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Manager Engineer

Napoleon, Ohio, United States
August 15, 2018

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Professional Experience

Contractor for General Motors, Defiance, Ohio May 2018 – Current

Energy Conservation Engineer/Plant Engineering

Working for the Utilities Manager, responsible for all aspects of Energy Conservation, data collection and evaluation as well as general plant engineering functions.

Develop reporting metrics for Electrical, Natural Gas, Water and compressed air usage.

Develop alternatives and/or plant changes to minimize energy usage.

Work with union and non-union employees to implement energy savings and plant engineering projects

Function as lead for ESPC contractors on site. Develop energy saving projects as required

Department of the Army, Fort Meade, MD February 2015 – May 2018

Facility Manager/Project Manager

In charge of all aspects of facility maintenance and support; supervise a staff of 16 contractors, government maintenance staff, and janitorial services; responsible for managing a budget in excess of $1M.

Develop Scopes of Work and Independent Government Estimates for all phases of Post support. Projects include concrete, civil work, HVAC, building automation, structural and interior walls, fixtures, electrical distribution including emergency generation, Switchgear, health safety procedures, and general distribution systems. Includes compressed air systems, life safety features, egress and building occupancy issues as well as mold remediation, and asbestos abatement activities. Develop cost effective, innovative solutions for projects assigned.

Superb interpersonal skills with customers and tenants throughout the post to develop solutions for mission critical issues. Coordinate subcontractors for post access, construction supervision, conduct status meetings, and act as Contractor Officer Representative (COR). Interact with on-post maintenance personnel to develop corrective actions below project level thresholds. Develop solutions and direct maintenance person in the safe and successful completion of all assigned tasks.

Plant Manager for five DoD organizations; lead engineer for 950 employee facility housing secure government documents.

Senior mentor to junior engineering staff within facility department; lead the training and developing to strengthen the team.

Function as lead for ESPC contractors on Post. Develop energy saving projects to implement in the field, projects include solar energy capturing roofing projects and heat scavenging.

Keen Industries, Arbutus, MD May 2006 – July 2014

Owner, Operations Manager

Worked with sheet metal to produce high quality metal parts and enclosures for engineering and electronic industries for customers across the United States.

Operated welding, metal shearing, computer controlled metal punching and bending, powder coating, and finishing equipment.

Facilitated all aspects of business operations, to include worker safety, code compliance (OSHA and Fire Safety), cost and schedule performance, accounts payable and receivable, and general building and grounds. Maintained computer controlled equipment.

Led the hiring, developing, and corrective action of employees. Ensured training in all areas required for high performing teams. Responsible for cost accounting and compliance with IRS and Maryland state accounting practices.

Read and interpreted customer engineering drawings. Provided corrective action for superior construction and fabrication. Interacted with customers to ensure timely meeting of requirements. Responsible for the design and installation of HVAC systems, compressed air and electrical distribution systems.

Select Energy, Columbia, MD May 2003 – May 2006

Field Operations Manager

Controlled the Select Energy's Operations and Maintenance Departments for a U.S. Army and a U.S. Marine Corp site. Work included the construction and startup of Energy Savings Programs including new HVAC equipment, natural gas lines, and electrical contracts. Trained, mentored, and groomed on-site supervisors. Cognizant of DoD contractual requirements as well as operational and reporting requirements.

Monitored and supervised contractor construction activities for the completion of both project sites. Collaborated weekly status meetings, field verifications, cost and schedule control, technical evaluations, and engineering change control.

Monitored the development and implementation of equipment performance measurements for customer satisfaction. Quality control for energy efficiency of completed installations.

Defined field staff requirements, recruited and hired on site supervisors and staff. Developed preventive and corrective maintenance processes. Defined work scope and budgets for both sites.

Developed company staff for support in Quality Assurance and monitoring, reported to Senior Staff as well as developed and tracked performance metrics. Included profit and loss margins and customer satisfaction data.

Responsible to develop company procedures and methods used for subsequent bids for additional work.

GTS Duratek, Columbia, MD October 1996 – May 2003

Project and Engineering Manager

Responsible for the operations of the engineering department comprised of 30 engineers. Adhered to codes and standards, methods of construction, safety and health related issues. Designed criteria generation and drawing preparation with AutoCAD. Worked with project management reporting and scheduling software. Responsible for the profit and loss performance for activities and customer satisfaction.

Project manager for construction projects involving coal fired power plant modifications. Reviewed and approved drawings, cost estimates, schedule and budget for all projects.

Westinghouse Electric Corp., Springville, NY May 1985 – October 1996

Engineering Manager

Engineering and technical manager as a Department of Energy Contractor, cognizant of Federal Government Regulations. Received a U.S. Patent for specific engineered equipment. Responsible for the design and construction of office buildings, engineering complex nuclear based solutions for complex field solutions, facilities maintenance for nuclear and non-nuclear applications, and HVAC system, electrical, and mechanical systems.

Supervised 14 employees, led training, provided leadership, and accountable for personnel evaluations. Controlled the work of others, generated progress reports, reported to upper management on a broad array of activities.

U.S. Navy, Norfolk, VA May 1981 – May 1985

Naval Officer

Surface Warfare Officer aboard naval vessel, roles included electrical and mechanical officer. In charge of over 30 sailors. Responsible for the operations and maintenance of electrical, mechanical and hydraulic equipment throughout the ship. Primary Officer of the Deck, received Surface Warfare training and ensign.

Skills and Software Proficiencies

Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Microsoft Project

IBM Maximo

Lean Manufacturing

Contractor Officer Representative

Root Cause Analysis


Professional Development

B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University Milwaukee, WI

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