EXPERIENCE and ACCOMPLISHMENTS
DON J MURPHY P. Eng.
Has headed several large Architectural and Engineering organizations delivering comprehensive infrastructure programs involving hundreds of millions of dollars annually.
Three decades of practice and experience in the planning, design, project management and commissioning of roads and airports, water and sanitation systems, dams, large buildings and housing.
Has negotiated multi-million dollar capital project and program agreements/contracts with both the private sector and government involving standards and specifications, upset costs, schedules, completion and penalty clauses
Negotiated and successfully implemented a two year, $25 million dollar agreement for a 150 mile northern mine site access road with a private sector consortium.
Has been extensively involved in the development of policy over a long period of time in infrastructure and housing programs, transportation planning, community government structures, client relations, economic development assistance programs and the development of training programs for both client/customers and staff.
Has sat as a member of the Executive committee of several large organizations.
Has prepared and managed operating and capital budgets for large organizations over a twenty-five year span.
Participated in and been an integral part of Ministerial briefing, Public Accounts Committee, Legislative Main Estimates and appearances before Treasury Board
Has prepared, supervised and administered consulting A&E, IT and construction contracts over a period of several decades including arbitration proceedings, mechanics-liens, contract claims, litigation and alternative disputes resolution.
Planned and successfully implemented several large re-organizations involving hundreds of personnel.
Has supervised and managed professional, technical and administrative staff including engineers, architects, planners, IT, financial, material management and environmental professionals.
Developed a bi-annual newsletter to share the organizations accomplishments with staff and acknowledge specific staff contributions and successes
Designed and implemented comprehensive staff surveys to obtain feedback, assess concerns, publish results and action response plans.
Has developed and implemented down-sizing plans for two large organizations
Managed several large organizations charged with delivering social, educational and economic development services and assistance to Indian and Native people.
Has participated in the development of self-government initiatives for First Nations and Native people in both Federal and Provincial jurisdictions
Directed the development of a formula based funding allocation system for O&M and Capital funds to First Nations in a Canadian province
Has developed targeted trade, heavy equipment operation and facility/system operation and maintenance training programs for native people
Has prepared annual and five year Business Plans for two large organization involving calculations and estimates of cost of sales, overheads, billable fee revenues and profit/loss projections
Managed two large organizations, revenue dependant on billable fees and requiring profit/loss at cost centers and designated corporate contribution targets
Has developed a client relations policy and strategy for a large client dependant organization.
Has developed a marketing plan and a product development strategy for a large organization
Chaired a national Steering Committee and as Project Leader led the planning and development of a new national project business system at a cost of $5 ,for a national organization over a five year period.
Has developed several web sites and produced web based tests/quiz utilizing Microsoft web authoring and database products.
Negotiated and established a Public-Private Enterprise with two private sector partners to develop and produce a CD-ROM based interactive learning program titled Teamworking for Quality.
Has developed and implemented training programs on client relations, quality, entrepreneurship, TQM and teamwork for the managers and staff of a large organization
Developed and copyrighted a work related Behavior Model/Test for measuring a workers ability level based on his behavioral approaches during work.