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CV, QC On Highways, Tunneling And Metro Projects

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 43055
(11/25/1962, male)
List top 5 skills: asphalt, concrete works, highway, materials, qc manager, soils, testing
Short Bio:

Having over 25 years of experience in QC activities on infrastructure projects, especially on roads, highways, tunnels and Metro. Well versed in mix designs of concrete, asphalt, Shotcrete etc.

Current location: 

Riyadh Province, Saudi Arabia - View on map



Spoken languages: 

english, Malay, Malayalam, Tamil

Locations I am interested in working:



• A diploma in Civil Engineering with over 25 years of rich experience in major highway and Tunnel Projects in India & Malaysia.

• Expertise in managing all aspects of QC including quality control of aggregates and other inputs, concrete, shotcrete and hot mix design, quality control of all highway works including Tunnel Projects., laboratory & field tests of soil, aggregates, concrete and asphalt to achieve predefined quality objectives.

• Well versed in mix designs of Shotcrete, Concrete and Asphaltic Concrete including optimizing Cement & Admixture for Concrete and Bitumen for Asphaltic Concrete

• Sound knowledge of all relevant codes and standards related to Highway and Tunnel construction including MORTH, EFNARC, IS and BS standards.

• Adept in coordinating with internal departments and external agencies and contribute to the achievement of mentoring and motivating teams eliciting superior performances.

• Proactive results driven manager delivering excellence through effective communication, coordination, planning & execution.


NESMA & PARTNERS, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Nesma & Partners is one of KSA’s largest and leading contractor. Operating in KSA since 1981, Nesma and Partners is a recognized leader in the fields of oil and gas, petrochemicals, and power and water sector in addition to its role within a leading company responsible for major construction work in the Kingdom and the wider Gulf region.

Quality Control Manager, September 2014 – Present

Project • RIYADH Metro Project – Line 3 ( CWG Group)

(CWG is a JV Group consisting of 5 different organisation which are Impregilo S.p.A, L&T, Ansaldo STS, Bombardier Transportation Ltd and Nesma & Partners,

ArRiyadh New Mobility (ANM) – Constructing Line 3 of Riyadh Metro which is the longest line at 41.2 km. The route is mostly elevated along the western part of Al – Madinah Al Munawwarah Road, then underground in bored and mined tunnels in the central section of the line, and generally at grade along Prince Saad Ibn Abdulrahman Road in the east.

Line 3 features 22 stations, 4.6 km of bored and mined tunnel, 25.0 km of viaduct with maintenance depots at the West and East extremities. Contract Value: USD 6 Billion.


Leighton India Contractors Pvt. Ltd. is one of India’s largest and most respected international contractors. Operating in India since 1998, the Company is part of the Leighton Holdings Group, Australia’s leading construction, mining and project development group.

QC Manager, April 2012 to August 2014

Materials Testing / Laboratory Manager, Nov 2010 to March 2012 (Was upgraded to QC Manager effective April 2012)

Project • Chenani-Nashri tunnel on NH 1A, Jammu & Kashmir: Construction of approximately 9km of 2-lane (13.3m dia) main tunnel along with parallel escape tunnel (5m dia) in the lower Himalayan mountain range. The tunnels are located at an elevation of 1200m with an overburden of up to 1km and are being constructed using the NATM technique of sequential excavation and support. Value: USD 500 million.

• Report to the Project Director and lead a team of 30 in managing all field quality control activities assuring adherence to specifications & quality plans.

• Monitor and ensure that the quality of the materials used for shotcrete, Lining Concrete works, Rockbolts of the tunnel complies with specification & standards.

• Ensuring the water proofing material, such as Geotextile and Membrane are complying to the specification before & after installation

• Manage 2 material testing laboratories at both portals of the tunnel including scheduling of daily jobs, ensuring availability of testing equipment & material and calibration & maintenance to provided uninterrupted quality control support.

• Ensure strict adherence to project Quality Plan and inspection & test procedures in all QC activities.

• Coordinate with project teams to resolve all QC issues and contribute to the achievement of project milestones.


The Leighton Group’s Operating Companies provide development, construction, contract mining, and operation and maintenance services to the infrastructure, resources and property markets.

QA/QC Manager, Oct 2009 to Nov 2010

Project • Asian Rare Earth Long term Storage Facility (LTSF) Decommissioning & Disposal project: Decontaminating and decommissioning the facility and safe disposal of radioactive waste and material to engineered cells.

• Reported to the Project Manager and led a team of 20 assuring quality of all the material used in the project and compliance with project specifications.

• Managed the quarry for supplying aggregates of specified quality.


Lab Manager / QA – QC Manager, Jul 2006 to Aug 2009

Project • Strengthening and widening the carriage way from 2-lane to 4-lane of National Highway 11 (Agra to Bharatpur) in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. India

• Reported to the Project Manager and led a team of 30 in managing QC of soil, aggregates, concrete and asphalt works to meet project specifications and Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) standards.

• Conducting the mix design of various grades of Concrete and developed job mix formula for Asphaltic Concrete like Bituminous Macadam, Dense Bituminous Macadam and Bituminous Concrete.

• Looked after the maintenance and calibration of all testing equipment and instruments to comply with project requirements.

• Monitored progress and generated monthly reports & bar charts to facilitate achievement of milestones.

• Coordinated with project execution teams and external stakeholders like client’s Personnel’s, third party inspectors, independent engineers and the concessionaire to resolve issues related to materials, quality, testing and internal audits.

• Built capabilities of the team by identifying training needs and providing continued training, development & mentoring support.

• Conducted periodic audits to identify areas of concern in material quality, processes and documentation systems and implemented required corrective and preventive measures.

Achievements • Played a key role in obtaining the Commercial Operation Date for completed sections from the independent engineer appointed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

• Appointed as Lab Manager and was promoted as QA/QC Manager in the midst of the project.

• Reduced costs of highway construction by substituting cement as a filler in asphaltic work with dust generated during aggregate crushing.


The company is executing expressways in Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Qatar; infrastructure such as bridges, sports complexes, light rail transit systems, hospitals and airports; asset and facility management services in such areas as healthcare, waste and water management and maintenance of buildings and transportation infrastructures, as well as a major developer in Malaysia and the region.

QA/QC Coordinator, Jul 2002 to Mar 2006

Projects • Western Corridor project on NH 4 from Sira to Chitradurga in Karnataka, India. April 2004 to June 2006

• Tuni to Anakapalle section on NH 5 in Andhra Pradesh, India July 2002 to March 2004

• Reported to the Project Manager and led a team of 40 in managing QC activities for construction of highway projects.

• Sampled and tested material from borrow pits and quarries to assure adherence to project quality specifications.

• Looked after the quality control through field and laboratory testing of soil, concrete, Asphalt and Concrete Pavement.

• Ensure that the quality of the road consisting of flexible pavement consistently exceeds the specified technical standards.

• Supervise subcontractors and coordinate with supervision consultants to address and resolve all quality issues amicably.

Achievement • Developed mix design for concrete pavement which saved 60 kg of cement per cu. m. compared to similar projects being executed by other companies in the region.


The company is a subsidiary of the Malaysian multinational IJM Corporation Bhd. IJM, whose core competency is construction, is one of the Malaysia’s largest and most diversified construction groups, with world-wide presence with specialization in the areas of construction, property development, manufacturing, quarrying, plantation and international ventures.

Quality Control Manager, Apr 2001 to Jun 2002

Project • Tada-Nellore section of NH 5 in Andhra Pradesh, India

• Managed the operation of the main laboratory, 2 site laboratories, the concrete batching plant and the hot mix plant meeting the requirements of the projects.

• Ensured testing & reporting of all materials and works according to the standards of the Ministry of Roads, Transport & Highways (MORTH).

• Looked after calibration & maintenance of all testing and inspection equipment.

• Coordinated with internal departments and external agencies to resolve issues and achieve project deadlines.


Operations Executive, Nov 1988 to Feb 2001

• Was seconded to Minconsultant Sdn Bhd on the New Klang Valley Expressway (NKVE) and looked after in-situ and laboratory testing, mix design and supervision of earthworks, concrete batching, continuously reinforced concrete pavement (CRCP) and cement bound material.

• New Klang Straits Bypass project: Laboratory testing of soil, aggregates, concrete and asphalt, field density tests, mix design and supervision of earthworks and pavement works.

• North South Expressway: Soil investigation of the Gopeng-Kampar stretch, supervision of subcontractors, slope stabilization works, quality control and progress monitoring in the Gopeng-Kampar stretch and Jalan Duta, Pedas-Air Keroh, Kulai-Skudai and Changkat Jering sections.

• Construction of TV3 complex, Wangsa Maju: preliminary studies, soil investigations, location of boreholes and assessment of underlying strata at various depths.

• Waste Disposal facility at Bukit Nanas, Lukut: Assured the adherence by subcontractors with all drawings & specifications.

• National Sports Complex & Malaysia-Singapore 2nd Crossing projects: Managed all testing and quality control activities.

• 2 Light Rail Transport (LRT) projects: Was in charge of the central testing laboratory for testing samples and cubes.


• Diploma in Civil Engineering, Butterworth Institute of Technology, Malaysia, 1994


• ISO 9001 QMS Lead Auditor, Lloyds Register of Quality Assurance (LRQA) India, Mar 2009

• ISO 9001 QMS Internal Auditor, TQMI International Pvt Ltd, India, Apr 2008