Wastewater Network Short Term Consultant

Last Updated: 28th March 2018 (over 4 years ago)

United Kingdom


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Specialist in Water, Wastewater and Drainage Networks with over thirty years experience in several countries, recently in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Experience with Government, Consultants and Contractors in complex projects and large industrial & domestic networks, and as Expert in Capacity Building.


Institution of Water & Environmental Management
Chartered Engineer CEng MCIWEM

   Aug 1988
— Sep 1988

Institution of Civil Engineers
Chartered Civil Engineer CEng MICE

   Jan 1988
— Sep 1988

University College Cardiff
B Sc Degree Civil & Structural Engineering

   Oct 1971
— Jul 1975


SMEC Colombo - Consultant
International Wastewater Expert

   Sep 2016
— Feb 2017

International Expert Consultant for SMEC Consultants on Asian Development Bank funded project carrying out Design Review for the client CMC for refurbishment /replacement of 10 existing major sewage pumping stations of up to 1650 l/s capacity on Design & Build Contract.

Department Manager Utilities

   Jul 2015
— Oct 2015

Managed a Department for technical support and detailed design comprising the water and building services teams totalling 17 engineers and 15 designers on a number of significant infrastructure projects for local clients. Infrastructure feasibility studies, conceptual, schematic, detailed design, construction support including authority approvals for distribution networks and facilities for potable water supply, fire water networks, sustainable drainage designs, sewerage and irrigation water networks utilizing treated sewage effluent, as well as building services comprising fire protection, plumbing, drainage and HVAC. Also reservoir and pumping station designs together with associated treatment facilities. Detailed design of utilities includes clash resolution to ensure a smooth transition from design to site activity. Projects include New Hamad Port – roads and all service infrastructure for a site of 24 sq km; Qatar Emiri Naval Forces Base – roads and all service infrastructure for a site of 9 sq km; Lusail City Development – primary infrastructure to parts of the 35 sq km site, including primary infrastructure to the Qetaifan South Islands; Interior Security Force Camp – roads and service infrastructure for a site of 4.5 sq km; Qatar Economic Zone 3 – master planning and preliminary engineering design for 34 sq km site.

Qatar Petroleum
Senior Infrastructure Engineer

   Nov 2007
— Jun 2015

Infrastructure specialist servicing end user departments in onshore oil installations and industrial cities for water, irrigation, wastewater and solid waste projects. Main roles: specification writing and review of feasibility / design and construction scope; review of designs, drawings and calculations; evaluation of technical tenders; technical input to change and claim management. Portfolio of projects from Feasibility, Design Consultancy, Construction as well as Design & Build (D&B) valued over $600 million including:
Mesieed Industrial City: - Flooding and rising groundwater Study, Gas Operations central effluent treatment plant Study, D&B Support Campus Phase 1: 15ha plots, 6 major buildings / facilities, all utilities including potable water, sewerage, irrigation; 7km roads, car/truck parking and landscaping; D&B Refinery drainage upgrade: 900mm dia. HDPE drainage pipes and 8,000 m3 tank inside refinery to mitigate flooding; Design for Refinery Drainage & Wastewater Treatment Plant upgrade; Design for Upgrade of Irrigation Network with Hydraulic modelling of existing and proposed city irrigation system, 5 storage pumping stations, 35km mains; Design for Roads & utilities in Medium Industries Zone for 72ha Plots, 3km roads, utilities, fire water storage and pumping station;
Ras Laffan Industrial City: D&B for Wet utilities networks with potable & fire water pump stations with reservoirs, sewers with 29 sewer pump stations, Construction of Domestic Waste Transfer Station for 200 ton/day, 2 liquid waste Land Treatment Units; Site development West End Phase 2 for 300 ha plots, 8km roads and 175,000m3 stormwater pond; Design of Port control tower 75m high;
Dukhan Township: D&B Water supply to Umm Bab: 70km pipelines, 3 potable water reservoir pumping stations; Design of Hazardous Waste Transfer Station buildings, roads, utilities, drainage, evaporation pond.

Senior Project Engineer

   Jul 2002
— Nov 2007

2006-2007 QATAR: Lusail Development
Design team leader responsible for the detail design of the wastewater network for the 25 sq km of Lusail City Development. The design team comprised 20 engineers and CAD operators located in Qatar (civil), Pakistan (structural team) and United Arab Emirates (mechanical, instrumentation & electrical). Involved in Value Management and Value Engineering Workshops.
2006 SAUDI ARABIA, Riyadh City Water Privatisation
Technical audit of Riyadh city privatisation water and wastewater system proposal.
2005-2006 IRAQ, Capacity Development Initiative
Technical expert to Ministry of Municipalities & Public Works for a water and wastewater masterplanning capacity development project to training personnel in technical skills, project management, data collection and analysis for master planning. Developed and produced Karbala Sewerage Master Plan.
2002-2005 Qatar, Liaison Engineer
Seconded into Public Works Authority Qatar, roles included: supervision of drainage design and rehabilitation projects; evaluation of technical and financial tenders and submissions; design coordination; specifications writing and review; coordination with government and regulatory organisations including for the Asian Games.

Hyder Consulting
Principal Engineer

   Apr 1996
— Jul 2002

Technical lead responsible for major modelling studies and assessments of combined sewer overflow performance for feasibility studies and design of sewerage schemes for Welsh Water. Preparation of drainage area plans, analysis and recommendation for rehabilitation by open cut, cured-in-place lining, pipe bursting; schemes including major syphon piped river crossing, diversion of twin trunk sewers subject to poor ground & tidal conditions; storage sewer with flow control.
Technical Expert advice on operational practices and development of strategic plan for Madras sewerage system (population 9 million).
1999-2002 Egypt: Drainage Area Planning Task Manager
Expert advice to Cairo’s General Organisation for Sanitary Drainage (population of 15 million) on drainage area planning for the development of strategic plans for rehabilitation and extension of sewerage provision and assistance with O&M practices. Graphical Information System (GIS) mapping and hydraulic and structural analysis modelling of the Greater Cairo system, data collection on 3,500km of sewer and advice on the structure and job specifications of the management, organisation and structure of the drainage area planning department.

Woodspring District Council
Senior Engineer

   Jun 1991
— Mar 1996

Team leader for hydraulic modelling, design and construction of major capital works, small schemes and drainage area studies both urban and rural for council and Wessex Water. Special works included pipejacking, cured-in-place lining, sensitive areas and land drainage works.

Sir William Halcrow
Senior Engineer

   May 1989
— May 1991

Wet infrastructure network feasibility studies and design for commercial and residential developments. Infrastructure studies for Channel Tunnel Rail Link and Southampton Airport.

London Borough of Islington
Section Engineer

   Sep 1979
— May 1989

Sewerage feasibility capital and revenue programmes, CCTV survey development and contracts

Costain International, Iran
Site Engineer

   Sep 1977
— Dec 1978

Set out military factory complex, 500,000m3 earthworks; major slab pours and ran site laboratory

Murray and Roberts, Rep South Africa
Site Engineer

   Sep 1975
— Jul 1977

Railway p-way; processing plant; new town infrastructure: roads, sewers and oxidation ponds