An example of the range of Projects and Contracts that Ken Hoskins has Project Managed are:


Equipment / PlantMachine Tools
Company – Main ContractorCrabtree Vickers – KTM
End UserJaguar
RoleContracts Project Engineer
ScopeLarge scale sub-contract fabrications and in-house machining of machine tool bases and columns, plus, the assembly and testing of machine tools from free issue components for a Car Plant in the UK.
Challenges / Achievements

Project managing and successfully utilising the skills of the workforce who were familiar with Printing Machines to apply these to other specialist fields and technologies for the ‘Special Contract’.

Equipment / PlantTube Handling Equipment and Gear Boxes
Company – Main ContractorCrabtree Vickers – F Kocks
End UserBritish Steel
RoleContracts Project Engineer
ScopeThe fabrication, in-house machining and assembly of replacement Tube Handling Equipment and Gear Boxes for a steel tube mill in the UK.
Challenges / AchievementsProject managing and successfully utilising the skills of the workforce who were familiar with Printing Machines to apply these to other specialist fields and technologies for the ‘Special Contract’.  Including effectively working with German Drawings with different standards and terminology.
Equipment / PlantPrinting Machine
Company – Main ContractorCrabtree Vickers
End UserCWS
RoleProject Engineer
ScopeThe Manufacture and assembly of a 5 Colour Sheet fed 56” Printing Press for a Printing Works in the UK.
Challenges / AchievementsSuccessfully Project managing the work whilst largescale redundancies were ongoing and the Company relocated.
ProjectCitric Acid Expansion Project
Equipment / PlantProcess Plant
Company – Main ContractorCourtaulds Engineering
End UserJ E Sturge
RolePlant Design Engineer & Site Mechanical Engineer
ScopeThe design, procurement of Capital Equipment, followed by the installation and erection of over 400 items of Mechanical Plant for a Citric Acid to expand the existing operational facilities located in the UK.
Challenges / AchievementsCompetently enabled the expansion of the existing facilities that had been operational for many years, utilising the latest standards and materials for the new plant, plus safely supervised the onsite activities, including the co-ordination with other trades.

ProjectRAF Strike Command Project
Equipment / PlantDiesel Generating Sets
Company – Main ContractorMirrlees Blackstone – Taylor Woodrow
End UserPSA / RAF
RoleContract Engineer
ScopeThe design,supply and installation of Diesel Generating Sets for a facility based in the UK.
Challenges / AchievementsEffectively Project managed a very specialised project for an underground installation to withstand extreme environmental conditions.  Requiring extensive design considerations,a challenging approval process,rigorous testing requirements and unique installation constraints.
ProjectRihand Project
Equipment / PlantCoal Fired Power Station
Company – Main ContractorNEI International Combustion – NEI Power Projects
End UserNTPC
RoleProject Engineer
ScopeThe design,supply and construction of a Coal Fired Power Station (2 x 500 MW) located in India.
Challenges / AchievementsIncluded making an extended visit to a construction and commission site in a remote area of India,to collate information for the evaluation of claims by various site Contractors.  This was during a period of very limited direct communication with the UK.
SectorOil &Gas
ProjectZakum Project
Equipment / PlantSeparation Modules
Company – Main ContractorNatco – John Brown
RoleProject Manager
ScopeThe design and supply of Separation Modules with a combined weight of over 500 Tonnes for an upgrade to an existing offshore facility located in the UAE.
Challenges / AchievementsResident for extended durations in Singapore during the fabrication and construction phase working through the different time zones to address all Project issues with Engineering,the Main Contractor and Client offices in the UK.  Also participated in co-ordinating the arrangements for a safe upload from Singapore using one of the largest Floating Cranes in Asia,a Barge and finally a Heavy Lift Ship to transport the Modules to Abu Dhabi.

SectorOil &Gas
ProjectVarg Project
Equipment / PlantFPSO Process Separation and Auxiliary Packages
Company – Main ContractorBurgess Manning – ABB Lummus Global
End UserSAGA
RoleProject Manager
ScopeThe design and supply of Process Separation and Auxiliary Packages for a new build FPSO for the Norwegian North Sea.
Challenges / AchievementsSuccessfully re-established a Project Team after the removal of the previous Project Manager.  Including the Introduction of a new management system to manage procurement from requisitioning through to delivery to sites around the globe.  Plus,the introduction of a new financial controls process to capture and manage changes instigated by the Main Contractor.

SectorOil &Gas
ProjectBrent Asset Contract
Equipment / PlantBrent Alpha,Bravo,Charlie and Delta Platforms
Company – Main ContractorSigma3(Joint Venture of AMEC,PSN &Wood Group)
End UserShell
RoleAsset Project Engineer
ScopeThe Brownfield Modifications for 4 existing Offshore Oil &Gas Platforms located in the UK North Sea
Challenges / AchievementsManaged the execution of many engineering changes for the Operator during and following the merging of three Integrated Service Contractors.  Including successfully pulling together and assisted the Engineering Team to respond to multiple failures of critical instruments which required working with others to carry out a Root Cause Analysis and put in place an improved design.

SectorOil &Gas
ProjectGorgon Project
Equipment / PlantLiquid Natural Gas (LNG) Process Facility
Company – Main ContractorKBR
End UserChevron
RoleInterface Manager / Deputy Project Manager
ScopeThe detail design phase for an onshore Liquid Natural Gas processing facility in Australia.
Challenges / AchievementsSuccessfully managed the Interface between two UK Execution Centres and an Indonesian Engineering Centre associated with over 500,0 Engineering man-hours.  This included breaking down some of the barriers between six different offices on a large global Project by organising and facilitating a Workshop in the UK.  This included pulling together the respective teams to contribute at the main sessions and to ‘break out’ and address Discipline specific issues.

SectorOil &Gas
ProjectJasmine Development Project
Equipment / PlantJasmine Platforms (Living Quarters,Well Head and Riser)
Company – Main ContractorWorleyParsons
End UserConocoPhillips
RoleDelivery Manager / Senior Project Engineer
ScopeThe detail design and construction phase of 3 new Offshore Oil &Gas Platforms located in the UK North Sea.
Challenges / AchievementsCo-ordinating and directing the Jasmine Living Quarters (JLQ) Engineering Team to ensure all tasks were closed to meet the Project delivery commitments.  Along with monitoring,reporting and assisting the clearance of all Holds and the close-out of HAZOP and HAZID Actions,plus the closure of Technical Queries across the Project to meet the respective delivery commitments for the three Platforms.  This included providing temporary cover at the Construction site in Dubai whilst the Engineering Construction Lead was on his rotational leave.

SectorOil &Gas
ProjectClair Ridge Brownfield Modifications Project
Equipment / PlantMetering Pre-Assembled Unit (PAU) and Main Oil Line (MOL) Pumps PAU
Company – Main ContractorWood Group
End UserBP
RoleSenior Project Manager
ScopeBrownfield Modifications on an existing Offshore Oil &Gas Platform to enable tie in with a new Offshore Oil &Gas Platform both located in the UK North Sea.
Challenges / AchievementsTurned around a major Project with over 300,0 man-hours onshore and offshore plus 3rd party vendors,fabrications and materials.  Also stabilised the Project Team which was experiencing a high turnover of personnel and poor change control.  Including received numerous positive messages from the Operator for what the Project Teams had accomplished.

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