Professional Qualifications - Sean McCausland

Prior experience

I am a JIB registered Electrician and below are some of the various assignments which I have carried out for recruitment agencies These assignments generally required me to carry out containment work using metal conduit(20mm and 25mm), plastic conduit, metal trunking, plastic trunking, tray and copex. I was involved in first fixing and second fixing in houses and commercial properties, including a casino and a shopping complex as well as an office block and purpose built student accommodation. I have had to use twin and earth cable(1.5mm, 2.5mm, 4mm, 6mm and 10mm) and steel wire armoured (SWA) cable ranging in diameter from 1.5mm up to 240mm. I have installed plastic and metal flush mounted and box mounted light switches and socket outlets. I have installed distributor boards and panels as well as doing all the associated wiring. I have routed data cables, telephone cables and firetuff.
April 2005 Present. Setup my own CCTV installation company. Please see the following link for further information.  
Dec 2003 – April 2005. Evaluated a number of CCTV alternatives, ie. Cabled, wireless, IR and a number of capture systems, ie. VCR, HDD, DVR and the internet. Have a strong understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of the various combinations. Installed a few systems already at the homes of friends and relatives and believe myself to be as competent a CCTV Installation Engineer and I was previously a Electronics Engineer and Electronics Electrician. 
Dec 2002 – Dec 2003. Investigating the potential to add functionality to existing (prospective customer) design. Having self-taught C, am captured using VHDL, a processor using the Altera development kit to configure FPGA as NIOS processor and programming registers using C. 
Nov 2001 – Dec 2002. Travelled to Japan and embarked on a 2 month intensive language course with a view to securing a position within a Japanese electronics company until a change of heart 
Sept 2000 – Oct 2001. Electronics Engineer. Philips Semiconductors ITCL, Leuven, Belgium. 
April 00 - July 00 Electronics Engineer. Sony Devices, The Crescent, Basingstoke. 
Jan 00 - April 00 Electronics Engineer. STMicroelectronics, Azteq West, Bristol. 
Sept 99 - Jan 00 Electronics Engineer. Cogent Defence Systems, Newport, S. Wales 
August 98 - Jun 99 Electronics Engineer. Meggitt Avionics, 7 Whittle Avenue, Fareham. 
March 98 - Jul 98 Electronics Engineer. GEC Marconi Avionics, Edinburgh. 
July 97 - Feb. 98 Electronics Engineer.HTEC, 303-305 Portswood Road, Southampton. 
Jan 97 - May 97 Electronics Engineer. TransEDA. 6 Tollgate, Eastleigh, Southampton.
Aug 1996 - Jan 1997 Took time out to study the VHDL programming language using Xilinx, Cypress and Synopsys simulation and synthesis tools installed on my PC at home. Additionally took up a position as a CAD support engineer with LSI Logic, Bracknell for 7 weeks from Nov 1996, developing backing-up scripts with UNIX/csh and GUI’s using Perl. 
Aug 1995 - July 1996 Electronics Engineer. Philips Semiconductors, Southampton. 
April 1995 - July 1995 Electronics Engineer. AB Automotive Electronics, Cardiff, S. Wales. 
Feb. 1993 - Aug 94 Electronics Engineer. NUTS Technologies, Kwun Tong, H. K. 
Jan 1989 - Dec. 1991 Electronics Engineer.GEC Plessey (2 sites). Lincoln &, Swindon. 
Sept. 1987 - Aug 1988 Electronics Engineer. Douglas Electronics, Cwmbran, South Wales.
1985 – 1987 Lucas Girling. Electronic Electrician maintaining PLC and CNC machines. 
1980 -1985 BSC Panteg. 4 yr apprenticeship. Served a year out of my time on maintainance.