Regional Commercial Manager
Last Updated: 1st March 2019 (over 3 years ago)
I have extensive experience working with the FIDIC forms of contract.
My overall experience comprises:
a) 26 years post contract – Contract and Commercial management of numerous contracts from initial award to final account including agreement of claims
b) 17 years pre-contract – preparation of tender and contract documents, pre-contract estimates, tender reports, pre-qualification documents, negotiation of tender prices and preparing recommendations for the agreement and award of the contracts.
I have been employed by Contractors for 13years, Consultants 17 years and Clients 12 years.
I am immediately available
Regional Commercial Manager
— Feb 2019
Lead Contracts Manager
— Aug 2015
Approx. Value: US$ 3.8 Billion
I was involved with the expansion of the Abu Dhabi Int’l Airport from the initial stages of award. This Project comprised 7no. separate contracts, 1) Main Terminal Building, 2) Aprons and Taxiways, 3) Primary & Secondary Roads 4) Car Parking, 5) Interchange 6) Landscaping and, 7) Auxiliary Buildings.
I was responsible for all contractual matters relating to these contracts; my main duties included responding to and advising on all contractual issues, preparing payment certificates, change orders, taking over certificates, final accounts, assessing & reporting recommendations of claims (time & cost) and ensuring all contractual procedures were implemented and maintained by the Client, Consultants and Contractors.
Project: Muscat International Airport (May to July 2012)
Value: US$ 5.2 Billion
I was part of a team sent to Muscat to demonstrate how Hill International could assist with the Muscat International Airport project. Hill International were consequently appointed Construction Managers for the entire Project to replace the existing consultants.
Project: Comoros Development Program (Sept 2011 to April 2012)
Approx. Value: US$ 2.7 Billion
The Comoros Development Program project comprised the construction of two int’l airports, two int’l ferry terminals, hotel resort, hospitals, a university, restaurants, road networks and a power plant.
Duties included the preparation of all tender and contract documentation for the individual contracts, preparation of consultancy agreements and all related payments.
This project was suspended due to lack of funding.
Pre & Post Contract Manager
— Jul 2011
My duties were both pre-contract and post-contract:
Pre-contract – I was responsible for all pre-contract works packages (total 79no.) on the Al Maktoum International Airport, this included the preparation of tender documents, pre-tender estimates, tender reports, negotiation of tender prices and preparing recommendations to the DCAA senior management for the agreement and award of the contracts.
I was also responsible for the pre-contract works packages (total 21no.) on the new Concourse 3 at the existing Dubai International Airport.
Post-contract – In addition to my pre-contract duties, during 2006 to 2007 I also acted as Team Leader for two major contracts these being the Dubai Logistics City Headquarters and Office Park the Blue Collar Accommodation Blocks for 85,000 staff and labour. My duties were primarily advising on all matters relating to commercial and contractual issues on the construction of these contracts. These duties included interim payments, variations, agreement of claims, preparation of financial reports and cash flow forecasts.
— Jul 2006
My duties included preparing concept design estimates and contract documentation for these projects, liaising directly with the Engineer and the Client.
— Aug 2005
I was responsible for all contractual and financial matters on two contracts forming part of the project:
a) 40km section of the civil works comprising: 32km of viaducts and bridges, 6 km of mined tunnels and 2 km of cut & cover tunnels with a total contract value of US$ 730 million.
b) The second being Taoyuan Station, an underground station complex controlling the entire railway network with a contract value of US$ 129 million.
Prior to award of the civil contracts I was a member of the tender assessment team responsible for reviewing the tenders and negotiating with the Contractors to their final award. I also amended the contract documents to include all agreements reached during the assessment period.
I managed a commercial team of 7 no. staff consisting of two Hong Kong Chinese, one mainland Chinese, one Malay, one British and two local Taiwanese.
I was also Acting Regional Commercial Manager for the whole of the northern section of Taiwan when the RCM was on leave, while carrying out my own duties.
I was initially employed by the Taiwan High Speed Rail Corporation in the capacity of Deputy Director, however after 2 years I was promoted to Director level.