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Yuichiro Kitagawa

Electrical/Instrumentation and Controls Engineer 


I am an adaptable and well-rounded Electrical/Instrumentation and Controls engineer with 1.5 years experience in an engineering consultancy. 

I am looking to expand on my experiences at GHD, and develop my technical, leadership and team-working skills to further my professional credentials. I am specifically seeking a company that specializes in control systems design. 


* PLC & HMI programming and design

* Interpreting and designing E&I drawings 

* Writing design documentation - Scope of Works, Functional Descriptions, FAT/SAT

* Writing Microsoft Office macros in VBA for automation of tasks

* Electrical cabinet wiring and testing. 

Work experience

Feb 2014Present

Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

GHD - South Queensland 
  • APLNG Functional Safety Support | Bechtel | April 2015 - July 2015
    Provided Bechtel with engineering support in producing Interlock Test packages, following up from a functional safety audit conducted earlier by GHD. Test packages were developed as part of commissioning activities of the APLNG plant, in accordance with IEC 61511. Responsibilities included writing of Interlock Test logic following critical design documentation provided by Bechtel, main point of contact with project leader at Bechtel to provide weekly status reports, site visits to Curtis Island for initial investigation of how Interlock testing was managed, and also for Functional Safety Assessment.
  •  Laidley and Forest Hill STP SCADA Upgrade | QUU | November 2014 - March 2015
    Assisted the GHD Water team in preparing a detailed cost estimate of necessary SCADA upgrade works at QUU Laidley and Forest Hill Sewage Treatment Plants. Responsibilities included liaising with the Water team and the client to determine scope of the upgrade works, writing a Scope of Work and Functional Description for the work required, engaging contractors and vendors for quotes and estimates and updating existing design documentation such as P&IDs to reflect the changes required. 
  • Moonie Control System Upgrade | Santos | July 2014 - November 2014
    Part of a small project team to design and deliver a new control system for the Moonie Oil Production Plant. The new control system, including a PLC and HMI would replace a hard-wired annunciator panel, and allow control of the manually operated shutdown valves. Responsibilities included programming of the new ABB PLC and Safety PLC, design of the HMI graphic in accordance with Santos HMI graphic standards, writing of and participating in the Factory Acceptance Test, site visit to the plant to assist in the Site Acceptance Test and general electrical installations, and updating of I&E drawings such as loop diagrams, cable block diagrams, P&IDs and single line diagrams. 
Nov 2013Jan 2014

Electrical Engineering Intern

Honeywell Process Solutions - Murrarie Office

Intern Engineer assisting project team delivering RTU cabinets for the QCLNG project. Responsibilities included hardware and firmware testing on RTU cabinets, testing and development of remote operator boxes for communication between the RTUs and SCADA, and investigation of power module options for the remote operator boxes. 

Jul 2010Nov 2013

Tutor/Lab Instructor 

University of Queensland

Tutor for various engineering, mathematics and computer science courses at the University of Queensland. Responsibilities included leading tutorials, laboratory sessions and exam study sessions for classes ranging from 10 to 60 students, preparation and design of tutorial content, marking of assignments, demonstrations and exam papers and monitoring of the online discussion board to answer student queries. Courses taught were: 

MATH1051-Calculus & Linear Algebra | MATH1052-Multivariate Calculus & ODEs
ENGG1100-Engineering Design | ENGG1200-Engineering Modelling & Problem Solving 
ENGG1300-Introduction to Electrical Systems | COSC2500-Numerical Methods in Computational Science

Nov 2011Feb 2012

Research Scholar

CSIRO ICT Centre Pullenvale

Investigated compressive ADC sampling of sparse signals. Responsibilities included initial proof of concept and validation of the compressive sampling theory by processing audio signals, programming of FPGA board to perform the compression and also the programming of the reconstruction code in MATLAB, design of PLC board in Altium for verifying the compressive sampling theory in hardware and presentation of the research and findings at the CSIRO Big Day In event. 



Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) / Bachelor of Science (Mathematics)

University of Queensland - St Lucia

* Dean's Commendation Award (2009, 2010, 2012, 2013)

* RWH Hawken Scholar (formerly UQ Excellence Scholarship) valued at $6000/year

* GPA 5.9


Queensland Certificate of Education

Brisbane Boys' College

* OP 1

* 2008 Executive Mentor

* Maths B, Maths C, English Extension, Physics, Japanese and Accounting

Personal Interests

* Cricket - Brisbane West Cricket Club, Brisbane North Warehouse Competition, Kedron Indoor Cricket competition.

* Baseball - University of Queensland Baseball Club (Vice President 2013), Redcliffe Padres Baseball Club

* Karaoke enthusiast