Resident Engineer - Power Plant @ SNC Lavalin Constructors
Certificate in Project Management, Project Management @
University of Washington
Results-oriented, experienced engineering manager with over 20 years of experience in engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance in the fields of combined-cycle power generation, municipal wastewater treatment, biogas-fuelled cogeneration, and ship-board nuclear power plant operations. Proven history of sustained, high levels of performance in a wide range of project management, engineering, construction, and operations roles. Registered Mechanical Engineer
Results-oriented, experienced engineering manager with over 20 years of experience in engineering, construction, operations, and maintenance in the fields of combined-cycle power generation, municipal wastewater treatment, biogas-fuelled cogeneration, and ship-board nuclear power plant operations. Proven history of sustained, high levels of performance in a wide range of project management, engineering, construction, and operations roles. Registered Mechanical Engineer in Washington state.
Project Manager @ From February 2014 to Present (1 year 11 months) Corvallis, Oregon AreaAssistant Project Manager @ Provided project management for two high-risk, high-profile scopes of work to support the construciton of a 550 MW combined-cycle power plant in Chilca, Peru.
Responsible for project management for a marine intake and outfall system. Managed two subcontracts performing preliminary geotechnical and offshore hydrodynamic thermal modeling resulting in two competetive bids for detailed engineering and construction of the intake and outfall systems. Managed the development of design/build bid documents, evaluation of contractor bids, and development and final negotiation of a $65 million design/build trade contract.
Responsible for porject management for the evaluation, shipping and logistics, inventory, and refurbishment of gray-market equipment consisting of two GE 7FA dual-fuel combustion turbines, a GE D11 steam turbine and all associated auxiliaries and components. Developed detailed execution plan, risk mitigation plans, budget estimates, schedules, and all other management aspects associated with the legacy equipment. Established performance metrics and provided internal and client-side executive management with timely and accurate progress and cost reports. From September 2010 to February 2014 (3 years 6 months) Greater Seattle AreaResident Engineer - Power Plant @ As a member of the EPCM team, provide Resident Engineering support for the construction of a 2100 MW combined-cycle power plant as part of a $6 billion, 770,000 ton/year green field aluminum smelter complex. The power plant consists of six dual-fuel GE 9FA combustion turbines, four Doosan heat recovery steam generators (HRSGs), two GE C7 steam turbines, six 2000 hp centrifugal gas compressors, two 2200 million Btu/hr seawater cooling towers, a 3.8 million gpd reverse osmosis desalination plant, 570 million gpd intake pumping station, 440 million gpd aeration basin and outfall pumping station, a combined 16 million gallons of water and fuel-oil tankage, and all associated support equipment and piping. Worked in a highly diversified, multi-cultural environment.
- Develop technical scope of work for EPC bid packages. Respond to technical queries during bid period and provide technical evaluation of bids to support contract award recommendations. Perform material takeoffs and prepare material requisitions as necessary. Coordinate with contractors and vendors to ensure all materials and information are available to the contractor to support the project schedule. Support Contracts department in evaluating and responding to contractors’ claims.
- Manage drawing and technical document distribution to contractors to ensure the work is performed to the most current and complete design information. Review material and engineering submittals for contractors to ensure conformance to drawings and specifications and respond to technical queries from contractors. Follow up with contractors engineering teams to ensure timely response to EPCM contractor comments and queries.
- Act as liaison between home-office engineering and site engineering. Develop engineering solutions to problems encountered in the field. Manage and implement engineering changes initiated by home-office engineering. Provide input to Project Controls in developing the project schedule. From July 2008 to August 2010 (2 years 2 months) United Arab EmiratesLead Process Engineer @ Provided engineering leadership for process and mechanical engineering in support of EPC and EPCM power plant construction projects. Developed P&IDs, equipment specifications, process line lists, valve lists, equipment lists, and other documents. Performed technical and commercial evaluation of vendor bids for mechanical equipment. Coordinated with other disciplines and with field personnel. Provided input to Project Controls in developing the project schedule.
- Lead Process engineer for the construction of a 2100 MW combined-cycle power plant as part of the $7 billion, 770,000 ton/year EMAL smelter complex. Directly responsible for managing over 30,000 engineering man-hours, while coordinating the activities of 12 process/mechanical engineers and 2 designers. Developed budgets and schedules to ensure project needs were met. Traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to provide technical support during the negotiation of a $540 million contract with GE for supply of power island equipment.. Managed the process/mechanical engineering from preparation of the final FEED report, into detailed design through approximately 90% complete before transferring to the Construction department as a Resident Engineer to support the project in the field.
- Process engineer for a $700 million, 550 MW combined-cycle power plant at the Portlands Energy Center in Toronto, ON, Canada. The power plant consisted of 2 GE 7FA combustion turbines, two Alstom HRSGs, an Alstom steam turbine, three 2700 hp reciprocating gas compressors, and all supporting equipment and piping. From July 2006 to July 2008 (2 years 1 month) Greater Seattle AreaSenior Process Engineer @ Provided project management, engineering leadership, and support for mechanical process systems at wastewater treatment plants focusing on cogeneration systems, renewable energy, energy recovery, and gas conditioning. Managed the work of other engineers and support staff. Led proposal efforts for engineering work. Maintain and enhance client relationships and marketing leads. Supported numerous projects and marketing efforts simultaneously.
- Led a multi-discipline team of engineers and architects designing a $13 million energy recovery facility as part of a new wastewater treatment plant being designed for King County, WA. The facility provides heat distribution, power distribution, digester gas treatment and disposal, and power generation.
- Project Manager for support as Owner’s Representative for an $80 million design/build upgrade to the Tacoma Central Treatment Plant. Coordinated the efforts of company experts from across the country to provide technical assistance to the client in preparing a request for proposals for the design/build plant upgrade, evaluating proposals, and providing technical advice during final contract negotiations with the selected design/build team. Provided ongoing technical advice to the client during design and construction.
- Lead engineer for a cogeneration feasibility study for the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant in Portland, OR. The study identified a potential $6.5 million (net present value) savings over 20 years for a digester-gas-fueled cogeneration system.
- Designed digester gas compression and conditioning systems for three 1.2 MW engine-generators being installed at the West Point Wastewater Treatment Plant in King County, WA. From September 2003 to July 2006 (2 years 11 months) Greater Seattle AreaLead Process Engineer @ Provided project management and engineering leadership and support for mechanical process systems - specialized in energy recovery and cogeneration. Assist in the preparation of proposals. Maintain client relationships and marketing leads. Support numerous projects simultaneously.
- Lead engineer for a long-range energy management plan for Encina Wastewater Authority in Carlsbad, CA. Developed a sophisticated spreadsheet model that facilitated the evaluation of numerous alternatives and sensitivity analyses. The study identified an $8.6 million cogeneration project that will result in a twenty-year savings (net present value) of $14 million.
- Project manager for engineering of a $2 million phosphoric acid fuel cell installation for the City of Anaheim, CA. Led a team of engineers and architects in the development of plans and specifications for bid. Coordinated with fuel cell vendor, client, and permitting agencies to ensure the needs of all stakeholders were met. From July 2002 to September 2003 (1 year 3 months) Greater Seattle AreaChemical Engineering Research Assistant @ As a graduate student, performed independent study and laboratory research in the field of surfactant chemistry. Reviewed existing literature, designed experiments, analyzed results, and reported results to work group and supervisor using both written reports and oral presentations. Designed and constructed testing equipment as necessary to perform experiments. Assisted in the preparation of proposals for continued corporate sponsorship from Hewlett-Packard. Supervised and mentored undergraduate researchers. From September 2000 to June 2002 (1 year 10 months) Greater Seattle AreaOperating Engineer @ Responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of four 150-psig gas and oil fired boilers with a combined capacity of 650 million Btu/hour. Performed routine maintenance on steam plant systems. Held City of Seattle Grade 1 (Unlimited) Steam Engineer license. From February 1996 to April 1999 (3 years 3 months) Industrial Equipment Installation and Service Technician @ Performed on-site maintenance, repair, and turnkey installation of a wide variety of equipment including air compressors, air dryers, pumps, and associated equipment and systems. Performed extensive electrical and mechanical troubleshooting. Worked independently at customers’ locations. From October 1994 to February 1996 (1 year 5 months) Greater Seattle AreaNuclear Propulsion Plant Supervisor @ Responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation and maintenance of nuclear propulsion plant mechanical and electrical equipment on the submarine USS Memphis. Rapidly advanced to a position of significant responsibility, often supervising personnel who had several years more seniority. Supervised operators during normal and casualty operations of the propulsion plant. Led teams of technicians during complex nuclear and non-nuclear maintenance and testing evolutions. Prepared controlled work packages, including quality control and retest procedures, for nuclear and non-nuclear power plant systems. This position required the specific approval of the submarine commanding officer, one of only three normal at-sea engine-room positions that require such approval. Held secret security clearance. Experience includes two years of education and training at the US Navy Nuclear Power School. From February 1988 to January 1994 (6 years) Norfolk, Virginia Area
Master of Science, Chemical Engineering @ University of Washington From 2000 to 2002 Certificate in Project Management, Project Management @ University of Washington From 2012 to 2012 Bachelor of Science, Chemical Engineering @ University of Washington From 1998 to 2000 Assoiate of Science, Engineering @ Highline College From 1996 to 1998 Puyallup High School From 1983 to 1987 Mike VanCleave, PE, PMP is skilled in: EPC, Construction, Engineering, Power Generation, Project Engineering, Project Management, Power Plants, Energy, Project Control, Engineering Management, Contract Management, Gas Turbines, Construction Management, Nuclear
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