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2014   Chevron Wheatstone
Recruited and developed Records Information Management and Graphics Development staff, also transferred skills to staff who will do site training.

"Technology @ Petrofac"

Defined functional requirements for global intranet "communities of practice", took part in selection of software, did mockup of interface, trained moderators and monitored T@P usage.

TurkmenGaz South Yoloten Gas Field 
Mentored company surveyors on integration of field survey, GPS data and satellite imagery. Involved graduate field project engineers in client technical issues meetings.

2008 - 2009    KBR Houston Operations Center, TX

Participated in IMPACT mentoring program and training.
Updated layout, links and expanded content for Project Definition Portal site. Volunteered for CARE committee to advise on better employee communication & retention.

2002- 2008     University Adjunct, DC, WA, TX< /span>
At American University advised on development of a Professional Sciences Master degree. At Western Washington University taught “Introduction to Planning” and “GIS”. At Rice U advised on ChE Design Curriculum re-accreditation.

1988-2005    DynCorp (later CSC), Washington DC
As one of few professional engineers supporting the EPA Oil Spill Program, I was a technical advisor to 30+ DynCorp Work Assignment Managers. 
Supplemented one-on-one meetings with development of collaborative tools and brown bags

1997    Korea Gas LNG Design Staff Training
After a fatal explosion at an LNG vaporization facility, KoGas arranged for Mobil Global HSE to  have me train their supervisor level engineers to understand codes and standards such as API, ASME, ASTM, rather than apply by rote. High-level training included outlining how & when to systematically conduct different types of hazard analysis

1995-1998    Mobil Global EH&S, Fairfax, VA
As Project Manager for "GENIE" (Global EHS Network Information Enabler) I supervised developing an IT system to support best-practices, just-in-time decision making for EHS throughout all Mobil divisions. Then traveled to train staff at Mobil regional HQs on multiple continents.GENIE”was then generalized to “BestNet” for all best practice sharing.

As a Lotus Premier Business Partner, tested an organizational skills profile/query/experience timeline Lotus Notes system, a sophisticated tool differentiating length of assignment, work-group vs solo contributor, customer interaction skills

1994    Pertamina HSE Staff Training at MRDC
After 1990 Earth summit in Rio, Indonesian’s President realized Pertamina had no Corporate HSE group, therefore no company-wide consistent procedures, practices or training. Mobil was chosen as the best operator in Indonesia, and was contracted to train 60 Pertamina staff every six months. I taught them about hazard analysis methods and tools.

 1991-1995     Mobil Research & Development, Princeton NJ
Appointed as Process liaison to University “Co-Op” students who spent a semester at MRDC.
Paired them up with a supervising engineer who assigned their work. Held monthly breakfast meetings to provide them advice about resource people and/or prior project documents that could inform them on specific issues on their current work.

1985-1990    New Zealand Synthetic Fuels, Waitara, NZ
Recruited by Mobil into this $1.2 billion Gas-to-Liquids joint venture.
My initial role for six months prior to startup was training nine new graduates from all engineering disciplines. They were each assigned an area of the complex to work in for a month before rotating to another area. Every Friday I would have them for a day teaching them about all the technical details of one unit, then took their questions arising from their individual assignments. 

In later years I ran the summer intern program – gave them real short-term projects. At the end of ten weeks they submitted a written report, also presented in five minutes to senior management team. Most of our graduate hires came from this group.

1982-1984     Auckland University Dept. of Chemical & Materials Engineering
Brought back to strengthen their design capability for N.Z industries.
Changed the approach to the senior year Design Project. Each team of four was assigned a different process industry plant, with the same set of project deliverables.  Each team chose a leader whom I met with weekly on their group’s issues. During their six-hour design studio session I would give short lectures on the milestone phase they were in & spend the rest of the time going to each group table.

1974 -1980    PetroMAS Engineering, Friendswood, TX
Developed process engineering software, tested it with staff experts and trained all process staff in their proper use. Also standardized CAD templates through participation in IGES 1.0 working collaboratively with Brown& Root, DOD and CAD vendors. Brought IGES developed interface standards back to PetroMAS, and trained our Piping Designers.