Application for the Post of Contracts/Commercial Manager

Last Updated: 21st March 2018 (over 4 years ago)

United Arab Emirates


Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level

English, Hindi, Urdu


Dubai, U.A.E.

For the kind Attention of H.R. Manager

Dear Sir;

Sub: Application for the post of ‘Contracts Manager’/Commercial Manager/Suitable position

I have come across your name as a leading Company in U.A.E. and interested in the possibility of a professional role as a ‘Contracts Manager/Commercial Manager/Any suitable position in your Esteemed Organization and respectfully submit my C.V. for your kind perusal.
My qualifications include Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering (B.E.-Civil) from the University of Mysore, India and about 20 years of experience working for Contractors, consultants, Project Management including Client (Limitless LLC) in performing Quantity Surveying/Procurement/Cost Control services and administering Contracts for large Building and Infrastructure projects including Arabian Canal, Jumeirah Islands, Wafi residential Development and 5 star Hotel Project (Grand Hyatt) & 4 Star Hotel Project (Southern Sun), 5 Star Taj Crescent Resort Hotel Project etc. in U.A.E. Furthermore I retain experience in Cost Control/Contracts management, contract negotiations, Schedule of Rates, B.O.Q. and contract document preparation, contract administration, procurement, Sub contract Management, tender/bid documentation/evaluation, tender reports, cost and budget estimates and progress payment certification, Notification and administration of variations/Claims, E.O.T. claims, contractual correspondence, and Final account among others.
I request you kindly to consider my Application and give me an opportunity to further discuss on this matter.
Thank you for your attention
Mohammed Haneef
Tel: +97150 5257537/ +9714 3420118 (Res.)
Enclosures: Resume – 6 Pages


Malnad College of Engineering, University of Mysore, India
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering (B.E.-Civil)

   Mar 1987
— Apr 1991


China State Construction Engineering Corporation LLC
Contracts/Cost Control Manager

   Oct 2010
— Current

Major Projects: 1) Taj Crescent Resort Hotel Project of Contract value AED 620 Million for Mr. Abdullah Ahmad Al Moosa (ARENCO) on plot No.PJCRC39 at East Crescent of Palm Jumeirah
The Project is a 5 Star Resort Hotel Development, a 9 Storied Building comprising 1 Basements level car parking facility and 7 levels above ground with 325 Guest rooms including Executive and Royal Suites, Business retail center Centre, Health Club and SPA facilities, All dining and specialty restaurants, ball room, mini theatre, public areas etc. which is a Lump sum contract including fit-out package of AED 260 Million.

2) Southern Sun Hotel Project of Contract value AED 246 Million for United Group Holdings on plot No.1, Sector E-12, Mina Road, Abu Dhabi
The Project is a 4 Star Hotel Business Hotel Development, a 29 Storied Building comprising 4 Basements levels and 25 levels above ground with 355 Guest rooms including Executive and Royal Suites, Business Centre, Health Club, specialty restaurants, public areas etc. which is a Lump sum contract including fit-out package of AED 46 Million.

Job Responsibilities:

1.) As a Cost Control/Contracts manager: (October 2010 to Febr.2014 & April 2016 – till present)

Key responsibilities Includes:

>Be the main contractual interface to Client/subcontractors/Suppliers.
>Reviews of Conditions of Contract at pre-contract stage/tender stage and identify/notify the potential risk analysis to the Management.
> Close coordination with project team to have a proper Post Contract Administration.
>Prepare Contract Documents for legal review and approval.
>Reviews and comments (if any) for all the Subcontract/Purchase draft Letter of Intent.
>Reviews understand and manage Purchase and Subcontract Agreement draft prior to the approval and ensure that are in line with established practices and clauses in order to minimize the potential risk.
>To ensure all the Variation notifications are provided within the time frame as stipulated in the conditions of contract clauses.
>Prepares/manages Variation Order cost submission to Client/Subcontractors, complying relevant comments and agreement with Consultants providing sufficient back up information.
>To ensure all the Claim notifications are provided within the time frame as stipulated in the conditions of contract clauses.
>Claims/E.O.T. submission draft reviews and comments.
>Manages project Insurances. >Monitor and getting regular updates from the site Quantity surveyors with regards to Interim payments, Variations and Claims.
>Supports project team to work within the requirements, terms and conditions of the contract to meet contractual obligations and commitments. >Negotiate whenever needed with Suppliers/Subcontractors on changes and disputes to close out Contract Agreements.
Also involved in day today Contractual correspondence, attending weekly Consultant/ Client Progress meetings, Supervision of QS team, Procurement process, Commercial Management, cost and budget reports, value engineering etc.

(Achievements: Successfully Managed and achieved the commercial success of the project (Southern Sun Hotel) through efficient Contracts management by Claiming variation/Claims including E.O.T. Claims with approved Cumulative Value of AED 26 million as addition to the Contract).

2) As a Cost Control Manager (March 2014 –March 2016): Based in the Head Office (Building Division), Dubai:

>Monitoring the financial progress of a project, computes operating fixed and variable costs and compares such costs to budgets.
>Review and allocation of budgets based on the approved Budget/ B.O.Q. price for Package Subcontracts/supply agreements.
>Comparing budget amounts to actual expenses that help senior management to adjust project costs while work is still in progress. > Preparation of (Cost Value Reconciliation/Variance analysis) and reports to the Senior Management the risk areas and exert best efforts to minimize the deficit between Packages awarded and Budget allocations by reaching to the Tenderers/Suppliers for renegotiations and ensures that the cost control procedures and systems are adequate and functional.
Reporting relationships with Senior Contracts Manager/Chief Representative/Ex. D.G.M.

Limitless LLC ( A Dubai World Company)
Procurement Executive/Sr. Q.S.

   Jul 2008
— Sep 2010

Major Project: Arabian Canal Project of 75km man made canal flanked on both sides by broad corridor of prime water front real estate of approximate value US$ 61 Billion, which comprises re-measured and Lump sum contract packages.

Job Responsibilities:
o Included working within the bids and contracts arena and managing the complete pre/post contracts services and contracts administration; sourcing of suppliers for projects including professional subcontractors as required,
o Preparation of RFPs, Contracts Documents (All types), including Technical and Commercial Proposals, Bill of Quantities, Forms of Tender
o Review of Tender documents for compliance with the Company Policies and Regulations.
o Analysis of uncertainties and risks in contract terms and conditions
o Evaluation of Technical & Commercial Offers submitted by Contractors
o Assist Site Construction/Operations Group for administration of Contracts including contractual correspondences
o Settlement of claims and variations including preparation of N.O.V.’s and negotiation
o Preparation of monthly progress Payment certificates, cost reports etc.
Reporting relationships with the Head of Commercial Services