Senior manager with extensive education, training, and experience in chemistry, biology, physical science, nuclear energy, and civil, chemical, mechanical, and environmental engineering. Implement PMP techniques, standard project tools, and best practices; manage daily operations, prioritize resources, and develop creative solutions to complex issues. Strong technical acumen, with proven leadership skills and a relentless pursuit for solutions and positive results. Track record of completing award-winning projects on-time and under budget.
AUSTEP USA, INC － Charlotte, NCSenior Project Director
Managed design engineering, permitting, and construction of first Biogas Plant in NC as well as a second Biogas Plant in RI.
Reviewed design engineering details for compliance, developed budgets, issued RFQs and RFPs, interviewed subcontractors, and developed specifications.
Delivered presentations to government officials, community groups, and vendors on overall current and future projects while expertly addressing questions and comments.
Managed project communications, developed project schedule and budget, and utilized standard PMP guidelines for overall project direction.
Solved problems associated with late starts on project tasks and supervised project team; initiated meetings and led a group of engineers and officials from Italy to become acclimated to US standards of work.
Managed various sized projects for Equipment Manufacturing organization.
Wrote submittals, coordinated schedules, managed budget, and trained and supervised team.
Collaborated with engineers and contractors to design, develop, construct, ship, install, and service equipment.
Delivered training to junior staff members on how-to's in project management.
Assessed and performed routine problem solving techniques to keep projects on-time and within budget.
01/2004 - 01/2013
ATHENS CLARKE COUNTY － Athens, GADivision Manager/ Environmental Engineer
Drove early completion of more than $250M in plant design and construction projects as Project Coordinator and Project Manager; early completion saved the organization more than $3M and more than 250,000 in labor hours with only one loss time incident.
Division honored with Water Plant of the Year award in 2012 for spearheading the reorganization and training of plant staff; staff awarded Operator of the Year in 2012.
Created a solution for a long-standing problem with odors at an outdated wastewater treatment plant; utilized strong chemistry background to formulate results, reducing complaints by more than 90%.
Led engineering team through an overhaul of water restriction regulations, resulting in a 28% use reduction and award from the Governor during 2007 drought.
01/2000 - 01/2004
CITY OF GREENSBORO － Greensboro, NCSafety Coordinator
Developed a new behavior-based safety and health program due to historically poor safety performance, numerous injuries, and workers' compensation claims.
Led hazard assessments, accidents analyses, and root-cause assessments, focusing efforts on recurrent incidents.
Served as NC DMV Third-Party Tester for CDL licenses.
Reduced safety accidents and incidents by more than 55% over a three year period.
Decreased workers' compensation claims by more than 32%.
Saved department more than $200,000 annually.
Led department to receive first safety award from NCDOL in 2003.
Achieved NC Star Certification in 2002 as well as all staff in 2009.
Provided the city with the ability to quickly obtain CDL licenses for required staff using city-owned trucks, saving the city thousands of dollars.
MPA Norwich UniversityNorthfield, VTMS: Public AdministrationGPA: Cum LaudePublic Administration Cum Laude
Guilford CollegeGreensboro, NCBS: ChemistryGPA: Dean's ListChemistry Dean's List
Professional Environmental Engineer (NC, NCEES) Project Management Professional (PMI) Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) US Navy, USS Flying Fish, SSN673 (honorable discharge) US Navy Nuclear Power School, Certified Mechanical Operator, ELT and EWS Callaway Nuclear Plant Training, Guidelines for Training and Qualification of Engineering Personnel
40 Hours, HAZWOPER
CTraining experience, highly analytical, organized, ability to communicate to diverse populations, experienced in developing and delivery of training curriculum.
biology, Budget Development/Management, budgets, budget, Change Management, chemistry, Chemist, Client, delivery, design and construction, direction, Environmental Engineer, environmental engineering, government, Team Management/Leadership, Leadership, leadership skills, Mechanical, meetings, MS Project, Navy, permitting, Personnel, Platinum, presentations, Presentation Skills, Primavera 6.0, problem solving, Problem Solver, Processes, Program Development, Project Management, Relationship Management, Safety, surveys, wastewater treatment, water treatment, treating water
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Companies Worked For:
AUSTEP USA, INC
ATHENS CLARKE COUNTY
CITY OF GREENSBORO
MPA Norwich University
Job Titles Held:
Senior Project Director
Division Manager/ Environmental Engineer
MS : Public Administration BS : Chemistry MS : Environmental Engineering Professional Environmental Engineer (NC, NCEES) Project Management Professional (PMI) Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) US Navy, USS Flying Fish, SSN673 (honorable discharge) US Navy Nuclear Power School, Certified Mechanical Operator, ELT and EWS
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