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CV, Experienced Senior Instrumentation Engineering Technologist

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 28702
(05/13/1962, male)
List top 5 skills: certification, codes, controls, design, electrical, engineering, installation, instrumentation, programming, technologist, wiring
Short Bio:

Over 30 years experience in the industrial environment as both a senior instrumentation engineering technologist in engineering offices and an industrial maintenance mechanic. My extensive and varied experience allows me to take on any engineering design project using the best practices from around the world. A strong and extensive background in the Oil and Gas (Conventional), Oils Sands (Mining and SAGD) and Chemical/Petrochemical fields.

Current location: 

Alberta, Canada - View on map

Nationality: 

Canadian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, Oil, Gas and Energy, Manufacturing and Operations

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Anywhere



Profile

Over 30 years experience in the industrial environment as both a senior instrumentation engineering technologist in engineering offices and an industrial maintenance mechanic. My extensive and varied experience allows me to take on any engineering design project using the best practices from around the world. A strong and extensive background in the Oil and Gas (Conventional), Oils Sands (Mining and SAGD) and Chemical/Petrochemical fields for clients such as Saudi Aramco, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, DuPont Canada, E.I. DuPont, Husky Oil Operations Limited, Royal Dutch Shell, Syncrude, Canadian Natural Resources Limited and numerous smaller clients throughout North America.

Technical Skills

• Possesses a high degree of integrity and a strong commitment to Health, Safety and Environment protocols

• Supervised, managed & commissioned instrumentation projects on time and under budget

• Trained and supervised Instrumentation engineers & designers on all aspects of instrumentation design

• Written and compiled instrument specification sheets for RFQ and purchase

• Designed control room and marshalling cabinet room equipment layouts using Microstation and AutoCad

• Designed Fibre Optic and PC network systems, including patch panels and switches

• Sizing of control valves and flow meters and other process calculations

• Estimating and budget preparation for projects, including multiple client/project management

• Specifying instruments from P&ID using process criteria to define

• Issuing instrument specifications for vendor bid and liaise with vendors for information/purchase

• PLC/DCS elementary wiring and loop diagrams for Fieldbus, discrete, analog and digital signal inputs and outputs including wiring diagrams for junction box, data communication and computer network, including panel layout

• Preparing instrument installation details (electrical & pneumatic), plant instrument locations, conduit locations & sizes, tray sizing and construction bid packages

• Liaising with other engineering disciplines and maintenance/operations as required for project completion

• Calibration, set-up and field commissioning of pressure, temperature flow and level instruments, installation, process connection

• Electrical loop checks of instruments and motor start/stop circuits, including Variable Frequency Drives

• Designed ESD, DCS & PLC systems, including panel layout, wiring & termination drawings for brown field and green field projects

• Communication and Network checkouts including Fieldbus, RS 485, RS 232, Modbus, Devicenet and AB DH+

• Supporting/troubleshooting and construction commissioning of projects, process pre-start up and start-up

• Liaising between client and contractor during construction

• Database management (Access, Intools, Bentley PIW) for instrument specification, I/O points & loops

Representative Project Experience:

Shell Carmon Creek
Shell, Alberta Canada,
Jan 2014-June 2015

Ethernet infrastructure network design, including fibre optic system development

Interface with corresponding electrical Designers for deliverables

Loop drawings, Interconnect drawings, Location drawings, installation drawings

Material Quotation/Purchase-Cables

3D model reviews

Shell Tailings & Infrastructure Program
Shell, Alberta Canada,
Dec 2012-Jan 2014

Ethernet infrastructure network design, including fibre optic system development

Interface with corresponding electrical Designers for deliverables

Loop drawings, Interconnect drawings, Location drawings, installation drawings

Material Quotation/Purchase-Cables

3D model reviews

Kirby North Phase 1
CNRL, Alberta Canada,
Aug 2012- Dec 2012

Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead

Supervised two different design groups on two different continents

Designed and wrote expanded training and solutions manual for new modules for Bentley PIW wiring.

3D model reviews

Mackay River Well Pad 5D
Suncor Sustaining, Alberta Canada,
May 2012- Aug 2012

Control valve & On-Off valve specifications, quotation and purchase

Assist with instrument index data entry

Assist with module design

Kirby South
Canadian Natural Resources Limited, Alberta Canada

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead (inc. work deliverables, checking and coordination) of approximately 10 people in different office locations.

• Support Bentley Process Instrumentation Wiring ( PIW) wiring module for different office locations, including writing an operating manual for staff.

• Interface with corresponding Area electrical Designers for area deliverables

• Interface with I & C Lead and other project team members for project design consistency and technical help and direction.er Programming Specialists for Bentley PIW support, as required. schedule for instrumentation and controls CWP packages.

• Interface with Computer Programmers and specialist for PIW interface, PDS model reviews, area schedule for instrumentation and controls CWP packages.

• Work within Area schedule requirements for area deliverables, making overall instrument and overall design lead aware of any issues and assistance needs.

Aurora Tailings Management
Syncrude Canada, Alberta, Canada,
2009-2010

• Ethernet infrastructure network design, including fibre optic system development

• Communication Philosophy, Measurement and Allocation Philosophy development

• PLC/DCS network topology. CCTV topology, Fire Alarm system development

Albian Sands Expansion Phase 1
Albian Sands, Alberta, Canada,
2008-2009

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead (inc. work deliverables, checking and coordination) of approximately 30 people in different office locations. Consisted of four design areas, Extraction and Tailings, Crushing & Conveying, Froth and Utilities

• Interface with corresponding Area electrical Designers for area deliverables

• Interface with Area controls Engineer for control /marshalling cabinetry requirements, I/O assignments, FF segment assignments.

• Interface with I & C Lead and other project team members for project design consistency and technical help and direction.

• Interface with Area Instrument lead and specialist for Intools interface, PDS model reviews, area schedule for instrumentation and controls CWP packages.

• Maintain Area Binder of area design documentation, including area layout drawings, Intools loops, cable schedules, wiring reports, JB/Control Panel #’s.

• Work within Area schedule requirements for area deliverables, making overall instrument and overall design lead aware of any issues and assistance needs.

New Refinery Project
Kuwait National Petroleum Company, Al Zour, State of Kuwait,
2007-2008

• Overall Area (U&O) Instrument and Controls Design Lead (inc. work deliverables, checking and coordination) in different locations & Countries.

• Teaching new graduates and co-op students about temperature sensors, transmitters, control valves, On-Off valves, actuators and positioners and other control as part of a larger training program by the Control Systems department

• DCS/SIS Panel design, marshalling panel design for location in various remote control buildings and central control room

• Assist in design of control room layout, DCS consoles

• INtools specifications, Instrument Index and background database field specifications

• Provide knowledge of applicable codes and standards (Shell DEP and IEC/ISO) to all instrumentation personnel

Husky-Lloydminster Upgrader
Husky Oil Operations Limited, Alberta, Canada,
2006-2007

• Overall Area (U&O) Instrument and Controls Design Lead (inc. work deliverables, checking and coordination) in different locations & Countries.

• Teaching new graduates and co-op students about temperature sensors, transmitters, control valves, On-Off valves, actuators and positioners and other control as part of a larger training program by the Control Systems department

• DCS/SIS Panel design, marshalling panel design for location in various remote control buildings and central control room

• Assist in design of control room layout, DCS consoles

• INtools specifications, Instrument Index and background database field specifications

• Provide knowledge of applicable codes and standards (Shell DEP and IEC/ISO) to all instrumentation personnel

Sulphur Recovery
Saudi Aramco, Shedgum & Uthmaniyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
2006

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead for FEED

• Foundation Fieldbus, Analog, Fibre, PC Network and Fire Alarm design and specification

• Integration of control design into remote existing control room running Honeywell TDC 3000 DCS

• Specification of instruments, including valves, transmitters & flowmeters

• Training & supervision of Saudi Nationals in Instrumentation design as part of Saudization of the engineering field

• Training & supervision of Indian and Philippine Nationals and in Instrumentation design

Gas-Oil Separation Plant
Saudi Aramco, Hawiyah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia,
2005-2006

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead for FEED

• Foundation Fieldbus, Analog, Fibre, PC Network and Fire Alarm design and specification

• Design of Control room and Marshalling Panel rooms for Honeywell DCS

• Specification of instruments, including valves, transmitters, flowmeters and metering stations

• Training & supervision of Saudi Nationals in Instrumentation design as part of Saudization of the engineering field

• Training & supervision of Indian and Philippine Nationals in Instrumentation design

Liqui-Box Network Upgrade
E.I. Dupont, Various Locations, Canada & U.S.A,
2004-2005

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead

• Fibre, PC Network and Fire Alarm design and specification

• Network Panel Design, including switches, patch panels, external service provider interface to network, including PABX upgrades as required.

Improved Silane Addition
Dupont-Canada, Thedford Mines, Quebec, Canada,
2002-2005

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead

• Resign liquid silane material handling, storage and addition into the process

• New main storage tank and day storage tanks with product metering using batch load cell design and Siemens S7 PLC

• Designed electrical systems, MCC’s, transformer sizing and motor control circuits

Improved Silex Addition
Dupont-Canada, Thedford Mines, Quebec, Canada,
2002-2004

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead

• Large vessel weigh cell design (4 x 100,000 lbs cells)

• New blowers and day storage tanks with product metering using batch load cell design and Siemens S7 PLC

• Designed electrical systems, MCC’s, transformer sizing and motor control circuits

PLC Control System Upgrade
Dupont-Canada, Thedford Mines, Quebec, Canada,
2002-2003

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead

• Learned French language (verbal & written) for working at Quebec sites

• Replacement of multiple Siemens PLC where code was written in TEXT and replace with new Siemens S7 PLC network complete with new HMI network, running over Profibus for communication

• Shutdown and turnaround time of only 48 hours with multiple shifts of electricians

• New HMI panels were designed, fabricated and installed

• Existing PLC panels were re-worked for the new PLCs

• New VFD were interfaced to the new PLCs using Profibus

Back Up #2 Fuel #Oil
Dupont-Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada,
2001-2002

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead

• Replace Bunker C Tank with new #2 Fuel Oil Tank and two day use tanks enabling annual energy savings of 1000 GJ/yr.

• New level, pressure and temperature control loops with tie into existing ABB DCS

Bulk Continuous Fibres Expansion (Phase 3)
Dupont-Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada,
1999-2001

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead

• Supervised both designers and engineers

• Expansion of existing ABB DCS with approximately 2000 new I/O points.

• Wrote and compiled instrument specification sheets for RFQ and purchase

• Sizing of control valves and flow meters and other process calculations

• Designed loop drawings, marshalling cabinets and termination cabinets using Microstation

• Preparing instrument installation details (electrical & pneumatic), plant instrument locations, conduit locations and sizes for construction bid packages

Bulk Continuous Fibres Expansion (Phase 2)
Dupont-Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada,
1997-1998

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead

• Supervised both designers and engineers

• Sizing of control valves and flow meters and other process calculations

• Wrote and compiled instrument specification sheets for RFQ and purchase

• Sizing of control valves and flow meters and other process calculations

• Designed loop drawings, marshalling cabinets and termination cabinets using Microstation

• Preparing instrument installation details (electrical & pneumatic), plant instrument locations, conduit locations and sizes for construction bid packages

• Expansion of existing ABB DCS with approximately 2000 new I/O points.

Maltodextrin Expansion
Casco, Cardinal, Ontario, Canada,
1995-1997

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead

• Supervised both designers and engineers

• Wrote and compiled instrument specification sheets for RFQ and purchase

• Sizing of control valves and flow meters and other process calculations

• Designed loop drawings, marshalling cabinets and termination cabinets using Microstation

• Preparing instrument installation details (electrical & pneumatic), plant instrument locations, conduit locations and sizes for construction bid packages

• Expansion of existing AB PLC Network and Foxboro DCS with approximately 1000 new I/O points.

Modified Starch Upgrade
Casco, Cardinal, Ontario, Canada,
1995-1997

• Overall Instrument and Controls Design Lead

• Supervised both designers and engineers

• Wrote and compiled instrument specification sheets for RFQ and purchase

• Sizing of control valves and flow meters and other process calculations

• Designed loop drawings, marshalling cabinets and termination cabinets using Microstation

• Preparing instrument installation details (electrical & pneumatic), plant instrument locations, conduit locations and sizes for construction bid packages

• Expansion of existing AB PLC Network and Foxboro DCS with approximately 1000 new I/O points.

Continuous Ion Exchange (HMD Recovery)
DuPont Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada,
1995-1996

• Instrument and Controls Design

• Wrote and compiled instrument specification sheets for RFQ and purchase

• Sizing of control valves and flow meters and other process calculations

• Expansion of existing AB PLC Network using DH+

• Designed loop drawings, marshalling cabinets and termination cabinets using Microstation

• Preparing instrument installation details (electrical & pneumatic), plant instrument locations, conduit locations and sizes for construction bid packages

Solvent Recovery
DuPont Canada, Ajax, Ontario, Canada,
1995-1996

• Instrument and Controls Design

• Wrote and compiled instrument specification sheets for RFQ and purchase

• Sizing of control valves and flow meters and other process calculations

• Designed loop drawings, marshalling cabinets and termination cabinets using Microstation

• Preparing instrument installation details (electrical & pneumatic), plant instrument locations, conduit locations and sizes for construction bid packages

Miscellaneous Small Projects
DuPont Canada, Various Locations, Canada,
1995-2005

• Instrument and Controls Design

• Wrote and compiled instrument specification sheets for RFQ and purchase

• Sizing of control valves and flow meters and other process calculations

• Designed loop drawings, marshalling cabinets and termination cabinets using Microstation

• Preparing instrument installation details (electrical & pneumatic), plant instrument locations, conduit locations and sizes for construction bid packages

Miscellaneous Small Projects
DuPont Canada, Various Locations, Canada,
1995-2005

 

Accomplishments

E.I. Business Award-Project Execution 2000

Languages

English – Fluent

French – Basic

Arabic – Beginner

Qualifications & Educations

Instrumentation Engineering Technology Diploma with Distinction, 1995
St. Lawrence College, Kingston, ON
GPA: 3.85/4.0

Awarded Bell Canada Scholarship Award for Engineering Technology

Awarded St. Lawrence College Academic Council Award for highest GPA in the college

Career Summary

Jacobs-Calgary December 2010– June 2015
Senior Control System Design Specialist

AMEC-Calgary October 2009-December 2010
Senior Instrumentation Designer,

Worley Parsons-Calgary June 2008/-May 2009
Instrumentation Design Coordinator

Fluor-Calgary July 2006-June 2008
Lead Instrumentation Designer

Clough Zuhair Fayez Partnership-Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia October 2005-June 2006
Lead Instrumentation Designer

Stone & Webster, Shaw Group-Kingston January 2005-October 2005
Lead Instrumentation Designer

Fluor-Kingston, Ontario March 1995-January 2005
Lead Instrumentation Designer
Instrumentation Designer