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Marine Superintendent, Project Manager, Chief Engineer


Maritime Manager with 20 years experience, including project management skills, ship repair and upgrades.

Familiar with financial and technical aspects of vessel operations. Strong work ethic with a proven track record of meeting goals on time on budget. HND Marine Eng. Class 1 Eng. PMP.


PROJECT MANGER Level 2 Sep 2007 to date

BC HYDRO - Burnaby BC

BC Hydro operates 30 hydroelectric facilities and three natural gas-fueled thermal power plants. The organization has 5000 employees and generates 50,000 GWh annually. The corporation is highly committed to safety and environmental performance and is a world leader in conservation.

• Managed up to fifteen projects concurrently as a PM2 in engineering Portfolio “D’.

• Project managed the fire protection program consisting of multiple high business risk fleetwide upgrades.

• Provided business and project leadership to the fire protection engineering team in achieving internal quality compliance.

• Successfully completed a gate project at Coquitlam dam after a seven year delay.

• Successfully completed a cooling water project at Wahleach after a two year delay.

• Trained and mentored a new project manager for fire protection projects.

• Managed the coatings program, complex multi year fleetwide initiative involving multiple departments.

• Provided leadership in the safety by design initiative, all worker hazards eliminated at Wahleach flood protection project.


BC Ferry Services Inc - Victoria BC 1992 – 2006

BC Ferries is the largest independently owned ferry company in the world. With 4500 employees operates 35 vessels and 47 marine terminals, carries 22 million passengers per year with annual revenues of $ 570 million.

• Reporting to the Vice President Engineering, Led a team of 5 project managers responsible for capital asset improvement projects. Budget responsibility up to $150 million per annum.

• Contributed to company’s human asset base by recruiting and training 6 marine project managers.

• Reduced project risks by purchasing and setting up a new standalone project management technical office (PMO) located in Richmond B.C. oversight and mentoring provided to the team.

• Contributed to company’s operational cash flow by Capitalization of departments operating budget and expenses.


• Improved customer service, retail revenue and safety by managing passenger space and lifesaving upgrades for company’s primary route signature passenger vessels, $15 million each. Full responsibility from Business case to design RFP to shipyard RFP and oversight at yard during construction.

• Improved customer onboard experience by resolving ambient noise and air quality issues, installed satellite TV system throughout vessel, first of its kind in North America.

• Prevented a strike by resolving car deck air quality problems, research carried out in co-operation with UBC and cost effective solution installed onboard meeting WCB standard, highest performance standard in the world.

• Improved Operational status of fleet by managing $7.5m purchase of vessel including refurbishment upgrade to Canadian standards, and re-integration into the fleet.

• Prevented crew strike by resolving air quality issues in machinery spaces entire project achieved within a four week period.

• Maintained fleet operational status during strike by planning and carrying out offsite re-location of $60 million in spare parts within a 7 day period from first notification.

• Provided Flexibility and team support by acting as Relief Engineering Superintendent for 8 Operational vessels during summer vacation periods.

• Maintained operational status of fleet by resolving Transport Canada Flag non-compliance issues regarding Lifesaving and structural fire protection in co-operation with ship management teams.

• Prevented loss of operational certification for major vessel by designing and installing a dual purpose davit system for handicapped evacuation, system adopted on 7 other vessels

• Saved company $500,000 by encouraging a consortium to form and provide an alternate bid against sole source shipyard pricing for major renovation project.

• Reduced risk of contract “extras” by developing the use of detailed Excel price sheet bid comparison tool for commercial shipyard and drydock tender evaluation.

PROJECT ENGINEER (1997 to 2000)

• Improved operational safety by authoring ISM fleet operational manuals, and assisted with set up of documentation for 35 vessels as part of successful ISM implementation team.

• Reduced Fleet refit + drydock maintenance budget variance to 7% from 50% by acting as project manager for 8 vessels in co-operation with ships crews and superintendents.

• Improved fleet monitoring and management due diligence by establishing performance metrics for fleet operations and carrying out reviews of monthly engineering reports. Highlighted issues to senior management. Resolved “takeaway” operational and technical problems in cooperation with ship management teams.

• Improved workers safety and stopped escalating regulatory fines by setting up a confined space classification, training, and rescue equipment program for 35 vessels.


Reporting to the Vice President Safety managed a team of 4 operational performance and safety inspectors trusted with OSH and Operational safety performance of all ships and terminals. Acted as Vice President during his absence and attended all senior executive meetings.

• Reduced Operational risks and improved customer service by maintaining OSH and operational safety and quality standards for 35 vessels and 47 terminals.

• Improved employee communications by designing and implementing a company wide employee safety voluntary non compliance internal reporting system.

• Provided advance warning of regulatory change, minimized its impact on operations by representing companies interests at national and international bodies.

PRIOR to 1996

Sea Service as a Marine Engineering Officer with the following companies

• BC Ferry Services Inc - Relief Chief Engineer, Ro Ro Ferries.

• Cunard Lines, 2nd Engineer Queen Elizabeth 2, First Engineer Cunard Countess.

• Bulk carrier “MV St Aubin” 4th Engineer during newbuilding Canton PRC and initial trading Far East and Europe, vessel owned 50% by Jebsens and 50% by Wheelock marine.

• Furness Withy Shipping ( OOCL) - Engineering Cadet onboard Heavy Lift General and Bulk Cargo Vessel “MV Oropesa” in regular service from UK to South America .



Higher National Diploma in Marine Engineering awarded 1984 at Riversdale College of Technology, Liverpool United Kingdom (North American degree equivalent)

• 1st Class Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency (1990) Valid STCW endorsements.

• Trained as auditor ISO / ISM ( Ferriby Marine course 2000 )

• UBC project Management course (2001)

• Fisher Maritime Contract management (2002 )

• Finance for non-financial managers (2002)

• UBC Leadership Challenge ( 2005)

• Project Management Professional Certification PMP – (2006)

• Lloyds Register training course : Classification and statutory requirements (2005)

• Lloyds Register training course : Hull inspection damage and repair (2006)

• SSPC Industrial Coatings Inspector certification to “C” level


Class 1 Marine engineer ( motor)




Surrey, BC,
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