Summary Dan Ballard is a polished, senior-level professional with estimating, sales and service experience in IT, construction and fabrication projects. A comprehensive set of computer competencies are anchored by strong analytical skillsestimating, auditing and progress billing.
A.I.A project accounting / earned value
Material control / inventory
Client management / presentations
Request for pricing / purchasing
Vendor management & solicitation
Strong computer skills
Front office and hard hat experience
Fluor Construction (Taneco Project) Project Information Manager
Sugarland, TX May 2008 May 2009 responsible for all project IT automation, including managing outsourced vendors and electronic deliverables for the construction of a large petrochemical complex at Nizhnekamsk in Tatarstan, Russia.
Direct experience estimating IT resources for a major engineering project
Cost conscious manager of out-sourced information technology resources.
ISO 9001 project management successfully implemented Fluors ISO 9001 baseline-centric project automation practices and methodology
Shell Oil (GSAP Project) Project Manager/Lead Database Analyst
September 2006 October 2007 database project lead US analyst working with a worldwide team migrating packaging US packaging data from Shells legacy Trident systems to a new GSAP database structure.
Mapped Shells entire US product line (70% of world sales) to GSAP database.
Project reporting Created graphs to simplified project reporting of milestones, deliverables and tasks Outcome: brought project timeline into focus
Excel skills provided Excel training to team members
NextiraOne (VOIP rollouts) Telecom Program Manger
June 1997 Feb 2006 working for a telecommunications integrator (Cisco Gold partner) in a network operations center (NOC), I worked with our sales teams, PMs and network engineers on nation-wide network rollouts.
Successfully prices Priced network components and maintained pricing database for a nationwide integrator
Database Management successfully integrated SAP and legacy systems during merger
Managed services successfully used Scorecards to chart project deliverables for a nationwide rollout team. Outcome: double our project acceptance rate
Account management reconciled billing systems and eliminated A/R. Result: saved in-jeopardy national accounts
Self-employed /Contract Positions, Houston, TX
1986 1996 Earned an MBA from the University of Houston and worked for various temporary agencies in the Houston area performing a wide variety of short-term administrative assignments.
MBA student University of Houston (graduated 1991)
Published writer with articles published in local papers and periodicals
Various part-time positions clerical, accounting, customer-service
Fabrication and Construction Estimator / Material Control / Cost Consultant
1976 1986 Previous work history includes progressive front office responsibilities with Master Tank & Welding (Dallas), Dycon Industrial Constructors (Dallas), Valtec Associates (Dallas) and Allied Industries (Houston).
ASME estimator won contract awards in the petrochemical and nuclear energy industries
Cost consultant my billings put me among the leaders in our firm
Cost engineering provide the Santa Fe RR a 100% increase in tax deductions
MEP estimator on the bid team awarded the DOE centrifuge building in Piketon, Ohio My contribution: mechanical take-off and successful estimate consolidation
Material control involved in layout, build vs. buy decisions and purchasing
Hard hat experience in both fabrication shops and construction sites
PMP 2/21/02 2/20/12 Currently serving on PMIHouston membership committee
MBA University of Houston, Houston, TX - Marketing
BA Oakland University, Rochester, MI Bachelor of Arts
Servicing Clients: Fluor, IBM, CompuCom, Shell, NextiraOne, Williams Communications, John Hancock, Washington Mutual, Knoll Furniture, Valtec Consulting (numerous large commercial construction projects), Santa Fe Railroad, Dycon Industrial Construction, Allied Industries, Master Tank & Welding
Computer Applications: 20 years of personal computer experience including: Office 2003 Strong Excel skills, MS Project 2000, MS Outlook, MS Visio, Adobe Writer, Remedy ticketing system, GSAP, Cisco VOIP networks