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Chemical Process Engineer/Project Manager

Corpus Christi, TX
March 05, 2018

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David A. Sharp

**** ******** ***** ****** *******, Texas 78410

Cell: 361-***-**** E-mail:

Professional Summary:

Recent chemical engineering graduate with a 3.9 GPA, whose tutoring and mentoring helped to create one of the largest chemical engineering graduating classes at Texas A&M University - Kingsville. Strong project management skills implemented in senior design project and chemical engineering laboratory classes. Experience in staff and peer training, marketing, presenting, hiring, supervising, firing, and budget management.

Education and Training:

Texas A&M University - Kingsville Graduation Date: May 2017

Bachelor of Science: Chemical Engineering GPA: 3.9

University of Texas – Austin

Master of Education GPA: 3.8

Work Experience:

Chemical Engineering Tutor August 2015 – May 2017

Texas A&M University - Kingsville Kingsville Texas

Provided study sessions on engineering courses such as Static and Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics and Conservation Principles.

Coached engineers in training on simulation software such as ASPEN and HYSIS

Mentored engineering project managers in training to manage their respective projects effectively.

Provided guidance on batch and continuous operations calculations.

Aided the instructors with troubleshooting the education of student to improve overall performance of students on midterm and final examinations.

This resulted in a 35% increase in the number of chemical engineer graduates.

Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor December 2002 – July 2015

Texas Department of Assistive & Rehabilitative Services Corpus Christi Texas

Project manager for 50 to 80 vocational rehabilitation projects

Project manager for teams of 2 to 8 stakeholders

Planned, organized, and controlled assigned aspects of a project.

Conducted Management of Change meetings with contractor and client staff

Developed control strategies to manage project processes.

Managed process upset alarms and developed strategies to address issues resulting from alarms.

Worked with team members to identify and implement improvements related to productivity and cost reduction

Monitored system performance and conducted system management functions on an annual and as needed basis.

Monitored projects schedule and budget.

Updated schedules and implement corrections or adjustments when necessary.

Updated, informed and clarified project outcomes, deliverables, potential problems and project needs.

As Workers' Compensation Liaison, conducted safety reviews and recommended processes changes to reduce workplace injuries when requested or as warranted.

This resulted in an over 65% successful outcome rate based on developed programs.

CRP Program Specialist, State of Texas February 1999 – June 2002

Texas Rehabilitation Commission Austin Texas

Contract manager for 25 to 30 Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRP) for Central and East Texas.

Conducted contract compliance monitoring for state contracts.

Brainstormed with present and future state contractors on program objectives and contract specifications

Reviewed feasibility studies conducted by contractors to ensure compliance with state and federal guidelines and program specifications.

Participated in project reviews and with new state contractor start-up programs.


Isobutylene Production by the Catalytic Dehydrogenation of Isobutane: Senior Design Project (January 2017 - May 2017)

Developed a production program for the production of isobutylene.

Project leader of a 5 member team - provided vision and direction to the project.

Planned, organized, and controlled assigned aspects of a project.

Evaluated project productivity and quality; directed the complete technical operations of the project.

Developed project schematics for continuous operations.

Updated, informed and clarified project outcomes, deliverables, potential problems and project needs.

Stripes Project: Joint project with the State of Texas, Glo's Labor Options and Stripes Stores (September 2010 to July 2015)

Developed the project concept: employing people with severe learning disabilities to perform job duties generally neglected by store personnel.

Conducted feasibility study.

Prepared concept design specifications and process benchmarks.

Piloted and initiated the program in 2011.

Computer Skills:

Engineering: ASPEN Plus, MATLAB, Pro-Max

Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

Leadership & Involvement:

Recent Graduate Membership - American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AlChE)

President's List (4.0 GPA & 15+ credit hours: Fall 2015 & Spring 2016 semesters

Nontraditional Student of the Year Award - Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Tutor of the Year Award - Center for Student Success, Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Outstanding Service Award - Wayne H. King Department of Chemical & Natural Gas Engineering Class of 2017, Texas A&M University - Kingsville

Election Judge: Texas constitutional elections, primary elections, general elections

Project Leader: Senior Design Project and Unit Operations Laboratory

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