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Power Plant Manager

Houston, TX
September 16, 2018

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Cypress, TX



Sr. Procurement Specialist with over (20) years’ experience in Supply Chain positions including Contracts Manager, Sourcing Manager, Project Procurement Lead and Strategic Procurement Manager.

My background covers a broad range of markets, equipment, and services; including domestic and international, power generation related experience for plants ranging from 530MW to 1717MW, government contracting, LNG, chemicals, Cable Stay Bridge, Contract T’& C’s negotiations, public and private sectors, which will immediately bring astute business acumen for new product support, tactical procurement, cost and inventory management, positive supplier relationships and the reduction and establishment of prudent sourcing strategies.


Global Supplier Quality Management, Inventory Control Software, Multi-Site/Multi-National Management, Continuous Process Automation, Strategic Planning, Procedure Improvement, Price/Contract Negotiations, LNG, Off Shore Oil Platform, Project Management, Power Generation, Bridge Construction, Purchased and negotiated: GTG’s, STG’s, Solar Turbines, Transmission lines, Circ Water Pumps, HV Cabling, Material Handling Conveyors, Cooling Towers, Overall Workflow Strategies, Contract T’& C’s negotiations, Training & Mentoring – due to my seniority and leadership, training and development of junior and mid-level personnel fell under my purview, Cross-Function Team Leadership, Cost Reduction Initiatives, Coal Fired Power


Anadarko – Mozambique LNG - Short Term Contract

Sr. Procurement Manager

Dec 2017 to March 2018

Short-term contract assignment to lead and conduct an Open Book Estimate review of a major lump sum EPC award, to include detailed review of equipment procurement, subcontract packages, Contract T’& C’s negotiation, bulk materials, commodities, freight, and logistics.

Flatiron/Dragados LLC – Short Term Contract

Sr. Strategic Procurement Manager

Nov 2017 - Dec 2017

The project includes replacement of the existing Harbor Bridge and reconstruction of portions of US 181, I-37 and the Cross Town Expressway. The project will include the development, design, construction and maintenance of a total of 6.44 miles of bridge and connecting roadway. The bridge will include six-lane sections of US 181, three lanes in each direction with a median barrier, shoulders, and a bicycle and pedestrian shared-use path. Additionally, the project includes the reconstruction of approximately 1.6 miles of I-37, reconstruction of approximately one mile of the Crosstown Expressway and demolition of the existing Harbor Bridge. Estimated duration is 6 years and the overall Estimated Cost is $803MM.

Supporting the construction services.

Support Operations and engineering in developing the commercial 200 work packages.

Manage the contracting and procurement team.

Review the RFQ’s, PO’s, RFP’s, and subcontract packages.

Negotiating Terms and Condition from suppliers and Contract T’& C’s negotiations.

Oversea the procurement of the Precast yard and raw materials.

Supervise the procurement/contract teams, including the CSB (“Cable Stay Bridge”), the road approaches, and demolition of the old Corpus Christi, TX Bridge.

JACOBS, Houston, TX

Sr. Procurement Manager

Aug 2016 - Nov 2017

Supervised Major Project INEOS Oligomers $1.8B linear Alpha Olefin Unit and MEGlobal’s 700,000-tonne/year MEG Plant receiving ethylene feedstock bound for US and Asia-Pacific markets. Project is estimated at $1.4 Billion. Supervise daily operations to resolve complex problems.

Managing and supporting the construction services.

Sourced Pipe, Valves and Fittings

Support Operations with engineering in developing the work packages.

Teaching and mentoring subordinates based on general policies and management guidance.

Interprets and executes Corporate and Project policies that affect the overall Project in the home office and in the field.

Develop the RFQ’s and PO’s/subcontract packages.

Develop the Project flow downs from the Prime Contract

Negotiating PO Terms and Condition from suppliers.

Cameron LNG, Hackberry, LA

Supervisor Contracts

Mar 2016 - July 2016

Estimated 150-200 Maintenance Work Packages.

Interfaced with Operations and Field Personal to develop Scopes of Work.

Spent 16 Weeks training the operations and maintenance of the LNG Plant

Project Cost $10 Billion

Researched, developed and managed field service contracts estimated at $200MM per annum to support Operations.

Support Operations staff to locate and develop local LA suppliers.

Developed a plan to ensure critical parts are located on site and all other parts stocked at local supplier’s warehouse.

LyondellBasell, Houston, TX

Capital Procurement Manager – Contracted Position

May 2015 - July 2015

Managing $300MM Propylene Unit and $285MM Backend Debottleneck Projects in Houston TX

Developed and executed strategic sourcing following the agreed processes and sourcing strategies.

Prepared Procurement Execution Plans. Established Procurement Work Packages. Interfaced with Project Management, Project Controls and Field Personnel. Prepared Procurement/Sub-Contract Templates. Prepared Procurement/subcontract Management Process Work Flow.

Researched and utilized market analysis and contracting strategies for commodities.

Engaged cross-functional teams in assessing risks and developing models associated with supply and technical compliance. Executed strategic sourcing following the agreed processes and sourcing strategy methodology by analyzing the markets and contracting strategies for commodities.

Managed a cross-functional teams in assessing risks and developing models associated with supply and technical compliance.

Ensures the deployment of strategic purchasing plans driven by customer requirements, manufacturing results and capabilities, distribution and logistics objectives and business economics

Prepared, issued and negotiated budgetary work packages work development of the Project Budgets.

Ensured compliance with LYB supplier qualification process

Liaison between Technical Materials Category, Global Projects, Global Engineering Services, and Site Technical Authority

Ensures that business drivers, departmental goals and measures are aligned.

Crowley, Houston, TX

Prime Contract Manager – Contracted Position

Aug 2014 - May 2015

Managing $105M Base Prime Contract between Crowley and Furie for an EPC Floating Oil Platform in Alaska. Projected cost to complete $141M.

Identified 200 Prime Contract Changes and Issued 125 Changes to the Client and negotiated $20M of additional cost to Crowley’s profit.

Ethos Energy Group, Turbocare Venture, Houston, TX

Director (Procurement/Contracts)

Nov 2012 - Aug 2014

Lead on the Wood Group Power Solutions team that manages domestic and international Lump-Sum-Turn-Key (LSTK) EPC gas turbine power projects.

Managing all pre-award procurement processes from supplier approvals, Request for Quotes (“RFQ”), Request for Purchases, and Pre-Post Award Support.

Improving procurement procedures, processes, systems and tools to support business development and estimating activities.

Transforming the role of buyers and expeditors in the project procurement team’s organization for increased performance around contract management.

Sourced Pipe, Valves and Fittings

Implementing purchasing strategies to execute plans and procurement procedures that integrate WGPS purchasing and material systems and tools.

Providing commercial oversight for major contracts dealing with equipment, engineering, T’& C’s negotiation and construction before and after award.

Reviewing all contract documents, negotiate with suppliers, draft final contract document and manage all post order requirements.

Negotiated and purchased 8 GE turbines costing $25 million each and 6 MHV transformers for $1.24 million each.

Liaising with the Legal, Tax and Commercial leaders to ensure contracts are in line with company policies and procedures.

Leading all settlement negotiations for liquidated damages recovery and warranty claims activities on the closeout process in a $1.8 billion Dorad 840MW power plant contract in Israel. I was also relocated to Israel for 11 months to supervise and support the Project team negotiations at the power plant, which included procurement, engineering, customs clearance, contracting, and field support.

PNG LNG Project (Singapore Office), CB&I Clough JV, Houston, TX

Project Procurement Director

Sep 2008 - Nov 2012

Established purchasing plans that addressed budgetary and human resource needs with MRQ/PO packages for a $15bn two-train LNG liquefaction facility project.

Developed the procurement/contract plans and procedures, including individual purchasing/contracts, inspection and expediting plans.

Created template documents and prime contract flow-downs for project teams and partners as a basis for purchasing all goods and materials.

Managed and directed a procurement team of 10 staff of buyers, expeditors and inspectors at the Singapore office.

Negotiated, purchased, created and managed the development of multiple power plant components including: 3 GE Compressors (Italy) $25 million each, 2 Solar Turbines (California) $45 million each, various ABB electrical components (Singapore), Slug Catcher (United States) and 2 HRSG’s (India) $3.5 million each, all to be shipped to Papua New Guinea.

Identified project material needs in procurement plans in a lump sum engineering and fabrication contract on a 12,000 bpd modular designed diesel hydrotreater with a value of $48mm.

Assessed all prime contracts on flow down provisions to suppliers.

Sourced Pipe, Valves and Fittings

Produced RFQ’s for major equipment purchased and negotiated favorable pricing, payment terms, trafficking, expediting and inspections from European sources

Area Procurement Manager


Managed a cross function team towards greater integrity of procurement work that drove project requirements and reduced overall cost with improved supplier performance.

Administered procurement discipline that corrected performance gaps in systems, cost management and people resources.

Ensured proper coordination of work between departments, offices, fabrication and construction meet project requirements.

Focused on end product procurement, engineering, fabrication and construction related procurement procedures as established in CB&I’s CMS Standards.

Ensured effective communications among procurement offices for all cost, schedule, quantity and budget control measures at each branch office.

Produced an on-boarding and professional development program that improved and enhanced individual careers.

Jacobs Engineering Group, Houston, TX

Manager (Subcontracts Formation/Project Procurement)

Oct 2006 - Oct 2008

Oversaw 25 Subcontract Formation Specialists and 5 Subcontracts Administration personnel across 7 areas of work (utilities, tankage & logistics, interbattery piping, DCS/RIE, power distribution, site development, and underground piping), and located at various locations, for a $7bn Shell/Motiva Crude Expansion Project.

Developed subcontracting procurement plans with milestone tracking reports, subcontract proformas, and prime contract flow down provisions through detailed analysis of the work package matrix.

Directed the issuance of RFP’s, pre bid meetings, bid evaluation, and awards for 250 subcontracts totaling $2bn.

Interfaced with all levels of Project personnel, including

Project Managers, Engineering, Client Representatives, Project Controls, Construction, Finance, Sr. Managers and Project Directors for the coordination of Client specific Contract Review Board requirement.

M&E Services, Kellogg-Brown and Root, Houston, TX

Procurement Manager


Administered the government and infrastructure side for management and engineering operations which consisted of writing professional service contracts and managing a staff of six with a total spend of $300mm.

Managed a staff of 23 field sub contract administrators spread out over 7 project site locations in Gulfport, MS, Baton Rouge, LA, New Orleans, LA, Plaquemines Parish, LA and Key West, FL

Collaborated with Sr. Subcontract Administrators, Subcontract Administrators, Buyers, Expeditors and Admin support to introduce an automated and centralized purchasing system.

Utilized knowledge of FAR, DFAR, DCAA and government contracting to establish budgets, staffing, mission, goals, templates, and vision alignment for all CONCAP hurricane/disaster relief efforts.

Pre-positioned long term contracts for immediate mobilization to any contingency operation in the world for all services such as roofing, electrical, dry in/dry out, mold remediation, asbestos abatement, carpentry, and debris removal.

Negotiated commodity agreements for building, safety, electrical, vehicle, generator, and pump supplies for pull along trailers in emergency response fly away kits.

Duke/Fluor Daniel, Charlotte, NC

Senior Contracts Manager

2001 - 2004

Developed, implemented, and coordinated contracting activities on the construction of a 530 MW Coal Fired power plant valued at $850mm.

Developed project execution procedures that ensured functional departmental initiatives were properly communicated and administered by the field contracts personnel.

Directed the department’s overall performance and ensured success by mentoring team to exceed department goals and objectives.

Issued 35 contracts supporting the Project, including the installation of Alstom STG’s, supply and installation of the ABB transformers, the material handling systems, the bag houses, and the stack (which emitted steam).

Maintained accurate records for estimates, budgets, Request for Proposals, contracts, and contract modifications to guide contractors towards optimal performance and attainment of goals and measures.

Commercial Aviation Services, Bombardier Aerospace, Chicago, Il

Sourcing Manager

1998 – 2000

Executed lead-sourcing for the procurement of aerospace commodities that achieved pricing/cost structures of 15% under current market cost.

Wrote purchasing policies and procedures for RFP’s, PO’s and negotiating terms and conditions in contracts including.

Ensured that market competitive quotes accompanied a thorough competitive data analysis when negotiation strategy proposals were designed.

Integrated Gantt-style project planning tools for all sourcing initiatives that consistently set attainable quantitative objectives on all projects.

Participated in training as a Six Sigma Agent and received certification to implement its tools and methodologies.

Fluor Daniel, Inc., Chicago, IL

Project Procurement Manager

1988 - 1997

Completed 7 major and 10 minor projects, simultaneously, during a 2 year period and saved $3mm while completing all supply activities within the specified project schedule.

Supervised and managed procurement activities for the City of Chicago’s $213mm dollar Emergency Communications System; especially the development and issuance of field labor contracts and RFP’s based on an evaluation of contractor’s proposals, resource prices, proposed contract terms, and environmental and business conditions.

Negotiated major engineered equipment purchases in excess of $50mm spend from European sources for price, payment term, trafficking and on site expediting, inspections.

Coordinated with client’s purchasing, project controls, and finance departments to implement specific procurement procedures, reviews, and material deferment strategies that reduced inventory investment and improved service with $40mm dollars in savings.

Facilitated the installation of communications hardware and software for 200 remote location firehouses and 8 police district command posts into a single command and dispatch center covering 100 square miles.

Oversaw a $250 million dollar project with supervision of 15 procurement personnel including contract administrators, procurement specialists, secretaries and field personnel working at the various project sites.

Several projects required analysis of the plant production facilities, including the plant operations, warehousing, and distribution systems and the dismantling and relocation of plant equipment and personnel for consolidation into more logical plant locations.

Worked and supported the Louisville Gas & Electric Project power generation projects consisting of the Trimble County Generating Station – (2 Units – 514 MW capacity coal fired plants) and the Mill Creek Station – (4 Units – 1717 MW capacity coal fired plants) for Tennessee Valley Authority Project,

Evaluated and presented recommendations on work process flow charting using the Dresden Nuclear Power Plant work processes for a more effective and streamlined vendor management and inventory control system that involved association with FAR and other Federal Government regulations.

Worked with 5 major steel manufacturers in the mid-west to achieve maximum benefits from vendor consolidation, raw material management and warehousing and distribution planning based on a site analysis of the steel manufacturers and the raw material vendors to determine offsite storage of common raw materials and leveraged better buying power.


Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL

Bachelor of Arts, HISTORY


Six Sigma Tools and Methodology


Claims Mitigation


Computerized Document System


Effective Negotiating

Karrass Organization

Flow-Charting Programs


Material Tracking Systems


Risk Mitigation


Scope of Work Writing


Situation and Decision Analysis

Public Workshops, Kepner Tragoe

Spreadsheet Programs


Word Processing Programs




LNG Operating Systems


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