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Engineer Project

Vernon Hills, Illinois, United States
January 15, 2018

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RASHAD BAHRANI Vernon Hills, Illinois ***** Email,, Phone 847-***-****


Results oriented Project/Process Engineering with diverse experience in Fortune 500 companies in the Foods, Pharmaceutical, and Oil industries; Background includes process/product development, innovations, R&D, Project management, process validation, CAPA, GMP, ISO9001, SOP, clean room filling, continuous improvement, troubleshooting, startup and commissioning. Recognized as a creative thinker, able to identify and deliver competitive advantage, capable of learning new technology and systems and increase revenue. A team player who thrives in complex, global environments.


Consultant 3/2017-Present

Project/Process Engineer

Worked with different Clients to evaluate the process improvement in the plants, design new process, R&D, Continuous improvement, Product development, SOP, MS project, innovations, capital risk assessment, worked as mediator between different departments and functions, Brain storming, and Project development using six sigma tools and MS suite

Bel-Brands USA 6/ 2016 – 3/2017

Strategic Industrial Project Engineer

Strategic Industrial Planning for a growing business to increase capacity and build new concept from R&D to high speed clean room production lines using MS project, continues improvement in the plant, working with SC, Marketing, Stakeholders, Procurements, Manufacturing, safety and Quality.

PVS Chemicals 6/ 2015- 6/2016

Project Engineer (consultant)

Worked with PVS chemicals on upgrade the plant, increase efficiency including developments of, Caustic Digest process, Upgrade the Compressed air requirement for plant, process logic for new H2SO4 Furnace, working on P&ID update using Auto-CAD, vendors, EPC, MS project, EPA regulation and safety requirements for the site.

LanzaTech Inc. 5/2014-6/2015

Project Engineer

LanzaTech is revolutionizing the way the world thinks about waste carbon by treating it as an opportunity instead of a liability, by Increase the value of the Biomass, including SynGas, PF and BOF tail gas using Fermentation technology to increase energy value tail gas and reduce CO and CO2 emission Worked with Global Clients to build FS and put Schedule A to the clients

Barry-Wehmiller Design Group 2012- 2014

Project Engineer (consultant)

Put a proposal requirement for conceptual process design with different clients to increase market value, reduce the waste, continuous improvement, commissioning and validation. Worked to develop new concept for OTC cough droplet, septic filling process, sterilization, FDA process approval, equipments and process validations, monitor and solve client long term progress and innovations, evaluate the capital cost, finance risk, vender evaluation, presentation to Stakeholders and write monthly progress report to the clients

Jacobs Engineering 2010- 2012

Project Engineer (consultant)

Project Engineer, worked to build Liquid Facility of the Future for Abbott Nutrient with Columbus OH Facility to design septic filling lines, including, equipment validations, mass/heat balance required, Utilities. Build for global structure to reduce process variations between plants for future expansion in US/global market.

Ambitech Engineering,

Evaluate the capital budget for first FCC unite in Iraq for HVGO stream The Process including the initial capital cost, operation cost, ROI, local labors cost, risk Assessments, schedule and financial risk study. Build initial FEED for the new refinery including material balance and block diagram

Ambitech Engineering Corporation 2007 - 2010 Engineering Lead

Worked at UOP with different specialist to evaluate the FCC, CCR yields and building block diagrams with different stream and unites. Work includes FEED for FCC units including the projection yields, stream specs cost and risk assessments. Deliver utilities Schedule A for $10 Billion project for Takreer expansion project for 6 different platform unites using project management tools for 6 Reforming units. Worked with UOP tools, specialists, process engineers, clients in global complex environments to deliver schedule A for Global EPC for bidding

Deliver the Process Design details for CCR UOP process for Chevron Company.

Worked on yield and MHB for NHT, KHT, DHT, NHC, Merox Units using UOP tools.

Put estimation for ExxonMobil Company for $1MM Flare upgrades system including MH, EPC cost.

Worked with different engineering functions, managements, customers to coordinate the process requirements.

Worked with Client and specialist to optimize the yields and FEED evaluation for FCC unit.

Build block Diagram to present the process in simple forms to Stakeholders for FCC and CCR.

Worked with Managements to evaluate the business development with Iraq Oil Companies.

Unilever HPC 2005- 2007

Global Category Process Engineering Manager

Build a strategic plan for the global process team working with different regions, functions and stakeholders to deliver the OTC product technology advantage and lead innovation to the market.

Delivered new innovations to the market for more than $10MM in Global scale.

Explored new molding technology for deodorant business to deliver new concept to the category.

In partnership with plant engineer, delivered and implements a comprehensive new process to the plant. This reduced cycle time and increased plant efficiency by 25%.

Reduced the variations in the global environment with different plants

Kraft Foods 1990- 2004

Project Engineer

Implemented new On Demand Dairy Technology for the process cheese Plants.

Calculated the cycle time analysis for the new process with current plant production.

Designed and installed a pilot scale for new technology in the plant for $10 MM projects.

Implemented new process for cream cheese in three different plants.

Improved the quality and texture for soft cream cheese by increasing the softness and reducing the syneresis.

Field and granted a patent to reincorporate whey protein into cream cheese product.

Achieved $5.0 MM profit annually for soft cream cheese alone.

Iraq Oil Company 1984-1990

Shift Engineer

Worked at Daura Refinery as a shift engineer, working at Heavy Oil to produce the Lubricant,, asphalt and waxes for 20000BBD Units

Supervised and managed 30 operators for 24/7 oil refinery.

Coordinated safety drills for operators including evacuation plans.

Wrote proposal for management to conduct preventive maintenance.


MBA, Minor in Finance, Keller Graduate School of Management, Chicago, IL, 1998-2000

M.S., Chemical Engineering, Minor in 2D design simulation, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago IL, 1992-1994

B.S., Chemical Engineering, Baghdad University, Iraq, Baghdad, 1978-1983


R&D, Product Development, MS Project, Auto-CAD, project management, Innovation, statistical analysis, FEED analysis, capital request, PDF, P&ID, project risk analysis, and project cost estimations


Pilot plant scale-up, Six Sigma Green Belt, Early Project Management, Think on your Feet, Business Developments, Creative Thinking, Project Executions.


Process incorporate whey protein into process cheese, Patent Number 6558716B1, May 6 2003, US


ABCD, Six new flavors cream cheese

ABCD, Process developments cream cheese

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