Diana L. Brown
OSHA 40-hour HAZWOPER Training OSHA 8-hour Annual HAZWOPER Refresher Training
OSHA Supervisory Training Houston Area Safety Council Basic Safety
Loss Prevention System Trainer (Chevron Projects) 8-hour Radiation Awareness Training
Transportation Security Training Transportation Plan Training (Site Specific)
10-hour OSHA Construction Outreach Training 24-hour Confined Space Entry Training
30-hour OSHA Construction Outreach Training First Aid & CPR
Project Manager/Construction Cost Controls / Quality Controls Manager with twenty years experience in the cost control and quality control fields. Working with companies consisting of 300+ employees and on projects totaling over $30 Million in hazardous waste cleanup and $10+ million in civil construction. Recognized for ability to identify continuous change actions to reduce cost, enhance quality, and increase margins. Supervised multiple direct reports with responsibilities in accounts receivable, accounts payable, and labor costs. Important factors are to bring projects on or ahead of schedule and on or below budget by utilizing others skills with my organizational skills. Enjoy driving new improvements.
It's no longer enough for employees to simply "embrace" change: continuous improvement must become a way of doing business, where people actively seek improvements and where systems and processes support and drive initiative. Trust is the key. The work environment must be such that people work without fear, within a culture that encourages pride in both personal and organizational accomplishments.
Examples of Accomplishments
Reduced invoice cycle time from several weeks to one day and improved time and material billing accuracy to 100%. Recognized for efforts to identify new processes to improve quality, reduce costs, and increase margin.
Coordinated the financial reporting functions for several locations and supervised accounts payable and receivable for projects $10 million + for entire division.
Directly involved in planning, budgeting, and project reporting for up to fifteen locations.
Coached team members, as appropriate, to develop skills and confidence in their ability to examine work processes, create solutions, and measure improvements.
Participated in management team process to develop vision and mission statements.
Trained field teams of administrators to prevent loss of time and materials. Set up and followed through with time and material billing utilizing a database system to function properly so there is less chance of errors. Trained employees to follow structural work habits to enable them to produce accurate reporting to assist with financial reports. Accruals were utilized with field to enable monthly tracking.
Remedial Construction Services, L.P.
GR Birdwell Construction, L.P., Houston, TX
Jr. Project Manager/Project Administrator/Quality Control Manager /Cost Control Manager
Initially hired to produce all records for Quality Controls. Utilizing organizational and procurement skills I added responsibilities for cost controls, which lead to a place as an Administrative Assistant, which lead me to pursuing the Cost Control Management Position and eventually moving up to a Jr. Project Manager.
Safety-Kleen Corporation (formerly Laidlaw Environmental Services) Houston, TX
Administrative Accountant / Cost Control Technician
Responsible for accounts payable and receivable for several projects running at one time. Assist in procurement of materials, subcontracts and equipment. Set up budget utilizing access database and was responsible for the cost controls vs. the budgetary numbers, provided numbers to the Project Manager daily. Helped review all bids to evaluate time schedule vs. costs to project which contractor would give the necessary end results.
Whites Construction d.b.a. Constructioneers, Inc., Houston, TX
Owner/President Of this Asphalt, Concrete - Civil Company. Member of the Women Business Enterprise.
Responsible for all aspects of the business. Cost accounting, payroll, sales, completing financials for the bank, etc.
Coastal Builders Construction, Houston, TX
General Manager Accountant for this Home Improvement Company.
Responsible for taking estimates from estimator setting up budgets for individual tasks. Assigning vendors and reviewing daily costs to ensure budgets were being met. Wrote and approved all change orders.
La Marque High School
La Marque, TX, 1979
College of the Mainland
La Marque, TX, 1979
- Computerized Accounting Course
References furnished upon request