I am a Finance Professional and a Cost Engineer with experience in EPCM/EPC Oil & Gas projects. I am also passionate about process improvement, problem solving, conflict resolution, team work and driven by success.

Experience

  • Project Controls Specialist

    at McDermott International Inc.

    August 2014 - June 2016

    State of Western Australia

    Prepare change order estimates based on contract requirements. • Coordinate and prepare change order estimates for Client submissions. • Project budgeting, forecasting, reconciliation, project costs, risk analysis and future variations. • Maintain and improve the change process. • Work with other departments within project team to prepare change order estimates and identify any potential schedule impact. • Coordinate with Project Controls team and Engineering teams. • Estimate costs and prepare revenue estimate using contract rates. • Monitor compliance to the change management process. • Monitor and report on the status of changes. • Identify and manage scheduling conflicts. • Schedule and organise Change Review meetings with Management team. • Liaise with Client during the change order preparation process.

  • Project Cost Controller

    at OSD Pipelines

    May 2012 - December 2013

    State of Western Australia

    Set up of the reporting structure for the project in conjunction with the Planner and aligned with the reporting requirements established by the client as per the contract. • Initial project set up including the developing of the WBS plus the alignment of the final cost structure with the accounting platform to synchronize the corresponding reporting platforms. • Change Management Coordination including the participation in the procedure design and the periodical preparation of the variation claim packages to be submitted to the client. • Internal Monthly Report including the Forecast Cost to end of project, monitoring of expenditures, commitments, project margin and cost variances explanation. • Central focus for cost control discipline and education of all discipline leaders to ensure correct allocation of costs and criteria unification in terms of variation claims treatment. • Cash Flow report updating issued as part of the monthly report to the client.

  • Change Coordinator

    at Chevron

    November 2011 - April 2012

    State of Western Australia

    As the Change Coordinator for the Wheatstone project specifically working for the Central Division, the role interfaced with the upstream and downstream teams and my main duties included: • Coordinate & facilitate the change management process within for the Wheatstone project including the preparation of packages through the collation of information from and the periodical liaison with different stakeholders within the project team, as well as the setting up of monthly presentations for the discussion and submission of variation claims to the Management. • Recording of all Change Requests into KCM (the cost management system). • Assisting with the writing of the corresponding procedures to support the Change Management process.

  • Project Cost Controller

    at OSD Pipelines

    June 2011 - November 2011

    State of Western Australia

    As the cost controller I was responsible for various engineering studies for cost plus, reimbursable and lump sum contracts and my duties included: • Establishing of Cost and Manhours Reports for all projects • Extraction of manhours data from the BST system in order to produce the weekly and other several adhoc reports • Cost and forecast reporting in a weekly and monthly basis • Cash flow and project management report preparation in a monthly basis. • Sub-contractors payment process • Monitoring of A/R’s • Performing other cost and trends reports as directed by the Project Manager and/or the client

  • Cost Controller

    at Technip

    October 2008 - June 2011

    State of Western Australia

    I was the cost controller for several Pre FEED and FEED studies and I also provided assistance to other senior cost controllers on EPC projects. My responsibilities included: • Cost and Forecast Reporting in a weekly and monthly basis • Change requests administration and assisting on generating Change Requests • Participation in the procedure preparation for Change Management and Sub-contractors payment process • Performing other cost and trends reports as directed by the Project Manager and/or the client • Cash Flow and Project Management Report preparation in a monthly basis • Monitoring of commitments, FTC, FAC and contingency levels for several projects as part of the Project Management Monthly Report activities

  • Finance Manager

    at Advanced Logging

    April 2006 - May 2007

    Anzoátegui

    I was hired as the Finance Manager for a Company dedicated to provide ‘Well Services to major Oil & Gas Companies’. My main responsibilities included: • Accounting restructuring and various G/L reconciliations with the support of 2 accountants • Setting up of a Reporting Process which allowed for providing management with monthly critical information in order to support the decision making process • Annual Budget Preparation in coordination with discipline leads • Monthly cash flow preparation and cash management based on periodical liason with banks and including the preparation and submission of information packages for foreign currency buying. • Overseeing the whole accounting processes and administrative functions including A/R’s,A/P’s, Procurement, Maintenance and General Services, Legal Matters and the IT department

  • Finance Manager

    at Petroleum Services Venezuela

    September 2004 - April 2006

    Zulia

    An international Company (www.petroleum-services.com/) based in Houston hired me to assist them on establishing its presence in Venezuela. As the Finance Manager my duties also involved: • Preparation of the accounting of the project • Financial statements analysis • Treasury (banks, cash flow, supplier payments, collections) • Payroll • Legal matters including the company registration at different government offices • Monthly Management Reports to main office in Houston • Project Administration, i.e. dealing with engineers relocation, visas, passports, staff house, accommodation, etc.. • I had the opportunity to show my oral and written communication skills by providing a monthly presentation to management when visiting the office and my ability to work autonomously.

  • Finance Manager

    at Core Laboratories

    July 2001 - July 2004

    Zulia

    Initially hired as an A/R Officer I managed to reduce the existing DSO from 180 days to 30-45 days in a period of 4 months. My diligence and commitment to success was recognised by the Company and I was promoted to Finance Manager where my responsibilities were: • Overseeing the accounting process including the G/L and financial statements analysis • Financial Reporting to headquarter in a monthly basis and using Oracle as the platform to extract the necessary information • Overseeing of the Human Resources department including the Health Plan for all employees, legal obligations, permits, solvency, recruitment and the establishment of internal procedures • Supervision of the Procurement Department • Following up of Legal Matters including insurances for projects and services contracts • Forecasting of cash flow, costs and expenses • Direct Supervision of 5 team member • Periodical presentations of financial performance to the top management

  • Finance Manager

    at Progress Software

    September 2000 - March 2001

    Miranda

    I was hired by this international Company to oversee their financial activities in Venezuela. My main responsibilities included: • Annual Budget preparation • Management Reports to the main office in USA • Analysis of Financial Statements • Sales Reports • Payroll • General Accounting (Journals, G/L analysis) • Preparation of the monthly Cash Flow Report • Forecast of Expenses and Billing • Liaison with external auditor • Periodical presentation to the board in conjunction with the Country Manager

  • Financial Analyst

    at Praxair

    August 1998 - November 1999

    Miranda

    Initially hired as an Accounting Analyst I was shortly promoted to Financial Analyst to be part of the ‘Reporting Department in charge of producing financial reports to the regional consolidation offices in Brazil. My main responsibilities included: • Analysis of financial statements • Preparation of Management Reports including Monthly and quarterly sales performance • Participation in the analysis and preparation of the expenses budget and Cash Flow of the company

Education

  • MBA

    at Zulia University (Venezuela)

    2003 - 2005 (2 years) Zulia

Languages

  • Spanish Native

  • English Negotiation

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