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Project Manager High School

Mandeville, LA
August 16, 2012

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Philip E. Mercier, Jr.

*** ********* ******* **. *********, LA 70433


Work Achievements and Experience

Recent Achievements/Milestones

o Coordinated the planning, execution, monitoring and control, and

close out of $130M of operational activities. Peak of activity

involved 2500 personnel, and 400 vessels.

o Directly managed the Louisiana Planning Organization that consisted

personnel located at 4 sites over 300 miles.

o Streamlined the State Planning organization through consolidation

of activities, deliverables, and the elimination of redundancy.

o Encouraged a safety culture through the coordination of safe

practices, documented work plans, and recognition of potential near

misses as a point for intervention.

o Facilitated the implementation of, and training on, the Severe

Weather Plan. The plan covered the safe and efficient relocation

of all personnel and equipment in the event of Severe Weather, or

other events that could impact the safety of response personnel.

o Created and maintained a 2 year financial plan with quarterly

updates and variance reports.


. BP/Swift Worldwide Resources (August 2010 - Present)

o Deepwater Horizon Spill Response

Selected for multiple fast-track promotions for recognition of

performance that exceeded expectations. Promoted to State Planning

and Performance Lead in the most operationally, and politically

complex area to: improve efficiency, ensure operational compliance

to regulatory guidelines, provide increased understanding and

clarity around operational financial planning and outlook, initiate

continuous process improvement to increase internal efficiencies,

and promote a safe and positive work environment.

> Planning and Performance MOC Analyst/Special Projects - New

Orleans, LA (July 2012 - Present) - Ensure MOC documents are

drafted, reviewed, and approved. Validate personnel within the

Staff Tracker. Review Operations' personnel training

requirements and completion progress.

> Louisiana Planning and Performance Lead/Project Manager III -

New Orleans, LA (July 2011 - June 2012) - Coordinated with

Response Lead in planning and coordinating resources to ensure

compliance with Unified Command's objectives. Managed routine

work schedule. Planning activities include: drafting job plans,

contractor management (coordination, verification, and

compliance tracking), ensuring work is meeting all regulatory

requirements, ensuring proper resource loads are maintained,

coordinating with State and Federal agencies for oversight,

reviewing completed work orders to ensure accuracy of

information and verify timelines, preparing and distributing

performance reports (KPIs, quarterly and monthly performance

reports), coordinating with Procurement for work orders and

Scope of Work documents for contractor bids, responding to

requests for information by other business units and regulatory

agencies, developing and maintaining 8Q rolling plan and long

term plan, conducting variance analysis on plans, developing and

maintaining MS Excel based Performance Dashboard.

> Louisiana Deputy Branch Planning Lead - New Orleans, LA (Feb.

2011 - July 2011) -Identified and corrected inefficiencies

(operational and managerial). Prepared and vetted long-range

plans. Developed efficient long-term strategy for maintenance

program and support documents. Developed Management of Change

plans to right-size the Planning Department footprint.

> Deputy Division Planning Section Chief - Venice, LA (Oct. 2010 -

Feb. 2011) - Coordinated and directed operational assignments to

coincide with the Unified Command's objectives. Prepared long-

range plans to identify critical resources and identify areas

for improvement or re-alignment. Restructured operations,

presentations, and meetings to meet the changing requirements of

the response. Prepared Branch Action Plans for each new

operational period. Prepared assignments for Operations Section

by coordinating with the Operations and Planning sections.

Formulated and implemented efficient work patterns for planning

personnel while maintaining accountability and ensuring worker

safety. Standardized forms and formats. Cross-referenced daily

forms to ensure resource accountability and reporting. Provided

guidance on infrastructure reorganization. Reviewed the

Incident Status Summary nightly to ensure accuracy of

information. Prepared documents, maps, and job aids to assist

operations in the completion of their tasks.

> Technical Specialist-Operational Planning - Venice, LA (Aug.

2010 - Oct. 2010) - Prepared Assignments for Operations Section

by coordinating with the Operations and Planning sections.

Standardized ICS forms. Cross-referenced daily forms to ensure

resource accountability and reporting. Completed Status Change


. United States Coast Guard Reserve (Nov. 2007 - Present)

o Boatswains' Third Class - Participate in small boat operations

o Deepwater Horizon, Venice, LA (Mobilization: June 2010 - August

2010) - Planning Section

> Technical Specialist-Operational Planning - Prepared Assignment

List and Assignment List Attachment for Operations Section by

coordinating with the Operations and Planning sections.

Standardized ICS forms. Cross-referenced daily forms to ensure

resource accountability and reporting. Coordinated with

Situation Unit to ensure Situation Unit Log items were added to

operational tasking.

> Situation Unit Leader - Directed the collection, processing and

organizing incident information relating to the growth,

mitigation, and operational activities taking place on the

incident. Prepared daily incident status reports. Conducted

situation briefings at meetings, and as required by the Planning

Section Chief (included VIPs, media, and stakeholder briefings).

Maintained Unit Log. Conducted training for new personnel on

ICS operations.

. Nissan USA - Newport News, VA (June 2009 - May 2010)

o Sales Consultant

. Carroll Burdick & McDonough - San Francisco, CA (May 2008 - April


o Litigation Document Manager

. Target - Novato, CA (Aug. 2007 - Nov. 2007)

o Logistics Team Leader

. Pathways Personnel - San Francisco, CA (Nov. 2006 - June 2007)

o Contracted Case Assistant

. St. Francis High School - Mountain View, CA (Jan. 2006 - June 2006)

o Teacher/Head Varsity Swim Coach

. Tarrant for Senate - Burlington, VT (Sept. 2005 - Nov. 2005)

o Campaign Field Representative

Awards and Qualifications

Military: Commandant's Letter of Commendation (service resulting in

unusual or outstanding achievement), Coast Guard Special Operations

Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (w/ Mobilization Device), Coast Guard

Reserve Good Conduct Medal, Situation Unit Leader - Type 3 (SITL3 - Coast

Guard PQS completed), Navigation Rules Ace Award, Ceremonial Boatswains'

Mate Pipe - Special Recognition for singular leadership and dedication to

the Coast Guard core values through recruit training.

Safety: HAZWOPER First Responder Operations Level, CPR and First Aid

Business: Salesman of the Month - April 2010, January 2010, December

2009, Arizona Swimming Athlete Representative to USA Swimming 1999-2001,

Board Member to Arizona Swimming 1999-2001

Academic: Achieved highest possible rating of 99th percentile on the

ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery), Northwestern

University "N" Club Inductee for achievement in academics and athletics,

Order of the Lance Inductee for achievement in academics and athletics,

USA Swimming Scholastic All-American, Pantano-Rotary Ambassador Award.


. Northwestern University - Graduated June 2005 - B.A. Political Science

Related Coursework: Business Institutions, Speech Writing

Northwestern University Men's Swimming - 4 year varsity athlete

. Emergency and Disaster Management Training

o Incident Command System Courses: ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS

400, ICS 700, ICS 800

Skills and Proficiencies

Computer: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Visio,

Project, Access), Sharepoint, Google Earth, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe

Acrobat, Port Vision.

Instruction: Job instruction and counseling, swimming instructor (basic

to advance stroke mechanics), high school teaching, evening education

coordinator during Coast Guard training.

Event Planning: Meeting planner and conductor, party organization

(supply, setup, and hosting), meeting scheduling, travel scheduling.

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