Highly experienced and resourceful Construction, Testing and Commissioning and Handover Delivery Manager with a superb record of achievement in the construction, installation and testing and commissioning of Mainline Rail, Metro and Tram, Signalling, Control (SCADA, BAC’s), MEP, Fire Life Safety and Telecommunications Systems. Recently as the Head of Operations within a MEP Company for Design and Build Projects in Qatar.
Excellent construction and delivery management, engineering, design and planning skills coupled with the ability to train, share knowledge and motivate a team or large workforce. Resilient and able to cope with a fast-changing workload including implementation of new techniques and systems. Thereby achieving deadlines, often under pressure and in diverse conditions.
Proficient in contract management and proven ability to work to various design cycles (GRIP/RIBA) from bid stage to managing design reviews and ensuring the project requirements are achieved with the detailed design, able to plan and manage comm lot packages and organise the packages to gain IRN to PCC, PAC and AC. Able to manage quality control and acknowledge the need for Non-conformance reporting, the need to raise technical queries to design and manage snag and punch items to closure through introducing a COWL – Consolidated Outstanding Works List and categorise items from critical to aesthetic. Skilled in Contract Management both FIDIC in the Middle East and NEC3 in the UK. Able to collaborate and engage various contractors under my control, raise appropriate early warnings without causing conflict and managing programme dates and budget.
Planning and management of works in “live” environments without disrupting service or operations, while maintaining high health and safety standards.
Project Delivery Management, engineering, planning and design of mainline rail, light rail and metro systems including, MEP, Life Safety, Rail Signalling, Safety Critical Radio systems, Security systems to all SIL levels
Construction Management and control of programme dates and quality, while setting a strong reporting process with planned versus actuals and a detailed metrics for senior management review
Managing and control of technical specifications and material compliance in line with CENELEC standards (UKBS), EN, ISO International and KAHRAMMA standards in the Middle East
Design Management including Interdisciplinary Design Reviews and Checks (IDR/IDC) in various safety and non-safety critical systems
Designated signatory for safety critical system compliance and handover as the Contractors Responsible Engineer (CRE)
Authorised reviewer and signatory for Health & Safety documentation, including Construction Safety Plans, Method Statements. Task Briefing documents and Daily Activity Briefs.
Engineering solutions, planning and client presentations for bids and proposals for a wide range of telecommunications and construction projects in the various sectors in the UK and overseas.
Design and Engineering of copper and fibre based transmission systems.
Planning Supervisor in CDM Health and Safety for Radio Base Station Design and Construction Projects
Review and report on system design documents for a number of telecommunications technologies.
Experienced in the use and instruction of fibre optics, including test equipment. CCTV and transmission.
Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, with a superb record in Stakeholder Management. Creating good relationships and liaison with all levels and roles and appreciate the challenges each position faces
March 2018 – Present – Operations/Delivery Manager
Operations and Delivery Manger for Qatar Mechanical Electrical & Public Health (Q-MEP). Responsible for the Company Operations and Delivery of Company projects within Qatar.
These projects include the Doha Metro Main Depot ($100 million), Doha Metro Stations and Tunnels (Red Line $2.1 billion and Green Line $1.8 Billion), Qatar Petroleum District ($30 Million), Doha Downtown Mshereib Business and Retail Project (Offices, Banks, Retail Businesses & Outlets, Hotels and Cinema to $500 million), Qatar ISF Base Construction (undisclosed) and many others. Currently working with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) on the Doha Metro and Texas High Speed Rail Depot on technical support and consultancy.
Working with the Qatar Ministry of interior, International and Local Construction and MEP Companies on other projects for the 2022 FIFA World Cup and Defense in a support role.
Responsible ensuring projects are completed as per the Client’s programme and expectations, on time and within budget. To establish and maintain good relationships with new and existing Clients.
Responsible for the allocation of suitably skilled Project Managers, Construction Managers, Engineers, Supervisors, etc for all projects.
Heavily involved in ensuring Company Financial Targets are met and to drive the business activities to eliminate unnecessary costs and maximize profits.
2016 – 2018 – INSTALLATION MANAGER – Thales Gulf
Responsible for the Installation/Construction Management of both Signaling, Life Safety Control and Telecommunication Systems on the Red Line and the Main Depot for the Doha Metro. This includes working closely with all parties on the project, including, The Client (Qatar Rail), The PMCS, various companies within the consortium, Civils, Sub-Contractors, Suppliers and Internal Engineering, Design, Procurement and Test Teams.
Responsible for the Testing and Commissioning of the above-mentioned systems and achieving handover into revenue service
Tasked with training site supervision and ensuring the shift reports reflected the works done, did not hide issues and empowered staff to raise concerns and building team spirit with all nationalities and engaging different cultures
Responsible for planning and scheduling of the Installation, the management of material requests and deliveries, Sub-Contractor Management and close liaison with Civils Contractors. Interface Management of various contractors
Responsible for the approval of on-site Civils construction works for Thales, casting of base, Equipment Rooms and Cable Routes
Responsible for the Health & Safety of the Thales Staff and Sub-Contractors on Site
Responsible for the production and submission of various documents, including Construction Health & Safety Plans, Method Statements and Task Sheets, Risk Registers, Project Installation Plans and Programs and Construction and Progress Reports
Resource and Sub-Contractor Management
2010 – 2016 – CONSTRUCTION/DELIVERY MANAGER – Thales Ground Transportation Systems
Construction/Delivery Manager for Thales working on the Manchester Metro Extension and existing Network. Delivery of the Tram Management and Control System, which includes the Signalling, Tram Tracking and Detection Systems, Points and Signage, throughout the network.
Responsible for budget control and estimation for the Construction and Installation, Subcontracts, Materials, and the Safety and Protection Staff throughout the project.
Responsible for the installation and renewals of Signalling and Telecommunications Systems, including Points Machines Control Systems, Radio, Security, PA, Passenger Information Systems and SCADA throughout the new and existing Metrolink Network
Preserving good Stakeholder Management and relationships with the Client, the Maintainer and Local Authorities throughout the build and renewals on the Network.
Construction Manager for the installation and commissioning of the Operational Radio and Mesh Radio systems throughout the network.
Construction Manager for the installation of telecommunications systems, including the Stops equipment’s, OHLE and power supplies and line-side cabling from the Centre of Manchester through Oldham to Rochdale Town Centre.
2007 – 2010 – SENIOR SOLUTIONS ENGINEER – Thales Transport and Security
A key strategic role within the Bids and Solutions Group responsible for the translation of the client’s requirements into winning technical solutions. Responsible for overseas projects as well as UK based.
Providing engineering and construction solutions for proposals, bids and projects including security and control, wireless and mobile communications for the transportation sector, including roads, road tunnels, underground metro’s and rail communication systems in the UK, North and South America and Europe.
Providing engineering and construction solutions for proposals, bids and projects including security and control systems, wireless and mobile communications for surface and underground metro’s and rail communication systems in the UK, North and South America and Europe.
Operating within the Rail Projects portfolio managing the delivery of specific high-profile business critical projects for clients both internal and external to Thales. Typically working on a number of projects at any one time, subject to complexity and risk
Project Manager/Engineer for a new National Radio Networks system for a new Passenger Railway Line from Cardiff to Ebbw Vale. This includes site acquisition and construction planning, Client and Contractor liaison and site supervision during Construction, Testing and Commissioning
Senior Project Engineer responsible for the renewals of Operational and Retails telecommunications systems for the Northern City Line into North London.
Internal Consultant on a number of Telecommunications issues and Bid Proposals.
2004 – 2007 - TELECOMMUNICATIONS CONSULTANT ENGINEER – Mason Communications
Principal Survey Engineer responsible for detailed surveys of Vodafone Communications Sites throughout the UK and Northern Ireland for both Technical and Health and Safety issues, including the regeneration of the Health and Safety files and possible maintenance issues.
Planning Supervisor for Vodafone North, Mobile Communications Radio Base Stations role-out and construction.
Consultant assigned on a due diligence for the CCTV systems for the PPP contract for all stations on the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly lines on the London Underground. Along with reviewing system designs and equipment procurement.
Project managed contractual issues, designs, procurement and implementation of town centre CCTV schemes for Local Governments. These projects are ongoing throughout the year with a number Local Governments.
One of two consultants assigned in the specification and development of a large CCTV system to cover sensitive areas in Bahrain, including the Royal Palace and the Causeway to the Saudi Arabian Mainland, for the Bahrain Ministry
Consultant assigned to produce a strategy for a large energy company to provide xDSL services to 180 sub-stations throughout London.
Reviewing and writing tender documents, proposals and designs for a number of projects.
2002 – 2004 - SYSTEM DESIGN ENGINEER-RAIL PROJECTS – Thales TS
Responsible for the design of a new operational and surveillance CCTV system and transmission network for a large railway project on the LNE & ECM Lines.
Making decisions on estimated costs and procurement of system equipment. Also writing system and project costs documents for clients.
Responsible for outline and detailed surveys and writing detailed designs and works packages.
Responsible for and writing operation and maintenance documents and technical hand-back files.
2001 – 2002 - PROJECT ENGINEER/MANAGER-RAIL PROJECT – Team Telecom
Responsible for the day to day planning, design and installation of operational and non-operational telecommunications systems for Sunderland Direct Rail Extension in the North East.
Responsible for the testing and commissioning of the telecommunication systems for Sunderland rail project.
Project Manager/Engineer for a Positive Train Identification system on the Sunderland rail project, including writing scope of works, technical and commercial proposals and technical documents.
Responsible for and writing technical and hand-back documentation including the health & safety/CDM files for the telecommunications systems.
1999 – 2001 (ROYAL SCHOOL OF SIGNALS BLANDFORD) MIDDLE MANAGER – Royal Signals
Responsible for the day-to-day technical training and administration of 350 young trainees.
Responsible for compiling personal appraisals of young trainees, in addition too career management and co-ordinating initial work placements.
Military & Military Telecommunications Systems Training Instructor
1977 – 1999 - OPERATION SYSTEMS CONTROLLER & Soldier – Royal Signals
Part of a team of four planning and designing Mobile Telecommunications Network systems on a large historic military exercise in Poland. Also, involved as a key member in the planning, design and implementation of Radio/Data telecommunications networks in Bosnia, Gulf War and large Military/Aviation exercises using radio (Line of Sight) and satellite.
Produced agendas, technical reports and maintenance folders for inspections of mobile telecommunications detachments for technical and mechanical serviceability and successfully accounted for and controlled the maintenance of mobile telecommunications equipment.
Mobile Telecommunications Radio (line of sight) instructor for Telecommunications planning and design managers.
Responsible for the technical and mechanical serviceability of a number of Mobile Telecommunications detachments and assisted in the installation, testing and repair of radio equipment in covert vehicles.
Trade Training in radios, antennas and antenna propagation for the British Army and Royal Signals.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
System Engineering Management – Thales University
Programme Management – Thales University
Negotiation Skills – Thales University
Finance for Non-Finance Managers – Thales University
Planning Supervisors Training (CDM in Practice)
TETRA Communications Technology - BTEC/HNC - Hull University
Mobile Telecommunications Engineering - BTEC/HNC - Hull University.
Optical Fibre installation and testing (single & multimode) - City & Guilds - Royal School of Signals.
Project Management - BTEC/HNC - Hull University.
Personal Track Safety
Advanced Military Man Management - Education for Promotion Certificate - Military Education School.
Radio, antennas and antenna propagation - Upgrading to Class 1 - Trade Training School, Catterick.
PERSONAL DETAILS and INTERESTS
Date of birth 31 Jan 1961. Married.
Driving license Full - B+E, C+E, D1+E, and H. Health - Excellent
A fit and active athlete who enjoys many sports, including running, rugby and outdoor pursuits. Qualified British standard athletics coach. Fitness Bootcamp Instructor and Qualified Boxing Coach.