Last Updated: 10th January 2019 (over 4 years ago)
I have been working in construction contracts during both the pre-award and post-award contract activities. During pre-award, mainly I have been involved in pre-qualification, tender documentation and evaluation. At the contract execution stage, I have been involved in change management like the variations, evaluation of Contractor’s cost proposal on VOs and/or Value Engineering, payments, quantities/BOQs, contract amendment and settlement agreement, and claims under FIDIC forms of contracts.
— Aug 2011
M.Sc Civil Engineering
— Jul 2004
B.Sc Civil Engineering
— Jul 2000
Lead Contract/Cost Engineer
Review, evaluate and report variation/claims to the Commercial Manager, recommend all variation/claims and settlement and liaise with QR’s legal department and the Cost Control Committee (CCT);
Supervise the review of cost impact for change requests, prepare and submit variation orders (VOs) to the QR, prepare presentations for Tender Committee and issue to the Contractor upon approval by the Client;
Assist/provide feedback to Commercial Manager in improvement audits and answer queries and assist the Departments during internal and external audits;
Ensure the implementation of contracts and procurement relating to plans & procedures and their periodic review and recommend appropriate modifications as and when necessary, for continuous project improvement;
Supervise the quantities take-off for the cost impact assessment due to Request for Changes (RFC’s)/Variation Orders (VOs);
Assist in preparing submissions to QR General Tender Committee (GTC) for approval and prepare variations to contract for signing by contract parties;
Lead in evaluation of contractor’s pre-qualification documents (RFPs), review of tender plans/strategies, bid evaluation, and other contracts activities like; BOQs including SORs, and approval from authorities etc.
Prepare and issue the Engineer’s Instructions (EIs) / directions to Contractor, request for quotations due to modifications and follow-up as required under the Contract;
Review and provide feedback to amend the Contract by inspecting the existed contract database;
Provide technical services in developing the Amended Contract using appropriate language; and participate in drafting, reviewing, and finalizing the Amended Contract preparation, negotiations and implementation while ensuring maximum benefit to the Client;
Communicate with Client and Contractor on contractual compliances including interface with other departments;
Participate in the negotiations/resolution on variations/claims and achieve commercial value agreement based on the actual varied/additional work done at site;
Supervise the monthly reports, assess and value the change requests; tacking of various Commercial trackers / registers.
Sr. Contract Administrator
— Apr 2015
Evaluated variations, Claims, change orders or information requests raised by contractors and gave technical advice;
Projected the potential cost impact associated risks in terms of varied works at construction stage;
Proactively coordinated within contract department on issues and strategies related to variations and claims;
Quantities take-off/cost estimation of variations including VEs;
Assisted Commercial Manager in providing feedback on Change Management and other contractual issues;
Prepared summery of Claim Notifications/VOs, Engineer’s Instructions (EIs);
Maintained regular contact with various departments’ representatives to discuss and resolve various contractual issues;
Participated and presented the status on Variations & Claims in the commercial review meetings;
As per Employer’s requirement, maintain record archives for future reference.
— Sep 2014
Prepare notification to successful bidders by Letter of Acceptance;
Assisted Commercial Manager during the Tendering process: pre-bid meetings, in responding to the commercial tender queries as well as pre-award negotiations;
Prepared pre-qualification documents, invitations and evaluation criteria along with requesting the relevant department in short listing potential bidders;
Participated in mid-tender meeting, conducted site visits if required and response & follow up of bidder’s queries related to the contract matters in timely manner;
Prepared and reviewed contract documents for signing and ensure contractor compliance with LOI/LOA requirements and the terms and conditions of Contract including Insurances, performance bond guarantees and related mandatory requirements;
Assisted Tender Committee in commercial & technical evaluation of tenders; pre-bid clarification meetings, and responding to bidders’ queries;
Compiled and Prepared contract documents for signature of both parties and attended contract award/kick-off meeting.
Compiled contract documents integrating the effect of all negotiations, clarifications and qualifications;
Ensured that technical and commercial reviews are in line with the terms and conditions of issued tenders, Client’s policies, procedures and guidelines and the evaluation criteria;
Lead the commercial evaluation with liability in carrying out commercial evaluation of tenders and prepared commercial evaluation report(s), and contract award submittal to the Tender Committee;
Reviewed the Contractor’s payment certificate / invoices, certified, recommend and administrated the submission process to the Clint;
Post-contract administration of contracts regarding variations/claims’ evaluation and contract price adjustments and settlement of final account;
Coordinated and discussed with Client and Contractor any cost impact due to change(s) in the scope of work;
Participated during contractual claim discussions and negotiation/resolution meetings with Contractors.
Corresponded with the Client and Contractor on notices, approvals and other different contractual issues;
Administered contract with renewal of insurance requirements, performance guarantees & tender bonds
— Jan 2011
Liaised with concerned departments including finance & legal during the tender preparation for review of Tenders, discussions, etc.
Assisted Tender Committee on pre-qualification process and evaluation, bids and tenders;
Organized pre-bid clarifications, meetings and negotiations with the successful bidders i.e. participated in mid-tender meeting, conducted site visits if required and response & follow up of bidder’s queries related to the contract matters in timely manner;
Assisted in bidding process from invitation to tenders (ITTs) through issuance of Letter of Acceptance (LOA) and the award of contract;
Participated and assisted Technical Committee in conducting technical evaluation of bids;
Assisted/advised on acceptance of tenders on commercial reviews and in preparation of technical evaluation report.
Ensured that the commercial reviews are in accordance with the terms and conditions of issued tenders, Clint’s Policies/Procedures and the evaluation criteria apply equitably to all received bids.
Ensured Contractor compliance with LOA requirements and the terms and conditions of Contract including Insurances, performance bond guarantees and related mandatory requirements;
Lead the team in carrying out commercial evaluation of bids, prepared commercial evaluation report, brief(s) and its submission to the Tender Committee; and com
Assisted in organizing, liaising with Clint departments & bidder, briefs/notes during commercial negotiations for effective negotiations;
Evaluate, recommended and processed Contractor’s claims/variations for approval;
Assisted the Claim Specialist in Claims’ evaluation during execution in line with FIDIC;
Coordinated, monitored and reported the project activities to the Ministry & other entities;
Ensured compliance of all contracts and procurement activities with various government and regulatory requirements;
Represented the Contracts Department in various tender and evaluation committees while ensuring strict confidentiality and ethics on all contractual matters.
Assisted in preparation, submission, monitoring and controlling of the project budget and forecast cash flows at the design and construction stages;
Ensured compliance of all contracts and procurement activities with procurement and regulatory department’s rules;
Assisted procurement department for the procuring the Plant and Equipment.
— Nov 2007
Participated in various tender and evaluation committees;
Assisted in administration, monitoring and supervision of contract;
Prepared notification to qualified/successful bidders by Letter of Acceptance;
Prepared/organized contract documents considering the outcome of negotiations, clarifications and qualifications;
Assisted with the preparation, monitoring and controlling of the project budget and forecast cash flows, based upon final design;
Monitored contract progress and commitments including monitoring work progress for measurement contracts, monitoring contracts expenditure against allocated budget;
Prepared and issued to the Ministry the monthly financial as well as physical progress reports on projects;
Reviewed Contractor’s invoices certified by the project consultant and recommend for payment;
Monitored contract expenditures in line with approved budget and cash;
Evaluate critically all variations, claims, change orders or concession requests raised by contractor;
Post Contract administration of contracts in evaluation of claims, variations and settlement of final account.
Periodically visited site to monitor the construction activities including construction materials in accordance with the working drawings and contract documents;
On completion of Contract, advised on the closure of the project from a contractual and commercial point of view and with consultation of Legal department;
Maintained regular contact with the Project Managers, Finance Department and other concerned department representatives to discuss and resolve various contractual issues;
Reviewed of contract price adjustments (under the Contract) and project final account for the financial closure of Contract.
Junior Engineer (Contract/Claim)
— Oct 2004
Assisted in review & assess the contractor’s claims on EOT and delay cost under the FIDIC provisions;
Evaluated quotations, invoices, purchase orders etc. and verification of necessary documents submitted by the contractor regarding custom duties, import Taxes and GST;
Contract administration as per Work Procedure for and under FIDIC (Red Book) for construction works;
Assisted the Principal Engineer (Contracts) in managing the Clint’s approval process for variations followed by claims on VOs;
Prepared quarterly/annual progress reports on variations/claims;
Assisted the Sr. QS in quantities take-off and cost estimation of the variations;
Referred the tender/construction drawings, and BOQs for VOs;
Verified the measured work (additional as well as varied from tender documents) for payments for VOs;
Negotiated changes to the scope of work with the client and contractors;
Maintained and kept track record on variations;
Coordinated with the measurement section for approved VOs’ payments in IPCS.
Supervised the construction activities of earth filling of embankments, outlet structures, various drains, grouting, bridges, and roads;
Checked the appropriate safety measures adopted during execution;
Supervised safe disposal of excavated waste/debris;
Supervised the link roads construction/temporary alternate routes;
Consulted the design office for any alternation, addition or omission and issued instruction the contractor accordingly;
Monitored, reported and maintained the site progress.
Junior Engineer (site)
— Apr 2000