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Senior Scheduler/p6 Sme Resume

New Orleans, LA

SUMMARY:

  • Over 15+ years working experience in Project Services with engineering, procurement, construction and operating companies.
  • Project Controls Specialist with extensive experience in Utilities, Information Technology, Generation, Oil and Gas Environmental and Construction industry, utilize project management tools to solve complex problems.
  • Experience includes developing project WBS, building and maintaining resource/cost loaded project schedules, tracking project cost and activities while issuing appropriate schedule reports as required by management.
  • Vast experience in performing earned value analysis (ETC/EAC).
  • As a risk analyst, I have myriads of experience in developing risk management plan and knowledgeable in conducting risk brainstorming session from proposal stage through award.
  • Regularly interface with cost engineers in manpower, budget and forecast.
  • Prepare projects cost plan in conformance with milestones dates, monitor baseline, variance analysis and progress measurements.
  • Proven ability dealing with vendors, suppliers, contractors involved in project execution.

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • Primavera P6.0, 6.7 & P6.8.2, P6.8.3, P6.8.4 Client/Web, P15, P16.2,, 17, P6 Analytics.
  • MS Project 2007 Ms Project Server 2010, 2016.
  • Agile Software Development, Scrum SAP (Netweaver, SAP xRPM), Maximo Microsoft Tools (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, SharePoint)
  • PPM Server, ServiceNow, PortfolioNow.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Confidential, New Orleans, LA

Senior Scheduler/P6 SME

  • P6 SME: IT PMO Team member in migration of PMO schedule from Microsoft Project to the Primavera instance.
  • Develop resource loaded, and cost loaded project and program level schedules and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), integrated with all applicable vendors’ schedules in accordance with Entergy’s Project Delivery Standard (PDS), in alignment with Entergy’s Stage Gate Process and as consistent with project/program specific contract and scope requirements
  • Establish, maintain and report baseline and current schedule status in efforts to communicate clear, accurate and objective project and program progress updates
  • Analyze and report anticipated and current schedule status for communication to proactively focus management’s attention of known or potential areas of concern or risk
  • Possess superior planning and scheduling experience using the critical path method (CPM) and be able to set up basic cash flow reports required by the management team.
  • Exercise independent and professional judgment in solving schedule problems and coordinating resolution. Perform detailed baseline variance analysis of project cost and schedule performance and present the analysis to management with recommendations
  • Use the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Dictionary, estimate, and budget data to create the WBS in P6 to include the in corporation of scope items, budget, spend plan, and setting of WBS Earned Value settings
  • Responsible for scheduling and dependency management within and across his/her assigned portfolios
  • Interfaces with program project Manager/project Leads to gather data and adjust scheduling parameters
  • Collaborates with the Project Manager, Controller and applicable vendors for the alignment and forecasting of project financials based on actual cost and schedule performance as reflected in the project schedule
  • Evaluate project schedule progress and performance and identify developing problem areas
  • Conduct analysis to determine alternative courses of action or recovery on slipped schedules
  • Proactive communication of scheduling impacts to major milestones and critical path activities in accordance with the project/program timeline commitments

Confidential, Livermore, CA

Project Controller - Scheduler

  • Provides detailed analysis and reporting of project status within an established system of project controls.
  • Works with the project technical leads to execute project management activities including project plan development, project monitoring and control, and integrated change control.
  • Teams with technical staff, project leads and managers to make recommendations to influence key decision makers within the scope of project controls (work breakdown structure, schedule, and budget/cost).
  • Analyzes, compiles, and presents project specific data from a variety of sources to meet on-demand needs. Researches, assembles, and evaluates project information or data and recommends sound, practical solutions to project related issues.
  • Utilizes information management, access controls management, configuration management, program integration and communications, and risk management processes to support project teams.
  • Assists with customer interactions, including arranging and documenting periodic reviews and tracking project management deliverables and presenting project management status to external or internal customers.
  • Understands the scope of work to sufficiently build and status schedules, cost plans, spend plans, within a variety of project controls tools.
  • Works to in corporate resources into the schedules as required and formulate a schedule baseline. Updates the schedule status as required, produces reports, and tracks variances and recommends corrective action. Utilizes earned value management techniques or other management techniques to understand relationships between planned work, executed work, and actual costs.
  • Analyzes, prepares, validates, and maintains cost estimates, detailed baseline budgets, work package agreements, and monthly cost variance reports.
  • Utilizes earned value management techniques or other management techniques to understand relationships between planned work, executed work, and actual costs

Confidential, Columbus OH

Program/Project Planner/Controller - Infrastructure Technology Modernization Program

  • Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects within the information technology department.
  • Support the Program Manager and Project Managers for the AEP infrastructure Technology modernization program for all business applications and in house developed applications
  • Take stakeholder responsible for providing project plans and schedules; schedule visibility and control; and detailed support in the areas of project planning, WBS creation, project tracking; production, analysis and presentation of statistical reports indicating project status, and collecting project metrics
  • Oversees all aspects of program/projects. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project.
  • Builds and maintains working relationships with team members, vendors, and other departments involved in the program.
  • Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.
  • Extensive experience and judgment in planning and accomplishing goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others.
  • Understands and adheres to AEP's Systems Development Life Cycle methodology framework. Strong ability to communicate with business/technical staff and comprehend complex technical concepts.
  • Strong proficiency using scheduling tool (Ms Project/Primavera) and a strong aptitude for project scheduling, tracking and analysis, and understanding of Earned Value metrics.
  • Work with strong understanding of project management methodology in a PMI context. And development methodologies.
  • Track and update project schedules and deliverables across a portfolio plus scheduling and resource management of projects. Excellent skills in reporting on and controlling project finances and data management.

Confidential, Houston TX

Sr. Planner/Controller

  • Risk Assessments; Load resources against schedules and analyze resource allocations; Manage planning Work primarily in Primavera P6 Client/Web and MS Project, SAP.
  • Closely work with a PMO office to establish standards and process to support a 5-year portfolio of both business and IT projects.
  • Helped set up dashboards, filters, reporting, and general template to assist project managers and initiative leads to plan, resource load, and provide overall planning expertise to the overall portfolio.
  • Developed the planning processes and methodologies for the Phillip66 North Star/SIP program.
  • Developed project schedule that adheres to and maintains the key planning and controlling elements set forth in planning processes and methodologies.
  • Created the project work breakdown structure, preparing cost reports and providing cost analysis, setup and maintenance of earned value progress reporting, variance reporting, status reporting, and resource analysis and balancing.
  • Work with project team members to status schedules and update forecasted projections, establish network logic through task dependencies, develop and/or deliver training courseware on basic to advanced scheduling methodologies
  • Develop and manage schedules to support EVM; generate the Integrated Program Management Report, review schedule status with delivery managers and PM; Lead discussions relative to cost and schedule in Integrated Baseline Reviews (IBRs)
  • Conduct Schedule sessions for baseline development and forecasting
  • Developed a “primavera jump start quick reference guide” for Initiative leads, Project Managers and other stakeholders.
  • Interface with the Delivery Project Manager and project team to ensure task data is incorporated into the integrated project schedule. In corporate approved change orders into the project schedule and reports.
  • Facilitates project schedule meetings with Project Manager and team; use the information from project meeting to update the project schedule.

Confidential, Allentown, PA

Project Control Specialist

  • Work primarily in Primavera 6.8.3
  • Responsible for cost analyses throughout the project lifecycle including the analysis of costs related to open contract items such as claims for out-of-scope work billed by contractors.
  • Liaise with functional groups in identifying critical activities, task and steps necessary for development of project schedules.
  • Developed project baseline budgets, maintaining project schedules, analyzing project risks, and providing analytical support to the PMO/Project Managers.
  • Monitors project progress to compare actual versus baseline resource usage and analyze project variances. Required to utilize statistical techniques to identify trends, develop forecasts, and expose potential problems.
  • Support Project Managers in performing specialized analyses of corrective action plans to determine the most effective means of addressing potential problems.
  • Prepares documentation in accordance with corporate guidelines for project financial review and approval, including SOX compliance.
  • Prepares documentation in support of the change control process and internal governance meetings throughout the project life cycle.
  • Involved in the design, testing and implementation of new technologies supporting project management and controls.

Confidential, New York, NY

Project Control Cost Scheduler

  • Prepares cost and schedule reports for projects and programs. Created schedule using the Ms. Project 2010 Server and Primavera 6.8.4. Track schedule for project controls programs.
  • Led in gathering, input, and reporting quantities and schedule information that will assist in maintaining projects, contracts, and agreements.
  • Drive the scheduling of future work for planning of crews, equipment, material delivery and construction activities. With daily interaction with both field and back office personnel.
  • Reviews scheduled vs. Actual progress and explain any variance from original budgets.
  • Monitor cost/schedules produced by engineering consultants, construction contractors and other funding agencies.
  • Ensures that the resulting schedules and updates meet project and contractual requirements.
  • Supports from a working level and manages an integrates master schedule

Confidential

IT PPMO Project Control Specialist/ Project Manager

  • Created schedule using the Ms. Project 2010 Server and Primavera 6. 8. 4.
  • Project Controls lead on New Implementation of Oracle Primavera Project Management System (PPM) for PSEG including installation and administration of Oracle Primavera P6 v8.
  • Involved in all phases of the SDLC (Initiation phase, Definition phase, System design phase, Coding and Evaluation, Testing, Implementation and Sign off).
  • Employed knowledge of the ITIL v3 Change and Release management process in meeting project goal.
  • Support all Project and Portfolio Managers with day to day running of project tasks
  • Participate in Selection Kickoff and assist in developing the Project Objectives and Project Templates.
  • Develop Risk Management Plan, and monitor Risk level.
  • Extensive use of Primavera Web Access in Process Work Flow, manage User views and Dashboards (Primavera Admin).
  • Extensive use of setting up Primavera Job Services and Global changes on projects (Primavera admin)
  • Works independently and with the IT developers and user teams to assure accuracy and completeness of the solution design and makes recommendations to improve the effectiveness of systems to serve business needs.
  • Maintains detailed knowledge of business processes and application functionality and acts as a “go-to” source for the project team. Also supports technical team members in delivery of high-quality solutions which accurately reflect user needs.
  • Develop Workflow and Training Materials for management on the use of Primavera for Resource Planning. Trained High level Management on Resource planning using the Primavera.
  • Directly supervised the internal resources engaged on project work which includes annual performance management in addition to oversight of external resources to execute project work.
  • Develop and implement standard cost, schedule and risk programs, processes and practices to ensure Design and Construction projects (DP&C) are performed in accordance with approved budgets and schedules.
  • Develop, coordinate, and maintain detailed project schedules for individual projects and for the infrastructure projects, DP&C project portfolio within Primavera P6/ Ms Project. Facilitate schedule development and maintenance with the full project team (i.e. engineering, licensing and permitting, procurement, construction, etc.)
  • Analyze schedule information for risk analysis and provide project teams with recommended corrective action to ensure projects meet required in service dates.
  • Prepare detailed schedule reports as required (i.e. critical path view, baseline vs. actual view, look ahead view, milestone view, “what-if” scenarios, etc.) in Primavera. Utilizes SAP xRPM for detailed work and cost management.
  • Develop, coordinate and maintain financial, schedule, estimate, budget, resource, procurement and other data within Primavera P6 and other databases and query tools for individual projects and for the DP&C project portfolio.
  • Develop, coordinate and maintain status reporting and executive dashboards for the financial aspects and schedules for DP&C projects within Primavera P6 and SAP xRPM, including performance indices such as CPI, SPI, and other Key Performance Indices (KPI’s).
  • Maintain and apply working knowledge of PSEG Standards for Business Controls and meet management’s expectations for effective internal business controls.

Confidential . Dallas TX

Project Control Specialist

  • Created Master Schedule with Primavera 6 and Ms Project 2007.
  • Involved in all phases of the SDLC (Initiation phase, Definition phase, System design phase, Coding and Evaluation, Testing, Implementation and Sign off).
  • Extensive use of Ms Project and Primavera Web Access in Process Work Flow, manage User views and Dashboards (Primavera Admin) including installation and administration of Oracle Primavera P6 v8.
  • Extensive use of setting up Primavera Job Services and Global changes on projects
  • Document, analyze and gather requirements from multiple sources and consolidate the requirements into one central repository using HP Quality Center.
  • Review functional and technical documentation in order to identify requirements for the creation of test plans, test cases and test scripts.
  • Review and approve System Integration test (SIT) cases.
  • Write User Acceptance Test (UAT) cases for systems being developed and facilitate execution by the Subject Matter Experts (SME).
  • Analyze testing results, identify and report root causes for test failures by working with the development team.
  • Regularly use business intelligence applications such as Crystal Reports, SAP and Microsoft Visual Studio to design and generate business reports from a wide range of data sources.
  • Assist Project Managers and other project resources with testing, troubleshooting and issue resolution, account setup and configuration, training, and other project tasks to successfully meet client requirements.
  • Business Case creation and communication-Assist with the creation of all phases of a business care (market analysis, value proposition, assessment of strategic fit, economic models and development of launch plans) to support new projects and proposals.
  • Strategy formulation- Develop strategic frameworks to analyze the existing activity as well as new market opportunities.
  • Document and analyze required information and data. Evaluate the information gathered through workshops, seminars, surveys and task analysis.
  • Support Project Managers, Engagement Managers and other project team resources by completing project tasks, meeting milestone dates, and supporting client needs and requests.
  • Prioritize project requirements. Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

Confidential, Houston TX

Master Project Planner

  • Developed project Plan using Ms Project 2007 and Primavera 6.0 in subsea projects and specified Goal strategy. Developed engineering schedule with inclusion priorities for various vendor packages and early construction.
  • Participated in development of planning controls at level 1, 2, 3, and 4, as applicable, to include engineering, procurement, fabrication, and construction for distillate desulfurizer (DDS) project.
  • Analyzed validity of schedules submitted by sub-contractors contributing to DDS project.
  • Prepared and issued weekly / monthly reports that show 1 week and 4 weeks look-ahead, key tasks reports, project summary reports, variance analysis reports and metrics.
  • Monitored and provided forecasts progress of activities and reported on critical activities.
  • Provided a potential impact reports on the project and a recommended remedial action report.
  • Monitored and recorded progress and man-hour spent for assigned field personnel against budget
  • Developed and monitored quantity release/installation curves and staffing histogram for assigned field personnel.
  • Led weekly field project/maintenance schedule impact review meeting with lead field construction personnel.
  • Managed multiple (Technical Projects) applications, infrastructure at different Project Phases (6 minimum).
  • Coordinated and responded to request from resources on changes from the original specifications.

Confidential, Houston TX

Master Project Planner

  • Responsible for coordination of contracts for the Ekati Oil and Gas Pipeline Infrastructure Project with a budget of $50million. Established articulate and close relations with the customer, in view of claims for time extensions and greater expenses for reasons beyond the control of the company. Also responsible for planning the entire life cycle of multiple Projects including the Shenzi Gulf of Mexico oil project.
  • Developed and maintained resource/cost loaded integrated master schedule for shenzi oil development.
  • Prepared and issued monthly reporting on project performance that includes critical paths, earned value, variance analysis and forecasts.
  • Provided complex long-term planning, scheduling and various other project controls for BHP offshore vessel operations (in conjunction with Saipem) in supporting offshore floating production systems and subsea tieback constructions and installations in the Gulf of Mexico.
  • Participated offshore vessel fleet operations optimizations and planning meetings with management and client.
  • Issued Level 1 management summary schedule, and level 2 & 3 schedules for project team.
  • Developed, tracked and issued milestone log and payment against all proposed and accomplished deliverables.
  • Developed and monitored BHP utilization offshore vessel operations considering, priorities for various clients’ milestone need date.
  • Monitored and forecasted progress of activities in contractors’ work schedules.
  • Evaluated critical paths in the project schedules recommended and evaluated the alternative schedule options that helped achieved optimum project strategies.
  • Collected documentation relating to events justifying delays and added expenses to customer.

Confidential, TX

PMO Analyst/ Planner

  • Created and Maintained Master Schedule with Primavera and Ms Project.
  • Involved in all phases of the SDLC. Help in creation of Work Breakdown Structures (WBS) and Budgets that lead to the establishment of a cost/schedule baseline in Primavera.
  • Monitor and track resources, cost and budget on modules implemented
  • Prepared service requests for financial reporting to PMO Manager.
  • Proactively propose alternate solutions to the customer. Involved in testing unit, acceptance testing
  • Develop comprehensive project plans for producing deliverables and meeting management expectations. Implement solutions according to project plans.
  • Team member that worked on Templates in setting up a PMO office and Create staff training manual
  • Develop and maintain relationships with Program, Project and Delivery team members in order to facilitate efficient and effective Project Co-ordination, communication and reporting to Management.
  • Develop and implement a consistent and standardized process. Improve IT infrastructure and enable business process efficiencies
  • Promoting best practices by advising employees about best practices management procedures, service modeling, and other architectural guidance.

Confidential

Project Coordinator

  • Directly responsible for receiving and organizing equipment valued at over $50M.
  • Attended weekly status meeting with lead disciplines and updated project in an effective manner. Prepared plans and trained over 500 personnel.
  • Reports weekly progress, manpower, actual and earned Man-hours, Productivity, and Estimates to complete with their corresponding variance as compared to the headquarters.
  • Interfaced with various stakeholders in my area of responsibility in order to facilitate efficient project operations and communicate required completion dates.
  • Record percentage complete, earned value and remaining duration until project completion.

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