Planning Manager, Planning & EOT claim specialist


Last Updated: 27th March 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
India

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Gender
Male

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Trade Qualification

Languages
English

Summary

Dynamic, Self-motivated and enthusiastic Planning Engineer, having 25 years of experience in achieving quality results on various types of Construction Projects (Commercial / Residential & Resorts / Multistoried Towers, Airport / Rail and other Infrastructure Service Sector) especially handling Civil & MEP Planning, Project Control, EOT claims and Complete Logistics Management with execution. I am also a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) since 2008. Preparing for MBA exams on ‘Operations Management, affiliated to Karnataka State Open University.

11 years of Middle east Experience (7 years with ‘BK Gulf LLC’ – a leading building services MEP Contracting Company, 1 year with ‘Passavant-Roediger FZE’ the Water Treatment wing of Drake & Scull International, and past 23/4 years with ‘EFECO LLC (an Arabtec Group Holding’), leading the Team as Planning Manager for their various MEP Projects in UAE and Middle-East. Reporting to the Senior Management and responsible for Contract Programme Development, Forensic Planning& Extension of Time (EOT) Claims, Logistics Planning for Project Equipments / Construction machineries, Storage and Fabrication Logistics with Finished Products (Pre-fab) movements, Supply Chain Management, Procurement Logistics, Progress Monitoring & MIS Reporting, Risk Analysis, Resource & Cost Control, Productivity Monitoring & Claim Management.

MAJOR STRENGTH

 Possess Leadership and Organizational Skills - Successful Team Leader for the past 14 years on various Major Projects delivered on Time.
 Possess Visualization Skills & Creative Imagination Skills with clear concepts.
 Analytical Skills (Logically Visualize, gather information, Think and solve complex problems with clear concepts, and make sensible decisions based on available information)
 Decision making without prejudices.
 Ability to motivate people to achieve high standards and goals set.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 Project Planning, Scheduling & Monitoring including procurement supply chain management.
 Project Contract Programme Development with defining WBS and Narratives.
 Operational Planning and Logistic analysis and Control.
 Project Control for optimum utilization of resources with help of Advance Logistics Planning.
 Good knowledge in drafting correspondence to Client / Contractors on Techno-commercial issue.
 Extension of Time Claims & Forensic Planning (FIDIC / Contract based Delay Analysis and write-ups).
 Planning and Monitoring of Project Resource/ Machinery & Manpower Projections/ Resource Allocations.
 Preparation of Cash Flow charts & Graphs – Forecast Cash Flow based on Programme.
 Conduct Meetings with Project delivery Team / Sub-Contractors / Supply Chains.
 Tangible Progress assessments and provide input for Monthly Commercial applications.
 Mentoring and Training Junior and new staff, involvement in technical staff recruitment process.
 Assessment of Productivity & Suggest various schemes for process improvements.
 Preparation of Progress Curves, Key Progress Indicators (KPI) Charts & Power Point Presentations.
 Project Management - Preparation of MIS reporting & Claims Notifications.
 Development and Implementation – ISO Certification Protocols and Logistics.
 Liaison works with Client, Contractors, Consultants and Government authorities/local bodies.
 Implementation of Safety on work (Zero Harm / Zero Accident Policy) & ISO Certification.
 System administration of office LAN and Communication System with software management, good knowledge in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point), Anti-virus solution, Micro-station, Primavera.
 Resourceful, Decision maker, Trouble shooter and a strong team-worker with Leadership capabilities.

MAJOR CAREER RESPONSIBILITIES / POSITIONS HELD

 Planning Manager in ‘ESCO JV – (JV BETWEEN EFECO LLC & AL Sabbah)’ for Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre (AMMROC), AL AIN – Client MUBADALA
(From July 2014 till May 2015 – Planning Team Leader) – (AED 343 Million Value Project)
This center will offer innovative maintenance solutions, performance-based reliability, all life cycle management, and affordability from one centralized location.

 Planning Manager in ‘EFECO LLC’ for Mid-field Terminal Building (MTB), Abu Dhabi – Client ADAC
(From October 2012 till July 2014 – Planning Team Leader) – (AED 900 Million Value Project)
This Terminal will be the home of Etihad Airways. Consists of 700,000 square meter terminal a strategic infrastructure projects undertaken by ADAC, will initially handle 30 million passengers per year.

 Planning Manager in ‘Passavant-Roediger’ for MENA Regional Operations (RO plant in Arar, KSA; RO Plant in Abu Dhabi; WWTP in Irbid, Jordan; WWTP in Nablus, Palestine; WWTP at Fujairah, UAE.
(From October 2011 till September 2012 – Team Leader) – (AED 650 Million Valued Projects).

 ST. REGIS RESORT, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi – Client TDIC – (AED 540 Million Value Project)
(From Sep 2009 till Sep 2011 as Senior Planning Engineer – Team Leader)
9 storied, 5-star Super luxury hotel with over 650 Guest room Suites, Presidential Suites, Banquet halls, Ball rooms, Health Spa, I’ntl Multi cousin Restaurants, Retail markets, High speed Elevators, 6-multistoried Apartment Buildings (14 levels) with Sea beaches, 33 luxury Villas, Energy centre & 10-Electrical Substations. http://www.stregissaadiyatisland.com/en/gallery

 Eastern Mangroves - ANANTARA HOTEL & SPA - Abu Dhabi – Client TDIC – (AED 320 Million Project)
(From Sep 2009 till May 2010 as Senior Planning Engineer – Team Leader)
8 storied, 5-star Super luxury hotel with over 225 Guest Rooms Suites, Presidential Suites, Banquet halls, Ball rooms, Health Spa, Multi cousin Restaurants, Retail market area, High speed Elevators, Sea beaches with 8-multistoried Apartment Buildings (10 levels), Car Parks, Energy centre & 5- Electrical Sub-stations.
http://abu-dhabi.anantara.com/

 AL ZEINA BEACH Front Development, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi – Client Al-Dar - (AED 650 Million Project)
(From Sep 2009 till April 2010 as Senior Planning Engineer – Team Leader)
17 storied, Super luxury 1221 nos. Apartments (3 bed room to 6 bed room duplex, Multi cousin Restaurants, Retail Area, High speed Elevators, beaches viewing 34 Villas (4 to 5 bed room) along with Car Parks, Mechanical Cooling Plant rooms & Fire system Plant room, Electrical Sub-stations etc.
http://www.al-zeina.ae/AbuDhabi_en_gb.html?v7
https://www.my-community.com/aldar/alzeina/en/live/unitszeina

 Hotel CROWNE PLAZA & STAY BRIDGE SUITES, Abu Dhabi – Client Al-Dar (AED 280 Million Project)
(From Feb 2009 till Aug 2009 as Senior Planning Engineer – Team Leader)
16 storied, Luxury Hotel / Hotel apartments with over 240 Guest Rooms & Suites, Ball rooms, Health Spa, International cousin Restaurants, High speed Elevators, Car Parks, Energy centre & Electrical Sub-stations.
http://www.crowneplaza.com/hotels/us/en/abu-dhabi/auhyi/hoteldetail

 MARINA (VICEROY) Hotel, YAS Island, Abu Dhabi – Client Al-Dar (AED 450 Million Project)
(From May 2009 till Aug 2009 as Senior Planning Engineer – Part Time)
10 storied, Super Luxury Hotel with 499 Guest Rooms & Suites, Ball rooms, Health Spa, 7-Multi cousin International Restaurants, High speed Elevators, Car Parks, Energy station & Electrical Sub-stations, on the middle of Yas Marina international Formula-1 Grand-pre Racing Circuit.
http://www.yasisland.ae/en/visiting/discover-yas-island/attractions/yas-viceroy-abu-dhabi/

 Salam Resort Project, Bahrain – Client SAMA Dubai
(From Feb 2008 till Jan 2009 as Senior Planning Engineer – Team Leader)- Project Abandoned later.

 Central Utility Complex (CUC-6 AX206) – Client Dubai Civil Aviation (DCA)
(From Mar 2007 till Jan 2008 as Senior Planning Engineer), mainly handling EOT claims and Handover.

 Senior Planning Engineer for the MEP works for the various Airport expansion Projects carried out by M/s BK Gulf at Dubai International Airport Phase-2. Client M/s Dubai Civil Aviation (DCA) (From May 2006 – Mar 2007). The project includes Fibre Optic Cabling / SCADA system and connectivity to Airport’s existing networks. Scope included developing Contract programme and coordination with various interfacing teams, airport operations, and execution / commissioning.
Planning Engineer for the MEP works at the Airport expansion project jobs carried out by M/s BK Gulf at Dubai International Airport Phase-2. (Sept. 2004 – April 2006) - mainly handling Contract programme development, client meetings, Delay notifications, EOT claims and Project closeout & Handover.

 Planner & Coordinator for the Combined Cycle Power Project executed by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd. at Colombo, Sri Lanka for AES Corporation USA (Year 2001 – 2004 September) – Client – Ceylon Electricity Board, Sri Lanka.

 Lead Site Engineer for the execution of Foundation Test Pilings & Piling Works (Bored Cast-in-situ) on AES Kelanitissa CCCP executed by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd. at Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Year 2000 – 2001)

 Quantity Surveyor & Team Member of Planning and Monitoring Cell for the construction works of Narmada Main Canal Project (Asia’s widest concrete lined water canal) at Vadodara, Gujarat executed by M/s Bhageeratha Ltd. (Year1993 – 1996)

 Junior Engineer for construction work of Konkan Railway Corporation’s GT-1 Tunnel (1.520 km) executed by M/s NirmanSindia at Pernam, Goa. (Year 1991 –1993)

DETAILS OF PRESENT / PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS

NAME OF THE EMPLOYER : ASSOCIATED DURATION

EFECO LLC– DUBAI, UAE : From OCT 2012 to MAY 2015 2.5 Years

PASSAVANT- ROEDIGER FZE (DSWP), UAE : From OCT 2011 to SEPT 2012 11 Months

BK GULF LLC – DUBAI, UAE : From OCT 2004 to OCT 2011 7 Years

LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED
[EPC POWER PROJECT GROUP] : From FEB 1996 to SEPT 2004 8 Years & 8 months

BHAGHEERATHA ENGINEERING LIMITED : From NOV 1993 to JAN 1996 2 Years & 3 months

M/s NIRMAN SINDIA : From NOV 1991 to SEPT 1993 1 Year & 9 months

PERSONAL INFORMATIONS

Age, DATE OF BIRTH : 47 years, 17- May –1970

MARITAL STATUS / CHILDREN
: Married / 1-DAUGHTER

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS :
: Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).
Member – Project Management Institute (PMI).

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS :

:
Civil Engineering Diploma with First Class passed out in April – 1991 from Board of Technical Education – Kerala, India.

Pre-Degree Examination (Science Group) - from University of Kerala, in the year 1987.

DRIVING LICENSES : Posses Valid U.A.E. & Indian Driving Licenses
LANGUAGES KNOWN

OTHER INTEREST ON LEISURE TIME :

: English / Hindi / Malayalam [Read, Write & Speak] Tamil / Gujarati [Spoken only]

Listening Music / Playing TT, Badminton, Chess / Reading Journals, Watching Promotions and advertisements especially on Big malls and their operational logistics.

Thanking You,

Jitendra Gopalakrishna

Experience


Planning MANAGER

   Nov 2012
— May 2015

MAJOR CAREER RESPONSIBILITIES / POSITIONS HELD

 Planning Manager in ‘ESCO JV – (JV BETWEEN EFECO LLC & AL Sabbah)’ for Advanced Military Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Centre (AMMROC), AL AIN – Client MUBADALA
(From July 2014 till May 2015 – Planning Team Leader) – (AED 343 Million Value Project)
This center will offer innovative maintenance solutions, performance-based reliability, all life cycle management, and affordability from one centralized location.

 Planning Manager in ‘EFECO LLC’ for Mid-field Terminal Building (MTB), Abu Dhabi – Client ADAC
(From October 2012 till July 2014 – Planning Team Leader) – (AED 900 Million Value Project)
This Terminal will be the home of Etihad Airways. Consists of 700,000 square meter terminal a strategic infrastructure projects undertaken by ADAC, will initially handle 30 million passengers per year.

 Planning Manager in ‘Passavant-Roediger’ for MENA Regional Operations (RO plant in Arar, KSA; RO Plant in Abu Dhabi; WWTP in Irbid, Jordan; WWTP in Nablus, Palestine; WWTP at Fujairah, UAE.
(From October 2011 till September 2012 – Team Leader) – (AED 650 Million Valued Projects).

 ST. REGIS RESORT, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi – Client TDIC – (AED 540 Million Value Project)
(From Sep 2009 till Sep 2011 as Senior Planning Engineer – Team Leader)
9 storied, 5-star Super luxury hotel with over 650 Guest room Suites, Presidential Suites, Banquet halls, Ball rooms, Health Spa, I’ntl Multi cousin Restaurants, Retail markets, High speed Elevators, 6-multistoried Apartment Buildings (14 levels) with Sea beaches, 33 luxury Villas, Energy centre & 10-Electrical Substations. http://www.stregissaadiyatisland.com/en/gallery

 Eastern Mangroves - ANANTARA HOTEL & SPA - Abu Dhabi – Client TDIC – (AED 320 Million Project)
(From Sep 2009 till May 2010 as Senior Planning Engineer – Team Leader)
8 storied, 5-star Super luxury hotel with over 225 Guest Rooms Suites, Presidential Suites, Banquet halls, Ball rooms, Health Spa, Multi cousin Restaurants, Retail market area, High speed Elevators, Sea beaches with 8-multistoried Apartment Buildings (10 levels), Car Parks, Energy centre & 5- Electrical Sub-stations.
http://abu-dhabi.anantara.com/

 AL ZEINA BEACH Front Development, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi – Client Al-Dar - (AED 650 Million Project)
(From Sep 2009 till April 2010 as Senior Planning Engineer – Team Leader)
17 storied, Super luxury 1221 nos. Apartments (3 bed room to 6 bed room duplex, Multi cousin Restaurants, Retail Area, High speed Elevators, beaches viewing 34 Villas (4 to 5 bed room) along with Car Parks, Mechanical Cooling Plant rooms & Fire system Plant room, Electrical Sub-stations etc.
http://www.al-zeina.ae/AbuDhabi_en_gb.html?v7
https://www.my-community.com/aldar/alzeina/en/live/unitszeina

 Hotel CROWNE PLAZA & STAY BRIDGE SUITES, Abu Dhabi – Client Al-Dar (AED 280 Million Project)
(From Feb 2009 till Aug 2009 as Senior Planning Engineer – Team Leader)
16 storied, Luxury Hotel / Hotel apartments with over 240 Guest Rooms & Suites, Ball rooms, Health Spa, International cousin Restaurants, High speed Elevators, Car Parks, Energy centre & Electrical Sub-stations.
http://www.crowneplaza.com/hotels/us/en/abu-dhabi/auhyi/hoteldetail

 MARINA (VICEROY) Hotel, YAS Island, Abu Dhabi – Client Al-Dar (AED 450 Million Project)
(From May 2009 till Aug 2009 as Senior Planning Engineer – Part Time)
10 storied, Super Luxury Hotel with 499 Guest Rooms & Suites, Ball rooms, Health Spa, 7-Multi cousin International Restaurants, High speed Elevators, Car Parks, Energy station & Electrical Sub-stations, on the middle of Yas Marina international Formula-1 Grand-pre Racing Circuit.
http://www.yasisland.ae/en/visiting/discover-yas-island/attractions/yas-viceroy-abu-dhabi/

 Salam Resort Project, Bahrain – Client SAMA Dubai
(From Feb 2008 till Jan 2009 as Senior Planning Engineer – Team Leader)- Project Abandoned later.

 Central Utility Complex (CUC-6 AX206) – Client Dubai Civil Aviation (DCA)
(From Mar 2007 till Jan 2008 as Senior Planning Engineer), mainly handling EOT claims and Handover.

 Senior Planning Engineer for the MEP works for the various Airport expansion Projects carried out by M/s BK Gulf at Dubai International Airport Phase-2. Client M/s Dubai Civil Aviation (DCA) (From May 2006 – Mar 2007). The project includes Fibre Optic Cabling / SCADA system and connectivity to Airport’s existing networks. Scope included developing Contract programme and coordination with various interfacing teams, airport operations, and execution / commissioning.
Planning Engineer for the MEP works at the Airport expansion project jobs carried out by M/s BK Gulf at Dubai International Airport Phase-2. (Sept. 2004 – April 2006) - mainly handling Contract programme development, client meetings, Delay notifications, EOT claims and Project closeout & Handover.

 Planner & Coordinator for the Combined Cycle Power Project executed by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd. at Colombo, Sri Lanka for AES Corporation USA (Year 2001 – 2004 September) – Client – Ceylon Electricity Board, Sri Lanka.

 Lead Site Engineer for the execution of Foundation Test Pilings & Piling Works (Bored Cast-in-situ) on AES Kelanitissa CCCP executed by M/s Larsen & Toubro Ltd. at Colombo, Sri Lanka. (Year 2000 – 2001)

 Quantity Surveyor & Team Member of Planning and Monitoring Cell for the construction works of Narmada Main Canal Project (Asia’s widest concrete lined water canal) at Vadodara, Gujarat executed by M/s Bhageeratha Ltd. (Year1993 – 1996)

 Junior Engineer for construction work of Konkan Railway Corporation’s GT-1 Tunnel (1.520 km) executed by M/s NirmanSindia at Pernam, Goa. (Year 1991 –1993)

DETAILS OF PRESENT / PREVIOUS EMPLOYERS

NAME OF THE EMPLOYER : ASSOCIATED DURATION

EFECO LLC– DUBAI, UAE : From OCT 2012 to MAY 2015 2.5 Years

PASSAVANT- ROEDIGER FZE (DSWP), UAE : From OCT 2011 to SEPT 2012 11 Months

BK GULF LLC – DUBAI, UAE : From OCT 2004 to OCT 2011 7 Years

LARSEN & TOUBRO LIMITED
[EPC POWER PROJECT GROUP] : From FEB 1996 to SEPT 2004 8 Years & 8 months

BHAGHEERATHA ENGINEERING LIMITED : From NOV 1993 to JAN 1996 2 Years & 3 months

M/s NIRMAN SINDIA : From NOV 1991 to SEPT 1993 1 Year & 9 months

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