Paul Hopton

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Paul is a senior engineering manager and chartered electrical engineer with significant experience in operations, maintenance, engineering and project management gained in the Oil and Gas/Chemical/Steel Industries and the Military.

Following service in the RAF as a Flight Simulator Technician, Paul joined DuPont, during his time there he graduated in electrical engineering and soon became chartered and a member of the IET. Paul later joined BG Group as a maintenance and operations engineer at one of the UK’s largest gas storage facilities. One to further his career, Paul joined Millennium Chemicals at a Titanium Dioxide top tier COMAH site, he was their I&E Maintenance Superintendent until he was attracted back to the gas storage business under Centrica ownership, as their Electrical Technical Authority.

Paul more recently worked for Tata Steel Europe’s corporate engineering function as their lead on electrical asset integrity, writing and implemented 15 safety critical company standards and guides including Arc Flash Risk Management; Safety Instrumented Systems Design and Fire System Design.