PROFILE

Accomplished and highly skilled Electrical Technician with a robust 20+ years multi-sector background including marine, offshore, commercial and industrial, most recently operating and maintaining Vertical and Horizontal cable lay and reel drive systems, winches, tensioners and carousels in worldwide vessel-based roles contributing to a diverse range of subsea projects

COMPETENCIES

  • Adept in hazardous areas Installation, Maintenance, Testing and Commissioning with exceptional fault-finding and diagnostic skills and vast hands-on knowledge of all on and offshore electrical systems on rigs and vessels thriving in high pressure, constantly changing surroundings involved in mobilisation and demobilisation of equipment operating to the highest ISSOW standards
  • Strong supervisory skills leading by example, approaching all tasks with utmost level of commitment, perseverance, enthusiasm and dedication to safe, efficient and successful achievement of all objectives and eagerness to embrace new challenges
  • Installation, Maintenance, Testing and Commissioning
  • Operation and maintenance of subsea lay equipment
  • Mobilization and demobilization of equipment including HPUs
  • Fully conversant with SAP and electrical drawings (SCADA)
  • Calibration and testing of fire and gas and H2S detection
  • VLS/HLS, reel drive systems, winches, tensioners

EDUCATION

  • SVQ Level 3 Installing and Commissioning Electrical Systems and Equipment (Reid Kerr College Apprenticeship - Aug 1996-Jan 2001)
  • Certificate of Modern Apprenticeship

TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

  • City and Guilds 17th Edition Wiring Regulations OPITO Approved Combined FOET
  • BOSIET (Including HUET & EBS and Additional Training for Norwegian sector)
  • Valid Medical Certificate for UK, Norwegian and Danish Offshore sectors
  • CA-EBS
  • MIST
  • RUK/GWO Basic Safety Training First Aid Module
  • Full UK Driver’s Licence
  • 7 Standard Grades (Renfrew High School – 1991-Dec 1995)

Career History

OMEGA SUBSEA/OCEAN INSTALLER
ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN – NORMAND VISION / 2018

  • VLS incorporating 2x75Te 4 track tensioners,185te A+R Winch,20Te Initiation Winch and a SAS 400Te RDS; the job involved the installation and recovery of multiple risers
  • Maintenance of all afore-mentioned equipment including a MAATS 30Te 2 track tensioner and 3000Te below deck carousel

ATLAS/PRYSMIAN POWERLINK
ELECTRICAL TECHNICAN – SKANDI NEPTUNE/NORMAND CLIPPER / 2017-2018

  • Contributing to a diverse range of subsea operations on board Skandi Neptune and Normand Clipper including:
  • Recovery of 262mm diameter export cables for jointing and deployment of cables once joint was complete in addition to recovery of any redundant cable
  • Mobilising, operating and maintaining Caley 25Te two track tensioner,25Te and 10Te Fraser winches and 2 x 10Te DLM Saddlebacks and 2 x 25Te DLM RLMs including all associated HPUs, demobilising all equipment when jobs were complete

ATLAS/DOC
CAROUSEL OPERATOR – UR141

  • Loading of 19 infield cables of various diameters from Prysmian factory in Drammen
  • Transpool 6 infield cables to the Global Symphony in Eemshaven
  • Transpool the remaining 13 infield cables to Flowline RDS onshore

ETPM/SUBSEA 7
ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN/TOWER TECHNICIAN - SUBSEA VIKING / 2017

  • Involved in operation and maintenance of the tower to open and close subsea cocoon doors
  • Tower incorporated 20Te main winch, 2 x 5Te guide winches and a cursor winch
  • Responsible for maintenance of all afore-mentioned equipment including all associated HPUs

TEN LIVE RAIL/TTG
ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN / 2016-2017

  • Fitting upgrades on various rolling stock units, installing and testing Driver Advisory Systems (DAS) and HV Energy Metering Systems on a range of fleets
  • Installed DAS on 156,158,318,320 and 380 fleets
  • Undertook speedo tests on 158 fleet as per Scotrail standards
  • Installed energy meters on 318 and 320 fleets

RUMIC/DEEPOCEAN
CAROUSEL OPERATOR/TECHNICIAN - MAERSK CONNECTOR / 2016

  • Operating and maintaining Parkburn 7000Te all electric twin carousel incorporating 2x15Te 2 track deck tensioners and 2x5Te 2 track tower tensioners
  • This job involved the loading of 120km of 135mm 600kV DC submarine cable from Prysmian factory in single basket mode using the inner tensioners

ETPM/OCEAN INSTALLER
ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN - NORMAND VISION / 2016

  • Implementing demobilisation of SAS 400Te RDS
  • Orchestrating mobilisation of an 1800Te Amclyde carousel incorporating a 10Te 2 track NOV tensioner

ETPM/OCEAN INSTALLER
ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN - NORMAND VISION – TROLL C & VIGDIS PROJECTS / 2016

  • VLS incorporating 2x75Te 4 track tensioners,185te A+R Winch,20Te Initiation Winch, 10Te Dynamic Under bender and a SAS 400te RDS
  • The jobs involved the mobilization of the SAS 400Te RDS and 10Te dynamic underbender
  • Laying 800m of 15 inch oil export riser, 800m of 10 inch T production riser and 800m of 10 inch T test riser from the SAS 400Te RDS
  • Recovery of old 15 inch and 2x10 inch risers to the SAS 400Te RDS
  • Laying 250m of 6 inch production jumper
  • Maintenance of all afore-mentioned equipment including a MAATS 30Te 2 track tensioner and 3000Te below deck carousel

MORSON INTERNATIONAL/BABCOCK MARINE / PRIMESTAFF/THOMAS JOHNSTONE
MARINE ELECTRICIAN / 2016

  • Installation of panels, lights, sockets and smoke detectors
  • Glanding and termination of cables
  • Packing of bulkhead and transit glands
  • Installation of trunking, conduit and copex for new build car park
  • Wiring and termination of lighting on all levels
  • Wiring and termination of fire alarm system including sounders and break glasses
  • Installation, wiring and termination of lamp posts on upper levels
  • Installation and maintenance of site lighting and power
  • Removal of power and lighting points for access by other trades
  • Installing new electrical power and lighting circuits and modifying existing circuits, running power for site amenities/toilet block
  • Installing temporary power for other contractors such as 415v for the lift engineers and all other electrical related tasks
  • Wiring of new build extension including kitchen, utility room and lounge area
  • Partial re-wire of existing property and consumer unit upgrade

WRS/EMAS
ELECTRICAL LAY TECHNICIAN – LEWEK CONNECTOR / 2015
GLITNE DECOMMISSIONING/MARTIN LINGE PROJECTS

  • Operating and maintaining Huisman VLS incorporating 2x75Te 4 track tensioners including 20Te and 5Te winches, Amclyde HLS incorporating 2x35Te 4 track tensioners including a 75Te A+R winch, 6000Te MAATS carousel incorporating a 10Te 2 track tensioner and 3Te 2 pair LCE,3000Te MAATS below deck carousel incorporating a 5Te 2 track tensioner
  • Decommissioning of 29 pipelines including risers, flowlines and umbilicals using the Amclyde HLS in 2 Line mode into the 6000Te and 3000Te MAATS carousels
  • Transpooling the pipelines from the 6000TE and 3000Te carousels using the 10Te and 5Te MAATS tensioners to shoreside
  • Demobilisation of Amclyde HLS
  • Lay of 82.8km of 185mm export cable using the Amclyde HLS from the 6000Te MAATS carousel
  • Loading 82km of 185mm export cable into 6000Te MAATS carousel using the MAATS 10Te 2 track tensioner
  • Recovery of 2nd end of 1st cable to jointing shack for mid-line joint
  • Lay 78.8km of 185mm export cable using Amclyde HLS from the 6000Te MAATS carousel and wet store the cable
  • Transpooling the remaining 3.2km of export cable from the MAATS 6000Te carousel using the Amclyde HLS to a Subsea 7 RDS

ETPM/SUBSEA 7
ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN – SKANDI NEPTUNE – MURPHY MEDUSA PROJECT / 2015

  • Operating and maintaining Huisman VLS incorporating 2x60Te 4 track tensioners, Huisman RDS, ODIM 50Te fibre rope deployment system and a PLET Handling Frame
  • Laying 1.7km of 14 inch flowline using the aforementioned equipment
  • Laying 1.7km of 83mm umbilical using the VLS tensioners in two track mode
  • Demobilisation of the PLET Handling Frame

OPERATING IN VESSEL BASED ELECTRICAL TECHNICAN/CAROUSEL/TENSIONER OPERATOR/ SUPERVISORY ROLES FOR MANY WELL-KNOWN COMPANIES INCLUDING AQUATIC, TECHNIP, OI, CEONA & DEEPOCEAN / 2010 - 2015

BAE SYSTEMS, SCOTSTOUN
CHARGEHAND ELECTRICIAN / 2002 - 2010

  • Managing operations and optimising team dynamics ensuring maximum efficiency, safety and a quality end product
  • Working on transformers, electrical distribution centres, change over switches, switchboards and panel wiring using connection details
  • Responsible for installation of ship wide electrical installations, mounting and aligning high risk equipment, including compasses and weapon platform systems
  • Involved in sea trialing of engine and weapon systems on board Type 45 destroyers the HMS Daring and HMS Diamond
  • Experience in check-wire requiring a high level of concentration and attention to detail to ensure the quality control of the product was at an acceptable level
  • High standard of inspection and testing, including continuity test, insulation resistance testing and CPC continuity testing
  • Experience in maintenance of three phase motors, 440v systems and 110v lighting systems
  • Maintaining stockyard blasting machine gaining valuable experience and knowledge of PLC systems
  • Maintaining cranes throughout the shipyard, giving faultfinding experience and knowledge of control circuits
  • Working on high voltage Propulsion Systems including the installation, termination and testing of these systems
  • Installation, termination and testing of fibre optic cables
  • Working to strict PPM schedules to ensure all production equipment was operable
  • Using design software to alleviate some design issues during production
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