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Posted by Dennis K. Bravo on January 02, 2007 at 22:42:51:
Dennis K. Bravo
50876 York Road
Ewing, NE 66735
Home Phone: (402) 626-7772
Cell Phone: (402) 340-6068
• Over 35 years experience Managing multiple contracts as a Construction-Site, Project Manager / Superintendent / Contract Administrator in Heavy Construction and Repair of Fossil Fueled Boilers, Including Retrofits, Overhauls, Balance of Plant (BOP)Equipment and Upgrades of Power Plants, Steam, Condensate and Process Piping, Mechanical Erection and Modification of Paper. Machines, Conveyors, Utility & Industrial Boiler Pollution Equipment Design and Installation, Interfacing with Scheduling, Startup, Working with both Union and Open Shop Crafts and Engineering. Extensive Experience in Estimating, Development of Data Bases for use in Estimating, Development of Bid Specifications, Schedules, Administration and Generation of QC Programs, Bid Evaluation, Procurement, Finance, Representing Owners and Project Close Out.
• Extensive Contract Administration, P & L responsibility, Contractor, Subcontractor Management Experience including Client Interfacing.
• Excellent in the resolution of Technical and Commercial Issues
• Writing RFQ’s (Bid Specifications for Major Equipment and Labor).
• Knowledgeable in computer operation and required programs.
• Competent in all aspects of office functions and activities related to management.
• Extensive vendor negotiations, selections and sourcing skills
• Coordinate subcontractors, purchases / rentals of tools, materials equipment and transportation.
• Supervised union and open or merit shop, hourly and salaried personnel including contract negotiations associated with their activities and keeping safety in mind.
• Qualified in Welding, Training of welders, and Qualifying of welders & Procedures under the ASME codes.
• Experienced in Machining Operations in shop and field.
• Knowledgeable in Fossil and Hog Fuel, Stoker, CFB, (Biomass) Fired (Boilers), Coal Mills, Crushers, Pulverizers and Non-fired Pressure Vessels and their support equipment and the installation of Emissions Reducing Equipment including Wet Scrubbers both steel and fiberglass and OFA systems.
• Excellent communication skills with Plant Management, Operations, Contractors, Unions, Customers, Inspectors, Insurance companies, Vendors and Employees.
• Extremely capable of dealing with onsite emergency repairs when required.
• Innovative at designing, manufacturing and implementing new products, tools and concepts within the Steam / Power Generation Industry.
• Oregon State licensed Boiler Class 5 Steam Fitter Supervisor.
• Experienced in the Types, Application and Placement of Refractories, Insulation, Lagging and Boiler / Furnace Casing.
• Vast Rigging and Erection Experience.
• Extensive Experience working with Civil Construction Contractors.
To find a position as a Construction or Project Manager, Boiler Specialists, Engineer, utilizing my knowledge and experience in the many aspects of Fossil Fuel Boiler Repair, Retrofits, Upgrades, Water Wall, Reheater, Superheater Replacement, Power Plant Construction, OSHA-Safety, Contract Administration, Fabrication, Pipefitting, Repair, Welding, Estimating, Quality Control and Sales within ASME and AWS Codes related to Boiler and Power plant Construction and Modification.
Dennis K. Bravo
December 2005 – August 2006 Precision Resources Co. / XCEL Energy St .Paul, MN
Position: Contract Administrator, / Balance of Plan Supervisor (BOP) at the EXCEL Energy AS King Power Plant consisting of a 525MW Power Generating Facility with a B&W Super Critical Cyclone Boiler. In charge of all BOP equipment installations that support a major power plant rehab and installation of pollution reduction equipment.
Including SCR, New Turbine, Cooling Tower, Pumps, Motors, Heat Exchange rand Major Boiler Component Replacement, Fuel & Ash Handling Conveyor Systems, Tanks, Power Piping and Equipment Foundations.
Interfacing with Contractors, Union Craft, Engineers and Plant Personnel while working as an Owner’s Representative
Project Bid Review, Evaluation, Award, Management and Tracking of Project Costs.
July 2003 – December 2005 RMT-SmartBurn® (An Alliant Energy Owned Co.) Madison, WI
Position: Construction Manager, Project Engineer / Site Manager Involved with all Construction & Management of Fossil Fired Boiler Pollution Reduction Equipment Installation, Repair, Modification, Retrofits, Upgrades, interfacing with contractors, Safety, and the Customer.
Involved in the Equipment and Contractor Selection as well as Project Cost Estimating
for all up coming 2005 through 2007 work on Alliant Energy’s Power Plants requiring pollution reduction equipment for compliance with the 2009 (Year) Mandate..
As the RMT-SmartBurn ® Construction Manager I was in charge of the various construction contractors installing the RMT-SmartBurn® NOx Pollution Reduction Systems on Alliant Energy-Columbia Energy Center’s Unit – 2, a 525 MW Tangent Fired CE boiler. Project Value: $12M
Designed and implemented a Quality Control program for the installation / Retrofitting of SmartBurn ® NOx Pollution Reduction Equipment on Commercial Projects.
Recently I was involved at the Alliant Energy Nelson Dewey Generating
Station in Cassville, Wisconsin supervising the upgrading of Fuel preparation and handling equipment, consisting of Fine Grind Coal Crusher Modifications, new Distribution Chutes and Coal Feeders and the Installation of 2 New 1,500 hp Crusher Drive Motors that required extensive structural modifications to the crusher house.
Installed 2 New 2000 hp FD Fan motors and VFDs along with the construction and installation of a special platform for the VFD location in the plant.
In the Alliant Iowa Power Plants I was in charge of the installation of Air
Monitoring Equipment at Alliant Energy’s M.L. Kapp Generating Station, installed
new Gravimetric Coal Feeders and Air Monitoring Equipment the
Burlington Generating Station and Their Prairie Creek Generating
Station as well as over seeing other Plant Equipment Upgrades.
Dennis K. Bravo
At the Alliant Energy Ottumwa Generating Station (One of the 5 Largest
T-Fired CE Boilers ever Constructed in the USA) installed parts consisting
of Mill Upgrades for a finer grind the installation of Air Monitoring
Equipment to aid in the reduction NOx Pollutants.
Managed the Installation of 12 New Ceramic Lined Coal Nozzles,
Low NOx Burner Tips Flexible Coal Pipe Couplings and added
Boiler Camera Ports on Unit-2 a T-Fired Boiler at the Alliant Energy
Columbia Generating Station in Pardeeville Wisconsin.
As Construction Site Manager, Supervised the replacement of
3Rre-entry throats and the installation of Boiler Camera Ports on
Alliant Energy’s Edgewater Unit-3 a B&W Cyclone Fired Boiler.
Supervised the installation of a Separated Over Fire Air NOx
Pollution Reduction System on a 500MW CE, T-Fired Boiler
and was the Shift Point Person for all the Outage Activities at
Alliant Energy’s Columbia Energy Center.
Project Ranges: $1M - $30M
August 2001 – July 2003 Key Tech. Sol. /RMT-SmartBurn (An Alliant Energy Owned C0.) Madison, WI
Managed and Supervised the installation of Split Secondary Air
Dampers, Drives, Mounts and Linkage on Unit-4 of Alliant
Energy’s Edgewater Generating Station Unit-4, a B&W Cyclone
Supervised the installation of a complete Over Fire Air System
Including all Ducting, Tube Panels, Support Steel, added Access
Platforms, Dampers, Drives and Controls to Alliant Energy’s
Edgewater Unit-3, a B&W Cyclone Fired Boiler.
As the Construction Manager at Alliant Energy’s Nelson Dewey Generating
Station Overseeing the installation of Over Fire Air Low NOx
Pollution Equipment and the replacement of all Cyclones, Re-Entry Throats
and related components on Both Units-1 &2 of which were manufactured
by B&W. Project Value: $12 M
June 2001 – August 2001 ENRON Houston, TX
Position: Field Procurement Manager Located at the construction
site of the second largest Combined Cycle Power Plant constructed
in the United States.
Managed all Contract Negotiations, RFQ Specifications, Rental
Property and Equipment Purchases while directing 7 assistants.
Project Value: $1.2 Billion
Dennis K. Bravo
Sept. 2000 – June 2001 Kellogg Brown & Root, Inc. Houston, TX
Position: Mechanical Superintendent in charge of Multiple Projects
on site at the Boise Cascade Paper Mill in St. Helens, OR..
As the Primary Site Contractor, Contracting capital projects including
Civil, Process Piping, Paper Machine modifications, Steam piping,
Equipment Erection, ASME and NBIC Quality Control.
Managed the estimating, scheduling, coordinating and Safety of all
Construction Activities including Obtaining City and State Required
Construction Permits. Capital Range: $1K –$ 5M
Aug. 1999 – Nov. 1999 Vemco, Inc. Enterprise, OR
Contract Position: Steam Piping Supervisor and Welding Quality
Control at Boise Cascade Elgin, Oregon.
Complete re-construction after a fire closed the facility in may 1999.
Installed all of the Steam and Condensate Piping required for the
Operation of all the plywood manufacturing equipment, Presses, Dryers
& Log Heater along with other support equipment.
Interfaced with the inspector for the State Of Oregon regarding all
Welding of the pressure retaining components and piping.
Estimated value of the project: $ 1.2M.
March 1997 – Jan 199 Refractories NW, Inc. Canby, OR
Position: Mechanical Services, Sales and ASME Quality Control
Managed the Construction and Repair of Aluminum Production
Furnaces including Gas piping, Burner installation, Design
Company’s primary Customer base: Lumber Mills, Aluminum
Manufactures and Local Dicast Companies.
Managed the Outside Construction and Fabrication Shop,
Covered the required Q.C. on the welded repairs to Boilers
and Pressure Vessels under the ASME and NBIC codes.
Project Values: $1 – $5.5M
July 1996 – March 1997 Harris Thermal Transfer Products Newberg, OR
Position: Procurement Manager for one of the west coast’s
Largest Pressure Vessel Shops. Worked with Engineering,
Manufacturing and Vendors. Purchasing, setting up Delivery schedules, pricing and
Estimating as required to facilitate a smooth and on time delivery
of product to the customers.
Dennis K. Bravo
March 1995 – Oct. 1995 Complete Plant Maintenance Brush Prairie, WA
Position: Project Coordinator, Quality Control and Sales
for a medium size Boiler Repair and piping contractor
working in paper mills and the power industries.
Aug. 1994 – March 1995 Serv-Tech, Inc. (ST Boiler Division) Vancouver, WA
Position: Project Coordinator, Quality Control and
Procurement Manager. The company based out of Houston, TX
Opened an office in the Northwest expanding their customer base
of which were the Pulp & Paper and Power Generation Industries
Repairing, Retrofitting, Upgrading of Boilers and Related equipment.
Values of Projects that I coordinated were 1.5 to 4M.
The customers, Ducon Environmental, Bectel, Lockheed and
The United States Navel air weapons division. We fabricated
and installed a Wet Scrubber (Pollution Equipment) for disposal of
Obsolete Rocket Engine Fuel. Project value: $1.5M.
Southern-Cal Edison, Mohave Generating Station
Replaced Water Wall Panels, installed Low NOxBurners, Refractory
and General Maintenance on a CE, T-Fired Boiler.
Capital Value: 15M
Jan. 1994 - Aug. 1994 Irwin Industries, Inc. Vancouver, WA
Position: Project Coordinator, Q.C and Procurement.
Supervised the Repair of Recovery, Hog Fuel (Biomass),
as well as Coal Fired Boilers.
Sept. 1993 - Jan. 1994 Sunland Construction Co. (Non Union B&WCC) Vancouver, WA
Position: Project Coordinator, Q.C. and Procurement
Working out of the Portland, OR B&W Office.
Charged with supervising construction of and repairs
to all manufactures and types of Water Tube Boilers.
April 1990 - Sept. 1992 Powerplant Specialists, Inc. (PSI) Vancouver, WA
Position: Office and Quality Control Manager
In charge of all ASME work performed in the field
On Hog (Biomass), Natural Gas, Recovery and Coal Fired Boilers.
Including the installation of New Super Heater Elements in a Riley
Stoker Boiler at the Western Craft Paper Mill in Albany, Oregon.
Installed a new Precipitator on a CE Recovery Boiler for the
Port Townsend Paper Company in Port Townsend, WA.
As well as the over sight at outages for various Paper and
Power Customers on the West Coast.
Dennis K. Bravo
Sept. 1985 - Apr. 1990 General Electric Co. (Total Plant Services Division) Portland, OR
Position: Special Project Coordinator and
Procurement Manager for the Total Plant Services Boiler Division.
Oversaw all Construction, Fabrication, Retrofitting, Upgrading,
Repairs of Power Plants and Q.C. on Hog, CFB, Stoker (Biomass),
Recovery (Red & Black Liquor), Natural Gas and Fossil Fuel Boilers.
Installation of Over Fire Air NOx Pollution Reduction Systems and Wet
Scrubbers at various Plants on the west coast.
Installed a new Precipitator on a recovery boiler at the Pope and
Talbot Paper Mill in Halsey, Oregon.
Assisted in Estimating of project cost and new power plant construction
(Bidding), Bid Preparation.
Re-Tubed Heat Exchangers, Condensers and Boilers, Installed Fans, Motors,
Pumps, Built, Disassembled, Moved and Re-assembled Boilers and their
Support Equipment, performed Plant Maintenance Services in general and
Constructed several Cogeneration Power Plants for various customers.
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