Nathan Freed Resume
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Nathan T. Freed
10559 Forest Hill Drive Wexford, PA 15090
A dedicated professional that embodies a very result oriented work ethic with proven experience in Project Management, Risk Management, Resource Forecasting and Change Management.
Six Sigma strategies/techniques
Westinghouse Electric Company – Cranberry Township, PA June 2007 – Present
Westinghouse Electric Company provides fuel, services, technology, plant design, and equipment for the commercial nuclear electric power industry.
Senior Resource Planner, (April 2014 – Present)
Automation and Field Services
Developed a tool to help resource managers reduce time and improve accuracy while aligning resource demand with actual headcount data.
Focused on creating and maintaining an entire cultural shift in Automation and Field Services for forecasting resources and opportunities for new business in the Americas, Europe and Asia Regions.
Lead the Fatigue Management efforts for the Fall Outage Season for all Field Service activities.
Project Controls Specialist, (April 2013 – April 2014)
U.S. AP 1000 Projects
Created and implemented a monthly Rolling Forecast process (for the I&C Subsystem Project Managers supporting the AP1000 Domestic Projects) to reconcile and disposition variances to their EAC on a monthly basis.
Enhanced the change management process for the roll-out of the Rolling Forecasts by developing a work instruction and guideline as well as conducted several trainings and lunch and learn workshops for over 30 Project Managers.
Initiated and lead a six month project to implement reporting Earned Value on the Domestic AP1000 I&C Programs for the first time in over two years.
Identified an opportunity for improvement of communication between Project Controls and stakeholders during the collection of financial data for the Mid-Term Planning process, and was accepted into Westinghouse’s Six Sigma Green Belt Program.
Senior Risk Engineer / Project Delivery Risk Lead, (September 2011 – April 2013)
China and U.S. AP 1000 Projects
Discovered ways to enhance the China Financial Risk Register to properly reflect the wording in the Nuclear Island Contract as it pertained to Liquidated Damages for Equipment and Testing of the China Projects.
Completed several decision based analyses using simulations and Risk Analytical tools to factor in both financial and schedule impacts to the delivery of products to all three of Westinghouse’s major projects.
Performed integrated cost and schedule risk analyses using Primavera Risk Analysis software.
Utilized Six Sigma techniques to coordinate a project to implement a Westinghouse Guideline that created a standardization of financial reporting during the Fiscal Mid-Term Planning process between Finance, Cost, and Risk.
Received two Westinghouse Exceptional Achievement Awards.
Project Manager, (August 2008 – September 2011)
AP1000 Safety Analysis and Licensing
Coordinated the Advanced First Core Safety Analysis Project for AP1000.
Managed a large team of engineers across six functional groups to align specifications and deliverables with customer requirements and commitment dates.
Provided monthly Project Review presentations to executive management concerning the status of my projects.
Prepared and analyzed budget, finance, and scheduling reports using SAP, Microsoft Project and Primavera.
Reviewed and critiqued contracts (Work Authorizations) for accuracy, schedule and cost effectiveness.
Performed problem solving and quality assurance through corrective action processes.
Technical Editor/Writer, (June 2007 – August 2008)
Provided editorial assistance and ensured error free documentation for the Advanced Reactor Internals Design and Analysis team.
Education & Other Qualifications
Master of Science in Leadership; Business Ethics, expected completion May, 2015
B.A., Integrated Marketing Communications, 2008
Duquesne University – Pittsburgh, PA
Selected for Westinghouse’s Wave 203 Green Belt Program for a project to enhance the Resource Allocation Forecasting process from 6 weeks to 3 weeks.
Experienced public speaker presenting on making the best of internship opportunities for Duquesne University’s Schools of Business and Communications.
Received two Westinghouse Exceptional Achievement Awards for my lead/work/development of a guideline utilized by executive management on the best practices to integrate Project Controls and Finance during the Q3 Financial Forecasting process.
Advanced understanding of technologies, including high-level skills with SAP, Microsoft Project, Primavera, MS Office applications Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Volunteer experience with the North American Young Generation in Nuclear and with Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Additional information and references are available upon request.