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Human Resources Manager

Sugar Land, Texas, United States
August 29, 2017

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Sugar Land, Texas 77479




Multilingual Human Resources Executive experienced in all facets of human resources, managing both domestic and international based operations. Demonstrated expertise in multi-facility management with extensive background in leading teams to establish successful work processes, project staffing policies, procedures, compensation and benefits. Proven leader in developing and executing human resources strategies, in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction, policies, procedures, compensation and benefits. An innovative team player committed to maximizing individual and organizational performance.



Serving as Independent Recruitment Contractor and Human Resources Consultant in the Engineering and Construction industry. Currently developing all policies and procedures, employee handbook, establishing benefits and 401-K along with recruiting and handling all Human Resources issues for CTCI America’s an International Construction and Engineering firm from Taiwan establishing an America’s office in Houston, Texas.

BECHTEL OGC Dec 2014 – May 2016

Sabine Pass, Louisiana and Corpus Christi, Texas

Industrial Relations Manager

Responsible for Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Recruitment and Workforce Development for a $14B LNG in Corpus Christi, Texas.


Served as consultant and executive recruiter for several Engineering and Construction companies.


La Porte, Texas

Director of Employment and Retention

Designed and managed the recruitment strategy for the corporation including craft and professional recruitment.

Provided leadership to a team of four Human Resources Managers and eleven recruiters in five different office locations. Tasked with increasing the database of the corporation to recruit for major projects throughout the U.S.

Implemented an Applicant Tracking System (ATS).

Implemented a mass call out system to assist with recruitment and distributing information; established Kiosks in all five offices throughout the country and increased our database two fold in six months.

Established policies to assist with retention which included improvements in labor relations, employee relations and improved benefits.

Increased retention to over 70% of a permanent temporary craft workforce.


Galveston, Texas

Human Resources Manager/Consultant

Responsible for all Human Resources processes and security for Shipyard including Compensation, Performance and Talent Management, EEOC, Labor Relations, Employee Relations, Recruitment and Development and the Apprenticeship program.

JACOBS ENGINEERING Sept 2010 – Dec 2010

Casablanca, Morocco

Labor Consultant

Performed major wage and labor surveys in Morocco to determine availability of skilled labor, wages and burdens of skilled labor.


The Woodlands, TX and Cartagena, Colombia

Human Resources Manager May 2007 – Dec 2009

Caribbean, Central & South America

•Responsible for management of all human resource functions including compensation, performance and talent management for all projects in Latin America.

•Designed and managed the recruitment strategy for $6.5 billion of ongoing projects in Latin America resulting in the hiring of over 3,000 direct hires in Latin America, as well as North America, Middle East and Asia.

•Established a Latin American database of approximately 10,000 craft and professional recruits in Argentina, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Panama and Colombia resulting in successful staffing and execution of projects throughout the continent.

•Established contacts with major universities known for their engineering programs in Argentina, Colombia and Venezuela, providing access to university databases of current and former students. ensuring recruitment of qualified professional engineers

•Designed and established an internship program in Venezuela with the Universidad Central de Venezuela and the Universidad Metropolitana de Venezuela resulting in the identification and training of engineering and management candidates filling required positions and providing candidates for the corporate training program.

•Managed labor relations in Latin America resulting in successfully negotiating a labor agreement in Chile of 800 craft workers without lost work time or work stoppage.

Human Resources Manager – Cartagena, Colombia (2008)

•Responsible for managing public affairs, recruitment, training and labor relations strategy for $4.5 billion Refinery Expansion reporting directly to the Country Manager. This expansion was to double the current production and will establish the largest refinery in Colombia, creating the ability to service North and Central American markets.

•Developed project execution model for the identification, training, development and management of direct labor to ensure the successful completion of the 5,000 man project without staffing or labor issues.

•Conducted area labor market analysis identifying potential labor issues resulting in effective manpower planning. Areas analyzed included available manpower, on-going projects from area companies, new projects, local political issues, union issues and client political implications.

•Teamed with client corporate public affairs officer to establish and improve relationships with local industrial union, government, and community leaders creating familiarization with company and establishing a reputation as the contractor of choice.

•Communicated via project announcements and status presentations to media organizations and community leaders ensuring community support for the project and company.

•Designed the recruitment strategy for craft and professional staffing utilizing the Colombian training organization that resides in the Labor Department, SENA, to recruit and train craft workers for the project. Under this strategy, SENA provided data bases to identify available past students and current workers resulting in local community involvement and fulfillment of staffing requirements.

•Designed training and development programs utilizing the NCCER training modules to identify the level of skill and further develop craft workers to ensure quality labor requirements were fulfilled. Program proved so successful that SENA will model and implement it within their organization.

•Teamed with SENA and client company to utilize SENA’s training facilities to recruit and train personnel for project needs resulting in utilization of equipment, facilities and advertising without cost to company.

Industrial Relations/Human Resources Manager May 2006 – May 2007

Sabine Pass, Texas

Responsible for all project Human Resources functions including public affairs, industrial relations, payroll, administration, technology, and training for $1.1B LNG facility in Sabine Pass, Texas.

Teamed with client representative to establish and nurture relationships with minority organizations, local government and industrial trades creating a presence as a local contractor and contractor of choice.

Teamed with client representative to identify and establish relationships with minority contractors, small businesses and minority business enterprises ensuring compliance with tax abatement requirements.

Identified property, negotiated contract and designed the recruitment training facility resulting n local support and operational efficiency.

Designed and managed the recruitment strategy resulting in hiring in excess of 700 direct craft workers meeting EEOC and labor relations requirements.

Established community project for abused and abandoned children, securing a home and future funding from the City of Port Arthur, Texas and providing labor and construction supplies from company employees to remodel home. Project resulted in providing solid community relations for the company and improved employee morale.

Designed and coordinated program focused on Affirmative Action ensuring project staffing reflected the local demographics and exceeded tax abatement requirements.

Nominated by country judge to be member of labor relations committee of the country ensuring recognition for the company in the community and opportunity to obtain pertinent community information.

Established relationships with Chamber of Commerce and local businesses resulting in the identification of qualified business resources as suppliers and ensured effective community relations.

Developed summer internship program for Sabine Pass High School students interested in careers in the construction industry, promoting community relations and future industry staffing.


Held positions of increasing responsibility in human resources, operations and management positions including global human resources manager and regional manager. Foreign assignments include Kuwait, Iraq and Colombia.


Completed 30 hours toward MBA – University of West Florida

BS in International Affairs, Florida State University – Tallahassee, Florida

AA in Business Administration – Pensacola Junior College – Pensacola, Florida


Fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and Italian

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