Profession: Mechanical Construction Engineer
Specialisation: Nuclear Power
Position in Company: Alliance Director, UK
Years of Experience
** (1.7 with PB, 40 with others)
American Seconded to UK
Country Experience Languages
UK, USA None
A.S. Business Management, Northeast Alabama State, 1977- PHI THETA KAPPA.
8000 Hour TVA Mechanical Piping Design, Construction, and Installation Programme, 1974-1978, qualified and validated via US Government’s Tennessee Valley Authority, Construction Training Programme.
Multiple Programme and Project Management I, II, III Courses- Senior Management Qualifications Certificates via Bechtel, Raytheon Engineers, Shaw Group, Florida Power & Light, Tennessee Valley Authority.
Ist “Top Secret” Clearance issued in April 1972 and retained over the years through Department of State valid through 2008: Obtained NRC- Q level clearance while at the National Enrichment Facility, Eunice, NM.
Honorably Discharged Veteran: Active Duty from 1970- 1974 / DD-214 Available.
Honorably Discharged Reservist: 1978- 1992 / DD-214 Available.
US Army Special Forces Tab: Qualified 18E.
US Army Special Forces Association, Lifetime Membership: Number D-7972.
Del brings over 40 years’ experience in commercial and heavy industrial construction. Del is experienced in managing very challenging programs with capital values ranging from $18 Million to over $20 Billion. Del has mastered Due Diligence techniques, understanding the commitment required to manage and lead thorough and analytical reviews to include project initiation reviews, as well as project completion and closeout reviews.
Del has held positions as Project Manager, Project Director, Programme Manager, Chief Operating Officer/ Managing Director and has managed multiple types of contracts in austere environments, both nationally and internationally to include firm fixed price, cost reimbursable with award fee, IDIQ, direct hire self-perform, and contract management, in the private and government sectors.
Balfour Beatty Alliances, UK (Sept 2011- present): Alliance Director – Responsible for leading the four Balfour Beatty Alliance business units, establishing best business practice and continual improvement in readiness for the award of additional major projects.
Sellafield Infrastructure Alliance Proposal (Sept 2011- present): Bid Director – Responsible for leading the proposal, in competition with eight separate consortiums for a potential fifteen-year contract.
Medupi Power Project, Lephale, South Africa (Jan 2011 – Sept 2011): Site Director – Responsible for the direction and organisation of the Medupi Power Project. The project is estimated at a cost of over 127bn South African Rand and is designed to provide 6 units at 800 MW per unit of coal fired power totalling 4800 MW. Medupi is a green-field project with more than 37 principle contractors and a work force of over 10,000 personnel to include management, contractors, trades and labour reporting daily. It is scheduled to produce electricity from early 2014.
Various Projects, Afghanistan and Iraq (Apr 2008 – Jan 2011): Managing Director/ Senior Consultant – Responsible for company and organisational management of activities for construction of power plants, substations, and transmission lines throughout Iraq, including: Sadr City, Ramadi, Fallujah, Erbil (Kurdistan); and Kabul, Afghanistan. Positions held included Project Manager, Country Manager, Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director. Example Projects:
132kV transmission line, 60km from Agre to Khabat, Iraq (2009-2010): Managing Director – Completed and commissioned the green-field construction of this essential transmission line. This improved daily available power for the city of Dohuk, Iraq from 4 to 12 hours per day of sustained electricity ($18m capital value).
Diesel Power Generation Plant, Kabul, Afghanistan (2008-2009): Managing Director – Green-field construction of this $64m BOP, 105MW Diesel Power Generation Plant.
National Enrichment Facility (NEF), Eunice New Mexico (Nov 2006 – Apr 2008): Owner’s Site Representative / Construction Manager – Providing management oversight of green-field EPC activities for a $2.3bn uranium National Enrichment Facility/ NEF, the first of its type in the US. Washington Group International was the original Construction Manager for the project, but later replaced by Parsons.
Iraq’s Electrical Sustainability Programme, Operations and Maintenance, Baghdad, Iraq (May 2006 – Nov 2006): Vice President of Operations and Programme Director – Recruited to manage all corporate and programme activities associated with the Project and Contracting Office, Operations, Maintenance and Training Programme. This being the first EPC, United States Government contract award for this American/ Iraqi owned business. Ultimately the company did not have sufficient infrastructure to manage large contracts for the Department of Defense in Iraq.
Khursaniyah Gas Project, Jubail, Saudi Arabia (Jan 2006 – May 2006): Manager of Construction – Contract and construction management of the green-field EPCM Liquid Natural Gas plant, the largest LNG project at that time. The project was aggressively scheduled to complete November 2007. (Client: Saudi Arabia Oil Company, capital value C. $2.8bn).
Iraq Infrastructure Reconstruction Programme for Central, Western, and Southern Iraq (Mar 2004 – Dec 2005): Programme Director – Department of State’s Project and Contracting Office (PCO) Transmission/ Distribution/ Communications/ Controls projects in Southern, Central, and Western Iraq. The PCO’s mission to rebuild and improve Iraq’s infrastructure, involved the Iraqi people and their governmental ministries in developing Iraq’s technical and management skills to achieve self-sufficiency. Responsible for and managed all activities for the green- field works and modifications to the Transmission and Distribution contract in Iraq’s Southern Sector (C.$500m).
CENTCOM – Task Force Restore Iraqi Electricity (TFRIE), Iraq (Oct 2003 – Mar 2004): Executive Programme Manager, Programme Director and Operations Manager, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Transatlantic Programs Center for restoration of Electricity in Southern Iraq – Managed all emergent activities for, and initiated, the first “new power generation” in Iraq since 1979. Also, energized the first 400kV line from Hartha to Khut, Iraq (some 400km). The projects were considered emergent, requiring fast-track mobilisation of personnel and resources to a dedicated camp site in Basra, as well as remote office locations in Baghdad and Kuwait. (C. $700m).
Athens Generating Project, Athens, NY (Feb 2003 – Sept 2003): Site Shift Construction Superintendent – Managed all activities, construction completion, restoration, and start-up for the $680m, 1080 MW combined cycle power station from green-field start-up. The project was of the same design basis and vendor equipment as the Harquahala Project previously completed in Arizona.
Harquahala Generating Project, Tonopah, Arizona, USA (Aug 2001 – Feb 2003): Manager of Construction – Responsible for all construction and start-up activities for an estimated $600m, 1080 MW combined cycle, power generating project. The primary components included Siemens Westinghouse 501G combustion turbines and generators, Siemens’ H36 steam turbines and generators, and NEM Heat Recovery Steam Generators (HRSG’s). The firing of the first unit was achieved in one year, five months, after arriving to the project at green-field.
Atlanta Sludge to Oil Recovery System, Morris Plains, New Jersey, USA (Jan 2001 – Aug 2001): Programme Proposal/ Project Manager – Provided construction input during the proposal preparation, including defining activity objectives, managing activity scheduling, creating project organizational charts, managing craft crew sizes, determining equipment, tools and supplies required to perform work; supervising material receipt, storage and handling.
Accelerated Waste Retrieval Silos 1 and 2 Project, Fernald, OH, USA (Sept 2000 – Jan 2001): Project Construction Site Manager – Site management of the Accelerated Waste Retrieval System for nuclear waste at the Department of Energy’s Fernald Nuclear Facility. Each phase of construction was associated with a uniquely designed, waste transfer system and containment silos. Managed scheduling and costs, investigated impacts and delays associated with the first of its type system. Also negotiated contractual issues with the client’s legal representatives for the lump sum base contract.
Pine Bluff Chemical Demilitarization Facility, Pine Bluff Arsenal, White Hall, Arkansas, USA (Jul 1998 – Sept 2000): Senior Area Project Superintendent / Construction Manager – Responsibilities included assisting the Senior Programme Manager during all phases of construction and performing senior level management of activities for this $182 million lump sum base contract for the Department of Defense. Supervised scheduling, managed costs, investigated design impacts and delays and negotiated contract issues with the client for win/win resolutions associated with the construction of the $1.2bn chemical weapons facility.
Umatilla Chemical Demilitarization Facility, Umatilla Military Depot, Hermiston Oregon, USA (Jan 1996 – Jul 1998): Construction Superintendent – Responsibilities included mobilising to a green-field site, supervised site survey efforts in preparation for construction initiation. $160m, lump sum contract for the Department of Defense. Primary responsibilities included the management of more than 540 construction personnel during the construction and start-up phases of the programme.
Salem Nuclear Power Generation Station, New Jersey, USA (1996- 1997): Area and Shift Manager – PSE & G’s Steam Generator replacement project comprising a four loop unit.
Seabrook Nuclear Power Generation Station (1996): Construction Engineer/ Construction Superintendent – Managed the removal of steam generators (4 ea: 370 tons each) from the Seabrook Power Generation Station and shipping to Salem.
Salem Nuclear Power Generation Station Unit- 1, (4ea) Steam Generator Replacement, New Jersey, USA (Jan 1995 – Jan 1996): Construction Engineer/ Construction Superintendent – Responsibilities included the verification that the steam generators could be removed without extensive destruction of existing bio-shield walls by utilizing three dimensional CAD modelling (photogrammetry). Successfully removed and replaced four steam generators of the four loop unit without unnecessary destruction of the existing plant structures.
Sequoyah Nuclear Power Generation Station (1996): Construction Engineer/Superintendent - Night Shift Lead – Condenser replacement project for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). Power down to restart completed in 34 days, this set a world record.
Watts Bar Nuclear Power Generation Station, Unit- 1, Ten Mile, TN, USA (Jun 1991 – Jan 1995): Construction Engineer – Restart project for TVA, Responsibilities included management and coordination of all work orders generated to modify and upgrade an existing facility that had been halted due to the Three Mile Island incident. The unit was successfully upgraded and started and is currently operating without issues or incidents.
Browns Ferry Nuclear Power Generation, Unit- 2 (1989- 1990): Construction Engineer – Restart project for TVA.
Turkey Point Nuclear Power Generation Station, Unit- 4 (1988- 1989): Construction Engineer – Restart project for Florida Power.
Bellefonte Nuclear Power Generation Station, Hollywood, USA (1974-1988): Area Manager – Green-field construction from beginning of project until completion.
SUPPLEMENTARY CV – UK FORMAT
Current home town location
Current home office location
Herndon, VA, USA
Speak/read/write English language
Yes / Yes / Yes
Details of CDM training, briefing, understanding
None to date
PSERV grade self assessment
Demonstration of understanding of Network Rail’s Risk assessment process
Parsons Brinckerhoff (Since Jan 2011)
Symbion Power LLC, Washington-DC (Apr 2008 – Jan 2011)
URENCO, Louisiana Energy Services, LP (LES) (Nov 2006 – Apr 2008)
United Services, LLC via NES America (May 2006 – Nov 2006)
Bechtel (Jan 2006 – May 2006)
Perini Corporation (Oct 2003 – Dec 2005)
Bechtel Power (Feb 2003 – Sep 2003)
Shaw Group, Inc (Aug 2001 – Feb 2003)
Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp (Sep 2000 – Aug 2001)
EBASCO / Raytheon Engineers and Constructors, Inc. (Jan 1995 – Sep 2000)
EBASCO/ Raytheon Engineers And Constructors, Inc (Jun 1991 – Jan 1995)
Tennessee Valley Authority (1989 – 1990)
Bechtel (1988 – 1989)
Tennessee Valley Authority (1974 – 1988) all at Bellefonte Nuclear Plant