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Mechanical Engineer Engineering

Houston, Texas, United States
February 28, 2018

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Norman Alban

**** ***** *** **. • Katy, TX *****281-***-**** •

Professional Profile

A seasoned, high-energy professional with diverse experience in Engineering, operations and manufacturing. Possess in depth knowledge on Designed and developed new products, fixed mechanical equipment, repairs, and reliability improvements, industry codes and standards. Experienced with pipeline and process modeling, equipment specification, Maintenance & Reliability, facility layout and design, risk assessment, quality design, coordinate and direct multiple projects and tasks simultaneously. Detail oriented professional with the ability to be productive and focused in pressure filled situations. Collaborative team player with excellent interpersonal skills, experienced in working with different personalities and working on own initiative.

Core Competencies

Design & Develop New Products • FEA Analysis for Structures & Equipment • Design Conceptual Layouts • Create Engineering Assembly DWGS & BOM • Organizational Leadership • Oil & Gas Industry Operations • Staff Coordination • Pipeline & Process Modeling Equipment Specification • Industry Codes & Standards • Problem Resolution • P&IDs & Detailed DWGS • Risk Assessment • Material Handling • Equipment installation, Operation & MAINTENANCE.

Professional Experience

TECHNIP, USA, Inc., Houston, TX 03/2013 – 08/2016

Project Engineer

Supported Operations by leading projects through the design, which included proposals, scoping, layout, drawings, and delivery.

Designed and engineered equipment such as PLETs, PLEM, jumpers, suction piles and anchoring systems; and lifting equipment for projects such as MWCC, Williams TB, Stone, Blind Faith.

Designed sea-fastening for piles, frames, containers, PLETs, winches for a variety of projects aboard supply vessels, Deep Blue.

Performed local and global finite element analysis in combination with hand calculations for strength and buckling analysis for offshore structures and equipment, including pile space frames, center-well tensioner support structures, topsides-to-hard tank; and sea fastening connections such as stiffeners, clamps, and sheaves.

Accomplished in spar top tensioned production and drilling riser buckling, strength.

Generated proposals, design basics, CTR (Cost Time & Resource) and Feed (Front End Engineering Design) for projects such as Four Corner, Scarborough, Zafiro,…

Developed cost estimates, procured equipment and tracked construction progress to efficiently complete large projects.

Performed design calculations and provided engineering assembly drawings and bill of materials.

Resolved interface equipment issues with clients.

Assisted project managers with contractor selection, structure stress analysis, and drawing reviews and approvals.

Coordinated technical issues with clients.

Identified client requirements and proposed effective solutions.

Participate in all aspects of design review with project team.

Designed and analyzed mechanical systems.

Completed project mechanical design while providing technical solutions feedback.

Developed internal processes and plans for mechanical verification, product development and factory processes.

Specified system components and directed product modifications to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.

Supported engineering designs through analysis and simulation.

CAMERON, Houston, TX 12/2006 - 03/2013

Connector Engineer III

Led and managed several projects simultaneously.

Duties included the design of subsea equipment, cost tracking and project scheduling through completion.

Performed design calculations and layout of the subsea system equipment.

Assisted project managers with contractor selection, structure stress analysis, cost estimation, and drawing reviews and approvals.

Designed and developed new products for subsea equipment such as CVC (Cameron vertical connector) Hub, skids structure, jumpers, CVC connectors, pressure caps, flooding caps, CVC Gooseneck, and testing equipment.

Performed stress analysis per engineering standards (AISC, API RP 2A, API 17D, B 31.8, DNV 271, DNV 273) for CVC or CHC Subsea equipment.

Provided engineering assembly drawings and bill of materials for manufacturing.

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Professional Experience (continued)

Resolved interface equipment issues with clients.

Developed design specifications and (FAT) Factory Acceptance Test procedures for various Cameron subsea equipment.

Resolved NCRs (Non-conformance Reports) and manufacturing issues (inspection, welding procedures, machining details, assembly, etc.).

Managed and scheduled drawings list for submission to clients.

Completed project mechanical design while providing technical solutions feedback.

Liaised between customers and manufacturing to design new product.

Fabricated large and small parts per drawing and assembled parts as required.

Led applicable mechanical design and integrity/reliability issues for static & rotating equipment.

Made sure that products were produced on time and are of excellent quality.

Employed different welding techniques to assemble parts and components.

Set up and verified the functionality of safety equipment.

Tested products or subassemblies for functionality or quality.

AKER KVAERNER, Houston, TX 12/2005 – 11/2006

Mechanical Engineer

Provided engineering support as required during load out, transportation, topsides installation, and start-up at project's destination.

Performed verification and clarification of valve design based on P&IDs and detailed drawings.

Prepared piping material take off execution plans.

Reviewed and approved calculations, FATs, and operations and maintenance manuals.

Coordinated the implementation of structural specifications, calculations, equipment and material requisitions, constructions drawings, and other technical documents to LNG project (Adriatic).

Performed Finite Element Analysis for surface equipment such as tubing hangers, tubing spools, etc.

Prepared design approval packages for third party inspectors including conceptual layouts for clients.

Executed document control.

Coordinated procedures for facility and equipment maintenance or modification, including the replacement of machines.

EMCO WHEATON, Houston, TX 01/2004 – 11/2005

Mechanical Engineer

Provided engineering support as required for the design and development of loading arm system (distribution or marine) from start-up through completion.

Prepared detailed design drawings, bill of materials, and reviewed specifications for multiple projects.

Performed pipe stress analysis per engineering standards.

Managed installation and maintenance of loading arm systems.

Reviewed conceptual layouts for customers and developed detailed drawings.

Prepared advance and final bill of materials to multiple projects (petrochemical).

Improved engineering processes by developing calculation spreadsheets.

Performed duties in accordance with the company's ISO quality system procedure and work instructions.

QA/QC/Inspection responsible for verifying proper operation of equipment and parts per industry and regulatory standards.

Liaised between customers and manufacturing to design new product.

Responsible for achieving production requirements.

Made sure that products were produced on time and are of excellent quality.

Reviewed processing schedules and production orders concerning inventory requirements, staffing requirements, work procedures and duty assignments.

Norman Alban

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Master of Science: MS of Science in Engineering: Prairie View A & M University, Texas.

Master of Science: MS of Science in Mathematics: Prairie View A & M University, Texas.

Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering: UNIVERSIDAD AUTÓNOMA DE OCCIDENTE, Cali, Colombia


Autodesk Certificate of Completion

Certificate of NACE MR0175/ ISO15156

Cameron D&PS Technology Development center core competency Training

Certificate Introduction to the Oil and Gas Industry

Computer skills:

Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access • SAP • Experience in ANSYS • MATLAB • SACS • Mathcad • AutoCAD • Space claim.

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