Project Manager

Last Updated: 5th May 2018 (over 4 years ago)



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Age Range
35 to 44

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A flexible, adaptable and team orientated project manager with a strong technical background in electrical engineering and multi-discipline projects. Over twelve years’ experience in oil and gas, thermal and renewable industrial sectors.

- Senior Project Manager for BP Azerbaijan Georgia Turkey Midstream Assets

- Project Manager for BP Azerbaijan Georgia Turkey Shutdowns (Turnarounds)

- Project Manager for Primepoint Drilling Rig refurbishment


The University of Edinburgh
MEng Electronics and Electrical Engineering

   Sep 2002
— Jun 2007

Master of Engineering with Honours (First-Class) in Electronics & Electrical Engineering
The University of Edinburgh, UK (Jun 07)


BP (Rapid Solutions)
Project Manager

   Jul 2014
— Current

Senior Project Manager Jul 14 – Present

BP AGT (Azerbaijan Georgia Turkey) Midstream Cat C Projects & Modifications Team
• Seconded to BP Managing two Projects totalling ~$30M (largest Cat C portfolio projects) as below:
- Execute: Sangachal Radio Systems Upgrade project – multi-discipline project replacing the existing radio telecommunications system on an operational site including integration of an adjacent newly operational greenfield site and new offshore platform in to the brownfield site
- Taken through Define in to Execute: Azerbaijan – Georgia oil and gas pipelines ~700 km (BTC / SCP / SCPx) electronic multiplexor telecommunications upgrade project – replacing obsolete, unsecure equipment and upgrading to the latest technology to meet BP future modernisation and transformation needs on an operational pipeline with single-point-of-failure for all BP AGT oil assets

BP AGT Shutdown / Turnaround Team – Project Manager
• Seconded to BP and reporting directly to the BP AGT Shutdown / Turnaround Team Leader (nominated delegate during absences and leave)
• Controlling interface management – Onshore / Offshore, Client / Third Parties and BP Technical Team / Engineering contractors / construction / commissioning
• Work list Custodian including scope challenge / optimisation reviews and management of change
• Day to day management of delivery – e.g. Action Trackers, Milestone Plans and Risk Registers
• Planning development – SIMOPS, Hazard Identification, Go / No Go sessions, Peer Reviews
• Mentoring and supporting Azeri national staff juniors, peers and seniors
• Input and development of BP Global Shutdown Documentation and templates

BP AGT Shutdowns / Turnarounds – Project Manager
• Aug 2017: BP Sangachal onshore gas plant crossover and debottlenecking modifications for Shah Deniz 2 facility start-up – 12-day duration, 31,300 man-hours completed safely ahead of schedule
• Sept – Nov 2016: East Azeri & Deep Water Guneshli Platforms major maintenance shutdowns
• Aug 2015: BP Sangachal onshore gas plant inspections and major maintenance driven – 20 days’ duration, 16,000 man-hours completed safely and on schedule
• Oct – Nov 2015: BP Chirag Platform Gas Cap Production Enhancement Project and inspection driven shutdown – 25 days’ duration, 26,500 man-hours completed on schedule

Primepoint Drilling – Project Manager
Jack-up drilling rig rebuild, refurbishment, commissioning, testing and acceptance works at Baku Caspian shipyard (c. $217 M) to meet Turkmenistan / Petronas offshore contract start deadline. Responsible for the entire Project Team including Operations (62 personnel), contractors (up to 60 personnel) execution and in country budget:
• Reporting directly to the client Managing Director in the office, shipyard and offshore
• Applied and managed safety systems to achieve zero lost-time incidents whilst leading the project
• Establish, control and report progress against budget and schedule targets
• Set up in country supply chain and engineering support for all disciplines: electrical, instrumentation, mechanical, drilling, marine, structural and piping works
• Led effort to record and clear inspection punch list items to meet API standards and achieve DNV “Drill Ready” certification and re-launch the rig in to the Caspian Sea

Foster Wheeler
Principal Electrical Engineer

   Dec 2013
— Jun 2018

Principal Electrical Engineer / Lead Electrical Engineer Dec 13 – Jun 14

Oil & Gas Upstream (Statoil) and Downstream (Valero, Pembroke & BP Kinneil)
Management of FEED (Front-End Engineering Design), modelling, power system studies, design, factory acceptance testing and field support to European (IEC), Norwegian and Client Standards.
Kvitebjørn Gas Pipeline Capacity Upgrade Project, FEED (Norway)
Significant upgrade and modification works on Statoil’s Kollsnes Gas Processing Plant
Low Voltage (LV) switchboard extension and modifications, new High Voltage (HV) / LV power transformers, new HV and LV cabling, LV motor and Variable Speed Drives along with all LV systems and integration into existing operational plant.
Kollsnes Electrical & Instrumentation Upgrade Project, Concept & FEED (Norway)
Site wide replacement / upgrade on Statoil’s Kollsnes Gas Plant (nine 690 V Substations)

Jacobs Engineering
Senior Electrical Engineer

   Aug 2012
— Nov 2013

Senior Electrical Engineer Aug 12 – Nov 13
Oil & Gas Downstream brownfield: FEED, specification, procurement, detailed design, factory acceptance testing, field support and management:
• Major upgrade / modification works at INEOS Grangemouth Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Plant
• Significant HV Substation including new HV / Medium Voltage (MV); large power transformers, cabling, HV switchboard, HV drives, LV systems and integration into operational plant
• Pump and motor (kw to MW scale), pipeline trace heating and building-services Projects
• Managing a multi-national engineering team for work share (UK and India)
• Produce man-hour estimates and manage budgets for Projects including Change Control
• Supervise and assign work to a team of Engineers and Designers as required by Projects
• Specify Vendor supplied equipment, liaise, review and approve documentation and factory testing

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