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Primavera P6 Project Planner/Scheduler

Houston, Texas, United States
January 12, 2017

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Russel Thompson


Over thirty (**) years of Project Controls, Scheduling and Planning Professional. Experience in the petrochemical, power, oil & gas and commercial EPC environments. Successful projects have included Greenfield and Brownfield projects, shutdowns, turnarounds and revamps in operating refineries; deep water pipelines, upstream facilities, co-generation, DOE and telecommunications. My experience includes small capital, large capital and mega projects in onshore and offshore settings. Fully conversant with industry software including P6 Primavera Enterprise.

Key Experience and Responsibilities

Turner & Townsend Energy

Planner Scheduler - January 2010 to April 2016

In my role as a planner/scheduler I have worked for a number of different clients during my tenure at Turner & Townsend. Clients have included:




BP Pipelines and Logistics

My projects have included:

A debottlenecking and expansion project in Bishop, TX

Construction planning for a Questa Water Regulatory Project

A Turnaround for work on an offshore platform

Permian Basin Salt Water Disposal Facility

Multiple Pipeline projects

My duties have included:

Oversight of the engineering contractors detailed schedules

Preparation and development of Feed Schedules

Preparation and development of Turnaround schedules

Resource loading of schedules

Jacobs Engineering Group

Sr. Planner/Scheduler - October 2005 - April 2009

Developed and maintained Lyondell Alliance FEL and Execution project schedules for approximately 40 to 65 small capital projects simultaneously ranging from $1MM up to $34MM TIC.

Lead FEL and EP project schedules for the BP San Juan Coal Bed Methane Gas Project, a 13 year natural gas gathering system adding an additional 700 well sites to existing pads with an expected TIC of $2 billion.

Developed and maintained project schedules for BP Americas Safety Integrity Management (SIM) Project; inspection / modifications of towers, pressure vessels and tanks, emphasizing BP's commitment to safety.

CDI Engineering Solutions

Sr. Project Scheduler - July 2003 - October 2005

Developed and maintained integrated EPC/M project schedules for DuPont small capital projects to increase capacity of existing facilities, or to meet environmental requirements.

Worked in partnership with client, project management, engineering teams, and site teams to determine project execution strategies.

Provided limited Primavera training and support for in-house resources and field offices.

Paragon Engineering Services Inc.

Project Controls Specialist - February 2002 - February 2003

Maintained existing project schedules for the BP Mardi Gras Project, one of the largest deepwater gathering, transportation and production system ever built in the Gulf of Mexico at the time with $1 billion TIC.

Worked with client to identify key interfaces between various project segments, with engineering managers and procurement to accurately define remaining work, and re-establish schedule logic.

Bechtel Corporation

Sr. Project Controls Engineer - July 1996 - February 2002

Developed and maintained resource loaded integrated schedules for revamps and upgrades to increase capacity for various refining/process units.

Incorporated inter-discipline schedule requirements & restraints to establish logical work sequences, ensure compliance with Project Execution Plan, and scheduling standards.

Coordinated with field engineering teams, construction, start-up teams and others to establish logical work sequences and to support plant operations system turnovers.

Worked with the telecommunications group to help AT&T manage the deployment of an OC-48 Sonet system upgrade. As part of a three-person management team, we managed contractors responsible for the installation of ADM and DWDM fiber equipment. Collect field coordinators daily reports to extract and assemble information to include in daily report to management.

Enhanced an existing tracking system to better track and evaluate client and contractor critical activities, identified problems, offer workarounds and provided the market team with day-to-day planning support for the construction of 333 cell sites as part of a nationwide build out.


Working knowledge of Primavera, SureTrak, MS Project, Open Plan, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint


Texas Southern University 1971 - 1973

Houston Community College 1974 - 1974

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