Raphael is an accomplished master scheduler and project controls leader with many years of experience across Defence, other government agencies and the private sector.
He is currently working as the Master Scheduler for a major defence high value complex IT project, managing five delivery partners weekly “plans on a page”.
Prior to the CIOG projects he was the senior master scheduler for the Bio-Security Department within DAWE, where he ran over 20 projects on a weekly cadence with production of reports for various levels of APS.
Previously he has worked for Metadata Pty Ltd providing planning, schedule, and resource controls for several Metadata’s clients, such as Alcoa, FMG, ERTECH, SNOWY 2and BHP. Just prior to this he was engaged as the Senior Planner and Scheduler for the Ausgrid Tender for AusNet Western Victoria Transmission project; and the Melbourne Airport new runway construction program valued at $1.3B.
Raphael has recently completed a Schedule Assurance programs for SNOWY 2, and BHP.
He has successfully achieved the planning and scheduling for many iconic Defence projects including:
- Planning and scheduling services and training for the F-111 Strike Maintenance
- Prepared and developed all project plans and schedules ASC Collins Class Submarine for 9 years
- Planning and scheduling for the major road’s reconstruction as part of the National Disaster Recovery Relief Agreement project for Transport Main Roads Department in Queensland
Additionally, Raphael brings with him a range of other directly relevant skills and experience in:
- Developing and delivering Critical Path Logic and Gantt Methodologies
- Expert Earned Value Management
- Project Cost Controls and Governance
- Forward Forensic analysis
- Establishing and implementing robust program and project governance and reporting frameworks
- Safety Analysis via OH&S
In his spare time, Raphael also is a visiting Senior Lecturer at Victoria University as a lecturer for a master’s degree subject unit in project management and information technology. He has in the past thirty years been a senior lecturer for various universities both in Australia and Overseas for Construction Project Management and scheduling. He also works for Standards Australia as a Senior Cost Planner / Contract Manager / Project Controller and represented of Standards Australia to the ISO Project Management committee, for ISO 21500 – TC258 WG3, WG6, WG7 and WG12 committees.
He is also highly skilled at using a broad range of scheduling tools including Open Plan Professional, MS Project, Primavera, Compass, Micro Planner X-Pert, ACONEX, Navisworks and Acumen Fuse. When asked why he was interested in a Defence scheduling role given his experience, he replied because he is passionate about programs, projects and scheduling and is full of energy and enthusiasm!
He has been a significant contributing author to PMI Best Practices Guides, the CIOB Time Management manual and many other books on Project Management, Planning and Scheduling
He was awarded the “Inaugural Wayne Wilson Award for Lifetime Achievement in Project Controls” in November 2022.