Name : Colin Selfe Address : UK
Function : ROV Pilot / Sub Eng
Date of Birth : 08 03 58
Nationality : British
Language : English
4 year Apprenticeship in Electronics
Summary of Courses Attended:
Innovate pipe tracker.
Permit to work
Anchor handling including anchor line surveys and inspection.
GBS installation and inspection.
Inspection and cleaning on Rigmar.
Project 12 pipe line connection
Recent projects as day shift supervisor include.
FPSO inspection , Petroljarl 1,Glitne and Foinaven, Bule Holm
Pipe line inspection
Brief overview of skills
Over 1000 Hours flying on Seaeye ROVs
30 years plus in electronics including design and repair to component level.
In depth knowledge of Seaeye ROV’s
Design of pneumatic / hydraulic systems.
Writing of technical documents and procedures.
Worked on workclass projects with Sealion 12,19 and Supporter 07
2013 – present P R Offshore Services Ltd
Contracted to Film-Ocean as an ROV supervisor.
Resposable for both day and night shifts when required.
Moblisation and demob of systems.
Interfacing of equipment to ROV system including sonars,Gyro, inospection riser tool and 3d laser
Chain mesurering and cleaning, riser inspection inclding the use of inospection tooling.
FPSO hull and mooring inspection and cleaing.
Caisson plug in.
2008 – 2013 P R Offshore Services Ltd Offshore Technical support Technician
Contracted to Fugro Survey AS to work on their eyeball ROVS.
Development and implementation of inventory control system.
Maintenance and repair of all systems including workclass systems as part of Fugro RUE AS.
Design and implementation of Seaeye panther survey system which included, seabat 7825, FO gyro,
sidescan, Doppler, boom arms and cameras, SBP and obstacle sonar and Pipe tracker.
2005- 2007 Seaeye Marine Ltd Test Engineer/ Test and commission supervisor
This started as a six month contract, but I was employed by Seaeye after 3 months. Job role is to test
and commission ROV systems for the worldwide market. The role included liaising with customers and
suppliers, installing systems off site when required.
The role also includes customer support and service visits.
Test and commission supervisor
In depth knowledge of Seaeye ROV’s and systems.
2004-2005 Patapsco Communications Ltd Technical Support engineer (made redundant).
Patapsco develop, manufacture and sell a range ISDN and leased line backup and call routing equipment.
This equipment is sold worldwide to both ISDN providers and users. My role involved providing technical
support by both telephone and email to end customers, analyzing their requirements and developing
Responsible for the RMA (Return to Manufacturing Authorization) procedure, repairing returned
equipment to component level. Issuing replacement equipment or the return of repaired equipment.
Testing of products for TDM and ISDN over IP, from the development department before releasing for
manufacture or to customers.
Writing technical documents and manuals for new products, also updating of manuals for existing
2003 –2004 Total Interconnection Solutions Ltd Test Engineer (made redundant).
Testing and fault finding to component level. on a number of customers PCB’s and systems. TIS is a third
party manufacture so the type of PCB’s and equipment is varied and rangers from routers and
multiplexers to the mobile communications market to audio mixing consoles. The role also involves the
development of test procedures and documentation with the customers.
1997 – 2003 SouMac Electronics Ltd (Portsmouth, Hants) Company Director
I helped to set-up SouMac Electronics Ltd, with two partners of a previously trading partnership. The
established partnership already had two main areas of expertise, maintenance of industrial electronics
and ATE Test Equipment but my involvement within the company added the development of PC
Controlled Test Equipment and Electronics Development.
I was responsible for a small team of engineers who built and developed bespoke Test Equipment for a
number of companies including Soundcraft, Focusrite, Britax, WASP and Kenwood. The range of
equipment designed, built or repaired ranged from Injection Mould Machinery, Printing Presses, and
Wind Tunnels through to Robotic and Functional ATE Test Equipment.
Also developed ATE test programs and fixture for Marconi and Teradyne systems. The test boards were
both analog and digital and included boards of over 2000 nodes.
I was also required to complete the Installation, Commissioning and Demonstration of our products to
our clients throughout the UK and as far a field as China.
1985 – 1997 Soundcraft (Potters Bar, Hertfordshire) Test Development Manager
Soundcraft manufacture a range of high quality professional audio equipment. The equipment is sold to
recording studios all over the word and depending on configuration could cost up to £100k.
My objectives when I joined Soundcraft were to set-up and run a test development department. I meet
these objectives by developing test equipment, which reduced the test time of consoles from 3 days to
20 minutes. Also I introduced an ATE test strategy and in turn the company developed from £8 million
turnover to £50 million turnover during the 12 years I was employed there. My departmental budget
was £1 million a year. When I left the department, which I had built up, it consisted of 8 Engineers, 12
ATE Systems, which included Marconi, Zenhtal and Teradyne systems and around 50 functional tests kits
which were designed and developed in house.
1974 – 1985 Thorn EMI Ferguson (Enfield, North London) Senior Test Development
Engineer / Team Leader
I started as an apprentice where I completed a four year apprenticeship gaining a City & Guild 272 in
Radio and TV servicing. During my apprenticeship I worked in both the Lighting Research and
Development Laboratories and at the Television Test Equipment Maintenance Departments.
During my employment at Thorn, I was promoted to Leading Hand within the Television Test Equipment
Maintenance Department. As part of the promotion I was moved away from the maintenance of the
equipment and started to develop new test equipment. Subsequently I was then moved into the R&D
department were I was still developing the test equipment for the then state of the art television chassis.
My last project before I left was to develop a test system for a TV chassis. The project lasted for 4
months and involved 6 engineers and an equipment budget of 90K.