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Construction Manager High School

Farmington, NM
September 28, 2023

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**** ********* *****● Farmington, NM *****501-***-**** ●

Charles Daniel Smith


To utilize sound management practices and field experience to execute the safe and efficient development of Oil & Gas Projects.

Key Points

Managed the day-to-day operations of mid-stream construction activities in Southwestern Energy Angelina Gathering Company’s Marcellus Shale Division

Provided transparent and accurate reporting of project status and completion to Executive Management

Implemented cost savings measures to safely positively affect bottom line spending

Promoted and advanced inter-departmental communication to enhance the safety and efficiency of construction activities

Developed and implemented processes and procedures with construction inspectors to maximize the value and quality of the available labor force

Utilized bid standards for competitive pricing and scheduling of various projects

Professional Experience

2017 - 2022 Hellis Oil and Gas Cheyenne, WY

Operations/Construction Manager

Oversaw safety, permitting, landowners, and the building of construction projects that included lease roads and 10 acre pads for drilling rigs

Designed and maintained storm water runoff projects

Met with drilling companies that organized the logistics of operations

Met with frac companies to discuss the design and frac layout

Met with flowback companies to bid out pricing and scheduling

Overseen roustabout crews for installation of tank batteries

Managed all aspects of the drilling and completion operations

Met with contractors to bid out pricing for equipment, vendor support, and manage day to day operations for the company

2007 - 2016 Southwestern Energy Conway, AR/

Tunkhannock, PA

Construction Manager

Managed the Construction Department at Southwestern Energy Desoto Gathering Company, LLC in the Fayetteville Shale Play.

Provided oversight on all construction activity over 900 miles of 16’’ HDPE and 12’’to 36” Steel gathering and discharge lines, 72 compressor station builds, and 372 compressor sets/re-sets in 4 years.

Implemented Bid-Document in conjunction with Engineering and Accounting Departments to level pricing and ensure efficient work distribution among contractors.

Managed and operated within an average yearly budget of $560M

1990— 2007 Burlington Resources Farmington, NM

Construction Coordinator for Facilities Engineering

Supervised multiple construction projects totaling more than 560 miles of pipeline with diameters ranging from 2” to 30”

Set and connected inner-stage piping for well site compression as well as several large compressor station

1980— 1990 Union Texas Petroleum Farmington, NM

Senior Construction Foreman

Supervised and coordinated one of the most intensive construction programs in the San Juan Basin.

In 1998 alone, directly supervised and completed approximately 850 construction projects with a $6.5M budget

Coordinated all aspects of Construction Department including Company Employees, Engineering Firms, and Contractors

Worked closely with federal, state, and local governmental agencies including The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Navajo and Ute Tribal Councils, State of New Mexico, State of Colorado, and various landowner consortiums

1978— 1980 Supron Energy Farmington, NM

Construction Supervisor

Supervised all entities within Construction Department, including 20 construction companies

Responsible for construction activities within E&P and Midstream Gathering, including lease road construction, pad development, and pipeline tie-ins

Supervised the engineering of building evaporation ponds on private and public lands, helped landowner get approval from state agencies. {Schmitz}

Coordinated all aspects of environmental remediation and storm water control requiring close communication with regulatory agencies


Part of a team of operations that drilled the best 28 oil wells in Laramie County, Wyoming

Won Southwestern Energy Presidents Award in 2007 and 2011 for Bottom Line Impact


CPWI (Certified Pipeline Welding Inspector)

Level 2 RT Certified

NUCA Competent Person Trained

Certified in the basic principles of poly butt and electro-fusion techniques

Received Certificate of Completion for Altitude Erosion Control Training

Certified in Basic Corrosion Prevention and Detection


Farmington High School; Class of 1977

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