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"I've made my way up the ladder, hands-on, from the field to the corporate office."
I am privileged to of represent the Owners team on one of the largest aluminum industrial complex projects in the world. This is the 2nd mega-project I have been a part of, the first was the Ma'aden Phosphate Company (MPC) project, both of which were in the middle east. I have lived and worked in Iraq, Bosnia, USA, Mexico, Thailand, and Saudi Arabia.
Project Management Summary
Extensive project, program, budget, and scheduling experience gained while working in operations and construction projects in the USA and Middle East. I have developed responses to Request for Proposals and developed RFPs. My involvement, as Project Manager/General Contractor, has been the technical preparation of bid packages for submittal, as a General Contractor. Projects involved pipe line, demolition, construction, and other construction activity. For projects awarded I served as the PM, ensuring supervision, contract management, and close-out. I developed manpower scheduling, task and equipment leveling, risk analysis, submitted RFI and developed QA processes for construction, earthworks, and utilitiy installation. I know how to review schematics, shop drawings, blueprints, and have worked with survey teams on many of my projects, learning the business from the ground up. As PM I was responsible for the budgeting, bonding, contract, and sub-contractors, and interface with clients.
KSA Business & Program Experience
Health Safety & Environment
HSE Manager for a petro-chemical company in the USA. I developed HSE programs for chemical plants in the USA.
Corporate Social Responsibility
I lead the team in forming our CSR function, and helped develop plans, ensuring compliance with International Monetary Fund requirements, of which included relocation of regional inhabitants and alignment with Ma'aden CSR.
The picture above was taken during a benchmarking trip to India. Understanding the social impact to a community was important. During this trip myself and the Director reviewed the operations and their Corporate Social Responsibility programs, and were able to see how a facility impacts the local community. The Aluminium project in KSA puts all of the processing activities in one location, the industrial complex, and so it was important to see and understand the gravity of the project which will be bigger in KSA, and see first hand how a mega project impacts to the community and environment.
As a native New Mexican, I was one of the first in my community to earn a engineering degree and seek a professional career path. In my quest, I found I had to move from my home, gaining experience and to seek opportunity. In summary, I realize the importance of Community development, and so I am steward of social responsiblity in all that I do.
Aluminum Project in Saudi Arabia.
NBC Emergency Response in Iraq.
My quality program experience started as an ISO 9001 Auditor, where I was the certified ISO SME Registor for a chemical manufacturing division seeking ISO certification. For Ma'aden Corporate, I developed OHSAS 18001 framework.
I earned by BS in EE at New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology. EE specific projects and experiences have included Research and Development, Project Management, Electronic Component Manufacturing, Cable Assembly, Printed Circuity Board Design, Programing, Power System Scheduling, Communications, and Utility.
Early in my career I applied my writing skills in the development of scientific publications of my research at Sandia National Laboratories, and I continue to apply writing skills daily. I have developed policy, on-line training, executive presentation, technical bid packages, and a full blown environmental health and safety programs. Writing is one of my core skills.
Developing an Organization KSA - Jack
Advances in hydrologic measurement techniques: in-situ and cone penetrometer applications(Link)EditRe-order section
Proc. SPIE 2504, Environmental Monitoring and Hazardous Waste Site Remediation, 592 (October 9, 1995); doi:10.1117/12.224089October 9, 1995
Sandia National Laboratories has developed sensors allowing real-time, continuous measurement of hydrogeologic parameters for use in contaminant transport modeling, risk assessments, and the optimization of remedial alternatives (e.g., soil venting, bioremediation). These sensor packages have been engineered into a cone penetrometer push technology, in addition to their stand-alone deployment. The...more
Transport of radon and thoron at the earth's surface(Link)EditRe-order sectionJanuary 1, 1993
This report covers progress under the current funding period 1 Jan 1992 to 1 Jan 1993 and presents the continuation proposal for 1 Jan 1993 to 1 Jan 1994. The previous progress report was submitted in June 1991, so activities during the last half of 1991 will also be included. Our major activities over the last year have continued to focus on measurements and modeling of the disequilibrium of...more
Analysis of instantaneous profile test data from soils near the Mixed Waste Landfill, Technical Area 3, Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico(Link)EditRe-order section
This paper presents the results of an instantaneous profile test conducted near the Mixed Waste Landfill at Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico. The purpose of the test was to measure the unsaturated hydraulic properties of soils near the Mixed Waste Landfill, including the relations between hydraulic conductivity, moisture content, and soil water tension. A 4.7 meter by 4.7 meter plot was...more
Historical hydronuclear testing: Characterization and remediation technologies(Link)EditRe-order section
This report examines the most current literature and information available on characterization and remediation technologies that could be used on the Nevada Test Site (NTS) historical hydronuclear test areas. Historical hydronuclear tests use high explosives and a small amount of plutonium. The explosion scatters plutonium within a contained subsurface environment. There is currently a need to...more
Characterization, monitoring, and sensor technology crosscutting program: Technology summary(Link)EditRe-order sectionJune 1, 1995
The purpose of the Characterization, Monitoring, and Sensor Technology Crosscutting Program (CMST-CP) is to deliver appropriate characterization, monitoring, and sensor technology (CMST) to the Office of Waste Management (EM-30), the Office of Environmental Restoration (EM-40), and the Office of Facility Transition and Management (EM-60). The technology development must also be cost effective and...more
December 1, 1995
This document represents a summary of 58 technologies that are being developed by the Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Office of Science and Technology (OST) to provide site, waste, and process characterization and monitoring solutions to the DOE weapons complex. The information was compiled to provide performance data on OST-developed technologies to scientists and engineers responsible for...more
Project Management Consultant (PMC) HSE Design Engineer - 2014 Continued Career Path Statement
As of 2014 I joined the Fluor Project Management Consulting team. As HSE Design Engineer I ensure continuity of EPC, HAZOP, project engineering technical, IMF lender requirements, Royal Commission, PME, and issues related to a 7.5 billion dollar middle east based project.
This is the 3rd mega-project I have worked on.
In February 2012 the KSA Council of Ministers approved the establishment of Wa’ad Al Shammal at which Ma’aden will establish seven large world class plants and associated facilities.
The total production capacity of these plants will be around 16 million tonnes per year and will include phosphate concentrate, sulphuric acid, phosphoric acid, dicalcium and monocalcium phosphate used in animal feed, purified phosphoric acid used in food industries, and sodium tripolyphosphate used in manufacturing detergents and for industrial purposes. Other new plants to produce ammonia and phosphate based fertilizers complimenting the industries at Wa’ad Al Shammal will be constructed at Ras Al Khair in the Eastern Province to be near port facilities.
Above you find a description of the project, a Ma'aden mega project. In 2013 I departed Ma'aden and today continue being associated with Ma'aden as a Fluor PMC Engineer.
Fluor Corporation was awarded a project by Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Ma’aden). Fluor’s scope of work is to provide project management consulting (PMC) services related to the development of the Umm Wu’al greenfield phosphate project and related facilities in northern Saudi Arabia. Fluor’s scopes of work on the Umm Wu’al project will include the following areas:
• Provide overall PMC services for the development of the Umm Wu’al phosphate project;
• Supervise and manage the feasibility study including the development of basic design packages which is undertaken by FEED contractor;
• Manage the development, strategy, and tendering of engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) packages; and
Below find links to the Ma'aden published ESIA, providing a breath of the scope associated with the project:
A professional career path milestone realized, completion of my Consulting Contract with Ma'aden.
The 2 images above provide a visual representation of the scope of work of one of the mega-projects I worked on. Today many Western companies are in the region; however, I was part of the original pioneer team from Ma'aden Corporate. I was instrumental in laying the foundation for infrastructure and others to come. I am accustom to being dropped in a remote region, where no infrastructure exist. No business politics, no business structure, just old fashion hands on work, experiences not many can say they have had, especially when talking about remote regions of Saudi Arabia. Opportunity and experiences of a lifetime. Security, engineering, emergency response, quality assurance, HSE, design review, VIP visits, all part of a normal day as a Consultant.
I developed the EOD survey plan and served as the UXO Incident Commander for a team (KSA Army and Navy) in the clearing of the Ma’aden Aluminium Complex (10kM x 10kM), where after the Kuwait war unexploded ordinance hazards were of concern.
Construction Experience Summary
I have construction project experience, from my current roles, and gained while working as a PM and General Contractor, GB-98, in the USA.
Due-diligence for fortune 500 companies---Honeywell, Mitsubishi, Koke, Industry, Bechtel, Alcoa, Worley Parsons, Alcoa, and Ma'aden
Working as the HSE Manager for a high-purity chemical company I was responsible for all HSE aspects of the plants. EPA, OSHA, PSM, DOT, RCRA, State and local requirements for New Mexico, Arizona, and Texas operations. I participated in the commissioning of new plants and conducted due diligence for JVs. The products we manufactured in high volume were:
Over the years I have set up a production studio, and continued to apply myself, learning the art of media production. My hobbie grew to a more serious role when when I was asked to document a mega construction project, for historical purpose-the building of the minerals pillar for the kindom, what an opportunity to apply and be part of.
I purchased sound equipment, green screens, lighting kits, cameras, hardware, and software and use it to create projects. I have developed movie scripts, story boards, and designed shot plans, including logos. Next to going to the gym, this is a passion. I hope in the near future to do a short film production, continuing to learn, apply, and grow my passion. In a nut shell, i have my own production studio, and I'm ready for the project! These days production not as simple as filming and posting. You have to understand formats, bandwidth, and other technical skills you only get from apply hands-on experience,the school of hard knocks! I have spent hours, sometimes days figuring out technical issues.
The pictures below depicts a simple project done for Executive Board of Directors, interview in office. I was blessed to be mentored by a former BBC reporting, leaning the ropes on my own.
Some of My Hobbies
Below find samples of link to video productions I have produced, helping to promote Safety within the company, a sample of my creative side, my hobby, multi-media. I filmed, produced, posted, and shot all the photos and media.
I have a passion for Emergency Services, and have worked as a Fireman, EMT, Fire Training Officer, and Emergency Response Specialist for the US Department of Energy. Here is an example of a solution used to train Incident Command. I developed the story line, the web concept, and all multimedia: Example of Incident Command Solution.
Celebrating delivery of the first Fire Unit, E-1. The beginning of a new fire department for the new industrial complex.
My Path To Executive Opportunity - Diversified
My diversified business sector experiences come from working as an Engineer and Manager in the federal manufacturing, petro-chemical, defense, research and development, construction, and industrial sectors.
Web Based Solutions - Sample of Hobby
Below find an example of a web page solution I developed, Emergency SMS Messages to Employees. I developed the page, the web-based forms, and all logo and art work. A hobby of mine, and an example of my creative real-time ability to dream, develop, and implement business solutions. Click on the photo below, it will take you a web page link, explore an example of my work.