HKA expands experts team with two senior hires in the oil & gas industry

HKA appoints two senior hires in the oil and gas industry to join its global engineering experts team.  

Trevor Butler joins HKA as Executive Director with responsibility for leading the firm’s global Mechanical and Process engineering expert team. He has 37 years of experience in oil and gas, working on multiple high-profile projects in South America, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Trevor has worked as a construction planner, hook-up coordinator and platform manager, and has broad experience acting as an Expert Witness in failure investigations and construction-related disputes. He is a skilled project auditor and incident investigation lead.

Trevor holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Industrial Design and Manufacturing Engineering from Newcastle University and an MBA from the International Management Centre in the UK. He is a Fellow of the Association of Project Management (FAPM) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing (FCIM).

Graham Taylor joins HKA as Executive Director to support our global engineering expert expansion plans. He has extensive subsea oil and gas expertise and a strong track record of establishing and growing international companies. Graham has over 35 years of management, design, engineering, procurement, construction and installation experience in the offshore oil and gas industry – specialising in SURF (Subsea, Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines) and subsea pipeline systems (pipelines and risers). He has worked on megaprojects in Europe, Africa and Asia, notably in the UK North Sea, offshore Angola and Nigeria, Bohai Bay in China, and Bay of Bengal in India.

Graham holds a BSc (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering. He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Chartered Marine Engineer (CMarEng) and a Fellow of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (FIMarEST).

David McIntyre, Partner, said:

“HKA has an excellent track record in the Oil & Gas sector, having been engaged in some of the world’s most challenging and complex projects. It remains a key growth sector for the firm and we are delighted to have Trevor and Graham join our 160+ expert engineering team. Our combined expertise will allow us to continue to provide clients with the insight and knowledge that makes the best possible outcomes a reality.”

Trevor Butler, Executive Director Mechanical and Process, said:

“It is an exciting time to join HKA, one of the world’s leading construction claims and dispute resolution firms. I look forward to working with the team to develop and implement growth plans to expand our Mechanical and Process engineering expert offer globally.”

Graham Taylor, Executive Director, said:

“I very much look forward to working with the local and international business development teams to help grow HKA’s global engineering expert service offer around the world, working closely with our clients, partners and other key stakeholders.”

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HKA is one of the world’s leading privately owned, independent providers of consulting, expert and advisory services for the construction, manufacturing, process and technology industries. Our global portfolio includes some of the world’s largest and most prestigious projects across a wide range of market sectors that include buildings, industrial, infrastructure, oil and gas, power and utilities, and technology.

HKA has over 960 professionals in more than 40 offices in 21 countries worldwide.


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