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Project Engineering

Marietta, Georgia, United States
April 20, 2017

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Deadra H. Hughes


678.***.**** (Home)

Marietta, GA 30064

Professional Experience:

June 2012 to December 2016:

Project Development Leader (PDL); Dow Chemical Company North America

Provide timely, pro-active engagement with assigned business clients on all tactical aspects of capital project planning and implementation. Work in collaboration with the business leaders and stakeholders to implement sound business decisions for project implementation and high quality engineering services and optimal engineering resource allocation. Manage and document project execution plans, processes and meetings to ensure results and the delivery of service for aligned accounts. Manage and implement feasibility studies for projects within an aligned geographic territory by leading a team of engineering disciplines, technology resources and project managers to deliver front end scope, cost and schedule. Partnering with the business team and specialists.

Ensure that the team uses standards review and value improving practices and tools

Lead the Project Development Team working on early Front End Loading (FEL) activities for capital projects

Facilitate reporting on key project performance indicators for performance projections

Collaborate with the Project Managers, Global Implementation Leaders and Business Manufacturing Leaders in the development of project documents and proposals for team gate reviews

Consult with Business Technology Centers to lead development of customized project execution strategies such as Process Engineering, Process Automation, Estimating, Project Engineering and related design discipline activities

Lead the preparation of early engineering packages for the Project Team comprising Project execution plan, Business opportunity plan, Technology opportunity plan and engineering procurement strategies, supplier selection, contracting strategy, technology selection, feasibility estimate, contracting strategy, high level schedule and recommendations

Develop partnership with aligned businesses to successfully develop and build internal and external relationships that foster credibility and trust

Work closely with business resources producing feasibility studies for select projects in each assigned business and work on global client service team

June 2000 to 2012:

Sr. Project Specialist; Dow Chemical, Plaquemine, LA.

Provide functional leadership for contingent staff personnel for detail design, procurement and construction teams assigned to business aligned projects to design and implement multiple projects to meet time and budget constraints

Manage team performance based on cost, schedule, safety and performance of project load between $20-30 MM annually over several different business units

Ensure that project scope, schedule and budget are clearly defined, closely coordinated and controlled via Global Project Methodology (GPM)

Ensure GPM is executed on outsourced projects by participating in outsource team meetings and design reviews for business aligned project

Coordinate and participate on maintenance turnaround teams for execution of maintenance and capital projects

Participated and facilitated in Cause and Effect Root Cause Investigations

Attended Regional Leader workshop and IPA FEL Tool training class

Served on the LSU Minority Engineering Program Advisory Board

Trained to serve as Dow Recruiter


Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS

Fred Pryor’s Project Management Seminar

Basic Project Management, LSU

Fundamentals of Supervision, LSU

Techpro Pump/Mechanical Seal School

Green Belt Project Leader Training

Global Project Methodology Trainer

Creating Strategic Partnership Training Teambuilding Facilitator

Programming and Software Skills

Microsoft 2010, Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook, Publisher, Sharepoint, Adobe Acrobat, Cisco Communicator/Jabber, ArcPC, Engineering Recharge System for Dow, WebEx, Aperture, Taleo, Google Chrome, Digital Cheetah, Mailchimp, Dropbox, Google Docs, SAP

Community Organizations

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Jack and Jill of America, BR Chapter President, Vice President, and Regional Lead Teen Sponsor; Shiloh Early Learning Academy Advisory Board: Junior League of Baton Rouge and Cobb-Marietta, Assistant Co-Chair Website Committee and Publicity Committee; LSU Minority Engineering Advisory Board; Instructor for Junior Achievement

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