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Project Manager Engineer

Houston, Texas, United States
February 09, 2019

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Dynamic communicator and executive leader with 8+ years of extensive project management, project engineering, project development, procurement activities, project execution, and commissioning in midstream facilities and pipelines. Demonstrated expertise in rolling wave planning; scoping; estimating; forecasting; budgeting; process modeling; compressor, equipment, and valve sizing; scheduling; and drafting of operating procedures, control loops, and cause and effect schematics. Proven to propose, design, and implement projects of major impact in economics, operability, and environmental compliance. Detailed director of large and small project teams.


University of Houston- Downtown, College of Business, Houston, TX

Masters of Business Administration in Leadership, August 2017

University of Tennessee, College of Engineering, Knoxville, TN

Bachelor of Chemical & Bio-molecular Engineering, Business Minor, May 2010

Crown College of the Bible, College of Theology, Knoxville, TN

Bachelor of Pastoral Ministry and Bible, May 2003


Project Manager of Salt Creek Midstream October 2017 – January 2019

ARM Energy (Tomball, TX)

Planned SCM system layout to minimize infrastructure capital and to meet customer delivery schedule

oSelected main facility site strategically near commercial power, residue takeaway, & I-20

oDesigned/Installed 80 miles of 30-in pipe using AUT and 3 spreads to make aggressive schedule

oStrategized timing/design of 400 mmscfd cryo plant capacity to meet gas contract volumes

oModularized BoP to process 10,000 BPD condensate and 1.2 Bcfd inlet gas

oSized/installed 55k hp to meet pressure profile of local residue transmission lines (EPNG, Oneok)

Functioned as part of executive team in the planning of the Salt Creek Midstream corporation and in the strategizing of location, objectives, customer management, and asset infrastructure

Proposed multiple projects to meet corporate objectives within economic guidelines with sensitivities

Championed AFE budgets, scopes, schedules, execution quality, material quality, and reporting

Managed team of more than 1,000 3P multi-discipline laborers to execute projects on pipelines and facilities worth approximately $500 million

Held weekly meetings with frequent reports from Survey/ROW on lines of every service type in WTX

Designed, installed, commissioned main facility with 3300-bbl slug catcher, 5000-BPD stabilizer, 4-bay truck loading, 360k gal storage for NGL/condensate, 138kV 70 MW substation, multiple 100+ mmscfd residue sales sites, 160k BBL NGL sales site, and a 100-person man camp using nearly 200 3P engineers

Satisfied corporate responsibility for all applicable design and compliance statutes

Initiated design of communication network backbone for SCADA and DCS control, for function & security

Drafted staffing plans to manage multiple concurrent projects of over $50 million each

Assisted in the organization of operations staffing and planning to maintain and operate new equipment

Designed systems to mitigate high H2S, CO2, and O2 inlets

Project Manager of Kingfisher Midstream April 2017 – February 2018

ARM Energy (Tomball, TX)

Strategically evaluated merits of projects against commercial opportunity and executive objectives

oInstalled 300 mmscfd processing capacity to KFM (200 mm cryo plant, 100 mm blend system)

oAdded 33,000 horsepower to KFM in 2017 (Ariel/CAT 3516s and 3608s)

oBuilt over 200 miles of trunk lines, laterals, and well connects (primarily 12” poly SDR 11)

Defined objectives for both pipeline and facilities projects to meet senior stakeholder requirements

Developed cost estimates and scopes of work to guide proposed and approved projects

Managed approximately four well connects each week while executing larger capital projects

Led Survey/ROW team in Central Oklahoma for gathering, NGL, crude, and transmission services

Led cross-functional teams to commission pipelines and facilities in B31.3, B31.4, and B31.8 environments

Engineered and installed 6 compressor stations, 60 custody transfer sites, and 3300-bbl slug catcher

Constructed rich gas gathering and residue transmission lines with custody transfer meter sites

Project Manager January 2015 – April 2017

DCP Midstream (Houston, TX)

Evaluated merits of proposed projects for feasibility, economics, and corporate prioritization

oAdded $3.4 MM in recurring, annual EBITDA in 2015

oReduced 2015 emissions by more than 240 mmscfd

Designed solutions to proposed projects through iterative, FEL-1, FEL-2, & FEL-3 process simulations

Developed cost estimates, schedules, and AFE packages for proposed design solution

Updated P&IDs, PFDs, and all other PSI documentation with IFA, IFC, and as-built revisions

Created and deliver AFE presentations to executive stakeholders for financial support

Assembled internal, ad hoc project teams to develop, strategize, and execute project deliverables

Aligned project team at kickoff of FEL-3 engineering phase

Prepared weekly status update reports and facilitated weekly update/alignment meetings

Engaged in active conflict management within project team

Drafted Scope of Work for contract management and hosted competitive bid process for award selection

Tracked costs and forecasted against contractor earned progress during monthly reconciliation process

Commissioned new process and equipment within full-fractionation and GSP cryogenic processing plants

Ensured environmental & PSM compliance throughout duration of project

Assisted in drafting and revising new guidelines and required practices for the company

Asset/Project Engineer June 2011 - December 2014

DCP Midstream (Liberal, KS)

Developed solutions for day to day problems as sole asset engineer in largest asset in the company

Served as technical lead in all HAZOP and other PSM reviews

Facilitated and assisted major plant upgrade, improving C2 recovery from 27% to 98%

oDrafted all operating procedures for new plant (26 systems)

oIntegrated Cause and Effect plan for brownfield and greenfield portions

oModified plant’s existing refrigeration system to incorporate new demand

oAssisted in training operations in all new plant processes

oFocused in cryo plants with electric-drive compression and nitrogen rejection (helium recovery)

Evaluated gas-fired efficiencies and recommended rationalization efforts for several booster stations

Managed and commissioned 5 projects within National Helium cryo plant for a combined $10 MM

Sized piping, relief valves, tanks, separators, exchangers, blowcases, pumps, compressors, and stabilizers

Adhered to piping and valve specifications, codes, and numerous corporate required practices

SKILLS (organized by chronological progression)


1.Studied efficiencies across DCP’s Liberal asset of over 288,000 hp for fleet rationalization

2.Sized/installed dozens of vapor recovery units for both booster stations and plants

3.Ran Ariel Performance for compression sizing based on volume forecasts & process models

4.Specified Ariels/CATs units for bid process and evaluated methods to meet air permits

5.Designed compressor foundations, OBL piping, utilities, power, and controls

6.Verified hydraulic models for compressor reliability

7.Installed/commissioned approximately 100,000 hp from 2017 to 2018

Cryogenic Plants:

1.Began career as Asset/Project Manager troubleshooting issues in Cryo Plants

2.Served as lead engineer in GSP, Helium Recovery, and Fractionation Plants

3.Served as primary Project Engineer in plant upgrade of National Helium Plant

4.Modeled/designed systems: refrigeration, (re)compression, front-end treating, mol sieve, heat exchangers, expander/compressors, nitrogen, steam, water, fuel gas, hot/cold vents, drains, instrument air, methanol, acid gas vents, flares/oxidizers, stabilization, and power

5.Designed/installed/commissioned stand-alone and add-on Cryo Trains and Slug Catchers

6.Estimated project costs, routed AFEs for stakeholder approval, and communicated progress

7.Located strategically new sites and layouts for Cryo Trains and other facilities

8.Negotiated contracts, costs, and schedules on EPC Cryo Trains

9.Issued permits/notifications for regulatory compliance


1.Installed 300 miles of poly (~200) and steel lines (~100) of large and small bore

2.Designed and routed lines for every service: NGL, Crude, Inlet, Residue, and Water

3.Estimated project costs, routed AFEs for stakeholder approval, and communicated progress

4.Managed procurement, land services, and contract services on pipelines

5.Directed construction activities through inspection teams and reporting mechanisms

6.Issued permits/notifications/studies for regulatory compliance

7.Sized/Designed/Installed/Commissioned numerous compressor stations and sales points


MS Access, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Project, and Word, AutoCAD, BR&E ProMax Simulation, AspenTech HYSYS Simulation, Aspen Flare Net System Analyzer, Ariel Performance, PeopleSoft, and various equipment sizing programs.

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