Oscar Parra Fracachan

Headline

Oil Gas Refinery Project / Scheduling / Costs Specialists

Summary

Civil Engineer with 24 years’ experience in planning and control in large projects in oil and gas industry: 10 years in downstream refinery operations and 7 years in upstream onshore production

Experience in implementation of the project change management system, ensuring proper monitoring, management and close- out of projects.

Experience in economic control of projects with earned value method, including development of work plan budget and forecast expenditures

Knowledge in the Earned Value Method for cost tracking and monitoring and cost estimates.

Participation in forensic schedule analysis in order to resolve dispute with the clients.

Participation in risk analysis and decision making with Crystall Ball software.

Schedules assessment using Acumen/FUSE of DELTEK.

Participation in root cause analysis and troubleshooting.

Working in multi-cultural environments and clients

Management skills, demonstrated proficiency in leading and coaching individuals to maximize levels of productivity, while forming cohesive team environments.

Team player, skilled in negotiations and conflict management, effective communication, problem solving, leadership, influencer in the organization and motivator of individuals.

Knowledge of Microsoft tools (Word, Excel, Ms Project) as well as Advanced PRIMAVERA, Crystall Ball. Exposure to SAP MM environments

  • Civil Engineer 1994 by Universidad de Zulia, Venezuela. College Engineering ID: 96109
  • Project Management Master’s Degree 2001 by Universidad Católica Andrés Bello, Venezuela: Project Management Institute ID: 273258
  • Cost Master´s Degree 2009 by Universidad Centro Occidental Lisandro Alvarado, Venezuela: American Association of Cost Engineers ID: 408674

Experience

East Oil & Gas, Jose Industrial Condominium Eastern Venezuela: 2015 – actual

Project Manager

Responsible for the project “Engineering and Procurement of Coke Drums Deheader for Petropiar Improver” and the timely allocation of resources as well as management of the production costs control systems. In charge of a team of 37 employees.

  • Create the work breakdown structure with the team to develop the cost, schedule, resource, quality and procurement plans.
  • Identify project risks, define risk strategies and develop the risk management plan.
  • Develop the change management plan to define how changes will be handled to manage the triple constraints (cost, quality and time).
  • Manage proactively the resource allocation by ensuring that appropriate resources and tools are assigned and available to the tasks according to the project plan.
  • Execute the tasks defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals.
  • Implement a quality management plan to ensure that work is being performed according to required quality standards.
  • Obtain project resources in accordance with a procurement plan.
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques (usually earned value).
  • Formalize and obtain final acceptance for the project.

Curtiss-Wright, Jose Industrial Condominium Eastern Venezuela: 2013 – 2015

Planning Scheduling Coordinator

In charge of establishing a schedule for the preparations and installation of the Top and Bottom New Deheading Systems – Delayed Coker Drums in PETROCEDEÑO’s Extra Heavy Oil Upgrader.

Responsible for supervising and supporting project and construction engineers and support schedule analysis in sustaining claims.

  • Helped recruit key project team members and defined their roles and responsibilities to create a project organization structure and develop a project plan.
  • Created the Work Breakdown Structure with the team, to develop cost, schedule, resource, quality and procurement plans.
  • Obtained project plan approval from the customer and conducted kick off meetings with all key stakeholders.
  • Defined and recorded detailed project requirements, constraints, and assumptions with the stakeholders to establish the project deliverables.
  • Developed the Change Management Plan to define how changes will be handled to manage the Triple Constraints.
  • Measured project performance using appropriate tools and techniques (usually Earned Value).
  • Identified project risks, defined mitigation strategies, and developed the Risk Management Plan.
  • Led the schedule forensic analysis (as planned vs. as built) for claims’ mitigation or prepare one

ODEBRECHT Venezuela: 2012 – 2013

Brasil Planner Leader

In charge of evaluation and approval of working programs for the construction of Second Bridge of Maracaibo’s lake: Puente Nigale (11.000.000.000 UDS).

Below shows the most relevant activities:

  • Identify key project team members and define roles and responsibilities to create a project organization structure
  • Create the work breakdown structure with the team in order to develop the cost, schedule, resource, quality and procurement plans.
  • Identify project risks to define risk strategies and develop the risk management plan
  • Obtain project plan approval from the customer and conduct a kick off meeting with all key stakeholders
  • Define and record detail project requirements, constraints and assumptions with the stakeholders to establish the project deliverables
  • Develop the change management plan to define how changes will be handled to manage the triple constraints
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques (usually earned value).

Metro de Maracaibo, Venezuela: 2011 – 2012

Construction Leader

Responsible for the implementation of project processes in the construction of two building, the timely allocation of resources to them and the production costs control systems.

  • Manage the resource allocation, ensuring appropriate resources and tools are assigned to the tasks according to the project plan
  • Execute the tasks defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals
  • Ensure a common understanding and set expectations through communication to align the stakeholders and team members
  • Implement a quality management plan to ensure that work is being performed according to required quality standards.
  • Implement approved changes according to the Change Management Plan
  • Obtain project resources in accordance with a procurement plan

DRAGASUR Venezuela: 2008 – 2011

Operations Manager

Responsible for the implementation of project processes in the company, the timely allocation of resources to them and the production costs control systems. In charge of 120 people.

Create the work breakdown structure with the team to develop the cost, schedule, resource, quality and procurement plans. 

Identify project risks, define risk strategies and develop the risk management plan. 

Develop the change management plan to define how changes will be handled to manage the triple constraints (cost, quality and time). 

Manage proactively the resource allocation by ensuring that appropriate resources and tools are assigned and available to the tasks according to the project plan.
 Execute the tasks defined in the project plan in order to achieve the project goals. 

Implement a quality management plan to ensure that work is being performed according to required quality standards. 

Obtain project resources in accordance with a procurement plan. 

Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques (usually earned value).  Verify and manage changes to the project scope, project schedule and project costs as defined in the change management plan. 

Monitor the status of all identified risks, identify any new risks, take corrective actions and update the risk response plan.  Formalize and obtain final acceptance for the project.  Archive and retain project records, historical information and all QA/QC documentation relevant of the project for future references.


Execution of 24 projects in 4 years for approximately USD 117 million, exceeding profit targets consistently over 15% through timely decision making and implementation of strategies to increase production and reduce or sustain the costs of production.


 Creation of 3 new service lines in the company, such as mechanical maintenance of refinery product lines, construction and maintenance of oil tanks and mechanical maintenance of refinery process units.


 Creating an information system project management “ON LINE” to provide timely assistance to the decision-making. 

Creation of a model for enterprise resource distribution in the different projects, minimizing 14% equipment rentals, which reduce the accounts payable system of the company.


 Identification / preparation and presentation of 10 claims to our customers, of which 8 were successful, allowing a recovery of more than USD 2 million.

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