DATE OF BIRTH: 13 AUGUST, 1952
PLACE OF BIRTH: New Zealand
MARITAL STATUS: Married, with two children.
HIGHER EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:
New Zealand Certificate in Engineering (Drafting) Civil/Structural completed 1974.
XS DRAFTING PTY LTD
A.C.N. 125 668 411
PUBLIC LIABILITY INS - $5,000,000
I have a good working knowledge of the following software:
I have purchased two Tekla Structures licenses.
1999 - present DESIGN & DETAILING - Melbourne
MANAGING OWN PROJECTS
Employing five draftspersons detailing various projects around Australia & Adelaide on Xsteel including :- Fountain Gate Shopingtown, Alfred Hospital, Colonial Stadium – Beyond Sport Roof, RMIT buildings 3 & 5, Coles/Spotlight – Springvale, Pivotest – Laverton, Beacon Cove Restaurants, Chirnside Cinemas, Marion Cultural Centre Lettering, Knox Shopping Centre, Bentons Square Shopping Centre, Visy Manufacturing Warehouse – Wodonga.
Xsteel design and detail drawings for WMC Refinery structure including cell supports, pipe supports and pipe racks – 400t. Project designers – Worley.
Xsteel detail drawings for WMC Enhancement Project pipe racks - 400t. Project designers – Halliburton KBR.
1997 - 1999 FLUOR DANIEL PTY LTD - Melbourne
COORDINATOR - Structural Detailing, Grating manufacture and Handrail components supply.
Seconded to Western Mining OEP to set up Xsteel and GoData software (incl. Project Execution Plan) for use on Olympic Dam Expansion Project for detailing, procurement of steel, invoice payments, transport payments, transport movement, bar coding and reports. Enlighten design teams on the advantages of Xsteel. Coordinate all detailing status through to fabrication and delivery to site. Information stored in an Excel spreadsheet.
Coordinate the supply of handrail items to the fabrications and manufacture of grating to site. Working from Webforge (VIC) office. Information stored in an Excel spreadsheet.
1996 - 1997 FLUOR DANIEL PTY LTD - Melbourne
Responsible to set up and support Xsteel 3D modeling and detailing, produce operation and procedures manual.
1995 - 1996 DAVY JOHN BROWN - Melbourne
SENIOR DESIGN DRAFTSMAN
Queensland Nickel Industries, Yabulu Cobalt Project
BP Refinery (Kwinana) Pty Ltd, Western Australia, Kwinana Mogas Expansion, CR2 Isomerisation Project
Herman Research Pty Ltd, Coal Gasification Plant
Design and shop drawings of onshore structures and s/s tanks and vessels on AutoCAD using AutoSTEEL software.
1993 - 1995 THE SHELL PETROLEUM DEVELOPMENT CO LTD OF NIGERIA
HEAD OF DRAWING OFFICE
Seconded from ABB Global to SPDC to Head the Engineering Drawing Office. Responsible for setting up AutoCAD, Enhancement 1 drawing Management System and Novell Netware V3. 12, training indigenous staff in the use of AutoCAD Specification, costing and developing a plan to as-built key drawings for all facilities.
1992 - 1993 ILF CONSULTING ENGINEERS, PORT HARCOURT, NIGERIA
Responsible for all drafting work of four flow stations, supervising four draftsmen, training Nigerian draftsmen, producing work schedules.
1991 - 1992 DAVY McKEE PACIFIC
SENIOR STRUCTURAL DESIGN DRAFTSMAN
Design drawings for onshore refinery expansions for Caltex NSW.
1991 SELF EMPLOYED, MELBOURNE
Produced - shop detail drawings of various structures for Shell Geelong on AutoCAD
Structural/Civil design and detail drawings for Shell Circle K developments on AutoCAD.
1990 - 1991 SHEDDEN PACIFIC PTY LTD, MELBOURNE
SENIOR STRUCTURAL/CIVIL DESIGN DRAFTSMAN
Design drawings of onshore refinery expansions at Shell Clyde, NSW and Geelong VIC.
Design drawings of offshore structures for Bass Strait production platforms.
All drawings were produced on AutoCAD R10 using my own customised steel overlay menu AutoSTEEL.
1986 - 1990 OWN BUSINESS, BRISBANE
Worked from home preparing design and detail drawings for oil refineries, industrial and commercial projects including structural, civil and landscape using AutoCAD.
Worked for 4 months at OK TEDI (Papua New Guinea).
Purchased AutoCAD in 1986 and have worked with the package ever since, upgrading at each release update. In that time I have learnt many aspects of AutoLISP programming as well as customizing the menu system.
Wrote a package in AutpLISP to draw construction drawings for concrete tilt up panels called TILT-A-PANEL and also a steel menu to parametrically draw various steel sections AutoSTEEL.
1985 - 1986 WHOLOHAN GRILL & PARTNERS PTY LIMITED, SALE
Design and detailing for offshore and onshore structural projects in Gippsland, including -
Design and installation drawings for a bundled pipeline for Bass Strait.
Design and installation drawings for the initial transfer of Shelf drilling Rig 12, from Cobia Platform to Snapper platform with modifications for ancillary structures and equipment.
Design and installation drawings of windwalls for Flounder and Fortescue platform pipe racks.
Design and installation drawings of 43m high radio tower for West Kingfish B platform.
Drawings for the replacement of a 500mm diameter valve on Halibut platform including temporary rise clamps.
Drawings for Mini-Platform studies.
Drawings for an Ocean Outfall study.
Design drawings for various onshore structures.
Offshore drafting including working drawings and shop drawing for platforms and stairways for access to new 'first on valves' and scraper receiving stations, platform strengthening, mechanical workshops, skids, conductors and platform widening.
All above projects required site visits to the platforms in Bass Strait prior to and on completion of the engineering design and drafting to check on-site conditions and interferences.
Onshore drafting included a 92m high stack, heater modifications, vessel modifications, stairs and ladders, pipe-racks, level and theodolite surveys, effluent and skim lakes and associated mechanical work and budget estimates for various energy conservation projects, all for petrochemical refineries in Melbourne and Adelaide.
1976 - 1981 Various companies around Melbourne including
Fluor Daniel, Simon Carves, J. Holland Constructions, Australian Construction Services, Parkhill Freeman, John Connell & Associates
Work included the preparation of structural design drawings for various refineries, mining, paper mill, power station, underground rail loop, industrial and commercial projects.
1970 - 1976
Worked for two companies in New Zealand starting as trainee structural draftsman and finishing as senior draftsman before shifting to Australia in October, 1976.
Projects included industrial and commercial buildings, hospitals, feasibility studies, coral reef excavations, theodolite and level surveys.