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Manish Rane

Candidate ID: 1965848

Career Summary

PMP®, IPMO-P® BE, MBA; with a distinguished career of 16 years in providing strategic vision, leadership & direction in end-to-end Project Management while setting up PMO. Worked for Real Estate, Utilities & Capital Projects (Power/ Infra), Internal / Project Audits & Risk Management,

Skill Set

Project Management Officer, Project Planning, Project Audit, Internal Audit, Risk Management

Professional Information

Total Experience : 16

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Post Graduate

Job Function : Real Estate / Property

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

Detailed Profile

MANISH RANE ? +974-77243482 ? Doha, Qatar ?


PMP®, IPMO-P® BE, MBA; with a distinguished career of 16 years in providing strategic vision, leadership & direction in end-to-end Project Management while setting-up of PMO
Worked for Real Estate & Capital Projects (Power/ Infra), Internal / Project Audits & Risk Management, Power Utility O&M functions while working with reputed Big-4 Consulting Firms, Govt., Utility Companies across India & GCC (UAE and Qatar)

Forward-Focused Project Management Practitioner; highly skilled in all aspects of Capital Projects and Real Estate Development/ Project Management professional with using Project Management Framework with focus on time, cost & scope, risk, quality and H&S constraints. A catalyst of Change with zeal to drive Organizational Vision: proficient in grasping the big picture, identifying gaps, and driving Business Process Reengineering/Automation (ERP) Initiatives to establish critical functions/regulatory compliance requirements for streamlined project execution, enhanced productivity, improved customer satisfaction, high operational efficiency & cost optimization leading to cost savings of up to USD 10 to 15 Mn. Ensured the delivery of an effective Audit Compliance & Risk Governance Framework to enhance internal controls, meet regulatory guidelines & maximize efficiency.
Recorded key milestones like:

? Stellar record in performing Gap Assessment of existing policies & procedures and developed effective & advanced SOPs/ MBPs/ DOA for mega projects in various sectors such as Real Estate / Power/ Infra Developers and EPC Contracting companies
? Led team of 4-5 members per assignment & managed 8-10 End-To-End Centralized Project Management Office (PMO) Set-Up and Implementation Assignments (around 7-8 PMO set-up and implementation experience) for Capital Mega Projects with focus on Time, Cost, Scope, QHSE and Risk Management; Managed PMOs laid between Controlling and Directive categories and conducted knowledge management sessions
? Conducted Shareholder Review of Capital Project (Power, Infra & Real Estate), with 8-10 members; delivered gap assessment with recommended action to achieve significant control over projects & assets, helped company improve governance for upcoming projects
? Successfully led Project Closeout Review to facilitate sr. management in critical decision making for the opening of 2 hotel assets efficiently, thus avoiding reputational & cash loss risks during 2017-2020
? Recognized with Super Employee Award at Big-4 Firm KPMG-India 2013 for managing and closing multiple assignments effectively within norm & Best Performer Award from Capital Projects Advisory Function for Big 4 Firm PWC in 2016

Strategic Project Management | PMO – Capital Projects / Global PMO Set-Up & Centralisation | Project Reviews | Internal Audits & Controls | Business Process Re-engineering & ERP Initiatives| Risk Management & Compliances | Cross-functional Coordination | Assets & Operations Management| Projects & Operations Excellence| Cost & Resource Optimisation | Team Building & Leadership
Sectors Worked in: Real Estate, Power, Infrastructure, EPC & Production Plants

Led project contract closure assignment to review Contractors Proposed Final Settlement Agreement on Co’s Development Projects; identified that cost of these claims can be recovered through Insurance & not by the contractors, resulting in a significant cost-saving
Conducted risk assessment and revamped existing process by implementing ERP supported Standard Operating Processes & Business Process Re-Engineering across 5 Group Cos. having 60 processes for a leading Real Estate & Infrastructure Co. through continuous coaching to sr. and mid-management, a 2-Year risk-based Process Review Plan for ensuring implementation, resulting in a drastic reduction in Approval Cycles TAT and around 5% cost savings due to centralized (group/co. level) procurement of critical activities in business operations
Led team of 4-5 members per assignment & managed 8-10 End-To-End Centralized Project Management Office (PMO) Set-Up and Implementation Assignments for Mega Capital Projects which were managed remotely (International) by the company, thus having less visibility on project management activities; This included continuous coordination with head office and remotely located staff, coordinating and leading risk management workshops with middle and senior management, Periodically presenting progress reports with a focus on risk/ early warning signs and recommendations
Revamped existing risk management function approach to focus on Opportunities and not limited to threatens, which resulted in monitoring and improving Opportunities (approx. USD 15 Mn) that existed within business operations across Company group level
Worked as a key part of a Recruitment Team for quality hiring; facilitated training on Project Management for Internal Auditors, SOPs / Model Business Processes for Projects and Production Plants, PMO for Construction Projects, Risk Management & RACI Matric Workshops

Development Audit Head

Heading Development Audits of QD’s Real Estate and Infrastructure Development (Capital Projects) across Qatar and US, UK, Asia, Africa Regions, including a diversified Development Portfolio of 5-Star Hotel Development (UK- 30 Rosewood, Tunisia- Anantara Resort, Egypt-St. Regis), Lusail City’s High-Rise Building & Infrastructure Packages incl Smart city packages, End-To-End JV and Subsidiary reviews. Performing Project Development Lifecycle Reviews with focus on Project Management methodologies, reviewing and finalizing internal and co-sourced auditor’s reports, managing audit budget & timelines of internal and co-sourced auditor’s assignments; Conducting Policies & Procedures Gap Assessment Reviews to strengthen internal controls and coordinating with cross-functional groups to ensure risks added and managed through Active Risk Management (ARM) system.

? Pivotal in managing end-to-end Development / Project Management Life Cycle Audit Assignments from initiation to closure such as:
- Development Lifecycle (Own & JV) Reviews; focusing on the review of Development / JV Agreement / HMA / Client SPA Compliances, Business Plans & Feasibility Studies, Fund Management, KPI Progress and Development Strategies
- Project Management Reviews using Project Management Framework; including key areas such as Project Scope, Project Risks, Master Schedule, Budget, Quality, HSE, Contract Management (VO/ Claims / Final Settlement Agreements), Project Closure, Readiness of Events (Hotel Asset, Residential & Commercial Projects) and handover to Asset Management/Authorities
- Business Process Reviews and Reengineering: Review of existing business processes and recommending changes to ensure adequate internal controls with reduced cycle time.
? Led reviews of Corporate Functions such as Portfolio Investments, Risk Management, Legal, Insurance, Planning & Performance
Manager- CPC, Advisory

Conducted Risk-based Project Review for Capital Projects (Real Estate & Power Infra) and recommended strategic controls to enhance business operations and cost savings. Provided Business Transformation solutions to Real Estate and Infrastructure clients. Supported client in setting up of PMOs and its implementation. Supported client in developing Risk registers, Risk Control Matrix, and Audit Universe as well as performing Risk Management Exercise for their existing operating functions and new projects

? Executed Joint Stakeholder Project Governance & Project Management Review for mega projects such as Shuaa Energy II (Solar Power -800MW) Project, Dubai for checking tender, contract & Q-HSE compliances, PMC & EPC deliverables, budget and schedule analysis, delay mitigation plans, claims/variations/permit status reviews, power evacuation, and O&M readiness, etc.
? Managed Key UAE Clients like DEWA, Masdar Energy, EAD, ALDAR, AMLAK Finance, UPC, ENEC, ADCO; led & conducted:
- Project Appraisal and Project Execution Review for a leading Investment Bank’s Assets
- End-to-End Real Estate Development Review with focus on end-to-end development lifecycle of the project
- EPC Real Estate Company and Pre-cast Manufacturing Plant’s Process Gap Analysis and developed policies & SOPs to enhance business operations
- Operational Excellence Review for a leading Precast Manufacturing Company

PwC, INDIA DEC’15 - JUN’17
Manager- GRID, Advisory- Mumbai

Conceptualized & developed Project Management Solutions mainly on project interface, time, cost & risk management. Set-up PMO and drove its implementation for complex projects. Built and analyzed project schedules (critical paths), project budgets for Capital Projects. Mapped client’s project priority with its master plan and led efforts to resolve project critical issues

? Successfully implemented PMO functions for Mega Capital Projects with end-to-end project lifecycle planning and its implementation; Supporting management in developing project management policies & procedures, project execution strategies, identifying cost-saving opportunities using effective Risk Management framework setup and implementation; Discussing Project reports with highlighting critical risks and early warnings signs to CxO levels with recommended actions, Conducting knowledge sharing sessions with staff including senior management
? Successfully conducted Capital Project Review for Capital Projects and suggested strategic controls to enhance business operations and cost savings; Scrutinizing Business Plans and r
? Formulated IT-supported policy and procedures and facilitated delegation of authorities (DoAs) for government and private clients and conducted implementation reviews
? Facilitated decision-making meetings with CXO level to expedite critical-decision issues and early warning signs
? Formulated MIS Dashboards for reporting time & cost delays, risks, quality NCs, reporting along with mitigation plans

Senior Manager – Internal Audit

Formulated Risk-based Internal Audit Plans & Budgets at the group level, created Audit Universe and Risk Control Matrix for existing and new functions/projects; performed Capital and Real Estate Projects progress reviews using Project MIS, Project Schedules and Site Visits; planned Process Audit including business development & tendering, project & procurement, contract management

? Built Scenario Analysis and provided key insights to the management about various project risks and their impact on financials
? Led & conducted end-to-end Project Management Audits, using Project Management Framework focusing on Project Risks, Schedule, Budget, QA, HSE, Contract Management (VO/ Claims / Final Settlement Agreements), Project Closure and timely Handover
? Performed Gap Assessment of existing policies & procedures and developed effective & advanced SOPs/ MBPs/ DOA for Infra / Power Projects and Utilities, managed audit budget and timelines of Internal and External Auditor’s assignments

Assistant Manager in Governance Risk & Compliance Services

Set-up of Mega Project Management Office (PMO) and led its implementation for complex projects such as Thermal Power Plants, Electrical T&D Projects, Real Estate, Pharmacy Plants, etc. Conducted various Risk-based Utility and Project Audits.

? Successfully delivered 4-5 Mega Project PMOs from inception to handover of projects using various IT tools, effective Change Management, Time and Cost Management, Stakeholder Management, Risk and Knowledge Management; Assessing and recommending cost-saving opportunities; Smoothly implemented Escalation Matrix; Developing and implementing Project Management Dashboards and reporting with recommendations for timely decisions making
? Formulated advanced (ERP supported) SOPs/ MBPs and facilitated delegation of authorities (DoAs) for Real Estate/ infra / Power / Biomass Projects and Utilities; proactively conducted implementation review along with gap analysis
? Led enterprise risk management (ERM) assignments specific to Projects to enable clients to align project risks with business operations; Involved cross-functional coordination with various departments, conducting gap assessment, developing risk registers and risk review plans, conducting risk workshops with middle and top management
? Built project strategies, business process re-engineering, project management with a focus on project profitability

Asst. Manager - Energy Division

Effectively conducted 3rd Party Technical Audits; performed investment utilization & its impact analysis; checked electricity distribution network schemes of Real Estate (Township) Projects; Developed Power Distribution Business Documents (Consumer Supply Agreement, General Supply Conditions, and Standards of Performance Manuals) for Private Utilities under SEZ area

Sr. Engineer - Business Operations (Recovery Management)
Worked as section in-charge of recovery management department, managing over 10k consumers with plus 25 staff to ensure timely recovery of blocked revenue, managing default electricity consumers & managed interfaces with company’s departments as Legal, Customer care, Vigilance.

Section In-Charge / Engineer – Operations & Maintenance

Worked as In-charge of O&M (2 cities & 5 villages), managing over 15 k consumer operating areas with a team of +40 staff. Handled consumer billing and revenue assurance, customer interface management & release of new supply connections. Reduced energy losses by developing infrastructure plans & controlling electricity revenue leakages such as energy theft, sizing of equipment/ line material.

Certifications & Training:
? PMP Certification from Project Management Institute (USA) in 2020
? IMPO – Practitioner from Association of International Project Management Officers in 2021
? Strategic Management from IIM-Kozhikode in 2014
? International Certificate in Facility Management – OTHM, UK in 2021
? Certificate course in Digital Transformation
? Primavera (P6- Version 7) Certification in 2016
? Fraud Investigation Training from Community Service and Continuing Education Center – Qatar University in 2020
? PMI-RMP® Certification Course in 2020
? Electric Utilities Fundamentals and Future from University of Colorado Denver Business School, USA

Date of Birth: 29th May 1982 | Languages: English & Hindi| Nationality: Indian | Marital Status: Married
Passport No.: T-8258771 | Visa Status: Resident Visa, Qatar | Driving License: Qatar
Present Address: Zone 38, Building 25, Road 908, Doha, Qatar