Overview

OBJECTIVE To provide advice at senior level using proven abilities to identify & analyze problems, develop the strategy to solve them, and if required to supervise the implementation to ensure the financially satisfactory outcome of all contracts and operations.
 PROFILE Over twenty years running a multi-disciplinary consultantcy following twenty years experience (eight overseas) as a Professional Engineer on major engineering projects in the oil and heavy civil engineering fields with contractors, consultants, and manufacturers. Expert in Quality matters; Experienced with ISO 9001, BS 5882, AQAP, & Canada's CSA Z299. Has brought twenty six engineering, building, and contracting organisations (large and small) through ISO 9000.
Computer literate, and expert in setup and operation of systems, and in solving difficult problems. Holder of the copyright for The TDOC System - An advanced CEMDC Software solution for Document Control in the AEC environment.
Expert in setting up Accounting, Payroll, Stock Control and other systems.
Expert in setting up Web Sites, and in web marketing, web sales etc.
Energetic, self motivating, and capable of handling diverse and unexpected problems on own initiative. Finds the unexplored and previously unattempted a challenge.
QUALIFICATION  MA in Mechanical Sciences - Cambridge University (St Johns College).
PROFESSIONAL  Chartered Engineer; Member Institution of Civil Engineers.
PERSONAL  Liveryman of The Worshipful Co of Skinners of London.
Interests - Walking, Sailing, Bridge, Classical Music, Reading.
Territorial Army Service - 10 years in Royal Engineers.
Volunteer Mentor - Scottish Chambers of Commerce

Career Summary 

89-17 :  Managing sales & development of The TDOC System into a major project management tool of the highest calibre; Providing advice to the Construction Industry on Contract Strategies, Administration, Planning, Contract Claims; Devising and implementing Quality Systems for large and small firms in the engineering sector from consultants to contractors covering shipbuilding to electronics; Enabling computer systems in the Electrical, Manufacturing, Engineering, & Construction markets covering accounting, stock/MRP, CRM, and document management etc.
83-88 :   Lithgow Electrical Group - Commercial Manager Contracting (£5M), Group Computerisation, Production & Quality Systems as well as accounts, stores, and planning. 
79-83 :  Contract Consultant to Oil and Construction Industry in UK preparing claims, and undertaking contracts management functions - including the claims for the Morecambe Bay Slant Drilling Rigs (£24M); contracts management on Suralaya Power Station, Indonesia for £200M Electrical/Mechanical contracts: contract negotiations, bonds, letters of credit (£125M), drafted project procedures, provided contractual advice to senior management; for Christiani Nielsen on the Aughinish Jetty (£20M) carried out all contract administration, with both client and subcontractors, on reimbursable plus fee contract. 
77-79 :    Howard Humphreys (Kenya) Ltd on 2nd Nairobi Water Supply (£60M) - Senior Engineer: responsible for all design, preparation of tender documents, tender evaluations, and contract administration including bonds, letters of credit, Project finance reports etc. 
74-76 :  Pencol Engineering Consultants on Mombasa Nairobi Multi Products Pipeline - Project Civil Engineer: Responsible for civil works design, including pipeline routing, pump stations, tank farms, utilities liaison and land acquisition. 
69-73 :  Marples Ridgway Ltd on variety of major contracts - Junior Engineer rising through Field Engineer to Design Engineer: engaged in Site Management, Estimating, Planning, Costing, and Temporary Works Design especially for piling and earthworks.