Principal
WA - Perth Inner
Specialties
Project Manager
Cost Control Manager
Process Engineer
Business Development
Business Analyst
Engineering Manager
Estimation Engineer

I solve difficult problems with a blend of insight, experience and innovation; with a blend of technical, managerial and commercial skills

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Career

Leeuwin Consulting - Principal
Professional Services & Others - Engineering, Architecture & Design
WA, Australia
Specialties
Project Manager
Cost Control Manager
Process Engineer
Business Development
Business Analyst
Responsibilities
  • Front end loading for midstream and downstream oil and gas, power, fertilizer and energy projects, including bio-fuels and renewables. Offer concept development, due diligence, benchmarking and business development services
Achievements
  • Benchmark support for a US gas based fertilizer project, review of two Chinese gasifier technologies, R&D support to commercialize novel coal processing
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Liberty Resources Pty Ltd - General Manager (technical)
Oil & Gas Refining, Chemical - Engineering, Architecture & Design
WA, Australia
Specialties
Project Manager
Cost Control Manager
Engineering Manager
Responsibilities
  • Manage team of 6 staff + 2 consultants Project development Project cost estimation Project layout Business development of gas markets Project management Budget preparation Develop in-house technology
Achievements
  • Developed marketable 2TCF gas reserve for Queensland Reconfigured main project $1.4b which simplified the layout, made transportable pipeline gas, reduced risk as well as lower capital Developed in-house in situ gas technology
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Perdaman Chemicals and Fertilisers - Technical Manager
Oil & Gas Refining, Chemical - Engineering, Architecture & Design
WA, Australia
Specialties
Estimation Engineer
Project Manager
Engineering Manager
Responsibilities
  • Develop feasibility study, basis of design, RFQ, FEED, Cost estimates, Environmental basis, EPC negotiations, Safety case, community consulting, logistics, utilities & infrastructure, bankers due diligence, energy balances
Achievements
  • Achieved fully costed bankable economics Achieved BAT rating by Nexant Developed 8% improvement in overall energy integration Enhanced layout of Shell and GE heat recovery designs Achieved EPA and State environmental approval
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GHD Pty Ltd - Project Director
Professional Services & Others - Engineering, Architecture & Design
WA, Australia
Specialties
Chemical Engineer
Cost Control Manager
Engineering Manager
Responsibilities
  • Business Development, marketing, winning and execution of consulting assignments, provided advisory services, support to GHD Water, Mining and Environmental groups, principal chemical engineer, Greenhouse gas management
Achievements
  • Won joint study with Brisbane O&G group for syn-gas product options in NZ, various syn-gas projects Energy efficiency studies for LNG and Fertilizer plants Due diligence and benchmarking for various bio-energy projects
HCP Pty Ltd - Principal Process Engineer
Oil & Gas Refining, Chemical - Engineering, Architecture & Design
WA, Australia
Specialties
Chemical Engineer
Environmental Engineer
Estimation Engineer
Responsibilities
  • Techno-economic reviews Process development Mass and heat balances Business development Presentations
Achievements
  • Revised Victorian 50,000 bbl/d project layout to increase profitability by >20% over base case. Conceptual heat and mass balances for NZ, NT and Victorian projects Support Victorian DTI project review
Sasol - Manager Opportunity Assessment
Oil & Gas Refining, Chemical - Engineering, Architecture & Design
Australia
Specialties
Chemical Engineer
Project Manager
Cost Control Manager
Responsibilities
  • Advancing large scale petrochemical projects Support Corporate strategy (leading techno-economic analysis and benchmarking business units and projects) Iniitiated & developing Alternative Energy 3 direct staff reports
Achievements
  • Developed a novel technology solution to solve synfuel refinery quality problems (changing Government regulations) by cost effectively substantially expanding Sasol polyolefin capacity - commissioned 2007 Member of Strategy Team
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Sasol - Principal Business Analyst
Oil & Gas Refining, Chemical - Engineering, Architecture & Design
Australia
Specialties
Chemical Engineer
Project Engineer
Process Engineer
Responsibilities
  • Techno-economic analysis Develop new business opportunities Identify competitive advantage for Sasol options Organisation re-engineering (Vulamehlo) Chemical roadmap for SA government
Achievements
  • Formulated 10 year plan following phasing down of fuel tariffs JV studies for a 1600tpd project, resultant new 1000 tpd ammonia plant 1mtpa methanol project PetroSa (gas GTL) and DGC (US) studies Butanol & Detergent alcohols
Sasol - Principal Process Engineer
Oil & Gas Refining, Chemical - Engineering, Architecture & Design
Australia
Specialties
Chemical Engineer
Process Engineer
Safety Engineer
Responsibilities
  • Provide process support to new and brownfield petrochemical projects Develop Chemsystems/Nexant strategy evaluation methodology
Achievements
  • Initiated olefin projects that doubled the South African ethylene production - cracker revamp and new unit for Sasol3. Wax and paraffin expansion - designed and commissioned wax hydrotreater in Germany
Atomic Energy Corporation - Principal Process Engineer
Utilities, Energy, Water & Waste - Engineering, Architecture & Design
Australia
Specialties
Production or Plant Engineer
Commissioning Engineer
Principle Engineer
Responsibilities
  • Commissioning of commercial grade enrichment plant Operations of Cascade Manage utilities (300 MW) Design review
Achievements
  • Successful commissioning of modules Operations with 20 technicians, 80 operators and matrix accountability with other disciplines Doubled plant hydrogen production Debottlenecking operational study
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Education and Qualifications

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Year Qualifications Level Institution
2001 Diploma in Business Management Diploma UNISA University of South Africa No
1985 Bachelor of Commerce Bachelor Degree UNISA University of South Africa Yes
1985 Chemical Engineering Master's Degree University of Pretoria Yes
1980 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) Bachelor Degree University of Natal Yes

Achievements Summary

The Collie Fertilizers project was independently audited by Nexant as world best practice for energy efficiency, due re-configuring the Shell and GE heat integration Insight to the Sasol refinery issues led to converting a potential material refining loss to a value added polymer growth delivery Reconfiguring the process layout for a Queensland company brought the inland location to the beach using lower risk and lower cost pipelines

IT Skills

Software Skills

  • Word (Advanced)
  • Excel (Advanced)
  • Power Point (Advanced)
  • Visio (Intermediate)
  • OneNote (Intermediate)
  • Acrobat Pro (Basic)
  • Photoshop Pro (Basic)