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Project Manager

Doha, Doha, Qatar
March 04, 2018

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Tony Mathews (LinkedIn: +974-******** (Mob) / +971********* (UAE) State of Qatar (Visa Transferable) An accomplished, dynamic and result-oriented Graduate Mechanical Engineer & IT systems professional with more than 17+ years of diversified experience accountable in management of critical business applications & customer satisfaction; acted as focal point for PMO (Project Management Office) with an insight of all ICT department projects supporting PM/Business Analysts; Handled projects related to IT & Telecommunications systems for events, sports & games venues; integration with ERP systems enhancement & upgrade/integration of industry standard systems. Demonstrated multitasking abilities in managing portfolio of projects, deployment of cutting-edge technologies & large scale software roll-outs, PMO coordination, requirements gathering, for enhancing revenue and organizational effectiveness; strong collaborator with international business teams. Areas of Expertise include:

Strategic Planning & Analysis Vendor Relationships Service & Delivery Management Planning and Scheduling Contract Management Presentation Skills Budgeting & Forecasting Issue & Conflict Resolution People Developmental Skills Analytical & Problem Solving Skills Communication Skills Decision Making Professional Experience


Engaged in IT automation projects from initiation, tendering, procurement and implementation of Commercial-Off- The-Shelf (COTS) software & Business Applications using Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC) methodologies along with ERP (SAP/Oracle) integrations.

Supported projects in terms of scope, intent, financials including operational costs, oversee QA, delivery, acceptance IT Operations, sourcing, pre-requisites, risks, researches, steering and communication.

Established process & procedures to facilitate project management framework. Key Accomplishments:

Managed projects and service contracts from opportunity & bidding phase, contract award, execution & delivery phase.

Developed work plans & full scale project plans to progress projects. Assisted in reporting progress against Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for projects & contracts progress.

Delivered projects integrated as per business plans and in line with department objectives.

Developed annual budget plans (CAPEX & OPEX), Business Plans and implemented IT systems and software including future requirements based on corporate objectives.

Coordinated with business units for data gathering to prepare business contingency plans, project requirements documentations, risk & impact assessments, feasibility studies and business cases.

Displayed exceptional application support for business applications, functioned closely with global support teams to successfully resolve and achieve Service Level Agreements (SLA) timelines.

Directed all aspects of BRS (Business Requirements Specifications), SOW and Terms & Conditions, Technology Delivery Process (ADP) diagrams, that reflect the projects requirements including collaboration with business, contracts and legal department with internal and external stakeholders.

Organized kick-off meetings and prepared minutes of meeting, followed HSE guidelines for all projects.

Mentored national staff in guiding to the day-to-day project management standards (PMI, Agile, Scrum).

Worked closely with PMO (Project Management Office / Project Support Office) in defining project standards, tools and templates from initiation to delivery phase. Coordinated trainings & workshops for staff for PM tools in coordination with PMO for Microsoft Enterprise Project Management (EPM) tool.

Identified & evaluated risks and effectively planned ways to mitigate them and update issues & risk registers.

Organized management review meetings, PM progress meetings, stage gate reviews & documented feedbacks/remedial plans and prepared performance reports.

Coordinated project matters with international team members including commercials & financial aspects.

Liaised with PMO (Project Management Office) for providing requested project information on regular and ad-hoc basis.

Contributed an influential role in selection and implementation of new corporate IT systems, software & hardware and coordinated executive approvals.

Tony Mathews (LinkedIn: Page 2 +974-******** (Mob) / +974-******** (Res) State of Qatar Key Projects (Driven as Project Manager):

Automated work prioritisation with detailed diagnostic capabilities for Offshore Rotating Equipment at PS4 Platform Qatar by implementing GE / BentlyNevada's Condition Monitoring System with integration with ABB DCS systems in line with ISA99 (Industrial Automation & Control Systems Security) & ictQatar (Supreme Council of Information & Communication Technology) standards. Reduced planning time for Planners/Schedulers & improved planning accuracy by implementing fully integrated Prometheus Graphical Work Order Scheduler system in SAP-PM for routine/corrective maintenance of plant assets.

Optimised maintenance and improved asset performance by implementing turnaround software (Primavera/Ms Project) used for planning, scheduling, execution, and control of plant shutdowns/turnarounds with SAP integration. Transformed data into actionable business transformation by configuring critical data interface between Kappa Server (software for analysis of oil/gas wells) and OsiSoft PI Historian, Oracle Primavera with SAP-PM & SAP-PS.

Upgraded Oracle Primavera Enterprise systems with Business Intelligence (BI) solutions such as Oracle Primavera P6 dashboards for real-time insight reporting & improved decision making for project & program performance. Collaborated inventory data between regional companies by implementing Inventory Data Sharing Solution from IBM Maximo which is a public hosted web based solution used during plant emergencies. Implemented wireless data collection and Corrosion Monitoring System from Cosasco/Emerson/Bentley Systems at Offshore Halul & PS2 Qatar.

DOHA ASIAN GAMES ORGANIZING COMMITTEE Doha, Qatar May 2006 - Jan 2007 SR. VENUE TECHNOLOGY COORDINATOR (ROLE: VENUE TECHNOLOGY MANAGER) Handled the detailed venue planning, including scoping of IT & Telecoms services required on venue, administered production of necessary design documents (CAD drawings) and venue implementation timelines. Directed setup of telephone equipment room (TER), Computer Equipment Room (CER) and SMATV Room. Coordinated with contractors for structure cabling, patch panel terminations, and CCF commissioning. Maintained all operational plan schedules, managed document and standards preparation, and served as lead technology representative for group of venues. Key Accomplishments:

Engaged with venue operations team, vendors, sponsors and individual programs in IT&T, streamlined the process of cabling systems (data/voice) systems on venue, organised venue technology control book for venue, controlled vendors and contractors on venue during implementation as well as issues management and implementation.

Stellar role in detailed IT venue planning process by managing and documenting a detailed needs analysis. Gathered venue IT functional and operational processes and procedures. Functioned with PMO / Project Support Office, core end user technology management, including lead Technology Partner and contractor representatives.

Executed all IT & T processes and procedures at the venue level, asset tracking for IT & T equipment on venue, venue operational readiness for test events and Asian games, performed on-site operational management of IT &T on venue, including staff, volunteers and vendors during Games. Professional History


Master in Business Administration in Project Management (on-going) JAIPUR NATIONALUNIVERSITY India Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering BHARTHIAR UNIVERSITY India Training

Project Management Professional (PMP) AutoCAD Product Support Certificate Planning & Scheduling using Primavera Reports & Graphics using Primavera Microsoft Solution Sales Process Negotiation & Communication Skills Professional Development

Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows Server, Solaris, Linux, Novell Netware ERP: SAP-MM-ES, SAP-PM, Oracle, CMMS

Programming Languages, Database & Middleware: Java, C++, VBScript, ASP, WebLogic, WebSphere, SQL, Btrieve Technologies, Oracle, Ms Access, Squid, LAMP software stack model, CDN (Content Delivery Network) Applications & Security: P6 EPPM, PMWeb, Microsoft SCCM, Wireshark, Qualys OpenVAS Networking: NFS, DNS, NTP, SSH, SNMP, Proxy, TCP/IP, HP Quality Manager, EMC, IBM

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