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Project Controls Specialist

Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States
September 26, 2019

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Walter Klein


Mr. Klein has more than 46 years of experience in project management control, primarily in the electric utility industry. Over this period Mr. Klein has gained valuable experience throughout the engineering, construction and commissioning phases of projects as consultant, contractor and owner's representative. Mr. Klein has undertaken assignments responsible for scheduling, estimating, cost control, document control and logistics management on a variety of projects.


1971 Civil Engineering Courses, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

1972 Architectural Courses, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


2018to Sequoia Services, Project Controls, Greensboro North Carolina, USA


Part time contract work developing detail schedules with subsequent weekly updates for Sequoia services an earth moving contractor currently contracted to Duke Energy for CCP work at Roxboro, Mayo, Belews Creek, Sutton plants and Dominion Energy at the Surry & Possum Point Power Plants. Also involved in the development of detail schedules currently in the bid process for CCP work at Asheville, Cape Fear and Buckhorn Dam.

2016to Executrek Systems, Project Controls, New Brunswick New Jersey, USA


2017 to Project Controls – Honeywell Corporation, Morris Plains New Jersey, USA


Assigned to Honeywell as a Project Controls Specialist responsible for the development of detailed project schedules for various Honeywell Plant upgrades, product line relocations and new plant facilities throughout the United states. Once project was approved, cost control and project status reporting were added to scope of responsibilities.

Also assigned the task of reviewing cost reporting methods and schedule development templates with the goal of lowering project controls costs and management reporting consistencies throughout Honeywell.

2016 to Project Controls Principle Lead Asheville CC Project - Duke-Energy


Assigned to Duke-Energy as Principle Project Controls lead for the Ashville Combined Cycle project a 2unit 1x1 CC plant 580MW net facility.

2015 to CB & I, Project Controls Manager, Charlotte North Carolina, USA


2015 to Project Controls Manager awaiting project assignment,


Initially engaged to take on role of Project Controls manager for Genesee 4 & 5, 2 1x1 CC units. CB & I were unsuccessful in attaining this project.

2008 to CH2MHill, Director of Project Controls, Charlotte North Carolina, USA


Responsible for the implementation Of CH2M Hill Power Project Controls policies, development and implementation of procedures, and ensuring implementation on all power projects delivered under an EPC, or services type contract.

Project performance reviews from a project controls stand point included

West Detford - 2x1 CC Project – West Deptford, New Jersey

Lake Side 2 – 2x1 CC Project – Vineyard, Utah

ICHTHYS Onshore Facilities – 5x3 CC Project Darwin, Australia

Los Esteros Critical Energy Facility – 4x1 SC to CC conversion Project - San Jose, CA

Mariposa Energy – 4 unit SC Project – Tracy, California

Darling Downs – 3x1 CC Project – Queensland, Australia

Empire Generating Facility – 2x1 CC Project – Rensselaer, New York

Wyodak – AQCS Upgrade – Gillete, Wyoming

GRU – AQCS Upgrade – Gainsville Florida

PACO Power Plant – 2x150MW Pulverized Coal Plant - Panama

2002 to Wubos Ltd., Principle Self Owned Company, Edmonton Alberta, Canada


2006 to Contract Position as Project Services Manager, Keephills 3 EPCOR Power Development Corporation, 2008 Edmonton, Canada

Representing the owner, responsible for cost control, procurement co-ordination, planning/scheduling co-ordination, and document management on Keephills 3 a 500MW super critical coal fired power plant.

2005 to Contract Position as Project Services Manager, E.L. Smith Water Treatment facility Upgrade EPCOR 2006 Power Development Corporation, Edmonton, Canada

Representing the owner, responsible for cost control, planning/scheduling co-ordination, and contract administration for the E.L. Smith Potable Water Upgrade – project value $140,000,000.

2005 Contract Position as Project Controls Lead, Colt Engineering, Edmonton, Canada

Representing the owner, responsible for cost control, planning/schedule development on projects for Suncor Lease 23 & ESA study – project Value approximately $4,000,000,000 and the Albian Debottleneck Project – project value $1,200,000.000.

2002 to Contract Position as Project Services Manager, Genesee Phase 3 EPCOR Power Development

2005 Corporation, Edmonton, Canada

Responsible for cost control, procurement co-ordination, planning/scheduling co-ordination, and document management on the Genesee Phase 3 a 500MW super critical coal fired power plant. – project value $700,000,000.

1975 to SNC LAVALIN INC., Petroleum & Chemicals Division, Edmonton Alberta, Canada &

2002 Power Division, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1998 to Manager of Project Controls, Edmonton, Canada


Responsible for planning/scheduling, manpower and capital cost estimating and cost control for all projects throughout the proposal, conceptual, feasibility, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning phases. Current projects involved as project services lead include:

Corridor Pipeline Project – EPCM – New dual pipeline system with seven pumpstations & three metering stations, Maintenance Facilities and Pipeline Valve Stations – contract value $100,000,000

OCP - Pipeline Facilities Fixed Price Engineering Contract Pump stations in Equador

1994 to Manager of Project Services, Vancouver, Canada


Responsible for planning/scheduling, manpower and capital cost estimating, cost control and constructability reviews for all projects throughout the proposal, conceptual, feasibility, engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning phases of thermal power plants. Specific assignments included:

Controls manager for:

130MW Combined Cycle EPC Turnkey Contract valued at $39 million US

with exceptionally high liquidated damages on a very tight schedule.

2 x 700MW Coal Fired Boiler Island Balance of Plant EPC Turnkey Contract valued at $75 million US with High liquidated damages.

Scheduling co-ordinator and constructability advisor to Sumitomo Corporation on 2 x 600 MW coal fired Tanjung Jati “B” project in Java, Indonesia.

Procurement contract administrator involving the preparation, assembly, tender issue, tender clarifications and evaluation of an electrical fixed price, supply, and construction contract for Syncrude Canada. The awarded contract value of $1.7 million included for the electrical and instrumentation associated with the addition of a hydrogen compressor plant at the Ft. McMurray facility.

Co-ordinated, assembled and wrote a turnkey, engineering, procurement, and construction tender document for an Exxon green field development project, Chad, West Africa comprising of 105 MW gas turbine and diesel power generation plant, with 66 kV/11kV field facilities transmission and distribution system.

Bombardier/SNC Lavalin Consortium Project Services Manager responsible for scheduling, cost control and document control set-up during the early stages of the turnkey Kuala Lumpur Light Rapid Transit Project.

1992 to Project Scheduler, Paiton, Indonesia


Reassigned to the Paiton Power Project site office located at Paiton, Indonesia. Continued to perform the duties of project scheduler.

Responsibilities included:

- Liaising with PLN on all schedule related day to day problems;

- Co-ordinating all intercontract interfaces;

- Monitor & report schedule progress;

- Formulate alternative erection schemes to minimise delays;

- Review all contractors schedules

1991 to Project Scheduler, Jakarta, Indonesia


Assigned to the Paiton Power Project, a 2 x 400 MW coal fired power plant for PLN, Indonesia's National Power Utility. The assignment location was in the Jakarta design and coordination office.

Responsibilities included:

- preparation and monitoring of the Project Master Schedule and Commissioning Schedule;

- review of all contractors schedules;

- preparation of the monthly project progress report;

- review of all contractors monthly progress report submissions;

- formulating alternative erection schemes to overcome schedule delays.

1990 to Project Services, Edmonton, Canada


Provided scheduling, cost control, estimating and procurement services for Alberta Power's Battle River Station “A’s” 1.2 million dollar Restoration Project.

Responsible for invoicing preparation of projects administered from the Edmonton office.

Provided scheduling, cost control and invoicing services for the University of Alberta's 15 million dollar heating plant expansion project.

Responsible for the provision of schedules, cost and estimating data for projects bid out of the Edmonton office.

Assisted the "Manager of Operations" for the Edmonton office in all administrative matters including office set up, day to day operations and business development.

Assisted Edmonton Power in researching the need and establishing guidelines for the replacement or transfer of their mini-computer based Project Management information system to a personal computer based system or to a personal computer based environment, including the transfer of current on line data.

1981-to Project Services Supervisor, Edmonton, Canada


Assigned to Genesee Power Project, a 2 x 410 MW coal fired power plant for Edmonton Power.

Responsibilities included:

- supervision/co-ordination of scheduling, cost control, estimating, man-hour control, drawing control and model shop personnel;

- preparation of project services procedures (scheduling, drawing control, cost control, man-hour control);

- creation and maintenance of project master schedule;

- liaison with the City of Edmonton's programming department in determining enhancements for the computerised project control system (CPMIS);

- formulation of all contract scheduling bidding forms and review of future contract scopes;

- preparation of monthly scheduling and man-hour reports;

- review of monthly cost reports.

1979 to Project Planner, Scheduler, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


Assigned to AEL Microtel, Burnaby, B.C. and AEL Microtel Dharan, Saudi Arabia on a turnkey 50 hop microwave communications control system project for Aramco's east-west, NGL/crude Yanbu Pipeline.

Responsibilities included:

- preparation and maintenance of project schedule;

- formulation, preparation and monitoring of pay item schedule;

- scheduling and monitoring the production of AEL's electronic equipment, subcontractor' equipment as well as the assembly of components in modular form;

- planning assistance provided to civil contractor (Sartelco) from Milano, Italy;

- planning of logistics and support plans for the field operation in Saudi Arabia;

- receipt and inspection of materials and coordination of deliveries to installation sites.

1977 to Construction Planner, Scheduler, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia


Assigned to GTE Lenkurt Electric, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia on a 35 site, 62 hop microwave communications control system for Aramco, Saudi Arabia.

Responsible for preparation and monitoring of project master schedule, coordinating field installation and test crew equipment requirements, expediting material and equipment deliveries.

1976 to Assistant Engineering Scheduler, Vancouver, Canada


Responsible for the preparation and monitoring of engineering schedules and procurement on various projects including 375 MW Unit 5 Battle River thermal power project for Alberta Power Limited, 45 MW steam and power systems on the Iwopin Pulp and Paper project for Stothert Engineers.

1975 to Assistant Construction Scheduler, Vancouver, Canada


Responsible for preparation of a nuclear island detail construction plan on and preparation of a detailed general mechanical installation bid schedule for contractor.

Point Lepreau 600 MW Nuclear Power Station for New Brunswick Electric Power Commission.


Assistant Scheduler

Responsible for preparation and monitoring of detail engineering and procurement schedules for Liner Board Mill Project.

1973 to AERO AUTO ENGINEERING LTD., Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Assistant Engineering Scheduler/Construction Scheduler

Assigned to Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Sheridan Park, Ontario in the reactor and fuel handling departments for AECL's nuclear generating stations.

Responsible for:

- preparation and monitoring of divisional detailed engineering schedules;

- divisional specification and procurement schedules.

1972 to EMANUEL PRODUCTS LIMITED, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Industrial Planning and Scheduling Assistant

Responsible for material takeoffs, assembly line scheduling and expediting materials for production of stereo components.


1987-1991 Lecturer on Project Controls and Scheduling as part of a 4th year Engineering Construction Management Course at the University of Alberta


1976 American Management Courses, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1982 Project Management Seminar, Professional Executive Programs Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

1991 Artemis & Artemis Project, Metier Management Inc., Houston, Texas, USA

LANGUAGES: English, German

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