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    Chad J. Barbe

    1000 Wildwood Rd

    Panama City, FL 32407

    Phone (504)-810-3129




    Production Support Engineer and Group Manager

    Project Manager

    Project Engineer

    Naval Architect

    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

    Florida Active

    Louisiana Inactive


    Software Knowledge:

    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.

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    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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