Construction Manager / Chief Inspector well versed and very successful managing worksite-based inspectors and contractors by establishing and maintaining a safe, environmentally sound, technically compliant site safety and construction oversight for pipeline and facility projects.
Advanced Knowledge of Construction Details and Relevant Rules, Regulations and Quality Standards
Excellent Organizational and Leadership Skills
Oversee Construction Projects from Conception to Completion
Establish, Promote and Maintain a Safe Workplace
Analyze, Manage and Mitigate Risks
Ability to Plan ahead to Prevent Problems and Resolve any Emerging Ones
Ability to Plan and See the “Big Picture”
Highly Effective Communicator
Competent in Conflict and Crisis Management
Chief InspectorWolverine Pipeline - Ypsilanti, MI06/2016 - Current
The Detroit Metro
Access Pipeline Project consisted of 34 miles of 16” pipe constructed through a
highly-congested and narrow footprint that included the following:
104 Conventional Bores, 8
Horizontal Directional Drills, 84 Road Crossings, 13 Open Cut Roads, 3 Block
Valves, 34 River/Creek/Ditch/Drain Crossings, 58 Wetland Impacts, 8 Railroad
Tracks and Over 1000 Utility Crossings.
Responsible for the effective day to day implementation of quality control inspection throughout the construction spread. Primary interface with the contractor\'s management team to ensure proper implementation of construction and environmental specification and requirements are met.
Chief InspectorBuckeye Partners, L.P. - Elk Grove, IL01/2016 - 04/2016 Responsible for overseeing a project that consisted of
a major toll road expansion on I-294, resulting in Buckeye Partners having to relocate
their existing pipeline. Construction consisted of a directional drill and road
bore under two major roadways and multiple pipelines in a highly-congested
area. I worked with state, city and county officials to obtain all the
appropriate permits for construction, audits and pre/post completion
Construction ManagerBuckeye Partners, L.P. - Kankakee, IL09/2015 - 12/2015
overseeing a project that consisted of a major interstate expansion, resulting
in Buckeye Partners having to dig up and relocate or reinforce and extend
existing casing on multiple lines along I-57 and future on and off ramp
locations, install new test stations and complete new as-builts. I worked with
state, city and county officials to obtain all the appropriate permits for construction,
audits and pre/post completion inspections.
Vice President, Field OperationsNatural Energy Field Services - Lexington, KY04/2013 - 09/2015
all inspection projects and inspection personnel across the US serving on our
projects. I continuously conduct onsite visits on all our projects to interface
with client project management and serve as a field construction consultant. Per client request, I continued to work as
a Construction Manager / Chief on various projects.
Chief InspectorAntero Resources - Center Point, WV01/2012 - 01/2013
the effective day to day implementation of quality control inspection
throughout the construction spreads. Responsible for the supervision of the
inspection team and the primary interface with the contractor\'s Superintendent
to ensure proper implementation of technical and construction specification requirements
are met while constructing and planning multiple 16” natural gas pipeline
projects in mountainous terrain and under adverse conditions.
Construction ManagerPacific Gas & Electric - Oakland, CA08/2011 - 12/2011
coordination of contractor and inspection crew activities while locating and
excavating loaded gas lines, hydrostatic testing and restoration. Coordinated with
all third party vendors to include; survey, hydrostatic testing crew, X-Ray and
environmental. Worked with county and city officials to obtain all required
permits and sign offs for all completed work. I maintained project job books
containing all work-related documentation for the projects and successfully
completed audits at the end of each project.
Chief InspectorChesapeake Energy - Wyalusing, PA05/2011 - 08/2011
the effective day to day implementation of quality control inspection
throughout the construction spread. Responsible for the supervision of the inspection team
and the primary interface with the contractor\'s Superintendent to ensure proper
implementation of technical and construction specification requirements are met
while constructingwhile constructing multiple different gathering
system pipelines in mountainous terrain. Coordinated with all third party vendors to include;
survey, hydrostatic testing crew, X-Ray and environmental.
Construction ManagerTransCanada - Gillette, WY01/2010 - 04/2011
Served as the company lead representative on spread 1 and 2.
Overall coordination of the construction activities for both spreads. Duties
included but not limited to; ensuring the Contractor fulfilled the construction
contract commitments for the safe installation of the Company\'s assets while
maintaining environmental compliance. Responsible for managing contractor
crews, safety, environmental, engineering, quality, survey and administration
teams in the field and managing Inspection teams provided by EPCM for all field
inspection as well as material management during the construction of 93 miles
of 30” Natural Gas Pipeline to a 0.80 design factor. Additional duties to
liaise with PHMSA and FERC during site visits and Audits.
Resident Construction SupervisorTransCanada, Keystone Pipeline - Mekinock, ND03/2008 - 10/2009
Served as the
senior field representative on spread 1A and coordinated the construction
activities for the spread. Overall responsible for the various teams present in
the field and ensured the Contractor fulfilled the construction contract commitments
for the safe installation of the Company\'s assets while maintaining
environmental compliance. Directly responsible for managing construction
contractor and inspection crews as well as material management, field
administration, the implementation of construction safety, field engineering,
construction survey, safety, environmental and land functions. Constructed 130
miles of 30”, Crude Oil Pipeline.
Welding InspectorBoardwalk, Gulf South – Southeast Expansion Project - Byram, MS
include: Testing of all contractor welders, served as welding inspector on the
pipe gang, fabrication and tie-ins. Other duties included: Utility inspector
for lowering in and coating crews. Constructed 39 miles of 42”, Natural Gas
Welding & Testing InspectorKinder Morgan, REX West - Hastings, NE
on the Mini gang, Tie-ins, and Road bores, ensured contractor welded within the
parameters of numerous different welding procedures.
Inspector, ensured that contractor meets requirements for Hydrostatic testing
of pipelines and fabricated assembly\'s incompliance with CFR Title 49, Part
192, Subpart J “Test Requirements”.
Responsibilities included cleaning, filling, and pressure testing. De-watering
and drying. Tie-in of test
sections. Running pipe sizing caliper
pig and reporting test results.
miles of 42”, Natural Gas Pipeline.
Technical InspectorTexas Gas - Owensboro, KY
writing, reviewing and overseeing all hydrostatic test procedures for the entire Texas Gas
work region, ensuring compliance with the United States Department of
Transportation Code of Federal Regulations, Title 49, Part 149.
Pipe WelderHendrickson International - Clarksville, TNQualified
welder on all welding processes welding high pressure piping and structural.
Also served as lead facilities fabricator and Testing Foreman.
Welding InspectorWilliams, Kern River - St. George, UT
included: Testing of welders, inspection on the pipe gang, tie-ins, and road
bore crews. Also, served as a Utility environmental inspector ensuring that all
environmental laws, regulations and activities stayed in compliance.
Constructed 64 miles of 36”, Natural Gas Pipeline in mountainous terrain.
Senior Welding InspectorWilliams Energy - Memphis, TN
included: Testing of contractor welders, monitoring all welding processes and
welding inspectors. Constructed 26 miles of 14 and 20 inch, Jet Fuel Pipelines
in a highly-congested area.
Senior Welding InspectorDuke Energy - Port Manatee, FL
included: Testing of welders on the Serimax automatic welding system as well as
all manual welding operations. Inspection of repairs, fabrication, subsea tie
–in\'s, plowing, coating, ultrasonic testing, underwater dive team and
hydrostatic testing. Constructed 130 miles
of 36”, Natural Gas Pipeline across the Gulf of Mexico.
Welding InspectorVector Pipeline - Leslie, MI
Served as welding
inspector on the pipe gang, tie-ins, fabrication and valve settings. Other
duties included: Utility inspector for lowering in and coating crews. Constructed 89 miles of 42”, Natural Gas
Welding InspectorAlliance Pipeline - Albert Lea, MN
included: Testing of welders and welding
inspector on repairs and road bore crew.
Constructed 98 miles of 36”, Natural Gas Pipeline.
ForemanPSE - Texas City, TX
included: Repairing and or replacing of valves and piping ranging from 2” to
36”. Scheduled and coordinated welding crews, x-ray, crane operators,
hydrostatic testing and scaffold crews. I also compiled daily, weekly and
monthly progress and safety reports. Turn around project at the BP caustic acid
Welding ForemanTrinity Industries - Ashland City, TN
all phases of welding to include automatic, semi-automatic, manual and repairs
on structural and high pressure piping. Also, served on the
hydrostatic testing inspectionteam.
Platoon LeaderUnited States Army - Worldwide
Responsible for a
Platoon Sized Infantry element, served in various foreign countries on special
assignment as well as the 101st Airborne/Air Assault Division, Ft.
Campbell, Kentucky and Jungle Operations Training Battalion, Ft. Sherman
Panama. Received an Honorable Discharge
upon completion of duty.
Associate of Applied Science: Welding TechnologyUnited Technical Institute - Oklahoma City, OK1988