Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer

Last Updated: 22nd June 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Trinidad and Tobago


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Age Range
35 to 44

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Analytical, solutions-driven leader with twelve (12) years’ experience in design, commissioning, operations, and maintenance with a focus on Health, Safety, Environment & Quality (HSE&Q) for project delivery.
I have effectively managed teams inclusive of discipline engineers, technicians, Engineering Procurement and Construction (EPC) Contractors, OEMs and other external installation contractors.

I have demonstrated design and maintenance / operational experience with Electrical Systems (up to 132 KV), Motors, Transformers, various types of Field Instrumentation, Valves, PLCs, Control / Shutdown and Fire & Gas Systems, Security Systems, HVAC and Turbine / Compressors Trains.

Articulate communicator, skilled in engaging team members and developing strong relationships at all levels of organisation.
I also have the ability to streamline engineering activities and processes in line with strategic requirements to achieve continuous process improvement and risk mitigation.

I have demonstrated experience in developing and executing maintenance, reliability and asset integrity strategies, contractor management, resourcing, outage / turnaround planning, commissioning and safe execution.

I am self-motivated and results oriented to provide customer satisfaction, operational excellence and increase shareholder value by managing risks and maintaining assets, throughout their life-cycle.

Technical interests in Asset Management, Engineering Design, Functional Safety, Reliability and Maintenance.


The Woodhouse Partnership Ltd (North America)
Principles of Asset Management

   Apr 2018
— Apr 2018

The course provides a comprehensive overview of the principles and practices of Asset Management (AM). The content is aligned to PAS 55, ISO 55000 and the IAM's competency framework.
The course provides a well-rounded competency development and assurance stage for those who already have either practical experience or specialist knowledge in AM, and are now seeking a more comprehensive understanding of AM. Participants develop a business-centered appreciation of Asset Management, and provides tools to influence decisions which have AM implications.

I&E Systems
Functional Safety Engineer (TÜV Rheinland) - Australia

   Apr 2016
— Apr 2016

The course puts a strong emphasis on systematic integrity: avoiding avoidable failures. These failures are primarily due to human error in the specification, design, installation, operation and maintenance of SIS. It also strongly emphasises the importance of user-centered architectural design for safety instrumented systems.

University of the West Indies
BSc Electrical & Computer Engineering

   Sep 2002
— Jun 2006


BHP Billiton
Specialist Instrumentation & Automation Engineer III (Secondment)

   Jan 2017
— Current

Demonstrated experience in delivering advice and direction for the instrumentation and automation systems on the offshore, subsea and onshore, oil and gas assets. This included risk mitigation, managing budgets, resourcing, invoice requirements and Management of Change (MOC). Adhered to local and international standards while supervising and performing various projects. Some of my achievements include:
 Obsolescence Project: Supported the organisations risk mitigation drive, by the creation of an obsolescence methodology, including lifecycle review, sparing, and management. This project focused on the lifecycle management of twelve (12) independent control systems.
 Metering Project: Identified gaps and ensured compliance with BHP's technical standards, by reviewing the flow meter install base on the facility. Reviewed each meter setup in terms of installation, service, verification frequency (PM plans), configuration and accuracy / uncertainty.
 Fire & Gas System Upgrade: Evaluated and upgrade of the existing Siemens MXL system to the Det-Tronics Eagle Quantum Premier system.
 HIPPS Valve Project: Assessed the equipment history, Functional Safety and OEM requirements for the existing system and provided a way forward for the continued operation of the Facility.
 Rotating Equipment Reliability Improvements: Reviewed the equipment history and recent failures for the platforms turbomachinery and provided short medium and long term recommendations for improved reliability and continued maintenance of the asset class.
 Instrumentation Upgrades: Proactively upgraded several different types of field instruments, valve instrumentation and fire and gas detectors to ensure minimal to no Facility downtime. Executed planned changed out of these devices, effectively managing budget, sparing requirements and continued vendor support.

Instrumentation and Controls Engineer II

   Aug 2014
— Current

Administered a variety of technical projects within budgetary and time constraints, aiming to meet and exceed client expectations. Coordinated with clients, vendors, and suppliers to develop project requirements and present design solutions for customer approval. Created cost estimates including cost, time, and resources (CTRs). Actively tracked project schedules and developed project-related deliverables. Some of my achievements included:
 Development of Basis of Design (input), Instrument Datasheets, Indexes, I/O Lists, Alarm / Setpoint Lists, Cable Schedules, Cause & Effects, Fire and Gas Specifications, Control / Shutdown Specifications, Installation Scope of Works and Requisitions for various projects on an LNG Facility.
 Managed instrument design teams in the development of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) project deliverables such as Cable Tray, Instrument and Trench / Underground Layouts, Wall Penetrations / Multi-Cable Transits (MCTs), Bill of Materials (BOM), Junction Box, Loop and Marshalling Drawings for DCS and SIS Systems.
 Coordinated interface management activities for systems such has Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning (HVAC).
 Recognised by the senior management for excellent performance for project delivery, constructability and attention to
 FEED and detail design of the Instrumentation and Controls component for three Nitrogen Generation Systems, Laboratory Relocation, and CTME (Train 1 & Train 4) on the Brownfield LNG facility.
 Familiarity with the engineering house quality assurance and other processes.

Industrial Plant Services Limited
Maintenance Engineer II - Electrical & Instrumentation

   Nov 2007
— Aug 2014

Supervised and oversaw multiple work areas, including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electrical, instrumentation, and control systems on five Methanol plants. Implemented maintenance engineering methods to assure reliability and availability of plant equipment and systems. Involved in contract administration, hazard identification, risk mitigation, scope of work (SOW) definition, procurement, execution, close-off, MCR, PSSR and invoice payment within various projects. Maintained all aspects of budgetary operations, ensuring minimum operational cost. Led a multidisciplinary team and groups of up to 100 contractors throughout the project lifecycle. Monitored the work order management system to manage backlog and cost reporting for routine work, outages, and turnarounds. Some of my achievements included:
 Area lead for turnarounds/shutdowns in the following areas: control valves, field instrumentation / auxiliary systems, DCS, ESD, and electrical systems for efficient and safe results.
 Managed the Electrical & Instrumentation maintenance activities for a 5,500 MTPD Methanol Plant.
 Secured approval for implementation of control system maintenance strategy from the engineering management team.
 Led efforts to develop an alarm rationalisation and management system for the methanol facility.