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Mechanical Engineer Design

Auburn, California, United States
January 08, 2017

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Auburn, CA 95602

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SUMMARY PE/Mechanical Engineer, over 25 years engineering and construction experience

BSME, MSME, MBA-Management, LEED ä Accredited Professional

Design, design management, field-troubleshooting HVAC, plumbing and fire- protection systems

Special expertise in energy-conservation techniques

Excellent Client Relations and Management Skills


Design Dual-Duct

Design / Build VAV-Reheat

Design Management CV-Reheat

Design and Construction Cost Estimating Specialized Systems

Field Troubleshooting Ice Storage (Calmac, BAC,

Facilitating diverse groups to solve problems (Mueller Ice -on-Coil)

Selecting and Managing Related Design Disciplines Chilled Water Storage

(Electrical, Architectural, Structural, etc.) Variable Flow Techniques for air and

Training and Teaching water systems

Create Innovative Solutions to Challenging Problems Control algorithms to save energy

Energy Conservation Techniques and



HVAC Pharmaceutical

Related Controls Systems Microelectronics

Plumbing Advanced Manufacturing

Fire Protection Innovative “One-of-a-kind” Laser Facility for

Design of Unique Special Systems for Unusually-Challenging a National Laboratory

Problems Data Centers for financial institutions

Energy-Modeling Web Hosting Facilities

Thermal Storage Systems Commercial Power Plants (Nuclear, Fossil, Geothermal, Solar) Commercial Office Buildings Start-Ups

Institutional and Military


BSME, UC-Berkeley California Mechanical PE

MSME, Thermal Systems, UC-Berkeley Nevada Mechanical PE

MBA-Management, Golden Gate University, SF National Certification PE

Continuing Education Courses with ASHRAE,



Principal Mechanical Engineer, UCSF 2007 – 2013

First Mech enginer hired in over 5 years

reviewed plans and specs for projects totaling over $ 500 million per year

recruited 3 additional professionals to augment engineering department

scoped and designed smaller projects

$300,000 per year annual energy cost savings, including over 8 projects, obtaining PG&E rebates, bidding projects, and completing projects (VFD, air compressors, 3 way valve conversion, vacuum system, CO monitoring systems, and other related projects

Senior Associate EYPMCF 2005 -2007

Design Data Centers with heat load densities up to 150 watts per square foot. Porjects include:

Equinix, Santa Clara

Go Daddy, Washington

used over 20 energy conservation techniques to reduce energy usage

Kaiser facilities, Walnut creek

Engineering Manager Keen Engineering, 2002-2005

* Managed engineering for LEED projects.

LEED-Platinum project for Greenbuild, 2005

grew office from 2 persons to 5 people

employed over 30 state-of-the-art techniques LEED techniques from this Canadian-based leader in LEED

TES storage system for Mississippi project

Consulting Engineer Genentech 2002

Consulting with Genentech regarding their mechanical engineering requirements for all facilities.

Senior Associate Syska & Hennessy, San Francisco 2001

Design of Critical Facilities for Bank of America’s Tier 1 and Tier 2 facilities. 6 facilities (over 4 million SF)

Senior Project Manager Alfa Tech Consulting Engineers, San Francisco 2000

Manage the design of mechanical systems. Clients include Lockheed, PMC-Sierra, Cisco, and Exodus. Projects include Laboratories with high heat loads (up to 75 watts-per-square-foot), tenant-improvement for offices, and hi-tech systems.

Design Division Manager Newcomb Anderson, San Francisco 1999

Manage the design of mechanical systems for SF office. “Grew” an initial $ 30K contract to over $ $60K by providing excellent engineering for the County of Santa Clara Courthouses. Obtained engn contracts with State of CA agencies. OSHPOD upgrade of a CA State prison.

Chief Mechanical Engineer Black & Veatch, San Jose 1998

Manage a mechanical design department of 12 engineers / designers serving the microelectronics,

Advanced-manufacturing and bio-pharmaceutical industries. Clients include Intel, Lockheed, and Motorola

Pre-Validation of Pharmaceutical start-up firm, International Isotopes, providing documentation required

(As-builts, O&M procedures, SOPs, etc.) For Validation

Senior Mechanical Engineer Keller & Gannon 1993 to 1998

Designed Class 100 thru Class 10,000 Clean-Rooms for Intel, Seagate, Zilog, Motorola, AMD, Hyundai

12,000 ton chiller plant, with waterside-economizer “free-cooling” for Aman, South Korea Microelectronics Fab

. Reviewed mechanical systems design for LLNL’s NIF, $ 150 million conventional facilities. Saved over

$ 5 million on $ 50 million mech systems (HVAC, plbg, process piping, clean rooms, etc.) by removing excessive

“safety-factor” from design, and insisting design was justified. Coordinated LLNL-requirements with A/E

To ensure accuracy of design. Initiated complex engineering analyses of automatic-control systems

(Including Bode/Nyquist and Root/Loci plots) to ensure that DDC system met demanding design criteria.

Mechanical Engineer Pacific Gas & Electric Company 1986 to 1993

Managed design/build projects of mechanical contractors, and mechanical-engineering firms.

Designed HVAC, plumbing, and fire-protection facilities for PG&E service centers, central office facilities, nuclear and fossil-fueled power plants. Managed designer/draftsmen to produce quality designs.

Supported PG&E Marketing

–Performed over 50 energy-conservation audits for PG&E customers; developed over 30 ECO strategies

–Provided technical support for design of energy-conservation programs

–Taught courses on HVAC and refrigeration to PG&E Marketing Representatives

–Sold energy-conservation strategies to PG&E customers.

Major Projects

Retrofitted HVAC system at 50,000 sq. ft. San Ramon DER facility. Replaced 225 ton absorption chiller with 195 ton electric-centrifugal chiller. Installed adjustable speed drives on fans and chiller to change system from CV to VAV

Managed outside consultant's design of $1.1 million ventilation system upgrade at Morro Bay Power Plant.

Managed $500,000 "design/build" contracts of mechanical contractor retrofitting 45,000 sq. ft. Belmont Service Center after 1989 earthquake.

$325,000 HVAC System Design - Livermore Training Facility

$350,000 IAQ retrofit, 6-story East Bay Regional HQ office building.


*Over 7 negawatts of demand saving due to TES applications

*Reduced energy-use over 50% (from 500,000 to 250,000 BTU/SF-year) at San Ramon DER facility

*Limited contractor change-orders to $2,000 on $325,000 contract for Livermore Training Facilities.

*Designed a "cascade" refrigeration-system, using 45% alcohol solution for - 40 F evaporator, and

"intermediate-level", 32 F, ice storage system for Harris Ranch CEE project. Over 2,000 kw of "on-peak"

Demand savings, plus over 35% energy cost savings.

Technical Design Manager Syntex Corporation 1982 to 1986

Managed mechanical design engineering firms billing $2.5 million to design $40 million mechanical systems

Serving pharmaceutical facilities on a world-wide basis. Assured that design-documents were complete and accurate, thereby limiting contractor field change-orders while maintaining high-quality, cost-effective, mechanical designs.

Major Projects

$18 million R-7 Research and Animal Facility, Palo Alto

$11 million A-5 Administration Bldg and Computer Facility, Palo Alto

$2.5 million central chilled water plant (4,400 tons of centrifugal and absorption chillers) Palo Alto

$5 million-ophthalmic Facility, Phoenix

$2.5 million plant expansion (sterile areas pilot plant, production areas), Mexico City


*Originated an "HVAC Design Guide" and a "Plumbing Design Guide" which established for the first time,

In one place, all relevant design criteria, and specific design guides to help consultants produce their

Designs. These design guides were incorporated in contracts with our engineers.

*Saved $180,000 (over 40%) by recommending that (2)-1200 ton electric-centrifugal chillers be

Competitively bid rather than "sole-source" pre-purchase.

Senior Staff Engineer H.K. Ferguson Co. 1978 to 1982

Designed building services systems for commercial and industrial facilities

Managed up to 12 designer/draftsmen

Major Projects

66,000 sq. ft., $2 million Corp. Records Center "Design/Build" for Rockwell International, Seal Beach, CA

2,000 ton chiller installation for General Motors Assembly Division, Los Angeles

ARCO Black Thunder Mine $2 million plant heating study, Wyoming

$4 million, 565,000 sq. ft., Xerox Fremont facility


*Justified increasing fire-protection storage size from 350,000 gallons to 750,000 gallons for Xerox's Fremont facility by using chilled water TES design

*Justified using PG&E's less expensive A-22 (1000-4000 kw) electric schedule, due to TES

*Technical Paper


Senior Engineer Bechtel Power, SF 1972 - 1978

Staff engineer responsible for design, design review, field troubleshooting, and in-house consultant to 15-20 nuclear and fossil-fueled power plants regarding their HVAC needs

Over 17 field trips to power plants. Devised solutions for serious HVAC system malfunctions due to improper design, installation, operation and/or maintenance. Some of these malfunctions prevented commercial operation of plant and loss of $500,000 daily revenue.

Design and Equipment Review

Initiated technical review of all design engineering calculations (approximately 200 calcs from 12 engineers) for HVAC systems and reviewed all equipment selections (making recommendations for equipment, layout and systems changes) for the Limerick Nuclear Power Plant. This in-depth investigation was in response to a serious client concern regarding adequacy of the design. Performed technical review of specifications and bids for air handling units, fans and chillers for the Hope Creek Nuclear Plant ($500,000 - $1,000,000 bids from 5 suppliers). Reviewed plant heating systems for several fossil-fueled power plants


*Acknowledged as expert on fans and air/water balancing

*Acknowledged as expert "problem solver" regarding HVAC field problems, and design-reviews.

EDUCATION BSME, University of California, Berkeley

MSME, University of California, Berkeley

MBA-Management, Golden Gate University, San Francisco

AFFILIATIONS Professional Engineer - California, Nevada,

ASHRAE, Member

AEE (Association of Energy Engineers), Certified Energy Manager

The Family, San Francisco

PUBLICATIONS “Chilled Water Storage”, published in Heating, Piping, Air-Conditioning, April 1982

“Prepurchasing Chilled Water Plants”, HPAC (proposed)

"From 500,000 to 250,000" (Proposed Technical Paper-ASHRAE or HPAC)

PROFESSIONAL ASHRAE "Controls", "Thermal Energy Storage", "Solar Heating"

DEVELOPMENT Extensive computer software training "TRACE", "f-chart", "Excel", "Avalanche",

COURSES "Calmac", AutoCad-2000, AutoCad Solid Editing etc.

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