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Expert in Chemical Process Engineering and Project Management

Expert ID: 736669 Oregon, USA

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Expert is a broadly experienced Chemical Engineer/Process Engineer who originates conceptual designs, including emergent technologies. He has complete design cycle experience including commissioning and startup. He is also a technical project manager who routinely manages and oversees multi-discipline project teams for industrial projects.

Areas of prior work include:
Fossil Power Generation: simple cycle, combined cycle, steam generation, cogeneration, CHP, air and water pollution control.
Petroleum: LNG, natural gas compression and processing, methane reforming, and fractionation, upstream surface facilities, dewatering, gas processing, produced water treatment, and gathering systems, midstream gas & oil handling and transport, refining, heavy oil recovery, asphalt binder, refining, propane rail delivery
Industrial Water: evaporation, zero liquid discharge, de-oiling and brine softening for EOR, wastewater treatment
Gasification: Multiple technologies for gasification of coal, heavy oil, biomass and synthol, methanol DME, MTG syngas gas to liquids (GTL) production.
Renewable Energy: Biomethane, landfill gas to power, biosolids digestion, biosolids processing, MSW processing and pyrolysis, wood pyrolysis, and gasification.

Project management, process design, conceptual design, project development, process integration, detailed engineering design, project initiation, multi-discipline technical leadership, manufacturing, water treatment, energy, commissioning, and startup.
Leadership, Project Management, Multi-discipline Technical Leadership, Mentoring, Project Development, Strategic Planning, Manufacturing, Conceptual Design, System Design, Process Integration, Business Plan, Profit and Loss, Consultant, Technical Support, Owner’s Engineer. Project Initiation, Scope Definition, Budget, Scheduling, Simulation, Specification, Procurement, Natural Gas, Supervision, Process Design, Chemical Engineer, commissioning, Startup, Performance Testing, Upstream, Proposals, Upgrades, Proposal, Balance, Documentation, Sales Support, Client, Profit, Weapons, Utilities, Processes, Materials, API, Downstream (refinery), Upstream, Midstream, Oil & Gas, Utility Power Generation, Cogeneration, Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Water Treatment.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: The University of Southern California
Year: 1978 Degree: Bachelor of Science Subject: Chemistry Institution: The University of Southern California

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Project Manager 2 Department: Project Management Responsibilities: Seller-Doer, Manage projects from $5k to $150k, develop projects, sales support, client relationship building, engineering, consulting, scoping, execution, construction management, supervision of multi-discipline technical design teams.
Years: 2010 to 2016 Employer: Stantec Title: Project Manager 2 Department: Pasadena Office Responsibilities: Seller-Doer, Manage Projects, develop projects, sales support, client relationship building, scoping, execution, engineering, technical feasibility, supervise multi-discipline technical design teams, oil field operations support, troubleshooting, consulting, owner’s engineer.
Years: 2010 to 2010 Employer: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Title: Group Manager Department: Consultancy Responsibilities: Managed the US consultancy branch of a UK-based technology group specializing in gasification technologies. Work included supervision, technology review, project management, sales, marketing, business plan, and administrative duties.
Years: 2008 to 2010 Employer: Jacobs Engineering Group, Inc. Title: Engineering Project Management Department: Long Beach Office Responsibilities: Executed complex industrial refinery and small renewable power generation project up to $50 million. Client relationship-building manages multiple projects simultaneously, scoping, scheduling, performance tracking, execution, supervise multi-discipline technical design teams, and purchasing.
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Technip USA Title: Senior Project Manager Department: Project Responsibilities: Manage complex industrial projects up to $60 million from development and feasibility through technology selection, detailed design engineering, procurement, and construction support. Project scoping, risk analysis, setup, scheduling, resource loading, budgeting, gated execution, HAZOP, multi-discipline technical design team supervision, procurement, project closeout.
Years: 2005 to 2006 Employer: Wahlco, Inc. Title: Senior Project Manager Department: Manufacturing Responsibilities: Manage projects, sell pollution control equipment, oversee the in-house fabrication of urea to ammonia equipment, customer interface, and relationship building, commission, and startup equipment.
Years: 2005 to 2005 Employer: Think Resources contracted to Mid-American Holdings for CalEnergy Title: Senior Project Manager Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Contract position to take over and manage the completion of a 17-acre landfill cell designed to Class I standards for the Desert Valley Company Monofill wholly owned by CalEnergy for disposal of hazardous precipitated geothermal solids.
Years: 2003 to 2005 Employer: Frankie Friend and Associates contracted to Bechtel/SAIC Title: Senior Engineer Specialist Department: DOE Yucca Mountain Project Responsibilities: Conceptual design development and documentation for high-level waste handling and decontamination in support of NRC license application preparation on the DOE Yucca Mountain High-Level Nuclear Waste Repository. Demonstrated expertise in the design of hot cell facilities, low-level waste handling, application of remote robotic handling for high-level waste, shipment of radioactive waste, and decontamination.
Years: 2002 to 2003 Employer: CCI (Control Components Inc.) Title: Senior Valve Specialist Department: Sales / Engineering Responsibilities: Severe service valve applications engineering and severe service valve seminar presenter for power plant applications.
Years: 1996 to 2001 Employer: Duke/Fluor Daniel Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Process / Power Responsibilities: Conceptual design, project development, preliminary and detailed engineering design for merchant power generation. Lead a process engineering team of 10 for the detailed design of the Moss Landing Power Plant repowering (1030 MW combined cycle plant integrated into the existing brownfield site). Lead a team of up to 7 process and mechanical engineers supporting as many as 10 proposals simultaneously for a wide variety of CHP (cogeneration) applications while functioning as technical lead and primary technical contact between NIPSCO (Primary Energy) and Fluor.
Years: 1995 to 1996 Employer: Fluor Daniel, Inc. Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Process Responsibilities: Reviewed and prepared conceptual and developmental designs for combined heat and power (CHP) and multiple combined cycle configurations for merchant power plants. Performed technical verifications of cogeneration and merchant power designs. Developed a heat recovery design, integrated into the steel mill steam system for a first-of-a-kind non-recovery coke oven.
Years: 1990 to 1995 Employer: Fluor Daniel, Inc. Title: Process Engineer II Department: Process Responsibilities: Perform process evaluation, engineering calculations, heat and material balance calculations, and heat integrations, process flow diagrams, and write reports for gas processing, gasification, and energy utilization. Calculated safety relief sizing for refinery units and refinery flare systems, refinery sour water processing, and utility systems. Co-wrote the Design Guidance Manual for the DOE Weapons Complex Reconfiguration Project.
Years: 1989 to 1990 Employer: Fluor Daniel, Inc. Title: Process Engineer I Department: Process Responsibilities: Perform engineering calculations, heat and material balance and energy integration calculations, process flow diagrams, and design reports for carbon dioxide removal from integrated gasification combined cycle (IGCC) plants and design of zero liquid discharge systems for gasification and power generation facilities.
Years: 1987 to 1989 Employer: Aqua Chem Inc. Title: Process Engineer Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Applications engineering, preliminary design, detailed design, and start-up of evaporation systems. Applications for numerous industrial wastewater treatments (including organic and/or inorganic contaminants), zero liquid discharge designs, calcium sulfate seeded slurry evaporators (power plant wastewater), ethylene glycol recovery and purification, glycerin (sweet water) evaporators, pharmaceutical ethanol solvent recovery, desalination, and food products including mannose sugar, coffee, licorice, stick water, and tobacco juice extract. Design configurations included multiple effects and vapor recompression using forced circulation, falling film, and/or Spray Film® evaporators.
Years: 1983 to 1986 Employer: Stock's Insurance Services (family business) Title: V.P. of Sales Department: Sales Responsibilities: Market and sell commercial insurance (grain elevators, fertilizer distributors, auto dealers, implement dealers, bulk oil dealers), oversee business operations.
Years: 1979 to 1983 Employer: Fluor Corporation Title: Process Engineer Department: Process Responsibilities: Calculations, heat and material balances, process flow diagrams, piping and instrument diagrams, failure mode and criticality analysis for the Gas Centrifugation Enrichment Project, field experience (South Africa), troubleshooting, report writing.

Government Experience

Years Agency Role Description
Years: to Present Agency: DOE Role: Description: Multiple projects including Gas Centrifugation Enrichment Project (GCEP), Weapons complex Reconfiguration Project (WCRP), and Yucca Mountain High Level Waste Repository.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1982 to 1982 Country / Region: Republic of South Africa Summary: Sasol II gasification capacity debottlenecking
Years: 2002 to 2002 Country / Region: Mexico Summary: Technical Review of the Mexico City Office Combined Cycle Power Generation Projects

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Lifetime Member
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer, Wisconsin
Registered Professional Engineer, Oregon
Registered Professional Engineer, Washington
TWIC Cardholder

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Severe Service Valve Seminars
Combined Cycle Power Generation Design
Marketing Experience
Primary Energy - Fluor Daniel Technical Project Development point of contact - resulted in multiple cogeneration and power generation projects.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Excellent

Fields of Expertise

aboveground storage tank, acceptance test, acid, activated carbon water filtration, agricultural-residue gasification, air compressor, air pollution control, chemical engineering, chemical project engineering, construction engineering, Design and Engineering, detailed engineering and design, design engineering, electrical utility plant process engineering, energy engineering, engineering, engineering change control, engineering change order, engineering design, engineering management, engineering project management, Front End Engineering Design, industrial systems engineering, Oil and Gas Engineering, petroleum pipeline engineering, petroleum production engineering, Petroleum Refinery Engineering, Pipeline Engineering, power engineering, Power Plant Engineering, process engineering, project engineering, Project Engineering and Management, Refinery Engineering, systems engineering, wastewater treatment engineering, water engineering, power generation project management, project design, project development, project feasibility, project management, Project Management and Execution, project optimization, project planning, project review, project risk management, project scheduling, project start-up, troubled project, utility projects, capital projects management, change management, process management, liquefied natural gas, natural gas liquefaction, natural gas pipeline, natural gas processing, natural gas transmission, biomethane, landfill gas, landfill gas recovery, renewables, anaerobic digestion, anaerobic municipal wastewater digestion, chemical industrial wastewater treatment, coal gasification, wood gasification, energy-efficient gasification, gas combined cycle, Rankine cycle, energy-efficient steam cogeneration, energy-efficient steam turbine, fossil-fueled steam generation, heat recovery steam generator, industrial steam generation, steam, steam chemistry, steam condenser, steam electric energy generation, steam cracking, steam generation, steam reforming, steam system, steam pipe, steam turbine, steam turbine efficiency, utility steam generation, waste-to-steam, steamflooding, heavy oil process, crude oil, asphalt-base crude oil, crude oil recovery, condensate water treatment, boiler feedwater treatment, cooling water treatment, boiler water treatment, drinking water treatment, feedwater treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, industrial water treatment, energy storage, pumped-hydro energy storage, energy, energy generation, energy industry, geothermal energy, pyrolysis, water pumping, energy storage system, compressed natural gas, technical analysis, technical evaluation, technical leadership, technical management

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