Principal Estimator

Name : tef
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Somerville,NJ
Job Title Principal Estimator
Relocation Preferences : No Relocation
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Title: Principal Project Estimator

Education: Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, Somerset County Institute of Technology, 1966

I have over 35 years of estimating experience, including ten years as a senior project estimator. I have worked on projects located throughout the U.S.A., South America, Europe, and the Far and Middle East. I am experienced in project estimating, with expertise in progressive levels of accuracy in estimating the total project cost i.e.: cost of engineering, equipment, materials, construction, and associated services.

Jacobs Engineering Group, Mt. Laurel, NJ
2005 to PresentPrincipal Project Estimator
-Prepares cost estimates (all disciplines) for capital projects (plant expansion), process de-bottlenecking, process equipment replacement, and maintenance
-Assignments include:
Premcor Hydrocracker Corrosion Control Project
Sunoco Flare Gas Recovery Project
Valero Cover Substation 18, Electrical Infrastructure Upgrade
Premcor Wastewater Treatment Facility
Valero Water Treatment Facility
Conoco Phillips Bayway Refinery, Plant Water Treatment Facility Replacement Project
Sunoco Chemical, Off Gas Compressor Project
Rohm & Haas
Peg 8000 Storage Revamp
Firebird Russia Emulsions/PAA Plant Grass Roots Facility
NAR Charlotte, NC Product Storage Upgrade
Reno, Nevada Emulsions/PAA Grass Roots Facility
VOC Control Project Lauterberg, France
Maintenance projects throughout Various R&H Facilities

DSM Nutritional Products Division, Belvidere, NJ

2002 to 2005Cost Engineer
-Prepared cost estimates (all disciplines) for capitol projects (plant expansion), process de-bottlenecking, process equipment replacement, and maintenance projects.
-Converted estimates to project control budgets and monitored cost for cost reporting purposes.
-Coordinated estimate activities of external engineering companies on large capitol improvement projects.
-Assignments included:
Salt Plant Centrifuge Replacement
Ascorbic Acid Expansion
Waste Treatment Air Flow Automation
Vitamin E Oil Packaging
Arachidonic Acid Fermentation & Downstream Processing
Vitamin C Expansion
Granulations Packaging Automation
-Reviewed subcontract bid packages, monitored progress, enforced plant safety requirements, and performed invoice auditing.

2002 to 2005 Construction Manager
-DPCC Truck Pads
-Main Pipe Rack Caustic Line Replacement Project
-Ammonium Hydroxide Storage Tank Project

Foster Wheeler Corp., Clinton, NJ

1990 to 2002 Senior Project Estimator/Cost Engineer
-Coordinated and prepared conceptual and definitive estimates, value engineering studies, project forecasting, trend analysis, and contract changes both with client and subcontractors.
-Supervised discipline estimators and cost engineers during all phases of the effort.
-Assignments included:
SINCOR Downstream Project, involved up-grading Orinoco crude oil through use of delayed coking/gas plant unit at a grass-roots upgrading refinery.
Sunoco Refining, Hydrofluoric Acid Rapid De-Inventorying Project
Needle Coker expansion study at Citgos, Lemont Illinois Refinery
1,685 TPD, 30 MW municipal solid waste resource recovery facilities for county of Dublin, Ballycoolin, Ireland
100 MW IGCC power plant for Sierra Pacific Power Company in Sparks, Nevada, with partial funding by the U.S. Department of Energys Clean Coal Program
45,000 BPSD Delayed Coker Complex for Lyondell-Citgo Refining company Houston, Texas
1,600 TBD, 50MW refuse-derived-fuel resource recovery facilities for Robbins Resource Recovery Company, Robbins, Illinois.
Vitamin B-2 plant for Hoffman-LaRoche, Willow Island, W. Virginia.
BOC Joint Venture Hydrogen Plants

1983 to 1990Project Estimator
- Responsible for all the direction, coordination and consolidation of the estimates of the specialty groups in the preparation of estimates.
- Preparation of the home office man-hours and cost estimate plus the construction aspects of the project along with all other cost elements (insurance, taxes, permits), and review of the total estimate and its summarization and presentation to management.
-Assignments include:
50,000 BPD Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit for American Petrofina, Port Arthur, Texas
Wet Crude Handling Facilities for ARAMCO, Safaniya, Saudi Arabia
Shell CAPSA Delayed Coker Plant, Buenos Aires, Argentina
U.S. Department of Energy Independent Cost Estimating
oWeldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project (WSSRAP)
oWSSRAP Wastewater Treatment and Groundwater Remediation
oFormerly Utilized Site Remedial Action Project (FUSRAP)
oUranium Mill tailings Remedial Action Project (UMTRA)
oUMTRA wastewater treatment and groundwater remediation
oWest Valley Demonstration Project
oINEL High Level Waste Storage Facility

1974 to 1983Section Leader-Instrument Engineering
-Responsible for the supervision of instrument estimators in the preparation of all petrochemical, pharmaceutical and power plant projects.

Bailey Meter Company, Wickcliff, Ohio

1968 to 1974Instrument Engineer
-Responsible for the engineering of instrument control systems, and preparation of instrument requisitions.
-Primarily responsible for power, paper pulp and glass industries.

1966 to 1968Field Service Engineer
-Responsible for all phases of instrument installation, calibration, and commissioning and start-up.

Special training:
Versed in Microsoft Excel and Aspen Icarus Estimating Program

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