Edgar Tamayo

  • St. Albert, Alberta

Senior Electrical /Mechanical Engineering Professional


Leadership | People Management | Project Management  | Process Control  | Instrumentation and Controls  | International Experience 

Selected areas of demonstrate expertise, skills and experience include:

  • Project Management, ETAP Basic/Advanced Modeling, SEL University Power & Generator Protection Systems, Honeywell Profit Controller Implementation, Profit Controller Maintenance, Profit Controller Concepts; Leadership.
  • Process Control Simulation, Modeling and Identification Multivariable Control and Optimization Techniques, Auto-tuning of PID Control System.
  • Application of DCS (Distributed Control System, such as Honeywell Total Plant Solution), PLC (Modicon, Allen Bradley).
  • Current Industry Standards and Practices and a practical sense in applying such references.
  • Mechanical/Chemical Engineering, Petrochemical Process, Refinery Process.
  • Bitumen Production, Crude Distillation, Vacuum Distillation, LC Finer, Sulphur Recovery, Hydrocracking and Utilities. Honeywell and Delta V DCS systems.
  • Matlab, RMPCT, DCS and PLC.
  • Extensive experience working in the Middle East.

Work History

Work History
2013 - 2015

Supervisor - Facilities Engineering

Enbridge Pipelines Inc

Managed portfolio of projects and ensured timely execution within scope and budget. Project management was successfully executed through the use of experience and training in engineering and management:

  • Recruitment, training and supervision of project personnel.
  • Coordinated across departments to manage day-to-day workflow: cost estimation and preparation of AFEs, ERs, project schedule, workforce allocation, contracts, building permits, geotechnical surveys, environmental permits, outage plan, commissioning plan, engineering and constructability reviews, turnover OAC (Operations Acceptance Criteria) and monthly project report.
  • Managed and motivated engineering team consisting of Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineers in assuring approved Scope, Execution process, Schedule updates, Gating/ Compliance deliverables, Cost estimates, Project quality and Risk control.
  • Managed EPCM consultants’ activities for FEED and Detailed engineering deliverables for assigned scope including material and equipment specifications, datasheets and drawings (P&ID's, PFD's, etc.) for CWPs.
  • Monitored procurement and contracting/ construction strategies to optimize synergies with other ongoing Engineering and operations maintenance projects.
  • Provided direction/input in the tender, analysis and award of engineering and construction contracts.
  • Monitored project activities: cost and schedule within assigned area; provided updates to management.
  • Ensured company’s environmental and safety standards including local regulations were consistently applied as part of pipeline facilities design.

Typical Projects managed:

  • Line 9B Expansion and Reversal - involving reversal of product flow through 30" pipeline from Sarnia, Ontario to Montreal, Quebec and increase in crude oil production capacity using additional mainline pumps and Drag Reducing Agent (DRA).
  • Line 7 Expansion - involving increase in crude oil flow through 30" pipeline using DRA.
  • Intelligent Valve Program (IVP) - involving installation of 30" Emergency Flow Restriction Device (ERFD) valves protecting High Consequence Areas (HCAs) in the event of leaks.
  • Phases 1E and 1F Expansion - involving terminal and pumping station expansion for Cenovus Energy at Sunday Creek, Alberta, Canada.
2011 - 2013

Supervisor - Design Engineering


Supervised Design Engineering groups consisting of Electrical, Instrumentation & Controls, Mechanical/Piping and Structural Engineers and Designers responsible for providing design engineering support issuing Construction Work Packages, Data Sheets, P&IDs, Logic Diagrams, Wiring Diagrams, Panel Drawings, Arc Flash Mitigation Design through ETAP Modeling, Electrical Power Protection Systems, MCC/SWGR/Transformer Specifications, Piping Design, Structural Design Isometrics and Design Specifications/Standards required for completion of outage and non-outage projects within schedule and budget constraints.

  • Drove business operation excellence by application of Project Management principles, practices and standards to achieve delivery of engineering design packages within cost and time constraints.
  • Provided direction into the completion of protective device coordination, Arc Flash and short-circuit analysis for TransAlta Fleet enabling the Sundance Plants compliant with Electrical Safety Standards.
  • Coordinated with stakeholders and engineering consultants on project Management of Change (MOC), Issue For Review/Construction packages and execution resulting in improved communication with all parties.
  • Ensured the consistent application of TransAlta’s design standards, processes and equipment guidelines and CSA, CEC, ASME and other applicable engineering codes.

Engineering Manager (~ ½; year) responsible for Design and Plant Engineering to drive improved business results; provided day to day operations and maintenance support as well as project and outage technical support through Mechanical and EI&C analysis and design.

  • Liaised with Plant Managers in ensuring successful completion of projects. Provided leadership in the development of strategy and objectives setting as well as mentoring and coaching. Developed incentive goals and conducted Performance Assessment, alignment and salary planning. Hired and facilitated training plan.

Typical Projects oversaw, reviewed and approved:

  • Sundance Unit 3 Generator Monitoring-Accelerometer, RFM and Shaft Voltage CWP
  • Sundance Unit 6 generator-GSU transformer replacement CWP
  • Sundance Unit 3 O2 analyzer monitoring system replacement CWP
  • Sundance Unit 3,5 acoustic monitoring system CWP
  • Sundance Unit 5,6 front and central pedestal lube oil DPT replacement CWP
  • Sundance Unit 6 stator water monitoring upgrade CWP
  • Sundance Boiler Feed Water RO plant train1 CDI power controller upgrade CWP
  • Sundance 6 Vent Fan MCC specifications and CWP
  • Sundance Plant Unit 4 Power System Analysis, Protection Upgrade and Arc Flash mitigation project:
  • Involved analysis of electrical distribution system model at Sundance plant power Unit 4 using ETAP software; issue of construction report with cost saving setting change in breakers, maintenance switches for 480V breakers & 4160V relays and additional over current relays (DT3010) solution to reduce energy level for above 40 Cal/cm2 busses; analysis of motor starting time and inrush current to provide short time pickup change of the main breaker Issued construction work packag
  • Sundance Unit 5 Electromechanical Relay Upgrade to Digital Relay.
  • Sundance Unit 6, 3 GSU Transformer Replacements.
1988 - 2011

Senior Associate - Instrumentation & Controls


Led and mentored Engineers in the design and day-to-day maintenance of Process Control applications in Vacuum Distillation Unit, Coker, LC Finer, Hydrotreater, Hydrogen, and Environmental processes. Liaised with Operations in systematic resolution of Process Control issues.

  • Initiated and managed development and implementation of Process Control Engineering tools through new technology that realized significant savings to the company.
  • Wrote, updated and monitored Engineering standards involving Control Narratives and Process Controller Design, which facilitate Best Practices in the company.
  • Conceived innovations and directed their implementations. Innovations included Open Loop and Closed-Loop Tuning tools, Adaptive Control, Unit-wide pressure control, Soft sensors, Advanced Process Control Performance monitoring, Closed-loop Profit Stepper for efficient and cost-effective process modeling.
  • Coordinated development and implementation of Multi-variable Model Predictive Controllers with Honeywell using RMPCT (Robust Model Predictive Control Technology).
  • Developed construction Work Packages involving field instrumentation, wiring and control valve selection in Utilities, Mining, Extraction and Upgrading.
  • Developed and commissioned efficient and easily maintainable PLC programs.
  • Led and coordinated Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and Site Acceptance Test (SAT) to successful swing-over of Honeywell DCS migration into new system.

Typical Projects designed and implemented:

  • Identified opportunity to improve Bitumen Recovery in Oil Sands Separation Process through Data Analysis.
  • Oil Sands Separation Process Modeling and Optimization to improve Bitumen Recovery rate with estimated economic benefit of $7.3 Million/year.
  • Plant 8-2 COT Process Optimization that achieved $0.8 Million saving annually.
  • FAT and SAT for migrating Honeywell TDC 3000 to TPS of the LC Finer Unit.
  • Swing over of Honeywell TDC 3000 to TPS in the LC Finer in Oil Sands Upgrading facility involving migration of Basic Process Control (BPC) and Advanced Process Control (APC) applications.
  • Swing over of Honeywell TDC 3000 to TPS in Oil Sands Upgrading Process Debottleneck.
  • Identification of a strategy for Optimizing Sulfur Recovery to reduce SO2 emissions.
  • Designed and implemented Sulfur Recovery Adaptive Control strategy.
  • Electronic Governor Installation CWP.
  • CCC Series 2 upgrade to Series 3 Anti-Surge Controller for Utility Air Compressor CWP.
  • Water Treatment Plant (WTP) Rinse Water Recovery CWP and commissioning that involved control panel and wiring design, PLC programming, instrument specification and control valve sizing and installation.
  • WTP Pre-Coat Condensate tank overflow incident investigation leading to PLC upgrade CWP and PLC programming.
  • Extraction Auxiliary Production System (EAPS) Design, Implementation and Commissioning the Control Strategy on PLC the first Oil Sands Hydro Transport Production Unit.
1979 - 1983

Mechanical Engineer

Saudi Aramco

Oversaw Maintenance Projects in Natural Gas Liquids Plants, which involved working with Area Maintenance Engineers on Basic Concepts and the subsequent handling of the actual projects. Other specific activities included: Writing Scopes of Work; Estimating and Executing Plans upon acceptance by Management; Supervision of Skilled Workers and Contractors erecting sites regarding Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Final Commissioning.



Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Alberta, Canada

Master of Engineering - Electrical Engineering

University of Alberta, Canada

Bachelor of Science - Electrical Engineering

University of Alberta, Canada

Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering

Mapua Institute of Technology, Philippines

Professional Association

APEGA, Professional Engineer

IEEE, Senior Member