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Sam Townsend

3, Grange Crescent, Sheffield, S11 8AY. Email:

Key Skills

Effective Communicator

Problem Solver

Practically Minded

Team Player


Comprehensive Range of I.T. skills

Career History

Centre for Alternative Technology

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.

2009 To date


1997 - 2009


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 AutoCAD draftsman creating working drawings for use by site engineers.




MSc, Renewable Energy in the Built Environment

Awaiting Result


B.Eng, Building Services Engineering (2.2)


Gap year:

(See Interests)



INTENGO Engineering Foundation year


Lady Manners School:4 A levels.(Including Technology)


Hope Valley College:

8 GCSEs. (Including Maths/English)


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.