Marketing Manager and Civil Engineer
Last Updated: 9th June 2018 (over 4 years ago)
BEng Civil Engineering
— Jun 2008
Post Graduate Diploma in Water Supply, Sanitation and Urban Infrastructure
— Dec 2001
Member of the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management
Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Application Marketing Manager - Infrastructure
— Jun 2018
• Collection and analysis of intelligence from a range of sources to identify market needs and trends
• Marketing input in to the identification and development of new grades and applications together with drafting and implementing the associated launch plans
• Assist in the development of the MC-Infra Business Plan and marketing strategies covering all grades
• Development of BorSafe marketing strategies based on in depth understanding of the market sector
• Production and updating of the BorSafe marketing plan based on the approved strategies
• Annual planning and organisation of marketing activities through tools such as the 4P or SAVE Plan
• Undertaking regular activities such as exhibitions, writing of technical papers and articles for conferences and trade publications, technical seminars and training workshops
• Extensive interaction with and provision of marketing and technical support to the BorSafe value chain
I am also actively involved in initiating, managing and providing technical support for water supply and sanitation projects undertaken through the Borealis and Borouge Water for the World CSR programme.
Associate Director – Water and Power
— Jul 2010
Asset Management Division Manager then Projects Division Manager
— May 2009
Following the successful establishment of the Asset Management Division I took over the Projects Division in January 2007. Up to that point ADDC only managed minor projects and for them to take over the management of all water and power supply projects the division had to improve its project management, engineering design and developer liaison capability. Key elements of the transition include the agreement of new work flows and procedures with stakeholders and the establishment of a project and document management system. My regular duties include stakeholder liaison, programme management, introducing and implementing new KPIs, policies and procedures, resolving problems on critical projects and managing 45 staff in 3 departments, who in turn managed an annual capital programme of over US$ 1.2 billion.
Advisor then Head of Water Projects - Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority
— May 2006
Following the completion of the study the authority was restructured and I was appointed as water projects department manager to implement some of the enhancements identified in the study. I was also tasked with reorganising the department and preparing it for its eventual break-up and distribution amongst the three operating companies. As head of department I was responsible for 26 staff and the management of more than 40 projects having a value of over US$1.1 billion.
Team Leader then Manager – Water & Environment, UAE
— Oct 2004
In 2002 I took over the management of all Mott MacDonald water and environment activities in the UAE along with an engineering and environmental team that grew to over 80 staff. We undertook a wide variety of water supply and wastewater network projects together with large scale water transmission, desalination and industrial seawater cooling projects. Duties included extensive interaction with clients, local government bodies and other stakeholders, business development, the preparation of proposals, programme and general management of the office and its staff.
Several Design and Site Based Engineering Positions
— Jan 2001
The site supervision positions included acting as Principal Resident Engineer on the Al Masarrat scheme on two occasions and as a water and sanitation engineer for Oxfam, when I took some time out to work for the NGO in Albania. In between major projects I worked on a variety of smaller ones such as a 3 MW hydro power scheme in Scotland and a UK government water supply study for the city of Lucknow in India.
Graduate Engineer, Resident Engineer and Design Engineer
— May 1996
• Eight PE, uPVC and ductile iron pipeline projects including some of the first PE100 projects in 1993
• Extensions to three sewage treatment plants and associated sewerage systems
• Preliminary design of a 5 Ml/d water treatment plan
• The 50ML Grimsby service reservoir and associated pipelines
• Two large scale water network modelling and analysis studies
I also worked overseas, undertaking two leakage management projects in Dublin, Ireland and Tamil Nadu in the south of India. The work in Tamil Nadu was very challenging as it involved daily leakage detection work in the field, but on return to the UK I found that I missed the challenge and decided I wanted to work overseas.