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Plant Piping

Houston, TX
October 24, 2019

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MANUEL P. MEZA 713-***-****

***** ******* **** **** *******, TEXAS 77096

Sr. Piping Designer – Professional Profile: TWIC Card; SPED Member


Qualified by more than 30 years experience on projects for major companies serving the Petro-Chemical Industry and Offshore Industry.

Project Types: Refineries; Co-generation & Power Facilities; PetroChemical Process Facilities; Storage Units; Water Treatment Facilities; Wastewater Facilities; Polymer & PVC Plants; Skid-Mounted (Modular) Oil/Gas Process Units; & Offshore Production Platforms

Computer-aided Drafting/Design & Graphics Professional: Proficient in the use of a wide variety of computer design & graphic software, including Autocad 2017, & and Microsoft Office, Adobe software, Bluebeam PDF writer.

3-D Modeling Experience: SMART PLANT 3D, AVEVA PDMS, Autocad 3D modeling (Solid & Wireframe); Solidworks; & Laser Scan technologies.

Highly Technical Experience: Quality Control, Checking, Field Experience (Plant Walk- downs, PI&D Walkdowns, “As-Builts” & Field Design). Excellent problem solving skills and ability to adapt to new technologies and environments.

Fully Bilingual in English and Spanish: Experience in the International Marketplace.


Certificate of Completion – SPED/HCC Green Process Piping Certificate Sept. 17, 2010

Society of Piping Engineers and Designers and Houston Community College

Certificate of Training – SmartPlant 3D Piping & Equipment Design Sept. 2009

INTERGRAPH Inc. & Dow Chemical USA (Sept. 2010) Houston, Texas

Certificate of Completion – Computer-Aided Drafting – two-year program 1994

Houston Community College Houston, Texas

Certificate of Training – Standard PDMS Basic Piping & Equipment Design 1999

CADCENTRE Inc. & Houston Community College (October 2009) Houston, Texas

Certificate of Completion – SolidWorks 1999

Texas Engineering Systems, LLC Houston, Texas

AAS Degree – Engineering Graphics and Design major –Piping Design Option 1986

Brazosport College Lake Jackson, Texas

Mechanical Engineering Degree Program – Completed 57 Hours 1983

Texas Arts & Industry University Kingsville, Texas


7/18 – 12/18 Citgo Corpus Christi Refinery (Complete Technical Services), Corpus Christi, Texas

Position: Sr. Pipe Designer – Autocad 17 & Cadpipe 3D

2019 Turnaround Project – Preparing engineering Design packages for upcoming 2019 turnaround, Updating existing drawings, research vault for existing dwgs and equipment information, create demo dwgs, field verification and walk-downs, photos of field equipment and piping arrangements to revise, P&ID revisions, Isometrics and piping drawings for new scope for TA. Job consist of office and field duties.


4/18 – 6/18 Gibbs & Cox, (Additional Contract Services) - Newport News, Virginia

Position: Pipe Designer – Smartplant 3D

Artic Offshore Patrol Ship project for Canada. Contract to build 3 AOPS ships for Canada. Job duties includes updating system piping for ship #3 (AOPS 3) using Smart Plant 3D Marine edition relese 14, updating documents to insure quality and to document any changes, request other discipline changes using Gibbs&Cox forms. Create instructions using Bluebeam PDF (markup) software to document “before” changes and “after” changes performed for back checking and maintain quality of design. Maintain and update Smart Plant 3D model of ship being designed.

6/13 – 9/16 Fluor Enterprises Inc., Sugarland, Texas

Position: Pipe Design Specialist

Sasol Lake Charles Cracker Project

04/2014 - 09/2016 SMART PLANT 3D Software & Autocad Software

Fluor, in a Joint Venture with Technip, Fluor Technip Integrated (FTI), was selected as the Managing Contractor by Sasol Chemicals (USA) LLC to manage the provision of

engineering, procurement and construction management for a 1500 kTA ethane cracker and five derivative units (LDPE, LLDPE, EO/MEG, Guerbet, Ziegler, ETO). The new facility will be referred to as the Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP). The LCCP facility expansion will contain a combination of Greenfield and Brownfield units. The ethane cracker, ethylene oxide (EO)/mono-ethylene glycol (MEG), low-density polyethylene (LDPE), and linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE) units are planned for Greenfield areas. The remaining derivative units, Ziegler, ethyoxylates (ETO), and the Guerbet unit, will be extensions of current operations and, as such, will be developed near existing units within the Lake Charles Chemicals Complex (LCCC). LCCP will include all utilities, off site, and infrastructure (UO&I) facilities that support the LCCP process units.

Dow Freeport PUI Project - The Dow Chemical Company (TDCC) Freeport, Tx

09/2013 - 04/2014 SMART PLANT 3D Software

Project entails the engineering, procurement and construction of associated facilities, utilities and offsites to support a new Propane Dehydrogenation Unit and Ethylene Cracker Unit at Dow's petrochemical facility.

Reliance Industries Limited Gasification Complex Project

07/2013 - 09/2013 SMART PLANT 3D Software

Jamnagar, Gujarat, India - The petcoke gasification complex for domestic and export refineries consists of 10 gasifiers using CB&I's E-Gas technology, some syngas treating and sulfur recovery facilities, and dedicated utilities and offsite facilities. Fluor is providing engineering and procurement services.

5/04 – 6/13 DOW Chemical Inc, Houston, Texas (Kelly Engineering Resources)

Position: Senior Piping Designer - SMART PLANT 3D Software

SADARA PROJECT – Train 1 Solvent Recovery Unit Detail Design duties

Design of Polypropylene Plant - Thailand Plant - FEL and Detail Design Pelletizer Area and Catalyst Area piping systems design prepared some areas for design in India.

Design of Phenol Plant - Phantom Project - Design all Feed OSBL piping to new plant which include phenol (4000 FT.), propylene oxide, ethylene oxide and all utilities. Retro-fit design truck loading facility - DOW Texas Operations B1700 Block

Upgrade new MRU and retro-fit piping – Seadrift Facility

Piping Tie-Ins from OSBL Utilities and Process Supply Lines

Trained and used Laser Scan technologies in Retro-fit project – Seadrift Facility

St. Charles Operations Flare Upgrade Project - Retro-Fit Design of PSV and Flare System

Duties involve Field Visits: Tie-point tagging, field sketches, “as-Builts”, Laser Scans


8/01 - 7/03 Atlas Engineering, Inc, Houston, Texas

Position: Senior Piping Designer/CADD Support

Facilities Piping of Offshore Process Systems, API & ANSI Well piping, & manifold piping

Generate Piping Plans & Elev., Isos, Skid piping plans, Vessel Dwgs., Pipe Supt. Details

Structural Details and Offshore related documents

Software AutoCAD & Flex-Cad Piping software

8/99 - 8/01 Ranger Support Services, Inc.; Houston, Texas

Position: Mechanical Cadd/Designer

Mechanical Design – Modular Equipment Details – Plan & Elevation Views

Electrical Schematics, PI&D’s, and I&E related documents

Site Plans & Civil Dwgs. – “As-Builts”

Software AutoCAD & Microsoft Office

1/98 - 6/99 Kodiak Industries Inc.; Houston, Texas (Kadco Inc.)

Position: Senior Piping Designer

Piping/Structural/Vessel design of Modular Process Systems, Petrochemical, Environmental, Oil & Gas Production, Offshore, and Pipeline projects

Generate Vessel, Structural, Piping, and Isometric Dwgs. and related documents

Fabrication Shop Environment – Software AutoCAD, ProCAD & Custom piping software

Clients include: Paragon, Brown & Root, CBS Engineering, Pemex, COMMISA, & MTR Inc. (Formosa Industries)

5/97 – 12/97 Technip USA Corp. (CBS Engineering Inc.); Houston, Texas (National Engineering Service Corp.)

Position: Senior Piping Designer – Facilities Planning Dept.

Design of ICP Piping of Offshore Compressor Pkgs., Manifold Skids, Separator & Production Skids and other process related equipment.

New Piping for new projects and re-vamping existing Offshore Platforms

Generated Industry Std. documents-Bentley Autoplant Software, AutoCAD & Microsoft Office

11/96 – 4/97 Foster Wheeler USA Corporation; Houston, Texas (Taylor Technical)

Position: Senior Piping Designer

Petropower – Delayed Coker Unit project – Chile South America

Develop 3D Model of Unit using Bentley Autoplant, & AutoCAD software

Generate Piping Plans & Isos from Bentley Autoplant software

2/96 – 11/96 BS&B Engineering, Inc.; Houston, Texas (National Engineering Service Corp.) Position: Senior Piping Designer

Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro S. A.) – Oil & Gas Production & Glycol Projects

Develop general arrangement dwgs., Piping, Vessel, PFD’s, PI&D’s and all industry standard related documents

Projects included – Offshore Process skids, Oil & Gas Separators, Glycol Skid Units, Process skid units for FPSO’s

Software AutoCAD and custom Software under Windows 95 (Stand Alone PC)

8/94 – 2/96 KVAERNER (John Brown Engineering & Construction), Houston, Tx.

(Allstates Design & Development) Position: Senior Piping Designer

Akzo Project, Oxychem PVC project, & Shell CPM-1 Project

Akzo Project, Oxychem PVC plant (Field Project)

Projects consist of Condensers, Blower piping, & Firewater system upgrades

Design of Polymer Unit – Mexico Plant (Shell CPM-1 Project)


6/93 – 12/93 Chevron Pipeline Co. The Woodlands, Texas (TAD Technical Services Corp.)

Position: Senior Piping Design/Checker

Mesquite-Weatherford LPG Booster Station Project

Pipeline & ICP Piping to Equipment Skids

Generate Industry Standard Drawings & performed Checking Duties

Used Rebis (Pro-series) Piping & Iso Software w/AutoCAD - (2 1/2 D intelligent Dwgs)

2/93 – 6/93 Specific Equipment Company, Houston, Tx

Position: Senior Piping Designer

Designed skid mounted systems for reverse osmosis, potable water and fuel storage.

Equipment Layouts, General Arrangement & Shop Assembly Dwgs.

Responsible for “as-builts & PI&D development and other Industry Std. documents

Software AutoCad R. 11 with Advantage Software (Fabrication Shop Environment)

7/92 – 11/92 Clearwater Engineering, Inc.; Houston, Tx

Position: Senior Piping Designer/Consultant (Contracted for this project only)

Heat Recovery Steam Co-Generation Project - Mauricio Plant Escuintla, Guatemala Contracted to Fuerteequipmo, Inc./Empresa Electrica de Guatemala, S.A.

Responsible for Design of ICP piping of Water Treatment Plant

Provided Industry Std. Drawings using AutoCAD 12

Provided technical assistance, software support, created procedure & technical manuals and related documents to be used by Operation personal and interfaced with Client & other contractors (Plant Location Field environment)

Prepared all Dwgs for Final Draft including “As-Builts” & modifications during Start-up

7/91 – 4/92 Parson S.I.P. Engineering Inc.: Houston, Tx

Arco Bayport Wastewater & Vent Recovery, Arco Channelview Boiler Revamp Projects

Position: Senior Piping Designer

Development of PFD’s, Pi&D’s, Field Sketches, Field Research, Demo Plans & Isos

Generated Piping Plans & Elevations & Isos for new piping

Software – Bently Autoplant (Rebis-Pro-Series) and custom Autocad Pi&D software

5/88 – 3/91 John Brown Engineering & Construction, Houston, Tx

Position: CADD Designer in Process Department

Design Duties: (manual or Autocad)Design of PFD’s, PI&D’s, Utility Flow Diagrams,

Field Duties: Plant & PI&D walkdowns, “As-Builts” of 3 units and tank farms at Lyondell Chemical, Channelview Texas to update PI&D’s for future CAD dwgs.

Major clients for new and modernization projects (mainly Polymer plants), included: Mobil Chemical Corp., Texaco, Cain, Lyondell Petro, Arco, Quantum, Exxon, Shell and DuPont.

Pipe Designer, Quality Control Inspector, Administrator for Contractors throughout Texas (1984-1988)

Projects: BASF Plant Freeport, TX,; Strategic Petroleum Reserve Bryan Mound Freeport, TX;

South Texas Nuclear Plant Unit II Baycity, Texas

Journeyman Pipe fitter for Contractors, 1976-1984

DOW USA Plants Freeport, TX; Phillips 66 Refinery Old Ocean, TX; Saber Refinery Corpus Christi, TX,

BASF Plant Freeport, TX. ; Big Three Industries Freeport, TX: & Schenectady Chemicals Freeport, TX.

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