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Project Manager

Atlanta, Georgia, United States
November 08, 2018

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Atlanta, GA ***** 678-***-****

Projects Controls / Project Management Expert

Delivers exceptional rather than expected results through strategic thinking and innovative problem-solving. Self-directed. Effective communicator in leading and managing teams. Fiscally focused.

Recognized as a PMI Project Manager Professional (PMP), certified Six Sigma Black Belt and Project Controls expert with 20 years of global/project controls and process improvement in industrial, power, utility, environmental, aviation, and telecommunications. Extensive experience in identifying, analyzing and providing innovative solutions to estimating, cost control, schedule management, and risk management. Strong credentials in project planning and development activities, project execution, risk management, construction management and operating plant interfaces.


Managed $1B plus in engineering and construction project cost, scope and schedule for industrial, commercial and telecommunication projects. Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously in various phases of the project lifecycle.

Executed a Six Sigma Black Belt project - objective was to achieve a 50% reduction in non-compliance time entry which had a cost impact to the corporate capital budget of $500K. A savings of $275,000 was achieved by modifying the time tracking tool, training the staff how to use it and obtaining executive approval enforcing the policy and process companywide.

Identified Lean project and procurement process control and governance risks. Supported the development and implementation of robust procurement policies, processes and tools.

Core Competencies:

Engineering, Procurement & Construction Project Controls, Change Control, Data Analysis, Leadership, Earned Value Management, Communications, Cross-Functional Teams, KPIs, Strategic Planning & Analysis, Cost Engineering, Process Development & Improvement, Cost Control Management, CPM Scheduling, Estimating, Budgets, Risk Management, Governance, Project Reporting, Procurement Management, Resource Allocation & Capacity

Technical Skills:

Proficient in MS Project, Primavera Project Planner, Primavera P3e, Artemis Time/Cost Management, Success Estimating, Oracle Financials, SAP, SharePoint, Minitab, CMPRO Estimating, M-CASES Gold, Timberline, JD Edwards, MS Office Suite


Keller University Graduate School of Management, MBA, Networking & Communication

Paine College, Augusta, GA, BS Accounting

PMI Institute, Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)

Georgia State University, Certified Six Sigma Black Belt


GEORGIA-PACIFIC, Atlanta, GA 2014 – Present

Project Controls Manager

Provide leadership and oversight for the development and management of the construction project control capability to support $1B in capital engineering and construction project planning, execution and closeout.

Reputation for exceptional leadership in managing projects to include people, processes and tools. Managed 5 FTEs, and 6 contractors.

Worked with key project stakeholders to establish construction KPIs to quantifiably measure engineering and construction performance for cost, schedule, tracking, reporting and optimization.

Tapped as the companywide Project Control Framework for the transformation, development and implementation of the WBS, cost control, scheduling, estimating, earned value, risk management, change control and progress measurement/reporting processes and tools. Resulted in strategically aligning the business vision and objectives to the projects. Provided a governance structure allowing for a seamless flow of information thereby mitigating risk.

Recognized as a trusted and valued business partner to senior leaders and stakeholders globally. Respected leader in the management of business processes, project reporting and facilitating open dialogue between all parties.

Comprehensive understanding and management of process development and improvement projects from problem definition, scope development, execution through closeout.

Christopher A. Bussey, MBA, PMP Page 2

WorldPay Corporation, Atlanta, GA 2012 – 2014

Senior Project Controls Manager

Provided technical leadership and project oversight in the Enterprise Project Management Office (EPMO) for $20M in annual strategic IT projects. Oversaw the development and implementation of the EPMO governance processes and tools including development and implementation of resource capacity and allocation management.

Nokia Siemens Network, Atlanta, GA 2005 – 2012

Cost Manager, North America

Managed all preparation of construction project cost estimates, budgets and schedules for tendering and project implementation.

Regional owner for the cost reference database; trainer and regional key user for process capability of cost tracking and reporting.

Mentored and trained all levels of personnel. Significantly improved employee engagement and productivity.

Network Modernization Project - valued at $300M - reduced per site costs by 40% by developing and implementing more proactive and effective change management, project reporting tools and processes.

Improved the cost estimating accuracy and cycle by 25% by developing module cost packages to cover 80% of the solution management activities.

Reduced the base cost and improved the estimating accuracy significantly by leading a task team of procurement, accounting/finance, sales and project management to continually update internal and external costs. Developed the associated processes thereby increasing the project’s effectiveness.

Developed creative data retrieval and reporting tools that reflected financial and project performance measurements utilizing earn value analysis.

Bindley Peters and Associates, Atlanta, GA 2004 – 2005

Senior Project Controls Analyst

Improved productivity and decreased the project schedule duration by 25%.

Developed and maintained engineering, procurement and construction resource and cost-loaded CPM engineering and deployment project schedules. Drove the development, execution, and approval of project budgets; and managed reporting and earn value measurement for $100M in capital projects.

Southern Company Construction and Engineering Services, Atlanta, GA 2002 – 2004

Senior Project Controls Analyst

Managed more than $250M industrial capital projects; improved productivity, decreased the project schedule duration by 20%.

Developed a comprehensive and realistic project budget; scheduled and made recommendations on effective use of resources; and consistently held project team to commitments.

Desmear Systems, Inc., Atlanta, GA 2000 – 2001

Cost Control Supervisor

Hired to work on the team at the $5.4B Hartsfield America Joint Venture Program. Managed a staff of 4 project control professionals involved with construction program change control, cost control and program cost reporting.

Key member on the development team of Enterprise Program Management System. Used cost data repository to project financial and performance reporting. Directed and managed client project approval process.

CH2M Hill Constructors, Atlanta, GA 1998 – 2000

Senior Project Controls Analyst

Led the development of the engineering and construction project controls strategy for the Southeast Region.

Consistently improved cost efficiency by reducing accounting errors by 75% and decreased invoice processing cycle time by 50%.

Improved the cost tracking and reporting process by developing creative data retrieval and reporting tools that reflected financial and project performance measurements based on earned value analysis.

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