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Name:
Glenn Wayne Smith

Email:
waynesmith67@hotmail.com

Address:
22 Keith Dr


Position Wanted:
Mine action - any

G. Wayne Smith

CV June 2016

Brief Summary

Retired from Canadian Military in 2003 after 21 years as an Ammunition Technician; Spent the past 13 years with Demining and Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) worldwide; of which the last 11 years spent with Oil and Gas - Seismic Line Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) Clearance. Proficient in project management, contract management, operations implementation, GIS and Mapping. Past 3 years spent in Kurdistan implementing and developing the Mine Action Program for RPS Energy Explosive Engineering Services and acting as Country ERW Coordinator for a Major USA Oil Company.

On behalf of present Employer, I was obligated to retain close relations to the Kurdistan Mine Action Authority. This involved regular meetings to discuss issues or concerns regarding the legalities of mine action in Kurdistan, facilitating the gaining of accreditation licences to operate in Kurdistan and to prepare and submit annual revalidations. As an accredited member of the Kurdistan Mine Action Authority I also assisted and participated in planning discussions for development of new ERW clearance practices and procedures.

Areas of Expertise:

Mine Action Management.

ERW Advisor for International Oil Companies (IOCs).

ERW RFP Preparation and Project Scope Preparation.

Logistical and financial Management of ERW programs.

EOD site manager/ supervisor.

Security Overview Assessment.

Organizing/leading/supervising of up to 250 person manual de-mining and EOD teams).

 Training local demining teams in EOD, BAC and Demining operations

Experiences:

Dec 2012  Present:  KRG ERW Project Manager and ERW QA/QC Consultant

Implement and oversee the ERW Program inside Kurdistan for RPS Energy EES.

On behalf of IOC Client, I am their ERW Coordinator to oversee all ERW Operations in support of Seismic and field development operations in Northern Iraq. My duties are to prepare Scope of Works, prepare, review and issue tenders, evaluate and select Demining Companys and oversee actual clearance operations on the ground. To advise Client of all aspects of ERW procedures, current and best practices. As part of the Management team, I work with other managers in preparation of their projects injecting ERW mechanisms to ensure the clearance of lands and the safety of personnel. This also includes the financial managements of 3 sub-contractors to the oil company. Carry out QA and QC on all clearance operations and to assist Client HSE Representative with planning and coordination.

Jan 2012  Dec 2012:  Mozambique, ERW Project Manager and QA/QC Consultant

While conducting Seismic operation in Northern Mozambique, my duties for client were to prepare ERW Scope of Works, assist with Contract, offer for tender, evaluate and select Demining Company and oversee actual clearance operations on the ground. Observe report and advice on all Mines/UXO safety awareness during clearance operations and to assist Client HSE Representative with ERW planning and coordination.

Jun 2010 - Nov 2011: Iraq Offshore,  Project Manager

My role have included but not been limited to :

Day to day management of the project team including survey and mitigation contractors

Technical authority for all UXO matters , reporting directly to the client

Direct liaison with the client, EPC contractor and security forces to ensure minimum delays are incurred by the project as well as to the movement of shipping in a restricted waterway.

Approval and implementation of work plans for both survey and mitigation.

Safety oversight of a fleet of 15 plus vessels to ensure compliance with international and national legislation and best practice guidelines.

Sep 2009  Feb 2010:  Sudan, Demining Team Manager

To oversee and manage mine clearance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations and related administrative, logistical tasks in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, ensuring that these are consistent with Clients policies and mandate;

19 Jun 20009  10 July 2009:  Mozambique, ERW Project Manager and QA/QC Consultant

While conducting Drilling operation in Northern Mozambique, my duties were to prepare ERW Scope of Works, assist with Contract, offer for tender, evaluate and select Demining Company and oversee actual clearance operations on the ground. Observe report and advice on all Mines/UXO safety awareness during clearance operations and to assist Client HSE Representative with ERW planning and coordination.

25 Mar 2009  27 Apr 2009: Papua New Guinea, Demining QA/QC Consultant

On behalf of Client who was conducting oil/gas Drilling operation in Papua New Guinea, my duties were to oversee clearance operations, observe, report and advise on all Mines/UXO safety awareness during clearance operations and to assist Client HSE Representative with ERW planning and coordination.

25 Jan 2009  20 Feb 2009: Libya, QA/QC Consultant

On behalf of oil company who was conducting oil/gas Drilling operation in Libya, my duties are to instruct, observe, report and advise on all Mines/UXO safety awareness during Drilling operations and to assist Client HSE Representative with ERW planning and coordination.

04 Dec 2007  16 Nov 2008: Mozambique, Demining QA/QC Consultant

Member of a Project Planning Team for the 2D Seismic Project;

Participated in Project Planning, assisting with logistical, administrative, legal and financial procedures;

Organized the Demining Contract. Overseeing Request for Proposals, review of tenders, selection and mobilization of subcontracted clearance companies; Worked with Client Contracts manager and legal team to ensure contracts were properly set up in accordance with Company policy and Mozambique regulations;

Assisted with the planning and institution of equipment requirements, additional services required such as security, construction, and project management;

Liaised with National Institute of Demining (IND) of  Mozambique to ensure national policies and guidelines were followed for demining project;

Managed all Demining operations in the field liaising with Demining Contractors, Seismic Managers and Client Project Manager;

Conduct daily visits to clearance sites to ensure clearance procedures and safety precautions are conducted as per contracts and Client safety standards;

Following the completion of demining clearances, was selected to join the Clients Seismic Management Team, to assist the Seismic Managers with field Operations and Project Management.

06 Oct 2006  10 Nov 2007: Libya, Mines/UXO QA/QC Technical Consultant for Seismic Projects

On behalf of oil companies who were conducting oil/gas exploration in Libya; my duties as a consultant were to observe report and advice on all Mines/UXO clearances being conducted by subcontracted clearance organizations on behalf of the Client.

Assist in contract preparation, tendering, selection and mobilization of subcontracted clearance companies;

Conduct threat assessments of area of responsibilities (AORs), maintain a constant awareness and conduct re assessments as required;

Conduct daily visits to clearance sites to ensure clearance procedures and safety precautions are conducted as per contracts and Client safety standards;

Conduct visual/manual clearance of seismic lines as a QC measure;

Report daily to the Client on all aspects of the clearance operation;

Prepare detailed mapping of areas using GPS and Various Mapping software;

Maintain a database of information on all clearance work conducted;

Liaison with local civilian, military and governmental authorities.

12 Jun 2006 -  27Aug 2006: Sudan, Technical Advisor Mine Action Capacity Development (UNDP)

Advise National Authorities in Southern Sudan on efforts to build national/local capacity to undertake all aspects of mine action as an integral part of Southern Sudan's programme of post conflict recovery and development, focusing on institutional and individual capacity development.

To provide advice to the National Authorities on the mainstreaming of mine action into national and sector development plans and to promote cooperation and collaboration between the mine action community and the broader development community;

To support the Senior Technical Advisor to coordinate the provision of UNDP sponsored senior and middle level management training, and mine action exchange programmes;

17 Nov 2005 - 5 June 2006: DR Congo, Technical Operations Manager (TOM)

Working for a major ERW NGO, t my duties were to lead, oversee and manage all aspects of mine clearance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations and related administrative, logistical tasks in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures, ensuring that these are consistent with the Clients policies and mandate;

In cooperation and support of the Country Programme Manager develop the country programme strategy, plans, proposals and budgets with regards to technical training and operations in line with the Clients mission and mandate;

To manage all client technical staff within the country of operations;

To conduct assessments and other technical missions on behalf of client in country of operations and worldwide as required by the Head of Operations, Headquarters Manchester UK.

16 Feb 2004 - 17 Nov 2005: Northern Iraq, Technical Field Manager (TFM)

Working for a major ERW NGO my duties were to supervise Minefield clearance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations. Responsible to the Technical Operations Manager for all demining personnel in the clients Iraq program (260 persons Erbil Sector). As well as responsible to Country Program Manager for all administrative personnel assigned to the operational sectors in the program sector;

Meeting with community leaders, reconnaissance of dangerous areas (minefields and Explosive Ordnance Disposal clearance sites), planning clearance tasks, tasking clearance teams, setting up operations and overseeing final clearance, utilizing administrative base and assets within;

Training of local staff in minefield clearance and Explosive Ordnance Disposal operations. During December 04 to Feb 05 I was sent to DRC Africa to assist with implementing a new program; training 2 demining / Explosive Ordnance Disposal clearance teams;

Plan and organize Mechanical clearance operations utilizing available mechanical resources (Flails, mechanical Rollers, Excavators);

Plan and organize Minefield Detection Dog assets,

Conduct Quality Assurance evaluations for all processes and techniques ensure all comply with International regulations and clients Standard Operational Procedures;

Work with Community Liaison/Mine Risk Education teams, planning, coordinating teams, reviewing/analysing information gathered and acting upon that info. Work with the program Community Liaison Advisor to assist and plan for clearance activities and assessments;

Preparing various documentation and reports for the Operational Manager and Country Program Manager. Writing weekly and monthly reports detailing production, administrative, monetary, HR information, and future planning. Prepare work plans for 6-12 month intervals incorporating all assets. Investigating incidents and accidents and preparing appropriate reports;

Writing and amending Standard Operating Procedures, conducting testing and evaluations of present equipment and procedures;

Investigating accidents, preparing reports and taking action to avoid re-occurrence;

Writing training plans, administrative orders, implementing plans, running  courses;

5 Aug 2003 1 Oct 2003: Canadian Forces Base, Ontario Canada, Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician with the company Notra At Canadian Forces Base Petawawa, Ontario

Explosives Ordnance Disposal  Technical Supervisor;

Conducted/supervised EOD clearance team.

Military associated Experience:

20012002: Kandahar, Afghanistan, Canadian Forces Battle Group, Afghanistan, Senior Ammunition Technician for Operation Apollo in Afghanistan

Identified and disposed of Unexploded Ordnance;

Worked with other coalition countries (USA, Germany, Norway) disposing of unexploded ordnance.

19922000: Canadian Forces Base, Gagetown, NB, Ammunition Technician/Explosive Safety Supervisor

Coordinated Dept of National Defence Explosive Safety Program for 2 Canadian provinces (NB and PEI);

Perform disposal operations for Dud and Misfired ammunition ;

Instructed techniques related to range clearance operations (Unexploded Ordnance Disposal);

Performed range clearance procedures particularly disposal of Unexploded Ordnance;

Instructed search techniques for Unexploded Ordnance and Improvised Explosive Devices to the Canadian Forces Base Gagetown Base Defence Force.

Qualifications and Courses:

1982, Completed high school, diploma;

1983, Joined Canadian Forces; Army, Paratrooper.

1987, Occupational transferred to Ammunition Technician/Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, Canadian Forces;

1989, Successfully completed Basic Explosive Ordnance Disposal course;

1993, Successfully completed Canadian Explosive Ordnance Disposal /Improvised Explosive Device Disposal course, became member of the CFB Gagetown Bomb Disposal Unit;

1996, Successfully completed Advanced Explosive Ordnance Disposal /Improvised Explosive Device Disposal course training at Army School of Ammunition, Kinton, England; Promoted to Centre Chief, Bomb Disposal Unit;

1998, successfully completed International Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Naval School Explosive Ordnance Disposal at Indianhead, Maryland USA.

Department of National Defence Safety Management Course;

St John Ambulance First aid, CPR;

Workplace Hazardous material information system;

Dept of National Defence Shipper/Receiver Dangerous Goods course;

Dealing with unacceptable employee behaviour;

Process Auditing Concepts;

Public Service Staffing course;

Military Junior Leaders course;

Military Senior Leaders course;

Ammunition Supervisors course;

Military Justice/Presiding Officer Course;

Diploma in Police Sciences.

Various computer courses (MS Office)

Personal Particulars:

Full name: Glenn Wayne Smith

Citizenship: Canadian

Country of residence: Canada

DOB: 22 Jan 1965

Email: waynesmith67@hotmail.com

Skype: waynesmith67

Phone: (mob) 709 690 3516

(home) 709 364 2631

References:

1.Dave Denman

Email: denmand@rpsgroup.com

Work Tel: 0044 (0) 1291 621821

2.Neil McKenzie

Email: mckenzie_n@hotmail.com

Mobile: +44 (0)7557785201

Home: +44 (0)15394 42221

3.Scott Derry

Email: scottdr64@aol.com

Mobile: (Iraq) +964 (0) 772 492 5277

Home: +44 (0) 79775 83625