Designer / Project Manager
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Location: Philadelphia, PA, USA
University: Drexel University
Major: Architecture

Designer / Project Manager


1041 Snyder Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(215) 901–3028

Design ∙ Engineering ∙ Steel Fabrication ∙ Automation
Basic Design Review ∙ Detail Design Development ∙ Production Design ∙ Construction Documentation ∙ Construction Administration ∙ Automated Production ∙ Utilization & Efficiency Reporting

Experienced professional with a construction, engineering and production automation focused career in both the architecture and shipbuilding industries. Professional skilled at the development and execution of complex construction projects involving multi-disciplinary coordination. Highly effective communicator and team leader with the proven ability to coordinate designers, (naval) architects, (naval) engineers and fabricators in order to facilitate the realization of a construction project through the thorough understanding of a given project’s requirements and specifications.

Core Competencies

∙ Project Coordination
∙ Architectural & Shipbuilding Basic & Detail Design
∙ Engineering Plan Review
∙ Site Surveying
∙ Site Planning
∙ Effective Written & Verbal Communication
∙ Construction Documentation
∙ Detailing
∙ Submittal Review Process
∙ Site Meetings
∙ Detailing
∙ 2D / 3D Design & Modeling
∙ Automated Production
∙ CNC Plasma/OxyFuel Cutting
∙ Robotic Cutting/Welding
∙ Utilization/Efficiency Reporting

Professional Experience ∙ Shipbuilding
Philly Shipyard, Inc., Philadelphia, PA
Production Automation Foreman 05/2017–Current
Leading U.S. commercial shipyard constructing vessels for operation in the U.S. Jones Act market. Work experience as Automation Foreman in the Pre-fabrication Department is focused on the shipyard’s automated production assets (CNC plate edge milling, CNC plasma and oxyfuel cutting, robotic oxyfuel stiffener cutting, one-sided submerged arc butt welding, robotic GMAW assembly welding, tandem GMAW stiffener welding). Responsible for evaluating performance, utilization and efficiency of current automated assets as well as investigating future improvements in automation through the yard’s Capex program. Responsible for maintaining current production throughput rates as well as exploring ways to improve future throughput. These responsibilities involve understanding SOP’s (standard operating procedures) for machine operators at all automated workstations, understanding each machine’s capabilities and capacities via an open dialogue with OEM application engineers and regional sales managers as well as understanding the production department’s expected throughput based on a given project’s fabrication demands. Information gathered on efficiency and utilization rates was reported at a weekly meeting to production managers, and executives in order to help upper management visualize throughput capacity. This reporting aided management in making manning adjustments within the Pre-fabrication Department based on nearly real-time data about utilization, capacity and throughput.

Field Engineer 05/2016–05/2017
Work experience as field engineer focused on coordination with Dock Mounting Production Department to identify and resolve areas of conflict between Class approved basic design, detailed design and the as-built conditions in the dry-dock. Routinely went aboard the vessel in dry-dock in order to identify areas of conflict according to the basic and detail design. Worked with naval architects, engineers, management, procurement, ship owners and class inspectors to resolve areas of concern through the issuance of DCN’s (design change notices) or modifications to basic or detailed design depending upon the mutually agreed resolution. Through work as field engineer spearheaded R&D in the Production Department to facilitate automated CNC oxyfuel cutting of heavy plate (40-60mm thickness) with section and block assembly weld preps (X, K bevels). This R&D enabled previously hand cut bevels to be applied via an automated process resulting in tremendous savings in time, decrease in labor and welding consumable usage reductions at the section assembly and dock mounting stages of construction.

Hull designer 02/2014–05/2016
Work experience was focused on the review of Class approved hull basic structural designs, from an overseas shipbuilding design firm, for incorporation into detail design drawings and the creation of hull production design drawings as well as producing CNC cutting files for plasma/oxyfuel cutting stations. One of three in-house Hull Designers to produce production design drawings for the completed prototype 3600 TEU container vessel.

Selected Project:
Ship 029, 3600 TEU Container Ship Est. Cost: $200 Million Dollars. 2015–2016
Personally responsible for the production design of approximately 8% of the overall ship structure (by weight) for a 51,400 DWT cargo vessel. Work involves checking the 3D model from our design partner against Class approved scantling drawings for structural conformity. In the event of non-conformance of the 3D model to the structural design, tasked with modifying the model as well as communicating with our design partners to resolve the conflict. Once design review is complete the 3D model is turned into workshop, assembly and nesting drawings for the production team to use for completion of the given ship section. Work involves coordination with designers, engineers, procurement and management as well as production, planning and outfitting team members.

Professional Experience ∙ Architecture
FUSA Designs, LLC., Philadelphia, PA 2010–2014
Associate Project Architect
Fast-paced small office environment specializing in new Residential and Mixed–Use development in the City of Philadelphia, specifically the neighborhoods of Northern Liberties, Kensington & Fishtown. Work experience is centered on contemporary city living projects aimed at the emerging young urban professional class that is developing in these trendy neighborhoods. Play an integral part in every phase of the design and construction process on all projects from Pre Schematics (PS), Schematic Design (SD), Design Development (DD) and Construction Drawings (CD) to Construction Administration (CA). Other responsibilities include product & code research, communication with the City of Philadelphia and phone/email coordination with all involved parties.

Selected Projects:
814 N. Lawrence Street, Phila, PA. Est. Cost: $5 Million Dollars. 2012–2013
Personally responsible for producing the complete set of Construction Documentation for a new 17 unit single family residential development on the site of a warehouse in the trendy Northern Liberties neighborhood.

Bonitatibus Architects, Philadelphia, PA 1998–2010
Associate Project Architect
Excelled in small office environment as the number two chair in a three-man firm for over a decade. Work experience was centered on intricately detailed, multi-million dollar, classically designed residential construction projects. Other projects ranged from commercial to educational. Participated in every phase of the design and construction process on all projects from Pre Schematics (PS), Schematic Design (SD), Design Development (DD) and Construction Drawings (CD) to Construction Administration (CA). Other responsibilities included employee training, code/product research and phone/email communication with all involved parties.

Selected Projects:
Hughes Residence, Moorestown, NJ. Cost: $5 Million Dollars. 2005–2007
Responsible for an entire 40 sheet CD set for a 12,000+ S.F. residence in CAD.
Executed in the Georgian style using materials such as Wissahickon schist facades, Vermont slate roofs, built-in and copper gutters, custom wood cornices and fenestration. Stringent coordination meant the house was completed within the 18 months set in original contract which led to bonuses.

Technical & Fine Art Skills

∙ Proficient with both Macintosh & Microsoft OS
∙ Exceptional Hand Drafting/ Sketching/ Drawing ability
∙ Exceptional skills in CAD
∙ Exceptional with Google Sketch up & Google Earth
∙ Proficient with Adobe Creative Suite
∙ Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite
∙ Digital & Film Photography
∙ Digital & Darkroom Processing
∙ Hand Rendering
∙ Custom Furniture/ Woodworking
∙ Construction Experience
∙ In-field Surveying Experience
∙ Computer/ Physical Modeling
∙ Tribon

Drexel University School of Architecture, Philadelphia, PA 1997–2003
Selected to participate in the highly competitive 2+4 Program, limited to 24 entrants per year.
Competed for the Drexel University Track and Field team 1997–1998.

Professional Reference

Stephen Lalumera
Production Manager
Philly Shipyard, Inc.
2100 Kitty Hawk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19112
(Phone) xxx-xxx-xxxx
(E-Mail) xxx-xxx-xxxx

Ertugrul Atak
Hull Design Manager
Philly Shipyard, Inc.
2100 Kitty Hawk Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19112
(Phone) xxx-xxx-xxxx
(E-Mail) xxx-xxx-xxxx

Stephen M. Bonitatibus, AIA
Bonitatibus Architects
1700 Sansom Street, Suite 402
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(Phone) xxx-xxx-xxxx
(E-Mail) xxx-xxx-xxxx

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