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Control Systems Engineer

Houston, Texas, United States
July 17, 2018

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Senior Control System Engineer

Qualifications Profile

Strategic and results-driven professional, offering broad-based experience in control systems design and engineering across various industries. Well-versed in leading large-scale projects, from conceptualization to implementation, and integrating innovative solutions to successfully meet project requirements and goals. Armed with proven record of success in overseeing and completing multiple projects and initiatives to support company objectives and drive continuous growth. Skilled at conducting field reviews; formulating innovative and standardized approaches to industry specific expectations; administering contracts; and resolving complex technical problems.

Areas of Expertise

Commercial and Engineering Standardization Process Improvement Contract Review and Execution

Training Development and Facilitation Customer Service and Technical Support Unit Commissioning

Engine and Turbine Retrofit Upgrades Code Review and Editing Safety System Upgrades


Offshore and Onshore Drilling Petrochemical Power Generation Pulp and Paper Marine

Nuclear Military Critical Defense


Power Generation – Simple and Complex Paralleling Power Protection Speed Control – Engines, Steam Turbines, Turbo Expanders and Gas Turbines Engine AFR – Rich / Lean and Fuel Blending API611, 612, 670 and SIL-rated Safety Systems Propulsion Compressor Anti Surge Mechanical Load Sharing General Purpose Pumps, Blowers


Alstom Dresser Elliott Hitachi Mitsubishi Shin Nippon Siemens Sulzer


CAT Cummins Cooper Detroit EMD Fairbanks Guascor MAN Mitsubishi MTU Volvo White Superior Wärtsilä Waukesha Yanmar

Professional Experience

Drake Controls, Various Locations (2008–Present)

Controls System Designer, Houston, TX 2015–Present

Provide leadership to high-profile projects for commissioning, which include conducting follow up visits with field engineers for further training and issue resolution

Lead the transition of engineering drafting to AutoCAD Electrical, effectively dealing with increased workload and documentation standards as the company grows

Steer efforts in standardizing and improving the Engineering Department, covering all facets of project life cycle, including engineering standards, approved vendors, manufacturing techniques, documentation, and testing standards

Key Highlights:

Established reputation for the significant contribution in accomplishing over 180 projects throughout tenure, ranging from $30K to $2M across Asia, Europe, and North America

Successfully completed multiple projects including the following:

–Nuclear Reactor Feed Water Pumps, development of a new system to replace the existing one; and

–Bently Nevada Installation, 10 complete turbines with complete, design and engineering of integrators control systems including cable routing, specification of sensors, valves, and System 1 integration

Established training library of standard & custom project training materials conducting classes throughout tenure:

–Basics in - Governing, Power Generation, Engine Systems, Turbine Systems

–easYgen-3000+ Series, GCP 30+ Series, SPMA/D, DSLC/MSLC1/2, EGCP2/3

–2301A/D/E Series, actiVgen

–GECO Lean/Stoich. E3 Series, IC92X

–Peak 150/200, 505, 505E, 505D, 505DE


Field Service Engineer, Houston, TX 2012–2015

Transferred to Houston to work as part of the Engineering Team and deal with larger projects, while continuously providing field services

Generated pricing templates and engineering questionnaires to streamline and standardize commercial and technical approach for engine systems and power generation applications, which resulted in:

Improved process for salesmen and minimized necessary engineering support

Decrease in commercial lead time and increase in project award

Minimized re-engineering efforts and provided a uniform approach across wide ranging applications for customers

Modified standard product code and cores in custom applications to ultimately meet customers’ installation requirements, in addition to the previous engineering tasks, such as human machine interface (HMI) and drawing development

Key Highlights:

Directed various projects throughout tenure, including:

–Commissioning Support/Onsite Engineering, of the world’s largest Geothermal Air-Cooled Rankine Cycle Power Station, consisting of expander speed & load control, process automation, substation monitoring and HMI;

–Startup Commissioning of Westinghouse 191 Blower with steam follower, Frame 5 Gas turbine triple stage compressor and steam turbine starter, leading commissioning teams from loop checks to surge line testing; and

–MSC ARS Class Vessels upgrade of speed control and load control systems

Field Service Technician, Buena Park, CA 2008–2012

Acted as authorized independent service representative for Woodward aftermarket products in small engine, large engine, steam turbine, and electrical power systems product lines, such as E3 Lean / Stoich / fuel blending beta sites, Easygen, GCP, 2301A/D L/F/P Series Actuators, and Electro Hydraulic Actuators across California, Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington

Developed custom HMIs for industrial control systems with Information Designer, IX developer, FactoryTalk, and KEPServer

Rendered application sales support to sales staff and Engineering Department in determining major components, margins, and labor estimates

Made use of Visio and AutoCAD LT in developing electrical drawings

Key Highlights:

Succeeded in accomplishing key projects, such as the following:

–BP Liberty Rig (North Slope Alaska), creation of a centralized HMI server system for the world’s largest land-based directional drilling rig, along with control and automation of the power plant, fire and gas, and fuel gas

–Modular Emergency Power System (SEABEE MUSE), Displacing a previous PLC system with a user-friendly decentralized expandable Power Management system consisting of 645 and 710 EMDs

–Arctic Challenger, complete revamp of a quick action power systems installation facilitating the process in ultimately gaining American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) approval for a vessel fleet to proceed to North Slope

Electronic Environments, Anaheim, CA

Field Technician 2005–2008

Assumed responsibility in maintaining and repairing stationary/portable generators 25 kW to 500 kW, ATS’s 200 amps to 400 amps, and HVAC 3 tons to 5 tons

Served as primary technician for Verizon organizing and conducting emergency calls, fueling, and maintenance schedules during weekend operations covering for over 4,000 cell sites throughout Southern California

Supported restart of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania operations and coordinated with customers on emergency work procedure as well as maintenance schedules

Fulfilled other key tasks including formulating network standards for ATS configurations nationwide and conducting training for new employees

Earlier Career

Gibson Tech Ed., Lake Elsinore, CA

Circuit Board Technician for Educational Robotics and Training Material Development

Elsinore Valley Garage, Lake Elsinore, CA

Heavy Equipment Mechanic and Welding Apprentice


Associate of Science in Computer Science § Mount San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA

Associate of Arts in Audio Technology § Mount San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA

Associate of Arts in Humanities § Mount San Jacinto College, Menifee, CA

Professional Development


UL 508A – Standard for Industrial Control Equipment Cisco Systems Training Hazardous Location

Standard for Industrial Control Equipment RF Radiation Safety Training

Woodward Classes (EYG 3200/3500 E3 Stoich UG25 Exchange GAP Beginner/Advanced Vertex)


VB.NET Programming Certification Audio Technology Certification

EPA South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Various Industry Safety Councils

Technical Skills

Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Access, Project, and PowerPoint)

VB.NET C++ Woodward (GAP 2.1X, 3.X, Control Assistant, Toolkit, NetSim, LeoPC, and QT)

AutoCAD PDSU (Electrical, Inventor, LT) PTC Math CAD Wire Shark SEL Compass

ProSoft FactoryTalk KEPServer IX RSLogix 5K

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