location that incorporated a lean flow around the workshop floor, reducing tool preparation time by hours and making the workshop far safer and more efficient. I received personal congratulations from local management and our segment also received praise from country level management for the new setup.

Using advanced torque and drag computer modelling software (just six months into a new position in Aberdeen), I produced a report warning of a potential catastrophic failure on a North Sea oil platform drill string. I predicted that if a proposed drill pipe was used, the drill string would buckle and I recommended a higher grade (more expensive) drill pipe. Due to the increased cost of my proposal, both the client and a more experienced engineer repeated the modelling, contradicting my results. In an effort to understand the discrepancy, I took the two contrary models and identified errors, enabling me to convince the client to accept my conclusions, thus avoiding drill string damage that would have caused several days of rig down time at US$1 million per day.


January 2014 to Present
Project Engineer, Perth, Western Australia

Schlumberger is the world’s largest oil services company, with revenues in 2014 in excess of US$48 Billion

Manage up to 5 clients at a time (e.g. Chevron, Apache, Shell) contract values up to US$5M

Only Project Engineer for Australia

Coordinate with clients to understand and deliver on their unique requirements

Deliver on short and long term projects with preparation times of 3-12 months and durations of 4 months to 2 years

Manage four direct reports and coordinate a further 5 offshore engineers and 3 workshop hands

Prepare procedural documents and modelling reports for clients

Forecast, invoice, and manage stock levels on monthly basis

Report to sub segment operations manager

Coordinate frequent transfer of tools globally

Investigate service quality incidents and provide clients with solutions to prevent recurrence

Collaborate with other segments to provide integrated solutions for clients

Develop and implement procedures to ensure efficient and safe operations

August 2011 to December 2013
Applications Engineer, Aberdeen, Scotland

Brought on board as Applications Engineer straight from university, earning a salary increase after six months due to exceeding expectations

Provided support to Project Engineers by modelling down hole forces and pressures and producing reports for clients

Headed Service Quality investigation teams when incidents with our tools occurred offshore

Worked offshore, for extended periods, in the North Sea and on land in Saudi to gain a better understanding of our equipment

Improved numerous processes, in the strong belief that there is always a more efficient way to carry out everyday tasks

Shadowed Project Engineers to gain experience for the role when the opportunity arose

Took part in Continuous Improvement projects in several departments

Worked in testing lab and covered lab technician’s 6 weeks of leave

Recommended for Project Engineer position in Australia and moved 2 months later


BSc in Engineering with Management (manufacturing/mechanical) (II.I Hons): Trinity College Dublin (Dublin University)

PRINCE2 Practitioner (in progress)

Management and Leadership Training- 5 day course, Kuala Lumpur (2014)

Project Engineer Training- 6 day course, Kuala Lumpur (2015)

Sales Training- 3 day course, Perth, WA (2015)

Negotiation Training, Perth, WA (2015)

Communication Skills course, Aberdeen (2012)

Effective Business Writing course, Aberdeen (2012)

Advanced Excel course, Perth, WA (2015)

Presentation Skills course, Dublin (2010)