Guild of Project Controls: Compendium | Roles | Assessment | Certifications | Membership

Director, Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd, Training in Project Controls

START Date: 
October, 1993

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS

2010

Certificate 4 in training and Assessment

 

2006

Managing Successful Programmes Practitioner – A Programme Management Methodology developed in the UK

 

2003

Certified PRINCE2 Trainer

 

2002

Chartered Engineer Stage 2 Professional Engineer  (CP Eng)

 

2000

Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner – A Project Management Methodology developed in the UK

 

1997

Certified Cost Engineer – The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers, USA

 

1984

Chartered Professional Engineer – IEA Aust

 

1976

Civil Engineering Degree, Honours, 2nd Class, Brighton University, UK

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

1995 to present

Member of AACE, The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineers

 

2003 to present

Member PMI, Project Management Institute

 

2007 to 2012

Member Australian Institute of Management

 

2004 to 2007

Director PMI Melbourne

 

 

2004 to

2006

Member of the Australian Standards Review Committee for the creation of a Project Management Standard

2003

Member of the Australian Standards Review Committee for AS 4187-2005 Project Performance Measurement using Earned Value

2000 to 2005

Primavera Authorized Partner – Primavera Systems Inc

 

1984-2006

Member Institution of Engineers Australia

 

 

 

 


 

BOOKS PUBLISHED

2013

项目规划和控制ORACLE PRIMAVERA P6应用- 版本8.1, 8.2 & 8.3 专业&可选客户端

 

2013

Planificación y Control de Proyectos Usando Oracle Primavera P6 - Versiones 8.1, 8.2 y 8.3 Cliente Profesional y Opcional

 

2013

Project Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6 - Versions 8.1, 8.2 & 8.3 Professional Client & Optional Client

 

2013

Planning and Scheduling Using Microsoft Project 2010 - Updated 2013 Including Revised Workshops

 

2012

Project Planning & Control Using Primavera P6 Version 7 - For all industries including Versions 4 to 7 Updated 2012

 

2012

项目规划和控制ORACLE PRIMAVERA P6应用  - 版本8.1 & 8.2 专业&可选客户端

 

2012

Project Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6  - Version 8.2 EPPM Web

 

2012

Planificación y Control de Proyectos Usando Oracle Primavera P6  - Versiones 8.1 y 8.2 Cliente Profesional y Opcional

 

2012

Project Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6  - Version 8.1 & 8.2 Professional  Client  and  Optional Client

 

2011

 

Project Planning and Control Using Oracle Primavera P6  - Version 8.1 Professional  Client  and  Optional Client

 

2010

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2010 and PMBOK Guide Fourth Edition 

 

2010

PRINCE2 2009 Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project 2010

 

2010

Planning and Scheduling Using Microsoft Project 2010

 

2010

Project Planning & Control Using Primavera P6 - For all industries including Versions 4 to 7

 

2009

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project and PMBOK Guide Fourth Edition - Including Microsoft Project 2000 to 2007

 

2009

Project Planning and Scheduling Using Primavera Contractor Version 6.1 Including Versions 4.1, 5.0 and 6.1

 

2008

Project Planning & Control Using Primavera P6 - For all industries including Versions 4 to 6

 

2007

99 Tricks and Traps for Microsoft® Office Project - Including Microsoft® Project 2000 to 2007

 

2007

Planning and Scheduling Using Microsoft Office Project 2007 - Including Microsoft Project 2000 to 2003

 

2007

Planning and Scheduling Using Microsoft Office Project 2007 - Including Microsoft Project 2000 to 2003

 

2007

PRINCE2 Planning & Control Using Microsoft Project - Updated for Microsoft Office Project 2007

 

2007

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project and PMBOK® Guide Third Edition  - Updated for Microsoft Office Project 2007

 

2006

Planning Using Primavera SureTrak Project Manager Version 3.0 Revised 2006

 

2006

Planning and Control Using Microsoft Project and PMBOK® Guide Third Edition

 

2005

PRINCE2 Planning & Control Using Microsoft Project

 

2005

Planning & Scheduling Using Primavera® Version 5.0 for IT Project Office

 

2005

Planning & Scheduling Using Primavera® Version 5.0 for Engineering & Construction

 

2005

Planning and Scheduling Using Primavera Version 4.1 - For Engineering & Construction and Maintenance & Turnover

 

2005

Planning and Scheduling Using Primavera Version 4.1 - For IT Project Office and New Product Development

 

2005

Planning and Scheduling Using Primavera Contractor Version 4.1 - For the Construction Industry

 

2004

Planning and Scheduling Using Primavera Enterprise TeamPlay Version 3.5

 

2004

Planning and Scheduling Using Primavera Enterprise P3e & P3e/c Version 3.5

 

2004

PRINCE2 Planning & Control Using Microsoft Project

 

2004

Planning Using Microsoft Project 2003

 

2002

Planning Using Microsoft Project 2002

 

2002

Planning Using Microsoft Project 2000

 

2000

Planning Using Primavera Project Planner P3 Version 3.1

 

2000

Planning Using SureTrak Project Manager Version 3.0

 

2000

Planning Using Primavera Project Planner P3 Version 3.0

 

2000

Planning Using Primavera Project Planner P3 Version 2.0

 

1999

Project Planning Using Primavera SureTrak for Windows Version 2.0

 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

2011

Microsoft Project Tricks and Traps, PMOz Sydney, August 2011.

 

2010

Importing Microsoft Project files into Primavera P6. Presented at Logal projects client info session in November 2010.

 

2010

Practical Application of Earned Value Performance Measurement presented at ACES breakfast meeting in Perth 2010.

 

2010

Cashflowing with Expenses in P6 by importing for an excel spread sheet. - Presented by Paul E Harris at the Insync 10 conferance in Melbourne August 2010.

 

2010

Primavera Bars Tricks and Traps. - The defaults setting for the display of bars in Primavera P6 can be greatly improved with some formatting, this presentation outlines the issues and solutions. Presented by at the Primavera User Group in Melbourne June 2010

 

2009

Issues and Solutions facing Construction Contractors Implementing Primavera P6, presented at the my PRIMAVERA09 Peak Project Performance conference in Melbourne - June 2009.

 

2007

Principals of Planning – a one day training course aimed at the construction industry.

 

2005

Guidelines for Selecting and Training People in the use of Planning and Scheduling Software

 

2005

Guidelines for Implementing Planning and Scheduling Software

 

2004

Corporate Governance How Will CLERP9 and Sarbanes-Oxley Change the Corporate Approach to Managing Projects – PMI Melbourne, ACES Melbourne

 

2002

Techniques for Managing Complex Projects with Planning and Scheduling Software – ICEC Conference, Melbourne.

 

2001

Managing Projects with P3 & PRINCE2, presented to P3 user conference, Sydney.

 

2001

The Practical Application of Earned value Performance Measurement, presented to ICOMS, Melbourne.

 

1999

Selecting Project Management Software, published in Earthmovers & Civil Contractor.

 

1998

Earned Value Performance Measurement Using P3 for Windows, presented to AACEI.

 

 

 

TRAINING COURSES DEVELOPED

2011

Principles of Planning for Building and Construction

 

2011

Practical Application of Earned Value Performance Measurement

 

2006

Codarra PRINCE2 Training Material.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


EXPERIENCE

Paul E Harris a director of Eastwood Harris since 1993 providing Programme and Project management consulting to companies in the areas of establishing and running programme and project controls systems. This has included assisting in the evaluation, selection and implementation of programme and project controls software, training and the running of programme and project controls systems with a strong emphasis on the integration of Oracle Primavera Inc and Microsoft Project software into corporate programme and project management systems including:

Ø  Project Office setup using PRINCE2 methodology

Ø  Planning and scheduling

Ø  Schedule analysis for dispute resolution

Ø  Earned value performance measurement

Ø  Document control and record management

Ø  Estimating, contact management and project cost management

Ø  Training courses in PRINCE2TM, PMBoK© Based Project Management Courses, Primavera P6, P3, Primavera Enterprise, Primavera SureTrak, Microsoft Project , Asts PowerProject and Tilos.

Ø  Writing and publishing project management software books,PRINCE2 and other PM training material.

These services were provided to clients in government and private industry including the following industries:

Ø  Software development and implementation

Ø  Petrochemical

Ø  Machine development

Ø  Process plant

Ø  Mining and resource

Ø  Construction underground and surface

Ø  Claims management and

Ø  Change management.

Ø  Government.

 

Past member of the National committee of the Australian Cost Engineering Society, past Director of PMI Melbourne and has presented many project controls papers.

 

Experience prior to establishing Eastwood Harris Pty Ltd:

Ø  3 years as estimator, planner and developing cost control systems on mining and resource based projects.

Ø  3 years as site project controls manager on an underground mine upgrade project.

Ø  5 years site civil construction engineering construction management and supervision on infrastructure and resource development projects.


SPECIFIC AREAS OF COMPETENCE

 

Software Training & Implementation

Recently implemented for the following computer packages in large organisations with activities which include integration with other software, training, procedure writing and long term support:

Ø  Primavera Version 6.0, including previous versions and Primavera Contractor

Ø  Primavera Project Planner P3

Ø  SureTrak Project Manager

Ø  Microsoft Project 2000, 2002,  2003,  2007 and 2010

Ø  Asta Power Project

Ø  Tilos

 

Project Management Training

Conducting training courses in:

Ø  PRINCE2 Practitioners course

Ø  Fundamentals of Project Management

Ø  Advance Project Management

Ø  Project Management module of a Diploma in Business Management

Ø  Principles of Planning

Ø  Earned Value Performance Measurement

 

Programme and Project Planning & Scheduling

A thorough understanding of planning and scheduling of the design and construction of a wide variety range of projects using Microsoft Project all current versions, Primavera Project Planner P3, Primavera SureTrak, Primavera P6, Tilos and Asta PowerProject.

Prepared schedules for the following industries:

Ø  Software Implementation

Ø  Software Development

Ø  Offshore, Natural Gas  & Petrochemical

Ø  Civil Engineering

Ø  Mining, Open Cut & Underground

Ø  Process Plants

Ø  R&D Machine Development for the Aluminium Industry

Ø  Corporate Training Programs

 


Schedule Analysis for Dispute Resolution

The ability to reconstruct, review, analysis and comment on the level of detail, logic, resources and construction of a schedule and provide comprehensive reports on the schedule for litigation and dispute resolution. Methods understood and used are:

Ø  As-planned versus As-built comparison

Ø  Impacted As-planned

Ø  Collapsed As-built method

Ø  Window analysis

 

Project Management

A good understanding of managing projects from conception through to completion, with a sound knowledge of PRINCE2 methodology, PMBOK Fourth Edition and practical experience over a wide range of projects.

 

Cost Control

A thorough understanding of establishing and managing costs control systems for operating companies who wish to manage their own projects utilising their own accounting systems. This has included the writing of procedures, job descriptions and training of company personnel in the requirements of project cost control.

 

Cost Accounting

Extensive knowledge of cost accounting in association with project cost control including multi currency and escalation. The implementations included designing the system, writing the procedures and training the personnel including setting up and running earned value cost management systems.

 

Programme and Project Office Setup

Set up and running of Programme and Project Offices for organisations, including selecting systems, writing procedures and running the offices.

 

Document Control and Record Management

An understanding of the selection and implementation of systems in a large organisation, including the integration of paper, email, database and electronic storage methods to provide a complete record of project history.

 

Programme and Project Software Selection

            Assisted companies in performing requirements analysis and requirements baseline use for the selection of commercially available software. Assisted in the research for appropriate software, the selection and implementation of the systems.

 

Earned Value Performance Measurement

            Member of the Australian Standards Review Committee for AS 4817-203 Project Performance Measurement using Earned Value, nominated by the Australian Cost Engineering Society.

            Developed and run a number of Earned Value Performance Measurement Systems using P3, Excel and Access.

            Written an Earned Value Performance Measurement one day training course.

           

Estimating

A broad experience in estimating projects that ranges from Order of Magnitude mining and resource based multi discipline projects to small detail estimates for the construction industry.

Use and teach an estimating software package from the USA called WinEst.
COURSES ATTENDED BY PAUL E HARRIS

Year

Course Name

Duration

Provider

2009

Asta Powerproject

2 day

AEC Systems

2007

General Safety Induction (Construction Industry)

½ day

CSTC Pty Ltd

2006

Managing Successful Programmes

5 day

Codarra Advanced Systems

2005

Project Portfolio Management Course

4 day

TrueCourse Solutions

2000

P3e Training Course

3 day

Primavera Australia

2000

P3e Training Course

1 day

Primavera Australia

2000

Prince2 training course

3 day

Rational Management

1998

ProLog Manager, An integrated project management software package

3 day

CBS Australia

1996

MS Access – Introduction

5 night

Box Hill Institute

1996

MS Access – Advanced

5 night

Box Hill Institute

1996

American Association of Cost Engineers

Self Education

Self Education

1995

P3 for Windows Advanced

3 day

P3 Australia

1995

Introduction to Internet

4 night.

Box Hill Institute

1994

Primavera P3 for Windows

2 day

P3 Software

1994

WinEst Estimating Training

1 day

CBS Australia

1993

JOBPAC, Project Management Software

5 day

BCM Pty Ltd

1992

Lotus to Excel Conversion

1 day

MERA

1992

Performance Measurement using Work Breakdown Structures

2 day

Corporation Pty Ltd Technology Training

1992

Project Management and Project Selection

4 day

CRA

1991

TimeLine Advanced

1 day

MERA

1991

Staff Development

2 day

Minenco

1991

Qwicknet Professional, 3 day

3 day

Qwicknet

1990

Finance Course, 3 day

3 day

Instituteof Administration

1990

Project Management Conference

3 day

International Exhibition Specialists

1990

Mining Industry Capital & Operating Cost Estimating Conference

3 day

Pasminco

1990

Engineering Project Management & Contract Management

3 day

International Exhibition Specialists

1989

Management Development, 3 day

3 day

Corporate Consulting Services

 

Company

Start

Finish

Discipline

Activity

Project

Description

Various

Feb 95

 

Present

Training

Training Courses in P6, P3, SureTrak, Microsoft Project, Asta Powerproject, Tilos, PRINCE2 and other project management training courses.

None

Running training courses for the following companies: Australian Institute of Management, Alstrom Power, Anglo Coal, Arup, Aspect Engineering, Asta Development,  Ausenco, Australian Institute of Management, BP, BHP, BMD, Bradken, Burns Bridge, Burns and Roe Worley Pty Ltd, CaroMel Ocean Pty Ltd, Centrelink, Codicote, ConocoPhillips, Davis Langdon, Defence Material Organisation, Department of Human Services, Effective Computer Solutions, Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority, Eroc, Evans & Peck,  Furnace Engineering, GHD, Grocon, Hansen Yunken Pty Ltd, Hazelwood Power, IDEAS, Infratec International Pty Ltd, International Power , ISIS, ITX Oz, JA Dodds, Johnstaff, John Holland Pty Ltd, Kane Constructions, KBR, Kempe International, Leed Engineering, Loy Lang Power, Lurgi, The Melbourne University, McConnell Dowell, Mervac, Metricon, Mt Isa Mines, Murrindini Shire Council, Nacap, National Museum of Australia, Nexus Energy, New Horizons, Newton Manor Pty Ltd, Oaky Creek Coal, Orica, O&GS - Santos EPC Alliance, Powerplant Project Services, Primavera Australia, Probuild, Rational Management, Quenos, Santos, Seafood Industry of Victoria, Sedgman, Shedden Uhde, Shell Refining, Silcar, Sinclair Knight Mertz, Southern Pacific Petroleum, Swinburn University of Technology ,Tenix, The Good Guys, The Universtity of Melbourne, Thiess, Transfield, TXU, Unisys, VicTrak, Western Corridor Recycled Water Project Eastern Alliance Power, Woodside Energy, Worley, Yallourn Energy.

Implementation of Primavera P6 and earlier versions

Jan 2005 onwards

 

P6 implementation.

Assistance in the implementation, including writing of procedures, training and integration with other systems.

 

Airport Link, Ausenco, BHP Billiton, Bradken, Conoco Phillips, International Power, Thiess, John Holland, KBR, SKM, Novo Rail, QGC, Shell, Sunwater, Woodside, Sedgeman.

Mirvac

Sep 13

Present

Software implementation

Asta Powerproject implementation

None

Writing training material and student workshops for the implementation of Asta Powerproject to replace SureTrak Project Manager.

CDB Enegy

Dec 13

Present

Transmission Lines

Delay Analysis

Taralga Windfarm 132kV Transmission Line

Delay analysis and report for a delay claim from the major installation subcontractor, including the review of their expert witness report.

Newcrest Mining

Nov 13

Dec 13

Pipeline

Delay Analysis

Cadi East Concentrate Pipeline

Delay analysis and report for a delay claim from the major installation subcontractor.

Walsh & O'Meara Builders

March 12

April 12

Building

Delay Analysis

Delay Analysis

Preparation of a delay analysis for a building project at 15 – 17 McLaren Street, Bendigo and giving evidence in the Melbourne County Court.

Thiess

July 10

Oct 10

Rail

Schedule development

Regional rail Link

Assisting in the development of a the tender schedule for this 80km of new track from Little River to Spencer Street Station.

MetaPM

November 09

December 09

Project Control System

Requirements analysis.

Various

Assistance in writing the requirements analysis for a Works Program system for all forecasts forward at least 18-24 months by effective coordination of resources for Jemena.

Sunwater, Queensland

May 2009

Present

P6 Implementation

P6 implementation

Various

Assisting in the implementation of a P6 client server and web based enterprise planning and scheduling system including the writing of a dedicated training manual. Assisting in the implementation of an Earned Value reporting system.

Infratec International Pty Ltd

July 09

August 09

Pipeline

Implementation of Asta Powerproject Scheduling System

Various

Selection of planning software and implementation of Asta Powerproject, including the writing of procedures, creating templates and training of 6 people

ISIS Group Holdings

June 09

Present

Building

Implementation of Microsoft Project Scheduling System

Various

Implementation of a corporate planning and scheduling systems Australia wide using Microsoft Project, including the writing of procedures, creating templates and training of over 200 people in all states of Australia.

Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority

May 09

May 09

Communication

Project Management Process review.

MDN 2014

Review of PRINCE2 project management process and the recommendation on how to improve their project and programme management processes.

Novo Rail

April 09

May 09

Rail

P6 implementation

Various

The review of the current schedule and advising on how the standalone installation may be moved to a client server environment, training or users, writing of procedures and advising on the implementation of an Earned Value system.

Woodside

April 09

April 09

Oil & Gas

P6 implementation

Various

The review of the current implementation and a report recommending how their current scheduling environment may be improved.

Ausenco Services

Sep 08

Present

Mining

Site schedule environment establishment

Cadia Mine

Conversion and integration of Newcrest and three contractors schedules into one combined P6 schedule including the training of users in the system and writing of schedule procedures.

Hydro Tasmania

Feb 08

Mar 08

Water & Wind Power

Project Plan and Project safety Plan development

Various

The development of project plans for the development of Flinders Island Wind Farm, King Island Wind Farm, Ouse, Shannon and Clyde Catchments Development, Lake Margaret Hydro Scheme Development and other documents. 

Conscium International Pty Ltd

Oct 07

No 07

Training

Redevelop of PRINCE2 training material

None

Rewrite and redevelop the training material to suit the new PRINCE2 Practitioner exams.

Laing O’Rourke

Aug 07

Sep 07

Construction

Training material development

None

The development of a one day planning course titled “Leading with the Plan” teaching project managers how to plan a project and manage a project with a plan.

Codarra Advanced Systems

Jul 07

Sep 07

Training

Redevelop of PRINCE2 training material

None

Rewrite and redevelop the training material to suit the new PRINCE2 Practitioner exams.

International Power Hazelwood

Jun 07

Dec 2007

Power

Primavera Version 5.0 Implementation scheduling software

None

Eastwood Harris was appointed as the contractor to assisting in the implementation of Primavera Version 5.0 software, including advising on database configuration, administrator training, import of database information, writing of procedures, development of training material and training of users. 

Western Corridor Recycled Water Project Eastern Alliance

Arp 07

Aug 07

Pipeline

P3 Version 3.1 scheduling software Implementation

Western Corridor Recycled Water Project

Setting up of a Primavera P3 scheduling environment including training of schedulers, writing and implementation of scheduling procedures and processes, establishing import and export processes from and to Tilos for the schedule management of work performed by this alliance.

SafeLink Alliance

Mar 07

Apr 07

Scheduling

Implementation of Scheduling System

IpswichFreeway Upgrade

Assisting in the implementation of an Asta Power Project scheduling system and one-to-one training of the lead scheduler.

SYPAQ Systems Pty Ltd

Mar 07

Mar 07

Scheduling

Implementation of Scheduling System

GIS II&S JP2064 Programme

Assisting in the implementation of a Microsoft Project scheduling process and one-to-one training of the lead scheduler.

Eastern Pipeline Alliance

Feb 07

Present

Scheduling

Implementation of Scheduling System

Urbane water pipe construction in Brisbane

Training, implementation and support of a P3 Version 3.1 scheduling system for the planning and control of the Eastern Pipeline Alliance in Brisbane.

ConocoPhillips Humber Refinery, UK

Jan07

Jan 07

Training

Training Primavera Version 3.0 material development

None

The development of a 3 day Primavera Version training material tailored to the companies specific Turnaround project requirements

Thiess Contractors

Sep 06

Oct 06

Training

Training material development

None

The development of generic project planning material training material to instruct employees on the basics of planning and scheduling before teaching the use of scheduling tools.

Merri Creek Management Committee

Sep 06

Oct 06

Programme Management

Programme Management

Establishment of Programme Office

Assisting in setting up Microsoft Project to plan and report multiple projects including resources and costs

Hawker de Havilland Aerospace Pty Ltd

Jun-06

Jun-06

Programme Management

Programme Management

Establishment of Programme Office

Assistance in the setting up of Primavera Version 5.0 for the management of a programme of projects at the Hawker de Havilland Aerospace Pty Ltd factory in Port Melbourne.

VicTrak

Jun-06

Sep-06

Programme Management

Programme Management

None

Assisting in setting up of systems to manage and report the progress of a programme of railway crossing projects using SureTrak Project Manager.

Ahrens Pty Ltd

May-06

May-06

Programme Management

Programme Management

None

Assisting in the setting up of a portfolio management system in Primavera Version 5.0 for the management of a number of fabrication and construction project around Australia.

Kemp

Sep-04

Aug-06

Schedule analysis

Schedule Analysis

 Confidential

Assisting with the preparation of As-build schedules from source data such as photos and site records and the preparation of documents for the delay analysis of a project in the Middle East.

The Denlin Construction Group Pty Ltd

Nov-05

Dec-05

 

Schedule analysis

Schedule Analysis

21 Eastbourne StWindsor

Preparation of a Windows Analysis for claims assessment on a building project

Officeworks

May-05

Jun-05

Scheduling

Project Control Systems Setuop and Project Scheduling

Directworks SAP Implementation

The assistance in the rescheduling of this SAP implementation and setting up of a robust scheduling environment and reporting system.

Upstream Petroleum

Feb-05

May-05

Scheduling

Scheduling

Baska Manta Project

The scheduling for this large oil field development in the Bas Straight including the writing of procedures and the training of a scheduler for the project.

Kemp

Sep-04

Present

Scheduling

Project Control Systems Setup and Project Scheduling

Zinifex, Hindalco & Fjardall aluminium smelter projects

Creating and updating project schedules.

Assisting in the establishment of project templates, reporting and earned value control systems.

Agility

Non-04

Dec-04

Construction

Planning and scheduling the design & construction of a wind farm

Hallett Wind Farm

Creating a project planning document and schedule in SureTrak for the detailed design and construction of the wind farm. The schedule was used to verify that the construction target dates could not be achieved without some early design and procurement activities being complete before the main design and construct contracts was to be placed.

TXU

Jul-04

Sep-04

IT

Project Management Systems

None

Assistance in setting Microsoft Project 2000 for the management of a number of IT projects. Including running training courses, writing of procedures and customising of Microsoft Project templates.

John Holland Group

 

May-04

Jun-04

Building

Claims Analysis

State Bowls Centre & Training Velodrone

Assistance in the preparation of schedule related claims documentation.

Shedden Uhde

Mar-04

Jun 04

Process

Estimating Software selection

None

The documentation of existing estimating processes design of an enhanced systems including the selection of an estimating database estimating software.

NEG Micon

Nov-03

Jun 04

Construction

Project Controls

Wattle Point , Clements Gap, Emu Downs, Wattle Point and Yambuk  Farm Wind Far Projects

The establishment of a project plan for the establishment of the project and project controls systems to manage the construction of the wind farms.

DMO

Sep-03

Sep-03

Military/IT

Project Health Checks

MISD projects.

A desktop audit of each project to determine compliance with and effective use of the MISD Project Management Methodology (PMM) which is based on PRINCE2

WesleyCollege

Aug-03

Sep-03

Education

Software Selection

Project office software implementation.

Assistance in the selection of project planning and scheduling software for the IT project office which is being used to assist in the implementation of PRINCE2 methodology.

DavisLangdon

Jul-03

Jul-03

Building

Schedule Analysis

RACV

Reconstruction of the schedule from pdf files and analysis of the schedule and providing a report for the financiers of the project.

TOJV

Jul-02

Jul-02

Driven Tunnel Estimate

Claims Analysis

City Link Tunnel

Providing advice in the litigation with reference to prior work preformed with TOJV.

Eroc

May 02

May 02

Underground Mining

Software Implementation

Underground mining

The establishment of a fully levelled P3 schedule to plan and monitor the underground production of the Ridgeway Cadia Mine.

DavisLangdon

Apr-02

May-02

Building

Software Implementation

P3 Software

The loading of P3 software in a Citrix environment and the writing of procedures and work instructions for the management of the software and projects on the Citrix environment.

Hazelwood Power

Mar-02

May-05

Power Station

Planning and Project Initiation

West Field Development and Setting Up P3 in the organisation.

Playing an ongoing role in the organisation running P3 training courses, one to one training and assisting in the establishment of project processes using PRINCE2 methodology and scheduling for the Hazelwood West Mine Development Project. This included a review of the projects against the PRINCE2 Health Check list and on going Project Assurance roles for contractors schedules.

ABB

Feb-02

Feb-04

Power Station

Scheduling

Instrument and Control Upgrade

Setting up the project management system including planning, scheduling, document management, document control and Earned Value Performance Measurement systems including aspects of PRINCE2 methodology for the management of I&C upgrade of the Yallourn Power Station.

Shedden Uhde Pty Ltd

Dec-01

Feb-02

Process

Scheduling

Shell HDS2 Unit in Geelong

Establishing project schedule for the design and construction of this plant.

Minter Ellison

Oct-01

Aug-02

Building

Schedule Analysis

Ballarat Police & Courts Complex

The review and report on the contractors original and as build schedule. The preparation of a delay schedule and analysis of this schedule.

Brown & Root

Oct-01

Dec-02

Military

Scheduling

Air 87

Scheduling helicopter training courses over a 10 year period. The schedule was fully resources loaded and levelled.

Hinds Blunden

May-01

Oct-01

Underground Construction

Claims Analysis

Transfield V Hyde City Council

The evaluation of payroll and invoices, which are part of a claim against Ryde City Council.

Hinds Blunden

May-01

Nov-01

Road Construction

Claims Analysis

Melbourneto Geelong Freeway Upgrade

The review of contractors’ schedules to assist VicRoads in the assessment of claims.

Hinds Blunden

May-01

Oct-01

Underground Construction

Claims Analysis

Elgas V Geotech

The review of various construction schedules and estimates to assist in the documentation of a counter claim.

Western Power

Jan-01

Mar-03

Power Station

Estimating and cost management

IWC demonstration power plant in WA

Providing estimating, scope control and cost management for the design and construction of a power station being designed in Melbourne and built in WA.

DOI

Dec-00

Apr-01

Software

Software Implementation

Rail Projects Group

The selection and setting up of a range of project management software systems including software selection, implementation training, procedures and systems based on PRINCE2 included:
1. Estimating using WinEstimator,
2. Document Management procedures including incoming and outgoing mail,
3. Contact Management system using IT Factory and
4. Record Management using Domino.Doc.

DOI

Sep-00

Apr-01

Infrastructure

Project Controls

Regional Fast Rail Project

Setting up an run a full set of Project Controls Systems based on PRINCE2 methodology including: Project Plans, Stage Plans, Risk and Issues log, filing systems in paper and electronic, setting up email and new starters induction using P3, Lotus Notes Discussion databases, MS word and Excel.

SKM

Jul-00

Dec-00

Building

Claims Analysis

Ballarat Courtand Police Complex.

The development of schedules for claims analysis by the prime contractor.

 

 

CityLink

Jul-00

Aug-00

Infrastructure

Project Controls

City Link Project

This assignment involved the reimplementation of a P3 and SureTrak concentric scheduling system and involved:
1. Analysing the organisations needs.
2. Establishing a plan for the re-implementation of project scheduling system.
3. Restructuring of the Organisation required for scheduling projects.
4. Writing corporate scheduling procedures.
5. Training of people in the use of SureTrak and P3. 6. Assistance in running the help desk of a period of 6 months.

JJB

Jun-00

Dec-00

Civil

Scheduling

Grampians Water Treatment Plant

Monthly updating of a P3/SureTrak schedule for the Grampians Water Treatment Project, including Setting up a Concentric Project Management Environment.

Mayne Nickless Limited

Apr-00

Jun-00

Software

Scheduling

GST Project

The preparation on monthly progress reports of all 10 Business Units GST project implementation

Orica

Mar-00

Jul-01

Process

Scheduling

Laverton Chloro-Alkalai Plant

Creating the Commissioning schedule and commissioning progress reporting processes and procedures.

Santos

Nov-99

Apr-00

Oil & Gas

Software Implementation

Implementation of a P3 and SureTrak.

The implementation of a Concentric environment for the management of 80 projects for the support services department, including setting up the software, converting data from MS Project, creating templates, writing procedures and training staff.

Transmission Pipelines Australia

Oct-98

Dec-00

Oil & Gas

Project Controls

SW Pipeline Moomba Melbourne Augmentation Compressor Projects

Set up and ran project controls system for two projects. SW Pipeline Project $82,000,000 and MMA Compressor Project $74,000,000.

Transfield Pty Ltd

Oct-98

Oct-98

Process

Scheduling

Grampians BOOT Project

Schedule for the tender.

ThamesWater

Oct-98

Oct-98

Process

Software Development

Software selection

Assist in selecting an integrated Project Controls System.

Quetada Pty Ltd

Oct-98

Oct-98

Oil & Gas

Software Development

Longford rebuild

Set up a database for the commissioning of the Longford crude stabilisation plant.

Transfield Pty Ltd

Jul-98

Jul-98

Process

Scheduling

Coliban Water System

Schedule for the tender.

Kvaerner Oil & Gas

Jul-98

Dec-98

Oil & Gas

Estimating

Set up project controls database.

Set up an estimating database for use with WinEst, train users and review cost management systems.

IDEAS

Jul-98

Jul-98

Mechanical

Training

Training

Run in-house SureTrak training.

Shedden Uhde Pty Ltd

May-98

Oct-98

Process

Software Development

Estimating & Tendering System

Requirements Analysis and Requirements Baseline for an Estimating & Tendering System.

Shedden Uhde Pty Ltd

May-98

Jun-98

Process

Scheduling

Orica Aust Ltd Chlor-Alkali Plant

Schedule for tender document

Jones & Jones Engineering Design

May-98

Jun-98

Process

Scheduling

Upgrade at Pivot Yarraville Plant

Scoping, Planning & Estimating the project.

Stork ICM Australia Pty Ltd

Apr-98

Sep-98

Process

Software Development

Software Development Training

Specification, implementation and training of Project Controls software for Queensland Ammonium Nitrate Project. Run in-house P3 training course.

Centrelink

Aug-97

Apr-98

Software

Project Controls

Project Control Software

Requirements Analysis and Specification for the development of project controls software.

Transfield Maintenance

Jul-97

Jul-97

Maintenance

Scheduling

Quantas Service Tender

The scheduling for the resourcing of three major airports for the tender for a ground maintenance contract.

Maringa Management Group Pty Ltd

Jun-97

Jun-98

Defence

Scheduling

ADI - APDC

File conversion of projects from MS Project to P3 and establishment of Cost Schedule reporting System.

Oil & Gas Venture

Apr-97

Sep-98

Oil & Gas

Project Controls

Project Controls

Planning & Scheduling and cost management of major upgrade projects for ESSO Australia at Longford

TOJV

Feb-97

Feb-97

Tunnelling

Estimating

City Link Project

Review & report on the Tunnelling estimate.

TOJV

Feb-97

Feb-97

Tunnelling

Project Controls

City Link Project

Review of the current management reporting and the specification for the design and implementation of an Earned Value reporting system.

Len Ellis & Co

Feb-97

Feb-97

Software

Training

MS Project & Earned Value Courses.

Development of courseware and running three one & half day courses as part of a project management course for a software development company

AjaxFasteners

Jan-97

Jun-97

Mechanical

Scheduling

Project Phoenix

Scheduling on P3 of the transfer of factory operations from Clayton & Richmond factories to a new factory in Braeside.

BCM

Dec-96

Dec-96

Software

Software Development

Software Development

Specifying the plant management modules for the Jobpac Cost Management System and other modules.

CRA

Nov-96

Dec-96

Management

Scheduling

Continuous Improvement

Planning & Scheduling of “Continuous Improvement Projects” at a number of mine sites

Primavera  Software

Aug-96

Present

Software

Scheduling

Software Training Courses

Running training courses for:P3 Introduction, P3 Advanced, SureTrak Introduction and consulting services for their clients.

ThamesWater

Mar-96

Oct-96

Process

Scheduling

Two Water Treatment Plants

Planning, Scheduling and Earned Value reporting for the two projects valued at $10,000,000.Advising on the selection and implementation of cost management systems.

Roche

Nov-94

Nov-94

Civil

Estimating

Ringwood bypass

Assistance in the tender estimating of this project, including quantity take off, subcontractor pricing and estimating.

Lurgi & Lucon

Sep-94

Dec-98

Process

Scheduling

Anaconda Acid Plant, Henan Town Gas Project, Hazlewood Power Station upgrade, three Bag Filter Plants, Olympic Dam Acid Plant, Queensland Nickel Project, WMF Fertiliser Project and Western Sands Project

Acting as part time planner & scheduler for Lurgi & Lucon, I have been involved in planning & scheduling many processing plant projects for both companies. I have run in-house training courses for P3 and SureTrak. I act as an expert adviser in Planning, Scheduling and earned value issues when requested.

Transfield Malaysia

Jul-94

Jul-94

Civil

Contract

Hydro Electric Scheme in Malaysia.

Review of contract documentation for the construction of a very large project and advising on the financial terns and conditions in the contract documentation and outlining the exposure and risks of the terms.

Shortrun Books

Jan-94

Jan-03

Printing

Software Development

Software Development

The development and maintenance of an estimating and management software for a book printer

Peak Gold

Nov-93

Nov-94

Mining

Scheduling

Shutdowns

Planning & scheduling of shutdowns.

Miscellaneous

Nov-93

Nov-94

All

Marketing

Marketing

The marketing of a range of estimating, planning and cost management software to contracting companies.

Green & Associates

Nov-93

Nov-93

Civil

Scheduling

BrisbaneAirport

The scheduling of the construction of the airport apron.

Comalco Smelting

Jan-93

Jul-97

Mechanical

Project Controls

Butt Cleaner BSL, Butt & Thimble Press NZAS, Anode Casting Station NZAS, Butt & Thimble Press NZAS, On Line Rod Repair System NZAS

Supply of all project control services including estimating, planning, purchasing, invoice processing, cost management and R&D reporting of Smelting Rodding Room machine development projects valued between $2,000,000 and $4,000,000 each.

Experience Hours (Planning & Scheduling): 
18000
Experience Hours (Cost Management): 
14000
Experience Hours (Forensic Analysis): 
6000

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