James Chatas Programme Manager
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Profile & Objective
James is a bright, talented engineer with extensive experience in IT Management. Over 8 years of working proficiency
in IT rationalisation, change management and large-scale system implementation. In his current position he manages
the government certification approval process of private investments in manufacturing and services. He provides
consultancy & field inspection on all stages of the investment, ranging from drafting of architectural designs to
ergonomically positioning of manufacturing equipment. Able to comprehend complex operational issues and loves to
apply multi-discipline principles in order to reach optimal solution. Trusted problem solver known for “getting the job
done” making him ideal for positions that require out of the box thinking.
In his current role with the Greek Government he has undertaken several initiatives, organised in a easy to follow way
the procedures of his department, cutting down on time and diversity, produced several public document templates
for official use and is the proud author of a portal with crucial membership information for engineers in the
manufacturing sector with over 6.000 unique visitors in less than two years of online presence. He is highly creative
with an ability to work on his own initiative, an easy going personality with superb communication ability on
complicated topics. Always eager to learn new principles, open to deal with new and challenging situations, ones
that will make best use of his existing skills and experience and also further both his professional and personal
Completion of government certification of 200+ Manufacturing Enterprises. (Total budget over € 8M. Euros)
Certificate author (license granting) for all technical professionals in the local province. (est. 200.000 population)
Successful completion of an average of over 120 licencing cases of Enterprises per year from various sectors.
Solely responsible for the operation of a portal providing procedural and legal information on certification.
Provided IT support for the department of Technical Implementations. (Network and Software)
Produced more than a 1.000 official reply documents providing guidance and consultancy.
Collaborated with the Ministry of Development for the change of legislation and normalisation of procedures.
Acted as a consultant to the government & SIEMENS for IT systems design and database design & implementation
Completed over 200 government inspections of fully operational Manufacturing Enterprises.
Publication of 5 peer reviewed research papers in the application of artificial intelligence in current problem solving.
Feb. 2006 – Present GREEK GOVERNMENT - DIRECTORATE OF INDUSTRY RHODES, GREECE
Programme Manager – Technical Department (Full Time)
Government Licencing Authority for manufacturing enterprises in the district.
Manufacturing Sectors included are: Food products, Beverages, Leather, Wood products,
Furniture, Chemical products, Fabricated Metal products, Machinery and Equipment,
Computers, Electronic and Optical products, and Electrical Equipment amongst others.
Government Licencing Authority of Technical Professions.
Engineering Principles included are:
Electrical, Mechanical, HVAC, Plumbing, and Operation of Construction Machinery.
Government Information and domain expertise for production and licencing procedures.
Implementation of agency wide document templates. Over 20 different licencing
categories covered throughout all stages, from the application form to the final Licence
Design & author a cloud based solution for remote collaboration on template
documentation, archiving and version control.
Keywords: Project Management, IT Support, Engineering, Manufacturing,
Process Implementation, Information Systems
James Chatas Programme Manager
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March 2005 – Dec. 2005 Digital Press Ltd. RHODES, GREECE
Project delivery manager (Full Time)
Management of over 200 Multimedia publishing projects.
Branding & design for all customer projects through face to face workshops.
Collaboration with graphic designers and printing staff.
Graphics design targeted for printed publication and promotional material.
Hardware and Software support.
Keywords: Multimedia, Graphics, IT, Project Management
April 2003 – Feb. 2004 INFORMATICS RESEARCH SPECIAL BRANCH, GREEK ARMY ATHENS, GREECE
Informatics Research Officer (Full Time)
Military Application IT Support Officer. (Cryptography & Network)
Encrypted Domain & Network Administration. (3 Domain Servers and 200 Workstations)
Hardware Maintenance and Service. (IT & Network)
Military Software Application Support and Integration.
Keywords: IT Support, Procedure Implementation, Computer Security
REFERENCES & Full Training Syllabus – Available on request
Jan. 1997 – Aug.. 2000 TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF CRETE CHANIA, GREECE
PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS
Research Staff (Full Time)
Distance Learning Project Implementation.
Information Technology Systems development research and evaluation.
Artificial Intelligence applications for current industry problems.
Drafting and publishing research papers on A.I. Applications in problem solving.
Hardware Maintenance and Service.
Keywords: Artificial Intelligence, Distance Learning, Education, Project Management
Skills and Competences
Multi-Disciplinary engineering knowledge, hardware and software support, project
management, organisational skills, leadership, multitasking, problem solving.
Computer Packages: Microsoft Windows OS, MS Office, MS Project, MS Visio, SPSS, DataEngine, Mathworks
Matlab, Macromedia Studio (Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Flash), Adobe (Photoshop,
Premiere, Illustrator, Acrobat), Oracle, SQL, Fortran, ASP, AutoCad, Pro/Engineer,
PT/Modeler, ArchiCAD, Art*Lantis, Corel (Draw, Photopaint), Quark Xpress.
Interests: Music, Basketball, Running, Cycling, Gym Training, Cinema, Photography
Sept 2001 – Oct 2002 MSc in Information Systems LEEDS, UK
Faculty of Information & Engineering Systems,
Leeds Metropolitan University
Sept 1995 – July 2000 M.Eng in Production & Management Engineering CHANIA, GREECE
Faculty of Production & Management, Technical University of Crete
Grade: 8,36 / 10 (Top 2% of the class)
Telephone +30 69 34 525 588
Skype Username jameschatas
LinkedIn Profile http://lnkd.in/d8PMPhH
Nationality Greek (EU)
Location Cambridge, UK
Languages English – Completely fluent, Greek – mother tongue, German – basic understanding