Senior Mechanical/Hydraulic Engineer in all areas of operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of hydraulic, mechanical and subsea systems and equipment


  • Highly skilled and knowledgeable Mechanical/Hydraulic/Cable Lay Technician and operator
  • Robust 15+ years offshore mechanical background on board wide variety of vessels worldwide
  • Flexible and adaptable involved in subsea cable/umbilical and pipe lay operations with particular expertise in operation and maintenance of quadrant cable systems and calibration of heave compensators contributing to a diverse array of Renewable Energy, Petrochemical and subsea construction project
  • Nationality: British


  • OPITO Offshore Safety Induction and Emergency Training with HUET and EBS
  • NVQ Level 3 Mechanics Certificate
  • C.A.A. Radio Operators Certificate
  • OPITO Certificate of Proficiency Able Seaman Certificate/MCA
  • IPAF Cherry Picker/Scissor Lift Certificate
  • EDH Certificate/MCH
  • OPITO OLF European Module
  • Riggers Certificate
  • UKOOA Medical (Current)
  • ENG1 Medical/MCA
  • Helicopter Re-Fuelling Certificate
  • OPITO Fire Prevention and Fire-Fighting


  • GWO Basic Technical Training – Hydraulics
  • GWO Sea Survival
  • GWO First Aid
  • GWO Working at Height
  • GWO Fire Awareness
  • GWO Manual Handling

Career History

Mechanical technician/cable lay technician (2016 – 2017)

  • Working on board cable lay vessel CS Nusantara responsible for the safe loading and subsea lay of 900km of Fibre Optic Subsea Telecommunications cable into a static tank
  • Operator of 20 pair wheel drive Tension machine. Operation and Maintenance of all associated Lay equipment on board the vessel

Vaious companies (e.g. Aker Solutions, Balfour Beatty Investments)
Client Representative / (2014 – 2016)

  • Responsible for overseeing completion of Omega Subsea Cable repair works on the Gwnt Y Mor offshore wind farm site, liaising and coordinating with the main contractor and subcontractors, ROV Survey Termination Team and Jointing Team Marine Coordinator
  • Responsible for overseeing guidelines/parameters within task plans, attending daily meetings and emailing detailed daily progress and HSE reports
  • Attending toolbox talks on board Topaz Installer
  • Working on board Lewek Connector for Aker Solutions on the Asgard subsea development project in Norway
  • Responsible for overseeing loading to final trench lay of Umbilical product
  • Responsible for overseeing completion Cable/Umbilical loadouts at Aker Solutions Norway (Moss) on board Lewek Connector
  • Responsible for product care and maintenance ensuring testing of equipment load cell/tension calibration bend restrictions and that guidelines and parameters were met in accordance to company task plan requirements prior to loading/laying of the product

Various companies (e.g. Saipem, Technip, Global Marine Energy Inc.)
Mechanical/Hydraulic Technician/Equipment Operator / (2010 – 2014)

  • Mechanical Equipment Technician responsible for the maintenance of all associated Mechanical and Hydraulic project equipment on board
  • Equipments ordering parts and diagnosing equipment failure/defects and reporting to the Project Manager on board construction vessel North Sea Giant Asgard project Norway
  • Senior Mechanical/Hydraulic Lay Technician on board cable lay barge Cable Enterprise, responsible for maintaining all Mechanical/Hydraulic machinery, maintenance and operation of Cable engines and Carousel HPU, deck winches, Power-packs and Heave Compensator equipment
  • Involved in Cable Jointing Dressing and Sealing and pressure testing as per Client Procedures/requirements. Full safe working procedures Gwynt Y Mor Wind-farm Wales (Irish Sea)
  • Husky Energy (Saipem) (South China Sea) – Cable/Umbilical Loading Supervisor on board Normand Cutter MSV overseeing safe completion of Umbilical Loading and Subsea Lay for Liwan Deep Sea Project (China).
  • Mobilisation of spooling equipment onto Heavy Load Carrier Happy Rover (Big Lift) ERS yard Scheidam, responsible for strategic load plan of Umbilical spooling equipment made ready for loading at Aker Solutions premises in Moss (Norway).
  • Mobilisation of Umbilical at Aker Solutions premises in Moss (Norway), responsible for overseeing loading procedures of product from shoreside to vessel Happy Rover and Normand cutter for transportation to Liwan project (China)
  • Tension Machine Operator/Mechanical Technician on Walney Island Windfarm project (Barrow in Furness) phases 1 2 +3
  • Mechanical Cable Lay Technician Carousel Technician/Equipment Technician on London Array Project, North Sea
  • Responsible for operation and maintenance of Cable Engine and LCE/Carousel and all associated project mechanical equipment on board the vessel, loading and unloading of Array Export cable between vessels and factory shoreside

Global Marine Energy Inc.
Mechanical/Hydraulic Plough Technician / (2009)

  • Mechanical/Hydraulic Plough Technician, on board ASV Pioneer.
  • Operation and maintenance of Plough and associated Ploughing/Trenching equipment, log keeping and maintaining stock for all associated equipment.
  • Various offshore roles undertaken in subsea construction – multiple vessels and locations.

Senior Mechanical/Hydraulic/Equipment Technician / (2010)

  • Based on board the Castoro Sei pipe lay vessel for Saipem
  • Joining the vessel in Holland and operating as an integral part of the mobilisation team involved in the setting up and testing of equipment including calibrating heave compensators on route to Brazil
  • Senior Mechanical/Hydraulic Lay Technician, Cable Engine Driver, Carousel Operator working on board Cable Lay Barge-Stemat 82 and Stemat Spirit
  • Duties to maintain and operate all cable lay machinery. Involved in Cable Jointing dressing and sealing made ready for tower and substation pull-ins
  • Also responsible for setting up Tekmar cable protection and bend restrictor equipment - Walney Island Windfarm

Various companies (e.g. Petrofac, Saipem, Calmac Ferries Limited)
Able seaman/Mechanic/HLO/ (2001 – 2009)

  • Working on board Accommodation Platform - Safe Caledonia as AB/Mechanic responsible for Helicopter Landing Duties as HLA-HLO
  • Maintaining Fuel Pumps, Fuel sampling, loading and off-loading of personnel and goods as well as dangerous goods
  • Responsible for testing and maintaining all Fire Fighting/First Aid equipment on the Helideck.
  • I progressed to Assistant Helicopter Landing Officer and completed a Civil Aviation Radio Operator Certificate
  • Working on board DSV (Dive Support) Bar Protector on various projects mainly installations of Spools and Risers/ Umbilical
  • Operating in North Sea and Adriatic as Able Seaman, primary duties were routine maintenance and service schedule of ships structure and operation and maintenance of ships cranes winches lifeboats, life-rafts, fast rescue craft and routine maintenance of all other deck associated machinery also watch duties on the bridge, involved in Helicopter Landing Duties and Radio Operator duties utilizing full CAA Civil Aviation Radio Operator Certificate. Also involved in operation of taut wire machinery during diving operations. Based in various global locations during time on board
  • Working on board various RoRo Ferries within the company fleet. Deck hand responsible for all deck duties as requested by my senior Officers

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