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Lead Cost Engineer

Houston, Texas, United States
February 08, 2018

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Steve Stanley Kalmus, Jr. 832-***-**** (C)

***** ********* ***** 281-***-**** (H)

Katy, Texas 77494

Senior Project Services

Senior Project Services Engineer with 24+ years of experience in the oil and gas industry. I have a demonstrated track record of leading the preparation and analysis of financial reports to summarize and forecast financial position. I have proven expertise in leading cost teams, driving efficiency and productivity through accurate reporting, progress measurement and implementation of process improvements.

Core competencies include:

Financial Analysis

Team Management




Progress Measurement

Variance Analysis

Corrective Action Plans

Efficiency Improvements


December 2016 to present:

Spectra Energy/Enbridge; Houston, Texas

Cost Coordinator for the south maintenance capital and reimbursable projects - responsible for the monthly cost reports including value of work calculations, change management and cashflow variance analysis. All forecasts loaded in EcoSys and imported to SAP monthly for financial/accrual submissions.

February 2016 to September 2016:

Columbia Pipeline Group/TransCanada; Houston, Texas

Pipeline, Meter station and Compressor installation – Managed a team of cost professionals with projects in excess of $2.6B up and down the eastern United States. Six team members located in Houston and one in Louisiana. I was also the Cost Engineer on Eastern Panhandle Expansion (Pipeline/Compressor/Horizontal dig install) in the West Virginia area. I was on the successful implementation team for the rollout of Ecosys (Project Management financial and reporting tool) companywide.

August 2015 through January 2016:

Noble Energy; Houston, Texas

Leviathan Project – Lead Cost Engineer responsible for all cost (budgeting, forecasting, value of work done projections, invoicing, staffing projections, & monthly reporting) functions on a development offshore gas production, processing, and transportation system connecting the gas field offshore Israel to the Israel Natural Gas Line Ltd system.

January 2015 through July 2015:

Hess; Houston, Texas

Bakken (North Dakota) Low Pressure Gathering – Project Services Lead / Cost Engineer responsible for a team of Project Control professionals located in both Denver, Colorado and Minot, North Dakota. The team I managed was in charge of all Cost and Schedule related activities for more than 50 pipeline and skid projects in North Dakota. We gathered from Home office, Engineering and Construction contractors and submitted all forecast, value of work calculations, and variance analysis by month. I worked with Procurement to write and issue purchase orders and validate/pay weekly invoices.

May 2010 through January 2015:

BP; Houston, Texas

Gulf of Mexico NaKika Phase 3 / Galapagos Projects – Subsea / Topsides Lead Cost Engineer responsible for the monthly cost report including value of work calculations, change management, cashflow variance analysis by month, quarter, and yearly. I was responsible for all material and service requisitions and invoicing associated with them.

February 2008 through April 2010:

BP; Houston, Texas

East Texas Field Development Project – Cost Engineer to evaluate horizontal drilling trials, associated facility work and data acquisition. Responsibilities included cost reports, cash flows, change management, interaction with FC&A, & value of work calculations.

May 2006 through January 2008:

BP; Houston, Texas

Wamsutter Field Development Project – Cost Engineer during front-end stages of a brown field, technology-led development project aimed at delivering 250mmboe (net) reserves to BP. Responsibilities included cost reports, cash flows, change management, interaction with FC&A (administer complex financial controls between Asset and Partners), status and issue project field schedule, value of work calculations, & manage engineering design contractor’s cost activities.

January 2006 through April 2006:

Fluor Corporation; Sugar Land, Texas

Lead senior cost specialist, supervised cost team for Marathon Major Expansion Project.

April 2005 through December 2005:

AMEC Paragon Engineering Services Inc.; Houston, Texas

Seconded to Chevron for the Area “A” Gas Management Project in West Africa.

Responsibilities included the owner’s direct and indirect cost. Supported front-end engineering activities, which involved estimating and bid preparation. Monitored and reported all engineering and field cost/progress. Generated monthly reports for Chevron and partners that incorporated the entire project campaign from pre-feed to construction.

April 2002 through March 2005:

AMEC Paragon Engineering Services Inc.; Houston, Texas

Senior cost specialist responsible for a $200MM BP offshore/pipeline project. Responsibilities included supervising and monitoring a monthly cost report. The cost report included cash flow projections, man-hour summaries, change management and productivity/progress reports. The information was then transferred to an executive summary, which was presented to BP and Paragon management.

March 2001 through March 2002:

Enron; Houston, Texas

Senior cost engineer responsible for multiple pipeline projects ranging from $18MM to $100MM.

November 1999 through February 2001:

The DOW Chemical Company; Houston, Texas

Lead cost analyst responsible for tracking costs on various projects ranging from $5MM to $195MM.

March 1998 through October 1999:

Fluor Daniel; Sugar Land, Texas

Project Control lead cost specialist for multiple DuPont projects ranging from $12MM to $50MM.

September 1996 through February 1998:

Fluor Daniel; Sugar Land, Texas

Project Controls cost specialist for a $500 million Ethylene/Poly-Ethylene plant in Kuwait.

October 1994 through August 1996:

Fluor Daniel; Sugar Land, Texas

Project Controls planner (Exxon CLEU Upgrade Project) Beaumont, Texas


Experienced in EcoSys, Microsoft applications, & SAP


Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas;

Bachelor of Business Administration, August 1993. Major: Marketing

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