Project Management/Consultancy, Procurement


Last Updated: 24th November 2017 (over 5 years ago)

Address
Nigeria

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Gender
Male

Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
English

Summary

Over 20 years of experience in acquiring and executing Power Transmission Lines, including factory testing and construction supervision.
Professional in FIDIC guided projects, Claims issue and overall project Management techniques.
Experience in procurement for power and oil sector.
Wide exposure in Civil Works - Power Lines and in Oil Refineries .
Specialties: Project Management, Power project, Procurement, Business development, Consultancy, Claim preparation as per FIDIC.

Education

Polytechnic University of Bucharest
Master

   Sep 1980
— Jun 1985

Aircraft Engineering

Experience

Dextron Engineering Ltd., Nigeria
Project Manager

   Nov 2015
— Current

Position: Project Manager. Reporting to the MD.
Company: Dextron Engineering Ltd Nigeria/Dextron Ltd UK. Founded in 1999, the company is a multidisciplinary EPC, chiefly engaged in the design and construction of Power Transmission Lines in Nigeria.
Company Industry: Power
Job Role/Department: Project Management
Project: 330 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line, Jos-Kaduna, at USD 49 Mio.
• Controlled, monitored and supervised all the project activities, coordinated the flow of resources across the project, tracked the achievement of milestones and performances on key project deliverables. Following up the payments in progress.
• Reviewed the documents and drawings for site implementation. Collaborate and receive instructions concerning the design implementation from the Engineering Team and the Client/Consultant.
• Issued the internal Progress Reports.
• Monitored the sub-contractors works on site in order to ensure all works went on according to the approved design and contract specifications on quality and quantity levels. Also monitor the sub-contractors progress on site and check if it is in accordance with the overall progress schedule.
• Check the warehouse and materials storage activities.
• Monitor and check the equipment maintenance and reparation plan.
• Handled all project correspondence and coordinate with local authorities
Achievements: The works have been done within the schedule of works and the approved budget (2.3% overall savings).

Dextron Engineering Ltd., Nigeria
Projects Director/Coordinator

   Mar 2012
— Nov 2015

Position: Projects Director. Reporting to the MD.
Company: Dextron Engineering Ltd Nigeria/Dextron Ltd UK. Founded in 1999, the company is a multidisciplinary EPC, chiefly engaged in the design and construction of Power Transmission Lines in Nigeria.
Company Industry: Power
Job Role/Department: Project Management
Key Projects:
• 330 kV Single Circuit Transmission Line, 2nd Benin - Onitsha at USD 27 Mio.
• 330 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line, Enugu-Aliade-Makurdi at USD 37 Mio.
• 330 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line, Oke - Aro at USD 1.8 Mio.
• 132 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line, Benin North - Okada at USD 6.7 Mio
Responsibilities:
• Controlled, monitored and supervised all the project activities, coordinated the flow of resources across the project, tracked the achievement of milestones and performances on key project deliverables. Following up the payments in progress.
• Reviewed the documents and drawings presented to identify discrepancies between original concept, revised plans and client additions post meetings held. Ensured the interface in between the Engineering Team and the Client/Consultant.
• Issued the Progress Reports for the Client/Consultant, defending them in front of the Project Consultant and Client for additional costing and unanticipated delays if any, according with FIDIC requirements.
• Controlling the procurement, expediting, shipping and logistics activities. Tender preparation/drafting, bid evaluation and negotiation.
• Worked extensively with subcontractors on all technical matters and proposed relevant solutions for all project jobs, suggested modifications and arbitrated disputes that arose, if any.
• Handled all project correspondence and coordinated with local authorities to ensure all requisite permissions are obtained to promote smooth flow and handover of the project.
• Monitored the performance of works and ensured all works went on according to the approved design and contract specifications on quality and quantity levels.
Achievements:
The projects have been completed on time and within the budget.
The projects have been successfully handed over to the Client.
Issued claims as per FIDIC and paid by the Client after the Consultant advise.

Westcom Technologies & Energy Services Ltd, Nigeria
ED/CEO Power Sector

   May 2008
— Mar 2012

Position: ED/CEO. Reporting to the Group MD.
Company: Westcom Technologies & Energy Services Ltd, Nigeria. The company formed in 2006 is engaged in business as an EPC Contractor for Power Transmission Lines.
Company Industry: Power
Job Role/Department: Project Management/Procurement

Key Projects:
• 132 kV Double Circuit Power Transmission Line Ikorodu-Odugunian-Shagamu valued at € 14 Mio.
• 132 kV Double Circuit Power Transmission Line Nsukka-Ayangba at USD 9.5 Mio.
• 132 kV Double Circuit Power Transmission Line New Haven-Nkalagu worth € 16.3 Mio.

Responsibilities:
• Overseeing the management of the tendering process right from the issue of pre-qualification and bid documents submission.
• Organizing the incipient activities of the project post award including initiation of negotiations, clarification of terms, setting of deliverables and milestones and final signing of the contract agreement
• Arranging for the execution of all preliminary activities for site installation after site handover, interfacing in between the Engineering Team, Project Consultant and Client.
• Controlling the entire procurement process, tracking inventory and material requests, tender preparation/drafting, bid evaluation & negotiation, keeping tabs on associated prices, applicable logistics and constraints of time and resources.
• Ensuring all ordered materials and equipments will reach the sites according to set schedule in line with prescribed quantity and quality levels in addition to checking the same prior to dispatch and finalization of payments.
• Following up on the status of payments according to the progress of works and prudently distributing the company’s resources in terms of equipment and funds to ensure seamless execution of the project.
• Issuing required progress reports, deliberating and defending them in front of the Project Consultant and Client with explanations for additional costing and unanticipated delays if any, according with FIDIC requirements.
• Controlling activities at site based on the schedule, tracking progress against envisaged objectives and formulating plans to circumvent all bottlenecks encountered.
Achievements:
The company's Pre-qualification and bid wining for three important projects.
Commenced works and organized the sites.

Technip France, Abu Dhabi UAE Branch
Senior Buyer

   Sep 2007
— May 2008

Position: Senior Buyer. Reporting to the Project Procurement Manager/Procurement Manager.
Company: Technip France, Abu Dhabi UAE Branch. The company is a French conglomerate engaged in the business of engineering, procurement and construction contracting for the oil and gas and petrochemical industries.
Company Industry: Oil & Gas/Petroleum
Job Role/Department: Purchasing
Responsibilities:
• Served as part of the Purchasing Team for Off-Shore Gas Process Facilities of ADMA OPCO (Rehabilitation and extension of the existing off-shore gas facilities).
• Managed the procurement of the materials required for the processing facility as per specifications, schedules and within budgeted overheads in addition to factoring for delays and cost escalation depending on source. Conducting Bidding and/or negotiation. Selecting the Suppliers based on the approved list. Issuing the Purchase Order (PO).
• Ensured the optimal usage of all available resources and adhered to budgetary guidelines, cost control and inventory control measures.
• Confirmed that all materials and products procured fulfilled their specific
logistical journey within the time cycle.
• Following up the purchase/contracts administration and Expediting the supply as per the Planning Department instructions, being in touch with HQ Expediting Division (using MARIAN software package).
• Prepared periodic reports highlighting possible anomalies, underlying causes and recommendations to circumvent supply chain bottlenecks and submitting analysis of the same to higher management.
• Evaluated Inspection Reports for quality/quantity of materials and ensured that they are sourced from the right suppliers at right time and right cost to meet end user requirements.

Dextron Engineering Ltd., Nigeria
Procurement Manager (Feb '02 - Jul '04) and Projects Director/Coordinator (Jul '04 - Aug'07)

   Jan 2002
— Aug 2007

Designation Chronology:
• Jul '04 - Sep '07: Projects Director. Reporting to the MD.
• Feb '02 - Jul '04: Procurement Manager. Reporting to the MD.
Company: Dextron Engineering Ltd Nigeria/Dextron Ltd UK. Founded in 1999, the company is a multidisciplinary EPC, chiefly engaged in the design and construction of Power Transmission Lines in Nigeria.
Company Industry: Power
Job Role/Department: Management
Key Projects:
• 330 kV Single Circuit Transmission Line, Gombe-Yola-Jalingo at USD 45 Mio.
• 330 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line, Papalanto-Ayede/Ikeja West at USD 3.8 Mio.
• 330 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line, Enugu-Aliade-Makurdi at USD 37 Mio.
• 330 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line, Erukan-Egbin/Ikeja West at USD 0.8 Mio.
• 132 kV Double Circuit Transmission Line, Benin North - Okada at USD 6.7 Mio.

Responsibilities- as Projects Director:
As mentioned above for the same position and the same company.
Achievements:
Pre-qualification and bid wining for the projects mentioned above.
Commencement of five projects.

Procurement Manager
Main Materials Procured:
• Galvanized Steel for Towers: 17, 400MT at USD 12.5 Mio.
• Conductors: 4, 900 km at USD 12.7 Mio.
• Optical Fiber: 550 km at USD 2.4 Mio.
• Insulators & Fittings for 350 km transmission lines at USD 2.8 Mio.

Responsibilities- as a Procurement Manager:
• Organized and led the procurement activities across the organization in accordance with the technical specifications issued by the client and the engineering team.
• Evaluated potential sources of materials, equipments and services both from the local market and abroad, negotiated prices, terms and signed bilateral contracts, simultaneously ensuring terms and conditions stipulated are honoured by both sides.
• Ensured that the supply of materials and services are processed from satisfactory vendors and records are suitably maintained to prove vendor performance.
• Imported materials and equipments according to Nigerian laws and regulations, supervised the clearing activity carried out by clearing agencies and negotiated with shipping companies to ensure a smooth clearing process.
• Arranged for the safe and secure transportation of materials and equipment across different client sites and undertook the maintenance of trailers designated for the purpose.
Achievements:
Negotiations on international market for goods and services.
Bringing the imported materials on time to the various sites.

HGA Servimpex Srl., Romania/Nigeria
Dec '00 - Apr '01: Site Manager (Nigeria); Apr '01 - Jan '02: Executive Director (Romania). •

   Dec 2001
— Jan 2002

Position: Executive Director. Reporting to the MD.
Company: HGA Servimpex Nigeria/Romania. The firm, established in 1990, specializes in executing civil works for oil refineries.
Company Industry: Oil & Gas. Refineries, civil works.
Job Role/Department: Management
Designation Chronology:
• Apr '01 - Jan '02: Executive Director (Romania).
• Dec '00 - Apr '01: Site Manager (Nigeria).

Key Projects:
• Turn Around Maintenance Project, Port Harcourt Refinery, Nigeria.
• Turn Around Maintenance Project, Petromidia Refinery, Romania.

Overall Responsibilities:
• Prepared all pre-qualification documents and bids for various projects, organized and led the site activities of refractory, painting and insulating works, according to the scope of work and the client approved designs.
• Dealt and maintained close connections with the client’s consultant, scheduled and planned works to meet the requirements of the general approved schedule.
• Controlled approved budgets and followed up on the refinery’s work progress including HSE and QA/QC procedures, liaised with sub-contractors and suppliers for equipments and tools.
• Oversaw the execution of works as per contractual terms and conditions and endeavoured to complete the project on time in line with resource and time constraints.
• Identified reasons for deviation or delay from set schedules for project implementation and initiated the implementation of corrective actions to achieve project goals swiftly.
• Coordinated with all parties to project and contract, performed intermediary liaison and ensured that all parties were in agreement and harmony to optimize project implementation and facilitate handover.
• Controlling the procurement and expediting activities (Petromidia Project).
Achievements:
Pre-qualification and bid wining for the turn around works (civil) in Petromidia Refinery.
Completion the works in Port-Harcourt Refinery (Nigeria).

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