Patrick J. Marz
Experienced EHS Energy Professional with natural gas transmission, fossil power and renewables generation, marketing and new energy project development experience. Including direct EHS Management and reporting of site personnel activities on construction, commissioning, and startup, and ongoing O&M Contract management experience. Broad project management experience and successful team builder at all levels of program life. Strong effective leader seeks to utilize a First Principles approach based on effective communication with customers to achieve desired project task outcomes. Responsible for seeking out and applying site specific engineered regulatory compliance solutions for delivered projects. Understanding of EPC construction, plant operation and maintenance goals and constraints allow for effective collaboration between customer, regulatory agencies and operating plant management and site personnel.
2016 -2018 Environmental Compliance Program Manager, WorleyParsons, Reading, PA Recent project work has included O&M contracts for multiple natural gas simple cycle and combined cycle units. Identification of OEM and aftermarket equipment suppliers and service support contractors. Supply of turnkey EHS compliance programs and site personnel training programs. Also, direction and engineering support of construction, startup, and commissioning of pulverized coal and oil-fired boilers, fluidized bed boilers, MSW and Hazardous Waste incinerators. Installation and startup of full suite of Acid Rain and MATS air pollution control (APC) systems including; selective catalytic reduction (SCR), dry sorbent injection (DSI), flue gas desulfurization
(FGD), and pulse jet fabric filter (PJFF). With a large number of onsite combustion and APC optimization projects, environmental multi-media site audits, AQ permitting, Part 75 and 60, MATS, Title V and NSR support, air emission testing, CEMS operations, ambient and meteorological monitoring, plant emission reporting, operating equipment upgrades, plant controls improvement projects and R&D studies for fossil power generation. 2014 - 2016 Outage Project Management, Duke Energy, Charlotte, North Carolina Responsible for daily site management of capital project outage contractor activities for coal and natural gas turbine projects. Duties included; handling of contractor site mobilization and safety training, daily meetings, Red Tag Pro Manager, site observations of work task, generation of work progress and schedule updates. Projects were performed for coal and gas turbine projects, including large scale boiler rebuilds, repair of underground coal storage bunkers, replacement of Arc Flash Program relay and electrical power systems, and natural gas turbine hot path inspection and equipment rebuilds.
2012 - 2014 Project Manager II, WorleyParsons, Reading, Pennsylvania Representative Projects List
Rain CII Multiple Site Project Management Services Program. Responsible for providing project management services for three petroleum coke plants located in Louisiana. Projects include construction of an inflatable form material storage dome with three unit dust collection system, steam turbine and generator replacement, and site review engineering assistance for new co-gen plant O&M practices and procedures.
LGE / KU Multiple Site Air Quality Program. Engineering manager of 10- member team for a four (4) plant program designed to provide compliance with the Federal MATS program. As Owners Engineer, work includes development of equipment specification, project oversight, and construction management for installation of PJFF, DSI, and powder activated carbon (PAC) technologies. Patrick J. Marz
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2010 - 2012 Project Manager and Site Environmental Engineer, Longview Power LLC, Maidsville, West Virginia
Longview Unit 1. EHS Engineering staff startup services and management of improvement projects for fossil fuel combustion, control systems, and air pollution control equipment associated with a $2.4B greenfield 700 MW supercritical mine mouth coal plant. Project Manager. Startup and commissioning for full suite of downstream multi-pollutant emission control systems, which included SCR, PAC, PJFF, and wet flue gas desulfurization (WFGD) for best available control technology (BACT) level facility. Project manager for initial unit combustion performance and permit emission compliance testing. Implemented process improvements to ash handling and gypsum disposal systems.
Foster Wheeler and Siemens. Acted as an engineer liaison during construction, mechanical completion and extended commercial acceptance period. Responsible for leading engineering effort, which improved combustion control, fuel delivery system, acid gas, and low NOx controls. Implemented optimum combustion training guidelines to achieve sustainable < 8600 Btu heat rate operation. Directed state of the art Part 75 CEMS operations, which included, Hg, PM, and ultrasonic flow monitors. Provided QA/QC for all plant emissions data and ongoing EPA acid rain reporting. Issued specifications and managed integration and factory acceptance test (FAT) for replacement data acquisition and handling system (DAHS). Environmental site manager for zero discharge facility water balance operation and oversight of multi-train reverse osmosis water treatment facility. Responsible for full environmental media compliance and training of all site employees. 2009 - 2010 Air Quality Consultant, Arizona Public Service (APS), Phoenix, Arizona Cholla Plant Units 1 - 4. Air quality consultant for the APS system with focus on the Cholla Power Plant 996 MW complex. Responsible for creating engineered solutions for all aspects of air compliance for the four coal-fired units located in the greater Grand Canyon (Painted Desert National Park region of Northern Arizona). Worked in partnership with APS corporate engineering to apply root cause analysis of site equipment failure. Identified potential regulatory driven emission control funding requirements and request for proposal (RFP) scheduling. Provided EPA and State of Arizona NSR negotiations, permitting and compliance reporting for the site. Permitted new best available retrofit technology (BART) emission limits for unit startup CO exceedance reporting, State of Arizona mercury alternate compliance plan for four units and particulate matter CAM Plans for three fabric filter bag houses. Acted as project coordinator for environmental operations and EPC for project engineering for addition of Unit 3 PJFF and addition of NeuCo neural net application for boiler optimization. Served operations and maintenance as project staff engineer for wet ash conversion to dry ash handling for facility.
2008 - 2009 Staff Environmental Engineer, NAES, Houston, Texas Midwest Energy, PPMS, Virginia Commonwealth, Constellation Energy Generation Facilities. Responsible for seeking conformity with owner’s financial goals and balancing demands of maintaining safe operation and environmental compliance for four gas cogeneration, two simple cycle, one diesel engine, and two coal-fired facilities located in four states. Supported OEM and site owner during initial installation and commercial acceptance of nine Wärtsilä 20V34SG natural gas- fired engines for Midwest Energy Goodman Energy Center. Provided environmental project management of Mustang, Blackhawk, and Wolf Hollow sites. Work included permitting, OSHA site compliance, reporting, spill prevention control and countermeasures (SPCC) plans, managed emission test programs focusing on SCR performance, and conducted site audits for EPA, RMP, and PHA program compliance. Authored facility environmental compliance manuals for eight facilities and provided EPA Region 6 and TCEQ interface on compliance issues. Patrick J. Marz
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2002 - 2008 Project Manager and Environmental Engineer, TMPA, Carlos, Texas Gibbons Creek Unit 1. Responsible for identifying new equipment and controls technologies for 500 MW PRB coal-fired unit. Acted as technology champion for funding request presentations to DOE and board of directors. Served as project manager for DOE funded Intelligent Soot Blowing (ISB) project. Served as project manager and plant ADR under Acid Rain Program (ARP). Acted as ARP emission allowance trader for the four (4) member cities. Managed Hg control R&D program with emphasis on PAC technologies and retention of ash sales. Project manager for FGD replacement cost study. Managed all air quality programs including Title V permitting and NSR litigation support. Directed all emission testing and ARP reporting. Investigated EPA 316 B impact on plant once through cooling system.
2000 - 2002 Staff Environmental Engineer & Project Manager, Duke/Fluor Daniel, Charlotte, North Carolina
Gibbons Creek Unit 1. Project manager for site operator. Provided onsite management, competitive bid analysis, equipment specification, and technology review for a T-fired 500 MW former lignite converted PRB unit. Served as liaison with EPC contractors and owner to achieve cost effective results for series of successful projects completed during a three (3) year period. Consisted of boiler combustion modification with Foster Wheeler TLN3 technology and fuel / air injection control, boiler controls upgrade with Pegasus neural net application, and total fuel piping system replacement project totaling $40M. Successfully identified and negotiated prior EPA Title V and ARP unreported mass emission rate errors and omissions for facility third party owner. Provided startup site engineering services for three GE-Frame 7E and 7FA natural gas units located in southeast region. 1996 - 2000 Manager Air Quality Group, Spectra Environmental, Woodlands, Texas Developed and managed air quality division with work performed in permitting and air emissions for MSW facilities, gas pipeline, refinery, and Petro-chemical facilities across Gulf Coast Region. Conducted site audits for OSHA and EPA compliance certification. Provided environmental training seminars for San Jacinto Community College.
1992 - 1996 Field Manager, RMT/JN, Houston, Texas
Managed startup of a twelve (12)man operation for air emission test group providing air emissions test programs for major refinery, pipeline, petrochemical, and pulp and paper customers in Gulf Coast Region. Conducted compliance audits for facilities and managed ongoing reporting for certification. 1990 - 1992 Test Engineer, PSEG, Maplewood, New Jersey Jersey City, Mercer, Hudson, Linden Cogeneration stations. Test engineer for research lab supporting combustion projects, emission reduction technology applications, and annual testing of large coal fired base load and simple cycle gas peaking units. 1988 - 1990 Project Scientist, Weston Solutions, West Chester, Pennsylvania Bruce Mansfield Station, . Conducted EPA 40 CFR Part 60 and industrial hygiene field testing for MSW facilities, EPRI, EPA, DOE, and DOD and power, pulp and paper, refinery, auto, and manufacturing industries.
1986 - 1988 Engineering Aide, Energy Systems Associates, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Ogden Martin and Wheelabrator MSW facilities, Brunner Island, Homer City, Conemaugh, Keystone, Seward, Cheswick, Niles, Manatee, and Mohave Power Stations. Project engineering Patrick J. Marz
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team member for combustion engineering and emission reduction projects for EPRI, DOE, coal-fired utility, and MSW plants throughout United States.
Environmental Science, Rutgers, State University of New Jersey 1991 Mechanical Engineering, University of Pittsburgh 1987 REGISTRATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
TRE and ERCOT Certified Account User
PJM and RFC Certified Account User
Member ASME, AWMA
PMP, CCM Registration
Co-author, “NOx Reduction with Improvement in Plant Efficiency” EPRI-DOE-EPA Combined Power Plant Air Pollution Control Mega Symposium, 2003
Co-author, “Benefits and Experience with Coal and Air Flow Measurement and Automatic Control on Pulverized Coal fired Boilers” Update 2003, EPRI-DOE-EPA Combined Power Plant Air Pollution Control Symposium, 2003
Co-author, “TMPA Cuts NOx Below 0.11 lb/MBtu with State of the Art Combustion and Controls Technology” Electric Power Conference,2003 and 28th International Technical Conference on Coal Utilization & Fuel Systems, 2003
Co-author, “Small Muni Co-Op Achieves Big NOx Reductions” Power Magazine, 2003 SPECIFIC TECHNICAL EXPERTISE/SPECIALIST COURSES
Duke Energy Project Management and Supervision Training Siemens T3000 & Emerson Ovation User Training
NeuCo Pavilion Neural Net Optimization Application Foster Wheeler Combustion Control Management
Acid Rain Program CEMS Management and ADR Certification EPA / ECS CEMS / Hg DAHS training for EMR and Stack Vision, CeDAR, RegPerfect EPA 40 CFR Part 60 Manual and Instrumental Emission Test Methodologies OSHA 1910.120 - 40 Hour Safety Training
Red Tag Pro Outage Project Work Leader