Project Manager / Reliability / Special Projects / Business Development

Last Updated: 28th April 2020 (over 2 years ago)

Arvada, Colorado


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Age Range
35 to 44

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16 years of experience working in the Heavy Industrial fields

- Worked 13 years in Downstream Petroleum Refining
- Worked 4 years in Biomass / Waste to Energy projects
- Supported clients through plant optimization, reliability improvements, cost optimization for capital projects to a realized savings of more than $100,000,000 USD.
- 4 years working directly in Business Development in E/EP/EPC/EPCM projects including proposal development, marketing materials and client presentations.


Project Management Institute
Project Management Professional

   Oct 2013
— Oct 2022

Certification Number: 1663815

Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Master's of Business Administration

   Sep 2004
— Dec 2006

Operations and Supply Chain Management

Michigan Technological University
Master's of Chemical Engineering

   Sep 1997
— Jul 1999

Plant Design and Process Optimization


ZAP Engineering & Construction Services
Sr. Project Manager

   Dec 2018
— Mar 2020

- 210 MMSCFD Natural Gas Compression Station EPC

Xcel Energy / Mindlance
Specialized Business Consultant II

   May 2016
— Dec 2018

- Led $5B Construction Services portfolio strategy and competitive bid process
- Developed Safety Initiatives for Arc Flash, Line of Fire, JSA and others
- Facilitator of Division/Corporate change management initiatives

AMEC Foster Wheeler
Business Development & Project Manager

   Nov 2013
— Nov 2015

- Client Manager for Northern Tier Energy – Petroleum Refinery
- Managed a number of Waste-to-Energy/Biomass projects including:
o Lockheed Martin/Concord Blue – 5.4 MWe Pyrolization plant
o Trenton Biogas / Renew Energy – Anaerobic Digestion to Power/Gas plant
o Fiberight – Anaerobic Digestion/Fermentation to Ethanol

Fluor Corporation / Plant Engineering Services
Manager of Projects / Project Manager II

   Mar 2013
— Nov 2013

- New office startup / closure
- New business development responsibility
- Work execution focus on Petroleum, Food, Mining, Metals and Infrastructure with projects up to $100,000,000 total installed cost

Wenck Associates
Industrial Operations Manger / Project Manager

   Mar 2012
— Mar 2013

- Managed 10-15 direct reports
- Profit and Loss responsibility for engineering group
- Managed staffing strategy in a 50% growth pattern
- Improved standards, quality practices and work environment
- Strategic initiatives in oil and gas, CNG, fractionation tailings processing, and energy optimization
- Projects in barley malting, edible oil extraction and refining, waste to energy, landfill gas collection and power generation, natural gas expansion for power generation, dust collection systems and materials handling

Fluor Corporation / Plant Engineering Services
Engineering Manager / Large Cap Project Engineer

   Apr 2005
— Mar 2012

- Managed 4- 10 direct reports
- Lead project process standardization efforts
- Created and implemented Standard Operating Procedures
- Created resource management program for project site
- Coordinated multiple work site efforts for project execution
- Mentored Project and Process Engineers
- Developed and trained Project Engineers with client relevant processes
- Lead design and engineering of capital projects ranging from $50,000 to $90,000,000 installed costs on over 100 different small cap projects
- Liaison role among 7 different contracting agencies and client
- Coordinated QA activities for part of a $330,000,000 petroleum plant upgrade
- Reviewed projects with a cross-functional team evaluating safety, construction, environmental, and operational concerns
- Engineered projects focused on:
o Vessel replacement, upgrade, and grass roots installation
o Metallurgy upgrades of Stainless Steel, Incoloy 825, 1 ¼ Cr, 5 Cr, 9 Cr, CPVC, HDPE and replacement of carbon steel systems
o Instrument protection standards projects
o Remote safety isolation systems
o Nuclear level devices
o Unisar™ unit rerate and upgrade
o Alkylation reactor replacements
o Utility systems modeling and upgrades
o Plant Emission reduction projects
o API Tank compliance programs
o Plant alert systems
o Specialty chemical injection systems
o API and ANSI pump installations, replacements and upgrades
o Fire protection system upgrades including infrastructure, deluge and foam systems
o Steel structure installation and upgrades
o CEMS Environmental monitoring and compliance
o Ground water remediation

Baker Hughes / Baker Petrolite
Sr. Account Representative / Consultant

   Aug 2000
— Aug 2004

- Increased capacity by identifying and implementing contaminant constraints resulting in a 10% increase in throughput and $500,000 annual savings
- Assessed and identified alternate processing strategies and chemistries, resulting in a profitability improvement of $3,000,000 annually
- Directed 150 people in a plant-wide data campaign. Obtained 90% closure, an industry first, and identified process changes to reduce expense from corrosion
- Motivated operations staff with direct interaction, and provided immediate positive feedback resulting in improved staff performance
- Managed 30+ operations personnel during process upsets
- Improvised chemical injection system to bypass time constraints in a union environment. System was operational in 3 hours versus 2 ½ days resulting in $1,000,000 saved
- Revised chemical delivery systems and procedures to minimize human error resulting in reduced incident rates from 2.0 annually down to 0.3 annually
- Implemented a management program that improved system and environmental performance while maintaining capacity
- Troubleshot process upsets. Determined raw material blending issue and put metric into place improving performance resulting in $1,500,000/year savings

Nalco Chemical Company / Calgon Corporation
Account Representative / Consultant

   Aug 1999
— Aug 2000

- Assessed and identified alternate processing strategies and chemistries. Improved profitability by $3,000,000 per year
- Interpreted and formatted tens of thousands of data points in order to evaluate system performance, which was presented to senior engineering staff. Facilitated raw material and system changes to improve processing performance
- Supplied, serviced, troubleshot and audited water treatment chemical additives

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