I have extensive experience in the management of high end fit-out works in the international market. My portfolio includes iconic and prestigious projects for VVIP's and blue chip companies, worldwide.
I have operated both on a client facing and contractor basis comfortably and believe I have excellent communications and documentation skills. I am practical, hands-on and focussed, with a positive attitude and a good man-management record, while also developing strong problem solving traits.
2011 – Senior Projects Manager, Deco Emirates, UAE
2010 – 2011 Projects Director, Novus Interiors; UAE
2009 – 2010 Projects Mgr, Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan, Germany
1997 – 2008 Senior Projects Manager, Greenline Int. UAE
1995 – 1997 Resident Engineer, Jeradon Park, Brunei
1992 –1995 Civil/Blding Supervisor, BAPCO, Bahrain
1991 –1992 Building Inspector, Simon-Carves, Armenia
1990 Package Manager, Polypec, Turkey
1975 –1989 Civil/Blding Supervisor, BP, Abu Dhabi
A widely experienced professional who has worked in the International Construction sector for 35 years in both client facing and contracting roles with an strong emphasis on Project Management in high end Fit-out with involvement in iconic and prestigious projects. A hands on, adaptable and proactive individual, who is self reliant, highly motivated and has a flair for technical problem solving.
Liaison with Clients and coordination with Architects, Designers, Engineers, Commercial, Planners, Specialist Suppliers and Contractors
Formulating Reports & Method Statements
Chairing meetings, producing minutes
Reviewing design and overseeing drawing production
QA/QC, including tracking documentation & schedules
Value Engineering & design development
Manpower management & problem solving
Planning, scheduling & evaluating progression
Implementation of LEED accreditation documentation
2012-todate Deco Emirates Senior Project Manager UAE/Kuwait
Managing fast-track construction and fit-out of high end retail outlets for blue chip clients in the Prestige Mall, Kuwait and Middle East corporate headquarters for world renowned companies in Dubai
Projects inc; Flagship store for Louis Vuitton, including shop front
Flagship store for Dolce & Gabanna including frontage
Flagship store for Victoria’s Secret
Dolce & Gabanna Men’s store, including shop front.
Inge Paris full fit-out and shop front.
Dolce & Gabanna Children’s store & shop front
ME corporate office fit-out for Metlife Alico-Dubai
Apple Inc; ME headquarters fit-out.
Autodesk Inc; ME headquarters fit-out
2010-12 Novus Interiors LLC Project Director UAE
Responsible to the Senior VP in the fit out of hotel public areas and executive office projects. Specifically, programming of works, production of drawings, method statements, reports and tracking, value engineering, coordination of sub-contractors, suppliers and engineering.
Projects inc; Refurb/fit-out executive offices for Punj Lloyd, Abu Dhabi.
Refit of Directors offices for Solis Corporation, Abu Dhabi
Refurb/fit-out public areas of 4*Mafraq Hotel Abu Dhabi.
Fit-out of Executive Villa for HH Shk. Monsoor. Dubai
2009-2010 Freelance Project Manager
Providing Project Management Services in Malaysia, Kyrgyzstan and Germany. Incorporating formulating and collating company profiles and pre-tender documentation, designing and advising on QA/QC formats and application, as well as site management on hotel fit-out, Air Base installations and Luxury Super Yacht interiors.
Projects inc; American Airbase facilities, Manas, Kyrgyzstan.
Refurb/fit-out National Bank Headquarters, Malaysia.
Fit–out of Super yacht, Hamburg. Germany.
1997 -2008 Greenline Interiors Senior Project Manager UAE
Lead Project Manager for new build and refurbishment of high end fit-out works in UAE & Bahrain. Responsible to the CEO for site management and coordination of works from inception to handover on hotels, palaces, ministerial offices, executive residences, corporate offices, hospitality suites and luxury boats.
Projects inc; Full fit-out of Burj-al-Arab Hotel (the worlds 1st 7* hotel)
Retrofit of luxury restaurant, Burj-al-Arab hotel, Dubai
Palace fit-out for HH the Minister of Defense, Abu Dhabi.
Palace fit-out for HH the Minister of Protocol, Abu Dhabi.
Full fit-out, 5*Al Qasa Palace hotel, Dubai
Restaurants fit-out, 5* Shangri-La hotel, Dubai
Restaurant refurb/fit-out 5* Royal Mirage hotel, Dubai
First & Business class lounges, Emirates Airlines, Dubai.
Palace for HH Shk Moh’d Qasimi, Sharjah, U.A.E.
Exclusive guest houses for Shk. Moh’d, Ruler of Dubai.
Luxury boat fit-out for HH Shk.Thami of Qatar.
Full fit-out of 4* City Centre Hotel. Dubai.
Fit-out of Trilogy Nightclub & bars, Dubai.
Fit-out of 5* Movenpick hotel, Bahrain.
Fit-out of 52 floors Rostamani Tower, Dubai.
Refurb/refit of palace for HH Shk Maktoom. Dubai.
1995-1997 Resident Engineer for HH. Prince Jefri, Brunei.
Engaged to oversee construction and fit-out of a 70,000 capacity amphitheatre and leisure facilities for the Brunei Royal Family. Reporting to the Director of Construction and coordinating with the Design Architect, Consultants and specialist suppliers, builders and technical specialists. Evaluation of specifications, QA/QC, chairing progress meetings and monitoring programmes. Special duties included coordination with special requirements for visiting international artistes.
Projects inc; Amphitheatre construction/fit-out, Jeradon Park, Brunei.
Refit of Royal Hospitality Suites. Brunei.
Formal water gardens at Jeradon Park, Brunei.
1992-1995. Building/Construction Supervisor. Awali, Bahrain.
Controlling all aspects of site activities undertaken by contractors for the (none oil) Engineering Services Division of the national oil company.
Duties included providing technical advice to management, evaluation of technical requirements, inspection services, maintenance of records, and coordination with design staff, workshops, estimating and site management.
Projects inc; New and refurbishment of housing stock.
Water treatment works & sewage treatment plant.
Refurburbish/Refit of social and sport clubs.
Refit of restaurants, hospital and school buildings.
1991-1992 Senior Building Inspector, Simon-Carves Int. Armenia
Reporting to the Project Director for all QA/QC aspects in the construction of a $400 million high-tech computer manufacturing facility in Yerevan. Ensuring adherence to specifications and quality fixing standards in seismic construction methodology and fit-out of Clean Rooms, Dust free areas and Anti-static flooring.
1990 Package Manager, Polypec International, Turkey.
Controlling teams of local and specialist imported labour in the fit-out of a 5* hotel complex in Antalya, Turkey. Responsible for setting out and fixing of complex design aspects in restaurants, spa and health club.
Work in timber, bronze, marble, stone s/s and ceramics. Coordination with architects, designers, contractors and specialist fixers.
1975-1989 Civil & Building Supervisor, BP, Das Island Abu Dhabi
Employed in the Engineering Services Department engaged in civil and building project and refurbishment works on a large oil/gas facility based on an off-shore island. Duties included programming works, coordination with production dept, engineers and contractors, maintenance of records and technical appraisal of materials. Running of workshops, provision of drawings and QA/QC. Special duties included representing the company in international litigation procedures.
City & Guilds Advanced Certificate
Union of Lancashire & Cheshire Institutes Craft Certificate
GCE O Level in 5 subjects
Courses inc; Quality Assurance Auditing (ISO 9001 & 1992)
BS5750 QA Management
Fire & Safety Courses
Birkenhead Technical College
St. Hugh’s High School, Birkenhead
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