Dr Peter Geake, Jacobs

Company | Jacobs
Job Position | Technical Director – Asset and Enterprise Risk Management


Dr Geake joined Jacobs in December 2005 and his career spans over 15 years. In his current position as Technical Director of Asset and Enterprise Risk Management, he is responsible for supporting engineering, operations, and maintenance projects in the Water Industries, Railway, Oil & Gas, and Telecommunications. He was responsible for the dissemination phase of the INVESTOR (investment verification of engineering strategy by optimising reliability) Joint Industry Project (JIP) to transfer best asset management practises from the Oil & Gas industries to the Water industry. He was also the Chairman for the Whole Life Cost - JIP, a member of the steering committee for the MACRO (maintenance cost risk optimisation) JIP and on the review committee for the recent public available specification (PAS 55) on Asset Management. Dr Geake has also given a number of papers at national and international conferences on life cycle costing and asset management. He also wrote the section on life cycle costing for Allen Wilson’s book on Asset Maintenance Management and this book has recently been translated into a number of other languages. He was previously with AMEC Process & Energy as a Senior Engineer in the Safety Department for four years.

Dr Geake provides expert advice and guidance to a range of clients on subjects including Enterprise Risk Management and Asset Management. He has strong primary skills in conceptual and creative problem solving with a high degree of flexibility. Dr Geake is experienced in Risk Management from Enterprise to Project levels, using both qualitative and quantitative techniques. He has extensive experience of technical due diligence assessments (policy, strategy, process, procedures, risk registers) for major rail, infrastructure, pharmaceutical, and airport industry projects. These findings where used as part of the input to the client’s business sanctioning process and cost benefit reviews. He also brings knowledge on using statistical techniques to rank options to inform management on making economic and efficient decisions.

Dr Geake initially spent several years in general Chemical Engineering on gas purification plant design with the following six years in Safety and Reliability using Failure Models and Effects Analysis with Criticality Analysis (FMEA), Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), Event Tree Analysis (ETA), Monte Carlo Simulation, three dimensional Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) including escalation pathways, and Hazard & Operability (HAZOP) chairman for a range of projects. Applied these techniques to toxic and radioactive material handling systems, offshore and onshore oil & gas industry and toxic waste incineration and effluent treatment plants. Developed a number of algorithms for fire, smoke, and hazard analysis modelling.

Dr Geake has extensive Engineering Safety Risk across several industries using FMEA with Criticality, Fault Tree Analysis, ETA, Monte Carlo Simulation, three-dimensional QRA including escalation pathways and Hazard & Operability chairman for projects. He has applied these techniques to toxic and radioactive material handling systems, offshore and onshore oil & gas industry and toxic waste incineration and effluent treatment plants.

The next phase of his career was into leading several Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) analyses for North Sea platforms over a period of three years. The remaining years in Availability, Reliability, and Maintainability Engineering with use of Whole Life Costing to find the optimised business solutions for Oil & Gas Industry, Water Industry, high-speed/capacity Railways and mobile telephone networks.

Dr Geake gained is engineering chartership in 1991 from the Institution of Chemical Engineers and his Ph.D. in 1988 from South Bank University. His Ph.D. was entitled ‘Smoke Characterisation by Laser Diffraction’ and was sponsored by the Fire Research Station.

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