Project Director / Project Manager


Last Updated: 12th March 2020 (over 2 years ago)

Address
Pattaya, Thailand

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Gender
Male

Age Range
65+

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
English

Summary

Mr. Robinson is an Electrical Engineer with over 35 years experience in the field of power transmission and distribution engineering and project management including system investigation, project evaluation, conceptual design, procurement, economic assessment and financial analysis.

Key Skills
• Project Management
• Procurement
• Team leadership
• Business management
• Financial analysis

Mr Robinson is a Project Director leading consulting teams in the management of substations, transmission lines and hydro power station refurbishment

Education

University of Western Australia
MBA

   Jan 1983
— Apr 1986

majoring in management and finance

University of Northumbria (Formerly Newcastle Polytechnic)
B.Sc.(Hons) Electrical Engineering

   Sep 1967
— May 1971

majoring in power engineering

Experience

decon International GmbH
Resident Manager - Pakistan

   Feb 2019
— Current

Resident Manager for the Design and Procurement for National Transmission Modernization Project- I in Pakistan for the National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC). The project includes 500kV, 220kV and 132kV substations and 500kV and 220kV overhead transmission lines and is funded by World Bank.
1 New 500kV AIS substation
Extend 1 x 500kV AIS substation
Extend and augment 24 x 220/132kV AIS substations
4 new 220kV GIS substations
2 new 132kV GIS substations
Approx. 300km of 220kV and 500kV transmission lines
The scope of work covers site investigations, preparation of preliminary designs, preparation of bidding documents and support to NTDC in bid evaluation, contract negotiation and preparation of contract documents.

IPW Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Distribution Expert (Part Time)

   Aug 2017
— Nov 2017

Distribution Expert (part time) in the Regulatory Compliance Audit of Tenaga Nasional Berhad (TNB), Malaysia. The task involved review of TNB operation, maintenance, asset management and project execution activities and comparison with regulatory requirements and international benchmarking. The audit is carried out every 4 years as part of TNB licencing requirements.

decon International GmbH
Deputy Team Leader

   Mar 2017
— Aug 2018

Provide support to the client, Azerishiq, for management of ADB funded power distribution projects including:
• 110kV transmission lines
• 110/35/10 and 110/35/6kV substations
• 35kV, 10kV and 6kV overhead lines
• 35/10kV and 35/6kV substations
• LV ABC overhead lines
• Compact MV/LV substations
The work covers management of 36 EPC contracts, liaison with the client and funding agency, management of site supervision teams. Oversight of environmental and social safeguards in accordance with ADB guidelines. Total project funding - $250M

GFA Consulting Ltd
Project Director, Afghanistan

   Jan 2012
— Jun 2016

Provide overall direction and managment for power projects in Afghanistan for Ministry of Energy and Water and DABS. GFA Consulting Ltd acted as Owners Engineer / Construction Management Consultant.

Installation of Unit No 2 Hydro Power generator in Kajaki Power Station in Helmand Province of Afghanistan. This project was performed in a hostile location. As well as providing construction management services GFA Consulting also provided helicopter transportation from Kandahar, life support services and security service at the construction site.

Power Transmission, Expansion and Connectivity (PTEC) project funded by USAID. This project covered 220kV Overhead Transmission lines and 220/20kV substations

Emergency Power Rehabilitation Project (EPRP) funded by World Bank. This includes rehabilitation of a 100MW Hydro Power Station, 110kV Transmission Lines, two 110/20kV substations and rehabilitation of the Kabul 20kV distribution network.

Kabul, Aybak, Mazar-e-Sharif Power Project (KAMPP) funded by ARTF and administered by World Bank. This includes two 220/20kV substations and MV and LV distribution systems in Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul.

Afghanistan Power System Development Project (APSDP) funded by ARTF and administered by World Bank.
This includes MV and LV distribution in four towns and cities and rehabilitation / reconstruction of two 110kV Switchyards in Naghlu and Mahipur hydro power stations.

The key tasks are overall technical and financial leadership and management of the programmes. Liason with client and funding agencies.

Overall management and direction for DABS project for installation of Unit No 2 at Kajaki Hydro Power Station.

SMEC International Ltd
Project Director, Afghanistan

   Jan 2011
— Jun 2011

Provide overall direction and managment for ADB and World Bank funded projects in Afghanistan for Ministry of Energy and Water and DABS. The projects covered are:

Afghanistan Takjikistan Regional Power Interconnection Project (ATRPIP) funded by ADB. This covers the 220kV intereconnection from Tajikistan to Afghanistan including two 220/20kV substations fiunded by IsDB. Client - MEW.

Power Transmission and Distribution Project (PTDP) funded by ADB and GoA. This includes 110kV transmission lines, 110/20kV substations and distribution systems in eight towns and cities. Client - MEW.

Electricity System Development Investment Project (ESDIP) funded by ADB. This includes 220kV Transmission Lines and MV, LV distribution systems in two cities and one mini-hydro development with associated distribution system. Client - DABS.

Emergency Power Rehabilitation Project (EPRP) funded by World Bank. This includes rehabilitation of a 100MW Hydro Power Station, 110kV Transmission Lines, two 110/20kV substations and rehabilitation of the Kabul 20kV distribution network.

Kabul, Aybak, Mazar-e-Sharif Power Project (KAMPP) funded by ARTF and administered by World Bank. This includes two 220/20kV substations, MV and LV distribution systems in Mazar-e-Sharif and Kabul.

Afghanistan Power System Development Project (APSDP) funded by ARTF and administered by World Bank.
This includes MV and LV distribution in four towns and cities and rehabilitation of two 110kV Switchyards in Naghlu and Mahipur hydro power stations.

The key tasks are overall technical and financial leadership and management of the programmes. Liason with client and funding agencies.

SMEC International Ltd
Team Leader, Afghanistan

   Jul 2007
— Dec 2011

Overall Project Management: as Team Leader responsible for:
• management of a large team of 12+ expatriates, 15+ local staff and related counterparts;
• ongoing supervision for four projects involving 110kV transmission (28km double circuit), two 80MVA 110/20kV substations, 110kV transmission rehabilitation project Kabul-Naghlu and Kabul City MV (20kV) reinforcement project. (US$55m).
• further supervision of three new projects for power system reinforcement within Kabul (LV) and Mazar-e-Sharif Cities (20kV/LV), 220/20kV Substations at Aybak and Mazar-e-Sharif (US$57m).
• overall administration of the US$131m WB Loan for MEW and subsequent ARTF funding through a Chief Financial Controller;
• additional services in procurement under ARTF funding for two further projects: distribution rehabilitation of four cities; and 110/20kV substations and switchyards rehabilitation;
• support to MEW to build a Planning Cell responsible for long term master planning, investment analysis and liaison with IFA donors and funds, the monitoring of project delivery as a result of such funding and overall transmission (PSS/E) and distribution planning;
support to MEW in capacity building to manage such projects in the future.

PCI Asia Ltd
Consultant - Project Manager, Southern Iraq

   Apr 2005
— Jun 2007

Implementation consultant for energy projects in Southern Iraq. Project value $17 million.

Preliminary investigation and budget estimate for New generation. – 200MW SCGT. Also Pre-feasibility study of Hartha Power Station Rehabilitation. Restore 400MW generation capacity; Hartha Power Station fuel supply assessment; Desk study of inlet air chilling for gas turbine generation plant. works.

Project Manager for construction, installation and commissioning of a natural gas compressor package for the strategic gas pipeline from Rumaillah to Haditha. The package was manufactured in the USA and installed in a pipeline pressure station in Dhi Qar province. The gas compressor package was designed to be completely assembled, tested and pre-commissioned at the manufacturers’ works then dissassembled, transported to site, re-assembled tested and commissioned. This modular approach reduced the time required on site for commissioning thereby reducing the risk to personnel.

UNDP (Regional Bureau for Arab States), New York
Project Manager - Centre and South Contracts

   May 2003
— Dec 2003

From May 2003, led a team at UN headquarters, New York, Amman and Baghdad reviewing and re-negotiating supply contracts for Iraq centre and south under the Oil-for-Food Program, in accordance with Security Council Resolutions 1472/76 and 1483. Total contracts re-negotiated $1.1 Billion, principally for the electricity sector covering generation, transmission and distribution. During March 2003 participated in a team at UN headquarters in New York planning post conflict reconstruction in Iraq

UNDP, Northern Iraq
Project Manager / Technical Specifications Engineer

   Feb 2001
— Apr 2003

The Electricity Network Rehabilitation Programme (ENRP) covered rehabilitating and rebuilding the electricity network in the three northern governorates of Iraq. This work was carried out under the UN Oil for Food programme.

Responsibilities include:
• Provide technical and managerial support to the Sector Manager, Distribution.
• Manage a multi-national expatriate and Iraqi project team across the three northern governorates to install 300 route km of 33kV cables.
• Modernised and standardised the technical specifications and contract documents for turnkey contracts for 132/33/11kV and 33/11kV substations and for electricity distribution materials and equipment purchases.
• Prepare bid evaluation reports and purchase recommendations.
• Improved the processes for tender evaluation and contract award.
Empowered the national staff to make and implement decisions at their own level of accountability.

Al Ain Distribution Company, UAE
Head of Asset Management

   Jan 1999
— Jan 2001

Reported to the Director of Electricity Distribution and Managing Director (both nationals of UAE), part of the senior management team of AADC. Development budget $135 million and O&M Budget $ 54 million.

Manage the Asset Management section including system development, records management, new connection and reinforcement design and planning. Prepare annual plans and budgets for maintenance and capital works. Provided advice and support on all technical and managerial issues

Water & Electricity Department / ADWEA, Al Ain, UAE
Deputy Director Planning

   Jan 1995
— Dec 1998

Worked with a team planning, developing and implementing the strategy for privatisation of the Water and Electricity Sector for the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Prepared annual plans and budgets for capital development works and manage the following sections:
• System Planning for the Al Ain power distribution network
• LV Construction
• MV Construction
• Street Lighting Maintenance
Fabrication Workshops

BPMS, Brunei
Senior Associate (Power)

   Dec 1992
— Dec 1994

Responsibilities included:
• Preliminary work and local liaison for the 275kV transmission system expansion project for the Department of Electricity Services. (in association with Electrowatt (UK) Ltd.)
• Preliminary conceptual study, design and budget estimate for 66kV system expansion.
• Preparation of a proposal for a municipal waste incineration and electricity generation plant for the Brunei Government.
• Investigate technical feasibility of micro-hydro generation for the Outward Bounds School, Temburong.
• Management of mechanical and electrical division of the company.
• Manage and lead a team of professionals and para-professionals to achieve company goals and satisfy client requirements.
• Manage the upgrade design programme for Brunei Shell Marketing, Muara Terminal. This included civil, structural, electrical and mechanical works. Facilities upgraded were warehousing, roads, drainage, fire protection, base foam injection and process piping and pumping.
• Manage the upgrade project for the Bitumen Depot of Brunei Shell. This included a new load in line from wharf, piping and instrumentation modifications for bitumen and hot oil systems, electrical system upgrade, road tanker loading gantry modifications and drainage upgrade.
• Manage M&E services design for commercial buildings.
Distance protection study for Brunei Shell Petroleum main 66kV supply transmission line following a line trip. Recommended improved settings and prepared a setting/operation and testing manual

Boyne Smelters Ltd, Queensland, Australia
Principal Industrial Engineer

   Aug 1988
— Sep 1992

Boyne Smelters is a primary aluminium smelter, part of the Comalco group of companies. Production at that time was approximately 210,000 tpa.

Responsibilities include:
• Participate in the development and implementation of TQM at the smelter as part of the senior management team of the smelter reporting directly to the General Manager.
• Manage implementation of the SAP R/2 integrated on-line management information system, comprising supply, maintenance, accounting, production and personnel modules. Project value AUS$ 5m.
• Manage the development of an experimental expert system application using Gensym G2.
• Recruitment and professional development of graduates.

Boyne Smelters Ltd, Queensland, Australia
Senior Power Engineer

   Jul 1987
— Jul 1989

Responsibilities included:
• Provide advice and support for development, operation and maintenance of the 132kV GIS, 11kV and 1000VDC power supply system for the aluminium smelter. Total electrical load 400MW
• Investigation, recommendation, conceptual engineering, budget preparation and preliminary design of the 275/132kV GIS substation project, value $23 million. This included a 500MVA 275/132kV transformer, which, at the time was the largest in Queensland.
• Investigate on-load tap changer performance of the 75MVA 132kV/1000V DC transformer/ rectifiers. Re-design saturable reactor control circuits to reduce tap changer operations and recommend change in tap-changer contact material to increase operational life.
• Investigation of 11kV network faults and recommend changes to the 132kV and 11kV protection systems to improve operation.
• Modify plant distribution and control systems including Allen Bradley PLC and Honeywell TDC 2000 systems.
• Present electrical safety seminars for plant operators in smelting potlines.

P F Booth & Partners, Perth, Western Australia
Senior Electrical Engineer

   Jul 1986
— Jun 1987

• Evaluate alternative substation arrangements for Robe River Mining Ltd, Cape Lambert - Pannawonica 132kV power supply.
• Investigate electricity tariff alternatives and review the draft supply contract for Eagle Mining Ltd. Tallawang magnetite project.
• Estimate the cost of equity capital, recommend an appropriate discount rate for energy project evaluation and assist with gas contract negotiation for a West Australian malting plant.
• Develop a methodology for calculating substation busbar clamp temperature rises as part of the SECWA System Rating Study.

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