500 Beaudet Street
Columbia, CT 45453
sgibson @ email . com
19 years’ track record of designing, building, and maintaining different types of marine vessels and structures. A self-starter with high energy enabling efficient coordination of the work of engineering design teams in order to successfully meet project deadlines. Hands-on experience in studying design proposals and specifications to establish basic characteristics of ships, including height, weight, and speed.
• Unmatched ability to accurately develop sectional and waterline curves of hulls to establish the center of gravity and stability.
• Specialized courses in designing ships’ interiors, including passenger compartments, cargo space, and elevators.
• Adept at leading teams from a variety of specialties to oversee building and testing prototypes and ensuring that they conform to specifications.
FLUOR CORPORATION, Columbia, CT
Oct 2015 – Present
• Confer with client companies to determine their marine designing needs.
• Design ships and boats using complex mathematical and physical models to ensure a technically sound design.
• Plan building processes of vessels, from concept through delivery of the final product.
• Provide clients with engineering solutions, technical and commercial guidance, and project management support.
• Determine the general size and purpose of the marine vessel and brainstorm for ideas on how to design it.
• Develop sectional and waterline curves of hulls by following strict safety standards.
• Set up the layout of boiler room equipment and heating and ventilation systems.
• Ascertain that the propulsion machinery and refrigeration equipment is properly set up and installed.
• Lead teams to oversee the building and testing of prototypes and assist with the actual building process.
• Designed an entire HVAC program for a warship which the previous architect had forgotten to incorporate.
• Introduced the 3D modeling concept, which increased design decision-making by 530%.
• Implemented a preventative maintenance program that reduced the chances of breakdowns by 25%.
• Trained 7 batches of assistant naval architects in submarine design concepts and fluid mechanics, as part of a rigorous training program.
Assistant Naval Architect
CARNIVAL CRUISE LINE, Columbia, CT
Mar 2002 – Oct 2008
• Interviewed clients to determine their marine vessel building needs.
• Assisted in creating designs for boats and ships by following safety standards.
• Conducted basic design work for ongoing maintenance and upgrades.
• Provided cost estimates and monitored set budgets.
• Assisted in determining root causes of ongoing vessel non-conformities and accidents.
• Prepared reports on contracts, contract estimates, and modifications.
Master of Engineering in Naval Architecture
CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY, Denver, CT – 2000
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
• Design Studies
• Hull Form Design
• HVAC Deployment
• Prototype Testing
• Submarine Design Concepts
• Naval Architecture
• Fluid Mechanics
• 3D Modeling
• Seaworthiness Compliance
• Repair and Maintenance