Craig Veteto

  • Project Risk Analyst | Senior Project Planner
  • Spring, Texas 77379
  • Nov 06, 2017
Full time Management Other

Personal Summary

Seasoned, performance-focused, and multifaceted project management professional, offering extensive experience in capital project planning and scheduling, risk assessment and mitigation, and model development within the oil and gas, petrochemical, nuclear power, pulp and paper, resource recovery, and brewing industries.

Recognized for the capability to lead large-scale capital projects globally, from conception to selection, startup, and completion without compromising set-forth turnaround times and requirements. Concept-to-execution leader, capable of identifying and leading key initiatives to drive continuous process and performance improvement and operational productivity. Skilled at directing and collaborating with diverse professionals including colleagues and clients to attain project goals and company objectives.

Work Experience

Global Project Solutions
  • Lead various risk assessment workshops which involve preparation and presentation of risk assessment reports, development of risk mitigation strategies, and review of project schedules.

  • Render hands-on support in accomplishing major capital projects through keen project planning and scheduling.

Career Accomplishments:

  • Successfully established and led business startup operations.

Lead Risk Analyst
Chevron (Contractor)
  • Demonstrated competency in conducting risk assessments on major global capital projects.

  • Offered technical assistance in enhancing Chevron’s intellectual property to address project risks, uncertainty, and complexity.

  • Facilitated schedule risk workshops for Chevron’s Dolphin Bollsta semi-sub drill rig project in South Korea.

  • Held accountability in conducting assurance reviews and scheduling, as well as in providing risk assessment support on the Moho Nord Non-Operated Joint Venture Project in Congo.

  • Made major contributions in maintaining team alignment in China through the preparation of multiple risk models for Chevron’s Chuangdongbei Project.

  • Displayed skills in driving results improvements by leading the execution phase scheduling and risk assessment for Angola LNG, while creating and administering a forensic schedule claims analysis.

Career Accomplishments:

  • Made major contributions in attaining optimum results through the following:

    • Establishing of the company’s path forward as a key member of the step-change initiative addressing risk, uncertainty, and complexity;

    • Launching of the risk driver method of risk assessment (see for additional information), which provided new insights into the causes of cost and schedule overruns;

    • Expert and insightful leadership of multiple risk assessments which led to saving $300M costs on a new drill rig build;

    • Enablement of a high-risk project in Iraq to identify and mitigate risks representing the greatest impact;

    • Identification of previously unrecognized number one risk of a troubled project in Angola, resulting in the significant improvement of the projects’ ability to predict project outcomes; and

    • Initiation of periodic risk assessments, thus maintaining projects risks as the projects progressed.

Senior Project Management Consultant
  • Took charge of developing project schedules as well as performing cost and schedule risk assessments.

  • Functioned as a member of the Project Review Team, in charge of providing insights to Chevron’s Gorgon project schedule in Australia prior to project reauthorization, while assisting the Gorgon Downstream Team in formulating a strong risk model to be used for an upcoming CSRA.

  • Maintained active participation in risk workshops conducted by BP for the Mad Dog 2 Project as the representative for Chevron and BHP-Billiton.

  • Displayed skills in rendering effective planning and scheduling consulting services to multiple projects in various locations including Angola LNG project in Soyo, Angola; Kitimat LNG project in British Columbia, Canada; and Karachaganak field projects in Kazakhstan.

  • Expertly led the Hyundai Heavy Industries Team in the execution of the Musandam Gas Project in Musandam, Oman, from developing a detailed schedule to establishing earned value measurement system and restructuring the work breakdown structure (WBS) and cost breakdown structure (CBS).

Career Accomplishments:

  • Fulfilled key tasks in creating an effective initial level 3 schedule for the following projects that gained positive results:

    • Chevron’s Caspian Pipeline Consortium’s Expansion pipeline project in Kazakhstan and Russia, which allowed seamless collaboration and integration of efforts between Chevron team and other project stakeholders; and

    • Chuandongbei Sour Gas project in China, thereby identifying and focusing on the significant gap in project expectations of partners.


Bachelor of Science in Business Management
University of Phoenix
Project Management Professional
Project Management Institute
Certified Cost Consultant
AACE International
Certified Trainer and Consultant
Safran Risk