Experience

  • Country Manager

    at Mott MacDonald Ltd

    January 2015 - at Present

    Capital Governorate

    Responsible for the management of the company’s AED 50M Net Revenue business in Bahrain covering the Energy, Water, Transport, Built Environment and Advisory sectors, reporting to the Regional Managing Director for the Middle East. Responsible for territory P&L, operational management, client management and overall leadership including local business profile, project performance, credit management, resource management, staff welfare, teamwork and engagement. Further responsible for business development including major proposals, business planning and budgeting, all bid management in country and bid governance both locally and regionally. Responsible for client relationships through key client account management, developing best practice approaches to provide clients with the highest quality of service delivery. I was also Projects Director accountable for the winning, operational delivery, resourcing and Commercial Management for a variety of major infrastructure projects

  • Country Manager / Project Manager

    at Hyder Consulting

    November 2011 - January 2015

    Capital Governorate

    Responsible for the overall management of the Hyder Bahrain office, profit and loss accounts for all sectors (highways, transport, utilities and property), business development and client liaison. Direct management responsibility for all staff in the country. As a member of the extended board in the Middle East, I was responsible for strategy development and implementation at a regional and local level. Responsible for KSA territory operational management including leadership, project performance and credit management, resource management and developing client relationships. Project Manager- Muharraq Sewage Treatment Plant PPP - A US$ 9million design commission on this BOOT project providing detailed design services to Samsung Engineering. Projects Director for a variety of infrastructure schemes including transportation studies, highways and transportation, water supply and sewerage schemes.

  • Project Manager / Design Manager / Construction Manager

    at Scottish Water Solutions

    April 2004 - November 2011

    Edinburgh

    Responsible for the project management of GBP20 million pan-Scotland programme of Capital Maintenance works for wastewater treatment plants including the management and direct supervision of a team of multi-disciplined specialists and contractors, all cost, risk and programme management and ensuring that project outputs were achieved. 2010-2011 Responsible for management of a portfolio of water and wastewater facility improvements with a total value in excess of GBP50 million, individual project values up to GBP19 million. Responsible for the management of a team of multi-disciplined specialists, contractors and consultants to provide services for design and construction within tight budgets and time scales. Held the role of business management system co-ordinator with responsibility for the planning and implementation of quality audits and co-ordination of staff feedback. 2004-2010

  • Design Manager

    at Ministry of Municipal and Agricultural Affairs

    November 2002 - April 2004

    Baladīyat ar Rayyān

    Within the consultancy services division of the Government Drainage Department having a portfolio of wastewater treatment works projects with a total capital budget of approximately GBP300 million. Responsible for preparation of project briefs, specifications, contract documentation, direct management of consultancy contracts, design review and verification.

  • Project Manager

    at Babtie Group

    January 2001 - November 2002

    Edinburgh

    North of Scotland Water Authority- Moray Coast PFI Wastewater Scheme – Client’s Technical Adviser on a wastewater transfer and treatment project in the North of Scotland covering 80Km of coastline with three major new wastewater treatment plants, 32 sewage pumping stations and over 100Km of gravity and pumped sewerage networks, all procured under the Private Finance Initiative.

  • Principal Engineer

    at White Young Green Consulting Engineers

    January 1993 - January 2001

    Edinburgh

    Key Projects :– Serco Services Ltd – Forth Side Depot Stirling – GBP 600k– Management of a multidisciplinary team for the feasibility study and detailed design of a new small arms workshop including design of reinforced concrete pile and raft slab, steel portal frame building with masonry cladding and mezzanine level for mechanical equipment.  Babcock Rosyth Defence Ltd. Term Consultancy – GBP 5.1million– Project Manager responsible for detailed design and supervision of multi-disciplinary design teams for all projects under this commission including renovation of major building structures, water supply, road works and a steel footbridge. North of Scotland Water Authority, Gairloch Drainage Scheme Phases 3 and 4 – Project management of a multidisciplinary design team on a rural sewage scheme involving gravity sewers, rising mains, pump stations and marine outfalls. Glaxo Wellcome, Foul Sewage System – Installation of new foul sewage system in highly sensitive pharmaceutical plant.

  • Site / Section Engineer

    at M J Gleeson Group Plc

    June 1988 - December 1992

    Edinburgh

    Key Projects :- Kenya Ministry of Transport Jomo Kenyatta Int’l. Airport Kenya– New construction and refurbishment work to the existing international airport including pavements, cargo facilities and electrical services upgrade. Responsible for a team of engineers providing support on all aspects of the design and construction and liaison with the design consultant, BAA. Ministry of Defence Dreghorn Barracks, Edinburgh – Section engineer on new construction and refurbishment work at an Army barracks responsible for 17 new buildings including a sports centre complete with swimming pool, several steel framed portal structures forming stores and multi storey masonry accommodation buildings. Fife Regional Council East Fife Regional Road – Graduate engineer on road bridge construction contract. Responsible for construction of 4 nr structures including a 160m steel/RC composite viaduct, precast beam bridge and 2 nr RC beam deck bridges forming a high level interchange.

Education

  • B.Eng

    at Heriot Watt University

    1983 - 1988 (5 years) Edinburgh

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