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Electrical Engineer

The Netherlands
September 30, 2020

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Richard McDowell

Electrical Commissioning Technician

Tel: +44 (0-776******* Email:

Address: ** ****** ****, *******, *****, PO12 1LF


I am an experienced Lead Electrical Engineering Technician/Supervisor, with a proven track record of success in the oil & gas, water treatment, marine and commercial market sectors. I am a confident communicator and problem solver who is eager to embrace responsibility and continually improve. Adaptable and a capacity to learn quickly. I am proud and passionate about my role within the industry and strive for the highest of standards both in what I produce personally, applying meticulous attention to detail, offering a collaborative approach to teamwork and a disciplined work ethic to ensure high quality and standards. I am happy to use my own initiative but also take instruction well, whilst ensuring all health and safety requirements are met, working at a high standard to ensure work is completed to a professional level. A conscientious and pragmatic team player with a demonstrated ability to contribute effectively within the workforce. I am now looking for a new challenge to bring my discipline, individual drive, commitment, and a first-class can-do attitude to delivering all work scopes safely and on time with a company that values passion, positivity, integrity and hard work.

Key Skills

High integrity, diligent and conscientious - reliable and dependable

Methodical approach to planning and organising - good time-manager

Following and advocating HSE practices

Analytical and detail orientated

Solution focused attitude

Calm and composed, under pressure

Excellent work ethic and attendance record

Creative Problem Solver



Relationship Building

Think ‘outside of the box’

Area of Expertise

Solid expertise of working in technical environments linking teams on the ground and clients. Able to co-ordinate multiple complex and varied projects.

Ensuring effective communication between project leaders, technical support teams and the client.

Geographical locations include – Falkland Islands, Singapore, Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kazakhstan, Denmark, Netherlands.

Experienced in electrical / control / instrumentation engineering and service engineering, equipment maintenance and upgrades.

Maintaining critical spares stocks, electrical and controls commissioning, problem resolution and troubleshooting.

Client relationship management, compiling technical reports and technical documentation, research and analysis and efficiency improvements, Health and Safety.

Demonstrating a successful safety and quality mindset with a right-first-time, pragmatic and forward-thinking approach. Offers highly effective levels of maintenance to minimise downtime.

Extensive experience in electrical engineering and allied equipment inspections.

Installing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment in the oil and gas industry.

Managing various projects utilising knowledge of specialised installation techniques.

Supervising all site installations, managing contractors in line with project objectives.

Ensuring all customer requirements were met from design concept to certification.

Managing and coordinating national, international and multi-cultural labor forces.

Raising documentation for Certifying Authorities as necessary for multiple disciplines.

Allocating workloads and monitored performance to ensure project delivery.

Maintaining the effective monitoring, upkeep and ordering of critical spares.

Carrying out inspections on electrical, instrument, fire, gas monitoring installations.

Providing estimates on all types of Electrical and Instrument Installation work.

Power cabling, MCC/control panels (600V/480V), control valves, and instrumentation.

Ross Hill SCR system, 399 Cats, GE.752 DC motors, drives and Martin Decker/Totco equipment.

VARCO Top Drives, Baylor systems, AC motors, Alstom and ABB inverter drives and PLCs.

Lighting, conduit, instrumentation, HVAC/ventilation systems and pumping systems.

Electrical MV/LV equipment (600V/480V), Generator sets, CCTV and instrumentation.

GE Microdrill 3000 SCR’s, GEC 750v DC propulsion motors and converter regulators.

Career Highlights/Achievements

Sapurakencana Drilling / Seadrill Asia Ltd

Commissioning drilling controls and NOV Top drive systems on new builds in Singapore.

Maintaining and supporting rig’s 9-year Lost Time Injury safety record.

ENSCO International

Carrying out repairs / PPM’s on main alternators and generation / distribution systems and drilling equipment, including Top drive, Drawworks, Mudpumps and Instrumentation.

Biwater Treatment / SWW

Providing electrical / instrumentation guidance on 2 wastewater treatment upgrades.

Prioritising workloads and maintained reporting to conclude project to time and budget.

Butterly Engineering Ltd

Managing electrical engineering test and commissioning for 5 specialist dockside cranes.

Maintaining close liaison with specialist mechanical and control engineers resolving issues.

Watson Norie Ltd

Providing electrical engineering guidance and advice on the £450m D154 BNFL project.

Liaising with Rolls Royce Nuclear Power Systems and DML resolving design queries.

Setting up LOTO and PTW systems to safely control all operational equipment on the project.

Career Overview

DAMEN Shipyard Rotterdam January 2020 – Present

Electrical Commissioning Technician - Ocean Explorer Survey Vessel, National Geographic, Blue Planet Series

Commissioning all the ships essential systems as well as some of the more specialised ones, which are unique to this vessel, including the ROV and Sea probe equipment.

Competent on the ships Hoglund system which is similar to Scada as all the valves and pumps etc. are automated and dual control operation from the control centre and bridge.

Supporting in all elements of health, safety, security and environmental aspect for the organisation.

Excellent communication skills at all levels while remaining dedicated to ensuring and understanding the company requirements and procedures.

Implementing and supporting effective working practices and systems as required to continuously improve work scope delivery.

Dealing efficiently and on own initiative with a high-volume workload.

Working flexibly to accommodate the changing needs of the business, working long hours and taking on additional responsibility.

Completing all activities in a timely accurate and efficient manner in accordance with procedures and work instructions.

Responding promptly and effectively to changing circumstances, planning for contingencies and managing conflicting priorities.

Supporting and improving team performance by sharing knowledge and best practices.

Qinetiq December 2018 – December 2019

Instrumentation Engineer/Maintenance Supervisor/Engineer

Planned and reactive maintenance of electrical plant equipment including fault finding.

Cooling plant motors, valve actuators and associated control equipment.

Main tunnel compressor motors, auto transformers and control equipment.

Compressor plant temperature monitoring system (repair, calibration and maintenance).

Replacing cable containment and management support on the wind tunnel secondary cooling plant carried out without disruption to the plant operation or existing cables.

Babcock (Appledore Shipyard) December 2017 – December 2018

Marine Electrician Technician/Supervisor

Installing cable ladder and tray throughout the ship. (Irish Navy)

Pulling, installing and securing on cable ladder & tray, Installation of electrical panels and equipment.

Glanding and terminating as per ship build drawings for Control Panels and Distribution boards.

Commissioning and setting systems to work, prior to sea trials.

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars September 2017 – December 2017

Maintenance Engineer

Maintaining and repairing Monorail and production equipment on luxury car assembly line,

Wood shop with lazer cutting, lacquer spraying equipment and vacuum presses.

Leather shop with glue spraying equipment and various ovens, paint shop and accessories

Donaldson Filter Components Limited February 2016 – September 2017

Maintenance Engineer

Valuable member of the maintenance team at a fast moving, world leading filter manufacturer.

Working on a variety of electrical systems including 24V DC control circuits up to 415V AC, both single and 3 phase configurations.

Diagnosing faults on a variety of VFD’s and PLC’s (Siemens, Allen Bradley and Mitsubishi).

Maintaining plant services, factory lighting, emergency lighting and fixed fire systems.

Continuous improvement projects, from renewing control panels to assisting with installation of new production lines.

Planned and preventive maintenance of 11main production lines, ancillary cells and facilities.

Sapurakencana Drilling/Seadrill Asia Ltd June 2008 – December 2015

Senior Rig Electrician

Responsible for providing electrical engineering support and planned maintenance

Providing multi- technical support across alternators, generation / distribution VFD&SCR systems 12/24V DC to 750V DC & 24V AC to 690V AC.

Responsible for PPM/repair and replacing equipment of refrigeration and air conditioning systems.

Ensuring HSE standards are maintained to European levels throughout commissioning.

Performing technical review of Design drawings / deliverables regarding suitability for installation and pre-commissioning, checking and approving “As Built” information.

Supervising construction of 3 drilling rigs in Nantong (China) and completion in Singapore.

Electrical Assurance Assessor carrying out inspections of electrical systems, including instrument, control, power and Ex installations.

Earlier Career

Ensco (North Sea), Chief Rig Electrician 2005 – 2008

KCA Deutag (ENI), Electrical/Marine Technician 2004 – 2005

Biwater Treatment/SWW Plc, Electrical Commissioning Engineer 2003 – 2004

Lonestar Drilling (Nigeria), Chief RIG Electrician 2002 – 2003

Butterly Engineering Ltd, Electrical Commissioning Engineer 2001 – 2002

Watson Norie Ltd, Electrical Engineer 2001 – 2001

Process Combustion, Electrical Site Supervisor 2000 – 2001

Smedvig Offshore Asia Ltd, Chief RIG Electrician 1997 – 2000

South West Water, Electrical Site Supervisor 1996 – 1997

Royal Navy, Senior Electrical Technician/Supervisor/Instructor 1972 – 1996

Professional Qualifications & Training

Royal Navy Electrical Engineering (HND equivalent) Electrical Engineering Diploma

18th Edition IEE Regulations - C&G 0672 High Voltage Low Voltage Switching & Control

Basic, Advanced & Troubleshooting Refrigeration/Air Con. Type Universal

C & G 2391 Certificate - Inspection, Testing & Certification of Electrical Installations

C & G 2078 Safe Handling of Refrigerants Parts 1&2 – Practical Refrigeration

National Cert of Core Competence Compex Ex1 - Ex4, Ex Motor Maintenance and Inspection

M/D Totco Spectrum 1000, PLC Applications of Siemens Step7 Rig Systems

Ross Hill/Hill Graham Intermediate & Advanced S.C.R.

Amphion Operators & Amphion Maintenance, Varco TDS 3&4, TDS 8SA/1000

Caterpillar D3500 (EUI)

Senior Investigators Course

VCA Diploma Elements of Safety

References Available on Request

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