Despite a degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering I have spent the last 26 Years doing Automation & Control System Engineering. I have worked mainly in manufacturing (including automotive component supply chain) and the resource sector (mainly mining) on projects worth as much as $4BillionAUS. I have also worked on oil & gas, water treatment and municipal waste projects.
My skills, knowledge and experience include:
PLC/SCADA - Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider and others.
Safety Instrumented Systems (TUV Certified)
IEC61508/61511/62061 and ISO 13849 Functional Safety Standards
Hazardous Area (dust & gas) Assessments, Selection & Design
Profibus DP, Profibus PA, CanBus and DeviceNet system design
FEED, HAZID, HAZOP & CHAZOP Studies
Robotics, Motor Control, Drive systems, Pneumatics, Hydraulics, Conveyor Systems, Crushing Plant, Mineral processing, Burner Management Systems.
Component selection at all layers - instrument/sensor, control and actuator.
Started well, he seemed to know what he was talking about. Then he stopped communicating altogether. We got as far as the first milestone and no further, no explanation given despite several unanswered messages from us. What a waste of time!
After 20+ years of working for others I started my own company for contracting throughout Australia or anywhere else if required. I have contracted to major Australian resource companies or on their projects including Rio Tinto, BHP, BMA, Fortesque Metals Group and Apache Energy. I have worked for or with major engineering companies including Bechtel, Worley Parsons and Clough Amec.
Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States 1984 - 1988
Assessment & Design for Hazarous Areas
Assessment, equipment selection and design of electrical equipment for Hazardous Areas (both gas and dust)