RICARDO DA PAZ

NEXT LEVEL PROJECT MANAGEMENT

I kick butt at managing IT and SCADA projects

  • RICARDO DA PAZ
  • Bibra Lake WA 6163
  • ric@next-level.com.au
  • +61 (0) 4 3817 7619
  • www.next-level.guru

Recent Engagement

  • DirectorApril 2004 - Present

    Next Level Project Management

    Director of a boutique project management firm specialising in the management of IT and SCADA projects both associated with infrastructure and software development

  • Senior Project ManagerJan 2017 - Present

    Empired

    Working on infrastructure and application development projects for TSA and Western Power as a contractor PM and loving it...

  • Program ManagerFeb 2013 - Dec 2016

    BHP Billiton

    Responsible for delivering a program of works associated with the network refresh of the the process control network and virtualisation of SCADA servers across 4 mine sites over a period of 2.5 years, working with shutdown crews and production management staff to schedule each major infrastructure transition component of this very challenging programme. I was involved from the project inception and funding request through to close out as a Technical Project Manager and SME. In this role, I was directly accountable to the Steering Committee as well as the local IS Program Board and Production Management team on site.

  • Senior Project ManagerJune 2010 - Jan 2013

    Motherwell Automation

    Project management of the Process Control System implementation for the Karara Iron Ore Mine project. Budget > $10M, Resources (peak): 35

  • Senior Control Systems Engineer/Project Engineer2006 - 2010

    SKM

    Project engineering responsible for the implementation of control systems executive software (route selection, anti-collision and stockpile management) for the RTIO CLU80 upgrade. Also responsible for the live replacement of the control systems network at Cape Lambert.

  • Project Manager2005-2006

    L7 Solutions (now Amcom)

    Various project management roles in high profile projects including: Burswood Entertainment Complex network upgrade, United Credit Union office relocation, Nestle office relocation, Bankwest pre-feasibility studies associated with the implementation of a pre-deployment system for stress testing customer-facing business applications

  • Infrastructure Project Manager2001-2004

    iiNet

    National roll-out of iiNet dial up infrastructure and setting up points of presence in Telstra Exchanges (TEBA) in all capital cities and major centres. Budget > $5M, Resources > 10 (internal). Held other strategic roles at iiNet including Software Development Manager and IT Services Manager

Education/Qualifications

  • Master of Cyber Security2016 - Present

    Edith Cowan Univerisy
  • Project Management Professional (No. 26388)2000

    PMI

  • Bachelor of Engineering1987 - 1990

    The University of Western Australia

Project management skills

  • Estimating

  • Planning

  • Communications

  • Controlling

  • Resourcing

  • Vendor R/ship

  • Customer R/ship

  • PMBOK

  • Prince2

  • Agile

Office Applications

  • Word

  • Excel

  • Access

  • Project

  • Custom VBA

  • SQL Server

  • MySQL

  • SQLite

Programming Skills

  • PLC GE, Schneider

  • Cimplicity

  • Macroview

  • Python

  • Perl

  • Ruby

  • C#

  • F#

  • Java

Recent Work

  • Program Manager/Project Manager$12M+

    BHP BIO

    Network refresh across 4 mine sites including running over 2km of fibre and virtualising and upgrading SCADA infrastructure with a Cisco/NetApp Metrocluster stack

  • Senior Project Manager$10M+

    Motherwell Automation

    Project Management of the implementation of a PCS for an iron ore mine in the mid-West

  • Engineering Consulting$$$

    SKM

    Engineering consulting services associated with the Serra Sul Mine for Vale in Brazil

  • Project Engineer$10M+

    SKM

    Project engineering responsible for the implementation of control systems executive software (route selection, anti-collision and stockpile management) for the RTIO CLU80 upgrade. Also responsible for the live replacement of the control systems network at Cape Lambert.

  • Project Manager$3M+

    MatrixGroup

    Project management of the installation of control system executive software at two main grain handling terminals in WA

  • Technical Consultant$$$

    AGIMO

    Risk management consulting services for the Australian Government Information Management Office in Camberra: gov.au registrar outsourcing

  • Overseas Experience$$$

    Various

    Worked in a number of senior roles in projects across China, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, UK and Brazil

Languages Spoken

  • English

  • Portuguese

  • Spanish

Contact info

  • PO Box 1210 Bibra Lake WA 6965 Australia

  • Email: ric@next-level.com.au
  • Phone: 04 3817 7619
  • Website: www.next-level.guru

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