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Engineer Electrical

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
February 25, 2018

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Senior electrical engineer with experience as project management and lead engineer in the design, construction, commissioning and start-up of industrial projects which included Power Plants (coal, gas, diesel, hydraulic), Oil Facilities on shore and off shore, Industrial Plants, High and Medium Voltage Substations and distribution systems. Active participation on factory acceptance test. FATs

Experience with multicultural projects in different locations around the world.


1984 Bachelor in electrical Engineering, Colombian School of Engineering


January 2015 – May 2017Statoil ASA, Okpo, Geoje, South Korea

Electrical Lead Engineer

Electrical lead engineer for off shore Mariner project design and construction

in South Korea. Managing multiple suppliers and three engineering companies in a multicultural environment.

Responsible for ATEX directive, IEC and UK compliance

Supporting construction in two different construction facilities.

Working in different engineering concepts topside, drilling and living quarters

Coordinating with other engineering disciplines

Attended FATs – factory attendance test

April 2014 – December 2014 Statoil ASA, London, UK

Electrical Lead Engineer

Lead electrical engineer for the design of the Mariner off shore Platform

Mariner Project is in the UK continental estimate production 55,000 BPD,

7 billion US dollars. 2x42 + 1x6.5 MVA gas/diesel generators. Main

distribution system 11 kV. and low voltage distribution 690 and 400 V.

Redundance UPS system.

Engineering design started in London by two engineering companies and was transferred and finished in Korea.

Multicultural project with many challenges like weight, space, multiple suppliers from Europe and Asia

Participated in many FATs and electromechanical package revision

October 2011 – March 2014 Statoil ASA, Calgary Alberta, Canada

Electrical Lead Engineer

Senior electrical project engineer for Statoil projects, including:

Feed phase Corner SAGD project. 40.000 bbd

Existing facility Leismer new projects:

Steam Debottlenecking project, Reduce Liquid Discharge (RLD) project, Solvent Coiinjection (SCIP) project, Well pads L5 & L6 project.

Client electrical project engineer responsible to coordinate the technical and quality design of the electrical system with the different EPC’s.

February 2010 – September 2011 Imperial Oil, Calgary Alberta, Canada

Electrical Lead Engineer

Senior electrical project engineer for the ATM (Aurora Tailings Management) project - Syncrude

Senior Electrical Engineer for Kearl expansion - Ore Preparation Plant (OPP)

Client electrical project engineer responsible to coordinate the technical and quality

design of the electrical system with the different EPC’s.

May 2009 – February 2010 SNC LAVALIN T&D, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Project Engineering Lead

Responsible for the technical and quality coordination of High Voltage Substation 139/25 kV projects during design, procurement and construction phases for AltaLink Projects,: Tucuman, Buffalo Creek, Blackmud, Balzac and Blackfalds

Engineering champion for the implementation of the project management system PM+

Revision of Standards and procedures for engineering

Coordinating construction support from different disciplines

2005-2009 BANTREL Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Lead Electrical Engineer

AOSP Expansion 2/3 DBM – SHELL, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta, Canada

Responsabilities for the definition and estimation of the electrical scope of work for the DBM.

Edmonton Refinery Conversion Project – PetroCanada, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Managing a electrical team to detail design of the electrical system for the Crude Vacuum Unit in the PetroCanada Refinery. Deliverables: area classification, single line diagrams, layouts, 3D modeling, equipment sizing, specifications, installations details, cable schedule, power studies, load list, main equipment requisitions and bid evealuation.

2003-2005 Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Senior Electrical Engineer

Horizon Oil sands project Utilities & Offsites – Fort Mcmurray, Alberta, Canada

Managing the electrical scope for the detail design of Cogeneration plant 2x85 MW GE 7EA and 1x15 MW steam turbine, two transmission lines 260 kV and two 260 kV substations, 34.5 kV distribution system, construction power and the electrical system for the Utilities & offsites.

Working with EPC to develop the CNRL oil sands standards.

Defining technology and equipment for the electrical system.

Working with AUC and AESO for the power interconnection.

2000-2003 Jacobs Canada ( Previous Delta Hudson Engineering). Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Senior Electrical Engineer

Transalta - Chihuahua III Combine Cycle Power plant, Chihuahua, Mexico. 2x160 MW gas turbines and 125 MW steam Turbine.

Reviewing Mexican standards for design of the power plants in Canada

Transalta - La Laguna Combine Cycle Power Plant, Durango, Mexico Proposal for a 3x152 MW Gas Turbines and 1x270 MW steam turbine.

ENCANA (previous Pan Canadian Balzac and Cavalier Combine Cycle Power Plants, Calgary, Alberta, Canada each one 100 MW.

Preparation of technical proposal, development of electrical equipment specification. Design of electrical systems. Technical coordination with other disciplines. Preparation of electrical equipment list, single line diagram and protection

1996-2000 Alstom (Generation Division previous ABB). Bogota, Colombia

Project Manager

Sochagota Electrical Company – Termopaipa IV Paipa, Boyaca, Colombia Coal Fired Power plant 165 MW and a 115 kV substation and transmission line.

Managed of local suppliers and contractors including civil engineering design, Coordination between international engineering companies and local engineering, custom clearence, import licenses, supervision of the implementation of enviromental licenses and permits. Reported and controlled local budget $ 45 million USD.

Construction coordination

1993-1996 Smurfit Carton de Colombia (Paper Company) Cali, Valle, Colombia.

Project Engineer

Termovalle Cogeneration Power Plant study with ENRON the possibility of a cogeneration project in an industrial area

Relocation and start-up of 2x2.5 MW Gas Turbines

New Electrical system for the Effluent Treatment Facility.New 1MVA, 34.5 kV substation for a corrugated plant.Steam Boiler #4 for the Cogeneration Plant.Supervised electrical projects. Designed and purchase of electrical systems and equipment. Obtained environmental permits.

1992-1993 Siemens S.A. Bogota, Colombia.

Project engineer

CORELCA (Regional Electric Utility) Cuestecita Substation Expansion. 220 kV interconnection with Venezuela (USD $ 6 millions) fast track project with procurement of the equipment and design around it.

PROELECTRICA (Private Electric Energy Supplier 100 MW Gas Power Plant and a 66kV substation (USD $2.5 millions) Supervised electrical projects. Designed and purchase of electrical systems and equipment. Obtained environmental permits. Project development for a Cogeneration PlantCoordinated fast track design and purchase of electrical systems and equipment.

1991-1992 Areva (previous AEG) Cali and Bogota, Colombia.

Project engineer

EEB (Bogota Electric Utility) 3x3.5 MVA mobile substation (USD $ 2.5 Millions)

CORELCA (Regional electrical utility) Two new 34.5 kV switchgears (USD $ 3.7 Millions)

EMCALI (Cali Electric Utility) Two 115 kV substations Aguablanca and San Luis. (USD $8.5 millions)

Supervised, designed, manufacturing and construction of electrical systems.

1990-1991 Construcciones y Montajes Distral CMD ( construction company) Manizales, Cocorna and Bogota, Colombia.

Site Electrical Engineer / Construction Manager

DESCAFECOL (Decaffeinating plant) (USD $ 4.7 Millions)

TEXAS PETROLEUM COMPANY - Cocorna New Electrostatic Oil Treatment Facility

Constructed and started up industrial and oil and gas facilities

1986-1990 Distral (EPC) Apiay, Caño Limon, Sueva and Bogota, Colombia

Design Engineer / Site Electrical Engineer / Construction Manager

ECOPETROL - APIAY Asphalt Plant and oil pump station. (USD $ 35 Millions)

Cementos Samper (Cement company) Sueva II Hydraulic Power Plant. Third unit 2.8 MVA (USD $ 1.8 millions)

Occidental – Caño Limon oil field 4x8.1 MVA diesel power plant

Designed, purchased and constructed power and oil and gas facilities.

1985-1986 ABB ( previous Brown Bovery ) Mannheim, Germany

Trainee Engineer

Power Plant and High Voltage design trainee.

Control loop design, switchgear cabling, connection and testing.

Motor and transformer assembled

High, medium, and low voltage equipment specifications.

Computer Control for Power Plantas.


1997 Bidding successful techniques and agreements management, National Consulting Associates

1998 ABB Financial Reports Analysis, ABB.

1998 Project Management Process, ABB.

1999 Qualified course in Marketing, University of la Sabana, 1999

1999 Qualified course in Finance, Industrial University of Santander.

2001 Industrial Protection Seminar - Schweitzer Engineering Labs Inc.,

2001 Canadian Electrical Code- Sait, 2001 - Calgary

2004 Extraction and Upgrading of Oilsands Bitumen – University of Alberta.

2006 Dale Carnegie Course

2007 Bantrel Leadership trainee

2008 Bantrel Supervisory Trainee


MS Office


APEGGA Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta,

Colombian Professional Council of Architects and Engineers –Chapter Cundinamarca


English, Spanish, German


Colombia, Canada, Germany, UK, South Korea


Fernando Lee

33 Silverado Saddle Ave

Calgary, Alberta


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