Lead Mechanical Engineer, Metallurgy, Materials Selection, Welding Specialist
Last Updated: 2nd October 2018 (over 4 years ago)
Skills include extensive exposure to almost all Pressure Vessel and Piping material and fabrication selection standards and Legislative Requirements for many countries. Vast experience in ferrous, non-ferrous, exotic and composite materials. Contracts Management, cross discipline Co-ordination, Instruction and Personnel Training Provision. Performing Investigations with in-depth knowledge of material failure mechanisms and the interaction with product/environment hazards in both metallic and non-metallic engineering materials. Problem solving, trouble shooting, information sharing and the resolution of difficulties at all levels are natural attributes.
Currently specializes in O&G Metallurgy/Materials/Welding Consultancy whilst drawing on his Mechanical Engineering experience. He has in-depth knowledge of most American and UK codes, BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Aramco, Huntsman, Shell, PIPs and other Petro-Chem Industry standards. Boasting considerable exposure to many foreign codes, standards and legislation, he has performed numerous Audits, PIM and KO Meetings worldwide for EPC and PMC.
Fellow of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers. (FIMechE)
Member of The Welding Institute. (MWeldI)
Member of The Institute of Corrosion (ICorr)
BSc (Hons) Materials Engineering and Metallurgy – Loughborough University
MTech. Masters in Engineering Materials Design – Loughborough University
ONC & HNC Mechanical Engineering – Southampton College of Higher Education
5 year Indentured Technical / Student Apprenticeship – RNAY Dockyard
CEng.FIMechE, ICorr, MWeldI
CPD - Continuing Professional Development
— Sep 2018
Member of The Welding Institute. (MWeldI) Founder of the TWI Southern Branch
Former Member of The Institute of Corrosion (ICorr) & NACE
— Jan 1983
— Jul 1981
5 year Indentured Technical / Student Apprenticeship
— Aug 1978
Senior Materials/Metallurgy and Welding Specialist – Inspection Department - QA/QC
— Sep 2018
Principal Metallurgist/Materials and Welding Specialist
— Jun 2015
AMEC – London
Position: Principal Metallurgist/Materials and Welding Specialist
Project: KNPC New Refinery Project.(PMC)
All aspects of Project Management Consultancy covering selection and justification of materials and coatings. Answering Bidders Queries, raising and issuing DCNs, liaising with the Client to ensure technical input in the best interests of the project. Working in SharePoint in the production of Specifications and Project Variations KNPC PVs to latest Shell DEPs and current industry practice.
Projects: KOC MGT and New Water Centre FEEDs
Developing Material Selection Reports and Philosophies, Material Selection Diagrams (MSDs) and Corrosion Calculations.
Projects: GDF Suez Cygnus Full Field Gas Development.
Developing Material Selection Reports and Philosophies, through FEED to E&P. Producing Specifications, Material Selection Diagrams (MSDs) with input to P&IDs and reviewing other discipline activities. Conducting Corrosion Calculations, round-table meetings with client and suppliers and involved with bid clarifications and evaluation of TBA reports. Providing guidance on material selection, vendor documentation reviews and performing Quality Technical Audits on overseas suppliers unfamiliar to AMEC and GDF.
Projects: Clair Ridge, KOC & KNPC
Assigned to various other concurrent and onshore FEED projects, requiring assessment of corrosive conditions and review of plant operation in order to produce Materials Selection Reports, Material Related Specifications and Materials Selection Diagrams. Firewater Systems, CP, Storage Tank installation and new distribution systems. Advisor to other disciplines in selecting correct materials for equipment items and assistance in the development of Process and Mechanical Data-Sheets. Deviation Requests, PIMS actions, Sight Queries, ShareCat Vendor document reviews, coatings and welding queries.
Projects: Kracken FPSO
FEED activities for floating platform and storage vessel and topsides equipment. Developing Material Selection Reports and Philosophies, Material Selection Diagrams (MSDs) and Corrosion Calculations.
— Sep 2011
Very high pressure, high H2S and CO2 and extreme environmental design of ground breaking technology for various trains. Long established project, very complex and challenging - shelved by Shell.
Project 2: Rumaila Up-stream and Water Injection Concept/FEED and EPC
Green and Brownfield project team to provide FEED & EPC with fitness for service expertise to Iraq. Challenging environment with many obstacles to overcome. Material Selection Philosophies, Specifications, Material Reports and MSDs plus general Concept and Inter-discipline development for requisitions and vendor document review. Setting up lunch-and-learn opportunities, graduate mentoring, personnel development, CTRs, forecasts and budget control/reporting.
Senior Metallurgy/Materials Consultant
— Dec 2010
Day-to-day metallurgy and welding related queries, vendor documentation review and co-ordination with Requisitioning Engineers, support to the wider project team and increasing the materials team knowledge base. Materials selection, Concession Requests, Vendor Queries, MSD and P&ID development for O&G, LNG, Ammonia and Urea licensed plant.
Shell - site GRP and Hastelloy Hydrochloric acid pipeline failure investigation, erosion-corrosion of overhead vapour line on ENI refinery cracker, cost-benefit and specialist input for purchasing.
Client base includes CVX Gorgon LNG, Shell Pearl, BP, Statoil and ENI Venice refinery. Vendor base includes South Korea, Japan, India, Italy, Germany and USA for all manner of equipment and queries
— May 2010
Focal point for materials selection and enquiries in the O&G subsea controls and pipelines arena. Conducting corrosion calculations with overview of CP, Paints & Coatings, Welding & NDT procedures, chemical cleaning/passivation, fabrication technology to international, DNV, NACE and client specific codes/standards. Review of vendor procedures and drawings, liaison with design, project management and documentation control whilst developing the department skill base and working methods.
— Dec 2009
Complete Oil & Gas plant. As part of the Technology Group, developing Material Selection and Corrosion Philosophies, MSDs & P&IDs and project specific standards. Providing EPC consultancy and material choice support services to the Vessels, Exchanger, Machinery and Piping Groups in Sour, H2S, Sulphuric, Amine, MP & LP Steam and High Temperature Service.
Tackling equipment queries from all team areas and answering Vendor TQs, design variation requests, requisition documentation, Bid Tab & Bid reviews. Discussions and setting up of staff training with piping supply specialists for materials and joining. EPC latterly devolved to India, my deliverables complete.
PMC - Static Equipment and Metallurgy
— May 2009
Working closely with the Gold Star EPC contractor and Aramco Project Engineers in the role of PMC up to order placement and KO. Liaison also with Aramco Metallurgy Specialists on the major Karan O&G and SRU project. MSDs & P&IDs and Static Equipment reviews with referral to Industry HSE, FWEL, Licensor Specifications, Industry Standards, Legislative Codes and Aramco practices as required.
Metallurgy/Welding Consultant & Principal Vessels Engineer
— Jan 2009
Lead Fabricated Equipment Engineer
— Dec 2008
Lead Engineer for the FEED phase and Lead Engineer for EPC at ExxonMobil (Fawley) on regeneration and up-date projects. Above Ground Storage Tank consultant at BP Hull for the salvage of a 190’ API hydrocarbon tank. A contract for a further 19 tank reviews was awarded to JE as a result. The introduction of relevant software and department staff development, training and standards. Achieved by close liaison with the other JE offices around the world, professional bodies and the generation of new business by relationship based connections.
As Lead Engineer, Martin has also been the company expert for plant integrity in fabricated static equipment on all types of projects. Through the development of a peer network community, he offered the group expertise in vessel and column design, HSE Compliance and manufacture to European and American codes and standards. His experience extends to major oil, gas and refining projects and with responsibility for the technical control of the vessels team. His other responsibilities have included: man-hours and equipment cost estimation, preparation of equipment specifications and requisitions, technical bid analysis, review of vendors data, and resolving technical problems raised by suppliers and site. He has responsibility towards graduate mentoring and peer training, keeping abreast of technology trends and continuous improvement of the department working methods.
Lead Mechanical/Civil Engineer (Seconded)
— Feb 2006
Management position in charge of Maintenance Department (12) and Project Drawing Team (40) for day-to-day engineering business operations and CapEx preparation for the 2006 Turn-round. Liaison with Business Units, Inspection, Asset Integrity, Process and Mechanical Departments as customers to ensure the safe operation and development of the plant. Maintenance and development of plant standards, assistance in the integration of legacy and new document control systems and general management functions.
Fitness for service reviews to API 571/579 of existing Pressure equipment, Fired Heaters, MP & HP Boilers and piping, trouble-shooting, corrosion under insulation (CUI), waivers and remnant life assessment. Resource and budget control, staff management, HSE Incident/Report focal point and giving weekly team HSE safety presentations. Led stress rupture failure investigations on overworked boilers, dissimilar weld effects, burner issues, Platformer fire and girth flange & graphite gasket assembly problems, storage tank lightning fire and refractory degradation in boilers and fired heaters.
Site - Static Equipment and Welding Engineer in China
— Sep 2002
Principal Mechanical Engineer
— Aug 2006
Notified Body Consultative Services
— Feb 2001
Responsible for the business development and training of inspection staff for new build and in-service GRP/non-metallic pressure/process containment systems and standards committee representation. The focal point for insurance and performance related enquiries to limit risk exposure and promote safe operation of storage and pressure systems in non-metallic materials.
Head Office Engineer and Welding Certification Specialist
— May 1997
Design development work and assistance on several projects at JET (Joint European Torus), coordination of inspection and witness of PQR/Welders Qualifications and HSE liaison with site inspectors.
Responsible for maintenance of Notified Body Technical Standards and the Foreign Standards Library. Conducting Contracts Meetings, Quality Auditing, Field Inspections, Welding and Materials Consultancy. Responsible for the growth of profitable Welding Certification Services, Failure Investigations, Mechanical Testing, NDT and Consultancy business, average £208,000 per annum within British Engine Insurance.
Project: Viking Gas Terminal Extension – Conoco/John Brown – Theddlethorpe, Lincs. Solely responsible for the provision of design verification, quality consultative and inspection coordination in the manufacture of 102 thick walled Vessels, Slug Catchers and Heat Exchangers with material certification and inspection management at over 15 sites in the UK and Europe. ASME VIII Divs 1 & 2, TEMA, BS5500 and DIN 50049 3.1a.
Dry Part - Mechanical Design Engineer
— Sep 1985
Responsible for the design of machinery, SG & CI Drier rolls to ASME VIII Div 1, R&D programmes and trouble-shooting as required. Designed and commissioned a completely new Yankee tissue machine for South Africa, which became the new company standard and involved several visits to the parent company in the USA.
Also involved in several large contracts for complete machines for India, Poland, Russia, Canada and deepest Kent. This involved bidding, meetings, specification writing, checking, design, calculations and “Dry-part” office management of 10 draftsmen.