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Project Management

Houston, Texas, United States
October 24, 2016

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Quick Facts

Ambidextrous. Great at both Creative and Analytical skills.

Served a project engineering job, while attending university. Received my degree in “Industrial engineering” and worked in Project Controls Discipline ever since.

Immigrated to the U.S. in 2004 and started working as a “Senior Project Management Consultant”. I am a US citizen for 8 years.

Worked in different capacities: Owner/Supervision as well as Design and Execution.

Assembled a diverse toolbox by working in EPC Development projects. I supervised engineering and fabrications teams (up to 80 technicians).

Highly entrepreneurial, with a startup management style. Owned my company for 10 years and ran various startups.

Worked in Three countries. Highly influenced by East Asian work culture (Three times travelled to China).

I know Four languages and had taken over 100 industry trainings during my career.

I taught myself reading at 4 and was admitted to special schools for gifted children.

My personality type is “Explorer” as well as an “Analyst”.

Fully open to relocation, extensive travelling and Contractor or Employee (1099 or W2).

Side effects

I am a pusher.

A bit overly cautious in risk management.

Folding bad bets very early (Pivoting often).

Excellent peripheral awareness, but not distracted.

Talking passionately about my projects.

Out of sequence work tendencies (Agilian).

Messy desk, but highly organized databases.

Areas of interest

Merging Agile and Large project management systems (e.g. EVM).

Automating business processes.

Contract Management and project auditing.

Detailed resume is in the following pages.


To guarantee safe and on time delivery of projects, at lowest cost.

To minimize/mitigate project risks.

To streamline and automate project management processes.


Industrial engineer (Majoring in Production Technology) with over 20 years of project controls experience in EPC projects.

Performed various roles as Project Controls Manager, Front End Engineer and Fabrication manager.

Served in different functions: Owner/Operator, Contractor/Fabricator and Field engineering.

Experienced with Joint Ventures, worked in developing countries and interfaced with local authorities.

Full project lifecycle engagement: Front End Engineering, Investment Authorization, Detail Design, Procurement, Fabrication, Installation, Commissioning/startup and Brownfield/Shut-down work.

Knowledgeable in various engineering disciplines.

Proactive management of project risks and opportunities.

Extensive experience in Baseline Control and Change orders.

Active user of problem modeling and decision making techniques.

As an ex-PMI member, I am proficient in PMBOK processes, earned value management and earned schedule progress measurement methodology. I use TOC and Agile project management techniques to supplement Earned Value System.


Design and Drafting: PDMS, CATIA, INVENTOR, AutoCAD (Basic).

Risk management: @Risk and PrecisionTree.

Business process Automation: Visual Basic and Auto Hot Key.

Cost management: SAP (Finance, Procurement and Scheduling Modules); Open Plan (Earned Value); MS-Access and other MS-Office tools; WInSight (Earned Value reporting); SIGEP (Integrated Cost & Schedule Project Management)

Scheduling: Primavera P6 P3E/C Expedition; MS-Project Enterprise (shared database and project portfolio management).

Agile: (mostly with) Trello and Leankit.


July 2015 – Oct. 2016: Family Business

We developed a new product and built a small business, which my wife is running it.

April 2013 – July 2015: SHELL (Houston and Malaysia)

Position: Front End Engineer and Senior Project Scheduler

Projects: Development of various fields in Gulf of Mexico and South China Sea

Roles and Responsibilities: Conceptual design, Functional Requirements and Basis for Design.

December 2007- Feb. 2013: ENI US Operating (Houston - Contractor)

Position: Project Controls lead

Projects: Development of various fields in North Slope, Alaska, as well as Gulf of Mexico.

Roles and Responsibilities: Managing Cost and Schedule for $3 billion portfolio of Oil & Gas projects in multiple locations. I used creative techniques to avoid cost and schedule over-runs.

Tools Used: PDMS, Primavera P6, MS-Project, SAP and SIGEP.

April 2006- July 2006: PG&E (San Luis Obispo, CA)

Position: Project Controls Engineer for multiple projects in Diablo Canyon Nuclear power plant.

Roles and Responsibilities: Prepared Master Schedule for SAP migration/rollout work (resource loaded schedule), as well as project budget and estimating work.

April 2005- November 2007: Boeing (Everett, WA)

Position: Project Management Specialist

Project: Development of Boeing 787 new airplane (close to $20 Billion new product development project).

Roles and Responsibilities: Project Controls aspects of the Functional systems engineering. I devised a database to resolve competition between different activities for Shared Services. Used a set of robust risk management (FORES/BORES) and change management processes to minimize negative surprises.

During 3 years of my service, I have received 3 certificates of appreciation from program management.

Tools Used: CATIA, Primavera P5, Open Plan, WInsight, MS-Access, MS-Project.

2004: Pcubed (Los Angeles, CA) – Microsoft’s partner in MS-Project Enterprise implementations

Position: Senior Project Management Consultant

Roles and Responsibilities: Designed and implemented portfolio project management system (Oracle and SQL server) in a matrix organization for a portfolio of over 100 concurrent projects.

Tools Used: MS-Project enterprise, MS-Access.


2003-2004: PEDCO Oil and Gas Co.

Position: Project Controls Manager.

Project: Salman offshore Oilfield development program, Persian Gulf. $850 Million.

Roles and Responsibilities: In addition to supervising several contractors’ progress, I was responsible for preparing project performance reports and presenting to the Oil ministry on monthly basis. Have implemented a consistent management system for all project phases (Engineering, Procurement, Fabrication, Installation, Commissioning and Start-up).

Tools Used: PDMS, P3e/c, Expedition, MS-project and MS-Access


2003: Pegasus International (Malaysia)

Position: Project Planning and Cost Engineer.

Project: South Pars pipeline (off-bottom tow method installation).

Roles and Responsibilities: Project planning and cost engineering for the USD 85 million fast track project. I also had technical responsibilities as a field engineer (structural, welding

Tools Used: MS-Project, P3e/c


2002-2003: Agip/Eni (SADRA shipyard, Bushehr, Iran)

Position: Project “Planning & Control” Manager in SADRA fabrication yard.

Roles and Responsibilities: In addition to overseeing project execution plans, I was in charge of Job Sequencing and validation of fabricator’s invoices. Modules weight control was one of my technical responsibilities in this project. I prepared detailed schedule in Primavera P3 and summary levels (WBS and CBS) plans in SAP.

Tools used: SAP, Primavera P3 and MS-Project.

2000-2002: Joint venture of PIDECO (Iranian) and DAELIM (Korean) Co.’s – Assaluyeh, Iran

Position: Project Controls Engineer for Electric, Steam generation & Water treatment units.

Project: “South Pars” phase 1 ($1.2 Billion).

Roles and Responsibilities: Managing contractors progress, field engineering, Risk Matrix and Client relations.

Tools Used: MS-Access, MS-Project, P3.

1994-1999: Iran Yadak Manufacturing Co. (Qazvin, Iran)

Position: Fabrication Manager

Project: Fabrication of pressurized equipment and structural steel for power industry.

Roles and Responsibilities: Managing a portfolio of 20 concurrent projects (design, fabrication and Installation). Supervised over 80 technicians.

Tools used: VISIO, Fox-pro, MS-Project, HPM.

1985-1992: Texim Italy (Tehran office, Iran).

Position: Account manager.

Project: Aliaf petrochemical expansion project.

Roles and Responsibilities: Project engineer for the expansion project of a Polyester/Polyamide Petrochemical plant, preparing feasibility studies, estimates and bid package. I made the largest sale in

company’s history, with an EPC contract worth more than USD 100 Million.



1985-1991 Graduated with Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (Majoring in Production Technology) from Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, Iran.

Sharif University of Technology is an internationally recognized and fully accredited University.

Continued Education:

Close to 100 hours safety training in various Oil and Gas projects

78 hours Managing an Enterprise Project Management Solution (IMG university 2004)

16 hours Electrical Wiring (2006).

40 hours System design (2007).

50 hours Signal processing, PLC, Ladder Logic and microcontroller programming (2012).

30 hours 3D drafting (Autodesk Inventor) (2012).

60 hours CNC programming, 3D printing and laser cutting (2012).

25 hours Composite parts manufacturing (2006).

30 hours: Participated and won 2011 Houston “Startup weekend” challenge (designed an Ipad App with 3 developers).

30 hours Six Sigma, Kaizen and Quality management (2005).

30 hours Risk management (2006~2007).

110 hours Project Cost Control (2007)

42 hours Change Management and WindChill (2005~2007).

18 hours SPACE (Procurement management system) 2008

10 hours SIGEP (Integrated portfolio project management system) 2009

70 hours “Earned Value Project Management” (2005~2007).

80 hours Agile/Scrum project management(2006 & 2010).

150 hours “Theory of Constraints” (Critical Chain) methodology (2005~2007).

50 hours SAP (Finance, Procurement, Scheduling) (2003 & 2010).

International Financing and Insurance (1992)

28 hours Lean processes (2006~2007).

45 hours Database design/Mgmt and MS-Access (1997~2007)

FoxPro course (1992)

10 hours PeopleSoft Accounting system (2007)

Customs Regulations (1992)


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