Ralph S

Engineering Manager - 20 Years of Experience - Near 97401


Chemical Engineer


Eugene, OR

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SUMMARY: Strong analytical, technical and interpersonal skills plus the ability to cope with ambiguity and remain composed in emotionally charged situations. Uncompromising commitment to safety and safe work environment by design and through practice. No-nonsense self-directing, self-motivating leader of teams with a demonstrated ability to set up projects, keep them on track, or turn around troubled projects. I am a positive, mentoring, entrepreneurial, can-do leader, with a strong technical (chemical engineering) background and people oriented personality, who can also be a team player. Expert professional chemical engineer with extensive experience developing and executing energy related (merchant power, upstream oil, refinery, gasification, nuclear) projects. Skilled in project management, technical supervision, front end and detailed design, process systems integration, optimization, strategic planning, debottlenecking, construction, commissioning, and start-up, including international assignments in Canada, Mexico, and South Africa. An accomplished public speaker I have lead training seminars on a variety of technical topics and authored published technical reports. I have developed large projects, conducted negotiations, supported corporate sales, established and built key client relationships for a Fortune 100 company. Experienced on projects ranging from $10 million to over $1 billion. FUNCTIONAL EXPERIENCE: project management process design conceptual design project development process integration detailed design project initiation technical leadership commissioning and startup Complete engineering design cycle experience from conceptual design and initial development of process flow diagrams through issued for construction piping and instrument diagrams, commissioning, startup and initial operation. Managed Developed conceptual design for the modification of the existing facility including installation of a continuous flare for high Btu gas to bring sales gas into compliance with So. Cal Gas Rule 30 and crude oil product into compliance with contractual RVP specification. structural retrofit and installation of replacement classifier in this silica sand processing facility. Engineered unique solutions to long term operational issues. Conducted an extensive survey of existing drainage and retention basins on the Montebello Hills field. Developed a plan to prevent accidental leaks and spills from leaving the lease. Executed detailed design of heavy crude oil dehydration facilities for the Kern Front Field. Activities included development of PFDs P&IDs appurtenance drawings and writing the operating manual. Conducted Life of Field planning study to coordinate construction and startup of heavy crude oil dehydration and steam production facilities to planned increase in enhanced oil recovery for the Lost Hills lease. Developed and edited design specifications for Cove Fort Geothermal Power Project. The Cove Fort project features an organic Rankine cycle (ORC) because of the modest temperature of the geothermal resource. $20 Billion. Conceptual design development and documentation for high level waste handling and decontamination in support of NRC license application preparation. Demonstrated expertise on design of hot cell facilities low level waste handling application of remote robotic handling for high level waste shipment of radioactive waste and decontamination.