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Terry Downes

Candidate ID: 334356

Career Summary

I have over 30 years’ experience in various Scaffolding roles within the Oil & Gas/ Petrochemical industry. My experience includes projects from civil stage, through to Construction & Commissioning, also Maintenance/ Shut-downs/ Hook-ups/ Production & Rig Drilling Platforms/ FPSO/ SPM petrochemical

Skill Set

Coordinator, supervisor, inspector, IT, material management, HSE leadership, QA, QC, Quality, Communication Skills

Professional Information

Total Experience : 30

Nationality : United Kingdom

Qualification Level : Diploma

Job Function : Oil / Gas / Petroleum

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Bringing 30+ years’ overall experience working across the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, shipyards & Mining industry having worked in the UK, Middle East, West Africa, Europe and Mongolia. Experienced working in several roles including - Scaffolding Coordinator, Superintendent, Inspector, Advisor, Package Owner and Focal Point for Multi discipline workforce. Competent in creating/reviewing Risk Assessments, Method Statements and Permits with a proven track record in identifying safety threats.
Scaffold Superintendent/Package Owner, Worley/Jacobs EPCM, OT
site, Gobi Mongolia, Rio Tinto UG project, AUG 2016 – DEC 2021
• Coordinating scaffolding & Formwork services for multiple projects & contractors running parallel.
• Oversaw the safety and performance of 300 national scaffolders with 20 expat supervisors at OT UG $6.5 billion projects.
• Promoted involvement in all HSE activities, initiatives and programmes.
• Reviewed/updated scaffolding procedures and ensured that squads
are of the correct size and experience level to safely complete all
• Delivered training, assessed performance, conducted appraisals and
recognised individuals’ needs for further coaching and training.
• Conducted Risk Assessments to identify, isolate and eliminate work
hazards and delivered daily Toolbox Talks.
Cape Offshore, Focal Point, Douglas/Irish Sea, EOG Top Side Project,
SEP 2012 – JUN 2016
• Supervisory responsibility for multiple discipline workforce, communicated work scopes/schedules and ensured the safe completion of activities.
• Developed work packs as well as competency training requirements.
• Reviewed and updated tracking tools, provided material take-off’s and
ensured procurement and delivery met the agreed schedules.
• Provided advice on the suitability of specialised scaffolds, such as
design and access.
Eston Scaffolding Ltd, Darby/ Wakefield & Norwich/North Sea, JAN 2012 – AUG 2012
• Erected and dismantled scaffolding working on Mitre rail, train-station restoration projects as well as on the De-commissioning project of Camelot platform off Norwich.
• Responsible for the weekly coordination meetings with sub- contractors.
• Supervised a squad of Scaffolders ensuring tasks are completed correctly and timely
• Ensured that Method Statements and Risk Assessments are followed.
+ 44 (0) 7759427203
NEBOSH International General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
Advanced scaffolder CISRS Reg No 00946552/1
CITB Advanced NVQ3/009178 Advanced Scaffolding Inspector CITB Temporary Works Coordinator
CITB Supervisor 1920984
Safety Passport CCNSG (T175728) Auditor/ Training Course (OHSAS 18001:2007)
Layher Scaffold Instructor
Vantage 0209995
OPITO Offshore Survival, 028570010212063631 OGUK/2004/737, 15/01/2012 to 15/01/2014
MIST, 5311-209995
Microsoft Office /Lotus Notes & SAP
In depth and working knowledge of CDM (2007)
Stop Safety Training
H2S training
TG 20.13
SG4:15 Prevention Falls in scaffolding and false work
Harness User & Pre-Inspection and Fall Arrest Retrieval

• Prepared documentation including KPI reports, progress reports, costings and quality reviews.
ADGAS, Scaffolding Coordinator, Das Island Abu Dhabi, AUG 2009 – DEC 2011
• Successfully coordinated all HSE & Scaffold issues for the completion of projects.
• Supervised a large team of scaffolders for Train 1&2, authorised PTW and executed TRA.
• Scoped all scaffold issues associated to maintenance and projects.
• Delivered daily Toolbox Talks ensuring all personnel comply with all
relevant procedures and deliver high standards of safety performance during all scaffolding operations.
Simon Carves, Scaffolding Coordinator, Polyethylene project 1, Sabic Wilton Teesside, FEB 2007 – NOV 2008
• Successfully coordinated all HSE & Scaffold issues for the completion of projects.
• Delivered Tool Box talks to work site personnel prior to each shift.
• Conducted Risk Assessments, Permits Audits, completed Timesheets,
Safety Briefs and Lift Plans.
• Monitored the day-to-day activities; conducted regular inspections on
activities to ensure that the work environment is protected in accordance with Fluor policies and regulatory requirements.
Salamis, Scaffolding Supervisor/ Inspector, PSN, P.W.R.I Project, North Sea. Clyde platform, APR 2006 – JAN 2007
• Leadership of a team of 40 scaffolds, Authorising PTW (ISSOW) and conducted daily inspections on all Scaffolding activities.
• Inspected scaffolds after commissioned and updated Tracker as well as daily progress reporting.
• Worked off drawings and providing advice on the suitability of specialised scaffolds including design and access.
Exxon-Mobil, Scaffolding Advisor/Inspector, Nigeria West Africa, MAY 2001 – FEB 2006
• Implemented HSE policies & procedures with an emphasis on PTW/ Risk Assessments & Hazard spotting.
• Visited Offshore locations to conduct planned Safety audits/ participate in accident investigation to determine root cause.