Senior Cost Control Engineer

Last Updated: 3rd October 2019 (over 3 years ago)



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Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level

Arabic, English


I am a senior cost engineer who worked for six different companies in two different countries and obtained a master's degree from the UK, I have developed strong analytical and communication skills and have been especially interested in realizing and obtaining the know-how of achieving a company’s strategic objectives in a commercial role. I am able to handle cost monitoring, control and reporting functions by either initiating a complete cost control system or adapting to an existing one.


Loughborough University, UK
MSc. Construction Business Management

   Sep 2013
— Dec 2014

Full-time / Accredited by RICS / Overall grade: Distinction

The American University in Cairo, Egypt
Professional Certificate in Project Management (PRMG)

   Jan 2007
— Oct 2019

Part-time / Overall GPA: 3.55/4.00

Ain-Shams University, Egypt
BSc. Architectural Engineering

   Sep 1998
— Aug 2003

Full-time / Overall grade: Good


Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting
Senior Cost Control Engineer

   Jan 2017
— Current

Location: Head Office (Muscat, Oman)
• Created and implemented a new cost control procedure, cycle and processes, initiated cost codes and forms to be utilized and followed by projects cost data providers.
• Adopt and apply earned value management standards and methodologies.
• Issue monthly labour, equipment, material, subcontractors and preliminaries cost reports showing monthly and at-completion cost variances and provide analyses of divergence causes when exists.
• Receive and review subcontractors’ payment certificates from all projects in terms of calculations accuracy, and compliance with relevant agreements’ rates and payment terms.
• Contribute to the initiation of ERP software; provide project structure modelling and budgets, then follow up expenditures and revenue through different modules, guide and coordinate cost allocation, and maintain the whole process continuity.

Leighton Middle East
Cost Control Engineer

   Oct 2015
— Dec 2016

Projects: Muscat Bay Hotels 1 & 2 (Muscat, Oman)
• Transformed the tender estimate into project first budget.
• Allowed for implementing the company cost control and commercial procedures.
• Issued periodical forecast reports showing coded actuals, cost variances and deviations reasons.
• Generated monthly productivity analysis and reports for the self-performing activities to be discussed with the project manager and the site team.
• Estimated and updated detailed cash-flow reports to support the top management’s strategic decisions.
• Prepared material wastage reports and provide cost estimates when required.

CONSTEC Construction and Design
Senior Cost Engineer

   Mar 2015
— Current

Projects: Spine Westown and Capital Heliopolis (Cairo, Egypt)
• Modified the existed cost control system and reports format to enable presenting the impacts of quantity fluctuations on the project resources budgets and forecasts.
• Studied and reported the on-site materials wastage.
• Prepared detailed reports for the completed stages of the project and discussed improvements for projects under study by the tender department based on results derived from current projects.
• Reviewed contracts, purchase orders and variation orders for budget/cost implications.

Loughborough University, UK
Full-Time Master’s Degree Student

   Sep 2013
— Jan 2015

SODIC (Sixth of October Development and Investment Company)
Senior Cost Control Engineer

   Mar 2012
— Aug 2013

Projects: Westown Residence, Kattameya Plaza and Eastown Residence (Cairo, Egypt)
• Established and applied a cost control system that is consistent with the requirements for effective monitoring and reporting during a project lifetime.
• Prepared and set the projects budgets to meet the corporate targets, updated budgets with quantity changes and approved variation orders throughout the project lifetime.
• Allocated expenditures from payments and site pettycash to the proper cost codes.
• Generated monthly cost reports for the top management, showing actual costs and forecasts versus budgets, highlighted variances, analysed deviation reasons and recommended corrective actions.

Orascom Construction Industries (OCI)
Senior Cost Control Engineer

   Mar 2009
— Feb 2012

Project: Abu-Qir Thermal Power Plant (Alexandria, Egypt)
• Studied and analysed the project file and coded breakdowns for all project items.
• Generated projects monthly cost control reports that incorporated monitoring actual expenditure against budgeted cost and forecasted the cost at completion.
• Compared the variances with the previous reported variances to make management attention, when budget not within bounds.
• Revised and updated the original budget during the project life to get the current budget.
• Prepared and monitored of the labor/equipment plans, progress/productivity analysis and reports, and cash flow forecasts.

DEPA Hotel Interiors
Procurement Engineer

   Jul 2008
— Feb 2009

Project: Kempinski Nile Hotel (Cairo, Egypt)
• Prepared procurement schedules, and packages to be sent to suppliers/subcontractors.
• Evaluated the offers; prepared comparison sheets to meet the company budget and policy.
• Prepared the subcontractors/suppliers material samples, data sheets and pre-qualification to be submitted to consultant and followed up approvals, then placed POs, subcontracts and addenda.

DEPA Hotel Interiors
Cost Control Engineer

   Sep 2006
— Jul 2008

Location: Central Technical Office (Cairo, Egypt)
• Prepared the project cost reports where actual expenditures are monitored against budget.
• Coordinated with all related departments to ensure that all commercial documents and activities are carried out in a proper and efficient manner to comply with cost management procedures.

DEPA Hotel Interiors
Site Engineer

   Apr 2005
— Sep 2006

Project: City Stars Commercial Center - Phase II (Cairo, Egypt)
• Supervised on site work; was responsible for a certain floor including all finishing activities and followed up progress to meet the construction schedule.
• Prepared and handed over inspection requests
• Coordinated works with the MEP contractor and consultant.

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