Senior Projects Manager
Tony joined British Gas North Western in 1987 as a graduate gas distribution engineer following a 6 year British Gas student apprenticeship.
From 1987 to 1995 Tony worked as an Assistant Engineer responsible for operational management of Gas Distribution Operations including emergency repair, reinforcement, replacement, new connections and pipeline diversions including major projects up to £3m, within City Centre Manchester.
During this time Tony undertook several secondments including Assistant Process Engineer at Partington Liquefied Natural Gas storage plant and also project management for gas mains renewals in East Germany.
From 1995 to 1998 Tony was the Network Operations Manager, BG Plc Transco responsible for management of a new Manchester area "Siteworks" team providing design, quotation and planning services providing an improved customer focussed service to meet Shipper requirements for all new connections and metering services.
From 1998 to 2006 Tony moved to Network Policy implementation Manager, National Grid Transco responsible for management of Utility Infrastructure Provider and Independent Gas Transporter national connection policy, emergency contracts and account management as well as development of Transco national gas connections policy. This included development and implementation of the Gas Industry Registration Scheme, providing quality assurance for 3rd party connection services, as well as developing and implementing UK competition in live gas connections for all Gas Transporter Networks.
From 2006 to 2008 Tony moved to Sector Operations Manager, National Grid West Midlands responsible for the operational management of gas emergency, metering services, repair and reinstatement services for the West Midlands South Sector area.
In 2008 Tony undertook a secondment to lead the Commercial development of a £1.2bn national gas Distribution Coalition contract for gas distribution mains replacement, reinforcement, new connections, pressure reduction and reinstatement services as well as resources for emergency works and above 7 bar maintenance. This included tender development, evaluation and award of contract. From 2009 to 2013 Tony worked as the Commercial Manager for West Coalition responsible for the Commercial and Contract Management of the Coalition contract in NW and WM ensuring the contract delivered best value services and contract compliance.
Tony is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Gas Engineers.