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Landscape and Irrigation Specialist, Hardscape works, Pest Control

Location:
United Arab Emirates
Posted:
October 18, 2018

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DHIVYANAND

ANDREW

email:

ac7e11@r.postjobfree.com

Tel No:

009**-**-***-****

009**-**-*******

Personal Data:

Date of Birth : 21/03/1981

Gender : Male

Nationality : Indian

Civil Status : Married

Passport Details.

Passport No : N0410434

Place of Issue : Dubai

Date of Issue : 14/10/2015

Date of expiry : 13/10/2025

Address for Communication

P.B No. 12188

Dubai, U.A.E

Permanent Address

BT-1, Porkudam Apartments,

SBI Officers II Colony,

Madurai - 625 010

Tamil Nadu

India

Ph No 0091 452-***-****

Mob 0091 887*******

Career Objective

To achieve professional experience in my career and to contribute towards the agricultural development in the region. Consistently work to the highest professional standards and thrive when working as part of a cohesive team to deliver projects that yield multiple business benefits. Objective

To take a challenging technical position with a progressive company that will effectively utilize acquired expertise and aptitude. Always willing to go an extra mile for the complete satisfaction of my employer and keen to do something new and innovative in assignments entrusted. General Profile

• Over 12+ years’ experience in the field of Agriculture of which 10+ years in Middle East.

• Accustomed to work in a fast paced environment and able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

• Computer fundamentals, word processing and proficient with MS Office.

• Honest, dedicated and hard working.

• Professional appearance and attitude

• U.A.E Driving license holder (Automatic Light Vehicle). Education Qualification

Master of Science (Agriculture) Specialized in Horticulture on June 2005 from Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu, India.

Bachelor of Science (Agriculture) on June 2003 from Allahabad Agricultural Institute - Deemed University, Allahabad, India. CURRICULAM VITAE

Current Employer: FARNEK Services LLC. and FARNEK Middle East LLC., Dubai

Worked as Landscape Manager, from January 2017 to June 2018 with FARNEK Services LLC. and FARNEK Middle East LLC., Dubai.

Company Profile:

Established in the UAE since 1980, Dubai-based Farnek Services LLC/Farnek Middle East LLC is an international full service property management company. With a skilled workforce of more than 4,000 employees, Farnek has now added offices in the Northern Emirates, to its existing offices in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, to deliver professional FM services for over 2,500 properties to high quality, world-renowned organizations such as Dubai Airport, Emirates Airlines, Abu Dhabi Airport, Etihad Airways, Dubai Mall and Dubai's latest high profile mixed-use community, City Walk. Job profile:

Currently posted at City walk maintaining the landscaped areas for Retail mall, Streetscape, main roads and 32 nos of luxury residential buildings in the same compound.

Handling additional projects of landscape and irrigation works for Al Khail Towers a residential apartments specially used by the staff of Byblos hotels.

Prepare, monitor and control monthly PPM schedules of landscape and irrigation for Farnek through the sub-contractor Gulf Landscape and Irrigation Systems llc.

Directly liaise with MERAAS management as well as mall management to carry out daily works related to landscape and irrigation

Follow-up on work orders created by our clients and ensure the work is done to the highest quality

Ensure that daily, weekly and monthly reports are prepared and submitted to our clients timely without fail

Using CAFM (Computer-aided facility management) system to run the operations of landscape and Irrigation. Using FSI GO to address work orders in relation to the operation of onsite team.

As I am dealing with different clients, part of my responsibility also focuses on client management and maintaining a good relation with them to ensure that they are satisfied with the service provided.

As some of the areas are still being handed over, I have conducted extensive site condition survey and snagging works for the areas under DLP (Defects Liability Period).

I am also handling the entire pest control for the whole of City Walk which consists of the mall, Master community as well as the residential units

Previous Employer 1: PROFESSIONAL LANDSCAPE COMPANY LLC., Dubai

Worked as Landscape Engineer, from October 2016 to January 2017 with Professional Landscape Company LLC., Dubai.

Company Profile:

Professional Landscape Company is a private company uniquely qualified to help achieve a first class image of our industry (Landscape and Irrigation). The attention to detail allows the Client to focus on their business while we focus on their soft and hard components of the project.

Job profile:

Managing multiple projects in respect to Landscape, Irrigation, and hard landscaping including swimming pool installation works.

I was involved in estimating all requirements for maintenance of Landscape and Irrigation projects.

Make site visit to assess the condition of the landscaping and providing feedback to planning division to quote for tendering works.

Preparing tender documents, submittals, O&M manuals, minor landscape designs and recommendations of plants suitable for the UAE growing conditions.

Managing the manpower, equipment’s, tools, and monitoring the materials brought to site and keeping proper records

Was involved in selection and purchasing of different Palms, Trees, Shrubs and ground covers for the company to execute the projects being handled. PROJECTS COMPLETED

a. Planned and executed the landscaping works for a private villa at Al Gurm, Abu Dhabi which had a lot of indoor plants also involved as the villa was in the middle of mangrove.

b. Planned and executed the hard landscape works for the sports complex at Mushriff, Abu Dhabi

c. Successfully installed a swimming pool for a private villa for the King of Baharin at Ghantoot, Abu Dhabi. Completed 60% of construction of hard landscape like interlock pavers, wooden decking for swimming pool and the verandah of 6 chalets, Curb stones for driveway. Completed the irrigation system for the 6 chalets along with a club house. Installed 70% of the landscape works for the entire project. d. Finished all paper works like submittal, project plans for the hardscape works for the Dubai Festival City. Received the first load of interlock and started the construction works for installation of the driveway.

e. Completed landscape estimates for projects with Intercontinental Hotel DFC, Dubai. f. Estimated the maintenance requirements for a few projects like General Civil Aviation Authority, Abu Dhabi & Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Air Navigation Centre, Abu Dhabi. Submitted a quote as well as a refurbishment plan for renovating the landscape area at The Ritz Carlton, Dubai

Previous Employer 2: ENGINEERING OFFICE, Dubai

Worked as Engineer – Landscaping and Irrigation, from November 2012 to August 2016 with Engineering Office (Office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum), Dubai

Company Profile:

The Engineering office is the private office of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. We are responsible for design, procurement, construction and maintenance of facilities of the Royal Family in Dubai and UAE.

Job profile:

Maintenance of landscaped areas belonging to the Royal Family such as Palaces, villas, island and conservation areas in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah, Umm Al Quwain, and Hatta.

Prepare, monitor and control monthly PPM schedules for in-house and outsourced facilities and ensure that all necessary measures are taken in order to achieve the best results.

Monitor duty roster and make sure all facilities have enough manpower to carryout daily L&I operations.

Receive, check, review monthly reports, progress billings and enable certifications of the documents submitted by subcontractors.

To prepare cost estimates and execute small landscape and irrigation works in case of emergency.

Follow-up on work orders created by our clients and ensure the work is done to the highest quality

Raise Purchase request for the facilities and ensure smooth operation on site.

To forecast and raise budget request for all facilities in advance before the close of the year.

An integral part of the job was to train, coach, develop and motivate subordinates to meet and exceed the company’s and clients expectations.

As the facilities are quite sensitive and high profile, client’s communication and client management was a vital function.

Management of suppliers, contractors and maintaining a healthy rapport with them thus ensuring the job gets done required.

Planned and executed small landscape and irrigation jobs.

Was also involved in carrying out a project with solar power as irrigation source for 15,000 trees in Dubai Desert Conservation and Reserve.

PROJECTS COMPLETED

a. Planned and executed the construction of football field which included leveling, filling, of the ground with sweet soil. Installation of automatic irrigation system and also the laying of lawn (carpet patches) for the football ground at HHS. Conservation at Lehbab

b. Installation of automatic irrigation system for Dadna Fruit farm Phase I c. Installation of automatic irrigation system for Dadna Fruit farm Phase II d. Planned and executed stones, rocks and boulder works for Houbara breeding at Al Maha Conservation.

e. Carried out the landscape and irrigation works in front of the new entrance for Dubai Desert Conservation and Reserve (DDCR) which also included a bore well for irrigation and a small lake.

f. Planned and executed installation of solar system to irrigate tree plantations inside the desert in 17 different areas along with 17 bore wells. g. Built more than 80nos of birdbaths inside Al Maha Conservation to feed the wildlife inside Dubai Desert Conservation and Reserve (DDCR). h. Carried out landscape and Automatic Irrigation works at MRM stables, Al Wathba i. Have been handling the maintenance contract of Desert Turfcare for the past 3 years and currently the contract valued at 25 million.

Previous Employer 3: CITISCAPE, Abu Dhabi

• Worked as Project Engineer from November 2007 to October 2012 with Citiscape LLC., Abu Dhabi

Company Profile:

Citiscape Group includes companies operating in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Within the group companies are operating divisions that specialize in products and services that make us one of the most diversified landscape and green lifestyle group in the region. Current companies include Citiscape Group head office in Abu Dhabi and regional offices in Dubai and Al Ain. Citiscape Qatar (operating under the trade name “Rabya Qatar”) located in Doha and Citiscape K.S.A. based in Riyadh and Jeddah. As a truly multinational and internationally recognized group of companies, our offering is further enhanced by strategic alliances with equally impressive and capable international firms that complement our range of products and services. We can proudly call ourselves market leaders who strive for continuous improvement and innovation. PROJECTS COMPLETED

SAADIYAT ISLAND PROJECTS

1. Design and build of Saadiyat Island plant nursery

Job profile included construction of 10m shade structure for Palms, 5m shade structure for Trees, 3m shade structure for Shrubs and Groundcovers and Green house for propagation of plants

Constructed temporary roads inside the nursery.

Ensured that all the activities in the field were carried out in a safe & efficient manner and in compliance with the company standards, codes & practices.

Responsible for coordinating/liaising with client & sub-contractors and ensuring contractual obligations are met.

Read, review and interpret shop drawings and carrying it out on site.

Attended progress meeting with the client and consultants

Submission and preparation of documents like inspection request, material submittal and all associated paper works for the project, including billing.

Planning daily site activities, establishing priorities and sequences of site operations.

Regular site visits to monitor site activities and technically advising the team. 2. Procurement of trees and palms for Saadiyat Island Nursery

Submission and preparation of documents to the clients and consultant for approvals.

Visited few nurseries around Abu Dhabi and Dibba for technical input of plants availability necessary for the project

3. Operation and Maintenance of Saadiyat Island Nursery

Maintaining palms, trees, and shrubs in the nursery

Was also responsible for the pest control, fertilization, pruning and all types of cultural practice required for the health and proper maintenance of the plants

Managing and supervising the manpower on site, and prioritizing the work at hand.

Technical management of plant nursery in all aspects including selection and propagation of trees, shrubs, groundcover, seasonal flowers etc. 4. Gary Player Golf Course

Planned and executed the planting of Palms (Phoenix dactylifera) of height 1.5m to 10m.

Also included maintenance of time sheet of all vehicle operators, labor and progress billing of the project.

Ensured that all the activities in the field were carried out in a safe & efficient manner and in compliance with the company standards, codes & practices. QASR AL SARAB RESORT BY ANANTARA

Snagging and de snagging of softscape, irrigation and hardscape activities.

Carried out rectification of stamped concrete pathways, damaged sandstone, granite, broken tiles and sunken interlocks.

Monitoring and regular inspection of all O&M landscaping works ensuring that it was being carried out according to the maintenance schedule specifications.

Maintaining history/record of all the landscape activities carried out on site and preparation of reports.

Regular meeting with the client and presenting weekly and monthly reports of site progress.

Billing for the maintenance and additional works carried out during the maintenance period.

Managing the entire project and presenting additional and innovative methods to tackle problems on site.

FERRARI EXPERIENCE

Carried out the rectification of all snags of the project which included landscaping, irrigation, MEP and also electrical lighting.

Was in charge of the entire project and took care of all the needs of the project

Regular site visits to monitor site activities and technical advice to the team.

Ensuring that all soft landscaping and irrigation activities in the site were carried out with strict compliance with the project specifications. GERAIN AL AISH

Maintenance of private island of H.H Shaikh Sultan Bin Zayed Nahyan in the western region

Was in charge of all the activities regarding landscaping and irrigation

Monitoring and regular inspection of all O&M landscaping works ensuring that it was being carried out according to the maintenance schedule specifications.

The project consisted of more than 100,000 native species trees which were grown as social forestry.

PARK HYATT, SAADIYAT ISLAND

Rectification of snags and gap filling of softscape

Operation and maintenance of the whole project

Monthly billing and carrying out additional works as per the client’s requirement.

Coordinating with the client in case of any change in the design and value addition. Previous Employer 4: HARIYALEE LANDSCAPES Pvt. Ltd

Worked as Project In Charge from Sep 2006 to July 2007 with Hariyalee Landscapes Pvt. Ltd. Tamil Nadu, India

Company Profile:

Hariyalee Landscape Pvt. Ltd. has almost three decades of experience in Landscape design, Horticulture and Turnkey execution of Landscape projects nationally. Hariyalee has a host of personnel ranging from marketing heads to Landscape Engineers to Architects to carry out its operations on a national scale. Hailing from various schools of knowledge this team translates visions into quality products. It has earned a distinguished reputation for the technical expertise in all the major disciplines including landscaping and irrigation. Project Handled

Planning and Execution of landscape and irrigation work in Bharat Aluminum Company Ltd.

(BALCO) and also the Thermal Power Plant area.

Maintained the garden of CEO and Vice President of BALCO Previous Employer – 5: KURINCHI FARM CONSULTANTS

Worked as Landscapist from July 2005 to July 2006 with Kurinchi Farm Consultants, Tamil Nadu, India

Project Handled

Operation and Maintenance of Irrigation and Landscape for Nuclear Power Project (NPCIL) Kudankulam Tamil Nadu.

Activities

Planning daily site activities, establishing priorities and sequences of site operations.

Planning, execution and maintenance of soft landscapes and irrigation works.

Ensuring that all soft landscaping and irrigation activities in the site were carried out with strict compliance with the project specifications.

Inspecting and evaluating site progress of soft landscaping and irrigation projects.

Regular site visits to monitor site activities and technical advice to the team. Achievements:

Achieved realistic targets within stipulated time frame.

Have always been the go to guy for technical solutions for most of the Engineers in the company

Was responsible for providing crucial solutions at the time of crisis.

Motivated each staff at each institution to extend their best effort in meeting the company’s expectation.

Professional Skills:

As I have earned my Masters in Science in Agriculture specializing in Horticulture and having enough work experience I have sufficient knowledge about all aspects of Horticulture especially in the field of Landscaping.

I possess very good knowledge of MS office and internet applications.

I possess sound knowledge of the subject and practical exposure regarding cultural practices and management of lawn and plants as per the landscape design.

I have sufficient experience in manpower and office management. Trainings And Seminars Attended:

Attended and presented a paper on “Nutraceuticals” at the UGC National Seminar on Present Scenario in Plant Science Research - 2005.

Presented a paper on “Use of broad leafed forest plants for eco-friendly disposable products” at the UGC sponsored National Seminar on Biovision-2005.

Have undergone a training program on "Tea Husbandry and Technology" at United Planters of South India (UPASI).

Have undergone a training program on "Post Harvest Technology of Fruits and Vegetables" with Uttar Pradesh State Horticulture Board, Allahabad Research Exposure:

Under the P.G. Degree program, title of my research was “Evaluation of growth and yield of different banana (Musa sp) cultivars”

Summary:

Highly articulate, confident and persuasive team builder.

Decision making ability and problem solving attitude.

Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

Highly creative and resourceful.

Excellent team player.

Pleasing and presentable personality.

Languages:

English, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam

Both to read and write

References:

Mr. Abdulla Jassim Abdulla M Almarzooqi

Sr. Director - Technical Services

ENGINEERING OFFICE

Contact No: 050-*******

Mr. Adel Amin Abdullah Al Mudharreb

Head - Royal Facilities

ENGINEERING OFFICE

Contact No: 052-*******

Mr. Rajesh Nair

Manager - Water Systems

ENGINEERING OFFICE

Contact No: 050-*******

Declaration:

I hereby declare that the above-mentioned particulars are correct and true to the best of my knowledge

Date: 24th September 2018

Place: Dubai (Dhivyanand Andrew)



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