General/Operations Manager for Steel Fabrication Industry

Last Updated: 22nd January 2019 (over 3 years ago)

United Arab Emirates


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Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
HNC/HND/City & Guilds



I have over 20 years of experience in managing the operations, production and timely delivery of projects for a medium to heavy structural steel fabrication/engineering company serving clients in the construction and oil & gas industry within the Middle East, Far East and EU region.


JRL Group (United Kingdom)
General Manager

   Aug 2018
— Current

• Management of new factory design, machinery selection, job costing, labour and budget planning.
• Management of onsite steel erection teams, sourcing of labour and job programming
• Business development and building good client and supplier relationship.
• Management of fabrication projects from initial client enquiry, preparation of quotations, order/project winning, processing of production documents and issuing to production teams.
• Management of production productivity.
• P&L responsibility for the business unit.
• Maintenance of the existing CE system.
• Management of stock levels.
• Purchasing stock, this involves daily contact with suppliers on a project by project basis.
• Responsible for the development, growth and advancement of the business unit.

German Steel LLC
Senior Manager - Projects

   Jan 2016
— Jun 2018

In charge of all major projects within the UAE heading multi-cultural managers, engineers, staffs and supervisors.

Sets operational objectives by distributing information and recommendations to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; implementing production, productivity, quality, and client service standards; resolving problems; determining system improvements; implementing change to meet financial objectives by forecasting requirements and staying within the project budgets by scheduling expenditures and initiating corrective actions for a timely delivery/handover of projects.

Operations/Factory Manager

   Sep 2015
— Jun 2018

Overseeing 250 expats (Indian, Pakistanis & Vietnamese), ensuring the production capacity of 24,000 tonnes per year of heavy/medium structural steelwork for oil and gas industry and architectural structures. The role includes the responsibility of overseeing the Estimation, Marketing, QA/QC, Engineering/Drawing Office and Planning Department using the company’s ERP system and utilizing an annual operating budget of 2 Million USD.

Works/Project Manager

   Mar 2007
— Jul 2013

A member of the senior management team, initially in charge as project manager to construct an additional fabrication workshop due to company expansion. The additional workshop is now in full production producing 350 tonnes of fabricated steel per week. Upon completion of the additional workshop, I was appointed as works manager, overseeing 300 multi-cultural expatriate workers and staff.

ZAMIL STEEL (Saudi Arabia)
Senior Operations Manaer

   Mar 2006
— Mar 2007

Overseeing 600 expatriate workers and staff, including Philipinos, Indians, Pakistanis and Saudis, producing 6,000 tonnes fabricated steel for the largest engineering company in Saudi Arabia.

Successfully supervised the installation and commissioning of an additional two Kaltenbach saw & drill line machines to improve monthly targets from 4,000 tonnes per month to 6,000 tonnes. Member of the senior management team introducing innovative procedures to enhance the structural steel division’s profit margins.

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