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Project Manager Management

Columbus, Ohio, United States
January 25, 2018

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Basant Kumar Rimal

GC Holder

Candidate’s Location: Columbus, OH

Available for PS and F2F Interview with 24 hours’ notice


Project and program manager with more than 15 years of experience.

Successfully completed four environmental and three research projects within given scope, budget and time following waterfall methodologies.

Exceptional expertise in requirement gathering, project initiation, planning, scheduling, executing, monitoring and closing of small to large sized projects.

Led & oversight projects of size between $ 250,000 to $30 million along with team size between 12 to 44 and 350 national staffs.

Made substantial impact on project policy formulation to the ministry of forestry of Nepal based on lesson learnt of project.

Modified & improved lab operational process and reduce cost of sample analysis at Ohio State University.

Proficiency in MS project software, Excel and Minitab.

Proficient in Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC)

Requirements Elicitation, analysis and documentation

Workflow/process diagrams, data flow/data model diagrams

MS Project, MS suite, MS Visio, Minitab, and SAS

Vendor management especially maintenance contracts and lab supplies

Excellent communicator, leader and mentor


Soft Skills: Reliability, Interpersonal communication, Leadership, Negotiation, Team work and collaboration, Facilitation, Presentation, Personnel management, Self –starter, Problem solving & Conflict resolution, Enthusiasm

Languages: HTML, SQL (Beginners)

Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows

Data analysis: Excel, SAS and Mini tab

Databases: SQL and Access (Beginners)

Hardware: Computer assembling and maintenance, Familiar with servers, printers, VoIP, networking and telecommunications devices

Industries: Education, environmental research and developmental projects

Project Tools: Interview, focus group, Facilitation technique, Stakeholder analysis, Context diagram, Decomposition, Scheduling, Cost-benefit analysis, Cause-effect diagrams, Flow chart, Process Mapping, Control chart, Communication requirement analysis, SWOT analysis, Risk probability and impact assessment, Quantitative risk analysis and modeling technique, Make or buy analysis, Real option analysis for risk, Quality mgmt. and control tools, Cost variance analysis, Schedule variance analysis, project selection –optimization model, and Gap analysis

Methodologies: Waterfall methodology used in all managed projects. Familiar with agile and Scrum methodology


The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH Sept 2006 to Present

Project Manager/Lab Manager/ Research Associate -II

Organization: Carbon Management and Sequestration Center

Oversaw portfolio of 14 research projects and ensure successful implementation of all these projects in timely fashion using MS project

Collected requirements, develop project’s scope, processes, alternatives, and risks.

Built, established and managed communication with stakeholders of research projects.

Balanced competing constraints: scope, time, quality, and risks to complete research project tasks.

Allocated resources inputs, support staffs their schedule for 16 ongoing research projects and lab works.

Analyze research data using Excel (Pivot tables, v-look, if so Minitabs & SAS - Proc glm

Worked as member for software application development/ requirements gathering, validation & documentation

Participated and facilitated JAD session

Carried out qualitative and Quantitative risk analysis with Tornado, FMEA, expected monetary value tools.

Managed two laboratories and supporting field and lab research to graduate students, research scientists, and visiting scholars.

Managed vendor and engaged in contract negotiation for maintenance of major equipment, and supplies.

Built relationships and partnerships with farm managers and local farmers in carryout out research program.

Successfully completed three research projects within approved scope, budget, and time.

Worked as member for C-MASC management team and provide managerial support to directors in C-MASC office administration, recruitments, and budgeting

Ministry of Forestry - Pokhara, Nepal June 1995 to Jan 2006

Project Manager/Planning Officer

Department of Soil Conservation and Watershed Management June 2003 to Jan 2006

Project Manager/ Planning Officer

Collected requirements, analyze, prioritize and document for project initiation.

Facilitated from conceptualizing to implement program in the field of soil and water conservation

Planned and monitored more than 10 developmental projects and 60 district level soil conservation programs

Developed technical guidelines, strategy for successful implementation of program and projects

Established work procedures and control measures to improve policies and work efficiency

Mediated conflicts of different stakeholders in prioritizing programs in different district through coordination meeting, stakeholder interactions and consultation

Developed performance metrics and carry out monitoring and evaluation of specific projects and programs

Led and over sought two national level JICA funded projects in Pokhara and Parwat.

Oversaw program budgets for planning division and soil conservation section of department.

Supervised 22 supporting staffs of respective division and section of department

BIWM Project April 2000 to May 2003 Project Manager

Led Project Management Unit for effective implementation of $30 million project/program in five districts

Managed and administered projects including planning, implementation, supervision, and control through appropriate institutional and governance structure

Managed resources for all district level sub projects through PMO

Developed and implemented performance contract system to expedite project execution with quality standard performance metric

Oversaw program budgeting of all five districts

Carried out the revamp of the Bid / Tender / Contracts (such as Open, multistage and invited) required for sub projects implementation in five districts

Developed communication plan and established appropriate reporting structure to update status of each task as laid out in project management plan

Engaged with different stakeholders for smooth execution of projects

Carried out qualitative and quantitative risk analysis of sub projects

Acted as the main interface between the client and the organization to ensure an optimal level of service achieved

Administered 350 local staffs and 35 foreign expatriates

Initiated new project proposal based on requirements & departmental guidelines

Fewatal IWM Project June 1995 to May 2000

Project Manager

Led manage project with 12 project team members

Used participatory approach in collecting requirements, planned and designed sub projects to meet project requirements

Oversaw project proposals for joint implementation with local NGOs

Carried out drafting, evaluation, negotiation and execution of agreements with third parties, NGO, other vendors

Developed and coordinated bids, solution development and alignment

Used multigame risk through deal structure, and SOW

Monitored transaction compliance (such as milestones, deliverables, invoicing)

Facilitated and documented field level discussion and inputs for risk response plan

Documented lesson learnt in each stage of project life cycle


MBA – Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43210

Six-Sigma Green Belt Project (Nationwide Insurance)

Poor quality referrals at Special Investigation Unit, Sponsor Mr. Jeff Burke, Director SIU

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