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Personal Particulars

Date and place of birth:

29th October 1955, Rochdale U.K

Marital Status:

Married, five sons


21 Wardle Road,
Beaconsfield, 6162
Western Australia


(08) 6397 3918


0407 381 880


Electrical Work Licence:

EW 118995
'A' Grade endorsed
Electrical Fitter/Mechanic



Ron Bovell

Glenn Stapleton

Chief Electrical Eng.

Lead Electrical Projects Engineer

Krupp Engineering (Australia) Pty Ltd.

BHP Billiton, Nickel West

Ph: +61 8 9277 0032

Ph: +61 8 9439 0002



Technical Education

Rochdale Technical College 1973-76

1974.                  Electrical Engineering Principles------------------------------------------------------------------CREDIT
Related Studies----------------------------------------------------------------------------------DISTINCTION
City and Guilds Electrical Technicians Part 1 completed

1975.                  Electrical Engineering Principles------------------------------------------------------------------CREDIT
Electrical Power Equipment----------------------------------------------------------------------CREDIT

1976.                  Testing Methods---------------------------------------------------------------------------------CREDIT
City and Guilds Electrical Technicians Part 2 completed

Oldham College of Technology 1977-80

1977.                  Utilisation of Electrical Energy----------------------------------------------------------------------CREDIT
Industrial Control-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------PASS
City and Guilds Electrical Technicians Part 3 completed

1980.                  Electrical and Electronic Engineering Principles-------------------------------------------------------PASS
Electrical Power-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PASS
Utilisation of Electrical Energy------------------------------------------------------------------------PASS
Higher National Certificate in Electrical Engineering completed

1983.                  H.N.C. Elec. Eng. Endorsed by WA Education Department as being equivalent to a Diploma in Electrical Engineering.

Key Skills


5 years

Manual drafting

12 years


9 years


22 years

Site activities

9 years

Site Supervision

2 years

PLC programming

1 year

Technical documentation
(specification, work scopes,
purchasing, contract administration)

5 years


Industry Sectors

Mining/Materials handling

6 years

Power generation

10 years

Process industries

17 years

General Industrial

7 years

Employment History

BP Refinery, Kwinana

Position Senior Designer, Oct-Dec 2001

Scope Fixed fire protection project. Prepare DCS I/O Schematic Diagrams for 120 flame and gas detectors.

Worley Chem & Minerals, Kwinana

Position Senior Designer, March-June 2001

Scope WMC Kwinana Nickel Refinery, No2 Sinter Furnace upgrade. Prepare P&ID Diagrams, DCS Termination Diagrams, Loop Diagrams, Equipment Layouts, Cable Schedules etc.

Tyco Water, Kwinana

Position Draftsman/ Technical Officer, January-February 2001

Scope Prepare as-built electrical schematics, termination diagrams, control panel GA’s and cable schedules for RRJ machine. The work involved extensive on site investigations producing sketches and mark-ups of the existing installation and wiring.

Worley Chem & Minerals, Kwinana

Position Senior Designer, November-December 2000

Scope Coogee Chemicals Xanthates Plant, Mt Isa. Prepare MCC Schematics, Distribution SLD’s, Layouts and Hazardous Area Drawings for electrical and instrumentation equipment.

StateWest Power Ltd, Canning Vale

Position Designer. October-November 2000

Scope Sunrise Dam Power Station. Prepare schematic diagrams for 3.3 kV Switchboard

WMC Resources Ltd, Mt Keith

Position Designer. September 2000

Scope Ore Size Image Analysis System. Site visit to prepare Layouts, Block Cable Diagrams, Equipment Lists and Cable Schedules for installation tender.

Western Power Corporation
Regional Power Division

Position Draftsman/Technical Officer. June-Aug. 2000

Scope Norseman Town Feeders upgrade project. Refurbish existing 11kV OCB panels with new protection relay, power monitor and telemetry. From information gathered on site visit prepared schematic diagram, sheet metal detail drawings, underground and overhead cable route drawing, materials list and work scope.

Tyco Water, Kwinana

Position Draftsman/Technical Officer. April-June 2000

Scope Prepare 50 as-built electrical schematics, termination diagrams, control panel GA’s and cable schedules for Cement Liner machine. The work involved extensive on site investigations producing sketches and mark-ups of the existing installation and wiring.

Western Power Corporation
Regional Power Division

Position Draftsman/Technical Officer. Jan-Feb. 2000

Scope Prepare as-built schematic diagrams, termination diagrams and general arrangements for three diesel engine gensets for Broome Power Station. Trace all panel wiring and record type and manufacture of all equipment.

Milleniun Performance Chemicals
(Advanced Ceramics) Pty Ltd.

Position Draftsman. Aug-Dec. 1999

Scope Prepare as-built electrical schematics from site supplied sketches.

Tyco Water, Kwinana

Position Draftsman/Technical Officer. April-July 1999

Scope Prepare 56 electrical schematics, termination diagrams, control panel GA’s and cable schedules for spiral weld machine. Inspection of control panels at panel builder’s premises.

Western Power Corporation
Regional Power Division

Position Design Draftsman/Technical Officer. Jan-March 1999

Scope Install 21 power monitors into H.V. switchboard to form part of the East Kimberly SCADA system. Design schematic circuits, sheet metal detail drawings for new panel doors, communications block cable diagram and cable schedules. Prepare library of standard symbols for use in SCADA system HCI user diagrams and prepare specifications/guidelines for SCADA system vendors for use in the development of HCI user diagrams.

Krupp Engineering (Aust) Pty Ltd.

Position Electrical Site Inspector. July 1998-Jan 1999

Scope Construction of stacker and reclaimer at Alcoa Pinjarra. Respond to electrical contractor queries on all maters including technical, safety, contractual, isolation switching etc. Prepare written site instructions and produce sketches for all variation work. Attend safety and management meetings. At the latter stages of the project I took on the role of acting site manager giving full supervision to 5-6 tradesmen going through remedial work.

TiWest Joint Venture, Kwinana

Position Elec.Inst. Designer/Technical Officer. May-July 1998

Scope Instrumentation loop diagrams, P&I diagrams, DCS terminations, PLC cabinet layout and cable schedules for co-generation steam load shedding. Prepare specifications and work scopes for installation.

Krupp Engineering (Aust) Pty Ltd.

Position Electrical Designer/Technical Officer. Jan 1995-May 1998

Duties Produce drawings and specifications for bulk materials stacking and reclaiming machines for mining companies such as BHP, Mount Isa Mining and Alcoa Australia. Each machine would involve approximately six months work for myself and a CAD operator to produce approximately 80 schematic and termination diagrams, MCC and control panel layouts, machine electrical equipment layouts and cable schedules. Other work included preparation of specifications, contract negotiations for MCC’s and PLC equipment, and preparation of functional specifications from which PLC control coding is performed.

Co-Operative Bulk Handling

Position Electrical Design Draftsman. Aug.1996

Scope Convert AutoCad drawings into MicroStation format. As-builts to electrical schematics. Redraw hand drawn drawings on CAD.

Statewest Power Engineering

Position Electrical Design Draftsman. Sept-Dec 1996

Scope Prepare electrical schematics, termination diagrams, control panel layouts, cable schedules, bills of materials etc, for new diesel engine power station at Sunrise Dam gold mine. Checking of vendor drawings for H.V. switchboard.

Western Power Corporation
Regional Power Division

Position Design Draftsman/Technical Officer. Nov 1993-Dec 1994

Scope Design drafting, preparation of contract documents, specification, scopes of works etc, for the following works carried out at Kununurra Power Station in preparation for the Ord Hydro System coming onto line.
- Power monitoring and supervisory system.
- Modifications to existing 6.6kV switchboard for installation of a 10MVA interconnector.
- Installation of complete new 22kV switchboard and switchhouse.
- Installation of 5, 7.5 & 10 MVA distribution transformer substations.

Southern Cross Electrical Engineering

Position Design Draftsman. Aug-Nov 1994

Scope Drafting and design for Argyle Diamonds, Wandarrie Hill camp.

BHP Steel, Merchant Mill, Kwinana

Position Design Draftsman/Technical Officer. Dec 1993-Aug 1994

Scope Extensive field investigations to prepare drawings and work scopes for the relocation of 6.6kV, 415V and telephone cables from an overhead service gantry into underground trenches. The work included the relocation of a 6600/415V, 1000kVA transformer together with its associated distribution board into a new substation, the extension of an existing earthing grid, modifications to the H.V. feeder panel and other miscellaneous work. tender evaluation, preparation of contract documents and construction phase supervision also included.

Supervisory work working with a team of electricians to identify and safely isolate 1000+ cables entering the defunct control tower prior to its demolition.

Field investigations to prepare as-built electrical schematic and termination diagrams for the merchant mill’s finishing end PLC, main air compressor, reheat furnace instrument cubicle and reheat furnace main fan.

BHP Engineering, Perth WA

Position Electrical Design Draftsman. April 1991-Dec 1993

Duties Various projects "as builting" of electrical drawings including drawings for Orebody 29, In-Pit Waste Crusher, Stacker No.2, and Benefication Plant at BHPIO’s Mt. Newman minesite. Preparation of marked-up drawings for contractors to perform modification work. All of the above work involved a total of 24 weeks spent on site at Mt. Newman.

Produce schematic diagrams, termination diagrams, panel G.A’s and PLC configuration diagrams for the work involved in converting the entire No.2 Crushing System from relay panel control to PLC control. The work involved extensive site investigations into the existing cabling installations in order that the new PLC control panels would accommodate connection to the same with the minimum of on site problems.

Use of Allen Bradley programming software to perform final commissioning of Benefication Plant PLC conversion.

Nuclear Electric, Gloucester, U.K.

Position Electrical Design Draftsman. Nov 1990-Feb 1991

Scope Equipment location and cable route drawings for various small projects. Site investigations included.

Nuclear & General Engineering Ltd.
Manchester U.K.

Position Electrical Design Draftsman. May-October 1990

Scope Drafting of PLC schematic diagrams for in-cave cranes at British Nuclear Fuels reprocessing plant Sellafield.

CMPS Consulting Engineers, Perth

Position Electrical Design Draftsman. Jan-April 1990

Scope Preparation of schematic diagrams, layout drawings, termination diagrams, cable schedules, etc for major upgrade of synthetic rutile plant at Narngulu W.A

Farrel Bridge Ltd. Rochdale U.K.
Manufacturers of rubber & plastics
processing machinery

Position Electrical Projects Engineer. Sept 1988-Dec 1989

Duties Take full charge of the electrical and instrumentation requirements of rubber and plastics processing machinery. The work included specifying control gear, instrumentation, PLC equipment, machine wiring and operators control panels. PLC programming also included.

Regional Power Stations Branch
State Energy Commission of WA

Position Engineering Assistant. Jan-Aug 1988

Duties Programming PLC’s for the control of automated diesel engine power stations. On site commissioning and trouble-shooting of above mentioned PLC programs and associated control panels. Preparation of operating instructions for operators and technical staff. Preparation of sketches and mark-ups for tracers or draftsmen to work from. Detail and design checks of draftsmen’s work. Investigations and inquiries for equipment such as control gear, instrumentation, enclosures etc.

GHD Dwyer Pty Ltd
Consulting Engineers, Perth WA

Position Senior Technical Officer. Aug-Dec 1987

Duties Initial field investigations, design, drafting, preparation of tender documents, review of tenders, preparation of contract documents, construction phase activities.

Created electrical symbols library for AutoCAD software and production of electrical schematic diagrams.

Regional Power Stations Branch
State Energy Commission of WA

Position Electrical Design Draftsman. March 1981-August 1987

Duties Prepare drawings and installation instructions for the work involved in extending the generation capability of diesel engine power stations. Design of schematic circuits for HV switchboards, generator AVR, synchronising, engine auxiliaries control and engine alarm and shutdown.

Farrel Bridge Ltd. Rochdale U.K.
Manufacturers of rubber & plastics
processing machinery

Position Electrical Engineer 1979-81

Duties Design and drafting of schematic diagrams and instrumentation P&I diagrams for the control of automated rubber processing lines. Supervising over installation of line for Miloje Zakic, Yugoslavia. Leading role taken in the application of mainframe CAD system with the drafting of schematic diagrams.

Matterson Ltd. Rochdale UK
Manufacturers of E.O.T cranes

Position Electrical Design Draftsman. 1977-79

Duties Circuit design for the control of Electric Overhead Travelling Cranes. Prepare installation instructions for tradesmen. Requisition for items such as motors, cables, control panels, etc.

Matterson Ltd. Rochdale UK
Manufacturers of E.O.T cranes

Position Electrician Apprentice/Skilled Electrician. 1972-77

Duties Electrical overhead crane and hoist production work. Plant maintenance work. Experience gained with the installation of flameproof equipment and intrinsically safe control circuits on special cranes for use in hazardous areas. Service and repair of cranes at customers premises.