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Md. Saidur Rahman
 
 
 

CAREER OBJECTIVE
Leading an international career; acquiring a challenging position to boost professional growth; and providing highest results for employer utilizing my wide-ranging academic qualifications (obtained from reputed local and overseas universities), professional expertise and practical experience in diverse fields.
PERSONAL PROFILE

Name (First, Middle, Last)

Md. Saidur Rahman

Nick name

Milan

Date of birth

December 16, 1973

Gender

Male

Marital Status

Married

Nationality

Bangladesh

Permanent Address

Village: Paharpur, Post Office: Hat Mozahar Ganj, Post Code: 6597

Upazilla: Atrai, District: Naogaon, Bangladesh

Contact Address

Atlantic Topaz (Apartment No. 5A), 262 Elephant Road, Kataban Dhal, Dhaka 1205, Bangladesh

Mobile

+ 88-01712 119998

E-mail

srmilan@gmail.com, srmilan2000@yahoo.com

Personal URL

http://srmilan.tripod.com

KEY QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCES

     Outstanding academic background having Master of Engineering (major in Transportation Engineering), Master of Business Administration (major in Marketing) and Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degrees from reputed overseas and local universities.

     About 10 years practical experience in the fields of infrastructure & transportation, financial institution, and real estate sectors with major responsibilities of large-scale civil engineering construction project management, planning, supervision, monitoring & implementation including procurement of goods, works and consultant/contractor services, and store & inventory management; conducting techno-economical & financial feasibility study, product promotion & marketing,  housing loan counseling; and conducting real estate surveys etc.

     Excellent IT/computer skills with knowledge of operating systems; word processing, relational database & spreadsheet; graphics, presentation & desktop publishing; internet & web designs; programming languages; and a number of software & essential applications.

     Self motivation with ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team within a matrix management environment as well as to deliver high quality outputs in a timely manner under heavy work pressure.

     Proven analytical and evaluative skills, including the ability to independently produce well researched analyses and modeling on various issues/areas with background study analyzing the collected field data and information organized to desired level by applying appropriate econometric, statistical and/or other software and computer skills.

     Diverse experience in technical as well as non-technical aspects of various project planning, project synopsis, preparing of Project Proposals (PP) for Technical Assistance (TA) and other GOB projects.

     Strong written and verbal communication skills with ability to prepare, present, and discuss findings in written and oral forms, and preparing high quality reports/documents.

     Basic knowledge and understanding of Public Procurement Rule (PPR) of Bangladesh Government; understanding of the World Bank’s procurement policies, processes & practices as applied to diverse types of Bank Group procurement; and familiar with the procurement systems of Asian Development Bank (ADB).

     Strong ability and inter-personal skills to establish and maintain liaison with appropriate officials/personnel of different agencies/bodies from different cultural/national backgrounds; organizing seminar/workshop/promotion fair etc.

ACADEMIC RECORDS

Date

October 2006 – September 2008

Title of qualification awarded

Master of Engineering (Major in Transportation Engineering) by Thesis

Organization providing education

Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC)

Hiroshima University, Hiroshima, Japan

Web: http://home.hiroshima-u.ac.jp/

Thesis title

Understanding the Linkages of Travel Behavior with Socioeconomic Characteristics and Spatial Environments in Dhaka City and Urban Transport Policy Applications”,  under the supervision of Professor Akimasa Fujiwara, IDEC, Hiroshima University, Japan.

Date

January 2002 – October 2005

Title of qualification awarded

Master of Business Administration (Major in Marketing) by Thesis

Organization providing education

University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Web: http://www.univdhaka.edu

Thesis title

"Re-orientation of Bangladesh Railway: A Market Integration Study", under the supervision of Professor M A Quddus, Department of Marketing, University of Dhaka, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Date

August 1993 – August 1998 (Academic Session from 1991-92 to 1994-95)

Title of qualification awarded

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering by Thesis

Organization providing education

Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Web: http://www.buet.ac.bd/

Thesis title

Cost-Benefit Analysis of Dhaka-Laksam Direct Railway Link”, under the supervision of Dr. Md. Moazzem Hossain, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Date

July 1989 – September 1991

Title of qualification awarded

Higher Secondary Certificate (H.S.C.)

Organization providing education

New Govt. Degree College, Rajshahi, Bangladesh

Subjects studied

Bangla Literature/Grammar, English Literature/Grammar, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry Biology (Botany & Zoology).

Date

January 1984 – April 1989

Title of qualification awarded

Secondary School Certificate (S.S.C.)

Organization providing education

Dwipchandpur R. M. High School

Atrai, Naogaon, Bangladesh

Subjects studied

Bangla Literature/Grammar, English Literature/Grammar, General Mathematics, Higher Mathematics, General Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Botany, Zoology etc.), Religion, Geography, History, Agriculture etc.

PUBLICATIONS & PROCEEDINGS

     Rahman, M. S. (2009), “Climate Change and Transport Policy: Bangladesh Contexts”, Proceedings of the International Conference on “Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Bangladesh” held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 18-20, 2009. 

     Rahman, M. S., Fujiwara, A. and Zhang, J. (2009), “The influence of socioeconomic characteristics and spatial environments on travel behavior in Dhaka city”, Compendium of Papers CD-ROM, the 88th Annual Meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), Washington, D.C., USA., January 11-15, 2009.

     Rahman, M. S., Fujiwara, A. and Zhang, J. (2008), “Development of Travel Mode Choice Models for Commuting Trips in Dhaka City”, Proceedings of the International Conference and Workshop on “Sustainable Transport for Developing Countries (STDC2008)” held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 28-29, 2008.

     Rahman, M. S. (2008), “Future Mass Rapid Transit In Dhaka City: Options, Issues and Realities”, Jahangirnagar Planning Review, Vol. 6, June 2008, pp. 69-81, ISSN 1728-4198, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 2008.

     Hossain, M. and Rahman, M. S. (2007), Economic feasibility of Dhaka-Laksam direct railway link, Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 35 (1), pp. 47-58, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh, 2007.

ARTICLES IN NATIONAL DAILIES

     "The Only Solution: A Mass Rapid Transport System to Transform Dhaka", Forum, a Monthly Publication of The Daily Star (the most popular National Daily English Newspaper of Bangladesh), Vol. 3, Issue 3, March 2010.

     "Global Warming and Bangladesh: Paying the price of others' sin?", The Daily Star (the most popular National Daily English Newspaper of Bangladesh), June 22, 2007.

     Dhaka: A Dangerous Urban Jungle”, The Bangladesh Observer, March 14, 1999.

     Troubled Traffic”, The Daily Star, March 25, 1999.

     Traffic Congestion in Dhaka City”, The Daily Ittefaq, May 21, 1999 (Bengali).

     Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge & Traffic Problem”, The Daily Independent, June 27, 1998.

     Water Logging in Dhaka City: Unplanned Urbanization”, The Daily Ittefaq, September 8, 1998 (Bengali).

     Incremental Road Accident in Bangladesh”, The Daily Bhorer Kagoj, May 09, 1998 (Bengali).

     Doubling The Dhaka-Bhairab Railway Track”, The Daily Bhorer Kagoj, March 02 & 04, 1998   (Bengali).

     The Bridge of our Dream: Problems & Prospects”, The Daily Muktokantha, June 21, 1998 (Bengali).

     Flood Damage and Maintenance of Roads”, The Daily Janakantha, Kartik 16, 1405 (Bengali).

     Traffic Congestion In Dhaka City”, The Bangladesh Observer, March 28, 1998.

     Doubling The Railway Track”, The Bangladesh Observer, November 25, 1997.

     Dhaka-Bhairab Railway Track”, The Daily Star, November 25, 1997.

COMPUTER SKILLS

     Operating System: MS Windows (95, 98, 2000,  XP, Vista)

 

     Word Processing, Relational Database & Spreadsheet: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, Crystal Report, & familiar with Oracle.

 

     Software & Packages: SPSS 16.0, TSP 5.0, LIMDEP 8.0, TransCAD, ArcGIS, MapInfo, Stata 10, Amos 5.0, AutoCADD, LEAP, JICA STRADA 3 and familiar with EMME/2 & ELM.

 

     Graphics, Presentation & Desktop Publishing: MS Power Point, Publisher, Image Composer, Adobe Photo Shop, Paint, MS Photo Editor, Illustrator, PageMaker, Paint-Shop-Pro, Movie Maker.

 

     Internet & Web Deigns: Macromedia Dreamweaver, MS Front Page, Share Point Web, Macromedia Flash.

 

     Programming Language: Matlab, HTML, MS Visual Basic 6.0, FORTRAN 14.0 and familiar with JAVA.

EMPLOYMENT RECORD

Dates

May 2003 - Current

Occupation or position held

     Deputy Project Director             [Present position]

World Bank Funded Technical Assistance Project (for Bangladesh Railway Modernization Project) Rail Bhaban, Dhaka

     Tel.: 88-02-7168454

     Began as Assistant Executive Engineer (Trainee) in May 2003 and served as Assistant Executive Engineer, Dual Gauge Project, Dhaka (February 2004 – January 2006); Assistant Executive Engineer/In-Charge, Saidpur, Nilphamary (February 2006 – November 2008); and lastly promoted to Deputy Project Director in December 03, 2008.

Main activities and responsibilities

     Deputy Project Director: Assisting directly to the Project Director for the preliminary preparation works of the “Technical Assistance for Feasibility Study, Safeguard Policy Study, Detailed Engineering Design and Tendering Services for Projects under World Bank (WB) Funding for Bangladesh Railway Project” including office management, procurement of office equipments, hiring of office personnel, preparing tender documents, finalizing/revising the Technical Assistance Project Proposal (TAPP) including its Terms and Reference (TOR) and preparing other necessary documents of the project such as ‘Request for Expression of Interest (REOI)’ and ‘General Procurement Notice (GPN)’ as per WB Guidelines, maintaining liaison with different agencies including project funding authority (WB) and project approval bodies of the Government; and overall supervision and monitoring the works of consultants to be appointed for the project.

 

     Assistant Executive Engineer/In-Charge: Supervision and monitoring of civil construction/repairing works including procurement of goods, works and contractors for works (residential/office buildings, connecting/feeder roads, culverts etc.); railway estate management and leasing/licensing; construction of connecting/feeder roads; preparing of cost estimates, technical specifications, tender notice and bid documents for new construction and repairing civil works, etc.

       Moreover, pursuing higher studies (Master of Engineering) at Hiroshima University, Japan under deputation from July 2006 to September 2008.

 

     Assistant Executive Engineer: Supervision & monitoring the construction works of the “Dhaka-Joydebpur Dual Gauge Project”, a 37-km long rail-road project of converting Single Meter Gauge into Dual Gauge (Broad Gauge and Meter Gauge) railway track including construction/conversion of large & small  bridges, embankments; construction retaining wall and guide bunds for river training; treatment of soil (black-cotton soil) for embankment construction and hard bed preparation; construction of drainages, sewerage lines, station-yards, platforms etc. ; procurement of material (heavy Steel bridge Girders, stone ballast, sleepers etc.), store management, etc.

       Taking a 4-months Civil Service Basic Training – ‘Foundation Training’ from Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center (PATC), Savar, Dhaka and overseas professional training on Steel Girder procurement and installation.

 

     Assistant Executive Engineer (Trainee): Attached with Railway Training Academy (RTA), Halishahar, Chittagong and different Departments and Divisions of Bangladesh Railway for Foundation and Field Training on various aspects of civil construction works; tendering services; procurement of goods, works & contractors; human resource management; office management; train operation etc.

Employer

Bangladesh Railway

Rail Bhaban, 16 Abdul Gani Road, Dhaka 1000

Web: http://www.railway.gov.bd/

Type of business or sector

The single largest Government-owned and Government-managed Transportation organization in Bangladesh

Dates

September 2001 - May 2003

Occupation or position held

Counselor (Marketing & Engineering Desk)

Main activities and responsibilities

Assessing technical and financial viability of construction projects (especially the real estate projects including lands, apartments, houses etc.) for financing; independently carrying out the marketing and promotional activities for housing loans and deposit schemes; keeping liaison with real estate developers; participating in different meetings and conducting seminars & training programs on housing loan processing for sales personnel of real estate developers.

Employer

National Housing Finance And Investments Limited

National Plaza (7th Floor), Sonargaon Road, 1/G Free School Street, Dhaka 1205

Tel.: (88-02)-9669800

Type of business or sector

Principal non-bank financial institution of the country

Dates

June 2001 - September 2001

Occupation or position held

Program Officer

Main activities and responsibilities

Conducting a large scale survey on real estate sector of Bangladesh; organizing 1st REHAB Housing Fair 2001 at Hotel Sheraton, Dhaka

Employer

Real Estate & Housing Association of Bangladesh (REHAB)

National Plaza (6th Floor), Sonargaon Road, 1/G Free School Street, Dhaka 1205

Tel.: (88-02)-9662482, 9669897

Web: http://www.rehab-bd.org

Type of business or sector

The apex body of real estate and construction companies of the country

Dates

November 1998 – May 2001

Occupation or position held

Assistant Engineer

Main activities and responsibilities

Supervision & monitoring of real estate construction projects; providing high quality supports for analytical and advisory activities and independently perform analytical tasks relating to on-going & up-coming projects, procurement status reports & inventory management, schedule forecasts; assisting Managing Director and Chief Engineer in different planning issues of a project providing analytical information & project synopsis reports; preparing of project proposal (PP), bid documents & bill of quantity (BOQ); design checking and mix design analysis etc.

Employer

Sheltech (Pvt.) Ltd.

Sheltech Tower, 55 West Panthapath, Dhaka 1205

Tel.: (88-02)-9143333~8

Web: http://www.sheltech-bd.com

Type of business or sector

Reputed & pioneer real estate (housing construction & land development) company of Bangladesh.

TRAINING & SHORT COURSES

     Japanese Language Courses: Attended a 399-hours training program on Japanese Language Courses organized by Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE) in Bangladesh and Japan during the period of April 2006 - September 2006.

     Overseas Professional Training: Attended a Training Program on Manufacturing Process & Installation Procedure of Railway Bridge Girder at Kolkata, India organized by TEXMACO, India for 15 days (December 2005) as an assignment of Bridge Girder Procurement from India for Dual Gauge Project of Bangladesh Railway.

     Civil Service Basic Training: Attended a 4-months intensive training program, the 33rd "Foundation Training Courses (FTC)", arranged for Bangladesh Civil Servants, organized by Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center (BPATC), Savar, Dhaka held from June 20, 2004 to October 17, 2004 at BPATC, Savar, Dhaka.

       Training on Rural Development: Attended this attachment training program of BPATC, held from August 28, 2004 to September 02, 2004 at Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogra.

       Special Light Driving Training Program: Attended this special training program of BPATC, held from August 01, 2004 to August 18, 2004 at BPATC under the supervision of Bangladesh Road Transport Corporation (BRTC), Gazipur.

     Railway Professional Training: Attended "Foundation Training Courses" (held from June 14, 2003 to October 23, 2003), "Field Training Courses" (October 24, 2003 to February 09, 2004), and "Final Training Courses" (October 25, 2004 to December 02, 2004) on basic professional courses covering various aspects of civil engineering works (especially supervision and monitoring the construction of rail-road, bridge, culvert, embankments, buildings and related infrastructures) including project management, project planning, tendering services, procurement of goods & services, human resource management, office management, train operation etc., arranged for Bangladesh Railway Officials, organized by Bangladesh Railway Training Academy, Halishahar, Chittagong during the period of June 2003 - December 2004.

     Service Marketing: Attended a 3-days training program on "Service Marketing" organized jointly by Bangladesh Institute of Marketing & Research (BIMR) and East-West University, Dhaka, held on from May 06-08, 2002 at East-West University, Dhaka.

     JAVA Programming: Attended a course on "JAVA Programming" organized by BUET Computer Center, BUET, Dhaka held from September 9, 2000 to November 14, 2000

     Visual Basic Programming: Attended a computer language programming training course on "Visual Basic 6.0" organized by BUET Computer Center at BUET, Dhaka held from July 8, 2000 to September 5, 2000.

     Photography: Attended a 3-days workshop on "Professional Photography" organized by BUET Photography Association from November 3-5, 1998 at BUET, Dhaka

FIELD SURVEYS

     Stated Preference (SP) and Revealed Preference Surveys on Travel Behavior in Dhaka City”, conducted under the supervision of Professor Akimasa Fujiwara, the Graduate School for International Development and Cooperation (IDEC), Hiroshima University, Japan during January-February, 2007 and July-August, 2007.

     Extensive studies on the rural socioeconomic condition of Bangladesh (Village Studies)” jointly organized by Bangladesh Public Administration Training Center (BPATC), Savar, Dhaka and Rural Development Academy (RDA), Bogra, Bangladesh in 2004.

     Questionnaire Survey on the “Feasibility of Light Rail Transit in Dhaka City” conducted under the supervision of Dr. Md. Jobair Bin Alam, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka.

     "Jamuna Multipurpose Bridge Traffic Count Survey” jointly organized by JMBA & BUET under the supervision of the Transportation & Traffic Engineering Cell, BUET headed by Dr. Muhammad Zakaria, Professor, Dept. of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka 1000.

     Extensive Survey on Educational Institutions” (Non-Government Colleges, High Schools and up to Kamil i.e. Master’s level Madrasas) held from May 01, 1993 to June 20, 1993 organized by Bangladesh Bureau of Educational Information and Statistics (BANBEIS), Ministry of Education, Bangladesh.

PROJECT WORKS/ REPORT WRITING

     Scope and Prospects of Real Estate, Housing & Construction Industry of Bangladesh”, a comprehensive report based on extensive survey work on the Real Estate and Housing sector of Bangladesh under the hood of REHAB (Real Estate & Housing Association of Bangladesh) in 2001.

     Flood Damage Assessment in and around Dhaka City (aftermaths of 1998 Floods in Bangladesh)”, a report based on an extensive survey work on the flood damage assessment of roadway network of Dhaka City after the Flood of 1998 conducted under the supervision of Dr. Moazzem Hossain, Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1998

PAPER PRESENTED/ PARTICIPATED IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE, SEMINAR & WORKSHOP

     Attended the International Workshop on Development Within A Low Carbon World: Preparing Professionals for Post-Kyoto Negotiations and Sustainable Growth Policies” held at Hiroshima, Japan during 05 ~21 August 2009 and jointly organized by Hiroshima University, Japan and University of Texas at Austin, USA.

     Attended the International Conference on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation Strategies for Bangladesh” held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh on February 18-20, 2009 and presented research paper on Climate Change and Transport Policy: Bangladesh Contexts” in the conference.

     Attended the International Conference and Workshop on Sustainable Transport for Developing Countries (STDC 2008)” held at Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), Dhaka, Bangladesh on August 28-29, 2008 and presented research paper on Development of Travel Mode Choice Models for Commuting Trips in Dhaka City” in the conference.

     Participated in the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Scholarship Seminar on “Citizens’ participation in city management and services” held at JICA Yokohama (July 31 to August 07, 2007) and presented paper on Regional Development: Formulating Partnership in Yokohama City Development” on 06 August 2007in the seminar.

     Attended the “Asian Mayors' Policy Dialogue for the Promotion of Environmentally Sustainable Transport (EST) in Cities” jointly organized by the United Nations Centre for Regional Development (UNCRD), the ASEAN Working Group on Environmentally Sustainable Cities (AWGESC), the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan, and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) on 23-24 April 2007, in Kyoto, Japan.

     Participated in the “International Conference on Civil and Environment Engineering (ICCEE) 2007” as Panelist held at Hiroshima University, Japan on October 11 -12, 2007.

     Attended the 6th 21st Century Center of Excellence (COE) International Symposium on "Social Capacity Development for Environmental Management and International Cooperation" at Tokyo on 27 November, 2007

     Attended the seminar on “Global Environmental Leader (GEL) Education Program for Designing a Low-Carbon Society” held at IDEC, Hiroshima University, Japan on August 25, 2008

     Attended a number of “IDEC-Asia International Seminars” on different issues related to developing countries held at IDEC, Hiroshima University, Japan during 2006 to 2008.

LANGUAGE FLUENCY

Mother Tongue

Bengali

Other Languages

English, Fluent

Other Languages

Japanese, Level II completed

HONOR, AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

     Japan Government Grant Aid for Human Resource Development Scholarship (JDS) 2006

     Best Writing Award, The Daily Bhorer Kagoj (1997)

     Technical Scholarship, BUET

     University Merit Stipend, BUET 1st Term

     Board Scholarships (Both SSC & HSC Examinations)

     Best Student (HSC'91) of the College, New Govt. Degree College, Rajshahi

     Best Student (SSC'89) of the Upazilla, Atrai Upazilla, Naogaon

     Best Student of the School, Dwipchandpur Govt. Primary and Dwipchandpur R.M. High School, Naogaon

     Junior Scholarship in Talentpool (placed first) in 1986

     Primary Scholarship in 1983

AFFILIATION

     Member, Institute of Engineers, Bangladesh (IEB)

     Member, Dhaka University MBA Association (DUMA)

     Member, Bangladesh Civil Service (Railway : Engineering) Cadre Association, Dhaka

     Member, BUET Alumni Association, Dhaka.

     Life Member, IDEC Alumni Association, Hiroshima University, Japan

INTERESTS & HOBBIES

     Traveling

     Photography

     Internet browsing

     Watching TV

     Meeting people of different socio-cultural backgrounds

     Making Friendship

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