Senior Design & Project Manager with 11 years experience in GCC


Last Updated: 23rd September 2017 (over 5 years ago)

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Qatar

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Gender
Male

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
English, Serbian

Summary

I have over 21+ years of post-graduate experience in the field of Architecture, mainly in senior positions as Engineering Manager/ Senior Design Manager/ Architectural Project Manager with both Client-side and Consultant side exposure, working and residing last 11 years in Doha, Qatar.

Extensive experience in working on Pre-Contract and Post Contract Consultancy services on designs for Master planning & urban design, Sports Complexes, Commercial & Mixed-use buildings, Educational buildings, High-rise buildings, Healthcare buildings, Hospitality buildings, Luxury residential buildings and Interior design.

Project Management of complete pre-contract and post contract consultancy services. From conceptual design to tender documents, contract awards to handover (cradle to grave), specialising in review and coordination between architects, engineers, sub-consultants, stakeholders, contractors and consisting of the multi-cultural workforce. As well as strong project management skills, cost planning, scheduling, contract conditions (FIDIC based).

Implementing client management strategies to attain early client buy-in and program validation, alternatively exploring other conceptual solutions to obtain client’s approval.

I am looking to broaden my professional experience by seeking a new challenging position.
My passion for architecture has meant that I produce work of a high and professional standard.

Education

GSAS - Gulf Sustainability Assessment System
Gulf Sustainability Assessment System Accredited Professional

   Nov 2009
— Nov 2009

GSAS refers to the Global Sustainability Assessment System, the
first performance-based system in the MENA region, developed for rating the green buildings and
infrastructures.
The primary objective of GSAS is to create a sustainable built environment, considering the specific
needs and context of the region.
The groundwork of GSAS begins with the comprehensive review of best practices from established
international and regional sustainability rating systems.

Faculty of Architecture, University in Belgrade, Serbia
Bachelor's Degree in Architectural Engineering

   Sep 1986
— Dec 1995

Buildings Design

Experience

EGIS
Engineering Manager

   Dec 2014
— Current

Position: Engineering Manager (Three Metro Stations elevated and at grade on Green Line Elevated and Red Line North Elevated Lines) on D & B contract.

Accomplishments: Contributed in reducing the overall cost to the Employer by 12% achieved with technical management of the D&B Contractors regarding projects delivery, value engineering, change management, BIM clash detection registers closure and compliance with Employers Requirements.

Key duties: Reporting to the Project Director. Managing engineering department consisting of 18 engineers: Civil, Structural, Architectural & MEP. For technical issues performed the function of the Engineer under the FIDIC contract. Managed inputs for specialist technical peer reviews. Managed technical audits of the D&B design process and reported findings to the Employer. Monitored and communicated on design progress. Managed review process and responded feedback to the contractor on raised RFI's, Method Statements and responded with ERS's through Aconex. Provided technical assistance to the interface management team in coordination with the Rail Systems contractors. Provided technical support to the stakeholder management team in securing various permits for the works. Submitted reviews and recommended on adequate staffing - resourcing of the Engineering Dept.

BARWA Real Estate Company
Architect project Manager

   Jul 2012
— Sep 2014

Accomplishments: Managed delivery of the pre contract for “Dara Development” in Fox Hills, Lusail, Qatar, on time and within a budget that was an instant success at the 2013 City Scape Exhibition in Doha as all 1000 units located in 53 buildings were sold out in first three hours of the Exhibition. Successfully managed all new Real Estate developments that resulted in a reduction of cost in pre-contract consultancy fees by 34%.
Key duties: Act as the client representative entirely responsible for leading all new projects in pre contract stage from inception, consultants management, providing support for small projects, preparation of design briefs for all RFP's, tender preparation evaluation, technical coordination, evaluation of proposed consultants, Managed all architectural concepts current and future intended for development by Barwa. Assisted with the department's annual business plan. Contributed with the highest possible standard of advice on technical issues as to ensure successful delivery of projects. Suggested to the management on new development possibilities, options, concepts and hi level cost estimates. Evaluated received consultants invoices against actual performance. Defining the risks and providing the ways of their mitigations in timely and professional manner focusing on Barwa's business interest and its projects. Represented the owner's (Barwa's) design interests and provided technical leadership on mega projects assuring that all design documents produced by consultants and sub consultants are of the highest quality and within the context of schedule and budget. Managed pre contract stages including coordination with project stakeholders and others external and internal parties to achieve project milestones targets up to construction documents and selection of contractors. Conducted Management review meetings as to update higher management. Ensuring smooth communication between the consultants and contractors in post contract stages.

AECOM
Senior Project Manager, Senior Design Manager, Senior Architect

   Jun 2006
— Jul 2012

Reporting to the Project Director, Overseeing and managing design and engineering progress of facilities, building and structures. Managed complete pre contract consultancy services from conceptual design to tender documents, coordinated between architects, engineers, sub-consultants, stakeholders and tenants. Directly supervised a team of 18 engineers in the preparation of technical drawings packages. Ensured quality of submittals was according to in house quality procedures before issuing to the Client. Conducted and chaired design meetings and arranged cross disciplines reviews concerning submittals as well as Building Code Analysis, i.e. Managed architectural design teams in preparing submittals on time and within budget. Prepared: reports, studies, analysis, meeting minutes, close out the report and followed up invoices with the Client. Responsible for preparing conceptual design proposals using 3d Max, Auto CAD, Revit 9, Photoshop and Power Point and presenting to the Client for approval.

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