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Electrical Engineering

Sugar Land, Texas, 77479, United States
November 14, 2017

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Jim Rhame

Sugar Land, TX ***** - (713) ***-****

Willing to relocate: Anywhere

Authorized to work in the US for any employer


Design Supervisor

Stantec Engineering - Houston, TX - 2014-04 - Present Duties: Documented substations for emergency response conditions. Designed database for electrical equipment assessments (per client). Coordinated design projects. Led training classes for electrical design. Held product learning seminars with various vendors. Used 3D design for client reviews to identify problems and solutions. Responsible for client interfeacing for projects regarding scheduling and performance. Reviewed co-worker performance for yearly reviews. Introduced new clients to the company for new project consideration. Created schedules for project completion. Performed field walkdowns to gather information and interface with construction crews.

Mechanical/Electrical/Instrumentation/Process Designer Upstream Engineering - 2003-02 - 2012-04

Duties: Develop 3D model of projects and present them in meetings. Responsible for engineering drawings for offshore and onshore facilities including P&IDs, Safety Equipment Plans, Piping Layouts, Area Classification Plans and various Details. Responsible for setting up software and configuring/customizing CAD systems. Helped create standard borders with Lisp routines for proper insertion and drawing setup. Other responsibilities include traveling offshore or to onshore facilities to document "as-built" situations for new work or asset documentation.

Regional Facilities Coordinator for the Rocky Mountains Shell Exploration & Production Co - 2002-07 - 2003-01 Duties: Responsible for Asset Integrity for the Shell Rocky Mountains including walking down existing and new construction sites. Field work involved traveling to Wyoming (monthly) to sketch plot plans and P&ID's. Also, responsible for creating more work for in-house engineering. Office duties included creating drawings from field notes and designing electrical hook-ups for grounding and instrument junction boxes. Had to work in coordination with engineers at both the office and the field office in Wyoming and maintain job hours and budget control. BOMs and construction drawings sent to field for installation. Managed drawings and recordable numbers. Worked up new drawing numbering system with other coordinators to be implemented for all new work.

CAD Support/Design

Alliance Engineering - Houston, TX - 2001-07 - 2002-07 Electrical/Instrumentation Design & CAD Support

Duties: Responsible for evaluating, learning, purchasing and training of third-party CAD software. Responding to CAD problems and hardware/software setups. Setting up new user profiles and developing applications for end-users. Working with management to solve issues related to support for project/client standards. Drafting/Design Supervisor

Petroleum Professionals International - 1999-07 - 2001-07 Duties: Responsible for evaluating, learning, purchasing and training of third-party CAD software. Implemented plans to create and use drawings more efficiently. Created platform drawings for all disciplines including Piping, Electrical, Structural, MMS, P&ID's, PFD's, Safe Charts and various Details. Developed marketing aides for sales. Developed in-house modeling procedures to check design integrity. Supervised site modifications while offshore for new and existing oil rigs. Relied upon to oversee work from outside contractors. Responsible for hiring and training new employees. Arranged outside contractor to rework existing web sites and modernize the appearance and structure. Organized projects for future use and created standardized drawings for P&ID's, schematics, plan drawings and details. Integrated logical P&ID's using Microsoft Access to generate reports for clients and to track construction materials and BOM's. Maintained hardware and software for other company personnel. Supervised offshore projects for clients including surveys and installations. CAD Coordinator/Electrical Designer

Kværner Process - 1995-08 - 1999-02

Duties: Modeled in 3D using PDS while coordinating the group effort. Developed logic diagrams and streamlined symbology input. Created and revised installation details. Generated location plans diagrams. On site during plant turn-around and start-up. Updated database and reviewed new programs for CAD group. Handled training for AutoCAD, PDS and MicroStation '95. Coordinated CAD group while receiving input from both clients and lead engineers. Worked with I.T. to solve hardware/software problems. Electrical/Instrumentation CAD Designer

Bechtel - 1995-07 - 1995-08

Duties: Assigned to field design team at Phillips/Sweeny. Updated location plans by means of field walk downs. Created diagrams and schedules. Estimated drawing hours and materials. Electrical CAD Designer

Jacobs Engineering - 1995-05 - 1995-07

Duties: Generated various layout plans. Helped with estimating drawings hours and materials. CAD Coordinator/Electrical Designer

Parsons S.I.P. Inc - 1989-05 - 1995-05

Duties: Coordinated CAD group for Shell/Parsons Partnering Projects. Designed packages involving schematics, diagrams, location plans, detail sheets, and isometrics. Authored AutoLISP programs for design/ drafting use which helped reduce hours spent in drawing creation. Worked with management to solve problems in the design group. Aided software and hardware related problems. Trained new employees for AutoCAD, MicroStation and Auto-Trol. Taught AutoLISP classes. Wrote for company newsletter. Created client drafting standards, symbols, layers, etc. for CAD purposes. Researched new software. Interfaced with plant personnel. Plant experience, turn-around and design projects: Valero - Houston Refinery (Houston, TX) AutoCAD 2015 (currently ongoing work) Created Access database for electrical equipment assessments and various design projects Covestro (Bayer) - Baytown Facilities (Baytown, TX) MicroStation V8 Documented all substations for emergency response and various design projects El Paso - Onshore Facilities (South Texas) AutoCAD As-built facilities packages including P&IDs, plot plans & line lists Shell - Rocky Mountain Asset Integrity (Pinedale, WY) AutoCAD Asset Integrity packages (plot plans, P&IDs, area classification, safe charts, relief systems) Calpine - Clear Lake Cogen (Bayport, TX) AutoCAD

Chiller Expansion (plant shutdown, turn-around and as-builts) EDUCATION

College preparatory in curriculum

LaPorte High School



San Jacinto College


Microsoft Access, AutoCAD, MicroStation, Visio, AutoLiSP programming

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