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Ghassan Nazzal

Candidate ID: 1644439

Career Summary

34 years experienced (Civil Engineer) in Buildings, Towers & Infrastructure construction industry, with Owners, Developers, Consultants and Contractors parties, in diverse roles as Senior Project Manager, Engineering Advisor & Senior Resident Engineer in Kuwait, Jordan, Dubai & presently in Qatar.

Skill Set

Project Management ~ Design Review ~ Value Engineering ~ Cost Reduction ~ Technical Proficiency ~ Architecture & Building Materials ~ Procurement ~ Contract Management ~ Site Coordination ~ MEP ~ Planning ~ Estimation ~ Quantity Survey ~ HSE Management ~ QA/QC ~ Resource Management ~ Team Management

Professional Information

Total Experience : 34

Nationality : Jordan

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Site Engineering / Projects

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

Detailed Profile

Ghassan Shawqi A. Nazzal; ICIOB
Senior Project Manager / Senior Resident Engineer – Buildings, Towers & Infrastructure
Doha - Qatar
Mobile: 00974 55410128 (Viber, Line, WhatsApp & Imo)
SKYPE Name: ghassan.nazzal (Country: Qatar)
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/ghassan-nazzal/b/71a/382
Email: ghassan_nazzal@yahoo.com & Ghassan.nazzal@gmail.com


Profile:
• 34 years experienced Project Manager (Civil Engineer with excellent Architecture and MEP awareness and Coordination proficiency in Buildings, Towers & Infrastructure construction industry).
• Know how to reduce the Cost and shorten the time, maintaining the best expected quality.
• Successful professional career with Owners, Developers, Consultants and Contractors parties, in diverse roles as Projects Manager, Engineering Advisor & Resident Engineer.
• Experienced the work in diverse international market; in Qatar for 14 years, UAE 11 years, Jordan 3 years and Kuwait 6 years.
• Executed projects have included Towers, Buildings, Shopping Mall, Rehabilitation Centre/Hospital, Mosques, Schools, Luxurious Villas, Substations, Industrial Sheds, Cable Car/Telpherage, Primary Infrastructure (Roads, Bridges, Foul Sewer, Surface Water, Potable water, Irrigation Hydraulics and Electrical Cabling Networks) and recently Data Center.

Objective: Seeking a challenging assignment as Project Manager or Senior Executive Management role with a reputed organization to integrate domain expertise and administrative, leadership & management skills to achieve organizational objectives.

Core Competencies/ Skills: Project Management ~ Design Review ~ Value Engineering ~ Cost Reduction ~ Technical Proficiency ~ Architecture & Building Materials ~ Procurement ~ Contract Management ~ Site Coordination ~ MEP/ Electromechanical Installations ~ Planning ~ Estimation ~ Budgeting ~ Quantity Survey ~ HSE Management ~ QA/QC ~ Resource Management ~ Team Management

IT Skills: MS Windows ~ MS Office ~ AutoCAD ~ Primavera ~ Internet Applications
Soft Skills: Hard working and focused ~ Honest and reliable ~ Good interpersonal skills to work in a multi-cultural environment ~ Good team management skills

Professional Affiliations:

• ICIOB Member of “The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).
• Member of Societies of Engineers in Jordan, U. A. E. & Kuwait
• Member of Project Management Institute (PMI), (processing for PMP Exam).

Education

B.Sc. (Civil Engineering), Technical University of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, Romania, 1984. (Formerly known as The Institute of Civil Engineering of Bucharest, founded 1867)

Trainings
• Project Management Professional (PMP) training course, SAC/PMI, preparing for PMP
• Proficiency in Value Engineering & Function Analysis
• High Rising Building & Towers Projects Management & Planning
• Proficiency in Establishing the Project Management Office (PMO)
• Project Risk Management
• Human Resource Management from A to Z
• Project Management course (Primavera), UAE Engineers society
• Management of Engineering Projects Skills
• Project Planning & Scheduling
• AutoCAD, IEEE - Kuwait
• STAAD III, University of Kuwait
• Course in Preparation for Specification, Tendering and Bidding, Kuwait Eng. Society
• M. S. Windows, Excel & Word - Sharjah, U. A. E


Career Summary


Energy City Project Management
(In-house Project Management for: Energy City Qatar Real Estate Development - Qatar)
Senior Construction Manager, March 2015 – Present

3 Commercial Buildings Project (3B + G + (4, 4 & 6) Floors), costed ~508 Million QR
Design & Supervision by: ABS International, M. Contractor: Zublin International Qatar L.L.C

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Handling, monitoring, reviewing and controlling all technical submittals from main contractor to Consultant and vice versa replies, approving or commenting as necessary, ensuring proper application for Communication and Approval Responsibility Matrix, all as per “Design, Specs, standards, Regulations, Conditions & other contract documents”, to deliver project’s milestones with best expected quality and within baseline schedule of time and budget, in parallel with Owner’s/Employer’s directions, preferences and interests.
• Overseeing and controlling Consultant’s and Contractors’ staff and workforces, and overall Project’s site work & construction performance.
• Checking daily attendance of staff, workforce.
• Site visits and follow ups for site progress, Consultant’s inspections and Contractor’s daily activities.
• Monitoring Consultant reviews for Contractor’s regular daily, weekly & monthly reports related to Construction & HSE.
• Attending, assessing and assisting the Consultant for leading the weekly progress and technical meetings, and reviewing, endorsing and publishing the minutes of meetings for concerned parties.
• Ensure that Consultant & Contractor are complying with Quality Assurance, Quality Control and HSE as per Contract and approved plans, standards, procedures and appropriate Construction methodologies.
• Following up, reviewing, assessing, approving and endorsing the Site Instructions, Claims & variations and Interim Payments, and initiating when necessary.
• Following up and monitoring contractual correspondences and preparing necessary Owner’s responses.
• Monitoring T&C, Closeout and Handing over.


EGEC-Qatar (Design & Supervision Consultancy)
Project Manager, Sept 2013 – March 2015

Commercial (Shopping) Markets Buildings “Fast Track Project”, 44 sites with different sizes in different/scattered locations in Doha City, divided to three packages (3 Contracts/Main contractors), worth 350 Million Qatari Riyals, for M/s Qatar Development Bank as the employer. The project was successfully completed on time and within budget.
Responsibilities: Project Manager leading three Resident Engineers with senior technical team for each package, with senior Quantity surveyor & Senior Planning Manager.


Associated Consulting Engineers (ACE - Qatar)
Senior Resident Engineer (Infrastructure), Jan 2011 – March 2013

Primary Infrastructure Project for Entertainment City at Lusail-Qatar.
Details: 5km Roads, 5 Bridges, Landscaping, Foul Sewer, Surface Water, Potable Water and Irrigation Hydraulics, 6 Lifting Stations and Elect Cabling Networks, worth about 120 Million Qatari Riyal.

Responsibilities:
• Leading as professional contractual and technical leader with my team for all supervisory activities such as but not limited to: Approvals processes for subcontractors, shop drawings, materials and payments;
• QA/QC, HSE, NCRs and planning/progress follow-ups and managing, handling and approving.
• Handling RFIs, site instructions & variations and all Contractual issues and conflicts.
• All as per Contract Documents and site conditions until completion, closing out and handing over in collaboration with Owner, Project management and Contractors.


Dar Investment & Development Real estate, Doha – Qatar
Engineering Advisor / Senior Projects Manager, Jan 2005 – Sept 2010

Projects (almost simultaneously)
Project 1: West Bay Lagoon Plaza: Twin Zigzag Residential Towers (B+G+34), with (B+G+1, 130,000m2) Shopping Mall and all external & Infrastructure networks.
Project 2: Twin Palm Towers/Offices (2B+G+57) and Car park (2B+G+11)
Total built Up Area: 570,000 m2 & Total Cost: about 0.5 Billion US $ (for both projects)
Design & Supervision by ‘MZ&P’, Project Management by ‘Hill International’ and Main Contractor ‘Al Seal’
Responsibilities:
• Engineering Advisor, representing and managing Employer’s/Developer’s team, procuring & managing the contracts for Design, Supervision and Project Management and controlling Consultant’s & project management teams, for all stages from inception, design concept and planning through to completion, handing over and closing out, for the above 2 Landmark Major Multi-faceted Projects in one contracting agreement (acting as Employer’s Senior Project Manager).
• Contractual, financial and all follow up issues during construction with all parties/stakeholders and Units buyers/end-users.
• Review and approve designs, specifications, drawings and materials to ensure compliance with project requirements, and initiate, participate, review and approve a Value Engineering and cost reduction whenever and wherever applicable.
• Ensure that contracts, established budgets, and schedules are properly implemented.
• Develop weekly and monthly reports, and initiate, check or approve instructions, payments and variations.
• Attending all progress and technical meetings with effectiveness authority.


Al-Hashemi (Architects, Engineers, Planners), Dubai – UAE
Resident Engineer, Dec 2002 – Dec 2004

Projects
1. International Desalination and Power Station project worth 3.0 Billion Dhs: In charge as the Local Consultant for Civil Buildings & Infrastructure Works, for DEWA Employer. Main Consultant Lahmeyer, execution Led by Mitsubishi Corporation along with Toshiba Corporation, Fisia Italimpianti SpA, Areva (Alsthom) and ETA Group.
2. Rehabilitation Centre “Hospital, Dormitory and Educational Centre” for handicaps in Hatta City, during finishing stages until Completion.
3. 10 months fast track project (completed successfully on time) for M/s EMAAR: 4 Res. Buildings comprising of B+G+6 (post-tensioned slabs structure) with Infrastructure networks & landscaping, pools and health club, worth 66.4 million Dhs
4. Diaphragm Walls Shoring project worth 7 million Dhs for M/s DAFZA
5. Piling foundation for Dubai Hospital Extension.
Responsibilities:
• Supervising and managing the projects, reporting directly to the Owner Representatives (without PMC a)
• Managing and coordinating all activities related to Civil Structural, Architectural and Electromechanical aspects.
• Chairing and handling site meetings, inspections, instructions, correspondences, reporting, and quality assuring.
• Subcontracting tendering, materials procurement, revisions and variations, quantity surveys and payments.


Engineer Adnan Saffarini Consulting Office, Dubai – UAE
Area Engineer, Resident Engineer to Project Manager, Dec 1993 – Dec 2002

Projects: Collective construction projects (more than 40 projects)
Details: Included luxurious Villas, Industrial Sheds, Mosques, various Residential Buildings, (3B+G+16+2) offices tower (for Khalid Al Attar/Al-Maktoom road) completed on time with (40% saving from lowest tender price), and (recreational project Telefrique-cable car / Dubai Creek Park with all required Infrastructure main lines coordination & diversions), all Project were completed on time and with cost saving.
Responsibilities:
• In addition to Supervision responsibilities as aforementioned above with Consultants, also;
• Construction Management Consultant with Cost Control responsibility (within the particular conditions of contract) for tendering, procurement and awarding of all subcontractors and materials for all the mentioned projects, Where;
• Most of trades were Contractually considered as Provisional Sums & Prime Cost Rates; including Shoring, Piling Foundations, Infrastructure Networks, MEP subcontractors, Aluminum, cladding & all other finishing materials;
• All are reviewed, re-designed & coordinated, tendered & procured by me with continuous value engineering, saving and cost reduction processes; approved & assigned/nominated on time to the main contractor, with full authority/consent from Owners)).
• Reporting directly to the General Manager.

Metal Export Contracting Company Ltd – Jordan
Project Engineer, Jan 1993 – Sep 1993

Project: Construction of Irbid Steel Foundry, Jordan
Cost: JD18 Millions (26M$)
Role: Team leader & Inspector from the Main Contractor for the Works performed by Civil Subcontractor like foundations, pedestals and RCC skeleton.


Taufiq Engineering Office – Jordan
Managing Partner / Projects Manager, Dec 1991 – Jan 1993

Design & construction various private projects
Responsibilities:
• Designing, tendering and managing construction of various private commercial buildings and villas.
• The control over a diversity of workforce including the selection of potential suppliers and procurement of materials.


Self Employed Contractor – Jordan

Contractor Engineer, Jan 1991 – Mar 1992 - (2 luxurious villas)


National Housing Authority/Government - Kuwait
“Infrastructure Site Engineer” to “Building Asst. Resident Engineer”, Sep 1984 – Aug 1990

Projects:
• Main Infrastructure Roads, Drainage, Water and irrigation networks with landscaping finishing works for 296 Villas Housing Project.
• Public Buildings Project Worth 7 million KD: Major Mosque, two local mosques, and two villas.
• Three kindergartens (precast concrete structure): 2 million KD.
• Intermediate School project worth 900`000 KD.
Responsibilities: Responsible for supervision independently/in-house supervising the main contractor directly as Owner’s representative during the construction, completion and maintenance of the projects. (All projects were designed, managed and supervised by NHA the Owner)


Personal Details

• Languages: English, Arabic, Romanian
• Nationality: Jordan