Key experience Profession
Garland has over 35 years of experience on heavy industry, power generation, petrochemical and other projects. Key skills include fire protection systems design and review, NFPA and ICC code implementation, fire risk/hazard analysis, HSSE (Health, Safety, Security and Environment), and life safety assessments. Experienced in codes including NFPA1, BOCA, SBCCI, UBC/ICBO, HAZWOPR, OSHA and ANSII, and qualified in LOPA (Layer of Protection Analysis), PFP (passive fire protection) and other procedures.
• Fire Protection Engineering
• Fire Risks/Hazard expert
• Compliance and legal requirements
• Fire in design
• Fire systems
• Process safety management
• Inspection and Maintenance
Lead Fire Protection Engineer
Nationality / Languages
Willing to relocate: Anywhere
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
Lead MEP/PHF Fire Protection Engineer
2014 to Present
Lead Fire Protection Engineer over fire protection system design, code compliance and all fire protection engineering issues. Q-Rail Metro Rail and Public Health Infrastructure. Team Lead Fire Protection Engineering Team mentor and review work of a 5 member MEP/PHF team
Chief Fire Protection Engineer
2014 to March 2014
As Chief Fire Protection Engineer my job duties is as follows: The final authority on fire systems engineering design, compliance and code requirements for Kevta Fire systems. The role provides technical designs recommendations necessary to meet fire protection standards and regulations for global projects related to industrial and commercial applications for suppression, detection and control systems. Mentoring of junior engineers. Mitigating the company's risk by improving designs to be more efficient and cost effective. Provide technical assistance and guidance to internal staff engineers, customers and local authorities on technical interpretations of compliance requirements, design engineering and ancillary field devices for Fire System Protection Packages.
2012 to 2014
design, specification and evaluation of fire protection systems for industrial plants and related infrastructure. Preparing sizing calculations for pumps, piping and other industrial fire equipment. Prepared project documents and reviewing those prepared by others for scope, presentation and technical accuracy. Demonstrating effective organizational skills and handling multiple tasks independently and as part of a team. Prepared man-hour estimates and schedules and working within the budgeted constraints. Established good working relationships and communication with project management, area leads, department managers, client and other team members to coordinate and ensure the compatibility of design. Supervising and mentoring of junior staff, including assigning work and evaluating technical competence.
2012 to 2012
2012 Design of active and passive fire protection systems, and fire and gas detection systems for onshore and offshore oil & gas projects. Duties also included safety and survival equipment location, specifications, procurement, and review and coordination with third-party consultants.
2009 to 2011
Cleveland Clinic, OH, USA: Managed the fire protection program for a hospital, offices and retail affiliates. Oversaw and performed code compliance and system implementation. Advised on maintaining compliance with NFPA, state, local federal and insurance requirements. Provided fire protection training to maintenance and warehouse personnel. Work addressed system design procedures, safety, ergonomics, risk analysis, and health safety standards for all Cleveland Clinic properties, and enforcement of the Joint Commission /CMS Fire Code and Life Safety Code (NFPA101).
SMSI, 2008-2012Los Alamos National Laboratory, US DoE, CA, USA: Reviewed and designed fire protection plans for the laboratory's CMRR (Chemistry and Metallurgy Research Replacement) project. Worked with client staff on design, code requirements, procurement, root cause analysis, risk analysis and safety ergonomics. Gained experience in process safety management, risk management, consequence analysis, and PHA (process hazard analysis) and LOPA workshop facilitation.
2008 to 2009
VC Summer and Vogtle, SCE&G/Santee Cooper/Southern Co, SC and GA, USA: Fire protection system design for the balance of plant of two advanced AP1000 PWR (pressure water reactor) nuclear power stations. Independently evaluated, selected and applied standards, techniques, procedures and criteria; prepared P&IDs; and performed system functional design calculations.