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EXECUTIVE CONSTRUCTION PROFILES

 
  President
 
Name:
Arnold Lee Ridley
Industry Type: Design Build Firms- EPC
City & State: Chelsea,AL
Job Title: President
Relocation Preferences:
Objective:
Resume:
Education, Licenses, and Certification:

 

  • Bachelors of Civil Engineering, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

  • Alabama Professional Engineer (PE) #35204-E, Active National Council of Examiners for Engineering, and Surveying (NCEES) Record #65908

  • Project Management Institute (PMI) – Project Management Professional (PMP) #1822963

  • United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Contractor Quality Management (CQM)-C#748, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 30 Hour Construction Outreach, OSHA 40 Hour Hazardous Waste Operations Emergency Response (HAZWOPER), OSHA 8 Hour Annual Refresher, Alabama Home Inspector #HI-4140, Alabama Home Builder #14735, National Radon Proficiency Program (NRRP) for Residential Measurements-#108649 RT, Alabama Exterior Insulation and Finishing System (EIFS) Inspector - #EFIS-4144

  • Consulting Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Professional Publications, Inc. (PPI). Providing SME support for technical publications related to general Civil Engineering as well as Civil Construction Engineering PE exam preparation publications. 


 

Experience:

 

President – Ridley & Partners, Inc., Chelsea, AL – DEC2015 to Present:

Ridley & Partners, Inc. is a professional services firm founded circa 2015. The firm’s focus is associated with engineering, procurement, and construction. The firm currently holds licenses in The State of Alabama for Engineering (CA-5137-E), Residential Construction (25058), Residential Home Inspection (HI-4140), as well as Exterior Insulation and Finishing System (EIFS) Inspection (EIFS-4144). Additionally, the firm is actively engaged in hard good material procurement and supply to the Federal Government and associated governmental agencies. Additional information about the company can be obtained at  www.ridleypartners.com.  

 

Project Manager – ALMCO, Dubai, UAE – DEC2007 to DEC2015:

ALMCO is a General Contractor (GC) focusing on the Iraq construction market sector. They are a projectized organization with my direct report being the owner of the firm. The firm was founded circa 2003 with a focus, on delivering projects, in the US Federal market sector and transitioned circa 2009 to the International Oil and Gas market sector. In my role as Project Manager (PM) I have been involved with multiple firm fixed price self-perform design build projects, in which I have carried profit and loss (P&L) duties, from receipt of tender documents, to warranty close out. In this role, I have typically performed both PM as well as Project Design Management functions. The following executed projects and roles highlight my background with ALMCO:

 

  • Lead Technical Proposal Manager, Chelsea, Alabama, USA (MAR2013 to DEC2015) – Lead technical proposal manager, for all proposals associated with building facility projects, in ALMCO’s Oil and Gas market sector. This work routinely entailed the preparation of both commercial and technical proposals, for projects ranging, from 25 million United States Dollars (USD) to 125 million USD. These proposals are prepared in accordance with standard International Oil and Gas tender specifications.

  • Design Office Manager, Dubai, UAE (JUN2009 to MAR2013) – Opened, staffed, and managed ALMCO’s Dubai, UAE design office, to provide in-house project engineering as well as project management support functions. This role entailed the management of a 15-person in-house design team, management of retained design firms, as well as management of support vendors, in support of the delivery of self-performed design build projects located, in Iraq. Additionally, I spearheaded ALMCO’s Dubai, UAE procurement department buildup, by increasing offshore procurement activities, from approximately 12 offshore vendors, to more than 100 offshore vendors as required, to comply with International Oil and Gas material specification requirements. Clients included Schlumberger, ExxonMobil, Eni, British Petroleum, PetroChina, Gazprom, and Shell.

  • Project Manager, Baghdad, Iraq (DEC2007 to JUN2009) – Project Manager for multiple US Federally funded projects located throughout Iraq. Projects included Tallil Support Facility (25 million USD, 84-hour work week), Salmon Pak Ministry of Interior Facility (20 million USD, 84-hour work week), Baghdad National Police Headquarters’ Facility (15 million USD, 84-hour work week), Tadji Internment Facility and Re-Integration Center (70 million USD, 84-hour work week), Tadji Modular Detainee Housing Units (5.5 million USD, 84-hour work week), as well as the Tadji Infrastructure Battalion (8.5 million USD, 84-hour work week). This work entailed both Project Management as well as Project Design Management duties, for approximately 144 million USD of executed building facility works executed, on a fixed price self-perform basis.


 Representative Project List:


  • Schlumberger, North Rumaila, Iraq – 35 million USD self-contained primary operations base. This facility served as Schlumberger’s primary field headquarters in Iraq. 

  • Exxon Mobile, West Qurna 1, Iraq – 20 million USD self-contained pioneer camp. This facility served as Exxon Mobile’s initial field headquarters in Iraq.

  • Shell, Khor Al Zubai, Iraq – 35 million USD self-contained primary operations base. This facility served as Shell’s primary field headquarters for the Basra Gas Company.  

  • US Federal Government, Taji, Iraq – 70 million USD self-contained Theater Internment Facility and Re-Integration Center (TIFRC). This facility had a design populations of 5,000 detainees and served as the replacement facility for Camp Bucca.

  • US Federal Government, Salmon Pak, Iraq – 20 million USD self-contained battalion size military base. 


Project Engineer – Innovative Technical Solutions (ITSI), Walnut Creek, CA – MAY2006 to DEC2007:

ITSI who was acquired by Gilbane was a full service environmental remediation firm principally operating in the US Federal Environmental market sector. They were a matrixed program management organization with my direct report being a designated in-country program level manager. They aggressively expanded, into the US Federal Building Facility market sector, in Iraq and eventually Afghanistan circa 2003 and coinciding with the US Federal Government funded re-construction efforts, in these countries. The projects executed, by ITSI, in these countries were generally funded, by MNSTC-I and managed, by the Air Force Center for Environmental Excellence (AFCEE). The following executed projects and roles highlight my background with ITSI:

 

  • Project Engineer, Kabul, Afghanistan – 70.5 million USD self-contained brigade level Afghanistan Air Force Base. This project pertained specifically to the building facility portion of the Air Base as well as its associated site civil works package.

  • Construction Manager, Baghdad, Iraq – 46 million USD self-contained brigade level Iraqi Army Base. This project was constructed inside of the area formerly known as the “Green Zone”.


 

Project Quality Control Manager – CH2M HILL Constructors (CCI), Atlanta, GA – SEP2000 to MAY2006:

CCI was a division of CH2M established principally to execute work in the US Federal Environmental market sector. They were a matrixed program management organization with my direct report being a designated program level manager. I was initially employed, by CCI as a project quality control manager, for environmental remediation projects executed, under a US Navy Remedial Action Contract (RAC) Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) mechanism. This contract mechanism began a drawdown circa 2003 which coincided with a buildup, in contracting efforts initiated, by AFCEE. Beginning with the 2001 Afghanistan war effort and culminating with the 2003 Iraq war effort, federal funds were gradually diverted from remediation activities to war efforts. As such AFCEE utilized their environmental remediation IDIQ contract mechanism, to execute building facility projects initially at various Contiguous United States (CONUS) and Other than Contiguous United States (OCONUS) locations and ultimately in support of both the Iraq and Afghanistan building facility program efforts as an alternative to the USACE. The following executed projects highlight my experience with CCI as well as my transition from environmental remediation to building facility projects:

 

Project Quality Control Manager – Building Facility Construction (APR2004 to MAY2006) – Project Construction Manager, Project Quality Control Manager, and/or Project Field Engineer, for multiple building facility and industrial projects executed, under IDIQ contract mechanisms, with the US Air Force.



Representative Project List:

Quality Control Manager, Baghdad, Iraq – 50 million USD self-contained brigade level Iraqi Army Base. This project was constructed inside of the areas formerly known as the “Old Muthana Airport”.

Construction Manager, Various Locations - <5 million USD of fuels and building facility related renovation and new construction works located in Great Falls, MT; Pyeongtaek, South Korea; Honolulu, HI; Yokosuka, Japan, and Hachinohe, Japan.

Project Quality Control Manager – Environmental Remediation (SEP2000 to APR004) – Project Construction Manager, Project Quality Control Manager, and/or Project Field Engineer, for multiple environmental remediation projects executed, under IDIQ contract mechanisms with the US Navy as well as the US Air Force. Key project locations included the BRAC closure of NWIRP McGregor; Honolulu, HI; and San Antonio, TX.

 
 
 
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