Refinery Maintenance and Turnaround Consultant

Technical Consultant #2216


  • Over thirty years of experience in refinery construction, maintenance, and turnaround.
  • Project management, plant engineering, business ~Turnaround planning, management, and field execution.
  • Served on Refinery Leadership Teams at three different refineries over fifteen years.


Undisclosed Company, Senior Project Manager, Present

  • Providing Project Management Services to clients in the refinery industry that includes:
  • Revenue enhancement
  • On site cost reduction
  • Equipment and systems reliability
  • Risk assessments
  • Readiness reviews
  • Turnaround and maintenance management

Motiva Convent Refinery, Convert, LA, Turnaround Manager, 2006 - 2010

  • Managed a department to oversee $5 million to $150 million turnarounds from scope development through field execution.
  • Served as member of a corporate team responsible improving U.S. chemical plant and refinery turnaround performance
  • Participated in assessments, readiness reviews, and schedule optimizations at all Shell and Motiva North American refineries.
  • Developed site-specific safety plan for each turnaround.

Quality Systems and Processes Manager

  • Implemented new work processes in cooperation with site leaders.
  • Member of corporate team providing direction and priority for implementation of new work processes at U.S. sites.
  • Led the Global Excellence Review Team at Convent site.
  • Developed a prioritized list of opportunities to improve reliability, profitability, revenue enhancement, and cost reduction.

Maintenance Manager

  • Managed maintenance, procurement and contracts, turnaround, and project construction activities at the Convent, Star Enterprise-Motive and Delaware City Refineries sites.
  • Implemented cost control structure for routine and turnaround maintenance, reducing cost while increasing plant reliability.
  • Identifying craft efficiencies contract work force, manpower control and administrative overhead integration.
  • Member of site leadership team at Delaware City that set overall strategy for managing site safety, operating and labor costs, capital improvement, reliability, and profitability.

Major Projects Manager - Motiva Convent and Norco Refineries

  • Project Director for the low sulfur gasoline and ultra-low sulfur diesel projects totaling $100 million - plus.
  • Chose and evaluated new vs. revamped units and provided cost estimates, schedule and funding details
  • Led a department that evaluated feasibility of projects and negotiated contractual agreements with third party companies, including tail gas liquids recovery, H2 recovery, CO2 recovery, gasification, cogeneration and large scale ultra-low sulfur diesel unit.

Texaco - Star Enterprise Convent Refinery, Turnaround Manager, and Maintenance Supervisor

  • Managed planning, budgeting, cost estimation, schedule, and execution of all shutdowns at site.
  • Developed monthly maintenance report with 3 levels of details for site management, middle managers, and front line supervisors.
  • Wrote, bid, evaluated, and awarded contracts for routine maintenance and turnarounds.

Environmental Engineer

  • Managed permitting, reporting, and testing for 100,000 BPD crude expansion project.
  • Monitored and calculated all onsite air emissions.
  • Acted as start-up engineer for sites new activated sludge wastewater.
  • Responsible for monitoring and calculation of all air emissions at site.
  • Worked with operations on training and test requirements in field.
  • Worked with lab on all environmental testing requirements.

Texaco Lockport Refinery, Plant and Maintenance Engineer

  • Handled small engineering projects throughout refinery, many of which were installed during unit shutdowns.
  • Responsible for engineering, procurement, drafting, cost estimation and funding on each project.
  • Managed tank repair program where duties included scope definition, contract development and award plus followed supervision of field execution for all tank repairs, modifications and new installations.
  • Followed routine maintenance and small capital project work needs and weekly assigned over 250 company craft to various areas of plant basis overall backlog and operational priority.
  • Responsible for planning and execution of small plant outages.


  • B.S. Civil Engineering, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Terre-Haute, IN
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