(Olando) Claude Darby
A degreed Mechanical Engineer presently seeking contract or direct work in project management, project controls (cost, schedule, and documentation), a planning engineer, cost engineer, or project controls manager position. Relevant work experience includes over 20 years of pipeline project management, facility project management, project engineering, planning & scheduling in Primavera (versions 3, 5, 6.2, 7 and 8), MS-Project, Acumen Fuse, Milestone Pro, MS-Excel, cost engineering, estimating costs, benchmarking, procurement, and working with SAP.
Specialties: Project Management, Planning, and Cost Control. Have Safe Gulf, and 6-in-1, TWIC cards.
Relevant Work Experience
03-2019-Present Albemarle Corporation / Houston, Texas
Review and critique Lithium Mining Development Project Schedules from around the world. Developed various schedules for all of the Lithium mining and Specialty Chemical projects in the United States. Wrote the Corporate Planning Procedure. Subject Matter Expert (SME) for planning in the company.
11/201*-**-**** MODEC International Inc / Houston, Texas
Developed Primavera schedules for FPSO, FSO, and Floating LNG (FLNG) projects and proposals for bids using P&IDs, plot plans, equipment lists, Master Document Registers (MDR), general layout drawings, planned equipment delivery durations and cycle times for RFQs, and other documents. Work with onsite and offshore assisting in scheduling the interfaces between discipline activities and with other project team members. Prepare and implement project wide progress measurement and reporting system. Developing and issuing various reports to appropriate stakeholders. Check/Verify engineering deliverables and update engineering progress weekly report. Monitor all engineering deliverables and assure all AFC drawings were issued to contractors as per project master schedule.
07/2014-06/2015 Afren Resources PLC / Houston, Texas
Project Controls Engineer
Managed portfolio planning and cost for developments with other reports for senior management using Excel and MS-Project. Reviewed and analyzed production reports, project schedules and costs for impact to portfolio. Most of the projects were in Nigeria while engineering/procurement/fabrication was done in the United States. Reviewed and edited the monthly portfolio costs forecasts, developed Company Project Control Guidelines, created various planning and cost scenarios, held planning workshops with management, and continuous planning, cost, and production forecasts for the company.
8/2011-07/2014 BP America / Houston, Texas
Worked as Operational Readiness Planning Engineer on Galapagos, Na Kika Phase 3, and Mad Dog Phase 2 to help prepare projects for startup and transition to normal operations after First Oil. Tools used include Primavera P6, Excel, and SAP among others. Helped develop company-wide Operational Readiness Plan. Determined the appropriate deliverables needed to satisfy pre-startup OMS requirements, reviewed deliverables to verify evidence met requirements and performed self-verification process on projects followed by 3rd party review. Regularly interfaced with BP (GPO, GWO, GOO, and Activity Planning team) and 3rd Party contract engineering firms to coordinate cross-functional engineering planning for Topsides, Hull & Mooring, Subsea, Flowlines, Drilling and Completions plus supporting functions.
9/2009-8/2011 BP America / Houston, Texas
Worked as Project Planning Engineer on Kaskida, a Greenfield Paleogene FPSO Ultra Deepwater Development project in Appraise and Select phases with an estimated $10 Billion estimated cost and developed the K4 pre-drill Well Appraisal well schedule. The project was determined to be a converted FPSO with an export pipeline and new technology for BP including 20,000-psi subsea trees, high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS) and LoSal water treatment process. During the Appraise stage, helped source engineering contractors to develop early appraisal screening models, provided Pre-FEED support, worked with Finance on Economic models for management, worked with Subsurface on planning the surveys and modeling, worked with Subsea to develop schedules using various new technologies, and helped appraise the readiness of the project to pass through the different stage gates. Regularly interfaced with BP and 3rd-Party contract engineering firms to coordinate cross-functional engineering planning for Topsides, Hull & Mooring, Subsea, Umbilicals, Flowlines, Export, Drilling and Completions plus supporting functions including Project Services, Finance, Regulatory, Operations Organization, Global Wells Organization, Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM), and Land Management. Maintained Schedule Basis and Assumptions document.
1/2006-8/2009 BP America / Houston, Texas
Project Engineer and Project Controls Engineer for Facilities Projects
Initiated and managed Brownfield facilities (topsides) projects as a project planner, project cost engineer, and project engineer for 3 platforms including Coulomb. Created and maintained Project, Maintenance and Offshore Turnaround (TAR) schedules. Formed budget estimates and forecasts for projects. Also wrote AFE, FM, and DSP documents for funding of projects. Made presentations to management and co-owners. Wrote Functional Spec and RFQ documents for procurement of equipment. Tracked costs and WIPS. Interfaced with project discipline engineers as needed. Developed presentations and presented information to operations and management on a routine basis. Assured all HAZOP/HAZID concerns were implemented. Attended FAT’s and followed up with punch lists. Managed engineering contractor companies working on projects. Organized work pack reviews and drawing reviews with operations. Closed out projects with lessons learned reports and ensured documentation completed/properly filed. Managed the Change Management Registers and Purchase Orders for various projects.
9/2004-01/2006 EXXON MOBIL Production Company – Mobil Producing Nigeria / Houston, Texas
Contract Position: Planning Engineer.
Worked on multiple Upstream and Downstream major projects with both Greenfield and Brownfield components. Part of my duties included supervising and integrating engineering contractors’ schedules, and monitored engineering contractor progress. Used benchmarking processes available within Exxon Mobil. Familiar with Nigerian procurement strategy, Exxon Mobil’s upstream management system, brownfield development, and Gate process for project funding.
3/2001-9/2004 SHELL Oil Company – Exploration Production Projects (EPP) / Houston, Texas
Contract Position: Project Controls Engineer (cost and schedule).
Worked in Project Controls department on multiple Fast-Track Subsea projects in the Gulf of Mexico as a contractor for Shell Oil Company on multiple projects in various stages at the same time. Worked closely with project teams to help them through the gate system and to provide the teams with cost forecasts/budgets. Communicated project status and issues to project stakeholders including Finance and management. Part of responsibility included project startup, closed-out projects, scheduling, costs, planning, forecasting, and creating standard and customized WBS structures for cost reporting. Initiated, managed, closed out projects in SAP, customized reports from SAP, performed project cost analysis, and worked closely with finance department to resolve A/P and A/R problems. Led and trained others in project controls. Developed project document control processes for long-term storage. Managed the Change Management Registers, Risk Registers, and Purchase Orders for various projects.
8/1998-3/2001 STOLT Offshore Inc. (now Subsea 7) – Marine Construction Department / Houston, Texas
Direct Position: Project Engineer/Project Controls/Procurement Engineering Manager
Specific duties include managed subsea projects, specified and procured materials, developed vendor contracts, initiated offshore projects, developed customer cost recovery methods for projects, tracked project costs, developed managerial reports, resolved A/P & A/R problems, created & improved business processes, managed umbilical and pipeline installation projects, and scheduled projects. Successfully created purchasing department and administrated contract engineering staff. Originally worked as a mechanical engineer tasked with design and construction of ROV tooling, found unique solutions to Subsea problems, supervised manufacture of equipment, wrote project operational procedures, scheduled projects, specified / procured parts from vendors, provided marketing support, and general project management.
Project Management Institute (PMI)
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
Construction Industry Institute (CII)
Graduated 1994 with BS in Mechanical Engineering - Louisiana State University / Baton Rouge, LA
Software Training: SAP, Primavera P3, P3e/c, P5, and P6 Training through Commint Technical Services, Nevoda, and TEPCO. Sap training though Global Software. Microsoft Project training through Westney Project Services.