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Manager Project, safety coodinator, restaurant manager, training

Luverne, Minnesota, 56156, United States
February 12, 2018

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Luverne, MN 507-***-****


Safety oriented project and site manager with extensive experience across multiple industries including renewables and wind energy. Strong leadership ability with over 11 years management experience, leading teams of up to 20 direct reports. Adept at communicating cross-functionally within all levels of an organization as well as contributing to overall company growth and profitability. Consistently maintains a zero accident history.


Leadership Process Improvement Change Management Reporting Compliance Negotiating

Vendor Relationship Operations Budget Management Contract Management


NRG Renew (formerly Edison Mission Energy), Pipestone, MN 2002 to Present

Project Manager (2014 to 2017)

Led a team of up to 5 direct reports responsible for managing multiple wind projects with varying levels of involvements.

Self-perform O&M on the Community Wind North wind farm.

Performed Balance of Plant (BOP) contract for the Community Wind North wind farm.

Develop project budgeting and business plans.

Assist in finding and negotiating with vendors.

Provide project status reporting to Senior Management.

Perform remote troubleshooting of CMS hardware, software & networking.

Oversaw the accuracy and documentation of billing and accounts receivable.

Additional roles held at site level included: Chemical Administrator, Environmental manager, Training and safety coordinator, Contractor oversight.

Edison Mission

Site Manager (2009 to 2014)

Management of 5 projects in the Pipestone area and provide oversight of OEM for 5 separate sites with 4 different turbine platforms.

Met with OEM regularly to go over safety and operations on the sites.

Aided upper management in renegotiating OEM renewal of maintenance contracts and significantly lowered operating cost.

Developed project budgeting and business plan.

Assisted in finding and negotiating with vendors.

Provided project status reporting to Senior Management.

Edison Mission

Site Safety Coordinator, Alta, IA (2002 to 2008)

Responsible for the safety meetings, including ordering ordering all safety supplies and equipment.

Provided leadership by coaching, motivating and demonstrating the importance of an interdependent team by helping start the rotating partner concept.

Identified, implemented and managed safety practices and site specific policy.

Enron/GE, Alta, IA 2000 to 2002

Technician II

Performed inspections of repairs and maintenance functions as well as generator change outs, gearbox replacements, rotor drops, and single blade change outs.


Associates Degree, Business Administration – Western Iowa Tech, Sioux City, IA

Graduated with Honors


Certificate in Business Management NFPA 70-E Certification Basic Fundamentals for Substation Basic Hydraulics and Electricity Rigger Certification First Aid, CPR & AED OSHA 10-hour

Tower Rescue Certification NRG Front line leadership training.


Little league baseball coach 2nd-4th graders Ice Hockey coach for 8 and under & 10 and under

Soccer coach 5-7 year olds

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