Clarence Brown Jr
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Auburn University Master of Engineering in Construction Engineering Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham INDUSTRY/TECHNOLOGIES EXPERIENCE:
Pharmaceutical, Construction, Government, Hydrogen, Energy & Chemicals SUMMARY
A seasoned Engineer and Project Lead with extensive knowledge of CPM scheduling, Bid scheduling, cost control, earned value, risk management, and life cycle costing. Proven track record and experience with multiple large full-scale, full life cycle implementations, working with both functional and technical teams while assisting other production support groups in achieving corporate goals. Recognized for leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills. Certified in Primavera P6, Acumen and MS Project.
NuScale, Corvalis, OR (consulting remotely) (6/20 to Present) Projects Controls Lead Cost / Planner & Scheduler
Multiple Projects (6/20 - Present)
Work within the Program Management Office group, assisting with the non-technical management of projects to keep deliverables on schedule and within budget and to assist with the development and maintenance of standard tools and functions managed by the Project Controls group. Develop and implement innovation in project controls and maximize the use of the available technology in thought and software to align with the NuScale Power’s Small Modular Reactor technology cutting edge culture. Work with the appropriate Project Managers in the establishment of new projects, develop appropriate work breakdown structures and project control hierarchy and establish this hierarchy in the Primavera scheduling tool including the appropriate schedule information, resource loading, and milestones consistent with project funding, timetables and objectives. Work with the Project Managers and staff to create, update and maintain the project baseline (Scope, Time and Cost Management Plan). This includes coordination with all stakeholders, preparation of project controls tools and reports which present project earned value metrics and other performance indicators. Analyze project earned value data; identify and report adverse trends. Transfer monthly project related financial and procurement data from the Corporate ERP into the Project Controls data base and prepare necessary outputs for earned value and other project reporting and variance analysis. Develop and maintain periodic project status reports related to project progress including earned value metrics, and schedule performance. Develop and publish periodic project Level 2 and 3 milestone completion and status reports. Implement approved changes to the budget and forecast as well as develop and produce associated cost and schedule reports. Develop desktop guidelines for cost and schedule work. Provide support to project controls database development. Develop strong interpersonal networks and trust within the organization, setting expectations and requirements and achieving accountability of supervised personnel. Lead consensus by involving all stakeholders, facilitating their understanding of differences, agreeing on requirements and constraints, and developing the best solution.
CTCI Americas, Houston, TX (consulting remotely) (6/20 to Present) Projects Controls Sr. Planner & Scheduler
Multiple Projects (6/20 - Present)
Implement full project life cycle and project controls processes and procedures. Lead and facilitate the entire planning process. Develop proposal schedules. Develop Work Breakdown Structures for engineering, procurement, project execution and monitoring. Facilitate the Systemic Planning Sessions with assistance from the Project Management group. Reflect the industry specific dependencies in the integrated project schedule. Assess the impacts of design/construction changes and schedule slippages. Communicate schedule status and provide analysis to Project Manager / Construction Manager. Use project planning documents (e.g. the project execution plan) and output from the interactive planning process as a basis to develop the project schedules. Obtain input from all project disciplines/functions, construction management and the client, to support the development of a baseline schedule and subsequently include subcontractors and suppliers’ information. Evaluate schedule alternatives to support project changes. Provide timeline resource budgeting and forecasting based on the approved estimate. Perform thorough QA/QC on all deliverables. Motiva, Houston, TX (11/18 to 6/20)
Major Projects Lead Planner & Scheduler - Aromatics Motiva Port Arthur Refinery Chemical Project, Port Arthur TX $11B (11/18 – 6/20) Developed, monitored and updated project plans & schedules encompassing the entire engineering, procurement, construction and qualification (EPCQ) life cycle. Worked in a highly collaborative and dynamic project environment. Facilitated project scheduling meetings as well as interactive planning sessions as required to develop, refine and progress project plans. Analyzed schedule input from project partners including internal teams, vendors and contractors to verify schedule durations and integrity as well as evaluated logic and float paths. Integrated data into an overall master schedule. Assured credibility of the information in master schedule. Made recommendations to manage float and (re)sequence activities to achieve project milestone/target dates. Collaborated with estimating & cost control to resource/cost load schedules as required. Collaborated with team to support constructability and value engineering. Evaluated schedule risk & performed analysis as required. Baselined schedules and documented basis for approval. Monitored schedule progress, deviations, and variances and assessed impacts to the critical/near-critical path activities. Assisted in developing alternatives for corrective action. Continually progressed & reviewed schedules with project team to ensure accurate and timely data was incorporated and forecasted. Generated earned value, SPI, CPI, and other schedule metrics. Prepared schedule progress reports, trending charts and schedule analysis. Maintained record of scope changes, trends and variances that potentially affected schedule performance. Collaborated with all groups to improve company processes, systems and intellectual infrastructure to promote organizational learning and continuous improvement. 3
FLUOR, INC., Houston, TX (8/13 to 11/18)
Sr. Project Controls Engineer Planner & Scheduler Lead Sasol LCCP - Sasol Lake Charles Chemical Project, Lake Charles, LA $11B (1/17 – 11/18) Field Assignment
Managed the Planning/Scheduling Team. Supported the project team and stakeholders with time management and control. Developed and updated summary level as well as detailed schedules. Developed lists of construction activities based on review of design documents, examination of site conditions and discussions with construction, design consultants and contractors. Identified major milestones, critical approvals and long lead procurement items. Determined schedule logic and constraints based on discussion with task owners and/or teams. Developed realistic activity durations based on production rates and available manpower based on discussion with task owners and/or teams. Assigned resources to activities and developed quantity curve reports and resource histograms. Evaluated critical and near critical path activity sequences. Identified schedule changes and trends. Suggested corrective actions and developed recovery plans when delays are anticipated or occurred. Reviewed engineering and contractor prepared schedules. Performed Forensic Analysis of Schedules, Earned Value Analysis, Audits of physical progress systems. Sr. Project Controls Engineer Planner & Scheduler Lead CP Chem - USGC Ethylene Project, Baytown, TX $2B (6/14 – 1/17) Field Assignment
Managed Planning/Scheduling Team. Performed Front End Planning with a constructability focus. Helped facilitate a solid construction strategy identifying key infrastructure, logistics and construction layout needs. Modified, revamped, and maintained Construction Schedule. Demonstrated predictive simulations on a monthly basis. Updated 4,000+ resource loaded activity schedule bi-weekly, and provided Monthly Schedule Analysis to Project Management. Project Controls Engineer Planner & Scheduler Lead Reliance Gasification Project, Jamnagar, India $126M (8/13 – 6/14) Manipulated, revamped, and maintained FEED, Detail Engineering and Design, Procurement, and Construction Schedule. Reported schedule health, schedule impact and schedule delay to project management on a bi-weekly, and monthly basis. Meet with project team and provide weekly 3 Week Look Ahead schedule. Provided presentation discussion points to Project Management detailing previous efficiency, critical issues, and highlights. Updated 4,000+ activity schedule bi-weekly, and provided Monthly Schedule Analysis to project management. Hydro-Chem, A Division of Selas Fluid Processing Corp., Holly Springs, GA (2/12 - 8/13) Project Controls Engineer Divison Planner & Scheduler Lead Created, revamped, and maintained Bid, Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Schedules. Incorporated impacts into current and future plans including current and future staffing, work area density studies, equipment and skid fabrication sequence, and material need dates. Reported schedule health, schedule impact, schedule delay, project execution, and progress information to project management on a monthly basis. Lead monthly short range and long range shop fabrication meetings with project management and shop team. Provided presentation and discussion points to Project Management and Director Level Management detailing previous month’s progress, efficiency, critical 4
issues, and highlights. Updated and maintained 10+ project schedules monthly, and provided Monthly Schedule Analysis to project management and upper management. Created and maintained resource loaded Integrated Master Schedule. Issued progress and performance reports and curves, as well as man-power graphs used to determine shop load.
FLUOR, INC., Greenville, SC (May 2008 to February 2012) Project Controls Engineer Planner & Scheduler
BP Whiting Refinery Modernization Project, Whiting, IN $800M (6/11 – 2/12) Field Assignment
Manipulated, revamped, and maintained existing resource loaded Construction Schedule. Incorporated Cash Flow impacts into current and future plans including staffing changes, work area density studies, equipment and module setting sequence, and material need dates. Reported schedule health, schedule impact, schedule delay, project execution, and progress information to Project Management weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly. Lead weekly 3 Week Look Ahead meetings with Project Management and project team. Provided weekly presentation and discussion points to Fluor and Client Project Management detailing previous week’s progress, efficiency, critical issues, and highlights. Updated 2,000+ activity schedule bi-weekly, and provided monthly schedule analysis to Project Management. Issued self-performed and sub-contractor progress, performance, quantity reports and curves. Served as a liaison for construction management & sub-contractors. Project Controls Engineer Scheduler/Cost Lead
United States Army, (LOGCAP IV) Logistical Civilian Augmentation Program, Afghanistan $7B
(1/10 – 6/11)
Developed, implemented, and tracked the total Project Controls program on assigned projects. Built and updated Project Planning schedules. Analyzed variances in cost and schedule performance against the project baseline, and communicated the reasons for the issuance of variance and proposed mitigation plans to Project Management. Reviewed and assessed Cost Codes for compliance with Work Breakdown and Project Coding Structures for control and integrity purposes. Ensured compliance was met with LOGCAP contract. Developed and delivered training programs in Project Controls systems and methods. Possess practical experience in the use of all automated cost management systems. Collected data, input updates, and produced cost/scheduling management reports. Monitored cost tracking and change management processes to ensure project costs were accurately tracked and any scope or other changes or additions that may impact the cost of the project were documented and approved/disapproved on a timely basis. Lead all cost and change management efforts associated with construction at Bagram Airfield. Traveled to remote locations performing site assessments used for the country cost re-baseline effort. Established an updated Labor Basis of Estimate for Bagram Airfield. Validated estimates for cost tracking purpose prior to submission to client.
Project Controls Engineer Planner & Scheduler / Cost United States Department of Energy Savannah River Site, Aiken, SC $8B Management and Operating contract (5/09 – 1/10)
Performed change management, schedule and cost activities. Utilized the integrated framework to monitor the project against the project baseline. Analyzed variances in cost and schedule performance against the project plan, and communicated the reasons for the issuance of variance and proposed 5
mitigation plans to Project Management. Attended weekly meetings with the client to review pending procurement and resource changes and forecast the budget. Issue internal Project Reports to Business Line Management. Developed job matrix for Basis of Estimate. Accumulated and compiled accurate schedule and cost management data to prepare the project budget and update the progress of the project. Developed schedule and cost control procedures, execution plan, and business plan for a project. Identified trends and deviations in schedule and recommended corrective courses of action. Maintained the established integrated cost tracking system and prepared cost status reports Project Controls Engineer Planner & Scheduler
Medimmune FMC Expansion, Frederick, MD $500M Pharmaceutical Project (7/08 – 5/09) Field Assignment
Created and maintained a database to track Earned Value. Monitored the subcontractor's performance and progress and advised the team when performance and progress was not in line with the construction contract and/or approved baseline schedule. Generated project labor forecasts in Primavera 6. Provided weekly progress and performance reports and resource curves. Performed takeoffs for schedule and progress tracking tool resource loading. Developed turnover matrix. Maintained and updated Primavera system turnover schedule. Performed change management activities. Utilized the integrated framework to monitor the project cost against the project baseline. Identified trends and deviations and recommended corrective courses of action. Project Controls Engineer
Bristol-Myers Squibb LSCC Project, Ft. Devens, MA $700M Pharmaceutical Project (5/08 - 7/08) Performed change management and cost activities and utilized the integrated framework to monitor the project against the project baseline. Attended weekly meetings with the client to review pending Deviation Notices and Potential Deviation Notices. Helped maintain and forecast the equipment budget. Helped issue the monthly Project Margin Analysis Report. Helped issue monthly internal Project Status Reports to Business Line Management. Identified trends and deviations and recommended corrective courses of action.
American Cast Iron and Pipe Company, Birmingham, AL (8/02 - 8/04) Civil Engineer
Helped with structural design of new cooling towers built in plant. Conducted materials testing and analysis using tools and equipment and applying engineering knowledge necessary to conduct tests. Prepared reports detailing tests conducted and their results. Surveyed project sites to obtain and analyze topographical details of sites, using maps and surveying equipment. Made adjustments to chemical levels to obtain the water quality needed. Kept records concerning Environmental Protection Agency and Alabama Department of Environmental Management issues. TRAINING / SYSTEM EXPERIENCE:
PRISM · DSL · Acumen Fuse · Primavera 6 certified · Microsoft Project certified
OSHA certified · SAP · SQL · Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word, & Power Point)
Lotus Change Management App · FORTRAN Programming Language · Maximo
Microstation J · GDP Training · Site Leadership · Clean Build · Fall Protection
Autodesk Revit · Navisworks Manage · JMJ IFF Trainer