Mechanical Supervisor / Jack Up Barge Supervisor

Last Updated: 24th September 2017 (over 5 years ago)

Isle of Lewis, United Kingdom


Phone Number


Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds



A HIGHLY MOTIVATED AND ADAPTABLE MECHANICAL PLANT / JACK-UP BARGE SUPERVISOR with more than 20 years’ extensive experience in supervisory roles (both Onshore & Offshore)on Tunnel / Marine Construction Projects and Oil Platforms / Terminals, who also possesses: –
• Expertise in the above key roles and activities – in the UK, Ireland
and Middle East (KSA)
• Safety awareness as well as planning, organizing and coordinating
• Team leadership and manpower supervision / training capabilities.
• Fault diagnosis and technical problem-solving talents.
• Excellent inspection, repair and maintenance skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
• Proficiency in the use of SAP software system.
• Inspection, repair and maintenance skills.


Inverness Technical College
Mechanical Technician

   Jul 1972
— Jun 1974

City & Guilds certificate Part 1 & 2.


Saudi Aramco
Jack Up Barge Mechanical Supervisor

   May 1991
— Sep 2015

Jack Up Barge Supervisor / Stand in Foreman / Maintenance Specialist 1991-2015
Saudi Aramco (Saudi Arabia)

o Initially engaged by ARAMCO as a Senior Machinist on the Arb-1 Jack up Barge.
o Implemented routine preventive maintenance and mechanical evaluation of Arb-1
and Arb-3 Machinists.
o Promoted to Barge Supervisor with responsibility for all aspects of barge
operations and over the side work.
o Prepared for ABS classification inspections; also quarterly safety inspections
and implemented recommendations.
o Arranged fire and boat drills; also arranged for breathing air periodic testing and
and fire fighting foam periodic testing.
o Sourced, ordered and received spare parts; maintained and kept all safety
inspections, files and records up to date. and set up.
o Repaired steam and diesel driven piling hammers.
o Assisted with Universal Modular Platform installations

o Trained M&E personnel on Caterpillar Service Information System, and
Caterpillar Electronic Technician operation.
o Trained Saudi Nationals in troubleshooting and operation of various items of
plant and equipment:
- 500 Ton Crane wire rope periodic inspection supervision.
- Caterpillar D399 and D3500 Series Electronic engines.
- 500 Ton IHI crane Electro Mechanical equipment.
- Pumps / compressors / fire fighting equipment.
- IHI teeth in teeth hydraulic jacking system.

o M&E Pre Jacking Preparation
- Implemented safety checklists, crew muster and safety briefings before
jacking operations.
- Involved in all jacking, anchor handling and barge movements on and off

o Barge Move Preparation
- Liaised with Rig Move Group and Rig Move Masters for barge on / off
location movements.
- Arranged mobilization of Anchor handling and VSP Tugs and attended
Rig Move meetings.
- Liaised with Diving Group for pipeline buoying and seabed surveys.
- Liaised with Hydrographic Survey Unit for platform seabed debris surveys.

> Deputized for the Barge Foreman as required.

> Supervised barge Dry Dock Maintenance operations in Dubai in (1994 & 1997)
and in Bahrain (2000, 2004, 2006 First Phase, 2007 Second Phase, 2012 & 2013.

Mechanical Plant Supervisor
1988 - 1991
Transmanche Link (Channel Tunnel Construction) UK

> Supervised maintenance of all surface and tunnel based plant on this major
tunnel construction Joint Venture including:
> Piling hammers piling jack ups. > Demag, Robbins and Kawasaki TBM's
> Cat, Terex & Moxy dump trucks > Cat dozers, loading shovels and graders
> Manitowoc 4100, 4000 cranes > PPM mobiles and gantries.

Mechanical Plant Supervisor :
1987 - 1988
Cementation Construction Faslane Submarine Base Scotland UK

> Employed on construction of the Base, ensuring safe use of Hera diesel piling
hammers and Wirth B6 drilling rigs.
> Responsible for supervision of mechanical plant and equipment associated with
jack up barges and piling operations.

Resident Crane Engineer
1983 - 1987
Sparrows Offshore Ltd. Onshore & Offshore North Sea
> Appointed Resident Crane Engineer on Brent Delta to carry out repair and maintenance activities offshore.
> Conducted all inspection checks; prepared daily reports; liaised with the Client’s Representative.
> Crane Engineer
> Team member involved in the assembly, dismantling, repair and maintenance of cranes on hire to oil companies.