James O'connor Jr

James O'connor Jr

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PMI Member 1532856 - New Jersey & New York City chapters

I am willing to travel on company business up to 50%, also willing to accept assignments at company locations in other states. 

International work experience; Canada (All Provinces), Europe (Germany, France) 

Objective

I am looking to accent firm that will allow me to leverage my motivated technical, management, and administrative methodologies to achieve cost-effective and profitable completion of high level infrastructure projects. Constant interaction with all levels of management both domestic and internationally has helped to strengthen both my business and interpersonal communication skills.

Summary

Success and profitability of numerous projects throughout the United States and Canada are the results of

leveraging over 10 years of high-energy, self-motivated management experience, which has contributed to profitability, and success of numerous projects throughout the United States and Canada.Managed quality

controls, project engineers, professional field teams, and office staff.  Conducted business analysis and prepared artifacts for financial applications. Conducted time analysis and scheduling reports for in house applications. Managed specialized deployment teams to be used by domestic and international clients. Prepared user manuals and conducted user training. Provided application support, reduced production errors, and improved performance.

International travel experience:Canada, Germany, France.

Interest

Actively involved in Little League Coaching

Enjoy Golfing, Vigorous Strength and Conditioning workouts, Skiing and Reading

Participated in 2008 New York City Half Marathon - through Central Park

Work History

Work History
Apr 2010 - Present

District Manager

Flint Energy Services Inc.

Flint Energy Services, Inc.04/2010 - Present

District Manager – South Texas

Flint Energy Services Ltd. is a market leader providing an expanding range of integrated products and services for the energy industry including production services; field construction; oilfield transportation; process equipment design and manufacturing; tubular management services; and plant management and maintenance services.

Responsible for serving as a District Manager of a profit center operation and overseeing both strategic and operational activities.Supervises other professionals and office personnel and is the senior representative for the company in the district.

·Develops and recommends the strategic business plan for the district which includes sales forecasts and operational and capital budgets. Full P/L responsibility for the district, including collection of overdue accounts.

·Prepares and presents reports for financial statement review and analysis which includes operational/construction cost control as well as continuous improvement techniques.

·Monitors and evaluates district operations to and prepares periodic reports and analyses for review with senior management.

·Develops and maintains relationships with key customers/accounts in the district andproactively identifies opportunities resulting in new business with key accounts.

·Recruits, selects, and assigns personnel.Formalizes development and training program.Approves compensation, promotions and transfers.

·Manages the implementation and administration of safety programs to ensure compliance with established standards and requirements. Writes and reviews related reports with senior management.

·Participates in the identification and implementation of continuous improvement processing resulting in the profitability of district operations.

·Identifies and pursues new business opportunities to include new markets, product lines, and customers.

Jun 2005 - Mar 2010

Manager Business Development

SpiderPlow Services Inc.

This newly formed company immediately prioritized its sales / marketing methodologies to capitalize on the robust Oil & Gas market and expand throughout Canada and the United States utility markets.  During my tenure as Business Development Manager, the company's backlog tripled and the company experienced 100% growth within the first year. Extensive retooling was implemented to ensure the company was an industry leader. Created dynamic interactive integrations of advertising campaigns for effective brand messaging of the trademarked "SpiderPlow" name.

Reporting to the CEO, the Business Development position had responsibilities included ensuring sales remained in alignment with our annual marketing strategy and financial targets.   

  • Liaison with the German manufacturer (Walter Fockersperger GmbH) to develop and offer superior technology to the company's clients.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining client database.
  • Liaison with international customs broker
  • Liaison with top echelon technologies to improve revenue and shareholder value.
  • Built a strategic operating plan leveraging a management accountability structure to align company goals with daily operations to solidify gains in shareholder value.
  • Assist in developing & managing work plans, budgets and timelines
  • Involved with Sales and Marketing efforts for Canada and the US
2000 - 2005

Executive Vice President

SpiderPlow USA, LLC

SpiderPlow USA, LLC (Parent Company)                                                                                                           

                                &

SpiderPlow Canada Ltd.

Executive Vice President Operations, North America                                                               

Secretary Treasurer                                                                                                                                             

General Manager                                                                                                                                                

While holding an executive role for this Start-up Company which offered the most technologically advanced equipment focusing of servicing the Telecomm markets. SpiderPlow USA quickly grew into a company synonymous with excellence.  Despite this rapid growth rate, the company was managed to maintain operating margins in excess of 40%.

With growth came the inception of SpiderPlow Canada Ltd. The company quickly became well established in the Oil & Gas industry and was featured as technology of the year by: Oil &Gas magazine. This became a key turning point as the company's services and reputation were integrated into top tier engineering firms and E&P companies RFP's as a preferred method of pipe installation.  

Entrepreneurial spirit of this company led to innovative solutions for our clients and the eventual acquisition by "SSI".

  • Negotiated strong contracts with clients while maintaining tight controls of staff utilization resulting in a profitable bottom line.
  • Developed and nurtured strong relationship with German manufacturer
  • Company was featured in Telephony magazine as the most environmentally friendly method of installing plastic pipe along the Nation's DOT roadways.
  • Pioneered a new vertical for the company, successfully penetrating into the Canadian market place.
  • Successfully identified, integrated, and executed a leading niche in the Oil & Gas industry.
  • Initiated and influenced the terms and conditions of the sale of SpiderPlow USA, LLC to "SSI"
  • Liaised between company's bank, accounting firm, legal firms both corporate and immigration
  • Scheduled, conducted, and participated in project meetings.
  • Created functional specifications, installation manuals and training programs
  • Prepared a business plan which included the workflow and financial projections
  • MS Quick Books and MS Project, to generate the company's back log, schedules and P&L reports.
  • Successfully instituted a marketing strategy that stabilized the company, for continued profitable growth.
  • Proficient with local laws and safety requirements for as company targeted services in; Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and British Columbia
  • Led the Business Development efforts. Included; company's website, brochures, trade shows, marketing events and training demonstrations for additional growth.
  • Designed and developed data reports for tracking the companies back log of projects.
  • Throughout United States & Canada - successfully managed the installation of approximately 2500 miles of plastic pipe.
  • Championed the initiative researched & developed a laying mechanism to install 46 - 1.25" pipes simultaneously, first company to ever install 12" gas pipe in Oil & Gas industry.
1995 - 2005

General Manager

OTS of NJ, LLC

Responsible for overseeing the daily operations and construction fundamentals for this light to heavy utility construction firm that has experienced growth from sixty employees to approximately four hundred.  Like any aggressive reputable company in the mid 1990's, OTS grew its business faster than its internal infrastructure, within four years, revenues increased from $10M to $38M, establishing several offices throughout the United States. The company was also key player involved in completing Premise wiring projects, focusing in the Tri-Sate area.  This was a valuable learning experience that provided me with a discipline for strong focus on customer relations and project management. 

  • Implemented and used MS Project for all the companies Southeast and Midwest division's projects.
  • Developed relationships with key clients
  • Supervised Aerial restoration construction crews on St. Thomas after hurricane Marilyn.
  • Successfully managed a Fiber Optics Cable Landing site for AT&T Submarine Systems. The team had to perform in an environmentally sensitive area of Vero Beach, FL. The cable provided long distance services to the Bahamas.
  • Participated in completing over thirty (30) OSP turnkey projects throughout the United States.
  • Gained intricate knowledge and successfully completed over forty (40) Premise wiring projects. Included: Hospitals, Hotels, new building construction, system upgrades for Schools and Municipalities.

Portfolio

Education

Education
1994 - 1995

Skills

Skills

Computer Software

Microsoft Project, Explorer software for Construction Management & Construction Accounting, BID2WIN Construction Estimating & Bidding Software, Microsoft Office- Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Microsoft Quick Books Quick Base Project Management Online Database software Adobe Java

Certifications

Certifications

OSHA 10-Hour

OSHA

Occupational Health & Safety

Canadian Center