Senior Project Manager
Philip joined Eastern Gas in 1983 as a graduate gas utilisation engineer with the regions Technical Consultancy Service having responsibility for the development of Industrial and Commercial gas market through bespoke plant and equipment design for specialist applications.
From 1985 to 1994 Philip worked in the Industrial and Commercial sales team in Hemel Hempstead and then Norwich supporting the local engineers with new connections to the gas network, together with heating and process plant design. It was during this period that he became involved in gas network analysis and the design of extensions to the local gas infrastructure to serve remote communities.
In 1996, when British Gas reorganised its operations, Philip joined the Local Transmission Network Planning team in Solihull where he was responsible for development of the long term planning process for LTS systems and process improvement initiatives. Whilst working in this team he spent periods working in the East Area Control Room undertaking network model validation, connection analysis and non- routine operation assessment to ensure the integrity of the transmission system was not compromised in day to day or long term operation.
From 2002 to 2005 Philip moved to Transco Engineering Policy working in the area of Network Planning and Records Management, developing policies and procedures to ensure that fair access is given to the capacity available in the system without incurring any risk to the performance of the network. This then lead to a move in 2005 to become Network Connections Manager in Hinckley, responsible for a team of staff delivering the connections request and design evaluations processes for third party connections and enabling the ISO9001 accreditation providing an improved customer focussed service. In 2007 Philip headed the <7 Bar Network Analysis Team responsible for design of the replacement, reinforcement and connections driven system designs.
From 2008 to 2017 Philip worked on IS system replacement activities within National Grid, developing process designs and working with the Health and Safety Executive on the Safety Case changes needed to implement seamless changes to both process and organisational design.