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Sr. Contracts Engineer

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates
January 03, 2020

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Reuben Christopher Rego

Abu Dhabi, UAE · 009**-**-*******

Personal Details:

DoB: 5th January, 1971 · Nationality: Indian

Civil Status: Married · Religion: Christian

Hobbies/Interests: Writing & sketching (content posted online)

Senior Contracts Engineer

Solutions-focused engineer with over 20 years of extensive experience in the tendering process, cost-control, suitable pricing structures, strategic sourcing, and commercial negotiations across the oil/gas, infrastructure/construction & manufacturing industry. Adept at managing multiple projects involving EPC contracts for onshore/offshore pipelines, construction, manufacturing & operations. Participated in concept evaluation, establishment of contract strategies, and recommendation of commercial functions by implementing company’s standards.

Proven expertise in:

Project Governance & Development

Contracts Management & Procurement

Cost Control/QS/Shutdowns

Tendering, Commercial Analysis/Award Operations

Technical Tender Evaluation

Team Leadership & Training



Sr. Engineer – Contracts / Contracts Engineer, Oct 2013 to June 2019

Spearhead multiple contractual functions such as fostering strong working relations with user divisions to ensure receipt of a detailed scope of work, schedule, and deliverables, & recommend robust tendering strategies (type of Contract, method of compensation, award strategy etc.)

Develop, issue, and evaluate Expression of Interest (EOI), recommend bidder’s list to tender board’s (TB) approval, generate & floating of Tender, conduct site visit(s), and later issue tender bulletins & clarifications, conduct commercial analysis of bids and commercial negotiations, evaluation of Commercial deviations & resolution of the same, evaluating winner among bidders, generate award recommendation report for TB approval, fax of Award and Agreement, secure acceptance of successful Contractor(s) and verification of performance bank guarantee and insurances.

Advise on commercial/contractual aspects pertaining to variation/change order packages, investigate claims and requests for variations, conduct meetings to negotiate/settle claims/disputes & completion of close-out.

Lead as Company’s commercial focal point for ADNOC Group Procurement Initiatives (GPI) to establish Framework Agreements whenever assigned by the management.

Key Contributions:

Executed dry-docking and maintenance renewal of Agreement for ADNOC L&S Vessels while securing a discount of over AED 5M & secured a discount of over 17% for oilfield equipment and land transportation services Agreement including renewals through benchmarking & negotiations.

Quality International Co. Ltd., FZC, Hamriyah Free Zone, UAE

Sr. Contracts & Cost Control Engineer, July 2012 – August 2013

Review/analyse client’s main Agreement(s), steer all aspects for issue of sub-contract tenders, bulletins, clarifications, amendments, commercial evaluation, sub-contract award/Agreement, contract administration, cost improvement, preparation of budget and cash flows, generate periodic cost reports for projects, and liability exposure reduction.

Liaise with project managers to identify variations during execution of Contract, present to Client for compensation and/or EOT, investigate authenticity of subcontractor’s claims & negotiate settlement (if any).

Executed high-level skills to identify a diverse pool of suppliers as well as addressed business conflicts between company and vendors by suggesting effective plans, improved performance and delivery schedules post scrutiny of budget estimates for material, equipment and production.

Key Contribution:

Led the successful claims for payment from various client’s unpaid directed changes.

Lindenberg Emirates – Water & Drainage Division, Abu Dhabi Company, UAE

Sr. Contracts Engineer & Quantity Surveyor, Jan 2008 – May 2012

Led, generated, negotiated, administered and monitored supply/sub-contract agreements for major suppliers/sub-contractors (including euros 31 million of ductile iron pipes & fittings from St. Gobain - France, USD 15.5 million of CS pipes from Sumitomo, Japan [through Trouvay Cauvin Gulf], about USD 1.2 million of valves from KSB, Italy, USD 19 million for horizontal directional drilling (HDD), USD 6.30 million for non-disruptive road crossing (NDRC), and USD 2.5 million for welding & NDT.

Analysed and controlled project cost, budget, generated cash- flow forecasts, recommended remedial measures to control costs, monitored supply progress of overseas and local material, delivered timely procurement operations, prepared technical submittals for materials, managed inspection requests, prepared material RCDR’s, verified & endorsed sub-contractors invoices and prepared invoices for payment with client including project close-out.

Key Contributions:

Executed high-level sourcing operations for ADWEA/TRANSCO’s N-5807 project worth USD 157 million towards engineering, procurement, onshore/offshore installation, and commissioning of 46 km of 64” DI pipelines and 10 km of twin 48” CS subsea pipelines.

Liaised with contractors to negotiate a discount of about USD 2M from TC Gulf/Sumitomo (Japan) for CS pipelines & 1.30 million Euros from St. Gobain (France) for DI pipelines.

Costain Abu Dhabi Company, UAE

Contracts & Cost Control Engineer – Das Island - UAE, April 2006 to Dec 07

Enablement & implementation of sub-contract post-award contract management plan, float tenders for sub-contracts, evaluation of bidders' commercial proposals, conduct commercial negotiations, planning award strategies, issue award/Agreements & Contract administration.

Manage Contract changes, resolve claims & variations, close-out of Contract including releasing of securities, resolve outstanding issues and settle final account, provide vital inputs for the Project Managers Report (PMR) which is reviewed by the group’s directors in the UK, generation of cost reports & suggest measures to control costs in line with the CBS/budget, raise monthly invoices, verify & certify sub-contractors services prior to approval of invoices.

Plant-Tech Industrial Services Ltd., - Mangalore, India

Project Engineer –Oct 2004 to Mar 2006

Lead in working-out competitive estimates, schedules & prepare tenders with focus on adhering to rigid plant shutdown schedules, plan out operations & logistics for allocation of manpower & equipment to execute awarded projects, attend techno-commercial meetings with clients to finalize award of Contracts.

Manage & supervise a team of over 20-50 technicians, inert-entry specialists, supervisors/foremen & take on complete responsibility for timely & safe execution of catalyst-handling projects at site.

Key Contributions:

Successfully completed several catalyst-handling projects ahead of shutdown schedule.

Roads International Trading and Contracting Co – Kuwait

Contracts Engineer - Sept 2002 to Oct 2004

Liaise with various project managers regarding project deliverables and regulate flow of work, scrutinize tenders, issuance of job orders for production & supervise/monitor progress of the project team at site.

Oceaneering International, Solus Schall – Qatar

Project Engineer - March 2000 - Sept 2001

Monitor the progress of a team of about 10 - 15 offshore design draughtsmen and onshore drafting team and control flow of drawings from offshore to onshore and onward to client for the project – ‘Topside Piping Survey for Qatar Petroleum Corporation (QPC) - Halul Oil Export Terminal, offshore platforms: PS-4, PS-3, PS-2 and various wellheads.

Supervise preparation of onshore drawings and ensure their quality control from offshore pipeline isometrics & data control sheets, track costing & exercise project controls, conduct periodic inspection visits to various offshore platforms, liaise with QPC on progress of project and related technical aspects and handle day-to-day project routines and assist in tender preparation.

Saudi Cranes & Steel Works Factory Ltd. – Saudi Arabia

Contracts Engineer & Estimator - Sept. 97 – Sept. 99

Vendor Development, vendor evaluation & procurement of crane components such as hooks, motors, electric panels, rails, down-shop leads, end-trucks, etc. from various overseas suppliers such as Reel (France), Kuli Hebezeuge, R. Stahl, Vetter Fordertecnik, Wamphler (Germany), Italkrane (Italy), Ederer, Lifttech (USA), Kone (Finland), Felguera (Spain), Insul-8 (UK) etc.

Tender analysis (Techno-Commercial) and submittal, estimation, Contract negotiation and finalization, project management involving co–ordination/follow–up with suppliers, engineering, production and QA/QC Depts.

Major Projects Executed for: SABIC group, Saudi Aramco, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Saudi Arabian Bechtel, Parsons International, ABB, ABV Rock, Saipem – Snamprogetti, Saudi Steel Co. (Hadeed), Saudi Consolidated Electric Co. (SCECO), Mitsui Engg. & Shipbuilding Co.

Bluestar Engineering, Mangalore, India

Site Engineer - July 96 - August 97, responsible for site supervision, material procurement, quantity surveying and estimation.


Bachelor of Engineering : Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the N.M.A.M. Institute of Technology, University of Mangalore, India.

Vocational/Other Courses : Completed Certified Contracts & Commercial Manager (CCCM) course Certified by National Contract Management Association (NCMA), USA, & awaiting exams in early 2020.

Industrial Training : Received training from & worked for M/s Sherlekar Industries as Trainee Engineer, Feb 94 - Dec 94.

IT Proficiency : Good understanding of MS Office & working knowledge of Procurement & Contracts modules of Oracle & SAP.

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