Project Manager with 38 plus years of experience in nearly all facets of Project Management. Expertise in Primavera and other scheduling and estimating tools; with high level support for major migrations from other tools platforms to Primavera.. Specific expertise includes Project Controls, Construction Management and Primary Delay Claims Representation for both domestic and international EPC and Self-Performing Owners / Clients, Design-Build Engineering Clients, and General Contractors. Bringing together specific interpretation with Project Management specifications, Cost/Budget Controls expertise, Schedule and Cost Analysis for mitigation, claims avoidance, and Dispute-Resolution representation, Expert Witness Testimony, with recognition and certification in the State Courts of both Michigan, Indiana and California. In addition to the development of numerous project-planning procedures, several years of extensive experience in developing customized a Project Controls curriculum specifically designed for seminar and lead instruction, encompassing due diligence support for Claims Avoidance, Value Engineering designed to work within various project controls, and software development life cycle venues.
CONSULTING & TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGAGEMENTS
Project Control Services Inc.,/ GLS Consulting Inc., Atlanta, GA. Orlando, FL. Viera, FL
1981 – Present: Principal Consultant / Vice President: Consulting firm specializing in all facets of Construction and Project Management, providing expert consulting services, including schedule delay analysis, disruptions & lost productivity analyses, Requests for Equitable Adjustments (REAs), damages assessments, contract administration, and construction management issues among others. Specific strengths in schedule analysis using various support software including P6 and P3, Open Plan MS Project etc., Dispute Resolution Mediation, Claims Analysis and general CM and PM functions as required by various clients using various system engineering disciplines Principal Consulting Services (Independent), specializing in Construction Management Services, Owner’s Rep. Services including sub support of various services such as CPM Scheduling , CPM Schedule Intermediate and Advance Instruction, Cost Control, Schedule Analysis, Risk Analysis Evaluation, Project Management, with a firm foundation in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) and System Engineering disciplines. Managed client project schedules using MS Project & Primavera Project Management Software tracking project actions to closure, risk identification and mitigation, and communicating project status and updates. Mediation and Arbitration, Dispute Resolution Services, Delay Claims Representation for a select client base:
The following listings represent a historic sampling of various project participation and management engagements. Specific dates for which both past and present services performed are unavailable due to the multi-tasking of services for several clients at one time in any given period.
Graycor Industrial Construction, Oakbrook, IL Rockport, IN
Consulting Services – Project Controls Engineer: Developed Construction Schedule for installation of three SCR units to the AEP Rockport IN Power Facilities. To meet contractual requirements, an Installation schedule was developed from a bid document to be used to track budgeted costs and general progress for the SCR and Structural Steel Erection. Handed off to a competent scheduler to maintain regular progress updates and all predesigned reports.
Oklahoma Gas and Electric (OG&E) Oklahoma City, OK
May 2015 – Present: Contracts Manager: General EPC oversight for Scrubber design and installation phase of long term construction due to break ground March 2016. Numerous other site specific turbine and scrubber installations for EPC schedule 2015 – 2019 dependant on Environmental approval.
General Electric Transportation Div. Melbourne, Florida. Florence Italy.
January 2014 – January 2015: Consulting Services - Project Controls Engineer: Lead Specialist providing program/project management services and support during the development and execution phases of various global projects and programs. Performing these services as a member of a project/ program team, reporting to the project controls manager. Primary functions include : developing the execution plan for the scope of work. Resolving logic and schedule related conflicts through close interaction with participating functions/owners, being instrumental in defining and scheduling the key contractual milestones for inclusion into necessary contractual documents. Verifying the ability to execute the contractual scope of work by analyzing resources ( human and quantity requirements. Preparing and maintaining quantity metrics analysis for inclusion into the monthly project progress report. Using p6 v8.2 server based scheduling software.
Constructionnes y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles S.A. (CAF). – 20200 Beasain (Gipuzkoa) Spain. Elmira NY
Oversight Schedule Consultant and Advisor: Oversight for prototype and production light rail car shell design and development process schedules for a Major US carrier. Production location in NE US with Design and Development created in Spain. Advising client of various modification within the schedule deliverables to help mitigate specific Project Management issues both domestic and international.
Mesaieed Power Company Ltd. – Doha, Qatar, London, UK
Principal Claims Consultant and Legal Advisor: Lead Provider for Joint Venture in an effort to mitigate $490M delay claim submitted by EPC contractor for a 2000MW power Facility in Mesaieed Industrial City, Qatar.. Provided technical advice including documentation analysis, schedule mitigation and negotiation in an effort to limit the client exposure. Ongoing relationship.
Ansaldo-Breda Inc. – Ansaldo Breda – Buffalo, NY Scotia, NY Italy.
Project Management Consultant: Client support in developing various Project Control tools to meet contractual requirements for the refurbishment of Light Rail Vehicles in Buffalo NY, Boston, MA, and Los Angeles, CA. Working with various localized government agencies and commissions including the required State Departments of Transportation. Work functions included development of work plans to initiate refurbishment process, Contractual negotiations with Sub Suppliers, Assisting in required Article testing for pre production and representation with a due diligence environment to eliminate or soften delay claims.
Florida Power and Light (FPL & FPLE) Juno Beach Florida
Project Controls Specialist: Formulated specific adherence to Homeland Security Mandate for Installation of lateral Safety Mitigation projects throughout the Nuclear Fleet specifically Homeland Security Mandate B5b. To be engineered, implemented and operational by December 2007. Specific attributes to the unique collection of costs attributed to this project are considered security related.
Ishikawajima – Harima Heavy Industries Co Ltd., ( IHI Inc) Bakersfield, CA, Tokyo, NYC
Due Diligence Management, HRSG Installation Inspection, Elk Hills PP Bakersfield, CA ($82M) Delay Claim defense for the construction of Heat Recovery Steam Generator.
Marubeni Corporation - Tokyo, Japan
Dispute Resolution Claims Consultant – Risk Advisor: Various Global Power Project resolutions. Input for contract interpretation, Schedule determination and policy evaluations. Ongoing relationship.
University Marelich Mechanical Inc., (UMM) Anaheim, Haywood, and Fairfield CA
Project Controls and Claims Consultant: Managed on site schedule creation and analysis and progress support using P3 software for a three-site installation of LMS6000 Peaker units ($160M). Managed the dissemination of weekly progressed schedule reports and data to highlight construction and procurement activities through completion. Responsible for the development and analysis of a post project summary of change order /delay data sufficient to enable the Client to reach a successful project conclusion. Provided on site management support of sub-contractors including site work finishes, road outlines and finishes, concrete finishes equipment and structure surface painting for several projects throughout California in an effort to standardize the corporate procedures for Project Controls and initiate a sound policy for Impact Claim defense and avoidance
Pennsylvania Power and Light, Allentown, PA
Construction Contracts Manager / Risk Management Advisor: Onsite Project Controls Management including initial development procedures for start-up of a Construction Management Group in response to PPL joint venture partnership. Development of finalized contracts with LIPA (Long Island Power Authority), installation of GE LM6000 units at various locations in NY ($150 – 250M). Negotiated contract T & C’s with respect to General Contractor services, Incorporated P3 Schedule data into required contractual deliverables and managed reimbursable agreements between PPL and LIPA.
GEA Power Cooling Inc., Clearwater, Florida
Schedule Consultant: Schedule development for Cooling tower replacement construction, Anclote Power Plant. Systematic updates showing progress, to be integrated into Master Schedule for Progress Energy.
Walsh Construction Group (Archer-Western) Wyandotte, and Detroit, MI
Claim Consultant: Oversight Management of supporting documents to highlight cost, and schedule impacts, and advocate a $16M construction claim. Schedule development for a $186M Waste Water Treatment Basin and instruction for site staff on the principles of Project Controls and Construction Management using P3 software.
Alstom Manufacturing. Hornell, NY
Schedule Consultant: Implementation of a designed transition from P3 to a P6 environment specifically within a manufacturing assembly line process. Ultimate success was never achieved due in part to resistance from assembly side management and an inability to remove P3/E from the equation.
Project Manager: General PM and labor relations responsibilities for countrywide terminal expansion construction, Green site acquisition / development and fiber optic network connectivity installation ($2 – 10M). Maintained oversight from conceptual engineering design through construction completion, including site-specific civil work, paving, surface finishes etc. Directed Site Managers and various locations including Third Party Design Vendors. Accountable for the creation and analysis of the P3 schedule, budget, and cost data.
General Electric International Power Systems (PPSD) Atlanta, GA, Schenectady, NY
Project Controls Manager: Managed various site Project Controls staffing in the collection of specific information, used in the development of, project schedule data using primavera software (P3, P3e SureTrak etc.,), generation of milestone reports, development and ultimate reconciliation of the project budget. Overall department responsibilities incorporated project cost forecasting and budget control data ($450M). Coordinating with site personnel to insure timely erection and installation procedures and sequences, and to maintain compliance with specified contractual requirements. Coordinated through staff members, timely issuance and tracking of all major procured items. Interpreted and administered general contract and secondary contracts for dispute resolution and avoidance of potential claims. Implemented site job procedures and management of office administration staff, including financial support and document control.
Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation, Orlando, FL
Project Controls Consultant: Provided Self Performing Client (SWPC) and Joint Venture partner (STC) with defined contract deliverable analysis on both Steam and Gas Turbine design and installation functions ($350M). Developed for internal use, a comprehensive template used as a guide to improving design and cost including an intense SDLC analysis of in house software in an attempt to assimilate the design into a mainstream functional support tool. Designed a curriculum incorporating the “Principles of Project Controls in the Power Industry” including schedule fundamentals and Primavera P3 applications. Using this agenda, to hold instruction classes for joint venture management personnel designed to establish a consistent lateral understanding of project controls. Team support for the corporate change over from P3 to Oracle Platform P3 Enterprise systems.
Superclubs Inc., Punta Cana, DR
Risk Analysis Consultant: Assessment of Hurricane damage to various resorts throughout the Caribbean ($16M). Working for insurer in an effort to accomplish a fair and reasonable solution for physical damage claims and loss of revenue claims. Performed Damage Assessments and Cost-To Repair Analysis for an eventual arbitrated settlement.
City Of Hope Complex (UMM) – Los Angeles, CA
Schedule Mitigation and Delay Claim Services($13M). Hospital Complex expansion 2003-2005. CM representation for GC in organizing and supporting change order performance and payment along with mitigation of construction schedule in an effort to maintain specific delays in design.
Tennessee Valley Authority – Chattanooga, TN
Project Controls Specialist: Sequoyah Nuclear Facility, Browns Ferry Nuclear Facility. Support for various projects within the cycle. Maintaining outage schedules and budgetary constraints using in-house software, typical lotus supported spreadsheets and Primavera scheduling tools.
Walsh Construction Co. Detroit, MI
Claim Consultant ($356M). Represented and defended various elements of Walsh Construction Services in several delay claim negotiations. Provided detailed delay cost analysis and mitigation schedule documentation as required.
Florida Power Corp. - Crystal River Power Facility, Crystal River, FL
Outage Scheduling Services ($30M). NRC forced outage required systematic scheduling services in support of and in compliance with NRC mandates. Managed interface between P3 field schedules and Artemus Master Schedule system managed by plant engineering staff.
Orange County Florida Government - Convention Center, Orlando, FL
Claims analysis and defense ($31M). Represented Orange County Government Orlando Florida in re-establishing control with contracted Construction Management team. Established several audit programs to initiate a precise ability on behalf of the County to successfully mitigate several construction claims as presented by the General Contractor.
Georgia Power Co. Atlanta GA – Plant McIntosh Savannah, GA
Self Performing Project Controls development and Schedule monitoring. 8 X 78MV ABB Turbines Duel Fuel ($186M). Autonomous control for site specific development of standards and procedures in an effort to separate the CM responsibilities from Parent company (Southern Company). Flag project of Georgia Power implementing a newly formed Construction Management Division.
British Airport Authority, London, UK
Cost Consultant: Project Controls specification development and studies – Heathrow Airport. UK ($200M). Implemented the US philosophy of Project Controls and a model test scenario for the BAA in an effort to maintain control over budget and schedule for the expansion of additional terminal space at Heathrow London Airport.
British Airport Authority, Pittsburgh Airport Pittsburgh, PA
Cost Consultant: Project Control Services for the remodel of the Pittsburgh Airport Terminal Expansion ($100M). Included Development of Bid processes, Sub-Contractor review, Contractual negotiations for services, Development of P3 Master resource loaded schedule.
Greater Orlando Airport Authority, Orlando, FL
Delay Claim Consultant: Claims investigation and analysis – Orlando Int’l Airport ($25M) Supported Cost Control Management for GOAA in construction of Third runway and Concourse expansion. Defined outline for Delay Claim support against General Contractor using various methodology including Primavera Expedition support.
Braniff Airlines Inc., Orlando, FL
Project Manager: Project Management, Schedule Development – Orlando Int’l Airport. Partnered with BA in an effort to develop procedures needed to implement a Project Management and Project Controls standard for newly formed operation in Orlando Facilities.
Eastern Airlines Miami, FL
Construction Auditor: Construction Audit Services. CM Services– San Juan – Miami Int’l Airport ($30M) Properties and Facilities Management services reach the entire flight facilities both domestic and international. Maintained PM control for various improvements and major re-design of all facilities both airside and land side.
Dade County Florida, Judicial Center, Miami, FL
Project Controls Manager: Project Control Services for GC. Scheduling Construction and General Estimating functions ($11.4M).
GSA – Internal Revenue Service – Service Facility Memphis, TN
Schedule Consultant: Claims Analysis and claim defense to successfully manage EPC ongoing progress to build a 160,00sq, ft, facility ($80M) in Memphis, TN Provided GSA and Consulting Representatives with precise Schedule updates, Cost and budget control etc.,
Internal Revenue Service – Washington, DC
Legal Consultant: Case Counsel: Project study in support of Case Counsel Litigation Software Development. Helped develop appropriate modifications of software to streamline litigation process for Audit functions.
New York Power Authority, White Plains, NY
Project Controls Consultant: Decommissioning study and development of decommissioning specifications for Shoreham Nuclear Plant ($300M)
Martin Marietta Oakridge Nat’l Labs Oakridge, TN
Project Controls Consultant: Schedule Services for Cassini Satellite project Program Control Team.
Kellogg Chemical Co. – Chesterfield, VA
Construction Project Manager: Construction Management Multi- Level Administrative Commercial Hi-rise.
General Electric Corp Schenectady, NY
Schedule Consultant: PSG Self Performing arm of GE Schedule Support, Construction Site Audit Support.
MCI Telecommunications Atlanta, GA
Contract Manager: Contract development and construction management at various site locations.
Allied Switch and Signal – Richmond, VA
Project Manager: Project Management and Cost support for various chemical process locations.
Allied Chemical – Richmond, VA
Schedule Consultant: Project Management and Cost support for Process Plants in Irmo, SC and Richmond, VA
Roadway Inns of America Dallas, TX
Project Construction Manager: :PM support in house Construction Services at various locations for Hotel Construction.
PRIOR DIRECT EMPLOYMENT
Buehler Corp. Indianapolis, IN
1977 – 1981: Plant Facilities Manager: General Facilities Management including development of Cost Center Budgets for Improvements during the fiscal year. Oversight on various departmental physical development. Managed staff of 11 individuals including Civil Engineers, Draftsmen, Procurement individuals, all implemented and tasked to engage in general construction procedures for procurement and engagement within a bid process for all necessary plant improvements
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:
EducationJD – Saratoga School of Law, Emory School of Law, 1995 Specializing in Construction and Contracts Law
Bachelor – Civil Engineering: Coopers College, London, England – Graduated April 1970
Member – British American Chamber of Commerce, Orlando, FL
Beta test site for Primavera Systems 1982- 1990 - Software Development Testing, Life Cycle Analysis Finest Hour, Monte Carlo, Expedition, P3
State of California Bar Assoc – 1995 - 96
American Association of Cost Engineers - Certified Cost Engineer (1982-89).
Project Management Institute – 1979 - 1990
Special Skills Knowledge:
Project Management, Earned Value Management Systems (EVMS), Dispute Resolution, and Mediation services, Site Acquisition and Contracts Management, Construction Audit, Life Cycle Costing and Analysis, Claims Evaluation and Analysis, Damage and Cost-to-Cure Assessment.
Business Software: MS Access, MS Office 95, 97, 2000, 2007, and XP, QuickBooks, Visio,
Project Management Software: Primavera /Oracle Applications , PeopleSoft/SAP modules for PM, Inventory, AP, MS Project® Open Plan, Timberline, WinEst (Cost Estimating), Prolog, Project2, Artemis Recognized by the State Judicial system as a Certified Expert in Project Controls Management in Michigan, Indiana and California.
OSHA 10 safety training
Collaborative effort with Siemens/ Westinghouse Power Systems (SWPC) and Shanghai Turbine Company (STC) developed a curriculum and instructional methodology for training a revolving selection of STC employees in the “Fundamentals of Project Controls and Selective Schedule Analysis.” 12 Months of classes were held two days per week (12 hours) for a maximum of four week per class.
General Industries Supported:
EPC Commercial Construction – Turnkey, Self Performing
Power & Utilities – Fossil – Nuclear – CT – HRSG - Simple and Combined Cycle
Retail – Mall Construction and T. I. responsibilities
Transportation – Project Management – Facilities Management – Construction Audit
Waste Water Treatment – Facilities - Infrastructure
Languages: Speak, read, and write English. Read, comprehend Spanish
Status: Dual Citizenship UK and US
Residence: 1938 Fabien Circle Viera, Brevard County, Florida
Telephone: 321-426-9212 Primary contact telephone
Alternate Residence: 25 Rochelle Close, Thaxted, UK CM6 2PX
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