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Skills

Web and social media
Knowledge Management
Project management

Work experience

Project manager and multi-disciplinary design coordinator, including construction drawings and documentations on various developmetns including: retails, office, residential and industrial facilities.

Mar 2002Present

Senior Project Manager/ Knowledge Officer

Ove Arup & Partners

A Senior Project Manager in Arup University team responsible for the implementation of the structuresd framework to manage internal and external projects.

has been predominantly involved in prime-agency and multi-disciplinary design and management based commissions both in the UK and overseas with the following key strengths: • cost planning and project planning incorporating qualitative and quantitative assessments of cost, programme and commercial risk; • project control and reporting of all commercial aspects incorporating change control and project financial forecasting; • procurement and contract management and strategy; • design management; and • earned value analysis. Ian has also been involved in the delivery of strategic management consultancy services in the development and implementation of operational strategies for major business reorganisations associated with transfer, consolidation and expansion of manufacturing operations.

has been predominantly involved in prime-agency and multi-disciplinary design and management based commissions both in the UK and overseas with the following key strengths: • cost planning and project planning incorporating qualitative and quantitative assessments of cost, programme and commercial risk; • project control and reporting of all commercial aspects incorporating change control and project financial forecasting; • procurement and contract management and strategy; • design management; and • earned value analysis. Ian has also been involved in the delivery of strategic management consultancy services in the development and implementation of operational strategies for major business reorganisations associated with transfer, consolidation and expansion of manufacturing operations

Planning and monitoringArup University projects, both internal and external. Responsible for the team activities coordination,  budget forecasting and cost monitoring, staff performance monitoring; definition, maintenance and compliance of the group’s management procedures; resource planning; managing KM business developemment and provision of the KM expert support on external projects and collabirations with other firms; communication management - coordination of the knwoeldge network plans, activities and campaigns across all Arup regions, provsion of the advice and support to regional Knowledge to ensure consistent communication and raise of the awareness of Arup knowledge tools and protocols.

Her strengths are in project management, multi-disciplinary design technical management, client liaison, financial controls, management controls and progress monitoring and reporting.  Elena motivates multi-disciplinary teams to deliver to time, to budget, and to the Client’s quality requirements.

She has extensive experience of the technical co-ordination of multi-disciplinary designs and feasibility studies.

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She has also been involved in the delivery of strategic management consultancy services in the development and implementation of operational strategies for major business reorganisations associated with transfer, consolidation and expansion of manufacturing operations

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Continuous professional development

Highly computer literate and competent user of various prevalent office software; as well as experienced in the website administration, social media and online community management.

The following following training courses have been undertaken over the last few years among other training:Influencing Skills, Managing your Personal Impact, Management online communities, Developing your training Impact, Advanced Presentation Skills, NEC, Leading Teams, Profitable Project Management, Negotiating Skills, QA, Financial Acumen, Delivering Successful Tenders, Leading meetings, Scrum Master/ Agile Project Management, Project internal audits and others.

Regularly attendance of knowledge and project Management conferences and workshops to network and learn from other industry professionals.

Continuous Professional Development

Highly computer literate and competent user of various prevalent office software; as well as experienced in the website administration, social media and online community management.

The following training courses have been undertaken over the last few years among other internal and external training: Influencing Skills, Managing your Personal Impact, Management online communities, Developing your training Impact, Advanced Presentation Skills, NEContracts, Leading Teams, Profitable Project Management, Negotiating Skills, Financial Acumen, Delivering Successful Tenders, Leading meetings, Agile Project Management, Projects internal audit.

Elena regularly attends various knowledge and project management conferences and workshops to network and learn from other industry professionals.

Qualifications

APMPractitioner Qualification (IMPA Level C)

APMP (IPMA D)

Certified Scrum Master/ Agile PM

Internal Auditor

Testimonials

“Elena and Arup team have been exemplary in providing the Knowledge Management services for the MBE KTN. Their expertise and professionalism during a challenging project has enabled us to successfully migrate web platforms. In the future we aim to work with the Arup team to build upon the knowledge management and networking opportunities of the site”

Alison Nichol, Programme Manager, MBEKTN

“Elena, thank you very much for your input with Russian delegation. I think your participation was essential and showed us to be extremely professional in our approach to working in different regions…the number of times you had to add clarifications suggested that there may have been key issues missed.”

Phil Nedin, Arup Global Business Leader - Healthcare

“Elena, I'm very impressed with the service you offer...I haven't found a relevant support when I have raised these queries with the Support Team previously. So thank you for being there!”

Ian Cooper, Assessor, TSB Design for Future Climate Change Team. Ecilpse Research Consultants

'Elena, thank you for hosting us this morning. ...You've really shown us what good knowledge management looks like and have given us plenty to think about. '

Antony Green, Vice President, Utilities, GL Group

' ...wanted to feedback how positive everyone (UEL, Research & Knowledge Exchange Comittee) was about the work you have done for them to date. Several members asked me to pass on their thanks to you for the fantastic work you have done on this (Research Enhamcement Project/ Appplication for the HR Excellence in Research Award). This was in front of our key client, the Vice Chancellor who was also impressed. It was very clear to see the value we have added'. Thea Oakley, Associate, Arup