Manager/Head/Lead Mechanical Engineer

Last Updated: 22nd June 2018 (over 4 years ago)



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Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level

English, Filipino


Twenty-four (24) years of combined experience in mechanical engineering in various industries-LNG, LPG, Offshore, FPSO, H2S Facilities, refineries, crude oil terminals, petrochemicals, chemicals, and other industries. Have participated in different phases of projects from Project Definition, Basic Engineering, FEED/Conceptualization, to Detail Engineering through construction, commissioning/start-up, and operations/maintenance for both Brownfield and Greenfield projects.


Mapua Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

   Jun 1988
— Nov 1992


First Nat Gas Corp. (First Gen Corp. - Lopez Group Conglomerate)
Manager Mechanical Engineer

   Jun 2018
— Current

• Leading the FEED Review for Mechanical (BOG Compressors, LNG Pumps, Gas Turbine, Power Generator, Firewater Pumps, ASME VIII Div 1 & 2 Vessels, TEMA, Flare Package, API 650/620, NFPA 59A, B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, package equipment, rotating machinery, etc)
• Responsible for leading the technical data gathering, assessment, analysis, and for recommending required actions during each phase of the project.
• Evaluate the technical merit of bid designs, proposals, contracts to uphold relevant engineering, quality, and technical and safety standards.
• Assist in preparing the Owner’s Requirement for LNG Project (LNG receiving Terminal, Gas Feeder Lines, Liquid Pipelines)
• During construction, demonstrate mastery of Owner’s Requirement.
• Provide observations and recommend action during the operational & maintenance stages of the project, as will be deemed necessary;
• Evaluate the Technical merit of bid designs, proposals, contracts, plans, methods, procedures (E.g. constructability, Engineering soundness etc.) to uphold relevant Engineering, technical, quality and safety standards.
• Lead technical data gathering, queries, assessment, analysis and recommend required action during the FEED, pre-EPC, and possibly throughout the EPC, Production and Maintenance phases of the project
• Participate in the following activities as warranted:
 Design, Tendering, and Construction Supervision
 Contracts review and preparation.
 Assist or advise in matters related to:
 Safety
 Risk Management (Impact of issues on schedule and cost)
 Ideally, Legal and Regulatory Compliance
 High degree of initiative and sense of accountability
• Performs other duties that may be assigned from time to time.
• FEED, Detail Engineering, Construction through Commissioning

Total Exploration & Production
Head Mechanical Static & Package Engineering Sub-Group

   Aug 2014
— Sep 2015

The position is key and central within the Facilities Engineering & Procurement Engineering team and requires management skills and leadership including towards International EPC Contractors and Russian Design Institutes.

The position includes the day to day management and coordination of team engineers for Static Equipment, Packages Equipment

Includes the day to day coordination, expediting and management of the technical issues for these disciplines with the EPC Contractors and Russian Design Institutes. Following Activities are part of duties:
• Act as Technical Authority for mechanical static and package.
• Act as focal point for EPC Contractors and Russian Design Institutes.
• Call for, participate to and/or organize all the necessary technical and/or co-ordination meetings required to achieve the performance of the works.
• Supervise the Facilities Detailed Design and Procurement Engineering activities by the Sub-Group engineers in particular for what relates to engineering and procurement engineering documentation review and approvals.
• Provide technical support and assistance as required to the procurement, field engineering, Operations and pre-commissioning and ccommissioning teams.
• Ensure Facilities detailed design and procurement (in particular the layout) consistency, optimization, operability and flexibility which implies interfaces management and leadership towards the other work packages including Operations and with other lead discipline engineers.
• Ensure the Facilities detailed design and procurement complies with the Project SOR and contracts documentation.
• Avoid EPC Contractor and Russian Design Institutes stand-by and delays by prompt response to engineering clarifications and technical deviations and unexpected technical issues, by a proactive and proficient approach.
• Participate to technical reviews during the detailed design execution phase (SPOT, PTR and 3D PDMS Model Reviews).
• Ensure proper reporting, highlighting critical issues to the Engineering Manager(s) and proposing remedial actions.
• Review and propose responses to the Technical Clarifications and Deviations.
• Review and propose responses to the Interface Task Sheets.
• Contribute to improving the project lessons learnt and Sub-Group technical skills.
• Advise the Engineering Manager on solutions to his Sub-Group.
• Coordinate review, comments and approval of engineering and procurement engineering deliverables for his Sub-Group.
• Provide technical assistance to the Area Project Engineers and Project Engineers as required, including preparation of technical notes and position paper for his Sub-Group.

Xodus Chiyoda Group
Lead Mechanical Engineer

   Mar 2013
— Jul 2014

Act the Technical Authority role within the Mechanical: Approves the list of Codes & Standards to be used for mechanical discipline, makes decision or clarifies the interpretation of Codes & Standards during application, approves the list of business critical deliverables for their discipline, approves/rejects requests for deviations from the approved Codes & Standards, approves the adoption of new or as yet unproven technologies, participates in technical and compliance audits, ensures high quality of the critical as-built documents and drawings related to the discipline for all projects,

Review and Approval of Design Basis Report, Equipment Technical Specification, Data Sheets. Response for quality / timely submission of deliverables. Participating in design review progress review meeting with clients. Preparation of equipment technical specifications and data sheets. Preparation of equipment RFQ/MR packages and TBE (technical bid evaluation), as well as making vendor recommendations. Reviewing vendor design documents and coordinate with vendors during equipment design and fabrication process. Participation in equipment acceptance test and working through installation, commissioning and operation of equipment.

Manages team work assignments, work load, work forecasting for planned project work for these projects, and ensures that the team is adequately resourced in terms of both capacity and capability. Preparation of CTR and man-hour estimation for mechanical during bid proposals and project start-up.

1. Overall Lead Mechanical Engineer for FEED phase of the project and EPC stage. Field Gathering System composed of 48 wells, CPFs, 4 x RMS, 4 x EPF, EWTF.
2. PMC BP Booshra Iraq Project – Lead Mechanical Engineer for CPF, EPFs modifications
3. FEED Development for OMV Field Gathering System for Habban S2 Block Yemen
4. DNO Summail, Kurdistan, Iraq Pipeline Projects FEED and Detail Design

Topaz Energy (now Interserve UK)
Chief Mechanical Engineer (Discipline Manager)

   Sep 2011
— Oct 2012

Act as a Mechanical Technical Authority; Approve and review design change for mechanical equipment, material change request, technical queries, Review/Approval of the interpretation of Codes & Standards during the phase of the project.

Mentoring and coaching of engineers and designers. Preparation, Review and approval of CTR Presiding meetings within mechanical discipline, projects, clients, vendors, other disciplines, project management, fabrication contractors, and sub-contractors. Also attends kick-off meetings, gate reviews, design reviews, etc. Dealing with project control schedule and monitoring man-hours and budget for mechanical discipline. Monitoring discipline’s work efficiency which coincides with budget, quality and schedule; and timesheet approval.

Utilization of man-hours and dissemination of workload within mechanical discipline for projects to reduce overheads. Participate in HAZOP/HAZID review, model review, etc.
Review and approval of mechanical engineering deliverables for rotating and static equipment such as MR, technical specification, data sheets, material selection report, TBE, VDR(vendor document review), mechanical design philosophy, mechanical calculations, mechanical drawings, equipment list, construction scope of work, package, spare parts list, lubrication schedule, and special tool list. Resolves mechanical issues which related to projects externally and internally. Provides assistance during tender and proposal. Prepares pre-bid documents such MTO, BOM; performs technical review of vendor documents, client’s documents.
Provides, conducts, and facilitates training for engineers and designers with regards to static equipment engineering, rotating equipment engineering, package equipment engineering, and material handling equipment engineering.

1. GPS Chemoil IV Oil Storage Tank Farms
2. Gulf Petrochem Oil Storage Tank Farms
3. POF OT2 Topside Facilities
4. ADMA OPCO - ZWSC Replacement of Instrument Air Distribution
5. ZADCO site survey & drawing preparation at PGP and WHPT’S
6. 4 Incinerator & 4 Burner Housing – Technimont
7. Sulphur Run Down Vessel – Client : Technimont
8. K. O Drum – ALSA
9. Small 81 Air Receivers & 4 Vessels + 2 Exchanger Shells – ADGAS
10. SEWA Maintenance of heavy FO storage tank at Layyah power station.
11. FCRL NEW Pipeline from Terminal2 to Terminal 1

Senior (Lead) Mechanical Engineer

   Dec 2007
— Mar 2011

Lead Mechanical Engineer for Sabah Shell & Sarawak Shell Integrity Restoration Projects
The scopes of works are FEED and Detail Engineering for Shell existing offshore facilities and onshore refineries. The nature of projects is Revamp, Rejuvenation and Upgrade (brown fields).

Preparation of CTR and man-hour estimates and budget for integrity restoration projects. Inspection and survey of equipment prior to engineering. Project management. Review and approval of all engineering AFC mechanical design packages. Man-hour planning and scheduling. Preparation of specification of all equipment during FEED stage. Technical Bid Evaluation. Vendor Document Review, Preparation of Construction Scope of Work, hook-up details, and construction Procedures.

Providing technical advice and support on the design, engineering, construction, and modification of static equipment, piping, and valves selection. Provides engineering support to the implementation of capital projects for the modification or optimization of plant and offshore systems, equipment and facilities. Provides leadership, support and guidance to the Mechanical Engineering group as well as technical service and support to Operations. Delegates, organizes, and supervises work for senior mechanical engineers, graduate engineers, senior designers, designers, and draftsmen
Prepares mechanical deliverables list. Attends kick-off meeting with clients and vendor. Monitor and control man-hours and progress. Reviews and approves specifications, requisitions, drawings, and technical bid evaluation. Attends progress meetings.

Design of static equipment such chemical injection tanks, storage tanks and piping item. Modifications on rotating equipment. Construction coordination between construction group, commissioning, contractors, operations, and asset management group of Sabah and Sarawak Shell.

Assist and coordinate with execution and contractors during construction. Resolves technical issues during construction. Assists contractors in the preparation of equipment installation and procedures. Prepares tender package for contractors for the removal and installation of new equipment and repair.


1. DESIGN ENGINEERING OF DBB VALVES ON HIGH RISK ROTATING EQUIPMENT - PHASE 1 Covering all Sabah and Sarawak Offshore Platforms High Risk Rotating Equipment such as gas turbines, internal combustion engines, compressors, and pumps. Scope starts from site survey to assessment to project definition through conceptualization then FEED to Detail engineering. Construction and commissioning is also a part of the scope. Facilities consist of six (6) offshore platforms.
2. DESIGN ENGINEERING OF DBB VALVES ON ALL STATIC EQUIPMENT and ALL HYDROCARBON AREAS - PHASE 2 Covering all Sabah and Sarawak Facilities(including onshore refinery & crude oil terminals and offshore) such as pressure vessels, storage tanks, CI tanks, heat exchangers, flow lines, wellheads, caisson. Scope starts from site survey to assessment to project definition through conceptualization then FEED to Detail engineering. Construction and commissioning is also a part of the scope. Facilities consist of eight (8) offshore platforms and five (5) onshore refineries and crude oil terminals.
3. DESIGN ENGINEERING OF ALL SABAH AND SARAWAK OFFSHORE’ STORAGE TANKS such diesel tanks, methanol tanks, glycol tanks, CI tanks, chemical tanks. Scope starts from site survey to assessment to project definition through conceptualization then FEED to Detail engineering. Construction and commissioning is also a part of the scope. Facilities consist of eight (8) offshore platforms.

Electrowatt Ekono (Poyry Group)
Senior Mechanical Engineer

   Sep 2005
— Nov 2007

Working exclusively on the Engineering Services contract with Brunei Shell Petroleum Sdn. Bhd. Design Engineering Services Onshore Refineries and Crude Oil Terminals; Offshore Facilities Including Design of New Facilities, Rejuvenation and Revamp. FEED and detailed engineering for LNG Gas processing and crude oil offshore platform & onshore facilities.

Estimate man-hours. Prepares mechanical deliverables list. Attends kick-off meeting with the client and vendor. Monitor and control man-hours and progress. Reviews and approves specifications, requisitions, drawings, and technical bid evaluation. Attends progress meetings. HSE Implementation

Design vessel, storage tanks, package equipment, heat exchangers, and fired heaters, utilities equipment: steam packaged boilers, AHU, cooling towers including welding procedures, non-destructive and hydrostatic testing procedures. Technical Bid evaluation and vendor document/data reviews. Reviews Control and automation systems and how that interfaces with machinery. Plant and equipment installation, commissioning and maintenance procedures. Oil and gas process design. Material selection for different process and environmental conditions. Integrity issues on static equipment. Prepares mechanical man-hour estimation norms. Prepare man-hour estimate prior to the start of project. Provides expertise to all design phases of a Work Order for rotating and static equipment. Ensures design packages meet the required safety, environment and ergonomic standards. Supports drawing office personnel with engineering input. Relates rotating equipment to piping and vessel and fabrication procedures.

Pumps, compressor and all rotating machinery design, package equipment, specifications, and selection, especially with regard to compressors (centrifugal and positive displacement), gas turbines, pumps (centrifugal and positive displacement), seal design, performance testing. Preparation of requisition for Rotating Equipment packages. Technical bid evaluation and vendor document/data reviews. Plant and equipment installation, commissioning and maintenance procedures. Piping Design and fabrication procedures.

1. CHAMPION-07 FIREWATER UPGRADE PROJECT (Topside Offshore Platform)
2. AMPA-09 Compressed Air Detailed Design & Installation (Topside Offshore Platform)
3. GECKO PHASE “A” PRODUCTION Project - OIL SANDS (Onshore New Refinery, Drilling & Wellhead Facilities)-FEED and Detail Engineering.
4. SEWJ-19 Drilling & Wellhead FEED & Detailed Design & Engineering (Offshore Wellhead Facilities)
5. AMPD-15 Offshore Platform Instrument Air Compressor Replacement
6. SHELL – Seria Crude Oil Terminal Rejuvenation & Expansion Project (Tank Farm, Jetty & Crude Distillation Unit)
7. Shell Industrial Gas Plant Terminal (LNG) with Tie-in to Brunei LNG
8. Seria - Crude Oil Terminal Emulsion Treatment Plant Train 1 and Train 2 Upgrade Project (Heat Exchangers and Tube Bundle Replacement)
9. New Pipeline Inspection Workshop for OCTG at STL Muara : Design and Engineering of Booster Pumps, Submersible Effluent Pumps, Jockey Pump Package, and Diesel Engine-driven Firewater Pump Package
10. Crude Oil Terminal T-150 & T-170 Upgrade-Conceptual Design Project – Design and engineering of big centrifugal pumps with 800 m³/hr capacity
11. BLNG Boil-Off Gas Compression Expansion – Basis of Design/Conceptualization/FEED/Detail Engineering

Sime Engineering
Lead Mechanical Engineer

   Apr 2005
— Jul 2005

Sumandak Platform-A and Tie-ins to Existing Platforms (OFFSHORE) PETRONAS CARIGALI SDN BHD, SABAH, MALAYSIA

Working on PETRONAS Sumandak Offshore Platform Design project in a capacity of Mechanical lead engineer. Preparation of mechanical deliverables. Interdisciplinary review and discipline design checking. Attending client, vendor, interdisciplinary, meetings.

Design and engineering of static equipment, rotating equipment and package equipment. Equipment design including seal design, performance testing, automation and control system for equipment. Preparation of specifications, datasheets, all attachments and requisition for rotating and static equipment packages, technical bid evaluation, and reports for offshore platform. Preparation of equipment list. Design and calculation of static equipment such as vessels, tanks, and prefabricated tanks and fabrication procedures. Prepare mechanical datasheets. Design of vessel and their fabrication procedures. Estimating engineering man-hours. Interdisciplinary review of drawings and documents such as P&ID, UFD, PFD, valves, instruments, layout, process data sheets, electrical equipment motor data sheets, instruments data sheets. Submission of piping deliverables: general arrangement equipment drawings, escape routes, MTO, PDMS modeling, pipe supports, piping plan, isometrics, piping specification, and mechanical design philosophy. Planning and schedule.

Sumatec Sdn Bhd
Senior Mechanical Engineer

   Aug 2003
— Dec 2004

Worked in a capacity of a MECHANICAL LEAD ENGINEER for detail design. Preparation of mechanical deliverables.

Design and calculation of static equipment such as vessels, tanks, heat exchangers and prefabricated tanks and rotating equipment. Design of steam packaged boilers, AHU, cooling tower, and material handling equipment. Preparation of API 650 Tanks Fabrication drawings. Detail Calculation of API 650 Tanks and BS 2654 Tanks. API/ANSI Pumps and rotating machinery design, specifications, and selection, especially with regard to compressors (centrifugal and positive displacement), gas turbines, pumps (centrifugal and positive displacement), seal design, performance testing. Preparation of requisition for Rotating Equipment packages. Technical bid evaluation and vendor data reviews. Preparation of piping specification. Review of static equipment integrity. Prepare Requisition for Quotation package and specification for turbine, compressor and pumps including automation systems. Preparation of outline drawings and datasheets. Prepare datasheets and specification for tender and project for rotating equipment. Material selection for vessel and piping. Preparing specifications and RFQ package for static & rotating equipment. Preparing calculation templates for static & rotating equipment calculations. Review of vendor drawings and documents. Review of fabrication drawings and engineering drawings. TBE and vendor selection and recommendations. Preparing norms for estimating engineering man-hours. Preparing proformas for engineering deliverables.

1. Fuel Oil Blending and Bunkering Facility at Port Tanjung Pelepas; Johor, Malaysia
2. Implementation of Upgrading Works on Funadhoo Island; State Trading Org., Maldives
3. ABF Bintulu Revamp Project, PETRONAS ASEAN BINTULU FERTILIZER; Sarawak, Malaysia
4. WMC Energy Project – Design and engineering of 30 MW Gas Turbine and several equipment.
TENTRIK Technologies; Bukit Nanas, Seremban, Malaysia

Fluor Corporation
Mechanical Engineer

   Aug 1998
— Jul 2003

Design of vessel, storage tanks and Heat exchangers including welding procedures, non-destructive and hydrostatic testing procedures. Preparation of specification for vessel and attached piping and accessories including material selection. Design of steam of steam packaged boiler, AHU, cooling tower, and API/ANSI rotating equipment including selection and its control automation control system. Prepare Requisition for Quotation package and specification for static and rotating equipment. Vendor Document Review. Prepare Mechanical Data Sheets. Prepare Hydro Test Package. Prepare engineering installation package, inspection test plan, start up procedures, and equipment data sheet. Preparation of installation equipment procedures, commissioning manual & procedures, and maintenance operation procedures. Technical Bid evaluation. Vendor recommendation. Review of vendor documents and drawing. Performance testing procedures. As-building of data sheets and mechanical equipment SAP data base.
1. TOTAL Fina Elf FPSO; Moho-Bilondo, Republic of Congo
2. BP Toledo FEED Refinery; Texas City, Houston, Texas, USA
3. CITGO Crude Expansion & Conversion Optimization Refinery Project; Louisiana, USA
4. ConocoPhillips Low Sulfur Gasoline New Refinery Project; Oklahoma, USA
5. Hamaca Crude Upgrade Project; Jose, Venezuela

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