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Gonzalez - Senior Project Coordinator - Houston, TX, USA

Omar Gonzalez

Houston, TX, USA


Sr. technical recruiting professional, 15+ years experience in the oil and gas industry applying project coordination, creative engineering and management recruitment strategies-both passive and proactive sourcing, effective client relationship management for full-desk, managing a high requisition workload.

Full-life cycle recruiting & management, corporate recruiting, large project recruiting, oil & gas, engineering recruiting, technical recruiting, professional recruiting, networking & research skills, interviewing candidates, selling technical contract/ permanent services.

Coordination of inspection & expediting, review of customer requirements, assignment of field personnel, problem resolution, finalize reporting, chairing pre-inspection & order review meetings, shop & document expediting, etc.


Senior Project Coordinator


17+ years experience in the oil and gas industry applying project coordination, expediting, and management recruitment strategies-both passive and proactive sourcing, effective client relationship management, and managing a high requisition workload.

Technical Project Coordinator (Oil & Gas)
Ten years of combined quality assurance coordination for multi-million dollar projects for clients such as; Halliburton/KBR, Dow Chemical, Mustang Engineering, BP, UOP, Daelim, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, ABB, Technip, Toyo, Tecnimont, Tecnicas Reunidas, Acker Kvaerner, AIOC, Alstom Power, Enersul Technologies, ENPPI, Inelectra, Intec Engineering, Motiva, Occidental Petroleum, Petronas Carigali, Samsung Engineering, Siemens, SKEC, Subsea 7, Toyo, as well as, Database Administration, Engineering Support Services, and Inspection Recruiting.

Work History

Senior Project Coordinator


From November 2013

The main challenges to companies operating in the area of Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) are to develop and execute projects on schedule and within budget, all while facing challenging criteria and specifications.

Customers need global partners who can work with them in new geographic markets and coordinate the overall delivery of a project. With increasing investment in energy markets and new geographies, coupled with new infrastructure in emerging markets, EPC players need to be able to deliver a global service.

Senior Technical Recruiter

Intertek Moody

July 2011 - November 2013

Utilize various recruiting sources, such as: professional associations, networking, internet, and direct cold-call recruiting. Provide market and personnel resource planning according to specific needs of Oil & Gas/Energy Clients targeting our recruiting efforts for Reservoir Engineers, Geologists, Geophysicists, Construction, Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Production Engineers, Drilling Engineers, Offshore Structural Engineers, Subsea Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Project Engineers, and HSSE Professionals. Work with client department heads to identify job requirements and understand their business needs. Demonstrate ongoing success in establishing and maintaining Client and Employee relationships. Generate employment offer letters. Work with Operations/HR on verification and data entry of onboarding paperwork. Utilize expertise in coaching, counseling, motivating, and retaining employees. Troubleshoot and provide solutions to resolve employee and client situations. Maintain a strong focus on customer and employee service. Stay apprised of changes in clients’ businesses and forecasting their staffing needs. Work with staffing management/business development, and operation managers in a team environment. Self-prioritize, multi-task, meet deadlines and complete assignments with minimal supervision. Assisted in establishing a work flow process that encompassed working within operations, commercial and recruitment team. Absorbed lead functions in the absence of the Recruiting Manager that included the identification and/or creation of methodologies and processes that directly affected the efficiency of the department as a whole.

Technical Recruiter

Moody International Americas, Inc. (Intertek)

December 2007 - July 2011

Clear comprehensive understanding of the full life cycle recruitment process for international and national arenas in engineering and technical, professional and management candidates. Strong networking and sourcing skills; utilizing traditional and innovative recruitment techniques. Ability to effectively interview potential candidates against position requirements. Knowledge of numerous applicant tracking systems and job posting programs. Creating job postings that attract quality candidates and reflecting company requirements. Strong interpersonal, relationship building, communication and consulting skills. Ability to handle multiple assignments simultaneously without losing sight of priorities and deadlines.

Project/Inspection Coordinator

Moody International, Inc. (Intertek)

August 1997 - December 2007

Supervised domestic and international third party inspections, and liaised with all Moody Group offices in 60 countries, coordinating and supervising vendor inspections/expediting, onsite resident technical specialist, vendor survey audits and projects with U.S. and international clients. Maintained inspection cost control, budgets, and inspection schedules. Sustained client relationships

Responsible for tracking and investigation of complaints (root cause analysis, preventive measures, and implementation of new processes to improve customer service). Interfaced with all Moody group offices and maintained positive relationships, including visits to several overseas offices. Ensured systems and practices of Moody International were implemented effectively to achieve the organization's objectives and clients’ satisfaction. Provided technical support to clients, technical specialist, and suppliers. Reviewed/approved technical specialists’ time and expense sheets, reports and invoices prior to distribution to clients. Followed up with clients on project progress. Expedited and concluded customer queries and provided marketing and accounting assistance.

Trained and mentored new project/inspection coordination staff, and current project/inspection coordination and administrative staff. Provided monthly reporting and stats on the responsibilities of numerous clientele. Ensured proper use of field personnel matching with client requirements. Coordinated with other functions within Moody Group offices and other locations of interest where work related to the contract was being performed. Attended meetings with clients when required. Introduced and implemented the Technical Specialist Questionnaire in order to obtain work experience, technical skills, education/certification and training.


Star Deepwater Petroleum, Nigeria

The Agbami Project includes a 320 meter new-build FPSO capable of processing 250,000 b/d of oil and 450 million scf/d of gas and has a storage capacity of 2.15 million barrels of oil. The topsides will weigh 33,000 tons and the vessel will be spread-moored at a water depth of approximately 4800 feet. The Agbami field is being developed via 38 subsea wells (trees), which will be tied back to the FPSO.

Intertek Moody has supplied numerous ex-patriate personnel to monitor and supervise construction at fabrication sites in Korea, France, the UK, Nigeria and the USA. Intertek Moody was also responsible for management of the supplier surveillance activities at supplier locations all over the world.


Q-Chem Project (Qatar):
Contractually responsible for supplying over twenty-five (25) staff to ConocoPhillips during construction of this world-class integrated petrochemical plant. Offsite infrastructure improvements consisted of marine dock, product and feedstock storage, buildings and pipelines. Positions sourced included procurement coordinators, construction engineers, project controls specialists (cost control), document control, etc. Work locations included USA, Qatar, Italy and Korea.


Chevron Major Capital Projects:
Big Foot, Jack/St. Malo, Gorgon LNG, Nemba, Wheatstone

BP Exploration Alaska

Starting in 2006, provided over 100 staff to various BP projects in both Alaska (Anchorage and North Slope) and the lower 48.

Positions sourced include construction managers, project engineers, planners, schedulers, cost control, logistics specialists, HSE, supply chain, and various other technical disciplines.

Puerto Rico Convention Center


Qualifications & Certifications

General Studies

San Jacinto College

Sam Houston High School

Undergraduate Studies

Sam Houston State University

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