(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Power industry engineer and manager with 15 years of experience in operation, design, commissioning, construction, sales, and maintenance of steam and gas turbine combined cycle power plants. Strong market, economic and project development experience particularly in the Northeast US power markets such as ISONY, ISONE and PJM. Expert experience in the design, manufacturing and application of digital control systems particularly for plant control and protection systems. Excellent knowledge of various industrial plant systems including boilers, pumps, motors, generators, valves, and instrumentation.
Windows and DOS environments, MS Office Family, Access, AutoCAD, Lotus Notes, Visual Basic, MS Project, Thermoflow and AucoPlan.
Education and Training
Maine Maritime Academy , Expected in BS : Marine Engineering - GPA : Marine Engineering high honors Magna Cum Laude.
Related Training: *Advanced Manager Course - GE *Thermoflow software and CCPP Modeling Course *14-Course Management Training Program, Alstom *GE Fanuc PLC's - 90-30 and 90-70 Products *Root Cause Failure Analysis Methods *Steam Path Audit Applications STS Software *Metallurgy for the Non-Metallurgist *OSHA Occupational Safety & Health training *Laser Alignment for Shaft and Steam Path Training Course *Bently Nevada Vibration Analysis, ADRE Course *Field Engineering Program, GE, Schenectady, NY
Arrow Electronics - Field Application Engineer
Houston, TX, 01/2007 - Current
  • Application engineer for steam and gas turbine power plants.
  • Including both heavy-duty and aero derivative gas turbines.
  • Experienced with Thermoflow software suite, modeling tools, gas turbine cycle estimating software, and steam turbine modeling.
  • Perform project financial evaluations including Cost of Electricity analysis and lifecycle cost evaluations for optimization of plant equipment.
  • Combined Heat and Power and Cogeneration system cycle evaluation, design and optimization experience.
  • Understanding of current trends and practices of the US energy market, policy requirements and regulatory organizations.
Calportland - Senior Controls Engineer
Irwindale, CA, 01/2005 - 01/2007
  • Application and design engineering of steam and gas turbine control system retrofits, primarily based on GE Fanuc PLC product lines.
  • Sales representative for P400 control system, proposal development and service application specialization.
  • Expert level knowledge of steam and gas turbine protection systems including SIL-3 protection requirements and application practices, closed and open loop control algorithms.
  • Instructor for customer training classes for various control system products.
  • Expert experience with GE Fanuc PLC products and programming software including, 90-30, 90-70, PACSystems, Versamax, Cimplicity/Proficy and Intellution IFix.
Prada S.P.A. - Department manager
, CA, 01/2002 - 01/2005
  • responsible for the design, manufacturing, and installation of steam and gas turbine control system retrofits.
  • Developed and deployed four complete systems in the first 10 months of product lifecycle, including the prototype system for a 420-MW Coal-fired steam plant.
  • Budgeting responsibility for projects ranging from $100k-$5M.
  • Development and testing support of replacement electronic control system modules.
  • Redesigned gas turbine exhaust temperature measurement system for GT8/11N fleet using GE Fanuc PLC controller, reducing manufacturing cost by 25% per system.
  • Knowledge of ABB Advant and Procontrol P13 product lines.
  • Additional day to day responsibilities such as budgeting, sales proposal generation, R&D project management, HR responsibilities as department manager, and general issues associated with managing a successful team of engineers.
John Deere - Supervisor
, CA, 01/2001 - 01/2002
  • Supervision of commissioning engineers for the existing service fleet and for transitioning of the new equipment projects into service.
  • Responsible for two cost-center budgets and approximately 20 engineers.
  • Maintained outage scheduling and planning of commissioning resources for approximately 70 gas turbines located in North America service area.
  • Conducted training and maintained commissioning procedures for all aspects of gas turbine commissioning on the Alstom Power Gas Turbine Fleet.
  • Leveraged internal engineering department support on complex operational problems and coordinated the engineering response to assure consistent engineering recommendations across the fleet.
  • Provided professional technical assistance to customer, contractor and /or internal personnel during installation, upgrade, overhaul, repair and troubleshooting assignments.
Trc Companies, Inc. - Lead Commissioning Engineer
, , 01/1999 - 01/2001
  • Lead commissioning engineer for the installation and startup of a GT11NM-EV combustor, 85-MW gas turbine.
  • Maintained the project schedule, manpower staffing, budgeting, and progress reporting for the complete commissioning scope of the installation or outage.
  • Interfaced with customer for all contractual and project related issues.
  • Non-conformance reporting, product improvement recommendations, and implementation.
  • Efficient time and resource management practices to support a constructive team of professional colleagues and maintain project schedules.
  • Orchestrated all commissioning activities from initial signal checks to hot commissioning and emissions tuning, to plant turnover to customer.
  • Commissioned Alstom's latest product line, the GT24-B, a 270-MW state of the art combined cycle power plant utilizing dry-low Nox (EV) technology through sequential combustors.
  • Lead commissioning engineer for units 2 & 4 at the Midlothian Energy facility in Midlothian, TX.
  • GT24-B engines, 270-MW combined cycle single shaft units.
  • Experienced with gas turbine performance testing, emissions testing and tuning, and reliability operating tests.
  • Responsible for quality documentation preparation, drawing mark-ups, final outage reports, and turnover packages.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt Training and project leader.
Great Southwestern Construction - Gas Turbine Product Support Engineer
, CO, 01/1998 - 01/1999
  • Gained extensive knowledge of ABB/Alstom Power's entire fleet of 60-cycle heavy-duty gas turbines.
  • This fleet includes the product lines 8B, 8BC, 11N, 11N1, 11NM, 11N2, 24A and 24B.
  • Responsible for technical outage support on the US fleet consisting of approximately 70 gas turbines.
  • Maintained product structures and configuration management of the turbine and auxiliaries.
  • Designed and implemented Field Service Instructions for modifications and upgrades.
  • Developed process improvements in Field Service and engineering procedures.
  • On-site inspections of hot gas path components, blading, rotors, bearings, and auxiliary systems.
  • Conducted Metallurgical Analysis investigations and Root Cause Failure Analysis studies.
GE Power Systems - Field Engineer
, STATE, 01/1996 - 01/1998
  • Supervised craft labor and technical aspects of maintenance and forced outages in both gas and steam turbine generator power plants.
  • Completed GE's Field Engineering Training program in Schenectady, NY with focus on Steam, Gas, and Generator product lines.
  • Performed combustion, hot gas path, major overhauls, and inspections on GE's gas turbine fleet including the MS5001, MS6001B, MS7000EA, MS7000F/FA.
  • Performed inspections and major overhauls on GE's steam turbine product lines including Industrial, Utility and Nuclear units.
  • Performed inspections and overhauls on air and H2 cooled generators.
  • Familiar with Mark IV, Mark V, and Woodward Control Systems.
  • Performed inspections and tuning support on Dry-Low Nox Combustion systems.
  • Scheduled, budgeted, planned and arranged manpower, and provided technical supervision of T&M and Contract outages, including Long Term Service Agreement contracts.
  • Six Sigma Green Belt training and team leader.
Activities and Honors
Work History
Manager Controls & Commissioning Department -
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art, AutoCAD, Boilers, Budgeting, budgets, Cimplicity, Excellent communication, configuration management, contracts, controller, documentation, DOS, engineer, estimating, Failure Analysis, financial, focus, drawing, HR, Instructor, Laser, team leader, Lotus Notes, managing, Management Training, Mark V, mark, Mark IV, market, Access, MS Office, MS Project, Windows, Modeling, negotiation, Occupational Safety, optimization, personnel, PLC, presentation skills, problem solving, product improvement, programming, progress, project leader, project management, proposal, proposal development, quality, reporting, Sales, scheduling, self-starter, Six Sigma, staffing, Supervision, technical assistance, time management, troubleshooting, upgrades, upgrade, Visual Basic
Additional Information
  • Ability to read and troubleshoot ANSI C code, entry level in programming environment. *Six Sigma Green Belt trained and experienced with quality improvement methodology. Detailed work experience list available upon request.

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