Keith Mc Whinnie

  • Caloundra West QLD
Keith Mc Whinnie

Work History

Work History
Mar 2015 - Apr 2015

Contracts Administrator

Schneider Electric

Short contract carrying out Contracts Admin Duties for Schenider Electric at Sunshine Coast University Hospital. Duties include contract review and application to various contractual letters and documents. Review of programme to ensure conformity with contract. Analysis of delays and potential delays and ongoing contractual advice.

Feb 2014 - Mar 2015

Senior Field Supervisor

Origin Energy

I was employed by Origin to undertake the delivery of lease pads for CSG drilling purposes on well leases in the Orana field south of Chinchilla. Duties undertaken as part of my role include for all site activities by subcontractors that are engaged on the site including day to day monitoring and programming of works to run in tandem with drilling schedules. I am also involved in overseeing financial outcomes in respect of Works under Contract and any items that are out with the scope of works that may be required to undertake the lease pad construction. I am also the site safety manager overseeing all health safety and environmental matters concerning the site and liaising the with Land Access team for any requirements of entry to sites that are on private land. Reporting on all aspects of the works to line management through various meetings both chairing and attending the required meetings.

May 2013 - Nov 2013

Project Manager

York Civil

My role was that of a Project Manager for York Civil on TMR flood repair roads in Far North Queensland on a FIFO basis. The project is the upgrading of roads in the region across various sites currently totalling circa $10m. Responsibilities include the day to day running of the sites in all aspects including, safety, supervisory and engineering capacities interacting with my teams of engineers and supervisors to deliver the project. I have overall financial responsibility for the works including reporting and forecasting, subcontractor procurement and award of subcontracts and monthly client claims. I am also responsible for the management and implementation of the current schedule as well as it updates including that of progress, cashflow and any EOT’s delays and the reporting thereof to the client.

Sep 2011 - Feb 2013

Construction Manager

Brookfield Multiplex

My role was that of a Construction Manager on the Roy Hill Mine Accommodation Village. The role has included client and subcontractor liaison, compiling tender packages for various works scopes and issuing them to subcontractors, appraisal and analysis of the subcontractor submissions and subsequent recommendations for subcontractors. On site I have been responsible for the site setup, earthworks, inground services, concrete packages, Water and Waste Water Treatment plants, 200 Man fly Camp, 1000 Man Temporary Central Facilities and the insitu Central Facilities for the project. The project itself is a $190m D+C contract

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Senior Project Engineer


I was employed by Decmil working on the D and B Karntama Stage 2 Village at Christmas Creek Mine in the role of a senior project engineer overseeing all the civils and groundworks on the village site. Duties include overseeing the QA documentation, client, subcontractor and design liaison, material take off and ordering and assisting with the end of month documentation.

Apr 2010 - Jun 2011

Senior Project Engineer


This project was the  $500m+ site preparation of the Gorgon LNG project in the capacity of Senior Project Engineer responsible for the crushing and processing of all materials on the island including load and haul into and out of the processing plant, stockpile management and subcontractor management that is connected with these operations. I liaise between the client and other subcontractors in regard to planning for material changes and requirements for both long and short stocks. I have also been overseeing the construction of the Materials off loading facility, a bund that extends 2.2km into the sea formed by both processed and blasted material. These works incorporate excavate, haul, place and compact in a marine environment. All works are carried out to high standards of Health Safety and Environmental practices as per LNG industry standards and with a Class A nature reserve. The project itself is one of the most high profile projects currently being undertaken in Australia

Jan 2010 - Apr 2010

Senior Project Engineer


Senior Project Engineer  - During this time I was working out of the Queeensland head office assisting with engineering input to various tenders which have ranged from Dam construction,Water treatment Plants, LNG Facilities and Site Preparation and Airport Expansions.

Oct 2007 - Dec 2009

Senior Project Engineer


Senior Project Engineer  - TrackStar Alliance at the Beerwah Level Crossing project. This was a $70million road over rail infrastructure in Beerwah designed to eliminate the existing level crossing and is part of the SEQIP infrastructure plan for Regional Fast Rail and part of an overall $800m upgrade to existing rail infrastructure in SE Queensland. The road is approx 1.2km from end to end with the existing infrastructure being redesigned at either end to take into account the new road along with a 4 span 100m bridge structure over the existing rail lines. My role on the project was to manage all onsite engineering duties including those of my subordinates. My duties also ranged from design and stakeholder interaction to allow for best for project outcomes that satisfy all parties, partaking in an Engineering Managers role, overseeing all onsite QA and HSSE requirements, cost forecasting and planning ( with P3 Ver 6 ), subcontractor management and staff reviews and training.

Sep 2006 - Sep 2007

Area Project Engineer


Structures Project Engineer – SRWP Alliance project responsible for all elevated crossings, Molendinar 35Ml Balance Tank, pump station and associated works and Coomera Pump Station – total value $60 Million out of $640million project. I am responsible for all day to day activities of the sites. This includes month end cost reporting and forecasting, base programming of the projects and their weekly update and reporting of progress. The overall responsibility of delivering the projects to strict time and budget constraints belongs to myself. I also have responsibility for the Health and Safety Environment and Quality that is associated with managing a successful site.  The procurement, negotiation and on site management of Subcontractors also fall under my remit. The works themselves have wide ranging elements in their construction from earthworks to structural steel and concrete as well as mechanical, electrical and instrumentation  and interior building works.

Apr 2005 - Sep 2006

Site Agent


Site Agent – Camphill WTW – £8mill  ($20 mill approx) New build of a filtration plant to extend the capacity of an existing treatment works. Responsible for all day to day running of the site including plant, materials, labour and sub contractor. A requirement to interface with the design team for buildability of the project was crucial due to tie ins being required into a live plant. I am responsible for the Health, Safety and Environmental issues on the site including Method Statements and Risk Assessments. I am responsible for the programming of the works and the procurement of plant materials and labour to complete these works within a tight programme and budget. The project itself required deep excavations in hard rock, concrete structure pours, steel erection, cladding, M+E works and landscaping.

Arran - £14million ( $35million) scheme to upgrade the Waste Water Management throughout the Isle of Arran consisting of water treatment works and associated pipework and M+E installation. Responsible for programming of the works, health and safety including method statements and risk assessments, implementing design changes and taking off and ordering materials and plant. Both projects were part of a $1.5 billion Joint Venture Alliancing programme

Sep 2004 - Apr 2005

Site Manager

Barnfield Construction

 Site Manager at Swansea for £1/2mill ($1.3Mill) refurbishment to an existing DVLA building, £4mill ( $10 Mill) refurbishment contract for NW Police Call Centre and a £3mill ($8 Mill) Design and Build for a new depot for Geopost in Gloucester. The remoteness of the projects from the Head Office require a degree of self motivation in procuring sub-contractors, take off and ordering materials ahead of the works, dealing directly with the Clients and their representatives. Also responsible for design and design changes and their implementation. All from the initial site setup through to completion. All of the above have been completed ahead of programme and within budget.

Mar 2003 - Sep 2004

Site Construction Engineer


Senior Engineer / Manager for Balvac on the renovation of the Guernsey Jetty and my duties were as follows: Interpreting drawings to produce method statements, risk assessments and manual handling assessments. From these the work then has to be planned and adequately resourced to carry out the following tasks: The installation and checking of temporary works, breakout and repair to the concrete to the beams below the jetty, the preparation of columns to receive concrete jackets and the casting of the said jackets. I was also responsible for the take off and ordering of all the materials for the works associated with the jetty structure. The estimated value of the works is circa £4mill ( $10million).

Prior to this my works for Balvac have included as Senior Contracts Engineer overall responsibility for the £1.4mill ( $3.5 million) renovation to the exterior of 3 no. high rise flats and £400k ($1mill)refurbishment of a pedestrian bridge at a council headquarters. My duties for these works include all cost reporting and forecasting, responsibility for all aspects of the works and client liaison, preparation of final accounts and the management of all subcontractors.

Jun 1996 - Feb 2003

Site Agent

Luddon Construction

My remit was to visit, scope, estimate and manage all works connected with insurance related requests for the South of Scotland on behalf of Royal Sun Alliance. These can range in value from £500 - £100,000 ( $1500 - $250,000 )  and normally there are 5 – 10 jobs running at any one time under my control. In managing the works the organisation of labour, plant, materials and subcontractors were my responsibility. Works carried out under this remit include, drainage, underpinning, concrete slabs, brick/blockwork, internal finishes and decoration, roofworks and external finishes. All costing for the works from weekly to management valuations, sub contractor payments and invoicing are required to be undertaken by myself. These works deal with the public ( the insured ) and engineers / claims advisors who work on behalf of Royal Sun Alliance reporting and recording all phases in the work. Expected turnover for the year is £1-2 million ( $2.5 – 5 Million).

Oct 1997 – Oct 2001                                Luddon Construction

                                                                  Planning and Liaison Manager


During this time I was working within the BP site at Grangemouth in both a planning and liaison capacity for all civils works under both maintenance and project contracts. Planning was undertaken using both Primavera and CSP Projects planning programmes. This involved interfaces with BP, Luddon and other term contractors working in the BP facility. Liaison was an integral part of the job in which non-construction minded people would request technical and constructability advice when undertaking the construction works. The maintenance works were valued at £2-3 million ( $5-7.5 Million )  per year and the projects works valued at up to £1.5 million ( $3.5 Million). Tasks involved in the liaison part include scoping and estimating the works, planning and the attendance to weekly meetings to report on the progress of the works.

During this time I was also given the task of Shutdown Manager for the civils works. A task which involved extremely tight timescales and budgets in order to restart plants as quickly as possible.

June 1996 – Oct 1997                               Luddon Construction

                                                                  Site Engineer


Responsible for setting out works, cost control, directing labour and sub contractor, processing of all site documentation and financial reporting. Projects undertaken were both new build and refurbishment type works and covered drainage, substructure, foundations, roadworks, steelwork, cladding and concrete floor slabs. I was employed on various sites throughout this time and eventually ended up at BP Grangemouth.


Sep 1992 - Jun 1996


Paisley University

Industry Areas


Coal Seam Gas Lease Pads and Drilling


Off Shore FIFO

Mining Infrastructure

Accommodation Villages


Clean Water - Infrastructure

Dirty Water - Infrastructure

Structural - DMR Spec Bridges, Water industry Structures, Structural Repair and Protection

Civil works – DMR Roads, General bulk earthworks, Crushing and Screening

Buildings – New build and refurbishment


Currently hold Queensland Blue Card / WA White Card

4WD Training Certificate

DTEC Defensive Driving Certificate

QR Rail training ( previously Pink Card now abandoned )

JDE Training – Basic and Project Management

First Aid Training Certification – Expires 2016

Cert IV – Frontline management Modules 1,2,3 and 5

Cert IV Occupational Health and Safety

BM Management Essentials.

Site Safety Management ( Oil and Gas Industry )

Weed and Seed Inspection Training and Certification

Gas Monitoring Application and Training

Live Dig Supervision

Coal Seam Gas Industry Induction

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I have worked on major projects in both the UK and Australia working in positions of authority and taking on the responsibilities that ensues. I have a keen approach to all aspects of the site from both a productive viewpoint and one that reflects Safety, Environment and Quality and how they are integrated to give a successful worksite. Having had 19+ years experience in the industry, I have worked on projects that have ranged from both small to major projects, working standalone or within a team and on a broad spectrum of project experiences. I have the ability to grasp new systems and techniques easily and I like to absorb as much as I can from each project that I have worked upon.

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