Founder's Bio

Braxton Melvin, Jr. CCC

Braxton Melvin, Jr. CCC
Chief Executive Officer

Braxton Melvin, Jr. is a Certified Cost Consultant with 34 years of project management, project controls, construction management, and consulting experience in the electric utility, private power, equipment manufacturing, construction, federal government, and telecom/fiber optical industries, including home office and site assignments. Projects include both domestic and international assignments. He has managed multiple projects and related to achieve established goals while displaying leadership skills in team settings including a proven track record for resolving problems and achieving results.

Mr. Melvin received a Bachelor of Science from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, NC. He has also completed the Executive Program, Program for Manager Development from Duke University, Fuqua School of Business, Durham, NC.

Mr. Melvin believes in mentoring. In addition, he believes in utilizing the latest data and technology available to be able to keep up with the constant changing world.

Mr. Melvin is a member of AACE International and a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).

Mr. Melvin has worked for several top companies such as Siemens, Babcock & Wilcox Inc, Florida Power & Light Company, Siemens Westinghouse Power Corporation, Southern Companies, and others. He has also performed assignments for companies such as Bechtel and Tennessee Valley Authority.

Mr. Melvin's expertise in project management/project controls has allowed him to work on several assignments abroad. He has been assigned to job sites in Thailand, Pakistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey etc. He has dealt with all different cultures and was able to efficiently communicate and perform his duties in a very competent way. His international experience allows The Melvin Group, LLC to compete internationally.

Mr. Melvin has given several presentations in different business forums and conferences throughout the USA. He also had articles published in business magazines.

Please see below few examples of Mr. Melvin's experiences, competencies and roles in the different companies he has worked:

  • Mr. Melvin worked for a Confidential Client in Asia involving the implementation of a project control system. This involved performing a gap analysis to aide in the development of the project control processes to add value to the client's EPC multi-billion dollar projects which includes home office, sites and manufacturing facilities. Developed a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) to align with the Cost Accounts in Primavera P6 to aide in Earned Value Management and Cost Forecasting.

  • Assisted with the independent cost estimate (ICE) for the Y-12 federal management team in charge of the Uranium Processing Facility (UPF) project to establish a government position for future budgetary requests. The scope was to develop an ICE for CD-2/CD-3 site preparation and long lead procurements (Phase I) and CD-3/CD-4 total project cost range for remaining project design, engineering, construction, and facility startup activities (Phase II) for the project. Mr. Melvin provided planning & scheduling and estimating support during Phase I of the project. He also led the Phase II planning & scheduling effort for the security, environmental, safety, and health packages.

  • Provided project controls and consulting services for DOE clients. Developed, reviewed, assessed, and validated cost/ schedule baselines for major federal programs, including Activity Based Cost (ABC) estimates. Sites included Oak Ridge, Los Alamos, Savannah River and others.

  • Served on the team that developed the engineering baseline for the completion of the $2.8 billion Bellefonte Nuclear Plant. The team provided cost engineering support for a detailed scoping, estimating, and planning project, including the development of the project WBS, budget cost estimate for the Board of Directors approval, and preparation of preliminary performance measurement, which is essential for implementation of earned value management systems. He led the QA/QC effort covering two separate phases of the project. He also prepared reports based on these reviews. He also prepared a report, comparing the estimate with other plants/projects, including proposed new nuclear plants and existing nuclear plants in the nuclear industry.

  • Provided supervision for 25+ associates to include all project planning, cost, budgeting, scheduling, estimating, scope control, and reporting to support project success for the Projects and Extended Power Uprate (EPU) project in an Operating Nuclear Power Plant environment.

  • Provided planning and scheduling, construction management, and claims management services for projects that included residential condo towers, government complexes, resort hotel/condos, airport rental car facilities, arenas, rapid transit, and airport projects located in Florida, Georgia, and the Caribbean.

  • Provided engineering, procurement, and construction planning and scheduling services utilizing ARTEMIS as part of the implementation of an Enterprise Work Management System in support of major FGD coal-fired retrofit projects and other Fossil Environmental Retrofit Projects (SCR, BDC, and Cooling Tower).

  • Managed the site project controls department for the construction of a 600MW combined cycle private power project, including planning, scheduling, cost engineering and quantity surveying. Provided project and construction management support in the areas of process improvements, bid evaluations, contract administration, claims management, and change order management to aid in the successful turn-around of a troubled project.

  • Established project control departments by recruiting and hiring exemplary associates to develop and implement project procedures, processes and systems to provide project control services including cost, forecasting, planning & scheduling, earned value for both domestic and international projects.