- May 19, 2021 at 7:23 am
Chad J. Barbe
1000 Wildwood Rd
Panama City, FL 32407
Production Support Engineer and Group Manager
Strong experience in mechanical and piping systems as well as ship structure, regulatory requirements and ship’s stability. Strong management and organizational skills.
Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering
University of New Orleans
Licensed Professional Engineer
MaxSurf, Hydromax, GHS, AutoHydro, AutoLoad, AutoCad, Multiframe, Frame3D, BeamPro, ShipMo, Microsoft Office Suite including MS Project and PowerPoint, Rhinoceros, FORAN, ShipConstructor, SolidWorks, Flow 3D, Pipe Flow
Eastern Shipbuilding Group, Inc. July 2013- May 2021
2200 Nelson St
Panama City, Florida 32401
Production Support Engineering Group Manager: Promoted to this position after one year. Duties are to manage a team of 5 Project Engineers and provide support and experience to the team members. Also responsible for several new build projects at a time in the capacity of Project Engineer.
Project Engineer: Responsible to coordinate between the shipyard Superintendents, Project Managers, Design Firms, and Vendors, as well as other shipyards. Responsible for checking all technical documentation for accuracy and ease of implementation. Required to explain technical documents to ship yard personnel. Required to interface with engineers and salesmen from many different countries across the world. In addition, carry out Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering analysis and calculations covering all disciplines including Electrical Engineering. Responsible for scheduling of three engineering departments to meet ship-build schedule as well as equipment delivery schedule.
Field Engineer: Responsible for ship checks and to verify production and engineering errors and provide solutions.
Chad J. Barbe – Resume, Page 2
Technology Associates, Inc. April 2012- July 2013
2045 Lakeshore Drive, Ste. 526
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122
Project Manager / Naval Architect: Project manager and lead naval architect for a 193-foot coastal research vessel. Engineered and managed entire design from hull form and structure to mechanical systems with ABS and USCG approvals. Project manager over a new 300-foot OSV with methanol capability delivered in 2013.
Responsible for all marine engineering, including piping and ventilation design, for the current portfolio of new build vessels.
Responsible for responding to requests for proposals. Played a critical role in writing and managing two successful proposals, one of which resulted in a 3 year, 2-million-dollar contract involving four additional companies to assist the USCG APO’s program for maintenance and logistics for the transitional period of the fleet from delivery to sustainment.
North American Shipbuilding, Edison Chouest Offshore February 2008 – April 2012
800 Industrial Park Road
Larose, Louisiana 70373
Project Manager: Responsible for the Frac house addition and conversion of three existing offshore supply vessels. Project manager over a series of 10 new OSV’s of varying design with and without methanol capability.
Developed good working knowledge of ABS, USCG and IMO regulations including SOLAS. Represented Edison Chouest Offshore in a working group at OMSA discussing proposals to USCG for revisions to IMO regulations A.673 and MSC235. Submitted and received approval for alternative firefighting stability criteria from ABS.
Naval Architect: Performed over a dozen incline experiments and completed over 50 stability manuals. Designed and delivered two steel floating dry docks, one of which was ABS classed. In addition to traditional Naval Architect duties, also performed piping calculations and reviewed piping drawings.
VT Halter Marine February 2007 – February 2008
PO Box 1328
Pascagoula, MS 39568-1328
Naval Architect: Performed structural calculations for scantlings and local structure. Performed drafting duties on structural and design drawings. Performed stability analyses, longitudinal strength calculations, and compiled associated manuals. Completed a loading manual for an ocean-going barge.
REFERENCES: Available upon request.
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