International Project & Engineering Manager, Transportation Infrastructure

Last Updated: 9th July 2018 (over 4 years ago)

United Kingdom


Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level

English, French


International Project and Program Management, Scope Management and Integration, Project Controlling, Quality Management, Procurement and Risk Management, Design Management, Strategic Management, Technology and Operation Management, Construction Management and/or Supervision, Operation and Maintenance, Process Improvement, Civil Engineering (Tunneling, Bridges, Sub-Grades, Track), Electrical / EMP / Rail Systems (Signalling & Telecom, Electrification, SCADA & OCC, Depot, ETCS / ERTMS / CBTC), Stakeholder Management, Client Relationship, Safety Management, Contract Management (FIDIC Red, Yellow, White), Multi-Cultural Environment, Multi-disciplinary projects, Business development on Global markets (Europe, Africa, Asia), Specialized tenders (PMCM/GC, PMO, Feasibility + Design + Economics, OAM, Banking - WB. AfDB, EBRD, ADB), Microsoft Office, Planner, Primavera, Railway (High Speed, Conventional, Freight Lines), Metro Systems, Monorail, Road, Airport Infrastructure Access, Bid Management, Business Development, Strategy Management, Client Relationship (Saudi Arabia, Oman, UAE, India, Tanzania, Kenya, UK, Bulgaria, Albania, Algeria), Governmental Institutions (DG Enlargement, DG region, RTA Dubai, DFCCIL / MMRC India etc.)Short/Medium/Long Term Business Plans, Banking relationship (World Bank, EBRD, AfDB, ADB) etc..


Walden University, Management School (US)
PhD Management

   Mar 2016
— Current

Ongoing PhD in Management, successfully completed 2 years, GPA 3.7

Walden University, Management School (US)
MBA (Master Business of Administration)

   Jan 2013
— Jun 2014

MBA, graduated on 04/2015 (2 years courses 2013-2015), GPA 4.

Project Management Institute (PMI)
PMP certification

   Feb 2009
— Oct 2009

Certified as Project Manager

Polytechnic University Bucharest
MSC Electrical, major Electronics & Telecommunicatio

   Sep 1984
— Jun 1989


Global Engineering Consultant Levant
Senior Manager, Railway & Mass Transit

   Sep 2015
— Jul 2018

 Project Director for feasibility of Cairo Metro Line 6, Clients NAT/CRCC: option selection, preliminary design specification, bill of quantities, economics, marketing, directive drawings, OAM for a newly planned driverless metro;
 Head Project Manager Cairo LRT (10th Ramadan), PMCM, set up PMO organization, schedules, resource plan. 11 stations, 75 Km, 25 KV, 120 Kmph. Settled the PMO for Cairo LRT (10th Ramadan Rail Project): charts, responsibility matrix, procedures, resource allocation, schedule of works, JV agreement;
 Prepared transaction advisor documentation for selection of Cairo LRT Operation and Maintenance Company, Client: NAT Cairo;
 Tender response for Makkah AlMashaer MMMP, OAM Supervision Consultant, Nairyah Depot Enhancement (NSR);
 Design delivery, construction supervision, financial performance of projects;
 Business development (3-year business plan, 1-year business plan), develop Africa market, prepare Pre-Qualification document, prepare technical presentations;
 Market investigation to develop business in Central, South and South-East Asia;
 Creation of joint venture for large projects: MOU, JV agreement, negotiations with Ineco, Getinsa, ItalFerr, SWS, dÁppolonia;
 Tender response: ORASCOM & Egyptian Railway Rehabilitation of freight lines, Cairo M6 & CRCC 18, Oman Rail Multi-Functional Consultant, Tanzania TIRP;
 EOI: Tanzania Railway Rehabilitation, OAM Tanzania Railways, East DFCCIL India, Pune – Lonavala India, Bangladesh Railway, Pakistan Railway (CAREC), Mumbai Vikas Company Commuter railway, EBRD Cairo M1, India North Border Railway, Oman Rail MFC Mineral Lines (7 contract opportunities);
 Attendance international conferences for business development: Dar Es Salaam (Tanzania), Abu Dhabi (UAE), New Delhi (India), Dubai Rail (UAE);
 Client facing relation: NAT Egypt, ORASCOM, Tanzania & Zambia Railways, Alstom Transport (Paris, Istanbul, Singapore), RTA Dubai, AfRA Afghanistan;
 Business trip for development in Ethiopia (Railway & Municipality), Tanzania (NDC, Railway / RAHCO, SUMATRA, TANROAD, Port), Kenya (Nairobi: Railway, CRBC; Mombasa County), Jeddah (MMMP);

FSDI Xian & Obermeyer
General Supervision Engineer / Project Manager

   May 2011
— Jan 2014

 Manage supervision consortium, approve rules of organization
 Management of resources allocated to project, production of project procedure;
 Check and approve construction commencement reports, COD, safety plans, schedule program, design change management;
 Contract disputes, claims, extension of time, settlement, addition to contract;
 Chair monthly supervision meetings. Review & approve monthly report
 Site inspection, Program of Work, 3 Contractor Audits (CRCC, CCCC, CREG);
 Review and approve Contractor’s quarterly payment certificates, 150 million USD;
 NATM (45 tunnels), Bridges/Viaducts, Sub-Grades, Stations, Ballast-less track;
 Stakeholder management: Hunan Local Government, Ministry of railways;

Transurb TechniRail
Project Manager & Head of Mission

   Jun 2010
— Oct 2010

Project Manager / Project Director for railway renewal, 440 Km
(Project Manager/Head of Mission in charge of Supervision Consortium, project value 260 million euro)
 Management of the ‘Discipline Expert’, ‘Commercial’, Quality Department’;
 Management of the ‘Contract’, ‘‘Stakeholder Management’;
 Production of project procedures: Equipment approval, MOM, review of the contractor documentation, non-conformities, audit, change control etc;
 Variation Instructions, Contract Dispute Resolution, Change Control;
 Planning of Project Activities, Schedule Development/Control;
 Production of PM Plans subsidiaries e.g. Quality Management, Risk Management, Planning Control etc.
 Review the Contractor PM Plan and Quality Management Plan;
 Reviewed & Approved equipment, Approved Contractor’s Monthly Payment;
 Reviewed and approved Thales design for conventional signaling system, ETCS Level 2, ERTMS, equipment specifications CBI / PIPC, RBC;
 Reviewed and approved 2 level of product acceptance for ETCS L2/ERTMS: ERTMS platform at Velizhy (France), pilot test in Algeria;

Poyry Infra Gmbh
Rail Systems Project Manager

   Dec 2009
— Jun 2010

Project Manager Rail Systems / Rail Systems Expert for TEN-T high speed trans European corridors
FIDIC Yellow and White Contract Management
Contract value: 9 million euro
Pre-feasibility, Feasibility and tender preparation in accordance with FIDIC Yellow Conditions of the Contract for the TEN-T railway lines in Bulgaria: Sofia – Plovdiv, Sofia – Pernik – Radomir, Sofia – Dragoman (high speed, 300 Km length):
 Task 11: Detailed Modernization Program: Project Management, Project Development Strategy, Schedule Development/Planning, Funding opportunities under for the project construction;
 Application for ‘Cohesion Funds’ (PRAG Rules), Risk Management/Risk Register;
 Review of multidisciplinary preliminary design for tender: Signaling, Telecom, SCADA, ERTMS/ETCS L1, Tunnel ventilation systems;
 Production of project specifications, Quality Management;
 Worked out and updated with subcontractor of technical specifications to meet the EU acceptance criteria;
 Prepared signaling preliminary design, Operation and Maintenance, Inter-Operability documentation to comply with the European Union;
 Client facing / Stakeholder Management: NKJD (Bulgarian railway Authority). Close collaboration TRANSPROEKT (Design Railway Institute Bulgaria);

WYG International
S&T Expert

   Jul 2009
— Oct 2009

Preparation of tender dossier in accordance with FIDIC Yellow conditions of TEN-T Project (End of Pan-European Corridor X) in Albania:
 Analyze the status of existing railway network , production of Asset Condition Reports;
 Evaluate options and technologies available in the EU market. Production of ‘Option Selection’;
 Independent cost estimates;
 Technical specification (Outline Project Specification – tender document) that address the EU interoperability for conventional signaling system, ETCS Layer 2, ERTMS, GSM-Railway;
 General documentation: Rule Book, Maps, Station sketches etc.
 Inputs for the production of Inception Reports , Final Report and End-Mission Presentation given to the Client and EIB;

PMCM of Dubai Metro (red & Green Lines)
Technical Manager

   Apr 2007
— Mar 2009

 Management of the team for the design, installation, T&C phases;
 Staff Management: post description, workloads, work program;
 Schedule Management: Evaluate progression vs. agreed milestones, EVM;
 Quality Management: QA/QC, Contractor’s audit, ‘Registry of defects’;
 Communication: Bi-weekly reports, Contractor’s reports, Stakeholder Mgmt;
 Risk Management: risk meetings, update of ‘Risk Register’;
 Cost Management: Validated Contractor’s monthly payments, Contract disputes;
 Variation instructions, cost evaluation for additional works (‘NTC’ and ‘EOT’);
 Contract Management conform FIDIC RED and PMBOK;
 Management of internal interfaces civil to rail systems and external interfaces;
 Procurement Management: equipment appraisal and approval, reviewed and approved 16 sub-contractors for works, contractor audits;
 Review and approval of the detailed design, DCID;
 Review and approval of the Operation and Maintenance Plan and Training docs for the whole metro scheme;
 Witness/Supervision of installation, testing and commissioning activities in Dubai and overseas at the manufacturer headquarter, FAT ‘IFAT in Florence (Italy);
 Review and approve overall Test Acceptance Plan and Program for whole metro system;
 Client facing / Stakeholder Management: RTA Dubai, Dubai Airport, Dubai Police;
 Rail system involved: CBTC Moving Block Seltrac S40 (driverless metro), OCC, MLSN, TETRA, WiFi, TDS;


   Dec 2005
— Nov 2006

 Prepared feasibility studies as per Client request;
 Evaluated the tender response for update of Project database: Request For Proposal, resourcing, independent cost estimate, tender evaluations, interface with the client, meetings, approval of Method Statement and H&S plan, establish the program of works, quality of work and audit (all Thameslink 2000);
 Tender evaluation for Lahore - Rawalapindi (Pakistan), Mumabi and Bangalore Metro Projects (India) tenders along with Louis Berger SAS;
 International tender for infrastructure upgrade in Romania financed under PHARE / ISPA / SAPHARD , Pan-European Corridor no.4 (TEN-T) – high speed with WYG International.

Mott MacDonald, RRC York
Senior Consultant

   Mar 2003
— Nov 2004

Completed development stages for couple multidisciplinary projects in the UK:
 Carried out production and checks of the design details and safety management. Inter-disciplinary project meetings;
 Design modelling of development stages ( cost analysis);
 Tender response for Port Talbot FTN, Edinburgh Waverley re-signalling;
 International Tenders for Hungary Rail ETSC, Gyoma to Beckescaba Rehabilitation;
 East London Line Project: GRIP 4 stage (contract requirements). Re-visited and completed the GRIP 3 – London Olympics;
 BAA Stansted Rail Engineering: GRIP 3 (option selection). Evaluation of different options for enhancement of railway infrastructure, Liverpool Street Stn and Stansted Airport.
 Client facing / Stakeholder Management: BAA, TfL, European Union;

Amec Spie Rail / Colas Rail
Principal Engineer

   Feb 2002
— Mar 2003

Design and supervision of construction for FTN/GSM-R Project (multidisciplinary), contract area 1&2, UK (approximate 200 Km of track, multiple stations and major interchanges):
 Prepared detailed survey reports, design packages, construction/ as-built drawings. Successfully signed off the detailed design packages for 50 Km fiber optic and copper cable route design;
 Pre-planning of site survey activities based on signaling plan and maps. Evaluated hazards based on Rail Hazard Directory. Ensured specifications are technically correct;
 Maintained good relations/interface with client. Negotiated the unforeseen works, variations;

First Engineering Ltd (Babcock Group)
System Engineer

   Oct 2001
— Feb 2003

Detailed design and supervision of construction works for Leeds 1st Resignalling and Remodelling (East Coast, High Speed Project), about 150 Km of track, 35 stations, Traffic Control Centre in York:
 Interpreted customer requirements according to industry standards, produce accurate project;
 Design proposals. Prepared technical briefings and presentations;
 Provided detailed design documentation, subsystem elements;
 Checked work of others to ensure compliance with elements listed above;
 Liaised with Project Management staff through to completion of project. Collaborated/Supervised construction teams;
 Connectivity of the remote SSI and SCADA sites to York IECC;

Romanian Railways (CFR-SA)
Chief S&T Engineer

   Mar 1991
— Aug 2010

Operation and Maintenance / Project Management of developments within area of responsibility (multidisciplinary projects).
 Contact with vendor’s Technical Service to pinpoint unsolved technical problems;
 Maintenance Manager that spans a large working region (210 peoples reported);
 Provided technical advice and support to the OAM personnel. Trained employees;
 Participated in maintenance activities / corrective actions of signaling equipment;
Project based activities includes (on behalf of Employer):
 Supervision of installation and System integration (pilot test) of DTBN;
 Participated in the system integration tests for Siemens equipment in Greece;
 Team Leader for the Supervision of ITC, S&T renewal project of Rovinari and Rogojelu stations;
 SCADA Project for control of 25 KV electrification as part of Railway Dispatch Tg Jiu (3 substations, 5 PSS, dispatcher);
 Supervision of the installation, commissioning of 25 KV OHLE Turceni – Dragotesti (30 Km, 3 stations);
 Project Management and Supervision of cable renewal Turceni – Targu-Jiu (approximate 60 Km of track, 8 stations);

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