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Rawdat Al Khail, Qatar
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December 08, 2019

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Mukhtar Ahmed MSc QS (UK), MRICS, MCIOB, MQSI, QSAP

Chartered Quantity Surveyor certified by RICS and CIOB Doha- Qatar

E: ada0ts@r.postjobfree.com T: +974********

Carrier Objectives

Highly trained and experienced professional, with the drive and determination to meet any new challenges. A professional with extensive experience in the Contact Administration and Commercial Management of the Construction Projects seeks to bring a proven track record of success and profitability to the organization. Technical Skills

30 years experience in Post-Contract and Commercial Administration of the project from outset to close out in the UAE, Qatar, and Pakistan;

Worked with Clients, Programme Management Consultants, Design & Supervision Consultants, Cost Consultants and Contractors;

Undertaken Expressways, Bridges, Flyovers, Underpasses, Infrastructure and Road Works, Buildings, Potable Water, Surface, and ground Water Drainage, TSE Sewerage Networks, Micro tunneling, Street lighting, Electrical Substations, ITS, SSD, CRA, Landscaping Works, and Rehabilitation of existing structures;

Acquired expert knowledge of various forms of Contracts such as FIDIC Red Book 1987 &1999, Framework and bespoke form of Contracts;

Working experience of using CESMM3, POMI, bespoke Method of Measurements and Qatar PWA Standard Method of Measurements;

Worked on Traditional and Design & Build and framework Contracts;

Worked on Measurable and Lump Sum Contracts;

Educational Qualification

1- Master of Science in Quantity Surveying at Heriot-Watt University-UK, Reg. No. 07134970 2- BSc Engineering in Quantity Surveying at West Coast University- Panama, Reg.No. 1233 3- Diploma of Associate Engineer (3 years) in Civil Eng. at Govt. Polytechnic Institute-Pakistan Professional Membership

1- Member of the Chartered Institution of Surveyors (MRICS), UK- Membership No.5022690 2- Member of the Chartered Institute of Builders (MCIOB), UK- Membership No.2014165 3- Member of Quantity Surveyors International (MQSI), UK-Membership No.3643 4- Member of Society of Construction Law, UK- Membership No.1192 5- Member of Quantity Surveyors Association of Pakistan Competencies

1- Leadership and Team management

2- Energetic Team Player

3- Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills 4- Strong Analytical skills

Computer Skills

MS Excel, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, AutoCAD, PCM, and Internet Browsing Training Programme

1- Sound Contract Administration Certificate Training Course (Jan 2011) -Attended 3 days training programme in UAE comprised Variations, Delay Claims and Drafting Contract Agreement under FIDIC and similar form of of Contracts. CESSM3, Arbitration, and other Dispute Resolution Techniques. 2- Advance Course in Contract Administration (Feb 2012) -Completed 2 days training programme in UAE. This programme covered the issues concerning parties’ entitlement related to De-Scoping, Suspension and Termination, Variations and EOT & associated Costs under FIDIC 1999 and FIDIC-4th Edition, 1987. 3- Arabic Learning Course: Started training course to learn Arabic language Continuing Professional Development:

Completing more than 20 hours CPD throughout the year regularly in order to maintain and enhance professional knowledge and skills. Page 2 of 6

Career History

30 years of work experience; of which 18 years have been worked in Qatar & U.A.E 24th August 2014 – to date AECOM Middle East Ltd. Qatar Job Title: Senior Contract Administrator/Quantity Surveyor Projects: Roads and Infrastructure in Doha Industrial Area (QS01-Package-1) Bypass From Rawdat Rashed Village to Umm Garn-(QS016-P03) Rawdat Rashed Road- Salwa and Dukhan Bridges QS016-P04) Link Road and Infrastructure to Salwa Beach Resort (QS042-P00) Projects Total Value: QR 1.93 Billion

Key tasks:

Administers the Contracts from inception to close out ensuring contract procedures are implemented and maintained;

Direct Interaction with the Client, PMC, and Contractors in repect of Commercial/Contractual related matters;

Investigates issues related to commercial matters and taking corrective actions to resolve it.

Carry out evaluation of Contractors’ tenders submitted for new projects prior to awarding to the Contractors;

Assist Pre-Contract Team in preparing Engineer Estimate for Budget Approval by the Client for new Contracts;

Assisting Pre-Contract Team in replying to quires raise by the Tenderers during Tendering Stage;

Review and approve all submissions prepared by the Quantity Surveyors under their control;

Advising the SRE and RE on contractual matters;

Review and verify the Contractor’s Interim Payment Applications and Final Accounts in accordance with the Contract Provisions within the prescribed time frame;

Advice the Client on contractual implications of change Orders;

Preparing and processing Change Requests, Site Instructions and assessing preliminary cost impacts for budget approval by the Client;

Preparing and processing Variation Orders upon approval of cost impact in accordance with Contract provisions;

Negotiating and agreeing with the Contractor cost impacts of Variations;

Reviewing Contractor’s Notices of Claim and providing contractual advice to the Client;

Assessing Contractor’s Claims for Prolongation cost, Disruption cost, and other contractual claims and issuing our assessment to the Client in strict compliance with the Conditions of Contract;

Reviewing Contractor’s Value Engineering Proposals and preparing Engineer Representative’s Assessment Report to the PMC/PWA as per Contract provisions;

Responding to queries/comments received from Client/PMC and Contractors regarding our recommendations for Variations, Payment Certificates, Claims and other commercial related matters;

Negotiating with the Contractor to settle the commercial disputes whenever arise;

Assisting the Client during amicable settlement;

Monitoring and reviewing budget, cash flow, and forecast end cost to complete;

Ensures all warranties, bonds, insurances, guarantees, etc. are in place and maintained and updated In accordance with the Contract and are in compliance with Client requirements;

Producing and updating Dashboards, Trackers for Payments, SIs, CIA, VO, Claims on a weekly basis;

Close coordination with Design Team for issues related to the Construction Drawings involve cost/time implications;

Initiate/attending meetings with Client, PMC, and Contractors;

Prepares correspondence and maintains records necessary to ensure the effective administration of all Contractual matters.

Manage Quantity Surveying Team comprises Quantity Surveyors, Planning Engineer, Land Surveyors and Draughtsman in the delivery of tasks; 5th February 2013 – 13th May 2014 worked with KBR (Programme Management Consultant) on secondment basis under the sponsorship of Currie and Brown on Doha Expressway Programme as Senior Cost Manager Project: Doha Expressway Programme

Value of Projects undertaken by myself: QR 4.0 Billion Page 3 of 6

Key tasks:

■ Reviewing and processing Contractors’ Interim Payments, and Final Payments in accordance with Contract provision as recommended by the Supervision Consultants;

■ Reviewing and processing Design and Supervision Consultants’ Invoices and Preparing Interim Payment Certificates in accordance with the prescribed procedure for recommending to the Client;

■ Reviewing and processing Variation Orders and preparing all related documents for forwarding to the Client for approval;

■ Reviewing and processing Contractors’ claims for EOT and Prolongation Costs in accordance with Contract provision;

■ Attending weekly commercial meetings with Consultants and Contractors to discuss all issues related to commercial matters. Also attending kick-off meetings and follow up meetings with Consultant and Contractors for new awarded Contracts in order to guide them on required documents and Procedure for timely submitting Advance Payments;

■ Measuring Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of Supervision Consultants on monthly basis;

■ Contract Interpretation;

■ Reviewing Performance Bonds, Advance Payment Guarantees, Retention Bonds, and Insurances in accordance with the requirements of Ashghal;

■ Conducting Presentations for guiding Contactors and Consultants on Payment and Variation Orders Procedures;

■ Attending meetings within KBR with the Delivery team and providing updates and discussing issues related to commercial matters;

■ Coordinating with Contractors and Consultants to ensure all Payment Applications and Variation Orders are submitted on time;

■ Arranging meetings with Contractors and Supervision Consultants in orders to reach an agreement on disputed issues:

■ Keep updated Interim Payments and Variation Orders trackers;

■ Drafting contractual correspondences to Clients and Consultants in regards to commercial matters; and

■ Fully integrating with the project teams by developing the relationship to achieve more effective Workflow. 24th March 2012 – 31st January 2013 Hyder Consulting Middle East Ltd. UAE Job Title: Contract Engineer/Sr. Quantity Surveyor Project: Widening and Upgrading of Al Ain - Dubai Highway Project Value: AED 1.20 Billion

Key tasks:

■ Perform post contract administration by managing all contractual and commercial matters in order to ensure compliance with the client’s requirements, policies, and established procedures;

■ Negotiate contractual terms and conditions with contractors where necessary; assist in resolving any issues raised by contractors;

■ Controlling contractor’s monthly Valuations, and ensuring their timely submission, certification in accordance with Contract provision;

■ Ensuring joint measurements are agreed with the Contractor for interim payments;

■ Reviewing contractor’s claims for extension of time and prolongation costs and determining the contractor’s entitlement within contract parameters;

■ Request cost estimates from the contractor, validate these estimates and prepare the necessary Variation Orders and process same to Client;

■ Evaluating contractor’s Cash flow forecast;

■ preparing cost reports in order to keep updated the Client on the final cost of the project;

■ Exchanging contractual letters;

■ Preparing financial statements for the monthly and weekly progress reports to the Client;

■ Attending meetings with client and contractor related to commercial matters;

■ Negotiating and agreeing on Final Account of the project;

■ Certifying retention money for repayment to the Contractor upon issue of TOC;

■ Maintaining contractual records and documentation.

■ Supervising and monitoring the performance of subordinates to ensure quality and timeliness in delivery. 19th Feb. 2010 – 23rd March 2012 AECOM Middle East Ltd. UAE Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor

Project: Development of Roads (Flyover, Box Culverts & Roads Networks) and Buildings in Abu Al Abyad Island, Abu Dhabi

Project Value: AED 160,015,243.75

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17th Dec 2006 – 30th Sep. 2008 & 11th Jan 2009 – 18th Feb 2010 FORMERLY WAS CANSULT MAUNSELL CONSULTANCY SERVICES LTD. Job Title: Senior Quantity Surveyor

Project: UAE University New Campus PPP Development Infrastructure Works, Contract Packages (1&2) Scope of Work: Construction of Buildings, Flyover, Roads, Landscaping, Potable Water, Fire Fighting, Irrigation, Electricity, Telecom, Stormwater Drainage, Sewerage, Street lighting works Project Value: AED 400,000,000.00

Key tasks:

■ Reviewing contractor’s monthly Payment Applications and coordinating with Client’s QS for approval;

■ Analysing and agreeing on new rates with the Contractor for new items;

■ Reviewing contractor ‘s claim for extension of time and prolongation cost and determining the contractor’s entitlement within the Contract parameters;

■ Calculating quantities of completed works in compliance with contractual provision;

■ Preparing cost estimates of additional/omitted works and processing variation orders;

■ Preparing project progress reports;

■ Drafting contractual correspondence;

■ Attending commercial meetings with client and contractor;

■ Checking and agreeing on Final Account with contractor’s QS;

■ Evaluating contractor’s Cash flow;

■ Reviewing Contractor’s programme- (checking quantities, amount, and sequence of activities with reference to BOQ and drawings; and

■ Maintaining contractual records and documentation; 4th Oct 2008 – 8th Jan 2009 Seconded to Nakheel under the sponsorship of Mouchel Middle East Ltd. UAE Job Title: Project Quantity Surveyor Approved by Nakheel (Water Front Development Project) Project: Canal District East, Infrastructure and Roads, Contract No. 18-010-08 (Water Front Project Jabel Ali) Project Value: AED 900,000,000.00

Key tasks:

key tasks:

■ Carrying out tenders’ evaluation and preparing tender reports for new projects;

■ Reviewing bonds and Insurances as submitted by contractors;

■ Checking BOQ as prepared by consultants for new projects according to CESMM3 and drawings to find missing items and discrepancies;

■ Evaluation of Variation Orders as forwarded by consultants; and

■ Reviewing Interim Payments certified by the consultants and forwarding to the Finance Section for Payment. 12th June 2004 – 14th Dec. 2006 Hyder Consulting Middle East Ltd. UAE Job Title: Project Quantity Surveyor

Project: Construction of Roads, Storm Water Drainage and Sewerage works in Al Bateen, Markhaniya and Sarooj South- Al Ain (Contract No. M40B)

Project Value: AED 92,000,000.00

Key tasks:

■ Checking and agreeing on interim valuations and coordinating with Client’s Q.S for approval;

■ Maintaining records for material on site;

■ Analysing and agreeing on new rates with contractor’s QS for new items;

■ Measuring quantities of completed works;

■ Preparing cost estimates for additional works and processing variation orders;

■ Reviewing and managing contractor ‘s claim for extension of time and prolongation cost;

■ Forecasting final of the value of the project;

■ Attending commercial meetings with clients and contractors;

■ Producing Financial Progress Reports;

■ Drafting contractual correspondence; and

■ Checking and agreeing with contractor’s QS Final Payment of the project. 11th Jun 2003 – 10thJune 2004 Dr. Ahmad Abdul Warith Consulting Engineers UAE Job Title: Project Quantity Surveyor

Project: Construction of Internal Roads, Storm Water Drainage and Sewerage works at Qurieh area Stage 1 Al Ain

Project Value: AED 57,600,000.00

Key tasks:

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■ Reviewing and agreeing on interim progress payment;

■ Analysis of new rates for new items;

■ Working out quantities of completed works;

■ Reviewing contractor ‘s claim for extension of time and prolongation cost;

■ Evaluation and management of Variation Orders;

■ Conducting financial meetings with Client and Contractor;

■ Producing Financial Progress Reports;

■ Issuance of official correspondences related to financial matters; and

■ Checking and agreeing with contractor’s QS Final Payment of the project. 11th Dec. 1999 – 10th June 2003 Al Owaidah General Contracting Company LLC -UAE Job Title: Chief Quantity Surveyor

Project: The Maintenance, Improvement, and Upgrading of Roads, Bridges, and Culverts on Sharjah Ras Al Khaima Highway (Phase1) Group No. 5

Project Value: AED 51,140,000.00

Key tasks:

■ Managing a team of quantity surveyors and land surveyors;

■ Preparing Interim Valuations with all relevant supporting backups;

■ Measuring of works as completed and approving from consultant’s Q.S;

■ Preparing new rate build ups and negotiated with Consultant Q.S for approval;

■ Assisting Manager in preparing a finalizing subcontract agreement;

■ Evaluating Sub-Contractors quotations;

■ Involved in preparing and updating project cash flow;

■ Producing financial reports;

■ Sending out requests for quotations to Suppliers and Sub-Contractors for preparing rates for new items;

■ Preparing and agreeing on cost estimates for addition and omission to the contract;

■ Preparing and updating cash flow for the project;

■ Checking subcontractors’ invoices;

■ Generating Requests for Approval of executed works;

■ Maintaining the record of materials delivered to site to include in Interim Valuations;

■ Attending financial meetings with Client, Consultant, and Sub- Contractors;

■ Finalising project As Built-Drawings; and

■ Preparing Final Account of the project and approving it from Consultant. 15th Feb. 1995 – 12th Nov. 1999 Technicon Enterprises (Pakistan) Job Title: Project Engineer/Quantity Surveyor

Projects: 1- Construction of Flyover on Railway Track with Approach Ramps at Ring Road Peshawar, 2- Construction of Kiryani Bridge with Approach Roads in Tank, 3- Construction of 3 nos. Bridges with Approach Roads in S.W.A

Project Value: Pak Rs 1- 80,000,000.00, 2- 20,000,000.00, 3- 75,000,000.00 Key tasks:

■ Direct responsible for all site operations;

■ Distributing the manpower and machinery at the site;

■ Setting Layout for bridges and road works;

■ Preparing bar bending Schedules;

■ Producing Interim Valuations;

■ Building up new rates;

■ Calculating quantities for variations and submitting to Client for approval;

■ Preparing Road Work Cross Sections;

■ Checking and agreeing on Sub-Contractors Invoices;

■ Attending progress meeting with the client; and

■ Preparing Final Payment with associated backups and getting approval from the client. 24th Oct. 1992 – 22nd Jan. 1995 Shah Zaman Pvt. Limited (Pakistan) Project: Construction of Thall - Parachinar Road from Km 41 to 75 in Kurram Agency Job Title: Quantity Surveyor

Project Value: Pak Rs 170,000,000.00

Key tasks:

■ Producing Interim Valuations with associated backups

■ Accurate measurement of completed works at the site; Page 6 of 6

■ Checking Sub-Contractors’ invoices;

■ Negotiating sub-contract agreements including the scope of works and price of the works with sub-contractors for subletting works;

■ Attending financial meetings with Client, Consultants and company management;

■ Forecasting project final value; and

■ Preparing Final Account with all relevant supporting documents. 16th Oct. 1990 – 18th Oct. 1992 Head Quarter Frontier Corps Peshawar (Pakistan) Project: Maintenance and Repair of Residential Accommodations Job Title: Works Supervisor

Annual Grant: Pak Rs 200,000,000.00

Key tasks:

■ Assigning daily tasks to the masons, plumbers, electricians, painters, and Carpenters with helpers according to the programme;

■ Filling requisition forms for receiving materials from the store;

■ Monitoring progress of all workers;

■ Supervising contractors’ works for the construction of new buildings ensuring proper quality and progress;

■ Reporting to Head of Works Department about daily progress; 10th Jan 1988 – 19th Mar. 1990 Shah Zaman Pvt. Limited (Pakistan) Project: Construction of Gambila Bridge and Approach Roads Client: National Highway Authority

Consultant: Indus Associated Consultant

Job Title: Sub engineer

Project Value: Pak Rs 40,000,000.00

Key tasks:

■ Worked in the material testing laboratory where I familiarised with soil, concrete and asphalt testing and preparing test results;

■ Worked with Survey team and learned about leveling, the layout of the road, bridge and culverts;

■ Worked with Project Quantity Surveyor where I assisted him in preparing monthly progress payments and building up new rates and preparing variations;

■ Worked with site engineers and where I acquired site experience to carry out site activities Personal Details

Date of birth: 6 February 1966 with sound health

Nationality: Pakistani

Marital Status: Married

Languages Known: English & Urdu: Fluent Spoken & Written Arabic: Fair Visa Status: Employment

Driving License: Valid driving license of Qatar

References; Available on request



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