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John Paden

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Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering with more than 10 years of experience, primarily in project planning and scheduling for large-scale projects such as Burj Khalifa and Dubai Metro Rail. With good knowledge in construction project planning and project control management, advanced skills in Primavera P6.8, planning, scheduling & monitoring. Highly professional w/ flexibility, integrity and ability to work in a multicultural environment. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills at all levels.



  • Proficient in Primavera P5/P6.1-P6.8, MS Project, MS Professional “Word/Excel/Power Point”, AutoCAD 2014, Build Soft and Acrobat Pro. 
  • Proven experience in preparation of tender baseline documentation, project controls, multiple site handling, large-scale multi story building projects and island development projects.
  • Solid communication skills gained by dealing with clients, management and subcontractors.



PRODUCTION CHEAKER (Sept 2017 to Present) 

Wesbeam Pty. Ltd.

Specializing in manufacturing of high-quality laminated veneer lumber and other LVL products.


  • Insuring the quality of the product to be as per AS/NZS standard before it will be sent to the client.
  • Insuring that all products which is been required by the client’s will be as per const. specification.
  • Insuring that production of construction materials will be timely produced and delivered to the client.
  • Mentoring some of the newly staff that are hired by directing them what to do and how.

Key achievements

  • Implementing a good visual product organization & labeling in order to help anyone within the business to have an easy access in each product locations.


WAREHOUSE TEAM LEADER (May 2015 to May 1017) 

Active Medical Supplies

Specializing in Medical Supplies


  • Warehouse team leader in Millennium, Tingalpa 2nd warehouse from May 2015 to present. 
  • Repair, assembly, packaging dispatch, delivery and assists Purchasing Manager in receiving inbound products from the suppliers.
  • Ensures & maintains orderliness of the stock and inventory level base on the Company’s policy. 
  • Efficiently loading/moving of products from racking/storage area using either forklift or order picker.
  • Supervises the handling & loading of products to the truck in order to make it secure while on transit.

Key achievements

  • Organize, locates & proper labeling of products to insure that it will be easily accessible to the team.
  • Contributed to the improvement and redesigning on one of the bed movers product to obtain a universal application to any beds that the company may have in the future.



Melkonian Constructions

Specialized in medium multi-unit residential, commercial & industrial development


  • Prepared, issued, developed and liaising effective methods and sequence of construction operations, work breakdown structure “WBS”, as well as interpreted specifications, drawings, plans and procedures to all staff levels.
  • Supervised and monitored daily activities, maintained project schedule in the overall planning and scheduling activities.
  • Prepared tinder documents for future projects of the company, both submissions and sub-contractors scope of works identification. 
  • Identified qualified subcontractors and present estimated data to clients.

Key achievements

  • Contributed to the improvement of procurement process in the reduction of material quantity and wastage factor by preparing detailed calculations and estimations based on the requirements and specifications of a particular project at hand.


PLANNING ENGINEER (Jan 2013 to Oct 2013)

Delta Emirates Contracting Co.

One of the main contractor & developer in UAE for multi-story buildings


  • Supervised, monitored and coordinated/liaising the subcontractors scope of works and supported the project managers “PM’s”, designers, project controllers, construction teams and 3rd party contractors in achieving the construction goal in timely manner.
  • Prepared/created & updated construction program of work for the weekly/monthly progress reports including cash flows, s-curve and construction delay analysis.
  • Generated weekly critical path methods in order to analyzed and neutralized upcoming delays.
  • Prepared/created tender program for clients as well as managed various aspects for the scheduling and planning functions to support effective project execution.
  • Prepared and issue a level 3/detailed schedule, work breakdown structure “WBS” and recovery plan by using a software management program known as Primavera P6.7 in order to achieve the milestone required by the client, which also includes a monthly report regarding the project status base on actual site forecast.
  • Generated and issued a project control documentation “PCD” and presented the information in a visual presentation to the client, using both Excel and Primavera.
  • Reported risk items & critical activities at weekly risk management meeting with consultants and clients.

Key achievements

  • Maximized workloads by developing customized templates for reports preparation.
  • Increased productivity and efficiency of the workers by assisting the project and construction managers in implementing the procurement process for materials used.


PLANNING ENGINEER (Aug 2007 to Jan 2013)

DEPA Interiors LLC

One of the Largest Interior Contracting Companies in the World w/ more than 20 Planners in UAE itself


  • Prepared and issued a level 3/detailed schedule, WBS and recovery plan using Primavera P6.7
  • Prepared tender program for clients & created construction program upon receiving NTP.
  • Provided support to the project manager, site team and scheduling team in developing, maintaining, and analyzing critical path plans, resources and related schedule activities on project of moderate size and complexity.
  • Provided support, documentation and approvals to the engineering & procurement teams.
  • Prepared and organized activities for a detailed program of construction including procurement and engineering phase using all contract documentations.
  • Coordinated with the engineers regarding the status of drawings, data sheets, material takeoff, specification and checked procurement status for purchased orders of equipment & materials.
  • Planned and oversaw the entire program of works and anticipated contract demands in terms of labor, materials and technical challenges.

Key achievements

  • Saved time in planning by improving and implementing the project schedule of the sub-contractors.
  • Improved sequence of work by developing a healthy coordination within the construction team. 


PROJECT ENGINEER (Sept. 2003 to May 2007)

Uni-Made Construction & Supply

Specialized in medium multi-unit residential & commercial buildings


  • Developed and reviewed project plans, budgets, schedules and program of works.
  • Oversaw the construction team from planning/conception up to completion.
  • Liaised and supervised quality assurance staff and sub-contractors communicated with the developers, clients and client representatives to ensure compliance on quality objectives.
  • Prepared weekly and monthly reports for developers, clients and to general manager.

Key achievements

  • Reduced material cost in construction through effectively improving the budget & costing analysis.



  • Asquith Gardens 7 Stories Residential Building 2B+G+3F+Penthouse – Australia
  • Dubai Metro Train, Burj Dubai/Khalifa (The World Tallest Building) – UAE
  • Shuweihat S2 IWPP Project "Desalination Power Plant" – UAE
  • Const. & Inst. of Blast Proof Central Control Room – (QAPCO) Qatar
  • Complete Upgrade of Turbo Compressor Control System for NGL-1&2 – (QP) Qatar
  • Crown Plaza, InterContinental Hotel, The Pavilions & AFG Executive Offices – UAE
  • 12 Residential Buildings with a total of 252 floors – UAE
  • Court Tower 39 Stories Commercial Building 5B+G+3P+29+R – UAE
  • Forum Tower 41 Stories Commercial Building 5B+G+3P+31+R – UAE
  • Exchange Tower 37 Stories Commercial Residential Building 3B+G+3P+28+2Roof – UAE
  • Hotel Guest Rooms and Hotel Villa – Al Salam Resort Bahrain
  • Jumeirah Beach Palace and Logo Island Development – UAE
  • 300 Units of 2-Storey Residential Housing Projects, Elegant Residential Houses, Commercial Warehouse & Medium Rise Commercial Bldg. - Philippines



Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Cebu Institute of Technology – University, Philippines (2003)




  • Class C “Open” Drivers License (Expiry 12.03.2019)
  • LF/ LO Forklift License (Expiry 01.09.2021)
  • White Card (Issued 07.06.2014)
  • Blue Card (Expiry 19.08.2018)



Depa United Group P.J.C.S., UAE (2008)

  • Preliminary Project Preparation
  • Task During Project Execution and Completion (Part 1 & Part 2)
  • Notices, Detailed Particulars and Calculation of Prolongation Cost
  • Overhead Under/Over recovery Pursuant to Sub-Clause 52.3; 

Formulae for Recovery of HO Overheads.

  • Contractor’s Entitlement to Execution of Time and Prolongation Cost: 

Dealing with Concurrent Delays.


MASTER OF ENGINEERING MANAGEMENT   Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia (Ongoing)

PROJECT PLANNING (PRIMAVERA 6.0)   Zabeel Cultural Institute, UAE (2008)

PROJECT COST MANAGEMENT (PMI® PMBOK® FOURTH)   3Folds Education Center, UAE (2011)

H2S/BA COURCE (Qatar Petroleum Approved)     Enertech Aviation & Maritime Academy, Qatar (2010)

AUTOCAD 2014 PROFFESIONAL TRAINING PROGRAM   Microcadd Institute Inc., Philippines (2014)

  • Autodesk Certificate No. 00351852

CERTIFICATE III in WAREHOUSING OPERATIONS           Think Perform Pty. Ltd., Australia (2019)

Professional Since: 
Sep-2003 (18.3 yrs experience)
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