Sr. Contracts & Claim Manager

Last Updated: 25th February 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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Arabic, English


I have extensive experience in project contracts and claim management, FIDIC contracts, negotiation and resolution, Business Law, cost controls, engineering economy, quantity surveying, variety of construction management functions, as well as supervision.
Based between Dubai and Jeddah, Ksa, I joined Hill International presenting the biggest developer, Jabal Omar Development Co. / PMO - Jeddah, Ksa recently in March 2017, currently working as Sr. Contracts Manager in the PMO Department for high rise distinguished 5 and 7 Stars Hotel projects in Mecca. Prior to this assignment, I worked in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Palestine, as Contracts & Claim Manager, Sr. Contracts Manager, General Manager, Planning & Control Manager, and Project Manager for Business Developers, Project Management Consultants, and Contractors, mainly involved and responsible for contractual issues, forming contracts, negotiations, handling disputes, building up claims and contractual cases integrated with time and cost, legal translation of FIDIC contract documents and clauses in courts, as well as evaluation of technical and managerial related functions.
I graduated from Louisiana Tech University, U.S.A. in 1984 with a B.Sc. degree in Construction Engineering Technology, 3.25 GPA. I also enhanced my career with Minor in Business Administration, Legal Arabic/ English Translation, and Primavera (P3).



Louisiana Tech University, Louisiana, United States
Bachelor of Science Degree, Construction Engineering Technology

   Nov 1980
— Mar 1984

Construction Management


Drake & Scull International , Dubai/ UAE
Contracts & Claim Manager

   Mar 2014
— Dec 2016

Job Role/ Department: Project Management Office, PMO – Civil Construction Division.
Location: PMO, Main Office

Job Role: (Dubai & KSA)
 Review Contracts during Tendering Stage and Contractual Correspondences during Construction Phase to recognize Risk Elements and recommend to the involved parties the best possible protective measures to adopt.

 Review and Support PMs in Contractual Correspondences during Construction Stage to minimize Risk and to recognize opportunities for Variations and Claims.

 Assist and Support involved parties during Construction Stage to initiate Variations & Claims for Cost/ Extension of Time, determining the best claim strategy and prepare them, leading debates and dispute resolution.

 Ensure Close-Out of projects according to Contract Conditions and milestones, as of regard to submitting clients’ documents and obtaining from clients the Company’s certificates and retained documents as well as bonds
 Prepare & follow up Projects Consolidated Contractual Report with recommended Action Plans to executive management.

 Responsible of defining and keeping a process within the organization to achieve the company objectives, directly working on developing metrics to control the time flow and the tasks to be accomplished in a specific time frame.

 Take care of the follow up with all areas involved in the completion of the goals. Reporting to the Executive Managing Director, Key Functions & Responsibilities are: establishing a strategic discipline to accomplish objectives. Developing the links between the company strategy and the teams involved.
 Developing tools and techniques to synchronize all the areas tasks involved in any
objective and ensure that the people understand, apply rightly and follow them.

 Monitoring and ensuring compliance of the commitments. Monitoring organizational risks and their integral mitigation. Assigning and distributing the resources efficiently. Monitoring and following up all the tasks of a project till its completion.

Major Projects:
Project Name Description Client Value
The Pointe Resort/ Recreation Nakheel AED 370 Million
Al Jawharah Residential & Commercial Tower High-Rise DAMAC SR 1.72 Billion
King Abdullah Petroleum & Science Research Center Hi- Tech Multi-Buildings ARAMCO 2.95 Billion
KING ABDULLAH University for Science & Technology Perimeter Security Systems ARAMCO SR 450 Million
Al Rajhi Bank – Head Quarter Operation, Data, Cash Buildings Al Rajhi Bank SR 300 Million
Prince Salman Science Oasis Science Recreation Center Al Riyadh Development
SR 230 Million

Jan. 2013 – Mar. 2014
Contracts Manager
CORE Engineering Consultancy
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Company Industry: Construction Management/ Engineering Consultancy
Job Role/ Department: Engineering Contracts
Project: Design-Build Contract for Infrastructure, External Roads, Hangers, Runway, Landscaping, and External Works for Sweihan Military Air Base; Client: Command Military Works (CMW)
 Provides contractual support to Client and the supervision team regarding contract interpretation and guidance, particularly regarding disputes or other issues that develop during contract execution, contractual support to commercial risk procedures.

 Analysis and evaluation of Variations based on Base Line Program of Work, changes/ events, Contract Clauses and Conditions.

 Providing legal/ contractual consultations and supports to Client’s/ Company’s Project Managers during their operations and proposing solutions.

 Evaluation of claims based on contract conditions, cost analysis, QS works, correspondences, program of work, and events.

 Drafting replies to contractors’ contractual correspondences based on scope of works and contract conditions - Contract Value = AED 920 Million

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