Over 20 years’ experience working both on and offshore on Platforms and on Subsea installation pipelay and Construction vessels to British; European and American Standards.


  • Lead Construction, Quality and Welding Inspector
  • Registered member of: o Institute of
    • Quality Assurance
    • Welding Institute
    • European Welding Specialist
  • Offshore experience onboard various Vessels (Normand Cutter; Far Samson; Far Sovereign; Mearsk Reliance; Bourbon Pearl; Bourbon Trieste; VOS Sympathy & Bar Protector)
  • Experienced on both Sweet and Sour supply systems and have prepared relevant documentation from Tender evaluation to As-Built completion
  • Experience in several Engineering fields including; Petrochemical; Nuclear and Atomic environments.
  • Nationality: British


  • GCE’s in English language & Literature; Mathematics; History & Geography


  • IQA - Engineering Materials Testing;
  • IQA - Quality Assurance & Supplier Control
  • City & Guild - Quality Control in Fabrication & Welding
  • Welding Institute (CSWIP) - Senior Welding Inspector Level 3.2.2 (CSWIP)
  • CITB - Construction Site Managers Safety Certificate for Building & Civil Engineering Industries

Career History

August 2016 - Present
Fan Systems; Halifax

  • Working directly for Fan System covering the Welding & Materials for various fan configurations on general and Nuclear design. Assemblies manufactured from Carbon, 316L Stainless Steel; 22% Duplex; Hardox 500 & Naxtra 70
  • Qualification of relevant weld procedures and welder qualifications to comply with BS EN 287 and ISO 9696-1 requirements
  • Dimensional & Welding Inspection on completed assemblies to BS EN 5817 to level B, C & D. Monitoring of all welding operations FCAW; MAG & TIG and development of welding traceability documentation
  • Installation of new welding & quality procedures for future company projects

April 2006 – November 2015
Team Energy Ltd Seconded to Saipem UK (Sonsub Division); Aberdeen
Lead Construction / Senior Welding inspector in various projects (Medgas, Burullus, Nordstream, etc…)

  • Duplex and Super Duplex spool fabrications at our vendors site in Peterhead, Aberdeen.
  • Fabrication of the Super Duplex spools for the project
  • Modifications to a company vessel structure using Weldox 700 materials
  • Spool and vessel fabrications at our vendors premises in Cyprus
  • Responsible for all project structures and mobilisation scopes of work
  • Project structures and assemblies for project completion in Egypt.
  • Spool and structural fabrications in Norway for Statoil Hydro using 13% Chrome pipe work
  • Project structures and vessel mobilisations
  • 48” Above water Tie In Clamps; 500 ton hook acceptance testing and PIG fabrications at Catterick, North Yorks.
  • fabrication and installations of all Pre-Comm & sub-sea equipment for project use. Multi port demobilisations and the re-instatement of vessels to required Off hire completion.
  • Monitoring of vendors in fabrication workshops in Holland; Egypt, Cyprus & Cadiz, Spain
  • Qualification of 13% Chrome; Super Duplex and Duplex Weld Procedures for Sweet & Sour services as well as the general structural steel procedures.
  • Fabrication of sub-sea structures at vendor workshops, Indonesia; Egypt; Singapore; Italy; Holland; Norway & Spain
  • Reviewing Vendor ITT and completed Data packages and issue to the project teams

2003 - 2006
Tyne Tube Services Ltd; Hartlepool

Working on the Tweedsmuir Skid project, responsible for all WPQ and documentation from Tender to As-built. Fabrications covered Duplex; Super Duplex and high grade carbon

1999 – 2003
Van Oord ACZ, Holland

  • QA/QC inspector during the Goldeneye and Burlington Landfall projects. Covering Sour line system pipework. Responsible for all project documentation.
  • Al-Shuweihat project responsible for all documentation from tender to As-built.
  • Responsible for setting up the company document control system and its implementation. Updating all vessel and Offshore department procedures.

1992 - 1999
Aquatic Engineering Ltd; Aberdeen

  • Seconded to EMC Ltd; onboard the Castoro Sei Laybarge as QC Superintendent during numerous pipe lay projects for Shell; BP; Statoil; British Gas; BHP
  • During vessel down time I was lead inspector during the vessel modifications
  • Seconded to Van Oord ACZ; Gorinchem; Holland on the Sakhalin II project as QA/QC Superintendent

1978 - 1992
Contractor for different companies in the Oil & Gas industry (Hi-Tec Design Services, Thistle Technical Services, Petrology Ltdetc…)

  • Seconded to BP during the Amethyst project onboard the Castoro Sei
  • Seconded to BP Exploration onboard the DLB 1801 during the 36” Export pipeline installation from Cruden Bay to the Forties Charlie
  • Seconded to UK Construction as a Senior Welding Inspector at Maryport, Cumbria in charge of all Stainless steel spool fabrications for the THORPE nuclear processing site
  • Seconded to EMC Ltd onboard the Castoro Sei pipe lay vessels as a welding inspector during the Amoco; Shell & BP pipeline projects
  • Assigned to the Tay Road Council as Client Rep during the fabrication of the Tay Road Bridge sections at vendors premises in Teeside and Humberside.
  • Seconded to EMC Ltd onboard the Semac 1 & Castoro Sei pipe lay vessels as a welding inspector during the Gannet; Morecambe Bay and BP pipeline projects
  • Working as a plating foreman on the 48A platform during the modifications and installation of the 48B approximately 1.8 kl away.
  • Working on Sasol 3 project in Secunda, South Africa completing the inspection of Gas pipelines from the plant to relevant Tank farms.
  • Plating foreman on several site in Holland completing the modules for Offshore structure.
  • Working as a foreman for a small fabrication company throughout the UK. Working on Carbon and Stainless pipe work and structures

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