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Project Manager

Location:
Houston, Texas, United States
Posted:
December 23, 2015

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WILLIAM R. SZOSTAK

***** ***** **** **., ******* TX 77429

Home: 281-***-****

Cell: 832-***-****

E-mail: acsv8u@r.postjobfree.com

Summary

Over 25 years of multi-discipline experience with developing, implementing and improving processes for business and project activities, maintaining profitability, quality and regulatory compliance. Strong analytic, leadership and communication skills with broad practical experience in project engineering/management, sales and business development.

Highlights

•30 years of experience in the industrial/medical gas and petrochemical industries in a variety of capacities with primary focus on project engineering and management.

•Computer skill sets in MS Office, Maximo, Oracle, Smart Solve and SAP.

• In house training that satisfies the requirements of ASSE 6015.

•Develop and maintain P&IDs for projects.

•SME designation with respect to engineering functions.

•Working knowledge of ASME, ASTM and ANSI Codes, CGA and NFPA documents.

Accomplishments

•Successful completion of engineering degree while working full time and supporting a family.

•Effective engineering and management through cost control and on time performance keeping projects at or below budget.

•Support sales initiative for acquiring new business through engineered solutions.

•Materials performance and compatibility testing of components used in a wide range of project applications.

•Completed ISO 9000 auditor training from DNV and auditor training from AQS.

•Completion of (HSE) Health, Safety, Environmental and Leadership Training.

•TWIC cardholder.

•Successful completion of the Dale Carnegie Course.

Experience

Project Manager

March 2014 to March 2015

MYCELX Technologies- Houston, TX

•Project management, design engineering and maintenance of skid mounted filtering equipment for hydrocarbon removal

from produced and by product water in the oil and gas industry.

•Increasing supplier base to improve economies of scale through extensive interface and audit of suppliers.

•Prepare RFQ packages, evaluate quotes, supplier selection.

•Successful optimization of work processes for increased efficiencies through standardization.

•Extensive use of MS Project for project management and tracking.

Project Manager

January 2013 to November 2013

Tellepsen Engineering (Onsite@Lubrizol) – Pasadena, TX

• Extensive overall capital project management and engineering of maintenance and reliability projects in the petrochemical industry with budgets from $100 K to $1 MM each. Inclusive of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, pumps, compressors, storage tanks and piping systems.

•Manage all project activities from scope development to commissioning and start up.

•Complete responsible for all engineering aspects of projects.

•Responsibility for executing/managing up to 20 projects at a time.

•Supervise plant and contractor personnel for construction and maintenance project activities.

•Self- taught use of SAP for project management.

Founder Mechanical Project Engineer Manager

Leaders in Mechanical Engineering Management in Houston, TX

April 2012-Present – Houston, TX

• Attending networking events.

• Researching Industry Leaders.

• Actively tracking industry trends.

• Participating in industry discussions and activities.

Technical Specialist for the Industrial and Medical Gas Industries-WRS Consulting

April 2012 to Present (Houston, TX)

•As requested, consulting services to the industrial, medical gas and process industries.

Project Engineer/Manager

April 2004 to March 2012

Air Liquide America – Houston, TX

•Project engineering and management of 20 to 25 projects/year with a capital investment in the range of $150-500 K.

•Successfully managed an average annual capital budget of approximately $6 MM for projects under my responsibility.

•Extensive hands on field experience for project installation, commissioning and start-up for pressure vessels, water bath, steam, finned tubed and ambient air heat exchangers, pressure control and piping systems.

•Responsible for verifying concrete structural design elements through use of contracted PE.

•Provide comprehensive engineering support and technical guidance for all projects within the business unit.

•Maintain engineered/validated procedures and vendor specifications to assure regulatory compliance with local, state and national requirements.

•Develop project scopes, cost estimates for capital approval, bill of materials, personnel/contractor needs, start-up and commissioning plans.

•Safely coordinated critical activities with suppliers, contractors and customer to assure on time project execution.

•Active participation in risk management activities (PHA, PSSR, HAZOP, VPP, MOC

•Successfully reduced on site time for projects by 30% through process improvements resulting in recurring labor savings of $115 K /year.

•Provide project engineering for safe and efficient plant operations.

•Extremely strong customer and vendor interface.

Technical Manager/Project Engineering

November 1999 to April 2004

Air Liquide America – Houston, TX

•Provide technical and engineering support for field project activities including procedures, drawings and specifications for components used (i.e., pressure vessels, heat exchangers, valves, regulators, fittings, piping materials, pumps, compressors…).

•Active participation with corporate supply management initiatives to improve operational efficiencies for cost savings. (i.e., attained recurring $43 K/year savings through outsourcing activities).

•Installation of cryogenic and non-cryogenic gas supply systems for petro-chemical, industrial and manufacturing industries.

•Active participation with CGA (Compressed Gas Association) committees and task forces.

•Facilitate and conduct audits to assure compliance with SOPs, cGMP and HSE requirements.

Facility Engineer

November 1996 to November 1999

Air Liquide America – Houston, TX

•Engineering and operational management of manufacturing facility with 10 employees and annual budget of $ 3 MM.

•Optimize work flow processes for maximum efficiencies through LEAN manufacturing.

Transportation Engineering Manager

December 1994 to November 1996

Air Liquide America – Houston, TX

•Overall engineering and operational management for fleet of over 1,000 vehicles inclusive of power units, straight trucks, trailers, railcars and personal vehicles.

•Worked to integrate efficient fleet operations of Big Three Ind. and Liquid Air Corp. for efficiency gains in 1994 when companies were combined into Air Liquide America. Corporate with headquarters consolidated to Houston.

•Assure up to date compliance for fleet activities with DOT.

Application/Project Engineer

December 1990 to December 1994

Big Three Industries – Houston, TX

•Sales, management and engineering of projects with annual budget of approximately $4 MM.

•Installation and start-up of largest on site gaseous nitrogen generator supply system (35 MM ft-3/year).

•Engineer applications with sales group for new prospect business.

Assembler, Assistant Manager, Manager

November 1984 to December 1990

Big Three Industries – Houston, TX

•Recognized as a high achiever in going from entry level to manager in six years.

•Responsible management of annual facility budget of approximately $5 MM.

•Effective quality control system management for maintaining certification of National Board Repair Stamp.

•Manage ASME Code activities.

•Operational management of 20 employee facility for the timely repair and maintenance of cryogenic transport and storage equipment.

•Extensive hands on shop experience with cryogenic equipment.

Pressure Vessel Designer

January 1980 to January 1982

Fluor – Houston, TX

•Computer aided design for pressure vessels and heat exchangers in accordance with ASME Section VIII, Division 1 & 2 and TEMA respectively, as well as large diameter storage tanks in accordance with API for large refinery and petro-chemical projects.

•Design drafting of pressure vessel, heat exchanger and storage tank drawings.

Education

University of Houston 1993

Houston, TX, USA

BS Civil Engineering: Core courses in structural, hydraulic, geotechnical and environmental engineering.

Affiliations

CGA (Compressed Gas Association)

NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency)

ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)



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