OMER FAROUQ P.E (TX, IL)
Katy (Houston Area), TX 77450
Cell Phone: 214-***-****
Registered Professional Engineer (M.E.) – Experienced Engineering and Projects Manager with diversified experience in manufacturing and plant environment. Capable of managing engineering projects from concept through to implementation using in-house and external resources.
Specialization – Stage Gated Project Management, Scope Development and writing, Construction Management, Contract Administration in the areas of Energy, Alternative Energy, Bio Fuels, Chemicals, Foods and Beverage, Medical Products, Paper Processing, Printing, Packaging and Processing Machinery, Material Handling Systems, Engine Manufacturing, Metal Processing, and Machinery Design. Passionate about HSSE and new technologies.
Computer savvy, Proficient in use of Windows based software including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project; and use of ACAD, SAP (PM and Procurement modules), Maximo, Oracle.
Freelance Engineering Consultant 4/2016- Present
U.S. Zinc Corporation / Votarantim Houston, TX
Engineering and Projects Manager 11/2014-3/2016
Responsible for Multi Plant Engineering and Project Management using SAP and MS tools.
Supported and managed projects for 4 US based and 2 overseas Zinc processing plants.
Managed stage gated project processes (50%) incl. AFE preparation, and project controls (50%).
In 2015 completed 43 out of 46 projects in 6 plants meeting scope, schedule and budget criteria.
Managed plant project managers and external resources (contractors).
Prepared monthly, quarterly, and annual budget control and spend forecasting reports.
Spearheaded corporation’s annual and 5 years’ CAPEX planning.
Managed major procurement functions.
TPC Group (Texas Petro Chemicals) Houston, TX
Project Manager 6/2013-7/2014
Responsible for managing installation of a $9 MM (TIC) 800 ton capacity new refrigeration system.
Managed installation of power distribution system and MCC (motor controls center) for above.
Increased Polyisobutylene (PIB) production by 20%.
Managed multiple large contractors.
Hired new contractors.
Supervised procurement functions.
Managed project stage-gating process.
BP Bio Fuels Jennings, LA
Sr. Engineering Project Manager 3/2008-6/2013
Responsible for supporting Bio Fuels Pilot scale and Demonstration scale plants.
Team responsibility for construction and start-up of a $130 MM Cellulosic Bio-Fuels R&D Plant.
Identified, qualified, hired, and managed multiple contractors.
Acted as SME for plants project engineering process and bulk material handling system.
Commissioned 6oo ton capacity Trane refrigeration system.
Completed redesign and installation of feed stock handling system - $1.8MM.
Scoped and installed several material handling systems.
Supported R&D with pilot plant modification and upgrades.
Presented plant upgrade project proposals to upper management for approval.
Executed projects using internal and external resources.
Prepared FELs (1,2,3), Capexes, AFEs, and RFQs for plant upgrade projects.
Investigated and implemented corrosion remedy for hydrolyser flash steam line.
Investigated galvanic corrosion issues in tanks and piping, and implemented corrective actions.
Jacobs Engineering (assigned to Kellogg’s) Battle Creek. MI
Capital Project Manager (initially on contract) 12/2006-2/2008
Responsible for Kellogg’s plant projects located at multiple States.
Conducted FEL project studies.
Supported construction managers.
Managed installation of 2 new fruit leather snack lines at WA Plant - $4MM.
Managed installation of 1 fruit snack packaging line at Chicago Plant- $500M.
Managed installation of one fruit flavored snacks line upgrade at Chicago - $600M.
Upgraded waste water treatment plant at Atlanta Eggo waffle plant.
Upgraded continuous run frozen waffle lines.
Pepsi Cola Arlington, TX
Project Manager, Operations (initially on contract) 9/1999 – 12/2005
Responsible for managing Pepsi’s concentrate processing plant upgrade projects.
Prepared concept for granular ingredient packaging reengineering project - $ 12MM.
Implemented first phase of the project ($ 4.5MM) in July 2003.
Executed second phase of the project ($ 2MM) in 2005.
Managed internal resources and external contractors.
Scoped and installed 3 VFFS machines and 2 check weighers for granular packaging lines.
Prepared concept and installed liquid concentrate bottling, bagging, packaging machines.
Scoped and installed Automatic stretch wrap machine.
Installed new box maker for bag-in-box packaging line.
Upgraded new CIP system for liquid concentrate tanks and lines.
Prepared concepts for chemical and liquid ingredient storage tank capacity upgrades.
Johnson & Johnson Arlington, TX
Plant Project Manager (on contract) 1/1996-8/1999
Responsible of high volume surgical gloves plant upgrade projects.
Scoped, installed, and validated new RO water system installation and validation.
Upgraded HVAC system for the surgical gloves plant
Upgraded waste water system.
Prepared concept and automated 3 continuous gloves line lubrication system.
Modified special purpose glove handling
Implemented upgrades to chemical storage tank system.
Developed chemical handling and flow control system.
PAST EMPLOYMENTS and CONSULTING ENGAGEMENTS
Responsible for manufacturing machinery design and project management.
General Motors (plant modification for model changeover).
Frito-Lay’s (food manufacturing machinery).
Fluor Daniel (GM, Frito-Lay’s contracts).
Stanley Technology (tools manufacturing machinery).
Venture Engineering (printers and currency processing machinery).
Harris Graphics (printing machinery).
Container Corporation of America (paper – mfg., processing, printing and packaging).
Harris Graphics (printing machinery)
American Can Co. (foods and beverage can machinery design).
Rapistan Conveyors (material handling systems and conveyors).
Krones Machinery (beverage packaging).
Stackpole Phin Machinery (beverage packaging).
Titas Gas Transmission & Distribution Co. (Natural Gas T&D Co.)
EDUCATION & TRAININGS
MAN Technical Institute, Germany. Diplom M.E. – Specialized in manuf. & testing of large Engines
U. of Engineering & Technology B.S.M.E. - Pakistan
BP Way Engineering & Project Management College - Houston
Project Management Certification.
State of Texas Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).
State of Illinois Licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.).
Hold US Govt. TWIC (DOT) card.
CITIZENSHIP: USA & Canada.