ALI JAH YOUSUF HASHMI
Qualifications: B. Eng. (Mechanical). N.E.D. University of Engineering
Technology, Karachi. Pakistan.
My key areas of experience are Commissioning, Installation, Maintenance, Supervision and Commissioning management of Buildings with various internationally recognized MEP Contractors. During the course of 23 years of continuous work overseas. I have been assigned too many diverse locations in the Middle East and Central Asia working with engineers and technicians of various nationalities and skill levels.
Experience has covered all areas, including Airports, Tunnels, Oil & Gas industry, Nuclear plant, Municipal authorities, Health care, District Cooling, Data Centre, Leisure facilities, Hotels, Malls, Marine, High rise, and all residential, commercial and Industrial projects. And all are in accordance with the specification, international standards (ASHRAE/SMACNA/CIBSEBSRIA/CSA/NEBB /LEED/EHS/ESTIDAMA).
EMPLOYER: SUTTON INTERNATIONAL LLC, DUBAI.
POSITION: COMMISSIONING PROJECTS MANAGER.
DURATION: JUNE 1997 TO SEPTEMBER 2015 .
OCTOBER 2016 - PRESENT.
During the course of the last 22 years, starting from a Junior Commissioning Engineer to Commissioning Projects Manager in one of the leading building services and commissioning firms in the Middle East. The company possesses a comprehensive client base, serving to provide top quality engineering services to building owners, MEP consultants and contractors. The firm is a corporate member of the Commissioning Specialists Association (CSA) and follows stringently the commissioning codes outlined by CIBSE, BSRIA, NEBB, and SMACNA. From the onset of my career with Sutton, I have managed multiple projects simultaneously with an emphasis on all mechanical services.
Review of specification, drawings, Method statements, design details to ensure commissioning ability of Air conditioning, Ventilation, Heating, Chilled water, Fire fighting and Fire alarm, Plumbing & Drainage, Vertical/Horizontal Transportation Systems, Electrical LV/ELV systems,Building Automation and Control System (BACS) & Medical Gas/Equipments Systems, IAQ test,Onsite inspection and review of systems during the installation phase, through pre-commissioning to commissioning and final hand over. Experience in Commissioning of Estidama / LEED projects in UAE.
• Managed commissioning and start-up activities of the Commissioning Division and maintained technical standards.
• Supervised commissioning and start-up activities for all projects, plan and direct start-up engineering assignments including undertaking the technical responsibility for interpretation. Organizing, executing and coordinating these assignments.
• Participated in design reviews to integrate commissioning early in the process.
• Reviewed commissioning plans, attended the project commissioning meetings.
• Reviewed Project-specification checklists and commissioning process test procedures.
• Reviewed commissioning documentation for the overall completion and integrity, verified the execution of the commissioning process.
• Conducted meetings with commissioning agents, as needed by the program, to review complex field conditions, conduct regular project review sessions with appropriate personnel to monitor the continuing progress of commissioning.
• Initiated, through the review process, correction of any conditions which may adversely affect the quality, performance, completion of the project on schedule and within budget.
• Assist with the identification of hand over systems and the establishment of priorities and sequence of completion
•Reviewed the status of testing and punch listing to ensure systems are turned over to commissioning and start-up in a smooth, safe and efficient manner during the construction phase.
• The input to project management, engineering and construction to ensure start-up requirements are incorporated into project activities, including a review of project designs and construction to ensure plan operability and operating personnel safety.
• Made contact with client management at key points throughout projects to ensure that start-up aspects are meeting client requirements.
• Regularly reviewed and appraised the structure of the start-up organization in terms of its ability to meet short and long term objectives and institute appropriate changes.
• Developed MEP commissioning Method Statements and Review Commissioning Method Statements of MEP work prior to final submission to client consultant.
• Developed Commissioning schedule and completion base on Project construction schedules.
• Commissioning site management of MEP services by checking installations progress according to specifications and design.
• Witnessing of testing & commissioning of system data prior to final inspection by the client representative management team.
• Management of MEP system integrated handover documents for client handover requirements. This includes operations & maintenance Manual with commissioning test packs.
• Assists and provide technical assistance during T&C for MEP works.
Ensures that as built Drawings and O&M Manuals and related documentation are prepared, reviewed, submitted and approved in a timely manner and in accordance with contract requirements.
• Developed & prepared Estidama requirement BLB, LMP, Minimum Healthy Ventilation requirement as per ASHRAE 62.1 .
• Trained and Oriented new recruits at Sites on Theoretical & Hands-on Commissioning.
• O&M Manual Review (The operations and maintenance manuals reviewing to ensure that the correct components were included).
• Coordinate the Turnover meeting to transition responsibility of building operation from Construction Management to Facilities Management, final summary T&C report issuing.
• During Occupancy Phase (Post-Acceptance) ensuring the following activities are scheduled properly, Off-season functional testing is scheduled and is performed. System performance monitoring takes place.
• Investigating problems, diagnosing/repairing faults & Troubleshooting.
• Used the latest software packages to monitor and report on the progress of all elements of the works.
MAJOR PROJECTS COMPLETED (SUTTON INTERNATIONAL):
RITZ CARLTON WEST BAY LAGOON HOTEL DOHA, QATAR. (ASTER /AIRMECH) - 2001.
BRITISH PETROLEUM AGT/BTC OIL PIPE LINE & FACILITIES, AZERBIAJAN & GEORGIA. (PETROFAC) - 2004.
OMAN TEL HEAD QUARTER MUSCAT (On going ).
2. LEED CERTIFIED PROJECTS:
PALM JUMEIRAH GATE WAY PROJECT (LEED- CERTIFIED GOLD ). NAKHEEL, DUBAI.
3. DISTRICT COOLING PROJECTS:
PALM DISTRICT COOLING TRUNK T3 & T4, DUBAI. (Shinryo corp.).
4. ESTIDAMA PROJECTS :
ETISALAT DATA CENTRE KHALIFA CITY (N+1 UPTIME TIER 3) ABU DHABI.
SHEIKH KHALIFA (SKMC) DIALYSIS CENTRE – ABUBHABI.
MASDAR HQ ABUDHABI.
AL BATEEN EXECUTIVE AIRPORT HANGER – ABU DHABI.
ETIHAD TRAINING CENTRE –ABU DHABI.
MILITARY OFFICERS ACCOMODATION –ABU DHABI.
ABU DHABI –AL AIN FUTURE SCHOOLS –( ADFSP) PH-4 PACK -03 (YAHAR /AALIYAA/NEIMA/SALAMAT /MUWAIJE / CHINESE / AL SHUAIB/AL FALAH ).
GLOBAL INTERNATIONAL INDIAN SCHOOL.
AL FORSAN HOTEL, ABU DHABI.
TWAM DIALYSIS CENTRE –AL AIN.
5. MAJOR COMMISSIONING MANAGEMENT & HANDS ON COMMISSIONING PROJECTS IN UAE :
DUBAI CREEK HARBOUR RESIDENCE 6 TOWERS – EMAAR, DUBAI.
MAFRAQ HOSPITAL, ABU DHABI. (On going )
NAKHEEL MALL, DUBAI (On going)
THE ONE PALM BY OMINIYAT, DUBAI (On going)
BOULEVARD CRESCENT, DUBAI.
ALJALILA FOUNDATION HQ BUILDING DHCC, DUBAI.
DUBAI CREEK HARBOUR UNDER GROUND CAR PARK, DUBAI.
BARAKA NUCLEAR PLANT.
SKY VIEW TOWERS, DUBAI. (On going)
MERSA AL SEEF PHASE -04, DUBAI.
MEERA SHAMS, ABUDHABI.
LAMER WATER PARK, DUBAI.
ADVANCED MILITARY MAINTENANCE REPAIR &OVERHAUL CENTER (AMMROC).
DUBAI PARK – MG-4 /MG-7, RIVER PARK, LAPITA HOTEL, MEERAS OUTLET VILLAGE., DUBAI.
EMIRATES CARGO WAREHOUSE DWC, DUBAI.
ROVE HOTEL MERSA & OUDMEHTA, DUBAI.
EKFC-2/3 EMIRATE FLIGHT CATERING, DUBAI.
EMIRATES FLIGHT TRAINING ACADEMY, DUBAI.
SPECIALIZED REHABILITATION HOSPITAL ABU DHABI.
BURJ VISTA, DUBAI.
NIKKI BEACH, DUBAI.
ATRIA RESIDENTIAL TOWERS –DEEYAR, DUBAI.
MIRDIF / SHARJAH/AJMAN CITY CENTRE EXTENTION.
ADNOC COORPORATE HQ (CORE & SHELL PACKAGE) ABU DHABI.
THE ADDRESS BOULEVAED HOTEL DUBAI – EMARR.
LEMERIDIAN HOTEL AIRPORT –DUBAI.
BAB AL QASR ABUDHABI.
EMIRATES ENIGINES MAINTENANCE FACILITIES., DUBAI.
CITY OF LIGHT- TOWER C1- C12 (JLW)-ABUDHABI.
SHAMS GATE – REEM ISLAND ABU DHABI.
PPM CONRAD-HILTON HOTEL, DUBAI.
DRAGON MART EXTENTION DUBAI.
SHARJAH MUNCIPALITY HEAD QUARTER.
COMMAND OF MILITARY WORKS AL AIN / MALIHA.
AL JALILA CHILDERN SPECIALITY HOSPITAL DUBAI.
QUSAHWERA PHASE-01 DEVELOPMENT AND SERVICES (ADCO).
H.H SHEIKH SULTAN ALQASMI PALACE – RULER OF SHARJAH.
NOVOTEL & IBIS HOTEL – FUJAIRAH.
MOT (MAIN OIL TERMINAL) FUJAIRAH.
PETROFAC TOWER -02 SHARJAH.
DAMAC PARK TOWERS, DUBAI.
SOFITEL LUXURY HOTELS, PALM JUMEIRAL, DUBAI.
ICONIC GREEN HOUSE ABU DHABI.
DAMAC PARK TOWERS –DUBAI.
ALBATEEN EXECUTIVE TOWERS AT MARINA, DUBAI.
AL DAR HQ, ABU DHABI .
NEW AL ZAHRA PVT. HOSPITAL DUBAI /SHARJAH.
ZULIEKHA PVT. HOSPITAL NASEERIYA SHARJAH .
SHARJAH EXPO EXTENSION.
NAD AL SHEBA MAYDAN RACE COURSE HOTEL & DRC PACKAGE-1, DUBAI.
MIRDIFF CARREFOUR, DUBAI.
PALM JUMEIRAH-KEMPENSKI –EMIRALD PALACE HOTEL, DUBAI.
NEW EXHIBITION HALLS AT DWTC, DUBAI.
STAR GATE BABWAT AL NUJOOM PROJECT AT ZABEEL PARK, DUBAI.
THE WORLD TRADE CENTER RESIDENCE, DUBAI.
IBIS & SUITES HOTEL, MALL OF EMIRATES /RIQQA, DUBAI.
YATHRAB, THE LOST CITY, AT AL FURJAN, DUBAI.
DUBAI RUGBY STADIUM, DUBAI.
CRICKET STADIUM, DUBAI SPORTS CITY)
JUMEIRAH LAKE TOWERS CLUSTER U1 & U2,, DUBAI.
HSBC BUILDING @ EMARR BUSSINESS PARK, BURJ DUBAI DEVELOPMENT.
DAFZA WEST OFFICE BUILDINGS 4, 5 &6 -FZP-21, DUBAI.
SALAM TOWER AT TECOM, DUBAI.
AL-JABER TOWER AT TECOM, DUBAI.
DUBAI FESTIVAL WATER FRONT CITY DFC 008, DUBAI.
WESTIN LUXERY BEACH RESORT HOTEL AT MINA SIYAHI, DUBAI.
DIFC TRUCK TUNNEL, DUBAI.
BURJUMAN CENTRE EXPANSION, DUBAI.
DUBAI MERCANTIL EXCHANGE (DME)-DIFC, DUBAI.
JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE SECTOR –02, DUBAI.
DIFC THE GATE PRECINCT –BUILDING 1,2,3,4.5, & 6, DUBAI.
MADINAT JUMEIRAH PHASE 1, 2, 3, DUBAI.
GRAND HAYATT HOTEL, OUD METHA DUBAI.
J.W. MARROIT HOTEL EXTENSION, DUBAI.
DUBAI AIRPORT VIP PAVALLION.
HCT DUBAI MENS COLLEGE, AL RUWWAYAH, DUBAI.
HCT DUBAI WOMENS COLLEGE PHASE 3, DUBAI.
TWIN TOWERS, DEIRA, DUBAI.
METROPOLITAN PALACE HOTEL, DUBAI.
METROPOLITAN HOTEL EXTENSION, DUBAI.
DUBAI AIR SHOW, DUBAI.
LEASE OFFICE BUILDINGS 14/15 JAFZA, DUBAI.
DUBAI AIR PORT FREE ZONE BUILDING FZ 004, DUBAI.
DUBAI AIR PORT CARGO VILLAGE EXTENSION AX105, DUBAI.
EMIRATES ABELA CATERING, DUBAI.
MATSUSHITA AVOINICS, AIRPORT FREE ZONE, DUBAI.
API WORLD TOWER, DUBAI.
KENDAH HOUSE (AL ATTAR BUSINESS TOWER), DUBAI.
ALGURG TOWER, DUBAI.
AL MUSSULAH TOWER, BUR DUBAI, DUBAI.
GRAND CINEPLEX, OUD METHA, DUBAI, DUBAI.
PYRAMID CENTRE, KARAMA.
CITI BANK HQ, OUD METHA, DUBAI.
MERRILL LYNCH OFFICES, BUR DUBAI.
BANK MILLI IRAN DUBAI HQ DEIRA.
ENOC HOUSE, DUBAI.
DUBAL CONDOR PROJECT JABEL ALI, DUBAI.
TABREED T4, SH. ZAYED MILATRY CITY ABU DHABI.
SH.AHMED RES/COMMERCIAL (ZOMORDAH) COMPLEX, KARAMA, DUBAI.
AL MAZAYA CENTRE, DUBAI.
AL RAHA BEACH DEVLOPMENT, ABU DHABI.
CHILDERN CITY, DUBAI.
TWIN TOWERS DEIRA, DUBAI.
GRAND HYATT HOTEL -OUD MEHTA ROAD, DUBAI.
JUMIERAH BEACH HOTEL –CONFRERENCE CENTRE (CBRD), DUBAI.
EMPLOYER: AL FUTTAIM CARILLION, DUBAI.
POSITION: MEP COMMISSIONING PROJECTS MANAGER.
DURATION: SEPTEMBER 2015 - SEPTEMBER 2016 .
Reviewed commissioning plans, KPI, attended project commissioning meetings.
Reviewed Project-specification checklists and commissioning process test procedures.
Conformance of Technical Information corresponding with Specifications and Shop Drawings (SHD) checking plans, drawings, and quantities for accuracy of calculations.
Ensured that all materials used and work perform as per specifications.
Overseeing the selection and requisition of materials and plant.
Agreeing a price for materials and making cost-effective solutions and proposals for the intended project
Managing, monitoring, and interpreting the contract design documents supplied by the client or design disciplines.
Liaised with consultants, subcontractors, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and the general workforce involved in the project
Liaised with the local authority / Municipality / Civil Defense (where appropriate to the project) to ensure compliance with local construction regulations and by-laws.
Communicated with clients and their representatives including attending regular meetings to keep them informed of progress.
Day-to-day management of the site, including supervising and monitoring the site labor force and the work of any subcontractors.
Checked Planning of the work and efficient organization of the plant and site facilities in order to meet agreed deadlines;
Overseeing quality control and health and safety matters on site.
Preparing reports as required.
Resolving any unexpected technical difficulties and other problems that may arise.
Site supervision / Agreement with Contractor, Client, and Design Disciplines
Material inspection as per approved material submittal
Work Follow up as per approved progress
Daily progress report monitoring
Gained approved MEP Shop Drawings, MEP- Coordination Drawings, Work method statement and Project Specification from Contractors Project Engineer.
Ensured the MEP services, Cabling, HVAC Ducts, Fittings, accessories and Chilled water pipes, fittings, accessories are available and approved by Inspection department prior to installation
Coordinated with other discipline and ensure site clearance is available to start the MEP Activities
Checked the sufficient manpower such as Supervisor, Foreman, Duct fitter, pipe fitter, Assistant duct, and pipe fitter etc.,
Prior to start MEP activities notify to QC Personal for surveillance to ensure the quality work
Closely monitored site activities to ensure quality of work follows approved shop drawing and Specification and get daily progress report from site supervisor (or) foreman and update to project Engineer (or) Manager
Prepared relevant documents to conduct inspection for completed installation activities.
Carried out all planned site inspections as per the intervention points marked in the relevant drawing and standards.
Active involvement in weekly meetings with the Project management & QC Supervisors and manager to resolve the site related issues.
Assisted the Commissioning Team in Pre-commissioning & Commissioning stages of all MEP Equipment’s.
Assisted the Commissioning Team on Testing, Adjusting & Balancing (TAB) stages of the Air and Hydronic Piping’s.
Assisted the Project Engineer during Preparation of final Test Reports, as built drawings, Operation & Maintenance manual and handing over the project to client
Organized training program to the operators and Pre review O&M manual as requested by clients & Consultants.
Implementation of the project commissioning strategy.
Reviewed and commented on Commissioning Method Statements and maintained the Tracker.
Managed the Installation, commissioning and start-up activities of AFC MEP related scopes (Kitchen & Laundry Appliances,Lifts & Escalators,Spa,Gas, Pools, Irrigation, BMU, Building Pressurization Test, Roller Shutters,Chutes, White Goods etc ) and maintain technical standards.
Coordinated with MEP subcontractors for the following systems, Fire alarm systems. HVAC systems, Plumbing & Drainage, Firefighting, Electrical (HVLV), Public address system, CCTV system. Structured cabling, Audio video intercom system, BMS / IBMS, Car park management system/ Pedestrian control system, and Access control system, Including all other ELV services.
Involved in Acoustic treatment and redesign in various spaces as per design standard.
Involved in the CE matrix and successfully handed over to the clients.
MAJOR PROJECTS COMPLETED (AFC):
RITZ CARLTON HOTEL -THE GRAND CANAL ABU DHABI
THE FOUR SEASONS HOTEL -ALMARYAH ISLAND –ABU DHABI
EMPLOYER: HOLIDAY INN, KARACHI, PAKISTAN.
POSITION: MAINTENANCE ENGINEER.
DURATION: FEB 1995 - MAR 97.
Responsible for maintaining, supervising & monitoring the MEP services for this five Star Hotel.
Maintained all facility repair and work orders.
Conducted all preventive maintenance checks in coordination with Chief Engineer.
Ensured interior and exterior cleanliness of building.
Monitored and replaced electronic locks to utility rooms as needed.
Answered all guest inquiries with courtesy and efficiency.
Managed storage and arrangement of all maintenance tools.
Maintained and repaired facility electrical plumbing and hardware equipment.
Monitored fire alarm system operations repairs and upgrading.
Prepared and submitted meter reading logs.
Answered guest and management queries fully and clearly.
Maintained tool and supply inventories in coordination with other supervisors.
EMPLOYER: GROUP ENTERPRISES (PVT) LTD.KARACHI, PAKISTAN.
POSITION: MECHANICAL ENGINEER.
DURATION: FEB 1994 - JAN 95.
Designing of Complete HVAC, Plumbing, fire fighting and Drainage System for Buildings.
Site Inspection and co-ordination of complete MEP Works.
Material Approval as per Specification.
Reviewing and approval of Workshop Drawings.
Having regular meeting with Client and Contractors for smooth running of the Project.
Preparing submittals for getting Quotations for all MEP work.
Calling for tender, nominating contractors for the project.
Preparing MEP Specification for every individual Project.
Technical knowledge of start-up operations, maintenance and/or testing including the development of commissioning and start-up manuals and associated method statements.
Knowledge of engineering system and calculations, applications of both engineering and start-up method.
Excellent knowledge of on-site construction management during commissioning
Advanced knowledge of document management systems.
Proven leadership and management skills.
An entrepreneurial approach and the ability to take on challenges in a changing environment.
Developed Engineering Design skills.
Extensive project experience.
Flexibility and attitude towards company objectives.
Cordial relationships with clients and stakeholders
Understanding of risk management.
Understanding of scope definition and scope interface.
Developed presentation skills.
Detailed knowledge of Commissioning standards, policies, codes and procedures and ability to transmit the same to others.
Full knowledge of Statutory Authorities requirements, knowledge of codes, regulations and submission requirements.
Developed knowledge of Sustainable Design principles.
Ability and will to mentor and provide support to junior staff members and spread knowledge across the wider architectural community.
Ability and will to update knowledge.
Excellent interpersonal, presentation, communication and organizational skills.
Deaf Defier Acoustic Software
Online Communication tools (Skype, WebEx)
Adobe Acrobat Professional DC
PDF Xchange Editor
HAP Cooling load software
McQuay - Pipe and Duct Sizer
ASHRAE - Psychometrics software
ITACO - Hydronic System Solutions HS2
Manufacturers AHU/Fan selection software
SPC – Heat-Pipe selection software
Duct leak test (PANDA).
Six month extensive training of Waukesha Diesel generator in which I developed an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Knowledge base program in Expert System about the Preventive and Breakdown maintenance of Diesel Generators.
Attended an extensive ISO 9001-2008 Internal Auditor Training by TUV Middle East.
Attended an extensive ISO 9001-2001 QMS Quality Training program.
Pakistan Engineering Council (MECH-11758).