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Temple City, California, United States
Posted:
November 13, 2018

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Diane D. Pierson, PMP

626-***-****

ac7ops@r.postjobfree.com

PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

An experienced professional with over 28 years in organizational effectiveness for project controls, project management, project management systems development/integration/implementation in the energy, oil processing, facilities, pharmaceutical, and infrastructure working on large to small scale projects. I have over 20 years experience in starting up Project Controls Practice encompassing the people, processes and tools to plan, and execute the Program/Project Delivery. This includes;

• Developing the project controls organization

• Recruiting for all positions

• Developing & rolling out a project controls practice guide

• Implementing a project delivery framework

• Implementation of new/improved business processes

• Implementation & integration of systems & tools (Primavera P6, Unifier, Document Mgt) This will ensure better management, tracking, and reporting on all projects/programs to ensure the successful management of scope, schedule, & budget for all projects as well as the ultimate goal of assisting all stakeholders with timely information to effectively make decisions. With extensive experience in standing up and managing project controls in both public and private companies, Army Corp of Engineers, City of Hope, Port of Long Beach, Cordoba Corporation, Raytheon, & Ebasco, I understand how to effectively communicate with all stakeholders in order to be successful. Strong communication and passionate drive will make me an asset and success to your team.

Areas of Expertise

• Process Development

• Building Project Controls Organizations

• Developing/Designing/Implementing/Rolling out Project Controls Processes

• Scheduling/Estimating/Budgeting/Forecasting

• Change Management

• Risk Analysis

• Earned Value

• Fulfilling all Project/Program Reporting needs to all Stakeholders JOB HISTORY

Cordoba Corporation – Project Controls Manager 2017-presemt Responsible for and successfully Implemented & managed the overall development/implementation/application of Microsoft Projects & Project Controls Practices encompassing people, processes and tools to plan, and execute the $3 billion Capital Improvement Program on schedule and within budget.

• Successfully established policies and procedures for Project Managers and Project Delivery Team (PDT) members for implementing new projects and maintaining existing projects.

• Established & Ensure the Standardized Processes are followed to maintain data integrity and uniformity within the City of Industry.

• Evaluates flow of information, identifies areas where confusion, and/or mis-information exist, develops necessary guidance and when necessary recommends/develops and oversees formal or informal training as appropriate.

Port of Long Beach – Director, Project Controls 2014 – 2017 Responsible for and successfully Implemented & managed the start up the Project Controls practice encompassing people, processes and tools to plan, and execute the $4.5 billion Capital Program delivery. This included the overall application of Unifier & P6 / Primavera Automated Information System (PPMS) within the Port of Long Beach.

• Developed the Organizational Structure

• Developed the position descriptions for the Project Controls staff

• Working with the Port of Long Beach & City of Long Beach Human Resources office as well as the Civil Service Office to approve all position descriptions

• Recruited all project controls positions

• Developed and rolled out the project controls practice guide covering, cost management, schedule management, risk management, & change management

• Implemented a project delivery framework to ensure a more streamlined program & project execution

• Development & implementation of new and improved business processes

• Implementation & integration of systems & tools; IE, Primavera P6, Unifier, Document Management, FAMIS (financial system of record)

• Successfully established policies and procedures for Project Managers and Project Delivery Team (PDT) members for implementing new projects and maintaining existing projects.

• Design, maintain, update, analyze and monitor database integrity for in excess of 250 employees who utilize the Ports PPMS (Unifier, Primavera P6, Document Management)

• Established & Ensured the Standardized Processes were followed to maintain data integrity and uniformity within the Port of Long Beach

• Manage the Unifier helpdesk to quickly resolve issues and determine what level the issue should be elevated to resolve the problem.

• Work efforts interlock extensively with most elements of the Engineering Bureau to resolve problems or issues to ensure the projects/programs are on schedule and budget.

• Work with different Organizations to determine how Unifier can help to deliver quality projects while maintaining organizational standards/requirements

• Ensures organizational capability and training necessary to operate the PPMS system.

• Process a thorough working knowledge of study and project management principles, and an understanding of the Port of Long Beach’s organizational structure and functions, business practices, procedures, techniques, regulations, and guidance.

• Created an application/tool for all Divisions to perform resource planning to ensure the that the needs of all projects were met in a timely manner

• Trained all Engineering Bureau staff the principles, philosophy, and the academics of Project Management using the PPMS software; Primavera P6, Unifier, & Document Management

• Developed reports to assist all Organizations/Staff/Stakeholders throughout the Port, utilizing the PPMS software, to ensure the successful management of scope, schedule, and budget of all projects/programs City of Hope – Project Controls Manager, Facilities Development 2011 - 2014 Developed standardized processes for the overall application of Primavera (P6), Contract Manager, and Unifier Systems which make up the Automated Information System within the City of Hope’s Facilities Development Office including all of the following programs; Capital projects (Hospitals, Outpatient Surgery Centers, etc), Maintenance projects, Research Centers, Facilities, & Development projects.

• Established & Ensure the Standardized Processes are followed to ensure data integrity and uniformity within the City of Hope.

• Provide technical advice for the City of Hope on implementing and maintaining projects in Primavera/Contract Manager/Unifier

• Provide guidance on anything related to Primavera/Contract Manager/Unifier for the entire City of Hope Facilities Development & Information System & Technology Offices

• Administer with guidance, direction and support all Project Managers, Senior Project Managers, Project Accounts Coordinators, Project Financial Analyst & Vice President to ensure the quality and quantity of the work produced.

• Work with different Organizations to determine how Primavera/Contract Manager can help to deliver quality projects within Schedule and under Budget.

• Established policies and procedures for Project Managers and other PDT members on the best way to set up project networks.

• Assists in application of resource leveling techniques to align City of Hope resources at the appropriate level of detail in Primavera to track scheduled and actual costs variances and to identify time periods of over–utilization of resources.

• Evaluates flow of information, identifies areas where confusion, and/or mis-information exist, develops necessary guidance and when necessary recommends/develops and oversees formal or informal training as appropriate.

• Created reports to assist all Organizations in utilizing the P6/Contract Manager/Unifier data to ensure that projects complete on time and within budget.

Army Corp of Engineers –Chief for the Project Controls Branch 2000 – 2011 Responsible for and successfully Implemented & managed the overall application of P6 / Primavera Automated Information System (P2) within the South Pacific Los Angeles District (SPL), including all of the following programs; Civil Works, Civil Works O&M, Military, Military O&M, IIS, Environment, Real Estate, Regulatory, & Emergency Management.

• Established & Ensured the Standardized Processes were followed in order to maintain data integrity and uniformity within the LA District.

• Manage with guidance, direction and support all of the Project Schedulers in SPL to ensure the quality and quantity of the work produced.

• Successfully established policies and procedures for Project Managers and Project Delivery Team (PDT) members for implementing new projects and maintaining existing projects.

• Maintain open communication with system team leaders at HQUSACE, Division, and other districts when assessment of major modifications and testing are required to resolve system performance and business rules deficiencies.

• Participate in a variety of special conferences and workshops with subject matter specialists from the District, HQUSACE, and other Corps offices to discuss technical and program input of CEFMS, P2 / Primavera, and RMS etc.

• Evaluates HQUSACE above-the-line policies in connection with project definitions and milestones / schedules. Design, maintain, update, analyze and monitor database integrity for in excess of 250 employees who utilize the District’s P2 / Primavera system.

• Manage the P2 helpdesk to quickly resolve issues and determine what level the issue should be elevated to quickly resolve the problem.

• Work efforts interlock extensively with most elements of the District and Region to resolve problems or issues to ensure the projects/programs are on schedule and budget.

• Work closely with the PMBP/P2 National Team and the Division to “regionalize” AIS improvements and solutions

• Work with different Organizations to determine how P2 can help to deliver quality projects while maintaining organizational standards/requirements

• Ensures organizational capability and training necessary to operate the PMBP AIS / P2 system.

• Assists in application of resource leveling techniques to align District resources at the appropriate level of detail in Primavera to track scheduled and actual costs variances and to identify time periods of over– utilization of resources.

• Taught Project Managers and all organizations throughout the Corp the principles, philosophy, and the academics of Project Management.

• Created reports to assist all Organizations throughout the District including the field offices, in utilizing the Promis - P2 data to ensure that projects complete on time and within budget. FEMA Field Specialist, Washoe County 1997-1998

Relocated individuals that were displaced by the 1997 flood, by determining which Federal Grant(s) best applied. Each grant then went through an approval process by FEMA, the State of Nevada, and Washoe County. The relocation process was completed in record time, one year. Project Controls Consultant, Raytheon Engineers & Constructors1996-1996 Traveled extensively trouble shooting problem construction sites, setting up the project controls tracking system, instituting corporate reporting policies. Trained subordinates and construction supervisors on how to maintain both the tracking system and the reporting policies. Cost/Schedule Engineer Manager, Raytheon Constructors 1994-1995 Provide guidance in a 220 MW Cogeneration Facility using Primavera as a scheduling tool and an in-house costs system (CRMS). Developed and implemented tracking mechanisms. Analyzed data in order to recognize potential problems. Enlisted and motivated the cooperation of all departments. Tracked impacts to the job that pertained to the project completion date.

Cost/Schedule Engineer Manager, Raytheon Constructions 1994-1994 Traveled corporately to train management & project staff on Raytheon’s in-house Computerized Cost System

(CRMS). Trained management on corporate cost & scheduling procedures. Cost/Schedule Engineer Manager, Ebasco Constructors (Raytheon)1990-1994 Provide guidance in a 100 million barrel a day onshore oil processing facility using Primavera as a scheduling tool and an in-house cost system (CRMS) to monitor and forecast the cost of the project. Developed tools to monitor construction activities and the costs associated with these activities. Kept management abreast of progress, delays, and any changes that occur from week to week. Lead Cost/Schedule Engineer, Ebasco Constructors 1990-1991 Reassigned in a critical situation to a 37 MW Cogeneration Facility in process and assumed responsibilities. Monitored construction activities in relation to the cost of the project. Tracked impacts to the job that pertained to the project completion date. Evaluated subordinates estimates & performance. Lead Cost/Schedule Engineer, Ebasco Constructors 1989-1990 Responsible for the setup, implementation, and maintenance of both the Primavera Schedule and a Cost System

(CRMS) from beginning to end, including a Hydro & start-up Schedule. Brief management of progress and changes. Constantly interface with engineering and construction to update and maintain the schedule. Assistant Cost/Schedule Engineer, Ebasco Constructors 1988-1989 Assisted the Project Controls Manager with weekly and monthly production reports. Interacted with engineering, construction, & management to maintain the production reports. Maintained, upgraded, and supervised all the hardware/software on the project. SYSTEMS & SOFTWARE

Primavera P6

Primavera Web

Unifier

Microsoft Projects

Contract Manager

EDUCATION

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, San Diego State University 1989 Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification since August 2010 Professional Primavera Training

Leadership Training

Professional Coaching



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