Project Controls / Project Management / Construction Management
Last Updated: 9th August 2018 (over 4 years ago)
Extensive experience in project management, project controls, construction management and consulting in electric utility, private power, construction, federal government, and telecom/fiber optical network industries, including home office and field assignments. Projects and assignments include both domestic and international.
Project Management Project Controls Construction Management Claims Management Planning & Scheduling
Cost Engineering Earned Value Quality Management Benchmarking Consulting
THE MELVIN GROUP, LLC, Miami, Florida 2011-Present
The Melvin Group, LLC provides domestic and international project management/project controls/construction management consulting services. Projects include a Client in South Korea involving the implementation of a project control system, gap analysis to develop home office, manufacturing and site processes to add value to the client’s EPC multi-billion dollar projects. Developed WBS to align Cost Accounts in Primavera P6 with SAP to aide in Earned Value Management and Cost Forecasting.
MASTEC, Miami, Florida Project Controls Manager 2018-Present
Provide Project Management and Project Control Services for a major fiber optics telecommunication infrastructure project in the Miami area including Quality Assurance, Contract Management and Configuration Management.
DAY & ZIMMERMANN, Waynesboro, Ga/Dothan, Al Lead Project Controls/Project Controls Manager 2015-2018
Provide Project Control Services for Capital & Maintenance Projects at a Nuclear Operating Power Plant with Two Units each in USA. Provided Project Control Services for Capital Projects at a Nuclear Operating Power Plant with Two Units in USA. Provided Construction Management Services for Capital Projects in support of Refuel Outage.
WILLIAMS INDUSTRIAL SERVICES (GLOBAL POWER), Atlanta, Ga/Homestead, FL
Project Controls Manager 2014-2015
Provided Project Control, Construction Management, Subcontract Administration, Field Engineering Coordination, Material Controls, Safety, Personnel Administration, and Claims Settlement Support for an EPC Relay Upgrade Project at a FPL (NextEra Energy) Fossil Plant. Provided project control services for a nuclear unit Refueling Outage (Xcel). Project Controls Services for major nuclear projects at ANO and Palisades (Entergy).
BLACK & VEATCH, Davao City, Philippines Senior Project Controls Manager 2012-2014
Responsible for all Site Project Control Functions including Material Controls Management and Subcontract Administration for a Circulating Fluidized Bed, 2X150MW Project in the Philippines in line with Consortium Agreement to ensure cost, schedule, estimating and KPI’s were achieved. Located in Beijing China during the early phase.
PROJECT TIME AND COST, INC, Atlanta, Georgia Senior Consultant 2009-2011
Provided project controls & project management consulting services for various clients including Department of Energy (DOE), Department of Defense, USACE and TVA. Developed change control procedure for the Savannah River Site (SRS) Baseline. Provided independent review of the estimate to complete for TVA Bellefonte Nuclear Units. Provided Project Controls support for a multi-billion-dollar Confidential DOE Independent Cost Estimate project at Oak Ridge. Developed plan for Project Management System Implementation at Idaho National Laboratory.
FPL (NextEra Energy), Homestead, FL Nuclear Project Planning & Controls Supervisor 2009-2009
Managed the project controls personnel to include the planning, cost, budgeting, scheduling (P6) and estimating for the Plant Projects and the Extended Power Uprate (EPU) Project at the Turkey Point Nuclear Site. Provided leadership to the non-regulated Point Beach Nuclear Projects Group.
CHEMTEX INTERNATIONAL, INC, Wilmington, NC Senior Project Controls 2008-2009
Provided project control services including cost, earned value and planning & scheduling services for proposals, Engineering/Procurement, and Engineering/Procurement/Construction projects, both domestic and international. Projects included Polymers/Fibers and Energy/Biofuels (including LNG) in China, India, and USA. Lead implementation of P6 internationally. Member of the corporate international ERP (Enterprise) evaluation team.
QUALITY PLANNING SOLUTIONS, Miami, Fl Manager-Florida, Caribbean, Latin America 2007-2008
Responsible for business development, marketing, sales, proposals, customer/client relations, quality control and performance. Services included planning & scheduling, construction management, claims management, training, and other project management functions. Projects included residential condominium towers, resort hotel/condos, and airport projects located in Florida and Caribbean. Provided planning/scheduling support for the pre-construction and initial construction phases of the MIA Rental Car Facility construction project. Provided on-site support for Trinidad projects including high rise government buildings.
PROJECT TIME AND COST, Atlanta, Georgia Project Manager & Sr Cost Engineer 2006-2007
Provided project controls & project management consulting services for Department of Energy (DOE) and Department of Defense (DOD) clients. Responsible for the development, review, assessment, and validation of Activity Based Cost (ABC) baselines for major Federal programs at Oak Ridge Y-12, Los Alamos, SRS, and others.
CB&A-PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES, Birmingham, AL Consultant/Planner & Scheduler 2004-2006
SOUTHERN COMPANY SERVICES, (GEORGIA POWER), Atlanta, Georgia (Located)
Provided EPE planning & scheduling services utilizing ARTEMIS as part of the implementation of an Enterprise Work Management System in support of major FGD coal-fired retrofit projects and other Fossil Environmental Retrofit Projects (SCR, Cooling Tower). Provided project management/project controls consultation.
ASSOCIATED BUSINESS CONSULTANTS, Boca Raton, Florida Partner 2002-2004
Associated with a firm that provided project management and project controls consulting services for all aspects of projects.
VILINC SOLUTIONS, INC., Dallas, Texas Project Controls Manager/Project Management Consultant 2002-2002
SNC-LAVALIN CONSTRUCTORS (NEPCO), Dell, Arkansas (Located)
Managed the Site Project Controls Department for the construction of a 600MW Combined Cycle Private Power Project including planning, scheduling, cost engineering and quantity surveying. Provided project and construction management support in the areas of process improvements, bid evaluations, contract administration, claims management and change order management to aid in the successful turn-around of the project.
SIEMENS, Orlando and Boca Raton, Florida (1998 – 2002)
SIEMENS OPTISPHERE NETWORKS/ICN, INC., Boca Raton, Florida Project Manager (2000-2002)
Project Manager with overall responsibility including project planning, scheduling, budgeting, change control, configuration management and quality for all telecom/fiber optical hardware and software projects. Developed and implemented Department project management processes and best practices that improved quality and controlling of projects utilizing MS Project. Developed Quality roadmap for ISO 9000:2000 implementation in the R&D Department.
SIEMENS WESTINGHOUSE POWER CORP, Orlando, Florida Manager-Project Controls (1998 – 2000)
Established a Cost Forecasting Department that enabled personnel to increase the accuracy of cost forecasts for the total project costs of all projects (80) by utilizing an in-house developed Cost System and SAP. Projects included Turnkey, EPC, Equipment Only and Power Island Fossil, both domestic and international. Provided leadership in transforming a Manufacturing company into an EPC company. Achieved cost savings thru lower costs and streamlined processes, and ensured cost targets were met which resulted in overall savings in excess of $50 million by successfully managing the Cost Reduction Measures Program.
BABCOCK & WILCOX INC., Barberton, Ohio Manager of Project Controls 1996 - 1998
Established a Project Controls Department (cost, planning, scheduling) to support the development of proposals and EPC Private Power Projects, both domestic and international. Developed and implemented project procedures, processes and systems for an EPC private power project in Pakistan that was on schedule and budget. Provided leadership in transformation of a Manufacturing company into EPC business with an "outside" perspective, Department representative for the Enterprise System Project that transformed the B&W Power Generation Group.
FLORIDA POWER & LIGHT COMPANY (NextEra Energy), Miami & Juno Beach Florida 1980-1996)
Project Manager (1994 - 1996)
Provided leadership for new generation activities including the new markets team (coal, natural gas, oil, gasification, and renewable options). Supported Business Development efforts. Provided support to FPL Energy in the development of strategic plan for Engineering & Operations, reviewed various business opportunities and benchmarking. Managed Business Unit and environmental efforts in the potential acquisition of another utility.
Provided technical assistance to a non-utility client in the successful re-engineering of Capital Management System that allowed for improved execution of airport and seaport projects.
Project General Manager (1993 - 1994)
Provided leadership for FPL and contractor resources during the start-up, contract’s resolutions, claims settlements and project close out for the 800MW Martin Combined Cycle Project. Member of the Power Generation Business Unit Management Team. Completed project approximately $200 million under the original budget and met or exceeded project goals in the areas of schedule, safety and plant performance. Successfully moved risk and cost to suppliers while providing an opportunity for all suppliers to achieve gains by performance.
Manager of Planning & Control (1990 - 1993)
Provided support to the Project General Manager in the management of the Martin Project during various stages including engineering, procurement and construction by utilizing a quality management system with innovative approaches. Lead role in the negotiation of major contracts. Developed a lean Vendor QA Program. Team leader for the project benchmarking effort that set the tone for many innovative cost reduction options.
Project Control Supervisor (1988 – 1990)
Responsible for the development, implementation and reporting of all estimating, cost, planning and scheduling information during the pre-planning, contracts negotiations, licensing, permitting and preliminary engineering phase of the Martin Project. Supervised and integrated the Martin Project Team into a Total Quality Control Management approach which contributed to FPL's achievement of the coveted Deming Award.
Various Positions-Florida Power and Light (1980 – 1988)
Various positions including Lead Cost & Schedule Analyst, Special Projects Cost Analyst, Staff Project Cost Analyst, Project Engineering Cost Analyst, and Field Cost Analyst. Provided coordination for new power generation options including coal, natural gas, oil, coal gasification, nuclear & renewables. Supported nuclear activities
BROWN & ROOT, INC, Bay City, Texas Senior Cost Engineer 1977 - 1980
Experience in cost accounting/engineering and budgeting during construction of nuclear power plant.
BS, Accounting, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina
Executive Program, Program Manager Development, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Durham, NC
CERTIFICATION & MEMBERSHIPS
Certified Cost Consultant (CCC) – 2010
Past Member, AACE International (AACE)
Past Member, Project Management Institute (PMI)