Freelance CAD Freelancer & Drafting Freelancer

Location:Katy, Texas, United States
2 Skills
Mark Coates


Career driven, budget, and schedule conscientious individual who thrives on personal success and success of the team. Over 16 years experience in the oil and gas industry in all disciplines including vessel design, piping, and structural. Involved in all aspects of design, from FEED to Production, P&ID Development, As-Builts, fabrication, and project management.

Software areas of expertise include:

• CADWorx 2015 and previous
• Cadworx 2015 Spec Generation
• AutoCad Certification
• Plant Professional
• Isogen

• Autoplant
• Autocad Plant 3D
• CADWorx P&ID
• Microsoft Office


Engineering Firm, Houston, TX
2010 – current
Facility Design Manager
• Leader of a design team of 20 tasked with plant design and construction. These tasks include the complete design responsibility of process P&ID’s, site layouts, civil equipment foundations, structural, and vessel design for skidded packages
• Responsible for production and delivery of accurate shop friendly fabrication drawings for all projects
• Responsible for direct communication with all clients on related projects to guide and oversee the goal of customer satisfaction from start to finish
• Responsible for the concept of site layout, rack locations and ICP piping for larger facility design projects including amine systems, compressor stations, pump stations and cryogenic facilities
• Build and maintain company standards, Cadworx specifications, Isogen Templates, Cadworx Add-ons
• Compile proposals and scheduling for client RFQ’s
• Create and implement document control procedures
• Conduct weekly operations and man-loading meetings

Freeman and Curiel Engineering, Houston, TX 2007– 2010
Design Manager
• Manage 20+ employees in various disciplines of design such as structural, piping, electrical and mechanical
• Create standard procedures for all disciplines in the process industry
• Acting Project Manager
• Review drawings for standardization, consistency, and build ability
• Compile proposals and scheduling for client RFQ’s
• Travel offshore for site visits and walk downs
• Create and implement document control procedures
• Conduct weekly operations and man-loading meetings

GlobalSantaFe Corporation, Houston, TX 2004-2007
Structural Design Lead
• Prepared structural design and analysis of offshore drilling rigs, platforms and RMR’s
• Produced 2-D and as-built structural drawings for construction
• Created 3D models using point cloud data
• Worked one on one with engineers and project engineers to meet criteria for new designs and re-design
• Participated in offshore site visits for measurement and walk downs
• Completed work on all Adriatic rigs as well as the Development Driller II and III-Semi- submersible
• Utilized Steel Plus and Solid Works
Aker Kvaerner, Houston, TX 2004
• Designed and detailed Drilling rigs for a division of Aker Kvaerner which is now Aker Solutions
• Designed and detailed substructures, mud tanks, masts, drill floor layouts and other equipment
• Checked and redlined fabrication level drawing for fabrication shop located on site
• Utilized Solidworks
Claunch and Miller Engineering, Houston, TX 2003
• Used AutoCAD 2005 to produce new drawings for construction of roads, bridges and drainage lines
• Worked with utility companies to resolve discrepancies between the field and line work
• Trained on PP Plus for stationing plans and profiles and Microstation
Laney Directional Drilling, Houston, TX 2000-2003
• Ran heavy equipment including track hoes, bulldozers, and boring machines
• Served as mechanic on equipment, including HP mud pumps, gensets, and drilling rigs
• Assisted in bringing the rig up and powering it rig down
• Participated in the drill site design and layout
• Drilled from barges on the Mississippi River
• Assisted divers in subsea disconnect and reconnect of reamers, swabs, off the coast of Nigeria
• Completed 7,000 ft. drill across river without casing
Brad and Sons, Giddings, TX 1997-2000
Pipeline Foreman
• Led team of 12 to 15 employees on pipeline installations ranging in 4” to 36” lines, stretching anywhere from 2 miles to 30 miles
• Ran heavy equipment including track hoes, back hoes, cherry pickers, bulldozers, and small boring rigs
• Served as Pipe Fitter in order to run pipe clamps and fit up crews for relief stations on the mainline
• Performed Hydro-tests after the line was complete
• Cleared the right-of-ways and easements and built fences
• Maintained materials, equipment, and scheduled manpower

ITT Technical Institute, Professional Program in Drafting and Design
Associates in Applied Science (2003)

Continued Education in Autodesk Products, Cadworx Products
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