Director of Project Services


Last Updated: 20th July 2019 (over 3 years ago)

Address
United States

E-mail
Locked

Phone Number
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Gender
Female

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Masters

Summary

Full-spectrum leader that makes a positive impact quickly through process improvement. Rapidly assesses situations and provides strategic short, mid and long-term plans and then leads implementation and change management. Exceptionally financially aware, with insight into process, controls, and key performance metrics. Experienced in all aspects of people recruiting, management, and leadership, including setting clear expectations and promoting accountability.

Education

Clemson University
MSCM, Construction Science & Management

   Dec 1995
— Aug 2000

Clemson University
BS, Entomology

   Aug 1984
— May 1988

Experience

System One Services
Director of Project Services

   Aug 2015
— Current

Provided managed services for project controls and project management support to Exelon at ComEd and PHI. ComEd was a staff of 68 project managers, project controls and support with an annual construction budget of over $1B. PHI, over 3 locations, comprised over 100 project controls professionals, with 7 direct reports and an annual capital construction budget of $700M.
• Improved monthly cost forecasting from an average 30% variance to below 5% in the first 9 months
• Secured 1-year contract extension based on performance
• Received 4.5/5.0 performance rating from employees; achieved 4.3% turnover
• Streamlined clunky reporting processes, reducing cycle time by over 50%
• Created a diverse team with over 70% diverse individuals
• Excellent customer satisfaction ratings

Gaea Global
Regional Project Controls Manager

   Aug 2014
— Aug 2015

Established project controls, including WBS, change management, document management, portfolio management, earned value, and project scheduling for the Google Fiber project, including coordination with the EPC contractor.
• Ramped up project controls team for the southeast region
• Led 10-person southeast regional team across 4 offices


Project Management Consultant

   Jan 2009
— Jul 2014

Provided project management and project controls services to a $1B utility-scale concentrated solar thermal project (BrightSource/NRG), a solar-to-steam pilot project (BrightSource/Chevron), and multiple small construction businesses.
• Designed and executed backcharge program managing over $15MM in potential backcharges
• Successfully created specialty schedule and expedited shipping & receiving of SRSG parts resulting in on-time installation of SRSG panels
• Discovered and recovered $300k in duplicate charges through audits of T&M contracts
• Designed and built MS Access and MS Excel tools for estimating, forecasting, and controlling projects

Tishman Construction
Director of Project Controls

   Apr 2007
— Dec 2008

Led staff of 6 cost engineers, a portfolio of over 20 separate projects, for the $9.2B City Center Project for MGM on the Las Vegas strip. Multiple building project that included multi-family, high-rise, hospitality, entertainment, retail, convention, garages and central plant.
• Developed executive dashboard for at-a-glance project and program status on key cost and schedule metrics
• Streamlined change management work process, reducing cycle time by over 75%
• Increased adoption from 25% to 100% of the Unifier project management system project-wide

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