Master's degree, Engineering/Industrial Management @
Old Dominion University
A results-oriented executive with 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction of industrial facilities, with the last four years serving in direct business operations capacity. Involved in a variety of roles on a broad spectrum of projects across the chemical, power, pulp & paper, fertilizer, biotech, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Experiences have provided opportunities to
A results-oriented executive with 30 years of experience in the engineering and construction of industrial facilities, with the last four years serving in direct business operations capacity. Involved in a variety of roles on a broad spectrum of projects across the chemical, power, pulp & paper, fertilizer, biotech, food, and pharmaceutical industries. Experiences have provided opportunities to serve in roles including process design engineering, discipline department management, engineering and EPC project management, division leadership, and operations responsibilities. Have served in leadership positions across all stages of project life from business development and prospecting through project closeout. Familiar with multiple contracting and project delivery models including lump sum, fixed fee, time & materials, EPC, design-build, and target price with incentives. Areas of expertise include leading and managing departments, developing and executing business plans, providing oversight on business proposals, managing scope development and definition, bid package development and evaluation, subcontract and purchase order scopes, progress measurement and metrics, material procurement and expediting, schedule development and progression, accounting practices, change management, document management and control, cost control, constructability, value engineering, and risk mitigation. High energy, decisive, committed, people oriented problem solver.
Vice President of Operations @ Responsible for operations leadership for engineering and EPC projects for The Roberts Company (TRC). TRC provides engineering design and construction services to the heavy industrial market place. Market sectors served include chemicals, forest products, fertilizer, minerals and mining, power generation, and manufacturing. Additionally, TRC provides vessel, tank, and pipe fabrication services. TRC is headquartered in Raleigh, NC, with operations in Wilmington, NC; Charleston, SC; Tampa, FL; and Houston, TX; and fabrication facilities in Winterville, NC. From September 2014 to Present (1 year 3 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina AreaDirector of Operations @ Managed the operations of the Raleigh, NC and Birmingham, AL offices, providing engineering and construction services to industrial and utility clients in the chemical, forest products, fertilizer, cogeneration, and power industries. From June 2012 to September 2014 (2 years 4 months) Director of Project Operations @ Responsible for oversight of design projects in the chemical and pulp & paper industries. Ensured compliance with contract requirements, scope management, quality, budget ad schedule, and client relationship. From August 2011 to June 2012 (11 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina AreaSenior Project Manager @ Re-established relationship with former client, including business development, contract negotiation, and engineering project execution. Served as Project Manager on a $100MM chemical processing project executed on an EPCM basis. From September 2008 to July 2011 (2 years 11 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina AreaManager of Engineering @ Managed engineering execution of all projects performed in the office, with five direct reports and 95 engineers and designers in the organization. Responsible for staffing, training, staff development, quality, budget compliance, and schedule. Progressed through ranks of Project Engineer, Process Department Manager, and ultimately Manager of Engineering. From May 2000 to September 2008 (8 years 5 months) Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina AreaProject Manager @ Industrial and power plant design engineering From January 1989 to May 2000 (11 years 5 months)
BS, Chemical Engineering @ Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University From 1981 to 1985 Master's degree, Engineering/Industrial Management @ Old Dominion University From 1985 to 1989 Kevin Knoernschild is skilled in: Engineering, Project Engineering, Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Management, Process Simulation, Commissioning, Project Control, Petroleum, Process Control, Primavera P6, Energy, Instrumentation, Power Plants, Power Generation
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