Project/Construction Manager

Name : Swede
Industry Type : Construction Recruiters
City & State : Plainfield,IL
Job Title Project/Construction Manager
Relocation Preferences : East Coast/ MIdwest
Objective : Industrial Construction, Capital improvements
Resume :  

Enjoyed an intense and challenging cross-functional experience in the chemical, petroleum and foundry industries. Thorough understanding of management, engineering, maintenance and construction. An outstanding career progression with developed negotiation and leadership skills, excelling in roles as a supervisor and manager in Engineering, Operations, Maintenance, Store Room and Construction.
Experienced with Refinery, Chemical and Calcining equipment as well as Bulk Material Handling.
Unions worked with include the UAW, OCAW and the building trades.

Work History

Sept 2007 to March, 2008
Project Manager over contract maintenance in a petroleum refinery
At a fuels refinery provided project management supervision to maintain tanks, vessels and piping systems and make small capital improvements. During turnaround managed such work as heat exchanger cleaning and scaffolding

Sept., 2006 to June, 2007
Project manager of small projects for the power industrys coal yards.
Provided project management for a coal system improvement that incorporated a new feeder and conveyor system with crusher to deliver 350 TPH PRB coal to the generator

Oct., 2005 to Sept.., 2006
Construction Manager (owners) and Plant Engineer in a construction adhesive polymer plant that makes glue and grout.
Construction Manager over polymer plant expansion project

Self Employed to Owners Construction Representative
Dec., 2004 to July, 2005
April, 2001 July, 2004
Construction Manager, Owner's representative
Responsible for the field operations safety, schedule, budget, demolition and removal operations following the scope of work and contract. Projects included three coal processing plants, a metallurgical coke oven structural rebuild and a green field installation of four gas turbine generator plant with sub-station and tie-in to utility grid.

Aug., 2000- Jan., 2001
Construction superintendent Underground piping purchase and contracts for installation, testing and qualification per drawings and specifications. Included all cooling water, compressed air, fire water, sewers and others.

Assistant Construction Manager, Owner's Representative
Managed as assistant through the general contractor, Morrison Knutson, the construction of a new $465 Million natural gas fractionation facility, (civil, structural, piping, boiler maker, etc.)
Acted as liaison to the gas / liquids pipeline companies outside the plant and the plant utilities for tie-ins.

CITGO PETROLEUM CORPORATTON, 1990 -1999, Formerly Unocal and Uno-Ven
Senior Project Engineer, Construction Superintendent
Responsible for the projects Request For Expenditure, engineering, budgets purchasing and schedules for maintenance or capital work as well as the coordination of work with the operating departments
Developed engineering, specifications, contracts, bidding and construction for capital and maintenance projects
Trained for loss control, OSHA 1910.119, PSM, Facility Siting, API 752 and root cause analysis

UNOCAL, INC., 1981 1990, Same facility as Citgo
Plant Engineer/Maintenance Manager
Responsible for the plant engineering, maintenance operation ($7 Million budget) and $5 million warehouse including budget forecasting and reconciliation. Maintained the plant operation through a staff of six professionals, 30+ hourly employees and at times over 100 contract mechanical, electrical and instrumentation personnel. Responsible for all plant electrical, instrumentation and process controls as well as hydraulics and pneumatics.
Devised hiring testing for maintenance employees that also showed weaknesses of existing employees
Managed training for maintenance crafts
Enforced the company policy and procedures for safety, employee relations and union contract rules.
Maintenance of heavy mobile equipment and bulk conveyor systems
Implemented absentee policy for the department and oversaw department discipline
Lead team efforts to reduce contamination of product
Engineered improvements to kiln feed pipe, baffle design, feeder seals and damper shaft seal design that improved longevity of the preheater system and improved the over all process and stability of the system 400%
Reworked and improved dust collection system at barge dock to bring back to standards, passing IL EPA oversight
Began a vibration analysis program to identify machine integrity on the most important equipment
Started a lube analysis program that included large reducers and mobile equipment
Introduced a thermography program to identify problems with electrical equipment
Plant Engineer at a Petroleum Coke Calciner and leader of engineering, maintenance and storeroom, reduced inventory to $5MM from $7.6MM.
Wrote AFEs with their proposal to management and commercial documents for the contracting of construction in specific projects at the refinery and chemical plants.
Worked with the Illinois EPA to reduce emissions at the barge dock loading of coke
Start-up team member of a prototype Petroleum coke preheater with boiler, rich fume reactor
Supervision of: Engineering and maintenance; General Contractors, union direct hires and non-union indirect hires employees mechanical, electrical, process and instrumentation contractors; purchasing/storeroom departments. .
Assisted in the formulation of manufacturing processes and machines

Project Engineer and Maintenance Supervisor with the Area of Responsibility
Project Engineer and Maintenance Supervisor in Core Room, Foundry and Cupola Melting areas of GM Central Foundry Division. Responsible for tear out and install of HVAC for major plant outage to replace iron pouring system with automated rotary pouring.

BS, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Pennsylvania State University
Associate, Drafting and Design Technology, Pennsylvania State University
Completed a number of technical and management development workshops and seminars (Facility Siting, SPC, Vibration Analysis, Industrial Ventilation, and Primavera scheduling)

Microsoft Office programs, Microsoft Project Scheduler and others
Statistical Process Control and thorough understanding of P&L for plant operations
Familiar with process controls, also knowledgeable with P&ID, energy balance and flow diagrams.
Training includes: Safety Management in a refinery for Facility Siting (explosion hazards); Hazards Identification, root cause analysis, Hazop committees, Refinery Fire training and fire fighting; HazCom; MSHA 40 hour training; etc.

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