Project Controls Manager, Planning Manager

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

United Arab Emirates


Phone Number


Age Range
35 to 44

Qualification Level

English, Punjabi, Urdu


A thorough professional with 17+ years of experience in Project Controls, Cost Control, Project Planning, Marine Planning Scheduling, Resource Planning & Controls and Strategic Planning, Risk Management and Quality Assurance.


University of the Punjab

   Aug 2000
— Oct 2002

Master Business Administration Principles of Management

University of the Punjab
(B.Sc.) Bachelors in Science

   May 1997
— Jul 2000

Bachelors in Science Industrial Engineering and Management


Kito Enterprises LLC
Project Controls Manager / QA

   Nov 2014
— Current

Roles & Responsibilities:

Administered execution of various EPCI projects in South Pars Field Development (17 Jackets Installation, 10 Platforms, Tripods, 400+ KM Pipelines, Infield Pipelines and Subsea Installation).

Has the authority to manage, coordinate, monitor and control the work across functional departments, subcontractors to ensure the project is executed in accordance with contract and corporate requirements.

Assist in planning and cost control function with any information which may require and ensure that correct procedures are followed.

Responsible for budgets and cost control for projects.

Assisting in cost control function, collect monthly cost and progress information, CBS (Cost Breakdown Structure) and invoicing client as per contract terms and prepare weekly and monthly project status including variance and milestones payments.

Cost monitoring and controls, cost reports for committed cost, actual cost and variance from budget cost.

Budget transfer and keeping constant track of cost codes and fortnightly reports.

Interface with subcontractors to collect invoices per contract terms.

Coordinate with project manager on change orders, maintain a change order log.

Track variation orders and extra claims

Drives meetings and resolve issues or conflicts between departments and client.

Manage all project correspondence and oversees the control of all project related documentation.

Liaise with client and Sub-contractors as required.

Arrange and attend meetings with the client and sub-contractors as required.

Ensure that all written documentation required under the contract is prepared and submitted on time and in accordance with contract requirements.

Verify invoices are accurate and submitted in a timely manner.

Any discrepancies on invoices are followed up and resolved

All close out activities are properly performed and documents submitted as required by the contract.

Setting up “QMS” Quality Management Systems and related procedures and manuals as per ISO 9001:2015.

Prepare QA procedures and policies are properly administered and executed

Prepare audit plan and execution when required

Oceanic Marine Contractors
Planning & Controls Manager

   Apr 2010
— Oct 2014

Assist in detailed level 4 schedules for various projects in South Pars, projects operations and business development.

Interface with project disciplines to develop most cost effective execution plans and schedules.

Interface with projects & business development in the development and maintenance for the project and vessel forecast schedules.

Organize data from the installation spread for purposes of gathering historical information (i.e. daily progress reports, WOW weather downtime, pile driving records, pipe lay records, fuel consumption, mechanical downtime, subcontractor downtime, etc.)

Review and endorse contractor's recovery schedule, accelerate schedules and projection plan.

Reviewing & analyzing the contractor's EOT (extension of time) claims, VO's (variance orders).

Keeping records of material requisitions MER, RFQ, P.O’s, GRN cost commitments, etc.

Keep lesson learned log for projects.

Monitor key milestone dates, in particular against dates defined in the main contract and any subcontracts.

Supervise Planners, Cost Controller, Document Controllers and Project Administrators.

McDermott International
Lead Planning Engineer

   Nov 2000
— Mar 2010

Check and review of project schedules on Primavera Project Planner or MS Project software for various locations i.e. Saudi, Qatar, Far East, India and Azerbaijan Projects for clients regards to Qatar Gas, Ras Gas, Aramco, PTT, JVPC, Bayu Undan, ONGC, AIOC, etc).

Review and approving of project, marine and construction schedules (level 5 & 6 plans) for EPCI and completion works.

Reviewing progress measurement procedures weekly/monthly reporting procedures.

Lead weekly meeting and review progress & planning concerns.

Monitor and review schedules and ensure that project activities are effectively planned with enough resources to achieve the contractual milestones.

Participate in multi-functional planning issues with project control team and contribute in the interface with various disciplines in the project.

Updating progress data for updating monthly management reports.

Coordinating with company representative, project control manager to update them with field ongoing activities and overall progress.

Assisting in planning function, collection of monthly and weekly progress information, WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) and prepare a total monthly project status.

Preparation of current & forecast schedule and reports.

Maintaining documentation register of project schedule changes.

Provide planning support for projects as required.

Provide functional direction to the senior planners

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