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Quantity Surveyor

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Lilongwe, Central Region, Malawi
Posted:
March 25, 2019

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Jossam A.E. Kamchanda[CEng (Dip), BSc (Hons)] Mobiles : +265-***-***-*** / +265-***-***-***

Email : ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

Personal details

Nationality Malawian

Location Lilongwe, MALAWI

Profile Male, 51, married

Profession Quantity Surveying

Availability Immediately

SADC Driving Licence Class ‘CE’

Professional qualifications

BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying and Construction (RICS accredited) obtained from Leeds Metropolitan (now Leeds Becket) University, United Kingdom.

Diploma in Civil Engineering obtained from the Polytechnic (University of Malawi).

Meritorious Achievements (Leeds Metropolitan (now Leeds Beckett) University, UK)

HBG Construction award of excellence – Excellence in Construction Technology.

NHBC award of excellence – Excellence in Quantity Surveying Studies.

Key professional skills, knowledge and experience

Generic

Good professional working experience, gained through an extensive involvement in pre and post contract Quantity Surveying activities for medium/large scale building and infrastructural projects mainly in a Consultancy/PQS environment, with projects procured and delivered through FIDIC, JCT, NEC3 and EU suites of contract. I have been in the construction industry since 1993.

Very good at construction contract, legal framework and critical analysis.

A good grasp of construction project management methodologies.

Very good negotiating, analytical, problem solving and technical auditing skills.

Excellent numerical and methodical abilities and proper attention to detail.

With a Civil Engineering background, I have a good understanding of construction methods, materials and environmental services.

Have a particular affinity for generic Quality Management and therefore very keen on a drive for excellence.

Proficient in usage of Microsoft suites (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), the same for general communication, data analysis and presentation.

Excellent written and good verbal communication skills.

Collaborative and therefore very good experience of working within multicultural teams (Malawi, UK, UAE, Eritrea and Sudan).

Jossam A.E. Kamchanda[CEng (Dip), BSc (Hons)] Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

Pre contract

Assisting in the establishment of client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies for construction projects.

Project budgeting and cash flow

oFormulation and preparation of professional budget cost estimates and project cash flow.

Procurement and tendering

oDocumentation and estimating - preparation of bills of quantities using Standard Methods of Measurements [SMM7/CESMM3].

oBidder prequalification and submission analysis.

oTender analysis, evaluation and reporting.

Post contract

Project cost management and reporting

oUndertake project cost analysis.

oMeasure and/or validate quantities and costs for: -

Value of completed work and coordinate for payments (interim valuations).

Variations (change management) then negotiate and agree with the contractor.

oCost monitoring and reporting (interim cost appraisals/reports)

Contract administration

oProviding professional advice on

Contractual issues for claim prevention.

Contractual claims including EOT and costs.

Review, assessment, negotiating and reporting on submitted contractual claims.

Final account assessment, negotiation, conclusion and reporting.

Project types

Building: residential developments, schools, hospitals, offices

Infrastructure: rail/metro, roads

Jossam A.E. Kamchanda[CEng (Dip), BSc (Hons)] Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

SUMMARY OF PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE

Mar 2012 – May 2012 Qatar Project Management (QPM) Khartoum, SUDAN

Senior Quantity Surveyor

QPM provides unrivalled real estate and infrastructure project management services that perpetuate world class standards in the construction industry.

Project particulars – Mushaireb project (value = US$135.0m)

The Mushaireb was a model landmark project that included a combined urban and waterfront development, offering an integrated infrastructure, residential units of different types, commercial and retail space, hotels, leisure and entertainment facilities and a landscaped boardwalk on the eastern bank of the Nile River in Khartoum. The project was procured through Cost Plus (Cost-reimbursable) and used FIDIQ suite of contract. At the time of my engagement, I joined fellow Commercial Management colleagues in finalising an account of the first leg of the project.

My main project responsibilities and key activities were: -

Commercial and technical auditing of assets for final account purposes.

Interfacing with the contractor and other consultants.

Checking and completion of tender document packages for the second phase of the project.

Examining and preparing a detailed contractual report on a consultant’s claim for additional money (defining the client’s contractual rights and obligations) on the same for client’s further action.

Check joint measurement, review quantity surveys and compute final pay quantities for final account purposes.

Jossam A.E. Kamchanda[CEng (Dip), BSc (Hons)] Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

Jun 2010 – Oct 2010 Louis Berger SAS (UK) Ltd Asmara, ERITREA

Project Quantity Surveyor

Louis Berger is an internationally recognised consulting firm that provides engineering, architecture, construction management and economic development services.

Project particulars – Road maintenance and safety programme (value = €32.0m)

An EU (European Union) funded project, covering the entire State of Eritrea and involved works to improve the roads infrastructure. The project was procured using EU (FIDIQ) suite of contract. The project was prematurely terminated by the Government of the State of Eritrea.

My main project responsibilities and key activities were: -

As a Project Quantity Surveyor, I was the focal point in dealing with all the commercial and quantity surveying issues of the project. My main project responsibilities were: -

Regular visits to project sites and liaising with respective QS for each Lot on periodic progress, re-measurements, general contemporary project records and addressing ensuing commercial issues.

Check joint measurement, review quantity surveys and compute final pay quantities for interim payments.

Examining and responding to contractors’ claim for loss and expense arising from termination of a contract by the client.

Advising on and managing all contractual claims.

Advising the client on their contractual obligations and rights.

Preparation, agreeing and conclusion of final accounts.

Attend project meetings with client and represent the project management team on all QS aspects of the project.

Jossam A.E. Kamchanda[CEng (Dip), BSc (Hons)] Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

Nov 2008 – Mar 2009 Dar Al Handasah (Shair and Partners) Dubai, UAE

Senior Quantity Surveyor – Full Time

Dar al Handasah is an international multidisciplinary consulting firm of engineering, architecture, planning, environment, PM and economics.

Project particulars – Jumeirah Park – Infrastructure (package 6) (value = $135m).

A massive master planned housing estate scheme, comprising modern infrastructure, residential units, amenities and leisure services, divided into packages. The infrastructure component of the scheme (package 6), in which I was embed, comprised of roads and associated works, footpaths, structures, drainage works, public utilities, street lighting and landscape works. The project was procured using FIDIQ suite of contract.

My main project responsibilities and key activities were: -

As a Senior Project Quantity Surveyor manning the infrastructure package, I was responsible for: -

Reviewing and approval of contractor’s monthly measurement of works for payment prior to Resident Engineer’s countersignature.

Contractual review of all correspondences to the contractor and ensure their compliance with stipulated contract conditions.

Contractual review and assessment of contractor’s claims for EOT (extension of time), including examination of prolongation costs and main office overheads.

Preparing all the proper documentation for variation orders.

Request the contractor to revise their cash flow at certain intervals and review and verify its relevance to the programme.

Study the cost effect of all requested variation orders and time extensions.

Perform cost analysis of unscheduled work Items and negotiate their rates.

Produce periodic forecasts and updates on budgets and cost commitments.

Advise the project control specialist on issues related to contract variations.

Interface with client to respond to commercial and contractual queries.

Jossam A.E. Kamchanda[CEng (Dip), BSc (Hons)] Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

Sep 2007 – Mar 2008 Capita Symonds Ltd London, United Kingdom

Quantity Surveyor – Full Time – Rail Division

Capita Symonds is one of the UK’s largest multifaceted consultants delivering property and infrastructure projects on local, national and international scale. The projects were mainly procured using the Engineering and Construction Contract (NEC suites of contract).

Major projects handled (all in UK):

Final Accounts

Topographic Survey for the Olympic Park, London

Was involved in the negotiation of a Final Account and computing final sums due to the contractor.

Wembley Stadium (Acoustic Subcontractors), London

Was involved in the assessment, computing final sums due to contractors and reporting on the Final Accounts.

Residential Renewal Programme, Network Rail, London

Was involved in the assessment, computing final sums due to the contractors and reporting on the Final Accounts.

Quantity Surveying and Commercial Management

Seven Sisters (Metronet) (rail project)

Attendance at client commercial reviews.

Ongoing management of project cash flow and project forecasting.

Change management and change estimate computation.

Controlling cost during the construction period.

Advising on sub consultant/subcontractor procurement.

Checking design development against planned expenditure, all in liaison with the Project Management Team.

English Heritage – prequalification and tender analysis, evaluation and reporting

Assisted in the prequalification process, procurement and tender analysis, evaluation and reporting of 9No Lots work packages.

Land of East of Andover (road project) – Development Appraisal (value = £68m)

Was involved in the assessment of costs associated with new road and ancillary works.

Hallam Land Management, Biddenham (road project) – Development appraisal (value = £60m)

Was involved in the assessment of costs associated with demolitions, remediation works, cut and fill (roads and associated works).

Other project responsibilities and key activities were: -

Attendance at client commercial reviews and reviewing all correspondences and ensure their compliance to contract conditions.

Advising the client on their contractual obligations and avoidance of and settling of contractual disputes.

Estimating, development appraisal and cost planning.

Participating in Value and Risk Management sessions.

Jossam A.E. Kamchanda[CEng (Dip), BSc (Hons)] Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

MNB Partnership Ltd - Building Consultants Leeds, United Kingdom

MNB Partnership provides cost management, quantity surveying, project management and building surveying services to a broad spectrum of locally and nationally based clients, adopting a traditional approach to documentation, procurement and project delivery. The projects were mainly procured using the JCT (Joint Contracts Tribunal) mode of contracts.

July 2006 – July 2007

Quantity Surveyor – full time

July 2005 – June 2006

Assistant Quantity Surveyor – part time

June 2004 – June 2005

Assistant Quantity Surveyor – full time (year out placement to meet sandwich requirements)

My main project responsibilities and key activities were: -

During my stay, I had extensive hands on experience while assisting on the following: -

Extensive management of costs on a wider of variety of buildings e.g. residential developments.

Preparation of cost estimates / cost plans.

Preparation of bills of quantities (using Standard Methods of Measurements – SMM7/CESMM3) and compiling contract document.

Tender evaluation, assessment, and preparation of recommendations for award of contract packages.

Measuring completed works for interim payments (interim valuations).

Undertake cost analyses of project work and preparation of periodical cost control reports.

Controlling cost during the construction period.

Preparation and conclusion of final accounts.

Major projects handled through the years at MNB Partnership

(June 2004 – July 2007) - all building works

Apperley Manor JCT600 (Leeds/Bradford) - documentation and estimating, cost plan / analysis.

Coumbe Abbey Hotel – documentation and estimating, tender analysis.

Laistedyke Business and Enterprise College – project financial control and reporting.

Proposed Sports Hall – Crossley Health School – budget cost estimate.

Extension to WardeAldam Sports Hall – budget cost estimate.

PORSHE PDR – documentation and estimating, project financial control and reporting.

Slisden Business Park – documentation and estimating, budget cost estimate.

JCT 600 VW Bradford – budget cost estimate.

Stone Leigh Development Ltd – cost analysis and appraisal.

Ukrainian Cultural centre – budget cost estimate.

Bradford Trident Regeneration –building surveys, documentation and estimating.

Hindu Cultural Centre, Bradford – documentation and estimating.

Jossam A.E. Kamchanda[CEng (Dip), BSc (Hons)] Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

Jun 1993 – Sept 2002 Ministry of Works - Buildings Department Lilongwe, Malawi

Assistant Quantity Surveyor – full time

Buildings Department under the Ministry of Transport and Public Works delivers building projects on a local scale. The Department provides cost management, quantity surveying, project management and building surveying services to a broad spectrum of building projects for client Ministries, adopting a traditional approach to documentation, procurement and project delivery.

My main project responsibilities and key activities were: -

As an Assistant Quantity Surveyor, I had extensive hands on experience while assisting on the following: -

Establishment of client’s requirements and undertaking feasibility studies for building projects; cost estimate, cost plans and budget estimates and general cost management advices to government client ministries on procurement and tendering strategies. Specific duties included

oParticipate in quantity take off as per the drawings and specifications Send request for quote to the approved suppliers and make constant follow up to receive on time

oReview the drawings and specifications to ensure that all items mentioned therein are reflected in the list of materials and Bill of Quantities (BOQ)

oReview of tender documents, scope of work, drawings, specification and Bill of Quantities

oCheck the quantity of all kinds of incoming tenders

oSite visits for pre-bid and gather important details

Project financial control and reporting (measuring works for interim payments, change management, cost appraisals, claims assessment, analysis and reporting, preparation, negotiating and agreeing final accounts.

Commercial auditing of projects.

Major projects handled - All Building Works

Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital, Alterations and refurbishments – Ministry of Health.

Residential staff Houses – Ministry of Defence, Home Affairs.

Secondary Schools – Ministry of Education.

Classroom blocks, staff houses and offices, clinic, entertainment hall, library, landscape, roads and carparks.

Hostels – Ministry of Tourism.

Offices – Ministry of Finance.

Jossam A.E. Kamchanda[CEng (Dip), BSc (Hons)] Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

REFEREES

EMPLOYMENT

Graham Glover BSc (Hons) FRICS

Senior Associate

Gardiner and Theobald

Mobile: +44 (0-77-200*-****

Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

David Northwood, QS

Emeny Turley Partnership Limited

149 Warstone Lane

Birmingham B18 6NZ

Mobile: +44 (0-737*-***-***

Tel: +44 (0-121-***-****

Fax: +44 (0-121-***-****

OyedeleOyekanmi, MBA, FRICS

Commercial and Contracts Manager

QATAR PROJECT MANAGEMENT (QPM), Suhaim bin Hamad Street (C Ring Road)

Barwa Al-Sadd-Tower 1, P.O. Box 27711,

DOHA, QATAR

Tel: +974-****-****

Mobile: +974-****-****

Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

ACADEMIC

Jim Tennant (Principal Lecturer)

Leeds Metropolitan (now Leeds Beckett) University

School of the Built Environment

Queens Square Court

Leeds, LS1 3HE, UK

Tel: +44-113-**-*****

Email: ac8wfn@r.postjobfree.com

CERTIFICATION

I, the undersigned, certify that the information furnished in here is, to the best of my knowledge, correctly describing my qualifications, experience and myself.

Signed: Dated: January, 2019

Jossam A.E. Kamchanda [CEng(Dip), BSc (Hons)]



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