RACHEL WIGGINS external resume 2016

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  • RACHEL WIGGINS, PE, CFSE

    SENIOR PROCESS ENGINEER

    wigginsrr@gmail.com 548 Browning Loop, Mandeville LA 70448 504-258-1489

    Business Profile

    A detail-oriented, organized, and effective lead engineer with strong written and verbal communication skills. Twenty-two years of industrial and corporate experience in process engineering design with a strong emphasis in process safety throughout.

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    Senior Process Engineer, Jacobs Engineering Group, Baton Rouge, LA: March 2016- Current

    Performed pump evaluations for chemical plant brownfield project.

    Performed hydraulic calculations for pump circuits.

    Performed relief valve scenario evaluation and sizing calculations.

    Principal Process Engineer, Audubon Engineering Company, Covington, LA: 2011- March 2016

    Served as Lead Process Engineer for numerous Qualitative Risk Analysis (QRA) Screenings for offshore platforms.

    Served as Lead Process Engineer on a project to modify topsides for subsea tieback.

    Conducted siting studies for onshore storage facilities and terminal.

    Served as Lead Process Engineer for SEMS Relief Design Basis compliance project for numerous offshore platforms.

    Served as Lead Process Engineer for Flare Minimization Study at LA refinery.

    Facilitated numerous PHAs, both HAZOP and What-if Checklist, with PHA Pro and PHA Works software, for onshore and offshore brownfield oil and gas projects.

    Performed SIL verification calculations for refinery and offshore facilities Safety Instrumented Functions with SIL Solver software.

    Performed various process design calculations for oil and gas projects including heat exchanger modeling, H2S disposal optioneering, line sizing, pump specification, flare gas minimization, and relief header analysis.

    Conducted Hazard Analyses for numerous offshore platforms as part of client SEMS compliance program using API RP 14J simple and detailed checklists, per 30CFR 250.1911.

    Safety and Risk Process Engineer, Sigma Engineers and Constructors, Metairie, LA: 2009 -2011

    Performed siting study for biofuels plant to meet API RP 752 and 753 guidelines, including estimation of blast wave distances and magnitudes.

    Served as Lead Process Engineer on plant-wide relief verification study, for chemical plant. This effort included scenario evaluation, fire-proofing allowances, reaction gas evolution calculations, and the associated documentation.

    Managed updates to SIS Database, including evaluation of criticality, via site Management of Change action items.

    Conducted numerous risk assessments on existing Safety Instrumented Functions to determine target Safety Integrity Level (SIL). Created event trees to semi-quantitatively calculate probability of hazardous events. Assisted in development of capital project design to modify existing SIS to meet SIL target.

    Safety and Risk Process Engineer, HFG Engineering, Metairie, LA: 2005-2009

    Conducted Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) for wellhead platform modification projects. Calculated failure rates for designed Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS).

    Performed relief header and drain header system analyses.

    Facilitated HAZOPs for capital project changes to existing chemical facility operating units.

    Served as Lead Process Engineer on PSV Study to validate relief devices throughout entire chemical plant. Sized relief devices, including PSVs, PV Vents, EOVs, and atmospheric free vents. Developed mitigation plans to correct inadequate relief devices for existing major chemical plant.

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    Facilitated 5-year PHA revalidation for chemical manufacturing unit, including dust handling area and dust explosion vent sizing.

    Managed the tracking of over 4000 recommendations from PHAs on wellhead and production platforms, including coordination with multi-discipline engineering team. Facilitated several MOC-PHAs and Human Factor reviews, including 3D model walk-throughs.

    Facilitated Process Hazards Analyses, including HAZOP, What-if checklist, and API 14C review, on oil & gas facilities, for greenfield and brownfield projects onshore and offshore.

    Safety and Risk Process Engineer, M S Benbow, Metairie, LA: 2000-2005

    Developed SIS program for refinery, including program management procedures, development of safety availability calculation method, design of relational database for SIS data, and creation of recommendations for changes in instrumentation and testing frequencies to meet company and industry (IEC61511) safety availability and reliability standards.

    Led several monthly safety meetings for refinery contract employees (200+) on site. Process Engineer, Monsanto, Luling, LA: 1997-2000

    Provided operational support for day-to-day unit manufacturing and process optimization at a major chemical company facility.

    Managed a team of three process engineers, as the senior process engineer.

    Provided process support during successful startup of five reactor trains and retrofit of three reactor trains, including managing checkout of safety interlocks.

    Modified DCS (Fisher Provox) batch programming and PLC (Modicon) ladder logic to optimize production of reactor trains.

    Served as lead process engineer on Truck Unloading and Catalyst Filter projects.

    Trained operators on new operations including additional reactor trains, new catalyst usage, and tank car and truck unloading.

    Process Control Engineer, Monsanto, St. Louis, MO: 1993-1997

    Participated in several major capital projects as lead process engineer, for batch and continuous chemical manufacturing processes.

    Performed tasks including: DCS design, writing functional sequence descriptions, performing software checkout, process modeling with FORTRAN, writing operating procedures, conducting operator training, participating in interlock checkout and, startup support.

    COLLEGE EDUCATION

    Tulane University, 2005 -- M.S. Chemical Engineering

    Missouri University of Science & Technology, 1992 -- B.S. Chemical Engineering

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    Registered Professional Process Engineer Louisiana, 2003

    Registered Engineer in Training Missouri, 1992

    Certified Functional Safety Expert (CFSE), 2008

    Secretary, New Orleans Section AIChE 2005-2007

    AIChE Member 1992 Present

    TWIC

    SOFTWARE AND SKILLS STANDARDS KNOWLEDGE

    HYSYS API STD 520, 521

    Aspen Flare System Analyzer API RP 752, 753

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    SIL Solver IEC 61511

    PHA Pro API RP 75 (SEMS), CFR PSM