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Experienced Project / Bid / Operations Management Professional

Doha, Doha, Qatar
September 30, 2019

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Gilbert Manoraj / +974-****-****


High Performance Professional with International experience – offering 28 years of experience, Consistent track record of driving completion of projects within schedule & budget and improving profitability of assigned projects by establishing effective project delivery processes & by realigning team focus; targeting senior level assignments in Project/Bid Management, Operations, Business Development with organization of repute Profile Summary

Proficiency in directing overall functions for projects involving estimations, risk governance, human resource, communication, reporting & reviews till commissioning / handing over within cost & time in Infrastructure Projects

(Rail Systems and Power sectors)

A multi-tasking leader with qualitative experience in spearheading strategic business operations with key focus on top line profitability and an optimal utilization of resources for industrial / infrastructure construction projects Expertise in end-to-end project management encompassing contract, project cost, budget, Installation, T&C, warranty support, P/L and finance management

Expertise in managing Railway System (Signalling, Telecom, Rolling Stock Interface, Power Systems, AFC and SCADA, MEP of Station & Auxiliary buildings)

Strong working knowledge on Thermal Power Plants, Solar Power Plants, managed the projects on EPC basis Strong relationship management & communication skills to relate at apex level with Business Partners, Project Managers, Consultants / Vendors / Sub-Contractors / Architects for obtaining necessary clearances / approvals for the projects

Excellent leader with distinguished abilities in coordinating with various hierarchies in an organization as well as directing, training & motivating large cross-functional teams for operational excellence Strong commercial acumen with efficiencies in guiding overall activities, including proposals for tenders & competitive bids (technical & commercial), analysis of technical & commercial deviations as well as the spectrum of contractual obligations / techno-negotiation matters

Key Skills

Project Management

Strategic Planning &


Contract management

Customer Relationship &


Quality Control / HSE & Safety


Budgeting, Cost Estimation &


Project Risk Analysis

Workforce Leader

Operation & Maintenance



Thales Gulf, Jan-2018 to Till Date

Project Delivery Manager

Project Undertaken:

• Since Jan’18: Doha Metro Rail Project – Gold line 14 KMS, 11 Stations and one UG Stabling Yard Key Responsible Areas:

Directing entire project management activities for Industrial Construction Projects with strategic contributions which include managing CBTC based driver-less Signaling & Telecommunication System. Lead Interface with Civil, MEP, Rolling Stock, Traction & PSD Systems ensuring all the interface of design, installation is properly incorporated, create interface plan and agreements Planning and implementing several railway systems and providing managerial inputs across a wide range of activities to ensure cost - effective work execution


Undertaking value engineering; reviewing & analyzing the project during concept and design phases; monitoring quality, deliverables and cost

Streamlining project objectives and plans with scope of work, budgeting, scheduling, setting performance requirements, and selecting the project participants; developing designs & cost estimations to control project cost and conducting a cost-benefit analysis to ascertain technical and commercial risk and opportunity. Creating a quality control environment to ensure stakeholder satisfaction; supervising steady execution of field construction, job quality control, and field supervision under the set safety guidelines Monitoring project progress including proper resource allocation of men, material & machine to enhance efficiency Collaborating with the management to freeze project constraints, requirements and interface issues Undertaking verification & finalization of all technical aspects, tendering, negotiation & selection of vendors, controlling and cost & quality control at site

Inspecting field sites to observe & evaluate condition & operability of facilities & structures, and collecting field survey data & measurements; managing contract preparation activities for projects including pre-qualification of contractors and vendors, HSE management, bids evaluation and so on Leading a team of professionals; ensuring suitable deployment & timely availability of manpower (Designers & Engineers)


Completed the installation 2 months ahead of schedule which resulted in cost saving Initiated unique supports and mobile scaffolding at site resulting in reduced costs / cycle-time Successfully delivered pre-qualifications, Request for Proposals (RFP’s) and Request for Quotations (RFQ’s) for subcontracts

Alstom Transport India Limited, Bangalore, Sept-2012 to Dec-2017 Project Manager

Project Undertaken:

• Sep’12 – Dec’17: Bangalore Metro Rail (Signalling & Telecom Contract) – 42 KMS / 2 Depots OCC/BCC

• Since Aug’14 – Oct’17: KORAIL – AREX-T2: Incheon International Airport Terminal-2 Extension Project – Seoul Korea

• Bangalore Metro Phase-2 Extension – 32 KMS 28 Stations Bid management

• Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), Phase-1, Line 1 & 2, Two Depot facilities & OCC/BCC Key Responsible Areas:

Assigned completed or handed over project successfully within the scope, on time and of the right quality through proper management, adhered to process and contract requirement Managed Project Reviews and Gate Reviews including organization and reporting Acted as a Single point of contact with Customer, Partners (consortium, JV) and contractors for Project issues Spearheaded organizational plans, budget, cost control and manage risk and mitigation plans Organized Project meetings and arranged the preparation of progress reports (Monthly), performance reviews and commercial reports (for project audit by PMO/Commercial Audit Team manage timely delivery of Project Railway Safety plan and Safety case / certificate and assist customer to obtain approvals

Defined project priorities; supported Management in proposing and negotiating variation orders and claims with customer, ensure to obtain customer acceptance of the project; ensured organization Project Management Processes, Methods and Tools were applied on project

Led post commissioning, DLP, warranty phase, assisted customer in O&M, trainings to O&M Staff Highlights:

Completed the project 1 month in advance within targets of customer and managed within budget Managed snags and warranty and handover contractual spares; successfully managed DLP and assisted the customer in O&M Setup


Areva T&D India Limited (Renewable Energies), Aug-2018 to Sept-2012 Deputy General Manager Projects

Project Undertaken:

• 125MW Solar Thermal Power plant for Reliance Solar at Rajasthan (Compact Liner Fresnel Reflector) technology

• 9.9MW Biomass based power plant M/s. U-Thong Bio Power Co Ltd., Thailand

• 9.9MW Rice husk-based power plant for M/s. Buasommai Electricity Generating Co. Ltd., Thailand

• 10MW WHRSG base Power Plant for M/s. Kamachi Sponge & Power Corporation Ltd., India

• 10MW Bio-mass based power plant for M/s. Rukmini Steel & Power Ltd., India Key Responsible Area:

Managed EPC of Thermal Power Plant, consisting of Boilers, Fuel & Ash Handling System, Turbine Island, BOP Mechanical & Electrical, Water Treatment Plant, Cooling System, Control & Instrumentation (Including DCS), Sub- Station, Renewable Energy Power

Managed EPCM of large 125 MW Solar Thermal Power Plant of CFRL technology, good knowledge of PV based solar power plant

Nominated as the First Project Manager to oversee international project Managed & delivered the project in challenging environment and received appreciation from customer Planned and managed the complete execution of scope from transfer to close out, in line with Contract Charter requirements

Led a Project Team, including Core Team and when applicable, internal and external partners Project Managers in line with the project structure

Ensured completion of Project Performance goals to meet business objectives and customer /Platform satisfaction Identified critical aspects in reviews and proactively / professionally addressed and followed up Made sure that key project stakeholders are aligned toward project/program goals EHS: Accountable for the proper implementation of the EHS policy and Customer requirements by all stakeholders

(internal & external) including suppliers and contractors Reported to senior management the status of the project / program and its KPIs, during business/sector project reviews

Alstom Transport India Limited, New Delhi April-2001-2018 to Aug-2005 Installation Manager

Key Responsible Area:

Led installation activity from Tender to completion and handover to T&C team, managed a large team of Installation Engineers / Supervisor, Sub-contractors, managed the warehouse, continuously improved the installation methods and process

Coordinated with internal interfaces (Project Engineering, Industrialization, Procurement Planning, Logistics Testing and Commissioning) and external technical interfaces (Partners, third parties and customers) Established facility management plan for the project and defined the resource and material requirements Engaged in installation studies, installation works, interface with subcontractors, security with EHS, supply and storage of equipment managed by logistics

Managed QCD performance (including EHS and RSA - Rail Safety), tracked milestones and provide regular reports on project performance indicators. Evaluate the subcontractors on a monthly basis: review of the action plan, activity and progress report

Ensured environmental safety in the field with EHS coordination advice and support Adhered to Alstom's EHS rules and ensure that the installer or subcontractor follows the Alstom process Highlights:

Led installation of the first section of Metro Rail in time Developed Method statements, local products for the first-time metro project with complete customization and localization for local conditions.

installed Depot Facility work completed well within time & cost savings 4

Underground station of 10 KMS with 10 stations completed well with in time Alstom Projects India Limited Feb-1997 to March-2001 Senior Engineer – Projects & Contracts

Project Undertaken:

• 30 MW Co-Generation Thermal Power Plant, Sinarmas Pulp & Paper (India) Ltd, Pune

• 2x20 MW Thiru Arooran Sugars Ltd, Tamil Nadu, Co-generation plant based on Bagasse and Lignite

• 1x80 MW CCCP, Gujarat Cement Works, Gujarat, STG (20.45 MW STG Package) Power Plant

• 2x15 MWSPIC Petrochemical, Tamil Nadu, Co-generation. Involved in project management Brief responsibility

Led Project Management Operations, project supplies, planning, receivables, co-ordination between various agencies involved and execution of medium range power plants (Up to 150MW) and Auxiliaries along with successful handover of project

Fouress Engineering India Limited Jan-1992 to Feb-1997 Product Engineer – Industrial Valves

Spearheaded product selection, preparation of proposals, order finalization and achieving sales targets, timely execution of the contract, Technical support to branch sales networks Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Instrumentation Engineering (61%) from Karnataka University, India in 1991 Diploma in Instrument Engineering (71%) from SJ Govt. Polytechnic, Bangalore India in 1987 Professional Membership

MIET - Member Institution of Engineering Technology, UK Personal Details

Date of Birth: 06th April 1969

Languages: English, Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Telugu Address: Apartment No. 414, Tower A, Noura Park Residence, Bldg. No. 54, Street No. 946, Zone 23, Fereej Bin Mahmoud, Doha Qatar

Marital Status: Married

Passport No.: T2432681 valid 2029

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