Sr. Project Manager; Capital projects

Name : Frank T Wichtner
Industry Type : Energy Producers- Developers
City & State : Clinton Township,MI
Job Title Sr. Project Manager; Capital projects
Relocation Preferences : Any
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Frank Wichtner

- 18018 Cloverdale Dr Clinton Township, Michigan 48035 ( (586) 713.1398 * frankwusa11[at]




Highly motivated and results-driven Project Manager with over 26 years accomplished experience, emphasizing in Nuclear, Wind Hydro Power high voltage electrical, mechanical and civil businesses with life cycle implementations for a wide variety of industries. Degreed in related fields with significant experience in energy projects management, engineering, design and construction. Known for \"big picture\" perspective and ability to translate project requirements/strategy across organization levels; strong record in maximizing efficiency and revenue/profitability and independently driving project success. Detail-oriented and organized, strong interpersonal, problem-solving, presentation and communication skills proven ability to work on numerous projects and activities simultaneously.



          DCS, SFP clean-up and LLWE reduction, High power transformers, Capacitors banks, Switchgear, Distribution, Engineering and design management, Scheduling, Procurement, Contracts, Start Up Test Engineering, Radiological Controls, Industrial Safety, Passport, Asset Suite, LMS, Smart Plant Foundation and EPU Facility Operations

         Wind farm;

          EPC projects; Wind turbine, Collection systems, Underground/Transmission and Sub transmission line, Engineering and Design, roadways and easements, wildlife and EPA.

         Substation 118kv -584kv;

          High power transformers, Capacitor banks, Switchgear, Relays, Breakers, Ground grid, Switchyards Transmission, Distribution, Engineering and Design, Structures, and SCADA, Testing and Commissioning.

         Industrial Electrical;

          Ford, Chrysler and GM, 16kv 28kv substation and distribution, High Voltage plant re-wire, Buss and equipment install.

         Bid estimating specifically EPC bids, manpower loading, etc.

          Experience working with large Engineering, Procurement, and Construction bid packages including, Balance of Plant experience

          Prepare work to be estimated by gathering proposals, blueprints, specifications and related documents, prepare estimates prepare estimates and accompanying documents to integrate proposals of medium and large projects ranging from $500,000 to $147,000,000.

          Generate review and analyze project estimates, review and incorporate historical data into unit and man-hour figures


          Develop subcontract and procurement documentation, including scope of work, equipment/material lists, and specifications.  Negotiates subcontract and procurement terms and conditions  



         26 + years Capital Project; Project Management experience in Nuclear Hydro Wind Electrical, Mechanical and Civil construction projects.

         Experienced in the Nuclear Industry in Sr. Project management, engineering, supervisory and director capacity.

         Familiarity with NRC, DCS, LLWE and Quality Assurance, identify and assess business risks associated

         Thorough understanding of utility industry practices, operations, contract administration, contract management, processes, and standards, with emphasis on power business.

         Manage environmental study and permitting process. Support the financial analysis and modeling of the project economics. Identification of prospective projects with suitable wind resource and electric transmission access.

         Develop and manage project development budgets. Obtain land surface rights to design, permit, construct, operate and maintain wind power projects. Negotiate tax agreements and abatements. Support power purchase agreement negotiations. Support negotiation of interconnection agreements. Support negotiation of EPC agreements. Manage third party consultants

         Strong interpersonal skills experience / knowledge of operations, construction, design, finance and management.

         Proficient understanding of CPM scheduling and software applications (Primavera, MS Project)

         Provide guidance, leadership, direction and clear communication to management, union and sub-contracted resources to achieve value/cost performance adhering to safety and quality requirements

Frank Wichtner

- 18018 Cloverdale Dr Clinton Township, Michigan 48035 ( (586) 713.1398 * frankwusa11[at]



Exelon Nuclear, IL                                               

        Sr. Corp Project Manager; Capital Projects                                                                               Feb 20010 Nov 2010

o         Manage the development, design engineering and fabrication of the new Low Level Waste Equipment (LLWE) reduction projects for LaSalle, Dresden and Quad cities stations initiation through closeout, as assigned and within the parameters of cost, quality, schedule and objectives.  Provide leadership for project team members and the Project Management process. Position generally used for projects requiring integration of multiple functional organizations..

o       Develop and implement the project plan that include:

          Manage the detailed scope, quality, performance, schedule and budget of assigned capital project(s).

          Direct the Project Team and integrate all resources.

          Ensure Contract Administration on contract(s) as required, including proper closeout of projects as well as post-project critique and lessons learned.

          Ensure stakeholder review and buy-in of intermediate and final project deliverables

          Provide communication to NGG and site or corporate management for assigned / proposed projects.

          Provide development, evaluation and recommendation on contracted services and materials.

          Coach and mentor other project managers and cross-functional support personnel fostering continuous improvement.                                                                                                                                                     

Florida Power & Light, Point Beach Nuclear Plant, Two Rivers, WI                                            

        Project Manager; EPU Projects                                                                                                                      2008 - 2009

o         Responsible for managing multi-discipline teams for providing engineering, planning and implementation of modification projects at the Point Beach Nuclear Plant, establish project scopes of work in the Nuclear area to ensure all are aligned and concur with the scope and their responsibilities, identify and include all pertinent parties in up-front planning and the appropriate engineering, design and development, and implementation phases. Work in a project team environment to execute engineering projects and construction projects. Interface with all disciplines and coordinate with senior management, project controls, construction, etc. as required. Establish and implement appropriate scope change controls. Define performance measurement criteria and monitor progress so that corrective actions can be implemented in a timely manner. Take active responsibility for schedules and budgets. Perform administrative duties such as preparing and presenting regular status and progress reports (budget, schedule etc.) Perform all project contract and documentation closeout as needed. Conduct project meetings. Observe and follow site safety and quality guidelines and procedures.

o       Develop and implement the project plan that include:

          Apply knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to projects to meet or exceed the project objectives, lead team meetings, identify conflicts and opportunities for improvement, resolve issues within the team, raise issues with functional organizations.

          Control of the project progress in accordance with the plan, and for obtaining the necessary approvals for project changes, as appropriate.

          Organize project teams consist of Design Engineering, System Engineering, Quality Assurance, Maintenance, Operations, Chemistry, Health Physics, Quality Control, and Security.

          Conduct productive meetings (as applicable) with the project team. Record the meeting minutes and provides prompt distribution to ensure action items and decisions are executed.

          Accountable for the overall cost, schedule, and scope accomplishment of the project                                                                                                                                                     

Power Partners MasTec LLC, Charlotte/NC                                                                                                                                   

         Sr. Project Manager;  EPC Projects                                                                                                              2008 2008

o         Wind Farm and Substation Construction projects management Provided engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the Glenrock, Rolling Hills and Seven Mile Hill wind farm projects in Wyoming, served as the prime contractor on these three wind energy projects, totaling $150 million

          Erect and install 237 GE 1.5 MW wind turbine generators, their associated underground and overhead collection systems, and six meteorological towers

          Construction of approximately 60 miles of access and site roads, lay down areas, and the modification, repair, and maintenance of all existing public roads at project boundary

          Constructed project and interconnection substation facilities, which include an office, warehouse, maintenance, and associated control buildings

          Designed and constructed multiple foundations types (Spreadfooting, H-Pile, Micropile, and Deep Dynamic Compaction), structures, and building refurbishment

          Maintained compliance with necessary permits and approvals from local, state, federal, and other authorities through an environmental construction compliance plan.

Patrick Engineering Inc, Fermi Nuclear Plant, Livonia/MI

         Project/Construction Manager:                                                                                                                      2006 2008


o        December 20, 2007, completed the acquisition of the high voltage electric power lines from Alliant Energys Interstate Power and Light Co. (IPL) subsidiary. The transaction involved the acquisition of approximately 6,800 miles of 34,500-volt and higher voltage transmission lines and approximately 170 transmission substations in Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois and Missouri. As a result, the Midwest connects more than 700 communities in Iowa, southern Minnesota and northwest Illinois, an area of nearly 54,000 square miles

          Develop and gain approval of scope, cost estimate, schedule and resource plan;

          control of project scope, cost, and schedule parameters / risk management;

          compliance with environmental, safety and National Grid standards and policies;

          acquisition of required permits, licenses and land rights;

          engineering and design deliverables;

          contracted services, equipment and material procurement and administration;

          construction, interface with operations, and commissioning;

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