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Manager Project

Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 8FB, United Kingdom
October 31, 2016

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Brian William Watson **/**/****

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Personal Profile:

I am a dedicated, diligent and hardworking individual who can work in either a team based operation or on an individual basis. I have a lot of years’ experience in working with some of the major Civil, Power, Oil & Gas and Petrochemical based companies in the world, where I have gained valuable experience not only from a work point of view but also in being able to work with and gain respect with the different types of environments, labour forces and management styles that I have encountered.

Most of my work has been in sub-contract/contract management, procurement and supply chain management where I have worked with various forms of contracts such as NEC, JCT and FIDIC together with bespoke terms and conditions from the major clients that I have worked with. I have generated various sub-contracts/contracts to suit the varied type of work that has been required on a project which also included generating and evaluating ITT’s, measurement of work, valuations/payments and final accounts prior to close out of the contract after completion.

My last position was working on a waste to energy project in Surrey UK. I now want to re-establish myself on a new project and with my previous experience, feel as though that I have the skills to do this. I am more than capable of adapting my working conditions to the construction project being worked on having gained valuable experience in the various disciplines required.


1972-ONC/HNC in Building Construction & three “O” Levels

Over the years I have attended various training courses/seminars including Risk Management, HSE, Contract Management, Confined Spaces and Working at Heights amongst others.

Work Profile:

M+W Group UK

Commercial/Contracts Manager, April 2015 – June 2016

Worked on a site based contract in the waste to energy sector where my duties included the full commercial activities for the contract (circa £90M) including main contract and sub-contract award and administration, full financial reporting, and cash flow generation. I had a team of four working for me and covering the full spectrum of activities with civil, mechanical/electrical works and various package activities being generated and sub-contracts being agreed and awarded.

Glencore – London

Contract Manager, August 2014 – March 2015

Worked in London office and involved on projects based in Chad, Cameroon and Morocco. Helped in the set up and running of a new purchase to pay system and visited both Chad & Cameroon to help in the set up. Performing normal contract duties such as tender review and contract award on several study papers/environmental orders that had been awarded and working with the engineers to track all project costs and payments.

GE Oil & Gas – Bristol

Contract Manager April 2014 – July 2014

Worked on the Hydraulic Flying Leads (HFL) subcontract being developed for the offshore project in Block 15 Angola. Duties performed were the subcontract receipt and ITT evaluation, corresponding with potential subcontractors on their submitted proposals leading to eventual subcontract award. After award, contract administration, work progress, receipt and recommendation for payment of all work being performed.

Carillion Caribbean & Canada

Senior Project Quantity Surveyor/Programme Manager

January 2013 – March 2014

Due to the workload diminishing in Trinidad, I was asked to move up to Toronto in Canada to help out with work that they had there. I was employed on closing out a large construction project that had just built and completed. My involvement was in generating and finalizing various subcontracts (50+) and accounts as well as working with the subcontractors in compiling the entire project close out documentation and punch list work. I also worked with the other Senior Project QS to close out the Main Contract in order that Carillion could achieve substantial completion of the works which they did in February 2014.

Programme Manager

Based in Trinidad and connected with several projects from oil and gas in the BP terminal and British Gas complex, to a multi-story office complex in the capital. Duties included discussing, generating and agreement of various types of work related contracts including finalizing accounts and measurements, whilst also spending time on site making sure that the work was being performed in a proper and timely manner. Preparing close out documentation packages for submission to client and attendance at progress and programme meetings for discussions on the way forward for safe completion of the projects.

British Petroleum (BP) (April 2005 – August 2012)

PSCM Specialist/Contract Engineer

August 2010 – August 2012

Iraq Project

Preparing, formulating, evaluating and awarding operations type tenders/contracts for the Iraq Oilfield Project. Responsible for negotiating and placing a varied set of contracts/purchase orders/amendments covering amongst other things office accommodation, data equipment, flare tips and gas detection equipment. Met with various suppliers and discussed the level of service required, specification and acceptance criteria, as well as issue of and evaluation of the various ITT’s and award of contracts afterwards.

I was asked to take responsibility of the contingent Labor contracts for the project which involved sourcing candidates from various agencies, generating contracts with rate negotiation placement and award. The number of contracts upon leaving totaled just under six hundred. I was office based in both Sunbury & Brentford, and traveled to Basra, Iraq as well.

Senior Contracts Engineer

April 2005 – August 2010

BP Angola (BLOCK 18 & 31) UK & Luanda

Preparation of ITT including discussing/agreeing project specifications, service levels and types of selection criteria required both internally and externally. Formulating, evaluating and awarding operations type tenders/contracts for the Greater Plutonio and PSVM Projects. Met with various suppliers to determine acceptability for ITT process. Responsible for the Marine Vessel, Catering, Fabric Maintenance, Cranes & Medics tenders and agreements for implementation and award on the FPSO Greater Plutonio which was fabricated and commissioned in Korea, together with the FPSO PSVM which was refurbished in Singapore. I was office based in Sunbury, but also spent eighteen months in Luanda (BP Logistics Sonils Base) working as part of the PSCM Logistic team in a similar role to above concentrating on Logistic contracts such as Supply vessels PSV type and drill ships together with generating/administrating contracts for both Fixed and Rotary Wing Aircraft.


Contract Manager

APRIL 2003 – April 2005

Baku Azerbaijan /Netherlands

Office based with periodic visits to the offshore pipe lay barge spread to check on progress of contracts being worked on. Duties included sending out RFQ’s, performing tender appraisals, negotiating contract prices, terms and conditions, finalizing subcontract agreement and awarding subcontracts. Upon award, then regular monitoring of agreements with regards to work performed, commercial/legal issues and insurance matters and payments. March 2005 – transferred at close of project to another McDermott project based in the Netherlands.


Commercial Manager

March 2000 – March 2003

Worked on both the commercial and legal aspects of the various projects being performed by Power Transmission. Performed a detailed review of the commercial and legal terms and conditions that were submitted with new tenders together with managing all of the commercial functions on projects that had been won. Generating regular monthly meetings to determine the profitability of all current projects together with working with the various project managers to obtain the best possible outcome of variation and claim negotiation meetings.


Contract / Claims Administration.

Feb 98 – March 2000

Working with both the Contract and Commercial departments in making sure that any and all variations / claims both from and to the Client, Sub Contractors or Suppliers were properly dealt with. Attending site meetings (in England) and assisting the engineers with contractual and commercial matters. Agreement of final accounts at the end of the subcontract works and issuing final account statement. The Power Station project was in Cottam, Lincolnshire.

WIMPEY/TARMAC GROUP OF COMPANIES (January 1995 – January 1998)


Commercial Manager

July 97 - January 98

Site based on a £70m, 230MW combined cycle gas fired power station.. Responsibilities included the full commercial management of the project from selection of Sub-Contractors including meeting and discussion/agreement of commercial terms and conditions through to payment of accounts on completion, including all interim payments, additional works, claims etc.

Responsible for submission/receipt of applications to the Client after agreeing completion of appropriate milestones. Preparation of monthly reports and cash flow analysis to Joint Board Directors.

Senior Managing Surveyor

May 96 - June 97

Financial Management and Reporting of the UK multi - discipline (Water Engineering) sites.

Regular site visits made to ensure that the Companies best interests were being observed with respect to all aspects of the contract. Assistance with contractual notifications and correspondence given together with reporting of financial information to senior company directors on a monthly basis and compilation of both quarterly and yearly financial Budgets and Forecasts.

Project Quantity Surveyor

Sept 95 - April 96

Worked on a £14m design and build contract to construct a new Effluent Treatment Plant for Zeneca Limited. Duties included the commercial appraisal of potential sub-contractors prior to award of orders/sub-contracts and previewing all orders prior to award of the same. Assisting in the preparation and final overview with the Project Manager of monthly profit and loss statements, quarterly forecasts and budget projections. Agreement of payment applications with client’s representative, as well as all variations and payments to sub-contractors.

Project Quantity Surveyor

Jan 95 - Sept 95

Worked on the Singapore Hydro processing Unit (SHU) Project being constructed for ESSO. Responsible for all cost control/financial aspects of the project including monthly valuations, sub-contracts both negotiation and administering, monthly cost/value forecasting and projections. Assisted the Project Manager and worked closely with the client and managing contractor on all aspects of project financial/contractual matters. Took over responsibility for all works during site close out operations due to redeployment of the Project Manager.


Senior Quantity Surveyor

Jan 94 - Nov 94

Worked with various departments within the Oil and Gas section of the company, to recover the extra monies that had been spent during the course of the project. Assisted in the setting up of various systems and procedures to help in the free flow of information between the departments. Also spent periods of time offshore in the Bombay High Field going over the various methods of work related information recovery and performance. Reviewed and commented on the new procedures that were in the process of being compiled by the company in respect of Safety and Quality.


Senior Quantity Surveyor / Contract Administrator

Mar 90 - Dec 93

Projects Worked on:

Qatar General Petroleum Corporation (QGPC) North dome Utilities Package, Maydan Mazham Pipeline, Risers & Wellheads, Gas lift, Bul Hainine Pipelines

Amerada Hess - Scottfield Development

Jacket Buoyancy Tanks

Amoco Netherlands Petroleum Company

P15/P18 Development

Essar Offshore limited

Bombay High Modification Project

On all projects I worked closely with the Project Manager in effectively controlling both cost and revenue expenses. Generating ITT’s and discussion with suppliers of all of the commercial and legal terms and conditions. Formulated extra works/change order claims, prepared, submitted and agreed interim valuations and final accounts, war risk claims (QGPC). Assisted in the successful negotiations of the contract for AMOCO and was involved with negotiations/appraisal for new contracts being tendered for. Preparation of quarterly forecast reports for Project/Senior Management and taking over overall project control when the Project Manager was away on business/vacation.


Quantity Surveyor

June 89 - Mar 90

On secondment to: Northwest Surfacing limited, Manchester Worked on both minor and major road construction/surfacing contracts with values ranging from £5K - £500K. Responsible to Senior Quantity Surveyor/Company Manager. Duties carried out included site measurement interim valuations and final accounts, material/cost reconciliation’s, agreement/payment of subcontractors’ accounts/claims, preparation on month end figures for cost and value purpose.

Jan 89 - May 89

Worked on site based contract at ICI Wilton Works. Responsible to Partner for preparation of various cost plan reports and formulating control estimates for computer based forecasting.

Mar 88 - Dec 88

On Secondment to: Tarmac Roadstone & Northwest Surfacing. Worked on both minor and major surfacing contracts with values ranging from £5K - £500K. Responsible to Senior Quantity Surveyor/Company Manager. Duties carried out included site measurement interim valuations and final accounts, material/cost reconciliation’s, agreement/payment of subcontractor’s payments and claims, preparation on month end figures for cost and value purpose.

1985 – 1988 Worked on site based contracts at Redpath Offshore:

South East Forties Drill Frame and Accommodation Module

Eider Living Quarters

Tern Field Development

Responsibilities included measurement and agreement of multi-disciplines including steelwork, pipe work, painting, equipment and HVAC. Formulation of star rates and contract variations. Compilation of monthly cost forecast, interim valuations and final accounts. Agreement of sub-contractor’s claims and payments.


1984 – 1985 Assistant Contracts Manager / Cost Engineer


1983 – 1984 Quantity Surveyor / Assistant Contracts Manager


1981 – 1983 Quantity Surveyor

Work with the three companies above included measurement of work, financial payments of valuations and claims, generation and agreement of variation/change orders, review and agreement of tenders/contracts and other site/work related activities.


1978 – 1981 Senior Quantity Surveyor

Senior Quantity Surveyor assigned to ICI Petro-Chemical Division, Nylon Works Wilton, Teesside. Responsible for cost engineering for the construction and modification of petro-chemical plants. Formulation of cost budgets for senior management, administration of contractors for all disciplines associated with petro-chemical construction.

1975- 1977 Assistant Quantity Surveyor

Employed as Assistant Surveyor assigned to housing, hospitals and petro-chemical works, carrying out all Quantity Surveying and estimating duties. Interim valuations on behalf of Local Authorities and other Contractors, reconciliation and agreement of final accounts. Agreement with nominated sub-contractors. Promoted to Site Quantity Surveyor.

1972 – 1975 Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Employed as a Technical Student working in estimation, contracts and quantity surveying department and studying procedures for construction of schools, shops, hospitals etc. Attendance of day and block release and technical training to facilitate professional membership of Institute of Building, Ordinary National and Higher Certificates of Building attained. Promoted to Assistant Quantity Surveyor.

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