CV, UK Process Control and Automation Engineer targets Middle East

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 14056

Skills keywords: automation, instrumentation, process control, supervisory experience
Short Bio:

1. Completed recognised apprenticeship program with 15 years’ experience in Process Control, Automation and Instrumentation, within heavy Industry Top Tier COMAH sites.
2. 10 Years’ experience working with Gas, Electrical, Water and Effluent systems. COMPEX trained.
3. 1st Class BSc (Hons) Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering
4. 7 years supervisory experience managing/supporting a team of PC&A Technicians
5. Team working in a multi- disciplinary environment, regularly integrating into a t

Current location: Wales, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy, Manufacturing and Operations
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Argentina, Australia, austria, azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, canada, Central America, china, Croatia, cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dubai, Finland, greece, Hong Kong, (China), Japan, kazakhstan, Middle East, Netherlands, new zealand, North America, Norway, qatar, United Arab Emirates, United States


TATA Steel, Port Talbot, South Wales

Process Control, Instrumentation and Automation Engineer/Asset Improvement Engineer September 2007 – Present

, Foundation field bus, HART, Distributed Control System (DCS),

Key experience: –

1. Safety- Promote safe working practices and safety culture. Close out near- miss reports. Accountable for achievement of Corporate Safety Annual Operating Plan within PC&A Dept.

2. Management of Change (MOC) – Create and Approve records for plant modifications in line with Safety Policy. Lead Management of Change Risk Assessments, and participate in HAZOP studies

3. Emergency Shutdown Systems (ESD)- Testing and commissioning of ESD systems to ensure plant fails to safety and as per design intent

4. Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS) – Manage Testing of departmental Safety Systems, sign off completed Proof Tests. Develop test regimes for existing Safety Systems. Control/Maintain site-wide Energy Dept. gas leak detection/sampling System

5. Safe Working Procedures (SWP) and Risk Assessments- Develop and Sign off SWP’s and Risk Assessments. Review existing SWP’s for any changes required

6. Permit Systems- Authorised to issue permits to work in terms of Pre- work briefing Sheets (PBS) and Authorisation to Work certificates (ATW)

7. DSEAR Regulations- COMPEX Trained to inspect/install Hazardous area equipment. Assess new installations to ensure compliance with Hazardous area assessments

8. European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) – Manage Departmental Flares and Bleeder systems to ensure accurate recording/operation of Plant emission control systems. Maintain Environmental Management System (EMS) for the Section, regularly audited internally and externally

9. Remote Terminal Units (RTU)/ Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC)/ Distributed Control Systems (DCS) – Create/modify/backup programmes on Allen Bradley/Gem80/Alspa PLC’s and Eurotherm DCS Systems. Fault finding of PLC controlled Process Plant. Installation and commissioning of RTU systems

10. Communications- Serial/Ethernet protocols, with commissioning of radio and Wireless network links. Install and commission Industrial Network switches for site communication upgrades/modernisation

11. Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) – Extensive experience of iFix/Ferranti SCADA systems, including programming/commissioning of remote devices and Operator Graphics/Mimics. Alarm prioritisation and functional testing.

12. Instrumentation- Vibration monitors and shutdown systems, Gas sampling systems, Pressure, flow, temperature, level monitoring and control experience with a wide variety of technologies including Compressor Control (CCS) and Gas Booster control systems. Manage Custody Flow metering/computers for NG, N2 and O2 import to site

13. System Tuning- Regular tuning and optimising of PID Control systems on Variable Frequency Drives (VFD), Gas Boosters and Control valves on various process plants

14. Calibrations- Extensive experience of controlling and managing the calibration of field instrumentation e.g. mA, HART, regularly auditing calibrations to ensure compliance with QA standards.

15. Engineering Management- Maintenance management through the SAP system ensuring statutory mandatory COMAH equipment is maintained within QA Standards

16. Scheduling- Planned and unplanned maintenance, weekly work schedules and plant outages via the SAP maintenance system

17. Projects- Review and approve instrumentation specifications, FDS’ and drawings for new and existing plant improvement projects, including UK and European Factory Acceptance Testing

TATA Steel Strip Products UK, Energy Dept., Port Talbot Works, South Wales

Process Control, Instrumentation and Automation Technician December 2004 – September 2007

Key experience: –

1. Calibration and maintenance- COMAH gas, water, effluent and electrical systems.

2. Breakdowns- Front-line support for breakdowns, carrying out fault finding on a wide range of equipment including all aspects of instrumentation and PLC/DCS control.

3. Process knowledge- Energy distribution including water/effluent pumping stations, gas systems such as boosters, gas holders. Emissions monitoring experience

British Steel/Corus UK Packaging Plus, Trostre Tinplate Works, South Wales

Process Control & Automation Apprentice/Craftsman September 1999 – December 2004

Key Experience: –

1. Calibration and maintenance- Process Control maintenance on equipment including Pinhole Detectors, Strip coating and thickness gauges, pyrometers, thermocouples and RT’s

2. Team Working- Integrate as part of a team of PC&A Technicians providing support to shift teams dealing with process issues on a number of production lines as they arise

3. Process- Knowledge of the processes involved in tinplating through experience working on the majority of production units within the Steel Works


Coleg Sir Gar University of Wales September 2010 – June 2013

BSc (Hons) Electrical/Electronic Engineering 1st Class Honours

Bachelor Degree

University of Wales Institute (UWIC), Cardiff UWIC September 2008 – June 2010

HND Engineering Systems (Distinction)


Coleg Sir Gar September 2001 – June 2003

HNC Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Merit)

National Certificate

Carmarthenshire College of Technology and Art EMTA September 1999 – June 2002

NVQ Level 3 Engineering Maintenance Pass

National Vocational Qualification