A challenging and rewarding position with a progressive organization where prior experience, personal ability, and a commitment to professionalism would be of value. Position should allow for continued personal and professional growth commensurate with achievements. A skilled and experienced manager, offering a consistent record of success in positions that have provided a strong production, financial, supervisory, administrative, sales and relationship management background. A talented organizer and resourceful problem solver able to adapt to change, exercise sound judgment and coordinate multiple tasks. An effective communicator and astute motivator; capable of directing and training others, or contributing to the collaborative efforts of a team. Reliable, results-oriented and self-motivated, with a strong work ethic and the ability to build productive professional relationships. Attentive to detail, thorough and quality-oriented; able to plan and prioritize to meet deadlines, quality goals and bottom-line objectives.
Field Manager June 2014 to CurrentPPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES - Construction Management Transmission / Substation Construction - Allentown, PA
Managed Transmission and Substation capital construction projects in PPL Electric Utilities service territory, totaling approximately $700 million, per year, in system upgrades.
Managed a team that successfully met 95%, year over year, of Scheduled in Service dates, resulting in better than expected revenue for PPL EU.
Supervised 15 direct reports, who are actively engaged with contractor crews preforming capital improvements, QA / QC inspections and constructability reviews.
Oversaw the development of improved Construction Management Processes, to include construction kickoff, execution and close out processes, weekly contractor reporting process and development of Construction Supervisors with training in Construction Management.
Led the transition of a task oriented group to a group of professional Construction Managers focused on safety, quality, efficiency, and scope / schedule / budget based on a constructive environment that allowed for the open dialogue between peers and management to improve processes and procedures and close / identify gaps.
Worked cross functionally with managers in the Transmission and Substation organization to streamline workflow, improve processes and understand each other's needs to enhance the overall productivity, reliability and return on investment in PPL's transmission system.
Key point of contact with Transmission Control Center providing critical information to ensure that the coordinating complex outages.
In addition, worked with Transmission Operations to improve communication and the outage submission process, consequently increasing efficiency and system reliability during projects.
Engaging with Transmission and Substation Engineering and Maintenance to establish a QA/QC process that enhances the quality of the construction of Transmission and Substation facilities, increasing asset life and minimizing future maintenance needs.
Developed an efficient and effective constructability process, resulting in high quality and constructible engineering documents, improved understanding of outage submissions, and a well planned construction process.
Established four new entry level positions in Construction Management, allowing personnel to join the Construction Management team.
Developed a comprehensive training program for the new position focused around the PPL EU Transmission Operating Model.
By the end of training each of these new employees had a firm understanding of the process and were able to manage small construction jobs with zero oversight.
Sr. Analyst March 2011 to June 2014
Manage daily administrative activities of Construction Management department for 5 year multibillion dollar capital build.
Provide detailed analysis on contractor safety and quality performance to Management so that informed decisions can be made for future project awards.
Manage and coordinate contractor training programs to enhance project efficiency.
On board all new contractors to communicate safety and administrative requirements in order work on PPL property.
Developed, implemented and trained all PPL EU personnel on new comprehensive invoicing policy to ensure all contractor invoices are within contract parameters, are correct and verified and proper capital / expense accounting is applied to every invoice.
Prepare monthly metrics for inclusion in Performance Indicator books which are presented to Executive Management.
Liaison between Project & Contract Management (PCM) and PPL EU Finance for financial related activities.
Manage invoicing for a $70 - $100 million dollar per year material procurement program.
Team lead for all Root Cause Analysis projects in PCM.
Work with all departments in PPL EU to develop processes and procedures that promote teamwork and accountability and will ensure success across the organization.
Work with internal auditors to identify process gaps and develop new or update old processes to limit financial risks across PCM and PPL EU.
Sr. Analyst March 2010 to March 2011PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES - Attachments & Telecom Business Services - Allentown, PA
Provide detailed analytical support for multiple business lines that allow Senior Management to make informed decisions.
Prepare yearly budgets and 5 year projections for roughly 10 revenue generating business lines.
Expert on multiple Federal Communication Commission (FCC) laws which govern many functions of the Electric Utility business.
Negotiate Joint Use contracts with partnering utility companies to ensure an equal opportunity for them to attach to our facilities.
Calculate rates for companies to attach to PPL facilities following all FCC guidelines.
Prepare monthly performance indicator book to present to Senior Management.
Do a detailed analysis on monthly performance indicators to identify areas that need improvement.
Provide Senior Management with suggestions and ideas that will help to improve areas that are not performing up to PPL Electric Utility standards.
Accounts Payable Manager March 2003 to March 2010HANNABERY HVAC - Allentown, PA
Direct the accounts payable activities for a local, successful HVAC contractor.
Perform all accounts payable functions.
Resolve accounts payable discrepancies.
Prepare and provide management with appropriate month end financial reports.
Manage daily cash journal to ensure funding was available for outstanding payables.
Reconciled vendor statements, researched and corrected discrepancies Perform account reconciliations, verification of account balances, reconcile payroll information, review financial statements and post journal entries.
Audited and processed credit card bills ensuring accuracy of information.
Resolve customer issues.
Extensive exposure to Human Resources including payroll, benefits administration, the hiring process, worker's compensation, COBRA, employee relations and implementing company policies and procedures.
Masters of Business Administration DegreeKUTZTOWN UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA - Kutztown, PA
B.S. Degree : Business / Financial Services, 5/03PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY Center - PABusiness / Financial Services
A.A. Degree : Business Administration, 12/00NORTHAMPTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Bethlehem, PABusiness Administration
Project Management Professional (PMP) 12/14PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE