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Mohamed Aboushanab

Candidate ID: 1896541

Career Summary

Dynamic, dedicated leader with expertise in contract management, process improvement, and client relationship building. Over 16 years of hands-on experience in progressively responsible roles. Proven ability to implement engineering best practices. Excels in problem solving.

Skill Set

Internal Controls , Cross-Functional Collaboration , Change Management , Contractor Relations , Technical Documentation , Claim Preparation , Coaching & Mentoring , Multicultural Management , Cost Reduction

Professional Information

Total Experience : 16

Nationality : Egypt

Qualification Level : MBA / Management Post Graduates

Job Function : Site Engineering / Projects

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

Detailed Profile

Contracts Manager

Dynamic, dedicated leader with expertise in contract management, process improvement, and client relationship building. Over 16 years of hands-on experience in progressively responsible roles. Proven ability to implement engineering best practices. Excels in problem solving. Personable and engaging with the communication skills needed to build consensus on critical initiatives.
Highlights of Expertise
•?Internal Controls •?Cross-Functional Collaboration •?Change Management
•?Contractor Relations •?Technical Documentation •?Claim Preparation
•?Coaching & Mentoring •?Multicultural Management •?Cost Reduction

Personal Statistics
Date of Birth 17 May 1982.
Marital Status Married.
Bachelor of Electric power Engineering BENHA University. Egypt 2004
GDM (project management diploma) Arab Academy for Science, Technology& Maritime Transport, Egypt 2010

Language Skills
Arabic Mother Tongue.
English Fluent.

Professional Experience
Contracts Manger. (Dec 2017 – present)
Location: Kuwait.

Handled Projects:

1. Expansion and Revamping of Ahmadi Depot – LM
Contractor: M/s. PUNJ LLOYD GROUP, Ltd., India
Type: EPCC
Value: $220 M

Project brief:
Construction of Oil Terminal Depot with 11 floating roof product tanks, 17 Loading Arms with Multiproduct loading capabilities, Vapor Recovery, and Firewater system expansion.

2. Replacement of Old & Obsolete Substation M20 at MAA Refinery
Contractor: M/s. Larsen & Toubro Limited. India
Type: EPCC
Value: $71.72 M

Project brief:
Replacement and load shifting existing M20 substation, which is operating with old / obsolete switchgears and systems with new substation.

3. Replacement of UNIFLUX Heaters in LPG trains 1, 2 & 3 at MAA refinery
Contractor: M/s. SINOPEC Engineering (Group) LTD. China
Type: EPCC
Value: $30 M

Project brief:
Replacement of the existing forced draft UNIFLUX Heaters in the three LPG trains with New Vertical, Natural Draft Heaters along with auxiliaries. In addition, installation of New Gas-Gas Preheater upstream of new Fired Heater to preheat the regeneration gas with the gas/liquid dryer outlet gas.

Duties during implementation stage:

• Reviewing all documentation including Contractor’s incoming letters, site instruction books, and Subcontractor documents.
• Prepare draft for management requests/feedback for contractual related aspects between KNPC and contractor.
• Drafting General and Contractual correspondence.
• Maintain a database of all correspondences between Company and Contractor and advise the Project Director on the consequence.
• Develop Change Control Management (CCM) on brownfield location Projects.
• Develop strategic plans for management of significant changes in cost and time schedules or variations.
• Hold primary responsibility from Company and liaise directly with Main Contractor.
• Support in claims settlement, dispute resolution, litigation and arbitration proceedings.
• ?Verified/defended $11M claims raised by Contractors and counterclaims from the legal perspective study in coordination with the discipline engineers.
• Present to Company CRC (Claim review Committee) my recommendation for the raised Claims after concurrence of KNPC management.
• Attended Board meetings with senior management to propose settlement for the Claims.
• Handling Raised insurance claims for Rain & Floods Damage Events of 2017 and 2018.

Duties during Pre-Tendering and Tendering stage:

• Identifying type of tender (Emergency / normal / single source / MOMARSAH).
• Obtaining Budget approval and AFE (Appropriation for expenditure) approval through KNPC Stage Gate System (SGS).
• Preparation of Project presentations proposed by Concerned Coordination group Team Leader in front of KNPC several Committees approached for approval needed.
• Drafting ITB according to company model documents which differ according to tender classification (LSTK / ADHOC / Consultancy / Low Value Contracts (LVC) / Medium Value Contracts (MVC)).
• Identifying Bidders List and Pre-Qualification of Contractors.
• Preparing for awareness workshop for the entire Project Team Members emphasizing how to draft various Sections / Parts / Exhibits of ITB Document in a structured manner to avoid inconsistencies.
• Issuing the ITB draft to concerned departments for comments.
• Finalizing the ITB after compiling approved comments of concerned departments.
• Create a new ‘Service Request (SR) in MAXIMO (company bidding system).
• Pre-Tender Meeting preparation.
• Handling bidders’ clarifications.
• Evaluation of Offers & Recommendations.
• Awarding and contract signing and kick off meeting preparation.
The Petroleum Projects and Technical Consultants – PETROJET.
Proposals Lead. (May 2013 – Dec 2017)
Location: Egypt.


Managing development of Proposals from receipt of Invitation to Bid (ITB) through to estimation, proposal preparation submission, post submittal clarifications and responses, presentations, receipt and review of contract and hand over to operations.
Responsibility and accountability for delivery of proposals for Oil & Gas /Infrastructure projects across the Middle East & Africa.
• Receive the ITB and act in line with client procedures.
• Prepare documentations for GO/NOGO approvals. Follow up with the personnel involved until a final decision is made on the GO/NOGO scenario.
• Analyze/study ITB documents.
• Assemble the proposals team in conjunction with the heads of departments and lead the proposal team.
• Distribute the ITB information appropriately to other functional departments.
• Attending PTM and site visits.
• Leading coordination process with the concerned branch according to project location.
• Preparing and reviewing clarifications raised from different departments before sending to client.
• Leading proposal preparation meetings with concerned engineer in order to meet target date.
• Ensure the proposals are prepared in compliance with client requirements and Company Procedures.
• Managing preparing comprehensive technical proposals together with the appropriate commercial proposal.
• Consolidates the estimate components and prepares the proposal cost documentation and bid forms where required.
• Obtaining required approval from department manager and senior management before going to CEO.
• Presenting Proposal budget and Cost Estimate file and project presentation to CEO after concurrence of management.
• Provide periodical reports on group bidding activities and success ratio achieved in each area.
• Organize and facilitate meetings with clients, partners, subcontractors and vendors.
• Assistance in recruitment as well as training and development of proposal personnel.
• Actively contribute in the development and enhancement of the Proposal procedures for delivery of successful tender packages.

The Petroleum Projects and Technical Consultants – PETROJET.
Proposals Engineer. (November 2006 – May 2013)
Location: Egypt.

Develop estimates from inception to completion. Develops an achievable estimate plan, inclusive of budget. Responsible for input to the timely submittal of client proposal documents.

• Review the estimate and ensures quality, logic and consistency. Ensures lessons learned from previous projects are incorporated into the estimate.
• Responsible for generating a Project Profitability Summary (PPS) and providing additional data.
• Manages proposal strategies with Proposal Management and joint venture partners as applicable.
• Prepare estimate basis and assumption documentation with listed inclusions and exclusions.
• Fully understands the needs of the customer.
• Review design or Request for Proposal (RFP)/Invitation to Bid (ITB) scope criteria and quantities for completeness and reasonableness, and coordinates with the project to develop additional estimating basis when information is incomplete. Suggests alternatives when appropriate.
• Establish and reviews the conceptual scopes of estimates and studies when definition is not available through a demonstrated ability to visualize the design of the finished product

The following duties are performed with respect to Project/Site Management Support, the process of providing support services to projects/sites in the form of external cost analysis and estimate reviews in addition to estimate-to-budget conversions

• Prepare cost studies utilizing historical data, statistical analysis and cost and quantity comparisons. Develops new techniques as required to meet specific needs.
• Convert estimates into project budgets with execution team clearly communicating assumptions and rationale. Assists projects in identifying scope deviations.
• Analyze cost/price data from suppliers/subcontractors, EPC Works with the Ability to generate comparative data (historical costs and other metrics) as part of the cost/price analysis.

The Petroleum Projects and Technical Consultants – PETROJET.
Electrical Construction engineer. (Jan 2006 – Nov2006)
Location: Egypt.

• Read and study the electrical plans (usually done by electrical design engineers) and implement it in the site
• Develop and maintain electrical systems for buildings.
• Resolving issues and ensuring that work is completed according to specifications
• Doing necessary actions whether to correct or to improve the design.

Multi M Group – MOHM.
Electrical Maintenance engineer. (Feb 2005 –Jan 2006)
Location: Egypt.

• Maintaining and supervising the electrical faults occurred in the power and control circuits included in the various types of machines used in the industry.