Principal Instruments and Control Systems Engineer
mga.txs@gmail.com – (832) 736-7075

Summary of Qualifications
Over 24 years of diversified global experience in Instrumentation and Control Systems engineering design for the petrochemical, refinery
and oil/gas industries.
Work experience has included greenfield and brownfield projects design, installation, configuration, troubleshooting, training,
commissioning and start-up of Instrumentation, Control, and Telecommunication Systems. Perimeter security. Cameras. Networking.
Fence intrusion detection. Infrared detection. Fiber optic networks.
Evaluate, select, specify, and requisition control systems and field instrumentation. Review and approval of P&IDs, instrument's
datasheet specification, field instrumentation sizing and selection per client specifications, I/O list, Instrument Index, wiring drawings,
panel's layouts, vendor's drawings review and approval, plot plan. Prepared Basic Engineering Packages, Front End Engineering Design
(FEED), Process Design Package (PDP), Detail Engineering Packages. Prepared and reviewed preliminary and detailed cost estimates.
Prepared and monitored project schedule.
Able to work closely with regional sales managers, sales account managers, and other companies worldwide to provide a technical
solution/proposal to national and global clients.

Professional Experience

Audubon Engineering Company, Houston, TX 2018 – 2020
Sr. Instrument Engineering Associate
• Lead medium to large scope multi-discipline greenfield and brownfield projects and manage day to day workflow within a group
or project; delegate assignments, distribute workload, establish work deadlines, and issue reports to immediate supervisor
regarding completion of work.
• Independently prepare intermediate to advanced level specifications for project assignments detailing client performance
requirements, specific component needs, design requirements, and vendor drawing requirements.

Detail Engineering and Procurement Projects:
Exxon – XTO – Husky Central Delivery Point
Exxon – XTO – Cowboy Central Delivery Point
Exxon – XTO – Owl Central Delivery Point
Apache – Coral and Jade

MG Automation, Houston, TX 2016 – 2018
Control Systems and Instrumentation Engineer – Independent Consultant
• Served as an independent consultant for municipal, and oil and gas companies providing technical solutions and proposals for
their instrumentation and control system's needs.

Amec Foster Wheeler, Houston, TX 2006 – 2016
Principal Control Systems Engineer
• Serve as a lead instrument and control systems engineer, planning, scheduling, managing and coordinating the engineering
activities on medium to large projects. Activities included the review and verification of the design of the instrumentation and
control system, meeting with client and vendors.
• Supervision is both technical and administrative. Suggests, justifies and implements improvements, create solutions.

Representative projects:
Praxair, Hydrogen Plants.
Valero St. Charles Refinery, Metanol Unit Detail Engineering.
LyondellBasell, Debottlenecking Project, Corpus Christi.
DOW Chemical, DOW GPPE SDO LP2 Debottleneck Project, Seadrift.
Multiprojects: RDP, OMSK.
Enterprise Products, PDH Unit Detail Engineering, Mont Belvieu – TX.
FW Italiana for Petrobicentenario, DCU – PDP Package, Jose Venezuela.
Enterprise Products, Gas – Degassing Units Detail Engineering, Mont Belvieu – TX.
Axion Energy, Delay Coker Unit, Detail Engineering, Argentina.
ExxonMobil, Front End Engineering Design II (FEED II).
PetroBras, BED and FEED Premium 1 and 2 Grassroots Refineries.
Principal Instruments and Control Systems Engineer
mga.txs@gmail.com – (832) 736-7075
EcoPetrol, Barrancabermeja Refinery Expansion Project. Detail Engineering – Control System RFQ. Barrancabermeja,
Valero, DCU Plant Detail Engineering. Port Arthur TX.
DOW Corning. Silane Plant. Detail Engineering. Hemlock, Michigan.
BP, BP Whiting, Detail Engineering. Whiting, Indiana.
DOW Chemical. Clor-Alkali Plant. Freeport, Texas.
Reliance, Jamnagar Export Reliance Project (JERP) – Coker Unit Detail Engineering. Jamnagar, India.

Invensys Systems, Houston, TX 2003 – 2006
Senior Proposal Specialist, 2003-2004 / 2005-2006
• Work closely with regional sales managers, sales account managers, and other Invensys companies, providing a technical
solution / proposal to national & international customers.
• Related activities include review of customer specifications, site surveys, instruments data sheet, calculation and selection,
customer sales support, cost estimation, orders entries, and order expediting.
• Proactively working to achieve and promote all growth initiatives.

M&N Automation, Houston, TX 2004 – 2006
Senior Control Systems and Instrumentation Engineer
• Provide a technical solution / proposal to national & international clients.
• Control Systems and Instrumentation expert in an international legal arbitration.

PDVSA, Venezuela 1995 & 2002
Leader/Coordinator of Automation Projects
• In charge of coordination, design, costs estimation, material purchase and tracking, budget. Field instrumentation specification
sheets, SCADA Systems, Intruder's detection systems.
Field Instrumentation, 1995-1996
• SCADA System maintenance, Electronics and Pneumatics instrumentation maintenance to Industrial Client stations.

Procegas / YANES & ASOCIADOS (Engineering Company), Venezuela 1999 – 2001
Instrumentation Engineer
• Responsible of project execution assigned in the instrumentation area. Basic and detail engineering.

SINCOR Upgrader, Venezuela 1999 – 2000
Project Controls Engineer
• Responsible for tracking, verifying and approving construction progress claimed by the contractor, on behalf of SINCOR.
• Report the budgeted and expended engineering and construction man hours to SINCOR Project Management Team. Check cost
reports and invoices for consistency.

Asea Brown Boveri, Venezuela 1999
Application Engineer
• In charge of the execution of a contracted project, including: designing, planning, developing, programming and start-up of the
communication device.

Repsa, C.A. / Delta-X Corporation, Venezuela 1996 -1999
Automation Engineer
• Responsible of contractor coordination for the installation and test of supervisory and control systems based on RTUs, human-
machine interface software and hardware to be installed in oil treatment stations, water injection units, gas compressor plants and
different kind of oil wells.
• Design, installation, integration, configuration, troubleshooting, training, commissioning, start-up and maintenance of SCADA
Systems, including the telecommunication systems.
Field Instrumentation
• Oil well pumping unit automation. Oil wells performance measurements. Preventive and/or corrective maintenance for oil field
specialized equipment.
Principal Instruments and Control Systems Engineer
mga.txs@gmail.com – (832) 736-7075

Bachelor of Science Electronic Engineering, Computer Science Specialty

Professional Certifications
• Evacuation Training in High-Rise Buildings and Hotels, City of Houston Fire Department, Fire Prevention & Life Safety
Control Valve Sizing and Selection Seminar, Puffer Sweiven

Computer So ware Experience
• Smart Plant Instrumentation Basic User Training, Overload Services, Inc. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (MS Word,
MS Excel, MS Power Point, etc.).

  • Updated 3 years ago

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