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Manager - Marine Operations


Senior Manager with Operations and Business Development experience with a goal to align with a progressive and successful company.


Manager - Marine Operations: Senior Executive responsible for the development of systems to perform and manage operations in support Remote Operated Vehicles (ROV) and Commercial dive operations for subsea construction activities.

•Directed all operations of company fleet of vessels for compliance issues, crewing, maintenance & repair and logistics.

•Succeeded in reducing maintenance and repair costs by over 25%.

•Responsible for subcontracting activities for all maintenance and repair and procurement efforts for 4 company owned vessels (DMT Emerald, DMT Diamond, DMT Sapphire and DMT Topaz).

•Responsible for companywide implementation of Nautical Systems (NS5) software for crewing, maintenance & repair and compliance modules for company owned fleet of vessels.

•Developed detailed P&L budget analysis, project management system and risk management tools for analysis evaluation and executive review to integrate into Company’s strategic growth plan.

•Initiated development of overall compliance program for regulatory issues form ABS Class Society, Coast Guard and international issues for all corporate strategic plan.

Wild Well Control, Inc.Houston,Texas 2005-2008

Director of Projects, Marine Services: Senior Manager invested in the development of systems to perform and manage platform recovery operations to the Gulf of Mexico client base.

•Developed Project Management systems to include Project Controls (Cost, Schedule and Budget), Estimating, Change Management, Sub-contracting and Procurement Departments for Marine Services activities.

•Initiated Project Control methodologies to include detailed cost estimates, detailed schedules and procedures for subcontracting to assist in managing large projects which resulted in identifying key expense items to reduce project costs.

•Developed and managed subordinate staff and regional resources for implementation of strategic plan and business development efforts.

•Initiated detailed estimating procedures and guidelines for platform recovery projects to increase confidence level by 25%.

•Hands-on project management for Platform Recovery projects as well as directing additional project managers.

•Assisted in the implementation of marketing and sales efforts for the Marine Services Platform Recovery projects and development of marketing tools in coordination with the corporate growth strategy.

•Developed detailed P&L budget analysis, project management system and risk management tools for project evaluation, resulting in a 22% cost reduction in overhead and project expenses.

•Directed procurement and logistic initiatives for Marine Services including opening additional regional support offices and implementation of formal procurement system, Palmas Software.

Richard E. Hawkins and Associates, Houston,Texas 2004-2005

Management Consultant: Provided management services on a consulting basis for Engineering, Procurement and

Construction projects in the oil and gas, petrochemical and chemical market sectors.

Assisted in the development and implementation of international and domestic operations policies and procedures for medium sized Engineering and Construction Management “start-up” company.

Assisted in the development of contractual agreements for projects along with risk analysis activities for go-no go project decisions.

Provided in-depth budget analysis procedures of company at the corporate level while assisting in integrating Company’s best practices strategies and procedures.

Implemented interface strategy for engineering, procurement and construction procedures including cost, scheduling and change management initiatives.

ABS Consulting Inc. Houston, Texas 1997 – 2004

(a subsidiary of the American Bureau of Shipping Group of Companies)

General Manager – International Operations: Senior executive with profit and loss accountability for regional operations including business development and strategic planning for Latin America, Europe, Middle East and Pacific/Asia regions.

•Streamlined and re-focused operations for product lines including risk consulting, certification, third-party inspection and project management services. Increased revenue 14% by successfully developing additional markets including asset integrity management, risk based inspection, risk consulting and training for onshore and offshore facilities.

•Reduced expenses by 12% and strengthened market positions for all business sectors by re-engineering the regional organization structure, integrating the parent Company’s best practices management, and authoring and implementing proactive marketing/business development and project management procedures.

Division Manager: Oversee operations and finance for structural engineering offices in Memphis, TN, St. Louis, MO and Salt Lake City, UT.

•Specifically enlisted as a change agent to assist a failing division with service lines including new design build, retrofit and risk consulting for commercial owners and architectural/engineering firms.

•Reported to the President and Chairman of the Board regarding budgeting, strategic planning. internal controls documentation, and overall financial progress.

•Increased productivity, efficiency and division operating margin by re-directing 3 subordinate Vice Presidents and more than 50 employees, consolidating redundant functions and reducing overhead expenses (reduced expenses by 15%).

•Refined and implemented policies and procedures for project management, estimating and project controls to increase efficiency in the competitive bidding process by 15%.

•Executed business development and marketing activities including analysis and marketing of business unit services for expansion into additional industries within the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Project Manager: Leader of the planning and implementation team for one of the largest contracts awarded ($12M) by a Mexican company (PEMEX). The contract scope included the ISO 14001 certification of an Environmental Management System (EMS) for onshore and offshore drilling units as well as water, soil, sound and air quality analysis for local and international compliance.

•Led engineering, construction and manpower estimating, budgeting, project controls and contract administration efforts and participated in all project meetings and client relations activities.

•Developed and supplied estimating, project management policies, procedures and systems to meet client and corporate requirements which led to increased utilization and productivity by 15%.

•Organized, assembled and outfitted 4 regional project support offices in Mexico; identified and assigned local project execution staff and supervised EMS training of over 3,000 employees.

Other projects included the $1B project for Petrobras (third party engineering review, feasibility studies and due diligence reporting) on behalf of the lending institution.

Manager - Project Controls: Supervised project controls personnel and activities related to projects such as the Cantarell Field Project (over $31M; certification, staffing, development, implementation and project controls monitoring).

•Led organizational efforts and directed strategic development, implementation, and monitoring of all projects controls department activities including cost control , scheduling change management and estimating.

•Facilities included offshore platforms, subsea pipelines, fabrication yards, onshore storage and gathering systems.

•Developed and supplied baseline metrics for project estimating, management and controls. Provided systemized estimating, progress reporting, cost control, scheduling, and risk management and the system was eventually utilized division-wide.

•Perfected and implemented procedures for conceptual, order-of-magnitude and definitive estimating and change management and Project Execution Plans.

S & B Engineers & Constructors Houston, Texas 1990 to 1997

Project Engineer/Project Controls Supervisor: Responsible for overall management of a significant profit center with full profit/loss accountability as client and as customer on large industrial projects in the refining, chemical and petrochemical industries.

•Supervised and mentored multiple project and task force supervisors and other permanent, contract and subcontract personnel engaged in estimating, project controls and management activities.

•Management included staffing responsibilities (hiring and development of project staff members, managing in-house personnel issues) as well as accounting, billing and other finance-related activities.

•Directed communication and client relations efforts acting as point-of-contact from the contract execution through project completion.

•Representative client/projects include the 4-year, $30M Lyondell Petrochemical Alliance Contract involving in-plant engineering, procurement and construction on. Other clients included Shell Chemicals, Phillips Petroleum, Arco, Rhom & Haas, Solvay, Amoco and Texas Petrochemicals and contract values in the $10M - $200M ranges.

•Acquired reputation for consistently bringing projects in on time and under budget.

Fluor Daniel, Inc. Houston, Texas 1988 to 1990

Project Controls Engineer II/Team Leader: Responsible for project activities including estimating, budgeting, cost control and scheduling for projects that included the El Paso Natural Gas Pipeline Project, Sterling Chemical Upgrade and Re-build Project in Texas City, the Champlain Pipeline Project and Department of Energy projects.


BBA- University of Houston


PMP - Project Management Professional



Richmond, TX,
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