Chandra Iketani

Project Engineer at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Sacramento, California Area

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Chandra Iketani's Overview

  • FreightTrain Operator at Healthcare Technical Services
  • Estimator/Project Manager at STS, Inc.
  • Construction Engineer/Estimator at Duran and Venables
  • Field Inspector Assistant at Department of General Services, Construction Services

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Chandra Iketani's Summary

My background includes both experience and academic preparation in Construction Management. I have completed my Bachelor of Science in Construction Management from California State University, Sacramento. My studies include construction document control, conceptual estimating and project management. I have knowledge and experience in project management, preparing construction reports, coordinating bids and communicating with contractors and suppliers. In addition, I have experience in developing material take-offs, job cost spreadsheets, composing proposals, RFI's and schedules for private and public works projects using estimating software and Microsoft Office.


OSHA 10 Hour Construction Certification No. 36-003256103

OSHA 30 Hour Construction Certification No. 34-600738937

Working towards a Certificate of Proficiency: Green building environmental design, energy management and performance based construction

Preparing for LEED Green Associate Accreditation

Chandra Iketani's Experience

Privately Held; 1001-5000 employees; Construction industry

May 2011Present (3 years 5 months) Sacramento, California Area

FreightTrain Operator

Healthcare Technical Services

November 2010May 2011 (7 months)

•Construction of a ground-up 3 stories Advance Diagnostic and Surgical Pavilion located at Queen of the Valley Medical Center. Will house six surgical suites, twenty ICU beds, and Diagnostic Laboratory.
•Enter OSHPD, Inspector of Record, General Contractor, and Subcontractor data into FreightTrain databases.
•Perform quality control functions such as ensuring data and report accuracy, integrity, uniformity and completeness.
•Generate on-demand specific reports and documentation from FreightTrain databases.
•Perform weekly data analyses regarding inspection trends, contractor work trends, and other related construction-related work activity.
•Generate work requests, trend graphs, and other information, graphs and data for review by contractors, others.
•Monitor FreightTrain processes for completeness, adherence to established protocol, and proper documentation.
•Provide instruction to project subcontractors and other users regarding tablet PC, FreightTrain modules, and functionalities.
•Document and communicate weekly summary reports for FreightTrain activities for respective project.
•Interact with variety of parties at construction job site, or persons otherwise associated with the project.
•Complete work ahead of schedule or within specified timeframes and deadlines.

Estimator/Project Manager

STS, Inc.

April 2009October 2010 (1 year 7 months)

•Researched RFP’s in order to determine scope of work and contractor qualifications, attend pre-bid meetings and job walks.
•Performed accurate take-offs using On-Screen Takeoff.
•Created accurate material take-offs/ quantity sheets for each proposal over an 18 month time period.
•Created accurate material and labor cost worksheets for each proposal over an 18 month time period.
•Composed and distribute daily crew schedules (up to 5 crews at 10 men per crew).
• Composed job status reports, purchase materials, and maintain inventory log.
•Composed and send RFI’s to general contractors, reviews specifications, compose weekly bid schedules and compose bid proposals.
•Compiled subcontractor and supplier bids/proposals/quotes. Maintain communication regarding contracts and purchasing.
•Compiled and Maintain Material Safety and Data Sheet Binders.
•Project manager on awarded jobs; ensure quality assurance and quality control, safety, cost savings, and timely project completion.
•Achieved a 48 percent success rate on submitted proposals through awarded contracts, increased success rate percentage approximately 10 percent over an 18 month time period.
•Received “outstanding performance” evaluations from Chief Estimator/CEO every 6 months.

Construction Engineer/Estimator

Duran and Venables

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Construction industry

March 2007October 2008 (1 year 8 months)

•Performed take-offs using Earthwork 3-D.
•Created material take-offs and quantity sheets.
•Responded to bid invitations, ordered plans, and called for supplier quotes.
•Sent RFI’s to general contractors, reviews soils reports and submittals, composed and faxed bid proposals, and composed weekly bid schedules.
•Created checklist forms used to keep order of material quotes. Compose job status reports, purchase materials, and maintain inventory log.
•Assisted Project Manager; ensure quality assurance and quality control, safety, cost savings, and timely project completion.

Field Inspector Assistant

Department of General Services, Construction Services

20042007 (3 years)

•Completed closeout reports, entered mileage logs, and created active folders for State funded construction projects.
•Performed Time and Material Estimates on State/Caltrans construction projects (e.g. site work, concrete, trench excavation).
•Managed correspondence and filing.
•Created forms for Construction Services Division and updated contact lists.

Chandra Iketani's Skills & Expertise

  1. AutoCAD
  2. BIM
  3. CPM Scheduling
  4. Change Orders
  5. Civil Engineering
  6. Concrete
  7. Constructability
  8. Construction
  9. Construction Management
  10. Construction Safety
  11. Contract Management
  12. Contract Negotiation
  13. Contractors
  14. Cost Control
  15. Data Analysis
  16. Design-Build
  17. Drainage
  18. Earthworks
  19. Engineering
  20. Estimates
  21. Green Building
  22. Inspection
  23. LEED
  24. LEED AP
  25. MEP
  26. MS Project
  27. Management
  28. Materials
  29. Microsoft Office
  30. On-Screen Takeoff
  31. Pre-construction
  32. Primavera P6
  33. Process Scheduler
  34. Project Bidding
  35. Project Control
  36. Project Engineering
  37. Project Estimation
  38. Project Management
  39. Prolog
  40. Proposal Writing
  41. Purchasing
  42. Quality Assurance
  43. RFI
  44. Renovation
  45. Revit
  46. Road
  47. Software Documentation
  48. Stormwater Management
  49. Subcontracting
  50. Submittals

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Chandra Iketani's Education

California State University-Sacramento

Bachelor of Science, Construction Management with a Minor in Business Administration


Activities and Societies: •Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE) • National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) •Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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