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Overview

Russell Howell is currently employed as a Project Field Manager (PFM) and (CM) for Black & Veatch and is responsible for the construction of electrical substation, and transmission/distribution power line facilities. His duties as a Project Field Manager includes constructability studies, design review, site development, line clearance coordination, procurement, construction, craft management, project facilitation, meeting coordination, scheduling, financial management. Russell has 28 years of experience in the construction trades as a Groundman, Lineman, Foreman, Superintendent, and Project Field Manager. Russell is proactive in supporting Company objectives in Safety, Quality, and project management processes for power delivery in the construction of electrical substations and transmission/ distribution lines. I direct employees under my supervision and assist in training and developing their behavior, leading by example, taking initiative, apply sound judgment, and forward thinking as a leader. Russell is detail oriented, timely, and takes ownership of the project. Because his many years of experience in the construction business, Russell is able to make sound decision and recommendations to cost efficiency - practical problem solving. Per the particulars of the given project, plans and specifications, he is able to coordinate and translate these into craft-friendly understanding for implementation in the field. Russell has hands-on knowledge with computer applications and documentation in Electrical Construction processes using: Adobe Acrobat, Documentum, Excel, Word, Microsoft Project, and have an above-average written and oral communication skillset. Russell is more than capable of working independently and completing assignments to meet company objectives based on general direction. Has initiative, takes ownership of the project and task at hand, as well as identifying and providing solutions to problems when needed. Completes tasks in an orderly manner, timely to work, has a good work ethic, gets along well with others Certifications/ Licenses: Licensed Crane Operator (Expired) Certified Heavy Equipment Operator California State Licensed General Contractor – 1998 RMI Oregon State Contractors License – 2017 Completion of study courses in Supervision & Management 10 hour and 30 hour OSHA certifications Proficient in the use of a computer for Construction Management: MS - Excel, Word, Power Point, Field Progress Management System, etc. Managed construction projects in: California Texas New Jersey Idaho Oregon Washington DC Managed work for the following entities: Washington DC. Dept. of Transportation (DDOT) Portland Gas Electric (PGE) San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) San Francisco Public Utility District (SFPUD) Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) Eon/ Air-Tricity Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Dept. of Energy - Western Area Power Authority (WAPA) Raging Wire Corp Roseville Electric (RE) Craft experience: Electrical Substations Construction Transmission & Distribution Line Construction Heavy civil construction Pump stations Sewage systems Underground utilities Wood/Metal framing Concrete structures Performed worked for the following entities: Tyco Babcock and Brown Roseville Electric SMUD SDG&E, PSE&G San Francisco Public Utility Commission Texas Utilities Modesto Irrigation District Portland Gas Electric Rocky Mountain Power California Dept. of Corrections (CDC): Salinas State Prison, Vacaville State Prison, Jackson State Prison, San Luis Obispo State Prison Sacramento County Jail, Sacramento County Juvenile Detention Facility Department of Defense: Beale Air Force Base, Moffat Air Field, Mare Island, MCAS Yuma Municipalities: Sacramento, Hayward, Fremont, San Jose, Redwood City, Oakland, Richmond, Quincy, Red Bluff Counties: Placer, Sacramento, Contra Costa, Alameda, and Santa Clara, RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage all construction activities which include working with Craft, Project team and supporting Upper management to provide a successful completion of projects, on time, within budget, without sacrificing safety or quality in the process. I coordinate and document project Orientation, Safety Meetings, kick off meetings, walk downs, lessons learned meetings, as well as work with team to provide project review meetings. I am capable of working independently to support upper management when they are not available by carry on business as usual and mentor new employees; assist in training and personal development processes to perform their related job duties. Safety: Actively participates and support corporate safety program. Directly involved with management, subcontractors and craft to enforce (leading by example), and document project safety policies on site. As well as keep files electronically or as hard copies when required. Quality: Meet the specific requirement of the job, IFC, and promote their adherence to from the vendors/ subcontractors by setting goals, hold points, and routine inspections of the installed work. Budgets/ Cost Reports: Actively monitor and analyze functions of the project, collaborate with project team to develop and maintain project cost reports. Assist the project leads of project progress, cost budgets, assist in developing project cost estimates, reports, and provide support documents to project team. Procurement: Proficient at working with purchasing agents in managing and maintaining project procurement. Assist project team with procurement activities, and work directly with contractors and vendors to help resolve errors, questions or concerns about invoicing. Verifies validity in performance of the work. Manage and maintain project procurement from inception through completion Project Logistics: Develop and implement work plans/ procedures and effectively communicate this to team members, Subcontractors, Upper management. Manage and streamline work process when tasks are complex and require experience-based judgment to accomplish. Perform job walk downs, facilitate routine project meetings, and provide required documentation for the project. Project scope: Work with team supporting development of project scope, clarify misleading or misunderstanding in the scope, and relaying this information back to the subcontractors and or craft. Schedules: Assist in schedule startup and duration variances, and maintain written and electronic project documents for record of the required aspects of the project in accordance with established corporate guidelines and project requirements. Provide project leads and project team members with status information and milestones that will ensure timely decisions that will take advantage of changing circumstances and/ or resource availability. Estimates: Understands corporate financial and business policies and practices, apply them appropriately to the cost estimating of projects. Identify where the process may be improved and provide solutions. Quantity Take Off (QTO): Verify quantities of needed items to procure. Validate the necessity of the items, and provide options for cost saving and or project schedule gains by using an alternate product. Cost Management: Work with vendors and subcontractors managing actual charges, validating their correctness and appropriation for change. Take corrective measures when appropriate by coordinating with project team when corrective actions are needed by identify potential problems and providing corrective measures. Resource planning: Prioritize tasks appropriately based on the logistics of the project. Assist project team with clarify what the project requirements are and the resources needed to accomplish the given tasks, and coordinate with the Union leadership to man the project appropriately. Project controls: Work directly with project controls analyzing and reporting on the project health, by creating detailed analysis of schedule vs. performance (FPMS – Forecast Project Management System) and effectively relay this information to team members, Subcontractors, and Upper management. Mentoring: Russell actively assists employees under his supervision in training and developing their skill-sets, leading by example, taking initiative; apply sound judgment, and forward thinking as a team player. PROJECT EXPERIENCE DC Proterra; DDOT; Washington, DC, United States 2018 - Current BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Greenfield” Electric Bus Charging Station Construction Marquam Substation; PGE; Portland, OR, United States 2016 - 2018 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Greenfield” 115kV GIS Substation Construction Bay Boulevard 230kV Substation; SDG&E; San Diego, CA, United States 2016 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Transmission / Distribution Line Rebuild – 70kv over 15kv Under build Los Banos Substation 230kV MPAC Upgrade; PG&E; Santa Nella, CA, United States 2015 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Substation Construction – Security Upgrade Kearney Substation 230kV MPAC Upgrade; PG&E; Fresno, CA, United States 2012– 2015 In Progress BLACK & VEATCH Energy - Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Substation Construction Los Banos Substation 230kV MPAC Upgrade; PG&E; Santa Nella, CA, United States 2013-Complete BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Substation Construction Ignacio Substation MPAC Upgrade; PG&E; Novato, CA, United States 2012-2012 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Substation Construction RCEC; PG&E; Hayward, CA, United States 2011-2012 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Substation Construction Holm Powerhouse Exciter Units 1 and 2 Upgrade Project; SFPUD; Moccasin, CA, United States 2010-2011 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – Hydro Generation – Exciter Replacement CX3; PG&E; Oakland, CA, United States 2009-2010 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Substation Construction Metuchen Substation PSE&G; Edison, NJ, United States 2009-2009 B BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Substation Construction PTTP Populus Substation; Pacific Corp.; Downey, ID, United States 2009-2009 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Greenfield” Substation Construction Sewaren SCADA Project; PSE&G; Sewaren, NJ, United States 2009-2009 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Substation Construction Telecommunications Iron Bound Substation Upgrade; PSE&G; Newark, NJ, United States 2009-2009 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Substation Construction Dixon Substation Breaker Replacement; PG&E; Dixon, CA, United States 2008-2009 BLACK & VEATCH Energy Construction Manager – “Brownfield” Substation Construction Wind Generation and Utility / Infrastructure Upgrade Projects; VARIOUS; California / Texas, United States 2005-2008 SYSTEM 3, INC – Superintendent “Greenfield” Substation and Transmission line construction Sole Proprietor; VARIOUS; California, United States 2001-2005 HOWELL CONSTRUCTION – Self Employed Utility and Infrastructure Upgrade Projects; VARIOUS; California, United States 2000-2001 ALL POWER ELECTRIC - Foreman Utility and Infrastructure Upgrade Projects; VARIOUS; California / Arizona, United States 1995-2000 CLYDE G. STEAGALL - Foreman Track Homes; Elliot Homes; California, United States 1990-1994 HARRIS CEMENT - Foreman Project Field Manager Specialization: Electrical Transmission/ Distribution Substation Construction Heavy Civil Construction Education 2013 University of Washington Curriculum Construction Management 1994 Sierra College Curriculum Unified Building Code Professional Registration 1998 CA General Contractor #746503 Class - A Class –B HIC 2006, CA, Powered Industrial Truck SDCB-Class 1, Class 4, Class 5, 11328.0177 2007, VA, Certified Crane Operator-TSS, 070734493 2007, WI, Confined Space and Lock Out Tag 2008, CA, OSHA 10 HOUR, 002097313 2008, CA, OSHA 30 HOUR, 600312153 2017, OR, RMI Oregon State Contractors License Total Years Experience 28 Language Capabilities English Some Spanish

Skills

  • Substation Inspector

Qualifications

TypeNameStartEnd
Training University of Washington 11/5/2012 1/4/2013
Training Sierra College 2/6/1995 4/7/1995
License NCCO Crane Operator 6/5/2006 6/29/2012
Certification IVES 2/6/2006 3/20/2068
High School Yreka High School 8/2/1982 6/6/1986

Employment History

CompanyTitleStartEnd
Black & Veatch Constrcution Manager 11/28/2008 3/30/2018
Manage all construction activities which include working with Craft, Project team and supporting Upper management to provide a successful completion of projects, on time, within budget, without sacrificing safety or quality in the process. I coordinate and document project Orientation, Safety Meetings, kick off meetings, walk downs, lessons learned meetings, as well as work with team to provide project review meetings. I am capable of working independently to support upper management when they are not available by carry on business as usual and mentor new employees; assist in training and personal development processes to perform their related job duties. Safety: Actively participates and support corporate safety program. Directly involved with management, subcontractors and craft to enforce (leading by example), and document project safety policies on site. As well as keep files electronically or as hard copies when required. Quality: Meet the specific requirement of the job, IFC, and promote their adherence to from the vendors/ subcontractors by setting goals, hold points, and routine inspections of the installed work. Budgets/ Cost Reports: Actively monitor and analyze functions of the project, collaborate with project team to develop and maintain project cost reports. Assist the project leads of project progress, cost budgets, assist in developing project cost estimates, reports, and provide support documents to project team. Procurement: Proficient at working with purchasing agents in managing and maintaining project procurement. Assist project team with procurement activities, and work directly with contractors and vendors to help resolve errors, questions or concerns about invoicing. Verifies validity in performance of the work. Manage and maintain project procurement from inception through completion Project Logistics: Develop and implement work plans/ procedures and effectively communicate this to team members, Subcontractors, Upper management. Manage and streamline work process when tasks are complex and require experience-based judgment to accomplish. Perform job walk downs, facilitate routine project meetings, and provide required documentation for the project. Project scope: Work with team supporting development of project scope, clarify misleading or misunderstanding in the scope, and relaying this information back to the subcontractors and or craft. Schedules: Assist in schedule startup and duration variances, and maintain written and electronic project documents for record of the required aspects of the project in accordance with established corporate guidelines and project requirements. Provide project leads and project team members with status information and milestones that will ensure timely decisions that will take advantage of changing circumstances and/ or resource availability. Estimates: Understands corporate financial and business policies and practices, apply them appropriately to the cost estimating of projects. Identify where the process may be improved and provide solutions. Quantity Take Off (QTO): Verify quantities of needed items to procure. Validate the necessity of the items, and provide options for cost saving and or project schedule gains by using an alternate product. Cost Management: Work with vendors and subcontractors managing actual charges, validating their correctness and appropriation for change. Take corrective measures when appropriate by coordinating with project team when corrective actions are needed by identify potential problems and providing corrective measures. Resource planning: Prioritize tasks appropriately based on the logistics of the project. Assist project team with clarify what the project requirements are and the resources needed to accomplish the given tasks, and coordinate with the Union leadership to man the project appropriately. Project controls: Work directly with project controls analyzing and reporting on the project health, by creating detailed analysis of schedule vs. performance (FPMS – Forecast Project Management System) and effectively relay this information to team members, Subcontractors, and Upper management. Mentoring: Russell actively assists employees under his supervision in training and developing their skill-sets, leading by example, taking initiative; apply sound judgment, and forward thinking as a team player.
System 3, Inc. Superintendent 2/1/2005 11/28/2008
Overseeing the construction of Wind Generation and Utility / Infrastructure Upgrade Projects; VARIOUS; California / Texas, United States – Superintendent “Greenfield” Substation and Transmission line construction
Howell Consruction Owner Operator 11/1/2001 2/4/2005
Sole Proprietor; VARIOUS; California, United States 2001-2005 HOWELL CONSTRUCTION – Self Employed
All Power/ JRS Construction Foreman 2/1/2000 11/1/2001
Utility and Infrastructure Upgrade Projects; VARIOUS; California, United States 2000-2001 ALL POWER/ JRS Construction - Foreman