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Project Manager

Northampton, Massachusetts, United States
October 08, 2016

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Sanaz Dezfolin

** ******* ******, ***********, ** 01060

832-***-**** •

Permanent Work Authorization • No Visa Sponsorship Required


Industrial Engineer with 14 years of experience in project controls, cost control, planning and scheduling in oil and gas, construction and infrastructure industries seeking opportunity as a Project Controls Specialist / Project Scheduler


Developing project baseline schedules and work/cost breakdown structures based on scope of work and during the life of the project, progress reporting, and cost tracking

Analyze project schedule using EVM, CPM and S-curve

Software skills: Primavera P6, P3, Microsoft Project (MSP), MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint (Microsoft Office), Primavera Contract Management (Expedition)


Senior Project Controls Specialist Oct. 2015 - Aug. 2016

ARCADIS US, Inc., Springfield, Massachusetts

Implemented effective technical and analytical skills in order to control schedule & cost on major highway projects

Collected data required to monitor and compare project budget and monthly schedule updates with the approved baseline schedule

Reviewed and analyzed schedule updates using CPM Scheduling utilizing Primavera P6 for the bridge rehabilitation projects

Monitored and tracked progress schedule to make sure their compliance with the Contract Provision

Developed technical report on construction schedules to provide recommendations for the schedule’s accuracy, acceleration opportunities, and predictions of the ongoing work

Developed & reviewed narrative & CPM schedule impact analysis for extra work order and contract changes

Senior Budgeting & Cost Control Engineer Feb. 2013 - Sep. 2014

MAPNA Oil & Gas Development Company, Tehran, Iran

Developed project cost breakdown structure and baseline budget. Worked in close cooperation with the accounting department to establish project cost codes

Maintained and updated the cost report with budgets, actual / committed costs, forecast for hours, materials, construction, other charges/expenses and revenues

Provided recommendations to predict future events through quantifiable trend analysis, automated tracking tools and engineering models as they pertain and align to Earned Value Management System

Discussed variances and delays with the project manager and suggested remedial actions to mitigate the delays and concluded risks

Attended technical and contractual meetings as a key member of the project team

Planning & Project Control Manager Mar. 2011 - Feb. 2013

SADAF Assaluyeh Chemical Company, Tehran, Iran

Reviewed technical documents and developed work breakdown structure (WBS) to align with the cost breakdown structure (CBS)

Planned and scheduled project to level III along with preparing the project’s master schedule

Performed project control activities, collected continual superintendent feedback on the progress of the tasks, and recalculated the schedule in order to resolve schedule conflicts and delays

Updated master schedule to compare to baseline schedule and prepared monthly variance report using Microsoft Excel

Established and implemented a work progress measurement system

Developed and maintained as built construction schedules

Sanaz Dezfolin

832-***-**** .

Planning & Project Control Manager / Sr. Cost Control Engineer Feb. 2002 - Mar. 2011

Iran Marine Industrial Company (SADRA), Tehran, Iran

Supervised and worked with scheduling personnel to develop, manage, revise, and update integrated detailed project schedules including all phases of project execution

Established and implemented procedures for baseline schedule and cost control budgets, which included monitoring progress, tracking actual expenditures, and developing forecasts

Developed CBS and worked in close cooperation with accounting department to establish project cost codes

Gathered information and data from the accounting system (revenue, cost and man-hours), and then developed input and manipulation for interim cost & revenue analysis

Developed and updated the cost reports with budgets, actual / committed costs, forecast for hours, materials, construction, other charges/expenses and revenues

Implemented work progress measurement & invoicing system

Controlled the implementation of project control procedures in several projects

Prepared and updated project cash flow

Maintained project related records, including contracts and change orders

Scheduler / Planning & Project Controller Aug. 2000 - Feb. 2002

Petropars Ltd. (BVI), Tehran, Iran

Planned and scheduled projects and prepared overall schedule for company projects using Microsoft Project and Primavera (P3)

Prepared overall project cost status reports and presented reports to the project management committee, assessed expenditures and costs, earned value, invoices expended, and forecast status on the project

Collected and analyzed related data to prepare the target plan of the project based on execution policy

Maintained the master project plan, submitted progress and cost reports monthly, and updated plan as needed

Prepared monthly and on demand progress reports and progress curves to demonstrate and analyze deviations and potential risks

Prepared input on progress and potential risks to project review meetings

Discussed variances and delays with the project manager and recommended remedial actions


B.Sc., Industrial Engineering

Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Tehran, Iran

SUT is ranked first in Iran, 5th in the Middle East, in the top 251-275 universities in the world and 37th in Asia in 2013

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