DIANA V. SENNA
SUMMARY: Twenty years extensive experience in all phases of Project Controls/Project Costs and Financial Analysis within the Engineering and Construction, Oil and Gas, Pipeline, and, Manufacturing Environments. Experience with Onshore, Offshore, Field, Petrochemical, Refinery, Gas/Oil Separation, Seawater Treatment, Kerosene Desulphurization, and Manufacturing Plant Projects. Accomplished in Cost Management, Analysis & Control, Estimating, Material Take-off, Material Control Supervision & Coordination, Manpower Planning, Purchasing, Expediting, and, Drafting & Design. Strong analytical skills, detail oriented and energetic with strong communication, organizational and people skills. Highly motivated and capable of working with limited supervision. Proven research and problem solving skills. Effective working on both large and small projects completing work on time and within budget while meeting set deadlines.
Provided active cost management reporting and governance of projects and programs from initiation to completion. Created, maintained and managed cost forecasting and reporting systems which ensured accuracy and visibility of project estimates and budgets to project scope and objectives.
Created and analyzed change management documents to govern project costs and objective variances.
Forecasted costs to completion based on trends including productivity measurements, labor rate analysis, commitments, management of change, schedule impacts and material cost variance.
Updated, maintained and analyzed project commitments, cost flow, and expenditures while also supporting monitoring, reviewing and analyzing cost, schedule, earned value and associated reporting.
Tracked, reported and analyzed project and program performance and costs from initiation to completion.
Established and reported project and program metrics and benchmarks; and, assessed and documented trends and risks of the project and program as related to costs and schedule.
Developed and maintained financial reporting, both weekly and monthly. Also, collaborated with and communicated with internal as well as external stakeholders throughout the project cycle to ensure transparency of the project costs and trends. Effectively worked closely with Clients, Company Management, Project Teams, Vendors, Contractors, and Field Personnel while utilizing effective communication skills to complete the job on time and within budget.
Accomplished supervisory positions on several Saudi Arabian Projects; and, with Brown and Root supervising a diverse project team including Material Take-off, Estimating, Requisitioning and Cost personnel. Mentored many junior staff personnel. Used established guidelines, procedures and policies; and produced new guidelines when needed. Sought advice from senior leadership when needed.
Received verbal, written and monetary recognition for meeting and exceeding project expectations.
Owner/Operator, Spreadsheet Development, 4-16 to Present – Houston, TX
Owner Operator of Home Based Business - Developed Specialized Spreadsheets for variety of companies part-time.
Lead Specialist - Cost Control, 9-13 to 4-16 - KBR –
(Contract thru Technical Staffing Resources) – Houston, TX
Performed Cost Tracking and Reporting on the BSD section of the Sadara Project which was executed on behalf of Sadara Chemical Company and Dow Saudi Arabia (known to be the largest Project in the world.) Monitored cost, provided cost analyses and reports; provided assistance in estimating and WER (work element release) management; liaison with EPC contractor, Asset PCM, BMO, CMO, client Finance and others as required; supported Project Manager and other Project Management Team members with support functions. Trained cost associates. Traveled as required to Midland, Michigan. Used SAP, Skire (Oracle Primavera Unifier), SharePoint, Intralinks, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and related software.
Sr. Cost Controller, 1-12 to 1-13 – Subsea 7 – Houston, TX
Responsible for project cost control, tracking, analysis and reporting services. Supported the Project Management process. Worked on a fast track deepwater project which was behind in tracking and reporting when hired. Was instrumental in bringing the project up to speed. Also worked on additional projects and work assignments as needed. Assisted accounting efforts along with Personnel on Board and Fuel & Lube Log updates.
Cost Engineer, 7-11 to 9-11 – BP – (Contract thru Fircroft Group) – Houston, TX
Completed backlog of AFE’s on two offshore platforms of owner/operator on Gulf of Mexico Offshore Services.
Owner/Operator, Spreadsheet Development, 8-09 to 7-11 – Houston, TX
Owner Operator of Home Based Business - Developed Specialized Spreadsheets for variety of companies.
Project Controls Specialist, Chief, 7-08 to 8-09 - WorleyParsons Limited – Houston, TX
Accomplished Lead Cost responsibilities on ExxonMobil Jade Produced Water Project and ACEG Africa Project, and, Marathon Feed for Compression Project. Opened and set up new projects in time & cost systems. Successfully accomplished Ongoing Analysis & Reconciliation, Labor & Cost Reporting, Approvals & Tracking. Responsible for adding critical information to company software programs to allow charging and reporting of hours and expenses. Performed audits and directed all labor adjustments. Set-up personnel and charge codes in Labor System. Collected and uploaded information to company software system and subsequent reports. Used Excel, Access, and company established systems such as InControl. Successfully accomplished supervision & training of several individuals on projects.
Sr. Project Cost Controller, 6-07 to 7-08 – Technip USA, Inc. – Houston, TX
Successfully completed several projects as Cost Lead. Accomplished development of all initial Project Cost Programs, Ongoing Analysis, Cost Reporting and Cost Management on the ExxonMobil Billings, Montana SCR NOx Reduction projects. Successfully oversaw and trained project team members while setting up projects for handover to Cost Analysts - training and assisting them in set-up and maintenance of individual projects. Authored a Change Management system including procedures, reports, and spreadsheets which was used on all ExxonMobil projects. Responsible for Cost and associated department field set-up for the Construction portion of the project, with four field subordinates, while providing training, assistance and project information exchange with field. Performed audit of project per original project budget (per Estimate) and DISCOVERED ERRORS WHICH RESULTED IN AN APPROXIMATE 100% INCREASE IN PROJECT MATERIALS AND COSTS DUE TO ERRORS IN ORIGINAL PROJECT ESTIMATE.
Cost Engineer, 2-06 to 6-07 – Jacobs Engineering - (Project assignment in Texas City, TX)
Performed all Cost Initial Development, Ongoing Analysis, Cost Reporting, Cash Flow Reporting, and Cost Management on several projects at the BP Texas City Offices. Responsible for projects’ Change Management & Subcontracts. Essential in debugging and training process for new Jacobs Cost Management System.
Sr. Cost Analyst, 11-04 to 11-05 – Shaw, Stone & Webster – Houston, TX
Accomplished Cost Reporting, Analysis and Management on $44 million+ Marathon kerosene desulphurization unit - completed on time and within budget. Responsible for the project’s Bi-weekly and Monthly Progress Reports to the client. Provided client and project reports on total project plan, progress and forecast. Provided Cash Flow, Man-hour Progress, Commodity Curves, Milestone Payment Plan and Curve, and, associated reports. Responsible for complete Change Order Development and Change Management. Worked closely with client on all Cost and Change matters. Established and maintained a good working relationship with client and project team.
Cost Engineer, 11-00 to 5-04 – Stolt Offshore Inc. – Houston, TX
Provided project cost control, tracking, analysis and reporting services and responsible for supporting Project Management process. Accomplished Budget set-up, updates, monitoring, and accurate reporting. Responsible for Commitments, Change Management and Variation Estimating. Performed Forecasting and Cost Reporting/Sensitivities. Responsible for Contingency Management and Risk Assessment. Accomplished Cash Flow, Accruals and Revenue Recognition. Used J.D. Edwards to perform cost control. Worked on the fast track $83 million LaCeiba Project for Triton Energy 40 kilometers offshore Equatorial Guinea. Had a first oil target date nine months after award of contract, and, the target was met. Traveled for work to Nanterre, France.
Cost Engineer, 3-00 to 11-00 – USA Environmental Services and Waste Management (Contract thru Accountants On Call) – Pasadena, TX
Accomplished analysis of all accounts and invoices for accuracy and completeness. Contacted clients reconciling prior errors and problems. Prepared invoices, spreadsheets and reconciliations to expedite payment of overdue and delinquent accounts previously considered unrecoverable. Accomplished reconciliation of $800,000+ in receivables while working with mandated outside auditors to provide needed documentation to prove company did all possible to collect outstanding debt.
Project Cost Control Analyst, 5-99 to 3-00 - Foster Wheeler (Contract thru Bergaila & Associates) – Houston, TX
Analyzed and reconciled material, labor & freight invoices. Performed Purchasing and Accounts Payable analysis of material and labor for approving payments. Developed reports on materials and costs using Invoices, P.O.’s, Inquiries and Bid Tabs. Worked with Engineering, Design, Purchasing and Vendors.
Material Control Specialist, 11-97 to 4-99 - ABB Lummus Global (Contract thru Southwest Design’ – Houston, TX
Performed Material Take-offs from Engineering P&ID’s, Isometrics, Sketches & Rack Drawings of ongoing projects. Input materials and costs into home and field office computerized materials system, PMCS. Performed estimating functions to further develop information and create reports for accurate estimate packages on proposed projects.
Piping Engineer, 11-96 to 11-97 - Jacobs Engineering – Houston, TX
Performed Material Take-offs from Engineering P&ID’s, Isometrics, Sketches and Rack Drawings of ongoing projects. Input materials and cost into home and field office computerized materials system, MicroPipe.
Sr. Material Control Specialist, 1-95 to 9-96 - Fluor Daniel (Contract thru TRS) – Sugar Land, TX
Performed Material Take-offs from Engineering P&ID’s, Isometrics, Sketches and Rack Drawings of ongoing projects. Input materials and cost into home and field office computerized materials system, Global.
Project Lead Cost Analyst/Cost Engineer, 8-90 to 1-95 - Dow Chemical (Contract thru Nicholas Engineering) – Houston, TX
Hired as Estimator; later advanced to Cost Department. Provided project cost controls and reporting services on Dow capital projects. Tracked, assimilated, forecasted, documented, flow-charted, established variance, reported and controlled costs of materials, contracts and labor on various projects. Solely responsible for all cost management on 226 million-dollar vinyl plant capital project, which was completed on time and within budget. Used Excel, Windows, Lotus 1-2-3, Freelance and Microsoft Word.
Material Coordinator/Piping Designer, 3-88 to 8-90 - ABB Lummus-Crest – Houston, TX
Geometrically created PASCE-PLANTview System piping design components for the project designers’ use. Developed and input specifications for PASCE projects, and checked piping components for compatibility. Performed MicroStation Intergraph piping design on offshore platform projects. Performed material take-offs, input & tracked materials and costs. Also, checked and reconciled problems on take-offs and drawings.
Material Control Supervisor, PLT (Pipeline Technologists) Engineering - Sugar Land, TX
Performed and achieved exemplary work results on the Trans-Gulf Pipeline Project.
Material Control Specialist, Aramco Services Company - Houston, TX
Sr. Material Control Supervisor/Coordinator, Brown & Root, Inc. - Houston, TX - 5 years
Material Control Technologist, Bechtel, Inc., Houston, TX
Computer & Software Training & Experience:
Certification for Completion of Primavera P6 Scheduling - Milestone Institute 3-17-10.
Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, SAP, Oracle Primavera Unifier, Skire, SharePoint, Intralinks, Freelance, JD Edwards, MicroPipe, Intergraph MicroStation, PMCS, PASCE-PLANTview, Global, dBase II, McDonnell Douglas Cost Planning & Evaluation System (McAuto), MSA Co. Intro to Accounts Payable Sys. and Intro to Purchase Order Control System and Online Inquiry & Data Entry for Purchase Order Control, and, Data General and IBM Purchasing Systems.
Education: Associate of Arts Degree, 12-1988
Organizations: AACEI (Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International)