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Contracts/Commercial Manager

Location:
Kochi, Kerala, India
Posted:
January 16, 2020

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PAUL MATHEW

**, ******* *****, ********, ****** - 682039

Tel +91-960-***-****

Email: adbbo6@r.postjobfree.com

Personal details

Born on 28th April 1965

Married with 2 children

Education

**** *o 1988 - Bachelor of Civil Engineering (First Division)

Professional Memberships & Certifications

C Eng – Chartered Engineer (IEI)

F.I.I.T.arb- Fellow Indian Institute of Technical Arbitrators

F.I.V. - Fellow of Institution of Valuers.

FAAPM – Fellow of American Academy of Project Management

M.I.E. – Institution of Engineers (India).

MIIQS- Member Indian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

MPM - Master Project Manager (AAPM).

PMI - Member of Project Management Institute.

ISO - Certified ISO Internal quality auditor ISO 9001:2004

Computer Skills

Microsoft Certificate in Excel, Microsoft Certificate in Windows ’97

Proficient in MS office, Microsoft Word, Auto cad, Aconex, E.R.P -JD Edwards, Xpedeon, Oracle.

Objective

To apply my extensive skills and qualifications in Projects management attained over the last 25 years and my technical qualifications to be associated with a progressive company.

Professional Experience Summary

2014-Present- 5 Yrs Commercial Manager - TDIC

2009-2014 - 5 Yrs Contracts Manager - Pivot Engineering LLc.

2008-2009 - 0.5 Yrs Lead Contracts specialist - Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

2006-2008 - 3 yrs Procurement Manager - Pivot Engineering LLc.

2004-2005 - 2 Yrs Sr. Procurement Engineer - Damac Properties LLc.

1995-2004 - 9 Yrs Procurement Engineer - AL Hamed Development LLc.

1994-1995 - 1 Yrs Project Engineer - Cape (East) LLc.

1988-1994 - 4 Yrs Project Engineer - Cears Engineers (P) Ltd

Position: Commercial Manager

M/s. TDIC (Tourism Development & Investment Co.),

P.O.Box 126888, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +971-*-**-*****

May 2014 till Present

Responsibilities & Duties

As part of the commercial team in leading commercial and contractual matters related to major government contracts, prepared presentations, recommendation reports, managed changes and reviewed payment certificates and potential variation orders. Followed up closely and attended meetings with consultants Contractors and concluded variations, claims and final accounts. Negotiated final settlements and project close out. Reviewed Contractor claims, variations and documented all events leading to dispute avoidance and actively mediated such till resolution.

Administered contracts for compliances including insurances, bonds and other requirements.

Prepared RFP’s, contract conditions, tenders and price reviews including tender evaluation and final recommendation for award. Maintained approved bidders list and procurement strategy for each tender and managed the tender and commercial company processes and approvals as per approved DoA.

Core responsibilities;

Procurement plans & strategies for projects.

Reviewed tender documents & Contract conditions.

Procurement of Contracts and services.

Reviewed and approved contractor billing, variations, claims & Extension of time applications.

Negotiations of variations, claims, additional works and project close out.

Active involvement in Dispute avoidance and resolution of potential contractual disputes.

Reviewed and prepared all contractual correspondences.

Ensured successful completion of Government projects.

Major projects handled:

Marina development project – Al Bateen

Coastal Protection works – Sir Bani Yas Island

Jawaher Saadiyat 94 high end villas.

Cranleigh School – Abu Dhabi.

Hotel project – Qasr Al Sarab

Production Kitchen – Sir Bani Yas Island

TCA ware house.

Details of Work Experience

Position: Contracts Manager

M/s. Pivot Engineering & General Contracting Co. (W.L.L.),

P.O.Box 7659, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +971-*-****-***

March 2009 to March 2014

Responsibilities & Duties

Headed the contracts department of a reputed General civil contractor in Abu Dhabi, UAE., with a portfolio of several land mark projects, handled entire contracting functions of the company, such as letting out major specialised subcontract packages, labour & service contracts, carried out risk assessment of all company projects to identify potential risks and its probabilities. Handled all post contract activities such as Insurances, changes, claims & contract close out including approval of warranties and all contractual requirements. Set up the department by recruiting engineers, contracts administrators, document controllers, assistants & operatives, developed department policies & procedures and formulated job descriptions, contract plan & strategies for different projects. Prepared all contractual agreements, correspondences and legal notifications. Handled company revenue receivables including Main contract & sub contract billing, payment certificates, variations, claims and time extensions. Identified contractual obligations to accomplish compliances and dispute avoidances. Provided contractual guidance to all other departments and actively interacted with Company Top Management. Participated in all commercial decisions related to projects including evaluation of prices, variations and additional works.

Prepared presentations and monthly reports indicating status of all receivables, changes and payments certified and potential variations. Followed up closely, attended meetings with consultants and clients for project close out, final account, and negotiated final settlements. Attended meetings defended and negotiated subcontractor claims, variations and interacted.

Core responsibilities;

Contract plans & strategies for projects & the whole company.

Review tender documents including tender risk analysis, presentations & reports.

Procurement of Sub contracts, services and materials.

Main contract & subcontract Billing, variations, claims & Extension of time applications.

Evaluation, determination and disposition of claims & variations by Subcontractors.

Negotiation of variations, additional works and project close out.

Active involvement in Dispute avoidance and resolution of potential contractual disputes.

Review and prepare all contractual correspondences

Major projects handled:

Emirati Housing project – Silaa – 448 Villas with Infrastructure – AED 953 Million.

ADAC – Business city – Abu Dhabi Airport Authority- AED 52.75 Million

Emirati Housing project – Al Ain – 600 Villas with Infrastructure – AED 1148 Million.

Saraya residential tower – Abu Dhabi cornice – AED 162 Million.

Al Rayyana project: Residential community project, Abudhabi – AED 1416 Million.

170 Villas for ICT Mussafah – AED 260 Million.

Al Ain Mall for Sorouh Real Estate development – AED 460 Million.

ADNOC-Accommodation at Ruwais – 8 nos of 6 storey residential building - AED 255 Million.

389 Residential Villas – Golf Gardens – AED 739 Million.

217 Residential villas at Sas Al Nakhil – A luxury villa residential project – AED 180 Million.

The Lake Shore Tower – 4B+44 storey residential tower project – AED 196 Million.

First Gulf Bank Building – A 4 storey bank building – AED 50 Million.

Baynunah Tower - 33 storey residential project- AED 162 Million.

Commercial building at Al Barsha – 2B+6 Floors commercial building - AED 78 Million.

Private villas at Khalidya – 2 luxury villas at Abu Dhabi - AED 5 Million.

Position: Lead – Contracts Specialist (Major Projects)

M/s. Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.,

P.O.Box 4025, Fort McMurray, AB T9H 3H5 Tel: +1-780-***-****

Nov 2008 till Feb 2009

Responsibilities & Duties

Handled contracts & procurement functions of a Multi Million, Oil Company in Fort McMurray, Canada. Created procurement plans, RFP’s, bid evaluation & recommendations of multi million dollar oil contracts including Lump sums, cost reimbursable & unit rate contracts. The supply chain management added value to the company, in terms of a fair bidding process and selecting contractors and materials as per requirements after careful evaluation of bidders, their abilities, work load & all other parameters as per company policies and procedures. The department ensured timely delivery of products and services attributing to the successful completion of several projects undertaken by the company. A hard negotiator, striving for excellence, achieving quality, value for money & maximize profits for the company. Monitored, mentored & coached a team of contracts administrators, cost analysts and contracts specialists.

Conducted various presentations with team members and management including weekly and monthly progress reports in the company ERP system run on J.D.E. Processed payment certificates and reconciled project final accounts and close our of contracts.

Position: Procurement Manager

M/s. Pivot Engineering & General Contracting Co. (W.L.L.),

P.O.Box 7659, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +971-*-****-***

Feb 2006 till Oct 2008

Responsibilities & Duties

Headed the contracts & procurement department of a Multi Million, reputed General Building Contractor in Abu Dhabi, UAE. With several impressive projects, handled the entire procurement functions for the company, a key function considering the number of packages (approx. 200) that are let out each year. Set up the department by recruiting engineers, contracts administrators, document controllers, expeditors, assistants & secretary. Developed department policies & procedures. Formulated job descriptions, procurement plans & strategies for different projects that were approved by the management. The Department added value to the company, in terms of a fair bidding process and in selecting the most suitable sub-contractors and materials as per specifications after careful evaluation of their abilities, work load & other parameters that were set out. Also set up prequalification procedures for Subcontractors & vendors. The department delivered products and services on schedule, which was a major contributing factor the successful completion of several projects undertaken by the company. A hard negotiator, striving for excellence, achieving quality, value for money & maximum profits for the company.

Core responsibilities

Prepared Procurement plans & strategies for individual projects & company portfolio.

Reviewed contract documents, Issued RFQ’s, attended tender clarifications.

Evaluated quotations, compliances, clarifications, actively negotiated prices up to final award of Contracts.

Identified, evaluated & listed prospective sub-contractors & suppliers which included factory visits, evaluation of technical capabilities which encouraged competition to bring in state of the art technology into the projects that our company undertook.

Reviewed & issued letter of Intents & Sub-contract agreements in ICE form of Subcontracts & issued supply orders.

Customized Standard conditions of contract & supply agreements.

Evaluated variations & negotiated them till close out.

Evaluated claims & negotiated them till close out.

Major projects handled:

ADNOC-Accommodation at Ruwais – 8 nos residential building - AED 255 Million.

389 Residential Villas – Golf Gardens – AED 739 Million.

217 Residential villas at Sas Al Nakhil – A luxury villa residential project – AED 180 Million.

The Lake Shore Tower – 4B+44 storey residential tower project – AED 196 Million.

First Gulf Bank Building – A 4 storey bank building – AED 50 Million.

Baynunah Tower - 33 storey residential project- AED 162 Million.

Commercial building at Al Barsha – 2B+6 Floors commercial building - AED 78 Million.

Private villas at Khalidya – 2 luxury villas at Abu Dhabi - AED 5 Million.

Position: Sr. Procurement Engineer

M/s. Damac Properties LLc.,

P.O.Box 2995, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +971-*-****-***

March 2004 to September 2005

Responsibilities & Duties

Headed the procurement department of a leading property developer in Dubai, UAE, with several landmark projects among their impressive project portfolio. Assisted by procurement Engineers, our department provided value for money, in optimizing specifications, provide value engineering and cost management, which all attributed to the timely completion of our projects well within budgets and handed them over to thousands of happy home owners. The process involved careful selection of bidders and awarding major package of works for various project from Enabling works, Main Contract, MEP and other related supply packages including selection of vital finishing materials for the project such as Sanitary ware, ceramic tiles, wooden flooring, Kitchen cabinets, Wardrobes, Vanities, white goods & light fittings from among the many different suppliers.

Apart from selection of subcontractors & suppliers, the other main function was the selection of Consultants & Engineers for concept designs, detailed design, MEP design, Interior designs, Landscape & Pool designers, Specialist geotechnical investigators, and Foundation specialists, Wind engineering & Acoustic consultants. Responsibilities included conducting design review & coordination meetings, achieving targeted milestones for issue of tender documentation and award of these packages and arranged project kick off meetings, which all attributed to the successful completion of our projects.

Core responsibilities;

Reviewed designs, Floor area compliance, value engineering, tendering plan & strategy, packaging details, specifications & tender documents.

Issued post-tender clarifications, conducted post tender meetings, negotiations and eventual award of Contracts in conformity & full compliance.

Identified, evaluated, pre qualified & listed Main contractors, Subcontractors & suppliers.

Issued Letter of awards.

Major projects handled:

Marina Terrace - 35 storey residential tower- AED 110 Million.

The Waves - Multi storey residential project – AED 140 Million.

Lake Terrace - 35 storey residential project – AED 140 Million.

Lake View - 40 storey residential project – AED 140 Million.

Ocean Heights - 80 storey residential project- AED 400 Million.

Park Towers - Twin towers 35 storey each- AED 350 Million.

Crescent - 3-tower structure residential project- AED 300 Million.

Position: Procurement Engineer / Quantity Surveyor

M/s. Al Hamed Development & Construction Llc.,

P.O.Box 45885, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +971-*-***-****

November 1995 to March 2004

Responsibilities & Duties

By associating with a large construction company in UAE, which gave me the opportunity to work in different facets of construction including Estimation, Tendering, Procurement, Contracts administration, Quantity surveying, Budgeting & Cost control etc., truly moulded my abilities in projects management. A very dynamic company, recording consistent exponential growth from a humble beginning in 1993, grew in leaps and bounds employing nearly 12,000 employees. I am happy to have contributed and to be part this massive growth.

Most of my responsibilities revolved around large projects control, such as procurement & contracts administration. Having worked steadily for almost a decade delivering some of the prestigious time bound projects undertaken by the company on schedule, gave me invaluable exposure to a multicultural corporate environment.

Core responsibilities

Reviewed tender documents such as Conditions of Contract, checked bills of quantities, derived unit rates for estimation etc.

Prepared Subcontract tender packages, reviewed their scope of works, Issued RFQ’s and followed up pricing.

Identified, evaluated & listed sub-contractors & suppliers.

Reviewed tender quotations, specification compliances, prices, commercial and other terms.

Negotiated and finalized sub-contracts and supply orders.

Prepared Letter of Intents & Sub-contract agreements in FIDIC /supply agreements.

Prepared WBS for invoicing, prepared Main contract & subcontract invoices.

Prepared claims & variations.

Prepared Budgets & monitored cost elements.

Major projects handled:

ADNOC - Project No.1215: Ruwais Housing complex pkg-2, AED. 248 Million.

ADNOC - Project No.5210: Habshan Residential Complex Exp, AED 90 Million.

ADNOC - 8 Villas at Khalidiya, AED. 12 Million.

PWD - Al Jazira club, Abu Dhabi, AED. 80 Million.

U.S. EMBASSY - U.S. Embassy building in Abu Dhabi, AED. 143 Million.

KHALIFA PARK - Abu Dhabi, Dhs.196 Million.

ADCO - Infrastructure upgrade at Jebel Dhanna, AED.104 Million.

ETISALAT - Customer service bldg., Abu Dhabi, AED. 128 Million.

PWD - International exhibition center, AED.73 Million.

DMW - MW/1699-Tech. defense Institute, AED.68 Million.

ZAYED - Zayed University Abu Dhabi, Dhs.48 Million.

AL AIN ZOO - Al Ain zoo redevelopment Municipality, Dhs.63 Million.

American School- Building Dhs.60 Million.

Al Dhaid - Hospital Building, Sharjah, Dhs.66 Million.

PWD - Handicapped Rehabilitation Center, Mafraq - Dhs.105 Million.

Position: Project / Contracts Engineer

M/s. Cape East LLc.,

P.O. Box 347, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Tel: +971-*-***-****.

March 1994 to October 1995

Controlled different medium & small sized Projects, including organization & mobilization of resources, equipment and materials. Supervised works, prepared planning schedules, attended meetings with clients, progress reviews and work inspections. Initiated & implemented quality assurance and control. Prepared material submittals for client approvals including liaison with client. Attended and addressed progress & co-ordination meetings with clients.

Major projects handled:

GASCO - Acid Gas Recovery Project at Habshan, UAE.

ADNOC - GUP Project at Ruwais, UAE.

ADCO - Piping project at Jebel dhanna, UAE.

GASCO - De-bottlenecking project at Ruwais, UAE.

GASCO - Annual maintenance contracts at ASAB.

GASCO - Shutdown projects at Bhuhasa, ASAB & Habshan.

Position: Quantity Surveyor

M/s. M.S.Al Suwaidi Contracting,

P.O.Box 295, Rastanura, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

September 1992 to January 1994

As the site quantity surveyor, prepared monthly main contractors payment certificate, recorded and agreed measurement of monthly progress works with the client/consultant representative, recorded and agreed day works, prepared monthly management cost reports, prepared sub-contactor payment certificates etc. Reviewed cost coding of labour & equipment time sheets, reviewed & coded site material receipts, all incorporated into the centralized cost monitoring system at the head office. Prepared claims for additional works and changes. Involved with claims and contra charges raised by the Client and on a particular case, which interested me most was when the client claimed damages on the contractor for leakage in a large water intake structure. Which was scientifically proven negative, by establishing the difference in water temperature of water leaking and the water holding the tank itself which eventually led to the discovery of a huge leakage from the desalination plant attached to the intake structure.

Core responsibilities

Prepared & agreed monthly valuation & progress payments.

Prepared variations and claims.

Prepared sub-contractor’s payments.

Prepared monthly cost reports.

Major projects handled:

Ibn Sina - Royal Commission - Seawater pumping station - SR 17 Million.

Aramco - Pumping station in Kursaniya - SR 22 Million.

Position: Project Engineer

M/s. Cears Engineers (Pvt) Ltd.,

Allapat Cross Road, Cochin-682 015, India.

November 1988 to August 1992

Moving on to a more responsible position was appointed as Project Engineer for multi storey residential buildings for defence. Prepared material submittals for client approvals, arranged for resources such as manpower, equipments & materials. Prepared shop drawings & reviewed plot setting out details including levels. Prepared monthly payment certificates. Initiated quality control measures. Supervised construction works.

Reference: Available on request



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