Heavy Equipment consultant/Package manager

Last Updated: 10th November 2017 (over 5 years ago)

United Kingdom



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Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds



I am a consultant equipment/plant engineer with many years of experience in the oil/gas/renewables sector.

Over most of my 30+ years career, I have worked in a site management/superintendent/ project/package manager capacity, ensuring heavy crane/pipelay/ROV/subsea equipment is safely installed on vessels and subsequently commissioned ready for operation.

I have an in-depth knowledge cranes, pipelay and subsea equipment, controls systems and interfaces including the required rules and regulations for work offshore in a variety of countries.

I have worked in many countries around the world and have excellent man/project management and communication skills and knowledge of equipment regulations. I am also adept in writing manuals/procedures and take pride in delivering projects on time and within budget.

I have a long list of achievements that I am proud of and feel that my previous success, acquired knowledge and multitude of contacts within the oil/gas/renewables industry could be utilised by any employer.

I feel that my wealth of experience and knowledge is unique where I can handle tasks/detail at any level and can work autonomously as required.


Open University
Bsc (Hons) Engineering

   May 2015
— Current

Currently studying Engineering degree through Open University.
Previous qualifications below.

 Project Management Qualification
 Management Skills Qualification
 SCOTVEC Hydraulics – Engineering systems
 SCOTVEC Hydraulic Systems – Design
 SCOTVEC Pneumatic Systems – Design
 National Craft Certificate
 C&G Diagnostic techniques
 C&G Automatic Transmissions
 C&G Fuel Injection Systems
 C&G Motor Craft Studies part 3
 C&G Motor Craft Studies part 2
 C&G Motor Craft Studies part 1


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Barge Manager

   Feb 2017
— Aug 2017

Feb 2017 – Aug 2017

Prepared and commissioned the barge for subsea turbine installation/recovery after successfully managing the class/load-line survey works.

Ernst & Young (contracting through Fuimus Engineering Solutions Ltd)
Technical Consultant

   Sep 2014
— Nov 2016

Sept 2014 – Nov 2016

Provided administrators for the defunct Ceona with contacts and technical support resulting in the sale of the Ceona Amazon vessel and associated equipment.

Ceona (contracting through Fuimus Engineering Solutions Ltd)
Interface Manager/Site Manager

   Jun 2014
— Sep 2015

June 2014 – Sept 2015

Successfully managed the build, installation and commissioning of the pipelay equipment and cranes to the Ceona Amazon prior to Ceona going into administration.

Technip (contracting through Fuimus Engineering Solutions Ltd)
Vessel Interface Manager

   Jul 2012
— Apr 2014

July 2012 – Aril 2014

Successful specification, contract negotiation, site build management and commissioning of a new concept portable flex-lay tower and equipment, delivering a completed system to Technip Flexi-France base.

Senior Superintendent

   Jul 2011
— Current

July 2011 – July 2012

Provided essential input into the EMAS Constellation portable reel design. Successful management of the site build and commissioning of a flex-lay tower for the AMC Constructor vessel.

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Senior Superintendent

   Jul 2010
— Jul 2011

Jul 2010 – Jul 2011

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Also during this period, I successfully managed the final stages of commissioning on the SS7 S-Lay barge Antares in Africa.

Interface/site Manager

   Oct 2007
— May 2010

Oct 2007 – May 2010

Successfully managed the lay system specification, vessel build, lay equipment/250mT knuckle-boom crane installation and commissioning for the Skandi Vitoria Flex-lay vessel in Brazil.

Senior Superintendent

   Jan 2007
— Oct 2010

Jan 2007 – Oct 2007

Successfully site managed the equipment commissioning activities for the Polar Queen (Now 7Mar) vessel during conversion from a cable lay to a flex lay vessel.

Pipelay Systems Superintendent

   Jan 2006
— Jan 2007

Providing technical support for all of Technip’s pipelay vessels. During this period, I suggested and provided valuable system improvements to several vessels which resulted in better operations/cost savings.

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   Oct 2004
— Jan 2006

Oct 2004 – Jan 2006

Provided daily operational management for the Technip Vessel Deep Blue during offshore operations and successfully day-day running the lay techs, operators and vessel equipment budget.

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Hydraulic Systems Engineer

   May 1997
— Oct 2005

May 1997 – Oct 2005

This position included the successful day-day management and running of the CSO Apache and CSO Deep Blue hydraulic systems and equipment in an offshore role.

Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd
Project Engineer (Hydraulic systems)

   Jun 1994
— May 1997

June 1994 – May 1997

Successful design, specification, procurement and commissioning of crane hydraulic systems, mostly converting clutch cranes to full hydraulic operation. This position included conducting hydraulic training courses to Sparrows clientele.

Micron Eagle Hydraulics
Hydraulic Services Manager

   Apr 1993
— Jun 1994

April 1993 – June 1994

Managing the day-day running of Micron Eagle’s site service department staff and activities successfully ensuring customer satisfaction whilst optimising profits.

Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd
Hydraulic Supervisor (On & Offshore)

   Jan 1990
— Apr 1993

Jan 1990 – April 1993

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Sparrows Offshore Services Ltd
Hydraulic Specialist (On & Offshore)

   Jun 1987
— Jan 1990

June 1987 – Jan 1990

As the lead hydraulic specialist, I successfully conducted all the on/offshore troubleshooting on Sparrows client’s cranes and equipment.

Halliburton Manufacturing & Services Ltd
Mechanical Technician (On/Offshore)

   Sep 1984
— Jun 1987

Sept 1984 – June 1987

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British Airports Authority
Aircraft Ground Support Technician

   Jan 1978
— Sep 1984

1978 – Sept 1984

Successfully completed an engineering apprenticeship in a multi-disciplined role for ground support of aircraft.

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