Robert Doerr

Senior Project Manager

Charlotte, North Carolina, United States of America (USA)
Fields of Expertise

Construction Management

Codes & Standards
Software Knowledge
Microsoft Project
Microsoft Visio
I am a highly talented project management professional with 19+ years of progressive experience and a diverse project portfolio. The projects I typically manage are highly technical and complex, multi-million-dollar capital expenditure projects.
Project Manager
2018 - Present
Enviva Biomass
Greenwood, SC, United States of America (USA)
Managed CAPEX projects totaling approximately $5 million in the Woodyard process area of a newly acquired industrial wood pellet manufacturing facility. Was responsible for the entire product life cycle (Initiation, Planning, Execution and Closure) and Capital Appropriation Requests, RFPs, RFIs, Bid Evaluations, Contract Award, etc.
Sr. Project Manager, Product & Regulatory Science
2017 - 2018
Fontem Ventures
Charlotte, NC, United States of America (USA)
Managed the development and submission of FDA Registration and Product Listings, Listing of Ingredients and Premarket Tobacco Applications (PMTA’s) for existing and new generation products.
• Created and implemented project management tool templates, e.g. RFP/RFQ, RFI, Letter of Transmittal, Technical Specification, Project Charter, Action Item Tracking, Change Management, Risk Register, etc.
• Developed multi-year, multi-million-dollar expenditures outlays, schedules, and project plans.
• Monitored project execution activities for internal and outsourced project work.
• Documented and distributed project discussions; managed, refined, and updated repositories for FDA submissions.
Project Engineer
2016 - 2017
Shimizu North America, LLC
Richburg, SC, United States of America (USA)
Created RFP documents for equipment/system installations for client's $560 million-dollar, one million square foot manufacturing facility.
• Conducted interviews with contractors/vendors & pre-bid meetings.
• Gathered bid documents for RFP, responded to Requests for Information.
• Prepared, coordinated and maintained correspondence with contractors/vendors.
• Reviewed, analyzed, and evaluated bid proposals.
• Provided award recommendations to client.
Sr. Project Manager, Global Engineering & Construction
2012 - 2015
SGL Group
Charlotte, NC, United States of America (USA)
Managed and facilitated high-profile CAPEX projects with budgets >$3MM for 3 business units with facilities worldwide. Was responsible for entire product life cycle (Initiation, Planning, Execution and Closure).
• Evaluated projects, technically and financially, in 5-year capital plans for all Business Units to prioritize projects and initiate capital budgeting requests.
• Revised and maintained corporate CAPEX policy, hybrid (Six Sigma & Waterfall/Traditional) project management framework, and project management tool templates (e.g. Gate Review, Post Project Audit).
• Conducted CAPEX Policy and Project Management Best Practices training in North America and Europe; conducted Project Management Presentations at Technical Seminars conducted by Business Units.
• Implemented Document Management System and revised/updated PMO Portal.
• Supported Corporate Procurement with review and approval of OPEX purchases and contracts.

Notable Highlights
• Robotics integration project, with cross-functional team of domestic and international team members, at SGL Group/BMW Joint Venture carbon fiber manufacturing facilities (Moses Lake, WA and Wackersdorf, Germany) producing materials for BMW vehicles and components.
• Process improvement project at Carbon Composites Aerospace Facility (Tier 2) supplying components for Boeing 777 and 787 programs.
• Production capacity expansion, double-digit million-dollar budget, at Carbon Composites Aerospace Facility for Boeing 777 and 787 programs.
• Interviewed and evaluated Engineering Firms/General Contractors and conducted bid evaluation for production capacity expansion, $200 million-dollar budget, at SGL Group/BMW Joint Venture carbon fiber manufacturing facility in Moses Lake, WA.
• Production capacity expansion, $50 million-dollar budget, at SGL Group facility in Ozark, AR.
Project Engineer
2010 - 2012
Corning, Inc
Midland&Wilmington, NC, United States of America (USA)
Managed the Procurement, Construction/Installation and Commissioning of proprietary optical fiber manufacturing equipment at Corning facilities.
• Developed and/or maintained cost estimates, project schedules, and bid packages
• Solicited proposals (RFPs, RFQs), responded to RFIs, issued requisitions for equipment purchases, installation services.
• Managed vendors for fabrication and delivery of equipment.
• Managed execution equipment integration into the plant.
• Identified and raised project delivery issues and risks for mitigation, resolution or escalation.
• Created/updated engineering drawings and documentation.
Project Manager – Program Management Group
2006 - 2009
Heery International, Inc
Birmingham, AL, United States of America (USA)
As a member of Program Management Group, in the capacity of Owner’s Representative managed the design and construction of multiple capital projects both within a program and across multiple programs for clients. Responsibilities encompassed the spectrum of end to end project management activities. Projects ranged from construction, equipment/system installation and personnel move/relocation projects.
Project Manager
2006 - 2006
Itron, Inc.
Liberty Lake, WA, United States of America (USA)
Managed the implementation of an Automated Meter Reading system, communicating on licensed RF spectrum, across a three-state territory for a public utility. Oversaw installations in multiple cities simultaneously, ensuring that the implementation was completed accurately and on time.
Project Manager
2001 - 2006
Ameresco, Inc.
Charlotte, NC, United States of America (USA)
Planned, developed and directed the execution of energy saving projects from initiation to closure. Supervised external contractors, architects, engineers and vendors to ensure maximum quality and lowest possible cost. Participated in business development efforts by conducting audits, preparing proposals, developing cost estimates and creating presentations. Provided technical, analytical and project management support to Engineering and Operations in the execution and ongoing support of Energy Savings Performance Contracts.
Project Engineer, Mechanical Engineer
1999 - 2001
Corning, Inc.
Midland, NC, United States of America (USA)
As part of the business unit engineering department, working on a $1 Billion Greenfield optical fiber
manufacturing facility project, was responsible for the installation & commissioning of proprietary
optical fiber manufacturing equipment in the Fibermaking Consolidation process area. Subsequently
assigned to lead a cross-functional team in development, design, procurement, delivery, installation,
and commissioning of a prototype optical fiber manufacturing equipment system in the facility.
University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Charlotte, NC, United States of America (USA)
B.Sc. Mechanical Engineering
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Blacksburg, VA, United States of America (USA)
OSHA 30 Hour
Construction Management
Area of focus
Industrial Works