A truly well experienced individual which has been gained over a period of 40 years; having the ability to resolve major contractual issue especially in the field of Commercial and Contract Management, dealing with Claims and dispute management together with mediation, litigation and arbitration, a goal-oriented individual with strong leadership capabilities being organized and highly motivated.
The Values that I can bring to an organization lies in my ability to be precise and accurate and having the ability to consider all situations and the consequences of the actions taken, with the ability to Identify and to defend contractual claims together with management of Sub Contracts, Valuations and Final Accounts including contract administration under FIDIC, ICE and the AIA American forms of Contact.
By nature I am friendly, outgoing and social, coupled with a logical and systematic approach I can promote an organization, internally and externally in a factual and detailed manner
2010 – Present COMMERCIAL DIRECTOR – Russia and Azerbaijan
STRABAG LLC Responsible for the Commercial & Contractual Administration on Projects in Azerbaijan and of late in Russia, in particular the Marriott Absheron Hotel Project in Baku, valued at € 140 million (completed in May 2012) and the Crescent Hotel Project Valued at $1.4 billion (this project in now under Arbitration) working in conjunction with our International lawyers for the litigation and preparation of all arbitration issues, together with a further Arbitration case with a Major subcontractor, in consequence my experience extends to all aspects of dispute management, preparation of claims and contractual correspondence and management
2006 – 2009 CONTRACT / DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR- Bahamas
RITZ CARLTON HOTEL The Abaco Club, Winding Responsible for the Contract Management in respect of the entire development of 54 super executive homes, club house, restaurants and infrastructure facilities, reporting to board of directors/owners (Ritz Carlton Hotels) on all related contractual, financial and commercial matters as CAPEX, Hotels Encouragement Act and Customs related Issues home owner contracts, Escrow accounts and all relevant contractual and sub-contract management..
Feb 2005 – Jan 2006 COMMERCIAL MANAGER- UAE
NORTHCROFT MIDDLE EAST, based in Abu Dhabi, where my experienced extend to but not limited for all Contract administration including Quantity Surveying for the Joint Venture Company of Six Construct and ACC on the Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan Mosque- Abu Dhabi, with a Project Value of Dhs 1.3 billion actively dealing with all contractual issues related with the Management Contract of the nominated Subcontractors together with advising and overseeing preparation of Monthly Valuations, Engineers Instruction, Claims and Extensions of Time.
Jun 2003 – Feb 2005 SR. QUANITY SURVEYOR – COMMERCIAL MANAGER- UAE
Al HABTOOR ENGINEERING, responsible for all commercial and contractual issues on various projects in Dubai, including the DUSIT DUBAI HOTEL, twin tower construction project Value Dhs 200 million, additionally responsible for the Companies Claims and Contractual disputes on outstanding final accounts, including preparation of arbitration proceeding for the Men’s Higher College AL Ruwayyah client being Dubai Municipality.
Jul 2000 – May 2003 COMMERCIAL MANAGER, Qatar
TECHNITAL Ltd, Contract and Commercial Management including quantity surveying duties on the Immigration Al Gharrafa Interchange Project ‘D’ Ring Road, controlling the Main Contractor J&P dealing with monthly valuations, variations, claims site re-measurement, contractual disputes and review of technical projects, major infrastructure work, including HV cabling and deep water sewers.
Aug 1996 – Jun 2000 COUNTY MANAGER – Libya
INVENT WATER TREATMENT (ROCHDALE) LTD, Responsible for co-ordination of the Companies activities in Libya, including the QS duties for the Benghazi End Pumping Station on the Great Man-Made River Project, Contract dispute resolution, Subcontract Management and Co-ordination, Contract Administration, Financial Administration and Budgets, Procurement and Personnel Administration.
May 1990 – Jul 1996 PROJECT CONTRACT ADMINISTRATOR- Albania
WALTER BAU AG – German Company, Contract Management and QS duties on the RINAS AIRPORT PROJECT Tirana Albania, Co-ordination of Project correspondence with the Client, Contract Management of the Subcontractors Contract Administration and Procurement issues together with all financial and cost management and cost control, subcontractors payments and final account submissions, the Project consisted of a complete rehabilitation of the existing runway, installation of new cabling and runway edge lighting, taxiway, apron edge tight and approach lighting and PAPI navigation lighting system, constant power system, radar and complete mains and generated power systems.
1988 –1990 SR. QUANTITY SUREYOR- LHR England
(MTM) BA World Cargo Centre, to establish a PPM (Planned Preventative Maintenance) Programme in respect of the World Cargo mechanical handling equipment and full building services on a 24 hours 3 shift operation manpower system. This included complete cost administration and monitoring of the maintenance programme including material procurement and specialized subcontractor control, ATV and ETV cargo handling systems.
1984 – 1988 PROJECT ADMINISTRATION – KSA
HYUNDAI CIVIL ENGINEERING, to liaise between all departments for the Coordination of the Line ‘C’ project, this included the complete cost management and contractual administration together with preparation of all project documentation, contracts and legal correspondence including all QA procedures.
1978 – 1984 Sr. QUANTITY SURVEYOR – KSA
ALMABANI GENERAL CONTRACTORS, Quantity Surveying duties on a variety of Projects in Saudi Arabia, Including the preparation of subcontractors accounts, valuations and claims, variations and Site Re-measurement, Monthly Certificates and Payments.
1972 – 1978 Sr. QUANTITY SURVEYOR- Derby UK
BOWMER & KIRKLAND LTD, the commencement of my career at the age of 22 within the Construction Industry in respect of that of a Quantity Surveyor which required the preparation of interim applications for payment of Sub-Contracts and account Re-measurement, The first largest Project worked on namely the Britannia Shopping Centre, Hinckley, Leicestershire.
Bachelor Degree in Project Management,University of Chelsea,England
Bachelor Degree in Quantity Surveying, Trent Polytechnic,Nottingham,England
HNC and ONC in Building Construction, BarnsleyCollege of Technology,England
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