Lead Mechanical Engineering

Last Updated: 29th May 2017 (over 5 years ago)




Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level

English, Portuguese, Spanish


Dear Sirs,

I am submitting my enclosed CV for your consideration regarding a future position as LEAD MECHANICAL ENGINEERING (or a vacancy alike).

I am very eager to put all of my considerable skills in areas such as onshore and offshore as regards FPUs and FPSOs designs or processing facilities and refinery fields to use on behalf of your organization. Those areas of expertise interest me because I have the kind of training and more than 30 years of experience, which you expect in the person you may look for. I am confident to meet with your expectations and remain at your service to clarify and provide any additional information, as you may need.

As further information, from 2007 to 2014 I worked at WORLEYPARSONS in São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) offices as a lead mechanical engineer for PMC and EPC projects (Petrobras, Basf, Statoil, etc) and undoubtedly that range of time was my best formative period concerning how is an engineering onshore-offshore and refinery jobs into a large and successful company.

Specifically between 2012-2013 during Statoil field development I had the satisfaction of working with high caliber of engineering people in London (UK) into Peregrino; delivering conceptual, FEED and designs phases for WHP-C as a Lead Mechanical Discipline Engineer as regards:

- Ensuring HSE requirements addressed in the design,
- Ensuring technical integrity of the discipline’s deliverables through the implementation of checking and design review activities,
- Preparing discipline man-hour estimates and deliverables lists,
- Planning and execution of the discipline’s activities to maintain project schedule,
- Providing technical direction, control, and supervision for engineering and design within the discipline,
- Managing interfaces within the discipline and with other disciplines and with third parties,
- Supporting the Project Engineering Manager in resolutions of multi-discipline issues,
- Coordinating change control and technical query process within the discipline,
- Managing discipline resources together with the Project Engineering Manager and/or the Chief Discipline Engineer for the office,
- Identifying opportunities for innovation and safety in design,
- Interfacing with procurement and construction,
- Identifying training needs of discipline personnel,
- Maintaining discipline files and other pertinent issues.

But due to Brazilian economic and market reasons Statoil resolved to suspend the Peregrino project activities at that time, and, nowadays I am not working with WORLEYPARSONS.

Additionally, about my background knowledge of FPSO (P-58 / P-62) include project management direction and technical supervision duties besides administrative functions (e.g. project schedule, budget and deliverables) related to the engineering design team comprising Topsides, Hull, Mooring, Regulatory and Vessel Class Society for recertification and also supporting SURF and offshore installation requirements with “owner” mentality, as follows:

- Review contract requirements for project execution, supervise preparation of the Technical Document Register (TDR), and identify HSE requirements and scope of work,
- Review specifications, Process Data Sheets (PDS), Piping Material Specifications (PMS), Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Plot plans and General Arrangement (GA) drawings,
- Administer the development of Mechanical data sheets and carry out checking work to ensure quality products are issued,
- Review philosophies, area classification drawings, fire and gas detector layout drawings and other relevant documents,
- Establish contract review criteria, identify and resolve discrepancies and divergences from original proposal through the instigation of technical queries to engineering projects / owner engineering design,
- Verify and conceptualize the most optimum work route,
- Identify a clear scope of work/supply and accordingly plan / schedule the engineering activities and manpower resource,
- Identify and quantify total number of engineering deliverables, man-hour allocation, format of delivery, time schedules and other requirements for execution of the work,
- Manage the development and preparation of equipment sizing and identification of equipment specifications and interface i.e. compressors, pumps, turbines, controls, power supply and utility requirements,
- Participate in HAZOP meeting with the engineering client and representatives of other engineering disciplines,
- Interface and provide clarification and guidance and technical support to construction sites and commissioning engineers, providing startup assistance as required.

I am quite open to discussing this further with you and feel free to get in touch with me at your earliest convenience (by my e-mail = mfgil5555@yahoo.com.br; or by my phone = [+5511] 5589-1157; or by my mobile = [+5511] 99911-2142; or by my Skype ID = marcelo.gil5).

In the meantime, I would like to thank you in advance for your time in considering my application and all the very best.

Yours truly,

Marcelo Gil


Please check out the references I have been obtained:

I) “I recently had the pleasure of working with Marcelo Gil (Offshore Lead Mechanical Engineer) on the Statoil Peregrino II project in both Brazil and the UK, where I found him to be a knowledgeable professional who got things completed on time and also right at the first time.”
Billy Thompson
Project Director, WorleyParsons WLL- Qatar
QSGTL: EPCM Contract
Direct # +974 4019 3439 | Mobile # +974 3312 6405

II) Andrea Casciano
Operations Director, WorleyParsons
Direct # +55 11 5696 8862 | Mobile # +55 11 99532 9815 (Brazil)

III) “Marcelo is one of the best senior rotating mechanical engineer that I already worked. He is always committed with the projects schedule and quality.”
Liliam Valentin
Engineering Director at UpSoul Consulting
Work phone: +55 11 3842 0631 (Brazil)

Participant in activities and areas such as onshore and offshore as regards FPUs, FPSOs and SUBSEA XMAS TREES designs or processing facilities and refinery fields projects, from the basic to the executive phase and supervision interfaces with the multidisciplinary team, coordinating the implementation of engineering arrangements among disciplines and meetings with customers (PETROBRAS and others and their suppliers) for the following platforms and projects as stated herein:

# STATOIL – PEREGRINO II FIELD OFFSHORE: Detailing of mechanical engineering for the Peregrino II field located 85 kilometers offshore Brazil in the Campos basin at about 100 meters of water depth.

# P-51 (FPU / Marlim Sul Field – Campos Basin/RJ) – Executive project managing since the stage of FEED ENDORSEMENT reporting plan up to detailing of rotating equipment; adequacy for special equipment and materials analysis not fabricated locally (e.g. Duplex, Super Duplex and others); interfaces between the generation and compression modules (provided by PNBV) of TOP SIDE area and checks on LOWER HULL equipment and other packages units (skids and sub-skids) as OIL SEPARATION AND TREATMENT SYSTEM, OIL TRANSFER SYSTEM, GAS RECOVERY FROM THE ATMOSPHERIC SEPARATORS, GAS DEHYDRATION SYSTEM, GAS COMPRESSION SYSTEM, FUEL GAS SYSTEM, WATER INJECTION SYSTEM and other rotating equipment (SEAWATER LIFT SYSTEM, COOLING WATER SYSTEM, COMPRESSED AIR SYSTEM);


# P-52 (FPU / Roncador Field – Campos Basin/RJ) – Approval vendors drawings as regards rotating equipment for “TOP SIDE” area;

# SUBSEA XMAS TREES (RONCADOR FIELD – CAMPOS BASIN/RJ) – Design and detailing of mechanical engineering for five (5) vertical 4”x2” (5,000 psi) and three (3) horizontal 5”x1” (5,000 psi) subsea trees, meeting requirements specified in API 6A, API 17D, API 17H, NACE MR 0175. The core equipment installed on subsea wellhead to connect and support tubing string, seal off casing pipes and casing-tubing annulus isolating borehole fluids from external sea water, controlling wellhead production pressure, and adjusting borehole flow rates.

Mechanical Projects Supervisor as Senior Rotating Mechanical Engineer responsible for preparing, detailing and verifying of requisition for purchase orders, technical and commercial evaluations, qualifying of available suppliers / vendors, liaison between customers and operating divisions and improvement of documentation in order to receive mechanical equipment or utilities packages for paper / pulp, mining, chemical and petrochemical industries.

Oversee design contractors for implementations reviews, approvals of facilities installations and commissioning of engineering systems and their validations units for Chemical, Petrochemical and Industrial Projects (Utilities, Storage Area and General Infrastructure).

Experience as coordinator about very large scale projects for supporting and selecting technical equipment:

Rotating (centrifugal / reciprocating pumps – API 610/674/675/676, compressors – API 617/618/619, screws conveyors – insulated and not insulated); Electrical accessories (motor control centers – NEMA / IEC, level transmitter, flow meter); LINES FITTINGS (filters, hydro cyclones, control valves, piping installation – steam/gas/water); TESTS (non-destructive: x-ray, penetrating liquid, hydrostatic tests) and OTHERS (weighing machines, bucket elevators, overhead bridge cranes over 15 ton and others).

Responsibility for verifying and approving of customers drawings with technical assistance to prepare data-books, operating manuals according to the general specifications and engineering standards.

Carrying business affairs and coordinating enterprises activities with ability to carry out properly the Total Investment Cost and forecasting costs of manpower, planning and controlling of time schedules from job site beginning up to release the plant erecting in accordance with Capital Plan approved to meet an average reduction of operational costs.

# 2007 - Present / Lead Mechanical Engineering, Project Management Consultant and Rotating Mechanical Equipment Supervisor (in Brazil and overseas – USA, UK) at various engineering roles including onshore / offshore and subsea wells interfaces systems, as contractor and permanent staff.


Management consultant for engineering projects emphasizing the needs of managerial means for improving the performances and any technical changes concerning rotating equipment and packages considering the raw water project from La Esperanza dam aqueduct to the RDP construction site, including piping, packages and pumping systems.

* IAM ENGINEERING (2013-2015): CONTRACTOR. Working effective as a part of a team or individually in fields as engineering, project management, EPCs with concepts in projects operation involving senior level negotiations.

* WORLEYPARSONS (2012-2013): STATOIL – PEREGRINO II FIELD OFFSHORE. Contract covering engineering services, procurement activities interfaces and management assistance for the Peregrino Phase II facilities project. Battery limits interface and overall system responsibilities goes from the Electrical Submerged Pumps down hole and into existing FPSO for integration with the existing production facilities, including the main activities, as follows: Concept Study, FEED study, identification, procurement and follow up of delivery of Long Lead Items (LLI), preparation of technical basis for the EPC bid packages and assistance in technical bid evaluation, hook up and commissioning support, preparing the commissioning system and the commissioning procedures, updating and evaluation of overall schedule for the project, support on process to obtain the required Brazilian Governmental Authority approvals and final documentation for hand over to Operations (Life Cycle Information - LCI).

* TECHINT-TEAG (2011-2012): COMPERJ – RIO DE JANEIRO PETROCHEMICAL COMPLEX – DELAYED COKING UNIT. Conduct and coordinate all engineering activities in support of suitable engineering PETROBRAS codes and international standards relevant to mechanical engineering, covering all dynamic and mechanical equipment (Pumps / Compressors / Turbines & Packages) used for the undertaking of the following units: ON-SITE Process and OFF-SITE Facilities. This includes utility systems within oil processing facilities as well as utilities such as power generation and distribution, source water and water injection. Endorsing the content and quality of engineering specifications used for the procurement of rotating equipment. Work with the supply chain department to ensure that mechanical equipment is purchased to the required quality level and with the required level of certification and testing. Coordinate with vendors, perform vendor data review and participate in equipment Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT).

* WORLEYPARSONS (2010-2011): BASF – SODIUM METHYLATE PLANT. Detailing of mechanical engineering for Sodium Methylate Plant, with production of 15 kt/y, including consolidation of equipment lists, technical data sheets issues, vendors calculations reports, technical analysis for pumps / loading-unloading arms / ejectors / static mixers / venturi gas / HVAC specifications and elaboration of materials requisitions (MRs), Technical Analysis of equipment and packages, vendors drawings verification for all equipment of ISBL and OSBL areas.

* WORLEYPARSONS (2007-2010): PETROBRAS – RPBC PLANT. Detailing of mechanical engineering for CRACKED NAPHTHA HYDRODESULFURIZATION UNIT (U-2316), DEA TREATMENT UNIT (U-22323), COKER NAPHTHA HYDROTREATING UNIT (U-2315), SUBSTATION (C-09) and LOCAL CONTROL HOUSE (CCL-18), including: 48 pumps (SULZER as API-610), 4 oil mist lubrication systems (LUBRITECH), 2 centrifugal compressors (SIEMENS and ELLIOTT as API-617 with turbine driven as API-612) and 2 reciprocating compressors (DRESSER-RAND and HOWDEN as API-618).

# Senior Mechanical Engineer, Diverse Companies in Brazil, Argentina and USA


* HATCH ENGINEERING (BRAZIL) – ALUMAR PLANT. Detailing of mechanical engineering for expansion alumina unit.

* TECHNIP ENGINEERING (BRAZIL) – OFFSHORE P-51 / P-52 / MEXILHÃO PMXL-1 PROJECTS. Detailing of rotating equipment and other mechanical offshore equipment and packages.

* BECHTEL ENGINEERING (BRAZIL / USA) – KLABIN RIOCELL PLANT. Lump-Sum contract to increase Mill-operating rate to 1,103 ADt/d of bleached pulp to high-density storage at 100% efficiency in Birmingham (Alabama-USA). Budget: US$ 150,000,000.00.

* SETAL LUMMUS (BRAZIL / USA) – RIO POLIMEROS ETHYLENE PLANT / PETROBRAS-REDUC PLANT / POLITENO-POLYETHYLENE PLANT / SERRA DA FORTALEZA MINING / MONSANTO-GLYPHOSATE-ROUND UP PLANT. Supporting the activities of operations of mechanical engineering department including preparation and implementation of technical standards for rotating equipment procedures.

* MANUFACTURERS (BRAZIL / ARGENTINA) – MONSANTO / ALFA-LAVAL EQUIPMENT / ENVIROTECH EQUIPMENT / GOULDS PUMPS. Technical field engineer and engineering activities such as commissioning plans in Zárate (Argentina) at Monsanto site.

# Mechanical Engineer, Escola de Engenharia Mauá, B.Sc. since 1979.

#CREA – 0600854808 – SP (affiliation with engineering council of Brazil since 1979).

#Presenting NR-13 to foreign staff of BECHTEL (Frederick – USA).

# Education for Quality System (Philip Crosby) – 40 hours;
# SEQ-ISO 9000 / Quality Assurance for Selecting and Using Technical Standards – 40 hours;
# Selecting Centrifugal Pumps (KSB) – 20 hours;
# ABNT Standards Committee for Process Centrifugal Pumps – 6 months.

# Proficiency in English, Spanish and Portuguese (native).


In addition to my CV hereinafter, please see the following information that I consider relevant to either your analysis or someone in your organization (office base):

1) The main equipment projects I have been handling since 2007 are, as follows:

• For WorleyParsons / PETROBRAS (2007-2010)

a) 38 pumps according to API 610 / type codes:
– BB5 = 2 x 355 kW (7 stgs.)–SULZER;
– BB2 = 2 x 315 kW (2 stgs.) + 2 x 45 kW (1 stg.) + 2 x 220 kW (2 stgs.–SULZER;
– OH6 = 2 x 75 kW + 1 x 90 kW–SUNDYNE;
– VS5 = 1 x 7.5 kW–SULZER;
– OH2 = 1 x 3.7 kW + 3 x 5.5 kW + 4 x 7.5 kW + 6 x 11 kW + 2 x 15 kW + 2 x 22 kW + 6 x 30 kW + 2 x 37 kW–SULZER.
b) 10 pumps according to API 685 (SEALLESS) / type codes:
– OH2 = 2 x 11 kW + 2 x 30 kW + 2 x 37 kW + 2 x 45 kW + 2 x 90 k–SULZER.
c) 1 x SIEMENS (centrifugal compressor = API 617) – Recycle gas compressor. Steam turbine driven (API 612) with 2296 kW @ 11910 rpm.
d) 1 x HOWDEN (reciprocating compressor = API 618) – Make-up hydrogen compressor. Electric motor driven with 1 x 110 kW.
e) 1 x DRESSER = (reciprocating compressor = API 618) – Make-up hydrogen compressor. Electric motor driven with 1 x 235 kW.
f) 1 x ELLIOT (centrifugal compressor = API 617) – Recycle gas compressor. Steam turbine driven (API 612) with 1828 kW @ 9764 rpm.
g) 4 oil mist lubrication systems–LUBRITECH.
h) 2 overhead traveling cranes (15 tons each)–KOCH.

• For WorleyParsons / BASF (2010-2011)

a) 17 magnetic drive pumps according to ASME B73.3: 3 x 30 kW + 2 x 0.75 kW + 4 x 45 kW + 4 x 11 kW + 2 x 18.5 kW + 2 x 22 kW-GLYNWED.
b) 2 magnetic drive gear pump according to DIN std: 2 x 0.55 kW–HERMETIC.
c) 5 pumps according to ASME B73.1: 2 x 3.7 kW + 2 x 75 kW + 1 x 2.2 kW–KSB.
d) 2 vertical pumps according to DIN std: 2 x 2.2 kW–GLYNWED.
e) 3 pneumatic pumps–NETSZCH.
f) 2 loading-unloading arms–REDLANDS + 3 ejectors / static mixers / venturi gas–INDUSTRIAL VACUUM + 1 venturi gas–GEA + 4 VAC split system–CARRIER.

• For Techint-TEAG / COMPERJ (2011-2012)

a) Detailing of mechanical engineering for 1 x centrifugal gas compressor train (API 617) with 1 lube oil system turbine driven (API 611), gearbox (API 613), liquid injection skid (API 614), gas seal system (API 614) and electric motor (WEG) driven 4800 kW. Total weight train equal to 63 tons–GE Oil & Gas Inc. (Nuovo Pignone).

b) Detailing of mechanical engineering for 1 x barrier fluid unit (API 614). Total weight train equal to 12 tons–WMF.

• For WorleyParsons / STATOIL (SINCE 2012)

a) Conceptual and FEED studies with regard to API 610 pumps (100%), mechanical handling philosophy, pedestal cranes studies, four diesel generator installation (8 MW each) analysis, pigs launchers and receivers (5 meters long and weigh no more than 500 kg), lifeboats, etc.

2) Furthermore, as a Lead Mechanical Engineer, please allow me again to outline and enumerate the numbers and exceeding values of my experience working either for PMC (consultancy) or EPC (contractor) on Offshore / Onshore projects, according to the table:

Contract Company - Length of Time - Projects - Total Values

EPC (1) - BECHTEL - 3 years - Klabin Riocell = $150,000,000
EPC (2) - TECHNIP - 1 year - FPU P-51 = $650,000,000
EPC (2) - TECHNIP - 1 year - FPU P-52 = $775,000,000
PMC (2) - TECHNIP - 1 year - Mexilhão Gas Jacket = $400,000,000
EPC (3) - HATCH - 1 year - Alumar Plant (ALCOA) = $130,000,000
PMC (4) - GENPRO - 1 year - Replan Refinery = $420,000,000
EPC (5) - WORLEYPARSONS - 3 years - RPBC Refinery = $250,000,000
EPC (6) - WORLEYPARSONS - 1 year - BASF Chemical Plant = $80,000,000
PMC (7) - TECHINT - 1 year - COMPERJ Refinery = $850,000,000
EPC (8) - WORLEYPARSONS - 2 years - Statoil-Peregrino II Jacket = $600,000,000
EPC (9) - ODEBRECHT - 3 years (estimate) - Refineria del Pacifico = $950,000,000

(1) Part time in Birmingham (Alabama-USA) / (2) Rio de Janeiro office / (3) Part time in São Luís (Maranhão-MA) / (4) Part time in Campinas (São Paulo-SP) / (5) Part time in Cubatão (São Paulo-SP) / (6) São Paulo office / (7) Rio de Janeiro office / (8) Part time in London (UK) / (9) Part time in Manta (Ecuador).

As further information, from 2003 to 2005 I worked at Technip in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) office as a lead mechanical engineer for P-51 / P-52 / MEXILHAO PMXL-1 projects, two FPSO designs (P-58 / P-62) and additionally at WorleyParsons (São Paulo-Brazil) for Statoil offshore project and undoubtedly that range of time has been my best formative period concerning how is an engineering offshore job into larges and successful companies.

Also, it would be interesting to highlight my site technical knowledge about built-up areas for machinery packages throughout FPUs and others concerning GE-Nuovo Pignone; Dresser-Rand and other turbocompressors; heavy duty pumps (as centrifugal and Bornemann multi-phases types) as regards commissioning procedures, International Standards and Brazilian Regulatory Compliance (including: Maritime Regulations [NORMAMs], ANP Resolutions, IBAMA/CONAMA rules, MTE Standards [NRs], ABNT, INMETRO and ANATEL rules).


IMT-Instituto Maua de Tecnologia-Escola de Engenharia Maua
Mechanical Engineering

   Jan 1975
— Dec 1979


Lead Mechanical Engineering-Project Management Consultant

   Jan 2015
— Current

Supervise and Lead a team of engineers and designers in carrying out detailed engineering work for large sized projects assuming entire responsibility for conceptual and detailed design and provide necessary technical information for procurement in compliance with tender specifications/data sheets and within budgeted cost, man-hour and project schedules.