Special Project Manager

Last Updated: 4th June 2018 (over 4 years ago)




Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds



Summary of Achievements
I have over 25 years supervisory and managerial experience working in Europe, the Middle East (desert) , Far East and Southwestern Pacific Ocean.
With 7 years working in Iraq and Afganistan. This was for the most part, working in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Ability to operate independently in austere environment for protracted periods. I have a mechanical background and full mechanical apprenticeship. I have been employed in the Logistic/ Supply/ Oil and Port Maintenance/ Power Generation and Heavy Plant/ Concrete plant and mining sectors. Managerial duties included : leadership and direction for the development of logistical plans, policies and procedures necessary to provide support in the logistics areas of supply, transportation, fuel management and maintenance services. Strong negotiating skills and the ability to influence others to reach consensus. Ensure timely delivery to meet client schedule and deadlines. Lead a team to achieve departmental targets. Ensure safety, health and environmental standards are met. Provide for appropriate training of maintenance staff. Also “ Hands-On” experience with diesel powered pumping equipment, single and multi-stage units / fire fighting units. Generator engine preventative maintenance and re-builds. High Pressure Jetting Unit repairs, up to 36,000 psi. Hydraulic experience on heavy plant, commercial vehicle maintenance & aircraft High Loaders. Supervise contractors to ensure safe working practice on all health and safety issues. I have a sound knowledge of Material Procurement and Warehousing techniques. I strive to seek out best practices within the industry and internationally to ensure continuous improvement within the organization.


City & Guilds

   Jul 1970
— Jul 1976

General Education CSE Grades :- Geography 2, Metal –Work 1, English Literature 2, Mathematics 2, English Language 2, Art 1, History 2

Technical Skills / Courses City & Guilds Mechanical Craft/ Parts 1 & 2 credit.
National Craftsman Certificate.
Electrical course on Vovlo Trucks F88, F10 ( MAY 1979 )
Steering, Suspension on Ford “D” series & Transcontinental ( June 1980 )
Cummins General Engine & PT fuel systems ( June 1983 )
Cummins Troubleshooting – live engine & PT fuel systems ( June 1984 )
Cummins L10 engine & PT fuel systems ( March 1985 )
Fork Lift truck operations, Caterpillar counterbalance ( March 1990 )
Caterpillar 428/438 back hoe loader ( May 1990 )
Certificate of competence on counterbalance fork lift truck ( February 1994 )
City & Guilds streetworks, excavation and reinstatement – credit (March 1999)
Aqua Visual Services, safety awareness in high pressure water jetting for gun & drain cleaning applications up to 4,000 psi ( 276 bar ) April 2000.
John Fenton Training, attending the master class :- The essentials of success ( June 2002 ).
Food & Hygiene ( June 2002 ).
Fork Lift truck operations, Sky Trak 10 tons ( Nov 2006)
F.G.Wilson Advanced Power Generation Course ( Sept 2007)
Trepel, electrical & advanced Hydraulic Course on Trepel Champ 140 High Loaders. ( October 2008)

Full Indentured Apprenticeship L.S Tippett – Trenance Garage, St Austell ,Cornwall. College attended Mid Cornwall Technical College, St Austell and Camborne College.


Pagini Group of Companies, Papua New Guinea
Special Project Manager

   Oct 2012
— Current

Present Occupation, 20TH October 2012 to Date : Special Projects Manager. Pagini Group , Papua New Guinea. In over 5 years I have worked on 5 major projects to include oil/gas supply chain. Rice imports , bonded warehouse and distribution. Sugar / palm oil and dangerous goods. Open cast mining ( gold ) in charge of all equipment going in and out of the mine. Only exception, was the gold. Also had equipment on hire in the mine. All this time with the same employer. Currently setting up a base in the jungle. Working as sub contractor to Total.This will be drilling for oil.

I have previously worked in 'open cast" mining operations in the UK, for coal and clay. In Ireland, underground mining for Zinc. In the Middle East, Jordan. Mining for phosphates and most recently last year here in Papua New Guinea, mining for gold.

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