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Shipyard Estimator, Project Manager, Port Engineer, Technical or Proposal Writer


Looking to further my career in the maritime industry as a Shipyard Estimator, Project Developer/Manager, Technical Writer or Proposal Writer.


U.S. United Ocean Services, LLC

Tampa, FL 1996 to 2012

(Formerly TECO Ocean Shipping/Gulf Coast Transit)

* Marine transportation company specializing in national and international shipping of dry bulk cargo

Senior Technical Engineer-

2006 to 2012

* Managed $100,000 to $5M projects including structural modifications, vessel repowering & equipment upgrades

* Conducted research, developed project specifications and budgets

* Coordinated with contractors providing design engineering

* Secured all necessary regulatory approvals for design modifications Managed and advised the technical engineering team in administering the bidding process for major vessel repairs

* Expanded the budgeting process to include voyage repairs, PMP projects and repair parts

* Continued responsibilities for annual budgets of all maintenance, repair and special projects

Technical Engineer-

2002 to 2006

* Designed and implemented a complex (zero-base) budgeting process for major vessel repair and modification, which improved forecasting capability for major projects

* Developed estimating tools used to generate budgetary costs for craft category repairs, e.g., pipefitting, electrical, mechanical, steelwork, etc.

* Responsible for preparation and presentation of annual budgets and justification for all major vessel repair and modification projects

* Coordinated contractors providing day-to-day voyage repairs

* Continued writing repair specifications, soliciting and evaluating bids

Technical Writer-

1996 to 2002

* Established and maintained a system for writing repair specifications, soliciting and evaluating bids and awarding major maintenance projects based on cost and time effectiveness

* Coordinated with vendors, vessel crews and subcontractors to generate accurate and complete scopes of work

* Received proposals from prospective contractors and prepared spreadsheets for comparing bids

* Assisted management in the comparison of bids and awarding projects.


Bachelors Degree, Electrical Engineering

University of South Florida (1993)

*Accomplishments: Graduation with Distinction


* OSHA Certified Competent Person – Shipyard Employment

* OSHA Hazardous Waste/Oil Pollution Response (HAZWOPR)

* The Port Engineer’s Course (Fisher Maritime)

* Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

* Tampa Port Pass (Tampa Port Authority)

* Valid U.S. Passport


- Sixteen years progressive experience as a Port Engineer, Project Manager and Technical Writer in the maritime industry

- Management of large-scale projects ranging in scope from $100,000 to $5M

- Specialized in estimating, budgeting, proposals, bid specifications and awarding repair, modification and major maintenance projects

- Expertise in detailed budgeting and cost management


Project Management-

* Experience In The Day-To-Day Maintenance For A Fleet of 11 Tug/Barge Units

* Developed Professional Relationships With More Than 200 Vendors, Subcontractors and Naval Architects

* Worked In Association With Port Engineers, Vessel Crews and Purchasing Agents

* Knowledge of ABS, US Coast Guard, IACS, IMO, SOLAS and Other Regulatory and Compliance Agency requirements

Technical Writing-

* Proposal and Bid Packages

* PMP, Maintenance and Repair Specifications

* Training Vessel Personnel In The Creation of Accurate and Complete Work Orders

Budget Forecasting and Management-

* Created A Specialized Budgeting System For Major Maintenance Projects, Which Has Been Adopted As The Company Standard

* Time and Cost Estimating

Computer Software-

* MS Office

* Special Expertise In Excel

* Proficiency with RefMan

(Project Mgmt. Software)

* Working knowledge of NS5

Tampa, FL,
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