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Electrical Supervisor

United States
March 24, 2011
Contact Info:

William Patrick (Rick) Trethowan

** ********** ***** ********, *** 2287, Australia

Tel: +61 249 513 505, +61 418 384 461 Email:

Electrical Supervisor / Superintendent

Accomplished professional with more than 16 years of experience in providing excellent technical and maintenance service, with exceptional understanding of electrical technicalities. Adept at providing technical equipment support and developing new processes through ongoing maintenance, defect resolution and enhancement solutions. Wide range of expertise in supervising the electrical installations of medium-priced to high-end custom works.

Major Skills:

Managerial Skills:

Maintenance Planning Plan Reviewing Quality Control

Evaluation & Recommendation Training & Development

Strategy Formation & Implementation Resource Optimization Relationship Management

Leadership and Supervision

Budget Management Efficiency Improvement

Progress Monitoring Shut Down Operations

Health & Safety Management

Functional Skills:

Preventative Maintenance Control Records Maintenance Customer Support

Cross Functional Coordination Regulatory Compliance Equipment Management

Commissioning Electrical Analysis

Equipment Handling

Client Servicing Service Support

Scheduling / Review

Team Management Installation & Maintenance Reporting & Documentation

Major Accomplishments

Maintained a consistent record of completing assignments within time and budget with zero accidents or Lost Time Injuries.

Identified critical issues related to site activities and ensured timely resolution of queries so as to ascertain uninterrupted project works.

Proficiently assembled, installed, tested, and maintained electrical wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures using test equipment and hand tools.

Experienced in managing and directing the site regulation section through supervision of site development and senior site development inspectors.

Coordinated activities with other sections, programs and departments, including scheduling and resolving problems; inspecting work performed by contractors.

Interacted with clients and about the project implementation strategies and suggested new techniques for ensuring cost effective project execution.

Sought and built effective personal relationships and networks within the team and with external vendors, contractors thereby contributed towards achieving organizational and team success.

Promoted great working environment conducive to increasing efficiency, enhancing quality and strengthening financial results.

Ensured full adherence to the Health & Safety Plans, which includes liaison with governing client bodies and the emergency services as required, including timely notification and authorization for scheme parameters.

Responsibilities Handled across Career Span

Direct the completion of related electrical installation by supervising the allocated work force within the areas of electrical responsibility, prioritising and allocating Electrical work tasks and the ongoing enforcement of statutory safety regulations.

Supervise Electrical and Mechanical staff to perform all modification work required to commission process plant and bring online in preparation for handover.

Manage duties involved in organising the manpower and equipment, for an E/I fitout on Wellheads, including Electrical and Communication rooms, Chemical Injection Building, Production Facility Building and Wellheads.

Install sealed dry cell batteries, termination, energisation and commissioning of new supply, decommissioning and removal of redundant batteries

Organise work crews, raising hot/cold work permits where required, organising and managing cable pulling crews to remove and replace cables and equipment damaged in a gas fire.

Organise material and information for the construction involved in building a new coal processing and load out facility.

Inspect and carry out installation and tests as determined by the Construction Manager on installed equipment and to reject and authorise repair or rework of non-conforming equipment containing defects which can be fixed quickly, effectively and economically by the factory or site installation team.

Career Snapshots:

Electrical Supervisor

Lycopodium Minerals, Mauritania, West Africa Apr 2011 -- Present

Electrical Superintendent Jan 2010 – Dec 2010 CCJV, LNG Upstream Project, Highlands Highway, Papua New Guinea


Electrical Supervisor, Hidden Valley Gold Project, Morobe Province, Papua New Guinea Mar 2009 – Sep 2009

Electrical Supervisor, Sabodala Gold Project, Sabodala Senegal, West Africa Jun 2008 – Jan 2009

Electrical Supervisor, Dolores Gold/Silver Heap Leach Project, Dolores Chihuahua, Mexico Dec 2007 – Apr 2008

Electrical Supervisor, Lady Annie Copper Project, Mt Isa QLD May 2007 – Sep 2007

Electrical Supervisor Apr 2006 – Feb 2007

Theiss Kentz Joint Venture, Wilpinjong Coal Project Ulan

Electrical Supervisor Jan 2006 – Apr 2006

MIE PNG, South East Mananda Project Papua New Guinea

Electrician Nov 2005 – Dec 2005

Downer Engineering, Gove Expansion Project

Electrical Supervisor Jan 2005 – Aug 2005

Downer Engineering, Cross City Tunnel

Electrician Aug 2004 – Jan 2005

B.A.Norrman Electrical, Tamworth, NSW

Electrical Supervisor May 2004 – Aug 2004

Downer Engineering Cross City Tunnel

Leading hand/ Foreman - Moomba Gas Plant Jan 2004 – May 2004

National Cable Installation, Sydney

Electrician Oct 2003 – Jan 2004

B.A.Norrman Electrical, Tamworth, NSW

Field Inspector Jun 2003 – Oct 2003

ABB Communication, Warrabrook Newcastle, NSW

ABB Installation, NSW

Electrician - Olympic Dam SA, Uranium Rebuild Mar 2003 – May 2003

Electrician Aug 2002 – Jan 2003

Electrician Jun 2002 – Aug 2002

Electrician Mar 2002 – May 2002

Electrician Jan 2002 – March 2002

B. A. Norrman Electrical Pty Ltd, South Tamworth NSW

Site Supervisor (TUNNELS) Apr 2001 – Dec 2001

Alstom, BHBB Joint Venture M5 Motorway Sydney

Electrician Sep 2000 – Mar 2001

ABB Installation, Cardiff NSW

Advanced COMMUNICATIONS CABLEJointer JUNE 1999 – August 2000

ABB Communication, Cardiff

Electrician JULY 1998 – June 1999

ABB Installation, Cardiff

Boiler Maker JUNE 1997 – June 1998

Cegelec Australia, Unanderra NSW

Boiler Maker / Electrical Mechanic MARCH 1994 – May 1997

LMK Contracting Pty Ltd. Parkes

Educational Qualifications

Schooling Certificate Feb 1962 – November 1969

Dunedoo Central School, Dunedoo, New South Wales Australia,

Computer Keyboard Techniques Feb 1996 – November 2000

Western Institute of TAFE, Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia

Professional Development:

Lines Serviceman Secondary (CO4)

First aid & Heart Lung Resuscitation

Pole Top Rescue

Manhole Rescue

Electrical Principles

Electrical Safety

Pit& Pipe Installation

Working With Asbestos

Hazardous Materials

O.H&S Policies

Aerial Installation & Maintenance

Cable 1: Distribution Jointing of small size cables

(All associated jointing tools and safety practices)

Cable 2; Jointing Junction & Main Cables Large size cables)

(All associated jointing tools and safety practices)

Fault Procedures & Testing; Using Multimeters

Cable Rearrangement; Subscriber, Main & Junction Cables

Assembling & Installing Pulse Code Modulators (P.C M)

Telephone Installation; Building Structures;Internal Cabling

Western Institute of TAFE

Certificate in Electrical Trade

Certificate in Telecommunication

New South Wales Electrical Contractor, Licence Number 115638C,

Northern Territory Electrical Licence Number A8138,

Occupational First Aid Officer, Licence Number 612473,

Occupational Health and Safety Licence Number CG100424205SEQ1,

ACRS Master Cabler Registration Number AO29881,

OHS Licensed Operator for Elevated Work Platform, Back Hoe, Front End Loader, Skid Steer, low Loader, Bobcat, Certificate Number N-0307005


Heavy Duty Drivers Licence, Australia Class HC,R 4907RS

Boat Drivers Licence – Registration No: 00271959

OHS Certification Australia Cert No N-0307005/3

Frontend Loader - Code LL

Backhoe - Code LB

Excavator - Code LE

Skid Steer - Code LS

Forklift - Code LF

Elevating Work Platform - Code WP

Electrical Contractor - Licence No 115638C

Telecommunication Wiring Licence ACA Type BCL U, 5, C, F - Licence No 00060533696

Personal Details

Date of Birth : 30th December, 1954

Gender : Male

Nationality : Australian

Marital Status : Married

Language : English, Basic Pigeon English and Spanish

Driving Licence : Papua New Guinean Licence and Australian Heavy Vehicle Licence

References available on request