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     Date Submitted:29-09-2014
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     Current job:Schedule officer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsplanner controller
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    PERSONAL INFORMATION

    Sex  F | Date of birth 26/07/1983| Nationality Italian

     

    JOB APPLIED FOR

    POSITION

    PREFERRED JOB

    STUDIES APPLIED FOR

    Project Controller

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

    July 2013 - now

      Planning and schedule officer

     

    ESA European Space Agency - ESTEC Keplerlaan 1, 2200 AG Noordwijk, The Netherlands

     

    Main activities:

    - contribution to the preparation, development and maintenance of the overall schedule aspects of the project/missions, maintaining regular schedule reporting, integrating the schedules in a multi layered schedule; establishment of baseline schedules and plans;
    - assist in establishing schedule data interfaces within the science project and the various mission elements (ground segment, spacecraft, payload, launcher);
    - performing schedule analysis through critical path analysis, trend charts and simulations, assisting in the identification of potential problem areas proposing mitigation actions;
    - verification of consistency between the schedule of the project Prime contractor and the ones of his subcontractors;
    - support in the preparation of tender documents with respect to the schedule requirements and participating in the evaluation of proposals, assisting in preparing information required for subsequent contract negotiations.

     

    Microsoft Project and Primavera - advanced user

    Projects:

    - Euclid: Euclid is an ESA mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe

    - LISA Pathfinder: the mission will test in flight the concept of gravitational wave detection

     

    Sector: Space

     

    November 2010 - June 2013

      Planning engineer

     

    EDART COSTRUZIONI S.p.A., Via Torino, 10044, Pianezza, Italy

     

    Key highlights:

    - planning and detailed schedule development for all projects, with resource assignments;

    - assessment of progress and completion forecasts, monitoring of engineering, procurement and site activities; checking of the critical path, providing solutions to correct schedule delays or to optimize project completion;

    - monitoring project costs and commitment to budget, analyzing budget variations and generation of reports (KPI's);

    - assistance to site/construction/project managers;

    - assistance to the technical office for bidding phase management, commercial negotiations and POs/contracts;

    - management of the advertising campaign in the main local and national newspapers.

     

    Site experience, ALGERIA, Algiers (February 2012 – July 2012 – 6 months)

    Analysis of the master schedule, focus on the interactions between civil, structural, plants works. Detailing of the procurement plan with focus on deliveries. Weekly/monthly schedule.

     

    Sector: General building construction

     

    September 2008 - October 2010

      Project Control Planning Engineer

     

    Tecnimont S.p.A., 3, Viale Monte Grappa, 20124, Milan, Italy

     

    Main activities:

    - development of progress monitoring system for engineering, procurement, construction and commissioning phase;

    - comparison of subcontractor schedules with current schedule;

    - analysis of the critical path;

    - development of the 2nd baseline, according to the Client requests and recasting of the hours for construction phase in order to generate the new S-curves for measuring the progress of the project;

    - development of fourth level detailed schedule for main components.

     

    Projects:

    MPX Energia and EDP Energias do Brasil S.A. - Ceara, Brazil EPC LSTK - Coal Fired 2x360 MW + 1x365 MW Power Plants;

    MPX Energia - Maranhão, Brazil EPC LSTK - Coal Fired 1x360 MW Power Plant.

     

    Site experience, BRASIL, Pecem, Stato do Ceara’ (June 2010 – September 2010 – 4 months)

    Evaluation of the progress related to the site works. Analysis of delay of sub-contractors activities and management of the deliveries, with a strict inspection of the forecast dates, in order to monitor the achievement of the target.

     

    Sector: Engineering and Main contractor

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING

     

     

    2014

    Trainings and courses

     

     

    Principles of Project Management (Fistral trainings - Glasgow - UK)

    Space Engineering Systems (University of Southampton - UK)

    Influencing skills (Move Ahead Global - London - UK)

     

    2014

    Certifications

     

     

    PRINCE2 (Knowledgetrain - London - UK)

     

    2005 - 2008

    Management engineer

    6

     

    Politecnico di Torino - Italy

     

    - Quality management

    - Marketing

    - Product innovation management

    - Project control analysis

     

    2002 - 2005

    Logistic Engineer

    6

     

    Politecnico di Torino - Italy

     

    Focus on Logistic and Production field.

     

    1997 - 2004

    Clarinetist

    6

     

    Conservatorio Giuseppe Verdi, Turin, Italy

     

    Chamber music, jazz music, classical music, clarinet repertory.

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Italian

    Other language(s)

    English, French

     

    Communication skills

    - good interpersonal skills;

    - excellent communicative capabilities;

    - effective in public presentation;

    - confident in handling new tasks;

     

     Organizational / managerial skills

    I can efficiently manage tight deadlines. I always prioritize the different parts of my work and complete job tasks on schedule. I know how to acquire, to evaluate and to organize information. I can take complex technical information in and I know how to communicate effectively at all levels to both technical and non-technical audiences. I’m able to present results and technical data.

     

    Job-related skills

    Expert user of planning tools as Microsoft Project and Primavera

     

    Computer skills

    - Programming languages and web technologies: MySQL; PHP;C++

    - Operating systems: MS Windows

    - Other software applications: Adobe Photoshop; Matlab; MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project);

    - Project management software: MS Project, Project Scheduler PS6; Primavera Enterprise P6; TPMS (Tecnimont Progress Measurement System); Marian; SAP (basic user); Ad-hoc enterprise (basic user).

     

    Other skills

    - results-oriented;

    - attention to detail and quality.

     

    Driving licence

    B

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

     

     

    Projects

    - Euclid: Euclid is an ESA mission to map the geometry of the dark Universe

    - LISA Pathfinder: ESA mission that will test in flight the concept of gravitational wave detection

    Memberships

    Volunteer (Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro ONLUS - Italy)


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