Sign in

Estimating Industrial Capital Budgets

Sellersville, Pennsylvania, 18960, United States
January 05, 2017

Contact this candidate



Sellersville, PA 18960 H-215-***-**** Email-


Over 20 years of diversified experience in Estimating, Capital Budget to Project Control, A Design, & Construction background in multiple industries. Muti-Discipline in all craft, (Major, Mechanical, Piping) Estimating expertise consists of OOM conceptual, detail unit pricing, parametric modeling, manpower planning, competitive bid pricing, risk analysis & contingency assessment on major capital programs and projects. Historical cost database development, computerized estimating/cost systems & procedures implementation, supervision and training of staff. Over 95% of projects estimated came in under the capital budget plan.

INDUSTRIAL EXPERTISE: Power (Cogen to Nuclear) Petroleum & Chemical, Pharm, Food, Air and Water


1999 to PRESENT

RDS Industrial Estimating Co. Principal Estimator / Project Control (Jan. 2010 to Present) Numerous Short term Assignments,+ Petro Refinery, Pipeline, Icarus + DOE, SRS Aiken, SC & DOE Portsmouth, OH under the FAR guidelines

KCP&L, Kansas City, MO (Project Cost Control Est. Specialist) Super Critical 900MW Coal Fired Plant (Oct 2008 to Jan. 2010) Reviewed Change Orders, Investigated history on all disciplines, Accepted or rejected based on fair value. Presented findings to all parties. Saved Muti-Millions for Client. Field walkdown and verified construction work completed.

Duke Energy, Plainfield, IN (Project Cost Control) IG Combined Cycle Plant (Jan 2008 to August 2008) Clean Air Coal Plant (>2 Billion) Evaluated AE & CM Capital Budget Proposals by comparing in-house conceptual database to their preliminary design models. Compared conceptual database to Local Contractor’s preliminary bids. Prepared executive summary estimate, reduce CM’s target value and saved Client $350 mm.

Currie & Brown GSK Pharmaceutical Facility, PA (P E) (July 2007 to Jan 2008) Renovation of existing plant. Evaluated Scope, Cost, & CM’s Estimates, demonstrated past projects were undervalued.

Sunoco Oil Refinery & Chemical Div., Philadelphia, PA & Haverhill, OH. (P E) (Jan 2004 to July 2007) Estimating Capital projects under $15mm with Aspen ICARUS system IPM 12.0. Muti-discipline in all craft. Checked contractor bids and O & M projects, implemented new work orders. Over 95% success rate.

Matrix Construction, Fairless Energy Center. Dominion, Project Cost Control (March 2003 to Jan 2004) Cogen (2) 500MW 4-GasTurbines 2-Steam Turbines Fairless Hills Energy Center, PA (P. Est.) Estimated (DCN) Design Change Notices and research the history of prefab pipe, Equip. & Steel to install in field. Negotiated & achieved 80% of change orders with Owner and owner’s Rep.

BNFL Oakridge, TN.(P. Est.) DOE, D & D Est. De-Commissioning & Demo. For Rocky Flat, Denver Facility.

NGS (Northeast Utilities) Rocky Hill, CT (P E / Mgr) (Sept.2000 to Jan 2003) Designed Summary and Eng. sheets for Leadership review on all projects, Created Excel Est. System, Initiated new database. Promoted to Estimating Mgr, reviewed all estimates EPC, Elect. Mech. Const. Bids, and Oper & Maint. Bids. Fuel Cell, Nuclear, Cogen combustion gas turbine project, WWT, Pharmaceutical, Food, and Utility bidding. Overseen restructuring of Mc2 Estimating System. Trained on Suretrak Scheduling system.

GE Pwr Proposal Group Albany, NY (Project Cost Estimator) (Sept.1999 to Sept. 2000)

Reevaluate and upgrade existing reference & new Cogen combustion gas turbine power plants, HRSG wSTG. Design new average line piping modules for existing database. Worked with clients “Presto” Estimating System.


Merck Inc., Somerset, NJ: (Sept. 1991 to Sept. 1999) Appropriation and budget estimating, interstate and international, pharmaceutical, chemical, labs, building, and utilities. Responsible for estimating in all disciplines. Worked with client’s CES computer estimating system & ICARUS. Evaluated AE CM, and O&M estimates. Created process parametric estimating models with Success estimating program. Supervised a small group performing cost engineering and material takeoff functions. Created estimating programs on Excel/Lotus. $5mm to $150mm projects, 100% of projects estimated came in under budget.


Newark College of Engineering, Newark, New Jersey, Engineering Drawing, Concrete and Steel Building Design. U.S.M.C. Engineering School, Plumbing and Water Supply.

Graduate of Manhattan Technical High School, New York City, Academic Studies and Industrial Courses.

Received computer training:

Aspen Icarus IPM (Success, Compaid, Pics, and Lotus 123, Dbase III, WordPerfect, Sure Trak).

Working knowledge of:

Microsoft Projects, Word, Excel, Outlook, Access, Projects, Bidmaster 2 Estimation Inc., MCA Estimating Manual, Primavera Tutorial, Means Astro., Icarus, Mc2 Estimating Sys Freelance Lotus (CAD) Presto Estimating System,. Monte Carlo, Crystal Ball.


U.S.M.C. Honorable Discharge, Presidential Citation.


Member of "American Society of Professional Estimators"

Contact this candidate