Planning Engineer with 8.5 years of diversified projects experience in UAE, QATAR & INDIA

Last Updated: 26th September 2017 (over 5 years ago)

United Arab Emirates


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Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level
Other Post Graduate

English, Hindi, Urdu


I am Abhilash Padavala, with 8 years & 6 months of Diversified Planning Engineer/Project Controls Experience in UAE, QATAR & INDIA. I possess an immense knowledge of Planning, Cost Budgeting, Monitoring, Cost Controls and Client Invoicing, along with soft skills of Primavera 6(V8.3), MS office applications (advanced Excel) and SAP-PS module.

• 8.5 Years of experience(Planning) in managing projects (Infrastructure, Light Rail Transit Works, Tunneling, Industrial buildings, bridges) right from development to delivery encompassing planning, budgeting, monitoring and controlling.
• 3.5 Years of Experience in Granite Construction Company, Abu Dhabi - UAE.
• 1.5 Years of Experience in Ammico Contracting Co. W.L.L., QATAR.
• 3.5 Years of experience is associated with Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), INDIA.
• Proficient in implementing project planning & monitoring/controlling tools like Primavera 6 V15.1 (Level 4 - Resource & Cost loading), MS Project Professional, Advanced Excel, Microsoft Office Applications and SAP- PS module.
• Setting up KPIs & monitoring using EVM concept.
• Working for Time Impact Analysis techniques & EOT (Extension of time).
• Exemplary at relationship management, communication skills with an ability to network with project members, consultants, contractors and subcontractors with consummate ease.


PG in Adcanced Construction Management

   Jul 2007
— Jan 2009

JNTU - Hyderabad, INDIA

   Jun 2003
— Apr 2007

Hindustan Construction Company

Hindustan Construction Company – Pir-Panjal Railway Tunneling Project, Jammu & Kashmir.
 Study of Activities involved in different Excavation methods in tunneling.
 Study of NATM (New Austrian Tunneling Method) technology.
 Preparation of Method Statement for activities involved.
 Determining the optimum workforce and equipment required of each activity.
 Calculation of detailed time cycles of activities, sub-activities and identifying the bottlenecks.
 Comparison of planned and actual time cycles.
 Estimation of number of Muck trucks required for various hauling distances.
 Suggested proper modification of batching plant according to site conditions.


 Undergone First Aid/BLS training program conducted by Hamad International Training Center (Govt.), Doha-QATAR.
 Disaster Management (Engineering in Emergencies): Undergone Engineering in Emergencies training conducted by RedR India at Pune. Member of Disaster relief network at HCC.


Granite Construction Company - Abu Dhabi, UAE
Sr. Planning Engineer

   Feb 2014
— Current

From Feb-2014 till date: Working as a Sr. Planning Engineer in Granite Construction Company, Abu Dhabi-United Arab Emirates at Head office in Central Planning division.

Projects Handling/Handled:
 Civil Works for Power upgrade project of Main Contractor: ABB, Consultant: Woodgroup, Client: Zadco. Scope of Work: Civil, Mechanical & Electrical works for 3 x 33KV + 2 x 11KV Substation, Generator & Turbine foundations & Pipe racks for fuel lines.
 Civil Works for UF & RO plant construction of Main Contractor: Metito, Consultant: Woodgroup, Client: Zadco. The scope of Work: Heavy Civil Equipment foundations with Control room and Pipe-rack foundations.
 Fire & Gas upgrade project for Main Contractor: Silvertech.
 Civil Maintenance Projects of M/s. GASCO at Ruwais & ASAB, Abu Dhabi.
 Construction of New Operation Chemical shelters of M/s. GASCO at Ruwais, Abu Dhabi
 Construction of Norm waste temporary storage area of M/s. ZADCO at Arzanah Island, Abu Dhabi.
Responsibilities carried out are:
 Preparation & Monitoring of various project schedules using Primavera P6 V15.1 (Level 4 - Resource & Cost loading) & Microsoft Project.
 Assisting in preparation & monitoring of Cost Budgets for Projects.
 Preparation & Implementation of Spreadsheet-based Project Monitoring system for small projects.
 Preparation & Implementation of Various progress monitoring registers.
 Weekly & Monthly progress report preparation.
 Reviewing and analyzing Sub-Contractors base-line schedule and recommend changes to the program to reduce any milestone difficulties, minimizing critical paths, and identifying interface conflicts.
 Reviewing and analyzing Sub-contractors WBS and ensure conformity with the Baseline cost and estimating structure.
 Reviewing, analyzing, monitoring and reporting on the progress of Sub-Contractors regularly updated progress schedules and forecasts, resource histograms, progress curves and current versus baseline comparisons to prepare a comprehensive submittal.
 Ensuring incorporation of scope changes and monitor trends to reflect the current project scope.
 Reviewing/rescheduling activities not matching the planned duration to minimize or eliminate any impact on the critical path. Report on the impact of any such rescheduled activities.
 Preparing and developing appropriate detail Summary project control schedules and incorporate summary level sub-contractor schedules. Analyzing and assessing key critical paths and the impact on schedule.
 Working with project managers and cost engineers and providing appropriate support for finance control, risk and resources allocation and ensuring schedule input to the change management procedure.
 Preparation of technical tender submittals.
 Preparing various presentation and progress reports.
 Engineering Drawings review & Quantity Estimation.
 Monthly Client Invoicing, Preparation of Comprehensive statements.

Ammico Contracting Co WLL - QATAR
Planning & QS Engineer

   Jul 2012
— Feb 2014

From July-2012 to Feb-2014: Worked as a Planning & QS Engineer in Ammico Contracting Co. W.L.L., QATAR

Project Handled:
P003 Lusail Express Way Doha Qatar, Main Contractor: - Hyundai Engineering Construction (Main contractor), Supervision consultants: - CDM Smith, Project Management Consultants: - KBR International, Owner: - Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL) Scope of work: Excavation, backfilling, Nailing & Shot-creting. Light rail transit, Pearl & Onaiza road interchanges with activities like Excavation in soft, hard, Slope stabilization works, cast in situ base concreting. Construction of Cofferdams in Sea-Lagoons for Bridge Foundation Excavation - Project Value: 150 Million QAR with duration of 36 months.

Responsibilities carried out are:
 Detailed Project Cost Budget preparation involving Work plan, Direct and indirect costs.
 Project Plan preparation, Updation of work progress, Progress monitoring with Variance analysis using Earned value management (EVM) concept.
 Review of Contract for all Key aspects like Key-dates, Deviations & Variations, Liquidity damages and communicating the same with Top management.
 Optimal Resource mobilization plan preparation (Resource leveling) based on available work-fronts
 Progress reporting: Daily, Weekly, Monthly.
 Cost report analysis - Weekly & Monthly Based on WBS.
 Conducting Internal Weekly review meetings across various cross-functional departments & MOM preparation
 Preparation of Monthly review meeting presentation for Client.
 Engineering Drawings review & Quantity Estimation
 Monthly Client Invoicing, Preparation of Comprehensive statements including Collection Report.
 Variation Order review and Quotation preparation

Hindustan Construction Company - INDIA
Planning Engineer

   Mar 2009
— Jul 2012

From August-2009 to July-2012: Worked as a Planning Engineer in Hindustan Construction Company Ltd at Vizag Rock Carven Project (1.3 Million KL Crude oil storage) & Building works, near Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh.

Projects Handled:
 Vizag cavern project is an underground storage facility being constructed to store high Sulphur crude oil (capacity=1.33MMT). The project is valued at 375 Crores INR with duration of 36 months. The project is an unlined cavern based on hydrogeological confinement principle, wherein the excavation is done by NATM (New Austrian Tunneling Method) drill and blast technique, supported by shot-creting and rock bolting. Concrete flooring is done at the bottom of cavern floor. Client: Indian Strategic Petroleum Reserves Limited (ISPRL) an SPV, owned by Oil Industry Development Board (OIDB).

 Industrial & Administration Building works (IOTL) - Mainly consists of the construction of industrial buildings, raw water reservoir and Administration buildings and all other ancillary structures. Project valued at 30 cr INR and duration of 12 months. Client: Indian Oil Tanking Limited (IOTL).

Responsibilities carried out are:
 Detailed Project Annual Cost Budget preparation involving Work plan, Direct and indirect costs, incorporating completed actual values from MIS and evaluating CTC margin.
 Progress reporting: Daily, Weekly, Monthly.
 Project progress monitoring -Time cycles and direct and indirect costs.
 Preparation of Reconciliation Statements of various materials.
 Sustainability report preparation: Data collection at site level which contributes to company’s Annual Sustainability report.
 Methodology preparation

From March-2009 to August-2009: Worked as a Management Trainee in Planning Department in Hindustan Construction Company Ltd at Gosikhurd Spillway Dam Project near Nagpur, Maharashtra.
 Acted as a Site-in-charge for PSC Girder casting yard and a bridge site.
 Site planning, Site monitoring and Controlling, Client relations.