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Engineer Project Manager

Glasgow, Glasgow City, United Kingdom
October 27, 2016

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Project Manager / Project Engineer


Electrical Engineer with 30 years experience, and proven expertise in a number of positions in the Electrical Industry;

Project Manager / Engineer on EHV projects/ Project Engineer CHP Power Stations, Coal Fired, and Nuclear Power .

Power/Commissioning Engineer/ Site Superintendent/ Site Engineer / QA

Engineer - Power Stations and Petrochemical Industry, UK and overseas

Covering project delivery, commercial management, procurement, engineering application,

Technical support and training up to 400kV

Warranty Engineer

Windfarm / Renewables

Key Skills

Project Management

Project Engineering

Electrical Commissioning up to 400kV

Transmission and Distribution Engineering

Oil and Gas Engineering

Site Project Supervision


Scotech III &IV Electrical & Electronic Engineering




National Grid PFW LAC

British Rail Channel Tunnel 132kV

Scottish Power LV, 11kV, 33kV, 132kV, & 275 / 400 kV

Nuclear Security level 2

E & M safety rules – safety documentation

United Utilities 132kV

Authorised Engineering Change

EDF Energy Networks 132 kV License

Disclosure Scotland

Offshore Oil and Gas

Counter Terrorist Check

Offshore Oil and Gas Netherlands

SCM Author / Verifier - Level 3

Relevant Experience

IBERDROLA Ochil House Blantyre Scottish Power Windfarm

May 2016 – Present

Design Engineer Windfarm / Renewable Developments for both Glen App and Hare Hill projects.

Compiling and reviewing technical documentation, schematic / block diagrams, commissioning proposals. Visiting suppliers to witness factory testing of LV auto changeover switchboards and accepting results for both primary and secondary injection of protection circuits and compliance

of the units . Redesigning existing circuits to accommodate the clients functional requirements.

33kV Switchboards and associated equipment .

EDF Torness Nuclear Power Station . January 2015 - April 2016 JACOBS

Projects Technical Support Engineer with Jacobs – EDF Investment Delivery Department Generator Transformer replacement, Grid Disturbance project, and Sea Defences . HV Protection Commissioning .

EDF Torness Nuclear Power Station 2011 – Dec ember 2014

Project Engineer with Engineering System Health Protection and Electrical Group .Involved In the procurement, delivery, Installation and Commissioning of a replacement 800 MVA 23.5kV / 400kV Generator Transformer ( three single phases ) and Tapchangers . Factory visits for FAT's on behalf of EDF, to back energisation and synchronisation of the generator with Grid . For two units .

Electrical Protection Relay Survey to ascertain obsolescence and equivalent modern day supported replacements - with Reverse Engineering

Also engineering support for the rectification of day to day station problems / faults arising on all electrical systems

Capacitor obsolescence replacement programme In conjunction with Engineering Changes and Evals

11kV CW Pump Air Circuit Breaker replacement with Vacuum project.

Also engineering support for the rectification of day to day station problems / faults arising on all electrical systems. Populating Work Order Cards, setting Contractors to work, and provide

Site Supervision as required.

2004 – 2011Project Manager, CG Power Solutions UK Ltd (formerly Power Technology Solutions Ltd)

EDF London Capital Programme WS1 2009 - 2011

Management and delivery of PTS design and build Substation projects in EDF area London .

Scottish Power Bellshill 2007 - 2009

Client Project Engineer responsible for the works at Cockenzie Power Station where SP Power Systems are replacing the present substation direct wire control scheme and obsolete RTU equipment with a control system which allows remote control from the GCC (Grid Control Centre) at Kirkintilloch, removing the requirement for control by Power Station Control Room staff. The scope being the provision of control and monitoring of the 400, 275 and 33 kV Substation switchgear at Cockenzie via a Substation Control and Information System (SCIS). Upon completion of the works, the Substation Control System and plant interfaces will be in line with acceptable modern standards and current policy.

The work includes transferring 400, 275 and 33kV Substation controls currently on the Power Station main control panels and Mk2A RTUs, together with all other substation controls, indications and alarms to the new SCIS to be located in the 275 and 400kV relay rooms. This project required planning and co-ordination of Siemens together with thirteen power outages.

Responsible for various transmission and distribution Windfarm Projects from connection application through to grid connection. Duties include planning and environmental works, procurement strategy, sub station design, OH line routing and associated section 36 and 37 consent works whilst coordinating with NGT on Connection Agreement and Mod App process.

United Utilities 2006 – 2007

Kearsley 132kV GIS switchgear replacement – Site QA Manager and Planning Supervisor. Co-ordinating the works and NGT interface for switchgear and cable replacement and project documentation.

Scottish Power / Manweb Liverpool 2004 – 2006

Project Manager Mersey tram 132kV diversions – Liverpool reinforcement.

Responsible for managing the site activities of Pirelli, GE, BBPNL and Qufab, reviewing

site / contract specific health and safety documentation, auditing QA from factory production

through the construction phases to commissioning ensuring the final packages and manuals were delivered correctly, and within the required timescales .

The contracts included the carriageway installation of seven kilometres of 132kV ducted cabling,

erection of a new 132kV / 33 GIS yard from a brown field site .

2001 to 2004 - Project Manager, Alstom T & D Stafford

Project Manager of EHV Projects in the UK and Overseas, Package Substations. Responsible for all technical and commercial aspects of various projects and associated documentation including Health and Safety, and Quality Assurance.

Feb-Aug 2001 – Commissioning Engineer, National Grid Co, Singlewell & Lovedean 400kV Substations

Commissioning Protection Schemes and interlocking philosophies on both new installations and extensions to existing substations, ensuring documentation acceptance and reconnection to National Grid within outage timescales was achieved

1999 - 2001 – Project Engineer – Fortnum Engineering (IVO) BP Grangemouth CHP Project

On contract to Fortnum Engineering the turnkey contractor responsible for both the production and maintenance of the health and safety / QA documentation / plans etc during the construction and commissioning of a 130 MW CHP Power Station and additional boiler through to the tests on completion. Responsible for all aspects of installation, inspections, commissioning handover, commissioning of individual equipment and systems, functional testing, reliability runs and performance guarantee tests, including all associated documentation. Ensuring that the power plant operates safely under all operational conditions, and that the plant performs to the designed specifications, to the satisfaction of the client and the Scottish Grid Code.

December 98 - November 99 – Electrical Superintendent, BP. Saltend, Hull

Construction phase of Saltend C.H.P Plant consisting of three 400 MW units - 25/275kV and auxiliary boiler installation, the testing of I.P.B systems generator circuit breakers HV & LV switchboards, MCC’s transformers protection systems D.C and ups completion of documentation and hand over to the client Raytheon

December 1997 - December 1998 – Site Electrical Engineer, I.V.O. C.M Services Ltd,

South Humber Bank Power Station, Stallingborough, South Humberside

As part of I.V.O. Contract Management Team representing the owner Humber Power. My main duties were overseeing the construction and commissioning activities of A.B.B. The turnkey contractor on this C.C.G.T. Project ensuring the contract specifications were being adhered to, and time schedules were on target. It was also the role of this management team to review results, and accept documentation

August 1995 - December 1997 – Power Engineer (Shift Team Leader), G.E.C. Alstom P.P.G. Connah’s Quay C.C.G.T. Deeside, North Wales

Hands on commissioning at Powergen’s C.C.G.T Power Station. 400k.v. / 22k.V. & 22kV/6kV. Transformers, switch gear and protection schemes. Through to satisfying Powergen and the National Grid Company of complete system protection, leading to synchronisation.

After the contract had been completed G.E.C. Retained my services as Warranty Engineer

March 1995 - July 1995 – H.V. Commissioning Engineer. John Brown Power Engineering, Gubrah Power Station, Muscat, Oman

Hands on commissioning of two frame 9E gas turbines with two unfired waste heat boilers. Also involved in the commissioning of associated switch gear, transformers and protection etc. To completion of documentation and hand over to the client consultant The Kuljian Corporation representing the Ministry of Electricity and Water

January 1995 - March 1995 – Electrical Construction Engineer, Control and Application, Aylesford Paper Mill, Aylesford, Kent

Supervising the installation and construction of both electrical and instrumentation services required to supply rotating machinery, drives and switch gear etc. Common to paper mills

August 1994 - November 1994- H.V. Commissioning / Test Engineer, G.E.C. Alstom T & D Switchgear Ltd, Openshaw, Manchester

Contracted by G.E.C. Alstom T&D to commission and demonstrate switch gear and protection systems and carry out factory tests witnessed by clients

May 1994 - August 1994 – H. V. Commissioning Author, G.E.C. Alstom Contracts Ltd, Trafford Park, Manchester

Contracted by G.E.C. Alstom Construction to write commissioning documentation for Little Bradford ‘c’ Combined cycle power station and projection in China and Holland

September 1992 - May 1994 – U.K. Systems Commissioning and Operations Engineer, Transmanche Link, Channel Tunnel Project

On a consultancy basis, responsible for managing the commissioning activities of South East Electricity Board. reviewing and accepting Quality Documentation covering systems ranging from the main intake grid supply 132kV. To 25kV. For traction, 21kV. And 3.3kV. Distribution for terminal ring main and tunnel substation supplies. I was involved in every aspect required to maintain progress of this contract, with the ultimate goal being the successful presentation of all the require documentation to the clients, Eurotunnel

May 1990 - September 1992 – Electrical Commissioning Engineer, Kennedy and Donkin,Consulting Engineers, West Brook Mills, Godalming, Surrey

As a member of the project test team I was involved in the commissioning activities of an 11kV. Ring supplied from the National Grid, and four back up generators covering power distribution to eight substations. Also the compilation of procedures for commissioning and testing of H.V. switchboards and all associated protection schemes through to final documentation and hand over to the client. On completion I was retained in the Q.A. Department to ensure the accuracy of the as fitted package

December 1988 - May 1990 – Commissioning Engineer

Over this period I have been operating as a Limited Company supervising the installation and carrying out the commissioning of data and voice cable systems including fibre optics in various applications, together with all associated peripheral equipment .Whilst I have mainly been involved in data systems work during this period, this has primarily dictated by market conditions and opportunities. However, as can be seen, my main background is in electrical power

June 1988 - December 1988 – Electrical Commissioning General Foreman, Scottish Rig Repairers, Invergordon, Britoil Ocean Alliance

After my work on this project at Scott Lithgows I was invited to continue at Invergordon for the final completion of the vessel. I was responsible to the senior engineers for a team of technicians involved in testing and commissioning

December 1987 - May 1988 – Electrical Commissioning General Foreman, Scott Lithgows, Greenock, Britoil Ocean Alliance

Supervising a team of twelve technicians and actively involved in the commissioning activities

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