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Project Engineering / Project Management

Core Competencies

Project Leadership                              Estimating                                             Budget & Cost Control

Safety                                                    Quality Control                                     Process Development

Staff Management                              Process Improvement                        Client & Vendor Relations

Permitting                                             Document Control                               Procurement

Executive Summary

Extensive experience in project and operations management in mining, metals and utility industries.   Passionate about safety, quality and customer satisfaction.  Record of improving efficiency, productivity and profitability through process improvement and strategic planning.  Outstanding interpersonal, technical and motivational skills.  Analytical, articulate and diligent.

Education:  Bachelor of Science – Secondary Education, Biology       Southeast Missouri State University

Professional Experience

(Full Project Descriptions Available)

Rio Tinto Minerals                               Boron, CA                               2011 – Present

Project Manager

Manager of capital and operations projects.  Manage projects from pre-feasibility through commissioning.  Responsible for developing scope of work, detailed project charter and budget for engineering projects typically less than 10M.  After approval, responsible for project performance and contractor management.  Responsible for management of Plant engineering support, the sites design team, Project Coordinators and document control system.  Boron Operations employs 800 full time employees and 400 contractors. It is the largest open pit mine in California and the second largest borates producer in the world.

Headwaters Plant Services, Inc.        Marissa, IL                              2009 – 2011

Site Manager

Manage all aspects of a 4 million ton/yr Coal Combustion Waste facility.  Included development and construction.  Project required excavation and placement of more than 5.5M yd of earth in the construction of  the ash fill area.  Responsible for site budget, P&L, staffing and resource management.  Project budgeted at $35M in development and construction.  Operation revenues estimated at $12M/yr.  Operation will be the largest CCW facility in the country.  (Prairie State Generating Co, LLC     Marissa, IL)

Charah, Inc.                                        Louisville, KY                          2003 – 2009

General Manager

Project management of $7.5M dry fly ash collection, transport, storage and load-out system.  Project included installation of a 1 mile access road and water main.  Negotiated and implemented $1.5M in change request throughout the project.  (Progress Energy Carolinas    Hartsville, SC)                    

Project management of $6.5M concrete dry-mix packaging facility, aggregate processing plant and 250K/yd structural fill.  The packaging facility produces 2M units/yr.  The process is an industry first plastic bag with handles and introduced a concrete mix with an ash aggregate.  The project was delivered in 8 months, on time and on budget.  (Ameren UE    Labadie, MO)                   

Managed a coal gasification ash beneficiation facility.  Responsible for all division activities including P&L.  Customer interface was in need of major repair.  Within 6mo, had acquired additional contract work and attended customer morning meetings.  Division produced 135% of budgeted goals and was most profitable of Charah’s 7 divisions.  (Tampa Electric Co.    Polk County, FL)  

Doe Run Company                              Boss, MO                               2002

Shift Foreman

Responsible for production, storage and shipping of lead, zinc and copper concentrates.  Included management of production staff.  Performed a time study on the zinc filtration process resulting in a 40% increase in process efficiency.

Pea Ridge Iron Ore Co., Inc.              Sullivan, MO                           1992 – 2001

Plant Superintendent

Responsible for all surface plant production.  Plant produced 350K ton/yr of magnetite and hematite concentrates.  Achieved a 5% reduction in production cost through reduction in overtime and cross functional responsibilities.  Managed all production staff.

Quality Management – Developed, implemented, audited and maintained ISO 9000 quality management system.  Managed company laboratory and staff

Led $3M plant expansion of a magnetite calcining process.  Project was developed due to old process inefficiencies.  Developed material balance, and process flow.  Managed construction, equipment selection, installation and start-up.  Project was completed on time and on budget.

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