Qualified and experienced L&D9DI (A1) Assessor and L&D11 (V1) Internal Verifier plus Supervisory/Trainer/Coach/Co-ordinator/Consultancy experience for Oil & Gas Production and Refining. Verification of portfolios at various international locations utilising the following standards: NVQ, IVQ, SVQ, TAFE, OPITO and CITY & GUILDS.
Management and co-ordination of the assessment team, prepare individual lesson plans maintain records for absenteeism, punctuality and behaviour of learners plus assessors, developing and maintaining accurate training records via consultation with client and training provider, continued involvement to formulate and mark assessment tools, ensuring the students and project remained on schedule consistent with relevant awarding body standards, providing support, plus inspiration to all learners.
Attending standardisation meetings with client and candidates ensuring best practice is observed plus followed, continuous leadership and encouragement of safety practices and awareness to personnel and equipment. Deliver and Assess assigned practical or written assessments/courses to candidates/trainees, conducting either on the job (OJT) competency based or classroom and workshop lessons combined with OJT training to impart knowledge and skills to the standards required by the awarding bodies.
Onshore and Offshore Oil & Gas. Pipeline Systems and Onshore Production and Processing Trainer with a strong training and development background combined with Health and Safety expertise.
Competence assessment and training both Onshore & Offshore Production, Refinery Operations and Chemical Plant processing at the following international locations: Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Kuwait Oil Company, British Petroleum, Qatar, Singapore, Malaysia, Kazakhstan, Offshore Forties North Sea and Offshore Al-Shaheen - Qatar.
Development of safety training and equipment for the oil industry based courses providing technical training for operations and engineering staff throughout the Middle East, upstream and downstream refinery. LNG/GTL, Cryogenic operations and production plant, consulting on the development of competence programmes and training systems in the UK including International locations.
Provide advice to the general workforce on the safe practices and safe operating procedures and systems. Carry out daily inspections, prepare inspection reports, advise on emergency systems and procedures, carry out inductions and provide safety and environmental training, tool box talks, safety briefs and participate in client site meetings, chaired safety meetings and evaluate the safety aspects of the proposed operational/construction activities and record any concerns raised.
Assessing/Verifying, currently utilising an Electronic version of Level 3 POH Qualification to production operations staff (Control Room & Outside Operations) on all shutdown/start-up or monitoring of processes utilising current procedures for offshore e.g. Emergency Response Procedures, SIRPS, ISSOW, Fire & Gas and ESD systems, Permits (ICC&WCC), Wellheads, Compressors & Auxiliaries, Flowlines, Christmas Trees, Water Injection, Glycol Dehydration, Separation, Sand washing Facilities, Flares & Drains, Fire & Gas Overrides, Export Systems from and to an FSO, Pigging Launch/Receipt systems, Fiscal & Metering devices, ECS, PBU Tests, Produced water (PWRI & PWDS), Hydrocyclones, Maintaining up to date performance records incorporating CCR and Outside operations for client and candidates, ensuring continuous safe operation of equipment and compliance with site environmental policies and procedures.
Apache - Forties North Sea / ODL/QEDI
- Mar 2015
Assessing and Verification for both certifications (Level 3 POH Qualification and Apache customised Award) to production operations staff including CCR and Outside Operations for various Apache projects:
• Apache Customised Award
• Level 3 SQA OPITO Process Operations Hydrocarbons
• Apache Military Transformation scheme
• Apache/OPITO Apprentice Scheme
Conducting assessments on shutdown/start-up or monitoring of processes utilising current procedures for offshore production: Emergency Response Procedures, SIRPS, ISSOW, Permits (ICC&WCC), Wellheads, Compressors and Auxiliaries, Flowlines, Christmas Trees, Water Injection, Glycol Dehydration, Separation, Sand washing Facilities, Flares & Drains, Fire & Gas Overrides and systems, Export Systems, Pigging Launch/Receipt systems, Fiscal & Metering devices, ECS, PBU Tests, Sampling of well fluids, Produced water (PWRI & PWDS), Hydrocyclones, maintaining up to date records, ensuring continuous safe operation of equipment and compliance with site environmental policies and procedures.
Provide training and guidance plus Assessments in key safe processes: ISSOW, SIRPS, Process Overrides, Locked Valve Register, Long Term Overrides/Isolations, ORA’s. Emergency Response/Exercises. Complete regular audits to confirm compliance with safe operating practices and conduct regular one to one mentoring to ensure personnel are conversant with the requirements and responsibilities of their role, Conduct regular safety tours with staff and contract personnel ensuring compliance and conversant with Apache companies STEP program.
SME/Senior Instructor/Curriculum Developer/Consultant/Verifer
- Jun 2013
Responsibilities: Onshore/Offshore conducting assessments, training and verification of Level 3 portfolios plus various training courses for assessors/instructors and Petrofac personnel and management, assisting with site audits at differing Petrofac facilities, employed as Subject Matter Expert developing/finalising high level process and production curriculum for Petronas/Petrofac new training centre based in Terengganu (Malaysia), attending meetings with current training provider and Petronas management to ascertain best policies for the training centre, assisting with draft design of process training skids, undertaking 3D meetings for safety and model design for new training plants, undertaking then signing/approving HAZOP’s for new training plants, conducting assessments on all applicable systems Inc: Wellheads, Christmas Trees, Water Injection, Glycol Dehydration, Separation, Fire & Gas Overrides, Export Systems, Pigging Launch/Receipt systems, Fiscal & Metering devices, ECS, PBU Tests, Sampling of well fluids, permit coordinator, representing and liaising between Petrofac and Kazakhstan management regarding training, progress and any concerns/issues.
Holmesglen - Qatar
Training Instructor/Verifier - Onshore & Offshore
- Jun 2012
Responsibilities: Onshore & Offshore verifying portfolios and instructing/mentoring Qatari nationals in process and chemical engineering, using a range of training methods (workplace activities, OJT, written exercises, Q&A sessions plus practical instruction utilising workshop models for appreciation and familiarisation) plus ensuring the effective delivery, assessment and recording utilising the TAFE Standards for process trainees to meet the companies (Rasgas, Shell, Qatargas, Oryx) training requirements, in close cooperation with the English department for improving the students technical knowledge and understanding whilst working towards the quality Qatarisation objective. To facilitate training and its associated support activities in relevant practices in relation to LNG, GTL Operations plus offshore systems, Cryogenics, Re-Gasification, Liquefaction, Permit Procedures, Reaction, Separation, Furnaces, and Distillation, Conduct various offshore and Ras Laffan refinery visits for individual groups and create specific assignments for further learning and assessments, Wellheads, Compressors and Auxiliaries, Flowlines, Christmas Trees, Water Injection, Glycol Dehydration, Separation, Sand washing Facilities, Flares & Drains, Fire & Gas Overrides and systems, Export Systems, Pigging Launch/Receipt systems, Fiscal & Metering devices, ECS, PBU Tests, Sampling of well fluids
Petrofac - Azerbaijan
- May 2011
Responsibilities: Training and mentoring national students whilst promoting a pro-active safety culture within CTTC (Caspian Technical Training Centre). Frequently deputising for the Senior Instructor, training to the clients (BP) standards using an experiential learning principle, classroom and workshop with fully functional Operator Training Plant (OTP), mentoring and coaching national students, performing risk assessments and toolbox talks, planning and conducting Terminal visits for further learning, instructing and teaching students on the fundamentals of the Sangachal Oil Terminal plus East Azeri platforms (Gas Conditioning, Gas Compression, Gas Separation, Export Systems, Offshore systems Pigging Launch/Receipt, Separation, Well fluids, Slug Catcher, Flares & Drains etc.). Flowlines, Christmas Trees, Water Injection, Glycol Dehydration, Separation, Sand washing Facilities, Export Systems, Pigging Launch/Receipt systems, Fiscal & Metering devices, ECS, PBU Tests, Sampling of well fluids, Produced water (PWRI & PWDS), Hydrocyclones, Maintaining up to date records using electronic portfolios, ensuring continuous safe operation of equipment and compliance with site environmental policies and procedures.
TQLS - KNPC
- Aug 2010
Responsibilities: Primarily employed as a NVQ Level 2&3 hydrocarbons assessor/instructor on the Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery, concluding as an Internal Verifier/Consultant NVQ Level 1 at the PTC (18 months tuition at the Petroleum Training Centre) assuming frequent coordinator duties I was accountable for ensuring appropriate dissemination of training and competence policies, procedures and safety guidance documents, monitoring and verifying the assessment process, guiding, assessing plus supporting the candidates and their supervisors towards their qualifications and my assessors (working towards A1 or V1), assist with audits and follow up to completion, assist with employee development utilising personnel development plans (PDP), imparting leadership when necessitated plus monitoring the quality and performance standards, providing constructive feedback and support to candidates and client, mentoring both experienced and in-experienced assessors (on in frequent occasions given “confidential guidance” to students and assessors), leading by example when appropriate, managing meetings plus consulting and reporting to the Kuwait technical team on all matters that influenced the operation of a successful centre, ensuring curriculum is delivered on schedule and to the clients approval.
- Jun 2007
Responsibilities: Shift supervisor for over seven years, panel operator for twelve years, accountable for optimising production and adherence of day to day plant operations on a large gas plant to achieve production targets, prepare daily production reports for management incorporating plant anomalies Inc: flaring transgressions, ongoing PTW hot-work, any potential near misses or ERT (Emergency response Team) requirements, operators sickness cover and complete PUR (Process upset Reports), coordinate with other disciplines for plant start-up/shutdown activities, active member of the BP de-commissioning and commissioning team of top tier COMAH equipment, permit issue/supervision of contractors, fully conversant with fail-safe systems, participating with recruitment and selection plus annual testing (CMAS) of control room personnel and future panel operators, assisted with the training and development of new panel operators plus a delegation of Angolan Operators assigned to BP on a training conference (utility systems), maintained plant efficiency including emergency, fire & toxic alarms and safe efficient operation of all plant relative to production i.e. large reciprocal and centrifugal compressors, distillation columns, turbo expanders, waste heat boilers, various separation vessels both high and low pressure, SPS/HPS steam production.
Contributed to the BP Commissioning team encompassing P&ID checks/modifications, ultra-high compressor start-up and shutdown testing, pressure testing/purging of various vessels, writing start-up/shutdown procedures, permit A/A and gas tester Level 1. Fully trained with over 10yrs in B/A and Fire Fighting skills gaining numerous qualification from the Humberside Fire Brigade plus Washington Hall Fire Training Centre based in Chorley UK, gained a diverse skill set Inc.: classroom/field training experience, appointed shift first aider from the St Johns Ambulance.
- Jul 2013
Internal Verifier for Training and Competency
A1 Assessor Award
- Jul 2013
Assessing in the work place
V1 Internal Verifier
- Apr 2012
Training and Assessment.
V1 - Internal Verification
- May 2009
Conducting Internal Quality Assurance of the Assessment Process for Training & Development.
- Feb 2007
Assessing Candidates using a range of methods for Training and Competency.
NVQ Level 3
- Dec 1998
Qualification in Complex Operations (Control Room).