Healthcare Facility Management and Healthe Building Services Engineering


Last Updated: 31st July 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
United Arab Emirates

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Gender
Male

Age Range
65+

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds

Languages
English

Summary

I am at present a Senior Consultant for Vamed Management und Service (VMS) working in & from the VMS UAE office advising and assisting to facilitate the safe opening and correct operation of two hospitals and a Clinic. Ensuring the engineering services commissioning is carried out correctly and advising and assisting with specifications to ensure they meet the required engineering standards, with particular emphases on the Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing services, but also the Biomedical equipment. Assisting the UAE branch office in the preparation of tender submissions for Healthcare Facility Management and Engineering, generally within UAE and the Middle and Far East. Recently tendering for Healthcare Facility Management and Healthcare Engineering contracts in UK and Europe and customising our Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) system for use within the company’s projects worldwide.

I studied Refrigeration and Steam in the Royal Engineers progressing to installation, project management and teaching. On leaving the Army I worked in Building Services management for a hotel group overseas, returning to service management positions in large building service companies in the UK before once again returning overseas to Saudi Arabia for facilities engineering within hospitals; moving on to Consulting in Facilities Management to 71 hospitals in Malaysia, before being transferred to Libya for Tripoli Medical Centre, Vamed HQ in Wien, Al Ain Hospital in UAE onto QSMC Bangkok, FM assistance in PCMC, preparing tenders and training in Kuala Lumpur back to Vienna and on to UAE.

Education

Highfield Awarding Body for Compliance
First Aid work and First Aid Instruction

   Feb 2017
— Feb 2017

HABC Level 3 International Award in Delivering Training
HABC Level 3 International Award in First Aid at Work.

British Standards Institute
ISO Auditor

   Jul 1996
— Jul 2000

BSI ISO 9000:2000 Lead Auditor
BSI ISO 9000:1996 Internal Auditor

Professional Memberships
Various

   Jul 1982
— Jul 2019

Fellow of the Institute of Healthcare Engineering and Estates Management
Member Institute of Refrigeration
Member Institution of Royal Engineers - Engineering Council - Engineering Technician Reg No 628207
Technician Member Institution of Engineering and Technology

City and Guilds of London Institute
Various

   Mar 1976
— Aug 2003

Full Technological Certificate in Science and Technology of Refrigeration.

City and Guilds of London Institute Certificate in Science and Technology of Refrigeration.

City and Guilds of London Institute Refrigeration Technician’s Certificate

City and Guilds of London Institute Certificate in Installation and Service for Refrigeration Mechanics.

City and Guilds of London Institute Part 1 Certificate in Basic Engineering Craft Studies.

City and Guilds of London Institute International Certificate in Training Skills

Royal School of Military Engineering
Various

   May 1972
— Jul 1979

Royal Engineers Fitter Refrigeration and Steam Class I
Royal Engineers Fitter Refrigeration and Steam Class II
Royal Engineers Mechanical Fitter Class III
Royal Engineers Combat Engineer Class II
Royal Engineers Combat Engineer lass III
Army Compressed Air Diver

Experience

Vamed Management und Servce GmbH
Senior Consultant Hospital Facility Engineering/Management

   May 2000
— Jun 2019

Senior Consultant Hospital/Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management. (June 2015 to June 2019)

In my last position I was a Senior Consultant for Vamed Management und Service (VMS) working in & from the VMS UAE office working with the Dar Al Shifaa Hospitals in Khalifa City, Al Najdah and Clinic in Dalma Mall Abu Dhabi to facilitate the safe opening of the Khalifa City hospital and correct operation of Al Najdah hospital and Dalma Clinic. Ensuring the buildings and engineering services meet the required engineering standards and specifications. Commissioning is carried out correctly, with emphases on the Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing services, but also the Biomedical equipment. Working in the UAE branch office preparing tender submissions for Hospital/Healthcare Engineering Projects, Healthcare Facility Engineering and Management, within UAE and the Middle and Far East. Recently tendering for Healthcare Facility Management and Hospital/Healthcare Engineering contracts in UK and Europe and customising our Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) system for use within the company’s projects worldwide. Even though I am not a fluent German speaker I am often called upon to translate German to English documents etc. especially involving engineering terms.

Senior Consultant Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management. (January 2014 to June 2015)

Working for the Ministry of Presidential Affairs to verify levels of service of Engineering, Facility Management, and Procurement, within two hospitals provided in the Northern Emirates under the initiative of His Highness the President of The UAE. Also advising and assisting the FM department with commissioning and upgrading to the required engineering standards, of both hospitals with particular emphases on the engineering services within the Operating Theatres, Isolation rooms, Central Sterile Supplies Department including but not limited to air-conditioning, hot and cold water supply, emergency power supply, generators, steam etc.

Senior Consultant, Hospital/Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management. (March 2013 to January 2014)

Establishing a central database, upgrading and ensuring the comprehensiveness of all of Vamed’s Facilities Management and Facilities/Biomedical Engineering training, for use worldwide.
Completing the development and liaising with Universities and qualification/accreditation bodies in UK, for the Vamed Healthcare Facilities Management qualification.

Senior Consultant, Hospital/Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management. (December 2011 to March 2013)

VHS office assisting in tender preparation within Malaysia and other countries in the Middle and Far East and developing the Vamed International Certificate in Healthcare Facilities Management.

Senior Consultant, Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management. (September 2010 to December 2011)

Assisting the FM in Prince Court Medical Centre (PCMC) (five star private hospital) to take control of the Engineering and Facilities Services within the hospital. Resolved engineering problems within the hospital, for example reduced energy consumption, surveyed and ensured Air-conditioning, hot water and other building services were working correctly and carried out contract negotiations.

Senior Consultant, Facility Manager. (November 2009 to September 2010)

Providing the services of Facility Manager in Queen Sirikit Medical Centre Bangkok and training a Thai national to take over this position in due course. Putting into place standards, procedures, work instructions, maintenance plan, CAFM, KPIs in preparation for JCI accreditation and other facility management related items.

Senior Consultant, Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management (July 2007 to November 2009)

Advising and assisting the Vamed Management of Al Ain Hospital, during the takeover of the hospital on all aspects of Hospital/Healthcare Engineering and facilities management. Initially leading an asset register pick up exercise during which I carried out a survey of the hospital infrastructure reporting on this and recommending improvements. On these recommendations I project managed the refurbishment of the CSSD, ICU, OPCs, L&D and A&E and construction of a new Operating Theatre suite. Also tasked to standardise regulate and improve the service provision of the engineering, cleansing and laundry services, reporting on existing service provision and recommending improvements. Remaining on site to train the local Facility Management and the support services to provide the improved services and assisting in the installation of a CAFM.

Senior Consultant, Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management (April 2006 to July 2007)

Preparation of the standardisation of all quality assurance procedures, job descriptions, work instructions and practices etc in Hospital/Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management. Calculating and preparing tender and proposal documents for submission, for projects in the Middle and Far East. Translating Visual Facility Management and EMTEC nomenclature codes for use in Vamed projects worldwide.

Senior Consultant, Healthcare Engineering (October 2004 to April 2006)

Preparing for the take over of Hospital/Healthcare Facilities Engineering and Estates Management and the upgrade of the Biomedical Engineering Contracts in the 1400 bed Tripoli Medical centre (TMC).
Planning and preparing budget, checking assets and creating a new asset register, checking and assessing spare parts requirements, preparing and translation of a new Facilities Management database, writing quality assurance procedures and job descriptions, preparing Training Curriculum and plans. Also assisting in the day to day management of the existing Biomedical Engineering contract and appraising and compiling tenders for TMC and other hospitals in Libya.

Senior Consultant, Healthcare Facilities Management (May 2000 to July 2004)

Consulting and advisory services in the field of Hospital/Healthcare Engineering and Facilities Management, the primary responsibility being advising and troubleshooting Healthcare Facilities Management and Healthcare Engineering. Also preparing, assisting and monitoring the implementation of Quality Assurance to ISO 9000:2000 standards in hospitals mainly within the South East Asian region, but also some in Europe and North Africa. Participated in the writing of the Healthcare Facility Managers Handbooks particularly on Facilities Engineering Management Services, Air Conditioning, ISO and Benchmarking. Carried out Benchmarking in the 71 hospitals in Malaysia and was the focal point for the Vamed Group for the compilation of benchmarking worldwide. Assisted in the take over of the hospital support services by our client, involved in every aspect of staffing, costing, contracts, training, logistics, writing procedures, job descriptions, work instructions etc.
The Primary Client of the company in Malaysia was Faber Medi-Serve Sdn Bhd who holds the MOH concession for the privatisation of five (5) support services namely Biomedical Engineering Maintenance Services, Facility Engineering Maintenance Services, Laundry and Linen, Cleansing services and Clinical Waste Management Services for 71 government hospitals. Travelled to the regional offices to provide hands on assistance when FMS took over/integrated all approximately 7000 of the subcontracting staff.

Armed Forces Hospitals, Southern Region, Khamis Mushait. Saud Arabia
Hospital Engineer

   Jun 1996
— May 2000

The Head of Hospital Engineering for King Faisal Military Hospital, responsible for the overall engineering and maintenance of the hospital, leading a workforce of Supervisors, Admin and multi-skilled tradesmen. Personally responsible for the design and implementing of upgrade and new work projects.

Design and construction of a new family medical centre, a 40-bed Paediatric Ward, new Physiotherapy / Pharmacy / Outpatients departments including waiting areas.
Mechanical Engineer for King Fahad Hospital, BSI Auditor for ISO 9001 and Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider/Instructor for Basic Cardiac Life Support course and assisted on the Advanced Cardiac Life Support courses.

Various
Self-Employed Consultant and Short Term Contracts

   Feb 1992
— Jul 1996

a) Drake and Scull Technical Services

Managing Site Engineer, managing a team of 11 Engineers carrying out maintenance of 7 office buildings for North West Water.

b) Team Q Maintenance

Contracts Manager with 7 engineers maintaining building services of 40 office buildings in central London.

c) Specific Heat

Service Manager in charge of design, installation and services controlling 11 mobile engineers, installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of industrial and commercial refrigeration and mechanical building services contracts.

d) PJ Electrical

Carrying out electrical and mechanical installations and maintenance.

e) R W Gregory and Partners

Supervising the installation and commissioning of building services prior to handover of the new Terminal 2 Building at Manchester Airport, completing design and costing air conditioning systems and surveying and completing engineering reports on mechanical services in other buildings.

R L Martindale Limited
Manager Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Division

   Jan 1990
— Feb 1992

Secured maintenance contracts and installation works, priced, carried out and invoiced these jobs. Quickly building the division up to eventually, employing one Contracts Manager, 5 Engineers, one apprentice and various office staff. Also utilised; A/C, electrical, mechanical and construction sub-contractors. I had full responsibility for staff and Profit & Loss, building the division in the first year to a £300K turnover. Carrying out refrigeration and air conditioning maintenance and installation projects, throughout the country.

Barrett and Wright
Service Manager, Building Services

   Jan 1989
— Dec 1989

Responsible for the staff and Profit & Loss of the Service Department of 20 multi skilled service engineers and supervisors to plan and carry out building services, service plus 2 manned sites with 32 men, a sales manager and two office staff. Taught Night School Class in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning at Willesden College of Technology.

South Pacific Hotels Corporation
Maintenance Manager, Building Services

   Apr 1985
— Nov 1988

Management of the maintenance division consisting 25 staff members, covering all aspects of service and maintenance in 2 international 5 star hotels in the capital Port Moresby and Rabaul. Planning, budgeting and implementing a PPM system, and designing and carrying out capital new works.
Personally directed the service and maintenance of the hotel, e.g. building structure, centralised air conditioning, refrigeration, boiler, generator and all electronic, audiovisual and control equipment.

Port Moresby Technical College
Senior Subject Master, Refrigeration (1984 – 1985)

   Mar 1984
— Sep 1985

As Head of the Refrigeration Department, duties involved supervision of three expatriate staff members, teaching, syllabus and resources department control, examination of apprentice refrigeration mechanics based on the Australian (TAFE) Standard modified for Papua New Guinea. Areas of responsibility covered three classrooms and two workshops.

HM Forces
Corporal Instructor Royal Engineers (1972 – 1984)

   May 1972
— Mar 1984

Other than normal military duties at home and overseas, my responsibilities included refrigeration and steam engineering. The last 4 years were spent at the Royal School of Military Engineering as an Instructor teaching to technician standard. Also designed, supervised and or carried out projects involving refrigeration and steam throughout the Army.

Bailey Meters and Controls, Purley Way, Croydon
Apprentice Mechanical Technician (1969 – 1972)

   Aug 1969
— Apr 1972

Served as an apprentice within Bailey’s who designed and manufactured valves, metering and electrical and pneumatic control systems mainly for power stations, oil wells, refineries and chemical plants.

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