Electrical and Instrumentation Inspector and Commissioning Engineer.

Last Updated: 29th May 2017 (over 5 years ago)



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Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

English, Italian


Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer with 15 years’ experience in the oil and gas/Shipbuilding industry with the most recent achievements being the successful delivery of 8 new build 6th and 7th generation Drillships with Ocean Rig.
During this I was involved in the complete construction process from specification/design reviews, factory acceptance testing, mechanical completions, commissioning, FMEA’s, system integration testing and client acceptance testing.
I also have extensive management experience including the management of up to 20 E&I Inspectors and rig crew at a time, I have also managed projects such as the ship network/communications system installation and commissioning, ship UHF system (Digital and Analogue) installation and commissioning, dynamic positioning system upgrades, helideck monitoring system installation and commissioning and client acceptance testing, during all of the projects I was also responsible for the sourcing of equipment required.


Engineering apprenticeship

   Aug 1996
— May 2000

Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Apprenticeship.

1st year of apprenticeship carried out at XM services Dundee.

2nd to completion of apprenticeship carried out at Scott And Fyfe Ltd.

Apprenticeship included HNC and NC in Electrical engineering at Dundee college of further education, NVQ 2 in Engineering and NVQ 3 in Engineering maintenance.


Ocean Rig
Electrical And Instrument Section Leader

   Jan 2011
— Nov 2017

Supervision of the electrical inspection team and Electrical operations team, organizing mechanical completions of the systems right through to managing and carrying out the E&I commissioning of the vessels.

Review of the initial specifications and contract, drawing reviews, engineering changes, FMEA and drilling integration test procedure improvements to comply with the most recent class society rules as per specification (Both ABS and DNV).

Review and engineering improvements to the high voltage protective device coordination study, upgrades to the DP system, review of short circuit calculations, electrical load analysis and power management system improvements including design changes to black out recovery sequences and recovery time improvements.

Implementation of the Ex register and inspections as per IEC 61892 including carrying out inspections, recording inspection results and reporting of defects found into the focus system.

Work with the ship yard to implement a preservation plan for the vessels including schedule and procedures following vendor and supplier recommendations, carrying out preservation inspections and reporting defects/non conformities.

Pacific Drilling
Chief Electrician

   Apr 2010
— May 2017

Supervision of the Electrical crew including carrying out and delegation of mechanical completions and commissioning of 3 6th Generation DP3 Drillship’s, ensuring all systems comply with ABS rules and are according to design specification.

Commissioning of hullside systems including ABB 6000 thruster drives and thruster safety systems, Kongsberg DPS and IAS, STX/Wartsila engines with ABB generators including safety systems.

Commissioning of the Electrical distribution system hullside and topside ensuring full integration between HV and LV systems and all safety systems function as per design.

Mechanical completions and commissioning of the NOV drilling package including Cyberbase DCS, ABB 800 drilling Drives, 440-volt distribution system ensuring full integration of all systems as per specification and ABS class rules.

Carry out FAT's, on vessel equipment prior to delivery in the yard, review of commissioning procedures, review of functional design specs and review of final documentation for the projects.

Vantage Drilling and PVD
Electrical Superintendent

   Dec 2008
— Mar 2010

Involved in the commissioning, inspections and implementation of design changes on a total of 5 new rigs in Singapore.

Testing and commissioning of systems including NOV Amphion control system, TTS Sense control system, Vacon VFD's, Siemens VFD's, TDS8 Top drive, Canrig top drive, ADS Drawworks, CAT 3516B Engines and BM vessel management system.

Sailed with the last of the completed rigs from Singapore to its first contract drilling for Petro Vietnam assigned as Electrical Supervisor.

Offshore supervision of Electrical assistants to ensure that all planned maintenance was carried out on time and recorded.

Repair of all equipment onboard and ensuring all repairs were recorded in detail in the company planned maintenance system, after repair follow up with the appropriate warranty claims to the shipyard.

Global Santa Fe
Chief Electrician, Electronic technician, Maintenance Supervisor

   May 2003
— Nov 2008

Offshore in both the UK and overseas working on several platforms and drilling rigs for Santa Fe then Global Santa Fe.

Role included the repair and maintenance of AC distribution equipment (Cat 3516B Engines) SCR drive systems, Siemens VFD’s, PLC controls, material handling equipment, TDS8 AC Top drive.

Repair and maintenance of safety critical equipment including fire and gas systems and emergency shutdown systems.

Recording repair and maintenance carried out on the Rig Management System including repair and maintenance of safety critical equipment.

Involved in upgrade projects in Singapore shipyard including upgrades on the drilling package and other drilling systems.

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