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Project Controls & Financial Cost Reporting

Arlington, Texas, United States
September 20, 2018

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MBA & Six Sigma Green Belt

Cell 972-***-**** PROJECT CONTROLS, FINANCIAL ANALYSIS & REPORTING, LEAN PROCESS Strength in organization development, schedule, cost, project accountability and performance metrics. Hands on leader and coach with progressive experience in detail variance analysis, problem solving, compliance, business processes, risk mitigation. Effective communication and relationship building skills, along with an aptitude to work well with C-Suite, internal and external stakeholders.

• Six Sigma-Green Belt/Lean


• Project & Change Management

• Strategic Planning & Execution

• Budget & Financial Reporting

• Project Analysis, Cost Control

& Work Flow

• Compliance/Audit Assurance

• Proposal Lifecycle Activities

• CRM- Salesforce & Marketing

• PeopleSoft FIM

• SAP, Foundation Accounting

• EAM - Maximo Procurement

• PMBOX Process & Procedure

Professional Experience

Universal Blastco & ISG Company April 2017 – July 2018 MANAGER, PROJECT CONTROLS

Project: Phase 1 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on disaster response Manage $1.5 million project, consist of 300 damaged houses in Houston area and oversee and direct three subcontractor’s companies to complete repairs to FEMA specified living condition requirements. Key Contributions:

• Prepare strategy plans with CEO and general contractor for site assessments of houses, documenting damages, restoration scopes of work, and formulating cost estimates per work order, complete houses on schedule satisfactory to FEMA and the homeowner.

• Responsibility for reporting project metrics, tracking, writing, and delivering project status reports, communicating project directives, to the CEO and VP SW Region.

• Daily status calls with Superintendents - safety, schedule, cost, problem-solving, audit support field assessments, and monitoring project evaluation and measuring performance.

• Manage and perform close out functions of the project – $.250k change orders, collaborating with homeowners to sign off warranty final execution documentation. MANAGER, SW REGION NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Responsible for $9.0 million sales budget to developing and implementing strategies and new market entry programs to assist in expanding Universal Blastco Lining and Coating business in Texas and SW Region. Key Contributions:

• Lead source, identify and provide initial new clients in the Energy, Chemical and Oil/Gas market. Plan and conduct prospect visits – Lunch and Learn meetings,

• Present to and consult with mid and senior level management on business trends with a view to developing new services, products, and distribution channels.

• Designed new Logo, Slogan and redesigned plans for Universal Blastco company web-site. LISA NIES

MBA & Six Sigma Green Belt

Cell 972-***-****

• Planned and organized tradeshows. Created publications, marketing materials, brand building strategies and identification of potential market segments.

• Integrated and supported estimating, contracts and project management with RFPs, RFIs, prequalification and potential vendor lists. Assisted on developing and negotiating contracts.

• Contributor to SW Region revenue generation through new account development and key account management. Improve an organization’s profitability by generating new prospects’ partnership ventures, a potential segment of the market, or a shift in the company’s overall business operations.

• Directly ensure that SW Region data is accurately entered and managed within the company’s CRM- Salesforce system.

Luminant (TXU) Aug.2006 – Dec.2016


Managed $145 million annual budget for the Northern and Southern Region Mines. On target to improve a $750 million 5-year long lead plan for capital expenditures, heavy and light equipment, and retiring mine assets. Reported monthly variance and dashboard reports as well as conducted financial analysis, submitted decision support documents, SOX compliance approval and implementing cost and change management activities. Key Contributions:

• Focused on high value targets by prioritizing between Capital, Maintenance and Operations projects completing within target budget of 8%, and ahead of schedule.

• Provided and interpreted Monte Carlos modeling, statistical studies, varying 5-20% trends, unit performance, value drivers. Annual 5-15% improvement rate with budget process

• Controlled and regulated a $50 million dragline relocation project with 3% change orders. Provided monthly accruals, reviewed invoices and authorization. Implemented a SharePoint for the team and vendor documents.

• Supervised team members and directed lease vs buy decision for mine equipment and land acquisitions. Achieved $200k - $3Million savings and reductions to annual plan

• Supervised and developed four cost control engineers and three capital asset team members. Traveled weekly throughout the regions

• Served as an Internal Control committee member in performing project audits for capital power plant, mine and dragline projects $250K-$2Billion, land reclamation, engineering and permitting

• Established internal cost control structure and process within 4-8 mine plants.

• Strong team member communicating cost with Dallas corporate planning and accounting and mine site operations, engineering, maintenance departments. Ensuring costs are captured, understood and projected within financial systems (EPS/PeopleSoft)


Managed a $2.30 billion capital construction budget to support Oak Grove 1,650MW Coal Fired Power Plant, and $980 million budget to support Sandow 650MW Coal Fired Power Plant. The project took 36 months to complete and had less than 2% change orders.

Key Contributions:

• Initiated activity-based costing for $2Billion project and set up over 50 WBS, certified and submitted accrual journals, researched and accountable for Maximo PO, WO within multiple $50k -$2B projects LISA NIES

MBA & Six Sigma Green Belt

Cell 972-***-****

• Directly engagement with the EPC contractors to develop detailed daily, weekly, and monthly status reporting. Accountable for Construction Cost Reporting, Estimating, Change Management, Business Procedures, and Risk Assessment. $800K Savings to construction project in Sales Tax by questioning and reviewing EPC contract

• Responsible for project cost control functions and management reporting, generating and organizing monthly presentations for Construction C-Suite level and Project Manager.

• Responsible for capture, storing and organizing vendor, and site and internal documents as well as Audit support in SharePoint

• Close out manager for completion of construction power plant to operations and 30-year mine sites Vought Aircraft Industries June 1987- May 2006


• Monitored and coordinated cost and schedule for Military programs and integration of engineering progress and the overall status of functional discipline. Interface and responsible for working with Program Managers to improve program cost targets, schedules and quality requirements.

• Developed military integrated plans that include risk management, look-ahead visibility of critical program milestones and strategic planning. Presentations to C-Suite and on-going communication with customers.

• Six Sigma/Lean team member in reduction 25% traffic flow for craftsman to efficiently obtain their tools/equipment

• Executed and interpreted policies and procedures for Program Management and Business Development with modifications to new business capture team and proposal processes and policies. SENIOR COST ANALYST AND BUSINESS PROCESS LEAD

• Responsible for managing and analyzing Manufacturing and IT budgets, cost estimates, earned value, unit performance, depreciation, equipment and material cost.

• Coordination of producing risk and mitigation reports with operations. Implementation of business processes to support operations and team member of compliance committee.

• Prepared monthly executive presentations, risk and mitigation reports, and weekly status craft indirect/direct headcount to Program Managers.

• Created and managed the Executive Site dashboard and other integrated systems and process improvements. Financial Warehouse Core team member - automated multidimensional database for financial reports and presentation tool to management. Education / Certifications

MBA, Management - Dallas Baptist University BBA-Finance - Abilene Christian University Management and Strategy Institute - Six Sigma Certified Green Belt/ PM - Lean Process Leadership Development Program - UT- Dallas Quality Assurance Audit Technique Certification Project Management Institute Advanced studies - PMBOX processes and procedures

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