2 Torver Way
Date of birth: 20th
September 1979 Driving: Full clean driving licence
1991 – 1996 De Brus Secondary School, Skelton
GCSE’s in the following:-
Mathematics, English, Science, Art, CDT, IT and Geography.
1996 – 1997 BTEC First Certificate
1997 – 1999 BTEC National Certificates ONC
1999 – 2000 NVQ Level 3
1999 – 2001 HNC
Sept 1996-June 2000 4 Year Indentured Apprentiship at Teesside Training Enterprise
Feb 1998-Aug 2006 Associated Power Services LTD:
Position: High Voltage Technician
Duties: Installation and Testing
Employed as a technician, with the dual role of installation and maintenance of various makes
and types of switchgear upon voltages of 11/0.440kV, and assisting in the Commissioning of
the associated protection systems.
Working on various projects throughout the UK. Duties included general construction on
modules, e.g. glanding, cable tray, unistrut, panel wiring, terminating LV and HV 11kV
Involved in the manufacture of 30-110V DC tripping units.
Aug 2006- April 2012 Volker Matrix (Matrix Power)
Position: High Voltage Commissioning Engineer
Duties: Testing and Commissioning
Commissioning and testing of various projects throughout the UK. Including Transformers,
most types of H.V. /L.V. Switchgear, protection and control systems. Ranging from 415v
through to 11,000v. Commissioning and pre-commissioning of 3.3kV /6.6kV boards, all
motor drives and UPS systems.
Responsibilities include: Consultation with clients over test and installation requirements,
ensuring that systems conform with operational and safety constraints.
Terminal five Heathrow (Schneider Electric) – Commissioning of numerous package
substations and Transformers for two years on the site.
Milford Haven LNG (Watson Norie) – Pre-Commissioning of 11,000V substations and
transformers. Gained essential experience to perform tasks in a safe and competent
manner on a petrochemical site.
Ensus Teesside (Carrillion) – Commissioning of the 11,000v radial system, 415V package
substations including testing various size, types of cables, Transformers and AC/DC motors.
Faraday Center Middlesbrough – Headed High voltage pressure testing/spiking courses on
cables and flash testing of busbars and H.V. switchgear.
DLR 6 Olympics (Skanska) – Acting as A.P responsible for issuing HV permits, limitation of
access permits. De-commissioning 11,000V substations and upgrading various other 11,000V
Familiar with most makes and types of protection relays including microprocessor based
types Multilin Sepam, Micom and electromechanical.
Equipment conversant with:-
Switchgear - English Electric, Reyrolle, Hawk Vac, Brush VSI, Baldwin and Francis, S & I,
GEC, Schneider, Wallacetown and various types of Yorkshire switchgear.
April 2012-Present Sahaviriya Steel Teesside
Position: Senior High Voltage Electrical Engineer
Duties: Ensuring the successful implementation of the electrical maintenance strategy and
providing detailed engineering expertise in high voltage distribution systems and power
generation; policies and safety practices in order to meet the business Safety and financial
My current position involves daily switching duties from 415 volts up to 66,000 volts to allow
me to issue the relevant safety documentation (PTW, CPTW, SFT and LOA including risk
assessments and method statements).
As a Senior Engineer my responsibilities also include planned preventative maintenance,
corrective/breakdown maintenance, installation and commissioning, fault finding on a wide
range of electrical equipment across the site.
Managing eleven electrical crafts people on a daily basis, my role requires me to issue jobs
from SAP to each individual after ensuring all equipment is safe to work on, briefing them on
their daily work plan including toolbox talks, timekeeping and holidays.
Responsible for the works call out phone to respond to emergency breakdowns.
• Five Day Authorised person switching courses.
• Six Week AutoCAD course on R14.
• Raychem (Tyco) two day course on HV joints and terminations.
• JIB/Safety passport card holder.
• S8 Safe receipt of sanction for test documents course.
• LDP (Leadership Development & Planning) Nine module course.
• SAP (System Applications & Products in Data Processing) course.
• Three day BOSIET.
• Two day MIST.
• Medical certificate for offshore work.