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Principal Project Manager, Research and Development

Principal Project Manager, Research and Development - INVENSYS OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Foxborough, MA


* Managed nine simultaneous projects with a combined budget of $7 million 
* Brought in over $3 million in contracts over in a five-year span 
* Hastened what had been a three-month delay in project scheduling by managing resources effectively 
* Point person at client sites building trust and relationships, and ensuring all deliverables are met 
* Received Employee Excellence Awards in 2004 and 2006

Work Experience

Principal Project Manager, Research and Development

Foxborough, MA

2010 to Present

Incorporated input from seven stakeholder groups to maintain project scope, schedule, and budget while ensuring all requirements are met and processes are followed. Coordinate between Research and Development, Test, and Manufacturing to facilitate the release of new high quality products to market. Responsible for scheduling, budgets, work breakdown structures, reporting, and other project management tasks for up to seven projects simultaneously. Responsible for communicating to senior leadership team project status, issue tracking and resolution, and financial forecasts/breakdowns 
* Delivered major software release comprised of 5 separate development projects on time and on budget 
* Key team member in developing plan to transition development projects from Waterfall lifecycle to Lean Agile lifecycle 
* Responsible for a combined budget of $7 million

Senior Consultant, Regulatory Compliance Division

Invensys Operations Management

October 2002 to November 2010

Consulted at numerous clients to manage projects as the Lead Validation Engineer. Engagements include: 
Upgrade of Parental Manufacturing Facility 
Integrated input from seven stakeholder groups to maintain project scope and schedule while ensuring compliance to all requirements. Managed a cross-functional team of 20 people within four work groups. Oversaw schedules, budgets, contracts, and other project management tasks, to install and test nine new pieces of equipment. 
* Created testing strategy and validation documents templates for PLC control software and data historians 
* Awarded additional contracts from customer, bringing in $600,000 in new revenue 
Remediation of a Medical Device Fill/Finish Facility 
Focused remediation effort by performing Risk Analysis that identified key products as "worst case" representative samples to be tested, reducing the total scope by 80%. Performed a root cause analysis for all failures. Solicited feedback from five stakeholder groups to create and manage schedule to ensure no disruption in ongoing plant operation. Managed 11 resources. 
* Successfully completed the project in 14 months after being brought in as the fourth manager - previous three had been removed from the site 
* Reduced testing scope by 80% and schedule by more than one year by utilizing risk management and redundancy strategies 
* Awarded additional contracts that brought in $500,000 in new revenue 
PLC & HMI Validation of Freeze Dryer & Clean-In-Place 
Performed internal audits and quality reviews for validation packages. Issued weekly status/ issue reports to client. 
* Created risk-based validation package to save time while reducing gaps 
* Developed an innovative new method of testing to reduce scope by over 30% 
* Awarded additional contracts from customer, bringing in $400,000 in new revenue 
PLC & HMI Validation of Varied Equipment in Batch Process 
Headed a team of 10 to create and execute six validation packages for varying aseptic build processing, cleaning, filling and packaging equipment and processes. Performed risk analysis of application to determine validation strategy. Directed a revolving staff of automation and validation engineers, tech writers, and outside contractors. 
* Accelerated project to make up for and initial three-month delay in order to meet project deadline 
* Considered "go-to" person for client, handled all high-level concerns, project activities and project metrics 
* Gained an additional $3 million in projects by earning customer appreciation


MS in Electrical Engineering

Tufts University
Medford, MA

BS in Electrical Engineering

Tufts University
Medford, MA


Agile Project Management, Critical Chain Project Management, Team Building, Management of Globally Distributed Teams, Risk Based Quality Management, Validation of Process Control Systems, GAMP, cGMPs, PLC Control Systems, DeltaV, Rockwell Software, Triconix PLC Control Systems and TriStation 1131 Software, Foxboro I/A Series Software, IBM Rational DOORS Requirements Management Application, IBM Rational Change Synergy, S88 Standards for Batch Processes, Microsoft: Word, Excel, Project, Power Point, Visio, Access, TFS, Fill / finish process, automated and manual packaging processes, lyophilization processes sterilization process, bulk pharmaceutical processes (asceptic and non-asceptic)


Project Management Certification

April 2008 to Present

Certified Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute



2002 to Present

Professional Organization of Electrical Engineers


2008 to Present

Project Management Institute

Order of the Engineer

May 2011 to Present

Ethical order of engineers

Additional Information

• Ten years experience as a Project Manager within various industries 
• Creative problem-solver who thrives on challenges and gets the job done 
• Diligent, analytical team player with great leadership capabilities and a talent for cost reductions, quality improvement and creative solutions 
• Resolves technical/quality issues & production & performance problems, adhering to project specifications 
• Extensive experience managing several projects simultaneously, maintaining quality, budgets and scheduling 
• Strong background in manufacturing, capital equipment, validation engineering, and statistical analysis 
• Adept at planning and executing equipment, process, test method and product validations 
• Delivers multi-million dollar programs on time and within budget 
Core Competencies include: 
Client Relations ~ Technology ~ Cost Reductions ~ Project Design & Management ~ Agile Software Development Lifecycle ~ Cross-Functional Team Leadership ~ Team Building ~ Risk Analysis ~ Presentations ~ Change Management Strategic & Tactical Planning ~ Problem-Solving ~ Process Definition ~ Continuous Improvement Processes ~ Written & Oral Communication ~ Documentation ~ Training ~ Budgets ~ Forecasting ~ Scheduling