Resume

1.0       Introduction            

Mr Kimber brings more than forty years’ experience in the Oil/Gas, mining, and manufacturing sector.  He is an expert in the management of Piping Design and multi-discipline drafting groups and has more than fifteen years as leader and manager. Experience covers thepiping design and execution for refineries, gas processing plants, CoGen, large diameter pipelines, SAGD, injectionandgathering systems ensures estimating and management decisions are based on real life experience.

Field experience includes five years at Husky Oil’s Rainbow Lake Facility as part of the on-site engineering group.  He has-built well sites at Kaybob, 600 P&ID’s in Husky’s Ram River Plant, completed field assignments in Chevron’s refineries in El Segundo (California) and Salt lake City(Utah)as well as many shorter-term field assignments. Time asField Coordinator during construction of Gas Plant, Compressor and field facilities contributes to an advanced understanding of field procedures, construction requirements and scheduling.

Proven success as Piping Design Manager, Multi-Discipline Drafting Leader, Project Lead, Piping Checker and Piping Designer.  Responsibilities covered lump sum and reimbursable bid work, plant layout and supervision of design groups, management of multi-disciplined groups including document control and cad support.,

 

2.0  SPECIFICEXPERIENCE

Universal Pegasus International                                               Nov. 17 to Present

DRAFTING MANAGER – CANADIAN OPERATIONS

Responsible for leadership in UPI drafting and design group. Responsibilities include:

·      Staffing of projects, recruitment of piping, pipeline, civil, Structural and Electrical designers and drafters and internal transfer of designers between projects as needed.

·         Daily supervision of piping design personnel and project progress

·         Performance management. Responsible for ensuring the performance management process is implemented and completed on schedule.

·    Provide and/or present training opportunities for department personnel develop and manage the department training plan within the parameters defined by the company.

·         Checking and/or lead roles on projects, both facility and pipeline

·         Preparing and checking of estimates for facility piping design and pipeline projects.

·         Auditing  drafting of projects at the Startup, Midpoint and close out stages

·         Review, Checking and coordination of piping/pipelinedrawings and 3D models

·         Layout and design of 3D piping facilities of varying sizes using CadWorx and ACAD 2017.

 

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.                                                   Aug 15 to August 17

EDDT Instructor

Instructor in the Engineering Design and Drafting Technology program including instruction to students in classes varying from 30-35 per group.

Classes taught:

·         ENGD 214; AutoCAD 2017 and general drafting

·         ENGD 220: Advanced AutoCAD Course including 3D

·         ENGD 305: Piping Design

·         ENGD 378: Advanced Piping Design including CadWorx instruction

·         ENGD 381: Engineering Principals

Additional courses are AutoCAD for Electrical Engineering Technologists, AutoCAD and P&ID for Chemical Engineering Technologists.

 

 

 

Worley Parsons Canada Ltd.                                               August 08 to May 15

ASSISTANT MANAGER FOR PIPING DESIGN

Responsible for leadership in Worley Parsons piping design group.Responsibilities included:

·         Staffing of projects,recruitment of piping designers and transfer of personnel.

·         Daily supervision of piping design personnel and project progress ( 100+  piping and pipeline designers )

·         Performance management. Responsible for ensuring the performance management process is implemented and completed on schedule.

·    Provide and/or present training opportunities for department personnel develop and manage the department training plan within the parameters defined by the division.

·         Took lead roles on several major pipeline, facility and refinery projects

·         Piping Design Manager for Worley Parsons pipeline group (peaked at 23 Pipeline Designer/drafters)

·         Preparing and checking of estimates for the piping design portion of pipeline and facility projects.

·         Instructor in the Worley Parsons leads training program.

·         Auditing of projects at the Startup, Midpoint and close out stages

·         Plant Layout and initial layout of major piping

·         Checking and coordination of piping design models and drawings

 

Cimarron Engineering Ltd.                                                 April 07 to August 08

DRAFTING MANAGER

Mr Kimber’s role was the co-ordination of all disciplines through interaction with the discipline and project leads (Civil/Structural, Piping, Electrical/Inst., Pipeline, document control and GIS), hiring and assigning drafters/designers to projects and adjusting manpower levels as required. The computer programs used within the department include AutoCAD 2006, 3DSmart-3D piping package, Cad Worx (3D Piping and structural steel package), Isogen, AutoFlow, AutoIso and AutoOrtho. 

He supervised a 30+group of drafters and designers covering all disciplines for both facilities and pipelines.  Responsibilities include the following;

·         Daily supervision of drafting staff and coordinating shifting manpower needs with leads.

·         Implementing and enforcing client and company QA/QC standards

·         Training of or arranging training for all new staff and contract personnel

·         Negotiating contracts with agencies and individuals supplying drafting services

·         Scheduling of project drafting and ensuring each project has the needed designers and drafters.

·         Estimating and/or bidding the drafting portion of potential projects

·         Maintaining projects on schedule and ensuring leads are tracking scope changes

 

  

IMV Projects/Vista Engineering                                           Sept. 06 to April 07

PIPING CHECKER/LEAD

Responsibilities included design, layout, and checking of drawings and models for SAGD Facilities at Foster Creek and Christina Lake.

 

Upside Engineering Ltd.                                                       Sept. 04 to July 06

DRAFTING MANAGER

Estimated, planned and oversaw the execution of the drafting and design. His responsibilities included the co-ordination of all disciplines (Civil/Structural, Piping, and Electrical/Inst.), initial equipment and piping layout of larger projects, planning the sequence in which drafting work will be executed, choosing and assigning drafters and designers to projects, checking and issuing of drawings and construction packages. Projects were executed using AutoCAD, Autoplant 3D, CadWorx (3D Piping and structural steel package), ProSteel, Isogen, AutoFlow, AutoIso, AutoOrtho.  

Mr Kimber superviseda15+ (depending of work load) person multidiscipline group of drafters and designers covering Piping, Pipeline, Civil/Structural, Electrical/Inst, cad support and Document Control) Responsibilities include the following;

·         Daily supervision of drafting staff and coordinating shifting manpower needs.

·         Hiring of new designers and drafters as required and any adjustments of workforce.

·         Implementing and enforcing client and existing company QA/QC standards

·         Review and initiate client standards and maintaining systems to ensure compliance.

·         Training of or arranging training for all new staff and contract personnel

·         Scheduling of project drafting and ensuring each project has the needed designers and drafters.

·         Estimating and/or bidding projects

 

 Triad Engineers Ltd.                                                July 2003 to August 2004

PIPING DESIGN LEAD AND PRINCIPAL DESIGNER- (Contract)

Bill lead the design team tasked with the design, layout, and checking of drawings and models for Oil Processing Facilities in the various oil refineries in California and Utah.  Several projects are on-going including Addition of a new Debutanizer and associated equipment ($20mm), FCC upgrade and equipment replacement project ($25mm) and SOX Project ($25mm). He worked closely with the engineering group and attended planning and design meetings in El Segundo and Salt Lake City on a regular basis.

 

SNC Lavalin                                      JAN2003 to JULY 2003

PIPING SQUAD LEADER – (Contract)

Mr Kimber was responsible for the supervision of 7 designers and checkers on the Petro Canada SIG project.Executed layout and design of Hydrogen Heater and associated rack and utility modules using Autoplant 3D. The team successfully produced all required models, ortho’s and +-250 isometrics on budget and on time.

 

VECO Canada Ltd.                                                      APRIL1996-DEC2003                                                                                       

Design Co-ordinator/ Project Supervisor – Drafting – (Staff) 

Design Co-ordinator and Project Supervisor for the Arctic Gas Pipe Line Compressor project including:

·         Sales Meter Stations (2)

·         Centrifugal compressor (23 Stations – large turbine compressors)

·         Hudson Aerial coolers (In 12 Stations – 36”-42” lines to coolers)

The majority of the above are in remote areas of the Alaska North Slope, Arctic Ocean or Mackenzie Delta. Design and layout involves extensive rethinking of “standard design practice” because of the extreme conditions inherent to working in the far north.

Design Co-ordinator and Project Supervisor for all TransCanada projects (In Veco) including:

·         Sales meter stations (10)

·         Cogeneration Units (2)

·         Retirement packages (decommissioning) (8)

·         Centrifugal compressor addition to existing plant (5)

·         Aerial coolers addition to existing plant (4)

·         Station manifolding addition to existing yard (6)

·         Pipeline construction

·         Replacement of pipeline components

·         Supervision of up to 25 drafters

 

Sent to Abu Dhabi office as piping design lead on several projects during a time when new company standards and procedures were being introduced internationally.

Sent to Yemen as piping lead and layout on 25000 bbl./day oil processing facility for Dove Energy in Sharyoof Field. He did initial site selection in the field, located and designed tie-ins for the new facility in Nexen Plant, did Route sheets and initial design (alignment sheets, crossings and details) for 10” – 60 mile pipeline. Returned to Canada and led design crew in doing Autoplant models, drawings and isometrics. Returned to Yemen for several weeks for commissioning and tie in.

 

HUSKY OIL OPERATIONS LTD.      1991-1996

Senior Piping Designer – (Contract)

Responsible for the design, drafting, and preparation of drawings for production and plant facilities in the Rainbow Lake field and processing plant.  Bill spent 5 years working with the 20 person strong plant engineering group while residing in Rainbow Lake.  Responsible for field gathering information, locating tie ins for additions to field facilities and plant, piping design and layout for new facilities and production of construction drawings including piping, civil, structural steel and electrical and instrument drawings (Electrical and Instrument drawings from mark-ups)

Rainbow lake plant at that time produced and/or processed 25000 bbl/day sour crude; recover sweetens and reinjects 100 mmscf/d natural gas and 9000 bbl/day sour water and produced up to 4000 tons/day liquid sulphur. 

Bill worked with Husky’s Ram River group to update all mechanical flow sheets for the Ram River facility (approximately 600 P&ID’s).  Duties involved supervision of field drafting personnel (3) and office drafting personnel (5), field verification of all flow diagrams, and the field mark-up and final checking of all completed drawings, production of progress reports, and drawing issue to the field. The project scope also included the updating of electrical, instrumentation, and loop drawings (an additional group of approximately 1,000 drawings). 

AND ALL THE REST 

The balance of his career, commencing in July 1969 and the lofty position of junior drafter/blue line machine operator with Delta Projects and through to 1991, is comprised of an extensive “apprenticeship” which included both field and office assignments. He was privileged to learn from some of the best piping designers, checkers, managers, leads and chief draftsmen of the day. Stops including Delta Projects, The Alberta Gas Trunk Line (Subsequently Nova and Now TransCanada Pipeline), Duckworth and Price Engineering (DPH) and others all combine to give Mr Kimber the varied experience and training required to become an accomplished and dependable Leader.

3.0  EDUCATION 

·         AutoCAD 1, 2, 3, and 3D Cad, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology

·         Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, instructor - Process Piping

·         CadWorx 3D Piping

·         Autoplant 3D piping project planning for 3D applications

·         3DSmart- 3D piping from ProCad Software

·         Numerous leadership courses and seminars from employers

4.0       SOFTWARE 

·         AutoCAD to version 2017

·         Autoplant 3D piping, 2D Piping and AutoIso packages

·         AutoIso, AutoOrtho, AutoFlow and 3DSmart (ProCad)

·         Microsoft Office Suite including Access, PowerPoint, Word, Excel,

·         Microsoft Project

·         CadWorx 3D