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Project Engineer

Location:
Gonzales, Louisiana, 70737, United States
Posted:
October 26, 2016

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Project Engineer with *+ years engineering, procurement, construction management (EPCM) experience. Versatile background with strong technical and business acumen coupled with a proven record of driving accountability to maximize performance, efficiency, and profitability of multiple projects. Specialist in assessing and pinpointing problem situations, choosing strategically among alternatives, and executing viable solutions. Collaborative team leader with ability to establish trust, respect, and credibility with diverse stakeholders.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Keystone Engineering St. Gabriel, LA

Site Manager/Owner’s Representative (August 2016 – Present)

Oversee and manage chemical plant $15 million capital improvement project.

Direct general contractor and owner subcontractors to maintain project schedule and budget.

Coordinate between ongoing plant operations and project to minimize disruptions of operations.

Identify and address safety issues to ensure a safe and productive working environment.

B&C DOWNEN LLC Gonzales, LA

Independent Consultant (February 2014 – August 2016)

Provided technical and logistical support during drilling operations. Orchestrated logistics for rig personnel, key stakeholders, and all vendor-supplied equipment to and from offshore locations. Intermediary between client, vendors, and U.S. Customs clearance brokers. Applied solid communication and relationship building skills to ensure customer satisfaction.

Key Client Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas May 2014 to May 2016

Deepwater Drilling Dispatcher – onboard drillship in the Gulf of Mexico (May 2015 – May 2016)

Utilized strong writing skills to compose Dispatcher Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) which created uniformity of operations among four (4) dispatchers.

Spear-headed logistics management with vendors including cost-effective scheduling of personnel/equipment per the project requirement. Resulted in improved efficiency and project cost reductions.

Prepared project status reports to include safety, operations, governmental compliance, inventory control, personnel roster, and logistics.

Daily tracking, analyzing, and reporting of project costs vs budget.

Audited/coded vendor invoices for accuracy. Resulted in improved cost control and expedited payment.

Deepwater Drilling Engineer Intern (onboard drillship) Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas (Summer 2014)

Production Enhancement Intern Halliburton (Summer 2013)

LSU PETROLEUM ENGINEERING RESEARCH & TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER LAB (Well Facility) Baton Rouge, LA

Lead Student Worker (January 2013 – May 2015)

Supervised student workers in rig up/rig down for industry research and maintenance of facility. Resulted in increased student knowledge about field operations and safety.

Instructed 50-60 students in LSU’s well control class through computer simulations and live kicks in a 6,000’ test well. Student Pass Rate – 100%

FEDEX EXPRESS Transportation Memphis, TN

Material Handler/Tug Driver (January 2010 – January 2012)

Unload, sort, and load packages for overnight delivery

Load/Offload freight containers to/from aircraft while maintaining a safe work environment

HOVNANIAN ENTERPRISES, INC. Construction Phoenix, AZ

Assistant Procurement Manager (August 2007 – February 2009)

Controlled $70+ million in annual spend

Directed team tasked with qualifying and selecting vendors and subcontractors, managing timely bid process, building vendor relationships, and ensuring contract requirements were adhered to in the Phoenix and Tucson divisions. Resulted in a 17% decrease on new bids and a 2-12% cost reduction on existing projects.

Developed project specific scopes of work and specifications. Resulted in more efficient bidding process, reduction of scope changes, and increased profits.

Restructured departmental processes through root cause analysis, understanding, and problem solving. Resulted in staff reduction from 7 to 2 (-250%) while reducing the bidding cycle and streamlining reporting.

Estimated vertical costs for proposed projects. Resulted in determination of each project’s feasibility.

Implemented commodity tracking to improve cost projections. Resulted in more accurate forecasts.

RICHMOND AMERICAN HOMES Construction Phoenix, AZ

Regional Trade Manager (August 2005 – August 2007)

Controlled $100+ million annual spend. Tasked with reducing annual spend by 5%. Through analysis and negotiation, realized a 7.5% decrease in annual spend.

Consolidated regional subcontractor base. Resulted in minimized spend and greater standardization.

Implemented design center in the Phoenix market. Resulted in annual revenue increase of $46 million.

Wayne’s Electric Electrician Brighton, CO

Electrical Apprentice (February 2005 – August 2005)

Installed electrical materials under the direct supervision of a licensed journeyman electrician

FEDEX EXPRESS Transportation Columbus, MS

Courier/Night Time Supervisor (April 2003 – February 2005)

Provided timely pick-up and delivery of customers’ packages. Maintained a 99.98% on-time rating.

Ensured all packages were processed and loaded for transport. Improved scan accuracy from 90%

to 99.5%

HOME DEPOT Retail Memphis, TN

Department Supervisor (June 1998 – January 2002)

P&L responsibility of a department with $7 million in annual revenue

Managed 10-20 associates within assigned department

Procured merchandise and managed inventory levels

EDUCATION & CERTIFICATIONS

BS, Petroleum Engineering, May 2015

Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, LA

BBA, Construction Management & Land Development, December 2004

Mississippi State University Starkville, MS

Engineer Intern, License #33034 September 2016

Louisiana Professional Engineering and Land Surveying Board (LAPELS)



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