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Engineer Project Management

Elk Grove, California, 95757, United States
May 31, 2017

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Soonam Chowdhury

***** **** ****** ***, *** Grove, CA 95757



Project Manager for Pacific Gas & Electric (Motive-Power, Inc.) Sept 2015 ~ July 2016 (Promotion)

Managed the delivery of Electrical Transmission and Distribution projects of up to $30 million for PG&E in the Northern California region. Projects involved reconductoring and rerouting transmission lines, substations and upgrading mobile home parks to meet higher capacity loads and safety standards.

Coordinating with all functional departments, regulatory agencies and stakeholders to create and update the schedule, forecast and budget required for each project, while ensuring all environmental compliances are met.

Scheduler / Project Analyst for PG&E (Motive Power, Inc.) Aug 2011 ~ Aug 2015

Assisted in the delivery of Electrical Transmission and Substation Projects of up to $50 million for PG&E in the Bay Area region of California using Primavera P6 Version 8.2, SAP, Unifier and several other tools for scheduling and resourcing financials. Work involved setting up and maintaining several hundred resourced schedules simultaneously and coordinating with all functional departments and stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of projects.

Led a team of schedulers and cost/control analysts for two separate successful programs, NERC and MHP. Recognized for leadership and quality work under challenging timeframes for creating and maintaining up to 500 detailed schedules, consisting of thousands of tasks, on a daily basis.

Project Analyst for CALTRANS Oct 2007 ~ May 2009

Assisted in the management of California State Highway Capital projects in excess of $1 Million within the Central Region District. Coordinated all phases and personnel for each project using effective communication, work breakdown structures, and processes related to the planning, scheduling, and resourcing of projects in support of project management goals and objectives.

Projects included AC Resurfacing, Installing Traffic Signals, Road Widenings, and various others.

Recognized for efficient training of new employees and assisting in projects and assignments beyond the scope of my duties.

Design Engineer for Mission Engineers, Inc. Mar 2007 ~ Jun 2007

Drafted site drawings involving grading/drainage, topography, and utilities.

Provided clientele with engineer’s cost estimates.

Proficient knowledge of city guidelines and construction concepts for surveying and land development.

Transportation Engineer for City of San Jose Nov 2005 ~ Nov 2006

Prepared work orders for street signs, markings, signals, and other items in relation to traffic flow upon inspection and analyses of sites requiring improvement.

Performed speed surveys for local and major streets throughout the city.

Environmental Engineer for Cities of Palo Alto and Los Altos Feb 2003 ~ July 2003

Performed inspections of restaurants to verify environmental compliance. Established effective communication with restaurant owners/managers and provided letters for those that needed improvement. Shown exceptional performance of time management and coordination with staff from both cities.


Computer: Primavera P6 Version 8.2, Unifier, SAP, Microstation, AutoCAD, MS Office.

Languages: Fluent in English, Bengali, Hindi, and Japanese.

Certifications: Sigma Six Green Belt in Project Management, CPR certified.


B.S. in Civil and Environmental Engineering from San Jose State University, expected in 2018.

International Baccalaureate Diploma, San Jose High Academy, 1997.

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