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Doug Small

Mechancial Engineer

Mechanical design and project engineer with over 17 years of technical experience in pressure equipment design and manufacturing. Self-directed with a solid history of leading projects, design, product development and manufacturing. Capable of acting as a team lead or as a senior technical...
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Mechanical Engineer  
Amec Foster Wheeler, November 2003 to Present, Alberta Canada
(Consulting (Power and Process))
Mechanical engineer involved in a variety of design and project management activities in order to support operation of coal fired power plants through successful execution of equipment replacement and system upgrade projects. • Knowledge of key thermal power plant systems including turbines, generators, boilers, feedwater heaters, condensers, storage tanks, pumps, piping (includes high energy piping), instrument air, cooling water, and general service water systems. • Pump sizing, piping system design, valve sizing and selection (including manual, control, and safety valves), piping stress analysis (Caesar II), and pipe flow modeling (AFT Fathom). • Mechanical lead for increased capacity projects for 3 different power generation units. • Project engineer responsible for the preparation of multidiscipline construction work packages for the installation and replacement of various equipment including:  - Replacement of high and low pressure feedwater heaters.  - Replacement of condensate extraction pumps.  - Installation of low pressure feedwater overpressure control systems.  - Upgrade of axillary circulating water systems.  - Installation of new cooling systems for generator current transformers.  - Boiler feed pump discharge control valve replacement.  - Internal repairs of high pressure feedwater heaters. • Preparation of commissioning procedures to validate performance of new equipment/systems. • Senior engineer responsible for day-to-day supervision of junior technical personnel and review of designs and technical documents. • Completed ABSA submission for registration of piping and vessel modifications. • Outage engineer for Unit shutdowns responsible for providing engineering support for all emergent technical issues.

Engineering Manager  
Kvaerner Oilfield Products Canada, January 2001 to January 2003

Responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Edmonton manufacturing facility engineering department. • Evaluated engineering requests received from various departments. Initiated engineering jobs and delegated work to staff. • Mentored and coached staff as required in order to provide on-the-job training and to help develop their skills. • Prepared designs of surface wellhead equipment. Performed design reviews, provided manufacturing support, and dispositioned non-conforming equipment. • Assisted with the preparation of proposals. • Assisted sales staff with customer calls and provided technical support. • Performed performance reviews.

Product Engineer  
Kvaerner Oilfield Products Canada, April 1996 to January 2001

Mechanical engineer responsible for product design and manufacturing support for surface wellhead equipment. • Prepared designs of surface wellhead equipment. This design work mainly entailed stress analysis, tolerance analysis, material selection, and seal design. • Prepared detailed design files, machine drawings, equipment bills of materials, and manufacturing process travelers (shop routings). • Reviewed the design work of other engineers and technical personnel within the department. • Performed shop testing of equipment for design verification. • Prepared Running Procedures for various types of equipment and systems. • Provided manufacturing support and dispositioned non-conforming equipment.


University of Alberta  
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Mechanical Engineering, Co-operative Program, Jan, 1990 to Jan, 1995

Olds College  
Diploma, Agricultural Engineering Technology, Jan, 1985 to Jan, 1987