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Expert in Professional Engineer / Project Manager

Expert ID: 736223 New Hampshire, USA

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Professional Mechanical Engineer with 25 years experience managing and designing pipelines and facilities in the oil and gas industry. The last 10+ years have been managing many different facets of projects with emphasis on Earned Value and Project Controls. Considerable knowledge of drafting programs (AutoCAD - 2d and 3d).

A competent and successful Professional Engineer with excellent communication,
organization and collaboration skills. Attained a proven track record for preparing and
executing project plans in a dynamic and challenging industry. Able to manage diverse
multifunctional teams required to provide high quality and timely deliverables that meet or exceed the client’s expectations.

Currently seeking unique freelance opportunities to work with or support highly skilled
multifunctional teams and organizations capable of delivering challenging projects.

Areas of expertise:
Project management, onshore/ offshore pipelines, meter stations, permitting, 2D/3D AutoCAD, MS Office/ projects, PMBOK

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Portsmouth, NH - Boston MA

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1992 Degree: BS Subject: Mechanical Engineering Institution: University of New Orleans

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Sr. Project Manager Department: Project Management Responsibilities: Ensuring engineering work is carried out in accordance with specifications, regulatory requirements, and contractual requirements.
Duties:
• Managing the engineering scope associated with pipeline and meter station projects from conception through as-builts.
• Managing subcontracted work scope: development of bid documents, bid evaluation and contract award, through execution and completion.
• Providing technical support to the project team and wider regional teams.
• Preparation of baseline scope, schedule and budget deliverables. Identifying Key Performance Indicators and tracking performance using Earned Value techniques.
• Collaborating with functional managers to allocate appropriate resources to meet project requirements.
• Preparing documentation for procurement services and materials. Evaluating tenders and providing recommendations.
• Carrying out effective client liaison for all projects undertaken.

KEY SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES
• Extensive experience with planning, project management, design & client liaison.
• Experience interpreting specifications and preparing technical proposals.
• Ability to multi-task in a demanding project environment and capable of managing multiple projects.
• A strong track record in delivering successful projects.
• Resolving technical issues and recommending cost effective solutions.
• Ability to assess the commercial and environmental impacts associated with project scope as well as alternative impact analysis.
• Interfacing with federal, state, and local regulatory agencies, as well as adversarial stakeholders.
Years: 2018 to 2019 Employer: Permian Gulf Coast Pipeline Project Title: Department: Responsibilities: The Permian Gulf Coast Pipeline project was a 600-mile crude oil pipeline intended to transport oil from the Permian Basin to the US Gulf Coast. Prior to the early termination of the project, managed the team required to development non-environmental permitting plan. Interfaced with numerous state (TXDOT) and local county officials to establish
permitting requirements. Provided technical support for the development of the geotechnical campaign associated with the Horizontal Directional Drilling along the route. Provided overall project scheduling support at Director and Executive levels.
Years: 2017 to 2018 Employer: Noreste and Huinala Meter Station Title: Department: Responsibilities: A 350 MMSCFD and 180 MMSCFD Receipt Meter Stations, respectively, in Monterrey, Mexico.
• Prepared the project execution plan, schedule, and budget and established the resources required for the project.
• Managing team of engineers, designers, checkers and CAD technicians to develop the project deliverables:
P&IDs, Site Plans, Mechanical Piping drawings and vendor drawings.
• Managing third party electrical subcontractors required to complete the design.
• Develop RFQ package, chaired bid meeting, bid evaluations and contractor selection.
• Interfaced with Mexico Regulatory Agencies throughout the design and installation of the stations.
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: Tiger TGP Meter Station Title: Department: Responsibilities: A 650 MMSCFD delivery meter station located in Delhi, Louisiana.
• Prepared the project execution plan, schedule, and budget and established the resources required for the project.
• Managing team of engineers, designers, checkers and CAD technicians to develop the project deliverables:
P&IDs, Site Plans, Mechanical Piping drawings and vendor drawings.
• Managing third party electrical subcontractors required to complete the design.
Years: 2016 to 2017 Employer: Neptune Deepwater Port Decommissioning Title: Department: Responsibilities: Providing intermittent engineering and permitting support developing a decommissioning plan for an offshore deepwater port in the northeastern US which involves the removal of two Submerged Turret Loading buoys, moorings and subsea ancillary structures. The project also involves the depressurization, isolation and abandonment of a 16
mile, 24-inch diameter pipeline. Participated in the contractor selection process by providing a detailed technical assessment of several proposals which involved the review of contractor’s exceptions, clarifications and comments to the scope, proposed equipment and proposed methodology.
Years: 2014 to 2017 Employer: ET Rover Pipeline Project Title: Department: Responsibilities: The Rover Pipeline is designed to transport 3.25 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf\day) of natural gas through approximately 710 miles of 24-inch, 30-inch, 36-inch and 42-inch pipeline. Rover Pipeline will build four mainline compressor stations, six supply lateral compressor stations and other ancillary facilities along its route. Additionally, the Rover Pipeline Project will construct a pipeline segment from the Midwest Hub in Defiance County, Ohio area through Michigan to an interconnection with Vector Pipeline thereby enabling deliveries to additional points in Michigan and to the Union Gas Dawn Hub in Ontario, Canada.
• Engineer of Record for Michigan portion of the route.
• Managed the entire scope of geotechnical core acquisition – scope, subcontractor selection, execution of field work.
• Supported Horizontal Directional Drilling design.
• Developed and Implemented Road Crossing Permitting process associated with 1,000+ road and railroad crossings
– established schedule, resource requirements and tracked progress. Interfaced with Michigan DOT and local
townships/counties to establish road crossing requirements.
Years: 2015 to 2017 Employer: ET Rover Pipeline Project – Meter Stations Title: Department: Responsibilities: The Rover Pipeline project also includes 17 receipt/delivery meter stations ranging from 150 MMSCFD to 1,700 MMSCFD.
• Managed team of engineers, designers, checkers and CAD technicians throughout the development of P&IDs, Site Plans, Mechanical Piping drawings and vendor drawings.
• Managed third party electrical and civil subcontractors.
Years: 2014 to 2015 Employer: Salem Lateral Title: Department: Responsibilities: This project consists of 1.2 miles of 16” diameter natural gas pipeline to fuel a natural gas fired power plant in Salem, Massachusetts.
• Prepared an innovative design that minimizes environmental impacts throughout the operational life of the pipeline.
• Integral throughout the FERC permit application development and submittal as well as local and state agency interactions.
• Developed long lead material requirements, construction plans, schedules and cost estimates associated with the project throughout multiple developmental milestones.
Years: 2008 to 2015 Employer: Port Ambrose Title: Department: Responsibilities: Phase 1-4/08 to 4/09; Phase 2-10/09-12/10; Phase 3-12/10 to 11/15
Served as Senior Project Engineer developing project plans, construction methods and associated environmental impacts assessments required to develop and submit permit applications for the project. Port Ambrose is a deepwater port consisting of 21 miles of 26” diameter pipeline and two submerged turret loading buoy systems for natural gas deliveries that will be located in federal waters approximately 19 miles from the New York shore. Managed numerous geophysical and geotechnical survey investigations associated with pipeline routing selection and the engineering design and drafting efforts for the project.
Years: 2012 to 2014 Employer: ATEX and Seaway Title: Department: Responsibilities: Provided engineering and project management support for two segments of EPCO’s 20” Liquid Ethane pipeline, of which 120 miles were installed through portions of Ohio and Indiana, and 60 miles were installed in east Texas. Roles and responsibilities included planning, executing and controlling engineering, GIS, and drafting resources required to perform permitting, survey, and construction project controls for multiple construction spreads. Managed numerous
geotechnical surveys required for design and construction of Horizontal Directional Drills, developed detailed uptake and discharge planning and permitting for hydrotesting, and reviewed the contractor’s plans and procedures during the performance of the work. Provided similar project management support for EPCO’s 67 mile 30” crude oil pipeline in
Texas.
Years: 2011 to 2011 Employer: Chelsea River Crossing Title: Department: Responsibilities: Construction Manager for NSTAR’s Chelsea River project which included three Horizontal Directional Drill crossings of the Chelsea River and over two miles of underground electrical ductbank installation through a very urban environment. Each HDD included the installation of seven, eight-inch HDPE conduits. The scope also includes installation of three, single conductor 1000 kcmil cables, EPR insulated for 15 kV service into fourteen of the conduits. Hazardous soil and water management and disposal were also a significant part of the project. Successfully completed the project under budget and on schedule.
Years: 2008 to 2009 Employer: Project Controls Scheduling Manager Title: Department: Responsibilities: Manager of Project Scheduling during Spectra Energy’s initiation and implementation of a Project Controls Division.
Managed the development of a detailed schedule development process, a comprehensive work breakdown structure (WBS), preparation of a Contractual Schedule Specification, and guidelines for schedule performance assessment associated with Critical Path Method scheduling techniques. Upon completion of the initiation phase, schedules were successfully prepared and maintained for all major capital expansion projects.
Years: 2004 to 2008 Employer: Northeast Gateway Title: Department: Responsibilities: Senior Project Engineer role throughout the entire project life cycle for the $400 MM + project associated with the first offshore LNG development to be implemented off the east coast in Massachusetts Bay where the program attracted an increased level of oversight from all environmental and regulatory agencies, in addition to fisheries and regional input and interaction. Responsibilities included supporting the consultation and robust permitting program, managing the
geophysical and geotechnical survey investigations for permitting and construction requirements, establishing pipeline routing and managed the engineering design effort for the project. Effectively established component requirements and provided oversight for the spool fabrication, concrete weight coating operations, survey, and remedial pipeline protection operations in addition to the day-to-day engineering oversight for the installation and lowering of the 16 mile, 24-inch lateral and two 18-inch flow-lines that included the installation of the two PLEM units, the connection and testing of the two (2) Submerged Turret Loading (STL) buoys for the pipeline owner Algonquin Gas Transmission
(AGT) and the offshore port facility developer Excelerate Energy. Directly developed and implemented the hydrotesting, Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning program.
Years: 2001 to 2004 Employer: HubLine Pipeline Project Title: Department: Responsibilities: Performed project engineering and construction management activities for Duke Energy’s HubLine Pipeline Project, a 30- inch diameter pipeline approximately 29 miles in length that traverses Massachusetts Bay. Extensive involvement throughout the entire permitting process, including Federal, State, and local agency applications, response
to questions and comments, as well as presentations required to appropriately describe the construction and installation techniques associated with the project. As project engineer, played a key role in the development of scope of work documents, drawings, construction specifications, environmental impact assessments, schedules, and project expenditure forecasts. Supported preparation of construction bid documents, proposal review, and contractor selection. Installation of the HubLine Pipeline Project involved a variety of construction techniques and methodologies never before performed in this area of the Atlantic Ocean, including Horizontal Directional Drilling (land-to-water and waterto-water drills to protect sensitive nearshore areas), shallow water construction utilizing spud moored vessels, and offshore construction utilizing anchor moored vessels. Burial of the pipeline was also accomplished by several different construction techniques including bucket dredging, plowing, jetting, backfill plowing, and rock placement.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
National Society of Professional Engineers, 10 yrs
Licenses / Certifications
Registered Professional Engineer in Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and Michigan.
Professional Appointments
Professional Experience
 FGT Meter Station Uprate Program
Managed the engineering and design of the meter station uprate program that involved seven meter stations and included
demolition, rebuild, materials, survey, geotech.
 Managed Multiple Simultaneous Receipt/Delivery Meter Station Projects
o Rover Wick Receipt Meter Station (300 MMSCFD)
o UGS Crawford Receipt Meter Station (350 MMSCFD)
o Iron Bank Receipt Meter Station (500 MMSCFD)
o CMG Delivery Meter Station, Mexico (180 MMSCFD)
o El Carmen Delivery Meter Station, Mexico (170 MMSCFD)
o Tiger Deadwood Receipt Meter Station (450 MMSCFD)

Common Scope and Execution Requirements
• Prepared and managed the project execution plan, schedule, budget and resources required for the project.
• Managing team of engineers, designers, checkers and CAD technicians to prepare the project deliverables:
P&IDs, Site Plans, Foundation Plan, Mechanical Piping drawings and vendor drawings.
• Managing third party electrical and geotechnical subcontractors required to complete the design.
• Develop RFQ package, chaired bid meeting, bid evaluations and contractor selection.

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