Guild of Project Controls: Compendium | Roles | Assessment | Certifications | Membership

Shandiz Afshar

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A highly expertized Project Controls Specialist with over 11 years of experience, consistently delivering positive project outcomes within complex and sizeable EPCM projects across Australia and the Middle East.  Highly adaptable with broad industry capability spanning the Oil & Gas (Offshore/Onshore), Mining, Infrastructure, Rail, Tunnelling, Irrigation, Shutdown Planning and High rise Construction Sectors. Highly developed and technical and leadership skills.




Planning and Scheduling Expert

·         Creating Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), Cost Breakdown Structure (CBS), Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS), Organizational Breakdown Structure (OBS).

·         Preparing schedules structured in accordance with the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) which shall be capable of being sorted by area, discipline or contract package.

·         Assigning resources from resource pool to each project, analysing allocated resources to find /remove over allocations.

·         Preparing overall detailed Schedules from data submitted by others

·         Preparing Master Schedules incorporating all key milestones and engineering design, contracts and procurement tendering/award, material and equipment supply, construction and commissioning activities

·         Presenting Schedules at both summary milestone level (for Project Management overview) and at summary Area/Discipline working level (for use as basis for control of the overall project).

·         Providing executive plans, controlling project’s activities based on updating periods by collecting and entering actual data.


Earned Value Analysis

·         Calculating and Analysing Earned Value, Planed Value and Actual Cost for each project and activity, cost and schedule variances and estimating time, cost and resource quantity for remaining activities.


Primavera Knowledge

·         Maintaining the computer based schedule data in Primavera (P3 – P5 – P6) and Primavera troubleshooting


Risk Analysis and Pertmaster

·         Preparing risk registers, estimating uncertainties, mapping risks to activities and developing preliminary risk models

·         Running risk analysis in Pertmaster, Prepare Tornado charts, Criticality, Finish date Risk analysis reports



·         Preparing and analysing a variety of schedule and resource reports in different levels

·         Monitoring project schedules and evaluating against the planned schedule on a continuing basis

·         Providing input to the Monthly Report and associated ancillary reports.

·         Preparing interim studies and analysis to keep Project Management and Project Team members aware of the status of the project or relevant sections of the project.

·         Project status update for project management and project team members

·         Providing Resource usage profiles and S-Curves, Variance Causes (VC) and Statistical reports.

·         Prepare tabular and schematic reports including “Cash Flow”

Professional Since: 
May-2001 (21.3 yrs experience)
Oldest experience: 
Mar 2009 (13.4 yrs experience, WARNING: 7.8 years variance with Professional Since)
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Market Place

Primavera P6 and Microsoft Project books, on-line video training courses and training material available from an internationally recognised publisher and PMI accredited REP. Teach yourself using on-line or book based learning or run your own in-house or public PMI accredited courses.