Firouz Shams-Ansari

Firouz Shams-Ansari, P.Eng.
Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer
Calgary, AB – (403) 228-9029
19 years of experience in EPC Calgary offices on all aspects of Instrumentation and control systems
engineering including DCS, SIS, PLC systems and various instrumentation sizing and selection. Major
industries include Power Plants, Oilsands (mining and SAGD), Gas pipelines. This background is
complemented by leading Automation discipline in projects in FEED Phase and Detail Design.
Willing to relocate: Anywhere
Instrumentation and Controls Lead / Technical Automation Advisor
Saipem Canada – Calgary, AB – July 2013 to October 2015
Statoil Corner Project:
Instrumentation, Automation and Telecommunication Lead during FEED responsible for:
• Preparing various Instrument datasheets
• Control system architecture drawing
• Preliminary I/O assignments and cable schedules for BPCS/SIS.
CNRL Horizon Cogen / Piperack / Cooling water Project (Construction support):
Instrumentation, Automation and Telecommunication Lead Responsible for procurement of bulk material.
CNRL Horizon Hydrotreaters Phase 3 / SWC / SRU train 4:
Responsible for DCS/SIS I/O assignments and coordination of wiring in SPI.
Instrumentation and Controls Discipline Lead / Principal Instrumentation Engineer
WorleyParsons – Calgary, AB – 2005 to July 2013
Suncor Firebag Infill Wells Pads 1, 2, 104 and 103 Projects:
Responsible for issuing various Instrumentation and control system deliverables during Scoping Study, DBM,
EDS, Detail Design and Construction Support phases including:
• Preparing various Instrument calculation sheets and datasheets for Wellhead skids related instruments and
issuing RFQs, TBEs and RFPs.
• I/O assignments for BPCS/SIS and procurement of the Systems.
• Procurement of VX meters and the related flow computers, Various Well Downhole hardwired and Fiber Optic
Pressure/Temperature measurement systems (Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, Petrospec).
• Preparing wiring diagrams including Junction box termination drawings, BPCS/SIS marshalling cabinets
termination drawings, Fieldbus Segment drawings, Instrument loop drawings, miscellaneous wiring drawings.
• Preparing other deliverables e.g. Instrument Index, Cable Schedules, Control and Safety Narratives, SIL
verification reports, Safety Requirement Specifications, BPCS/SIS architecture drawings, service requisitions.
• Factory Acceptance Testing for BPCS, SIS, Flow Computers, Downhole measurement systems.
Suncor Oilsands VRU Replacement Project:
Responsible for issuing all different I&C documentation during detail design.
Husky Pikes Peak SAGD Project:
Responsible for preparing control system philosophy and architecture drawing, issuing I&C MTO’s, helping in
P&ID and S/D key development, issuing instrument index and DCS I/O lists, preparing different specifications
for control, safety and Fire & Gas detection systems.
Husky Tucker Lake Project Well Pads C and D:
Responsible for control system design including preparing DCS specification, designing DCS cabinets, I/O
assignment, configuration of DCS tags and designing HMI for DeltaV based system.
North American Oil Sands Corporation Commercial Demonstration Plant – Phase 1:
Responsible for control system design including preparation of PCS specification, designing control system
architecture, designing Allen Bradley based PLC cabinets, building models of control system cabinets in
Intools, designing RTU’s and SCADA system.
CNRL Wolf Lake 4 Project:
Prepared DCS specification.
Senior Instrumentation and Controls Engineer
Amec E&C Services Limited – Calgary, AB – 1996 to 2005
Southwest Quadrant Replacement Project – Syncrude Canada Ltd.:
Designed Honeywell TPS DCS cabinets layout, designed Modicon PLC cabinets, I/O assignment for various
PLC/ DCS systems, CLM configuration, SCADA.
Aurora Mine Project Train 2 and Aurora Thermal Block Projects – Syncrude Canada Ltd.:
Configured Honeywell TPS DCS and graphics design, designed Modicon PLC Cabinets, programmed Modicon
PLC’s, designed HMI’s, wrote simulation programs, prepared instrument datasheets and prepared loop
Fort Hills Oil Sands Project – UTS Energy:
Responsible for INTOOLS database administration for the project.
Muskeg River Oil Sands Project – Shell Canada Limited:
Responsible for INTOOLS database administration, prepared datasheets, instrument index and sized various
instruments, programmed Allen Bradley PLCs.
Aurora Mine Project Train 1 Project – Syncrude Canada Ltd.:
Prepared loop diagrams, programmed Modicon PLC’s, prepared I/O assignment files, cable termination reports
for various PLC/ DCS systems, instrument datasheets and calculation sheets.
Dahra LRP Replacement Project – Dahra Lybia:
Revised P&I diagrams, logic diagrams and Instrument index. Designed Graphics for HMI.
Waha Gas Metering Project – Waha Oil Company Libya
Prepared instrument index and instruments datasheets. Sized and selected the instruments.
Sundance / Keephills Power Plants – Transalta Corporation:
Designed the sequence control system for Condensate Polishing Plant. Worked on database for Power Boiler
Data Acquisition System (DAS).
Instrumentation and Control Engineer
Monenco Iran – Tehrān – 1995 to 1996
Ghom Combined Cycle Power Plant – Tavanir Iran:
Designed and reviewed the ABB Procontrol P DCS. Reviewed the instrumentation design.
Instrumentation and Control Engineer
Moshanir Consultant Engineering Company – Tehrān – 1990 to 1995
Responsible for the design of various control systems related to thermal, hydro and gas turbine power plants.
Responsible for sizing control valves, flow elements (orifice, nozzle and venturi), safety valves. Designed
databases using Foxpro and Dbase. Prepared wiring diagrams, and worked in commissioning teams.
Instrumentation and Controls Engineer
Azarab Industries – Tehrān – 1989 to 1989
Responsible for designing Boiler control systems.
Instrumentation and Controls Engineer
Electronics and Communication Training Centre – Tehrān – 1986 to 1988
Instructed various electrical engineering courses.
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering
Sharif University of Technology – Tehrān
Specific technical Expertise / Specialist Courses
SilCore 5.1 Training Course, 2011
Emerson DeltaV DCS Training Course, 2007
Marian Database Training Course, 2007
Honeywell TPS DCS Training Course, 2003
Modicon PLC Programming Course, 2001
INTOOLS Database Systems User Course, 2000
INTOOLS Database Systems Admin Course, 2001
ABB “Procontrol P” DCS Training Course, 1993
• Goal-driven leader who maintains a productive climate and confidently motivates, mobilizes, and coaches
employees to meet high performance standards.
• Highly analytical thinker with demonstrated talent for identifying, improving, and streaming complex work
• Results-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills, along with a high degree of detail
• Expert knowledge of DCS/SIS configuration, PLC Programming, HMI design, simulation, SmartPlant
Instrumentation, database administration and instrumentation sizing.

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