Vessel Equipment Engineer with a strong background in mechanical/hydraulic works with a vast range of offshore equipment. Apprentice trained, mechanical bias, excellent hydraulic knowledge with continual development


  • Maintenance trained in mechanical and hydraulic industrial control systems
  • Mechanical/Hydraulic maintenance, repair and fault finding of all vessel Cranes/VLS/HLS equipment
  • Competent in Hydraulic schematics and fault finding
  • Time Served Toolmaker, Competent with in-situ machining, pipe cutting, flange facing of RTJ, Graylok/Techlok hubs, raised face flanges, milling, hot tapping, etc.
  • Competent in all Hand and Hydraulic Torque/Tensioning techniques using various tools and equipment
  • Excellent awareness of health and safety at work.
  • Panamanian and Bahamas Seamans Discharge Book


  • ECITB approved apprenticeship (4 year) in Mechanical Engineering(Toolmaker)
  • BTEC First Certificate and National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
  • NVQ Mechanical/Maintenance Engineering Levels 1, 2 & 3


  • ECITB Safety Passport
  • UKOOA offshore survival_exp_2020 and OGUK Offshore Medical Certificate_exp_2019
  • ECITB (HS001) Torque and Tensioning Certificate PF0/MJI 10-18-19
  • NFPC Industrial Hydraulics Level 1 and Level 2
  • Wire Rope Inspector Level 1 and Wire Rope Socketing (resin)
  • Forklift/Cherry-picker License
  • Slinging/Banksman Course and Abrasive Wheel Certificate
  • Nitrogen Awareness Certificate (OPITO approved)
  • H2S Competency Certificate (OPITO approved)
  • HS001 General Health and Safety in Engineering Construction
  • AGT-Level-2 Gas Detection Authorised Person (permit to work) LEVEL 2 Authorised
  • ISSOW permit to work level 1+ 2 (performing and issuing authority)
  • Confined Space Entry Medical

Career History

Saipem Vessel
Equipment Engineer / May 2017 – February 2018

  • Offshore, Vessel based, SCV Khankendi, BP Shah Deniz 2 Project
  • Duties include Mechanical / hydraulic maintenance of all vessel and deck equipment including 900t Huisman AHC crane, 50t Sormec knuckle boom crane, 2 x 10t palfinger provision cranes, various deck winches up to 50t, HLS and RHD maintenance, including 50t 4 track Righini tensioner, Aquatic reel hub drive
  • Issuing authority of PTW, SRA, TBT, RTC, etc… and all associated paperwork
  • Chief mechanic duties including AMOS maintenance system
  • Various umbilical and power cable reels and carousel

ABB, Atlas – Worldwide
Senior Mechanical/Hydraulic Lay Technician / April 2015 – April 2017

  • Offshore, UK/Overseas, vessel based, CSV Topaz Installer
  • Duties include mechanical and hydraulic maintenance and operation of HLS spread including 20Te Parkburn Tensioner, Carousel, deck Winches, Hydraulic hpu
  • Power Cable and Fibre Optic lay, Dual cable loading and lay, deployment in depths of up to 1000m
  • Various Cable repair jobs, in-line joints, over boarding and recovery/lay of export cables and in-fields

Senior Mechanical/Hydraulic Lay Technician / May 2014 – March 2015

  • Offshore, UK/Overseas, vessel based, CSV Normand Cutter
  • Duties include mechanical and hydraulic maintenance and operation of VLS, HLS, HOC, A&R Winch, RDS, RHD, 2 and 4 tracks Tensioner, Carousel, deck Winches, Air Compressors, hydraulic hpu, etc.
  • Umbilical, flexi, pipe lay, deployment in depths of up to 1000m

McDermott, Asia Pacific, Worldwide
Senior Mechanical/Hydraulic Lay Technician / Feb 2011 – April 2014

  • Offshore, vessel based, Overseas, North Ocean 105
  • Duties include mechanical and hydraulic maintenance and operation of VLS, HLS A&R Winch 500t, RPLS, HOC, TLS, RDS, RHD, 440Te 4 track Tensioner, deck Winches, Air Compressors, Pipe Cutting/Bevelling, etc.
  • Rigid pipe, Pipe in Pipe, umbilical, flexi, pipe lay, deployment in depths of up to 3000m

VSMC-OMM, Offshore UK
Subsea senior technician / Aug 2009- Feb 2011

  • Offshore, UK/Overseas, vessel based, CSV Stemat Spirit - 14mth, Stemat 82 - 4mth.
  • Duties include carousel/plough maintenance, Sea stallion 4 plough, carousel ops, cable engine ops and mechanical/hydraulic maintenance of all Cable lay equipment including tensioners, carousel, deck winches
  • Power Cable and Fibre Optic lay, deployment in depths of up to 1000m

Subocean Group, Offshore UK
Subsea Senior Equipment Technician / Feb 2006- Aug 2009

  • Offshore, UK/Overseas, vessel based, AMT Discoverer
  • Duties include mechanical/hydraulic maintenance of all cable laying equipment i.e. EB Sea Stallion 4 Plough, umbilical winch, Power4 generators, Bezzemer winches, Compressors, Parkburn Carousel, etc…
  • Pilot and operation of 3m Sea stallion 4 plough, 5500t Carousel, Tensioners, Umbilical winch, etc…

Enerpac (Hedley Purvis) Ltd, Offshore Worldwide
Multi Discipline Machining Technician / Feb 2003 – Feb 2006

  • ON/Offshore, UK/Overseas, Platforms and FPSO
  • In-situ machining includes, Flange Facing, RTJ, Milling, Drilling, and Cold Cutting, Pipe cutting/bevelling
  • Trained in bolting techniques (torque and tensioning) - (PFO-10,15,18,19) - (HS001)
  • Various offshore/onshore assignments in North Sea and worldwide i.e. Nigeria, Kazakhstan, etc…
  • Controlled bolt tightening, Torque and Tensioning, Flange Management

Atlantic Engineering Ltd, Alcan Primary Metal
Site Supervisor, Mechanical Fitter/technician / May 2001 – Feb 2003

  • Maintenance of Carbon Plant, Casting Plant and Pot rooms
  • Duties include fitting, welding, machining and all associated paperwork, etc.

AAF-McQuay (UK) Ltd, Cramlington
Mechanical site technician / July 1999 - May 2001

  • Using various methods to assemble air handling units – ‘Easdale 3’ & ‘New Generation’
  • Able to fit and align fans & motors. Capable in all aspects of assembling and fitting of air con units, magnetic gauges, Splitters, Manometers, Coils

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