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 Expert  723659

Expert in Project Management, Major Capital Project Planning Primavera P6, Oil, Gas, Power Generation

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Pennsylvania (PA)
Education Work History Career AccomplishmentsPublicationsConsulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Corporate Planning helps to give a target and focus to companies. The main objectives are Vision and Mission. Corporate Planning must be done by the management of the company so clear directions are permeated troughtout all levels of the organization. Key areas such as enviroment, laws, market, HR, clients, technology and safety should be evaluated and directives must be produced. His 28 years of experience allows him to guide the management team so major directives focusing the company towards better performance are achieved.

corporate strategic planning


strategic planning

EV is the method of choice to control and follow up the cost and time performance of projects. While not a new concept, project managers and companies are now slowly adopting this methodology. He was involved with EV at the beguining of 2001 when he have to manage a $100 million project. Since then he has studied and applied the EV method to several projects, countries and companies, allowing him to draw on hands-on experience in the applicability of EV for following up and controlling projects.

earned-value system


project management


project review

A project without a good planning is as ship without compass on a dark night in the middle of the ocean. There is not sense of direction and of course it will go nowhere. His expertise in planning dates back to 1980 when he did his MSc at UMIST. At that time, precedence diagram and computers were an incipient mix. Today computers' dramatic increase in processing power allows very sophisticated planning tools such as Primavera and MS Project. Harnessing this power and using it to its fulliest is very important and this is his area of knowledge and expertise. After 28 years in capital projects and hand on experience with major projects, Expert has the experience to provide indepth assistance with all aspects of project and resource planning.

project planning


Microsoft Project Manager




power generation project management


project execution planning


project scheduling


resource planning

The scope of work or Statement of work (SOW) is the most important document to be produced while implementing a project. In it, the project timeline, standards, specs. and drawing safety, are set. The SOW is the base document to develop the WBS, which will be the foundation stone for the planning, reviewing and assuring that the SOW is complete. It is important to have only what is needed and define deliverables and objectives. This is fundamental to achieve project objectives.

proposal writing

A proper assessing of risk areas and contingency plan to avoid or minimize risk is a FEL area. This brings a large potential savings on time and costs. Risk management considers the possibilitiy of events that could delay project execution. Expert brings his 28 years of experience to the table when helping with risk management.

risk management

As part of front end loading, a Constructability exercise must be carried out by a team of experts generally assigned by the client or provided by the consultant. Key areas such as location, soil investigation, weather factors(extreme cold, heat), resources availability,construction method, expertise needed, materials used and risk areas all need to be considered before the actual construction start. Constructability is key to achiving a safe project on time and within budget. Expert has years of experience handling constructability issues.


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Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Trenton, New Jersey;  Philadelphia, Pennsylvania;  Allentown, Pennsylvania;  and Baltimore, Maryland.

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1982   MSc   Mechanical Engineering   UMIST  
1978   Mechanical Engineer   Mechanical Engineering   UCV  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2004 to





Senior Project Manager, Planning Consultant


He is the Senior Project Manager and Planning consultant, he also is a founding member of Expert's Firm. As such, he is providing consulting services for Capital Project Management and Planning. Also he can do tailored training to companies in Project Management and planning optimization

2001 to 2003




PICC Project


Project Manager


He managed the PICC project which was a 100 USD Million project to revamp a FCC/Alky unit for a major refinery

1998 to 2001






Engineering Superintendent


He was the engineering superintendent at El Palito refinery. He oversaw a diverse capital project portfolio of aprox. 30 million USD per year. Major projects were an electrostatic precipitator to remove solid from flue gases, waste water processing plant, and a gas venting system for the refinery.

1997 to 1998






HSE Manager


He was the HSE Manager with responsability for the contingency paln against major event such as oil spillages, fire and environmental issues.

1992 to 1997






Maintenance Superintendent


He was responsible for the maintenance and TA execution for a crude destiller and power generation unit at El Palito Refinery.

1991 to 1992




NRO Project


Power Generation Supervisor


He was responsible for the optimal selection of Boilers and power generation equipment for a 600MW power coke/flexigas burning generation unit. He was assigned to Fluor Daniels and United Engineers in the USA

1988 to 1991


PDVSA/ Isla Refinery, Curacao


Maintenance Turn Around


Maintenance Turnaround Manager


He was the Maintenance Turnaround manager for a 250KBD refinery. He was responsible for planning, contracting out and controlling TA execution

1986 to 1988


PDVSA/Isla Refinery, Curacao


GUP Project


GUP Project Manger


He was the Project manager for a 20 MM USD revamp project for the utilities at the Isla refinery. As part of the project two salt water desalination unit, two steam boilers, air compressor and a GE gas turbine were installed on time and within budget.

Career Accomplishments:

Venezuela College of Engineers; ASME Member


MSc Applied Mechanics

Professional Appointments

General Manager, Senior Project Manager and Planning consultant Expert's Firm

Publications and Patents Summary

He has two publications in Local Loads in GRP pipes and one in Montecarlo reliability assessment for determining optimal configuration of boiler in a 600MW power generation unit

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Bidding Consulting for a Refinery job in Mexico
  • Turnaround advisor in Trinidad Tobago
Recent Client Requests:
  • Petroleum expert for consulting on improvements in PMC refinery.
  • Expert in gas treatment for consulting on Dygoil power generation using gas fuel.
  • Expert in petrochemicals for consulting on petrochemical project management in Latin America .
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
Major Capital Project Management; Project Control; Primavera Project Planning; WBS development; Earned Value Analysis
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2004 to 2005   Saudi Arabia   He was the Project Control Manager for a Major Construction Company in Saudi Arabia
1991 to 2003   Venezuela   He was the Senior Project manager, Turn around expert and maintenace superintendent for an oil refinery in Venezuela.
1991 to 1992   USA   He was the Supervisor for a 600MW Power Generation Plant assigned to Fluor Daniels(Texas) and United Engineers(Philadelphia).
1986 to 1991   Curacao   He was Manager for major capital project and refinery turnarounds.
2003 to 2004   Trinidad and Tobago   He was a Turnaround advisor to Cudjoe construction.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
English   He is proficient in the use of English
Spanish   Native

Additional Skills and Services:

A 4-day seminar in Project Management Techniques, Two day seminar in WBS

Other Skills and Services

Predictive/preventive maintenance in refineries


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