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Project Engineer

Marietta, Georgia, United States
November 30, 2017

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Atlanta - GA, USA

USA – 30339

Tel: 404-***-**** – Mobile

Tel: 404-***-**** – Home


CITIZENSHIP: Permanent Resident USA (Green Card), Canadian Citizen

EDUCATION: Master of Science - Oil and Gas Engineering, University of Oil and Gas (IPGG) Bucharest


Contribute improving the Oil and Gas company assets by implementing project engineering management principles, practices and methods, particularly applied to oil and gas economics including cost/benefits analysis, state and local laws and regulation governing processing operations, budget administration principles of engineers’ supervision and personnel management.


Project Engineer / Manager having over thirty-five years of experience in Project Engineering and Management for Oil & Gas Facilities, leading the Oil & Gas Project Lifecycle, from the Feasibility stage to the Turnover and Startup. Duties and Responsibilities as follows:

Engineering and Management of all Project Life Cycle phases from Conceptual Strategic Studies through engineering design, field construction, commissioning and start-up

Project Management for Greenfield and Brownfield Works for a large cost range from small capital projects to Multi Billion Dollars Budget

Management Processes: Integration, Scope, Time, Cost, Quality, Human Resources Allocation, Communications, Risk

Integration Management: Plan Development, Plan Execution and Change Control

Scope Management: Scope Identification and Initiation, Planning, Definition, Verification and Change Control

Time Management: Tasks Definition, Sequencing, Duration, Schedule Development and Control

Cost Management: Resources Planning, Estimating, Budgeting and Control

Quality Management: Planning, Quality Assurance and Quality Control

Resources Management: Organizational Plan, Staff Acquisition and Team Development

Communication Management: Planning, Information Distribution, Performance Reporting and Administrative Closure

Risk Management: Identification, Quantification, Risk Response Development and Risk Response Control

Procurement Management: Planning, Documents, Source Selection, Contract Administration and Contract Close-out

Project Development, Engineering Support, Estimating, Economic Analysis, Detailed Design, Procurement, Negotiations, Field Management and Assistance during Construction

Proposal preparation, Client, Partners and Shareholders presentation and execution of the project to meet financial, schedule, and client requirements and expectations

Created Project Documents: P&ID’s, Line List, Equipment List, Instrument List, Valve List, Master Material List, Data Sheets, Material Requisition, Technical Bid Evaluation, Purchase Orders to meet the project schedule milestones, etc.

Project Controls, Gantt Charts, Pert Charts, WBS, Baseline Schedule, Budget, S-Curves, Progress Report, Cashflow, Actual, Forecast, Project Cost Control Management, System Performance Monitoring (SPM), Earned Value Analysis (EVA), Cost Performance Index (CPI), etc. Provided plant engineering representation and support on various safety reviews

Prepared and revised technical documents and manuals for internal and external audit groups

Maintained the company reputation by complying with federal, state and local regulations and coordinating with government regulatory agencies

Evaluated, interpreted and clarified the meaning of proposed and existing codes, standards, federal regulations, and guidelines (DOT, API, ASME, ASTM, DIN, NFPA, NACE, GOST, etc.) to determine the impact on project design and facility modifications. Project specifications compliance with all the governmental, company and contract requirements

Ensured job completion documentation is completed and the transition to service is achieved.


Ability to analyze data and clearly communicate findings

Understands project plans and clearly set expectations for roles, project goals, and timelines

Experience leading teams to gather user’s requirements and execute project initiatives

Project-based work structures

Project lifecycle models

Vendor Negotiations and Relationship Management

Executive Level Presentations

Change Management

Risk Assessment

Strategic Thinker

Building trustful relationships across company divisions

Professional Communication (written/oral) and Interpersonal skills

Skilled at mobilizing groups of people from different backgrounds/departments to work collaboratively to solve problems

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment; recognize and react to changing business needs


Hydrocarbon Facilities: Fixed and Floating Offshore and Onshore Production, Processing Plants, Storage Tanks Terminal, Onshore Pipelines, Refining, Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, Compressor and Pump Station, Loading Facilities, etc.

Conventional and Heavy Oil: Pipelines, Pumps Station, Compressors Station, Satellites, Central Batteries, oil/water/gas separation and metering facilities, crude oil heaters and treaters, water treating and handling, storage tank facilities, pipeline, infrastructure and supporting utilities, roads, buildings etc.

Gas Production and Processing: Treatment / separation (fractions, condensate, sulphur, water, etc.), compression (field, inlet, recycle and sales gas), dehydration (glycol contact and desiccant molecular sieves), hydrocarbon recovery (dew point control, deep-cut processes and fractionation), sour gas treating (amines and physical solvents), sulphur recovery (Claus, sub dew point and tail gas processes) and ancillary systems (utilities, roads, buildings, etc.).

Pipelines: Gathering Systems and Flowlines, Transmission Lines transporting oil, gas, refined product, single or multi-phase, Pump or Compressor Stations. Design Engineering, Integrity Management, On-line Inspection, Leak Detection Systems, Metering Systems, Commissioning, Turnover and Start-up, System Maintenance, etc.

Management of the Entire Concept to Commissioning Service: Screening and Feasibility Studies, Conceptual Design, Project Definition & Strategy Documents, Layout Strategy, FEED, EPC, Environmental Impact Assessments, Detail Design, Piping and Equipment Specifications, Technical Audit & Review, Bid Review and Award / Contract Documents & Tender Process, Commissioning, Manuals & Procedure Preparation, Decommissioning & Abandonment.

Project Management: Scope identification, Allocating team and Subcontractors with required skill. Project Execution Compliance with Policies, Procedures, HSE requirements, QA/QC, etc. Management of Multi-Discipline and Multi-Functional teams to ensure project objectives.


JUL 2011 – DEC 2015 TOTAL (TEPQ), Doha, Qatar

Sr. Project Engineer

Responsible for development and implementation of the Total Qatar Interface Management Plan

Manage technical coordination meetings and facilitate interaction, where applicable, across all projects interface groups

Developing and maintaining RFI’s, IQR’s, Interface Register and all Internal & External Interface Matrix

Identification of internal and external interface issues, assessment work with Project Engineers and Managers to facilitate resolution

Developing, implementing, and monitoring the effectiveness of the interface management process between Total, Partners and EPC contractors, as well as interfaces with local host governments, agencies and co-ventures.

Reviewing and ensuring that the Total approaches are in compliance with technical integrity standards and project procedures, handling various business partners, vendors, and consultants.

Reviewing and ensuring and endorsing contractors' interface management plans and procedures

Reviewing and ensuring that EPC Contractors are maintaining comprehensive registers of interface requirements and update status regularly

Reviewing and ensuring that each interface management package is closed out in accordance with project procedures interface and other technical meetings as required

Providing required guidance to contractors as needed for alignment with all interfacing partners

Taking proactive actions to prevent and avoid change orders and delays caused by interface issues; ensure timely follow-up of interface issues

Working close with PM and Contract Engineers to resolve any contractual issues/ Management of Change, Change / Variation Orders around interface

Participating at FAT and SAT, pre-commissioning and commissioning of the equipment that interfaces with other packages

Developing and monitoring a data base on key interface issues which establishes and maintains documented agreements and commitments between interfacing organizations.

Attending regular meetings with interfacing organizations to ensure timely communication of issues and minimize interface disconnect.

Generating regular reports on the status of key interface issues during interface management meetings.

2005 – Jun 2011 Dolphin Energy Limited (Total, OXY, Mubadala / JV), Doha, Qatar

Sr. Project Engineer - Project Engineering Supervisor

Supervised the Client Project Management / Supervisory Team and EPC Project Engineering Coordinators on their responsibilities on establishing the Design Base, FEED, Detailed Design, EPC Contracts, Commissioning end Startup

Preparing short and long terms Capital Improvement Program (CIP) including the Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), as well as other project specific documentation, permit requirements

Present reports to the higher management and prepare monthly projects reports

Ensuring that contractors implement the required interface management system & resources and monitor throughout the project duration that Previous Projects Contractor honors their responsibilities as defined in the project interface procedure.

Reviewing and coordinating all DEL Projects Project Battery Limit (B/L) Interfaces. P&ID’s, tie-ins, Battery Limits Interfaces and Constructability reviews

Ensuring the implementation of interface changes/optimizations in the past projects package resulting from negotiations of the external interfaces.

Developing, implementing, and monitoring the effectiveness of the Interface management process

Interfacing with host governments, agencies and co-ventures.

Monitoring the performance of interface deliverables and work with the PM to resolve interface issues.

Define and steward interface management plans to ensure resolution of key interface issues

Helping and ensure compliance with technical integrity standards and project procedures, handling various business partners, vendors, and consultants.

Planning project execution ensuring coordination of personnel from various departments, vendors, and subcontractors to achieve optimal service to clients;

Ensuring that all Engineering Office activities are carried out in accordance with Company Policies and Procedures;

Liaise with the Project Managers to ensure that work scopes are correctly understood and adhered to; Interface with Partners (Qatar Petroleum, Shell), Clients (Dolphin Energy, Total, OXY), Contractors (CB&I, TKK, JGC/MW Kellogg), Government of Local Agencies, etc.

Reporting to the Dolphin Project Sponsor. Interface activities, project meeting, presentation and reporting project progress to partners

Reviewing of the Project Engineering Planning Charts, Histograms and Production of Informative Activity, Weekly and Monthly Reports.

Ensuring timely production of engineering deliverables in compliance with required industry and regulatory standards and consistent with agreed specifications of "Best Value"

2003 – 2005 Processes Unlimited Int’l Inc. (ProU), Bakersfield, California - USA Principal Engineer

Managed engineering team, material procurement, review for approval technical queries, constantly reviewing resources and engineering performance, managing external and internal interfaces

Managed technical coordination meetings and facilitate interaction, where applicable, across all projects groups

Prepared and updated project procedures, project description and scope

Based on budget approval assigns project to engineering staff, set priorities and adjust workload accordingly

Coordination of project engineering works through meetings, monitor progress against project budget, schedule and specification

Recommended resources allocation as required for accomplish project goals

Supervised the various activities in the onshore and offshore design of projects consisting of several complex process units of the Bakersfield Onshore Facilities and Offshore Platforms of the Santa Barbara coast of California, USA

Provision of comprehensive engineering and design services by establishing the design criteria and implementing the preparation of specification, calculations, drawings and relevant project documentation

Directly responsible for project cost and schedule planning, contracts administration and document control in compliance with corporate standards

Worked with and managed other professionals, including cost, planning and contracts administrator, along with support staff such as document controllers

Strong understanding of the inter-relationships of all site and office project functions in the midstream oil and gas industry, lead multi-disciplined team through the engineering design and implementation phases

Conduct design reviews and made Project Presentation during Interface Meetings with Partners, Agencies and Government Authorities

Inter-relation, communication and compliances with codes, technical and client’s technical requirements

Obtain, interpret and execute client expectations for project success.

2000 – 2003 TransCanada (Great Lakes Gas Transmission) Troy, MI - USA

Projects Manager

Under general direction supervised development and implementation if the Company’s improvement program

Supervised Project Engineering Team Management Works for major Capital Projects and facilities upgrades

Managed technical coordination meetings and facilitate interaction, where applicable, across all Pipelines and Compressor Stations project groups

Responsible for project coordination, budget administration, technical representation, tender preparation and analysis, subcontractors’ administration, inspection and all related tasks for the Company Brownfield and Greenfield Works of the Projects for natural gas pipeline and compressor stations.

Partnered with operations and marketing personnel to develop solutions for pipeline and compressor stations assets.

Performed and /or coordinate the design and construction activities of compressor stations equipment projects, including preparation and development of design drawings, master material list, engineering specifications, purchase requisition and evaluation.

Coordinated and participated in the development, preparation and review of the departmental construction budget, work orders and work order revisions for all assigned projects.

Performed project completion analysis, determining performance against project specification, schedule and financial goals.

Developed, maintained, corrected and controlled the plan, schedule, budget, cash flow, and actual/forecast on broadly defined assignments.

Medium to Large Projects ranged from $5MM to $800MM

1999 – 2000 PECO, Mineral Wells, TX - USA

Position: Project Engineer

Client: Saudi Aramco

1997 – 1999 ABB / ALSTOM (Oxford Int’l Contract) Windsor, CT, USA

Position: Project Engineer

1985 - 1997 SITL- The Design Group, Calgary, AB, Canada

oClient: Dow Chemicals (Contract 1994-1997), Fort Sask, AB, Canada

Position: Piping Engineer

oClient: Chevron, Neste Oy JV, (Contract 1990-1993), Edmonton, AB, Canada

Position: Project Mechanical Engineer

oExxon / Imperial Esso (Contract 1985-1989), Edmonton, AB, Canada

Position: Piping Engineer

1978 – 1984 Petrostar SA, Ploiesti, Romania

Staff Engineer/Project Manager

LANGUAGES: English, French, Romanian

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