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HECTOR ALFONSO SIERRA SIERRA

Project Engineer - Engineering Team Leader


Mobile: (+57) (300) 569-4020 / (+57) (310) 867-6456
E-mail: hector.sierra@obs.com.co
hsierra@engineer.com hsierras@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
S e n i o r E n g i n e e r q u a l i f i e d b y m o r e t h a n t we n t y s e v e n ye a r s o f e x p e r i e n c e w i t h i n t h e
petro-chemical industry and other EPC projects. Broad based responsibilities as a
project m anager and engineering leader, technical assurance leader of projects,
civil/structural specialist and coordinator of EPC projects in Colombia and abroad.
Comprehensive knowledge and broad experience on conceptual, basic and detailed
engineering; construction s upervision and technical direction during the execution of
projects in the Oil & Gas industr y as well as in other EPC projects which require
integration of several engineering specialties such as process, instrumentation,
piping, mechanical, electrical and civil.
Actively involved in interdisciplinar y projects such as:
F a c i l i t i e s d e v e l o p m e n t o n H yd r o c a r b o n E x p l o r a t i o n , E x t r a c t i o n , R e f i n i n g a n d
Transportation areas.
Development of petroleum refining & production plants.
Power Generation Plants.
Development of food processing plants.

PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION / TRAINING / COURSES

In progress
M.Sc. Hydrocarbon Management Universidad de Via del Mar Chile
B. Sc. Civil Engineering, Universidad Nacional de Colombia 1988
Engineering Projects Management Universidad Nacional de Colombia AIEUN 2000
Project Management Universidad Nacional de Colombia Economy Faculty 1990
Technical English - Universidad Nacional / British Council 1990
Budgets and Construction Programming - Universidad Nacional de Colombia AICUN 1990
Pathology of Structures ACI Colombian Section 1989
Concrete Technologies Universidad Nacional de Colombia AICUN 1987

STANDARDS AND SOFTWARE SKILLS


Knowledge and use of technical standards and design codes such as:
IP Exxon International Practices of Exxon Mobil Corporation
API American Petroleum Institute, API 650 / API 620 / API 686 / API 653
IBC International Building Ccode - ICC
AISC American Institute of Steel Construction
ACI, American Concrete Institute ACI 318 - ACI 350
NFPA National Fire Protection Association - NFPA 10 / NFPA 30

Knowledge and use of specialized software as


Ms PROJECT (Advanced)

Hctor Alfonso Sierra Sierra Project Engineer / Engineering Team Leader / Lead Civil & Structural Engineer
SAP2000 (Advanced)
AutoCAD (Advanced)

RESPONSIBILITIES

As Project Manager & Project Engineer


I offer the required support to carry out all activities related to:

Evaluation of reference terms and projects philosophy.


Qualification of proposals for engineering, construction and Erection.
Particular knowledge of all engineering specialties involved in the project.
Define projects scope and deliverables schedule.
Quantification and control of man-hours in the development of conceptual, basic and detailed
engineering.
Bridge between the client and other stakeholders within the project such as providers and
subcontractors.
Planning (WBS) and control of projects integrity during all its phases (Design, Construction,
Erection and Implementation).
Comprehensive management of project changes as new requirements are introduced by the
client, this management is done by creating change orders to adjust projects scope.
Basic coordination of HAZOP studies for revamping projects, such as Peer Review, Design
Review and Constructability
Creation of executive reports for clients.
Budgeting and cost control, approval and purchases supervision of equipment and materials.
Risk management for implementing the design.

As Engineering Team Leader


On general engineering coordination, I am liable for:

Possessing general knowledge of all engineering specialties involved in whole projects.


Providing efficient support to project management to facilitate the execution of activities in
accordance with the scope agreed with the client.
Assisting the project manager during the project development and in the generation of external
and internal change orders. Verifying the amount of man-hours estimated taking into account
clients needs to adjust the project scope.
Preparation of proposals and budgets including cost estimate for Engineering and built up
materials with their respective programming.
Development of Constructibility Studies. Development of programs and work strategies and
sequence of construction. Logistic works coordination, site selection, reference points and
temporary facilities.
Technical Direction and Supervision of Construction and Assembly during the design
implementation.
Quality Assurance and Quality Control for the best execution of Project.

As Lead Civil/Structural Engineer


In addition to general coordination of civil/structural discipline, I am also liable for:

Analysis & design of steel structures for process building, structures for equipments support, pipe

Hctor Alfonso Sierra Sierra Project Engineer / Engineering Team Leader / Lead Civil & Structural Engineer
racks and open frame towers (trussed towers for guyed stacks and chimneys).
Analysis and design of reinforced concrete structures for control house, concrete structures for
equipments support, power-generation stations / substations.
Analysis and Design of Foundations for several structures and static and reciprocating
equipments and heavy machinery.
Analysis and Design of Foundations for heat exchangers and pressure vessels (saddles-
supported horizontal vessels) containing flammable and combustible liquids.
Analysis and Design of Foundations for tall towers, storage tanks (ring-walls) and skirt -
supported vertical vessels. Spacing and dikes for storage vessels and tanks.
Preparation and control of technical specifications for design, fabrication and assembly of steel
structures
Preparation and control of technical specifications for design and construction of civil works
Complete Materials definition together with their amounts and requisitions
Technical support during civil works construction, assembly of steel structures and equipment
assembly.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE / PROJECTS

O B S OIL B U SIN ESS SER VIC ES S.A.S November 2014 Currently

Position: Project Manager and Engineering Leader of Project


Duties / Responsibilities:
Integrate, coordinate and follow up the work of several engineering disciplines.
Director of technical supervision to compliment the detailed engineering according to
information from equipment suppliers.
Controls of engineering designs delivered by contractors and provide recommendations for
approval in accordance with standards and technical specifications.
Review material requisitions and approve purchase orders.
Adjust engineering development according to project construction schedule, WBS.
Review follow-up reports to the project construction schedule, and issue recommendations.

Projects:
Currently
Complement of Engineering with Supplier drawings. Adjusting of Engineering to new
operating conditions. San Fernando Station - VIT - ECOPETROL.

SN C L AV AL IN - IT AN SU C A S. A.S. July 2009 October 2014

Position: Project Engineer and Engineering Coordinator of Hydrocarbon Projects


Duties / Responsibilities:
Integrate, coordinate and follow up the work of several engineering disciplines.
Director of technical supervision to control the detailed engineering designs which are
delivered by contractors and provide recommendations for approval in accordance with

Hctor Alfonso Sierra Sierra Project Engineer / Engineering Team Leader / Lead Civil & Structural Engineer
standards and technical specifications.
Review material requisitions and approve purchase orders.
Review follow-up reports and update construction schedule of projects (both in time and
costs) and issue recommendations.

Projects:
2014
Detail Engineering Castilla 3 Project. Crude Production and Water Treatment.
ECOPETROL - Production Management.

2012 - 2013
Conceptual Engineering Costa Norte Colombia Galan Project Crude Evacuation
Program, PEC - ECOPETROL.
Conceptual & Basic Engineering - Magdalena Medio140 Project Oil Warming, Tisquirama,
Pijio del Carmen Crude Evacuation Program, PEC - ECOPETROL.

2011
Magdalena Medio100 Project Ayacucho Plant Coveas - Crude Evacuation Program,
PEC - ECOPETROL.
Magdalena Medio100 Project Increase storage capacity Coveas - Crude Evacuation
Program, PEC - ECOPETROL.
Gace Project Stage III Marine Platform, CHEVRON PETROLEUM CORPORATION.

2010
Conceptual Engineering Mansilla Pipeline - Tocancip, ECOPETROL - VIT.
Basic Engineering Electrical System Optimization, Ayacucho Plant, ECOPETROL - VIT.
Basic Engineering Refined Products, Ayacucho II Plant, ECOPETROL - VIT.
Basic & Detailed Engineering New Power System 6.3KV, Vasconia II, ECOPETROL - VIT.
Detailed Engineering Auditing, CONEQUIPOS, Tocancip, ECOPETROL - VIT.

2009
Basic Engineering for two 120,000 bbl Storage Tanks. Vasconia ECOPETROL - VIT
Conceptual & Basic Engineering for new derivation between Pereira and Cartago. Puerto
Salgar Pipeline Cartago. ECOPETROL - VIT
Conceptual Engineering for new Derivation between Chinchin and Pereira. Puerto Salgar
Pipeline Cartago, ECOPETROL - VIT.
Director of Technical overseeing for Detailed Engineering of ECOPETROLs Terminal in
Tocancip, ECOPETROL - VIT.
Basic Engineering for Revamping of Seven Control Rooms for ECOPETROL - GCB
Barrancabermeja Refinery, ECOPETROL.

IGC ANDINA - Colombia Consultants 2004 - 2008

Position: Technical Director

Hctor Alfonso Sierra Sierra Project Engineer / Engineering Team Leader / Lead Civil & Structural Engineer
Projects:

2008
Technical, administrative and financial audit for fabrication, construction and assembly of
15000 and 20000 bbl tanks, in storage terminals of Medelln and Bogot. (CPC - CHEVRON
Petroleum Company).

Duties / Responsibilities:
Director of Technical Overseeing.
Protect the interests of CPC.
Provide direction and follow up the work of land engineers of Technical Overseeing.
Review and approve the detailed designs of the tanks, which are delivered by the
Contractor and give recommendation for approval in accordance with standards and
technical specifications.
Review and approve reports of quality of materials, steel plates, welding, testing, etc.
Review and approve welding procedures.
Review follow-up reports and update construction schedule of the project (both in time
and costs) and issue recommendations.
Review, approve and report to CPC any change in amounts of work and request for APU
for approval of the Company enclosing the justification for the changes to be made.
Report any anomaly on quality of work plan, or amounts of work, to facilities CPC
engineer, and issue appropriate recommendations.
Monitor monthly follow-up meetings for the construction and assembly tasks and other
regular meetings that may be required by CPC.
Review and approve the periodic reports of execution and progress of work.
Review and approve the final liquidation of the contract.
Review and approve the archive of documents (dossier) delivered by the Contractor.

2005 - 2007
Basic & Detailed Engineering - Center of Technical Information Resources. ECOPETROL
(Colombia Oil Company) / OTEPI - Refinery of Barrancabermeja Colombia. 10,000 M2

Duties / Responsibilities:
General Coordination alongside with the Customer, Architects and other suppliers
Basic and Detailed Engineering
Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete and Steel Structures
Design of underground for wastewater, rain waters, concrete trenches and electrical
ducts.
Development and management of technical specifications for construction of civil works.
Development of Quality Plan for the appropriate execution of the Project.
Complete definition of materials along with its amounts and requisitions

2004 2005
Structural Pathology for water plants U-800/U-830 / U-850 - ECOPETROL (Colombia Oil
Company) / OTEPI - Refinery of Barrancabermeja Colombia

Hctor Alfonso Sierra Sierra Project Engineer / Engineering Team Leader / Lead Civil & Structural Engineer
Duties / Responsibilities:
Verification of concretes behavior. Disintegration, erosion, spalling, cracking, leakage,
etc.
Identification of concretes problems. Carbonation / sulfate attack / fluorescence.
Identification of behavior of embedded metal. Corrosion process, dispassivation,
delaminating and other deterioration mechanism.
Verification of Structural Analysis of the concrete equipments of the water plants and
reduction in Structural Capacity
Recommendations and Particular Procedures to carry out a deeper evaluation of the real
conditions of the equipments of concrete
Technical specifications for surface repair, summary of Repair and Overlay Materials for
each structure. Analysis, Strategies and Design

TECHNIP Colombia (TIPIEL S. A.) 1994 - 2004

Duties / Responsibilities:
Civil/Structural Lead Engineer. General Coordination with other Engineering disciplines.
Basic and detailed engineering: Analysis and Design of Steel Structures for Process Buildings,
Pipe Racks, Open Frame Towers and other structures
Basic and detailed engineering: Analysis and Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures for
Process Buildings, Control Houses, Substations, etc
Analysis and design of structures foundations and equipment foundations. Pumps, compressors,
heavy machinery, heat exchangers and pressure vessels (horizontal and vertical vessels), tall
towers and storage tanks.
Preparation of technical specifications for design and construction of civil works and steel
structures.
Preparation of proposals and budgets.
Site selection for plant development, programs, work strategies and construction sequence.
Technical direction and overseeing to develop the civil work construction and assembly.

Projects:

2004
Air products 110 MMSCFD Hydrogen Plant - USA

2003
Unleaded Gasoline/Low Sulphur Gas Oil EPC Project Takreer Abu Dhabi Oil Refining
Company

2002
Train III of Compressors CPF Cupiagua BPX Co Casanare Colombia
CDU Unit U-150/130 Crude Factor Recovery ECOPETROL Barrancabermeja Colombia

2001
Engineering Sunshade Contract - (LTT) - Cusiana Facilities Expansion BP-Amoco
Casanare-Colombia

Hctor Alfonso Sierra Sierra Project Engineer / Engineering Team Leader / Lead Civil & Structural Engineer
ECOPETROL Paraffins Plant Chillers Engineering, Construction and Assembly
Barrancabermeja Colombia

2000
JASMINE Facilities - Phase I Basic and Detail Engineering - Purchases Management OMIMEX
of Colombia Puerto Boyaca
New System for Stack # 2 Detail Engineering ECOPETROL -Barrancabermeja
Detailed Engineering: Structural Analysis and Design for Column C-525 Revamping for
Industrial Plant of Monomeros Colombo-Venezolanos
Technical Supervision of Detailed Engineering for Viscosity Reduction Plant ECOPETROL
Cartagena Colombia

1998 - 1999
Cusiana/Cupiagua Full Field Development Flow Lines & Wellpads Project - BPX Co.- Casanare
- Colombia
New Pumping Station ECOPETROL Cisneros Antioquia - Colombia

1997
Cusiana Expansion Sales Gas Plant BPX Co. Casanare Colombia
Modernization for Topping 2000 Unit ECOPETROL - GCB - Barrancabermeja - Colombia

1996
MERIELECTRICA Power Plant 160 MW WESTINGHOUSE - Barrancabermeja Colombia
TERMODORADA Power Plant 51.1MW La Dorada Caldas - Colombia

1994 1995
Spent Caustic & Sour Water Treatment ECOPETROL Cartagena - Colombia
Particleboard Plant TABLEMAC SA Phase II Santa Rosa de Osos Antioquia Colombia

TECHNIP Colombia (TIPIEL S. A.) 1989 - 1991

Duties / Responsibilities:
Leader Civil / Structural Engineer.
Analysis and Design of Steel structures and reinforced concrete
Analysis and Design of Foundations for static equipments.
Preparation of technical specifications for design and construction of civil works.

Projects:

1990
Modernization for Vapour Recovery Units (VRU) and Ethylene Unit - ECOPETROL
Barrancabermeja

1989 1990
Particleboard Plant TABLEMAC SA Phase I TABLEMAC S. A.. Manizales - Caldas

1989

Hctor Alfonso Sierra Sierra Project Engineer / Engineering Team Leader / Lead Civil & Structural Engineer
Pilot Plant for Cellulose Pulp production from fique. Caldono, Cauca DRI Caldono
Cauca

OTHER COLOMBIAN COMPANIES / INDUSTRIAL PROJECTS 1991 - 2003

Duties / Responsibilities:
Basic coordination, management of several EPC Projects and Design Implementation.
Planning definition, including buildings and equipments distribution, services Areas (On site,
Utilities and Off Sites).
Analysis and Design of Steel Structures and reinforced Concrete Structures.
Analysis and Design of Foundations for static and dynamic equipments and heavy machinery.
Tanks foundations (ring wall), Vessels, Pumps, Compressors, basins, mat slabs, etc.
General Design of underground systems
Development and management of Technical Specifications for Construction of Civil Works.
Technical Support and Construction Supervision for design implementation.

Projects:

2002
Experience with ITANSUCA Ltda
Technical and Administrative Supervision. Construction, Assembly and Configuration
Sectorization System - Trasandino Pipeline ECOPETROL

2000 2003
Experience with MAVC / EXXON MOBIL / TEXACO
Detailed Engineering Tank 14000 Barrels - Storage of Jet Gasoline - Storage Tank Ring walls
Foundation Design - Plant of Aviation Set Operation Texaco / Exxon Mobil Corp. - EL
DORADO International Airport - 2003
Structural Consultancy Design verification Warehouse - Inactive File - Texas Petroleum
Company, Texaco Puente Aranda Bogot - Colombia - 2001
Detailed Engineering: Analysis and Design of Steel structure for Pipe Rack Supply Plant -
Exxon / Mobil Corporation Medellin, Antioquia Colombia - 2000

1995
Experience with JJ PIRAQUIVE & Co.
Basic & Detailed Engineering and Construction and Assembly for SAN ISIDRO Foods Industrial
Plant Chia - Structural Analysis, Design and Construction

1993 1994
Experience with GRACE COLOMBIA
Engineering, Construction and Assembly for Biosida Production Plant - Dearborn Line Bogot
Engineering and Construction Treatment Plant for industrial wastewater - Bogot

1992
Experience with SADE DOMINICANA
Detailed Engineering and development budget for Electro-mechanical assembly. Bonao Ro
Blanco - Dominican Republic

Hctor Alfonso Sierra Sierra Project Engineer / Engineering Team Leader / Lead Civil & Structural Engineer
1991
Experience with ECOPETROL
Detailed Engineering - Production Facilities of Gas Analysis and Design of Steel structures and
Foundations - Wellpad Cerrito 1 Ccuta - Colombia
Detailed Engineering Steel Structures and Foundations for Electric Substation Production
Facilities of Palagua - Puerto Boyac Colombia
Detailed Engineering Steel Structures and Foundations for Electric Substation Production
Facilities of Toldado - Tolima - Colombia
Detailed Engineering Gas Compressor Station Barrancabermeja - Colombia
Supports for pipe line interconnection between stations 76 x 7 and La Cira - Infantas - El
Centro Barrancabermeja Colombia

1991 1992
Experience with TECNICONTROL Ltda.
Production Facilities for Heavy Oil La Linda, Toroyaco y Uchupayaco Stations - Argosy Energy
International / ECOPETROL - Putumayo - Colombia
Detailed Engineering for Shampoo Industrial Plant. - Norwich Colombiana Inextra - Funza,
Cundinamarca - Colombia.
Detailed Engineering and Technical Supervision for Construction - Coca Cola Industrial Plant for
Production of Thermo - formed Plastic Pack Comptec - Funza Cundinamarca Colombia

1987 -1989
Experience with PCA PROYECTISTAS CIVILES ASOCIADOS
Structural Analysis and design for several steel structures and reinforced concrete.
o Housing urbanizations
o Housing and Offices Buildings
o Trades Center.
Technical Assurance for Construction

Hctor Alfonso Sierra Sierra Project Engineer / Engineering Team Leader / Lead Civil & Structural Engineer