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Senior Manager- Projects

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
January 07, 2020

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Ammar Asghar Curriculum Vitae

Personal & Contact Details

Telephone 00-971-*********


LinkedIn Languages English (fluent), Urdu (fluent)

Based Dubai, UAE

Profile & Objective

I am currently a Senior Project Manager at JAS Concepts in Dubai, after earlier roles with Al Sayer Group, Emaar PJSC, Al Hamed Group and others.

My career has encompassed leadership of major construction and fit out projects, managing / developing high- performing teams, owning substantial budgets, handling senior stakeholder relationships (owners, governmental bodies, consultants etc), leading negotiations (suppliers, contractors etc), design coordination, site management and project monitoring / reporting / troubleshooting. I have a thorough understanding of modern construction methodologies; have worked in UAE from the past 16 years. I also possess excellent communication, planning, presentation and commercial skills, and have a very strong track-record of driving high-profile projects to successful on time / on budget completion. Work Experience

JAS Concepts: (Interior Architecture & Fit Out Operations) (Dubai, UAE); December 2013 to date Senior Project Manager

Lead and motivate a team of 15 employees with a total project budgets of 30mn AED.

Own on timelines / on budget project delivery.

Develop action plans for all project stakeholders.

Develop contractual details including scope of work, timelines and quality of deliverables.

Drive cost reductions during construction fit out works.

Produce regular progress reports for senior management / major stakeholders.

Implemented value engineering processes to optimize costs.

Tracked & resolved any issue or notification related to project execution.

Provide alternate build solutions when the proposed design is no longer possible due to site conditions.

Maintained productive relationships with various design consultants and other external parties.

Delivered several projects within mix-use developments and shopping malls. Aventus Retail, Dubai, UAE; September 2011 to October 2013 Project Manager

Accountable for the Project Management of Retail, Restaurant & Hotel project in conjunction with Principles.

Communicate all build specifications and information in line with Brand Build Details.

Negotiated contractual details including scope of work, timelines and quality of deliverables.

Liaised with local government, DEWA, Authorities etc regarding utility and drawing approval requirements.

Verified works for Interim Payment Certification.

Evaluated and resolved any commercial and contractual issues.

Supervised the site development and continuous updating of brand requirements for design & construction.

Obtained management approvals and oversaw implementation by site staff.

Evaluated tender documents submitted by various contractors.

Worked closely with the developers, consultants and the contractors to review progress and resolve any issues.

Al Sayer Retail Est., Dubai, UAE; April 2009 to August 2011 Asst. Project Manager

Ensured timely execution of the project on time / within budget.

Managed the real estate development and continuous updating of owners requirements for design & construction. Implemented value engineering processes to optimize costs.

Obtained stakeholder approvals and oversaw implementation within design drawings and site execution.

Tracked & resolved any issue or notification related to project execution.

Developed contractual details including scope of work, timelines and quality of deliverables.

Produced weekly update reports on progress of the various developments.

Conducted feasibility studies & formulated project development budgets for senior management approval.

Liaised with local government authorities.

Worked closely with the management, consultants and the team to review progress and resolve any issues. Emaar Malls Group, Dubai, UAE; March 2007 to April 2009 Tenant Coordinator

Led a team of one retail architect and three mep engineers.

Reviewed tenant’s construction documents, shop drawings & sample boards.

Liaised with various government agencies to obtain NOCs and utility requirements.

Liaised with tenants, design consultants, contractors and leasing / legal departments.

Wrote weekly & monthly progress reports.

Facilitate timely testing, interfacing and commissioning of Tenants MEP installation, final inspection, close out and issue permit for trade.

Review contractors method statements and risk assessments in conjunction with LTC.

Major Projects: Dubai Mall, Marina Mall, Souk Al Bahr and Residential Towers 1 to 6. CDM Smith (formerly known as Wilbur Smith Associates), Dubai, UAE; May 2005 to March 2007 Civil Engineer

Developed project plans, follow-up construction activities at site and assist Resident Engineer/ ARE

Ensuring the contractor’s adherence to construction documents and latest authorities regulations and requirements including scope of work, timelines and quality of deliverables.

Liaised with various government agencies concerning utility and infrastructure requirements.

Approval of contractor’s submission like shop drawings, material, RFIs etc.

Played a major role in supervising site inspection staff as per given instructions by RE.

Developed RFPs and reviewed proposals from external project managers, architects, consultants etc.

Major projects: Discovery Gardens, Dubai bypass project phase 2 and 3. Al Hamed Development and Construction, Abu Dhabi, UAE; Jan 2003 to Feb 2005 Site Engineer – Uptown Mirdiff Development & Palm Jumeirah

Monitored on-site work to ensure efficient work progress / resolve any potential issues.

Managed staff, sub-contractors and suppliers.

Reviewed method statements and communicated recommendations to contractors.

Designed various procedures related to contract compliance, problem identification and reporting.

Attend regular progress meeting with project heads and consultants. Education & Professional Development

BSc, Civil Engineering, University of Peshawar, PAK; 2002

Schooling (O and A levels), Islamia English Intermediate, Abu Dhabi College, UAE

Professional training and certifications:

o Certified Cost Engineer (CCE); 2008

o FIDIC Conditions of Contract for managing correct payments, claims and dispute resolution ; 2014 o Contract Management, pre-award, impact of baseline approval on EOT; 2016 o Planning, sub-contracts, operations, financial analysis & supply chain; 2016 o Project Management Professional (PMP); 2019

IT Skills: Oracle Developer 2000, AutoCAD, MS Project, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel and SAP

Other: Member of Pakistan Society of Civil Engineers (APEC)

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