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Mohannad AlAkhras

Address: Troy, MI

Contacts: +1-210-***-**** (Mob)


Highly efficient Senior Management Professional, currently holding the position of Projects Directorwith over 25 years’ insightful experience in the field of construction and project management as a Contractor as well as Consultant, seeking a senior managerial assignment as…



Dynamic and results-driven Senior Management Professional with 25 years of versatile experience in the Construction Industry, out of which, 17 years as Contractor and 8 years as Consultant. Track record of efficiently managing large number of construction projects through inspirational leadership and excellent organizing skills; Exceptional ability to efficiently lead teams to undertake and deliver construction projects of Mall, Residential Towers & Villas, Office Tower, Commercial & Industry Buildings, Hotel and Palace etc., in addition to Fit out Projects. Proven record of handling multiple projects and accelerating project success by mobilizing the team effort, finalizing requirements & specifications, preparing project schedules, resource plans as well as managing administrative aspects related to planning & execution. Possess extensive engineering and construction experience to provide cost-effective consultancy solutions to the everyday challenges that owners, contractors, and engineers face throughout the construction process. Demonstrated excellence in leading high performing teams and successfully increasing efficiency and productivity whilst reducing costs and inefficiencies; in pursuit of new endeavors, to utilize the acquired skill and competencies gained over the years AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Construction & Project Management

Project Consultancy

Site Management

Contracts & Subcontract Management

Tender & Contract Documents

Contractor Claims & Variation Analysis

Quality & Safety Management

Team Leadership & Management

Bills & Invoices for Payment

Precast, LGS System & Fit out Work

Variation Analysis

Contract Negotiation


A keen strategist, planner and implementer with expertise in organizing & devising construction management strategies to deliver high end construction projects including fit-out projects and thereby contributing for enhancing overall organizational growth and sustained profitability.

Proven expertise in offering superior Project Management Consultancy service to clients, by providing reliable solutions to the concerns and queries of the Clients regarding their project.

Proven expertise in offering superior Project Management & Construction Management as Contractor, so as to deliver high end construction projects including fit-out projects.

Well versed in a variety of fields such as contracts administration and FIDIC Conditions of Contract, Claims Analysis & Management, Procurement Management, Tender & Contract Documentation, Contractual issues, Payment certificates and Claims & Variations etc.

Endowed with a flair for adopting modern construction methods in compliance to quality standards.

An experienced project planner with expertise in planning, executing and spearheading multi location construction projects in compliance to deliver the projects with quality standards, time and cost.

Outstanding skills in interacting with clients, understanding their requirements and accordingly providing customized solutions/services, thereby maintaining complete client satisfaction and creating repeat business opportunities.

Uncanny ability to handle multiple projects from planning through execution stages and ability to liaise with Senior Officers and Customers.

Visionary and decisive leader, noted for sound, practical management style and excellent organization, communication, presentation & interpersonal skills; proven ability to lead and motivate large cross-functional teams to maximize productivity EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

World Planners Consultant Engineers-WPC, Abu Dhabi -UAE Projects Director: June-2010 – Till date

Key Responsibilities:

Working closely with the project team to deliver an outstanding project management capability and thereby ensuring that the work undertaken by the consultancy business at this location is promptly delivered.

Responsible for managing the delivery of a range of consultancy projects such as, design process from consultancy services, tender stage up to delivery of Contract Document, obtaining design NOCs and relevant building permits from appropriate agencies. 2

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Ensuring proper execution of the contract process, i.e. receiving requests or scope from entities, Preparing and launching call for tender or request for quotation, evaluating offers along with requesting technical entities, conducting commercial negotiations, Issue of internal and external recommendations to award contract and establishing corresponding contractual document (contracts, service order etc.)

Analysing project proposal or plan, implementing planning, updating and controlling techniques and procedures.

Liaising with Clients representatives, local Authorities, other involved parties to meet and achieve Client’s Goals & Objectives in line with scheduled targets and commitments.

Performing overall supervision of all project activities in accordance with the Contract terms.

Liaising with all the departmental heads and resolving all site technical issues and contracture matters with direct coordination with the Managing Director.

Briefing and directing Project Managers or Resident Engineers and project teams to ensure the work is carried out cost effectively and to stipulated specifications.

Contributing to the development and implementation of best practices across the project delivery community.

Managing the proper execution of projects and related specific activities within given constraints of time, budget and quality.

Integrating self into client environment to effectively lead project team in building positive professional relationships with clients and associates.

Ensuring scope, schedule and costs are reasonable and achievable.

Allocating project related tasks among team members, monitoring and providing necessary guidance regularly.

Conducting periodic project reviews to ensure project is on track and progressing as per schedule.

Ensuring all project documentation is updated and timely conveyed to relevant stakeholders.

Planning, scheduling and controlling project activities to fulfill identified objectives applying technical, theoretical and managerial skills to satisfy project requirements.

Developing and maintaining high performing team and serve as project advocate within organization.

Leading risk management within project management team and ensuring risks have appropriate mitigation and contingency plans

Assisting the project team to perform project closure and handing over of the project. Key Projects

Project Bawabet Al Sharq Projects (Mall, Buildings & Villas), Abu Dhabi –UAE Client Baniyas Investment Development Co

Main Contractor Target Engineering Construction

Value AED 1,080,000,000.00

Fit Out Contractor CLOISALL Chemical Co

Value AED 88,000,000.00

Project Offices Tower, Abu Dhabi -UAE

Client Emi State Development

Contractor Commodore Contracting Co. L.L.C

Value AED 325,000,000.00

Project Domestic Branch Conversion Program for All NBAD Branches - Phase I (Fit out Work) Client National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Contractor Depa Décor General Contracting LLC

Value AED 250,000,000.00

Project Domestic Branch Conversion Program for All NBAD Branches - Phase II (Fit out Work) Client National Bank of Abu Dhabi

Contractor Hyssna International L.L.C

Value AED 50,000,000.00

Project Commercial Building, Abu Dhabi - UAE

Client H.E Suhail Mubarak Ghanem Al Kutbi-ADCE

Contractor Al Diyar General Contracting Co

Value 125,000,000.00

Project Building for H.H Sh. Wadeema Bint Saeed Al Nahyan, Al Raha, UAE Client H.H Sh. Wadeema Bint Saeed Al Nahyan

Contractor Al Diyar General Contracting Co

Value AED 88,000,000.00

Project Building for H.H Sh. Al Yazia Bint Saeed Al Nahyan, Raha, UAE Client H.H Sh. Al Yazia Bint Saeed Al Nahyan

Contractor Al Diyar General Contracting Co

Value AED 85,000,000.00


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Project New Building for Dewan Ruler Representative in Western Region, Madinat Zayed, UAE Client Dewan Ruler Representative in Western Region-Musanada Contractor Khalifa Al Fahad Contracting LLC

Value AED 27,500,000.00

Project Bloom Gardens Villas, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Client Bloom Properties

Contractor Emirates Link Maltauro

Value AED 298,000,000.00

Project Al Ain Residential & Commercial Complex, Al Ain, UAE ( LGS System) Client Emi State Development

Contractor Commodore Contracting Co. L.L.C

Value AED 230,000,000.00

Project ABJ Industries at ICAD III, Abu Dhabi, UAE Client ABJ

Contractor Kharafi National/AlNasr

Value AED 98,000,000.00

Project Khalifa A –Villa Complex 52 Nos. Abu Dhabi, UAE (LGS System) Client Emi State Development

Contractor Commodore Contracting Co. L.L.C

Value AED 76,000,000.00

Project MBZ Residential Compound, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Client Bloom Properties

Contractor Emirates Link Maltauro

Value AED 29,000,000.00

Al Meraikhi General Contracting, Abu Dhabi & Dubai-UAE Nov 1997- May 2010

Manager-Projects Department. (Projects Manager/Operation Director): 2006 – May 2010 General ManagerAl Meraikhi Construction Industries (Member of AlMeraikhi Group): 2005 – 2007

Project Manager/ Construction Manager /Project Engineer: Nov 1997 – 2005 Key Responsibilities:

Manager –Projects Department /Operation Director

Accountable for leading a team of employees with the responsibility of managing on-site civil construction activities to ensure completion of project within the time & cost parameters and effective resource utilization to maximize the output.

Managed all construction activities and provided technical inputs for methodologies of construction & coordinated with site management teams.

Provided effective leadership for project performance, monitored schedule, costs, equipment, manpower, materials, safety, & quality control.

Closely monitored the cost and time schedules with an eye on cost optimization and savings on budgeted cost and expedited the project ahead of schedule.

Performed review of contracts documents, project plans and schedules as required.

Established and maintained strong relationship with owners, design consultants, subcontractors, regulatory agencies, and public.

Reviewed progress on site on a regular basis and oversaw/coordinated the site activities and monitored programmes.

Provided advice, guidance and support to the Project Team, both during the pre-construction and construction phases.

Reviewed and approved Subcontractor’s Payment Certificates.

Represented the company in the progress meeting and other corporative meetings with the Clients, Consultants and Subcontractors.

Managed all activities on site including troubleshooting, liaised with clients, handled progress review and other meetings and ensured timely submission of bills and collection of payments from the clients

Performed contract closure activities after ensuring the project has addressed all the terms/ conditions and fully met the exit criteria.

Associated with the recruitment and appointment process of Engineers and other Technical Staff.

Improved the operational systems, processes and policies in support of organizations mission, specifically, supporting better management reporting, information flow and management, business process and project planning.

Played a significant role in long-term planning, including an initiative geared towards achieving operational excellence.

Evaluated and Analyzed project material for submittal and approval. 4

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Ensured that site staffs are provided with everything necessary to execute the Contract as required by the company and in accordance with the specifications so as to make the staff successful in the assignment.

Managed all aspects of the construction process including field operations, budget development, financial reporting, contract administration and construction management.

Developed and implemented procedures, control systems for maintaining quality standards by streamlining processes and generating cost savings in operations

Ensured implementation of company standards as they relate to the all projects (e.g. coordinated the planning, Quality Assurance Plan, Cost Control Plan, Safety Plan, Cost Control Plan, Implementation of site deliveries etc.)

Responsible to oversee the Tenders and Contracts including the submission of tenders.

Conducted contract negotiation with clients, Sub-contractors and engineering procurements.

Regularly monitored construction operations to confirm, they are being carried out in accordance with Operations strategy, standards, policies, procedures and best practices.

Assured Reports are completed in timely manner by construction manager, Technical Manager and Project Managers

Attended regular project review meeting with the department and consultants. Key Projects:

Project Gold Crest View 2, Residential Tower on Plot J1, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Dubai Client Star Giga Establishment

Consultant WS Atkins

Value AED 200,800,000.00

Project Al Meraikhi Tower at Plot No. 125-124 at Rigga Al Buteen, Dubai, UAE Client Mr. Ahmed Bin Hader Al Meraikhi

Consultant Architectural Group

Value AED 140,000,000.

Project Private Residential Complex, Abu Dhabi, UAE Client H. H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan

Consultant DEWAN, Abu Dhabi

Value AED 36,000,000.00

Project Extension and Modification to existing Building to Crown Prince Diwan, Abu Dhabi, UAE Client The Crown Prince Diwan, Abu Dhabi

Consultant Architectural Engg. Consultants

Value AED 72,000,000.00

Project Residential Tower on Plot J2, Jumeirah Lake Tower, Dubai, UAE Client Mr Mohammad Ibrahim Obaidullah

Consultant Art Consultants

Value AED 233,000,000.00

Project Ramada Jumeirah Hotel on Plot No. 322-330 at Hudaiba, Dubai, UAE Client Mr Mohammed & Obaid Al Mulla

Consultant Rice Perry Ellis

Value AED 180,000,000.00

Project Jumeirh Village Circle – District 12 & 16, Construction of 246 Villas and 367 Town Houses, Dubai, UAE Client Nakheel

Consultant Dynamic Engineering Consultant

Value AED 675,000,000.00

Project Construction of Al Otaiba Workers Residential City at Mafraq, Abu Dhabi, UAE Client Al Otaiba Enterprises

Consultant Al Suwedi Engineering Consultant Bureau Value AED 288,191,000.00

Project Ruwais Housing Complex Expansion – Phase III, Construction of New Hospital, Ruwais, UAE Client ADNOC

Consultant King Consultant

Value AED 373,298,085.00

Project Manager

Managed all the project activities and provided technical inputs for methodologies of construction & coordinated with site management team.


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Made a feasible plan that can achieve the goals and objectives of the project, which is aligned with the organization’s overall business strategy and client’s expectations.

Created a project management team and assigned them with tasks and deadlines.

Met the project team regularly, and got status updates to chart the progress and introduced corrective measures, as needed.

Accurately estimated the tasks duration to develop and maintain a realistic schedule and ensured that the work carried out is in accordance to the schedule

In coordination with all departments, prepared the cost control budgets and monitored the actual spend as compared to the planned budget.

Delivered what the stakeholders expected or better and made sure that they’re satisfied with the results.

Maintained constant communications with stakeholders reported on progress and gathered feedback from them to keep them happy and satisfied.

Worked towards resolving the issues quickly, so that they don’t take the project off-track.

Anticipated beforehand what the probable risks are and set in place a plan of action if they occur in fact.

Made sure that the project is progressing as planned, constantly measured it and compared those metrics against the plan.

Organized periodical review meetings and presented the periodical project status to the customer & the top management of the company for perusal

Ensured Compliance to ISO procedures on Quality, environmental, and Safety Standards and continuously improved work practices and efficiency

Ensured availability of resources at site, monitored the utilization of resources and reduced cost by ensuring proper allocation of manpower, materials and machinery

Maintained working relationship with the subcontractors, clients, representatives and suppliers.

Involved in selection of subcontractors/ workers, rendered consultancy to builders and other professionals associated with the project.

Ensured compliance with civic law of building, construction codes and other legal or regulatory requirements.

Managed evaluating the work done by the subcontractors and prepared the project schedule.

Performed various office activities on the site, maintained all the project specific documents.

Documented the progress of the construction process on day to day basis.

Ensured that the project is completed on time to the specified quality and inspected & accepted by the clients.

Responsible for leading, motivating and mentoring the team members to achieve pre-defined objectives

Scrutinized the claims put up by the contractors and issued provisional acceptance certificate (PAC) or Final acceptance certificate


Completed the project related documents and initiated the project closure activities in coordination with the contractors Al Meraikhi General Contracting Est., Abu Dhabi, U.A.E: Nov 1997 – 2005 Key Projects:

Project Commercial Building (Tower) for Sheikh Hamed Bin Mohd Butti, C76, E18/02, Abu Dhabi, UAE Client Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank

Consultant Dewan Architects & Engineers

Value AED 69 million

Role Project Manager

Project Construction of Visitors Building Store & Accommodation Complex for Officers, NCO’s & OR’s at Military Survey Dept.

Client & Consultant Directorate of Military Works

Value AED 30million

Role Project Manager

Project Military Survey Department Building at AlNahyan Camp in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Client & Consultant Directorate of Military Works

Value AED48million

Role Project Manager

Project Residential/Commercial Building for H.H. Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed AlNahyan at Corniche, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Client National Bank of Abu Dhabi.

Consultant Architects Crang & Boake Inc.

Value AED 82,500,000.00

Role Construction Manager

Project New General Hospital at Al Rahba – 220 Beds Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Client PWD

Consultant Belgian Arab Consultant Bureau

Value AED 189,000,000.00


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Role Project Engineer / Construction Manager

Project Al Rahba Market, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Client PWD

Consultant Shaheen Consultant

Value AED 21,000,000.00

Role Project Engineer

Al Meraikhi Construction Industries (Member of AlMeraikhi Group),Abu Dhabi UAE General Manager: 2005 – 2007

Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for the overall management of the pre-cast division activitiesand all site activities of projects.

Managed the production activities of pre-cast items in accordance with the production plan

Overseen daily operations of the pre-cast division to ensure proper implementation of procedures and control systems for maintaining productivity, quality standards and streamlining processes.

Conducted negotiation with vendors and sub-contractors to finalize procurement activities

Reviewed contract documents, project plans, schedules as required.

Handled estimating, pricing, contract negotiation, claims, budget and cost monitoring.

Advised the higher management/the President while setting the Company contract bidding policies and strategies.

Handled all technical aspects and monitored design/ drawings/structural calculations.

Controlled all contractual and sub-contractual requirements of the projects.

Ensued that all staff and other related personnel and resources are utilized in a cost effective way.

Handled all correspondence related to factory/projects and maintained factory records in accordance with ISO requirement

Ensured adherence of processes and procedures in consistent with ISO 9001-2000 certification.

Communicated and educated employees to increase efficiency and to improve operations to meet company’s strategic plans and long term vision.

Introduced and maintained a personnel database of factory workers and staff.

Reviewed and approved staff recruitment and recommended staff remuneration packages, bonus and other benefits.

Responsible for the implementation of the management and quality systems at factory. Key Project:

Project Pre-cast Works for Various Projects such as Abu Dhabi University New Campus & Housing, Twin Towers in Muroor Road Abu Dhabi, Liwa Village -77 Villas, Falcon Scaffolding Factory etc Contract Value 45,000,000.00 Pre-Cast Work


M/s CIVILCO Engineering & Contracting: Abu Dhabi, U.A.E Project Engineer: 1995 – Oct 1997

Key Projects

Project Palace for Sheikh Tahnoon Bin Zayed at Bahar Palace, Abu Dhabi Client Private Dept. Bldg.

Design Kuwait Engineering’s Office-KEO

Supervision Engineering Adnan Saffarini

Value AED 18,000,000.00

Project Commercial Building (Tower) for Sheikh Butti Bin Hamed, C64/E1, Abu Dhabi Client D. S. S. C. B

Consultant Golden Planner Consultant

Value AED 82,000,000.00

Al Safa General Con. Est., Abu Dhabi

Site Engineer:Feb 1994 – 1995


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Key Projects

Project Villa for Mr. Hussain Mohamed Al Mita C-108/W1 Client Dubai Islamic Bank

Consultant SyrConsultant

Value AED 4,200,000.00

Project Multi-storey Building for Mr. Ali Saeed Al Maroie, C64/W4 Client D.S.S.C.B

Consultant: ARC International Consultants

Value AED 7,400,000.00



B. Sc. Civil Engineering – Construction & Management - Aleppo University, 1993 Certifications

Certificate in Computer Software (MS Windows, MS Office & AutoCAD)

Certificate of IRCA QMS Internal Auditor-BVQI-2001 Professional Training

Certificate Course on Project Management Program (PMP) - Cambridge Education Institute - 2007

Certificate Course on Project Management Program (PMP) - Bridge Training & Consulting Center - 2015

‘IT for Managers’ - Business & Information Technology Academy (BITA) - 2003

Training Course on Techniques for Measuring / Monitoring, Analyzing & Improvement - Technical Inspection Service (RWTUV) - 2002

ISO 9001:2008 Training Course - BSI- 2011

OHSAS 18001: 2007 Training - TUV Middle East- 2007

ISO 14001:2004 Training Course - TUV Middle East- 2007

ISO 9001:2000 Training Course - TUV Middle East- 2007

ISO 9001: 2000 Internal Auditor Training - TUV Middle East- 2007

QMS Internal Auditor Training Course - BVQI- 2001

Certificate Course on Introduction to International Arbitration-CIArb-2014 Membership & Affiliations

Associate Membership of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators-ACIArb-2014

Member of Chartered Management Institute-MCMI-2014 Computer Skill

Microsoft Office

MS Windows



Date of Birth : 17-07-1970

Languages Known : English, Arabic

Marital Status : Married

Location Preference : MI, TX, Willing to relocate

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