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Manager Project

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
August 23, 2018

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Peter G McMillin

509-***-**** -


Over 30 years experience with increasing levels of responsibility as a Project Engineer, Project Construction Manager, Project Manager, Principal Project Manager, Chief Estimator, Senior Executive and owner with highest emphasis on safe performance on complex, first of a kind projects. I learned the construction business working for my father’s heavy industrial mechanical firm in eastern Washington.


•Strategic Planning

•Government Contracts

•Environmental Regulation

•Fiscal Management


•Earned Value Management in accordance with ANSI 748 including audits

•Project Management

•Executive Leadership

•Change orders and claims

•Develop and Implement Cost Controls Systems and Procedures

•Primavera P6, MS Project, numerous estimating packages

•Highly experienced with all contract types including CMGC, FFP, cost plus, Lump Sum, Unit Price

•Business Development

•Labor Relations

•Strong working knowledge of pertinent DOE Orders, including 413.3 and ASME NQA-1 including audits


Self employed 1/2014 - Present

•Consultant to small businesses to provide Project Controls, Estimating, EVMS, Project Management, Business Development and Project Closeout.

•Volunteer with AGC Colorado to teach Project and Construction Management, assist in developing programs to increase skilled construction work force

Hill International 10/2015-5/2017

GSA, Denver Federal Center

Principal Project Manager

• Assist GSA with development of Contract Documents including RFP, RFQ, Project Requirements document for $80M, 120,000 SF performance based design build office/laboratory at Denver Federal Center

• Project/Construction Manager for project


NNSA, Las Vegas, Nevada 5/2016-4/2017

Principal Project Manager, Principal Project Controls Specialist, Estimator

Subcontractor to NSTec, working at NNSS at Mercury, NV

• Project Manager for Systems Engineering Compliance for Device Assembly Facility at NNSS, Las Vegas, Nevada. Project included identification of noncompliance deficiencies and corrective measures for operating nuclear facility. Project Controls support for Nuclear Operations Division of NSTEC for the DAF including inputting cost and schedule, integrating schedules, preparing and giving monthly project updates to senior management.

Navarro Research and Engineering 06/2009 – 12/2013


Principal Project Manager

• Managed design and construction at National Wind Technology C ranging from experimental, cutting edge First of a Kind (FOAK) renewable energy technologies to general construction activities.

• Managed Congressional Line Item funded NREL $67M Research Support Facility (RSF) expansion, performance based Design Build, FOAK, and is the world’s largest net zero office building, totaling 370,000sf.

• Day to day RSF activities included prepare Critical Decision (CD) 2/3 package for approval by OECM including PEP, Risk Management Plan, cost estimating and WBS, preparation of RFP, preparation of award fee plan, day to day management of the project including EVMS, control account manager, management of change orders, inputting cost and schedule, integrating schedules, preparing and giving monthly project updates to senior management, change order negotiations and CD 4 closeout.

• Managed CLI funded $10M 2.2MW Photovoltaic installation, to support the net zero RSF and RSF Expansion facilities and a $7M 12,000sf LEED Platinum Cafeteria with similar functions as above.

• Simultaneously managed multiple miscellaneous projects ranging from $50K to $2M.

• Key member of 13 person group receiving only A+ PEMP rating in entire DOE complex for 3 consecutive years.

Burns and Roe, Oradell, NJ 8/2004 – 07/2008

Program/Principal Project/Construction Manager/Estimator

• Managed CLI funded Reinvestment Project at the TA-55 complex, Los Alamos National Laboratory, responsible for development of CD 1 and 2 for 22 projects, value $185M, built to NQA-1 requirements.

• Principal Project/Construction Manager for the Nuclear Materials Safety and Security Upgrade Project for TA-55, PF-4 at Los Alamos

• Prepared estimates for federal agencies including TVA and DOE for Bellefonte and Yucca Mountain, onsite lead for a proposal to design, build and operate a $7B 1100MW oil power plant and 270mgd desalination facility at Al Jubail in Saudi Arabia.

• Senior Construction Manager for the $180M (each) Depleted Uranium Hexafluoride (DUF6) projects at Portsmouth, Ohio and Paducah, Kentucky.

• Principal Project Manager for engineering design of decommissioning of San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station

RE Staite Engineering, Inc., San Diego, CA 2003 - 2004

Senior Project Manager

• Managed design/build of a $7M concrete replacement pier on San Clemente Island for the United States Navy.

• Identified opportunities for business expansion, prepared cost and management plans for competitive proposals.

• Interfaced with venders, partnering small businesses and Department of the Navy staff on business development initiatives.

The Dutra Group, San Rafael, CA 2001 - 2003

Chief Estimator

• Identified business opportunities, prepared competitive bids and proposals for heavy industrial and marine projects ranging in size from $25K to $25M.

• Worked with stakeholders in negotiated work, Best Value proposals, sole source and competitive bids.

• Projects included piping, intake structures, dams, wharves, levees, rock placement, site remediation, bridges, RICRA cleanup.

• Clients included US Navy, Corps of Engineers, State of California, Counties, Cities, agencies and private owners. Project Manager, Marine projects, $10M and smaller.

Cone Engineering Contractors. San Ramon, CA 2000

Senior Project Manager

• Managed $10M rebuild of 6 month, 20 miles of I-15 in northeastern Los Angeles basin.

Zygotech, Inc, Richland, WA 1982 - 2000


• Founder, Owner, President, and CEO; responsible for business development, capital risk assessment, capital allocation, development and compliance with all regulations, procurement, estimating of jobs, review, final pricing and project management for projects ranging in size from $25K to $15M, with up to 150 employees.

• Projects included heavy, mechanical piping systems for industrial facilities including dams, paper plants, nuclear facilities at all sites at the Hanford area, water and waste water treatment plants, dredging, dams, bridges, nuclear pipe fabrication, intake structures, pumping stations, buildings, telecommunications facilities, civil, mechanical, demolition and site remediation.

• Clients included DOE, USBR, WPPSS, Corps of Engineers, Portland General Electric, Washington State, county and local governments, private businesses.

• Numerous safety awards


• B.A. Finance, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA,

• University of Washington, Washington State University, University of California, University of New Mexico-Continuing Education


• Member, AGC Energy and Environment Committee

• State of Washington Contractor’s License holder, (Expired)

• PMI PMP (pending)


•AGC Safety Competence, OSHA 40 hr safety course


Jim Beckett, VP, Hill International, 202-***-****

Roselle Drahushak-Crow, Federal Project Director (retired), US Department Of Energy, Golden Office, Golden, Colorado, 303-***-****,

Jim Beckley, Principal Project Manager, NSTec, 702-***-****,

Bill Gattoni, Vice President, Director of Engineering, Fluor, NJ, 201-***-****,

Jerry Blocher, Director Business Development, Haselden Construction, 720-***-****,

Rich von Luhrte, President, RNL Design, Denver, CO, 303-***-****

Jeff Lewis, Manager, Program Manager, Senior Principal Scientist, NSTec,, 702-***-****

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