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Engineer Mechanical

Houston, Texas, United States
November 24, 2018

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Julius Leonard Sawyer

Houston, Texas *****: 713-***-****

***** ******** *****, *******, ***** 77084


Senior -Level Lead Mechanical Engineer/General Superintendent Motivated and results-focused Lead Mechanical Engineer with over thirty years of supervisory, mechanical design, and project management experience in petroleum distribution, pipeline plants, chemical plants and refineries. Demonstrated abilities to catalyze large teams of consulting project and design engineers to completely revamp and optimize major refineries and chemical plants including shutdown repairs. Extensive experience in all aspects of full life cycle project management from conception through completion, including inspection of major equipment, factory acceptance tests (FAT), field supervision, troubleshooting, commissioning and start-up.

Areas of Expertise & Technical Skills

Shutdown-Specialist Consulting Engineering Major Refinery Turn-around Capital Projects Reactor/Column Installation Project Engineering Supervision Design Engineering Review Design Calculations Review Team Development & Leadership Major Refinery Shutdown Refinery Maintenance Piping Tie-ins Optimization Plant Start-Up Equipment Inspection Site Engineering Tank Design/Inspection Towers/Heaters/ Exchangers

Professional Experience

Saudi Aramco; Riyadh Refinery, Saudi Arabia

General Superintendent/Lead Design Engineer 2010-2017 Supervised Sanitary waste, Platformer Heater, and Drainage capital projects for Riyadh refinery. Designed, supervised and implemented 300 Piping Tie-ins in Hydrocracker unit, 400 Piping Tie- ins for the Crude Unit, 200 Tie-ins and modifications to the Platformer and Isomerization Unit, and two tie-in into a 60” Flare Line. Responsible for Welding, X-Ray, PAUT, Hydro Tests and PWHT. Supervised work on vessels, Columns, Reactors including Re-rating of R-Stamped vessels and installation of new reactors, Fin-Fan coolers, exchangers and pumps. Key Projects: 2006-2010

Saudi Aramco Riyadh Refinery Optimization (Main Contractor: Samsung EPC} Budget: $500 million. Lead Mechanical Construction/Piping Site Engineer. Staff: 50 Engineers

Lead Construction Engineer overseeing the implementation of the piping and mechanical design packages developed by Samsung for a 3 months major refinery turn- around/shutdown.

Optimized refinery to reduce emissions of sulfur and to produce 97% octane level gasoline and reduced sulfur diesel.

Combined 4 different hydrotest packages (20 tie-in points) to a single package, calculated a common test pressure saving a week in implementation.

Lead team efforts for the overall filtration from 200 potential tie-in points to about 50. Key Projects (General Superintendent) 1991-2006

Upgrade Drainage System Riyadh Refinery

Worked with Consulting Engineers to develop proposals and detailed engineering packages to identify deficiencies in the draining system and to correct these.

Designed efficient containing, treating, collecting and disposing oil water, storm water, and fire water facilities.

Scope out requirements of new Three bay API Separator

. Loss Prevention Engineer

Reviewed all detail design calculations and packages for all high-pressure vessels, reboilers, Fire Heaters, Exchangers to meet guidelines issued in ASME and API Codes and Standards.

Determined Maximum Allowable Stresses, Design and Operating Pressures. Upgrade of Sanitary Waste Water System

Supervised capital project to collect all sanitary waste water in Riyadh Refinery complex area.

Lead Mechanical Construction Engineer overseeing the implementation of the piping and mechanical design packages developed by Samsung EPC for a major refinery turn- around/shutdown in collaboration with Samsung EPC Engineers.

Extensive experience in all aspects of full life cycle project management from conception through completion.

Demonstrated success in leading and supervising complex projects to improve refinery operational efficiency, quality, and throughput.

Installed Lift Stations and made substantive modifications to the collection process.

Replaced existing crude and vacuum heaters to raise refinery throughput

Supervised installation of specialized Refractory inside Heater. Exxon Company USA 1981-991

Senior Project Engineer

Exxon Valdez:

The highlights of my ten years with Exxon was when I was appointed as Lead Engineer with a team of Engineers to recover Crude Oil from the major Valdez accident in Alaska: We were also mandated to clean the Alaskan strait with emulsifiers and various propriety chemicals. The budget for this activity was over $10 Billion

West Virginia

Exxon West Virginia Petroleum Terminal was leaking petroleum product into a river that went through a major city in West Virginia I was one of the team members responsible for remediation and clean-up


Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Howard University, Washington DC.

Diploma, Engineering

University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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