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Pipe Support/Piping Engineer

Port Charlotte, Florida, 33981, United States
July 14, 2010

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***** ********* ***., **** *********, FL 33981



To obtain a senior level pipe support/piping design position in a dynamic firm dedicated to the growth of its employees.

Professional Profile

Thirty years of plant design, field construction, and maintenance in refineries, petrochemicals, fossil and nuclear power plants, and waste management projects. Extensive knowledge of piping layout and computer modeling using 2D/3D Microstation and PDS modeling reviews. Located, designed, and qualified non-standard pipe supports. Walked down and assessed field piping and pipe support configurations to ensure compliance with national codes, project criteria, site engineering and construction practices, and provided resolution to Field Change Requests (FCRs). Working knowledge of ASME III/NF, ANSI B31, AISC, ASTM, and AWS codes for piping and pipe support systems, and NRC 10CFR50.54 & 50.49 requirements for operating plants.


Bechtel Power Corporation 6/2009 – Present

Watts Bar Nuclear Plant, Spring City, TN

Senior Pipe Support Engineer

• Designed and analyzed pipe supports.

• Feasibility walkdown on I&C supports and re-designed supports as required.

Pegasus TSI 2008 – 2009

Tampa, FL

Senior Piping Checker

• Checked isometric drawings utilizing Smart Plant Review.

• Checked piping design.

CDI Engineering 2007 – 2008

Houston, TX

Senior Piping Checker

• Checked piping design and ISOS using Smart Plant Review.

CB&I 2007 – 2007

Exxon Mobil Refinery, Joliet, IL

Senior Piping Checker

• Checked piping design and ISOS using Smart Plant Review.

Ford, Bacon & Davis Engineering 2006 – 2007

Baton Rouge, LA

Senior Piping Checker

• Checked piping design and ISOS using Bentley Explorer.

Wink Engineering 2006 – 2006

Exxon Mobil Refinery, Chalmette, LA

Senior Piping Checker

• Checked piping design and ISOS using Bentley Explorer.

Jacobs Engineering 2004 – 2006

BP Refinery, Carson, CA

Senior Piping Designer/Checker

• Prepared construction isometrics for the underground piping relocation project.

• PDS checker utilizing Smart Plant Review - checked isometric drawings.

Bechtel National Incorporated 2000 – 2004

Waste Treatment Plant, Dept. of Energy, Richland, WA

Senior Pipe Support Engineer

• Designed and analyzed pipe supports using Pelican Forge SupportModeler and ME150 (FAPPS).

• Coordinated with Stress Engineers to resolve piping flexibility issues.

Bechtel Savannah River Incorporated 4/1999 – 1/2000

Aiken, SC

Senior Designer

• For the Plant Design Group, my tasks include: equipment and piping design layout, and coordinating with various disciplines on the project.

• Interface with construction on areas requiring walk-downs for space evaluation of the proposed site of the project.

• Skilled knowledge in Microstation 2D software for all project deliverables.

Fluor Daniel 1997 – 1999

Sugarland, TX

Principal Designer

• Involved with chemical plant revamps involving support of turnaround activities and upgrade.

• Designed routing of process and utility piping.

• Prepared and modified piping plans, sections and isometrics utilizing Facet Plan and Iso Piping Software.

Santa Fe Pacific Pipelines 1993 – 1997

Orange, CA

Senior Piping Designer

• As Designer for pipeline stations and terminals, involved in the initial design and layout of various piping systems and equipment; developed general arrangement and area drawings.

• Developed conceptual piping arrangement based on P&ID, piping design standards and criteria considering economy, safety and ease of operation and maintenance.

• Prepared piping plans, sections, isometric drawings and P&IDS for new equipment tie-ins on expansion projects utilizing Autocad and Multi-Pipe 3D modeling.

• Assisted Project Engineers in preparing bill of materials and job walk down with contractors for project bid.

• Involved in the design of the company’s first Transmix Processing Facility.

Mobil Oil Corporation 1990 – 1993

Torrance, CA

Senior Piping Designer

• Involved with refinery revamps involving support of turnaround activities, unit shutdown, and upgrade.

• Designed routing of process and utility piping for new and revamp projects.

• Performed field engineering duties to provide technical data, conceptual design and as-built information.

• Involved all phases of piping activities such as resolutions to all piping construction or installation issues

Rockwell International Corp., Rocketdyne Division 1988 – 1990

Department of Energy/Research and Development, Conoga Park, CA

Senior Design Engineer

• Designed piping and equipment layout for Steam Test Facilities.

• Designed and analyzed pipe hangers and support structures. Performed pipe stress analysis.

Tennessee Valley Authority 1986 – 1988

Brown’s Ferry Nuclear Plant Athens, AL
Senior Pipe Support Engineer.

• Performed detailed inspection of piping systems and pipe supports to check non-conforming conditions and discrepancies.

• Redesigned and modified pipe supports due to revised loads and/or functions.

• Involved in all phases of pipe support activities such as construction and installation issues, verification and implementation of all FCRs.

Westinghouse Electric Corporation 1985 – 1986

Vogtle Power Plant. Waynesboro, GA

Senior Pipe Support Engineer

• Designed and analyzed pipe supports utilizing PIPSAN.

• Performed field walk-down.

Texas Utilities Services, Inc. 1980 – 1985

Comanche Peak Electric Station Glenrose, TX
Senior Pipe Support Engineer

• Designed pipe hangers and support structures utilizing manual calculations and STRUDL.

• Performed walk down of piping and supports to check interference during plant heat-up.

• Re-designed pipe routing due to flexibility and support problems.

• Participated in the hot functional testing – monitor piping systems and pipe supports as member of a monitoring team and certified as Level II Examiner for visual examination of component support (VT-4) per ASME Section XI. Certified Weld Inspector.

• Supported construction engineering providing technical guidance and timely resolution of pipe support installation problems. Prepared and resolved Field Change Requests (FCRs).

Sergeant & Lundy Engineers 6/1974 – 10/1980

Chicago, IL

Pipe Support Engineer

• Designed pipe hangers and analyzed support structures.

• Assigned at the Clinton Nuclear Plant to provide engineering and technical support to construction.

• Prepared and reviewed design changed package (DCP) and design change notices (DCN).

• Resolved and closed open items relating to pipe support problems.

• Generated advanced design changes (ADC) to expedite installations.

Fluor 1973 – 1974

Chicago, IL

Piping Designer

• Responsible for the design and layout of piping systems and associated equipment.

• Developed piping arrangement plans and sections and produced isometric drawings.

• Performed drafting work updating P&IDs and general arrangement drawings.

Education & Training

Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

Mapua Institute of Technology

Manila, Philippines

Computer Knowledge and Skills

• Microstation & Autocad 2008

• Piping Programs –Cadworx & Facet Plan and Iso.

• Plant Design System (PDS)

• Caesar II

• Plant Space Design Series (3D) and Triforma (3D)

• Pelican Forge SupportModeler, ME150 (FAPPS), STRUDL and PIPSAN

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