Name : M. Rivera
Industry Type : Construction Recruiters
City & State : Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Job Title Project Controls
Relocation Preferences : No
Objective : Competitive position in Project Control function that includes but not limited to Scheduling, Cost control, Progress & Performance, Change Management and Construction Management.
Resume :  
Project Controls / Scheduler / Cost Control
Over ten years of experience in areas related to engineering, preconstruction, construction, commissioning and qualifications project controls, management, supervision and staff training. Responsibilities included creating and managing project schedules, establishment of full cycle construction cost controls tools and procedures, updating cost and/or progress reports, recruiting and training of project controls personnel, resource management and client interaction. Also, actively participated in preparation and presentation of internal monthly reporting and project audits. As manufacturing supervisor oversaw the production planning and coordination of over 40 operators and lead improvement in manufacturing processes, transfer of products and start up, training of personnel, management and human resources activates. Overall experience encompasses industries including manufacturing, pharmaceutical and commercial covering building types such as; high tech pharmaceutical and biotech manufacturing facilities as well as non manufacturing such as cafeteria, administration building, warehouse, infrastructure and site projects.
MI Cost Group, LL (2008 Present)Ft. Lauderdale, FloridaBusiness Development Planning & Operations for Myrnas Games LLBusiness Plan preparation, Action Item list, Schedule, Cost Estimates and BudgetPrepare business operations process flow and research services, quotes, purchase orders and viabilityP6 Training on Project Management Module completedCost control using QuickbooksTradeshow participation and follow upMarketing & Advertising productsSkanska USA (2004-2005)Santurce, Puerto RicoProject Control Engineer Overall responsibilities of project controls functions including cost and schedule reporting, forecasting, auditing, training monthly reporting and client interaction for all active projects. Resources allocation, recruiting, performance appraisals and project audits.Proposal development and team presentations to secure new projects for the local operation.Prolog Administrator responsible for training, documentation and daily interaction with clients and Skanskas personnel.Lead, with management involvement, internal audits and monthly report presentation for active projects across the region. Presented project controls scope of work during new projects kick-off meetings and worked with the project team in the planning stages and establishing baselines setup.
AMGEN PROJECT -Juncos, Puerto Rico
Project Controls Site, Administration Building and Cafeteria - $50MM
Managed Project Schedule and detailed it to a level 3 Schedule using subcontractors activities and progress.Established change management program, progress and variance report format and procurement reports using Prolog tailored to our client special reporting needs and requirements.Participation in progress and change management meetings using Two-Week look ahead and Critical path.Prepared, audited and follow-up client billings.Audited and reconciled cost to date with accounting, subcontractor invoices and payments for accuracy and adequate forecasting.Prepared and supported client and internal monthly reporting.Supported Qualification & Commissioning team with schedules, Checklists and RFQsPrepared and supported team in project closeout, final billings and project reconciliationPrepared documentation required for Contract Change Orders and Project ClaimsJohnson & Johnson - Gurabo, Puerto RicoProject Controls Pre-Construction Manufacturing Building & Site Project $30MMSupported Estimating team for Construction Management General Conditions BudgetSupported Management in Staffing Plan preparation, Kickoff Meeting, Project Execution Plan and Project Procedure Manual preparation.Prepared Management Level and Level 2 EPC Schedule using estimate, Engineering Scope of Services and Project Management supportSupported in Estimate review and Schedule review meetingsTrained Project Control personnel
PFIZER Project - Vega Baja, Puerto Rico
Project Controls
Azithromycin SR CM - $30MMResponsible for establishing the cost system related to the Azithromycin Project, estimate cost coding, WBS preparation and cost baseline definition.Supported project manager in subcontracts cost control & forecasting, monthly client reporting and presentation. Analyzed variances affecting budget on a monthly basis. Responsible for tracking and reporting of change management process.Responsible for planning & scheduling activities. Updated progress, performance and staffing requirements for the project.
Fluor Corporation (1999-2004)AMGEN Project - Juncos, Puerto Rico
Project Control Specialist IV Construction Cost Engineer
Epogen CM Project - $240MM and Warehouse CM Project - $20MMResponsible for the set-up of the cost system related to EPOGEN Project, estimate cost coding, WBS preparation and cost baseline definition.Responsible for equipment rental inventory and equipment invoices review & Approval.Supported project manager with subcontracts cost control and forecasting, material and labor forecasts for self-performed activities and monthly client reporting and presentation. Analyzed variances affecting budget in a monthly basis.Responsible for the Change Management Process in the EPOGEN area.Project Control Specialist IV Engineering Team LeaderSite, Whse, CGMP Laboratory Engineering Design Project nSan Juan Engineering Project Control Team Leader. Supported project controls scope of work, coordinated with Greenville office systems setup, reporting requirements and WBS.nDeveloped pricing model, staffing plans, cost baselines, progress and performance systems, curves and change management systems setup.nSupervised and trained new personnel in scheduling, change management and cost control.nProject Quality Coordinator responsible of maintaining Project Execution Plan and Project Procedure Manual compliance though entire life of the project. Audited by ISO 9000 and Corporate with cero findings.nCollected progress data, weekly activities, forecasted hours and schedule dates from engineering leads in order to generate weekly and monthly project reports. Audited Billings to be submitted and communicated with the client regarding billing issues. Responsible for project financial status monthly presentations.OTHER ACTIVITIES: Engineering Project Controls Lead nEngineering resource allocation and support. Developed training, performance appraisals and personnel development plan.nProject financial status audits to capital projects.nSAP Power User and Eztrac support.nCollaborated in proposal preparation with scheduling and cost reports.
Astra Zeneca Project - Canovanas, Puerto Rico
Project Control Specialist II Engineering Team Leader CTFI & CTFII, Pharmaceutical Plant Expansion $120MResponsible to CTF 2 project engineering setup, scope of work, WBS, staffing plan and reporting systems and requirements.Supervised and trained the personnel in scheduling, change management and cost controlCreated project schedule, cost baselines, and supported management in ISO 9000 implementation. Developed pricing model and cash flow analysis for project start-up.Responsible for update of engineering schedules for CTF I, CTF Infrastructure, CTF II and Packaging Expansion Projects. Proposed management corrective actions when necessary.Responsible for engineerings change management process.Collected progress data in order generate weekly reports. Presented to client and upper management. Responsible monitor and report implementation of follow-up action from weekly meetings. Updated cost data and hours projections on a weekly and monthly basis in order to create financial status, project closeout, billing logs and profit analysis reports. Presented findings and results to the Fluors Business Unit leaders every quarter.Audited client billings and interacted with clients to resolve discrepancies or problem areas. Followed-up with clients regarding account receivables.
AES Project - Guayama, PR
Project Control Analyst
Project performed joint with Fluor Daniel Charlottes Office. Responsible for the development and follow-up of the San Juan engineerings project schedule during the design phase.nResponsible for procurement status and report, cost, progress, performance control. Supported project manager with monthly report preparation.
Hewlett Packard Company (1997-1999)Aguadilla, Puerto Rico
Production Supervisor and Member of the Barrier Transfer Team (BTT), responsible for operators and technicians training and process start-up at the Puerto Rico plant. Small tools and equipment requirement for process, process layout & raw material inventory planning.nSupervision of Barrier process operators & technicians. Development of groups vision, mission and goals. Participated in regulatory quality inspections: ISO, Corporate, etc. Also, responsible for the safety STOP program in the manufacturing area.nCoordinated plant operations in the manufacturing areas and served as the industrial engineering lead in BDA for process improvement, layout planning, record retention and procedures updates.
Stryker Puerto Rico, Inc. (1996 1997)Arroyo, Puerto Rico
Production Supervisor nResponsible for over 40 operators, their ranking and employee career development plan.nResponsible for improvement and monitoring of manufacturing line yields, management update and strategic planning. Key member of the manufacturing product team, responsible of line performance reviews, product evaluation and improvement cycle projects.nResponsible for quality systems implementation/maintenance: Yield trending and statistical process control.
Bachelor Science Industrial Engineer
University of PR
Special Training
Cost, Schedule & Progress
Performance Control Skill
Problem Solving & Root Cause Analysis
Eztrac & Milemarker
Microsoft Project
Primavera Project PlannerP3/P6
Extra Courses 2006-2008
Appraisal of Real Estate
Invest Tools
Web Design
General Financial Planning REFERENCES UPON REQUEST

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