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Project Manager

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Serial No: 3835
(01/12/1964, male)
List top 5 skills: itilv3, prince 2 practitioner, telecoms

Career Progression - Oct 2011 to present.

Working on my own long term house building project overseas as well as some volunteer work.  I was financially secure enough to take a sabbatical after 30 years of continuous employment. I took time out to do some traveling around Asia.  I enrolled in further education on Open University courses and academy training continuing computer forensics course.

CS & CSF Marketing - Feb 2009 to Oct 2011

A progressive marketing, data-clearing, data warehousing company with which started off in the UK then moved overseas to South Africa.

Project and Operations Manager/Director (self employed-contractor) Accountable for managing the delivery of critical projects, and for providing managerial support for all the projects conducted by the company. Position I was responsible for developing and implementation of Projects as well as day to day business operations Also responsible for providing monthly financial and technical updates of any known issues/risks to the owners.

  • Database Developments Guided teams in the development of a structured query language system.
  • Managing IT Projects and Business Change management Projects.
  • Custom Software Developments: Managed all phases of the software development lifecycle for dozens of custom solutions, ecommerce, digital and web presence.
  • Strategic Planning positioned us as an e-commerce innovator driving technology systems services and operations strategies that automated core processes and enhanced the visitor experience.
  • Business Transformation, Established new overseas head office move to larger premises, the refit and the full cost effective, refurbishment, staffing, communications IT infrastructure and Administration.
  • Preparing Project Initiation documentation.
  • Managed soured and acquired a new company vehicle fleet for staff.
  • Attend daily Production, Preview/Review, and Scheduling meetings
  • Project managed the sale and transfer of company and data base.
  • Development and maintaining of company ecommerce websites.
  • Project managed the implementation of the company’s telecoms, the auto diallers and bulk SMS service.
  • Responsible for ensuring best value is obtained for the project including supplier base, use of internal and external resources.
  • Maintaining and completing Project Key Performance Indicators.
  • Writing detailed and summarized project progress reports.
  • Identifying, costing and processing any contract variations.
  • Tracking activities against the detailed project plans.
  • Updating project plans to include agreed changes.
  • Producing accurate financial reports.
  • Monitoring actual expenditure figures against project budgets.
  • Organising and facilitating Project Steering / Operating Committees meetings.
Project Management Contractor /Business Entrepreneur  - Nov 2006 to Feb 2009

Experience in IT/Telecoms industry focusing around the application and performance management, B2B Solutions development/delivery, and new product delivery conforms to present methodologies and ISO standards.
  • Change management cohesive structure to an organization optimization of resources.
  • Development of projects such as new technologies, call centres, retail, logistics, stock market, construction projects, and new offices moves, while focusing on safety, quality and reliability of work activities.
  • Software development working together other contractors and service providers on a £1.5 million project.
  • Large Networks, IP Telephony projects involving staff and contractors over geographical locations. System Integrations/Migrations Project-managed large-scale initiatives involving the transition of programs to new platforms and the merger of disparate systems from acquired client companies.
Achievement Highlights

I led Project teams across broad technical, financial and business disciplines. Focused teams on business objectives and tracked progress to ensure project milestones were completed on time, on budget.
  • Mitigated risk factors through careful analysis of financial and statistical data. Anticipated and managed change effectively in rapidly evolving global business environments.
  • Defined processes and tools best suited to each project. Used Prince 2, ITILv3 and six sigma approaches depending on project specifics and client goals, creating detailed project road maps, plans, schedules and work breakdown structures.
  • Project Manager on high security confidential projects.
  • Project Management experience, large change Management projects.
  • Invented and patented new single line adaptor.
  • Systems Engineering. Led design and multinational rollout of robust, scalable and secure electronic data uploads and interchange.
  • Project designer for HM Queens’s commemorative plate.
  • Team leader for data installation projects for Hewlett Packard in Bristol.
Early Career

Head of Engineering and Project Manager - Please Hold UK (Ph.uk)  - Oct 2003 to  Nov  2006

Crane/ Westcon Telecommunications  - Field Service Engineer  - May1997 to  Oct  2003

Telecommunications Engineer - Self Employed - Oct 1992  to Apr  1997

Royal Navy Communications - 2nd Submarine Squadron - Aug 1981 to  Oct  1992

Personal attributes
  • Possessing a responsible attitude, tact, patience, and courtesy.
  • Comfortable working on numerous, smaller size pieces of work.
  • Ability to operate under pressure and deliver to demanding deadlines.
  • Achieving results through others.
  • Able to self start own improvement initiatives.
  • Capable of working under limited supervision.
  • Motivating Project or Programme teams to own and complete tasks assigned to them.
  • Conflict management and prioritisation skills.
Professional attributes
  •  Knowledge in developing and administering resource plans and budgets.
  •  Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Computer literate, with high level of competence in the use of the Microsoft Office suite of tools, including Microsoft Excel/PowerPoint/Visio/Project.
  •  Full systems development lifecycle experience from requirements gathering through design, testing and deployment
Academic Qualifications
  • Bachelor of Science in Commerce Major in Management 1986(RN).
  • Certified Prince 2  Foundation and Practitioner
  • Certified Six Sigma Green belt.
  • Microsoft Project 2010 Advanced.
  • ITIL v3.
  • Microsoft Visio 2010.
    • ECDL – European Computer Driving Licence

Spoken languages: 

english (fluent)

Locations I am interested in working:

africa, Australia, Bahrain, canada, china, Japan, kuwait, Mauritania, qatar, saudi arabia, Singapore, United Arab Emirates