CV, Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer

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Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer with over 25 years international experience in the design, construction and operation of oil & gas and refinery facilities.
One of only 1800 CSE (Control Systems Engineering) Registered Professional Engineers (by exam) in all of the United States.
Selected as the Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer on the Project Management Team for the construction of multi-billion Manifa Oil Production Facility in Saudi Arabia.

Current location: Kansas, United States - View on map
Nationality: American and Canadian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  , Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere
List the countires you have a visa to work in: canada, United States


Bachelors of Science,
University of Alberta, Canada and Associates in Instrumentation Engineering, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, Canada

Career Summary

• Due to extensive heavy, sour crude oil experience I was selected by Saudi Aramco to be a Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer on the Project Management Team for the construction and commissioning of multi-billion dollar, 900,000 BPD Manifa Heavy Crude Oil Facility (Saudi Arabia’s first commercial scale heavy, sour crude development and project delivered ahead of schedule and under budget.)

• Over 5 years of experience as the Instrumentation Lead in the Maintenance & Engineering Division of a major oil refinery.

• Has held career roles from Discipline Engineer, to Lead Engineer up to Department Head at an EPC firm

September 2014 to present
Black & Veatch Engineering Overland Park, Kansas, USA

• Employed as Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer in the Oil & Gas Division of the Black & Veatch Energy Sector.

• Roles include support of the overseas energy sector project developments in the Middle East as well as assist in the investigation, scoping, proposal and estimating of I&C projects both domestic and international.

• Act as “Subject matter Expert” in the review of I&C designs and consultant on I&C issues.

April 2010 to July 2014
Saudi Aramco, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

• Employed as Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer on the SAPMT (Saudi Aramco Project Management Team) tasked with the construction and commissioning of the multi-billion dollar Manifa Heavy Oil Production Facility.

• Project Management Team Members were Saudi Aramco’s “front line” for assurance that projects were delivered compliant with scope, Company Standards, quality, budget and schedule

• Engineering duties included day to day supervision of Field Superintendents activities, review of designs, equipment and installation inspections and resolution of all instrumentation technical issues that arose during construction and commissioning.

• Administrative duties included man hour invoice review and approval, change order processing, weekend work camp supervision and technical and report writing.

January 2009 to April 2010
Chemic Engineers, Houston, Texas, USA

• Employed as Instrumentation / Controls / Electrical Department Head for EPC Engineering Firm near Houston, Texas.

• Duties include day to day supervision and work planning for department staff as well as site visits related to new work, study reports, technical proposals, estimates, schedules and presentations.

• Performed Quality Control reviews of all materials and designs prepared by the department.

August 2007 to December 2008
Fortron Industries, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA

• Held Instrumentation and Electrical Maintenance Engineer at specialty plastics production facility. The Plant manufactured a special high performance plastic for the transportation and industrial sectors.

• Responsible for addressing all I&E maintenance issues as well as Small Capital Projects for technology upgrades and improvements in control and energy efficiency.

• Initiated “dual fuel” fired heater upgrade allowing facility to utilize the lowest priced fuel, saving over a million dollars a year in energy costs.

February 2005 to July 2007
Jacobs Engineering, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

• Tasked as the Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer supporting EPC activities to local power, pulp & paper, cement and pharmaceutical clients.

• Executed field studies and prepared proposals, scopes of work, budgets and schedules for EPC projects.

• Supervised teams of Engineers, Designers and CAD Operators for the production of deliverables and instrument procurement.

• Participated in project field construction and commissioning activities.

March 2000 to December 2004
BE&K Engineering, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

• Held role as Instrumentation and Controls Engineer supporting EPC activities to local Clients in the power, pulp & paper, cement and pharmaceutical industries.

• Participated in EPC related activities such as field studies and prepared proposals, scopes of work, budgets and schedules.

• Served as team member on task groups of Engineers, Designers and CAD Operators for the design deliverables and instrument procurement.

• Participated in project field construction and commissioning activities.

May 1999 to February 2000
Novasep, Gibbstown, New Jersey, USA

• Held role of Instrumentation & Electrical Engineer for the American arm of a European pharmaceutical equipment manufacturer of HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatography) separation systems used by “Big Pharma” Clients such as Merck and Pfizer.

• Duties included conversion and certification of European equipment to US Standards and construction and commissioning support of HPLC systems.

May 1998 to April 1999
Alaska Anvil, Kenai, Alaska, USA

• Provided I&C cost & schedule estimates, engineering design and project support for multi-discipline Client oil & gas production/refining facilities on the Alaskan North Slope, Cook Inlet offshore platforms and Washington state refineries.

• Most projects involved “no shutdown” or “restricted shutdown” tie-in limitations, requiring additional planning and design considerations to effect a safe tie-in & startup.

June 1997 to April 1998
Kvaerner, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

• Provided Instrumentation Design Lead and Designer/Drafter Supervision for EPC clients in the oil & gas/petrochemical industries. Projects involved both on and off-shore design for international destinations such as Venezuela, Brazil and Nigeria.

• Foreign projects involved the additional challenge of full compliance with design standards not normally seen in North American land based engineering projects such as Lloyds SOLAS (Safety of Life At Sea) and European construction codes compliance (EC).

June 1992 to May 1997
PetroCanada Refinery, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

• Role as Refinery Instrumentation Lead responsible for I&C maintenance and capital projects. Provided full, multi-discipline project management services from concept phase through to commissioning of project.

• Ran concurrently between 15 to 20 small to medium projects each fiscal year. Budgets for projects ranged from $25,000 up to $5 million.

• Assigned as Engineering Co-op Students trainer/mentor during their work experience rotation tenure at the refinery.

• Provided all analyzer and instrumentation for support in refinery wide project to become the first North American Refinery ISO 9000 certified as a “fuels manufacturing facility”.

April 1989 to April 1992
Colt Engineering (now Worley Parsons), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

• Provided detailed instrument design and specifications in support of oil & gas EPC projects for energy sector Clients.

• Clients included refineries and synthetic crude oil (tar sands) producers.

• Site work included field visits and support work at Heavy Oil SAGD locations and batteries.

June 1987 to March 1989
GS Hitech Controls, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

• Provided technical and applications support for instrumentation utilized in the oil & gas and associated industrial sectors

• Worked directly with end users to establish optimal utilization of technology for improvements in production, quality and reliability


Additional Training and Courses

• Project Management Fundamentals Program (Saudi Aramco Training Center, June 12-30, 2010)

• SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems) Design and Application Course – Celanese Training Center

• Factory training courses for Honeywell TDC 3000

• Factory training courses for Emerson Ovation DCS

• Facility SAP utilization

• CCI compressor controls rotating equipment protection

• Offshore Water Survival Training