Patrick Ireland, PMP

Project Engineer

With a background in Chemical Engineering and over 10 years of experience in industry, Patrick has had a career-long focus on improving safety, reducing risk, and identifying opportunities for improvement. He tends to lead the way with regards to piping systems, clarifiers, process controls, heat transfer and instrumentation.

Areas of Expertise

Process Safety Management
Process Hazard Analysis
Fluid Processing
Project Management
Valves and Instrumentation
Mass and Energy Transfer
Steam Generation/Distribution
Fixed & Rotating Equipment
Air, Water and Waste Permits

Professional Life

EFI Group – Project Engineer (2+ years)

  • Work with various manufacturing companies on process improvement projects to increase yield and decrease downtime. Implement process and plant safety improvement
  • Develop PFDs and P&IDs. Special emphasis on process development
  • Provide PSM and Process Safety experience
  • Projects include greenfield process development, plant expansions, process equipment
  • troubleshooting and reliability improvements
  • Projects in various industries including Paper, Coatings, Chemical, Wastewater, and Food

Covestro/Bayer- Project Manager (9 Years)

  • Managed and executed projects for various manufacturing sites around the US anywhere from 10 thousand to 60 million
  • Troubleshot production problems and developed process improvements
  • Supported Process Safety Improvements and followed PSM guidelines
  • Developed training on a variety of technical and leadership topics

US Liner- Engineering Intern

  • Lead testing efforts in both QA and R&D per ASTM standards
  • Wrote testing and operational procedures for tensile, compressive, bend, & other product tests


  • Ongoing Masters in Materials Science Engineering, Johns Hopkins
  • BS in Chemical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh


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