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Eng. Juan Carlos Zerpa, MBA, PMP

Planning & Control Professional

Work experience

Nov 2015Present

Contract Administrator

MMR Group
Contract Administrator at (2 months)
Sep 2014Present

Senior Planning and Control Engineer

MMR Group

(1 year 2 months)

As a member of the Planning and Control team, I am responsible for development and updating of all Project Schedules, for the main project “Rehabilitación del Sistema Eléctrico e Instrumentación de Refinería Esmeraldas” (Rehab. of E&I System of Esmeraldas Refinery), located in Esmeraldas, Ecuador. This project include several subprojects:


 In a teamwork with system department, developed an application in Oracle DB in order to control all the man-hours invested in engineering phase.
Support in analysis of change orders and biddings from several subcontractors.
Development of physical and financial milestones.
Maintain interfaces between different stakeholders (PMC/Worley Parsons – Client/PetroEcuador – Contractor/MMR – MMR Subcontractors).

Jul 2013Sep 2014

Project Control Manager


Providing effective Change Management and Engineering Control to Petrolera Sinovensa in the execution of a New Desalting and Dehydration Plant for Early Production of 40.000 BPD, being the EPC contractor HQCEC (Huanqiu Contracting and Engineering Corp.), all the claims presented by EPC contractor had been rejected, saving more than 10 MM USD until now.

  • Supervision and quality control of planning, cost, quantities, estimating and progress measurement staff for overall completion of project objectives on a PMT basis.
  • Managing Project Charter, Terms of Reference, Agreements, Scope of Work, Correspondence, Requirements and Project Management Plan, Cost Management, Change Orders, Reporting and Risk Management.
  • Review and approval of WBS, Scope Baseline, Schedule Baseline, Procurements Documents, Quality Plan, Sub-contractors.
  • Monitor EPC contractor’s schedule and progress with progress and milestone verification to support payment and monitor PMC cost and manpower
  • Providing leadership in personnel selection, mentoring, training, performance evaluation and conflict resolution.
May 2012Jun 2013

Project Planning & Control Coordinator


Project Planning & Control Coordinator at Inelectra (1 year 2 months) 

Managing the Planning and Control teams for Consortium CONFEED (JGC - Inelectra - Chiyoda). Supporting Early Works projects sponsored by PDVSA-Hyundai (Deep Conversion Project), including investment and maintenance projects for several PM. Generating high-level planning for all endeavors and cash flows for upper management to charter projects, as well as to monitor and control all suppliers and contractors from planning and budgeting perspective. Relevant Scope: 9 MM man-hours / US$ 3 billion / +60 projects.

Responsible for the standardization of the schedules presented by the Contractors, physical and financial milestones and the design of KPI´s for the appropriate follow up of the main activities in each project.

In a teamwork effort with Construction Managers, Contract Administrators and Planners, produced savings in the order of 1.5 MM USD in claims, changes of scope and quantity variations from all contracts.

Relevant projects:

  • EW01.1: EPC for Construction of New GLP Plant in RPLC.
  • EW06: PC for Site Preparation for New VDU Plant.
  • EW19/20: PC for Construction of New High Purity Nitrogen Plant in RPLC.
  • EW40.1: Relocation of 26" Gas Pipeline in Macotal Area.
  • EW48: EPC Construction of Warehouse and Storage Yard preparation for Heavyweight Equipments and Accessories for Deep Conversion Project.
  • EW29.2: EPC for Dock Construction Heavy Equipment for Download CPRPLC-Road Project Inside Out.
Oct 2010Apr 2012

Sr Project Planner


Sr Project Planner & Control Engineer at (1 year 7 months)

Responsible for the creation, compilation, updating and maintenance of the Project Management plan to ensure consistency and optimization. Generation of WBS, Scope Statement and development of Project Schedules as well as estimation of workforce and resources requirement for hiring plan and cash flow development. Change management and scope control. Procurement planning and control for equipment and materials. Develop reports, indicators, forecast and recommendations for preventive/corrective actions using EVM as well as communicate expectations, assumptions, commitments and goals to project staff in order to better address issues/conflicts.

Relevant projects:

  • EPCM contracts to increment the Dispatching Capacity of the JAA PDVSA Cryogenic Complex’s harbor, involving tanks interconnection TA1-T-01/02/05/06/09 and Surface Facilities.

Engineering of Production Facilities in Morichal for PDVSA – Petromonagas, detecting and generating 15 change orders, which raised the total amount of man-hours in almost 10%. All was approved and paid by the Client.

Sep 2008Sep 2010

General Manager

Audio Consulting, C.A

General Manager at. (2 years 1 month) 

Managing Direct Sales and Project Execution, including procurement management, sales management, cash flow, tax management, human resource management. In charge of the review and approval of specs analysis, stakeholder's requirements, scope delimitation, execution time, delivery and resources estimation, risk management activities, technical and commercial feasibility assessment, Unit Prices (UP) preparation. Performing a key role in the correct project execution, including RFQ analysis and quotation, negotiation and contract administration. Approval of Shop Drawings, production follow-up and report, scope change management, preventive/corrective actions.

In charge of the development of a B2C platform, increasing minority sales to 150% during first year.

Relevant Projects: Design and installation of an integrated audio & video system for well-known hospitality facilities in Venezuela with capacity of up to 250 pax.

Jan 2008Aug 2008

General Manager

Automundo, S.A.

General Manager at (8 months) Responsible for running the correct operation of the company, with emphasis in sales. Managing a group of 40 employees and leading the departments of: Sales, OEM´ s, Administration, Service and Post Sales. Major responsibilities included: developing and maintaining relationships with suppliers(MMC Automotriz, general services), budgets analysis, cash flow, prices.

May 2007Oct 2007

Assembly Assistant Manager

MMC Automotriz, S.A.

Assembly Assistant Manager at (6 months) Managing production of the Assembly Section Plant from Paint Shop to Sales, consisting of four sections: Trim Line, High Line, Final Assembly and Final Inspection. Leading 6 supervisors, 12 foremen and 104 daily workers. Increasing the FRC(First Round Capacity) index of plant from 72% to 78% by balancing the mixture of the models in the production line without losing produced units.

May 2005May 2007

Production Supervisor

MMC Automotriz, S.A.

Production Supervisor at (2 years 1 month) High Line Supervisor responsible for leading 27 operators, two foremen and 40 daily workers, achieving to transform this“ war camp” into the more disciplined team, increasing the FRC(First Round Capacity) index from barely 60% to around 93%. Key User in the implementation of SAP R/3.

Nov 2004May 2005

Production Supervisor

Coca-Cola FEMSA

Production Supervisor at Femsa de Venezuela (7 months) Supervised the RGB(Refillable Glass Bottles) production line, and a group of 30 operators controlling supplies and production efficiency following corporate manufacturing plans. Member of the Quality Committee for the implantation of the Integrated Quality System). Participation in the design and execution of theEfficiency Betterment on a RGB line. Page3

Mar 2003Nov 2004

Project Leader Consultant


Project Leader Consultant at (1 year 9 months) Project leader en the implementation of Configurable Accounting modules at MANPA. Participation in implementation of Manufacturing Software suite at Laboratorios FISA. Project leader in the implementation of CDM(Credit and Deduction Management) module at Laboratorios FISA. Project leader in the implementation of OLM(Outbound Logistics Management) module at PAVECA. Supporting activities on installed base, attending accounts such as: Laboratorios Merck, Novartis, OPCO, COMSIGUA, Boehringer

Nov 2000Mar 2002

Functional Consultant

Grupo Marka, C.A

Functional Consultant at. (1 year 5 months) 

Project Leader on installed base, for clients such as: Laboratorios Merck, Novartis, OPCO, COMSIGUA, Boehringer Ingelheim, PARMALAT, MANPA, Laboratorios FISA. Working in the Implementation of: Configurable Accounting modules, Manufacturing Software suite, CDM module (Credit and Deduction Management), OLM (Outbound Logistics Management) module.




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