CHICAGO, IL (July 20, 2020) — PFES, a premier provider of strategic consulting services for the energy, utility and infrastructure markets, announced today that the following individuals have joined the firm:

Charles Hearn Bill Makarem Jake Miller PFES

Charles Hearn, Director of Projects; formerly Global Site Manager for Burrow Global Engineering at MOTIVA and Construction Manager at EPS Services

Nabil (Bill) Makarem, Program Manager; formerly a Senior Project Manager for PFES for a major gas distribution and transmission pipeline company in Indiana; he also served as Director AKC for Qatargas

Jake Miller, Program Manager; formerly a Senior Project Manager for a PFES energy client in Austin, TX

In his new role, Hearn will oversee staff, productivity, quality control and safety measures of utility capital programs, as well as manage relationships with key client stakeholders. Makarem and Miller will manage all aspects of their respective capital programs, including client relationships, executive management reporting, risk management, and cost and schedule performance for PFES’s utility clients in both gas distribution and electric transmission and distribution.

“Charlie, Bill and Jake’s addition to the firm will play a crucial role in supporting the tremendous growth we’re experiencing as part of our expansion strategy in the energy and utilities industry,” said Tim Simmerly, CEO of PFES.


PFES, part of The Planet Group, offers comprehensive management and consulting services as well as functional outsourcing solutions to organizations in the energy, utility, heavy infrastructure and industrial markets. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, we’ve been delivering innovative Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management (EPCM) and Program Management solutions since 2012.


Elizabeth Spayne
VP, Marketing, The Planet Group
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