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Engineer Design

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Emirate, United Arab Emirates
4500-5000 USD permonth
March 14, 2020

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Muhammad Shahid

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Aspiring for a position of Contracts / Project Estimation with a high growth-driven organisation

Core Competencies

A competent professional with over 22 years of extensive experience in Contracts Management, Project Estimation and Project Management in Fertilizer, Petrochemical and Oil & Gas industry

Experienced in finalization of complete range of contracts from small contracts to high value contracts which include, Call out, EPC, Standard, cost reimbursable, Consultancy and certification contracts.

Proven abilities in Pre award, Award and Post award contracts management, finalisation of Contracting Strategy and Contract Administration of offshore and onshore, Production, Petroleum, projects, oilfield plant, and equipment.

Good proficiency in SAP system & MAXIMO

Skilled at analyzing technical scope of work & requirements in respect of, Projects, Mechanical, HVAC and E&I services for effective contracts management.

Understanding of preparing & reviewing project execution plan, progress & project trends, QA/QC procedures, work procedures, implementation of safety systems & policies etc.

Excellent relationship management, analytical and negotiation skills

Areas of Expertise include:

Contracting Strategy & Planning Procurement

Claims / Variation Orders Project Management

Bids Evaluation / Award Cost Optimization Plant Maintenance

Contact Administration Deal Negotiations Team Management

Core Competencies

Contract Management

Managing the entire bidding process from floating of bids to awarding of contracts; coordinating the complete process of management approval and finalisation of contract with bidders.

Developing Contract strategy, finalising the evaluation, preparing the appraisal reports and putting up the award recommendations for Management & Shareholders’ approval.

Coordinating with stake holders for techno-commercial negotiations, preparing tender / contract documents, cost estimates, schedule, variation/ deviation proposals, claims, etc.

Liaise with Legal, Insurance, Finance and User department to settle the deviations / exceptions as per company policy.

Site progress monitoring, contract interpretations, meetings/communicating with contractors and shareholders, cost and budget control, controlling and processing variation to contracts, dispute resolution and claims management, contract interpretation, contract close out.

Procurement & Supply Chain Management

Expert in ERP, sourcing (procurement) and logistics of chemicals, equipment, spares, material etc while ensuring business interests in supply predictability, inventory and cost management.

Monitoring/management of Key Suppliers, Negotiation of frame agreements, identification and development of new suppliers.

Extensive knowledge of procurement principles, best practices, and procedures. Proficient in developing supply chain strategies that significantly impact on profitability and increase the total value of a business.

Academic Credentials

Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) from NED Engineering University, Pakistan 1990.

Certificate of equivalency for Bachelor of (Mechanical) from University of Toronto Canada 1997

Diploma in Quality Management System from Saint Clair college Windsor Canada, Year 2000

Attended other knowledge enhancement schedules as:

Internal Auditor & Lead auditor ISO/QS 9001 Windsor, Ontario (Delloite & Touché) Canada

ISO 14001 Health, Safety & Environmental system Canada

ISO 18001 from ERM institute of Technology Abu Dhabi

Quality Control System from Wayne State University Detroit, USA 2001

Safety Courses conducted by Abu Dhabi Gas Liquefaction (ADGAS) 1994, 1995 at DAS Island, Abu Dhabi

AGMICS (Inventory Control Management System) conducted by ADGAS at DAS Island 1994

Microsoft Project Planning and MS.Office, AutoCAD,

Maximo (ADMA-OPCO)

Occupational Contour


(JAN. 2017 TO DATE)



Responsible for preparation of tendering strategy, Invitation of Tenders, Evaluations of Tenders, Negotiation, Award of Contract and maintaining existing contracts.

Pre-award activities including pre-qualifications (HSE, legal, technical, financial), tender preparation, evaluation criteria, RFPs, RFQs, responding to tender clarifications etc. Cost estimation for in-house estimates.

Award activities including receiving/opening bids, tender evaluations, bid clarifications, contract negotiations, contract formations, approvals.

Liaison with the user departments to finalise the scope of work, evaluation criteria etc to meet business objectives, accountabilities, controls and mitigate the risks.

Participate in the Tender meetings to justify the contract strategies, contracts variations and award recommendations to management and secure their approvals.

Coordinate with project team to get the update about project progress and prepare monthly project progress contracts and Project progress reports

Review contractors' invoices and prepare Progress Payment Certificates with Cost Control, as well as costs.

Worked with vendors to ensure delivery and resolve manufacturing issues.

Facilitate and participate in review and resolutions of Contractors' claims

Working as one of the focal point for the projects being executed in North America.


JUNE 2005 TO NOV. 2016



Have been responsible for Project Estimation / Vendor Management to support the Commercial Contracts team for processing their tenders, which involved

Review project blue prints and drawings calculation of bill of material and corresponding labour.

Prepares labour hour calculations and crew durations for costing

Issue the RFQ to get the quotation from the local market for the supply of any materials and if there is any work to be sub contracted.

Compiling professional and accurate estimation packages as Technical and Commercial package.

Meeting with the contractors attending the Technical Negotiation talks as & when needed.

Develops and maintains relationships with key subcontractors and suppliers to ensure competitive pricing

Coordinate with contracts and operations team for any bottleneck to be considered at the time of estimating a new incoming project.

Market intelligence / research locally and globally for any short of approved vendors in any category of product / Services.

Vendors / supplier / Contractors PQ application evaluation, processing. Evaluating the QA and HSE aspects including Technical, perform audit visit, witness the resources available.

Conclusions of evaluation process issue the letter approval or rejection. Finally adding the name in the commercial directory.

Maintain and built the commercial directory of the vendors for any future requirements

Lead Contracting Company Abu Dhabi

(JUNE 2001 TO MAY 2005)



Have been responsible for Project Estimation of oil & Gas industry which include the following:


Manage and coordinate the pre-qualification of the vendors and recommend the potential bidders.

Procurement of all engineering spares from the best available source globally with the target of getting the right thing at the right time at an appropriate price.

Obtain budget quotation from materials & equipment’s vendors.

Evaluation of cost & input into the cost containment estimates.

Prepare cost estimates analysis on sub contractors variation / change order

Estimation of Man-hours, Calculation of bill of materials

Preparation of Technical & Commercial bids for Oil & Gas Companies

Project Planning, Coordination with Client and Evaluation of Sub Contractor

Monitor deliveries of all the items procured and maintaining a close follow-up with the vendors for timely deliveries and reporting on weekly basis as necessary.

Maintaining liaison with banks for processing LCs’ and other payment processes (Bank contracts & remittances etc.)

Handling clearing agents for efficient and economical clearances.

Issue the inspection authorization to the inspection agencies.

Coordinate the work of third party inspection agencies through continuous follow-up and reporting of their activities.

Witness the quality test at manufacturer or vendor premises.


Prepare the tender documents as per specified requirement covering all the important features while aiming to achieve best value for the Company expenditure.

Bids evaluation, negotiations, internal approval and recommendations.

Ensure that Company policies with regard to HSEQ & QA/QC are clearly reflected in all the documents and applicable laws are adhered to.

Prepare contract documents and ensure the updates of scope of work and terms and conditions to reflect the outcome of the tendering and the negotiation process.

Liaise with all internal stakeholders to secure necessary approvals.

Formulate and issue amendments to the Contract as and when required in accordance with the procedures. Also keep a track of Contract life cycle to ensure the validity for the execution.


Jan. 1994 – March 1999



Estimation of Projects related to Petrochemical & Gas Plants

Calculation of Man-hours, Bill Of Material, Overhead Supervision Cost and Equipment requirement for the Execution

Review the Technical and Commercial condition of contracts, attending meeting in-house and with the client clarification meeting.

Prequalification / of sub contractor, Project Co-ordination and Execution

Procurement of Material Shutdown Coordination.

Estimation & Allocation of Material as per the requirement of specification job.

Fabrication, installation and Testing of Piping system to Pantene Tank Foam System at DAS Island

Preparation of cost report and payment schedule

Attended the two shut downs of the plant and worked as Area engineer equipment maintenance supervising all the maintenance, fabrication, welding, rigging etc. activities independently. Managed the manpower and resources available in efficiently & effectively to complete the jobs in the planned time.

Projects Estimated / Executed

Replacement of C.S. corroded pipe with PVC pipe (ADMA-OPCO)

Fresh water supply to Pantene tank foam system (ADGAS) Das Island

Chemical cleaning of corroded pipe at Das Island (ADGAS)

Buhasa field piping modification (Gasco)

LNG Plant Shut Down at Das Island (ADGAS)


(September 1990 To Dec. 1993)



Responsible for the erection & installation of AHU,s corresponding piping, testing and start up of the units

Project Designing, Load calculation and Equipment selection & material take off

Calculation of Duct size and Pipe sizing

Determination of scope of work to be Sub contract

Compiling the QA /QC Document on completion of the project

Monitoring the Sub Contractor and Procurement activities to ensure that work will proceed according to the master schedule and budget

Project Estimated:

Habib Bank Islamabad

Potohar House Islamabad

Cardio Vascular Hospital Karachi

Computer Skills

Systems Maximo (5.1), SAP, AutoCAD

Software MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, MS Project,

Personal Snippets

Present Address

403 Pringle Avenue Milton, Ontario

L9T 7M2


Cell # 1-647-***-****

UAE Contact # 058-***-****

E Mail



Driver License

Valid ( U.A.E & Canada)

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