Senior Project / Lead Telecom Engineer - Oil & Gas / LNG


Last Updated: 9th August 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
Bangkok, Thailand

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Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
English, Thai

Summary

I am a professionally registered discipline engineer who is highly self motivated. I have extensive experience gained from employment in South East Asia, Australasia, Canada, Europe, Africa, CIS and the Middle East. Capable of working within a team or alone with minimal supervision my aim is the same; to provide the highest quality systems for the client and within the schedule and budget. I am computer literate and have a good working knowledge of a wide variety of software applications, especially those produced my Microsoft and WinPCS project completion software. My experience covers LNG (Upstream & Downstream), Maintenance, Design, Construction, Electrical, Instrumentation, Oil & Gas (Onshore & Offshore), Brown Field and Green Field Projects, Mining, Hospital and Commercial Structures.

Education

Engineering Council
Chartereed Engineer

   Nov 1990
— Dec 2015

Institute of Engineering & Technology
M.I.E.T.

   Jan 1986
— Jan 2015

Corporate member of the IET formely the IEE

John Moores University (Formely Liverpool Polytechnic)
B.Sc(Hons)

   Sep 1969
— May 1973

Honours degree in Electrical Engineering with speciality in Telecommunications and Electronics

Experience

Tengizchevroil
Commissioning Specialist Telecoms

   Jun 2017
— May 2018

Employed in the above capacity for the Future Growth Project (FGP) assigned to CaTRo port facility to be used for receiving material for the FGP project.
Job function included review and commenting on contractor / vendor documents and drawings, writing procedures and methodologies, attending FAT’s and witnessing commissioning activities associated with the port Telecommunications. Liaison with contractors / vendors to resolve issues related to commissioning documentation.
Systems covered included two (2) offshore platforms comprising of VHF, Access Control, Marine Environmental Monitoring, Microwave and Vessel Tracking System. Onshore portion comprised VHF, UHF, Microwave, Cellular, Fibre Optic and CAT 6 cabling, Data Networking, VoIP, CCTV and PAGA systems

Mott MacDonald
Telecommunication Consultant

   Aug 2016
— Current

Working within the PMC team for the construction and commissioning of a new airport being built in Pakistan.
Systems include VOIP, DATA network, Fire Detection / Suppression, Access Control, Vehicle Security, Public Announcement, Wi-Fi, CCTV, Outside Plant, Structured Cabling.


None

   May 2015
— Feb 2016

Looking for employment

3W Networks
Principle Telecom Engineer

   Jan 2015
— Apr 2015

Position was a temporary assignment to assist is getting the design stage of a job for the Zakhum750 Offshore project back on track for the project deliverables and to advise the Lead and Senior engineers on technical matters.

Kentz
Field Construction Superintendent

   Jul 2014
— Nov 2014

Employed by Kentz Canada on a zero hour contract for the overseeing of telecommunication facilities required for the clients Oil sands project. Due to a number of reasons associated with the project a number of people including myself, were demobilized.

Kentz
Lead Commissioning Engineer Telecoms

   Jan 2013
— Jan 2014

I was brought on to the project by Kentz (Malaysia) to oversee the Commissioning of the Telecommunication system for the Hides Gas Conditioning Plant (HGCP) Upstream facility located in the Southern Highlands of PNG. The project scope was to construct commission and bring into service the facility for the client (ExxonMobil).
Working under my control was a small team of Filipino technicians.
During the time co-ordination with other groups within the ExxonMobil / CBI-Clough JV teams was essential to ensure the smooth flow of the project as was interaction with the Telecommunication Construction team. Performed Zero Energy checks on electrical circuits as required for permits.
I was also Area Authority and Area Interface Authority (AIA) reviewing and approving permits and ensuring the conditions of issued permits was complied with including Simultaneous Operations.

Worley Parsons Kazakhstan
Lead Design Engineer Telecoms

   Jun 2010
— Jul 2013

Moved from Offshore to the Eskine West Rail Project (EWRP) to design and assume responsibility for delivering the Telecommunication system to the client, Agip. The EWRP facility is designed to receive and process Sulphur from Oil received from Kashagan Offshore field.

Involved in FEED for a planned Sulphur Loading facility as an extension to EWRP main project

Employed on the Kashagan Experimental Offshore Project.
The work covered incorporation of client requirements, providing advice to client of system strategy and system capability, follow on activities for the project and updating the new/changed requirements into the drawings/documents and forwarding to contractor via client.

In 2011 I was transferred to Offshore for follow-on activities. This includes re-works of facility modules and requires close co-ordination with contractors.

Liaison with the prime contractor, the sub contractors and consultants formed an integral part of the job.

Qatar Petroleum
Senior Telecom Engineer

   Feb 2008
— May 2010

Contracted by Qatar Petroleum for the Common Cooling Water Project (CCWP).The project provides cooling water to the LNG and other plants operating at Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC). The work involved overseeing the timely execution of the design; installation and commissioning of the systems provided and handed over to the RLIC Telecommunications department. This was a combined Brown and Green Field project.
Liaison with the prime contractor, the sub contractors and consultants formed an integral part of the job.


Unemployed

   Feb 2006
— Feb 2008

Unable to work due to my wife being seriously ill

Optilan Communications
Telecom Commissioning Engineer

   Jan 2006
— Feb 2006

Commissioning of communication systems for Petrobras owned FPSO, the Capixaba.
All work was carried out at the Keppel shipyard in Singapore

British Petroleum
Lead Telecom Engineer

   Feb 2005
— Dec 2005

Contracted to British Petroleum for their Algerian operations related to the In-Salah Gas Project and to support and advise field staff. My responsibilities include the co-ordination of work carried out at the remote sites of In-Amenas and Krechba by field technicians and engineers.
I was involved in the design and specification of a pilot scheme for a VoIP network and a GSM gateway both of which interfaced with the PABX network.
Part of my duties also included being a member of the Emergency Response Team dealing with the communication aspects.
During my employment I was directly responsible to the Operations Manager for the IT and Communications Group

Talisman Energy
Senior Telecom Commissioning Engineer

   Apr 2003
— Dec 2003

Employed for the installation, commissioning and acceptance on behalf of Talisman Energy for the communication systems installed on the Bunga Raya ‘A’ offshore platform which was constructed by Hyundai Heavy Industries at Vinashin shipyard in Vietnam.
Responsibilities included the co-ordination between all parties to ensure support systems were available at the required time, review and modification as necessary of proposed commissioning procedures and witnessing/acceptance of systems. I was with the project until successful completion and handover to the client.

Qatar Petroleum
Senior Telecom Engineer

   Jun 1999
— Aug 2002

Within my position within QP, I was responsible for all Telecommunication projects related or involving the Dukhan area.
Amongst the many projects with which I was involved was the design, installation and commissioning of a SDH/PDH fibre optic network utilising Nokia equipment. The project was partially Brown field and Green field and covered 42 sites.

This project had an allocated budget of US$9m and was implemented to provide a solid backbone infrastructure, which may be upgraded as required, for the Dukhan area. A training course was successfully completed on PDH/SDH for the installed system. This project was completed within budget and 2 months ahead of scheduled completion. Other projects, with which I was involved, included radio networks for use on mobile drilling rigs, Emergency Communication Centre, Public Address/General Alarm and CCTV systems for plant operations.

Qatar Petroleum
Telecommunications Engineer

   Apr 1996
— Apr 1998

Employed for pre-commissioning, commissioning and start-up of all telecommunications equipment installed at the Qatar Gas LNG plant site and associated Port facilities. Work covered the first 3 trains under phase 1 requirements.

Fluor Engineering
Senior Telecommunications Engineer

   Aug 1995
— Nov 1995

Employed on a short-term contract to review and verify the Telecommunications portion of the Joint Venture (Fluor/Mitsubishi/Mitsui) bid documentation for the "Oman Liquid Natural Gas Project" to be constructed at Al Ghalilah in Oman.

PLE GmbH
Telecommuications Consultant

   Nov 1992
— Jul 1994

Contracted for the "Greek Natural Gas Pipeline Project", I was responsible for approving the design of all communications systems as submitted by the Engineer, a local company, to an estimated budget of US$52, 5 Million.
The Pipeline extends from the Bulgarian border to Athens, a total of 1,000 Km, the major part of which was funded by the European Community and was the carrier for gas from Russia.
The Fibre Optic cable ran the length of the pipeline in a multipoint configuration and was the main carrier for all other communication systems. Satellite communication was considered as a design alternative. During my employment, I was also involved in the compilation and evaluation of tender technical specifications and selection of suppliers for related sub-contracts on behalf of the Client.

Brown & Root
Senior Telecommunications Engineer

   Oct 1991
— Oct 1992

My duties were concerned with the construction of the "King Abdul Aziz City for Science and Technology" in Riyadh. Working within the management team, I was responsible for the execution of the Telecommunications/Data Communications portion of the overall project on behalf of the client. This included the review and approval of documentation submitted by Contractor for use in construction.

Saudi Arabian National Guard
Telecommunications Engineer

   Oct 1988
— Oct 2000

Employed at the 600-bed King Fahad Hospital in Riyadh, I was heavily involved in the area of Projects including extensions, modifications and upgrading of the existing communications systems.
Responsible for the Maintenance aspects of the Communications systems which was performed by 25 Technicians (multi-national) and 1 Foreman who reported to myself

ADMO OPCO
Electronic Engineer

   Mar 1988
— Jun 1988

My position within the project group gave me the responsibility for the design, modification and preparation of planned maintenance schedules for electronic systems including alarm systems for 66 kV power stations.

Al Hejailan Consulatants
Telecommuications Consultant

   Mar 1987
— Sep 1987

As Telecommunications Consultant, I was responsible for design approval and supervision of the installation, commissioning and pre-hand over maintenance of the Telecommunication systems to the Saudi Arabian Electricity Corporation. Attended FAT's on behalf of the client as required.

Qatar Petroleum
Senior Engineer

   Mar 1986
— Aug 1986

Responsible for the preparation of specifications for feasibility study to be conducted by an external consultancy for a proposed SCADA system for Bul Hanine and Maydan Mazhan offshore facilities. Responsible for liaison and supervision of UK Consultancy engaged to perform the study

Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)
Principle Engineer

   Apr 1981
— Sep 1985

Commenced employment in the position of Project Engineer responsible for the management and supervision of troubleshooting and design of electronic computer based equipment for SCADA applications.
In 1984 I was promoted to the position of Principle Engineer responsible for all construction and maintenance of SCADA systems employed by PDO.
Duties included:
Installation, Maintenance, Station Revamps including Major Modifications and associated documentation
Part of my responsibilities included management of a team of 12 technicians and Supervisor.

Copper Belt Power Company
Telecommunications Engineer

   Sep 1978
— Sep 1980

I was employed by CPC within their Telecommunications department. My responsibilities included the maintenance and modification to telecommunication equipment utilised by the company for power transmission within the Zambian Copper-Belt. Systems included:
• PABX and PBX
• UHF and VHF Mobile Radio including Repeater stations (Philips)
• Radio Paging system (PYE)
• SCADA for 230 kV network, INDACTIC 33 and NSD series (ABB)
• DEC computer (PDP 8/34) and peripherals
• Commissioned 11kV substation including associated protection systems
During my employment I was certified for HV switching to 230kV. I was also responsible for a team of maintenance technicians.

ARAMCO
Electronic Engineer

   May 1977
— May 1978

My position made me responsible for the modification, installation, commissioning and troubleshooting on SCADA systems used for oil transmission. This included Onshore and Offshore sites

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