Instrument Construction/Commissioning Engineer/Supervisor

Last Updated: 23rd September 2020 (over 2 years ago)

Avoca, Ireland


Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level



I have had several positions throughout my career to date as can be seen from my CV.
I have a proven track record working in Construction, Commissioning, Operational Maintenance, QA/QC, and start-up assistance.
My Experience is Instrumentation and Fire & Gas in the Pharmaceutical, Power Generation, Waste Management, Semiconductor, Oil & Gas Industry both onshore and offshore.
I enjoy a challenge and learning is always ongoing that's why I have completed a Masters Degree in Process Safety & Loss Prevention.

I have experience with a multicultural working environment were building team work is a very good strength for me.
I believe very much in the concept of bringing solutions for problems to the table and as you can see from my CV communication with Management is not unfamiliar.


Sheffield University
Masters Degree in Process Safety & Loss Prevention.

   Sep 2015
— Current

Course consists of several modules which need to be completed before disitation and covers all sectors of Industry but I have chosen the following:

* Process safety Management and Loss Prevention,
* Introduction to Hazard Analysis and Risk Assessment,
* Hazards in Process Plant Design and Operations,
* Process Plant Reliability and Maintainability,
* Applied Hazard and Operability Studies,
* Safety Instrumented Systems and Functional safety,
* Process Safety in the Oil & Gas Industry,
* Process Safety in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Food and Consumer Products.
* Chemical Safety in the Process Industry.
* Human Error & Human Behaviour.

As Extra:- Major Hazards and Emergency Planning.

Bolton Street DIT
City & Guilds of London Institute

   Sep 2001
— Jul 2002

PLC Programming

Carlow Institute of Technology
City & Guilds of London Institute - 275

   Sep 1994
— Sep 1996

Instrumentation, Measurement and Control.

Carlow Institute of Technology
Bachelor Degree (Ordinary Level) / Dilploma equivalent

   Sep 1992
— Sep 1996

Priniciple studies were Electronic Control Systems.

Loughlinstown Training Center
City & Guilds of London Institute - 224

   Jan 1992
— Sep 1992

Electronic assembly test and repair.


Chevron TCO Kazakhstan
Instrument Construction Supervisor Brown field & Tie-Ins.

   Jan 2017
— Current

My responsibilty covers all construction activity related to KTL,Meter stations, Wellpads designated to me within the FGP Upgrade to bring on stream new sources of Oil.
The Existing site at KTL requires me to cover Construction by liasing with design engineers either onsite or long distance to find solutions to problems encountered I am also required to complete commssioning on the new Instruments into the existing plant by talking to Operations and scheduling realistic execution dates.Planning of the Job Packs and once of jobs are discussed with Operational Automation team for resource availability.
I represent TCO in all construction activity from Safety to execution of job so communication with Contractors and subcontractors happens regularly through out the day.
TCO Management team update is daily.

Instrument Commissioning Advisor/Coordinator

   Jul 2014
— Apr 2016

Focal Point for automation team issues for BITMAP, SAT, C&E, IFTP within designated responsible systems.
Develop Automation commissioning plan with resources such as ESD, DCS, F&G, SCADA, PLC, ICDS engineers and estimate durations for designated systems, regularly report progress to management.
Prepare weekly look ahead for responsible systems identifying work fronts available if ITR’s completed.
Identify Gas Plant Automation team and loop check team resources requirements to execute work within designated area. Co-Ordinate manpower requirements with Gas Plant Automation team and loop check team.
Assist start up team during the introduction of sweet and sour gas to plant.
Request additional resources when required.
Where required co-ordinate all necessary activities with other disciplines and relevant CDB groups to ensure efficient use of available resources.
Ensure permit to work adherence in responsible system area, act as FOD or PIC as required. Prepare permits and liaise with permit group when required.
Ensure engineers and all workers under their supervision follow authorised CDB guidelines: document numbering &testing procedures to ensure adequate system deliverable are available for system handover.
Review designated system installation P&ID’s, PFD, logic Flow Charts, C&E, description of control systems, system graphics and control system logic diagrams recommend corrections and modifications where applicable.
Ensure all changes made to system during commissioning have been reported via MOC process or automation change Management log and that affected documentation and procedures have been redlined.
Ensure procedures are 100% complete [all necessary signatures / witnessing completed], as far as reasonably practicable identifying any system deficiencies before systems Start up and Operation.
Daily update to Lead Planner and Coordination with other Discipline Leads for access to equipment and systems.
Provide adequate, completed documentation for system completion to CDB.
Create / organise electronic and hard copy system folders as per CDB guidelines & procedures.
Participate in management of change procedures within responsible systems: liase with MOC Coordinator.
Clearing Cat, A & B Punches for Custody transfer and generate of MOC’s, SQR’s, NCR’s, Red Lines, As-builts.
Assisting metrology with the removal of Instruments with help from Operations, Scaffold team, Electrical, Mechanical and piping.
Use of Coreworx, Intools, FED and LFM (Loop Folder Manager) for ITR tracking after latest revision from Zenator.

AGIP KCO / Woodgroup PSN
Lead F&G / Instrument Engineer

   Feb 2011
— Mar 2014

Instrument commissioning Engineer and Lead F&G over OGS.
Assist Shell start up teams in the areas of Instrumentation and F&G when needed assist in national training.
Mechanical completion and Punch list creation on behalf of the client AGIP.
Witness - Organise DCS Engineer for Control Narrative testing.
ESD Level 1 & 2 Intercrop Blowdown checks, Peer to Peer testing assistance, SIL & SIF Tests.
Solving any technical issue’s, the technicians might have with the work I’ve given them and providing loop drawings and other drawings from IMIS engineering software package.
Making sure all paperwork such as ITR, TQ’s, CRF & RLM are completed and updated to the ACS system.
Representative of AGIP ICAT for acceptance of systems from construction.
Update to Senior Engineering and management on a daily basis on any delays and problems.
Research Investigate problems with manufacturers and suppliers of Instrument devices.
C&E and FTP Testing on all Fire Zones including Deluge & Foam skids.
Liaising with HVAC, Invensys Triconix/DCS Engineers, Electrical, scaffolders, to assist on a daily basis.

BP / Petrofac
Lead F&G Engineer

   Feb 2010
— Feb 2011

Fire & Gas maintenance routine checks on LOS, Smoke, Flame,
and Heat Gas detectors. Deluge & CO2 skids. HVAC Dampers.
CIP commissioning when asked upon to assist.
Use of yokogawa ICS 2000 fire & gas dual safety plc.
PA - (Performing authority) IA - (Isolation authority) and planning of work scope. Organising manpower according to work scope and making recommendations
Use of maximo (tracking system) & ISSOW, BP permit system for work permits.
Handling spare parts and ordering of new replacements.

BP - Woodgroup
Lead F&G Engineer

   Apr 2009
— Feb 2010

Fire & Gas maintenance routine checks on LOS, Smoke, Flame,
and Heat Gas detectors. Deluge & CO2 skids. HVAC Dampers.
CIP commissioning when asked upon to assist.
Use of yokogawa ICS 2000 fire & gas dual safety plc.
PA - (Performing authority) IA - (Isolation authority) and planning of work scope. Organising manpower according to work scope and making recommendations
Use of maximo (tracking system) & ISSOW, BP permit system for work permits.
Handling spare parts and ordering of new replacements.

CB&I - Sepam
Instrument Construction Supervisor

   Sep 2008
— Feb 2009

Permits creation. Part of two-man team fault finding issues that cannot be resolved by guys doing loop checks and calibrations. Involved in setting up of valves and calibrating of instruments throughout plant.
Part of Fire & Gas team doing loop checks on smoke detectors, gas detectors, Heat & Flame detectors, MAC’s, LOS’s.
Liaising with CB&I engineers and south hook for possible solutions.

PFD (Parson Fluor Daniel) - Sepam
Instrument Construction Supervisor

   Jun 2007
— Jul 2008

Commissioning team in Kazakhstan on the chevron oil project in Tengiz. All calibration equipment on crude, gas & sulphur worked on.
Supervise all walk downs for QA/QC for handover to Commissioning.
Supervision of 80 Expat and local workforce to complete Installation and cold/hot Loop checking Instruments and any related Construction activities.
Cause and effect and function testing to ensure safe and efficient Start Up. Cooling fans, Motors in all the trains in crude, sulphur and gas. Fire & Gas calibration checks.
Use of Pro-arc, Intools & Stars software packages for location and P&ID’s drawings.
Punch list list items completed for TCO and PFD and full reports given.
Daily updates to PFD in the morning and evening on progress made on all projects given to me such as CAT 1 & CAT 2 elimination.
Including walk downs for QA/QC.
Helped Bentley Nevada engineer set up vibration & speed transmitters on two Generators. Use of the Honeywell TDC3000 system, cause & affect procedures

Shanahan Engineering
Instrument Field Engineer

   Feb 2007
— May 2007

Review and modify construction work packs
On site modifications to contractor's scope of work
Resolve queries regarding design, equipment and installation
Ensure installation compliance with engineering drawings, standards and specifications
Manage Red-line and As-Built drawings
Perform Factory Acceptance Tests
Interfacing and coordination with other discipline Field Engineers
Assist client with commissioning and start-up

Sepam Specialists
Instrument Construction / Commissioning Engineer

   Apr 2005
— Mar 2007

Ivax Pharmaceutical, Waterford. - Maintenance
Commissioning role also had QA/QC role Involving walk downs getting packs together for turnover of systems for final approval, bench & plant calibrations, Loop Checking.
Completion of ITR’S and achieving System mechanical completion cert.
Arranging of packs for handover to client. Pre-commissioning, Commissioning involvement then Maintenance.
Tynagh PowerStation, Galway.
Commissioning and instrument calibrations on the 400MW PowerStation, Plant walk-downs.

Endress & Hauser
Instrument Service Engineer

   Nov 2004
— Apr 2005

Servicing and calibrating instruments in the Leinster region.
Covering all E+ H Instruments, installation & calibration for the customer.
Taking care of any training client employees while on site.
Use of Commuwin II, ToF tool, Fieldtool software.

Jones Engineering
Instrument Construction Supervisor

   Sep 2004
— Nov 2004

Engen Refinery upgrade and turn around part of Construction and Commissioning Team at the Conoco Philips oil refinery at Whitegate Cork.

Foxboro Eckardt
Instrument Construction Engineer

   May 2004
— Aug 2004

Engineering Services. Calibration of control valves, pressure, temperature, flow transmitters.
ITR completed and signed off by client who had to be witness also.
Liasing with engineers from Linde on a daily basis at the STATOIL gas refinery at kollsness in Norway including Project walk-downs.
Cause & affect procedures gone through and verified in the field.

SUIR Engineering
Instrument Engineer

   Sep 2003
— Apr 2004

Loop check assistance and Commissioning and Calibration of Instruments for an Incinerator for the Isle of Man government.
Liaising with engineers from kvaerner on a daily basis.

Hanley Calibration Services
Instrument Service / Commissioning Engineer

   Aug 2001
— Sep 2003

Onsite calibration of current contracts and training when required by customers.

Field Service Engineer

   Nov 2000
— Feb 2001

Field Service representative while on site in Catania

SCP Global Technology
Field Service / Maintenance Engineer

   Apr 1999
— Nov 2000

9200/9400 Wet bench toolset training in Boise Idaho. Site maintenance in Fab 10 and 14 cleanrooms at Intel (Ireland).

Malinkrodt Pharmaceuticals
Maintenance Technician

   Apr 1998
— Apr 1999

Maintenance and calibration of instrumentation & mechanical equipment.

Seagate Technology
Automation technician

   Aug 1996
— Feb 1998

Maintenance of carticean pick and place robots in a cleanroom

Dumul Technical Services
Instrument Trainee Engineer

   May 1996
— Aug 1996

Calibration of Instruments in dry dock of the Harold West Oil Rig.
Loop checks - Pre Commissioning – Commissioning checks.

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