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The author, Brown Tamunofiniarisa, from Finima in Bonny, Rivers State, Nigeria, pursuing his Master’s Degree (MSc) in Project Management (MPM) from the University of Liverpool, United Kingdom, at the time of writing, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The author is a graduate member of the Nigeria Institute of Management from which he holds a Proficiency Certificate in Management. The author graduated from Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Port Harcourt, Nigeria in 2004; studied Electrical/Electronics Technology.
The author had been working in projects, with both pre-degree and post degree experiences. The author completed to about 80% of Train1 NLNG Plant in Finima, Bonny; worked with other companies too, before enrolling into the university for further studies in 1999; six/seven years after his secondary education in 1993.
Right after graduation, and National Youth Service (NYSC), the author had been working as an Electrical and Instrumentation Engineer at senior level. Firstly, in Bonny (with Techint, Entrepose Contracting, NWDM/DAGOREG) and with Techint (Italian Company) in Escravos Gas to Liquid (EGTL1) Project (Escravos Island, Delta State, Nigeria, completed in May 2013) in the Utility and Air Separation Unit (ASU/Util). In addition, working currently (2014) in the Engineering Management discipline as an Electrical and Instrumentation Preparator/Co-ordinator at Total E&P OFON 2 Project.
Key responsibilities include but not limited to providing Field Technical Support to Field Personnel (construction, precommissioning and commissioning), Design Verification (E&I), Monitoring and Controlling Electrical and Instrumentation Installation, including cabling, E&I Engineering Consultancy and Project Control. As a Project and Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer, the author had had experience working with Project Managers, Construction Managers, and other professionals from all over the world, across diverse cultures. These had added to the author’s experience in organisational behaviours, and how people interact and behave due to their cultural backgrounds, trainings, and sentiments. Upon observing these cross-cultural miscues, the author benefits from those experiences in dealing with different people, with improvement in Emotional Intelligence (EI), and decided to unify these experiences into one compound, like Francis Bacon, the universality of all knowledge.