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CURRICULUM VITAE

DONALD  ORTCHISON

HIGHER EDUCATION AND ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree (Honours) :  Mechanical Engineering,
    Strathclyde University, Glasgow (1977)
  • Diploma (Merit) :  Marine Surveying, Accreditation in Small Craft
    International Institute of Marine Surveying & National Sea Training Centre (2003)

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTIONS

  • Chartered Engineer :  Engineering Council (1982)              CEng,  CMarEng
  • Fellow : Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland (1987)      FIES
  • Member : Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (1983)  MIMarEST 
  • Member : Institution of Mechanical Engineers (1982)                                 MIMechE
  • Member : International Institute of Marine Surveying (2003)                         MIIMS
  • Member :  Mecal (2013) 
  • Member :  Seafish Marine Services (2010) 
  • Member :  International Register of Marine Surveyors (2013)                        RMS

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Professional Diver:   HSE Part 3 ,   Dorset Commercial Diving Centre, Poole, Dorset (1990)
  • Professional Skipper:   RYA Offshore Skipper, Power, Commercial Endorsement
  • Ship’s Superintendent:   Superintendent for two dry cargo ships

 

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

2017 to date:  Pegasus Marine Surveys Ltd

  • Surveying and Engineering Director:   Providing marine surveying, consultancy and design services across industry in Scotland, UK and Europe.

 

1988 – 2017 :   Pegasus Diving and Marine Services  &  Pegasus Marine Surveys

  • Diving and Marine Services Contractor :   Owning and running Pegasus Diving and Marine Services – supporting fish farm, mussel farm, ferry and boat building companies, with diving support boat “Pegasus”, and professional diving teams.  Marine services for boat owners, including hull cleaning and inspection, propeller clearing, underwater damage surveys, temporary underwater repairs.  Also, mooring surveys, design, installation, service and maintenance .  Salvage and towing of vessels and other marine installations.  Boat building and repair work undertaken on GRP, wooden and steel vessels and other installations.
  • Marine Surveyor :   Owning and running Pegasus Marine Surveys – Professional surveying of yachts and small craft, commercial fishing vessels, charter boats, work boats and fish farms.  Condition Surveys, Damage Surveys, Valuations and Investigations carried out on behalf of the client, bank or insurers.  Authorised by the IIMS and Mecal Certifying Authorities to carry out MCA Codes of Practice Examinations for Small Commercial Vessels.   MCA Commercial Fishing Vessel Registration and Inspection Examinations carried out through Seafish Marine Services. Ship’s Superintendent for two dry cargo ships owned by Great Glen Shipping Co.,  involving ship repair and maintenance, Lloyd’s Register Classification compliance, ISM and ISPS.

 

PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT RECORD

1980 – 1988 :   Lloyd’s Register of Shipping, London

  • Marine Surveyor and Technical Investigation Surveyor,  based in London.  Worked in the Design and Plan Approval Department,  including specialising in Finite Element Stress Analysis,  and worked in the Technical Investigation Department, including troubleshooting in shipyards and on board ships at various locations around world.

1977 – 1980 :   Weir Westgarth Ltd., Glasgow

  • Design Engineer and Commissioning Engineer working on large Multi-Stage Flash Desalination plants.  Based in Glasgow, and also on site in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.