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Project Controls Scheduler

Folsom, California, United States
January 13, 2017

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Saeed Khenari, PMP

Project Scheduler/Controller

Cell: 857-***-****



** ***** ** ********* ********** as Sr. Project Scheduler, Project Planner and Project Controller in power generation, utilities, oil & gas, transportation and construction industries in highly complex environments

Solid knowledge of Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC), Turnkey projects

Strong working knowledge of project management methodologies, tools and techniques (PMBOK)

Highly proficient in Primavera (P3, P6), MSP, and Microsoft Suite (Excel, Powerpoint,

Familiar with contract concepts, engineering documents and drawings

Work Experience:

PME (Project Matter Expert) Consulting Inc. (Mar 2016 - Present)

Project Management and Project Scheduling Consultant

Provide consulting services on scheduling procedures, progress measurement procedures, report templates, and project schedules

MAPNA Group (Apr 2000 - Aug 2015) (

Senior Project Scheduler, Analyst & Controller Jan 2008-Aug 2015

Developed, obtained, reviewed & approved master and detail time schedule, Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), and reports of Projects (Multi-projects with a value of $3 B from $50 M to $500 M and up to 20000 tasks and activities).

Developed project time schedule (Oracle Primavera Project Management Software) including Basic & Detail Design, Tendering, Supply/Manufacturing, Transportation, Construction (Civil/Structural, Mechanical, Pipe, Electrical, and I&C) & Commissioning activities and milestones both independently and team environments

Provided/developed project Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and coding

Provided/developed resource/cost loaded project schedules

Prepared project scheduling and project progress measurement procedures

Prepared, analyzed and monitored project progress reports based on critical path method (CPM) including critical activities and milestones to determine the effect of changes in the schedule and make recommendations for corrective actions and recovery plan, S-Curve (Plan, Actual & Look ahead Forecast), updated time schedule, performance report, and schedule narratives from contract award to contract closeout through engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning (Monthly, Weekly, Daily)

Attended progress review meetings with main stakeholders such as client, senior managers, project team, and subcontractors to present, analyze and propose modifications to the project schedule, critical path, materials, resources and tools

Managed information and data within various software and databases

Reviewed and analyzed of contractor’s requests and claims for contract time extensions

Reviewed schedules and cost estimates prepared by contractors

Developed instruction and procedures for managing contractors' schedule variance, delays, and monitoring and control of contractor’s scope of work changes

Collaborated with cost team to prepare project cash flow (cash in, cash out), cost estimates, EVMS (Earned Value Management System) and relevant reports

Collaborated with project management team to prepare Project Management Plan (PMP)

Conducted project site visits to monitor project progress and assure progress schedule integrity, and participate in regular progress schedule meetings as required

Supported Project Managers and Project team in their activities

Led scheduling and planning team

Project Scheduler, Analyst and Controller

Neka and Yazd Combined Cycle Power Plants Nov 2002-Dec 2007


Pioneered in creating the first detail time schedule for a complete combined cycle power plant (Gas & Steam portion) project; including Basic & Detail Design, Tendering, Supply/Manufacturing, Transportation, Construction & Commissioning

Developed project WBS

Prepared and presented progress reports including S-Curve (Plan, Actual & Look ahead Forecast), updated time schedule, performance report, critical path & critical activities

Obtained, reviewed & approved detail time schedule and WBS of subcontractors and integrated time schedules to the project master schedule

Maintained coordination procedure with vendors for the project reports ensuring that activities are efficiently planned, resourced and completed

Reviewed and analyzed of contractor’s requests for contract time extensions

Conducted project site visits to monitor project progress

Helped significantly reduce project planning and control bottlenecks by documentation and standardizing planning and control procedures as well as lessons learned

Project Procurement Scheduler & Controller Oct 2001-Oct 2002

Successfully expedited equipment status based on critical path of project from supply/manufacturing to receive at site for erection

Prepared bi-weekly status report; including raw material supply, fabrication, assembly, factory test, painting, packing, Ex-Work / F.O.B, and R.A.S., and addressed issues and challenges with project manager and senior managers

Attended factory and site visits to prepare fabrication status reports

Project Engineering Scheduler & Controller Apr 2000-Oct 2001

Managed and maintained detailed (level 4&5) engineering WBS and weight factors of Combined Cycle Power Plant projects

Managed and maintained detailed (level 4&5) engineering time schedule of Combined Cycle Power Plant projects (Primavera Project Management Software)

Prepared monthly engineering report; including progress tables, S-Curves & document status table of each discipline & subcontractor, updated overall time schedule and reported to the project managers

Expedited document status based on critical path of project from preparation, issue to client, approve & issue for construction and collaborated with document control office

Reviewed and approved engineering invoice of subcontractors


BS in Industrial Engineering-Sharif University of Technology Sep1995-Feb 2000

Professional Affiliation:

PMP Certified – PMI (Project Management Institute) March 2009

Certification and Training Courses:

Primavera (Advanced and Basic) – PRIMAVERA and Projacs 2005-2006

Details of Project Management – SIEMENS 2005

Contract Management – ITec Institute, DiSC, Risk Management

Computer & Software Skills:

Primavera Project Planner P6 and P3

MS Office Suites, Advanced MS Excel (LOOKUP, Pivot Tables, Charts & Graphs)

Microsoft Project

Honours and Awards:

Received letter of commendation from CEO for excellence in project scheduling, planning and control of Neka C.C.P.P. Project that resulted in successful completion of the project ahead of schedule, under budget, and with superior stakeholders satisfaction

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