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Principal Specialist Resume

Houston, TX

SUMMARY:

  • 13+ yrs of hands - on experience in chemical, petrochemical, refinery, and Confidential oil and gas project planning and controls in both owner’s and EPC contractor’s environment;
  • Multi-year experience in managing project and product planning teams with 30+ employees in matrix organization structures with annual revenue up to USD 1 billion;
  • Strong leadership and influential characteristics;
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving capability with strategic thinking;
  • Seasoned Super User and Subject-Matter Expert in multiple scheduling software, particularly Confidential, with working knowledge of cost and estimating tools and ERP systems; Bi-lingual (English and Chinese).

TECHNICAL SKILLS:

  • MS Project
  • Confidential (P5 and P6) MM/PM/ERD/Web/Professional/EPPM
  • Oracle Confidential Inspire
  • SAP R/3 (PP
  • MM
  • PS
  • FI/CO)
  • Business Intelligence
  • Crystal Report
  • Xcelsius
  • SQL-server
  • MINITAB
  • SPSS
  • SharePoint

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Principal Specialist

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and direct a team of 2~6 principal/senior schedulers and specialists for program/project Confidential from proposal of Pre-FEED to commissioning and start-up, including WBS, schedule and baseline development and update, resource loading and analysis, progress measurement and forecast, schedule variance analysis and mitigation, milestone and float tracking reporting, critical path analysis, productivity calculation, mitigation plan coordination, internal and external schedule integration, etc. with TIC up to USD $700MM on individual program/project
  • Review project scheduler’s work to ensure quality and procedural compliance to Confidential and client’s schedule integrity and stage control requirements; work with client scheduling representatives and third-party project assurance contractors to solve scheduling challenges
  • Perform as the Project Super User to manage all master data, baselines, and backups in Confidential with the mindset of preserving adequate and strong evidences in case of litigation
  • Train, mentor, and develop new and less experienced schedulers; interview candidates; evaluate and grade subordinates’ personal performance as the Matrix Manager
  • Work with internal and client Risk Management team for schedule risk analysis ( Confidential, etc.) and mitigation
  • Work with Cost Control team to prepare staffing plan and cash flow for Executive Project Status Review
  • Work with Estimating team to align the estimate account codes and categories with WBS and work package breakdown in the schedule
  • Work with Engineering team to implement the Confidential standard engineering process with consideration of project specific requirements including budget constraints and client requirements, as a basis for engineering resource planning and budgeting
  • Work with Procurement and Sourcing team to develop procurement strategy and manage key procurement control milestones to ensure on-time delivery; prioritize procurement and manufacturing packages in reaction to the changes in project need
  • Work with Construction team to develop/optimize execution strategy and detail plans including contractor mobilization time and sequence, construction area prioritization and work sequencing, craft labor planning and leveling, heavy lifting planning, etc. based on design changes, modularization study results, site conditions, client expectations, and engineering / procurement delivery forecast
  • Provide resource baseline and forecast profiles for engineering and construction disciplines
  • Provide schedule and cost impact analysis for Project Deviation Notices; assist Project Directors and Project Controls Managers in preparing negotiation strategy and supportive materials for Change Order discussions with client
  • Write weekly and monthly progress report; develop and maintain Basis of Schedule
  • Represent Confidential as the point of contact for scheduling and planning issues on the assigned programs / projects
  • Achieved up to USD $3.5MM cost saving and 10% shorter overall duration on individual project via complex schedule scenario analysis and optimization

Planning Manager

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the planning organization with staff in Confidential for project and production planning to support Confidential ( Confidential ) product line with annual revenue up to USD $100MM; work as a core member of the global Confidential leadership team in strategic planning and operational decision making. Represent the organization as the Confidential planning roadmap, process and structure owner
  • Hold the primary responsibility of achieving the departmental goals and objectives to support Confidential corporate business and executive performance objectives; appraise the personal performance of planning team members in all regions and oversee the implementation of improvement measures where necessary; set up high-level priority for Regional Planning Leads to fulfill business execution and strategic development requirements
  • Set forth the planning role competencies and training requirements, job description, and career path; recruit and interview candidates for key planning roles in all regions
  • Lead the development and implementation of planning processes and methodologies for global Confidential project management, engineering, procurement, manufacturing, and operation/services, such as Confidential project scheduling and CPM, resource planning and analysis, progress measurement and forecast, milestone management, internal and external production capacity management, SAP orders management, Sales and Operation Planning (S&OP), Demand Management, and Planned Independent Requirement process
  • Guide the development of virtual project management space as the one-stop project management interface by providing visual data representation in project progress, EV metrics, cost performance and forecast, cash flow (for major projects), risk and critical issues, change notices, engineering and quality document release status, and resource utilization, etc.
  • Develop know-how and know-why in planning throughout the global Confidential product line providing trainings and mentoring; use the industry leading planning methodologies and tools and best practices to improve marketing and sales, engineering on-time delivery, lean procurement/ inventory/production management and higher utilization of service technicians
  • Achieved 15% increase in rental tool utilization and revenue by implementing Confidential project and resource planning for the sub-product line

Project Planning Supervisor

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Work as a key member and business user team leader of the Confidential ( Confidential ) project in Confidential Confidential Western Region - functional specification definition, schedule template development, User Acceptance Tests, System Integration Test, user training, Confidential data migration, and roll-out on backlog and forecast projects. The Confidential at Confidential is the first successfully implemented corporate planning system in the world that integrates the project and portfolio planning function in Confidential and production planning and ERP function in SAP R3 using Inspire software. Its concept featured in the Confidential magazine (Volume 7, Issue 4, 2008) as the cover story.
  • Provide multiple sessions of systematic planning and Confidential trainings to over 250 users with various knowledge and skill background and access privileges; manage the Western Region Confidential Confidential user group with over 750 accounts at the peak time; lead the efforts of maintaining the data integrity and a lean Confidential system for the organization
  • Collaborate with Engineering/Technology and Confidential Operation teams such as Engineering Execution, Stage Gate Administration, Quality Administration, Material Planning, and Financial Controls to establish and improve the core business process of Confidential Western Region Confidential organization with annual revenue up to USD $1 billion
  • Oversee Confidential Western Region Confidential EPC project planning standard, practice, and system configuration; perform as the functional supervisor of 6 to 8 Product Planning Analysts and 20+ Project Coordinators in key planning function such as Confidential scheduling, analysis, and reporting, SAP WBS and coding structure, billing milestone management, etc. Entire portfolio schedule in Confidential at peak time exceeded 150k activities in live schedule
  • Champion the Confidential user society as the Admin Super User and top Subject-Matter Expert (SME); represent the business user group in collaboration with IT technical support and PMO in defining Confidential and Oracle database configuration and functional requirements during version upgrades and continuous improvement
  • Support the organization for SAP BI deployment as a core user and SME of BI solution package; develop and deploy interactive reporting and visual presentational solutions

Senior Product Planning Analyst

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Develop level I to V schedule for the entire project life cycle from Confidential field layout study and economic analysis to commissioning and operation support; conduct critical path analysis for all projects in the western region Confidential ( Confidential trees) product group portfolio with annual revenue up to USD $300MM
  • Develop engineering capacity and workload outlook and on-time delivery metrics
  • Lead the development and update of schedule templates, define progress measurement methods and milestone monitoring mechanism, and perform labor utilization evaluation
  • Coach and mentor less-experienced workforce on scheduling techniques

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistant

Confidential, Houston, TX

Responsibilities:

  • Research Methodology: Application of advanced statistical data analysis in project and construction management
  • Research Subject: Correlations between application of CII project management best practice elements and 1. Project performance metrics in scheduling, cost, risk, and change management, 2. Project environment and characteristics such as industry sector, size, grass-root/brownfield, etc.
  • Lead the undergraduate lab of Construction Estimating (RS Means)

Project Controls Engineer III

Confidential

Responsibilities:

  • Develop WBS and level III to V schedule of industrial gas plant projects with CAPEX up to USD $28MM/ea including FEED, concept design and detail engineering, domestic and international procurement, C/M/E/I construction and installation, TI & TAR, and commissioning/start-up
  • Create the full sets of project cost and schedule progress reports, calculate EV, SPI/CPI and EAC, conduct project schedule and cost performance forecast, variance RCA and trend analyses, carry out progress survey and quantity take-off
  • Review and approve contract payment with annual average amount of RMB 20MM; negotiate and approve contractor change orders with annual average amount of RMB 6.8MM. Maintain change logs and monitor contingency drawdown; review all charges and expenses to the projects to ensure proper booking; monitor project cash flow
  • Work as a committee member and the principal estimator in construction bid evaluation; direct, coordinate, review and approve the work of third-party consulting companies for conceptual estimating
  • Manage Risk Register and provide qualitative and quantitative measurement of risk items; actively participate in risk mitigation plan development
  • Assist project manager and construction manager in developing project execution and construction plans; supervise document controllers in field offices

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