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Key People

Cimon Albertsen
General Manager

Cimon Albertsen

Cimon Joined OFI in October 2013 and has had various roles within the company from Finance & Commercial Manager to Operations Manager and was appointed as General Manager in December 2017.

After owning and managing various businesses over his career Cimon brings over thirty years’ worth of leadership, experience, and knowledge across a wide range of areas within OFI.

It is these qualities which enables Cimon to support and guide OFI’s Leadership Team, and the company, as it continues to grow, adapt, and evolve into a leading industrial electrical, control and instrumentation provider for turnkey solutions in Australia.

Cimon is also responsible for collaborating with the shareholders of OFI when setting the overall company strategy and then ensuring this strategy is delivered in full by the operational team.

Cimon holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computer Science)

John Castle
Operations Manager

John Castle

John is an electrical, instrumentation and communications specialist with over 22 years post trade experience in the project management, supervision and hands on delivery of complex E&IC construction and maintenance projects across the hydrocarbons, mining, refining, power generation and infrastructure sectors, within Australia.

He has extensive expertise in the installation, commissioning, completions, inspection and maintenance of a wide array of EI&C systems and equipment used to operate continuous processing facilities. Additionally, he has experience as Owner of Elcomp (mid-tier electrical contractor) and Electrical Nominee appointments, and have honed my capability to build and commission projects utilising robust project management, estimating, planning and budget control skills.

Key Areas of Expertise:

  • Delivery of multi discipline design and construct projects safely, on schedule and budget in the challenging LNG, Mining and Defence Sectors.
  • Leading, conducting & reviewing QA/QC & EEHA inspections on E&I installations, QA/QC of punch listed items & returned work packs, redlining of drawings, document control, verification & compilation of dossiers, review & completion of ITP’s, ITR’s & NCR’s, as well as reading & interpreting electrical control drawings & P&ID’s
  • Conducting a broad range of fault finding, diagnostic & rectification activities, sound understanding of AS/NZS (60079 & 3000) Standards, as well as strong overall working knowledge of the hazards within high risk work areas
  • Electrical wiring installations, terminations, commissioning & statutory testing on a wide range of E&I equipment, as well as glanding & termination of multicore, instrumentation & power cables (including HA barrier glands)
  • Strong project management capabilities including estimating of projects with electrical budgets of up to $42million, scheduling, budget management, resource coordination & dissemination of technical project specifications
  • Strong completions & commissioning experience, taking projects from construction to handover including HV terminations, HV testing, HV sign offs, HV switching verification & wet commissioning.
Atif Sharif
Engineering Manager

Atif Sharif

Atif is an Electrical Engineer with over 20 years of post-graduate experience with specialisation in Industrial Electrical, Controls, Instrumentation & Communication systems.  He received competencies in functional safety (TÜV Rheinland) and in hazardous area classification, design, installation and maintenance for gas and dust atmospheres.  Atif has demonstrated experience on multiple capital design & construction projects for various green & brown field industrial applications.  He has the ability to organise a project, including prioritising and scheduling the work according to the available time lines. Systems literate with working knowledge of different Operating Systems (OS), programming languages and experience of full System Development Life Cycle.

Key areas of expertise:

  • High Voltage and Low Voltage systems
  • Earthing and bonding systems
  • Lighting protection systems
  • Arcflash Assessment and mitigation systems
  • Process control and system automation
  • Communication systems
  • Functional safety
  • Hazardous areas
  • System testing, validation and commissioning
  • Project planning/ Management
  • Project costing, estimation and reporting
HSE Manager

Emma MacLennan

As a work health and safety professional, Emma provides guidance to management to ensure legislative compliance and a safe and healthy workplace for all employees. For the last ten years, She has worked in roles providing both in-field and corporate safety support in construction (mining and oil & gas) and local government. Her experience in this area is backed by tertiary qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety and Human Resources Management.

At OFI, Emma’s team coordinates the ongoing delivery of our ISO certified OHSEQ management system, as well as providing compliance and project safety support. With a strong focus on project works, She recently assisted OFI to achieve Federal Safety Commission accreditation, demonstrating construction industry best practice safety management. Emma’s team also provides end to end HR processes, including recruitment, project mobilisation and training, to ensure OFI’s projects are supported with the human resources required to successfully deliver projects.

Our people are excellent communicators and collaborators, who use their abilities to integrate seamlessly into projects – from point of concept through to onsite installation and electrical commissioning.

The dynamic skills of our people are adaptable to all conditions, including remote locations across Australia and the harshest of environments. No matter what, we have the capabilities to always deliver a clear, well-managed pathway to success.

Powering Opportunity

Investing in the training and development of our people is of paramount importance to us. This investment translates to an engaged and motivated team, dedicated to pursuing industry breakthroughs and elite systems performance, which directly benefit our clients.

We strive to create a culture where enhancing skills and embracing evolutions within the industry is the status-quo.

Creating sustainable futures, which benefit our people and the community we operate within is a priority for us. This means generating real opportunities with a positive social and economic impact.

Powering Local Community

We believe in supporting the community we work and thrive in, by prioritising employment of talented local people. Our supply chain also reflects this commitment and brings immense value to our operation.

We also care for our community by supporting local initiatives that are important to us. We support local causes on a rotating basis and take great pride in the positive impact we continue to make.

For more information on our specialist team, please contact us. We are happy to provide more information on our expertise, and how we maintain high standards of quality across our supply chain.