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Project Manager Engineer

Calgary, AB, Canada
March 08, 2018

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Thomas A Chapman P. Eng

** ******* ***** ***** **, Calgary, Alberta

Phone 403-***-****



Construction Management Knowledge and Experience

Senior Construction Manager – Lockheed Martin – 45MW Power Generation Plant

Actively lead Construction Kick-off and ongoing Management Meetings

Initial Construction Site set-up for site power, communications, work trailers, etc

On-site Construction Management of multiple contractors

Management of safety, scheduling, planning, procurement, receiving, quality control and permit compliance.

Client Interface Management – Weekly reporting and weekly meetings to discuss Work in Progress, Cost Reports, Schedule Updates, Design Changes, and Risk Management

Safety Program Implementation and Management

Liaison Management between Management and Union Committees

Manage OHS and WCB requirements and inspections

Manage on-site scope changes, contractor timesheets and materials tracking

Start-up Commissioning and Turn-over Planning, Execution and Close out Project Management Knowledge and Experience

Sr Prj Mgr – Distributed Generation Projects in Alberta – Multiple projects – Extensive experience working with provincial regulatory bodies, distribution companies, transmission companies, EPCM Companies suppliers and Clients.

Senior Project Manager Shell Upstream Projects – Multiple Simultaneous Projects

Senior Project Manager of 45MW Power Generation Plant - Engineering Phase

Senior Project Manager of Devon Jackfish 1 – Debottlenecking Projects

Alliance Management with medium sized Gas Producing Company

Conceptual Cost Estimating and Scheduling for Greenfield and Brownfield Plants

Development of conceptual, Front End Engineering and detailed designs for new and replacement installations in multiple resource based industries (Oil and Gas, Pulp and Paper, Power Generation)

Maintenance Management Knowledge and Experience

Maintenance Turn-Around Planning and Execution Management

Maintenance and Engineering Management - 350 employees

Planning and Preventative Maintenance Management

Sourcing, development, coaching and promotion of all disciplines, planners, and supervisory levels involved in a Maintenance Department. Design, implementation, development and utilization of:

Computerized Maintenance Management systems, Predictive and Preventative Maintenance Systems, Reliability Tracking and Root Cause Analysis /Elimination, Annual Budgeting and Monthly Variance tracking and reporting

Equipment Standardization, Spare Parts Identification, Inventory Control and Analysis

Extensive troubleshoot experience in Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, DCS, Drive Systems (DC and VFD), grounding, and lighting

Safe operation and maintenance procedures for high voltage, medium voltage and low voltage systems, including 144kV, 69kV, 25kV, 13.8kV, and 4.16 kV, including hot work, complete isolation and remove and replacement of power transformers, breakers, overhead lines, and isolation switches.


May 2012 – Present

Enterprising Global Resources

Calgary, Alberta

Principal Engineer

Senior Construction Manager

Senior Project Manager

Senior EIC Engineer

ALPINE Engineering – Calgary – Canada

EIC Department Manager

Senior Electrical / Instrument Engineer

10 MW Upgrade to Pembina Pumping Station

New 10 MVA ATCO Service

3 x 4000 HP VFD – 5 x 900 HP Soft Starts

Upgraded control system

TERIC Power – Calgary – Canada

Sr. Project Manager / Sr. Electrical Engineer

Distributed Generation Projects – Project Management, Detailed Electrical Engineering, Lead Technical team with regulatory requirements. Project Engineering, Estimating, Equipment specification and procurement, utility application management, detailed design, construction management, start-up. Commissioning and operations.

Lockheed Martin – USA – Pittsburg

Senior Project Manager – Engineering Design Phase for Power Generation Plant

Lockheed Martin – Canada – Ottawa

Senior Construction Manager – Power Generation Plant Husky Energy

As-building and site verification for well sites and facilities UPI International / Plains Midstream

Conceptual Edmonton Storage Terminal Expansion

Electrical Design, Estimate and Schedule


Wellsite Design including P&ID’s and Site Plan

Pump Jack Electrical Generator and Controls

Engineering, Installation, Commissioning and Start-up TECHMATION ELECTRIC AND CONTROLS

Various Oil and Gas Electrical Engineering Projects Commercial Building Electrical Design and Specifications Mustus Energy – 45 MW Generating Plant – LaCrete, Alberta MLTC – 40 MW Generating Plant – Meadow Lake, Sask

Mar 2005 – Sept 2012

IMV Projects Inc

Calgary, AB

Various Positions Including:

Senior Project Manager

Project Manager

Senior Project Engineer

Senior Lead Electrical


Lead Electrical Engineer

Mustus Energy – 45MW Generating Plant

Shell – Upstream and Debottlenecking Projects

Devon – Jackfish 1 Debottlenecking Projects

Syncrude / IORVL–Main Automation Contract

Paramount Energy – Cogeneration

Mustus Energy – Pre Detailed Engineering Support

Athabasca Oil Sands Corporation – Pre-FEED

Mustus Energy – 45 MW Bio-fueled Cogeneration Plant Athabasca Oil Sands – 240kV / 144kV / 34.5kV Transmission, Cogeneration, and Distribution Conceptual Design

PetroCanada - Sustainable Projects

ConocoPhillips Surmont – Sustainable Projects

Korea National Oil Company FEED for 10,000 – 30,000 Production Plant and Pads

Laracina Pilot Plant(s)

Suncor Sustainable Projects

Shell Orion Phase 2

SURE Northern FEED – Power Distribution and Generation OSUM FEED for 10,000 bbd pilot plant and underground mining operation

Paramount FEED for 10,000 – 30,000 bbd SAGD Plant

Shell Orion 10,000 bbd SAGD Production Plant and Pads Petro-Canada Sustainable Projects

Husky Tucker Lake Thermal Facility

May 2003 – Mar 2005

Equinox Engineering Ltd.

Managed the Alliance between Paramount Energy

Operating Corporation and Equinox Engineering, managed Calgary, AB

Senior Project Manager

Paramount’s winter well-site tie-in and facilities debottlenecking program (85 new well-sites, seven new compressor stations, and plant debottlenecking studies, gas gathering system studies, compression studies, HAZOP’s, and a three plant consolidation project). AFE budgets for these projects totaled $28,000,000; work was designed, constructed, commissioned and put into production in 6 months

Managed complete design teams to provide detailed Engineering for Oil and Gas processing facilities for BP Canada and ConocoPhillips. Design team: multiple Project Engineers, Discipline Area Leads for Process, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Automation, and Civil disciplines. Projects were moved from conceptual phases through to construction, commissioning and start-up

Responsibilities: addressing and optimizing all project aspects including; HS&E, Cost Control, Quality Control, Schedule, and client contact

Projects included oil and gas well-site tie-ins, pipelines, compressor installations, line heaters, high and low pressure metering skids, separators, dehydrators skids, PLC and SCADA systems, and battery consolidation


Sept 2002 – May 2003

SNC Lavalin

Calgary, AB

Electrical Area Lead

Lead the design team to produce conceptual design and Front End Engineering Package to revamp the entire high voltage transmission system (230 kV, 115kV, 33kV) and medium and low voltage systems for the National Iranian Oil South Company. This power will be used to supply all of NISOC’s Production Units, Compressor Stations and NGL plants

Nov 2001 – Aug 2002

Equinox Engineering Ltd.

Calgary, AB

Electrical / Instrumentation /

Automation Supervisor

Supervised Electrical Engineers, Instruments designers, PLC, SCADA programmers and Electrical / Instrument drafts people. Projects involved specification and procurement of all equipment required to support all Oil and Gas projects being undertaken by the company. Design was moved from conceptual to Issued for Approval, Issued for HAZOP, Issued for Construction, and “As building” after construction and start-up was completed. Support

construction, commissioning and start-up in the field and in the office

Sept 2001 – Nov 2001

Bantrel Inc.

Calgary, AB

Senior Electrical Design and

Specification Engineer

Design and specification of High Voltage (72kV and 25kV) Transformers and Switchgear, including 100 MVA

72=>25kV / 13.8 kV transformer, and the associated dead end structures, insulators, isolation switchgear, lightening arrestors, cable bus, neutral grounding resistors, distribution switchgear, transformer protective relaying, bus protective relaying, feeder protective relaying, tie bus synchronization, and the resulting coordination of these successive stages of protection. Designing and

specification of Medium (4.16kV) and Low Voltage (480 / 277 / 208 /120) Transformers,

Switchgear and MCC’s, including protective relaying, coordination for the successive levels of power distribution Aug 1999 – Aug 2001

Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper

Sumatra, Indonesia

Paper Mill Maintenance and

Engineering Manager

Responsible for overall Maintenance of the Paper manufacturing plant and converting area, annual production 340,000 fine paper

Responsible for ensuring high reliability of Electrical, Instrumentation, Power Systems, Mechanical and

Distributed Control Systems. Responsible for training of personnel. Ensured availability and repair of equipment and materials

Resolved emergency situations (restart plant from blackouts,

repair equipment to ensure good operation). Responsible for yearly capital and expense budget preparations, hiring and development of staff, planning, training, performance improvement plans, other daily operational support Feb 1997 – Aug 1999

Pt. Riau Andalan Pulp and


Sumatra, Indonesia

Engineering / Preventative

Maint and Planning Depart


Responsible for Engineering Department, provided estimating, design, construction, and start-up management.

Hired staff for standardizing, implementing and optimizing Maintenance systems at the Kerinci site. Implemented on- line Stores, Purchase requisitions and electronic approval of items within maintenance organization

Feb 1995 – Feb 1997

HA Simons Ltd.

Vancouver, BC

and Sumatra, Indonesia

Senior Consultant,

Maintenance and Materials


Provided management & consulting services to the Pulp and Paper industry in Canada. Provided analysis of management information systems, maintenance practices, production optimization studies, personnel productivity and improvement, management coaching, and senior

management meeting facilitation

Configuration and implementation of computerized business management system (MIMS), at Pt. Kiani Kertas pulp mill in Indonesia. On-site coordination of networking and computer equipment installation. Consulting to maintenance, stores, purchasing and accounting


Jan 1992 – Feb 1995

DW World Holdings Ltd.

DBA Honda World

Kelowna, BC

President / General Manager

Purchased in conjunction with two other partners a business in Kelowna. At the time, annual sales were $1,500,000 / year. In two years sales doubled and additional product lines were added. Overall profitability of the company increased by a factor of three

Negotiated financing terms with banks and inventory companies. Managed accounting, organized marketing activities, projected cash flow requirement and managed inventory

Jan 1990 – Dec 1992

Skeena Cellulose Ltd.

Prince Rupert, BC

Maintenance Manager

Management and development of the Maintenance

Services Department. Developed, planned, scheduled and managed computer reporting system for the plant

(Shawware). Set up computerized vibration monitoring systems, implemented oil sampling systems for mechanical and electrical equipment. Implemented ultrasonic leak detection program for locating air and steam leaks in operating areas of the plant

Responsible for coordination and presentation of the maintenance department budget. Maintained tracking of expenses. Prepared presentations to management on

monthly expenditures

Nov 1986 – Dec 1990

Skeena Cellulose Ltd.

Prince Rupert, BC

Electrical, Instrumentation,

Control Systems

Maintenance Supt.

Responsible for maintenance and modernization of the Electrical and Instrumentation equipment. Supervised 9 staff members, (4 Electrical Supervisors, 3 Instrument Supervisors, Electrical Engineer, Designer/Draftsman) and 56 hourly personnel

Extensive troubleshooting, failure analysis, equipment standardization, development of training programs

Hired and trained staff. Coordinated modernization of the power distribution system. Facilitated implementation of the motor tracking system. Assisted in modernization of the control systems in A Mill and B Mill. Accomplishment: reduction of down time by 30 %. After a major fire on #5 Recovery Boiler, organized Engineering team and

construction crews to rewire the boiler's electrical and instrumentation systems in less than 3 weeks

Annually awarded the top bonus for contributions to the organization. Received the top safety award

June 1983 – Nov 1986

Proctor and Gamble

Grande Prairie, AB

Electrical and Instrumentation

Department Mgr.

Responsible for maintenance of Electrical and

Instrumentation equipment in the pulping and finishing section of the mill. Supervised a crew of 9 electricians and 5 instrument mechanics

Involved in extensive troubleshooting, failure analysis, equipment standardization, and development of training programs. Responsible for preparation of the expense and capital budget and tracking spending. Accomplishments: installation of TDC2000 controls on the Bleach Plant, elimination of DC drive downtime thus delaying the replacement of the entire drive system; PLC automation of the bail line

May 1982 – June 1983

Imperial Oil, Sarnia Operations

Toronto Head Office

Electrical Designer

Responsible for detailed design of Distribution Controls systems (TDC 2000), Sarnia Oil Refinery upgrade project EDUCATION:





Proactive Safety and Performance Management – Imperial Oil Ventures Limited

Safety Intervention Training

B&W Boiler Biomass Boiler Seminar

Shin Nippon Steam Turbine Design Seminar

2006 Momentum Learning Inc. – Management Development Program 2004 Project Management Institute, PMP Certification Training 1982 Bachelor of Engineering, Electrical, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario

1978 Engineering Technologist, Electrical, Lakehead University, Thunder Bay, Ontario

Courses: Allen Bradley PLC Programming and Troubleshooting; GE High Voltage System Maintenance and Troubleshooting; GE Protective Relaying and Coordination Design and Troubleshooting;

Bailey Control System Configuration and Troubleshooting; Relcon and ABB VFD Specification, Configuration, Commissioning and Troubleshooting

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