CV, Seasoned British Maintenance and Mechanical Manager seeks position

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 17105

Skills keywords: maintenance, mechanical, projects
Short Bio:

With over 27 years solid experience in both off and on-shore rig conversions,refurbishments,overhauls,inspections & commissioning , I have managed many departments throughout my career and worked in most countries, working with multi national crews and in hostile environments, I posses a positive can do attitude and a no nonsense approach to getting the job done.

Current location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy, Oil, Gas and Energy, Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: english, german
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere

Work Experience

September 2014 to date Owner Aims fZE AIMS-FZE

Summary of Achievements in role:

Running own company specializing in Rig repairs and refurbishment, employing 12 project engineers & commissioning Technicians, PLC techs, Electrical Tech, Mechanics

Third Party Work

September 2013 to Sept 2014 Mechanical & Testing Manager Lamprell Energy Ltd

Summary of Achievements in role:

Responsible for all mechanical Refurbishment work on the MOS Frontier ASV conversion, Leyton Jackets and topsides & the Aban DD5 project, Full P&L responsible for yard maintenance, Operational excellence , running the commissioning on clients completed projects, Daily operational responsibility for staffing, equipment and man hours .

March 2013 to September Commissioning Superintendent Lamprell Energy Ltd

Summary of Achievements in role:

Responsible for the department with all mechanical commissioning , Load testing, FAT Testing on EDC1 new build LT116E Cyber rig in Astrakhan, Russian federation on behalf of Lamprell.

September 2012 to March 2013 Mechanical Superintendant Lamprell Energy Ltd

Summary of Achievements in role:

Running the mechanical / Maintenance and Operations department of a major rig builder and refurbishment company based in Dubai, staffing, scheduling, planning and executing daily mechanical challenges on client’s rigs.

Nov 2011 to September 2012 Global Maintenance Manager AKER Solutions ASA

Summary of Achievements in role:

Global Manager of Maintenance and overhaul for Aker Solutions ASA, with frequent travel to Brazil, Houston, Singapore, Norway and Aberdeen, managing all Overhaul Departments Procedures and policies for the Aker Solutions Drilling Lifecycle Solutions, global responsibility for ensuring all maintenance is carried out in line with Aker policies and procedures as a member of the Drilling Lifecycle Management team responsible for Maintenance and Overhaul, Attending management meetings and budget meetings, liaising with regions ensuring all maintenance of aker equipment was carried out to OEM standards, preparing maintenance policies and procedures for global use ensuring cultural differences were taken in consideration, attending meetings for new services and future business, giving input to new ideas for the aker group, also elected as Aker management representative for corporate safety committee and HSE issues.

Aug 2011 to Nov 2011 Project Superintendent Weatherford Drilling

Summary of Achievements in role:

Project Superintendent on two Land rig refurbs in Kuwait.

June 2010 to July 2011 Contract Project Operations & Interface

Manager EDS Senegal

(West Africa)

Summary of Achievements in role:

Set up and commission complete Site for OHS&T, Maintenance, and Admin of Blast hole Drilling contractor for Sabodala Gold Operations, Senegal in west Africa. full P&L accountability, customer facing and accountability and Overall charge for setup phase of 36 Maintenance, 6 HSE, Drilling and Admin staff on Gold extraction and Mining contract, Training and mentoring local national staff, Budget, HR, HSE, Operations and drilling staff, Client meetings, daily production meetings, safety committee, site safety audits, Safety & Maintenance training mentor.

December 2009 – June 2010 Contract Consultant Anderson Oil Ltd

(Switzerland and Germany)

Summary of Achievements in role:

Consulting and translating Technical Data, CMMS, Maxim on LPG recovery, transportation, storage and Thermal Drilling projects Maintenance and maintenance management systems. Managing new contracts and contractors, Managing daily the whole maintenance departments functions including, change management, materials management, staff requirements and asset integrity.

Dec 2008 – 2009 Country Technical Maintenance Manger/

Project Manager Ability Drilling ( Norway )

Summary of Achievements in role

Managing a Team of Mechanics, Electricians and rig crews for commissioning and readiness for contract rigs. Responsible for providing technical management of the short and long term onshore thermal drilling maintenance activities in order to ensure that the relevant output quality and onshore works safety targets are successfully achieved. Coordination of onshore working teams in terms of activities to be performed, categories and urgency level. Sadly due to rig supplier problems company folded and was made redundant.


• Execution of all project phases to a safe, accurate, acceptable and profitable end

• Presenting Norsok regulations to the TUV institute for approval

• Project and rig controls

• Project Procurement

• Asset Integrity

• Contract Negotiations

• Subcontractor reviews

• Reliability studies

• Corrosion and NDT testing

• Transportation of rigs from Jordan to Dubai

• Import / export liaison

• Technical maintenance manager for R&P technology 5th Generation Cyber Rigs in Europe and Middle East, planning, approvals from TÜV institute in Munich FAT testing of rigs, modifications and staffing

• Responsible for new build and revisions of MAINTelligence maintenance system (cmms)

• Translations from Technical English to German involving presentations and meetings with senior TUV and Government officials in Bayern to establish procedures and forward planning

• Management of Fabrication and subcontractor activity

• Setting up of HSE documents and staffing for operation, design phase testing. Bridging documents HSE revision and management advisement’s

• Risk Analysis, Risk Management, HAZID, QRA, FEA, Reliability, Availability, Safety Case

Additional Post within same company

Project Manager ( Dubai )

• Overall management of a team of 90 staff consisting of engineers, contractors, rig staff and project team staff, responsible for interfacing with clients and contractors throughout project lifecycle to hand over.

• Complete overhaul and modifications of rig, responsible for budget planning, Fabrication, scope of work, staffing and daily overall running of project from inception to completion

• Including purchasing, HR, HSE, Contractors, Risk Analysis, Risk Management, HAZID, QRA, FEA, Reliability, Availability, Safety Case, ALARP Sub contractors, own company staff, PRO, Chairing daily meetings and customer update meetings

• Full P&L accountability

• Customer facing

• Contract Reviews and Variations

• On site Discipline

• Subcontractor management

• Progress reporting

• Interfacing with clients and contractors

• Project controls

• Supplier contracts

• Project Procurement

• Site safety

• Setup of complete project on site

May 2007 – Dec 2008 Various positions within same company shown below Nabors Intl Ltd

Summary of Achievements in role:

Managing all aspects of various rigs across various locations, ensuring all processes are clear and that all employees comply by the policies I put in place, guaranteeing a turnaround in production, reduction is costs and top-notch staffing decisions.


Project Interface Specialist for Cyber rigs in Bustachin, ( Romania )

• Responsible for Importation and Transportation, interfacing with customs and clients of 2 rigs ex China and 2 complete camps ex Turkey

• Dealing with customs and logistics of a 36 truck convoy delivering camps by road, final customs clearance at destination and setup of accommodation

• Full build of rigs on site and fat pre-spud testing. All accident free and ahead of schedule

Project Operations Superintendent and Maintenance Superintendent ( Dubai )

• Responsible for management of both project rig crew and contractor staff on rig refit project in Hamriyah, Dubai, assessing daily workloads, planning and HR of the crews.

• Ensure that all the necessary offshore maintenance activities and repairing/installation offshore works within his area of competence are established, coordinated and executed in agreement with the company’s standards of plan reliability, production continuity and statutory certification requirement

• Complete rig refit, fabrication of steelworks for new accommodation, planning daily workloads for project staff, technical designs and construction phase for Jack Up rig in Dubai (Lamprell), redefining air systems, accommodation as per customers requirements, top drive repairs and modifications, BA systems, lifeboats davits, etc etc. Responsible for all Risk Analysis, Risk Management, HAZID, QRA, FEA, Reliability, Availability, Safety Case, ALARP.

Maintenance Superintendent ( Trinidad & Tobago )

• As Superintendent I managed the maintenance departments; planning, budgeting,

Maintenance procedure, CMMS, upgrades, team rotations, decommissioning and heavy lift transportation.

• Responsible for providing technical coordination of the short and long terms offshore maintenance activities in

Order to ensure that the relevant output quality and offshore works safety targets are successfully achieved.

• Coordination of offshore working teams in terms of activities to be performed, categories and urgency level.

• Training employees in best practices, HSE policies and Safety in the work place.•

• Project operations superintendent for rig down and prepare for shipping by heavy lift to Dubai for complete refit.

• Daily responsibility for all offshore Risk Analysis, Risk Management, HAZID, QRA, FEA, Reliability, Availability.

Jan 2007 – May 2007 (contract) Project rig build /conversion Maintenance Supervisor Simmons Drilling(Dubai)

Summary of Achievements in role:

Managing a team of multicultural staff on a complete rig rebuild from substructure up to daily workload planning


• The rig was bought to us in Dubai (7 years wet stored in Pakistan) to be converted from a compound rig to Scr powered, this meant designing and building on site complete power systems, compressors, piping, mud systems, gearboxes and transfer boxes for rotary table substructure mounted, designing and building with my small team, fuelling systems, installing 4 caterpillar 3512 units, elmago and draworks rebuilds and refits water cooling systems, raising and testing winches, draw works electronics, mechanics fat testing and commissioning rig for final shipment to the Congo.

2006 – 2007 Security Manager Baghdad Iraq PSC

12 Month contract

Planning and performing armed security detail escorts and body guarding

From Baghdad Red Zone to all destinations within Iraq

2000 – 2006 (6Years) Chief Mechanic

On Land rigs in Nima and rima oil fields OD&E ( Oman & Lybia )

Jan1992 – 2000

(8 Years) Mechanical Maintenance Superintendent/Operations

Responsible and charged with new build of plant in Tashkent for major plc company) managing daily maintenance and fabrication issues for new build plant. Olympia’s s.a.

( Greece & Uzbekistan )

1979 – Dec 1989 British Army

Courses taken

Occupational health and safety training degree, Open University

Risk Assessment in Extreme Environment

Preventative Maintenance Trainer

Mechanical Training Mentor and assessor

P & L

Logistics and procurement supply

Capex/ AFE process management in project management

Drilling Equipment Technical Management

Advanced Safety Auditor HSEQ

HSEQ in extreme environments

HSE offshore regulations and practices

Asset Management

Man management in the workplace

Business acumen and procedures

Full UK and International Driving License all groups in C+E

UAE License

UKOOA Medical ( Norwegian )


H2S rescue and entry permit


Advanced First Aider

Advanced Fire Fighter

Fully Trained Rescue Diver,

Nitrox Diver, Air surface supplied and Tanks

Underwater Photographer and topographer

SAP maintenance systems

Maxim Maintenance systems

Maintelligence Maintenance systems

Maintech Maintenance systems

Current full African Medical & Yellow Fever card up to date


English ( Mother tongue )

German ( Fluent )