Planning Engineer, Advanced Planning Analytics, Dow

START Date: 
May, 2019

Twenty years’ experience in cost control engineering, planning techniques and magnitude of estimation of refinery, gas processing, upstream and petrochemical for specialty contractors & EPC companies.  Responsibilities have covered managing revenue/cost of site, planning, scheduling, earned value management, preparing and implementing physical progress measurement reports, unit price development and estimation.  Current Subcommittee member of AACE Earned Value Management for AACE recommended practices.  I offer consultation or services, which will utilize my experience in the area of Project Controls , including but not limited to: Project management, Magnitude of Estimation, Scheduling (Primavera P6/MS Projects), Earned Value Management, Cost Controlling, AutoCAD, Payroll, Financial Reporting, Purchasing, Inventory, Equipment Pricing, and industrial knowledge.  Oracle Partner – Trainer for P6 & Deployment.

 

Mar 2014-             Advanced Planning Analytics Consulting Services [owner]

Present                 

Services: Training, Forensic Planning Analysis, Virtual Assistance, Advanced Analytics

Advanced Planning Analytics is a Project Controls Services & Training Consultancy.  Our key focus is based on supporting project management or project controls professionals by enabling their ability to evaluate project related endeavors using experienced support, hands on training, and cutting edge methodologies, advanced analytics, and software.  Industry Sector is Onshore, Offshore, Deepwater, & Subsea.  Industry experience resides within Engineering, Procurement, Construction, & Commissioning consultations within project controls.

Work Experience

 

July 2018-              Contractor [Competentia]  - DOW  1254 Enclave Pkwy, Houston, TX 77077

Present                 

Dow Assignment:Lead Planning Engineer

Duties: PCL, Lead Planner & Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Participate on projects as Project Controls Lead.  Also participate on department initiatives, this requirement included but not limited to: Forensic Analysis of Schedules, Quantitative Risk Analysis, Earned Value Analysis Audits of physical progress systems, and instructor for department for Planning, Risk, Physical Progress, & Earned Value.  Contribution as SME for software such as Acumen Fuse, P6, & proprietary physical progress measurement systems.  Develop, deployment & testing for Ecosys EVM as well as develop training materials.

 

 

Mar 2014-             C Ramos Management LLC Client  - Sasol LTD900 Threadneedle St, Houston, TX 77079

July 2018              

Sasol Assignment:UO&I IPMT Lead Planner – Mar 2014-Present

Duties: Owner Lead Planner & Subject Matter Expert (SME)-

Working for an owner company required a lot of review & approve as opposed as a typical development “hands on” role.  This requirement included but not limited to: Forensic Analysis of Schedules, Quantitative Risk Analysis, Earned Value Analysis Audits of physical progress systems, instructor for department for Planning, Risk, Physical Progress, & Earned Value.  Also  author of the Planning department procedures & guidelines for the project.  Travel to Westlake, LA is required for construction meetings and site overview. Participate in conferences as SME for software such as Acumen Fuse, P6, & proprietary physical progress measurement systems. 

 

Planning & Scheduling

  • Level 1 “Top Down” Planning
  • Level 3 Planning & Schedule
    • Perform schedule integrity checks on all L3 schedules
    • Produce dashboard reports to identify activities requiring team focus.  Dashboards include but not limited to; 90 Day Look-ahead w/Variances & negative Total Float, Float Analysis Charts, L2 Schedule Critical Documents & Design Reviews, & Procurement/Contracts Schedule  illustrating from Vendor Drawings, PO Award, and Delivery & Set Equipment.
    • Facilitate and coordinate schedule review workshops for all packages to ensure project team buy-in to Level 3 schedules.  Review and approve Level 3 baseline schedules

 

Progress Measurement & Earned Value

  • Physical Progress Measurement
    • Review of UO&I Engineering Progress submitted by Contractor which has to provide the level of detail required for progress calculations can be by drawing sets, or by individual deliverables.  Each deliverable will gain progress based on approved Rules of Credit of completing those Deliverables.  Contractor responsible for developing and providing the list of Deliverables. Reviewing the Deliverables and Rules of Credit for approval as Contractor is developing this information.
  • Earned Value
    • UO&I IMPT Planner Reviews, approve & comment to the Engineering Progress Table which incorporates Planned, Forecast, Earned, & Actual Progress achievements by Unit by Discipline.  Progress Table includes CPI (productivity), SPI (schedule performance index) & EAC (estimate at completion).

 

Sept 2010-            Technip11700 Old Katy Rd Houston, TX 77079

Mar 2014             

Technip Assignment:SME & ONSHORE Planning Manager – Feb 2013-Present

Duties: Principal Planner & Technip North America Subject Matter Expert (SME)-

Dual role as an SME responsible for but not limited to: Forensic Analysis of Schedules, Quantitative Risk Analysis, Earned Value Analysis Audits of physical progress systems, instructor for department for Planning, Risk, Physical Progress, & Earned Value.  Current author of the entire Planning department procedures & guidelines for Technip North America.  Travel to various global offices as SME for software such as Acumen Fuse, P6, & Technip’s proprietary physical progress measurement systems. 

 

Onshore Principal Planner same as below but for the Onshore department.

 

Technip Assignment:OFFSHORE Planning Manager - May  2011-Feb 2013

Duties: Principal Planner-

  1. Define the processes and procedures for the Planning and Scheduling discipline in this business unit.
  2. Coordinate and administrate the project planners to ensure both departmental and project requirements and objectives are met.
  3. Train and professionally develop the planners assigned to the business unit.
  4. Work with the ECP Project Control Manager that is leading the proposal effort to coordinate the incoming Requests for Proposals (RFP’s) to determine the Planning requirements and then ensure timely and satisfactory completion of identified requirements.
  5. Assure that all baseline (and rebaseline) schedules developed by planners assigned to business unit to ensure compliance with both contractual and departmental requirements.
  6. Assist in the interviewing of prospective planners.
  7. Worked with department discipline leaders to create project “Black Book” templates including but not limited to: Offshore Spars, Onshore Crackers, Furnaces, LNG Plants, & Flare Projects.

 

Technip Project:ONSHORE Project Exxon Elite [pre-commissioning/ turnover]-2013-14

Technip Project:ONSHORE Project Sasol Cracker- 2013-2014

Technip Project:ONSHORE Project BG WC LNG Project-Aug  2012

Technip Project:ONSHORE Project NOBLE LNG Project-Oct  2012

Technip Project:OFFSHORE Project NOBLE Energy GunFlint-  2012

Technip Project:OFFSHORE Project Anadarko Asta Hansteen SPAR-  2011-2012

Technip Project:ONSHORE Project BASF Blending Facility Project-  2011

Technip Project:OFFSHORE Project Total TLP-  2011

Technip Project:OFFSHORE Project BP Mad Dog Tie Back- Sept  2010-Present

Technip Project:OFFSHORE Woodside Browse Project development- Sept 2010-Present

 

Sept 2009-            Brock Services LTD 1217 Georgia, Deer Park, TX 77536

July 2010               Duties: Project Manager- ExxonMobil Baytown Refinery Non Road Diesel Project $220M -Manage cost for sites for maintenance.  Also managing a Major T/A subcontracting for Jacobs of $5M contract, Estimates (T&M, hard dollar, lump-sum & unit price), ISO take offs, Scheduling (Primavera 3.1/MS Projects), create advance spreadsheets & databases for reporting.  Reported Cost, Earned Value & Physical Progress of T/A.. 

 

Aug 2007-             Technip11700 Old Katy Rd Houston, TX 77079

August 2009         Technip Project: SUBSEA Project BHP Angustora; Marathon Ozona Project; BP T&T Diving - NAD Serrette Project- June 2009-August 2009

Technip Project:ONSHORE ExxonMobil Billings Refinery Flare Gas Recovery Project- March 2009-June 2009

Technip Project:ONSHORE KTI Corporation- Furnace/Boiler Capital and REVAMP Projects                                 August 2008 -March 2009

Technip Project:ONSHORE Valero Port Arthur Refinery Crude Expansion Project $500M–                Nov 2007- August 2008

Technip Project:ONSHORE Chevron Pascagoula Secrecy Agreement Client - Aug 2007-Nov 2007

 

                                Duties: Planner/Scheduler-Completion of phase three schedule and cost reporting including updating procurement deliverables and expended hours and forecast in Earned Value System.  Run project status reports-progress deliverables, overall progress, detailed progress and physical progress (curves) for Project Engineers.  Updating and publishing schedule for project encompassing activities, two-week look ahead and Critical Path Schedule.  Development of phase four schedule for the client including identifying deliverables based on Engineering input.  Creating, modifying, and analyzing logic trains for milestones and milestone trains.  Develop and maintain module fabrication schedule.  Set up Earned Value System and adding all milestones and milestone chains as well as deliverable activities within P6 Platform for Earned Value Analysis. CPMS (Construction Progress Measurement System), EVM (Engineering Progress Measurement System), Primavera 3.1/ Primavera P6.2.

 

 

Dec 2000-             Protherm Services Group 218 Preston Road, Pasadena, TX 77503

Aug 2007               Duties: Project Control Manager/ Project Engineer - ExxonMobil Baytown -Manage cost for site of $12M annually, Estimates (T&M, hard dollar, lump-sum & unit price), field take off, Scheduling (Primavera 3.1/MS Projects), Reported Cost Tracking of T/A’s and Major Projects.  Unit prices and contract amendments.  SAP -. 

 

July 1999-              Sipco Services, Inc. 2502 Sheldon Road, Channelview, TX 77530

Dec 2000               Duties: Lead Estimating Coordinator-Lyondell/Arco -Manage cost for site of $3M annually, Estimates, field take off, corrosion survey, job estimates,  Scheduling (Primavera 3.1/MS Projects), T&M billing, and client billing for three other job sites. Managed T/A and large projects.

 

Jan. 1999-              Zachry Construction Corp. P. O. Box 1120 Deer Park, TX 77536

July 1999               Duties: Maintenance Scheduler /Technical help, Rohm & Haas -job tracking maintenance man-hours, Scheduling Maintenance Work (Primavera P3).  Unit rate development.

 

Sept. 1998-           Fluor Daniel 1246 Underwood Road Deer Park, TX 77536

Jan. 1999               Duties: Turnaround scheduler / Field clerk- Rohm & Haas - headcount, audit time sheets, key in time sheets for payroll system, monitor employee status-attendance, rate changes.  Turnaround scheduling utilizing Primavera P3

 

 

Feb. 1997-             Sipco Services, Inc. 17615 Wallisville Road, Channelview, TX 77530

Sept. 1998             Duties: Estimator/ -Equistar - calculate, document, submit payroll, T&M billing, client billing for three projects, field take off, and job estimates.  Unit price and T&M estimates.  Planning / Scheduling project scope using MS Projects.

 

March 1996-         Land Coast Marine, Inc. 11589 Hunter’s Road, Lake Charles, LA 75027

Nov. 1996              Duties: Safety coordinator- Rohm & Haas -audited job sites, enforced safety regulations,

                                conducted safety meetings, trained/certified employees for JLG.

 

March 1994-         Land Coast Marine, Inc. 11589 Hunter’s Road, Lake Charles, LA 75027

Nov. 1996              Duties: Insulation/Paint Leadman- Rohm & Haas – Supervised and managed crew to prep & paint pipe/tank interior liners & exteriors/equip exterior, insulate pipe/tanks/equip, as per required plant specifications.

 

July 1992-              Artic Pipe Inspection. Sheldon Road, Houston, Tx

March. 1994         Duties: Level 2 Inspector – Inspected pipe/casing for oil field related drilling operations.  Utilized wet mag/dry mag particle inspections.  UTI inspections and EMI inspections.  Setup EMI mobile units and forklift inventory.

 

Jan 1992-               Land Coast Marine, Inc. 11589 Hunter’s Road, Lake Charles, LA 75027

June. 1992            Duties: Insulation/Paint Leadman- Unocal- Utah –Prep & paint pipe/tank/equip exterior, insulate pipe/tanks/equip, as per required plant specifications.

 

June1991-             DJs Pipe Inspection. Odessa, Tx

Jan 1992                Duties: Level 1 Inspector – Drift pipe, load pipe to EMI units, inspected pipe/casing for oil field related drilling operations.  Utilized wet mag/dry mag particle inspections.  UTI inspections and EMI inspections.  Setup EMI mobile units and forklift inventory.

 

Education / Training / Certifications

Acumen Fuse                                                        Acumen FUSE/360/Risk Training Course

PertMaster                                                            Intro to Project Risk Management Training Course

Business Insight 20/20                                        Project Management Level 1- PMP prep

Primavera                                                              Primavera Scheduling 6.0 Course 102, 106P, 106R

AACE                                                                      Project Controls (Certified of Training)

Primavera                                                              Primavera Scheduling 3.1 (Certificate of Training)

NCCER                                                                    Certified Instructor & Certified Industrial Painter

ITT Technical Institute                                         Associates of Applied Science CAD

N.A.C.E International                                           Level 3 Certified Coatings Inspector

Odessa High School                                             Graduated 1991

 

Skills

Oracle Partner – P6 Trainer.  Project Controls/Management, Project controls, Order of Magnitude

Estimating, Unit Pricing, Cost Tracking, Progress Measurement, Earned Value Management, Acumen

FUSE/360/Risk, PertMaster, MS Projects, & Primavera 3.1 & P6 R17. AutoCAD 14/2000i.  Languages;

Fluent in both English and Spanish.

Experience Hours (Planning & Scheduling): 
40000
Experience Hours (Cost Management): 
31950
Experience Hours (Forensic Analysis): 
12700