Pasadena, CA 91105
DIRECTOR – PROJECT ENGINEERING & PLANNING
A highly motivated and skilled executive with ~15 years of leadership experience in mechanical, structural
and thermohydraulic design, plant owners support (nuclear, fossil, natural gas/combined cycle and solar),
and customer management interfaces. Strong background in leading contractors and working with external
vendors domestically and internationally, as well as servicing clients in the United States, Asia, and Europe –
ensuring effective start to finish management of resources. Works actively to develop new areas for
business expansion, while also looking for ways to produce/fabricate locally.
Fluent in English, Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian
Working knowledge of Slovenian and Czech
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
✓ Project Management
✓ Requirements Gathering
✓ Thermal Engineering
✓ Cost Forecasting
✓ Nuclear Rules & Regulations
✓ Process Improvements
✓ Quality Assurance
✓ ASME Section VIII & Section III
✓ Cross-Functional Teams
✓ Training & Development
✓ Commissioning, Testing &
Microsoft Office, AutoCAD, Plant Layout Design, Primavera P6, PV Elite, Compress, SolidWorks, ASME, ASTM,
ANSI, API, Vendor/Supplier Evaluation, Nuclear Power Plants Outages and Maintenance etc.
THERMAL ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL, SANTA FE SPRINGS, CA
2000 – 2015
Thermal Engineering International services the nuclear industry worldwide with an unmatched record of
supplying equipment on time, on budget and most importantly, with a high degree of reliability.
DIRECTOR - PROJECT ENGINEERING AND PLANNING
(2013 – 2015)
• Provided senior level direction and oversight for project engineers, coordination with project
management, contracts administration, major subcontract management programs and processes,
administrative service functions, including planning, management, supervision and coordination as
they related to products and markets served under Thermal Engineering Int’l.
Provided centralized services for planning, scheduling estimating, project engineering, project
accounting, and risk assessment.
Regularly monitored and tracked project progress in the areas of scope, schedule, budget, project
satisfaction for individual projects, and from portfolio and compliance perspective.
Worked with plant owner engineers, operations and maintenance organizations to solve emerging
Submitted project status reports and other project information to project stakeholders and senior
management on regular basis or as requested.
Participated in new project proposal development to assure quality processes implementation and
Provided formal and informal training to Design, Project Engineers and other project teams within
organization or customer.
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➢ Responsible for domestic and international projects ($30M+), yielding proﬁt of more than 30%.
➢ Managed large turnkey projects, i.e. Moisture Separator Reheaters (MSR’s) for domestic and
worldwide nuclear ﬂeet. Examples include Grand Gulf NPP, St Lucie and Turkey Point, Fermi,
Palisades, DC Cook, Vogtle #3 & #4 and VC Summer #2 & #3 and many other.
➢ Conducted training for plant operators in Slovakia (Central Europe), previously trained engineers
from Shanghai Electric Company (Shanghai China), Harbin (China) Hitachi, Toshiba and Kobelco
(Japan), Entergy, Duke Progress, FP&L (USA) etc.
➢ Prepared and negotiated an agreement for cooperation with one of the largest engineering companies
in Europe/Spain: Iberdrola. Establish high level business contacts with European major utilities such
as ENEL Italy, CEZ Czech Republic, Slovenske Elektrarne Slovakia Republic, and Romania.
➢ Instrumental role in winning new contract for Slovenske Elektrarne, supply of four Moisture
Separator Reheaters. Contract value more than €6M+ with approximately 28% gross margin.
➢ Directed capacity planning for the Joplin, MO manufacturing facility.
➢ Implemented Earned Value Management (EVM) to measure project performance indicators of
equipment scheduled for fabrication.
➢ Participated in yearly capacity planning and absorption for a facility capable of delivering 200k+ manhours.
➢ Oversaw development and implementation of automated document control system for inter-company
GENERAL MANAGER PROJECT ENGINEERING
(2007 – 2013)
Directed technical aspects of all projects within Moisture Separator Reheater Technology and Advanced
- Review of technical specifications along with T&C’s review and acceptance. Generate
preliminary or conceptual design layouts for design engineering detail fabrication
development, as well as for FEA and vibration analyses.
- Reviewed and approved engineering packages and project documentation for ASME Section
VIII pressure vessels as well as European PED EN97/23/EC, China Pressure Vessel Code.
- Directly responsible for maintaining projects schedules and budgets. Instrumental role in
overseas project developing new business contacts and long-term potential.
MANAGER MECHANICAL DESIGN
(2004 – 2007)
Managed mechanical design and speciﬁcations of the Moisture Separator Reheater Technology and
Advanced Programs Division:
- Stress analysis, seismic analysis and compliance with ASME B&PV code.
- Reviewed bid packages, customer speciﬁcations and power plant walk downs.
- Played a key role in the fabrication of the pressure vessel in manufacturing facility,
domestically and internationally.
- Directly involved in Quality Assurance Subcontractor evaluation and acceptance, surveillance
LEAD DESIGN ENGINEER
(2003 – 2004)
(2000 – 2003)
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EDUCATION & TRAINING
BS - Mechanical Engineering 1997-2000
California State University Los Angeles, CA
Attended - Mechanical Engineering 1994-1996
Fakulteta za Strojnistvo, Ljubljana, Slovenia Europe
Nuclear Power Plant Specific Courses
ISO 9001-2008 Auditor Training
Babcock Power Incorporated University Courses
American Society of Mechanical Engineers-ASME