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Strategic project manager, team leader, relationship development

Novi, Michigan, United States
August 10, 2018

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Ernesto Pitruzzella West Hartford, CT ***** 724-***-****

Program & Project Manager

Results driven leader with extensive expertise offering team leadership, project management, and technical innovation within the energy industry. Certified PMP by PMI and APM by Westinghouse with a proven ability to promote synergy among executive teams and customers that results in cost efficient and timely and safely project delivery. Effectively navigates complex business priorities and offers strategic direction for organizational improvement, efficiency, and innovation. Highlights of Expertise

Strategic Project Management

Team Leadership & Mobilization

Relationship Development

Business Development Initiatives

Resource Allocation & Management

Financial Management & Accountability

Safety System Management

Strategic Planning & Execution

Career Experience

Westinghouse Electric Company – Cranberry Township, PA Execute strategic direction regarding the improvement of customer facing engineering and technical services, establishing and leading dynamic teams to install, replace, and commission company supplied equipment. ADVANCED PROJECT MANAGER (2015 to Present)

Lead the selection, development, and management of a cross functional team of engineers and support technicians, harnessing team strengths to drive customer, technical, and business objectives. Cultivate relationships with customers and suppliers to manage requests for plant modifications and commissioning.

Effectively lead interdisciplinary technical and engineering teams while synergizing cross functional groups and external contingent labor suppliers, ensuring superior client services to drive a $25M+ increase in revenue while slashing project costs by $800K annually.

Source, recruit, and manage top tier talent by fostering solid partnerships with internal and external recruitment firms, including System One in the US, Thomas Thor Associates in the UAE, and KONEC in South Korea.

Interpreted multi million US dollar Equipment Supply contract to develop project specific guidelines on how to deploy resources in the UAE in compliance with the contract, company policies and US Export Controls Laws and Regulations.

Develop multi million US dollar proposals for additional work on existing projects and for future projects, including collection of scope, schedule, cost, risk and resource information.

Establish training standards to ensure optimal efficiency, evaluating operations and personnel to identify areas for training improvement and skill growth that saved 40+ man hours per individual on each project. DEPUTY PROGRAM MANAGER (2011 to 2015)

Played an integral role in the coordination and management of post shipment operations, identifying and mitigating technical issues to maintain contractual requirements and financial priorities. Promoted transparency among core team, engineering, supply chain management, finance, legal, marketing, and other teams to drive productivity. Led the development of multi million dollar project proposals to secure addition work and contract extensions.

Maximized resource management to deliver safety and non safety I&C systems to the start up and operation of Shin Kori Units 3&4 and Shin Wolsong Unit 2 by deadline and within budget.

Led the design and execution of a strategic re engineering plan for a Class 1E safety grade cable and connector assembly to optimize safety system functionality, resulting in a $1.3M cost savings.

Established a project team and coordinated all aspects of design, material procurement, and outsourcing to results in the assembly, testing, inspection, and shipment of the re engineered safety system to the site for installation and testing.

Played an instrumental role in contract negotiations to secure a service extension worth $5M+. Oversaw risk management for $3M+ in assets, synergizing internal groups to eliminate $500K+ of risk.

Streamlined project communications with customers to mitigate regulatory concerns, obsolescence, parts failure, training, technical support, proposals, etc. for nuclear safety and non safety systems; developed reports of project metrics and milestones for senior management.

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PROJECT MANAGER (2009 to 2011)

Oversaw diverse project management functions in the areas of engineering response, technical solutions, and fiscal accountability, ensuring timely and cost efficiency delivery of safety and non safety I&C systems for Shin Kori Units 1&2 and Shin Wolsong Unit 1. Strategized alongside international and US site leaders during technical discussions.

Directed daily operations for a cross functional project team, managing Procurement Bill of Material generation to purchase parts for safety/non safety systems, resulting in $2M+ that met margin objectives.

Conducted project risk analysis to identify and resolve potential risks while collaborating with internal project groups.

Managed corrective actions resulted from technical and commercial project issues raised by customer, project teams, and regulators.

PRODUCT MANAGER (2006 to 2009)

Directed all aspects of the physics testing product line within Nuclear Fuel, driving business development initiatives across multiple product lines to include core monitoring, TracWork, zinc addition, and power uprates. Drafted technical proposals, conducted market research, and strategized to drive business growth.

Offered strategic direction regarding commercial and financial priorities for the core monitoring and physics testing product line, resulting in $1M+ per customer and $350K+ in field service work.

Successfully established new market shares in domestic and international locations through the development and execution of product business plans; oversaw all aspects of financial forecasting and resource planning.

Led the preparation and presentation of LOAs while ensuring compliance with all regulations and policies.

Maximized profit growth, quality assurance, emerging technology integration, and enterprise wide cost control through superior competitive intelligence, market knowledge, and strategic planning. Additional Experience

Project Manager (2002 to 2006) Westinghouse Electric Company Core Designer (2001 to 2002) Westinghouse Electric Company Senior Account Executive (1999) Duke Solutions, Inc., Charlotte, NC Manager, Major Accounts (1996 to 1999) Conectiv / CNE Energy Services Education & Credentials

Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Engineering

Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, NY

Professional Development

APM Certified, Westinghouse Electric Company LLC

Certified Project Manager, Project Management Institute

Co Generation and Gas Cooling Estimating Techniques

Sales Training, Dale Carnegie

How to Handle Difficult People

Nuclear Design 200, Westinghouse


Current Member, Project Management Institute, Southern New England Chapter

Current Member, Knight of Columbus, West Hartford 3600 Counsel

Past Member, Project Management Institute, Pittsburgh Chapter

Past Member of American Nuclear Society, Pittsburgh Chapter

Past Member of American Facilities Engineers, Southern New England Chapter

Past President, Kiwanis Club, Darien CT

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