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Recruitment Specialist

Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
February 06, 2018

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Mumtaz Ali


Mobile: +971-**-*******

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Over 15 years of experience in Recruitment field both in-house and consulting background.

Sector Served:

Oil & Gas, Petrochemical (Downstream, Midstream, Upstream), Drilling, Power, Energy, EPC, Metro/Rail, Construction, Engineering, Real Estate, Contracting, Construction, Property Development, Facility Management, Manufacturing, Hospitality, Healthcare, Aviation, Food, Retail, Sales, FMCG, Information Technology, Gems & Jewelry, Education, Financial, Banking and various other sectors


July 2015 – Till date

EFECO-LLC (Subsidiary of Arabtec Holding), Dubai

Talent Acquisition Lead (Senior Recruitment Officer)

EFECO-LLC is a leading MEP Contracting company based in Dubai and having branches in Qatar, KSA and Kazakhstan. EFECO is expanding his operations in North Africa and China.

Handling a team of HR Officer – Recruitment.

Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for all recruitment activities of the group. Responsibilities include to ensure planned, effective, and timely recruitment of personnel in accordance with the approved manpower plan / manpower requisitions, source the most competent staff from various countries, ensure the best possible mix of human resources, advertise staff vacancies, assess applications, interview applicants, conduct selection tests, prepare various reports.

Develop recruitment strategies to undertake selection campaigns overseas and locally that attract suitably qualified and experienced candidates.

Designing & Developing Recruitment Process & Plan.

Identify, screen and qualify candidates. Review, reformat and present CVs to the line manager/s.

Liaise / Coordinate with stakeholders to understand recruitment needs / to deliver planned manpower resource implementation.

Coordinate with stakeholders / management for approved organization chart, manpower plan and budget.

Analyzing contracts and performance of recruitment agencies. Single point of contact for recruitment agencies with regards to the recruitment, interviews, selection, deployment of manpower till the invoicing.

Preparation & Maintenance of Mobilization/Demobilization Plan. Identifying and sourcing appropriate talent for current open roles within the organization and projects prior to hire from outside.

Develop and execute recruitment outreach programs (overseas bulk campaigns).

Prepare and develop job description.

Head Hunt potential candidates.

Motivating and supporting recruitment team to ensure day-to-day performance and service standards are achieved.

Maintaining and updating company's CV database.

Following end-to-end recruitment cycle.

Sourcing talent for the group.

Conducting Induction / Orientation for new staff.

Preparation of Job Descriptions for existing vacancies within the organization.

Conduct Talent Reviews and recommend development plans to ensure talent pipeline for Company.

Develop and implement a Succession Planning Framework for business critical and leadership roles

Manage Company’s annual performance management cycle, roll out the annual goal setting and ensure all employees annual evaluation.

Software Exposure: Currently working on HireCraft Recruitment Software, ARMS (Arabtec Resource Management System - Developed by Arabtec Holding), MS Outlook, ePromis ERP system.

Also, hands on exposure on Taleo, International Executive Search, GEMS, Sniper Hire, Oracle, SharePoint, Ellipse, Application Tracking System (ATS).

Other HR Operation Responsibilities:

Employee grievance

Employee welfare

Employee relation

Exit Interview

Mobilization / Demobilization

Manpower Allocation

Manpower Forecast

Training & Development

Succession planning


ProSearch Recruitment Consultants, Dubai

Recruitment Manager

Handled a team of recruitment consultants in GCC states as well as independently handled end to end recruitment of various clients in Middle East.

June 2013 – June 2015

ProSearch Recruitment Consultants, Dubai

Recruitment Manager

Handled a team of recruitment consultants in GCC states. Sector Served - Oil & Gas (Upstream, Downstream and EPC), Metro/Rail (Two prestigious projects), Civil/MEP Construction, Engineering, Drilling, Energy, Power, Manufacturing, District Cooling Plant, Facility Management, Retail, Hospitality, FMCG, Aviation, Education, Banking etc…. clients within GCC states.

Managed a team of recruitment consultants based in Dubai, Saudi, Qatar and India.

*** Carried out bulk requirements of Civil Construction, MEP Construction, Metro/Rail, Upstream, Downstream and Midstream construction.

Tamas Projects, Abu Dhabi

Recruitment Specialist

December 2010 – May 2013

Worked with M/s. Tamas Projects, Abu Dhabi ( as a Corporate based Recruitment Specialist (In-charge of Group internal recruitment).

Tamas Projects is a leading Contracting / Construction company based in Abu Dhabi and doing Civil/MEP projects in various locations of UAE.

Most of the projects are Sewerage, Drainage, Water, Water & Gas Pipeline, Oil & Gas, Industrial and Infrastructure. Present workforce in the company is approx. 2000.

Responsibilities involves to sourcing, short-listing, interviewing the new staff, Manpower Planning, workforce allotment as well as other recruitment and HR activities.

Coordinating with job portals, newspapers with regards to publishing ad as well as coordinating with Recruitment Agencies in different countries with regards to manpower supply, interview and deployment of selected manpower.

Responsible for Manpower Allocation to different sites and full utilization of manpower & machineries. Coordination with Site Administrators with regards to relocation of manpower to different sites as per site requirement. And various other Recruitment / HR related responsibilities.

Job Profile:

Optimizing current strengths, experience and capabilities of Group Companies' workforce planning & recruitment / internal movement processes, easing bottlenecks, distributing effort, increasing reach, effectiveness and speed of sourcing / sharing people internationally.

Consolidation / expansion of in-house international recruiting and deployment arrangements, and efficient use and control of third party Agents / Suppliers/ Contractors.

Developing a clean database enabling proactive, multi-channel Sourcing.

Take a Project Management approach to building end-to-end Forecasting, Sourcing and Internal Mobility system to support/build capability ahead of Operational HR centres.

Creating a systemized and powerful set of mechanisms, leveraged through interim IT solutions and ultimately through the ERP HRMS platform, to forecast, find and utilise people resources globally through an 'Always On / Never Short' internal & external People Sourcing Network.

January 2009 – December 2010

Started own recruitment company in January 2009 – Based in Dubai and having associate offices in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Philippines and South Africa.

Handled more than 50 active clients in Oil & Gas, Drilling, Rigs, Petrochemical, EPC, Engineering, Telecom, Power, Energy, Metro Rail, Production, Cement, Construction, Properties/Real Estate, Aviation/Airline. Also handled few clients in Retail, Sales/Marketing, Hospitality, Healthcare, Garments, Gems & Jewelry, IT, Telecom and various other sectors.

Supplied to clients Management, Staff, Technicians, Operators, Skilled/Unskilled labours to Middle East clients based in UAE, GCC, North Africa and Brunei.

Fully involved in Recruitment Procedure as well as Business Development activities.

ProSearch Recruitment Consultants, Dubai March 2005 – December 2008

Technical Recruitment Manager

ProSearch is a leading recruitment company involved in placement for Civil / MEP Construction, Engineering and Oil & Gas, Energy, Drilling, Petrochemical (Downstream, Midstream and Upstream), Metro/Rail, Power, Facility Management, Manufacturing, Education sectors and more…., based in Dubai having branches in Qatar, Kuwait, India, Philippines, Libya, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka. URL:

Joined ProSearch as a Sr. Recruitment Consultant and promoted to Technical Recruitment Manager – Head of operations for Dubai, Qatar and Kuwait - Handled a team of BDMs, Sr. Recruitment Consultants and Recruitment Consultants.

Accomplishment Driven:

Achieved team target most of the time, closed most of the positions in a stipulated timeframe.

Adequately fulfilled clients recruitment need.

All recruitment team (UAE, Qatar and Kuwait) earned commission and appreciation almost every month during tenure.

Successfully Organized local and overseas recruitment drives for major prestigious clients (almost every month).

Personally handled international clients and received their appreciation on professional services offered to them.

Successfully closed (Placement done for) many high profile management positions for major prestigious clients.

Solely responsible for Recruitment in Middle East & Europe.

Screening CVs, Short-listing CVs, Interviewing candidates for various positions related to Oil & Gas, Energy, Drilling, Petrochemical (Downstream, Midstream, Upstream), Construction, Contracting, Real Estate, EPC, Metro Rail, Airline, Manufacturing, Aviation/Airline, Engineering, Telecom, Sales, Banking, Financial and various other sector.

Coordination with client & candidates.

Heading various branches in Middle East & Coordination with branches and Associate offices located in different countries.

Business Development (Vendor Development)

Having adequate knowledge in the construction, Engineering / oil & gas industry.

Close coordination with the clients for their personnel / recruitment needs.

Did generation and match-up of candidates as well as knowing every client’s needs.

Ability to screen resumes, conduct interviews, prepare job descriptions, advertise open positions on Company's website/other job portals and newspapers, prepare necessary documents / contracts, among others. Successful candidates.

Lead a team of consultants involved in Recruiting, staffing, Payroll, Retention, Appraisals, Employee relations, Training & Development – Strategize & execute recruitment processes to deliver within stipulated time.

Identifying quality candidates within the specified timeframe through different channels.

Screening and short-listing candidates, maintaining the database, interviewing the candidates / Scheduling and co-coordinating interviews with clients.

Following entire recruitment cycle.

Preparation of advertisement. Coordination with newspapers / portals re. publishing. Keep eye on current requirement. Managing company’s portal / troubleshooting.

Appreciation received from various international clients.

Experience in placing European, Australian, South African, American professionals to various international clients.

Successful placement of more than 2000 professionals, staff and workers during year 2006-2007.

Manage, develop and assist the team to ensure all consultant's and combined team targets are met.

Improve weekly and monthly activity targets for self and team members.

Focus on business development, increase the portfolio and bring in new business for the company.

Ensure the team follows company direction and liaise with other members of the management team as and when required.

Conduct CV searches, compile shortlists and conduct candidate interviews to determine if candidates are suitable for current opening.

Visit new and existing clients on a regular basis, Take face-to-face job descriptions of vacancies and promote all of the services at the Company offers.

Conduct appraisal reviews for the team in conjunction with the Director.

Provide future development and training needs for team members as and when required.

Regularly visit India, Kuwait & Qatar offices for training & development of staff as well as meet clients / arranging and coordinating interviews.

** Bulk Safety Personnel successfully placed (during 2006 – 2007) in Consolidated Contractors International Company (CCIC) for their Qatar, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi and Oman Projects.

Kettaneh Construction W.L.L, Doha-Qatar May 2003 – December 2004

Recruitment Consultant cum Administrator

Kettaneh Construction WLL is a leading construction company involved in construction of various Oil & Gas, EPC and Industrial Projects mainly in Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar.

In-charge of placement of construction staff. Short-listing CVs for Civil / Oil & Gas construction, arranging interviews, coordination with candidates and arrangement of Offers / Visas.

Allocation of workforce (technicians, supervisors, operators and skilled/unskilled labours) to different projects and shift them to other projects as and when required.

Keep eye on current requirements of manpower and make sure to utilize existing manpower for different projects.

In-charge of administration department. Coordination with timekeepers & Camp Administrators.

Housekeeping, supervision of transport, staff accommodation, travel and other site administrative activities.

Facilitate the training and orientation of junior staff members, providing direction in daily activities.

Support the Project Manager through the performance of general administrative duties.

Provide exemplary services to clients & suppliers.

K.E.C. International Ltd., Nagpur Aug 2002 – Apr 2003

Recruitment Consultant (Mechanical) cum Administrator (Supply Chain)

(KEC International is a leading electrical tower manufacturing company based in India)

Perform administrative duties, training & development, managing multiple projects and priorities as required.

Recruitment and administrative functions.

Blow Plast Ergonomics Ltd., Nagpur Dec 1997 – Apr 2002

Executive Secretary to the Vice President (Works) cum HR Executive

Perform Secretarial & administrative duties, managing multiple projects and priorities as required.

Recruitment, administrative function, training & development.

Conducting interviews for various positions.

Provided superior client interaction to ensure all needs were met.


Experience in psychometric tests:

Aptitude tests

Mechanical aptitude tests

Verbal reasoning tests

Numerical reasoning tests

Spatial reasoning ability

Emotional intelligence


End to end recruitment experience including brief taking, screening, competency based interviewing and offer management

Confident and capable

Consultative in approach

Confident building processes and procedures

Ability to build lasting relationships with business leaders and managers

Ability to advise on recruitment methods, approaches to market and market information

Ability to handle high volume recruitment

Ability to define and build talent acquisition process and strategy

Effective communication skills

Computer Skills:

Windows 2000 & XP, Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Publisher, Access, AutoCAD 2000.

Personal Data:

Date of Birth - 1st December 1968

Languages known - English, Hindi, Marathi & Urdu

Passport details - H 1818674-Indian, Issued from Dubai valid till 29 Dec 18

Education - B.Sc in Geology, Physics & Chemistry (Nagpur

University – 1991)

Certificates - Competency based interview Technics, Shorthand 80 wpm,

Computer Programming, AutoCAD 2000

Joining time required - 1 month notice

Email -

Contact No. - 009**-**-*******

Address - P.O.Box 42661, Dubai, UAE

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