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Engineer Manager

Owen Sound, ON, N4K 6M6, Canada
January 12, 2020

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Tibor Virag, P.Eng. PMP, LSSBB, CGE

*** *** ****** ****, **** Sound, ON, N4K 6M6

Tel: 519-***-****

Summary of Experience

Professional Engineer with experience in Design Engineering, Project Management, Engineering Management for Manufacturing Industry, Program Management for Nuclear Industry

Bachelor of Engineering in Machinery Mechanical Engineering

Bachelor of Science in Economics

Project Management Professional

Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Primavera P6 training

Bruce Power and OPG Security Clearance valid until September 2022


Contract negotiation

Personnel management

Equipment knowledge

Design evaluations

Resourceful nature


Performance updates

Field operations

Project oversight


Budget coordination

Process improvements

Quality assurance controls

Team management

Business development

Critical thinking

CAD software expert

Strong decision maker

Test bench design accreditation

Statistical analysis

Complex problem-solver

FEA and failure analysis

Project management

Minitab trained

Data collection

Professional Engineering Licence

Valve Experience

Design and development of new integrated gas valves for boilers and water heaters in collaboration with Emerson, Honeywell, SIT and White Rogers gas valve suppliers.

Liaising, the communication with the valve suppliers (Emerson, Honeywell, and White Rogers) during the design and implementation stages of the projects.

Leaded and coordinated the prototypes implementation of parts, lab tests and tests data assessment for gas valves. Managed the selection of the valves for life cycle tests program and prepared reports.

Nuclear Experience

Rolls-Royce, Contract; Tiverton, On

Project Manager – Strategic and Capital Spares Engineering Support

Responsible for the execution of the Engineering Managed Projects and completion of Design Engineering deliverables.

Interfaces with the Design Vendors and Bruce Power Departments.

Develop and prepare the proposals for internal and external customers, including scope definition, cost estimation and project scheduling.

Obtains schedule needs and constraints from the Customer and works with the project team to verify that these can be met.

Ensures that the project team participates in the development and Ownership of the project execution strategy and schedule.

Monitors the execution of the project engineering deliverables and reports out progress or deviations from the schedule and costing commitments.

Ensures coordination and information flow between Design Sections for multidisciplinary design projects to achieve the schedule objectives.

Keeps the project team accountable for meeting all current and future milestones and for making necessary schedule recoveries.

Ensures that progress plans for each phase of the project are based on resource loaded schedules.

Reviews and approves progress and performance measurements together with the accountable Discipline Section Manager.

Review, Approve Design Variance Notice and classify Design Variance Notice as Scope or Trend.

Proactively identify potential design deliverables to get ahead of other station processes, therefore building backlog of deliverables that are needed

Produce execution-ready deliverables (permits) that can be issued to vendors, therefore reducing the need for Engineers to complete Permit Assessments

Provide support for engineering design and modifications for all safety or non-safety related mechanical systems for both Bruce A and Bruce B stations following BP procedure BP-PRO-00539.

Provides technical guidance on projects.

Prepares Critical Decision Reports.

Approve Design Quotes.

Release Capital Funding.


Successfully completed the Design Deliverables for 26 Single Point Vulnerability with Zero Stock components. Single Point Vulnerability (SPV) defined as a System, Structure or Component (SSC) whose failure results in a Reactor Trip, Turbine Trip or De rate of > 10%

Design Deliverable Identification for 673 Single Point Vulnerability sorting completed.

Design Deliverable Execution for 58 equipment’s that have been made healthy from Bruce Power Master Equipment List

Completed 17 Critical Spare Assessments. The Critical Spare Assessment (CSA) provides the recommended Safety Stock for parts or components identified as Critical Spares. Identifying and stocking Critical Spares for critical components will ensure that forced outages and equipment downtimes are minimized.

Bruce Power; contract by Ian Martin; Tiverton, On

Program Manager – Lean Support - Business Improvement / Nuclear Operation

Support and mentor cost reduction and efficiency improvement activities of the Supply Chain division at BP

Managed the Supply Chain processes improvement projects, which resulted in a clear and concise action plan to eliminate waste and improve the processes. Using strong organizational and influential skills made changes to long hold practices that did not meet Bruce Power efficiency expectations.

Maintain and update the existing Program documents and procedures

Prepared suppliers quality work reviews and made suppliers performances reports on deliverables with recommendations based on results achieved.

Coordinated the project team on the development, communication, implementation, update of the Project Management Plan (PMP), and reviewed and approved project control systems measuring progress / performance, providing early warning of deviations from the PMP, and identified corrective actions to be taken.


Executed assigned projects against established milestones and objectives by analyzing information presented, analyzing process performance and taking the necessary corrective actions to maintain projects schedule and cost. The Return on Investment (ROI) for the OSDD project was estimated $10,859,000 by the end of 2019.

For the PO-281 project, was regularly interfacing with the customer (MCR group) and stakeholders throughout the project life-cycle in order to ensure execution is in line with commitments and expectations.

Oversaw the project related documentation, records and electronic files in accordance with BP standards and procedures, the return on Investment for the PO-281 project is calculated to be $2,577,000 by the end of 2019.

Completed with the project team the Governance Updates review for the BP-PROC-00281 (Provision of Items to other Organizations); BP-PROC-00985 (Investment Recovery); BP-PROC-00264 (Over Short Damaged or Discrepancies) procedures.

State Committee for Nuclear Energy (Romania)

Design Engineer and Quality Manager

Participation on the development of a chromatograph analyzer for Nuclear Industry.

Developed design for H2S analyzer system used in Nuclear Plant.

Development of Quality Assurance manual for nuclear industry.

Maintain and update the existing Nuclear Program documents and procedures

Leadership for the management of company supplier audit program.

Managing the quality inspection program of inbound parts and materials.


Passing the audit for Approved Supplier for Nuclear industry with Canadian auditors.

Implementation of Quality Assurance program, procedures, and work instructions in joint project for CANDU type Nuclear Plant with Atomic Energy of Canada Limited.

Managed the Quality Assurance department, by providing oversight through the development and implementation of systematic controls for consistent application of quality procedures, documents, and records and reporting.

Project Management, Gas Industry and Engineering Management Experience

Caframo Limited, Wiarton, On

Engineering Manager

Managed the 11 persons engineering team in developing new products and support life cycle of existing products by:

Assessing the scope and complexity of engineering tasks and projects.

Scheduling the activities and project assignment using project management and time tracking tools to engineering team.


Successfully completed the development project of state of the art Crossover 1540 mixer, a powerful combination of torque and electronic sophistication. the resistive touch screen enables simple feature operation (timers, alarms, rotation direction, resume on power up, start, and stop). Mixer control features with a PC or PLC via USB, RS232 or 4-20 mA or data log speed and torque directly to a memory stick.

Successfully completed the design and development and production implementation of Sirocco II marine fan

Completed the Development of the Sirocco II Elite marine fan (Brushless DC motor)

Completed the development and production implementation of High torque 2540 lab stirrer and 2510 Compact Digital stirrer

Completed the development of Conversion project for the BCD1850; BDC3030 and BDC6015 High Torque stirrers

A.O. Smith WP Company, Fergus, On

Sr. Product design engineer/Project Manager

Managed the project team for development new products by coordinating prototypes developments, prototypes lab tests, tests data assessment, evaluation of corrective actions and champions change management and process improvement.

Initiate, plan, organize and conduct technical work in support of new gas valve parts and components.

Liaising, the communication with the suppliers during the design and implementation stages of the projects.

Coordinated the management of key suppliers of water heater/boiler industry to maximize their overall contribution to quality, safety and cost.

Develop and prepare proposals for external customers, including scope definition, cost estimation and project scheduling.

Improved the Supplier Qualification program by designing and implementing life cycle tests for key components (Gas valves, Safety systems for monitoring boilers operations, flame sensors and ignition systems). Acting as a point of contact for critical components and supplier performances, inspection and auditing. Providing feedback on suppliers’ performances regarding quality of components and materials reliability.

Certification for Pressure Vessels (Section VIII) and Non-Destructive Examination (Section V) ASME BPVC.


Developed 12 platforms of Power Vent water, heaters, 8 platforms of Power Direct Vent water heaters and 14 platforms of Atmospheric Vented water heaters for NG and PL applications using WDER 2000 FV and 2000N WDER Robertshaw gas valves for the PV and PDV water heaters and the implementation of the atmospheric R220 and R110 RS gas valves on FVIR platforms.

Coordinated the design of 6 platforms of Flammable Vapor Ignition Resistant, Atmospheric Vented, water heaters for NG applications. Aligning the CV FVIR heater design to the 0.67 EF efficiency requirements.

Managed the joint project with Kyocera (Japan) of Development of reliable Hot Surface Igniter for water heaters.

Improved technical performances of Honeywell Vesta pilot using Six Sigma tools (Design of experiments, test fixtures design, test procedures, reliability tests and performances tests). A new flame screen part was developed and patented to improve the Canadian heaters performances.

Researched and developed a new Flammable Vapour Sensor with SenseAir (Sweden).

Engineering expertise for the development of a new generation of Flammable Vapour Software for the Honeywell Power Vent gas valve and validation on tests performed on butane chamber (AO Smith JC)

Schwank Heating Inc., Mississauga, On

Manager of Engineering

Coordinated, organised, controlled and administrated the activities and operations of the engineering department; reporting direct to the Company president.

Controlled that the project goals and specifications were clearly defined, and project team maintains focus on achieving stated goals.

Led interdepartmental work of Engineering with other departments: Manufacturing, Marketing, and Purchasing and Quality departments.

Develop and prepare proposals for external customers, including scope definition, cost estimation and project scheduling.

Developing programs and procedures at receiving inspection to ensure that all components and materials are controlled through proper identification, handling and storage, to ensure that quality is preserved.

Lead tests and products certification for compliance to the B149.1-15 Natural gas and propane installation cod.

Employing proactive Quality Assurance approaches with regard to operations and maintenance, effectively communicating and identifying potential threats to safety and reliability such that effective counter measures/corrective actions can be implemented in a timely manner.


Coordinated the implementation of Procedures for ISO 9001/2000-quality management system program for Design Control, and Production Processes.

Executed R&D projects and obtained financial support from the National Research Council in the Industrial Research Assistance Program. (SCH-90 Construction Heater, thermocouple and pilot with millivolt SIT type gas valve.)


Bachelor of Engineering in Machinery Mechanical Engineering // Polytechnic University of Timisoara, Ro, EU.

Bachelor of Science in Economics, Post graduate degree* // “Babes Bolyai” University of Cluj, Cluj, Romania, EU.

*- Post Graduate Degree and Post University Degree were completed in parallel with my Engineering Career

Professional Affiliations

Professional Engineer of Ontario License Number: 100070260 Dec.2004

Project Management Professional, by Project Management Institute. License Number: 1676538 Dec. 2013

Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, by Lean Six Sigma Canada. License Number: BB1112 Oct. 2012

Certified Gas Engineer by the American Society of Gas Engineers and Member of the American Society of Gas Engineers License Number: 125 July 2008


Project Controls, Key Performance Indicators, Project Risk Management, and Change Management. Program Management Experience: Business Management; Strategic Planning; Labor Relations; Regulatory; Safety; Risk assessments; Project Approval Process and Value Analysis.

Mentoring and managing cost reduction and efficiency improvement activities. Implementing action plan to eliminate waste and improving processes using strong organizational and influential skills to make changes to long hold practices that did not meet company expectations.

Lead and management on process improvements in Nuclear Industry using Lean Tools and industry benchmarking.

Management of process development and improvement of procedures

Preparations of Project Reporting, reviewing project data, report trends, highlight anomalies and implement corrective action if performances are outside specifications.

Communicated with project stakeholders’ and management, customer and project team and overviewed interfacing with other departments.

Communicated with project stakeholders’ and management, customer and project team and overviewed interfacing with other departments.

Knowledge of project controls, in particular Earned Value Management Techniques, Project Risk Management, and Change Management.

Knowledge of CSA N286-05 - Canadian Standard Association’s “Management Systems Requirements for Nuclear Power Plants.

Training and certification on Primavera 6 master scheduling for Enterprise resource planning, Project planning, tracking project variances to project baseline, and project scheduling.

Experienced Engineering Manager: Major tasks: Team Management and Team Development, Project Planning and Management, Time mapping; Managing product development projects, research projects and SR&ED applications; Management of engineering staff including hiring, training and performance review.

Managing interdepartmental projects using project master scheduling. Managing project data using Enterprise Data Management programs PLM/PDM

Strongly knowledgeable of Quality Assurance programs.

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