CV, UK Based Civil Engineer Seeking Work Globally

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 22966

Skills keywords: concrete specialist, project engineer, project management
Short Bio:

B.Eng & MSc qualified Civil Engineer with over 9 years experience, 5 in the Oil and Gas industry (Australia and Middle-East). Very keen to take on new challenges, particularly so with working in remote environments. I have a robust and comprehensive range of skills with a Masters in Concrete Engineering and Environmental Management (University of Dundee).

Current location: Northern Ireland, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: Irish
Preferred Sector of Employment:  , Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere
List the countires you have a visa to work in: Ireland, United Kingdom

Career Summary

• June 2012 – January 2014
(Enerflex Process Pty Ltd):

Based in Perth Australia I flew to and from Oman on a 6 and 2 week rotation for the Abu Tubul tight gas field project, Block 60 Oman. My initial task was to establish a camp, mobilise and ramp up sub-contractor personnel and locally source suitable aggregate, construction materials and suppliers. In August 2012 we broke ground and implemented a highly efficient and demanding construction schedule. My duties included:

• Review and modification of design drawings and calculations.

• Liaising with the client (OOCEP) and Enerflex (EFX) head office in Perth Australia.

• Interviewing and recruiting site based Enerflex personnel.

• Monitoring and reviewing the day to day operations of the camp and construction works.

Initiating and implementing higher level safety procedures.

• Chairing daily/weekly meetings with the principle sub-contractor (STS Oman).

• Supervising STS’s QA/QC procedures and modifying to align with those of EFX and OOCEP.

• Monitoring the set-up and function of the on-site batching plant and civil laboratory.

• Sign-off of day-works, incident reports, progress reports, expense reports, payroll and flights etc.

• April 2011 – June 2012
(Leighton Contractors/Chevron):

I worked for Leighton Contractors as a Project Engineer on the Gorgon Civils and Underground Services Project. I oversaw the construction of the LNG Trains (compressors, surrounding structures and piping etc.)

From April to October 2011 I assembled the contracts for the supply of materials, plant/equipment, logistics and sub-contractor labour. In addition, I wrote many Construction Work Method Statements (CWMS) and associated risk assessments while reviewing JHA’s and other health, safety and environmental documentation. On a day to day basis my duties included the following:

• Liaising with the client (KJV)

• Managing sub-contractor works

• Tracking costs and productivity – Site Management System (SMS)

• Raising technical queries and concession requests

• Implementing 2 and 12 week Look-Aheads etc.

• February 2010 – December 2010
(Farrans Construction Ltd):

I worked on the Dundee (Scotland) Central Waterfront Project as a Section Engineer. I managed most aspects of this £80 million project which involved structural modifications of the Tay Road Bridge, widening of associated off ramps, diversion of rising mains, construction of temporary at grade diversion routes and permanent access roads. Other works include the installation of a signalised junction, road drainage, foul water drainage systems and diversion of existing services and the like. In addition I managed the relocation of the Telford Beacon, a 180 year old lighthouse, commissioned by Thomas Telford. My duties included liaisons with the client (Dundee City Council) and sub-contractors, site supervision, costings, purchasing, programming, design work, site inductions, implementation of health and safety requirements and initiatives, surveying (Topcon, Leica, GPS, dumpy level etc.) and drafting (AutoCAD) etc.

• June 2009 – February 2010:

The Scotland’s National Arena Project was commissioned for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Farrans Construction was the main contractor for Phase 1 of the works which involved the installation of 401 reinforced concrete piles. My duties included the supervision of piling works and pile cap construction, setting-out and surveying, progress reports, plant hire and labour allocation etc.

• September 2008-September 2009
(Imery’s/University of Dundee):

This was an industry sponsored project (Imerys) which aimed to assess the engineering and permeability properties of a newly sourced French metakaolin in PFA concrete. This was achieved through a series of characterisation, cement and concrete testing. Metakaolin is a relatively new mineral addition to become commercially available for use in concrete and mortar. This form of calcinated clay imparts many beneficial properties in both fresh and hardened concrete such as refined pore structure, reduced permeability, improved strength and the ability to remove calcium hydroxide. The fast reaction of metakaolin proves particularly useful in PFA concrete as it offers the potential to counteract the delayed reactions of the slow reacting pozzolan. Metakaolin is a finer material than both PC and PFA thus increasing its reaction rate and improving particle packing.


• Literary Review

• Test Specimen Preparation at 1, 2, 7, 28, 56, 90 and 180 days

• Concrete Testing

• Liaising with Client and Department Head

• Report Results and Conclusions

2007 – December 2010
(Part-time and full-time)
Farrans Construction Ltd, Scotland Division (Civil Engineering), Glasgow Harbour, Glasgow.

Duties: EDM surveying, levelling, quantities, staff supervision, health and safety, concrete testing, tool box talks, daily reports etc.

Summer 2005:
Limerick City Council, City Hall, Merchants Quay, Limerick City, Ireland.

Duties: AutoCAD drawings, calculating water demands for business premises, reading export meters, responding to public enquires, surveying duties, levelling and tape measurements.


2006 – 2009: University of Dundee, Scotland.

• 2008 – 2009: MSc in Concrete Engineering and Environmental Management.
Results: Masters Obtained

• 2006 – 2008: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in Civil Engineering Level 8
Results: 2:1

• 2007: Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 7
Result: 2:1

2003 – 2006: Limerick Institute of Technology, Moylish, Limerick, Ireland.

• 2006: Bachelor of Science in Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 7
Result: Distinction.

• 2005: Higher Certificate in Engineering in Civil Engineering Level 6
Result: Grade One – Merit.

Other Qualifications/Achievements

• Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers

• Member of the Institute of Engineers Australia

• Senior First Aid (St John Ambulance)

• Defensive driving training (Shawsett Training and Safety, TLIC107C)

• Full clean driving licence

• Statements of Attainments: Authorised Gas Tester: Certificate III in Process Plant Operations PMA30108 (MSAPMOHS217A), Enter and work in confined space (RIIOHS202A), Working in accordance with an issued permit (MSAPMPER200B), Work safely at heights (RIIOHS204A), Conduct local risk control (RIIRIS201A), Work safely in the construction industry (CPCCOHS1001A).