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Jody Zaruba

Jody Franklin Zaruba, P.E.

Senior Engineer

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

Texas A&M University,
College Station, TX

B.S., Electrical Engineering
TX Professional Engineer
(TX ID: 113406)

  • Electrical Equipment Manufacturer & Consultant, Zarlec Inc.
  • Upstream Sector Lead/Principle EE, Mustang Engineering/WC
  • Automation Support Eng., Connell & Associates
+1 832-895-6023
3139 W. Holcombe Blvd. # 45024
Houston, TX 77025

BIOGRAPHY

Jody Zaruba, P.E. is a licensed electrical engineer who specializes in plant & facility engineering, design, planning, construction, start-up, and operations support. Jody provides support for forensic schedule analysis, clear demonstration of complex delay, disruption and acceleration matters in relation to insurance claims on Delay in Start-up (DSU) and Business Interruption (BI) policies. He has extensive construction knowledge from prior roles as Project Engineer and Engineer of Record for multidiscipline Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) firms including a vast knowledge related to turnkey projects. Jody is experienced in the preparation of reports for use for corporations, carriers, adjusters and their legal counsel for arbitration, litigation, and mediation.

REPRESENTATIVE PROJECTS

Energy
Insurance Service: General – Analysis and Support

  • Detailed engineering, procurement and construction of a cogeneration power plant that was delayed due to poor definition and planning resulting in scope creep. Analysis showed poor planning and scheduling directly contribute to cost overruns and schedule delays

Oil & Gas
Insurance Service: General – Analysis and Support

  • Liquidated damages associated with construction schedule delays for a refinery area addition. Detailed contract analysis related to ascertaining performance of responsible parties. Analysis and concise timeline reports resulted in no liquidated damages while uncovering the actual motives for frivolous claims.
  • Near sinking of a multi-billion-dollar offshore production facility during a hurricane resulting in massive legal and insurance claims. Initially thought to be caused by excessive hurricane force winds, however, forensic analysis uncovered contributing and cascading failures from multiple contract parties.

Insurance Service: Electrical & Instrument Consultant Analyst

  • Electrical & Instrument consulting support related to catastrophic insurance claims.

EXPERTISE

  • Turnkey Project Execution Including Planning, Engineering, Design and Procurement
  • ETAP, SKM, EDSA
  • Conceptual, FEED, and Detailed Engineering
  • Onshore and Offshore Electrical Facility Design
  • Domestic Code (NEC) and Standard Compliance
  • International Code and Standard Compliance
  • Regulatory Code and Standard Compliance
  • Scope of Work, Design Basis
  • Design Specifications and Datasheets
  • Equipment Specifications and Datasheets
  • Electrical Load List
  • Generator Selection and Sizing
  • Electrical Equipment Selection and Sizing
  • Building Layout and Design
  • Electrical Power System Studies (All Types)
  • Electrical Power Calculations (All Types)
  • Generation to 15KV
  • Transformers to 38KV Secondary
  • Distribution Switchgear to 38KV
  • Motor Control & VFD’s to 15KV
  • Smartplant Electrical Administration
  • Quickbooks, SOS Inventory, Quotient App
  • Procore, Basecamp Project Management