Mr. Daru’s expertise encompasses schedule, cost, estimating, and associated management for power plants, government, infrastructure, and LNG projects. He has over 45 years of engineering, construction, and management experience in the areas of fossil and nuclear power plants, infrastructure, and oil and gas projects. Internationally, Mr. Daru has worked in Japan, United Kingdom, and South America.
Mr. Daru has actively participated in development of project management control tools and implementation of such tools on ongoing projects. He was a Six Sigma Champion directing analysis and identification process improvements to increase team productivities. He has developed risk analyses for major projects and proposals and negotiated change proposals with customers and contractors. He has taught nuclear plant engineering schedule development to Japanese engineers and taught project controls procedures.
Mr. Daru started his career as a structural engineer designing power plant structures including turbine generator support structures. As a project controls engineer and as a key participant, he helped in management of fossil and nuclear plants for around 20 years. He directed development of his company’s first Government FAR compliant estimating system. As the corporate manager Mr. Daru coordinated estimating process alignment for four major subsidiary estimating teams including alignment of Contingency/Risk Assessment programs.
As Project Controls manager for an infrastructure construction company, Mr. Daru actively assisted in management of around twenty major ($50 to $700 million) projects while managing over 100 personnel. He was a project manager for BATA project support services and led a $6 billion LNG estimate as well as Panama Canal EPC proposal.