My current role with Bureau Veritas ends at the end of this month (March, 2021) so I am emigrating from New Zealand to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with my Ethiopian wife, to continue our life together in Ethiopia. I have been to Ethiopia many times over the past 10 years and was married in Addis Ababa in 2014. My father-in-law is Ayele Dejene who owns Colba Tannery. I have a new house just completed in Addis Ababa and my wife wants to return home to be closer to her family, so I am looking for permanent employment long-term in Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania or Kenya.
I have extensive international experience working in Food Processing Plants (Heinz Watties), Abattoirs, Bottling Plants, Dairy and Milk Powder Processing (Fonterra), Chemical and Gold processing plants, Marine and Oil Refineries.
For the past 20 years I have been involved in Welding, Fabrication, Construction, Mining, Trucks and Cranes, Oil & Gas in both a hands-on and supervisory role, and have been heavily involved in QA/QC, and Inspection and Management. I am experienced in planned and preventative maintenance systems, and periodic maintenance to reduce operating costs and maximise availability of plant and equipment. This means I am also used to running Workshops, training staff, ordering and maintaining stock levels, quoting and supervising maintenance and repairs, and I am highly skilled in documentation and record keeping. This includes familiarity with the use of the Microsoft Office suite.
I am looking for a long-term position where I can use all my skills and training to improve company manufacturing processes, improve productivity and upskill local nationals.
I am expecting to be in Addis Ababa mid-May and will be looking for work immediately.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Yours faithfully,

Peter Fowles EngTech, TechWeldl, CIWS, CSWI
Mobile : +64 21 253 8529


Industrial Engineer Surveyor
Bureau Veritas
New Zealand
June-2017 - March-2021

Bureau Veritas Industry NZ Engineering Surveyor 14th. August, 2017 - 28 March, 2021
Work Experience:
•Site supervision / project manage major welding maintenance projects
•Welding supervision of pressure and non-pressure equipment fabrication / repairs
•Development of welding / procedure specification - WPS / PQR / WPQ's to relevant standards.
•Statutory compliance inspection to Australian, New Zealand and International Standards for Cranes, Boilers, Pressure Vessels and Piping and Welding.
•Supervision / Maintenance power generation plant, Boilers and steam turbines
•Experience working in confined spaces, risk assessment and confined space management
•Experienced in carrying out PSI and VOC Inspections
•Inspection engineer / surveyor on mid to large size projects
•Fabrication Manager on secondment to Downers JV on Downtown Upgrade (17/06/2019 - 13/11/2020)
•Bureau Veritas New Zealand has been sold so I am emigrating to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia next month with my Ethiopian wife.


October-2009 - Present

TWI Welding Technician (TechWeldI) # 614597
UK Engineering Council Engineering Technician (EngTech) #584564
iiw International Welding Specialist #AU/NZ/IWS/00028
iiw Certified International Welding Specialist # CIWS/AU/6122/Rev.1
iiw International Welding Inspector - Standard # NZ/IWI-S/10096/2019
WTIA Certified Senior Welding Inspector # PF822749-01-Rev.0
CSWIP 3.1 Welding Inspector # 92770/2
HERA AS/NZS 5131 Welding Inspector - Level 1 # WIL1-10096
Bureau Veritas Welding Inspector - Level 3 (Senior)
AS 2214 HERA Welding Supervisor # 10096
ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code Essentials Course
ASME B31.8 Gas Transmission and Distribution Piping Code Essentials
ASME Bolted Joint Technology, Bolt and Flange preload calculations / bolting theory Bolt Science Bolting Technology Course