a) HVAC (Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems, taking

a)     
In/depth
knowledge and expertise in mechanical engineering. For example, fluids mechanics
principles, varied types of pressure equipment, physics and chemist
properties, materials behavior, etc.

 

b)     
I know
how to use and test instruments to measure physical variables such as
temperature and pressure.

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c)     
Knowledge
of physical and chemical properties and tests to assess the components of a
mixture.

 

d)     
 

 

e)     
In-depth
knowledge of fire protection & extinguishing systems, and risk
management.

 

a)     
Support
the planning of projects with MS Project.

 

b)     
Application
of mathematics to engineering designs (i.e. fire protection, detection and
extinguishing systems).

 

c)     
Assessment
of different approaches to solve engineer problems according to the client’s
needs.

 

d)     
Construction
of documents with help of software tools such as AutoCAD, MS Office, and
Movie Maker.

 

e)     
Application
of principles of mathematics and graphic models for data analysis and
forecasting.

 

f)      
Application
of mathematics to carry out calculations of heat and other fire related
variables.

 

g)     
I know
how to use and apply software (e.g. Fire Dynamics Simulator, Pyro-Sim and
Pathfinder) and fire related statistics to assess risks in facilities.

 

a)     
In-depth
knowledge and proficiency in the application of Fire Detection &
Suppression Systems standards, and their technical tests to check the
performance of the installations.

 

b)     
Design
of HVAC (Heat Ventilation and Air Conditioning) systems, taking into account
HVAC standards like SMANCNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors
National Association) and ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating
and Air-Conditioning Engineers).

 

c)     
Applying
principles of engineering, physics, and materials science for the design of fire
extinguishing systems.

 

d)     
Capable
to read, understand and do construction drawings for varied type of
facilities and services.

 

e)     
Application
of my knowledge in fire engineering to carry out risk assessments to
buildings, and perform fire tests for testing materials. 

 

a)     
Design
of evacuation systems, considering the standard UNE 23035 and human factors
(e.g. customs, understanding of signs).

 

b)     
Design and
test of fire extinguishing systems according to NFPA standards.

 

c)     
Research
and application of fire protection systems; ensuring the latest industry
developments and innovations are included.

 

a)     
Management
of the stakeholders (partners, subordinators, crews, clients, and others) of
the project in order to coordinate the works for the project development.

 

b)     
Arrangement
of legal specifications, restrictions and legal requirements for contracts.

 

c)     
Construction
of quotations considering the human and material resources needed for
specific installations.

 

d)     
Leadership
of people with different backgrounds regarding culture and education.

 

e)     
Understanding
of the enterprise environment and its strategic goals, and the workforce
operation.

 

f)      
Understanding
of organizational structure, its roles, and human factors within engineering
disciplines involved.

 

g)     
Full
understanding of interaction between fire security systems and utility plant
operation needs.

 

h)     
Identify
and understand human factor and they could affect project performance when
planning the duration of tasks.

 

i)      
Appreciation
for international engineering practices (e.g. management principles
introduced by Project Management Institute and International Fire Engineering
Guidelines).

 

a)     
Development
of safety risk management to mitigate incidents at the construction site in
accordance to legislative requirements.

 

b)     
Understanding
of varied standards such as HVAC standards, SMANCNA (Sheet Metal and Air
Conditioning Contractors National Association), ASHRAE (American Society of
Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers); NFPA (National Fire
Protection Association) standards; tests ISO 9705; Australian Standards (AS);
and International Fire Engineering Guidelines (IFEG).

 

c)      Understanding of Evacuation Signs standards.

 

d)     
Sound
understanding of Project Management Principles which are promoted by the PMI
(Project Management Institute) through PMBOK (Project Management Body of
Knowledge).

 

e)     
Appreciate
the basis and relevance of ISO 9000 and OSHAS 18000.

 

f)      
Oversees
and ensure employees and colleagues safety, as well as correct installation
and operability of systems in accordance with the design.

 

g)     
Proficiently
application of the fundamentals principles of engineering and project
management (planning, organizing, managing resources and analyzing
performance indicators).

 

PE2
ENGINEERING APPLICATION ABILITY

a)     
Gather
certain and uncertain information to foresee risks (positive and negative)
into a facility, and plan how to handle them.

 

b)     
Documentation
of meetings, agreements, technical arguments, technical issues, compromises
for future tracking or support.

 

c)     
Understanding
of the procurement (purchasing) management.

 

d)     
Assurance
of the mechanical installations with application of specialized software
(VESDA – Very Early Smoke Detection Apparatus).

 

e)     
Assessment
of technical installations of fire protection, and assessment of risks of
facilities, to make improvement suggestions or identify potential issues.

 

f)      
Ensure
construction was complying with norms and standards, following established
test methods, analyzing the results and documenting the process.

 

g)     
Applying
project management as a technique to plan required resources and
contingencies for foreseeing issues.

 

h)     
Identify
problems in the planning of a project (insufficient manpower), therefore risk
assessment techniques were used to determine possible consequences in order
either to stablish actions plans or accept the risk.

 

a)     
Simulation
of mechanical installations in specialized software (i.e. VESDA – Very Early
Smoke Detection Apparatus, and Fire Software) to verify their compliance.

 

b)     
Understanding
and leading the maintenance routines of fire protection systems according to
NPFA standards.

 

c)     
Sounds
knowledge of a hydraulic system’s components and material specifications for
its reliable operation.

 

d)     
Modelling
in virtual environment (CAD) mechanical pieces, such as, ducting, piping, and
compartmentation systems.

 

e)     
Understanding
of quality assurance and quality certifications to improve the performance of
the company.

 

f)      
Identification
and recognition of industrial equipment for Oil &Gas facilities, power
plants, and fire protection and detection systems; what allowed to understand
the operation of the facilities.

 

g)     
Through
standard procedures, I identify parameters and characteristics of materials
and mixtures.

 

h)     
Run
testing of equipment and installations according to specifications and
standards. Then, analysis of results to approve the tests, or find the
failure reason.

 

i)      
Develop
project schedules with the help of MS Project in order to determine
milestones, costs and resources.  Development
of Gantt chart to identify the critical route of the project and stablish
mitigation actions.

 

j)      
Identify
and analyze projects’ needs to determine tasks and workforce required, during
the development of the project schedule.

 

k)     
Carrying
out large fire tests, including set up; testing of the required measurement
instruments, like load-cells, thermocouples, radiometers and differential
pressure switches; observations and analysis.

 

a)     
Ensure
compliance of engineering standards, codes and guidelines for varied
facilities.

 

b)     
Arrangement
of legal specifications, restrictions and legal requirements for tender
processes client reports.

 

c)     
Apply
technical knowledge and problem-solving skills, to design fire alarm systems;
quantifying the materials, components, equipment and resources.

 

d)     
Development
of specifications for software tools which will be used for a specific
company.

 

e)     
Establishment
of the scope of projects with help of clients and initial designs.

 

f)      
Quantification
of materials and workforce for fire protection facilities, and engineering
projects.

 

g)     
Apply
technical knowledge and problem-solving skills, to install fire protection
systems, to quantify materials, components, equipment and resources.

 

h)     
Carry
out projects since the quotation process until its delivery to the client.

 

a)     
Management
of mechanical installations considering technical knowledge about fluids and
construction.

 

b)     
Leader
of the works of maintenance, and coordination of engineering works of fire
protection and extinguishing facilities.

 

c)     
Planning
works for projects, taking into account the required human resources,
qualifications and stakeholders’ expectations.

 

d)     
Leadership
of teams to design fire protection services, and plan projects.

 

e)     
Leader
of the team which plans oil & gas projects.

 

f)      
Appreciation
of complex project scope, including the principles of work and financial
planning.

 

g)     
Committed
to achieve project objectives implementing sustainable engineering and
management practices (i.e. planning & controlling & monitoring,
meetings, negotiation, technical solutions, etc.).

 

h)     
Understand
project scope and goals, in order to set up plans and strategies to
systemically manage the required efforts to accomplish mechanical
installations, or design projects.

 

i)      
Proficiently
apply basic fundamental of project management prioritizing tasks/needs,
elaborating work schedule and monitoring the progress of the executed tasks.

 

PE3 PROFESSIONAL AND
PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

a)     
Ensure
myself, my peers, contractors and employees comply with all the safety
regulations and requirements (e.g. Job safety analysis, Hot Work Permit,
Works on Heights) into a facility to prevent misunderstandings or accidents.

 

b)     
Following
quality and reliable processes.

 

c)     
Understanding
of quality process and quality certifications obtained by companies, and its
maintenance.

 

d)     
Ensure
compliance of performed work against designs, schedules, and agreements.

 

e)     
Managing
properly the information to protect the information itself, the client and
the company.

 

a)     
Provide
technical training to the end user, in order to be able to operate and
troubleshoot the equipment in a safely manner.

 

b)     
Provide
technical training to subordinates and students regarding Project Management,
following the PMI´s principles.

 

c)     
Arrangement
and participation of meetings with stakeholders to coordinate and plan
activities, explain findings, and solve issues.

 

d)     
Giving
presentations to show the statistics, data analysis, and findings.

 

e)     
Preparation
and submission of weekly and final project progress reports.

 

f)      
Ability
to hear and comprehend points of view of the different members of the team at
all levels, as well as communicate ideas and technical issues using layman’s
terms.

 

g)     
Reading
and interpretation of Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) manuals and
standards written in English, to give training to the workers about the
equipment installation, and to use equipment effectively.

 

h)     
Writing
technical reports and proposals to inform and support the changes in the
installations. The changes we due to site conditions or missing
specifications. The documents were prepared with technical data, AutoCAD and
MS Office.

 

i)      
Processing
information from project reports for billing purposes.

 

j)      
Writing
technical reports in English regarding the components and characteristics of
materials, and fire tests.

 

k)     
Reading,
understanding and application of documents written in English, such as
drawings, manuals of equipment and standards.

 

a)     
Awareness
of other knowledge areas related to Electronic Engineering. For example, the
understanding of electronical wiring between the Fire Alarm Control Panel
(FACP) and its instrumentation, and installation and programming of
data-takers.

 

b)     
Applying
creative approaches to design fire-extinguishing systems, or adapt the
existing designs to the site conditions.

 

c)     
Solving
organizational process through the development of software tools.

 

d)     
I used
MS Excel to set a software tool to manage easier the 5000 documents of the
project.

 

e)     
Design
of two project management courses: PMP Preparation and Planning and Strategic
Control for Projects. They included theory and practical exercises.

 

f)      
Development
of motivational approaches and training programs to increase the performance
of the employees.

 

g)     
Aware of
different areas of engineering, such fire engineering, sound, agriculture,
materials, among others.

 

a)     
 

 

b)     
Referencing
technical information and regulations of engineering guidelines in technical
documents. They include the NSR10, SMACNA, ASHRAE, NFPA, IFEG, AS, and
overseas standards.

 

c)     
Assess
and process the information given by the subordinates or peers.

 

d)     
Follow
the procedures for documenting, proposal approvals and contract
changes/variations with comprehensive technical supporting data.

 

e)     
Following
and document quality process that have been certified by ISO 9000 and OSHAS
18000.

 

f)      
I
carried out self-study with colleagues and websites to solve problems.

 

g)     
Proficiency
to analyze, interpret and apply OEM specifications and instructions,
engineering standards and good practices guidelines.

 

h)     
Proficiently
locate and use technical information such as specifications, procedures
design requirements, standards and regulations for the design of projects
(e.g. passive protection). 

 

i)      
Use of
technical information, scope changes, and OEMs to write and update all the
user’s manuals.

 

j)      
Obtain,
process and analyze accurate information from the company to assess its
performance at varied levels.

 

a)     
Expert
approval of specialized engineering applications.

 

b)     
Professional
presentation of solutions and coordinated work to project stakeholders.

 

c)     
Planning
of activities according to the project’s priorities, changes, and main goals.

 

d)     
Promoting
PMI’s Project Management Standards.

 

e)     
Presents
a professional image when dealing with contractors, crews, colleagues,
managers and clients, across different disciplines.

 

f)      
Commitment
to improve my skills and knowledge by studying and getting new
certifications/degrees in other disciplines, which contributes to my role as
engineer and leader/manager. Among them the PMP certification, training in
quality from ARP Sura, and Magister in Building Fire Safety and Risk
Management.

 

a)     
Earning
the trust of stakeholders, promotion of position, extra responsibilities and
contract extensions, due to my excellent performance and abilities.

 

b)     
Active
listening of different stakeholders (e.g. client, crew, peers).

 

c)     
Management
and leader of multicultural people and different levels of education.

 

d)     
Function
as an effective team player, reaching working agreements with peers and
stakeholders inside, and outside of the organization.

 

e)     
As a
leader, I carried out trainings and compensated my team to keep them
motivated and get better results.

 

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