Project Executive Civil

PROFILE

Project Executive professional with extensive experience in construction, engineering,
contract management, sales, reliability engineering and LEAN/Six Sigma process improvement
techniques seeking facilities planning opportunity.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Strategic Planning ● Engineering ● Cost Control ● Process Optimization ● Construction Management

● Business Forecasting ● Resource Management ● Business Development ● Process Improvements

Major Interational General Contractor 1997- Present

(Multiple Promotions)

Construction Project Executive – Civil
– Current Led construction and project managers, consultants and sub-contractors in
successful rail construction projects. Interfaced with Chief Financial Officer and other
leaders concerning contract negotiation and strategic management. P&L responsibilities tied
to new business objectives driven by rail construction revenue, cost control and safety.

➢ Directed teams and managed procurement and construction projects ranging between

$300K and $40M

➢ Managed program budget and accounts receivable and accounts payable process from
project conception through completion

➢ Monitored cash flow to ensure project and division profitability

➢ Prepared new business qualification (RFQ/RFP) and bid analysis and built client relationships
to identify future construction needs for additional business growth

Sr Project Manager – Project Manager

Led consultants, contractors and internal BNSF staffers in successful design and construction of
BNSF capital expansion projects. Worked with city and local government, engineers, civic
leaders, attorneys and community leaders to deliver successful projects on time and
under budget.

➢ Led teams and managed engineering and construction projects valued at over $100M.

➢ Managed budget and invoice payment process from project conception through design
build.

➢ Responsible for performance of all BNSF new rail construction projects in Texas, Louisiana,
Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alabama. Completed site design and track layout for proposed
projects

➢ Prepared request for qualification (RFQ/RFP) and bid analysis documentation and facilitated
meetings with all potential contractors to discuss future construction needs of BNSF on the Texas &
Gulf Division

Project Manager 

Filled rail maintenance planning need focused on track buckling and rail integrity by developing
and generating Turnout Reliability and Continuous Welded Rail (CWR) reports for daily use by
Roadmasters, Division Engineers and General Directors of Track Maintenance. Utilized skills in
reliability engineering and LEAN/Six Sigma to analyze asset reliability.

➢ Served BNSF Mechanical group in development, design, construction and installation
of thirty engineered concrete lifting pad sets along BNSF mainline to address train
fluidity concerns while ensuring employee safety. (concrete pad sets sourced through
Omega Industries, Inc.)

➢ Presented training seminars to Division Engineers, Roadmasters, and Supervisors of
Maintenance Planning on the cost savings associated with proper use of Turnout Reliability and
Track Geometry Quality reports (Six Sigma Tool).

➢ Certified by BNSF Maintenance of Way leadership to perform as track geometry car
technician.

Project Manager

Evaluated locomotive maintenance processes, locomotive component life-cycle, shop resources,
operating costs, repair logs, and operating procedures in support of LEAN/ Six Sigma corporate
business objectives and operational efficiencies.

➢ Created comprehensive Shop Planning Playbook to roll out standardized job plans for
locomotive maintenance.

➢ Developed and implemented statistical model to set performance goals and forecast
locomotive availability beginning in 2006 and ending in 2010. Model used to establish locomotive
purchasing plan valued at $300M

➢ Served as lead and facilitator in monthly quality meetings where the maintenance
committee and reliability team discussed and analyze root cause 3P issues.

➢ Selected to train Shop Superintendents, General Foreman, and first line supervisors
on proper use of the Locomotive Triage Report.

Superintendent

Scheduled and supervised a group of over 40 mechanical maintenance employees on 24/7 work schedule.
Utilized Balanced Scorecards to troubleshoot and turn around numerous inefficiencies in terminal
processes.

➢ Spearheaded an initiative to identify and resolve root causes in overtime billing and freight
car repair issues, resulting in reduction of labor costs

➢ Completed corporate-sponsored Six Sigma Black Belt training and Derailment Investigation
certification

➢ Promoted to this position from the Cicero, IL office; key participant in the LEAN
implementation project.

➢ Closely analyzed terminal labor costs and revamped billing procedures; handled all
inventory and materials purchasing for the Mechanical Team.

EDUCATION

M.B.A.

B.S. Civil Engineering

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