- M.B.A., Business Administration, Rice University, 2020
- M.E., Construction Engineering and Management, Texas A&M University (TAMU, A&M) College Station, 2014
- B.S., Civil Engineering, University of Louisiana Lafayette, 2013
- Mandarin Chinese
Mr. Xu has six years of experience working on construction and utility projects as a program manager, project manager, and business project controls analyst. He has experience throughout the entire lifecycle of work in many stages of electric transmission and distribution programs and projects including asset replacement and maintenance from inception to closeout. Mr. Xu provides budget forecasting and analysis, change order management, critical path scheduling, subcontractor coordination, and data management support including reporting development and progress tracking. He also provides portfolio reporting services by developing databases and subsequent scorecards to track progress against key performance indicators across multiple programs. In addition, he has led program controls support on data centers construction.
Prior to joining Exponent, Mr. Xu worked for a general contractor providing project management support to hotel, multi-unit residential, and senior living facility projects. He is proficient with lean construction methods including pull-planning and was integral to improving information flow on his projects.