To identify a Project Management and Leadership position with a dynamic, forward-thinking company in the Renewable Energy Industry which will leverage my proven skills in diverse engineering knowledge and honed entrepreneurial business acumen to aggressively and successfully develop the companyâ€™s opportunities while continuing to personally grow in all professional aspects.
ïµ Business developer as primary force launching a new office; lead contact and manager for over 10 different engineering projects totaling approximately $45M; supervising the complex day-to-day activities of all projects.
ïµ Recognized ability to engage with and lead a multifunctional team from a wide range of disciplines, including: engineering, construction, procurement, environmental and client services.
ïµ Successfully develop key marketing and sales strategies for consulting services and software products.
ïµ In-depth and quantifiable expertise developed in over 7 years of client and program management; highly adept at programmatic and technical presentations.
ïµ Proven contracting expert, from proposal development through complex negotiations to contract award.
ïµ Advanced knowledge of project management principles, practices, methods, and terminology with vast experience gained from project kickoff through plant startup.
ïµ Ensure on-time delivery and 100% customer satisfaction through personal responsibility and oversight for all project deliverables.
ïµ Established ability to develop detailed financial analysis models, the forecasts from which directly result in intelligent, efficient and far-reaching business decisions.
ïµ In-depth hands-on technical expertise, gained in power plant engineering, culminated in earning the level of Chief Engineer in the United States Merchant Marines.
ïµ Demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely and technically complete reports that meet stringent deadlines and multiple priorities; thrive in fast paced, ever-changing entrepreneurial environments.
ïµ Highly lauded leadership excellence, mentoring, and team-building skills.
Program Manager, WorleyParsons, Iselin, New Jersey 2009-Present
ïµ As companyâ€™s Project Leader and sole point of contact for multiple clients, exceeding Clientsâ€™ expectations for 11 separate projects currently at various stages of completion with diverse and often competing resources throughout the state of New Jersey.
ïµ Client Lead responsible for increasing company sales by over 500% within 6 months of commencing employment.
ïµ Personally supervising over 30 high voltage (HV) and Extra High Voltage (EHV) substation upgrades, effectively coordinating and integrating all internal, client, and contractor resources.
ïµ Efficiently scheduling and coordinating workloads of over 50 employees across multiple disciplines, including: finance, controls, engineering, construction, procurement, document controls, scheduling, and safety.
ïµ Spearheaded the development of alliances, overcoming internal resistance and developing creative solutions, to successfully submit a proposal for a $28M, 500kV GIS greenfield substation project.
Director Client Services, Power Advocate Inc. Boston, Massachusetts 2004â€“2009
ïµ Proven leader critical to growing companyâ€™s initial 12-employee, $800k annual sales business base to a hugely successful and well-established 100-employee operation with annual market sales exceeding $36M; garnered over $15M in personal sales.
ïµ Direct personal involvement in all facets of the companyâ€™s rapid growth of operations, sales and marketing, product development, and staff development, including: training, mentoring, and developing various company events.
ïµ Personal innovation as Supply Chain Manager identified cost saving opportunities and greater management contract efficiencies through database analysis and e-sourcing procurement resulting in a reduction of costs of up to 55%.
ïµ Successfully negotiated and awarded the contract for a $1.2B, 200 mile, 500kV transmission line; negotiations included the integration of multiple complex sets of labor, equipment, and material contracts.
ïµ Recognized Procurement expert garnering over $2.5B for well over 50 various projects and services
ïµ Created a complete operational assessment for a major energy company, to include internal operations, analysis of leading wind industryâ€™s business operations, competitive factors, and market dynamics.
ïµ Personally led the major consulting effort in analyzing, conceiving, developing and producing a new business strategy for a rapidly-expanding wind industry participant; the resultant business plan proved realistic yet forward-thinking, delineating effective and efficient technical approaches, business development strategies, and marketing steps necessary to compete aggressively and successfully in the burgeoning wind industry.
Scheduling Director / Project Manager, VFA Inc. Boston, Massachusetts 2002â€“2004
ïµ Supervised critical staff in excess of 25 specialized engineers and architects for all domestic and international corporate projects.
ïµ Responsible for organizing Managementâ€™s weekly progress meeting for COO, CFO, VP Sales, and Project Manager review of staffing and the status of all current/future projects; crucial for all relevant Corporate business decisions, solved problems that affected schedule to ensure all deadlines were satisfied. As a result the Company consistently met contractual requirements and exceeded customer expectations.
ïµ Hand-picked by the COO to lead â€œProject Fleet,â€ the mammoth effort to collect and analyze information pertinent to over 600 Fleet Bank branches and ATMs; Bank of America leveraged the research and report information from â€œProject Fleetâ€ in their acquisition of Fleet Bank.
ïµ Personal leadership successfully executed â€œProject Fleetâ€ ahead of schedule and 10% under budget.
USCG Licensed Chief Engineer, A.M.O. & M.E.B.A. Union, New York 1993â€“2001
ïµ United States Coast Guard licensed Chief Engineer and officer in the U.S. Merchant Marines.
ïµ Trained on multiple maritime vessels, including bulk break cargo, container, and oil tanker vessels.
ïµ Responsible for accomplishing steam and diesel power plant maintenance and solving relevant vessel operational problems pertaining to all systemsâ€™ start up/shut-down to include primary propulsion (steam and diesel), electrical generation and distribution, fuel operations, hotel management, etc.
Master in Business Administration; concentration in Finance
2001â€“2003 Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Bachelor of Science, Marine Engineering 1989â€“1993 Massachusetts Maritime Academy, Buzzards Bay, MA
ïµ USCG Licensed Officer Merchant Marines â€“ Chief Engineer
ïµ PMP Qualified
ïµ Massachusetts State Association of Power Engineers â€“ Third Class Engineer
ïµ New Hampshire State Association of Power Engineers â€“ Third Class Engineer
ïµ Massachusetts Firefighting Academy â€“ Marine Firefighting Training
ïµ Certified Drug Free
ïµ IEEE Membership
ïµ Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Project, and Access; experienced in AutoCAD
ïµ Team Founder and Captain of MS Fundraiser, raising over $18,000 over the past two years bicycle riding 175 miles from Boston to Provincetown.
ïµ Traveling, cooking, surfing, skiing, golf, biking, and other outdoor activities.
Sample Project List
Transmission Life Cycle System Upgrades:
On-Going: Project Manager supervising all efforts necessary to complete the change-out of equipment at various substations valued at over $45M. Project requirements encompass engineering design through construction and energization of various voltages up to 230kV equipment including: circuit breakers, wave traps, line tuners, protection systems. Responsibilities include: tag out, safety plans, supervision of union and nonunion contractors, material procurement, scheduling and outages.
Energy Management Plan Transformer Replacement Project:
On-Going: Project Manager supervising the replacement of nine 26kV transformers approximately $7M. Spearheading the coordination of engineering, client and contracted resources, hazards material testing and abatement, project scheduling, material and service procurement, tag out and safety procedures.
Wind Leaders Assessment Project:
As Project Lead, researched, analyzed, authored and presented a detailed study of â€œWind Industry Leaders,â€ highlighting their individual business strategies, strengths, and weaknesses. Conducted a detailed review of the clientâ€™s operational procedures and philosophies, comparing, measuring and evaluating them against the original study.
500kV Greenfield Projects:
Lead Procurement Advisor for a Greenfield 200-mile 500kV $1.2B transmission project construction contract. Worked with a multi-skilled and diverse team of 20 engineers, schedulers and operations personnel to procure all project materials, including inspection tours of lattice tower steel manufacturing facilities in India and Mexico.
Utility Procurement Improvement Projects:
As Project Lead, successfully negotiated contract award of $300M project with a Midwest utility with holdings valued in excess of $22B. Analyzed intended spend plan and developed appropriate-level sourcing strategies for a $56M electrical underground distribution contract, introduced alternative suppliers and contracting strategies. Successfully reduced delivery time by over a year for 2 of 4 - 865kV Main Unit Transformers worth $24.5M. The project also encompassed various facility contracts, including instrumentation and control systems for a new Flue Gas Desulphurization Units (FGD). As a result of these efforts the overall budget was reduced by approximately $3.5M (over 50% reduction). Researched and developed a fleet strategy for acquisition of new makeup feed water systems, thereby increasing plant reliability and performance.
Extra High Voltage Retrofit Assessment:
As Project Lead, researched and authored a detailed report describing the market participants for both materials and services to retrofit an existing 200-mile 230kV Transmission line to 500kV. Client praised insight and completeness of work, which included primary suppliers, their lead times and capacities. Developed sourcing strategies for various divisions of work necessary to complete the project in an increasingly competitive transmission market.
International E-Sourcing Project:
Development Lead of Supply Chain strategies; established an international sourcing plan for $500M+ hydroelectric plant repairs and upgrades, as well as an electrical transmission construction/improvement program for a central African subsidiary of a global Fortune 200 utility company. Singularly trained and led their sourcing and engineering staff to successfully develop and leverage RFIâ€™s, RFPâ€™s, negotiation strategies, to contract awards. Personally presented the projects status, strategies, and expected results to the countryâ€™s Minister of Water and Power.
Underground XLPE Project:
Lead contract consultant for the installation of a double circuit 230kV transmission line, which encompassed two segments of the Otay-Mesa Power Loop requiring over 10 miles of duct bank which included over 320,000 feet of cable installation, 210 splices, and 24 terminations. This project also required 3500 ft of directional drilling under the environmentally-sensitive Sweetwater Marsh. It then continued through heavy industrial facilities in Chula Vista, where it finally transitioned back overhead at the South Bay Power Plant.
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