Project Engineer at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
- Sacramento, California Area
Chandra Iketani's Overview
- Project Engineer at The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
- 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
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 2011 – Present (3 years 5 months) Sacramento, California Area
Healthcare Technical Services
November 2010 – May 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.
April 2009 – October 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.
Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Construction industry
March 2007 – October 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
2004 – 2007 (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
- CPM Scheduling
- Change Orders
- Civil Engineering
- Construction Management
- Construction Safety
- Contract Management
- Contract Negotiation
- Cost Control
- Data Analysis
- Green Building
- LEED AP
- MS Project
- Microsoft Office
- On-Screen Takeoff
- Primavera P6
- Process Scheduler
- Project Bidding
- Project Control
- Project Engineering
- Project Estimation
- Project Management
- Proposal Writing
- Quality Assurance
- Software Documentation
- Stormwater Management
Chandra Iketani's Education
Bachelor of Science, Construction Management with a Minor in Business Administration
2004 – 2009
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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