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Project Manager Management

Portland, Oregon, United States
May 31, 2017

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Certified Senior Project Manager with over 20 years of experience in Utilities, Retail, Point-Of-Sale, Banking and Information Technology.

Experience managing and contributing to projects, while tailoring methodologies (Agile and Waterfall) to the requirements of the organization.

14 years IT consulting in the utilities industry focusing on applications and infrastructure implementation projects. This includes energy trading risk management systems interfacing to SCADA and resource optimization systems; a replacement and upgrades to an energy accounting and tagging system; and implementation of a hedge accounting software.

Experience with project plan and schedule development; resource planning, task tracking, project budget tracking and management reporting. Excellent communication skills with technical staff.

Skilled in driving to requirements that meet client desired scope.

Skilled in system cutover planning and ERP


Project Management

Waterfall, Agile, SDLC, OLC, Financial analysis, Microsoft Project, Service Oriented Architecture

System Software

IBM MVS, VM/SP, CICS/VS, TSO/ISPF, CMS, JCL, VSAM, Microsoft Windows NT, Linux, UNIX


Oracle, DB2, UCCEL, IMS



NCR CENTRAL II, National Semiconductor BHCS II, Sweda Compac-80, TCP/IP, TIBCO


COBOL I and II, SQL, CICS Command Level, Cross System Product, assembler, RPG II, 4680 BASIC, DYL280, Visual Basic, Microsoft Access, FoxPro, Perl, C++, HTML, Dreamweaver, PL/SQL, Java, SAS


Fiserv, Hillsboro, Oregon August 2016 – September 2016

Senior Project Manager

Orient to staff project manager position.

PacifiCorp, Portland, Oregon April 2015 – January 2016

Senior Project Manager (Consultant)

Manage multiple projects for PacifiCorp, a leading North West utility and subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE). Projects include:

oImplementation of a new change and incident management tracking system (BMC Remedy) for all BHE affiliate energy companies. Managed a project team of five IT technical staff and ten IT business experts with a budget of $1.2M. Responsible for all financial and status tracking and reporting, and for project schedule adherence. Recognized by primary stakeholder for on-time delivery within budget and scope.

oInstallation of new mainframe emulation software for approximately 1,700 users across PacifiCorp. The team included three IT technical staff and over 15 business experts involved in conversion of emulator supported scripts used for critical business functions. Served as liaison between users and vendor in a $300K valued project. Tracked all project deliverables, and financial information in SAP.

oManaged an effort to implement VMWare software (vRealize Business) to track IT software, hardware, and labor costs. Assumed technical responsibilities to assist Vendor in software installation and maintenance in an IT technical resource constrained environment. Tracked financials and status for multiple affiliate companies within a project budget of $1.6M

Puget Sound Energy, Seattle, Washington January 2015 – April 2015

Senior Project Manager (Consultant)

Lead an effort to size the cost, schedule, and tasks to replace Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) Gas Management System with a new vendor product.

oThe objective of the effort was to work with all appropriate business units to determine the scope and requirements of the intended full implementation effort.

oResponsible for a $400K budget that consisted of vendor costs and internal labor.

oTasked with tracking the new vendor’s (Openlink Financial) performance and adherence to PSE’s project methodology and Statement of Work.

oCore IT project team consisted of appropriate IT disciplines – application support, Data Base Analysts, Security, Business Analysts, and Infrastructure.

Daimler Trucks North America, Portland, Oregon May 2014 – January 2015

Senior Project Manager (Consultant)

Assigned as project manager for Daimler Trucks North America project to upgrade asset management and security on the truck manufacturing floor.

oThe scope of the $1.6M project included the deployment of an automation asset tracking application and training for security procedures.

oCore project team included two IT technical resources and one business analyst, as well as multiple Automation Engineers located in truck manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Mexico.

oResponsible for regular status and financial reporting to stakeholders and plant managers.

Nike, Portland, Oregon August 2012 – November 2013

Senior Project Manager (Consultant)

Managed projects for Nike. Initially tasked to implement maintenance releases for Nike retail stores Point-Of-Sales Systems. Subsequently assigned to SAP Retail projects. Initial assignment involved financial reconciliation for deferred income for NikeiD products. Assigned as project manager for the Retail SAP project of the Direct Ship Flexibility (DSF) Program.

PacifiCorp, Portland, Oregon August 2004 – July 2012

Senior Project Manager (Consultant)

Managed multiple projects for PacifiCorp in Portland, Oregon. Worked closely with internal clients to create Statements of Work and manage vendor relationships for capital projects. Performed all project financial reporting requirements in a federal and state regulated environment. Assumed project management and final implementation of a $25M OpenLink Endur energy trading risk management (ETRM) system that interfaced to Energy Management SCADA systems Via TIBCO Rendezvous messaging. Participated in the implementation of NERC CIP and Security processes. Successfully managed the implementation of a replacement Energy Accounting System (EAS) in the WECC balancing authority. Lead a subsequent $1.5M upgrade effort of the EAS to improve application functionality and performance utilizing service-oriented architecture under Agile development methodology. Guided client Subject Matter Experts (SME’s) in the validation of vendor deliverables and determination and documenting of client responsibilities. Managed an upgrade to an energy utility resource optimization and modeling application (iOPT, a subsidiary of Openlink). Infrastructure projects delivered include conversion to an EMC Symmetrix VMax storage array for a large application and implementation of Recovery Point system software as well as upgrades to Win Server versions. Implemented projects to convert hardware to VMware in order to save cost and increase availability. Implemented systems to track compliance of General Computer Controls and Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Responsible for tracking and auditing vendor invoices for both services and travel expenses. Tracked issues and risks for client throughout all project phases. Responsible for overseeing test planning, including guiding the creation of test cases and scenarios to validate requirements. Created full MS Project plans for client to track to vendor project plan, including all dependencies and gaps. Responsible for identifying and coordinating seamless integration with existing and new applications impacted by the introduction of the ETRM/EAS.

Pacific Crest Technology, Portland, Oregon April 2003 – August 2004

Senior Project Manager (Employee)

Successfully managed the implementation of Computer Telephony Integration/Integrated Voice Response system to support a call center for a client telephone company. Assisted in successful effort to attain Level 3 certification in the Capability Maturity Model (CMM).

PacifiCorp, Portland, Oregon November 2001 – April 2003

Project Manager (Consultant)

Served as project manager for PacifiCorp on an effort to integrate outage reporting and dispatch systems using CTI and IVR Avaya applications. Assigned as project manager for application performance tuning and infrastructure enhancement project for multi-platform Customer Service System

IBM Global Services, Portland, Oregon January 1998 – November 2001

Consultant and Senior IT Specialist (Employee)

Assigned as full time employee to the Enterprise Application Development Practice, a professional services division providing full project solutions and staffing. Served as project manager at a client bank site, directing IBM and client staff. Assisted in the creation of Statements of Work and Requests for Proposals. Participated in the acquisition of a computer manufacturing company, managing the successful end-to-end testing of an upgraded server hardware ordering and manufacturing process.

Computer People Inc.,/Pacific Data Group, Portland, Oregon May 1995 – December 1997

Professional Staff Consultant (Consultant)

Participate in projects for a national bank involving a multi-state bank acquisition. Assigned as project manager in the implementation of Account Reconciliation software at an affiliate bank of First Interstate Bank.

Key Services Corporation, Tigard, Oregon April 1988 – May 1995

Senior Systems Analyst (Employee)

Successfully managed the implementation of a beta release of commercial loan software after participation in the design process with the vendor and consulting firms. Performed as project manager in the acquisition of various financial institutions and in the divestiture of loan portfolios. Create program specifications and code for batch and on-line environments. Manage multiple user requests, including assignment of work to other staff and verification of any modifications. Provide technical support and analysis for check processing and multiple loan systems. Installed upgrade to mortgage loan system to meet user and regulatory requirements. Assigned as project manager and technical resource for merger of two east coast banks. Appointed project leader for conversion of loan system from DEC to IBM systems.

Fred Meyer, Inc., Portland, Oregon March 1987 – April 1988

Point-Of-Sale Systems Analyst (Employee)

Direct the installation and maintenance of a large IBM retail software package running in a multiple microcomputer environment utilizing a multitasking operating system and LAN. Responsible for all operating system and application software updates. Provide system support. Customized application to user specifications.


Certified Project Management Professional – Obtained April 2005, certificate number 223951

Two years Bachelor of Engineering

University of Auckland - Auckland, New Zealand 02/78 to 12/79

RPG II Programming, Auckland Technical Institute

FACOM OSIV/X8 Operating system, FACOM Educational Center

Data Communications, Association of Systems Management

4680 Basic Programming, IBM

Check Processing Control System, Stockholders Systems Inc.

Florida Software Services Mortgage Loan, Kirchman Corp.

Cadence Project Management, Key Services

Project Management, Silicon Valley Institute

Structured Query Language, Key Services

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