Project Manager
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Location: Hopewell Junction, NY, USA
School: NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
Field of study: Mechanical Engineering / Project Management

Project Manager

Arthur J. Bortz


To Whom it may concern,

I am seeking a meaningful and challenging position in the area of Project Management. As a degreed Mechanical Engineer, a PMI Certified PMP for over 13 years and a Project Management practitioner for most of my career including Superintendent of Project Management, my resume speaks to my varied yet strong experience base.

My engineering background coupled with my PMP certification, along with many years of hands-on field experience with complex engineering and construction management projects, have proven to be a winning combination in my ability to manage all aspects of simple to complex technical projects. My “cradle to grave” involvement includes: scope development, project plans, engineering oversight of conceptual, preliminary and construction designs, risk analysis, cost and schedule development and tracking, contract development, bid evaluation and award, field installation oversight, quality tracking, earned value analysis, root cause evaluation for non-conformances, status tracking and reporting, change order tracking, contractor claim negotiations and project closeout.

Project experiences range from municipal water infrastructure upgrades, new mechanical and electrical power system installations and modifications, utility electrical transmission and distribution maintenance, replacing 360 ton nuclear power plant steam generators, to decommissioning a nuclear power generation plant.

Please consider my resume for your organizational needs. My reach information is above. References can be provided as needed.

Regards,


Arthur J. Bortz, PMP

Arthur J Bortz, PMP
67 Dakota Drive
Hopewell Junction, NY 12533
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Education: 1975- 1979 Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Manhattan College

1987-1990 Master of Science Project Management
Polytechnic Institute of New York University

Licenses: NY State Professional Engineer – EIT- Engineer-In-Training –1979

Certifications: Project Management Institute- Project Management Professional –2008

Experience: Power Plant Experience: Nuclear Power Generation 32+ yrs
Fossil Power Generation 5 yrs
Municipal Government Project Management 3+ yrs
Utility Electrical Transmission and Distribution 1+ yrs

Support Functions: Indian Point Nuclear Emergency Response Organization
High Impact Team Leader – Nuclear Projects
War Room - Department Leadership during Nuclear Refueling Outages
Root Cause Evaluations for conditions adverse to Quality

Career & Responsibilities Summary:

A diversified Engineering and Project Management career, which includes responsibility in the areas of Engineering, Testing, Plant Operations, Construction, Maintenance, Radiation Protection, and Project Management, primarily nuclear and fossil power industry. Experience also, includes Municipal Government Project Management including municipal water and sewer infrastructure upgrades and health code violation resolutions and Utility Electrical Transmission and Distribution Construction and Project Management. As Superintendent of Projects, managed a staff of in-house and contracted Project Managers as well as personally managed all phases of multimillion dollar projects, including: scoping, engineering, planning, scheduling, cost estimating, risk analysis, man-loading, finance, procurement, installation / execution, testing and closeout. Matrix teams to execute projects. Interface with site & corporate management. Ensure projects meet objectives safely, on schedule and within budget. Negotiate contracts and claims with vendors / contractors. Key objectives include: safe and error free project execution, effective team composition, communication, cost control & maximize productivity and efficiency. Emphasize field presence of myself and direct reports on all projects as a key to success. Recommend changes to projects to meet these objectives if needed. Personal attributes include clear communication of concepts, verbally and in writing. Provide leadership by example, ability to identify risks and check & adjust when necessary, apply peer and team coaching, deliver high customer satisfaction, flexibility, and adaptability to change.

Arthur J Bortz, PMP


NORTHLINE UTILITIES, LLC. AuSable Forks, NY
2020 – 2021 Project Manager for following projects: ($11.5M annual revenue)
• National Grid – Transmission – 138Kv Spier Falls -Rotterdam, New York Circuit OPGW and Insulator replacement, Live Line – Fixed Price Contract
• National Grid – Distribution & Sub Transmission Maintenance – 4.8kV – 69kV Secondary Contractor of Choice – New York, Albany Region, Unit Based Contract - Multiple projects
• Delmarva Power and Light – Transmission – 138Kv – 345Kv Live Line Maintenance – Delaware & Maryland, Not to Exceed Contract - Multiple projects

ENTERGY Nuclear Northeast – Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC)- Buchanan, NY:
2017 – 2019 Part time Project Management Support, IPEC
• Expert witness - 31 Main Transformer NEIL Insurance Claim, $2.5M recovery
• Units 2 & 3 – 2017, 2018, 2019 Refueling Outage Project Management support


TOWN of FISHKILL, New York – Fishkill Town Hall 807 Rt. 52 Fishkill, NY
2016- 2020 Project Facilitator assisting Town Supervisor for following projects:
• Beacon Hills Municipal Water supply infrastructure improvement – Obtained $3M NYS Grant to offset $5M installation cost.
• Brinkerhoff Municipal Water Health Code violation resolution
• Rombout Water district improvement & Highland storage tank decommissioning
• Village of Fishkill - John Jay High School Water contract
• Beacon Rail Trail feasibility investigation
• Veteran Administration Hospital alternate water supply investigation

ENTERGY Nuclear Northeast – Indian Point Energy Center (IPEC)- Buchanan, NY:
2013- 2016 Superintendent, Site Projects
Oversight of capital and base site projects ($53M annual budget), Oversee 8 Project Mgrs.
Projects include:
• Main transformer failure – recovery/replacement team lead
• Expert witness - Main Transformer NEIL Insurance Claim, $2.5M recovery
• Refueling Outage Project Management support
• Utility Tunnel leak sealing
• 345KV Open Phase detection modification (Byron mod’s)
• Spend Fuel Pool Criticality Analysis and Metamic Insert upgrade
• Cooling water intake Sturgeon Monitoring
• Spare Inverter upgrade
• Protected Area - Security Thermal Imaging Camera upgrade
• Electric Grid disturbance monitoring system
• Wireless access point installation

Arthur J Bortz, PMP

• River water Intake structure material condition upgrade
• Nuclear fuel - Guide tube split pin upgrade
• Digital Feedwater Control Upgrade
• Reactor Cavity Liner weld repair
• Fukushima based upgrades
• Security Computer Upgrade
• Security Zone detection upgrade

2005- 2013 Senior Project Manager for following projects:
Electrical:
• 345KV Transformer Yard oil retention Moat sealing projects
• Resolution of gassing in 345KV Main Transformer – High Voltage Bushing replacement
• Salvage / removal of failed 345KV Main transformers
• Fabrication & delivery of new spare 345KV Main Transformers
• Preventive / Corrective Maintenance of Unit Aux, Station Aux and
Main Power Transformers
• Assist James A. Fitzpatrick (JAF) Nuc. Power Plant (Oswego, NY) on emergency replacement of failed Main GSU Transformer
• Assist JAF on planned refueling outage replacement of (2) Auxiliary Transformers
• Main generator voltage regulator system modification (Generex)

Mechanical:
• Cathodic protection of 8” & 10” underground City & Service Water piping
• Feed water Regulating valve control modification
• Circulating water Zurn Strainer blow down piping replacement
• River Water Intake - Wedge Wire screen conceptual engineering
• GSI-191 Containment Bldg, Sump Strainer Modification
• Reactor Head Replacement fabrication
• Main Condenser - Wet Steam Replacement piping
• Reactor Cavity Liner leak repair coating
• New Reactor Cavity Auxiliary Bridge
• Low Pressure Feed Water Heater relief valve replacement
• Exciter Cooler Service Water pipe replacement
• Hydrogen Cooler Service Water temperature control and pipe replacement

2000-2005 Project Manager for the following projects:
Mechanical:
• Service Water pit concrete remediation
• Reactor Coolant Piping Resistance Temperature Detector (RTD) replacement
• Installation of new PaR Nuclear Fuel Transfer System between Containment and fuel storage buildings, including: transfer cart cable drive system, up- ender winches, refueling manipulator crane upgrade including new mast and fuel grapple, controls and simulator
• Central Control Room Habitability sealing and tracer gas testing

Arthur J Bortz, PMP

• Plant Material Condition Upgrades, including multiple roof replacements & lighting
• New Back-up Spent Fuel Pool Cooling System
• Reactor Cooling System Vacuum Refill System
• Reactor Vessel Mansell Level Monitoring System
• Various minor modifications


New York Power Authority – Indian Point Unit 3- Buchannan, NY:

1997-2000 Project Engineer for following Projects:
Unit 3 Back-up Spent Fuel Pool Cooling System
Unit 3 Reactor Cooling System Vacuum Refill System
Unit 3 Reactor Vessel Mansell Level Monitoring System
Unit 3 Various minor modifications


1995 – 1997 General Supervisor of Maintenance – Mechanical & Electrical
• Responsible for Mechanical & Electrical Corrective and Preventive maintenance
• Staff of 8 Supervisors and 50 mechanics / electricians

1994 – 1995 Project Engineer – various minor modifications


New York Power Authority – Shoreham Nuclear Power Plant, Shoreham, NY:

1990-1994 Shoreham Decommissioning Project – one of (22) NYPA individuals Co-Employed with Long Island Power, relocated to manage the decommissioning of the Shoreham facility
Position held: Operations & Maintenance Department Manager
Direct reports include: Ops Manager, Maintenance manager, Rad Protection Manager, Engineering Manager


New York Power Authority – Indian Point Unit 3- Buchannan, NY:

1989-1990 IP3 PWR Steam Generator Replacement Sr. Engineer
Responsible for installation support of 4 new replacement Steam Generators
Field installation team for replacement of Steam Generators


New York Power Authority – White Plains, NY:

1986-1989 IP3 PWR Steam Generator Replacement Sr. Engineer
Responsible Engineer for Fabrication of (4) 360-ton Replacement Steam Generators


Arthur J Bortz, PMP


1984-1986 IP3 Steam Generator Maintenance Engineer
• Outage Maintenance of Steam Generators including Eddy Current, Foreign Object Search & Removal (FOSAR), and sludge lancing

Burns & Roe, Inc. Architects & Engineers - Oradell, NY

1980- 1984 Start-up & Test Engineer – at (3) Coal Fired Power Stations
• Seminole Electric, Seminole Units 1 & 2 (2x 650 MW coal fired units) Palatka, Fla.
• DB Wilson Unit 1 (500 MW coal fired unit), Centertown, KY
• Santee Cooper, Winyah Unit 4 (250 MW coal fired unit) Georgetown, SC
1979- 1980 Analysis Engineer - Atmospheric Dispersion Accident Analysis
• Clinch River Breeder Reactor Project – B&R corporate office, Oradell NJ


Training Experience:

- Trained Entergy Managers and Engineers on Project Management fundamentals and Project Cost Estimating
- Trained Engineers on use of new Entergy System Integrated Project Description system
- Mentored various engineering and project management college interns.


Other:

2011 & 2015 Featured in television ads representing Entergy engineers, filmed in NYC Time Square