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Planner Scheduler

Houston, TX, 77064
July 20, 2020

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(Olando) Claude Darby

Houston, Texas *****

Cell: 281-***-****, Email:


A degreed Mechanical Engineer presently seeking contract or staff position in project management, project controls (cost, schedule, and documentation), a planning engineer, cost engineer, or project controls manager position. Relevant work experience includes over 20 years of project management, facility project management, project engineering, planning & scheduling in Primavera and MS-Project, cost, benchmarking, procurement, using SAP for cost and planning, and Project Management. Have TWIC, TSA Global Pass, Safe Gulf, and 6-in-1cards. I am available for business travel as needed.

Primavera P6 (versions 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 17) Microsoft Excel SAP

Microsoft Project Microsoft PowerPoint Documentum

Milestone Pro Microsoft Word SharePoint

Acumen Fuse Microsoft Office

Relevant Work Experience

03-2019-Present Albemarle Corporation / Houston, Texas

Senior Planner / Scheduler and Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Create, review, analyze, and critique Petrochemical, Lithium mining, and Bromine Project Schedules from around the world. Updated the schedules and planned projects/Outages/Turnarounds, updated reports, informed management of any problems/concerns I noticed regardless of discipline, and present potential solutions. Conducted analysis on my projects and others to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slippages identified in schedule. Traveled as needed to company sites to evaluate and train planners/schedulers as well as to evaluate their plans and schedules. Presided over Interactive Planning Sessions and Planning Presentations. Communicate cross functional problems inhibiting the execution of the master schedules. Developed schedules, coordinated and lead the planning for plant outages (turnarounds). Developed Master Control Schedules on larger projects. Developed Annual Operating Planning schedules (AOP) for the company. Evaluated and critiqued Stage Gate planning and project controls deliverables for projects. Developed schedule templates and wrote guides for the planners. Wrote the Corporate Planning Procedure and the Corporate Minimum Standards for Schedules. Managed, supervised, and worked with contractors regularly. Created portfolio schedule of all projects for asset management analysis. Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Planning and Scheduling in the company.

11/201*-**-**** MODEC International Inc / Houston, Texas

Sr. Planner

Developed Primavera schedules for FPSO, FSO, and Floating LNG (FLNG) projects and proposals for bids using P&IDs, plot plans, equipment lists, Master Document Registers (MDR), general layout drawings, planned equipment delivery durations and cycle times for RFQs, and other documents. Work with onsite and offshore assisting in scheduling the interfaces between discipline activities and with other project team members. Prepare and implement project wide progress measurement and reporting system. Developing and issuing various reports to appropriate stakeholders. Check/Verify engineering deliverables and update engineering progress weekly report. Monitor all engineering deliverables and assure all AFC drawings were issued to contractors as per project master schedule.

09/2016-06/2019 Envision Equity Acquisition and Envision Equity Management LLC / Houston, Texas

Owner/Lead Investor/Project Manager

I developed a syndicated investment group of investors for the purpose of buying, managing, operating, maintaining, rehabbing and eventually selling a Class C Commercial Apartment Complex. After finding and buying the apartment complex, I acted as project manager in scheduling, managing, buying materials, hiring and directing the onsite staff who maintained and upgraded the complex for the purpose of improving the rents and increasing NOI. The group elected to sell the complex and the LLC was dissolved.

07/2014-06/2015 Afren Resources PLC / Houston, Texas

Project Controls Engineer and Subject Matter Expert for Project Controls (SME)

Managed portfolio planning and cost for developments with other reports for senior management using Excel and MS-Project. Reviewed and analyzed production reports, project schedules and costs for impact to portfolio. Most of the projects were in Nigeria while engineering/procurement/fabrication was done in the United States. Reviewed and edited the monthly portfolio costs forecasts, developed Company Project Control Guidelines, created various planning and cost scenarios, held planning workshops with management, and continuous planning, cost, and production forecasts for the company.

8/2011-07/2014 BP America / Houston, Texas

Planning Engineer

Worked as Operational Readiness Planning Engineer on Galapagos, Na Kika Phase 3, and Mad Dog Phase 2 to help prepare projects for startup and transition to normal operations after First Oil. Tools used include Primavera P6, Excel, and SAP among others. Helped develop company-wide Operational Readiness Plan. Determined the appropriate deliverables needed to satisfy pre-startup OMS requirements, reviewed deliverables to verify evidence met requirements and performed self-verification process on projects followed by 3rd party review. Regularly interfaced with BP Global Project Organization, Global Wells Organization, Global Operations Organization, and Activity Planning team (GPO, GWO, GOO) and 3rd Party contract engineering firms to coordinate cross-functional engineering planning for Topsides, Hull & Mooring, Subsea, Flowlines, Drilling and Completions plus supporting functions.

5/2010-8/2010 Contracted to BP America / Houston, Texas

Worked on the IMT (Incident Management Team) for the Macondo oil spill resulting from Deepwater Horizon. Created logistics planning schedules coordinating procurement, shuttle tankers and other vessels as well as the key experienced personnel.

9/2009-8/2011 BP America / Houston, Texas

Lead Planner

Worked as Project Planning Engineer on Kaskida, a Greenfield Paleogene FPSO Ultra Deepwater Development project in Appraise and Select phases with an estimated $10 Billion estimated cost and developed the K4 pre-drill Well Appraisal well schedule. The project was determined to be a converted FPSO with an export pipeline and new technology for BP including 20,000-psi subsea trees, high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS) and LoSal water treatment process. During the Appraise stage, helped source engineering contractors to develop early appraisal screening models, provided Pre-FEED support, worked with Finance on Economic models for management, worked with Subsurface on planning the surveys and modeling, worked with Subsea to develop schedules using various new technologies, and helped appraise the readiness of the project to pass through the different stage gates. Regularly interfaced with BP and 3rd-Party contract engineering firms to coordinate cross-functional engineering planning for Topsides, Hull & Mooring, Subsea, Umbilicals, Flowlines, Export, Drilling and Completions plus supporting functions including Project Services, Finance, Regulatory, Operations Organization, Global Wells Organization, Procurement and Supply Chain Management (PSCM), and Land Management. Maintained Schedule Basis and Assumptions document.

1/2006-8/2009 BP America / Houston, Texas

Project Engineer and Project Controls Engineer for Facilities Projects

Initiated and managed Brownfield facilities (topsides) projects as a project planner, project cost engineer, and project engineer for 3 platforms including Coulomb. Created and maintained Project, Maintenance and Offshore Turnaround (TAR) schedules. Formed budget estimates and forecasts for projects. Also wrote AFE, FM, and DSP documents for funding of projects. Made presentations to management and co-owners. Wrote Functional Spec and RFQ documents for procurement of equipment. Tracked costs and WIPS. Interfaced with project discipline engineers as needed. Developed presentations and presented information to operations and management on a routine basis. Assured all HAZOP/HAZID concerns were implemented. Attended FAT’s and followed up with punch lists. Managed engineering contractor companies working on projects. Organized work pack reviews and drawing reviews with operations. Closed out projects with lessons learned reports and ensured documentation completed/properly filed. Managed the Change Management Registers and Purchase Orders for various projects. Created 6Q portfolio schedule of all projects in Eastern Performance Unit for asset management analysis.

9/2004-01/2006 EXXON MOBIL Production Company – Mobil Producing Nigeria / Houston, Texas

Contract Position: Planning Engineer.

Worked on multiple Upstream and Downstream major projects with both Greenfield and Brownfield components. Part of my duties included supervising and integrating engineering contractors’ schedules, and monitored engineering contractor progress. Used benchmarking processes available within Exxon Mobil. Familiar with Nigerian procurement strategy, Exxon Mobil’s upstream management system, brownfield development, and support for Exxon Mobil’s refinery in Eket.

3/2001-9/2004 SHELL Oil Company – Exploration Production Projects (EPP) / Houston, Texas

Contract Position: Project Controls Engineer (cost and schedule).

Worked in Project Controls department on multiple Fast-Track Subsea projects in the Gulf of Mexico as a contractor for Shell Oil Company on multiple projects in various stages at the same time. Worked closely with project teams to help them through the gate system and to provide the teams with cost forecasts/budgets. Communicated project status and issues to project stakeholders including Finance and management. Part of responsibility included project startup, closed-out projects, scheduling, costs, planning, forecasting, and creating standard and customized WBS structures for cost reporting. Initiated, managed, closed out projects in SAP, customized reports from SAP, performed project cost analysis, and worked closely with finance department to resolve A/P and A/R problems. Led and trained others in project controls. Developed project document control processes for long-term storage. Managed the Change Management Registers, Risk Registers, and Purchase Orders for various projects.

8/1998-3/2001 STOLT Offshore Inc. (now Subsea 7) – Marine Construction Department / Houston, Texas

Direct Position: Project Engineer/Project Controls/Procurement Engineering Manager

Specific duties include managed subsea projects, specified and procured materials, developed vendor contracts, initiated offshore projects, developed customer cost recovery methods for projects, tracked project costs, developed managerial reports, resolved A/P & A/R problems, created & improved business processes, managed umbilical and pipeline installation projects, and scheduled projects. Successfully created purchasing department and administrated contract engineering staff. Originally worked as a mechanical engineer tasked with design and construction of ROV tooling, found unique solutions to Subsea problems, supervised manufacture of equipment, wrote project operational procedures, scheduled projects, specified / procured parts from vendors, provided marketing support, and general project management.

1/97-12/97 Contracted to MERICHEM CO. - Process Technology Division / Houston, Texas

Contract Position: Mechanical Engineer/Project Engineer

Responsibilities included management of project vendor documentation, specification and procurement of instrumentation, reviewing vendor and customer specifications, reviewing P&IDs, and project scheduling using MS-Project.


Direct Position: Final Test Technologist (Mechanical Engineer)

Involved with the manufacturing and testing for quality and reliability of P5000 Etch Process Machine. Started up, operated, and inspected processing systems in a cleanroom. Troubleshot to component level, fixed problems and defects, documented, & supervised the repair of controls, valves, fittings, pneumatics, thermocouples, motors, turbos, pumps, heat exchangers, process lines, solenoids, optical sensors, lasers, & robotic systems among others. After final assembly of these two to ten million dollar machines was completed, ownership of these systems was my responsibility. Headed a Corrective Action Project Team that set up and implemented a plan for reviewing engineering problem logs & improving the manufacturing process. Also, set up the database & trend charts for the data. Worked with AutoCAD drawings & machine schematics.

1995ALLIED SIGNAL, INC/Southworks Chemical Plant/Baton Rouge, LA

Contract Mechanical Engineer

Performed ultrasonic thickness testing of tanks, pressure vessels, & large piping with reliability engineering to ensure they conform to ASME codes & API standards. Inspected inside & outside of tanks and pressure vessels for corrosion & damage. Worked on P & ID drawings of parts, flowcharts, & updating piping and tank systems using AutoCAD. Worked on projects in plant.

1994 IMC Global/Donaldsonville, LA

While in College, worked at a Gypsum Processing plant on various projects.

1993-1994 ALLIED SIGNAL, INC/Geismar Chemical Plant/Baton Rouge, LA

Contract Mechanical Engineer

While in college, worked on HVAC projects, air-handling projects, pump projects, and miscellaneous projects. Supervised the installation of pumps and equipment. Scheduling of projects using MS-Project. Designed P&ID drawings of parts, flowcharts, and piping systems using AutoCAD.

Professional Organizations

Project Management Institute (PMI)

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

Construction Industry Institute (CII)


Graduated with BS in Mechanical Engineering - Louisiana State University / Baton Rouge, LA

Software Training: Primavera P3, P3e/c, P5, and P6 Training through Commint Technical Services, Nevoda, and TEPCO. SAP training though Global Software. Microsoft Project training through Westney Project Services. Completed Turnaround Planning Class at TEPCO. Completed TIC Estimating Class at Applied Planning Analytics

Working on PMP certification.

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