LARRY A. SIMMONS
P.O. Box 549 ~ Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Cell: (480) 620-2718 ~ E-Mail: lsimmonsinc[at]aol.com
~ Construction/Project Management ~
Results-driven Construction/Project Management professional with expertise in all aspects of the construction project lifecycle and successfully leading teams within the pipeline, semiconductor, nuclear power, conventional power, petrochemical, and heavy construction industries. Expertise in defining, communicating and fulfilling project goals and breaking down complex issues into manageable parts. In-depth understanding of core business processes, process planning, extreme weather planning, contractor management, provisioning and strategic partner relations. Adept in scheduling, cost estimating, field engineering, team and equipment mobilization/demobilization, and domestic and international contract negotiations. Consistent record of early project completion within budget.
â€¢ Construction Management
â€¢ Complex Project Management
â€¢ Cost Estimation & Scheduling
â€¢ Team Training & Development
â€¢ On-site Team Management
â€¢ Construction Inspection
â€¢ Welding & Field Engineering
â€¢ Cost Controls & Budgets
â€¢ Weld & Pipeline Management
WILCREST FIELD SERVICES
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER / BIO DIESEL PROJECT PRESENT
WILCREST FIELD SERVICES 2009 - 2010
CHIEF INSPECTOR ~ EPCO/TEPCO Pipeline Rehab and Hydro Testing
Project: Oversaw all aspects of inspection and documentation in the 63-mile rehabilitation of an 8â€ pipeline from Port Arthur to Mont Belleview, TX.
â€¢ Installed nine new valve sets including a new launcher and receiver near the midway point; purged this system with nitrogen and hydro tested in approximately 5-mile sections in order to prepare it for certification and use with a new product (Butane).
TOTAL INSPECTION SERVICES 2006 - 2009
PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER ~ Niska Gas Storage Project (2009)
Project: Directed the installation of a gas gathering system in Gridley CA, that included all QA/QC and Inspectors related to this project; seven HDD drills through the rice fields and wetlandâ€™s.
â€¢ Surpassed challenges including California environmental regulations, storm water prevention plans, and endangered species along with the extremely high water tables; completed project on schedule.
CONSTRUCTION MANAGER ~ EXXON Mobil Piceance Creek Development Project (1/2008)
Project: Championed the installation of a new gas gathering system in Piceance Creek, CO with a budget exceeding $70M over a 10-month span.
â€¢ Directed the Project Management lifecycle including schedule review and updates, cost controls, budget management, the RFI process and all change orders.
â€¢ Successfully remained under a 1% weld rejection rate kept project on schedule despite astronomical documentation and schedule impacts, various unknowns and extreme weather conditions in the Rocky Mountains.
CHIEF INSPECTOR ~ 16â€ Plains All-American Pipeline (2007-2008)
Project: Led project scope as a Chief Inspector, while initiating a Construction Manager role for a 16â€, 29-mile spread in Salt Lake City, UT, with 14 miles of this project is being directionally drilled; project involved several ancillary projects in Wyoming and at the Chevron refinery in North Salt Lake along with fabrication shops and Pipe Coating Mills.
â€¢ Project scope included mutable directional drills proceeding at the same time, along with the conventional installation of mutable 1 to 2 mile sections through Down Town SLC.
â€¢ Managed and oversaw the daily workflow and scheduling of sub-contractors and directional drillers on this 16â€ spread, three stations located in Evanston WY and one in North Salt Lake City.
â€¢ Created complex reports on progress, status and overall completion of the project; conducted internal audits during construction, and worked with survey crews to ensure that their numbers match ours.
CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER ~ Giant Pipeline (2006-2007)
Project: Built a new, remote location pumping station in the middle of NM consisting of 15 capstone turbine generators, 3 200 Hp pumps, a metering skid, a 30,000-gallon propane tank, and a metering control building.
â€¢ Managed all aspects of this project including the excavation and building of foundations, underground piping, and the coordination, delivery and installation of all buildings, equipment, and underground piping.
â€¢ Oversaw the installation of a pig launcher and receiver into the existing 16â€ giant pipeline that was connected through the metering skid and to the 3 200 Hp pumps.
â€¢ Poured 400 yards of concrete and executed over 550 welds with one repair, all in incumbent weather throughout the project; mechanical and civil finished on schedule.
TRIGON SHEEHAN 2006
PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION MANAGER
Project: Pigging upgrade project on existing pipelines including the addition of launchers and receivers; included the installation and start up of the systems.
â€¢ Directed all field welding inspection, prefabrication, and production of as-built drawings.
â€¢ Maintained daily responsibility for heat numbers verification and the coordination of survey and x-ray crews.
â€¢ Oversaw all excavation project planning and initiated the direct supervision of all sub-contractors.
â€¢ Executed all aspects of hydro testing weld inspection along with some contract administration.
CH2M HILL 2006
CONSTRUCTION COORDANATER ~ IC Tool Install
â€¢ Coordinated all aspects of tool install for the Implant aria that included scheduling, quality assurance, cost controls, and the management of all subcontractors associated with the tool install.
â€¢ Successfully resolved field issues while maintaining installation schedule at INTEL AZ.
PACIFIC POOLS & SPA 2005
â€¢ Managed and oversaw all construction activities and operations for the Phoenix-based office including a staff of schedulers, field superintendents and the warranty group.
â€¢ Analyzed and created solutions to field problems, as well as acted as the direct interface with customers in resolving all issues associated with the installation and warranty of swimming pools and equipment.
â€¢ Successfully restructured the Construction Department and implemented corrective construction controls that transformed the organization into a refined, results oriented construction team.
ASIA TECH CORPORATION 2003 - 2004
PRESIDENT ~ GLOBAL OPERATIONS
Project: Relocation of seven semiconductor facilities (including over 9,000 pieces of semiconductor equipment and the reinstallation of over 2,000 pieces) concurrently from the United States (Phoenix, AZ, Redding, PA, Allentown, PA, and San Antonio, TX) to China; all projects were completed within 18 months, and within the $100M budget.
â€¢ Directed complex strategic planning, and the assigning of Project Managers for each location.
â€¢ Developed specific procedures and tactics, permitting my team to conquer the problems of multiple projects in varied locations; included standardizing bidding and billing processes, streamlining of subcontractor management procedures, and creating an efficient reinstallation procedure in China.
â€¢ Oversaw the daily activities of over 200 craftsmen and a management team of 20 with home office administrative support.
KITCHELL INTERNATIONAL CONSULTING 2002 - 2003
â€¢ Directed all aspects of the strategic planning and marketing of global factory relocations, incorporating development of new business and marketing plans.
â€¢ Developed an innovative internal program that enabled the company to become a complete service provider; addressed and evaluated the needs of the client; integrated the evaluation of client requests and led in packaging our services in order to meet those specific needs in a global environment of a recession proof industry.
â€¢ Simultaneously managed multiple projects, budgets, forecasting, pay applications, staffing requirements and client relations.
â€¢ Oversaw the relocation of a Hitachi television factory from Greenville, NC to Foshan, China; consisted of 3 complete lines and in excess of 1,000 sea containers.
APPLIED MECHANICAL-WORLD WIDE 1999 - 2002
GLOBAL TOOL RELOCATION DIRECTOR
â€¢ Developed and launched a global semiconductor tool relocation platform that included infrastructure and interpersonal relationship development to facilitate the worldwide relocation of semiconductor equipment.
â€¢ Designed marketing and sales strategies, defining the market and client base.
â€¢ Managed and led a worldwide project team and coordinated multiple projects, producing a turnkey project to the client, both internationally and domestically.
â€¢ Directed all aspects of global staffing, contract negotiation and bidding, and cost controls of these projects.
â€¢ Maintained total project accountability for sales, marketing, cost, scheduling, budget, and relationship and team building.
â€¢ Coordinated all aspects of tool removal, decommissioning, and OEM work; created packaging and shipping logistics for over $200M in tools from the Masca sight in Washington.
â€¢ Oversaw and managed all budgeting, scheduling, sales, sub-contract work, and a staff of field coordinators and office personnel.
â€¢ Coordinated installation of the Kanto Chemical system at the Komatsu project; initialized schedule changes to enable base build chemical systems to meet the deadlines specified by the clientâ€™s need for chemical use at this facility; coordinated contractor staff, chemical commissioning processes, inspections, and punch list items.
â€¢ Responsible for all thin films parts clean and wet bench installation, scheduling and space management.
â€¢ Directly supervised the installation and weld inspection of several tools and all process pipe systems for a new upgrade of this plant.
TEMP CONTROL Portland, OR 1996
WELDING SPECIALIST HP
Project: Upgrade to the facility and all of the piping systems.
â€¢ Directed the installation and weld inspection of all base build systems, N2, Argon, CDA, PCW, ICW and all welding.
F.S.T. CONSULTING, INC. Albuquerque, NM/Portland, OR 1994 - 1995
â€¢ Assigned to the Intel Fab 7 and 9 facilities in Albuquerque and Portland during base build and tool install portion of project.
â€¢ Managed the testing of all welders, reviewed WPS`S and PQR`S, inspected all welds for Intel at D1E at the Aloha campus.
â€¢ Directly supervised QA/QC contracted construction crews and represented Intelâ€™s quality control requirements during fabrication and the in-process installation of UHP tubing and support piping.
WESTERN SPECIALTY STORE ` Battle Ground, WA 1993 - 1994
LITWIN COMPANY St. Croix, US Virgin Islands 1992
PIPING Construction Manager
â€¢ Supervised all automated welding, weld inspection, quality and production, processes including the mobilizing and demobilizing of subcontractors to an international sight.
â€¢ Led and oversaw over 75 craftsmen on the new refinery upgrade; added a new cat cracker and all ancillary piping.
EXXON Billings, MO 1992
â€¢ Led the 7-week project installation of replacement piping at the refinery related to the car cracker upgrades.
â€¢ Managed the activities of 4 foremen and 30 craftsmen for this very tight scheduled project; completed on time.
AL JUBAIL SALINE WATER CONVERSION FACILITY Saudi Arabia 1991 - 1992
DIRECTOR OF WELDER TRAINING
â€¢ Executed the training of instructors and welders, to include theoretical and hands-on welding utilizing all aspects of down hill and up hill welding procedures, to AWS section 9, B31.3, B31. 4 and API 1104; prepared a workforce to meet the needs of the national growing pipeline.
NUTECH ENGINEERS, INC. 1990 - 1991
PIPING Construction Manager ~ Republic of China
â€¢ Traveled extensively throughout Taiwan and the Pacific Rim managing three specialty-welding projects at several Taiwan nuclear power plants.
â€¢ Successfully repaired cooling piping and replaced damaged pipe along with performing overlay repairs.
NCCER OQ Training (2006-2008) Kitchell
JD EdwardsÂ® Billing (2002) Quality Education (2002)
Silicone Hills Group
Team Building (2002) Intel Hudson Ma
Advanced Problem Solving (2001) Team Building (2000)
Project Management (2000)
Project Management Seminar (1999)
NDT QC Level II (SNT-TC-1A) Visual weld Inspection (1999)
Sales and Marketing Seminar (1992)
For additional professional training information, see NCCER Addendum
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