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Project Controls Mgt, Master Scheduling, Risk Mgt, Cost Mgt, Estimator

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League City, Texas, United States
Posted:
November 06, 2018

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LUIZ CLAUDIO V. CRUZ

Houston, TX ***** - ac7mec@r.postjobfree.com - Cell: 714-***-**** - www.luizcruz.com

SENIOR PROJECT CONTROLS PROFESSIONAL

Results-oriented project controls manager with a solid track record of success with large, high-profile projects for leading companies in the energy sector. Proven ability to oversee all aspects of projects, including cost controls, estimating and budgeting, strategic planning, and risk management. Hands-on experience in project management control functions for large EPCM capital (CAPEX) and turnaround (TAR) projects & programs. Talent for directing and mentoring cross-functional teams and managing contractors. Strategic leader with a history of designing innovative automated approaches and developing solutions for business challenges.

* Strong communication skills and fluency in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

CORE SKILLS / COMPETENCIES:

Project Controls Mgt.

Cost Management

Strategic Planning

Project Management

Master Scheduling

Risk Mgt. and Optimization

Performance Evaluation

Forecasting

Financial Planning & Marketing

SOFTWARE:

* Project Mgt. and Risk Mgt. - Primavera P6, P5, P3.1, MS Project 2013, 2010 and 2007, Smartworks Project Planner, Primavera Risk Analysis, @Risk, RiskyProject, etc.

* Other software for Office, Finance, Accounting, ERP, Statistics, Presentations, Programming, etc.

EDUCATION:

* MBA in Project Management (PMI-Accredited, 4.0 GPA) - Colorado Technical University, CO,US

* Executive MBA (4.0 GPA) - Colorado Technical University, CO,US

* MS in Computer Science (4.0 GPA) - Colorado Technical University, CO,US

* MBA in Planning and Marketing - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

* Post-graduation in Financial Management - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

* BS in Civil Engineering - Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

CERTIFICATES:

* OSHA Certificate - Construction Safety & Health - Advanced Online Solutions Institute - IATEC provider

* Certificate in Project Management - Colorado Technical University, CO, USA

* Certificate in Business Management - Colorado Technical University, CO, USA

* Certificate in Business Administration - Colorado Technical University, CO, USA

* Certificate in Software Systems Engineering - Colorado Technical University, CO, USA

* Certificate in Software Development - Colorado Technical University, CO, USA

* Certificate in Information Systems Security - Colorado Technical University, CO, USA

OTHER DIPLOMAS:

* Diploma in TQM / TQC - Petrobras/Diven - Corporate University, RJ, Brazil

* Diploma in Managerial Negotiation Techniques - Petrobras/Diven - Corporate University, RJ, Brazil

* Diploma in Contract Administration and Bidding - Petrobras/Diven - Corporate University, RJ, Brazil

* Lean Manufacturing / CMM / CMMI / Six Sigma - Petrobras/Diven - Corporate University, RJ, Brazil

* Business Scorecard Planning - Petrobras/Diven - Corporate University, RJ, Brazil

* Strategic Planning - Instituto Mário Vianna, RJ, Brazil

* Financial Accounting - University of San Francisco, CA, USA

* Managerial Accounting - California State University, CA, USA

Seminars:

Strategic Planning, Leadership Efficacy, Business Ethics, Business Scorecard Planning, Working with Emotional Intelligence, Internet Marketing Strategies, Modern Change Management.

RESUME

LUIZ CLAUDIO V. CRUZ

Houston, TX 77573 - ac7mec@r.postjobfree.com - Cell: 714-***-**** - www.luizcruz.com

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

* Texas companies (Mako Oil Services and Eng-Dep)

Master Scheduler (Project Controls Consultant) February 2018 October 2018

Short-term assignments to produce bid offer project master schedules for Texas companies with large clients.

* Assignments completed on time.

* Project and Turnaround Consultants, Richmond, TX (www.projtacons.net)

Project Controls Manager (partner) July 2017 February 2018

I was a partner In charge of interacting with potential clients, managing and coaching Project Controls client teams, analyzing Project Management and Controls client issues, building, developing and implementing client solutions, and creating complex top management reports.

* Laid off at pre-TA contract completion

* CDI Corporation, Houston, TX (www.cdicorp.com)

Project Controls Cost Lead May 2016 June 2017

Responsible for leading the project controls cost functions for pre-TA phase of LyondellBassell oil and gas Channelview refinery, and oversaw dozens of projects to enhance, upgrade, and expand production from initiation through contract completion. Developed and implemented the project controls plan, including estimate, budget, cost and schedule benchmarks, and a risk management strategy. Led the cost team, making the interface between project controls and other cross-functional teams. Communicated work processes, controls, deliverables, reports, and requirements. Monitored and controlled purchase orders issued for 2018 Crude Project programs to manage and control costs. Key Activities:

Oversaw cost management activities for $100MM TAR project with multiple projects at LyondellBassell oil & gas local refinery. Performed ad hoc $1.2B 9-year program estimate studies, including overall forecasts for cost and schedule; presented report to Board of Directors

Developed diverse Project Controls Report (PCR) Systems, fully automated by VB macros, to improve control efficiency and decreasing reporting time from 6 hours to 10 minutes.

Designed, established and maintained new consistent methods of Project Controls, ensuring that information provided and project status reports were produced efficiently and accurately.

* Laid off at pre-TA contract completion

* Systech International, Houston, TX (www.systech-int.com)

Sr. Project Control Mgt. Consultant January 2015 January 2016

Oversaw project controls management for national and international clients in Canada and Brazil.

Created and generated managerial reports and presentations to top management. Directed program integration, schedule management, schedule analysis, risk optimization, audits, and schedule and claims forensic analyses. Mentored and trained less experienced members as needed. Oversaw cost controls, maintained budgets, forecasts, change management, and cash management. Key Projects:

Brazil Puma Project, EPCM Capital Project, constructed two boilers for CBC Chemical Plant.

Canada Oshawa Project, EPC Capital Project Largest Canadian shopping center, Can$132 MM.

Brazil EPCM Cap Proj. Petrobras FPSO P-55 Lower Hull Proj., large deep-sea platform, US$385MM

* Laid off due to lack of projects, after two months on overhead.

* Progressive Global Energy, Houston, TX (www.progressivege.com)

Sr. Project Controller at Exterran, August 2014 December 2014

Managed cost team activities for $75MM capital project requiring international team integration. Directed cost management, progress control, risk management, change management, forecasting, trending, reporting, EAC analysis, variance analysis, cash flow control, and development and implementation of a complex cost control system. Wrote and delivered monthly project review reports, led presentation for all project teams related of cost and schedule items. Key Projects:

- Brazil EPCM Capital Project - Petrobras Manati, new Petrobras Gas Compression Plant.

- Bolivia EPC Project - San Alberto Gas Compression (LNG) Plant, compression facility station.

* Exterran lost projects and could not afford me FT any longer

* Ref-Chem, Pearland, TX (www.ref-chem.com)

Master Scheduler (freelance) July 2014 August 2014

Provided freelance master scheduling services. Developed fully-loaded master schedule, including custom layouts, levels, and baselines for critical Oak Grove Project.

Key Project: US - Williams Oak Grove, shale natural gas processing plant de-ethanizer.

* Left when assignment was done and received offer from Progressive.

* Faithful and Gould, Houston, TX (www.fgould.com/americas)

Lead Project Controls Manager, June 2012 January 2014

Led program and project control management for national and international programs and projects in all phases, in a global PMO setting. Supervised and trained PC members. Prepared check estimates, monthly reports, proposal/bid analyses, schedules, elaborated policies, best practices, guidelines, procedures, reports, forms, standards, and dashboards. Managed the overall Program Controls functions (Cost Mgt./Risk Mgt.) for all 2012/2013 oil & gas local refinery projects. Client congratulated us for an "extremely well-done and highly successful job". Developed a highly sophisticated semi-automated Integrated Turnaround Cost Estimating tool in Excel/Visual Basic, now widely employed by the TAR group and considered as a "major achievement" by the client. Key Projects:

US (TX) EPC Turnaround Projects LyondellBasell Refinery (PCM for cap. expansion/TA projects)

US (TX) BP, Williams, Phillips66, Vopak EPC Capital Projects (Cost reports, Schedule analysis)

Mexico - Land O'Lakes/GSG PCM Capital Project Boiler for Chemical Plant. (Cost Mgt., Risk Mgt.)

Mexico PEMEX/UOP EPC Capital Project Refinery Revamp (Schedule analysis and rebuild)

* Was laid off due to lack of projects, after two months on overhead.

* Mustang Engineering, Bakersfield, CA (Subsid. of Wood Group - www.woodgroup.com)

Sr. Project Controls Manager, December 2011 May 2012

Managed Program Controls full scheduling functions for three $125+MM PCM oilfield programs with multiple projects. Coordinated, led and mentored the work done by Project Controls staff and contractors; led to properly standardized, audited, and updated reports. Managed company cultural change processes toward full PMI-style Project Controls functions.

Key Project: US (CA) PCM Oilfield Project, Bakersfield basin for new large oil well field with 100+ wells.

* Left when received better offer from F&G in better city.

* Global Consulting Group, Virginia & California (www.go-cg.com)

PMO Master Program Scheduler (East) / Sr. Project Controls Manager (West), Aug 2009 Nov 2011

Partnered with clients in Richmond, VA and Bakersfield, CA to manage large programs. Responsible for project planning, scheduling, cost management, Earned Value Management, estimating, forecasting, budgeting, change management, risk management, progress control, cost reporting, and MS Project Server Administration. Developed and implemented PC policies, guidelines, procedures, forms, reports, templates, standards, and (WBS/Coding) structures. Collaborated with external stakeholders to ensure coordination between top management and clients.

Key Projects:

- US (VA) EC IT Capital Project Program Basell II Implementation, $275MM.

- US (CA) Berry Petroleum EPC Capital Projects NMWSS Water Plant Off Plot, 2009 Water Plant.

* Resigned when received better offer from Mustang (salary was being split with S3).

* Engineering Technical Group, Bakersfield, CA (www.etgjobs.com)

Sr. Project Controls Engineer - Costa Mesa, November 2007 August 2009

Oversaw project controls for planning, scheduling, estimating, cost management, and risk management of O&G $350MM projects in the oil and gas industry and renewable energy EPCM capital projects. Provided strategic leadership advice and assistance to project managers and top management over resolution of complex planning and project control issues. Created and enforced project control policies and standards.

Key Projects:

- US (CA) Large EPC Capital Project - Chevron Refinery Yard Air Reliability Project

- US (CA) Medium EPC Capital Project Chevron Refinery - ISOMAX (Transmation Replacement)

- CA (Ontario) Medium EPC Capital Project - Travis Airforce Base

- US EPC Small Capital Project THUMS (Booster Pumps & Injection Pumps

* Transferred to sister company (Global) due to lack of projects.

* Jacobs Engineering, Golden, CO (www.jacobs.com)

Project Controls Engineer, May 2007 October 2007

Project controls engineering (scheduling, cost mgt.) of multiple large ($240+MM) capital projects (refineries, pipelines, etc.) Key Project: US (WY) EPC Capital Project - Pinedale LNG Compressor Station

* Resigned when received firm green-card sponsorship offer from ETG.

* Alutiiq, Inc., Aurora, CO (www.alutiiq.com)

Sr. Project Controls Analyst,

September 2005 September 2006

DoD project controls oversight, planning, scheduling, cost control, and forecasting for $133+MM projects

Key Projects: US (CO, MIDCON) Small ECM Capital projects (Barracks, labs, control rooms, etc.)

* Left at the end of EAD work authorization.

Additional international professional experience (Brazil):

* LC Consultoria, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

President, Sr. Management Consultant, August 1994 January 2003

Directed business management, providing consulting services to medium-sized companies, multinationals and industries. Managed staff, marketing, financial planning, bookkeeping. Supervision of subcontractors.

Key Projects: Diverse corporate projects - Strategic Planning, Business Analysis, Process Improvement, Change Mgt., Corporate Systems Development and Marketing Planning.

* Closed business and moved to the US, since clients were delaying payments due to the very severe Brazilian financial-economic crisis.

* Petrobras Internacional Corporation (www.petrobras.com.br/en/)

Marketing Area Chief - Feb 1992 July 1994

Revitalized marketing activities of the Commercial Mgt. (GECOM) of this ex-international subsidiary of Petrobrás, the multibillion-dollar Brazilian global oil, gas & energy corporation. Devised and implemented global marketing strategies, policies, plans, and projects to develop market opportunities, launch new product mixes, boosting sales, market shares and gross profits from a US$89MM deficit to a US$24MM profit in the 1st year. Directed market research, segmentation, trends, demand and capacity planning, competitive intelligence, competitor actions and price elasticity analyses. Analyzed mix composition, positioning, cost-volume pricing, channel selection and bid offers. Coordinated future market oil commodities transactions, hedging and contracting of crude products and derivatives with the Product Mgt. area. Elaborated the International Commercial Project Selection methodology and the Marketing Directives for Foreign Units. Developed brand improvement programs.

* Resigned to open my own business.

* Petrobras Internacional Corporation (www.petrobras.com.br/en/)

Planning Director Assessor - Jan 1990 Feb. 1992

Acted as the Strategic Planning Director's key aide by detecting/solving management problems, boosting operational efficiency. Evaluated the main businesses performance (projects) and organizational efficiency, to recommended action plans and measures that led to increased competitiveness, reduced costs, and higher organizational efficiency and profit levels. Actively participated in the elimination of capital injections by the holding company utilizing complex financial-econometric models and analyzing expansions, acquisitions, joint-ventures and oil, gas and service contracts. Devised diversifications in the upstream and downstream, synergies and economies of scope and scale. Performed Project Planning, Budgeting, Control, Forecasting, Risk Management, besides other strategic issues. Projects: Diverse medium E&P corporate oil & gas projects (Including offshore/onshore field surveys, large deep-sea floating platforms, rigs, production systems, pipelines, flexible drilling pipe plant, tanks, etc.)

* Petrobras Internacional Corporation (www.petrobras.com.br/en/)

Subsidiaries Budget Controller - Apr 1987 Dec. 1989

Challenged to support the Head Subsidiaries Controller. Redesigned and automated the "Petrobrás Subsidiaries Budget System" and all related statements, improving significantly the accuracy, consistency and timing (a US$20 Billion figure). Controlled the performance of all subsidiary projects, recommended investment approvals. Consolidated dual-currency statements, checking the accuracy.

* Petrobras Internacional Corporation (www.petrobras.com.br/en/)

Financial-Economic Planning Analyst - May 1985 Apr. 1987

1. Elaborated top mgt. analyses, progress reports and presentations. Performed corporate strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, financial-econometric modeling, and project controls of international onshore/off-shore E&P projects (offshore platforms, rigs, pipelines, plants) up to $650+ MM. Planned onshore and offshore E&P Oil & Gas projects (including project structuring, financing, scheduling and resourcing - operational and capital), modeled operations, elaborated level 2 schedules and budgets. Elaborated supply-chain logistics. Analyzed and controlled ongoing project costs and the ongoing financial-economic feasibility of all project portfolio, including performance control (EVM), Forecasting, and Risk Composition of international projects.

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