Donald E Schewe (shoe-e) ALBANY/LIVERPOOL, N.Y.
$18,000,000.00 cost savings to date,for contracting and sourcingfor; external professional, engineering, construction, vendor and supplier resources for the; semiconductor, energy, power, gas and electric utilities, generation and communication, facilities industry. CONTRACT MANAGEMENT SOURCING, PURCHASING AND SUPPLY CHAIN SERVICES Initiating, developing and implementing contracting methodology's. Management of value added competitive contracts; prequalification, solicitation, negotiation, award, change control, implementation, compliance, audit, & claims. Advice, guidance and coordination for proposal preparation.
JOB SPECIFIC BACKGROUND EXPERIENCE:
Manager of Contracts. Several years of requesting proposal requirements, contract execution and implementation for the energy generation/supply industry. Also provided commercial input for proposal submittals. Ensured all project support department requirements are included in the contract. Developed and executed engineering and construction contracts, for; building efficiency, energy solutions, wireless communications, fossil (coal, oil and gas), nuclear generation facilities and electric and transmission related projects. Electric and transmission experience such as; design and drafting, hands on field construction experience, cost control and contract administration. Contractually complied with such governing agencies as the; Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Environmental Conservation, New York State (NYS) Public Service Commission, NYS Homeland Security (with Tyco Electronics), defense contractors (with Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation and National Grid-Global).
2016 - Present Accredited Senior Consultant, Contracting & Procurement. Appleton & Greene Company, Global.
2012 – 2013- Contracts and Procurement Manager- The Pike Company, as agent for GLOBALFOUNDRIES. Responsible for semiconductor; engineering, operations and construction contracts, from “cradle to grave”.
2012 - 2012 - Contracts and Procurement Manager- SNC-Lavalin. Completed recommendations in three months for SNC-Lavalin USA. I accepted a new challenging position, to review the; processes, organization and reporting of external resources for USA projects. I was responsible for; offices in Binghamton and Rochester, NY and Augusta, Maine. I traveled 1,000 miles and 15 hours a week. 2011-2012 - Manager of Construction Contract Administration - Johnson Controls Responsible for Corporate/Field contracts. Geography Northeast and Mid- Atlantic, USA. 2008 - 2009 Tyco Electronics Corporation, Albany, NY. Manager of Construction Contracts / Subcontracts for part of a $2,100,000,000.00 multi billion NYS
(FAR) Homeland Security Project. Responsible for the contract work authorization process, negotiated costs, contract compliance and related charges. Provided commercial contract advice for pre award proposal submittals to request for quotations. Provided monthly project status reports to N Y S, via share point data base, blackberry and lap top. Attended or participated with periodic meetings with N Y S. Monitored project financial budgets, obtained prior finance approvals for deviations to the baseline budget, utilized SAP system for contracts and procurements, provided spreadsheet updates and utilized word processing software to communicate with all stakeholders. Accomplishments. Developed, implemented and maintained a process for Contract / Sub contracting governance of baseline work and requested change orders, closed out a backlog of multi-million dollar contract change orders and recovered cost savings. Revealed ~ $20,000,000.00 of contract charges, in breach of contract terms and conditions. My average ROI is 5%, of the contract spend. 2002-2008 National Grid, Defense Contractor, (purchased Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation), Syracuse, NY.
I continued with the same or increased responsibilities as identified below. Prior to 2002 Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation Defense Contractor, Albany, NY, Syracuse, Liverpool, Oswego, and return to Syracuse, NY.
Senior Contract Administrator/Purchasing Agent. Upon P S C approval, I obtained project level appropriations and approvals to solicit competitive bids for project contracts or purchase orders required to support projects. Issued Requests for Information, to inquire if there is a industry market to support projects. Pre-qualified contractors and providers of services. Assisted in developing well defined statements of work /specifications and the contract end deliverable. Provided consulting advice on the proposed pricing strategy. Finalized and issued the RFP, RFQ & RFI’s. Conducted the pre-bid and pre award meetings. Processed the receipt, opening and distribution of quotations. Assisted in the evaluation and recommendations of quotations, obtained approvals prior to award of contracts. Prepared, executed and issued contracts, administered and implemented the terms and conditions, managed the contract change request process, reviewed invoice charges, monitored total contract charges vs. contract amount and the project schedule completion date, intervened with contractor’s impasse issues, closed out contracts, settled claims and implemented preventative maintenance-post warranty, if applicable.
Responsible for incorporating Corporate and regulatory policies into contracts, verifying compliance with contractual commitments and confirming related charges for agreements with external service providers. Provided contract support for the highly regulated and complex Nuclear Business Unit, the Environmental and Corporate contracts, as a Supervisor and in Staff positions. The Nuclear Business Unit was regulated by the N Y S P S C and the N R C. The Corporate Unit was regulated by the PSC, EPA and DEC. All the above activities were performed in a collaborative effort, within a matrix organization. Accomplishments. My total contract cost savings amounted to ~$11M, as a result of my years in contract support. An annual average savings / ROI of $500,000.00 per year. Converted hundreds of contracts, from a Legacy system to an new ERP, People Soft system. Initiated and assisted teams to consolidate external contracts, as part of system wide commodity teams. Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation, Syracuse, NY, San Jose, Ca., and return to Syracuse, NY and Albany, NY.
Assisted in providing N Y S Public Service Commission, projected capital and expense expenditures, incorporation of charges into the electric and gas rate base. Responsible for project controls and for obtaining prior approval for; construction of substations, hydro stations and buildings. Provided contract oversight for a $120,000,000.00 Nuclear contract in California. Achieved decades of key experiences in the Energy/Utility Industry, in key areas such as; field operations, engineering and customer service. Design and drafting of electric and gas drawings. Initiated customer requests for gas and electric service and billings.
Accomplishments. A $4.5M cost savings was recovered in my first month for part of a NYS $6.5B nuclear contract, as a result of my contract oversight in California. Successful completion of several field construction and maintenance projects. Current design and drafting of drawings, reflecting current as built conditions for safe field operations. Satisfied customers receiving gas and electric services. EDUCATION
M.S Chapman University, Human Resource Management Development. B.S Russell Sage, Business Administration and Economics Hudson Valley C.C., A.A.S. Accounting
Achieved all three degrees at night. While working full time and raising a family, in Albany, Syracuse, Liverpool, Oswego N.Y. and California.