Curriculum Vitae

Key Skills

  • Proven experience in all audio / video transmission across frequencies including “L Band” satellite communications in various climates.

  • Outstanding computer and I.T. skills at advanced technician and administrator level.

  • Exceptional skills with marine Communication, Automation & Dynamic Positioning systems.

  • Team management, motivation, development and deployment.

  • Managed multi-disciplined teams in various global locations.

  • Excellent communication skills at all levels.

  • Budget management of multi-million pound accounts.

Career History

Babcock International (DHFCS)                                                                       2017 - 2019

Communications Engineer

  • Carry out and close work orders required by MOD, Whitehall as well as creating corrective orders for unfinished / incomplete work-scopes.

  • Complete work order history into to MOD DII maintenance systems from paper copies.

  • Produce monthly KPI reports for each transmitter.

  • Log information in MOD operations management system.

  • Answer day to day queries on maintenance system from operations personnel.

  • Commissioned, maintained and repaired secure voice and data communication systems down to component level.

  • Carried out HSE Risk Assessments in accordance with local and national policies.

  • Maintained all test equipment for multiple sites and arranged for calibration of equipment.

  • Created and carried out internal training for both personnel and site visitors.

 

Ultra Electronics                                                                                               2015 - 2017

Offshore Service Engineer

  • Commissioned, maintained, repaired and configured Radar Early Warning Systems for offshore installations and shipborne assets

  • Designed, built and configured I.T. systems for monitoring various client assets throughout the North Sea, South Korea, Middle and Far East

  • Prepared and carried out training courses for both external clients and company engineers to ensure successful operations of the REWS & I.T. systems

  • Maintained all company I.T. equipment and ensured relevant security measures were in place to prevent external threats damaging system integrity.

 

Kongsberg Maritime Ltd.                                                                                  2011 - 2015

Technical Training Instructor

  • Commissioned, maintained, repaired and configured Marine Automation Systems (including Merchant) & Dynamic Positioning Systems.

  • Developed, prepared, conducted and evaluated customer training programs within all manner of Technical operations including Automation and Dynamic Positioning.

  • Assisted in the planning of courses ensuring that they are conducted with a minimum of cancellations.

  • Assisted in regular reviews to ensure that the company is addressing training requirements of customers worldwide.

  • Participated in UK Offshore industry training initiatives.

  • Assisted in recruitment, training and cross utilisation of staff.

  • Supervised employee training and coaching as necessary to increase team skills to achieve personal performance objectives.

 

Cormon Ltd.                                                                                                       2008 - 2011

I.T. Manager / Offshore Service Engineer

  • Led a team of multi-skilled engineers on various North Sea assets and provided detailed reports to clients.

  • Set clear work objectives, career development and training plans by performing regular meetings to ensure a highly motivated and efficient team.

  • Worked closely with various vendors to attain affordable solutions for clients.

  • In charge of creating quotes and proposals for prospective clients and arranging work packs and personnel for the required jobs.

 

British Army – Royal Corps of Signals & The Highlanders                          1995 - 2008

Soldier / I.T. Manager

  • Squadron Sergeant responsible for the management, training and development of over 100 personnel.

  • 1st in line supporting all I.T. supporting all software & hardware issues and the setup of military network and communication systems.

  • Appointed as Regimental administration manager, responsible for triangulating enemy positions and interoperating intercepted transmissions to land command.

  • In charge of setting up and maintaining Domain Servers, Active Directory and workstation computers for everyday use in both friendly and hostile environments.

  • Responsible for the passing of information between parties through various types of communication structures and or media, including digital L.A.N.D. based wide area networks, satellite and digital encrypted radio signal.

  • Delegated person within the workplace for hardware installation & setup for various types of computer systems and all other I.T. equipment.

  • Accountable for the receiving, storage and issuing of various I.T. equipment including servers, workstations and peripherals.

 

High Profile Events

  • Designed, built and installed; as per BP specification complete video wall (including server, workstation and software) for monitoring entire North Sea offshore installations and shipborne assets over a period of 4 months, completed April 2016.

  • Designed and oversaw the commissioning, maintenance and repairing for the entire communication array for 1st Mechanized Brigade during Operation Agricola 8 in Kosovo 2002.

  • Project managed the installation of the internal Military Network and external internet connections within ‘Slim lines Barracks ‘(Pristina) during Operation Agricola 8.

  • Project managed the commissioning of Account monitoring equipment in the ‘Amal’ field, Libya and oversaw the handover from ‘Bosna-S’ to ‘Harouge Oil Operations’.

  • Took part in Royal duties at Buckingham Palace as part of 16 Signal Regiment.

  • Managed the ‘Bi-Annual’ audit for 1 Mechanized Brigade totalling several billions of pounds of Government equipment.

  • Deployed to various war zones throughout the world including, but not limited to Sierra Leone, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan.

2010 - present

2010 - present

Relevant Qualifications

OPITO

Basic Offshore Survival Induction & Emergency Training with HUET & EBS

CA-EBS & Shoulder Width Measurement

Norwegian Chute

Greenhands' Course including Banksman & Slinger

MIST training

 

STCW

STCW 95 Personal Survival Techniques

STCW 95 Elementary First Aid

STCW 95 Person Safety & Social Responsibilities

STCW 95 Fire Prevention & Fire Fighting

 

Various Authorities

British Army – Extensive certification in ‘Communication’ and technology.

SVQ – Information Technology (Level 3) and Over 60 Computer & Network related certificates, Transporting Goods by Road (Level 2).

C&G – Technical Storekeeping Class 1, PAT Testing.

HSE – Manual Handling Instructor, First Aid at Work Appointed Person, Risk Assessor.

Standard Grades – 8 Subjects including English, Physics, Computing & Maths at Credit level.