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Project Controls Manager

League City, Texas, United States
January 30, 2018

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Mr. Brown has more than ** years’ of project controls experience in the engineering and construction industries. His duties have included project controls department manager, manager of downstream project controls, project controls manager, chief construction engineer, planner/scheduler, lead cost engineer, senior technical specialist, assistant technical services manager, systems turnover manager (both project and corporate); for conceptual/assess, Pre-FEED/Select, FEED/Define and Detailed Design/Execute phases of downstream, upstream, onshore and offshore oil & gas, petrochemical, refinery, gas processing, FPSO restoration, unmanned platforms and power facilities both grass root and brownfield. As Manager of Project Controls his responsibilities included providing staffing requirements, hiring, reporting, training and performance evaluations of 87 employees as well as forecasting office space including charts and graphs, backlog curves, “going-out-of-business” curves and representing Project Controls in all Monthly Project Reviews. Other responsibilities included the development of project control tools for cost tracking and earned progress measurement. As a Project Controls Manager his responsibilities included, but were not limited to; managing project’s cost (forecasting, analyzing and reporting), CPM scheduling, and estimating groups, developing the project controls execution plan, and procedure’s manual as well as the establishment of the project coding structure, development, and assembly of the monthly reports, both corporate and client.

Representative assignments include:

S & B Engineering & Constructors; Senior Project Control Manager (September 2015 – January 2017), Houston, Texas. Managing the Project Controls department for the Marathon Oil Alliance. Staff includes (8) cost specialist and (5) EPC CPM P6 schedulers. The Alliance currently represents approximately (35 active projects in varying phases from FEL1 to Implementation. The projects represent nearly $1.1B in TIC value. Other duties include but are not limited to, leading in the development of both the corporate and client monthly reports, producing the proposal deliverables and providing many years of experience for the alliance and department.

Bilfinger Tepsco; Senior Project Controls Manager (January 2015 – September 2015), Deer Park, Texas. Leading in the development of Project Control tools, processes and procedures for cost, planning and earned progress. Leading the proposal process with the building of construction schedules, progress curves, man-power curves and cash flows. Managing the project control functions on multiple construction projects.

Foster Wheeler; Senior Project Controls Manager / Manager of Project Controls for Upstream EPC (September 2014 – January 2015), Home Office Support, Houston, Texas. Essential to the development of a Project Controls construction earned progress system for upstream work. Working processes and procedures for upstream project controls; to include “Rules of Credit” for both engineering and construction. Also created proposal EPC CPM P6 schedules, as well as progress, manpower and cash flow curves.

Jacobs Engineering; Senior Project Controls Manager (May 2013 – September 2014), Greenhouse Gas Reduction Project, Shell – Martinez, California. Responsibilities include providing expert knowledge and over-sight of project control functions, some hands duties such as updating and forecasting cash flow and staffing plans, review of scheduling and cost reports for a Select phase/Pre-FEED & Define Phase/FEED project. TIC $290M

WorleyParsons Ltd; Various Projects (March 2005 – April 2013)

oPrincipal Project Controls Manager / Downstream Manager of Project Controls (July 2011 – April 2013), Home Office Support, Bellaire, Texas. Responsibilities included supervision of 87 project controls employees (PCMs, Cost, and Schedulers) from 18 projects in 5 offices, plus compiling schedules, and manpower curves for proposals as well as providing a monthly summary report of all projects. Other duties included hiring, training, performance evaluations and representing project controls for corporate reporting.

oSenior Project Controls Manager (February 2011 – July 2011), FutureGen 2.0, Air Liquide / Ameren & DOE, Meredosia, Illinois. Responsibilities included project controls consultant for Air Liquide, as well as project scheduler, cost controller, analyst, and engineering estimator. Job duties included development of the WBS for all phases, estimating engineering deliverables, developing a Level V detailed Pre-FEED and FEED P6 schedule, a Level III EPC P6 schedule, establishing engineering and project management budgets and loading them into the cost system. Other duties included producing CPI / SPI data, earned progress, and manpower charts and graphs. TIC $600M

oSenior Project Controls Manager (September 2009 – January 2011), High Plains Gasification Project, GE Energy, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Responsibilities included establishing the systems to be used to track schedule, cost, earned work-hours, and percent complete and the maintenance of those systems throughout the life of the project. TIC $100M

oSenior Project Controls Manager (February 2009 – August 2009), Comperj, Petrobras, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Responsibilities included development and maintenance of a separate system for tracking cost (percent complete, earned progress and productivity), due to a client who insisted not to use the established company systems. Other duties included supervision of a staff of five cost engineers and four schedulers. TIC $17.8B

oSenior Project Controls Manager (April 2006 – February 2009), ExxonMobil Beaumont Alliance, Beaumont, Texas. Responsibilities included managing project costs, scheduling, and estimating groups, developing project controls execution plan, and procedure’s manual as well as establishment of project coding structure, development and assembly of monthly reports, both corporate and client. TIC $250M (Yearly)

oChief Construction Engineer, Clean Fuels Off-Sites Project (March 2005 – March 2006), ConocoPhillips, Sweeny, Texas. Responsibilities included managing Cost, Scheduling, and Document Control Departments; oversight of development of project’s Monthly Report that included verification of data for the Project Controls Statement (PCS). Other duties included managing and preparation of the weekly cost tracking report and client weekly meeting; producing the project estimates, assisting the cost and scheduling departments with forecasting, and the supervision of the document control department. TIC $180M

This project consists of modifications to ten (10) Units in the refinery and one (1) new storage facility. WorleyParsons is performing the CFO (Clean Fuels Off-Sites Project) OSBL (Out Side Battery Limits) portion of this work. These modifications are taking place in conjunction with ConocoPhillips new ULSD (Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel) Unit, ISBL by others. We also performed modifications to the Flare Systems; the VOC Projects consisted of mainly piping modifications and the installation of a new flare header. The project is a direct hire construction project, consisting of 440,470 hourly craft man-hours, 43,000 salary staff man-hours and a contact value of $17.7m.

KBR & Brown & Root Various Projects (September 1977 – February 2005);

oSenior Technical Specialist (September 2004 – February 2005), Hurricane Ivan Recovery Project, National Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida. Responsibilities included; coordinating debris removal and tree cutting subcontractors, subcontract activity planning and scheduling, cost tracking, invoice review and approval and bid tab tracking. Other duties included estimating cost of dorm repairs.

oAssessment Data Manager/Senior Technical Specialist (March 2003 – August 2004), U.S.E.O.C, Kuwait/Iraq. Responsibilities include coordinating site visits to assure schedule, assisting in producing assessment procedures and building/loading of data base to allow accurate tracking and reporting. Assisting in technical issues associated with turnover, work orders and schedule. Assisted with compiling and the building of Final Job Report books, which consisted of gathering data from Well Assessments, Plant Services / Construction work orders, Engineering Assessments both initial and detailed, Scheduling and Estimating, and also information from Environmental and Safety Assessments. Built and managed the Control System/Instrumentation Assessment data base, as well as building reports and forms for information input. TIC $20B

oAssistant Technical Services Manager / System Turnover Manager (January 2001 – March 2003), Hercules Venture Project, ExxonMobil Chemicals, Baytown, Texas. Responsibilities include developing, writing, presenting and owning the Corporate Turnover Procedures for the project and companywide. Those duties also included; building the schedule logic for engineering as well as construction and turnaround, defining systems boundaries, sequencing systems turnover with Butyl Operations, defining components in a turnover system. Assuring crafts understanding of the turnover system and how to use it to their advantage (i.e. training). Weekly reports for system status. Coordinating the field walk to sell a system with the project turnover team. Turning over documents required prior to project completion. Compiling/building final turnover package. Supervising Turnover Coordinator and Turnover Clerks. Also advising and assisting Craft Data Input Clerks. Performing periodic checks of engineering deliverables to assure scope of project is being covered. Performing periodic checks and balances with other progressing tools (i.e. ACLS, schedule). Assist in global overview of TOSTR QC forms, training project personnel on TOSTR as required. Status, schedule and coordinating Service Representatives to project.

A major revamp project which includes the addition of two new process areas and the associated modifications of an existing 60 year old facility to bring ExxonMobil’s butyl rubber plant at Baytown, Texas to a world class facility. The Hercules Venture Project (valued at $640MM TIC) added a solvent replacement process unit, a new ethylene / propane centrifugal compressor area, a new finishing product train. Also the conversion of an existing ethylene compressor to methyl chloride service, the addition of a new 138kv substation and electrical infrastructure to service, the modified facilities. Along with the various new additions were the various modifications to the existing facilities, which include 2600+ pipe tie-ins, structure modifications and associated I/E upgrades. the EPC project, which had an overall duration of 28 months, completed with a major plant outage that lasted 4 1/2 months to enable demolition, tie-ins, commissioning, and start-up of the newly modified facility to occur.

oPlanner/Scheduler & Senior Controls Coordinator (March 1999 – January 2001), ExxonMobil Refinery Capital & Maintenance Projects, Baytown, Texas. Responsibilities included Planning/Scheduling/Estimating and Controls Management of all Capital Projects and most Maintenance Projects. The estimating was done using an Access Program, for small projects (100k and under). These projects consisted of mostly piping and mechanical work scopes. The control’s management consisted primarily of cost tracking via an Excel spreadsheet. The scheduling and planning was manpower based and coordinated with the client’s needs, our department supplied the facilities with manpower for all Turnarounds at the Refinery and our scheduling efforts for Capital was coordinated with those turnarounds.

oSystem Turnover Manager & Staff Engineer, Chevron Gas Phase Revamp (January 1998 – March 1999), Orange, Texas. Responsibilities include building turnover packages, tracking systems completion. Interface with the client in designating system description and boundaries and the inspection of system turnover packages for complete and proper documentation. Plus the scheduling of system completion, including interface with craft superintendents for a timely completion of systems. Responsibilities also included, tracking of RFI’s, PDN’s and back charges, along with interfacing with Engineering, field crafts and the client.

oProject Controls Specialist (1993 – 1997), Multiple Projects, Houston, Texas. Responsibilities included cost tracking, forecasting and reporting using BRICS. Other duties consisted of variance tracking and back charge coordinating.

oAssistant Project Controls Manager (1992 – 1993), Solvay Plastics, Deer Park, Texas. Responsibilities included construction estimating, cost tracking, reporting and forecasting of large and small Capital Projects. Other duties included the managing of a staff of 3 employees (Scheduler, Cost Specialist/Quantity Surveyor and Project Controls Clerk). As well as forecasting construction in-directs such as equipment, consumables and staff.

oConstruction Field Survey Superintendent, Multiple Projects, Houston, Texas area.


Training: Primavera P3 & P6; Netpoint, Planning, Oracle GBS, Cost analysis and forecasting, Estimating, Project Review reporting, Construction Management and Systems Turnover

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