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Abdulghani Alkadri

Candidate ID: 1515582

Career Summary

Engineering Graduates/PG with 33 years experience in Engineering functional area

Skill Set

Construction, Construction Management, Project Estimation, Industry Knowledge, Contract Management, Project Control, Value Engineering, Concrete, Project Management, Procurement, Civil Engineering, Subcontracting, Cost Management, Project Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Budgets, Constructability, P

Professional Information

Total Experience : 33

Nationality : Brazil

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Engineering

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Profile in Brief

As a result oriented & competent civil engineering professional offering 33 years’ experience, including 16 years international experience in the GCC region, mainly executing projects for reputed clients. Seeking a challenging new assignment as Project Manager in a global construction-engineering firm.

Key Attributes

? Wide experience in project management & construction management for executing civil engineering projects with a flair for adopting modern construction methodologies.
? Proven record of accomplishment in planning, scheduling, & implementing projects as per client’s schedule and specifications.
? Adroit in supervising planning & budgeting of various types of Site/ Project Engineering jobs & resolving bottlenecks.
? Demonstrated skills in material & resource evaluation, allocation & control.
? Deft in identifying critical activities, carrying out risk analysis, preparing contingency plans, and taking necessary measures to ensure timely completion of project.
? Adept in implementing efficient and cost effective work practices.
? Hands on experience in Lean Project Management, ensuring that the quality of the cost engineering, planning/ scheduling and contract administration in accordance with the established company procedures and expectations.
? Expertise in trouble shooting & ensuring completion of project within the time & cost parameters.
? Prowess in interfacing & negotiating with clients to meet project requirements
? Verifiable capability in development of plans & procedures to review the progress reports & initiating remedial actions wherever required.
? Proven competence in initiating, planning, and implementing process improvement strategies.
? Proficiency in driving quality of work, safety, schedule, & productivity of work force personnel & sub-contractors
? Finesse in interfacing with client representatives to discuss various issues in execution of the project in a timely & professional manner.
? Skills set in motivating teams, leading by example and delivering results as per set project objectives.
? Ability to work efficiently in demanding work environments, meeting deadlines, and achieving targets.

Professional Milestones

Modern Building Contracting Co. LCC, Ajman, UAE
(A reputed UAE based building contracting firm)
(From Sep 2015 to Present)

Job Profile:
• Building key stakeholder subcontractor’s relationships and managing contracts to meet specified terms and conditions
• Liaising and communicating projects with departments to ensure a thorough understanding of scope and specifying risks associated to the development of key stages
• Monitoring and implementing processes and procedures to ensure compliance with corporate policies
• Producing and analysing progress reports and using MIS to reinforce strategic plans and effectively report findings

• Made significant contributions to monitoring the project progress by reviewing schedules and identifying deviations
• Implemented an improvement philosophy across all functions by ensuring and delivering best practices
• Demonstrated proficient understanding by reducing confusion by developing a testing procedure for w/p leaks
• Led highly successful projects, such Topaz and 4 Star Hotel, outlining each step strategically, establishing and defining roles and delegating tasks effectively to ensure best contributions from participants
• 4 Star Hotel Project, Albarsha, Dubai, Present name: Marriot Courtyard Hotel
(2B+G+6floor+Roof&Upper roof) including all luxury hotel facilities (Roof Swimming Pool, Gym, Restaurants…etc.
• Topaz (1,2&3) Project, Dubai Silicon Oasis
3 Residential Buildings 10 stories for GIGICO client.

Ghantoot Transport & Contracting, Abu Dhabi, UAE
(The region’s leading construction, development and service group established in 1998, specializing in civil engineering, electrical projects, road construction, transport and marine services)

From Jan 2015 up to Aug 2015:
Saadyat Resort and Spa Project at Saadyat Island - Abu Dhabi as Civil Construction Manager

From Jan 2014 to Jan 2015:
Joined Package #5 of Presidential Palace Project (which contains Hardscape + Soft cape). Construction Manager (Nov 2010 to Dec 2014)
(Reporting to the Project Manager & leading a team of 15)

Job Profile:
As Construction Manager, overseeing complete project, with main duties including but not limited to following, as per the set
Key Performance Objectives-
• Specifying project objectives and plans including delineation of scope, budgeting, scheduling, setting performance requirements, and selecting the project participants.
• Liaising with Site Manager, Resident Engineer and Planning Engineer to gain full understanding of scope of work • Coordinating & monitoring sub-contractors, & ensuring all subcontract operations are carried our efficiently & safely.
• Understanding & complying with QHSE requirements as well as ensuring awareness of all personnel at both project / corporate level to provide a safe working environment.
• Implementing safe working practices / procedures to achieve & where possible exceed all project / company HSE goals and likewise issuing similar work instructions to contractors. • Developing and implementing quality control programs.
• Delivering a high standard of work to ensure a consistent and efficient approach at all times.
• Providing support, supervising, & managing personnel development.
• Managing and directing personnel for safe and structured delivery of plans.
• Arranging staff / labor as well as machinery & plant equipment as per requirements and interfacing with vendors.
• Preparing daily, weekly, & monthly progress report of work done and preparing MIS for top management.

? Made noteworthy contribution in reviewing actual progress regularly & compared it to baseline / project schedule to identify deviations if any.
? Implemented continuous improvement philosophy across functions, & delivered best practices at all times.
? Introduced process improvements leading to significant savings of costs for challenging project to finish (Parking #3, PP3) on time using massive pouring of concrete with quantities of 1400 QM during night for raft slab and 3 roof slabs (varying between 1200 to 1000 QM) & used three concrete pumps with extension pipes.
? Leveraged technology to increase efficiency for scope of work using steel-fiber glass moulds (Meva Shutter) with height of 7 meter pouring one time as well as trouble shooting, problem solving, and coordination to improve productivity to construct service tunnel & achieved doubled speed in work & completed project ahead of time
? Spearheaded efforts & delivered superior results for the following projects-
Project: Presidential Palace Project, Abu Dhabi, UAE project value US$ 620 million
Scope of project: Construction of a Presidential Palace with a built up area of over 160, 000 sq. m. on the Ras Al Akhdar peninsula adjacent to the Emirates Palace Hotel, including several VIP wings, a Ministers wing, and several majlis & dining halls built on an area of 150 hectares; with common areas of the Palace utilizing additional 5, 614 sq. m, including main entrance hall, main hall, fountain courtyard, media hall and a press center. The ancillary buildings cover over 23, 000 sq. m., including a public majlis, mosque, staff and military accommodations, a services compound, and various gatehouses and watchtowers. Additionally the project included construction of 6m high seawall over 2,000 m, with 4 million cu. m of dredging and 2500 m of revetment.

Modern Building Contracting Co. LCC, Ajman, UAE
(A reputed UAE based building contracting firm)
Project Estimator (Sep 2009 - Oct 2010)
(Reported to the Estimation Department Manager & led a team of 4)

Job Profile:
As Project Estimator, coordinated complete site engineering activities & main duties including among others monitoring, Inspecting, & thereafter evaluating completed work with defined Key Performance Indices-
? Calculated and prepared tender submissions for the employer, worked out contract cost to deliver project while ensuring expected return on investment with projected profits.
? Established likely progress and completion dates, including allowances for bad weather and other unforeseen circumstances.
? Handled complete preparation of variation order request; estimated cost of works enclosed in variation order request.
? Attended meetings and liaised with stakeholders on commercial matters.
? Prepared daily and weekly progress review reports

? Made significant contribution in implementing cost efficient methods of construction thereby optimized cost.
? Instrumental in implementing assigned tasks with high productivity.

G. P. Zachariades Construction Co., Kingdom of Bahrain
(A Grade AA Contractor with a track record in construction of prestigious buildings including deluxe five-star hotels, Government &
ruling family offices, hospitals, banks, & corporate head offices as well as heavy civil engineering works)
Construction Manager (Oct 2006- Sep 2009)
(Reported to the Project Manager & led a team of 12 engineers)

Job Profile:
As Construction Manager, handled resources & ensured project completion as per the Key Performance Matrices-
? Optimized manpower, material, and equipment allocation for assigned projects, met budgets, & minimized deviations between resource requirements and project forecasts.
? Kept an eye on all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements
? Interpreted client requirements, prepared and submitted construction project budget estimates.
? Identified engineering problems and ensured implementation of appropriate solutions.
? Evaluated, organized, and prioritized workload within a schedule
? Liaised with third party contractors to ensure that all equipments are fit for purpose/ use
? Reviewed status reports of the performance of project team members & assessed results achieved.

? Effectively executed project & achieved project parameters as per schedule.
? Felicitated by Project Manager for outstanding work at Durrat Al Bahrain 317 villas project & in recognition awarded 2 months salary bonus.
? Successfully handled emergency case with respect to snag list & ensured on time completion for The Lagoons project.
? Introduced initiatives to ensure proper project progress with increased productivity for following project-
Project: Durrat Al Bahrain Developmental Project, project value US$ 428 million, a 317 villa construction project, covering 20 sq. km. area, consisting of contemporary urban lifestyle set across 15 inter-connected islands. The new mixed-use city in Bahrain includes the Islands, Durrat Marina, Golf Course, Hotel Island, & The Crescent, offering high quality, sophisticated urban entertainment, landscaped public space, and 400 berth marinas.
Scope of project: Whole project was divided into 4 parts, and personally handled 89 villa share from the base (raft foundation), & organised weekly progress meeting to track performance.
Project: Al Riffa Views Lagoon, project value US$ 380 million, a 352 villa construction project, the second signature estate, contract awarded to GPZ-Sembawang, (A joint venture between local contractor GPZ & Singaporean engineering & construction giant Sembawang)
Scope of project: Handled 33 key villa project, effectively faced problems, & handled handover of the villas

Tabet Enterprises W.L.L., Kingdom of Bahrain
(The international group established in West Africa in 1946, with business operations throughout Africa, Europe & the Middle East & involved in completing residential complex, hospitals, office building, oil refineries, roads, & bridges)
Site Manager (Jun 2004 - Oct 2006)
(Reported to the Construction Manager & led a team of 8)

Job Profile:
As Site Manager, handled the following functions with defined Key Performance Indicators- ? Outlined detailed activities for the day as per the overall work program.
? Determined productivity of manpower as per work requirements.
? Interpreted details and drawings and provided instructions to Foreman onsite.
? Provided solutions to problems encountered in course of executing work.
? Supervised workers and foremen as well as checked attendance of workers.
? Provided risk assessment for safety officer.
? Maintained housekeeping within the area.
? Prepared daily reports and submitted to the project engineer.

? Successfully initiated methods in construction activities & ensured improved work productivity.
? Instrumental in successfully completing following projects as per the schedule & specified costs- Project: Ain Athari Park Project (US$ 20 million)
Scope of project: Project involves construction of a family theme park, with landscaped gardens with lakes and fountains, a museum, games arcade, adventure rides and a food court.
Project: Gulf Air Simulator Training Center, Bahrain, project value US$ 80 million
Scope of project: Completion of state-of-the-art Simulator Training Building structure at Gulf Air's headquarters in Muharraq, offering three flight simulators for simulated onboard training to Gulf Air pilots on Boeing B767, Airbus A320, & A330/ 340 jets. Constructed high-tech Simulation School Building complex, including service building, administration, classrooms, & cafeteria. Installed simulators section with all technical services (hot- chilled water, Hydraulic Pistons fixed on 200 ton separate concrete base holding the simulator body, with connecting pipes and hydraulic oil tanks, and connections for rooms containing the giant computers controlling the simulators and related MEP services

Previous Employment History:

? Managing Director, Falcon Ceramic and Contracting, Bahrain Kingdom (Dec 2002- Jun 2004)
? Engineer, Engineering Bureau, Self-Employed, Syria (Jul 1995- Dec 2002)
? Military Service, Ministry of Defense, Syria (May 1988- Apr 1995)
? Supervisor, Private Construction, Syria (Oct 1985- May 1988)

Training & Development

? Attended safety training seminar on OSHA
? Undergone training on PMP edition 5 course

Educational Credentials

? Bachelors Degree in Science- Civil Engineering, Aleppo University, Aleppo, Syria, 69.9% (1986)

Personal Information

? Date of Birth: 21st January 1963
? Language Proficiency: Arabic, English, & basic French
? Computer Literacy: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power point, Access), AutoCAD, STAAD III, & Primavera ?
? Nationality: Brazil