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Michael Downes

Electrical & Instrumentation Superintendent

Work experience

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Current Electrical-Instrumentation Superintendent opportunities.

To whom it may concern,

I am a time served electrician with over twenty-eight years’ experience on various large projects in industrial, commercial and heavy industrial areas at home and abroad.

I have worked on industrial and petro-chemical projects, gas onshore, as a construction Electrical/Instrumentation Superintendent such as Mossgas & JBOG with Kentz and other projects. I am fully familiar with such work environments and have worked with Safety, Quality Control and electrical craft practice specifications and standards. I am familiar with all job- related drawings e.g. layout, schematic, piping and instrument drawings and I have worked with low/medium/high voltages and work practices and standards on numerous installations.

My general experience in electrical construction is the installation of all primary and secondary cable runways, as well as the installation of lighting and power services, motor power, control cabling and instrumentation multi-core and secondary cables/fibre optics to junction boxes and instruments.

I am experienced in various cable runway and cable support systems, both primary and secondary. I am familiar with explosive-proof protection for termination of electrical apparatus and integrity of instrument and electrical cabling and equipment and am also experienced in the installation of electrical heat tracing for winterizing and process applications.

I also have experience in the installation of motor control panels, process control panels and utility control panels, as well as connection and hook-up of cabling to panels and equipment. I have experience in the pre-commissioning of all cabling to ensure continuity, prior to final commissioning and loop-check.

I have worked on fire/smoke, intercom and alarm systems and have worked with engineers on site to overcome any on-site obstacles. I am also familiar with Hot and Cold work permit practices.

I would be delighted to hear from you and would welcome an opportunity to meet and present myself in more detail. Should you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me using the above contact details.

Yours sincerely,

Michael Downes.


Aidan Nolan Engineering

Electrical Technician/Foreman Money point Power Station Ireland at Aidan Nolan Elect/Engineering

(2014) (2015)(10months) Ireland

Working on the Refurbishment of Dockside Coal unloaders involving total Strip-out and Replacement of existing Power and control Cabling. Upgrades of Existing Marshaling Cabinets/Main power Switchgear/Brake Resistor Banks and all external Sensors and devices. Working with P.B.I [Germany] until its final Commission. Also worked on Maintenance and upgrades during Shutdowns of Boilers and Turbines.

Electrical & Instrumentation Superintendent, Kentz Qatar    

( 2013 2014) (1year 9months) Al-Khor Qatar

Supervision and installation of secondary cable, tray and instruments on a petrochemical project at Rasgas port in Al-Khor. JBOG (jetty boil off gas refinery) is a new project designed to reuse previous gas burnt off in the port’s flares, this will when operational remove enough carbon dioxide to the equivalent of 350000 cars annually. Daily and weekly interaction with the client construction team through onsite meetings where construction items are cleared and path forwards are agreed. Supervision of a multicultural team with both instrument and electrical backgrounds. Implementation of project critical path along with punch list clearing and assisting with the project system completion team.

Electrical/Instrumentation Supervisor

Kentz, Mossgas Refinery, Mossel Bay, South Africa

  (3 years ) south Africa

Worked on cooling towers, specifically responsible for explosive proof equipment, electrical and instrumentation, both primary and secondary cable runs.  Installation of instruments and termination of same include electrical motors. Working to layout, piping & instrument drawings and specifications and making out daily reports and ordering material.

Electrical/ Supervisor

Aidan Nolan Elect/Engineering

January 2011 - 2013 (2 years) Limerick Ireland

Supervision of all electrical equipment for Plant Room for a health club in a city centre hotel. Installation Small power and Lighting, Fire Alarm and Security Systems. Also other projects involved around commercial and industrial installation and maintenance. Working to layout, schematic drawings and specifications and making out daily reports and ordering material.

Electrical/instrumentation Manager

Eton Group Building Management Systems, London

June 2009 - November 2011 (2 years 6 months) Moregate, London

In this post I was responsible for the installation of M&E. instruments and electrical equipment containment and wiring for a BMS system which controlled the building's facilities, mechanical and electrical equipment for comfort, safety and efficiency. This work also included installing 3-Phase and single-phase to support this system. I was working off cable schedules, layout drawings and schematic drawings during this work and was also a support for the Commissioning Team to ensure the integrity of the installation and connection. Working to layout, piping & instrument, loop drawings and specifications and making out daily reports and ordering material.

Electrical Supervisor of Instillation

Balfour Beatty Construction

 2006 - 2008 (2 years) Kodak Factory, London

Responsible for a crew of 15 electricians for installation of containment (Conduit/Trunking) for data cabling and communication for an administrative building. Installation of small-power, lighting, connection and sub boards. Working to layout, schematic drawings and specifications and making out daily reports and ordering material.

Electrical/instrumentation Supervisor


2004 - 2006 (2 years) London

During the rebuild of London's Wembley stadium I was responsible for the management of 20 electricians on the installation of fire alarm systems on corporate boxes working closely with the Commissioning Supervisor. This included the allocation of work to the team, supply of material and addressing Fire alarm heads prior to final commissioning before tying into BMS system. Working to layout, drawings and specifications and making out daily reports and ordering material.

Electrical Superintendent

Diamond Construction & Engineering Recruitment Ltd

2002 - 2004 (2 years) Balfour Beatty, London

During the renovation and expansion of St. Pancreas Eurolink Train Station I was responsible for a crew of 30 Electricians. Upgrading LV switchgear including main cable runs to retail units. Specialist HV & LV jointing. This also included a complete fit out of a dual feed 11kv to 400v substation to supply the local points, heating and signalling supplies.  Main 400v LV Panel.  Small power distribution boards.  Lighting, fire Alarm, UPS (signalling supplies) SCADA cabling and marshalling panel. Installation and testing of 2 points heating control kiosks feeding 12 sets of points. Installation of 3 sets of buffer stop lights. Installation of platform lighting and platform lighting control panel.  Working to layout, schematic drawings and IEE specifications and making out daily reports and ordering material.

Maintenance Electrician

ESS Ltd.Dell computers

 1997 - 2001 (4 years) Limerick Ireland

This position involved working on an ESS Client site i.e. Dell Computers as sole facility maintenance during shift work for a large computer factory. My responsibilities included lighting and power, fire alarm, motors, BMS, Sub-boards, Plant rooms, Switch gear and transformers and all facilities related to electrical duties and nightly report.

Electrical Supervisor

Aidan Nolan, Electrical Contractors, Limerick, Ireland

1993 - 1996 (3 years) Limerick Ireland.

This post involved commercial and industrial electrical work and maintenance on various projects. Key projects included working on creameries, which involved sequential shutdowns of boilers for upgrades and maintenance.


Kentz, Barcelona, Spain

1991 - 1992 (1 year)

Responsible for a crew of Electricians for the installing of containment (Conduit/trunking) and the installation of small power and lighting.  Also plant room related work and connection of sub boards.  Working to layout, schematic drawings and specifications and making out daily reports and ordering material.


School of Commerce

Mulgrave Street, Limerick, Ireland                      Leaving Certificate.

Limerick Institute of Technology (1984)

Senior Trade - Electrician

Pat Downing Electrical Contractor, Limerick

3 years on-the-job-training (block-release)

Waterford Institute of Technology (1980-1981)

State Examinations Commission

Junior Trade Electrician

City and Guilds 3667-02 Fibre & Copper Installation and Testing Units

C&G 3667-02 Units 1, 2 & 3 Internal and External Fibre Optic


Junior and Senior Electrical Trade Certificates

Fetac Level 5 Computer skills Certificate

JIB 1 and 2 Approved Electrician to work in the UK

DSB Approved to work in Norway

First Aid Level 5 JIB Certificate


National Training Authority Governing Body 1980 to 1984 (Reg#:41/0336/108/1084)

Joint Industrial Board,  1 + 2 Approved Electrician, Uk  See website, Look at Grading Definitions (JIB)Reg#:WL838402B)


Aidan Nolan Engineering Electrical Contractor 8 Ferndale Ennis Road Limerick Ireland Ph.: 00 353 61 454 071 Mobile 00 353 87 257 5849 Email: [email protected]

Comac Goggin Project Engineering Kentz Qatar Ph:oo 353 (0)86 8765322 Email:[email protected]


 2013 –  2014 


 (3 years) Mossgas South Africa

St Pancreas, Eurolink Railway Station

Honeywell, Wembley Stadium

Dell. Raheen, Limerick, Ireland

Kentz Hotel Arts, Barcelona, Spain

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