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Manager Project

Arlington, Tennessee, United States
August 30, 2017

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Kenneth Czubinski, PMP

Phone: 901-***-****


Professional Summary

Project Management Professional with over 25 years experience as Proposal, Project, Project Controls, and Construction Manager: providing credible and reliable results to the food, dairy, utility, petrochemical, industrial gases, pharmaceutical, and semiconductor industries. Responsible and accountable for team leadership, management, and transformation to deliver credible results on multi-million dollar EPC Capital and O&M projects and programs. Facilitating the clients vision of success; building positive relationships with stake holders, increasing business growth and profitability using a clear communication style, sharing skills, best practices, and commitment.

Roles and Responsibilities

KBR - Site Engineering Team Manager, successfully managed a multi-discipline onsite team of 20 direct reports including project managers, engineers, designers, and schedulers to construct capital projects for complex turnaround projects at client’s lethal chemical production facility. Responsible and accountable for optimizing team performance:

Leadership and management to deliver safely executed projects meeting operations expectations

Conduct performance reviews / evaluations, mentor, technical training, merit increases, recognition, corrective actions, recruiting

Foster continuous improvement environment, promoting innovation, knowledge sharing

Expand site team technical competency

Promote, implement best practices, develop standards and procedures

Attend client meetings for proposed capital projects

Ensure projects are executed to client expectations initial budget, desired schedule, readiness of preliminary data & resources

Assess project engineering and scope documents, P6 schedules, estimates, and monthly reconciliation of costs; through all project phases with the assigned project manager

Attend design and construction reviews to assess the team, progress, and readiness to release projects for construction

Monitor and assess design engineering resource performance and workload

Interface daily with schedulers, construction managers, and client assuring proactive planning, communication, alignment

Conduct weekly team meetings, share current workload, performance, safety topics, and client feedback

Report safety, team productivity and performance, non-conformance issues

TVA- Program Manager, I served as a Program Manager reporting for the Transmission Operations & Maintenance group responsible for seven sectors in three states. Responsible for optimizing budgets and maximizing the value of the projects proposed:

Preparing, prioritizing, and monitoring $35 million dollar budget

Supervising and monitoring progress of work coordinated by 7 specialists

Preparing work site security plans assuring the safety / security of the public, specialists, and contractors

Field inspections and audits to verify the accuracy of reports on safety, quality and completion of work

TVA - Project Controls Specialist, I served as a Project Controls Specialist for Transmission Systems Department. Responsible for:

Capital project development participating in workshops for planned capital projects in the TN, KY, MS sectors for new or modifications to substations, switchyards, and transmission lines to identify scope, site specific environmental issues, power equipment, protective devices, switches, grounding, site development, and project design requirements. This team effort resulted in scope definitions, budgets, schedules, and execution plans for all activities including substation construction, Right Of Way clearing and construction, switching, and outages for successful projects.

Standardizing project initiation - Capital equipment replacement program and O&M budget planning and reporting

GEA -Project Manager, as Project Manager was responsible for projects and proposal development for US Glass, Refinery, and Steel Plant Emissions projects and proposals while working with Global team headquartered in Germany.

Proactively managed US projects through all phases the high level of international communications to assure success.

Led Continuous Improvement effort to improve cross functional communication and align engineering standard development between US and European office. Report Earned Value performance of projects to US and German management – maintain corporate compliance report

Create and oversee the preparation and development of design documents - P&ID’s, Process Flow Diagrams, Mass Balances, and Equipment Lists, Proposal plant layouts, estimates, schedules, and scope documents

Supervise construction activities, mitigating safety risks, led training of all international project team resources on US OSHA safety requirements

Kenneth Czubinski, PMP

Phone: 901-***-****


Sr. Project Engineer - Project Manager at Praxair (contract and direct hire), I was responsible and accountable for Project and Construction Management; exceeding business expectations; delivering projects within 3% of budget, and one week of schedule; with perfect safety performance by successfully managing projects that increased capacity, improved product quality, reduced energy consumption, and extended contracts at Praxair facilities, or remote customer refinery, steel, and semiconductor fab sites with Praxair systems.

Proposals to integrate new or modified existing Air Separation Units, N Plants, gas pipelines to satisfy business commitments

Forensic engineering studies analyzing existing equipment / systems: HV and LV power, cooling water, lube oil, process and service

piping, valves, conduits, trays, MCC equipment, transformers, wastewater collection & treatment, emergency egress

Project design layouts that met all site specific process, safety, egress and constructability issues, buildings and structures, code compliance

Deliver operations cost reductions maintaining safety, quality; and production requirements

Project Execution Plans / sub plans / FEL 1 / FEL2 defining scope, resources, estimating, quality, communications, safety, risk

Project control; managing scope creep; reporting monthly to stakeholders on earned valve, variances, risks

Oversee team preparation and review of P&ID’s, Process Flow Diagrams, Mass Balances, and equipment lists, design drawings, specifications, bill of materials prior to release

Review scope of work, bids, and validate key quantities during civil, mechanical, and electrical kickoff meetings

Prepare debrief report on the project including safety performance and subcontractor feedback

Integration of project budgets and schedules with global resources on three continents

Manage Construction sites for Air Separation Units and N Plants, daily HWP’s, JSA’s, crane lift supervision, EHS site reporting

Commissioning and startup activities

Sr. Project Manager at APV, I successfully managed OEM custom engineered solutions to satisfy the production requirements meeting the most demanding specifications, budgets, and schedules. Management of critical downtime projects with plant operations to integrate new equipment at food, chemical, and refinery plants. Project portfolio includes over 20 evaporators, and over 30 fabricated and assembled equipment modules and skid structures.

Proposal development to support equipment sales

Establish positive customer relationships; develop design layouts that met all site specific process, safety, constructability

Create and oversee the preparation and development of design documents - P&ID’s, Process Flow Diagrams, Mass Balances, and Equipment Lists, Proposal plant layouts, estimates, schedules, and scope documents

Manage / lead projects through all project phases

Client owner rep. liaison with engineers and architects for design and construction coordination

Execution of multistage; large scale construction / installation projects including critical downtimes

Modular equipment design / process equipment sizing: vessels, exchangers, valves, and vacuum systems, process / utility piping

RFQs, specifications, bid packages, prepare and negotiate agreements with consulting engineering service providers

Compliance with applicable codes and standards: USDA, 3A, NEC, NFPA, OSHA, ANSI, ASME, and UBC, state and local

Prepare / maintain project schedule / Project reports to management / Construction management of system installations


PMI - Project Management Professional Certification #53964

Bachelor of Science Degree, Industrial Engineering Technology- SUNY College at Buffalo -1997

Praxair Construction Management Program 2002, Praxair Lean and Six Sigma Training 2002 -Praxair Loss Prevention Program 2002

Tools: MS Project, Microsoft Suite, Primavera P3, MAXIMO, SAP, Microstation, PowerPlant, Artemis, JDE

Professional Experience

NiSource - Project Manager - Nov 2016 – March 2017

Project Management Consultant - Confidential Client April 2016 – Oct 2016

KBR – Site Engineering Team Manager - June 2014 to March 2016

TVA – Program Manager – 2011 to June 2014, Project Controls Specialist – Dec 2009 to 2011

Project Management Consultant – Confidential Client March 2009 to Dec 2009

US Project Manager, GEA, Inc Oct 2007 to Feb 2009,

Project Management Consultant -Aerotek, May 2007 to Oct 2007 – Client: General Motors

Project Manager, Praxair Inc, 2001 to May 2007, Contract 1999 to 2001,

Sr. Project Engineer, Praxair Inc, contract (R. J. O’Mara P.E., P.C.) March, 1997 to December, 1999

Sr. Project Manager, APV, Tonawanda, NY 1990 to 1997

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