Research and Teaching Assistant
University of Alberta
Collaborated with companies/research partners who are in agreement with the Alberta Construction Research Chair (through Research Grants) to achieve these partners’ industrial goals and solve their construction project management related problems, based on the proposals submitted by these companies to the chair. Construction research projects and contributions that I have made to the industry and the research partners who sponsored these research projects and benefited from them to solve and address their construction management shortcomings are listed below:
●Apr2008- May 2011PCL Industrial Management Inc. (Edmonton, Ft. Saskatchwan – Canada)
Work towards solving dynamic site layout problems, enhancing constructability & Value Engineering of PCL’s various construction projects especially those jobs involving industrial construction (Oil & Gas Modules, Pipe Spools Fabrication, Oil & Gas site installations). Achieved cost savings and more accurate scheduling milestone for the company, in addition to enhanced heavy lift cranes mobilization planning.
●Apr2008- Sept 2008City of Edmonton Drainage and Tunneling Section (Edmonton, Canada)
Performed productivity studies to improve the City of Edmonton’s tunneling projects cost/productivity estimations. The studies involved evaluating the various City of Edmonton crews (made up of a super intendent and his labor), in order to achgieve a netter and more accurate estimate of their productivities and associated costs to assist the city of Edmonton in their bids. Finding ways to enhance crew productivities were also part of this project. More accurate cost estimation and more accurate baseline schedules were the contributions of this project.
●Feb 2007-Dec 2007Ledcor Fabrication Inc. (Edmonton, Nisku –Canada)
Documented and mapped Ledcor’s industrial process (developing a unified documentation for the various manufacturing and administrative processes of the company). A complete manual showing the various project management processes (scheduling, cost estimation, controls) andquality assurance processes was the outcome of this 1 year project that I preformed there. The manual is used by Ledcor throughout their operations worldwide.
●Nov2006 –Jan2007Lockerbie and Hole (Edmonton, Sherwood Park –Canada)
Established a unified cost estimation system for the company’s various departments. Worked closely with Lockerbie & Hole’s cost estimation team to enhance their cost estimation skills and procedures.
Technical Skills & Knowledge Used in this Position: Scheduling, Cost Control, Advanced Project Management Skills, Planning Skills, Cost Estimation, Research & Development Skills, Reporting & Technical Writing Skills, Data Mining Skills, Advanced Computer Skills (Simulation Softwares, Visualization Softwares, Scheduling Softwares: Primavera Project Planner+ MS Project, Computer Programing Skills: VB.NET+Python, Advanced MS Packages:Visio, Word, Excel, Power Point..etc.).
Taught and assisted in lecturing 300 level construction engineering courses:CIVE 303 (Project Management) CIVE 315 (Transportation Engineering) and CIVE 606: Computer Applications and Information Management in Construction Assited in teaching of the courses and explaining the course materials. Provided technical support sessions for the students. Graded Assignments and exams Arranged office hours to help the students with the course materials