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Engineer Manager

United States
March 19, 2011

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Col. Ashokan G (Retd) BE (Mech), MSc (FM), MBIFM, NEBOSH

Contact No.: +971-**-*******


Professional Synopsis

Result oriented professional, with exposure in Strategy, Planning & Execution covering all Facilities Management processes and defining continuous improvement processes. Adept in analysing the mission of the organisation, its strategic objectives and direction and accordingly define the business processes that will lead to the achievement of these results.

Wealth of experience gained from working as a client and as a service provider in managing facilities

Business Acumen

With over 20 years of experience in Facilities Management, Contract Management, Technical Support, Budgeting, Leadership, Training & Development and Team Management.

Deft in mobilising for project from conceptualization to execution including technical specifications, stage inspections, progress monitoring, site management and manpower planning.

Proven track record of performance combined with the ability to achieve results in terms of service delivery, cost savings, property / services set up, risk and change management

Adept at spearheading continuous improvement / enhancement initiatives in the processes to optimise resource / capacity utilisation.

Strong relationship management skills with the ability to network with Project Members, Consultants & Contractors with ease.

An effective communicator & team player with strong analytical, logical and problem solving abilities.

Adroit in driving business restructuring; developing & streamlining systems with proven ability to enhance operational effectiveness and meeting operational goals within the cost, time & quality parameters.


Seeking a role which will prove to be both a professional and personal challenge. An opportunity to effectively utilise my expertise in strategic management.


Personal Traits: Positive attitude, result oriented and a comprehensive manager

Computer: Advanced Microsoft Office skills

Language: English, Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam

Personal Details

Age : 43

Date Of Birth : 20 Oct 1967

Nationality : Indian

UAE Driving Licence : Yes

Marital Status : Married

Children : One


Masters in Facilities Management from UK, 2008

Graduation in Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), 1989

NEBOSH : National General Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, UK, 2006

LEED, Core Concepts and Strategies

Professional Membership

British Institute of Facilities Management

Career Contour

July 2008 – Till Date Senior Facilities Manager

Aldar Properties PJSC (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

manage upmarket residential community of more than 20.00 million square feet

develop strategies and translate them to measurable goals and motivate staff to achieve them

critically analyse design drawings from Facilities Management (FM) perspective and ensure sustainable development and conformity to LEED parameters

Develop, Implement Policies and Procedures for management of facilities.

long term review and analysis of the direction of a project in terms of systems to ensure reduction of life cycle costs and resources in order to meet business objectives with minimum impact on execution of a project

develop and control budget

formulate SLA and KPI for all the facets of FM

manage tendering process, conclude contract and operate them for effective management of the facility

develop, communicate and train health, safety and environmental regulations in order to ensure safety of all contractors, consultants and employees in the workplace and compliance with best practice

Develop and operate Quality Control process to takeover of buildings and handover to clients.

Jan 2005 – July 2008 Facilities Manager

IDAMA Asset Management Solutions (Dubai Properties Group LLC, UAE)

manage all aspects of facilities engineering services within the cluster of properties in TECOM (Dubai Internet City/Dubai Media City/Knowledge Village) comprising of over 72 buildings and 70+ operatives with total area of 5.00 million square feet

planning, implementing and achieving department strategic goals and objectives

develop and monitor service level key performance indicators (KPIs) to ensure customer satisfaction

implementing asset maintenance and repair activities to optimise asset management and carrying out asset inspections

ensuring optimum facilities management services are delivered across the portfolios

due diligence reporting

evaluate business performance and provide recommendations for continuous improvement

optimise the building operation to improve the LEED rating

establishing & managing client relationships, liaising with contractors and site managers

ensure the company quality assurance and health and safety procedures are implemented effectively

implement sustainable development programs

developing and working to a given budget and reviewing expenditure

2002 – 2005 Facilities Manager (Officer Commanding)

Engineer Regiment (Indian Army)

maintenance and management of multiple facilities

organise and improve efficiency

management of logistics, transportation, assets and security

personnel management and HR

key result areas achieved: -

maintain facilities meeting the stringent quality and safety standards

motivated staff to produce results under challenging conditions

achieved greater client satisfaction

1999 – 2002 Facilities Manager (Garrison Engineer)

Military Engineering Service (Indian Army)

head of facilities, infrastructure and property management division of a mixed use development (residential, commercial, retail, hospital)

establish and monitor goals develop and managed departmental budget

manage construction, repair, redesigning and maintenance of building and infrastructure in the development

manage operation and maintenance of utility and infrastructure services

conclude maintenance and service contracts and administer them effectively

effective management of personnel, transport and security

utilities operated and maintained:-

filtration and water supply

generation and transmission of electricity

waste water and sewage treatment plant

building maintenance (Fabric and MEP)

1996 – 1999 Sr. Project Engineer

Engineer Regiment (Indian Army)

manage planning, designing, budgeting and procurement of stores for multifaceted works

maintain helipads, roads and shelters in inhospitable desert terrain

manage human resources and equipment’s

motivate and train staff to excel in their skill sets

administer and economise resources and improved efficiency

1994 – 1996 Asst Facilities Manager

Military Engineering Service (Indian Army)

manage the operation and maintenance of Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing services of India’s premier defence training establishment “National Defence Academy”

head the work force of 10 supervisors and 300 staff to operate and maintain the facilities round the clock

operate, manage and maintain all utility services in the garrison

water treatment and distribution

electricity generation and transmission

sewage treatment

1989 – 1994 Project Engineer Mechanical

Engineer Regiment (Indian Army)

manage, operate and maintain utility services

manage and maintain transport and earth moving plants

human resource and security management

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