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Project Construction

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
February 28, 2019

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John Saje

P.O. Box ****, ***** E. Park Place, Bragg Creek, AB • 403-***-**** •

EPC Planner / Scheduler

Project Controls • Problem & Risk Mitigation • Construction Work Packages

Total Installed Cost (TIC) • Factored Estimation • Earned Value Management (EVM)


Offer 18 years’ experience in planning, scheduling, estimating, expense monitoring, and progress reporting for oil & gas industrial engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) projects.

Adept at directing unified teams in achieving project goals according to fiscal, timeline, and quality criteria.

Excel at strategic planning, forecasting, change management, risk management, continuous improvement, quality control, regulatory compliance, and developing turnaround & shutdown work schedules.

Able to develop detailed project estimates and status reports, efficiently track key project milestones, and modify project plans to meet diverse needs of customers.

Excellent technical savvy with proficiency in project scheduling and management using tools such as Primavera P6, Microsoft Project, GWOS, and Excel; able to create customized cost and progress reports, manpower & commodity charts, CAPEX graphs, and earned value progress charts.

Possess outstanding electrical and instrumentation field expertise in design and installation planning for broad-based industrial, commercial, and residential projects.

Professional Experience

AECOM, Fort McMurray, AB, 2018

Turnaround Scheduler

Imported shutdown plan details from Maximo to Primavera, and set up 24hr/day activities per area and trades for September and October Shutdowns (CNRL – Albian Sands).

Issued work order schedules for each contractor during shutdown, along with two-day forecast.

Submitted daily progress reports and prepared schedules for following month’s shutdown.

Norcan Electric Inc., Fort McMurray, AB, 2016 – 2017

Electrical and Instrumentation Planner / Scheduler

Spearheaded construction schedule for Ammonia Destruction Project at Syncrude Canada Ltd. (SCL) by collaborating with general foremen and field staff to resolve identified constraints safely and efficiently.

Formulated detailed estimates for SCL’s electrical and instrumentation base plant projects using Primavera P6, as well as turnaround and shutdown objectives from SAP to GWOS.

Mentored general foremen and field staff in project controls principles and earned value management.

Keyera Corp., Calgary, AB, 2015 – 2016

Cost Analyst

As integral member of construction management team, compiled cost reports and updated to complete FKS fractionation train project one month ahead of target date, and $20M below expenditure expectations.

Ausenco, Calgary, AB, 2012 – 2015

Principal Project Controls Lead

Structured and administered schedules for engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, and maintenance capital projects for clients such as Statoil, Devon Energy, Husky, Plains Midstream, Cenovus, Hudbay, and Williams Energy, using Primavera as a primary planning & scheduling tool, TILOS on client requested schedules for pipeline & horizontal directional drilling projects, as well as MS Project for client specified projects

Computed total installed cost (TIC) and factored estimates for clients’ engineering and construction projects.

Oversaw schedule integration and logic verification on master construction schedule for Constancia copper mine project in Cuzco, Peru.

Applied strong leadership talents toward mentoring, coaching, and directing 12 project controls staff members.

Cenovus Energy, Christina Lake Site, AB, 2010 – 2012

Site Construction Planner

Charged with preparing weekly construction progress and cost reports for site central processing facility, well pads, and pipelines involving construction phases C through E.

Continually updated master construction schedules through each phase and established rules of credit (earned value) for all trades on construction site.

Cord Worley Parsons & Suncor, Fort McMurray, AB, 2009 – 2010

Project Controls Lead

Directed project controls for Firebag site construction phases 3 and 4, and masterminded project construction schedule, equipment and staffing plans, trade progress rules of credit, and weekly construction progress reports by using custom-built cost reports, charts and graphs, histograms, and s-curves.

Mentored team of four in all facets of project controls to achieve desired objectives.

Cord Worley Parsons, Grande Prairie, AB, 2008

Planner / Scheduler

Revamped existing construction schedule with all contractors and client to successfully accomplish initial baseline project completion target date for Northern Prairie Power Plant construction project.

AKER Solution, Calgary, AB, 2007 – 2008

Senior Planner / Scheduler

Generated comprehensive engineering, procurement, logistic, fabrication, and construction schedules for LNG and heavy oil process systems projects.

Headed project cost and progress reporting, and devised customized earned value reports to meticulously monitor fabrication and construction progress.

Lauren Engineering & Construction / CNRL, AB, 2006 – 2007

Site Construction Planner

Steered master construction schedule for new cogeneration plant, substation, and transmission lines.

Created new crane, access road controls and logistics schedules to meet project construction milestones.

CoSyn Technology & Syncrude, AB, 2003 – 2007

Electrical and Instrumentation Construction Manager

Championed electrical and instrumentation work projects by shepherding team of 12 and achieving monthly project objectives to result in completing initiative in two years versus projected seven years.

Presented with Award of Appreciation for PSI project contributions such as assembling digital photo library to simplify and streamline updating of P&IDs, ISOs, mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation drawings.

Planned and scheduled maintenance activities using SAP & GWOS

Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB, 2006 – 2007

Master Electrician Certification Instructor

Taught electrical code and theory to 12 journeymen electricians, resulting in 11 students passing master’s certification exam.

Education, Training & Credentials

Project Management, Keyano College, Fort McMurray, AB

Candidate, CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management), PMI (Project Management Institute)

Master Electrician Certification, SAIT, Calgary, AB (1995)

Journeyman and Red Seal Electrician Certification, SAIT, Calgary, AB (1992)

Primavera Enterprise Project Management

Leadership in Safety Excellence




Excel (advanced), Primavera P6 (all versions), Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office Suite,

SharePoint, Navisworks, GWOS, CMMS (SAP), TILOS, Prism G2, Accubid Pro, Maximo

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