Paul Flanagan - PI System Engineer at CSE Controls

PI System Support Engineer at An Oil and Gas Major

Work category

IT and Technology



A versatile, customer driven problem solver who analyses and drills down to the real issues to bring about change and provide genuine business improvements.

A PI system specialist with a varied 20 year career in information technology covering everything from Access databases to X-Windows.

A creative and well-organised IT professional with strong communication skills who enjoys working with users to explain how things work and to provide workable solutions to their business problems.

Paul Flanagan's Professional Experience

2009 - Present

CSE Controls - PI System Engineer

Specialising in support and development of PI systems and infrastructure for Oil and Gas companies.

2009 - Present

An Oil and Gas Major - PI System Support Engineer

A departure from development and project work. Learning how a support organisation needs to be structured and run

2009 - 2010

Talisman Energy - PI Technical Lead

Working with a small support and development team on a variety of projects.
Adding Oil/Gas industry knowledge to Electricity industry knowledge.
Extending my PI support knowledge to balance my system development background.

2008 - 2009

Powergen - OSI PI System Development

Currently the PI servers help track the health of the power plant but nothing reports on the status of the servers/interfaces and firewalls of the PI system itself.
 Devised value added enhancements to Eon-UK’s portfolio of PI based solutions.
 Planned and coordinated the implementation of a country wide PI server health monitoring system.
 The overall system will contact PI support engineers via email/text in the event of a problem.

Key Skills
engineers firewalls Reports
2002 - 2006

Powergen - Power station plant data integration

Technology lead on a project that championed a more integrated approach to power plant operational data storage and retrieval.
 Investigated and trialled several plant data historians, then implemented an in house historian based on the Cutlass DCS logging into Microsoft SQL Server.
 Made presentation to directors and senior management recommending that the company policy be to use PI.
 Installed, configured and provided training for an OSI-PI plant historian at pilot site. Eon-UK now have twenty-three PI servers handling power station operations data for the entire UK fleet.

Key Skills
data DCS Microsoft SQL PILOT Senior Management SQL SQL Server

Paul Flanagan's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - BA Hons, Computer Science, Mathematics

Open University


Bachelor/Degree - bsc, mathematics

Aston University


Bachelor/Degree - ,

King Edward VI Grammar

Paul Flanagan's Additional Information