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Project Management Manager

Houston, Texas, United States
May 21, 2018

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Daniel L. Switzer PMP

Houston, Texas 713-***-****


Certified Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute)

Maintenance and Reliability Professional (SMRP)

Certified Professional Manager

Building and leading teams to safely and effectively get thing done.

~Safety, Quality, Productivity through communication and teamwork~

Versatile skills adaptable to many situations, able to plan strategically, lead with logical common sense, and perform, as required.

Skilled team-builder who has successfully collaborated with international customers, corporate executives, clients, managing departments, team members, and associates.

Proven problem-solver called upon to solve tough challenges in fast-paced, critical environments; creates simple solutions out of complexity.

Professional work ethic and ability to work independently in cross-organizational projects. Clear communication and team building to fulfill requirements for successful project and job completions. Compliance to Regulatory and Industry Standards.

Coach, Train, Mentor leadership, safety, craft, personal development.

Project Management and T/A Experience:

6 years’ experience in contract management and project management in manufacturing for international customers.

16 years’ experience with MS Projects planning Capital Projects, Unit and Plant Turnarounds.

20 years’ experience in Project Management on Plant Maintenance, Capital Projects, and Turnarounds.

Certified Project Management Professional, Member # 749140, recertified in 2011, 2014, and 2016.

Introduce programs to improve safety and production while reducing downtime. Improve under-performing departments and employees with training and mentoring.

Good reputation in the industry for building and leading teams to safely and effectively complete complex projects

Management - Planning - Fabrication - Inspection- Turnarounds

Professional Experience

Planner Consultant

Worldwide Turnaround Management Company

Kansas and Texas 2016 to Present

Planning of Daily Urgent Maintenance Work Activities for Olefins Plant, while reducing the Backlog of Work Notifications and Work Orders. Using SAP NetWeaver Planning software and assigning Estimated Cost to each Plan. Review Cost Over Runs on older Work Orders. Ensure Safety and Permitting of Work Activities are essential elements of each Work Plan.

Successful Planning of Turnaround Work Activities for Ammonia Plant. Also built library of information on Plant Fixed Equipment. Turnaround completed with no major Safety incidents.

Project Management Trainer

Invensys Learning

Houston, Texas 2015 to 2016 Teach Project Management Professional candidates for the preparation for PMP Certification.

Project Manager

Axon Energy Products, Pressure Products – Subsea

Houston, Texas 2012 to 2015

Successful completion of (2) large projects Safely, In Budget, On Schedule, for an international drilling company. Planned and followed large capital projects, using MS Projects. This included Material Orders, Cost Status and Billing Tracking.

First project totaled $20MM with good profit margin.

Second Project totaled over $13MM with good profit margin.

Upgrade of Blow Out Preventer Control Systems for successful recertification, on offshore drilling rigs.

Included the installation of new Deadman Autoshear Systems, and other associated equipment.

Included re-certification by DNV GL.

Single point of contact for customers to communicate with management, sales, engineering, procurement, service, and assembly departments.

API Q1 Quality Program and API 16D Manufacturing Standard.

Maintenance Supervisor, Planner, Turnaround Superintendent

Mundy Company

Houston, TX-based firm 2011-2012

Greenwood, S.C.; Alvin, Texas; Pasadena, Texas; Beaumont, Texas

Planned equipment Outages for Manufacturing Operation, Estimated Piping Project, and Supervised multiple crafts for maintenance of chemical plant. Superintendent for Chemical Plant Turnaround. Scheduled and managed daily work assignments for safe, high quality, productive work activities. Handled emergency work coverage by communicating clearly with Operations and Management. Interviewed and Hired new personnel to fill a variety of roles. Implemented emergency piping job for propylene plant.

Technical Writer

National Oilwell Varco

Houston, Texas 2010- 2011

Wrote ATEX Documents and Installation, Maintenance, and Operation Manuals for the entire line of Positive Displacement Pumps for International Customers.

Turnaround Supervision

Austin Industrial, Inc.

Pasadena, Texas 2010

Planning, Scheduling, and Supervision of Piping and Mechanical Equipment Repairs and Replacement in Texas Petrochemical Plant.

Supervised code-weld tube repairs to CO Boiler and piping modifications to Process Unit Compressor in Lyondell Basell Refinery.

Quickly built cohesive teams from new-hire employees and Supervised daily work activities in high-pressure environment. Communication and problem solving across departments.

Ensured Safe Work Performance and On Time / In Budget Completion

Site Manager / New Manufacturing Contract

Mundy Company

Houston, Texas 2007-2009

Award-winning Safety and Continuous Improvement for 3 years straight, while developing contract to assemble and test Flow Measurement Skids, for international oil and gas customers. Eliminated re-work and improved flow of projects using team building and training. Greatly reduced Punch Lists generated by international inspectors, thereby improving shipping dates. Clear communication between project managers, crafts, inspection, and management eliminated many material delays. Used MS Projects to plan and schedule work activities.

Early Experience:

Promoted regularly to positions of increased authority and responsibility based upon performance, continued education, and results. Planned large Plant Turnaround at Evalca Plastics, using MS Projects for Planning work activities and Primavera for scheduling work during the Turnaround.

The Mundy Companies:


Supervisor/Trainer of Chemical Loading Celanese Chemical, Pasadena, Texas 2006 - 2007

Assist. Superintendent/ Trainer/ Planner Evalca Plastics, Pasadena, Texas 1999 - 2006

Assist. Superintendent/ Planner Lyondell Citgo Refinery 1994 - 1999

Fabrication Shop Supervisor Dow Chemical 1993 – 1994


Master of Science Degree in Futures Studies, University of Houston- Clear Lake, Houston, Texas

Associate of Applied Science Degree in Pipefabrication, Lee College, Baytown, Texas

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology, Fort Hays State University, Hays, Kansas

Project Management Professional, PMP Certification # 482771, Project Management Institute

August 20, 2007 to August 19, 2020

Certified Green Belt Lean Six Sigma, Purdue University May 2010

Certified Maintenance and Reliability Professional, Society of Maintenance & Reliability Professionals

Certification # 01050, October 7, 2001

Certified Professional Manager, CM, Institute of Certified Professional Managers Certification # 05657, June 6, 1994

OSHA 10 Construction Industry Outreach Course


Project Management Institute Member # 749140

Project Management Institute- Houston Chapter

American Society of Mechanical Engineers- Affiliate Member # 000********

Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals - Member # 103738

Institute of Certified Professional Managers – Member # 05657

Gulf Coast Mensa - Member

Volunteer Activities

Coach- Dale Carnegie Courses

Team Member- Between Jobs Ministries

Team Member- Blue Team, Job Search Work Team

Team Member- Energy Job Search Team


Current Training:

Accenture Webinar “Navigate the Future of Technology”

World Future Society Webinar “Ted Chu, Human Purpose and Our Potential”

Wrote/ Presented seminar topic “Growing Good Maintenance Employees” to SMRP (Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals) national convention.

Performed Evaluation of the Genentech Pharmaceutical Company’s Work Order/ Maintenance system.

Completed Master of Science Degree while working full-time, long-hours job.

Experienced Trainer in OSHA-mandated Safety Programs, Crane and Rigging, Craft, Supervision, and Leadership Development.

Dale Carnegie Course Training Coach.

Successfully completed Project Management Professional certification exam through private study, to earn PMP designation. This was done while working full time.

Consultant on the writing and implementation of Company Safety Policy in regard to Crane Operator, Rigger Certification. Advised on the writing of company OSHA Crane Personnel Basket Safety Policy.

Implemented Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Program at Evalca Plastics Plant.

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