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Project Manager Management

San Diego, California, United States
January 29, 2017

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Khalid M. Malik, PMP, PSP, LEED AP BD+C

***** ******* ****, *** ***, San Diego, CA 92127, USA


Construction Project Manager

Dynamic Construction Project Manager with more than 25 years of high profile international construction management experience. Demonstrated construction expertise for projects in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Iran. Proven experience for commercial, civil and residential construction projects including a LEED Platinum certified building. Skilled at managing and reviewing contractor and subcontractor work per contract specifications and requirements. Solid quality control management monitoring processes, procedures and creating checklists for construction projects. Strong management experience on major projects for clients including members of Saudi Royal family, Saudi Ministry of Interior, Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, Nakheel and the Al Ain Zoo and Aquarium.


Master of Science in Project Management, Colorado Technical University, Colorado Springs, CO, USA - 2005

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Engineering & Technology, Lahore, Pakistan - 1976


Project Management Professional (PMP #72367), Project Management Institute (PMI), 2003-2019

Planning and Scheduling Professional (PSP #428), The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEi), 2008-2018

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional [LEED AP BD+C (#10618548-AP-BD+C], Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), 2011 - 2019

Professional Value Offered

Successfully coordinated with respective Owners, stakeholders, and authorities having jurisdiction and managed the completion and handover of several quality constructed projects in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates including 3 large housing projects, a large shopping mall, a 400-bed hospital and rehabilitation center, a LEED Platinum certified green building, a large office building, 2 high rise residential buildings, and many small residential developments.

Delivered quality constructed projects by performing effective project management encompassing project planning, scheduling and control, project budget and time management, quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC), and developing and maintaining successful client relations.

Successfully demonstrated hands-on experience in developing and implementing QA/QC procedures and checklists for construction projects to ensure that contractual quality was consistently delivered to minimize the punch list at project closure.

Successfully managed project teams with number of members ranging between 13 to 45 from different nationalities and age groups to achieve project objectives.

Managed and completed construction projects worth up to $ 226M.

Successfully managed a construction project of budgeted cost of $3.7B up to its termination due to the 2008-2009 financial downturn in United Arab Emirates.

Skills & Competencies

Budgeting Cost / Benefit Analysis Needs Assessment Public Relations Project reports Change Management Consulting Cost Accounting Team Leadership / Motivation Negotiations QC / QA Presentations Outsourcing Procurement / Purchasing Training / Development of team Workforce Planning Vendor Relations Performance monitoring and schedule control Employee Engagement Client Relations Communication management Work Breakdown Structure Scheduling Resource Levelling Project Management Risk Management Financial Forecasting OSHA / Regulatory Compliance Contract Administration Scope Management Change Orders Earned Value Management Preconstruction Estimating Subcontractor Management Milestone Tracking Supplier Management Closeout Checklists Safety Regulatory Compliance Value Engineering Sustainable Construction Project Life Cycle Management Submittals

Professional Experience

Project Manager, New Lead Technical Services, Dubai, UAE May 2014-May 2016

Managed private residential projects in Dubai (2014) and on secondment to Maram Edrees Est. in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia as Project Manager for the DAMAC Esclusiva Twin Towers (32- and 38-story high rise buildings on King Fahad Road in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


Joined behind schedule project after one year of construction. Prepared recovery schedule with the contractor which by end of 2015 had enabled the Contractor reduce the project delay from 240 days to 120 days.

Developed project documentation to handover construction from main contractor to the fit-out contractor and return of the areas to the main contractor for completion, pre-commissioning and commissioning of building systems.

Project Director, IMG Worlds of Adventure in the City of Arabia, Dubai, UAE March 2013- May 2014.

Guided the construction management of IMG Worlds of Adventure, a theme park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates with a floor area of approximately 100K-square meters with roof heights varying between 23 to 43 meters. The theme park with an estimated budget of approximately $325M was for Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari (IMG) Group in Dubai and constituted a single space that was fully air-conditioned and served as home several rides and attractions, cinemas, retail stores, and food and beverage outlets, providing entertainment for all ages of population.


Led the project team in preparation of the project plan.

Worked with ride and attraction manufacturers to include design and construction requirements. Included specifications and electromechanical requirements into electrical, mechanical and control systems documentation.

Developed, and ensured effective implementation of, procedures for successful project management and completion.

Defined responsibilities and duties, while developing systems and procedures for issuing instructions, drawings, certificates, schedules, valuations and report submissions.

Prepared work breakdown structure for project scope and identified risks to activities posed by consultants, contracts, resource availability, delivery and cost of items procured, and external stakeholders.

Gained client approval for overall project schedule, embracing construction, pre-commissioning and commissioning, punch listing, and handover/occupation stages.

Implemented a schematic method for monitoring the project progress against the project baseline schedule.

Project Manager, Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Center, AlAin, United Arab Emirates March 2010- March 2013

Led, mentored and managed for Shankland Cox Ltd. and Chalabi Architects the team completing the project of Sheikh Zayed Desert Learning Centre and surrounding UAE World Desert in AlAin, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The project was designed and built within the allocated budget of $90M, achieved the highest degree of environmental sustainability, and received the LEED Platinum certification from USGBC.


Administered the construction contract based on FIDIC 1992 form of contract.

Monitored the project progress and used Primavera P6 project management software to update the schedule.

Monitored contractor’s project resources against baseline schedule.

Led project meetings, and interfaced with project personnel to provide technical advice and issue resolution.

Oversaw the processing of contractor submitted shop drawings, materials, and equipment to ensure that the approved submittals complied with the contractual requirements.

Prepared, and implemented, project specific QC/QA processes and associated checklists, and forms to guide the inspection team in adopting a process approach to ensure work performed by the contractors met contractual quality requirements.

Oversaw the implementation of safety, health, and environmental standards to ensure contractor work was performed in a safe hazard fee work environment.

Liaised with design team/consultants to answer any design related requests for information/clarifications.

Facilitated the presentations to the client and secured approval for the design of fabrics, finishes, and fit-out work.

Earned LEED AP BD+C certification and led the preparation of design and construction documentation for project's LEED Platinum certification

Project Manager, Jumeriah Island heights Projects, Dubai, UAE July 2008- February 2010

Successfully managed the consultancy and construction supervision teams, for ARENCO, Architectural & Engineering Consultants in Dubai for the project of Jumeriah Island Heights’ in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The projects comprised of 4 high rise residential building (each 26 stories high), 34 luxury villas, a Village Centre, 6 clusters of luxury apartments, and landscaped areas. The project had a budget of $1B budget. Due to financial downturn in UAE in 2008-2009, the Project slowed down in 2009 and halted in January 2010.


Reviewed project plans to determine timeframe, funding limitations, staffing requirements and allocation of available resources to various phases of project.

Directed and coordinated activities of project team to ensure that the project progressed on schedule and within prescribed budget.

Led the resident engineers assigned to the projects.

Oversaw the processing, review and approval of contractor submitted shop drawings, materials, and equipment to ensure that the approved submittals complied with the contractual requirements and were processed within the contract permitted review period.

Oversaw the implementation of QC/QA procedures issued by client to ensure that the work performed by the contractors met the contractual quality standards

Implemented client-issued safety, health, and environmental standards, procedures and processes to ensure that the work on projects was performed in a condition that was free of occupational hazards and free of risks to the health of the operatives.


Project Manager, New Head Quarter Complex for Royal Commission for Jubail & Yanbu in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia – Employer: Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultants, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, January 2006- June 2008

Project Manager, Granada Shopping Mall, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Employer: Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultants, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 2002 - January 2006

Seconded to the Royal Saudi Naval Forces, Riyadh - Employer: Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultants, May – September 2002

Construction Manager, Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Humanitarian City [Hospital and Rehabilitations Center] in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - Employer: Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultants, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 1998- April 2002

Project Manager, Private Palace – HRH Abdul Rahman Al Fahad in AlKhobar, Saudi Arabia. Employer: Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultants, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 1996- April 1998

Deputy Project Manager, 497 Villas and Community Recreational Facilities in Jubail for Saudi Basic Industries Corporation. Employer: Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultants, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 1993- January 1996

Construction Manager, Private Palace for HRH Turki Bin Naser Bin Abdulaziz in Riyadh for Zuhair Fayez Partnership Consultants, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 1992- September 1993

Construction Manager, 205 Villas and community facilities for Internal Security Forces Housing - Employer: The Building & Arabian Trading Est., Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 1987- February 1992

Project Civil/Structural Engineer, Ministry Interior’s Internal Security Forces Housing, Dhahran – Employer: International Associates, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, December 1982- May 1987

Lecturer, University College of Engineering & Technology, Taxilla, Pakistan, April to December 1982

Site Civil Engineer, 90-kilometer road project in Khorasan, Iran – Employer: Mahadasht Construction Company, Tehran, Iran, November 1979- October 1981

Site Civil Engineer, Military Base in Kash, Iran – Employer: Farda Va Hamkaran, Consulting Architects, Planners, and Engineers, Tehran, Iran, November 1976- September 1979


Member, Project Management Institute (PMI)

Member, The Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering International (AACEi)

Member, American Concrete Institute (ACI)

Associate Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Computer Skills

MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Adobe Acrobat Professional Basic proficiency in Primavera P6, AutoCAD, and REVIT

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