English Resume

Jose Prada is a Venezuelan engineer with over 18 years of progressive experience in the area of Fire Engineering. My training and experience qualifies me as a specialist in the field of fire protection and, as you can verify at my attached resume, I have a profile that would allow your company to fulfill all your fire, asset and live protection needs. My skills allow me to face any challenge in both engineering projects, from the negotiation phase to “as built” drawings the same as in the administrative management of companies in this market. My skills include a deep knowledge of international standards (NFPA, FM, OSHA, etc.), project development, budgeting, procurement, construction, installation, computer programming, construction management and staff, consulting, customer management and contractors, sales, business promotion, trade missions, technical support, among others. I can work as a freelance engineer or even as a dedicated staff.

Below you will find my resume, so you can see a Little more about my experience and skills.

KEY STRENGTHS

Electrical Engineer with over twelve years of experience in designing, drawing, hydraulic calculation, supervising installation, testing and commissioning, auditing and maintaining of fire protection systems. It includes: detection & alarm systems as well as systems based on water (fire pumps, wet, dry & deluge sprinkler, foam, hose and mains) and clean agent.

Some projects related with warehouse protection, malls, large factories and generic commercial areas.

Design experience with NOTIFIER, HOCHIKI, GAMEWELL, HONEYWELL, EST EDWARDS, HONEYWELL, EVAX, CHEMETRONICS, CHEMETRON & ANSUL CLEAN AGENTS, SIEMENS, PATTERSON PUMPS, FAIRBANK PUMPS, AURORA PUMPS, FIRETROL, CUTTLER HAMMER as well as other well known brands in fire protection market.

Related experience as loss prevention and asset protection consultant, hazop analysis and hazard evaluation.

Deep knowledge of NPPA, Factory Mutual, OSHA and other international standards. Capability to work as a part of a team, hard worker even under pressure, handles change in working environments and meet deadline.PLC’s and DCS’s design and programming experience. Performance and results oriented, self motivated, responsible and committed to customer service. Organized, analytical, methodical and rational. Computer literate.

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

Engineering Manager  – DETECTOFUEGO S.A.S.  September 2016 – At the present

DETECTOFUEGO S.A.S.  is a specialized Colombian fire safety and fire protection company committed to provide fire engineered solutions. See www.detectofuego.com   or call +57.1. 386.75.85 for details.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and supervising all Department’s operations, including planning, budget and human resources.
  • Customers assistance and supporting. Sales Department supporting
  • Looking for new specific customers, like large corporations customers.
  • Supervising and coordinating a staff of 10 workers.
  • Technical Support in fire protection, detection panels, pump controllers, equipment and fire engineering theory.

Goals Achieved

  • Creating all company structures for marketing and engineering
  • Improving of department procedures, management styles and procedures
  • Development of internal training plans
  • Attending customers

Projects Director – PRODESEG, S.A. February 2012 – October 2016
PRODESEG, S.A. is a specialized Colombian fire safety and fire protection company committed to provide fire engineered solutions. See www.prodeseg.com.co or call +57.1.746.45.44 – Ext: 172 for details.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and supervising all Department’s operations, including planning, budget and human resources.
  • Customers assistance and supporting. Sales Department supporting
    Looking for new specific customers, like large corporations customers.
  • Supervising and coordinating a staff of 12 workers.
  • Technical Support in fire protection, detection panels, pump controllers, equipment and fire engineering theory.

Goals Achieved

Restructuring of the Projects Department. Improving of department procedures, management styles and procedures. Development of internal training plans.

Operations Manager – FAMASEG, Ltda, Juny 2011 – February 2012
FAMASEG, Ltda., is a specialized Colombian fire safety and fire protection company committed to provide fire engineered solutions. See www.famaseg.com or call +571 6297422 for details.

Responsibilities:

  • Co worker at COMMANDER ONE, Fire Truck Apparatus design an built in Colombia
  • Coordinating and supervising all company’s operations, including sales, engineering and administration.
  • Customers assistance and supporting
  • Looking for new specific customers, like large corporations customers.
  • Supervising and coordinating a staff of 25 workers.

Goals Achieved

  • Design Leader in EVERY (paint manufactuer) fire protection systems project
  • Co Designer in COMMANDER ONE, Fire Truck Apparatus project
  • Improving of company procedures, management styles and administration.

General Manager – SISPROFUEGO, C.A., January 2008 – Juny 2011
SISPROFUEGO, C.A., is a specialized fire safety and fire protection company committed to provide fire engineered solutions. See www.sisprofuego.com or call +58 244 663 2769 for details.

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating and supervising all company’s operations, including sales, engineering and administration.
  • Customers assistance and supporting
  • Looking for new specific customers, like large corporations customers.
  • Supervising and coordinating a staff of 25 workers.

Goals Achieved

  • Increasing sales in 70% annually from 2004 to 2010. Increasing customers in 300% from 2004 to 2010
  • Improving of company procedures, management styles and administration.
  • Company became one of the 20 most important fire protection companies in Venezuela.

Engineering Manager – SISPROFUEGO, C.A., July 2004 – December 2007
SISPROFUEGO, C.A., is a specialized fire safety and fire protection company committed to provide fire engineered solutions. See www.sisprofuego.com or call +58 244 663 2769 for details.

Responsibilities:

  • Managing construction of fire protection projects including water based, clean agent based and fire alarm systems.
  • Programming and setting of computer based fire panel and pumps control panels.
  • Design and drafting of fire protection projects
  • Budget and technical proposal elaboration.
  • Providing technical and advisory support to Engineering and Sales Department.
  • Supervising and coordinating a staff of 10 workers.

Goals Achieved

  • Increasing sales in 70% annually from 2004 to 2010. Increasing customers in 300% from 2004 to 2010
  • Creating technical and drawings data base
  • Elaboration of technical manuals and handbooks and generic terms of conditions for Engineering and Sales Dept.

Project and Budget Manager – INCISAN FIRE, C.A., January 2000 – April 2004
INCISAN FIRE, C.A., is a specialized fire safety and fire protection company committed to provide fire engineered solutions. See www.incisanfire.com for details.

Responsibilities:

  • Supervising and consulting of sprinkler, fire pumps, fire detection and clean agent systems.
  • Supervising of 6 staff and several sub contractors. Supporting sales and merchandise department for technical proposal.
  • Design, installation, maintenance and commissioning of fire pump, water based, detection & alarm, clean agent based, special hazard and foam based systems.
  • Developing of projects from the green-field to the “as built” drawings.
  • Hydraulics Calculations of water based and clean agents systems.
  • Commissioning, programming and hook up of fire pump controllers and fire detection panels.
  • Hazard and risk evaluations in plants and factories. Loss prevention and asset protection evaluation and consulting.
  • Personal training. Sales Department supporting. Customer’s technical supporting. Contractor and providers supervising.

Goals Achieved

  • Improving installation quality and profits in projects.
  • Improving company`s procedures, management styles and administration.
  • More than 200 projects designed and /or supervised.

QUALIFICATIONS, ACADEMICS DEGREE AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Bachelor degree of Electrical Engineering, University of Carabobo, Valencia – Venezuela, 1997
  • Magister Scientiarum degree in Financial Management, Yacambu University – Venezuela, 2013
  • Safety and Health Diploma. UPEL, Maracay- Venezuela – 2008
  • Sales and Marketing Diploma. FENALCO, Bogota, Colombia – 2013
  • SENCAMER Certified (Venezuelan Professional Certification & Quality Bureau)
  • OSHA Certified

COMPUTER SKILLS

  • Microsoft application packages: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Publisher.
  • Drafting: Autocad Rel. from 11 to 2011, Mechanical Desktop
  • Hydraulic Calculations: SprinkCalc, Hidcalc, Firecalc.
  • Specific Software: Programming Suites of Hochiki, FCI and Notifier Fire Panels
  • OS: Windows and Linux
  • Others: PHP programming
  • Miscellaneous: Advanced skills in programming and well understanding of electronic and electrical systems, and control process as well.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

  • HOCHIKI FIRENET CERTIFIED
  • ANSUL SAPHIRE SYSTEMS CERTIFIED
  • NFPA 13 2016 CERTIFIED
  • FIRETRACE CERTIFIED
  • SALES AND MARKETING DIPLOMA. FENALCO, Bogota, Colombia – 2013
  • ANSUL INERGEN, 2012. Ansul IN Company Training. Bogotá.
  • FOAM SYSTEMS. 2010. GL & Asociados, C.A. Valencia.
  • OSHA GENERAL INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION. 2008 and 2009. 10 y 30 hours respectively.
  • SAFETY, HEALTH AND ENVIROMENT SPECIALIST DIPLOMA. Venezuela. 8 months.
  • EVAX SYSTEMS CERTIFICATION. 2007. USA. 40 hours.
  • BOSCH DINION CERTIFICATION. 2003. Bosch Security Systems. Bogotá, Colombia. 40 hours.
  • HOCHIKI FIRENET FACP CERTIFICATION. 2003. Hochiki America. Los Angeles, USA. 16 hours.
  • INTERMEDIATE DESIGN SCHOOL. 2002. Automatic FIRE Alarm Association. Houston 36 hours.
  • INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL. 2002. American FIRE Sprinkler Association. Dallas. 40 hours.
  • UNIVERSITY NOTIFIER. 2002. VENCONTROLS, Caracas. 36 hours.
  • FIRE PRO and FM-200 CERTIFICATION. 2002. VENCONTROLS. Caracas. 8 hours.
  • DETECTION AND ALARM SYSTEMS. 2001. GL & Asociados, C.A. Valencia. 2 days.
  • CLEAN AGENTS CERTIFICATION. 2001. Chemetron. Orlando Florida. 10 days.
  • NOTIFIER FIRE INDICATOR PANELS INDUCTION. 2001. Vencontrols. Caracas. 1 day.