Dam Engineer/ Concrete Manager/ Earthwork Manager/ Hydro power engineer


Last Updated: 17th July 2017 (over 5 years ago)

Address
United Kingdom

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
None

Languages
English, Gujarati, Hindi

Summary

KISHOR PITRODA
Address: 8 Beechwood Avenue, Thurmaston, Leicester LE4 8HA, UK
Mobile: + (44) 7904 879 594; Email: kishor.pitroda@gmail.com

PRINCIPAL DAM ENGINEER /PROJECT MANAGER

• Detail-oriented and results-driven senior executive management professional offering over 30 years’ experience working in various construction positions including project director, project manager, section manager, package manager, senior project engineer and structural design engineer.
• Highly qualified with a Master’s Degree in Structural Engineering; awarded with gold medal for ranking first in the University for B.E. (Civil) in 1983.
• Showcases exceptional skills in execution of many big industrial projects such as petroleum refinery, mini cement plant, medium scale cement plant (1000 and 3000 tpd), heavy fabrication of dam gates, dams, canals, steel and concrete bridges and commercial buildings.
• Skilled in leading project teams, implementing technological programs and maintaining high quality standards of work and safety processes as well as successfully completing multimillion-dollar construction projects globally.
• Possessing an in-depth understanding of current and emerging construction technologies in the field of heavy steel structure engineering and concrete technology and hydro power.
• Entrepreneur, adept in managing expectations and goals of organisations, clients and individual team members and skilfully assembling cohesive teams of professional staff to execute business plans and deliver within set targets.
• Instrumental in survey investigations, design, evaluations, cost estimation, construction and maintenance of public and private buildings, including water resources, roads, bridges, canals and gates.
• Excellent multilingual communicator fluent in English, Hindi and Gujarati and a top negotiator with remarkable ability to work under pressure in fast-paced, time sensitive environments. Proven ability to interact effectively with people of diverse nationalities and comfortable working in a multicultural set-up

CORE COMPETENCIES

• Operations Management • Construction Management • Project Management • Financial Analysis • Process Improvement • Strategic Planning • P&L Management • Contract Administration • Budget Management • Business Development • Quality Control • Problem Solving • Organizational Health and Safety • Efficiency and Productivity • Cost Control • Corporate Reporting • Regulatory Compliance • Client Relationship Management • Team Development/Leadership and Staff Management •

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS AND PROJECTS

• Planning permission approval and extension work of eight Beechwood, Thurmaston Leicester and its construction management in 2016.
• Managed structural design of coal-based thermal power project and its corporate office building in 2013.
• Designed Bardolf Street (East) nine stories and built mixed use project at Leicester with two marriage halls and 40 flats. Aylsone Road Six super luxurious detached bungalows development (Leicester); Project valued at £25 M and Weymouth Street six story old people home valued at 3.5 M in 2011.
• Spearheaded the team of engineers and supervisors in constructing a multimillion-pound mixed use design and built retail project valued at £350, M Shell cost- £200 M, retail project comprising a mall, residential and commercial buildings, John Lewis Partnership retail building, 12 screen cinema and steel walkway bridges in 2008.
• Accountable for (£37M) construction and timely completion of multimillion pound John Lewis retail store and twelve screen cinema, super structure of residential and commercial building and walkway bridges of HIGHCROSS Leicester project - www.highcrossleicester.com in 2008.
• Commissioning and decommissioning of an air-conditioning plant and structural modifications to ducting for TK MAX retail store in Bristol city centre Galleria Building-Kimberly Scott Ltd. Construction of Trowbridge health centre and hospital project – Substructure and super structure in 2004.
• Lead the team of engineers and project managers to manage contracts and executed many Roller compacted concrete and embankment dam with tunnel, hydropower, canal, bridges, roads, and infrastructure of water resources projects and of , Piling, Earthworks, Grouting and site exploration

CAREER HISTORY

Cem Engineering Ltd, Nigeria & UK
Project Manager

• Manage the team of engineers and Project Manager to Survey, Investigation for selection of soil -Source sampling. Testing of soil for permeability, shear test, dry density, LL, PL, plasticity index, moisture content, sieve analysis and selection of borrow area for embankment dam (source evaluation report).
• Design of Medium and minor embankment dam on Benue river tributaries Benue state, Nigeria, Construction Management and quality control of Concrete Dam
• Manage to survey for de-silting of Benue river near city area to reclaim land and flood control
• Manage and lead the team of Design engineer to design Check dam and construction of tributary of Benue River.

Self-Employed Mar 2017 – Present

Mar 2016 – March 2017
Consultant-Project Engineer

• Construction of extension of 8 Beechwood Avenue and office building
• Construction of care home for mentally retarded people for Multy Creation Architect
• Safety auditing the report work of water resources projects.

Government of Gujarat –India- Narmada Water Resources and Water Supply Department May 2010 – Feb 2016
Project Manager-Dam Engineer

• Oversaw construction management of concrete dams, Embankment Dams, Check Dam and maintained medium and minor Water Resource Projects.
• Conducted safety inspection of Major Dam, Medium Irrigation Dam, Minor Irrigation Dam bridges radial gate and other structures and its maintenance. 39 Dams.
• Modernized, upgraded, safety audited and maintained 39 water supply and Irrigation dam with extension of spillway and raising of earthen dam as per revised hydrology and after earthquake in 2001 i.e., Hiran 1, Hiran 2, , Raval, Macchundri, Singoda, Madhuvanti, Dhrafad dam, Ozat 1( Anandpar dam), Uben dam, Ambajal dam, Chhaperwadi 1 dam, Chhaperwadi 2 dam, Veri dam, Karmal dam, Ishwriya dam Machhu1 dam, Machhu2 dam, Demi 1 dam, Demi2 dam, Bangavadi dam, Ghodadharoi dam, Falku dam, Brhamni1 dam, Vadhvanbhogavo 1 dam, Dholi Dhaja Wadhawanbhogavo 2 dam, Limbdi dabhogavo(Thoryali) dam, Morsal dam, Faddang beti dam, dhari dam.. Managed 8120 concrete check dam for conservation of water as movement

• Design of concrete and embankment Dams and its construction management.

Structurite, Leicester, UK Nov 2008 – Jan 2010
Design Manager/Project Manager

• Developed projects through apt direction of control documents and instruction from the senior management team.
• Assisted in the preparation of Development Feasibility Studies and concept Master Planning to develop the initial briefing requirements for consultants.
• Managed the procurement of consultants to complete the design work in liaison with the commercial department.
• Oversaw design management of the projects and coordinated all necessary input with clients.
• Identified and defined methodology of the design, contract procurement and delivery.

Sir Robert McAlpine, Leicester, UK Jun 2006 – Nov 2008
RC-Steel Package Manager for New Shires Project

• Worked with strong management and commercial traits to deliver a highly technical specification project.
• Initiated and maintained liaison with prime clients, architects, engineers, subcontractor and local authorities to facilitate construction activities.
• Led the team to establish project pre-plans, objectives and performance standards within the boundaries of corporate policy and contract requirements.
• Performed all functions and responsibilities as per the company’s values and beliefs.

Structurite, Leicester, UK Nov 2004 – Jun 2006
Project Manager

• Administered the head office and projects and provided overall management, administration and technical direction for the Belgrave road retail project.
• Accountable for all pre tender and feasibility negotiations with the client.
• Oversaw tender submissions and subcontract appointments for interim and final accounts as well as liaising with for budgets and planning/programming.
• Managed financial aspects of contracts to protect the company’s interest and simultaneously maintained client satisfaction as well as procuring materials and subcontracts.
• Served on behalf of the parent company to search and purchase land.
• Monitored the entire project and provided administrative direction to site staff to ensure project is built as per plans and in compliance with schedule and within budget.
• Represented the company at meetings and led all negotiations and strategy meetings.

EARLY CAREER

Hays Construction And Properties, Bristol, UK Aug 2004 – Oct 2004
Construction Manager/Engineer (Contractual)

Triveni Iron & Steel, Gujarat, India Mar 2003 – Jun 2004
Managing Director
Construction of Concrete Dam and Steel Radial gate for water Resources Project, Industrial steel structures projects.

Narmada Water Resources And Water Supply Department, Gujarat, India Dec 1983 – Mar 2004
Executive Engineer (Project Director)/Deputy Executive Engineer (Project Manager)
• Managed Survey, Investigation, Design and construction of Concrete, Embankment Dam and Narmada Hydropower power project
• Executed Kankavati Medium Irrigation UCR core with RCC spillway and RC spillway bridge, and canal system approx 6500 m3 concrete, Aji-2 Reservoir spillway masonry core concrete spillway and embankment dam-65000m3 concrete and masonry, 35000 m3 Und-3 Water Resources Project un-gated spillway, Phophal-2 Water resources Earthen dam and spillway, 28 Km Machhu-2 Concrete lining canal distributor system, 40000 m3 Phophal -2 water resources Concrete spillway, head regulator and embankment dam (11M m3)
(1989-2004)
• Construction supervised and managed part of spillway of Sardar Sarovar Project’s ($8 Billion) with zero slump temperature controlled roller compacted concrete gravity spillway, 1210 M long and 163 m high concrete gravity dam ( total 6.82m3) and its and access tunnel and RC foundation for six unit 200 MW Francis turbine 1200 MW underground river bed power house at India. The spillway discharge capacity 87,000M3/second. ( 1983- 1989)

Kanthariya Associates, Gujarat, India Jun 1981 – Dec 1983
Design Structural Engineer

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Master of Structural Engineering (Equivalent to British Masters) 1983
M.S. University of Baroda, Gujarat, India

Bachelor of Civil Engineering (Equivalent to British Bachelors)) 1981
Saurashtra University, Rajkot, India

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

• ICIOB, Membership Number 1485767
• GMICE (UK) - Membership Number – 64123596
• FIE (I) Fellow Member of Indian Institute of Engineers (India)
• CSCS CIVIL/STRUCTURAL Engineer card, First Aid, SMST ( refresh require)

COMPUTER SKILLS

Microsoft Office, AutoCAD 2014, Microsoft Project – Primavera (P6), Lotus Notes (EDMS-Electronic Data management system & 4projects)

PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth: 6th February, 1958 Nationality: British
Marital Status: Married Driving License: United Kingdom

References Available On Request

Education

M S UNIVERSITY OF BARODA INDIA
MASTER ENGINEER (CIVIL)

   Aug 1981
— Dec 1983

M S UNIVERSITY OF BARODA INDIA
MASTER ENGINEER (CIVIL)

   Aug 1981
— Dec 1983

Experience

CEM ENGINEERING LTD
PROJECT MANAGER

   Mar 2017
— Current

• Manage the team of engineers and Project Manager to Survey, Investigation for selection of soil -Source sampling. Testing of soil for permeability, shear test, dry density, LL, PL, plasticity index, moisture content, sieve analysis and selection of borrow area for embankment dam (source evaluation report).
• Design of Medium and minor embankment dam on Benue river tributories Benue state, Nigeria, Construction Management and quality control of Concrete Dam
• Manage to survey for de-silting of Benue river near city area to reclaim land and flood control
• Manage and lead the team of Design engineer to design Check dam and construction of tributary of Benue River.

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