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Piping Power Plant

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
60 / hr
December 04, 2018

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Resume for John Harvey

Phone: 678-***-****


P. O. Box 67

Flowery Branch, GA 30542

Objective: 2D or 3D Piping / Mechanical AutoCAD, Cadworx, Autoplant, / Sr / Lead Designer or Construction Coordinator / Piping Estimator or Tech Specialist Position.

Qualifications: 25+ years engineering, design & construction experience on industrial, petrochem, steam boiler, steel mill, HVAC, WWTP & power plant & upstream oil production projects. Worked as Sr. piping & lead piping / mechanical designer and piping project coordinator. Responsible for production and checking of PFDs, P&IDs, general arrangement, piping, plans, sections, isos, equipment drawings and bills of material. Managed office and jobsite project teams for large steel and power construction projects. Field experience gained from turn-key design build & retro-fit jobs using a taskforce construction approach to insure project schedules.

Experienced on layout and construction of most types of process equipment, i.e. liquid and solids pumps, vessels, heat exchangers, chillers, cooling towers, separators, boilers, distillation towers, reactors, steam turbines, filters, contactors, WFEs, process furnaces & heaters, etc. Also provided duct work, AHU and fan layouts for plant ventilation systems. Familiar with industry codes ASME, ISA, API 650, ANSI B31.1, B31.3 and ASHRAE. Experienced in many engineering and drawing disciplines, i.e. structural, electrical, mechanical, architectural, civil, etc. Capable of piping component material selection, hook up design, line sizing, stress analysis, expansion calculations, pump selection, hot pipe system layout, etc. Have experience working on many different types of piping systems including different material types, metals (steel and stainless alloys), plastics, ceramics, glass, phenolic, fiberglass, Teflon, etc. Experienced using Mathcad, Trane water pipe, and Softdesk fluid flow program and equipment data sheet generator.

Over 15 years experience using Autocad ver. 3 to ver. 2016, with CadWorx / Bentley / Rebis, (Autoplant, Autoplant XM, Navisworks, Pro Steel, Bentley Explorer, Propipe and ProIso) piping structural and architectural software to produce 2D & 3D piping and mechanical engineering drawings..Trained in customization of Autocad using X-refs, scripts, menus, VBA, and Autolisp. Have over 20,000 hours on Cadworx / Rebis / Bentley Autoplant software and over 10,000 hours on Softdesk MEP piping programs. This included development of company pipe specifications using Rebis spec generator and Softdesk Data Manager with MS Access and Excel. Also experienced in Microstation V8 and V8i with AccuDraw.


1/18 - Current Southern company / Johnson Service Group, Atlanta, GA.

Sr. Piping Designer

New & retrofit power plant projects using 3D cad & Autoplant, Navisworks, Isogen & ProjectWise.

02/11- 12/15–Midcom /Spartan Technical Inc. for Chevron, Cymric Field, 3030 M St, Bakersfield, CA 93301 Ph. 661-***-****

Sr. Piping Designer

Duties include making and checking piping engineering and shop drawings and preforming walkdowns for gathering field data & sketch information for upstream oil field projects i.e. oil production gauge settings, wellheads, automation upgrades, relief system modifications, steam and water flooding, etc. These projects involved new and retrofit work and were generated using Autocad 2016 and Cadworx 2016 & Autocad Plant software. Trained in Cadworx 2015 specification generation and Catalog builder, Isogen setup, and support modeler and Caesar 2 exports. Attended engineering and client project meetings and model reviews using Navisworks and Autocad.

04/09- 01/11–Automated Design, Inc.. 212 Delk Park, Atlanta, GA 30308

Sr. Piping Designer

Duties include making piping coordination and shop drawings for industrial, commercial and HVAC projects using Autocad Plant, Autoplant, Cadworx 2012, Cad-Pipe and Cad-Duct software. This included field coordination of piping installation with contractors and other disciplines.

08/08 – 04/09 - CH2M Hill / HKA 337 Spartangreen Blvd, Duncan, SC 29334 Ph. 864-***-****

Sr. Piping Designer

Duties include making and checking 3D piping models, support details, piping engineering & shop drawings for Cytec carbon fiber processing & chemical plant using Bentley Autoplant XM & Bentley Pro Steel with Autocad version 2008 & Navisworks. Trained on Bentley Autoplant XM, P&ID, catalog & specifications (Spec Gen) builder through Bentley E learning series.

08/04- 08/08- Southern Co. / Egroup, 42 Inverness Parkway, Birmingham, AL 35242 Ph. 205-***-****

Sr. Piping & Mechanical Designer:

Duties include making and checking piping engineering, coordination, support and shop drawings for Southern Company's EC Gaston, Wansley, Miller and Bowen power plants. Projects included building 3D cad models for SCR and scrubber retrofits using Bentley Autoplant, Pro Steel and Grinnell Pipe Support Design System software with Autocad version 2004. Generated P&IDs, piping and equipment orthos, isos, bills of material, details, support drawings etc. Also provided conceptual layout s for engineering and estimates of piping, mechanical, and materials handling systems, i.e slurry systems, conveyors, ballmills, dryers, silos vibrating hoppers etc. Responsible for model checking and review using Navisworks

12/00 - 07/04 - ADDSCO, Inc. 6315 Flatrock Drive Flowery Branch, GA 30542 Ph. (out of business)

Sr. Piping & Mechanical Sys. Designer:

Duties include preparing and checking piping & support coordination and shop drawings for industrial, commercial and HVAC projects using Autocad, Autoplant and Rebis software. Preformed client contact, developed project estimates and maintained project schedules. Also maintained & developed Autoplant / Rebis and Softdesk piping component databases. Duties involved design and layout of piping in mechanical rooms, central plants, cooling tower areas etc. This included installation of process equipment pumps exchangers chillers, cooling towers, air separators etc. and all associated piping, valves, specialties and supports.

2/00 - 12/00 - Victaulic Company of America, 4901 Kesslersville Rd. Easton, PA 18040 Ph.610-***-****

Sr. Piping Field Coordinator Lead / Designer:

Duties included project piping lead for Kvaerner Metals / Ipsco Mobile Works Steel Mill. This included piping construction inspection and coordination with 5 mechanical contractors installing over 70 % of the mill piping systems. Produced field change sketches and updated project drawings using Autocad, Softdesk, Vic pipe and Autoplant / Rebis software. Managed 5 to 15 people (designers, contractors, suppliers) during project construction. Conducted walkdown inspections for proposed pipe installation and or completed piping systems, equipment and controls. Maintained Excel spreadsheet of project installation status and design schedule. Produced drawing sets of completed systems and supports and distributed to engineer, contractors, and owner. This was a fast track construction project with over 500,000 feet of pipe installed in less than a year.

11/97 - 9/99 - GNB Technologies, Inc. 375 Northridge Road, Atlanta, GA 30350 Ph. 770-***-****

Engineering Mech. / Lead Piping Designer / Construction Field Designer:

Duties included design work on battery manufacturing & recycling plant projects. This required gathering field data on existing piping, ductwork, conveyor and mechanical systems and designing new more efficient systems to update or maintain plant operation. This included acid piping systems, material dryer retrofits, paste separator system design, hammer mill layout, Mitchell hopper and conveyor retrofit, baghouse duct and fan layout etc. Produced P&IDs, design drawings and specifications and coordinated with mechanical contractors to verify proper installations. Managed contractor and plant design personnel during the project phase. All work involved using Autocad 2000, Rebis & Softdesk piping, equipment, structural and architectural software.

3/86 - 9/97 - Victaulic Company of America 4290 Int'l. Blvd. Norcross, GA 30093 Ph. 770-***-****

Sr. Project Coordinator / Sr. Piping Designer

Duties included project management & design of piping projects in all industries. Prepared piping design drawing estimates, shop drawings, (plans, sections, isometrics, flowsheets, P&IDs, BOMs, etc.) Conducted meetings with clients, engineers and contractors to set up project standards to meet their requirements and construction coordination. This involved contractual items like, project cost, engineering changes, specifications, schedules, drawing formats, material selection, etc. I managed Victaulic's Atlanta Technical Service office for over 11 years. During this time I set up and implemented the use of CAD (Autocad, Rebis, Softdesk) to produce all project design and drafting functions. I also ran projects with over 10 drafting and design professionals on heavy industry projects like Bethlehem Steel Burns Harbor, IPSCO Steel, and Chicago Bridge & Iron projects. Specific duties included design and layout of equipment and piping systems for lube oil, chemical, nitrogen, process piping, heating, steam, condensate, chilled & condenser water on new and retrofit projects. This included layout of piping, chillers, boilers, pumps, vessels, exchangers, air separators, coils, AHUs, fans, cooling towers etc. Coordinated piping with other disciplines i.e. structural, architectural, ductwork, electrical etc. Designed pipe and equipment supports, and foundations with proper isolation components like rails, inertia bases, flex connectors and flex couplings. Performed field walkdown of existing mechanical, process piping and HVAC systems to gather information on tie-in locations, methods, existing components, routings and to make sketches. I produced P&IDs, piping orthos, Isos, and fabrication drawings etc. I also provided field support and coordination for installation of mechanical piping equipment and supports to contractors and other design personnel.

12/84 - 3/86 - Energy Systems of TN. Inc. 811-C Livingston Ct. Marietta, GA 30067 Ph.404-***-****

Senior Piping / Industrial Designer / Field Construction Tech:

Duties included producing all types of piping design and construction drawings for (new & retrofit) coal & gas fired boiler plants producing steam for industrial processes and food preparation. Also responsible for set up and maintenance of office computer systems running Autocad and development of company drawing standards and custom Autocad block libraries and macros for production of piping project drawings and bills of material. Traveled to job sites and monitored mechanical systems installation and resolution of RFIs, change orders, trade coordination and maintained project as-built files.

6/83 -12/84 - Baldwin Assocs. Inc. Clinton Power Sta., P. O. Box 306, Clinton, IL 61727 217-***-****

Senior Piping Designer / Piping and Hanger Construction Inspector

Duties included design & field engineering changes (ECRs) and verification of plant piping & support construction conformance with NRC specifications for a 900MW Nuclear Power Plant. This required making field sketches of incorrect or improperly installed piping systems then generating alternate piping designs or layouts and finally reporting the plant walkdown information (with resolutions) to engineering and the NRC for approval. Reviewed corrected piping installation and revised final drawings to as-built conditions.

8/81 - 5/83 - HDR Process Engineering Div. 6161 Savoy Dr. #920, Houston, TX 77036 Ph.713-***-**** Senior Piping / Industrial Designer

Duties: Worked as Sr. Piping Designer on ARCO Beta Phenol Ethanol & Air Products Pasadena TX Plant & Shell Oil Logavan projects. Produced process piping drawings, P&IDs, isometrics and bills of material for all projects. Made site visits to gather information and make field sketches when required to make tie-ins to existing plant piping systems.

3/79 - 7/81 - Sohio Alaska Petroleum Co. Pouch 6-612 Anchorage, AK 99502 907-***-****

Sr. Piping Designer/Group Leader:

Duties: Worked as a designer on North Slope Oil Production Facilities. Produced piping engineering and construction drawings for Sohio Maintenance Planning Dept. This included new and retrofit projects for the gas oil and water separation units and central power station and water and sewage treatment facilities. This involved gathering field data & measurements from the existing facilities so that piping systems could be built off site and moved into place as complete assemblies thus reducing shut down time and cost. Responsibilities also included maintaining accurate drawing files which reflect as-built status for all projects and up dating the engineering dossiers and piping specifications. Sohio used the MEL (master equipment listing) system to track all work and reduce odd component usage.

9/78 - 3/79 - Alaska Area Native Health Service 3350 Commercial Dr. Anch. AK, 99501Ph. 907-***-****

Mech. Designer / Drafter:

Duties: Produce engineering and construction drawings for water & waste treatment plants. This included structural, mechanical, piping, architectural, civil, and electrical drawings. Implemented screened printing system for drawing production resulting in a 50% decrease in drafting production time. Also developed multi discipline drawings (where possible) to aid in coordination and reduce drawing time and quantities.

11/77 - 8/78 - Gulf Shore Turf Supply, Inc. P.O. Box 7185, Pensacola, FL 32504 Ph.905-***-****

Piping Drafter:

Duties: Produce piping drawings for commercial projects and sprinkler system projects. Run drawing sets and issue them for construction. Maintain office files and drawing standards.

6/76 - 9/76 - Robertson Payne Assocs. Engrs. 425 N. McKenzie St. Foley, AL 36535 Ph.205-***-****

Civil Draftsman / Survey Field Tech.

Duties: Produce civil drawings for roadways, subdivisions, plot plans, and assist on survey crew as rod man or chain man.

Education & Training:

Associate's degree in design / drafting technology, trained on Autocad, Cadworx, Mathcad, Softdesk, Rebis, Propipe, Autoplant, MS Office (Excel, Word, Access, & PowerPoint), Screen Cam, WordPerfect, Pipeline 3000 and Macauto pipe stress analysis software.

11/16 Inventor Fusion direct 3D modeler training

5/12 Cadworx 2012 3D training

8/09 Microstation V8 & V8i training, 2D & 3D, Refs, Levels, AccuDraw, Cells, etc.

8/09 Autodesk Navisworks 3D review, clash, and BIM training.

8/08 Bentley Autoplant XM 3D Piping and Equipment training

6/98 Autodesk's Autocad 2000 (AEC training level 2 certification)

6/97 Rebis Autoplant and Softdesk Building Solutions CAD Certification (AEC training)

3/94 Rebis Propipe & ProIso classes (Rebis, Inc.)

6/93 Softdesk data manager and details manager training (AEC training)

6/88 Autolisp programming class (AEC training)

9/85 ISO 9001 Zero Defects Manufacturing (Victaulic)

10/82 Intergraph PDS training Automated Graphics Systems, Inc.

2/79 Sohio Professional Development Program (ISA Instrumentation Control and Valve Actuation)

2/79 Sohio Professional Development Program ( Fluor piping school)

8/78 Associates Degree Drafting Design Technology (Pensacola Jr. College)

5/75 Drafting Technology Certification (Robertsdale Area Vocation School)


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David Posey


Sr Piping Mechanical Designer

Southern Company Generation

J. Steve Hall

Washington Group International

Mechanical Engineer

Phone: 205-***-****


Joel Lazano

Spartan Technical Inc / Chevron

Lead Piping Designer


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