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Sam Townsend

3, Grange Crescent, Sheffield, S11 8AY.

Tel: 0788 799 2088 Email:

Key Skills
 Effective Communicator
 Problem Solver
 Practically Minded
 Team Player
 Organiser
 Comprehensive Range of I.T. skills

Career History
Centre for Alternative Technology 2009 – To date
Completed the MSc course - “Renewable Energy in the Built Environment”.
The modular course held at C.A.T. covered:
Solar PV, Solar Thermal, Small Scale Wind, Hydro, Biomass and Building Related Issues.
Familiar with software packages Tsol, PVsyst & HydrA/Lowflow2000. Completed Thesis
within deadline which was based on an experiment investigating the extents and impact of a
specific micro heat loss mechanism from DHW cylinders.

HSBC 1997 - 2009

2005 to 2009: Emergency I.T. trouble shooter providing highly technical live support to
HSBC’s major banking systems. Part of a small team, often working under high pressure and
tight timescales to ensure extremely high value 24/7 I.T. systems remained operational. This
included nightshifts as well as evening and weekend working. Supervisory roles: Team
Leader on the departments Support Help Desk and occasional Shift Team Leader responsible
for the overnight team.

1997 – 2005: Secured a place on the graduate trainee programme then worked as a
mainframe programmer on various large development projects, predominantly HSBC’s
Internet Banking system. Highly Experienced on IBM platform OS/390 with COBOL, CICS,
DB2. Also experienced on AS400 platform with CL and RPG language skills.

Norstead (Metnor) M&E Engineering 1997

AutoCAD draftsman creating working drawings for use by site engineers.
C.A.T. MSc, Renewable Energy in the Built Environment Awaiting Result
UMIST: B.Eng, Building Services Engineering (2.2) 1996
Gap year: (See Interests) 1993
UMIST: INTENGO Engineering Foundation year 1992
Lady Manners School: 4 A levels.(Including Technology) 1991
Hope Valley College: 8 GCSEs. (Including Maths/English) 1989

Personal Information
Date of Birth: 07th October 1972
Clean Driving Licence
Current First Aid At Work Certificate

 Renewable Energy. Member of the newly formed Peak Hydro Forum. Involved in a
couple of Hydropower feasibility studies, one of which contributed to the Friends of
the Peak District’s ‘Peak Power’ report. Also completed a number of feasibility
studies during the MSc for PV, small scale wind and biomass heating systems.
 Thermography – Own a Flir Thermal Imaging Camera.
 Environment – Awarded place on HSBC/Earthwatch Alaskan Glaciers Expedition
assisting a Research team for 2 weeks surveying on the Bearing Glacier.
 Caving - Secretary of the Eldon Pothole Club. Helped organise and participated in a
very successful expedition to ‘The Accursed Mountains’ in Northern Albania in 2010.
Weekend job at school was as a tour guide at Treak Cliff Cavern in Castleton.
 Climbing – Over 20 years experience. Gap year was predominantly spent rock
climbing in the UK, France & Spain.
 D.I.Y. – Recently installed a Rainwater Harvesting system in a rural family property.

Available on request.