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Port Engineer

Shoreside Operations

Marine Engineer and Marine Surveyor

  • Extensive background in the maritime industry, including vessel operations, maintenance programs, budget execution, equipment troubleshooting/repairs, and shipyard activities.
  • USCG Licensed as Chief Engineer Steam/Motor Unlimited Horsepower and United States Maritime Administration Marine Surveyor, Port Engineer/Vessel Supervisor.

Marine Engineer and Marine SurveyorSkills

  • Project Management
  • Motor Plant Operations
  • Steam Plant Operations
  • Auxiliary Equipment   Operations
  • Vessel Maintenance
  • Vessel Safety Awareness
  • Vessel Security Awareness
  • Risk Management
  • Budget Planning
  • Budget Execution
  • Specification Development
  • Dock Trial/Sea Trial   Attendance
  • Shipyard Attendance
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Quality Assurance
  • Troubleshooting and   Solutions
  • Teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Crisis Management
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Integrity and Work Ethic
  • Communication
  • Positive Demeanor
  • Results Orientated

Professional Experience


Crowley Maritime/Crowley Petroleum Services

April 2015 - Present


October 2014 – March 2015

  • Responsible for the repair, maintenance, and oversight of safe engineering practices of ATB’s assigned primarily in the Gulf of Mexico and East Coast Region.
  • Develops and monitors budgets and schedules, contractor selection, and vendor contract management.
  • Responsible for compliance with regulatory rules and regulations and liaison to USCG and ABS agencies.
  • Complete dry-dock and project management as well as the development of specifications and bid packages, contract negotiations, and quality assurance.
  • Manages vessels’ daily maintenance and repair as well as all expenditure controls utilizing ABS NS5.
  • Conducts and directs periodic inspections of vessels for evaluation of operating performance and conformity per internal SMS protocol.
  • Ensures that system audits are performed consistent with quality and environmental requirements.

Marine Surveyor/Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR)

United states Maritime Administration - Division of Gulf Operations

July 2011 – October 2014

  • Provides guidance to the contracted Ship Manager/Port Engineer on maintenance and repair functions for the lifecycle of assigned vessels; regularly attending planned and emergent maintenance events, dry dockings, sea trials and dock trials.
  • Demonstrates subject matter expertise and oversight of the contracted Port Engineer concerning the technical and administrative requirements to maintain activation readiness for assigned vessels.
  • Evaluates the contracted Port Engineer’s project specifications and estimates for accuracy and applicability.
  • Monitors the compliance of all regulatory requirements to include Classification Society surveys, vessel-specific documentation and certifications.
  • Prepares, justifies, defends, allocates and administers the budget and funds for all assigned vessel operations and maintenance programs; directing the most efficient and cost effective expenditure of funds assuring that all projects are completed on time and within budget.
  • Analyzes all submitted technical procedures such as de/activation, dock trial, mooring, hurricane and operational plans.
  • Reviews invoiced expenses and makes recommendations to the contracting officer for full, partial or denied payment.
  • Serves as the COR for Ship Manager Contracts and General Agency Agreements in accordance with the terms and conditions delegated by the Primary and Area Contracting Officers in a Letter of Assignment.
  • Proficient in ABS Nautical Systems (NS5), ABS SafeNet, Ship Manager Performance and Appraisal System (SM-PEAS), Electronic Invoicing System (EIS), and Virtual Office of Acquisitions (VOA).

chief engineer/assistant engineer June 2000 – April 2011

interocean american shipping Company

Keystone Shipping Company

american heavylift Shipping Company

  • Managed vessel, fleet and shipyard operations, appraisal of repair programs, cost estimation, and various contractors and their procedures.
  • Monitored plant performance and operation, general conditions, and maintenance of records, logs and files in accordance with the company Safety Management System and the International Safety Management Code.
  • Controlled all machinery and systems involving propulsion, cargo operations, electrical generation and its service steering, deck machinery and various safety, lifesaving and fire-fighting equipment.
  • Managed all hazardous material disposal and documentation, operations, maintenance, and repair projects during shipyard periods.
  • Directed all preventative maintenance and repairs keeping within budget and ensuring logistic support and personnel/contractor oversight.
  • Led and performed vessel operations from startup to shutdown of plant and auxiliary systems.
  • Planned, assigned and supervised work of engine department personnel in the proper marine engineering and operating techniques, methods and practices.
  • Implemented an inventory and requisitioning system for engineering supplies and consumables.

QMED/junior engineer/Electrician/pumpman - July 1990 – June 2000

Military Experience

United States Navy

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate Equipment (E1-E5)

USS Enterprise (CVN-65) – January 1986 – January 1990


Training and Certifications for Professional Development

  • 40 Hour Contracting Officer Representation (COR) Certification, HAZWOPER Certification, Information System Security, Basic Measurements of Six Sigma; United States Maritime Administration
  • TapRoot Training
  • ISM Code Internal Auditor; ABS Consulting
  • Quality Assurance Auditing; Defense Acquisition University
  • United States Coast Guard approved 160 Hour Diesel Course; American Maritime Officer Union STAR Center
  • Tankership – Dangerous Liquids (Person in Charge), Tankership- Dangerous Liquids Tankerman Engineer; Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS)
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Certification Course; MARPOL Training Institute
  • Basic Safety Training, Advanced Firefighting, Lifeboatman, Hazardous Materials and 24 Hour HAZWOPER Certification Course; Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS)
  • Enlisted Basic Aviation Training, Naval Aircrew Candidate School, ABE “A” School, EBATS School, Quality Assurance School, Arresting Gear Aire School; United States Navy

Of Note

  • United States Coast Guard licensed Chief Engineer Motor/Steam Vessels of Any Horsepower
  • Third Assistant Engineer Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower
  • Designated Duty Engineer (DDE) Steam/Motor/Gas Turbine Vessels of Any Horsepower
  • Tankerman PIC – Dangerous Liquid Cargoes
  • STCW – III/1; III/2; III/4; VI/1; VI/2; VI/3; VI/4
  • Transportation Worker’s Identification Card (TWIC)
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and SharePoint
  • Battle “E” Ribbon
  • Joint Meritorious Unit Award
  • Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal – Persian Gulf 1988
St. Johns, FL,
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