Chris Pearson Can do attitude Project Manager

Last Updated: 4th June 2018 (over 4 years ago)

United Kingdom


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Age Range
25 to 34

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An enthusiastic and ambitious person with a very strong work ethic. Over 10 Years professional experience, including 5 years’ experience in leading & facilitating projects that deliver innovative & cost-effective engineered connection systems to the subsea oil & gas market. Expertise in generating specialised commercial bids, creating project variation orders, budget assessment, owning P&L of projects, project planning, risk management & mitigation, KPI evaluation, and producing winning proposals. A very strong technical background in mechanical engineering (CAD designing). Well-demonstrated experience in cutting costs & operating times to significant levels. Lead, motivate, develop, and train teams. Implement process control & continuous improvements to make procedures adaptable to competitive industry changes.


Salford University
MSc in Project Management

   Sep 2014
— Sep 2016

Plymouth University
BSc (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

   Sep 2008
— Sep 2011


Head of Projects & Delivery Manager,

   Oct 2017
— Current

 Leading a team of 15 members including Project Managers, Project Engineering, Product Managers, Document Control, Logistics and Company Software Development.
 Facilitate internal process development through software & infrastructure upgrades and provide full commercial as well as technical support for project bid work.
 Formulate & implement effective business strategies, own P&L of all projects, manage & direct sub-teams & cross-functional departments, efficiently resolve conflicts,
 Ensure delivery of projects in line with KPIs and prepare comprehensive periodical reports.
 Yield higher margins and ensure maximum revenue & highest profitability through providing quality service to clients and maintaining long-lasting business relations with clients.

Key Results
 Successfully managed the overall budget of £ 52M for diverse projects.
 Continual improvement strategy to reduce business cost
 Mentored expeditors into project management roles.
 Reduced processing time of internal documentation by 70%
 Implemented full Project P&L Monitoring systems
 Introduced basic system updated to best industry practice methodologies.
 Re-structured department process to identify key inputs, out puts and responsibilities.
 Helped to develop new suppliers in upcoming markets such as Eastern Europe.

Commercial Manager

   Oct 2017
— Current

• Key account management for BP & Statoil for North Sea.
• Preparation of award winning bids for subsea oil and gas systems.
• Leading a team of 3 regional sales managers for Europe, Middle East and Asia.
• Pinpoint global opportunities that best suite AFG Product line.
• Supporting prequalification for new clients and suppliers
• Supporting financial team with end of month accounting
• Preparing case study/Justification for Directors and Board level members for driving business development.
Key Results
• Initiated AFG’s new Low cost Horizontal connector for shallow waters currently in development.
• Reduced AFG Connector costing by 30% whilst maintaining margins better margins.
• Redeveloped AFGlobal’s quoting system and Processes.
• Initiated new Framework agreements with new installation contractors.
• Renegotiated BP Master Framework agreement introducing new technology.

AFGlobal (Verderg)
Project Manager

   Oct 2014
— Oct 2015

 Spearheaded the design work and project management for the East Nile Delta project regardless of an unattainable lead time deficit due to the purchase of multiple welding units from AFGlobal by the client Subsea.
 Contributed to the qualification of designed pieces of equipment against the client requirement, API 6A, and full gas & hydro-strength testing.
 Successfully delivered the project one month ahead of schedule, well within budget, and complying with all the requirements by efficiently leading the team.

Key Result Areas
 Entirely eliminated the additional cost & reduced resource requirements for flange sales, which formerly required lots of resources through procurement to issue RFQs and engineering to generate drawings.
 Successfully implemented a software package using VBA to automate over 90% of the work and reduced the required time from days to 1 hours (a few minutes in some cases) .
 Benefitted customers from the internal savings that were caused by reducing internal costs with the help of the developed system, which generated drawings, cost estimations, and customer offers.

AFGlobal (Verderg)
Senior Engineer (Projects)/Project Manager,

   Oct 2014
— Oct 2015

10/2015-10/2016 Senior Engineer (Projects)/Project Manager, AFGLOBAL, Liverpool, UK
 Consistently worked on the continuous development programme, which included evaluation of internal processes, followed by implementing improvements in the processes.
 Produced non-conformance reports (NCR), steered standard sales, streamlined refurbishment processes, and took charge of inventory systems.
 Directed projects valued at ranging from £ 5M to £ 20M.
Key Results
 Engineered and Managed the first Taper-lok Project after Company merger
 Produced easy to use VBA based design package for Taper-lok Calculations
 Implemented Excel VBA Based Automated NCR System
 Developed Access database for Management reporting to corporate level

AFGlobal (Verderg)
Graduate Engineer & Lead Technical Engineer

   Oct 2012
— Oct 2014

Prepared Subsea connector designs in accordance with ASME VIII Div 2, API 6A, and PD8010 Part 2.
Implemented mechanical engineering best practices, continuous improvements, and general materials knowledge.
Worked on cladding, butt welding, seam welding procedures, and diver-less & diver-assisted subsea connection operations.
Interoperated national standards, resolved non-conformities, and undertook offshore training & other training such as MIST, BOSIET, and CA-EBS training programmes.
Assisted in the build and FAT testing of pressure Vessels (Pullhead Connectors)

British Forces
ATPR First Class

   Jun 2002
— Jun 2006

Landing Point Commander in the British Army Aircops Atrooper Class 1.

Apache AH64D Refuleing and Rearming
Ground control setup
Forward arming and refuelling point
Team leader