Omar Zevallos, Engineering Director

Omar has fulfilled many technical roles culminating in senior positions including Engineering Director, Regional Manager, Project Director, Project Manager, Business Developer, ERP Process Leader and Consultant with domestic and international expertise in the energy sector for over 30 years. Responsibilities as a Regional Manager included management of a portfolio of power projects with a contract value of over US $3 billion. Extensive experience with a variety of power plant technologies and fuels. Recently, Omar led a team, for an American multinational conglomerate corporation, consisting of 12 project managers for the execution of 32 thermal projects in 9 countries with 21 customers and a contract value of US $3 billion, driving risk mitigation, margin enhancement, on time deliveries, cash collection/other metrics and customer/team satisfaction. Extensive international travel.

Experience includes:

  • Creating business segments vision & culture, accomplishing goal of exceeding expectations.
  • Building Project Teams with - Managers, Developers, Process Excellence and Engineering experts.
  • Extensive Energy expertise managing portfolios of projects, managing risks, enhancing profits.
  • Managed project development with a variety of technologies in many countries including the US, El Salvador, Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, India and the Republic of Georgia.
  • Performed due-diligence w/projects in China, S. America, India and the Republic of Georgia.
  • Evaluated hydroelectric projects in El Salvador, Guatemala and the Republic of Georgia.
  • Prepared business plans through market assessment, project selection and screening.
  • In-depth experience in the negotiation of agreements and settlement of claims.
  • Investigated the technical and economic feasibility of a biomass project in northern Costa Rica. Prepared report for all engineering, economics, conceptual design, and environmental permitting.
  • Prepared the electrical interconnection design and specification for a 800 KW Gas Turbine for parallel operation with the Electrical Utility of Puerto Rico (PREPA).
  • Responsible for project management, planning, coordinating, and design engineering.
  • Managed project development; agreements, permitting, engineering & economic evaluation.
  • Monitored cost, schedule, permitting, agreements and quality of project with clients.
  • Obtained project design basis and coordinated preparation of the design report.
  • Prepared project economic evaluations and pro forma financials.
  • Prepared feasibility studies, engineering calculations and cost estimates.
  • Prepared conceptual design for the projects, project specifications and drawings.
  • Evaluated proposals. Negotiated price with bidders.
  • Supported permitting and coordinated activities with the environmental consultant.
  • Coordinated the engineering, equipment manufacturing and construction of the plants.
  • Managed construction specifications & drawings, schedule, and procured equipment.
  • Worked on fluidized bed boiler, tire incineration, waste to energy, heavy fuel oil reciprocating plants, simple cycle, combine cycle, biomass and hydroelectric plants.
  • Expert in project economics and optimization of technologies.
  • Improved core business processes, simplification, continuous improvements and ERP systems.

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