Stephen Harnden MIET

Senior High/Low Voltage Training Consultant

Stephen joins PPL on the back of a tremendous career which spans over 40 years' within the Electrical industry and the MOD sector.

Now a highly skilled and qualified professional, Stephen began his career as an apprentice Maintenance and Installation Electrician for RAF Wittering. Over a 15 year period, Stephen enjoyed getting to grips with various roles including; Maintenance Electrician and Engineering Plant Operator.

Following this, Stephen fulfilled duties for the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on short term tours to Dakar (Senegal), Banjul (The Gambia) & Monrovia (Liberia) as a Technical Works Supervisor carrying out installation & refurbishment works to the Embassies, High Commissions & Staff Residence.

Stephen then took up roles in Cyprus for around 4 years working for the Ministry of Defence, RAF Akrotiri as a Mechanical and Electrical Foreman and later as an Industrial Technician for the Ministry of Defence RAF Troodos & RAF Olympus. Positions which involved supervising mechanical and electrical tradesmen and covering various aspects associated with the maintenance of an operational flying station. The latter position involved looking after all aspects of building maintenance, heating & air-conditioning, catering facilities and Legionella control.

Stephen has worked in many roles overseas, including Dublin (Ireland), Accra (Ghana), Islamabad (Pakistan) in similar M&E Technical Supervisor roles.

More recently Stephen has held further positions within the Aerospace and Defence sector as a Site Manager coordinating Authorised Person High and Low Voltage, AGL, HV/LV Hazardous Areas and Boilers and Pressure Systems and as an Electrical Services Specialist (SAP HV/LV). He also has very recent experience as a High Voltage training lecturer.

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