Valerio Crovasce

Valerio Crovasce

Work History

Work History
Nov 2009 - Present

Corporate PMO Manager

Comau S.p.A.

In charge, at Corporate level, of the Project Management Office of Comau, managing a team of 7 regional/BU PMOs (North America, South America, Europe, Asia) and reporting directly to the Vice President of Contract & Project Management. The scope of the PMO includes activities such as:

  • Global PM Methodologies, policies and tools
  • Management of PM professional family
  • Mentorship
  • Lessons learned sharing
  • Global Project Portfolio reporting
  • Governance and Business Integration
  • Benchmarking (established relationships with NASA, Al Ain Municipality PMO, Saipem, Wartsila)
  • Education and training: management of the Comau PM Academy, a PMI Global REP, in particular:
    • Comau Internal Training
    • External Training: various ongoing programs within the Fiat Group and socially responsible programs with Save The Children Italy.
    • Development of international project management development framework within the IAF/IPMC (International Programme/Project Management Committee)
Oct 2006 - Oct 2009

Project Manager

Comau S.p.A. - Powertrain Systems

Management of projects for machining/assembly lines for engine production.

Main projects:

  • FPT, Bielsko Biala, Poland: SGE engine Cylinder Head machining line.
  • Ranjangaon Program:
    • FPT/Tata jv, Ranjangaon, India: SDE engine assembly line.
    • FPT/Tata jv, Ranjangaon, India: Fire engine (Cylinder head & Cam carrier) machining line.
    • FPT/Tata jv, Ranjangaon, India: SDE engine (Cylinder head & Cam carrier) machining line.
  • PMO supporting projects:
    • Project Cash-Flow Analysis implementation Project
    • WBS Standardization Project
    • Introduction of project Risk Analysis and relevant tools and techniques.
    • Automatization and standardization of the project cost reporting.
Jul 2005 - Sep 2006

Project Manager

Comau S.p.A. - Robotics BU

Management of robotics and automation turn-key projects in the automotive, foundry and general industry.

Main projects:

  • Magneti Marelli Exhaust Systems, Venaria, Italy: no. 1  robotic cell with orbital positioning system for arc welding.
  • Delfo, Tychy, Poland: robotic automation of press forming line no. 6.
  • Magnetto, Melfi, Italy: robotic automation of press forming line no. 20.
  • Fiat-Sevel, Atessa, Italy: no. 2 robotic lines for application of noise-damping foam.
  • Magneti Marelli Exhaust Systems, Dabrawa Gornicza, Poland: no. 1 robotic cell for exhaust pipe arc-welding.
Mar 2005 - Jun 2005

Project Manager

Geico S.p.A. (Comau Painting)

Management of turn-key projects for painting lines in the automotive industry.

Main projects:

  • Renault-Avtoframos, Moscow, Russia: installation of P3 wax oven line.
  • Renault-Avtoframos, Moscow, Russia: modifications to the pre-installed painting line.
  • Fiat-Sevel, Atessa, Italy: installation of 2 robotic lines for application noise reduction foam.
Apr 2000 - Jun 2001

Installation / Field Engineer

Saipem (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.

Cakerawala Gas Field Development (Installation Engineer) - From April 2000 to June 2001

Client:CARIGALI-TRITON OPERATING COMPANY - CTOC

Description:scope of work for Saipem consists of transportation and installation of 5 platform jackets (4 lifts, 1 launch), 5 platform decks (4 lifts, 1 mating), laying of 3 pipelines and installation of a Floating, Storage and Offloading (FSO) unit.

Main tasks:

  • performing installation engineering and preparing installation procedures;
  • organizing and supervising the activities of the project draftsmen;
  • keeping contacts with the partners of the Consortium (TECHNIP, SAMSUNG), the client and the Marine Warranty Surveyor (London Offshore Consultants).
  • following procurement activities,
  • preparing schedules and cost assessment forbarges and material transportation;

Temsah Field Development (Yard Representative, Field Engineer) - September-October 2000

Client:PETROJET

Description:installation of a gas platform by means of Heavy Lifting Vessel Pearl Marine in Temsah field location, offshore Port Said.

Main tasks:

  • planning and supervising the workers' activities in coordination with manufacturer/client (PETROJET, PETROBEL) in the Maadia Petrojet yard (Alexandria of Egypt),
  • Inspecting, accepting or rejecting the equipment before jacket loadout,
  • providing solutions for offshore operations
  • work as a reference point for the client's representatives on board (PETROJET, PETROBEL) and Marine Warranty Surveyor (RINA).
Jun 1998 - Apr 2000

Subsea Systems Engineer

Sonsub Inc., Inc.

Main projects:

  • SHELL Deepwater Development Systems, Inc. (SDDSI): Deepwater Pipeline Cutting Tool.
  • SHELL Deepwater Development Systems, Inc. (SDDSI):Deepwater Concrete and FBE Removal Tool.
  • SHELL Deepwater Development Systems, Inc. (SDDSI): Pipeline End Preparation Tool.
  • DMBS - Deepwater Multiphase Boosting System (field and installation analysis, commercialization).
  • SHELL: Hydrates and paraffin blockage detection in subsea pipelines (feasibility study)
  • AMOCO: Liuhua manifold leakage remedial.
  • Innovator Project: scope of work was to build in-house the first work-class ROV, 3,500-m water depth rated. The first two ROVs have been delivered on schedule and under budget and successfully tested on board of Saipem 7000. Main responsibilities: design of mechanical and hydraulic parts and Material Requirement Planning.

Scorpion 24 ROV system - Gulf of Mexico - July 1998: scope of work of the project was a template installation on a subsea wellhead and a sea bottom survey for pipeline installation.

Apr 1997 - Jun 1997

Young Graduate Trainee

ESA/ESTEC (European Space Agency)

One-year contract interrupted after two months and a half due to the call to arms by Italian Army. Main projects:

  • Ariane 5: upper stage venting feasibility assessment. Responsible for team supervision, interface with the clients, development of theoretical, modeling and computational schemes.
  • CTV: a common study between ESA and NASA for a Crew Transfer Vehicle for the International Space Station.
Feb 1996 - Sep 1996

Stagiaire

ESA/ESTEC (European Space Agency)

Main projects:

  • ARIANE 5 program: ARIANE 5 EPS venting study
  • "Aerothermodynamics for Space Vehicles II" Workshop: with computational and organizational tasks.

Education

Education
May 2010 - May 2010

Masters Forum 19 - Passing the Torch 2

NASA APPEL

Space Shuttle Program Management Lessons Learned

Oct 1989 - Jul 1996

Full Mark MS

Politecnico di Torino

Graduation thesis: Study of non-equilibrium condensation flows - application to ARIANE 5 EPS venting

Interest

  • Comau Representative in the International Programme/Project Management Committee (IAF/IPMC)
  • PMI Member
  • PMI-NIC Member (Project Management Institute - North Italian Chapter)
  • PMI-Rome Italy Chapter Member (Project Management Institute - Rome Italy Chapter)
  • Member of various PMI Communities of Practice (CoPs)

Skills

Skills

Project Risk Management

Project Portfolio Analysis

People Competency Development

Program Management

Project Management

Certifications

Certifications
Jul 2008 - Present

PMP®

PMI