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CV, Experienced Program, Project Manager Wishing To Remain In M East

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Serial No: 22118

List top 5 skills: leadership, management, ms office, program management, project management
Short Bio:

Results oriented, PMI certified Program Manager with over 22 years of experience leading complex technology and infrastructure projects. 20+ years of experience in Project /Program management.

Current location: 

Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia - View on map

Nationality: 

American

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

, General Management, IT and Technology

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Bahrain, kuwait, Oman, qatar, saudi arabia

List of countries I have a visa to work in:

saudi arabia, United States



Profile

Results oriented, PMI certified Program Manager with over 22 years of experience leading complex technology and infrastructure projects. 20+ years of experience in Project /

Program management. Last 7+years in a Senior Program role with direct management responsibility for substantial budget and resources. Serve as a liaison between clients, technical teams, government, and stakeholders in order to successfully execute project goals. Expertise in design and execution of military and defense information systems. Demonstrated strength in initiating, planning, executing, and controlling large scale projects/programs on time and on budget. Able to identify and correct project constraints. Establish Risks Parameters and plans to negate those risks. Skilled in business transformation, professional services, Quality Management. Budget Management up to $236M. Active Secret Clearance. Adept at briefing at the General Officer level. Extensive experience in the Middle East, Europe, and Asia. Available for global relocation. Areas of expertise include:

• Technology Strategy

• Global Service Delivery

• Logistics/Supply Chain

• Planning & Integration

• P&L Accountability

• Analytical Problem Solving

• UHF/VHF/LMR technologies

• Satellite Utilization and employment

• Risk Management • Systems Integration

• Infrastructure Design

• Budgeting/Financials

• Multi-Project Management

• Vendor Management

• SOW/RFPs

• Microwave Technologies

• Fiber Optics deployment

• Project Management

• Sr. Program Management

• Quality Management • 6 Sigma / LEAN Concepts

• Technology Evaluation

• Team Building & Leadership

• International Business

• Change Management

• Cost Containment

• Communication’s infrastructure

Career Summary

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Country Manager,  DSCI, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia `
August 2013 – Present

• Responsible for establishing a viable business office within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). To obtain the required results, I carried out the following actions:

o Register the company (American) within the rules and regulations governing a commercial entity within KSA

o Acquired suitable housing that allows for the proper security, convenience and accessibility required by 72 Expat Engineers and Managers

o Provided communications assets to allow for 24 x 7 internet and voice communications

o Acquire a commercial office facility and register within the governmental entities

o Establish processes and procedures for the following:

 Employment contracts (Local hire and Third Country Nationals (TCNs))

 GOSI (equivalent to USA Social Security/Un-Employment)

 Medical Insurance (Both KSA and US)

 KSA Driver’s License

 Resident Work VISA & Igama

 Vehicle acquisition and Lease/Rent to include maintenance and insurance

 Procure a Saudi Arabian employee to act as a governmental expediter

 Maintain a viable procurement vehicle to acquire required supplies both cash and Purchase Orders

 Procurement of all IT assets

 Procurement of office furniture

• Provide local Business Development capability to enhance both existing and future contract capabilities.

SR PROGRAM MANAGER, Abacus Technology, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
July 2012 to August 2013

• Responsible for creating a plan to enhance the Royal Saudi Arabian Air Force ( RSAF) on its’ project management capabilities. To achieve this goal, I carried out the following activities:

o Conducted an assessment of the current RSAF project management processes, procedures, tools, and the skill level of the resources and compared it against industry standards, identified the gaps, and briefed the RSAF on the findings.

o Developed a plan to streamline the project management processes and procedures, enhance the project management tools, and improve the skill level of the project management personnel.

o Ensured appropriate Project Management tools are available or recommend procurement of appropriate tools if the current tools are not adequate.

o Developed a detailed plan to enhance project management skills of the RSAF project management personnel. The plans primarily consisted of training for the RSAF assigned personnel. The training included in-house training, outside (in-Kingdom or abroad) training including Project Management Professional (PMP) certification from Project Management Institute (PMI).

o Developed a mechanism to evaluate and assist the Project Management Personal to solidify their skills.

o Reviewed Statement of Work from Project Management with a focus on impact analysis, acceptance criteria, etc.

o Reviewed and approve the project plans submitted by vendor/contractor with particular emphasis on dependencies and risk analysis.

o Monitored the progress against the project plan, identifying the potential and actual issues and risks, and taking corrective action.

o Held regular meetings with the vendor/contractor, keeping the management up to date on the project progress, and ensured all stakeholders were properly engaged at an appropriate level.

EYAKTEK – Bagram, Afghanistan March-September 2011 Sr. Project Manager of an Enterprise Level SWA _ Virtualization project with a fixed firm price of $44 Million cost. Responsible for the fielding of over $16 million worth of hardware and the deployment of an excess of 35 individual engineers, technicians and logistic personnel. Monitors and reports direct to the US Government COR within country on project status, milestones, and accomplishments. Maintains P&L of services and materials employed for mission success. Coordinates and/or approves local operating and personnel actions, policies and procedures within the generalized framework of overall corporate guidelines. Reports to the CEO level on a weekly basis the risks and solutions associated with deployments throughout Afghanistan. Responsible to insure on time, within budget, quality of product and services delivery, and customer satisfaction while reducing scope creep and additional expenses.

L-3 Stratis Inc. – Tampa, Florida February 2010 – February 2011 Program Manager (Forward) Afghanistan/Pakistan (DIA) Responsible for numerous projects within the Capital/Central Afghanistan region dealing with highly classified communications networks. This position is responsible for total project development within the program (from B&D through turn-up, test and handover). The projects must be accomplished within applicable budget and time constraints. Must be able to interface at the General Officer/SES level US, NATO and local nationals. Will turn perceived losses into wins through his own initiative. Must be able to work across inter-agency lines and coordinate mission completions.

MANTECH INC., Chantilly, Virginia
2009-December 2009

Provides technologies and solutions for mission critical national security programs supporting the Intelligence Community, Departments of Defense, State, Homeland Security, Justice, and other federal government agencies.

Theater Program Manager – Southwest Asia, Kuwait, Afghanistan, Iraq

Serve as Corporation Senior Management, coordinate and supervise the Elevated Sensors’ Program in Southwest Asia Theater of Operations for Task Order 11. Ensure all program objectives are completed, encompassing 900+ units of equipment valued over $236M along with 12 direct reports and 280+ employees. Administer task completion by ensuring quality and productivity standards are maintained while meeting client schedules. Coordinate 3rd party vendors and contractors in order to maintain optimal workflows from one area to the next. Maintain performance evaluations for staff. Oversee complete lifecycle management of defense/military systems. Oversee Department of Defense (DOD)/Army plans, policies, standards, and methodology aimed at the acquisition and support of military programs and resources for Army systems. Control project timelines and financials. Provide recommendations for resolution of complex technical issues. Monitor and report on project progress for all levels of stakeholders.

Key Achievements

 Revamped the existing Program, introduced streamlined processes and procedures incorporating HR and logistical improvements, ensured successful delivery and on time completion.

 Increased manpower responsibilities from 189 to 279+ personnel and systems from 620 to 900+ major end items, boosting productivity.

 Innovated new processes and procedures to provide 100% accountability for personnel and equipment.

 Turned around program infrastructure, identified, analyzed and resolved several key issues.

 Ensured proper training of subordinates.

 Implemented and maintained a record of changes and instructions, ensure all teams were informed of changes.

 Instituted processes that increased product reliability and thus system performance by eliminating unnecessary lag time in the transportation to repair.

HYPERION INC., Chantilly, Virginia
2008-2009

Specializes in the installation of telecommunications infrastructure for locations worldwide.

Program Manager, Southwest Asia, Kuwait, Iraq, Horn of Africa

Provided leadership and oversight for multiple projects within the Southwest Asia operation. Procured and established life support facilities for several projects requiring multiple interactions with the Host Nation and U.S. Government officials. Led inside and outside plant operations. Initiated, planned, monitored and controlled a $20M program with 2-5 year project life expectancy. Additionally, led Business Development efforts, HR and established a Program Management Office utilizing PMI best practices and standards.

Key Achievements:

 Instituted LEAN principles and PMO methodology where none had existed before. Led to increased fiscal awareness and saved $2.5M in cost overruns.

 Streamlined process and developed Standard Operating Procedures.

SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY (SYSTEK) , West Long Branch, New Jersey
2005-2007

Provides satellite/microwave/UHF/VHF communications systems engineering and services including program and acquisitions management.

Senior Program Manager, Afghanistan, Iraq

Served as Government Contract Technical Representative (Program Manager Forward) for the Southwest Asia Area of Responsibility (Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Iraq) with overall program budget of $31.5M. Drove business development activity and forged key partnerships. Mastered cultural business customs, negotiated favorable labor and supply contracts. Forecasted and monitored project budgets, timelines, and milestones. Ensured compliance with FARs.

Key Achievements:

 Orchestrated supervision of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for $34M project to construct communications infrastructure for Joint Operations Center, incorporating 1700+ fiber optic connections.

 Administered $31.5M satellite (V-SAT) program, completing construction of 12 facilities in Iraq and Afghanistan within or ahead of schedule.

 Developed and coached cross functional teams including engineers, assemblers, technicians, and local skilled construction workers in the installation, turn up, test, and O&M of Fiber Optics related services.

 Spearheaded over 43 new projects to provide telecommunications services in Afghanistan resulting in $25M portfolio, utilized PM methodology such as GANT and PERT charts, request for quotes, vendor selection, and management of Third Country Nationals (TCNs).

 Worked to provide LAND Mobile Radio Support (LMRS) capabilities for units traveling between Bagram and Kabul, Afghanistan.

 Revitalized 2 mismanaged projects, completing on schedule while meeting all key deliverables, establishing company as telecommunications leader in the region.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS SUPPORT (ISS) – Sierra Vista, Arizona
2003-2005

Provides operational and project management support for U.S. Army initiatives.

Operations/Sr. Project Manager, Iraq

Provided strategic and operational direction for logistics related projects at “Victory Base” in Baghdad, Iraq. Led 53 personnel and managed program/project budgets exceeding $100M. Formalized business structures, created programs, facilities, and procedures in order to enhance operations for a regional satellite and communications network. Coordinated manpower, equipment, and support services in order to meet program objectives. Integrated technical efforts, validated engineering solutions, and resolved onsite technical issues.

Key Achievements:

 Expanded building renovations in order to complete large communications projects with budgets over $80M

 Identified cost savings, through research and procurement of transportable housing, saving $45K+ per move for 16 moves.

 Negotiated labor and supplies at 50% less than budget estimate.

 Received 100% successful outside audit upon completion of position.

ADDITIONAL POSITIONS

LOCKHEED MARTIN – Sierra Vista, AZ
2002-2003

Sr. Project Engineer Provided leadership for a 6 person team accountable for developing and monitoring a reporting network for the interoperability of Service Level Agreements (SLAs). Designed and implemented a prototype network, created test scenarios, trained test engineers, and coached on site personnel in the proper development of SLAs. Inspected multiple SLAs in collaboration with U.S. Navy and U.S. Army. Directed engineers performing Quality Assurance inspections at 14 locations nationwide. Improved overall reliability from 85% to 97%. Instituted metrics analysis for ongoing quality, business, and customer satisfaction improvements.

TELLABS CORPORATION Burlington, Mass
1999-2002

Engineering Project Manager Selected to oversee a Tier II operation, and within 6 months, requested to create and direct a Tier III Engineering Customer Support Team. Hired and trained a world class staff and coached associates in optical budgeting, troubleshooting, electronic engineering, and network testing. Initiated cost savings enhancements. Oversaw prototype demonstration resulting in $12.5M sales.

ALCATEL – Dallas Tx
1998-1999

Project Support Engineer/Consultant Led installation, testing, and troubleshooting of a 40-channel fiber optic DWDM for an Italian client. Transferred information and testing techniques from U.S. to Italian manufacturing plants. Deployed training and network diagnostics, ensuring adherence to operational process and specifications.

Honeywell Int – Phoenix, Az
1996-1998 Project Engineer (Test & Improvement):

Improved reliability testing procedures to include documentation of all test parameters/processes associated with the Industrial Automation Control fabrication facility.

INTEL Inc – Chandler, Az
1995-1996 Project Fabrication Engineer:

Tested and analyzed fabrication processes to align with the ISO 9000 qualifications. Utilized Project Management guidance for establishment of process improvement guidelines.

 

Additional excellent experience as Operations Manager, Project Manager, Supply Chain, Communications/Electronics in U.S. Army.

US ARMY
1973 – 1995

Chief Warrant Officer Three (CW3): 7 years as an enlisted technical SME and 15 years in a Commissioned Warrant Officer status performing duties as Project Engineer (SME) and Sr. Project Manager in charge of multimillion dollar Life Extension Programs for the Pershing Missile System. Instituted a database accounting system to monitor and report on over $28 Million worth of replacement/repair parts. Duties as the Sr Project Manager responsible for the deployment of new and improved radio/communication assets. These assets include Microwave, Satellite, Troposphere, Land Mobile Radios (TDMA), UHF/VHF transceiver devices. Active Project Management time equal to 12 years.

Awarded Bronze Star,

Meritorious Service Medal 5 times, Army Commendation Medal 6 times, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Medal 2 times, and St. Barbara Medal for Field Artillery 2 times, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal 3

 

Qualifications/Certifications/Licences

• Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Global Management
University of Phoenix, Phoenix, Arizona – June 2002

• Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology
DeVry Institute of Technology, Phoenix, Arizona – October 1998

• Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification

Project Management Institute (PMI) – Nov 2006 – Nov 2016

• Six Sigma LEAN Qualifications
Villanova University – Oct 2008

• Advanced Strategic Project Management
Villanova University – 01 Dec 2012

• Maximizing Team Effectiveness
Villanova University – 15 Mar 2013

• Master Certificate in Applied Project Management
Villanova University – 20 Mar 2013

Other:

• Current US DoD Secret Security Clearance

• 22 years active duty US Army- Special Weapons/Communications & Electronics/Project Management Office – Warrant Officer

• Member of Saudi Society of Engineers

• Extensive experience controlling very large scale projects/programs both Foreign and US

• 9 plus years of working in high risk environments

• Active member of Project Management Institute (PMI)