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Quantity Surveyor

Location:
Amman, Amman Governorate, Jordan
Posted:
April 18, 2020

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Professional History

March-**** to Jan-****,

Company: Consolidated Consultants Group (Jordan-Amman)

Position: Commercial Manager

December-2016 to May 2017

Company: KEO International (Saudi Arabia-Riyadh)

Position: Consultant

August-2015 to March 2016

Company: Projacs International (Saudi Arabia-Jeddah)

Position: Cost Manager

Oct.-2013 to July-2015

Company: AECOM Arabia Ltd, (Saudi Arabia-Jeddah)

Position: Senior Quantity Surveyor

Jan-2013 to October-2013

Company :Drake & Scull Construction KSA, (Saudi Arabia-Riyadh)

Position: Cost Control Manager

March-2009 to December-2012

Company: Turner Arabia,(Saudi Arabia-Jeddah)

Position: Project Control Systems (PCS) Engineer

June-2005 to January-2009

Company: Turner Construction Middle East, (UAE-Dubai)

Position: Civil Finishes SuperIntendant

December-2002 to May-2005

Company: United Engineering Construction (UNEC), (UAE-Dubai)

Position: Quantity Surveyor

Academic Training

MBA for Construction Executives (Manchester Business School,UK)

Bachelors of Civil Engineering (Applied Since University, Jordan)

M/s Office,CANDY, Primavera P6, AutoCAD, CATO

Affiliations

SAUDI ARABIA'S ENGINEERING COUNSIL.

Jordanian Engineering Associations.

Country Experience

UAE (DUBAI)

SAUDI ARABIA: (JEDDAH & RIYADH)

Jordan (Amman)

Nationality

JORDANIAN

Languages: ENGLISH & ARABIC

Career Highlights

I am a Civil Engineer with over 15 years of rich experience in major projects across the Middle East. I have acquired an MBA for Construction Executives in 2012 from Manchester Business School UK. During my career with reputable companies – Consolidated Consultants Group, KEO International, Projacs, AECOM Arabia Ltd, Drake & Scull Construction KSA, Turner Arabia KSA, Turner Construction Middle East UAE, Al Hamad Development & Construction UAE, and United Engineering Construction UAE – I have gained significant experience & expertise in project management, contracts and commercial administration, project cost planning, estimation & pricing of BOQ’s, engineering, management consultancy, both at head office and project levels.

Some of the major projects Osama has contributed to include:

●Al Abdali Cleamanceau Hospital (High rise 200 beds hospital), Jordan-Amman

●Al Wedyan Projact, (Al Akaria, Saudi Real Estate Co.), KSA-Riyadh

●Golden Tower, (Solidere International), KSA- Jeddah

●Jezan Economic City (ARAMCO), KSA – Jeddah

●Abdul Lateef Jameel PMO office, KSA - Jeddah

●Discovery Gardens & International City, UAE-Dubai

●Al Essayi Hospitality( 9 Hotels)

●Lamar Towers, KSA-Jeddah

●Abraj Al-Bait Towers (King Abdul-Aziz Endowment) Makah

●Ajyad Hospital, KSA- Makah

●The Greens, UAE-Dubai

●Palm Jumairah Shoreline Apartments, UAE-Dubai

●Al Rajhi Bank's (Data, Operation, and Cash Centers), KSA-Riyadh

●KAUST Security Fence System (King Abdulla University for Science & Technology), KSA-Jeddah

●National Guard Five Hospitals project, KSA

●Library of American University of Sharjah, UAE-Sharjah

●High Rise Towers in Dubai, UAE

●Maternity Hospital of Fujairah, UAE-Fujairah

●Industrial Warehouses in Dubai Textile City -Texmas-, UAE-Dubai

●Prince Salman Scientific Oasis (PSSO), (Al Riyadh Development Authority), Riyadh,

●Al Bujeiree & Turraif developments, (Al Riyadh Development Authority), Riyadh,

●Al Dhahran Techno Valley (DTV), King Fahed University for petroleum & minerals (Aramco), Dammam.

●Damac’s Al Jawhara Tower, Jeddah,

●Al Easayi’s Tower, Downtown Jeddah,

●Extension of Algerian Embassy in Riyadh.

Executive Synopsis

●Civil Engineer, MBA in Construction with 15+ years of rich experience in the Middle East with renowned companies across major projects.

●Adept at managing all contracts, commercial, and cost management aspects of large projects contributing to achievement of all contractual and financial objectives from projects initiations till their close outs.

●Well versed and proficient in preparing contract documents, in technical, commercial & contractual evaluation of contract documents, agreements, procurement, and purchase orders assuring compliance with FIDIC and Saudi Arabia’s national forms of contracts.

●Highly skilled in gathering, collating, analyzing and interpreting data from various sources and generating reports facilitating effective project management and control.

●Proficient in doing cost planning, cost estimate basis of residential, commercial and mixed use development building, with thorough knowledge of costs of different types of building in KSA as well as supply & installation of Civil & Architectural items.

●Exposure to preparing concept and schematic cost estimates for high rise skyscrapers, mid rise residential communities, commercial building, maternity hospital, library, resort, etc.

●Deft in interfacing & liaising with clients, consultants, contractors, subcontractors, vendors and peer departments and achieving organizational objectives.

●Contribute to the maintenance of project values – teamwork, commitment, integrity, sustainability, excellence, care, passion & courage – in all dealings.

●Proactive, achievement driven engineer with excellent communication, coordination, analytical, planning & execution skills.

Experience

March-2018 – Jan-2019,

Consolidated Consultants Group, (Jordan-Amman)

Position: Commercial Manager

Worked with and provided sub-consultancy commercial services to the Engineer (M/s AECOM Middle East). The Engineer worked with the Employer (M/s Abdali Cleamenceau Hospital) on the development and conversion of an existing residential high-rise tower to a hospital building.

Provided overall contract and cost management services during post contract stage, including but not limited:

●Performed Contracts administration based on FIDIC’s (Design & Build) yellow book.

●Composed and drafted outgoing contractual letters, Engineer’s Instruction, and requests for Variation Proposals.

●Reviewed and certified Contractor’s and Consultant’s Interim Payment Statement,

●Reviewed and commented on Contractor’s submission of revised BOQ’s.

●Reviewed Contractor’s variation orders and claims, in addition to supervision Consultants extensions to deployment plans.

●Prepared monthly commercial report to reflect the project’s financial and contractual status.

●Attended weekly progress meetings in addition to commercial meetings,

December-2016 – May-2017

KEO International, (Saudi Arabia-Riyadh)

Position: Consultant

Provided overall contract and cost management services throughout various stages of project’s design to Saudi Real Estate Company (Al Akaria- Al Wedyan Project): Design economics, benchmarking, elemental cost estimation, etc….

●Performed contacts administration for various types of FIDIC contracts: White, Green, etc…

●Performed Elemental cost estimation to determine construction cost.

●Estimated Construction budgets to estimate their corresponding soft cost’s budget to procure the engineering services of Master Plan design and supervision services.

●Worked with the Client and Enabling works contractor on composing, validating, and reviewing Contractor’s proposal, Scope of Work, Preambles, and BOQ’s structure while adopting the guidelines of Civil Engineering Standard Method of Measurement (CESMM3) and CSI Master Format 2014 update.

August-2015 – March-2016

Projacs International (PMO office, Cost Department), Saudi Arabia-Jeddah)

Position: Cost Manager

Performed Design Economic at Pre-Contract Stage for Al Essayi Hospitality Program using elemental cost estimation based on Uniformat II at level II.

●Analyzed client’s budget for nine (nos.:9) hotels :(Construction, Soft, FF & E, and Pre-Opening

Marketing) costs, in terms of unit price (SAR / Sqm), and user end function (SAR / Key)

●Reviewed and verified consultant’s cost estimate depending of the function and level of cost estimate (1-5),

i.e., basis of cost (BOE) estimate at each stage of design: Pre-concept, Concept, Schematic, Design

Development, and Tender Documents.

●Created templates for cost reports to be followed by design consultants, to serve as solid Basis Of

Estimate for all hotels.

Tendering & Bid evaluation of AHC 101 Al Essayi Jeddah plaza hotel:

●Created a tendering strategy for the project.

●Reviewed the project’s scope of work and documents to determine missing and duplicate items in or between the documents

●Cross checked the quantities extracted from BIM Model LOD 300

●Worked with the team on tendering and bid evaluation.

Consultant’s Interim Payment Certificates:

●Reviewed and certified consultant’s interim payment applications

November 2013 – July 2015

AECOM Arabia (Program Cost Consultancy Department), Saudi Arabia-Jeddah)

Position: Senior Quantity Surveyor & Contracts Administrator

Post contract services to Golden Tower project by Solidere International:

●Served as the point of contact for clients on contractual matters.

●Ensured commercial compliance with all procurement processes and procedures to contractual requirements and provisions ensuring all conditions are satisfied before approval of contractor’s interim payment certificates, variation orders, and claims.

●Initiated and/or conducted, attended and participated in meetings with client, consultants, and contractors concerning projects commercial and financial issues.

●Maintained contractual records and documentation.

●Client care, ensured that company’s Ethics policy and Anti-Corruption Manual Terms & Conditions were not compromised in all we did.

Pre-contract study for one of Jeddah Metro’s flyover packages:

●Reviewed the Cost Estimate of a package, an upgrade to Jeddah’s public transportation system: Jeddah’s Metro’s Obhur creek flyover and five bridges, roads, and temporary diversion roads.

Pre-contract program cost consultancy services for ARAMCO’s Jezan Economic City and Port:

●Worked with Program Cost Consultancy team and supported Aecom’s design team in the creation of estimation cost models for Aramco’s Jezan Economic City for all design stages : 30%, 60%, 90%, and 100%.

●Used project’s scope of work, standardized quantity take off templates, POMI/NRM2 and CBSI cost model as the basis of estimate for the cost estimate for all design stages.

●Taken off quantities using AutoCAD.

●Coordinated with all Aecom’s disciplines and market vendors, and collected information from all possible sources to price all elements of the project.

Project Management Office Services to M/s Abdul Lateef Jameel’s (PMO):

●Worked with AECOM’s and client’s team in preparation of RFP’s for ID fit out package and landscaping using FIDIC, and Saudi Arabia’s standard form of contract for Lexus Northern Ring Road (LNRR) project (Saudi Arabia-Riyadh).

●Evaluated bids of ID fit out & landscaping packages for LNRR.

●Pre-qualified Consultants and Contractor’s to deliver Abdul Lateef Jameel’s (ALJ’s) Toyota’s and Lexus ambitious prototype projects.

●Established a database for Indicative preliminary building cost for various types of projects. Provided high order of magnitude estimate for client’s confidential projects.

●Worked with AECOM and ALJ’s team, to provide technical, financial support, and procurement strategy for Lexus’s & Toyota’s 3S’s prototype ambitious project.

Jan 2013–October 2013

Drake & Scull Construction, Saudi Arabia

Position: Cost Control Manager

●Supported the procurement department in evaluating commercial and technical comparison of bids for strategic procurement and assured budgetary compliance in all purchase activities.

●Reviewed the cost to complete to ensure that all purchases were within the approved budget.

●Ensured that Take Off for the IFC drawings was conducted at site in coordination with the project team to ascertain that the quantities of approved material would be purchased at the proper project requirements to avoid having extra surplus material.

●Examined disputes arising from any contract signed by company concerning construction whether it was with client, subcontractor or supplier.

●Provided contractual advice on the contracts, monitored and drafted contractual correspondence.

●Monitored & controlled operational direct & indirect costs of projects. Collated data & information from all relevant sources and built a database with logs, reports, dashboards & graphs. Generated accurate reports ensured compliance of all physical works with project budgets & schedules. Reports included cash flow forecasts and budget status reports reflecting cost at completion & cost to complete – planned, earned & actual costs.

February 2011-December 2012

Turner Arabia, Jeddah-Saudi Arabia

Position: Cost Engineer -Turner’s core team (PMSS),

Contract Administrator

●Contributed to pre-construction contract administration of several major projects.

●Reviewed scope of work & conditions of contract. Assured compliance with requirements of Saudi standard form of contract and FIDIC 99. Assessed risks and recommended modifications & amended to draft contracts.

●Participated in developing & finalizing project procurement strategies and preparation of contractual documents.

●Reviewed legal & financial aspects of lease contracts for the Abraj Al-Bait Towers Makah. Developed the methodology for breaking down the costs of operation & maintenance for computing service charges. Identified and eliminated inconsistencies & inaccuracies. Prepared measurement of leasable & common areas from drawings. Contributed to the drafting of the report on the outcomes of the study.

●Supported the process of drafting and finalizing of pre-qualification, tender and contract documentation for consultant agreements and contractor contracts along with the administration during the procurement process.

●Participated in developing commercial proposal and an RFP for King Abdul-Aziz International Airport Jeddah.

●Evaluated monthly payment certificates for the Abraj Al-Bait project, identified inaccuracies & inconsistencies and highlighted errors for rectification.

Feb 2009 to Feb 2011

Turner Arabia, Jeddah-Saudi Arabia

Position: Cost Engineer

Lamar Towers Project (Contract value SAR 2 billion),

●Coordinated with client, project manager, design supervision consultant, contractors and finance department and acquired required inputs. Maintained & evaluated historic cost data, project construction cost/budget data, expenditure baselines to provide inputs for developing future estimates.

●Maintained an audit file for each contract which included original contract, specs, all correspondence, changes/deviations, amendments, clarifications, payment schedules.

●Assessed, reviewed, certified, reconciled and recommended action on monthly interim payment applications & variation orders, claims for variations, progress & extensions submitted by Turner, consultants & contractors.

●Forecasted, managed, monitored & controlled costs. Provided cost planning & control services, project financial reporting and analysis of cost related computer data. Prepared detailed computer generated internal & external monthly cost reports, charts & diagrams for analysis & review of cost/budget expenditures. Provided inputs for cost control reports like indicated outcomes reports and cash flows to the projects control section.

●Provided data processing support including printouts & reports for network schedule calculations and other cost related services.

●Managed post award contract administration & commercial issues related to the project.

●Participated in prequalification of contractors & consultants. Conducted legal & commercial evaluation of bids & proposals.

●Developed cost analysis & breakdown of each activity including schedule of values & BOQ unit costs and prepared tender reports for the client.

●Implemented the project procurement strategy. Administered contracts, ensured fulfillment of all commercial requirements and supported the resolution of contract disputes.

Feb 2008 to Feb 2009

TURNER CONSTRUCTION, Dubai UAE

Position: Cost Engineer

Discovery Gardens (Contract value: AED 7 billion),

●Developed & implemented cost control programs & procedures and prepared narratives & cost control reports.

●Collated & recorded details of proposed changes, variation orders and claim status of design consultant & construction contracts.

●Maintained accurate and current job cost data in coordination with the Construction Manager, Senior Schedule Engineer and Chief Estimator.

●Collected audited and correlated information from various sources and produced cost reports, cash flow reports and other budget reports for preparing monthly PCS reports.

Jun 2005 to Feb 2008

TURNER CONSTRUCTION, Dubai UAE

Position: Civil Finishes Superintendant

Discovery Gardens, Lead the field construction team of an assigned zone and supervised all jobs executed by contractors ensuring compliance with designs/specification and completion on time, within budgets meeting quality standards.

●Prepared & implemented daily schedules for multidisciplinary contractors, assigned responsibilities to team members and monitored & controlled all jobs. Reviewed daily construction reports, identified areas of concern and implemented corrective actions to ensure performance of all contractors/team members.

●Enforced all safety & accident prevention rules and fire prevention programs on site.

●Supported the Project Controls System department in monitoring construction progress & schedules. Identified potential variances likely to impact milestone achievement and initiated remedial measures. Coordinated with the contractor’s management team regularly for reviewing schedules, recovery plans, work not started/completed and rescheduling recommendations.

●Scheduled, organized & conducted post-tender meetings. Prepare detailed agenda covering key topics – performance, productivity, progress, submittals & safety coordination. Circulated minutes to company management, client, consultants and contractors and followed up for implementing action points.

●Arbitrated and resolved disputes among contractors & consultants.

●Participated in technical reviews of bids submitted by contractors against tenders. Provided inputs on constructability.

●Managed the procurement process and ensured on time availability of materials at site. Monitored optimum use of construction equipment and tools.

●Supervised and ensured maintenance of all temporary facilities at site.

●Worked as Quantity Surveyor for the Palm Jumairah Shoreline Apartments project (Contract value: AED 200 million.

Nov 2003 to Mar 2005

UNITED ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION LLC, Dubai UAE

Position: Quantity Surveyor

●Executed Quantity Take-offs from tender drawings, specification & Addenda.

●Evaluated Bid/Proposals from subcontractors and recommended selection of best options.

●Verified clauses of general and particular conditions of contract of various tenders.

Dec 2002 to Nov 2003

UNITED ENGINEERING CONSTRUCTION LLC, Dubai UAE

Position: CIVIL ENGINEER;

PROJECT: EMAAR- THE GREENS (CONTRACT VALUE: AED 140 MILLION):

Followed up works at site- Excavation, Piling, Dewatering, Civil & Finishes works- Ensuring adherence to approved construction methodologies.

Oct 2002 to Dec 2002

AASHOOR INDUSTRIAL & COMMERCIAL, Amman Jordan

Position: TRAINEE IN ENGINEERING DEPARTMENTHEAD OFFICE

Participated in the design of warehouses & steel structures and field inspections of Civil works for construction of a warehouse.

Publications and Technical Papers

●Evaluation of variation orders in traditional form of contracting, with a focus on variation order no.3: “Gymnasium Fitouts”.

●Group Project: Study of Challenges of Organizational Change in an International Joint Venture.

●Individual Dissertation: Investigation of Sources of Funding of Social Housing in Saudi Arabia.



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