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Dallas, Texas, United States
January 27, 2017

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**** **** ********* **** • Orlando, FL 32803 • Tel: 321-***-**** & 330-***-**** • Email: Qualified for:

• Project Controls / Project Management •


• Results-oriented professional with progressive accomplishments and “hands-on” experience for project controls, project management, and construction.

• Effective working with diverse multi-discipline groups to achieve goals and objectives.

• Proven self-starter, able to interpret directions and provide solutions in a timely manner.

• Energetic team member, high ethics, competence and confidence, exceptional verbal and written communications, and strong organizational skills.

• Primavera Certification P3, P5, P6 (ver.8.4);US Army Corps Engineers P2/CEFMS programs.

• Clearances: USDoD (U.S.Army Corps of Engineers), USDoE, USAid, and Saudi Aramco. EXPERIENCE

• Project Management • Project Controls • Bridges & Highways

• Pipelines/ Wellsites • Buildings & Utilities • Onshore/ Offshore Installs

• Airports & Railroad • Power and Telecom • Petrochemical/ Refineries

• Scheduling/ EVM • Primavera P6 (v.8.4) • MSProject & Netpoint

• Estimating/ Costs • DOE Remediation • Multi Task Management PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

NV5 GLOBAL / IST Inc., Orlando, FL 2014 - 2016

Project Controls Engineer for various projects including the Spectra Energy “Sabal Trail Transmission Project” in partnership with NextEra and Duke Energy, a 515 mile natural gas transmission pipeline consisting of 24 & 36-inch pipe, 3 compressor stations and 6 meter stations. In addition, assignments for new construction/ upgrade of medium & high voltage substations, transmission, other electrical works.

Produced, maintained, and reviewed schedules (P6) for various venues and construction projects, cost and resource loading, EVM/ cash flow, rules of credit, schedule reports, etc.

Collaboration with senior management, project managers, engineers, functional leads, EPCM and contractor representatives for executive management reports, progress updates, validation of work in-progress to include materials procurement, design & engineering, environmental, regulatory, right of way, permitting, and other contract items. COST: $3.20B

PBS&J/ HI-Tec/ ADVANTAGE TECHNICAL, Orlando, FL & Saudi Arabia 2005 - 2014

Principal Project Controls Engineer/ Project Manager for project management support to US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Everglades Restoration projects in Florida (PBSJ &Parsons JV) and other clients and contracts; US Department of Energy(USDoE) nuclear site remediation; management and project controls for Saudi Arabia/ Aramco refinery, transportation, airport, seaport and other projects.

Produced, updated, maintained schedules (Primavera P3, P5, P6), Corps of Engineers Financial Management System (CEFMS) and P2, earned value, change orders, construction and engineering costs/ estimates,validate work in progress, executive management reports, etc. COST: $750MM

Presentation of cost reports and schedules for project proposals and clients including Savannah River Nuclear Site, Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, Southwest Florida Int’l Airport and others.

Review contractor schedules and issue status reports to USACE,USDoE, USAid, Aramco & others.

Senior Planning/ Scheduling Engineer for Oceaneering Inc. and Walt Disney Company. Produced conceptual and long term schedules (P6) for various venues and theme park construction projects. TYLIN/GLOBAL AXESS, Charleston, SC 2003 - 2005

Project Controls Manager for construction phase of the Cooper River Bridge Project at Charleston, SC

(longest cable stay main span in North America).

Supervised project controls staff, implemented procedures, estimates, costs, schedule (P3), CPM review meetings, change orders, client and management reports, and other. COST: $550MM EPIK COMMUNICATIONS / FECI (Florida East Coast Railroad), Orlando, FL 2000 - 2003

Senior Project Manager for multi disciplined staff of employees, contractors and activities for site acquisition, design and engineering, contracts, scheduling (MSProject), permitting, environmental issues, construction, utilities, and testing of long haul fiberoptic network and metro ring builds in the Southeast.

Managed team for successful completion of construction/ light up of Florida West Build (430 miles), East Build (300 miles), Miami, Tampa, & Orlando Metro Builds, and Atlantic cable landings. COST: $300MM PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY


Area Manager for Florida operations. Directed a staff of fifty administrative and engineering personnel for site acquisition, design and engineering, contracts, project controls and scheduling (Primavera), permitting, environmental issues, and installation and testing of fiber optic long haul routes and sites in Florida and the Southeast. On time completion within budget for PBNS/ Level 3. COST: $50MM

Completed feasibility study, project proposal, schedule and estimate for the Trans Andes Crossing Fiber- Optic Network from Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Valparaiso, Chile.

Project controls team recognized by client as “best overall ” of 23 PBNS/ Level 3 offices.

PB Telecom representative at various conferences including “ITU Telecom” in Geneva, Switzerland. FIGG ENGINEERING, Brunswick, GA 1994 – 1998

Office Engineer/ Project Engineer for bridge and highway projects in the Southeastern United States including Sidney Lanier Bridge Project in Brunswick, Georgia.

Project controls, contracts, engineering/ site supervision, estimates, earned value and cost curves, audits, DBE reviews, scheduling (Primavera P3), contractor CPM review meetings,etc. COST: $175MM BROWN & ROOT BRAUN / SAUDI ARAMCO, Alhambra, CA & Saudi Arabia 1991 - 1994

Project Administration Manager/ Project Engineer for Saudi Aramco Project Management Team on a major multi-works project for upgrade and new construction of existing terminal, tank farm, refinery, and onshore/ offshore facilities in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia. Managed and supported administration of contracts, engineering, construction for onshore/ offshore works and 800 mile pipeline install. Saudi Affairs representation, scheduling, project controls, safety, telecom, SCADA, utilities. COST: $275MM

Area Superintendent/ Project Engineer for the upgrade and new construction of the Dhahran Corporate Building Towers/ Engineering Center for Saudi Aramco in Dhahran. WILBUR SMITH ENGINEERING / STV LYONS, Orlando, FL & Cameroon 1988 - 1991

Project Engineer/ Office Engineer for Orlando-Orange County Expressway projects in Orlando, Florida. Administration of contracts, scheduling, costs, estimates, construction conformance to FDOT/ OOCEA specifications, and various management reports. COST: $25MM

Project Engineer for USAid building project in Cameroon,West Africa. Managed STV Lyons contract, engineering & construction scope, schedule, budget, contractor and management reports. COST: 20MM CE VETCO / SAUDI ARAMCO, Houston, TX & Saudi Arabia 1985 - 1988

Area Superintendent/ Construction Engineer for Saudi Aramco home ownership areas in Abqaiq. Directed contractors for site development, mid-rise building and roadway construction, power and lighting systems installs, telecommunications, materials testing, scheduling. COST: $10MM

Project Manager for Shedgum Arterial Road Project. Engineering and construction of a new highway connecting the Shedgum Operating Area of Saudi Aramco with the Dhahran-Hofuf-Riyadh Government Highway. Prepared proposal and scope, schedule, cost estimate for Saudi Aramco executive management and Saudi government engineering authority in Riyadh. COST: $12MM

Supervisor for Southern Area Roads Inspection Unit of Saudi Aramco. Managed a staff of forty (40) expatriate and Saudi Arabian engineers and inspectors for new construction and maintenance in the Abqaiq, Udhailiyah, Qatif and Hofuf to Riyadh operating areas of Saudi Aramco. Responsible for direction of personnel, contracts, engineering and construction, wellsite access roads & workovers, flowlines installation, safety program, airports, and training for Saudi Arabian and expatriate personnel.

Project Engineer for Canyon Road Project in Dhahran, new runway construction at Dhahran International Airport, and new construction at Ras Tanura Refinery and Ju’yamah NGL plant. EDUCATION

• College of Wooster/ University of Florida: Construction Management and Engineering.

• College of Boca Raton ( Gold Coast ): Finance and Real Estate.

• Professional Licenses (Florida): Real Estate Broker (BK474065), and Mortgage Broker (MB0301468).

• Certifications: Primavera P3, P5, P6; Florida DOT (CTQP) Final Estimates Level 1 & 2, and others.

• Safety Training: MSHA 24 HR/ OSHA, DOE, CPR, SCOTT Airpak, and other.

• Continuing Education: PB Project Management Courses, ICS Surveying, Scheduling Courses and Army COE P2 Management System, Expedition, Access, Powerpoint, Dale Carnegie & others.

• Languages: English (native); French (speak, read, write); Spanish and Arabic (minimal proficiency). ERNEST E. ELIAS

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