MSc, NZCE(Int), PMP, MIEEE
Phil has lived and worked in a number of countries across Europe, North America, the Middle East, Asia and Africa during a 14 year period absent from NZ; retuning in July 2006 to start Camelspace with Mick.
During his time abroad Phil held a number of both senior technical and lead client-facing organisational roles on an eclectic mix of Information Analysis and industrial Control & Automation System projects in the petrochemical, manufacturing and nuclear industries.
IT control & automation projects heavily involved with (encompassing design/development and commissioning) include:
- Texas Instruments Semiconductor Plant, Life Safety System - Dallas, Texas, U.S.A.
- White Tiger II Oil & Gas Platform - Vung Tau, Vietnam
- BP Schiehallion Offshore Oil & Gas FPSO - West of Shetland Is.
- Pemex Oil Refinery - Cadereyta, Mexico
- Chevron LNG Plant - Escravos, Nigeria
- Britannia Gas Platform - North Sea, U.K.
- Aquila FPSO - Sardinia, Italy
- Um Shaif Offshore Super Complex - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
- King Fahd Industrial Port Tank Farm - Al Jubail, Saudi Arabia
In 2002 Phil was the on-site Technical Lead for commissioning, start-up and 'go-live' of the Fissile Material Storage Facility Integrated Control System; a $7Mil USD control and information system for the safe long term storage and accounting of Russia's decommissioned nuclear weapons arsenal (weapons grade plutonium) near Chelyabinsk Oblast, Russia. The client being (jointly) the US Army Corp of Engineers and Russian Atomic Energy Authority.
For the year prior to his return to NZ, Phil worked as an IT Research Scientist and software developer at Hewlett Packard's (HP) European Research Laboratory in Bristol, U.K. - contributing to the development of 'Digital Media Platform' and its test framework for the storage, real-time delivery and querying of multimedia data repositories.
Phil has a Masters degree in Computer Science (awarded with distinction) from the University of London (Queen Mary & Westfield College) and also an intermediate NZCE in Electronics & Computer Technology from AUT and an unrestricted NZ electrical practicing licence.
Phil is a professional member of both the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).