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Project Manager

Calgary, AB, Canada
October 24, 2018

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Engineering FEED & Automation Project Manager


Results-oriented and seasoned Project Management professional with a distinguished career in leveraging Business Analysis & Process Engineering, IT Infrastructure Operations & Support, IT Governance, Change Management, Application Delivery, Software Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Data & Records Management, Database Administration, SAP and engineering aptitudes to provide business development and high-quality service across oil and gas companies.

Experienced in the Engineering, Automation and Construction projects. Able to plan, schedule and supervise the work properly and extremely capable of directing and overseeing cross-functional teams and streamlining operations toward the achievement of goals and objectives. My skills and experiences enable me to quickly adapt and mitigate risks, provide greater assurance to the business, and deliver higher value to stakeholders through strong accomplishments in combining business knowledge, leadership skills, and technical ability to achieve improved operating efficiency and productivity. I have strong facilitating and problem solving skills. Worked with and managed EPC contractors.


oProject Management Certificate

Boston University, Boston, USA. 2008

oMaster of Software Engineering

Peking University, Peking, China. 1985

oDiploma Chinese Language

Peking Language Institute, Peking, China. 1984

oDiploma Computer Programming & System Analysis

International Computer School (ICL), Lagos, Nigeria 1982

oBachelors Degree in Geology

University of Calabar, Nigeria 1981


oRational Unified Language (RUP) 2006

oIT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) 2006

oIntegrated Workflow Modeling Notation(I-WFMN) 2008

Professional Experience

City of Winnipeg (COW), Manitoba, Canada

Enterprise Software Business IT Manager Jan 2016 – Date

Worked together with IT and business stakeholders to plan, elicit, analyze, document and validate business and implement a COTS - Content Management system requirements. Provided business analysis and project management expertise to the Departments to complete and implement projects and departmental initiatives, while achieving the benefits of the investment.

Completed IT & Business Projects:

Led the planning and implementation of several multi-discipline projects including Enterprise Content Management (ECM), SharePoint 2013, 311 Emergency Callout, 311 Management dashboards, Project Portfolio Management System, Cloud Deployment Framework, Small Cell Technology (mobility) and PoliceNet integration

Managed project portfolio which consisted of 20 large-scale projects with a capital budget that exceeded $12 million.

Elicited, analyzed, documented, and validated customer requirements through conducting Subject Matter Experts workshops, Departments site visits, interviewing and documenting business critical workflows.

Developed IT and Business processes and strategies as they relate to managing the project lifecycle.

Developed the Project Charter and full-scale Project Plans, and facilitated the definition of project scope, goals and deliverables.

Identified and resourced the project team accordance with the procurement plan. Managed project timeline and budget by coordinating and monitoring individual tasks and team resources within the work plan. Identified project resources requirement. Assigned and monitored the project responsibilities given to project team members.

Identified, managed and escalated issues and risks that impact the project to the Steering Committee for advice on resolution. Developed and communicated progress and status to Project managers, Project Sponsors and Project team members. Assisted project management and project coordination staff to create project status reporting using appropriate templates, standards and guidelines.

Information Technology and Client Management

Executed Request for Proposal (RFP) for IT asset salvage vendor. Increased security, provided indemnity of liability and approximately $250K in previously unrealized asset value.

Oversaw rollout of Windows 10 operating system.

Developed innovative network troubleshooting methods that reduced downtime and lower repair costs.

Worked closely with departmental managers to determine the maintenance and growth needs of the networks.

Monitored changing network technology and delivered a technology update to the executive team each quarter.

Created and administered disaster plans that kept the company functional in the event of a crisis. Determined the rationale and methods for upgrading company network software programs each time an update is released.

Developed eDiscovery IT roadmap, IT strategies and change management that addressed short term challenges and led to the implementation of solutions.

Interfaced with IT teams to ensure effective management of collections data and drive process and technology improvements for data minimization.

Evaluated eDiscovery capabilities of new and emerging technology and made recommendations to management and the Law Department on potential and optimal approaches.

Developed and implemented policy, guideline and plan to dispose of data in collaboration with the Legal Services.

Develop strong working partnerships with key stakeholders including the Legal Services Department, Records Management, IT, Privacy, external counsel and vendors in development and implementation of the By-law strategies

Identified and implemented improvements in preserving and collecting data, including process improvements, new deployment tools and equipment, etc.

Shell Canada Inc., Calgary, Canada

Heavy Oil Portfolio IT Manager Dec. 2014 – Jan. 2016

Oversaw and coordinated technology direction and strategy, process and quality improvement. Managed IT corporate standards compliance, asset management, project planning and management, budgeting, forecasting, and customer relationship management. Directed IT teams in designing, building, implementing, managing, supporting and enhancing key technologies. Responsibilities included application lifecycle development, data warehousing, business intelligence, customer support, and client relations. Managed team of 20 technical staff and a budget of nearly $10 million.

Designed and developed fully automated financial system to account for over $7 billion in annual revenue, improving overall financial accountability from $12 million in variances to less than $100. Implementation resulted in approximately 550 hours in labor savings per month.

Architected new portfolio management system by engaging key business leaders and designing a software application resulting in a 22% decrease in sales IT budget and increased turnaround for sales, finance, marketing and production IT projects.

Created a remote/mobile reporting system to transmit critical sales data to any remote device within 60 seconds through a secured portal resulting in improving ability of executive management to receive key financial data instantly.

Led team of business and technical staff through a conversion to Scrum project methodology by defining roles, assigning staff, and developing training programs resulting in a 25% reduction in application lifecycle times and a 35% improvement in customer satisfaction survey scores.

Streamlined defect management by implementing a Scrumban project methodology resulting in reducing application defects by 45% and defect resolution times by 20%.

Partnered with IT professionals and business leaders to initiate a mobile sales application contributing to an 18% increase in sales. Implementation resulted in reduction of three technical staff.

Negotiated Professional Services Agreement (PSA) to provide baseline imaging and client support services.

Nexen Canada Inc., Calgary, Canada

Head of Integrated Maintenance Planning Nov 2012 – Dec 2014

Responsible for planning maintenance campaigns for offshore facilities and managing the contracts. Developed work packages for structural/coating repairs and responsible for quality assurance.

Developed the Maintenance Reference Plan for the $355m Ampa/Fairley rationalisation project, which helped in eliminating economically unattractive concepts.

Developed the company’s general Maintenance philosophy, which is still in use.

Developed the annual departmental HSE plans, KPI’s and calendars, from 2012 to 2015.

Served as a member of the change management team responsible for reduction in oil deferment. This resulted in 4% reduction in oil deferment.

Designed and implemented approved data governance framework through engaged sessions with IT and business stakeholders, facilitated solution design of meetings which included options analysis, gaps identification and solution design and implementation.

Worked with the business units to collate business processes, set business and data rules, monitor metrics and improve critical data attributes.

Participated in technical audits for offshore and onshore production facilities.

Shell Canada Inc., Calgary, Canada

Senior Business Analyst Nov. 2011 – Nov. 2012

Upstream America (UA) – Onshore Gas Wellfile Solution

Supported the development and delivery of Subsurface / Wells program plan, rollout schedule and implementation of a Wells and Venture Information management solution to the Upstream Americas Onshore Gas Development teams (OGEAP).

Responsible for maintaining a close relationship with the delivery team through attending daily stand ups and assistance of removing roadblocks where appropriate. Managed and directed SharePoint 2010 projects in the Onshore Gas Assets in Upstream Americas (US and Canada). Ensured the delivery of business value through best practice implementation of SharePoint 2010.

Developed with UA Information Management (IM), the Standardized Well File Management system which is endorsed by OGEAP management for implementation across UA assets. This Asset Wellfile is the single location for the official copy of all well documents. This is where anyone on the extended team can find the latest version of a document.

Conducted investigations with senior clients and IM staff at a high level for strategy studies, requirements specifications and feasibility studies.

Coordinated the identification, definition of the IM needs of the business clients and stakeholders and the determination of IM solutions to meet those needs.

Responsible for the development and management of 7 upstream Americas (Groundbirch, Deep Basin, Foothills in Canada and Appalachia, Magnolia, Pinedale, Eagle Ford in United States) Asset Wellfile documentation.

Captured well related documentation (files, documents etc..) at different level (Well level, Pad level, Field level, and Asset level) for proper storage and subsequent retrieval by asset discipline users.

Worked with OGEAP WDP Process Owner to help drive, shape, steer, and implement project the solution - Standardized Well File Management system.

Defined and implemented roles and responsibilities required to manage the life-cycle management of asset well file. Identified and installed document controllers (technical assistants) to manage well file document across UA assets.

Managed program to enable compliance with Group records management policies and standards.

Designed and implemented information quality assurance techniques for document collections and associated components (document metadata and taxonomy structures).

Acted as the primary representative of the UA IM organization within the business community. Liaison with Business Community, UA IT/IM Supply Organizations (BAM), UA IT/IM business Service Management Groups (BSM)

Defined, documented and managed project scope, objectives, plan, deliverables, budget, timeline, quality needs, success criteria, risks and issues on an on-going basis. Managed the resolution of technical challenges and issues with SharePoint 2010 projects.

Nexen Canada Inc., Calgary, Canada

Senior Business Analyst Jan 2011 – Nov 2011

OpenText Livelink Deployment

Conducted requirements gathering sessions with business stakeholders. Clarified and validated requirements throughout project life cycle. Coordinated the Client's basic technical and organizational environment for optimal project deployment.

Coordinated and facilitated stakeholder sign-off of document management requirements.

Designed and developed User Interface (UI) enhancements that enable and enhance the items such as constraints on group naming and composition, compliance monitoring, and XML/XSLT to aid in permission-checking.

Worked with internal clients groups and Livelink IM technical teams to develop all the underlying principles, concepts, policies, and processes for the Livelink Security Model.

Developed test plans and test cases for purchased applications, ensuring effective coverage of requirements

Develoedp training materials as well as a step-by-step guide for new and existing users.

Monitored, facilitated and participated in the testing and deployment of applications. Developed test procedures for secure upgrade which includes in depth modifications of modules and for public fetching and XML export/import of Livelink documents.

Facilitated smooth transition from project to the support organization

Alberta Health Services (AHS), Calgary, Canada

Senior Project Manager Aug 2010 – Dec 2010

Emergency Medical Services Staff Scheduling - TeleStaff Project Analyst

Designed and developed infrastructure Architecture masterplan for Telestaff Telephony & Call out systems deployment for Alberta EMS (Calgary, Red Deer and Edmonton).

Designed, procured and managed the TeleStaff Infrastructure (Hardware, Datacomms, Software, Telephony System and Analog telephone lines).

Implemented and configured the TeleStaff Application, database and hardware components using proven and standardized custom off-the-shelf tools. Configuration and setup conformed to the Open architecture model.

Responsible for identifying, documenting, facilitating operational changes in response to new initiatives within the Emergency Services call-out pocesses.

Provided content for EMS operational training documentation and communication plans.

Managed project scope to ensure that only what was agreed to is delivered, unless changes are approved through scope management process.

Managed the Project Management deliverables including project proposal, project charter, project infrastructure & architecture designs and plan, stakeholder engagement plan, Issue & risk management plan, cut-over plan and closeout documents.

Drafted and seek approval for the overall project budget. Tracked and reported on the status of projects’ budget and variances.

Performed the monthly status reporting to the AHS PMO, Project Sponsors and IT Executive teams according to the AHS Project management standards and guidelines including project reporting requirements / timelines. Tracked progress, timesheets, project budget, risks and issues, and developed timely corrective action plans.

Planned and implemented effective communication strategies and organizational change management within the project.

Worked with IT functional areas to resolve issues, remove roadblocks, solve problems and developed effective work-around solutions. Managed vendors, suppliers and contractors on project team in liaison with Vendor Management.

Worley Parsons Canada Inc., Calgary AB, Canada

Senior Project Manager FEED Shell – Albian Oil Sands Expansion Sep 2008 – Aug 2010

Senior Business Analyst responsible for work package development, automation process review, and DCS testing and implementation. The DCS infrastructure & systems was CDN$250 million in scope. The DCS was designed and built on the Honeywell Experion platform with fieldbus. Performed the role of Project Change & Communications Coordinator.

Supervised and coordinated engineers, designers, technicians, and 3rd party suppliers and ontractors.

Managed the control system automation and field instruments in addition to various hardware/ software products and services employed for process control system.

Completed requirements gathering and documentation; interviewed users at a detailed level and analyzed user requirements. Conducted and prepared detailed opportunity assessments. Prepared business cases in accordance with established templates and practices. Conducted business impact assessment and proposed solution and implementation roadmap.

Coordinated proposal preparation, scope definition and risk assessment of the project, and developed appropriate execution plans.

Worked with Engineering discipline lead (electrical, instrumentation, controls, documentation), Area lead (extraction & tailing, crushing & conveying, froth and utilities) to develop and managed engineering work packages (EWPs), construction work packages (CWPs).

Conducted in-depth analysis, proposing new initiatives based on findings, created financial models to assist in justifying project expenditures, business cases and project proposals/charters for proposed new initiatives.

Maintained installation schedule, scope and budget, provided outstanding quality and service throughout project life, reduced commissioning and production-ready durations, provided training and documentation support, reduced production schedule, optimized processes for maximum output

Presented findings to Colt, AMEC and Shell Management. Recommended changes in processes, design methodology, resource amanagement. Built concensus with the project steering management and agreed project implementation schedule and timeline of deliverables.

Main Automation Contractor (MAC) Project Manager

Responsible for overall management of automation projects including preparing and coordinating proposals/contracts, managing project budgets and costs, administering project schedules, managing the design scope, directing the project team, and marketing to Shell – Albian clients.

Coordinated the creation and implementation of project definitions, schedules, budgets, and objectives for the automation controls.

Completed Functional Design Specification (FDS) and Detailed design specifications (DDS) related to hardware/software configuration. Compiled and reviewed the bill of material (BOM) and managed procurement and staging of project hardware/software.

Supported staging of all Honeywell DCS and SIS hardware for the integration and acceptance phases. Coordinated the backup and shipping of hardware at the completion of the factory acceptance testing (FAT) and also prior to the site acceptance testing (SAT).

Developed, implemented and managed project tracking systems using DAPTIV platform and technology. Designed and secured approval to implement “One Common System” to house management of change (MOC), Deficiency tracking, request for Information (RFIs), request for quotations (RFQs), Engineering Design Change Notices (ECNs), Issues & conflict management, trend and various data forms in use on the projects. Monitored and tracked progress to the plan and approved budget. Executed the quality management plan.

Carried out review of project status; identified possible project risks, recommended and implemented risk mitigation solutions as approved by functional managers.

Yokogawa Canada Inc., Calgary AB, Canada

BP North America Gas Senior Project Manager Jan 2007 – Sep 2008

Directly responsible for the management and execution of all Engineering activities related to automation solutions for production and facility equipment. Provided operational support, troubleshooting, and optimization for assigned equipment, directed and coordinated activities to improve reliability, and applied advanced engineering principles to the design and implementation of new equipment.

BP NAG Projects are BP NAG Front-End Engineering Designs, BP Wamsutter Well-PAD project, BP East Texas (Kinsey & LCCF) Compressor control and SCADA Host deployment, BP San Juan North SCADA (RTU, HMI-Host) deployment, BP Noel Major Project - Compressor Control and SCADA Host deployment.

Planned and administered the activities of 25 project engineers (RTU, HMI/Host and Modular Design), data analysts, testers, systems developers and database administrators to complete BP North America Gas (NAG) FEED designs and implemented NAG Pilot SCADA projects in North America (USA and Canada Gas Fields) with a total budget of $25-million.

Coordinated the development of Front-end engineering and design work packages and activities.

Produced process and engineering documentation of sufficient quality and depth to adequately define the project requirements for detailed engineering, procurement and construction of facilities based on 10 percent project cost estimate.

Coordinated the execution of BP NAG projects. Gathered, arranged and documented business processes, worklows and concluded gap analysis of processes.

Planned, managed and delivered multiple projects involving the supply of high voltage protection and digital control systems (DCS) to final project site.

Defined system requirements to meet business objectives and modeled business processes for change management. Implemented, tested and rolled-out packaged applications (DCS, HMI and RTUs). Ensured compliance to customer's technical specifications.

Managed the development and testing of engineering SCADA solutions and programming Remote Terminal Units (STARDOM RTUs), Control Microsystems (ScadaPack), Emerson (Floboss) and Bristol. Managed the development and installation of FASTTOOLS HMI. Designed reports and generated report specifications.

Developed use cases, workflow, screen mock-ups, and conversion requirements and prioritized business and systems problems; analyzed legislation and conducted impact analysis. Wrote test plans and test cases of the business processes and applications.

Completed all aspects of a project including project planning, execution, timing, functionality, quality, cost and schedule management. Collated and documented business process requirements.

Supervised and controlled the executionn of engineering design and provided expert technical support to customers. Coordinated the design, development and the functional requirement specification for the control systems:

oFDS - Basic Control Strategies - Compressors (CDP)

oFDS - Brownfield Legacy RTU Host Interface Requirements

oFDS - RTU Hardware, Panel, BOM - Single Wells (GENERIC)

oFDS - Well Optimization Control Strategies - Deliquification

oFDS - Foundation Fieldbus Applications -RTU

oFDS - Basic Control Strategies - Wells

oFDS - EFM/EGM Functional Spec - RTU

oFDS - Well Optimization Control Strategies - Gas Lift

oFDS - Special Serial Interfaces

oFDS - Control Center Server Stategies

oFDS - HEX Repeater

oFDS - Logic - Group/Field Shut-in

oDDS - Alarm Management

Yokogawa Automation System - Senior Project Manager

Troubleshoot control and instrumentation systems to resolve moderate to complex equipment issues. Provided engineering expertise and technical guidance to maintenance and operations group to perform repairs, design changes, or other corrections as a result of troubleshooting or performance evaluation. Partnered with Engineering lead to support the design, specification, installation, startup and validation of process control systems, electrical systems and instrumentation for capital and upgrade projects.

Enforced site specifications and ensured standards and Yokogawa compliance are met and that good engineering practices are followed. Developed calibration, preventative maintenance and additional procedures in support of systems and instruments installed.

Identified, proposed and championed creative and constructive solutions. Monitored and communicated progress on all projects within the assigned portfolio to successfully deliver project scope, timeline and budget objectives. Maintained a “state of control" over systems by assuring maintenance of as-built drawings and system documentation.

Liaised with Operations to identify requirements for process controls, develop control strategies and implement fit-for-purpose RTU-HMI-SIS system solution. Coordinated continuous improvement activities relative to plant automation control systems in support areas and championed solutions aligned with site and functional metrics, business objectives and strategy.

Provided training and technical supervision to instrumentation, controls, systems development personnel for automation control systems in support areas.

Worked with the Engineering function to research new technologies and procedures relative to automation and controls that could be utilized to improve support area processes. Analyzed, compared and selected equipment best suited for various applications.

Commissioned the BP Ricinus DCS project, BP Wamsutter Well-Pad project and the BP Noel Expiry Well SCADA project.

Shell International, The Hague, Netherlands

Senior Business Analyst Apr. 2005 – Dec. 2006

Worked with multi-disciplined team of 3 reservoir engineers, 10 geologists and 5 Merak-Schlumberger applications design/development team to design and deploy new reserves and hydrocarbon systems in Shell E&P companies worldwide.

Conducted Reserves requirement definition identified local and global problems. Designed and concluded solution option analysis with Regional Chief Reservoir Engineers and Global Steering committee. Created business case and engaged the Reserves Steering Committee for approval to obtain project funding.

Elicited requirements using interviews, document analysis, requirements workshops, site visits, business process descriptions, use cases, scenarios, business analysis, task and workflow analysis.

Developed business case for change in direction of the product line based on global market dynamics and data management studies. Convened 2-day workshop for business owners, discipline leaders, SMEs and critical stakeholders to negotiate scope of work, establish performance and success criteria, agree global reserves requirement and resolve conflicts arising from different regional needs. Facilitated decision-making process at the SMEs technical workshop.

Developed the implementation roadmap and business case for the Hydrocarbon Resource Volume Management processes (HRVM). Developed training materials, conducted user training and testing through citrix setup.

Managed regulatory compliance including sign off procedure & audit trails for RCAN’s, an increasing burden on the Regional Reserves Volume Managers (RRVM’s) and their teams due to the lack of a comprehensive HRVM solution.

Collated information and designed reserves conference engagement materials. Provided communication source between Conference planning committee, Engineering discipline leads and conference leadership team.

Subsurface Portfolio Consultant Apr. 2003 – Apr. 2005

Defined and delivered software application portfolios aligned with E&P business priorities. Led global implementation of standard integrated portfolios.

Devised and maintained a portfolio strategy and business plan (including business alignment, IM, functional capability, commercial, technical, and integration aspects), for use by business leaders in Shell Corporate center and throughout the regions.

Developed effort and cost estimates for the annual subsurface software portfolio capital and operational budgets. Established and executed portfolio management processes. Compiled and documented Exploration, Seismic, Reservoir Engineering, Static and Dynamic Modeling processes and workflow mapping.

Managed relationships with customers, partners and team members. Served as primary customer contact for server, storage and software configurations. Assimilated and documented key project leanings for future use by others - e.g. conducted Post Implementation Reviews (PIRs).

Shell Petroleum Development Company, Nigeria

Soku Gas Gathering Project Manager Apr. 2002 – Apr. 2003

Responsible for coordinating automation systems – design, installation, upgrade, and commissioning projects, several material handling/delivery system installations, system controls and monitoring, data tracking, process control implementation, software installation and programming, PLC programming – Centum, Honeywell maintenance (electrical, mechanical, control, & equipment) with a total budget of $1.5M

Created and implemented project definitions, schedules, budgets, and objectives for several medium sized well head RTU installation. Prepared detailed statements of work and gains concurrence and approval from stakeholders regarding different project charter, scope, timeline, deliverables and budget.

Coordinated the development of project plans and drawings, specifications, tendering and purchasing equipment, materials and services from approved vendors, contractors and fabricators.

Prepared, reviewed and confirmed all regulatory permits and licenses necessary to complete the project work.

Managed budget and costs, schedules and quality by overseeing project deliverables and ensures schedule and budget are met.

Front-End Engineering Design (FEED) Project Manager Jan. 1998 – Apr. 2002

Western Niger Delta Field Automation

Led a team of 20 engineers to develop the Front-End Engineering Designs for Automation requirement and engaged the Engineering Department of the Westren Asset Field to gather requirement for basic and detailed designs.

Completed Functional Design Specification (FDS) and Detailed design specifications (DDS) related to hardware/software configuration.

Compiled the bill of material (BOM) and managed procurement and staging of project hardware and software. Supported staging of all Yokogawa and Honeywell DCS and SIS hardware for the integration and acceptance phases.

Coordinated the backup and

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