Project Direstor / Senior Contracts Manager

Last Updated: 13th September 2019 (over 3 years ago)



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Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level

Arabic, English, French


Engineer Walid Abi Saleh Covering Letter

Seeking the position of Operations Manager / Project Director, in line with my education background, experience and managerial skills.

In summary:
I have a European Passport, a Lebanese Passport and a Master Degree in Civil Engineering from France. I have 33 years broad experience (most of it in Qatar) covering Buildings, Roads / Infrastructure and Oil & Gas. Biggest part of my experience was in the Contracting and a smaller part was on the Client / Consultant side. I am occupying since more than 20 years senior managerial positions (reached up to Project Director Level and up to Senior Contracts Manager Level). I am fluent in 3 languages (English, Arabic, and French) and I worked on big multidiscipline Contracts.

Some details:
► I have 33 years broad experience most of it in Qatar covering Roads (including bridges, car parks, landscaping, temporary traffic diversions), Infrastructure (All the utilities: storm water drainage, potable water, foul sewers, irrigation, power cables, street lighting, telecom infrastructure, traffic signs, traffic signals, road markings, CCTV networks, electrical substations, all kinds of manholes, reservoirs, pumping stations, etc…), Buildings (residential, commercial, industrial) and Oil & Gas EPIC projects (LNG Loading Arms Platform, Metering Structures, Control Building, Electrical Substation, Fire Pump House, Carbon Steel Piping Fabrication, Maintenance workshops, Culverts, Pipe Sleepers, etc…).
► Good public relations and strong negotiation skills in order to manage all interfaces related to the projects and to keep good relation with Client Representatives / Consultants and with all stakeholders such as Ashghal, Ooreedoo / Vodafone, Traffic Department, Qatar Petroleum, Kahramaa, Ministry of Environment, MMUP, etc…
► Capable of managing simultaneously multiple projects / contracts. Very familiar with color coded FIDIC Contracts forms: Design / Construction / EPC, and with Ashghal Contract form, Qatar Petroleum Contract form, etc…Exposure to contract negotiation, pricing of variations, claim preparation, arbitration, risk management.
► The biggest part of my experience was in the Contracting: Project Management of multidiscipline projects and accountable for the profit and loss. Managing job related Engineering, Procurement, Construction Progress, QHSE matters, Recruitment, Plant / Equipment, Cash Flow and reporting to the Managing Director. Dealing with Clients, Consultants, Concerned Authorities, Stakeholders, Vendors, Sub-Contractors and heavy equipment Suppliers.
► A smaller part of my experience was on the Client’s side by providing expertise and management skills for developing Client premises and defending his interests: acted as Client Representative dealing day to day with PMCM Consultants, Design Consultants, Enabling works Contractors, Main Contractors and Law Firms. Identifying Client’s requirements, floating Tenders, evaluating, preparing budgets & presentations, and securing Top Management approval.

Engineer Walid Abi Saleh