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Sonal Shah

First Name: 
Last Name: 
 Sonal G. Shah      B-303, 3rd Floor,     
DNS Villa Building, Bhatt Wadi,     E-mail:
R.B.K.Marg, Ghatkopar (W), Mumbai – 84.     

Profession          :     Planning Engineer
Career Object     :     To join as a “Planning Engineer” to seek a challenging position in a      good and rapidly expanding company to work in professional      environment that would expose me to the latest developments in the      Industry and widen the spectrum of my knowledge and skills
Summary of Experience:
6+ years of experience. Responsible for the delivery and consistent application of integrated scheduling best practices and work processes in a way that improves schedule quality and optimizes cycle time.

Employment Summary:
     Jacobs Engineering Navi-Mumbai:- September 2006 – to date (3.7 Years Presently Employed)
     Arihant Enterprises Navi-Mumbai:- March 2006 to September 2006 (7 Months)
     Nirmal Group, Mumbai:- July 2003 to March 2006 (2.8 Years)

Work Profile:
     Work across multiple project and site teams to analyze, interpret, validate, and translate basic planning & scheduling data/information into a fully integrated schedule (contains all facets and disciplines of the work).
     Ensure that the schedule is reasonable, competitive, maintained & optimized throughout the life cycle of the project.
     Scheduling deliverables include but are not limited to: work breakdown structure (WBS), milestone schedules, base-line schedule, critical path analysis, resource loading, progress reporting, productivity analysis, etc.
     Defining activities, associated durations, and their inter-relationships; informing the project team whenever schedule does not appear to meet project or business objectives (and providing recommendations to mitigate issues); modifying the schedule for changes; identifying key milestones; and maintaining open communication with the project team throughout the project cycle.
     Review and validate contractor’s schedules in accordance with Capital Management Process Best Practices
     Provides IPS benchmarking, auditing, consultation, analysis and stewardship for the scheduling competency.
     Identify opportunities to leverage project controls knowledge and resources across the region
     Advanced proficiency in Critical Path (CPM) & resource loaded scheduling processes, physical progress tracking, productivity and earned value analysis.
     Demonstrate ability to effectively interact with diverse Integrated Project Teams, site leadership and operations to guide, inform, and lead the application of scheduling best practices and processes.
     Strong negotiating/influence skills.
     Expert level user of Primavera and experience with MS Project.
     Experience with Risk Analysis (Monte Carlo) software for schedules
     Able to read and understand major engineering deliverables (P&IDs, SLDS, General Arrangements etc.)
     Good working knowledge of design, procurement and construction / field service work flow processes
     Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point software packages.
     Ability to effectively plan and organize owns work and the work of others.

Job Profile:
Organization: -          Jacobs Engineering. (Navi-Mumbai)
Position: -               Planning Engineer
Duration: -               September 2006 – to date
Projects: -               CDU, VDU, LPG & ATF Treating Unit- MRPL. (Kuthethoor)
Naphtha cracker Project - IOTL (Panipat)
Soda ash plant – Nirma (Gujarat)
     Emulsion Plant – Rohm Haas (Taloja).
Preparation of schedule in Primavera planned S-curves and updates.
Making critical activity list, look ahead schedules.
Constant interaction with the disciplines to avoid slippage of schedule.
Setting up Document Control Index and monitoring deliverable progress.
Entire project analysis and prepare Variance analysis reports and cost reports.
Make recovery plans in case of schedule slippage.
Prepare Manpower loading & Controlling.
Working on Project risk analysis software.

Organization: -          Arihant Enterprises (Navi-Mumbai)
Position: -               Project In charge
Duration: -               March 2006 to September 2006
Planning the entire Project from scratch to Possession to client.
Planning the Man-Power & Material resources for the Project.
Preparation of Look ahead schedules and Productivity chart.
Identifying hold-ups /grey areas & expediting the work.
Reviewing of R.C.C work and Interior Works.
Responsible for all the technical and planning work of entire site.

Organization: -          Nirmal Group. (Mumbai)
Position: -               Site Engineer
Duration: -               July 2003 to March 2006.
Projects: -               Vaishali Nagar, Nirmal Nagar, My Mulund Dream.
Planning the entire project activities
Preparation of S-curves and various schedule reports
Preparing of indents on site and finalizing the same.
Quantity surveying and preparation of bill.
Reading of Structural Drawing & architectural Drawing.
Calculating quantity of RCC structure from Structural Drawing.
Maintaining quality control on site.
Assisting the P.E. on site & handling the site in his absence.
Reviewing of RCC & internal Work.
Reading of Structural Drawing & architectural Drawing.
Calculating quantity of RCC structure from Structural Drawing.

1999 – 2000: H.S.C. (73.00%) from Mumbai University.
2002 – 2003: B.E. Construction Engineering (65.83%) from Mumbai.

Computer Skills:
     Operating Platforms          :     Windows XP, Window – 95, 98 & 2000
     Software               :     Primavera, Project risk analysis, M S Project, Auto-Cad                          MS-Office.
     Languages               :     C, C++

     Primavera (P5) from KLG System.


D.O.B.:-      6th June 1980. Age: - 29 yrs.          Sex: - Female.
Passport details: -     G3426602
Nationality: -      Indian.
Languages Known: -      English, Gujrati, Hindi, & Marathi.
Extra-Curricular Activities & Hobbies:-
•     Stage Compeering.
•     Reading Books.
•     Traveling.

                                             Shah Sonal G.
Professional Since: 
Jul-2003 (17.7 yrs experience)
Oldest experience: 
Sep 2006 (14.5 yrs experience, WARNING: 3.2 years variance with Professional Since)
Years Experience: 

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