Have run a wide variety of projects from construction to telecoms, electronic surveillance, operation and maintenance in military bases and airfields. In many situations, have been the person ultimately responsible for keeping operations running smoothly, and am resourceful and flexible.
A creative thinker who is able to respond effectively to deadlines when under pressure, and not afraid of putting in extra time if the situation requires.
Adaptable, flexible, experienced, electronically adept
PGCE Science University of York 1995
B.Sc (Hons.) Telecoms University of Kent 1981
City and Guilds Telecoms York Technical College 1977
July 2013 – March 2014
Manager, Falcon Gold Mine, Zimbabwe
Set up a gold mine near Bulawayo, Matabeleland.
May 2012 – April 2013
Supervisor, Prolog Construction, Afghanistan
Responsible for providing construction, fibre optic telecoms and maintenance services to the NATO forces in several camps in the Helmand Province. In charge of multinational teams of workers. Installed and commissioned CCTV and PA systems in Camp Bastion. In charge of setting up, moving, and closing down other camps during the course of the campaign.
May 2011 – April 2012
Instructor STS, Abu Dhabi
Developed and ran courses on Industrial Health and Safety. Provided training in electronics from basic to installation and maintenance.
2003 – 2011
Freelance Trainer Self – Employed
Electronics Lecturer. Teacher of Secondary Science, Computing and Design Technology.
Technical Training Advisor, Team Telecom
Prepared courses and training modules on electronic theory, microwaves, PDH, SDH, cell phone networks and fibre optics systems. Presented courses to the company’s European customers.
1999 – 2000
Technical Advisor Oerlikon – Contraves
Anti-Aircraft Radar specialist, Saudi Arabia. Operation and maintenance of electronic and mechanical control systems for radar guided gun systems. Provided the full package to the army for deployment, Operations and Maintenance, and stores supply facilities. Ultimately responsible for the maintenance of $80 million worth of military equipment in military bases across the country.
Area Supervisor, Channel 5 TV
Recruited, inducted, trained and administered a team of 20 technicians as part of the unique Ch 5 national television retuning project for the northern half of Yorkshire.
Technical Adviser Oerlikon
Anti-Aircraft Radar specialist, technician and instructor. Adviser in general operations and maintenance, working in 8 bases across the country in mechanical, electrical and electronics maintenance. Prepared and delivered training courses in electronic theory and maintenance procedures for the Saudi Military at the National Training Institute, Jidda. Managed teams of technicians across regional bases.
Telecommunications Engineer, Saudi Government
Primary liaison between contractors and employer. Head of Change Order Committee for the building of the city, liaising between the military and the American Corps of Engineers. Supervised the installation and commissioning of telephone exchanges, security systems, cabling networks and radio systems for a $1 billion military city construction project. Responsible for the handover of a hospital from the construction company to the Saudi customer.
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