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Freelance Senior Project Installation Engineer & Client Rep Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, UK

Senior Project,Construction, Installation Engineer & Client Representative [On & Offshore]

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Hourly Rate / Cost:£70.59 per hour (ex. VAT)
Daily Rate / Cost:£564.71 per day (ex. VAT)
Available From:Now
Candidate ID:288526

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CV (Curriculum Vitae) / Résumé

An experienced Project Manager and Principle Engineer with a proven track record of success globally in the private sector, specialising in offshore and subsea work. Providing high-level planning, coordination and project control on contracts ranging from c £5,000 to £250 million. An adept trouble shooter, with a track record of successfully rescuing projects in the UK and abroad.

A strong pro-active leader, with the proven ability to take multiple projects from inception to successful completion. Instrumental in empowering staff to take ownership, in order to achieve individual targets, a facilitator and skilled negotiator, with worldwide experience.

Commercially astute, used to managing tender documents and contract negotiations, procurement and recruitment of suitably skilled personnel. Able to handle numerous concurrent projects, oversee staff up to several hundred.

Experienced in on site and / or offshore project recovery, troubleshooting and 3rd party contractor management, procurement skills and client representation, to include major oil and gas companies with overseas development interests, ensuring projects come in on time and within budget.

Employment History

(Oct 2010 to Apr 2011)

SubSea Engineer & Client Representative [DOC]

S64 Reinstatement DSV Campaign
Reinstatement of a 6 inch flow line which had previously failed between wells S64 and S66 and re connect the system back to the D9 Riser at Beryl A,commission and test system once complete. Vessels used for this campaign were Atlantic 7 and Toisa Polaris.

(May 2010 to Oct 2010)

Senior Project Engineer OMM (Offshore Marine Management)

Wind Farm Project
Responsible for engineering aspects relevant to pre installation of two 1.5kl 208mm cables situated between two offshore converter platforms [third party design,fabrication,selection of equipment,installation, lay down criteria] plus mobilisation.

(Feb 2010 to May 2010)

Offshore Installation & Construction Manager GSP

TPAO Jacket and Topsides
Akcakoca Field Development
Overall responsibility for the installation of a +- 2000 mt Drilling-Production Jacket in 95msw plus a 900 mt Topsides Drilling module its associated pipelines and sub sea spools.

(Aug 2009 to Dec 2009)

Senior Project Interface Engineer

Exxon Mobile Beryl A & B [Offshore] North Sea
Senior Project Interface Engineer
Responsible for the coordination and scope of work between the Diving Vessel and platforms.This was a decommissioning project of a sub sea drilling and production template its associated flexibles and pipelines, also two 12 inch production hoses were replaced on a loading buoy situated between the A&B during the time of decommissioning.

(Mar 2008 to Aug 2009)

Senior Project Engineer & Site Engineer CTC [Offshore/Onshore]

Responsible for all fabrication works[Templates,Tie-in Modules,PLETS etc] required by various projects, including installation, engineering, mobilisation and commissioning plus QA/QC of the welding and fabrication.

(Mar 2007 to Mar 2008)

Senior Project Fabrication Engineer [Offshore/Onshore]

Senior Project Fabrication Engineer [Offshore/Onshore]
Kikeh Project 1500 MSW Murphy Oil KL.
Responsible for engineering,installation,fabrication and interface of the PLETS,Manifold,Lay Down Heads,Caisson and shore approach [beach pull system} for the Kikeh pipeline plus involvement with commissioning of the pipeline.

(Sep 2006 to Mar 2007)

Client Appointed Representative [Offshore]

Client Appointed Representative [Offshore]
Enoch Project Talisman Energy Brea A
Replacement of several sub sea production modules and installation,trenching and tie-in of two flexible pipelines from the manifold to the platform.

(Feb 2006 to Sep 2006)

Senior Fabrication & Project Engineer [Onshore/Offshore]

Senior Fabrication & Project Engineer [Onshore/Offshore]
Baku Azerbaijan
Develop and build 14 tie-in spools for BP
Source all materials for the spools and templates engineer installation procedures plus fabricate and install spools at the newly installed platform 180 MSW.

(Feb 2005 to Feb 2006)

Senior Fabrication Engineer/Representative

Senior Fabrication Engineer/Representative
Fabricate and build two 42" HP Repair Clamps for BP in Baku.

(Mar 2003 to Feb 2005)

Senior Client Representative [Offshore]

Mearsk Offshore Qatar

Overseeing SOW lay and installation contract by a third party contractor [NPCC] of numerous gas pipelines and spools into their associated platforms and their commissioning for the Client plus the re-instalment of two production loading buoys.

Professional Qualifications

• Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
• Diploma in Business Studies


• Marine Operations
• Health & Safety
• Fire Fighting
• Computer Applications
• Contract Administration
• Quality Assurance
• Off Shore Survival Certificate

Career Highlights

• Head of review board monitoring, reviewing engineering documentation & QA over the entire project for fabrication and construction of the Zeepipe running from Norway to Zeebrugge (worth £250M)

• Responsible for an EPIC project for Murphy Oil, Malaysia, to design and build, install and commission a 12” pipeline from the Labuan Gas Terminal to the Kikeh field (1350 msw)

• Required to lay and tie-back to a 30” caisson, situated on the Brea A, an 8” production line with a 3” gas lift piggy backed onto the 8” from the ENOCH remote template to the Brea A Platform

• Responsible for tender documentation, contract negotiations, tender appraisal and award for a bundled pipeline, offshore UK for Shell – with a contract value of £16.8 million

• Conversion from a drilling rig to a floating production platform to be commissioned & installed offshore, UK. Responsible for interfacing with production, weight control & subsea tie-in of flexible riser (£27.8M)

• Responsible for production of engineering documents and procedures for 12 spools (30” - 8”), which have been tied in the East Azeri Platform Phase 11 for and behalf of AIOC-BP


Project Management:
• Undertaking ITT compilation, bid and contract evaluation, contract administration, QA-QC, regulatory requirements, H&S matters and negotiating the best all round contract for the company
• Designing the faults out of a project before the project begins, effectively risk assessing
• Coordinating all parties in the design team, keeping all parties fully informed
• Over-viewing the design, specification (to ensure use of correct materials) and overall likely cost and advising the end users accordingly on any issues
• Liaising, acting as site representative, to ensure interests and objectives of the client are fulfilled

Trouble Shooting:
• Analysing what is the cause of an issue on a particular project and working to rectify this to turn the job around, either in respect of time taken, finance or quality of the works
• Establishing set procedures to be adhered to, ensuring clear boundaries and goals
• Communicating & close liaising at all levels, often where language and cultural barriers pose problems
• Ensuring maintenance of a strong network of contacts to enable specialists and teams to be called upon in order to turn works around, where personnel are an issue

Financial Management:
• Managing purchase agreements for base and office buildings, project equipment, housing for staff, training facilities and ensuring tight budget control
• Ensuring contractor tenders are analysed, taking full consideration of how realistic tenders are priced

Contracts management:
• Critical path analysis (CPA), monitoring, discussing and rectifying any problems / delays which come up at site level, assisting and negotiating to keep the project on budget and on schedule
• Day to day resource management, to include manpower, equipment and materials
• Holding regular meetings with clients and contractors, following the programme through the entire lifecycle, keeping a close eye on schedules and, in turn, costings
• Having the ability to look fairly at both sides of a project, having been client representative & contractor, thereby communicating, bringing all parties together to facilitate successful resolution of issues


• Aug 2008 to date: Senior Project Engineer and Site Representative: CTC Marine Projects
• Mar 2007 to Aug 2008: Senior Project Engineer & Site Representative, Kikeh Project: Sapura Acergy
• Sep 2006 to Mar 2007: Client Appointed Representative, Enoch Project: Talisman Energy
• Feb 2006 to Aug 2006: Senior Project Installation Engineer: Saipem, Baku Azerbaijan
• Feb 2005 to Feb 2006: Senior Project Engineer: Stats Group, UK
• Mar 2003 to 2004: Company Representative: Maersk Offshore, Qatar
• Jan 2003 to Mar 2003: Principal Consultant-Senior Project Engineer: TKC Associates
• Jan 2002 to Dec 2002: Project / Subsea / Installation Engineer: Subsea 7, Haliburton
• May 2001 to Dec 2001: Senior Subsea Project Engineer: Stolt Offshore, Aberdeen
• 1998 to 2001: Principal Consultant: TKC Associates
• 1996 to 1998: Senior QA Engineer: Munro and Miller
• 1992 to 1994: Senior Project Engineer: Stena Offshore
• 1990 to 1992: Senior Construction Interface Engineer: Snamprogetti SPA
• 1989 to 1990: Senior Project Engineer: Davy Offshore
• 1989: Senior Pipeline/Construction Engineer: Shell, UK

Assignment History

(This Candidate has recently been shortlisted or contracted for the following people4 assignments)

  • Technical Consultant - Oil & Gas - Subsea: Subsea Installation Engineer - September start in South China Long-term contract for a major consultancy based in China. Job duties: - Design review and technical consulting of subsea oil&gas production equipment/system - Carry out independent analysis of subsea oil&gas production facilities with software tools. - Site survey and technical support of subsea oil&gas production equipments during fabrication, offshore installation and commissioning.
  • Offshore subsea engineer: We are looking for an experienced engineer in offshore oil & gas engineering, who should be familiar with the design, construction, installation and commissioning of subsea production system, such as Wellhead, Christmas, Manifold, Jumper, Umbilical, Control system, and so on. Starting in July / August 2011 working initially in Shanghai followed by Shenzhen, China. Contract for year+
  • Energy consultant: Walk around assessment of mothballed refinery facility. Scope to be discussed but to include basic visual inspection of the plant and a discussion of operating history with the original plant manager.
  • Senior Subsea Engineer: Senior Subsea Engineer for one year renewable contract in Tripoli, Libya To support the Development team In the engineering, design, manufacturing, testing and Installation of subsea production systems, assuring that the design meet project requirement, applicable standards and engineering best practices, developing Company's know-how In this area.
  • Wind Farm - Construction Bids: Wind Farm Construction - Bid Assessors Experienced Wind Farm engineers required to assess bids for construction of an offshore wind platform and cable lay as follows: - 1 x structural engineer - 1 x utilities - 1 cable manufacturing + cable lay They should be available from end of April for approx. 6 weeks.

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