Syed Alam

Freelance CAD Freelancer & Aerospace Engineer

1025
Location:Georgetown, Ontario, Canada
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/syedalam
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Kudos
5.0
2 Skills
$20
Rate/Hr
SENIOR ESTIMATOR

Visionary and solution-focused estimator with 10 years of solid and in-depth metal manufacturing experience spanning multiple industry.

Excel at liaising with clients and collaborating with cross-functional departments to gather project requirements and translate those complex requirements into viable solutions. • Skilled at expert guidance of component, plant, equipment and machinery estimating projects. • Customer-focused and extremely hard worker and proven capacity to meet deadlines under pressure while working independently or as a team member in fast paced manufacturing environment. • Advanced cutting edge knowledge of metals, precision CNC machining and fabrication. • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, ERP, various estimating software, ISO 9001 and AS 9100 Quality Management Systems.

RESPONSIBILITY

• Estimated design, material, labor, machining, fabrication, tolling, fixture, inspection and project management costs. • Prepared a cash flow analysis, project schedules and risk management plan. • Prepared and delivered proposals to customers within time frames. • Clearly communicated technical and commercial exceptions and assumptions. • Ensured that projects are technically, commercially and legally acceptable. • Liaised with customer, cross-functional team members and management through daily interactions and project-progress-review meetings. • Monitored success ratios. • Monitored, tracked and reported on project gross margins. • Consistently employed up-to-date processes, procedures and guidelines to ensure timely and accurate estimate preparation.

EXPERIENCE HIGHLIGHTS & ACHIEVEMENT

TSUBAKI OF CANADA LIMITED, Mississauga, ON 2014 – Current
Leader in power transmission utility components. Projects range from $1K - $200K with estimating turnaround time of 1 - 2 working days.

Pricing Analyst (April 2015 - Current)

? Implemented new estimating procedures and models utilizing information and data effectively. These data and information were accrued by cost analysis (actual vs. plan) and by consulting the departments concerned. This resulted in an increase of gross profit margin by 2%. These result was presented in front of audience including Vice President, managers and colleagues.

MTO Products Estimator (2014 - April 2015)

? Reviewed specifications, drawings and tender documents to determine customers’ requirements. Worked with in-house technical resources, considered various design options and recommended best solutions based on cost, performance, efficiency and logistics. Resulted in wining critical power transmission shaft assemblies for a customer from forestry industries.
? Secured market of a new product named drum-sprocket by assessing manufacturing issues and implementing resolution to the issues efficiently. Sourced new suppliers and subcontractors. Negotiated and liaised with subcontractors and suppliers and reduced cost of purchasing by 10%. Boosted sales by 50% and profit margin by 10%.
? Integrated turning, milling and welding calculator for drum and segmental sprockets in existing estimating software, which enhanced accuracy by 30% and reduced estimating time by 50% .
? Implemented upgrade of existing estimating software. This was done by including manual overwriting of the manufacturing processes when necessary, which resulted in increase of accuracy by 15% and estimating time by 30% .

OUTOTEC, Burlington, ON 2012 – 2013
Leader in mineral processing equipment. Projects range from $1M - $50M with estimating turnaround time of 2- 4 weeks.

Proposal Manager

? Successfully prepared detailed and accurate estimates and proposals under pressure and within time frame, which resulted in winning a critical mining project consisting of 6 grinding mills representing approximately $40M and securing new customers at the time when mineral processing industry was facing challenges.

ALLIED INDUSTRIAL ENGINEERING, Kawerau, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand 2010 – 2012
Heavy CNC machining and fabrication engineering service company for aerospace, marine, pulp and paper, wood processing, power generation and mining industries. Projects range from $10K - $5M, with estimating turnaround time of 1 - 5 working days.

Engineering Estimator

? Skilfully estimated and delivered high quality leading edge components and equipment's cost-effectively and in advance of urgent deadline, which resulted in high level of customer satisfaction. The client was a global leading manufacturer of aircraft equipment, jigs and tooling and supplier to Airbus, Boeing and other aircraft manufacturers.

PRECISION (GUD NZ HOLDINGS LIMITED TRADING AS DEXION COMMERCIAL), Wellington, New Zealand 2008 – 2009
Renowned as a commercial furniture producer. Projects range from $5K - $200K with turnaround time of 1- 5 days.

Design Engineer

? Steered throughput increase from five to twenty mySITE screens a day through implementation of lean manufacturing principles, which eliminated redundant processes and surplus resources.

STAINLESS DESIGN LTD., Hamilton, New Zealand 2004 – 2008
Fabrication and CNC machining facility for Aerospace, Marine, Dairy, Food, Pharmaceutical, Packaging and industries. Projects range from $5K - $200K with turnaround time of 1- 5 days.

Project Engineer (2005 – 2008)

? Prepared estimates, proposals and designs and managed high-profile manufacturing projects that include various components of Alpha 160A aircraft, which resulted in an increase of sales by 10% and earned me a commendation from Alpha Aviation (New Zealand).

CNC Programmer / Operator (2004 – 2005)

? Programmed and operated sophisticated sheet metal manufacturing machineries including but not limited to CNC laser, CNC Turret Punching and CNC Brake Press. Increased overall efficiency by 40% by prioritizing, scheduling, arranging jobs and managing time efficiently.

EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS

M.Sc. in Materials and Process Engineering, 2004
THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO, Hamilton, New Zealand
First Class Honours ~ Two Scholarships ~ Thesis: “Natural Fibre Reinforced Plastic Composites”

B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering 2001
BANGLADESH UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Scholarship Recipient
Skills (2) Rating
CAD
Aerospace Engineering