Multi Discipline Project Manager with 30 Years Experience

Last Updated: 6th January 2019 (over 4 years ago)



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45 to 54

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Senior Project Manager with thirty years’ experience as a Multi Discipline Project Manager and Control Systems Engineer, working in design, construction and commissioning within mining and metals the oil and gas, power, water, waste water, food, and airport industries.

Successfully and safely delivered multiple projects with values ranging from US$30M to US$ 450M


Teessde University
BSC Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering

   Sep 1982
— Jul 1986

Degree in Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering


Emirates Global Aluminium
Construction Manager

   Jul 2017
— Current

Al Taweelah Alumina Refinery.
Client’s representative, responsible for the successful, safe and on time delivery of the material handling and utilities systems for a US$ 3B Green Field alumina refinery project. These systems include conveying systems for coke, alumina, bauxite and mud residue, crushers transfer towers etc. a sewage treatment plant, fire water and potable water networks, along with instrument air systems and a caustic balder and pipeline. I am responsible for coordinating and managing the construction activities of multiple contactors in both the Green Field and Brown Field areas.

Project Engineer/ Manager

   Feb 2017
— May 2017

Supplying engineering and construction input for a short term study reviewing the options for upgrades / replacement of existing facilities. The work involved reviewing the condition of the existing installation, considering various design options to replace / upgrade these within the existing site envelope and developing demolition and construction plans / schedules that minimize the disruption to the existing operations whist efficiently allowing the new facilities to be constructed. The study report was completed ahead of schedule and issued to the Client in May 2017.

Parsons - seconded to Abu Dhabi Airport Company
Senior Project Manager

   Feb 2014
— Feb 2017

Senior Project Manager - Aviation Fuel: Responsible for managing the successful delivery delivery of the AED 520M new Aviation Fuel network consisting of 42 Km of hydrant systems (mostly 36”) and 48 valve chambers, along with a hydrant control system including filed instrumentation, a SCADA and Emergency Shutdown system, tightness monitoring, leak detection and a valve control systems.

I was responsible for managing the Aviation Fuel elements of four separate contracts and the management of three design consultants. I was also responsible for managing the interfaces with new fuel depot contractor, and the fire life safety approval of the depot. I was responsible for interfacing with the End User’s, ADAC Projects and the Facility Management and Operations teams, along with ADAC planning, ORAT and the Airlines, and ensuring constancy (in design quality etc.) across all fuel packages.

The aviation fuel works, were both brown field and green field. As well as managing the installation of new hydrant systems I was also responsible for managing and safely completing on time upgrades and diversions to the existing on airport installations, with minimal disruption to operations. These works involved complex and carefully planned shutdowns impacting multiple (up to 10) stake holders.

Project Manager - South Airfield Rehabilitation Construction Package 2 (SAP2): Responsible for the completion and close out of the AED 640M SAP2 project. Responsible for the completion and handover of upgrades to taxiways, storm water, sanitary and fire water systems, AGL and VDGS systems, service roads and a new Cargo Apron as well as 22 KM of aviation fuel hydrant.

Project Manager (MEP) – Midfield Road Tunnel Package 2 (MART2): Responsible for the Installation testing and commissioning of the MEP systems for an AED 400M tunnel extension project

I reported directly to the Airfield Development Program Director, and was the ADAC single point of contact for all fuel related issues internally within ADAC and externally with ADNOC Distribution.

SNC Lavalin International
Carbon Area Manager

   Feb 2012
— Feb 2014

Area Project Manager for the EPCM Contractor responsible for the successful and safe delivery of a new US$ 450 Million Carbon Plant ahead of time and under budget.

Responsible for managing and molding and a high performance multi discipline multinational team, covering all aspects of the project including engineering, construction, QA/QC, safety, contracts, cost control, project controls and startup.

In my role of Area Manager I was responsible for ensuring that all aspects of the works (design procurement, construction, commissioning etc.) were implemented efficiently safely and to schedule whist maintaining the quality of the completed works. I was also responsible for the management of costs, changes and the interfaces with other areas, the Client and the End Users. I reported directly to the Project Director.

Overseas Bechtel International, Qatar
Group Design Manager & Resident Engineer (Project Manager)

   Aug 2008
— Feb 2012


Group Design Manager Area 4:
Responsible for coordinating design issues and ensuring design consistency for the Area 4 works (Aircraft Maintainace Hangers, In Flight Catering Facility, Cargo Facility and Central Utility Plants 2, 3 & 4). These works were split up into four Design Build packages with a total value of approximately US$1.5B.

I was responsible for managing a team of Project Engineers and for interfacing with other internal departments and coordinating with, and reporting to the Client, End Users and external regulatory authorities.

CP16 (Aviation Fuel System) Resident Engineer:
Project Manager responsible for the management of the Aviation Fuel System contract. This was a US$160M contact and included 5 number 9,000m3 fuel tanks, 35 Km of underground fuel hydrant (16” and 24”), a pipeline receipt facility and 18 buildings along with all the associated mechanical electrical and control systems.

Managed the completion of the construction works and the pre commissioning and commissioning of the systems, and ensuring that these works were implemented efficiently safely and to schedule whist maintaining a high standard of quality. I was also responsible for the management of cost, change control and the interfaces with other Contractors, the Client and the End Users.

Bechtel & Co LLC
Contract Supervsior / Manager

   Aug 2006
— Jul 2008

Contract Supervisor for the successful management and delivery of the Hot Bath Processing package from design through to start up. I was also responsible for managing the completion of the Cathode Sealing facility construction works and then the management of the Cathode Sealing Operations Contract, which was completed on schedule and with no variations.

I was responsible for the day to management of the contracts with a total value in excess of US$ 40 Million. I was also responsible for coordination between Engineering and Construction for the direct hire works being undertaken by Bechtel within the Carbon Area. In addition I was responsible for coordination between the engineering disciplines and the procurement department located in diverse locations as far apart as Montréal, Delhi, and Muscat. I also deputized for the Carbon Area Manager.

Nass Contracting
Project Manager

   Mar 2004
— Aug 2006

Project Manager for the Main Contractor responsible for the safe and timely delivery for a US$15 Million EPC water transmission project consisting of three new pumping stations connecting into new pipeline systems (approx. 30 KM) and tanks. The project included all M,E&I and Civil works associated with three pumping stations.

Responsible for all aspects of the project, including all civil and M&E works technical, commercial, construction, installation, commissioning and safety etc. I was also responsible for reporting directly to the Client, and interfacing with third parties such as other contractors and regulatory bodies, attending design reviews and issuing design construction and safety reports.

e Jet International, seconded to Shell Philippines
Project Manager

   Dec 2001
— Jan 2004

Project Manager for e-Jet (Clients Representative) managing a US$20 million aviation fuel relocation project at Manila International Airport. The project consisted of the design of a new Tank Farm along with the associated buildings and utilities, and an 18 Km extension to the existing hydrant networks.

Responsible for putting managing a small project team, consisting of a Contracts Manger and Resident Engineer and a team of site inspectors providing site supervision, commercial, contractual and technical management of the EPC Contractor and their subcontractors. This involved design review and evaluation along with the management of the construction and commissioning and system hand over along with ensuring that the project was completed efficiently, safely and on budget whist maintaining the quality of the completed works.I was also responsible for the administration of EPC Contract and negotiating and managing change orders/claims.

I reported to the Project Director and directly to the Client team (JOCASP) as well as liaising with the Airport Authority and third parties.

Hyder Consulting - Abu Dhabi
Regional Mechanical Electrical Instrumentation Control and Automation (MIACA) Engineer

   Dec 1999
— Nov 2001

Lead Engineer and Project Manager managing a small team of engineers, responsible for all mechanical electrical instrumentation control and automation aspects of Hyder’s projects within the Middle East region.

I successfully delivered a number of projects including the upgrade of the control systems on Mafraq Sewage Treatment plant (contract value US$ 4.5 Million) and various storm water sewage and irrigation water pumping station upgrade projects (total M&E contract value in excess of US$ 14.5 Million).

CSI International
Senior Commissioning Engineer

   Mar 1998
— Current

Senior Commissioning Engineer leading a team of 30 technicians responsible for the completion of the installation pre commissioning and commissioning of the General Building Management System, (GBMS) & SCADA system. The system consists of 650 control panels and handled in excess of 29,000 points.

Responsibilities included the development of test specifications and procedures, the configuration, testing and commissioning of PLC and SCADA software and instrumentation systems and designing and commissioning interfaces to third party systems. Also responsible for leasing with the Client and contractors to ensure that all interfaces (both hardware and software) were properly defined and implemented, the preparation of installation and commissioning schedules.

Leighton Contractors Asia
Senior Site Agent (Control Systems)

   Mar 1997
— Mar 1998

Senior Control Systems Engineer for the Aviation Fuel Facility at Chek Lap Kok, which consisted of an off shore jetty, a tank farm, two subsea and underground pipelines and a 22 Km hydrant system.

Responsible for the detailed design installation and commissioning of the instrumentation and control systems, including field instrumentation, tank gauging, leak detection / tightness monitoring, valve control and SCADA systems. I was also responsible for detailed design testing and commissioning of the communications and security systems.

In addition I was responsible for the successful completion of the onsite integration of the systems. I reported to the E&I Project Manager and was responsible for the supervision and management of subcontractors, technicians, designers and draftsmen.

Bechtel London
SCADA Specialist, Commissioning Engineer & Site Systems Engineer

   Mar 1992
— Mar 1997

Initially working in the London office as a SCADA Systems Specialist for an onshore gas processing plant. Then working on site as a Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning Engineer for various instrumentation and controls systems

Working originally in the London office as a SCADA Systems Specialist, then following the project off shore as a Pre-commissioning and Commissioning Engineer

Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer / Control Systems Engineer

   Sep 1986
— Mar 1992

PWT Projects, London. 1990 -1992
Senior Electrical and Control Engineer – Water Treatment Plants

HJ Heinz, London. 1989-1990
Area Engineer – High Speed Food Processing Plants

Mannesmann Engineers and Contractors, London. 1988 - 1989
Lead C&I Engineer – Sewage Treatment Plants

National Nuclear Corporation, Knutsford. 1986 - 1988
Graduate Engineer – Health Physics Instrumentation

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