Freelancerprofil: Project Controls / Project Planning in Canberra

Project Controls / Project Planning

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  • Englisch (Muttersprache)
  • Deutsch (Gut)


May 2011 – Present Thales Australia
Position: PMO (Program Management Office) Lead
• Leading a team of planners, schedulers and cost analysts located across two sites, in Canberra and in Perth
• Embedding PMO methodology and best-practices into a fluid working environment consisting of acquisition programs, support/sustainment programs, and various bid & tender activities
• Developing and managing program master schedules, and providing analysis, oversight and advice to track performance and ensure that deliverables/milestones are met
• Performing regular progress check-ins and status updates on program schedules in accordance with a monthly update and reporting cycle
• Helping to ensure successful completion of the overarching support/sustainment contract for the team in Canberra and Perth, along with two successful CCPs and contract extensions (2015 and 2018)
• Representing the PMO on high-level program and divisional meetings and reviews, and preparing data and reports for program management to support these discussions
• Providing expert advice to tender teams on estimating, scheduling, pricing, and risk/contingency provisions
• Validating monthly EV data and ETCs to ensure accurate cost reporting and EAC forecasts (maintaining project margins)
• Monitoring live and forecast schedules against baseline schedules, and reporting schedule slippage concerns to PMs and peers (including strategies for mitigating delay impacts)
• Analysing resource loading & resource forecasts, and supporting negotiations to re-allocate work as required in order to remove over-allocations
• Maintaining approved and auditable baselines (schedule & cost) by implementing a streamlined BCR process
• Working with the Program Manager, Operations Manager and General Manager in providing tailored advice regarding EV, cost performance and schedule performance within the programs/projects

Skills Advanced:
• Advanced negotiation skills
• Advanced cost analysis, cost control and reporting, and financial data analysis
• Estimation and pricing skills
• Team leadership skills (Thales Australia Gala Award Nominee in “Internal Support” category)
• High-level planning and scheduling, using both top-down and bottoms-up approaches
• Critical path analysis

Tools Used:
• Primavera P6; MS-Project; Open Plan Professional; Cobra; Cincom (IBM ERP); Oracle ERP; OpenProj

Oct 2010 – May 2011 BDA Management Pty Ltd
Position: Senior Project Controls Consultant
Achievements / Experience:
• Design and roll-out of integrated schedule management systems to clients across a range of industries, and the creation of processes around these systems to ensure meeting of clients’ needs
• Support and coaching to clients in their use of project controls tools and processes
• Development of bid/tender schedules for projects in various industries and of various sizes and complexities (using scheduling practices and methodologies suitable for each particular industry)
• In-depth analysis of project plans and schedules to assist clients during contract disputes
• Clients included Xstrata Copper, Raytheon Australia, Port Hedland Port Authority/PinC Group, and Thales Australia

Feb 2007 – Jan 2010 Boeing Defence Australia – Business Operations & Integrated Scheduling (BOIS)
Position: Senior Project Control Analyst
• Building, maintaining and managing the project management system, including developing a master schedule for workload forecasting and co-ordination of resource allocation
• Driving project management best practices and monitoring weekly earned value performance (cost and schedule) of individual projects, and reporting earned value metrics at a program level

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