PROJECT DIRECTOR


Last Updated: 17th September 2020 (over 2 years ago)

Address
United Kingdom

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Gender
Male

Age Range
55 to 64

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
Arabic, English, Romanian, Urdu

Summary

Summary
A decisive and results focused Professional with over 30+ years’ experience in a wide spectrum of senior management capacities across different industries within Contractors, Consultants and Clients. Proven experience in delivery on cutting edge and prestigious mega real estate and infrastructure projects (Smart Cities, Airports, mixed use developments, Large Townships, Infrastructure Networks and Utility Plants, Roads & Heavy Civils). Experience covers all phases of projects lifecycle from inception to final Handover. International experience has been gained through long term assignments across Middle East, North Africa and India.

Strong analytical, troubleshooting skills with proven ability in driving numerous quality enhancement, process improvement & cost savings initiatives. Provided leadership and built strong relationship with key stake holders, lead commercial, contract negotiations, identified qualified design consultants, project managers, prepared project scope, briefs, and evaluated responses and negotiated business terms. Obtained all design/pre-construction governmental approvals for project/Infrastructure works. Implemented project plans, managed projects, budgets, resources, ensured project standards. Managed all quality assurance aspects and change control processes ensuring financial prudence in day-to-day operations, identified project barriers and recommended risk mitigation techniques and inducted technical reviews. Possessing excellent leadership qualities and have proven track record in leading professional teams in meeting all corporate objectives.
Core Competencies:
 Extensive experience within Real Estate Developers, Project management Consultancies and Contracting companies.
 Proven experience in planning, design and construction on multi-billion USD mega real estate & Infrastructure projects: Mix-use Developments, Master Planned Smart Cities, Airports, Major roads, infrastructure networks and Utility Plants and Heavy Civil Constructions.
 Dominant experience of managing projects from initial conception, planning, right through design, construction and commissioning.
 Expertise in Project Development, Project Management, Construction Management. Ability to act independently and decisively.
 Collaborate throughout project phases include planning, preparation, monitoring, analysis and strategizing.
 Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Attributed Skills:

Strong leadership, strong organization and Negotiation skills.
Expertise in Project Management, Construction Management
Excellent in scope management, Project Procurement and change management, Strong in Time, Cost and Quality management
Establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent Interpersonal, and communication skills.
Exceptional analytical and conflicting resolution skills.
Flexible and responsive to changing demands.

Projects Worked Up-on:
Strategic multi-disciplined, multi-phased Infrastructure projects: mega mix-use developments, large townships, roads, commercial and residential developments, heavy civil projects, Airports (aprons, taxiways, roads, holding bays, fuel-water separators, wet & dry Networks); Municipal Infrastructure (Wet & dry Networks, roads, interchanges, bridges, tunnels, ramps, underpasses, hardscapes; earthworks); Industrial Plants (sub-stations, chiller plants, water desalination plants, STPs, solid waste collection system, pump stations); golf course, lakes; intake canals, water bodies; mega water reservoirs, liquid retaining steel structures; rock/concrete fill dam; spillways and canals.

Education

ALIGARH MUSLIM UNIVERSITY, INDIA
B. Sc. Engineering (Civil)

   Jul 1982
— May 1987

Experience

Jeddah Economic Company
Head of Infrastructure & Utilities

   Feb 2015
— Current

Wasimuddin Sheikh
Position: Project Director / Construction Director
Mobile No: +918826345544; +966 54 413 1748; E-mail: naginavi@gmail.com ; Skype ID: wasimuddin.sheikh
Summary
A decisive and results focused Professional with over 30+ years’ experience in a wide spectrum of senior management capacities across different industries within Contractors, Consultants and Clients. Proven experience in delivery on cutting edge and prestigious mega real estate and infrastructure projects (Smart Cities, Airports, mixed use developments, Large Townships, Infrastructure Networks and Utility Plants, Roads & Heavy Civils). Experience covers all phases of projects lifecycle from inception to final Handover. International experience has been gained through long term assignments across Middle East, North Africa and India.

Strong analytical, troubleshooting skills with proven ability in driving numerous quality enhancement, process improvement & cost savings initiatives. Provided leadership and built strong relationship with key stake holders, lead commercial, contract negotiations, identified qualified design consultants, project managers, prepared project scope, briefs, and evaluated responses and negotiated business terms. Obtained all design/pre-construction governmental approvals for project/Infrastructure works. Implemented project plans, managed projects, budgets, resources, ensured project standards. Managed all quality assurance aspects and change control processes ensuring financial prudence in day-to-day operations, identified project barriers and recommended risk mitigation techniques and inducted technical reviews. Possessing excellent leadership qualities and have proven track record in leading professional teams in meeting all corporate objectives.
Core Competencies:
 Extensive experience within Real Estate Developers, Project management Consultancies and Contracting companies.
 Proven experience in planning, design and construction on multi-billion USD mega real estate & Infrastructure projects: Mix-use Developments, Master Planned Smart Cities, Airports, Major roads, infrastructure networks and Utility Plants and Heavy Civil Constructions.
 Dominant experience of managing projects from initial conception, planning, right through design, construction and commissioning.
 Expertise in Project Development, Project Management, Construction Management. Ability to act independently and decisively.
 Collaborate throughout project phases include planning, preparation, monitoring, analysis and strategizing.
 Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
Attributed Skills:

Strong leadership, strong organization and Negotiation skills.
Expertise in Project Management, Construction Management
Excellent in scope management, Project Procurement and change management, Strong in Time, Cost and Quality management
Establish relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Excellent Interpersonal, and communication skills.
Exceptional analytical and conflicting resolution skills.
Flexible and responsive to changing demands.

Projects Worked Up-on:
Strategic multi-disciplined, multi-phased Infrastructure projects: mega mix-use developments, large townships, roads, commercial and residential developments, heavy civil projects, Airports (aprons, taxiways, roads, holding bays, fuel-water separators, wet & dry Networks); Municipal Infrastructure (Wet & dry Networks, roads, interchanges, bridges, tunnels, ramps, underpasses, hardscapes; earthworks); Industrial Plants (sub-stations, chiller plants, water desalination plants, STPs, solid waste collection system, pump stations); golf course, lakes; intake canals, water bodies; mega water reservoirs, liquid retaining steel structures; rock/concrete fill dam; spillways and canals.
Employment Details and Work Experience:

Head of Infrastructure & Utilities at Jeddah Economic Company, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, February 2015 – Present
Responsible for oversee all aspects of Development that include study, Strategic planning, design, product delivery, management of critical elements (cost, quality, timelines), Permitting and approvals, Procurement, Project/Construction Management, Review and validate project goals.
 Review feasibility/Geotechnical/Sustainability studies, Infrastructure/Building Guidelines, technical due diligence.
 Track strategic Planning (Scope, Benefit, Schedule, Resources, Cost) ensuring that the corporate objectives are on track.
 Assisting with delivery of Approved Master Plan and Business Plan.
 Established and owned Master Development Programme, Develop Delivery Plan and Implement projects execution strategy.
 Owned and managed financial budget for constructions and financial performance of the development.
 Ensure Regulatory Approvals, policies & procedures are in place and all the services meet the regulatory and contractual compliance.
 Responsible for design management & design review, develop design briefs and RFPs. decide on concept, schematic, detail design and Contract documents. Review design for constructability/functionality assurance.
 Prepare & implement procurement route plan for product services (Consultants, Contractors, Service Providers and Materials).
 Lead Contract Process, select successful Contractors & award of Contracts. Negotiate Contracts with Consultants, Contractors, PPP/EPC/BOT/D&B Concession Framework.
 Project Management & Project Delivery: Assume overall responsibility for Project/Construction management. Manage coordination with Authority/Consultants/Contractors. Monitor and control of external Consultants /Specialists and Administer Contracts.
 Implement Project Management/Construction management/other management process as necessary for successful project delivery.
 Monitor and Review progress, help remedy potential delays, resolve key program issues identifying, disruption/barriers in concern areas.
 Ensure that design and construction schedule move according to pre-determined and approved schedule.
 Oversee project commercial and technical performance of the project. Resolute issues affecting performance and disputes with Contractors.
 Work cooperatively with EPCs/D&B and Service providers to develop overall program, scope, strategy, and requirements.
 Partner with Design and Master Planning department to assess impact of any changes in design or plans on construction.
 Assist with budget and control, provide financial status and financial control during execution, prepare final product cost reports.
 Track activities spending, variations and ensure project is within budget and timelines. Process of all related invoices for approval.
 Verification of Variations/Claims for approval, penalties, Take on Value Engineering, review report on Settlement with Contractors.
 Control Cost, Perform Earned Value Analysis, identify and mitigate scope creep and performance issues.
 Manage projects for cost, time & quality, control time baseline, strictly monitor Design/Construction schedules for timely completion of projects within cost budgets and functional standards. Review progress against PM process, help remedy potential delays.
 Conclude final account with Contractors, Consultants and Vendors. Ensure that appropriate and proper retentions are released.
 Meet deadlines for KPIs and Milestones, run project performance & delay analysis vs baselines, Collaborate with other Business Units.
 Implement QA/QC & HSE, monitor and control to required standards for program/project delivery.
 Prepare risk profile and contingency plan, confirm risk context, identify risks, analyse impact, classify risks, evaluate and prioritise risks, develop treatment options, mitigation actions and costs.
 Build appropriate internal and external stakeholder management plans in order to support business. Interact with and communicate with influencers and various stake-holders (Authority, SPs, Designers, Consultants, and Contractors). to meet their expectations.
 Plan and prioritise schedule tasks and resources. Establish team and work together closely with subordinate managers.
 Conclude testing and commissioning of all facilities.
 Prepare periodic development report on schedule and budget including financial report for Higher Management (CDO and CEO).
 Act as a Client Representative on Contract Packages.
Project Undertaken: Kingdom Holding Smart City, 550 Hectares Infrastructure Development-Appx. $ 2.06 Billion. Smart City Phase-1
Land Area: 5,311,558.55 m2; BUA: 12,280,945 m2; comprises of +1000 m tall mix-use Kingdom Tower, Super Regional Mall; Financial District high rise towers, Office Clusters, Low-rise Buildings, Resort, Grand Mosque, British International School; Private Schools; Hospitals; Community Buildings; Water Bodies; Roads; Hardscape; ICT; Boulevards; Underpasses; Pedestrian Bridges; Wet and Dry Infrastructure Networks; Utility Plants (STP 75K m3, Chiller Plant 385K TR, Water Desalination Plant and CCGT Power Plant 800 MW, Sub-stations 400/134/66/33/13 KVA).

Senior Project Manager-Infrastructure (Consultant Side) at Mace Group UK at Gurgaon, India, February 2013 – February 2015
 Managed scope of works and its variations, negotiate scope, mitigate scope creep & deliver multi-disciplinary projects.
 Oversaw and implement Project Strategic Planning for Work Breakdown, Cost Breakdown, logistics and procurement.
 Planned resources, their deployment, demobilization and transfer keeping resource/project planning tools up to date and current.
 Lead Post-Contract team undertaking multiple contracts to achieve construction with respect to Contract Documents.
 Provided management on all design activities for program/project delivery and review of design.
 Managed Procurement for product delivery services (i.e. Consultants, Contractors, service providers and materials).
 Managed Contracts process, Issue Award of Contracts and negotiated scope in Contracts.
 Implemented Project / Construction Management Processes and review other projects execution, logistic and EHS Plans.
 Controlled Master Integrated Schedule and administrative functions of contracts, followed-up KPIs, Milestones, Monitor progress against PM process, conformance to plans and specifications.
 Prepared and implement the Project Execution Plan (PEP), Organogram and Delegations.
 Collaborated throughout project phases including planning, preparation, monitoring, analysis and strategizing
 Oversaw Budgets, Cost issues. Approval of invoice payments for Consultants and Contractors and final settlement of Accounts.,
 Managed change control (variations, claims, contract change, delays, dispute resolution, change order and value engineering).
 Chaired regular review sessions with the team and provide constructive guidance for projects delivery and resolve outstanding issues.
 Established relationship and maintain effective communication with all stakeholders.
 Oversaw execution, help risks/problems resolved, implement HSE, QA/QC and control, conclude hand over, closeout and record Management.
 Remained Main point of contact for the Client and other project stakeholders.
 Published Monthly Development Progress Report for the Client.
Project Completed: DLF Phase V Appx. $ 10.06 Bln.; 450 Hectares Mega Infrastructure development Project
High rise towers; Community buildings, Roads, Bridges; Underpasses; Golf Courses; Lakes; Reservoirs, Infrastructure networks; STPs and ESS.

Senior Project Manager-Infrastructure (Client Side) at Limitless LLC (A Dubai World Company, UAE) May 2008 – February 2013
Oversee all aspects of development that include review feasibility/geotechnical study, manage scope of works, planning, design management, procurement, permitting and approvals, project/construction management, cost, budget, delivery strategy, technical, contractual and commercial aspects of projects.
 Assisted with delivery of Approved Master & Business Plans.
 Managed scope of works and its variations, cost and time baselines, manage critical issues and resolving dispute in timely manner.
 Reviewed Feasibility study, Geotechnical and sustainability studies, Guidelines and technical due diligence assessments.
 Secured Authority Approvals and ensure compliance with government regulatory entities.
 Oversaw Design management & review.
 Prepared & implemented procurement plan for Product/Construction Services (Consultants, Contractors, SPs and Material)
 Assisted with Managing Contracting Process, Tendering, Negotiation of Contracts & Award of Contracts.
 Managed Change Control, Variations, Penalties Verification of Claims.
 Ensured assigned projects are completed within budgets and schedules while meeting business objectives and design guidelines.
 Implemented EHS and QA/QC and risks and Opportunities, develop treatment options, mitigation actions and costs.
 Made Communication with all stakeholders and provide up to date progress of all KPI’s for Stakeholders
 Prepared Periodic Development Progress Report for Higher Management (ED and CEO).
Projects Completed:
1. Downtown Jabel Ali Smart City Development Project, Dubai, UAE [$ 1.70 Bln.]
$13.70 Bln. projects of mixed-use urban community (200,000 people); Area 400 Hectares, 328 Residential and commercial buildings, Roads, Hard and Landscape, Infrastructure networks and ICT; Utility Plants (132/33 KVA Substations, Pump Stations, 4 x STPs 30K m3, 4 x DC Plants 35K RT, Water Bodies, Reservoirs and Parks. 4 x Plazas; 8 x Mixed Used Commercial/Residential High-Rise Towers.
2. Halong Star Project, Vietnam [$1.80 Billion]: As manager was responsible for management of Infrastructure Design and Cost Planning.
3. Al Wasl Project, Riyadh Saudi Arabia [$12 Billion]: As manager was responsible for management of Infrastructure Design and Cost Planning.

Senior Resident Engineer (Consultant Side) at Metcalf & Eddy Inc. /Mott Macdonald Limited, UAE, March 1997 – April 2008
Projects Completed:
1. DWC/Al-Maktoum Int’l Airport UAE [JXB101/JXB102 /JXB103; AED 650/450/700 Million]: Aprons, Taxiways, Roads, Wet& Dry Networks.
2. Twin DN 1400 mm Carbon Steel/GRP Pipeline from Ghomadh South to Al Ain (AED 168 Million);
3. (ADWEA A–2014; G-1095) Water Distribution projects & Steel Water Tanks. at Al Ain and Western Region UAE (AED 107 Million)
4. Baya Al-Sila and Ghuwaifat SPC Abu Dhabi - 307C/307M (AED 87 Million): Sewerage/Drainage/Irrigation Networks; Roads, Wastewater Treatment Plants 2x25,000 m3/day; 5MG Water Reservoirs; (WED/VWD/554/97) Medina Zayed –Liwa Trunk Main - WED Project (135 Million): Enabling works; 2 x 2.50 MG Water Reservoirs and Pump Stations; Pressure breaks Tank 4000 m3; Steel structure workshop, 61 Km GRP DN900 Transmission line; GRP DN 400/100 mm Distribution Network; Internal Roads, Pavement; M&E Installations.

Senior Project Manager (Contractor Side) Midmac Contracting WLL, Abu Dhabi, UAE, May 1992 – February 1997
Projects Completed: 50 Low Cost Villas; 25 Bed Hospital-Al Wagan; 400/132 KVA Substations at WED Medina Zayed & Liwa projects.

Senior Project Manager (Contractor side) at Haste & Partners/IRC Roma Consortium, Libya, February 1980 – April 1992
Projects Completed:
1. Community Townships, Secondary Schools, 50 Bed Hospitals, Roads 47 Km., Markets, Canal, Water/Sewerage/Drainage Networks; Mega RCC Water Reservoirs, STPs and Sub Stations at Shakshuk, Bader, Bardat and Takut, Libya
2. Mid-Airfield Infrastructure, Taxiways, Aprons, Holding Bays, Peripheral Roads and Pavement at Benina International Airport, Benghazi, Libya
3. Rock/Concrete fill Reservoir 150 M m3, Spillway, Break Dams; Intake canal, Roads 41 Km., 110 Residential Villas, Wet and Dry Networks at Ghot Al Sultan Project, Al Abyar, Benghazi, Libya
4. Sewage Treatment Plant 350K m3/day and Tripoli City Sewerage and Drainage Networks, Tripoli, Libya

Personal
Academic Achievements : B.Sc. Civil Engineering (Civil) Aligarh Muslim University, India : M. Sc. Engineering (Structure) Aligarh Muslim University, India
Professional Registration : 1. Chartered Engineer; 2. Fellow Institution of Engineers (India),
Computer Skill : 1. Primavera; 2. Auto CAD; 3. Sewer/Storm CAD; 4. Water CAD; 5. Word / Excel / PowerPoint
Personal Details : Indian National; Visa Sponsorship required;
Languages Known : English, Arabic, Romanian, Urdu and Hindi

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