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     Date Submitted:15-03-2011
     Last Modified:15-03-2011 (09:51)
    Job information
     Current job:Project Controller
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Business Services
     KeywordsOrganisation of Administration Issues Manpower Management Financial management and organisation Invoicing Budget Planning Accruals CaC - Cost At Completion Etc - Estimate to Completion Quality Assessment Risk Assessment



    November 2008 until today

    ESA – European Space Agency  ESTEC– RES-F Department - FinRef)


    • Financial Reform Project Controller


    • AFC Financial Status Report
    • IPC Financial status Report
    • Budget Analysis and Forecast
    • Division management support (Presentations and Reporting)
    • Monthly project progress
    • Budget preparation and allocation activities
    • Workforce activities forecast and estimation
    • Finance and procurement system support
    • External Contract allocation and organisation
    • Projects Control (Analysis, Procedures, Plans, Work in progress, Documentation and Reports)
    • Corporate Controlling Reporting Activities
    • Number of Projects controlled: 1
    • Project budget amount: 80 MEuro



    Reason for changing:


    I was offered the chance to work in a new challenging project, namely Financial Reform where the entire organisation needed to be created from scratch.


    2005 until November 2008

    Kelly Services (c/o ESA – European Space Agency  ESRIN – OPS-EM Division)


    • Project Controller & Customer Support


    • Division management support (Presentations and Reporting)
    • Monthly project progress
    • Budget preparation and allocation activities
    • Workforce activities forecast and estimation
    • Finance and procurement system support
    • Projects Control (Analysis, Procedures, Plans, Work in progress, Documentation and Reports)
    • Number of Projects controlled: 5
    • Project budget amounts varying from 250 KE to 9 ME)
    • Total Division Annual Budget Amount:7MEuro
    • Risk Management Activities (RMP creation, staff interviewing, Risk Register population)



    Reason for changing:


    Certification achievement, system created from scratch totally up and running. Quest for new challenges and motivation.


    2001 until 2005

    Serco Italia (c/o ESA – European Space Agency  ESRIN – SERCO Quality Group)


    • Quality Group Deputy Manager (ISO 9001: 2000 Certified Lead Auditor)


    • Managing SERCO quality group (2,5 FTE`s)
    • Creation and implementation of procedures (15)
    • Creation and implementation of working instructions (120)
    • Regular staff auditing (40 persons per year)
    • Management of certification revision (3 times – 1 every 6 months)
    • Implementation of ISO Services for SERCO relatively to the customer ESA
    • Interface towards internal customer
    • Risk Management Activities (RMP creation, staff interviewing, Risk Assessment Website population)



    • Full QMS certification
    • QMS System creation
    • QMS Website creation and maintenance
    • Routine maintenance auditing



    Reason for changing:


    ISO Certification needed in SERCO since the customer required it for new bidding. Someone able to organise everything from scratch.

    2000 - 2001

    Serco Italia (c/o ESA – European Space Agency  ESRIN – Service Desk)


    •  Deputy Service Desk Manger


    • Service Desk Management- Responsible for any escalation and workflow under me and towards the manager.
    • Customer (ESA) Interfacing
    • Managing SLA, Service Evaluation and Service Evolution
    • Managing Team (32 FTE`s)
    • Responsibility for all service desk data
    • Organising Resource Training (Budget 550 KEuro)
    • Developing and maintaining working procedures according to SERCO global QMS (50 procedures)
    • Risk Management Activities (Risk Identification)



    • Group perfectly up and running
    • Response times largely within SLA
    • High customer satisfaction


    Reason for changing:


    The new offer represented a relevant enhancement of my career and the opportunity to have new responsibilities.

    1998 – 2000

    Allium Italia, an SCH group company.



    • HW and SW Service Delivery Project Manager


    • Responsible of HW and SW Service delivery and maintenance for various contracts (Alitalia, Lucent Technologies and Banca di Roma). The main  one I managed was:

    Banca di Roma

    • (Budget 180 KEuro)
    • 60 Delivery and Installations
    • Team managed (20 FTE`s)
    • Total budget of contracts was 1.5 MEuro
    • Managing work in progress, achievements, goods delivery, group activities, reporting and cost control.



    • Delivery on time
    • Maintenance granted according to the warranty
    • Good customer satisfaction



    Reason for changing:


    The new offer represented a relevant enhancement of my career and the opportunity to have new responsibilities.


    Private school, Translation Agencies and Training Agencies

    • Free Lance Technical Translator and Interpreter


    • Sites: Rome, Paris
    • Main subjects: Economics, Computer Science and Engineering)
    • Free Lance Microsoft Trainer in English and French


    • Sites: Rome, Paris, Lille
    • Main subjects: Micorsoft Office Package
    • Main Customers: Banca di Roma, Banca Fideuram, Banca d`Italia, Alitalia, IBM, Elizabeth Arden.






    Liceo Linguistico G.D'Annunzio (PE): ENGLISH – FRENCH - GERMAN


    University of Geneva – 5 years graduation course with the following items: ECONOMICS,  LAW, LANGUAGES

    August 1986

    English language course in Oxford (UK)

    September-January 1990

    Université de Paris VII (France): Philosophy and literature sessions

    February-June 1990

    Polytechnic of North London: Law session

    May 28th 2001

    Zertifikat Deutsch-  Goethe Institut Rome

    May 2003

    DELE Nivel Intermedio– Instituto Cervantes Roma





    Mother tongue


    Excellent language and grammar


    Good  language and grammar


    Good language and grammar (A2 level of Instituto Cervantes)


    Good Knowledge (6th level of Goethe Institut)




    Operating systems



    Office XP, Microsoft Project, WordPerfect,  Microsoft Exchange 7, Lotus Notes 5.03

    Translation software


    Paging software

    Microsoft Word, Ventura, Page Maker, FrameMaker, PowerPoint.

    Graphic software

    Paint, MsDraw

    Information Tracking

    Action Remedy System, Q-Pulse

    Financial Systems

    ESA Corporate Applications (Cosy Notes, IRMA, EFIS, BO, PFMS)




    November 2009 – January 2010

    ESA Customised SAP-  Project Controller Part 1 and Part 2

    June  2008

    ESA Course on Budget Allocation, Financial Regulations:Current and Foreseen Situation– 1 day

    June  2008

    ESA Course on Financial Modueles and Economic Systems – 1 day

    May  2008

    ESA Course on Fire Extinguisher – 1 day

    January 2008

    EFIS (ESA Financial Corporate Application)Training Course – 1 day

    November 2006

    PFMS – Essentials and application to budget (ESRIN Corporate Application)

    April 2004

    Goethe Institut – Rome- 6th level Course achieved(GERMAN)

    February 9th 2004

    Health and Safety Course – Glossary - E.T. Engineering & Technology - Lloyds Register Milano

    December 10th – December 12th 2003

    Project Management – Advanced (ISDA)

    November 15th 2003

    Diploma de Español como Lengua Extranjera (SPANISH)(Intermediate Level)

    October 1st – October 3rd 2003

    Project Management – Basics (ISDA)

    September 24th 2003

    First Aid Course – Lloyds Register Milano)

    June 2nd – 6th 2003

    Techniques of Project Management (ELEA)

    Mar 25th to Mar 29 2002

    Lead Auditor Course – Lloyds Register Milano

    Oct 17th to Oct 18th 2001

    Internal Auditor Course – Lloyds Register Milano

    Oct 8th to Oct 9th 2001

    Preparing to ISO 9001:2000 – Milan - Lloyds Register Milano

    Sep 17th to Sep 20th 2001

    Crystal Report Basic and Advanced Training

    Jul 9th to Jul 11th  2001

    Ms Windows 2000 Network And Operating System Essentials

    May 31st – June 4th 1999

    MOC Office 2000 Course (Microsoft Official Course)

    May 27th 1999

    Certification MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) for NT Server 4.0


    T.A.O. (Traduction assistée par ordinateur-automatic and machine translation)(2 years in University of Geneva)


    “How to use WordPerfect 5.2”; course for users at University of Geneva


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