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Estimation Manager - fitout

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
August 30, 2017

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Chandan Das

Dubai, U.A.E

+971-********* (UAE)

+91-801******* (India)

Skype - hunka.2012

Estimation Mgr / Senior Estimator / Quantity Surveyor

Qualified senior management professional with nearly 17 years of experience in project management, quantity surveying, cost estimations and budget preparation amongst others across diverse organizations.

Proficient in negotiations, value engineering & procurement activities, coordinating pre & post tender meetings and post contract activities. Exploring challenging senior managerial assignments with a professionally managed organization

Expertise In

Material & Budgetary Estimation

Tender Drafting

Contract Drafting & Negotiation

Presales Support

Market Analysis

Proposal Development

Commercial Management

Financial Analysis

Cost & Resource Optimization

Project P&L Management

Organizational Representation

Senior Management Reporting

Internal / External Audits

Client / Vendor Interaction

Cross Functional Team Coordination

Leadership Strengths & Highlights

Skilled in preparation/ compilation of detailed proposal documents for design/ construction projects encompassing detailed design, drawings, written submission and cost analysis leading to streamlined SOPs, preparing design and budgeting templates to be used in bid proposal process

Proficient in production and management of budgets for project cost and OPEX, including forecasting of P&L across assigned projects; preparation, negotiation and variations of contracts related to construction works in compliance to FIDIC contract documents

Acknowledged for enhancing organizational profitability by implementing various cost control and value engineering parameters; market survey for material rate and negotiate material rate from material supplier for maintaining project budgets

Highly organized, disciplined and task focused with fine-tuned analytical, troubleshooting and administrative skills. Personality traits include decision making ability and capacity to delivery under pressure

IT Skills include: Adobe Photoshop CS2, Windows7, Auto CAD, SKETCH-UP, MS Office, Word, Excel, Power-point; Outlook, MS Project

Professional Experience

Greenline Interior - Fit Out, Dubai – UAE Jun 2015 onwards

Estimation Manager

Key Profile:

Function as Estimation Manager for 5 star hotel, king’s palace, hi-end project, big volume projects involved in rendering consultancy on preparing technical & commercial bid proposals

Spearhead team efforts in preparing & presenting accurate cost estimates for deployment of indirect resources for commencing activities based on evaluated & interpreted tender information

Render strategic directives related to tendering to ensure availability of resources for delivering winning proposals in compliance to project SLA parameters

Assist clients in identifying & resolving commercial risks & claims, preparing & implementing budgets for various trades & sectors

Draft / implement Contractual Agreements for projects followed by evaluation/ approval of contract change orders and variations

Prepare detail budgets with investment approval aimed at enhancing market penetration and subsequent revenue generation

Maintain regular interaction with the client senior management and key decision makers across government departments based on project and operational requirements

Major Projects:

Greenline Interior - Fit Out, Dubai - UAE - For

Sr. Estimator since June 2015 to Present

Mediclinic (40 mln)

Blue Water (75 mln)

Motor City (30mln)

Palace for Abu Dhabi Sheik (58mln)

Paramount Tower Hotel (152mln)

Nehal Palace (65mln), AbuDhabi,

Urbacon Trading and Contracting (UCC), Doha - Qatar Dec 2013 – Jun 2015

Estimation Head / Finance Control

Key Profile:

Managed day to day operations of the estimation department in compliance to organizational policies and procedures

Interacted with various departments like Estimation, Finance Control, Quantity Surveying, Cost Engineering & Contracts Administration for evaluating & finalizing project pricing

Prepared & presented net estimates for management reviews based on evaluated cost / rates. Conducted post tender analysis for maintaining project profitability

Participated in pre award meeting and assisted in negotiation with clients. Guided the sales team in submitting bids for enhancing business generation

Developed rapport with internal customers, client, externals suppliers and vendors for effectively closing identified business deals

Prepared & presented various status reports for the senior management and other stakeholders to enable effective decision making

Major Projects:

Palace for Qatar Sheik (85mln)

Mall of Qatar (362mln)

Sheraton Hotel (142mln)

Banana Island (560mln)

Pearl Qatar (85mln)

Oman Palace (125mln)

Morocco Palace(206mln)

Al - Darwish Group, Doha – Qatar Dec 2010 – MM 2013

Estimation Head / Finance & Commercial Control

Key Profile:

Interacted with departments like Estimation, Finance Control, Quantity Surveying, Cost Engineering & Contracts Administration for preparing & finalizing estimates for projects like Qatar Faculties of Islamic Study’s (QP. PROJECT), CMC, Stadium, Commercial Hall, Qatar Airport, 5 Star Hotels, Villas, Offices

Drafted & presented tender reports for future clients based on business and operational requirements. Guided the sales team in submitting bids based on evaluated proposals

Participated in pre-award bids and assisted in negotiation with clients aimed at securing major bids & contracts for the client

Prepared & ensured compliance to departmental budgets & other contractual parameters aimed at maintaining project profitability

Previous Assignments

Sr. Project Manager Aati Contracts Al Tayer Group Dubai UAE Dec 2005 – MM 2010

Major Projects:

10 retail Store -Mamas and Papas,

14 Retail Store -Gucci,

10 retail Store - Armani

4 retail Store – Harvey Nichols

6 retail Store – Dolce & Gabbana

4 retail Store – Emilio Gucci

2 retail Store – Marni

1retail Store – Bvlgari

4 retail Store – Areej

2 retail Store – Cosi

4 retail Store – Gap & Banana Republic

Joinery Design detailer and Estimator Aati Contracts Al Tayer Group Dubai UAE Jan 2005 – Nov 2008

Major Projects:

NASA HEAD OFFICE. DUBAI. UAE ; Dubai Airport, Altayer Tower, Marina Beach Resort

Interior Designer Gorsia Design Pvt. Ltd, India Jan 1999 – Jan 2005


Master in Fine Art, Biswavarati University (2000)

B.Com, Calcutta University (2000)

Diploma in Interior Design, Academy of Fine Art (2001)

Professional Enhancement

FSC Training

ISO Training

Personal Details

Date of Birth : 07th July 1981

Languages Known : English, Hindi and Bengali

Nationality : Indian

Passport Details : H0853409 valid till 2018

Present Salary : AED 25k (P.M)

Expected Salary : Negotiable

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