I am a Chartered Quantity Surveyor with over eighteen years’ experience working in Sri Lanka, Oman, United Arab Emirates, Azerbaijan, and I am currently working as Senior Manager – Post Contracts at North 25 Project Management LLC (Meraas Holding) in Dubai, UAE.
Senior Manager –Contracts (Project Manager)
at North 25 Project Management LLC – Meraas Holding
July 2018 - at Present
Project Various projects (i.e. Infrastructure, road and bridges , substations, residential towers and buildings, villas, commercial and office buildings, retail units, theme parks and master planning development, water front development) worth over AED 100 billion. Experience Representing core team and manage a team, I was assigned for contract preparation, review, approval and recommendation vis-à-vis the procurement strategies for various constructions Contract documents prepared/reviewed include concession agreement/ engineering procurement contracts, traditional procurement contracts, design & build contracts, consultant agreement and purchase agreements; technical auditing, change management and control; Extension of time review and approve recommendation; Pre and Post contract services from inception to completion Implement procedures and establish various forms throughout projects
Senior Commercial Manager (Consultant)
at AX Consulting
November 2017 - June 2018
Project Various construction management projects (i.e. Knight Bridge Residential Development, Winter Bulvar Hotel and Merchant Hotel) in Azerbaijan worth over US$ 2 billion Experience Establish company commercial protocol and documentation system Manage quantity surveying team Department budget and expenditure Select, conduct interview and appointment of team members (QSs) Identifying and establishing package strategies for the construction management projects Pre-contact services such cost planning, package BOQs (i.e. enabling works, structural works, masonry works, vertical transportation, MEP services, temporary works, landscaping works, ID works) and other quantity surveying duties for the aforesaid outlined projects
Senior Manager – Contracts (Developer/Client)
at DXB Entertainment PJSC/Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC – Meraas Holding
October 2014 - September 2017
Project Dubai Parks and Resorts (Legoland, Bollywood Park, Motiongate, Riverwalk, Lapita Hotel, Six Flags, Lego Hotel) Dubai, UAE (Value approximately AED 10.2 billion), Dubai Arena (AED 1.2 billion), La Mer Water Park and Ring Show Project (Value approximately AED 0.5 billion) Experience Contract preparation, review, approval and recommendation vis-à-vis the procurement strategies for various construction programmes for hotels, retail & entertainment, theme parks, tram-vehicle, infrastructure developments – bridges, roads, water park and IT facilities. Contract documents prepared/reviewed include concession agreement/ engineering procurement contracts, traditional procurement contracts, design & build contracts, consultant agreement and purchase agreements; Technical auditing, Change management and control; Extension of time review and approval recommendation; Pre and Post contract cervices from inception to completion
Commercial & Contracts Manager (Project Manager)
at Mace International Ltd – UAE
October 2013 - October 2014
Project Emirates Pearl Hotel, Abu Dhabi, UAE for Atlas Telecommunications (Value approximately AED 1.4 billion) Experience Review existing project protocol and analyse data for technical audit report; Establish revised budget and cost control of the project; Contract administration procedure including change management; Contract review and resolution of contractual issues; liaison with the client / asset manager/ financial institution for budget approval; Cost reporting and project cash flows; Review and approval of various insurances/payments/bonds and guarantees; Identifying risks, analysing risk together with project team and control; Implementing optimum procurement strategies for outstanding work packages; Procurement administration and project close out strategies. Manage and over see engineer’s contracts team and cost consultant.
Senior Cost Manager (Construction Manager)
at Mace International Ltd – Baku –Azerbaijan
September 2010 - September 2013
Project Port Baku Residence, Baku, Azerbaijan for Pasha Construction (Value approximately US$ 500 million) Experience Pre and Post Contract administration duties encompassing procurement, tender documentation, drafting letters of Intent, compiling contract agreements, interim certificates, change management, budget/cost control and reporting, participate in value engineering exercises, final account preparation and close out and Claims management Project Shahdag Resort Grand Resort Hotel (SKI) Development Project, Qsar, Azerbaijan for Pasha Construction (Value approximately US$ 250 million) Experience Pre contract services such as drafting, review and approval of request for proposal (RFP) documents together with detailed BOQs for various work packages; Advise and oversee pre contract services delivery and manage commercial team
Mace International Ltd – Dubai
at Senior Quantity Surveyor (Project Manager)
May 2010 - August 2010
Project Business Bay Executive Towers at Business Bay for Dubai Properties (Value approximately US$ 700 million) Experience Final Accounts (Close out of Variations)
Quantity Surveyor – Valuation E&M and Rail Systems (Engineer)
at Parsons International Overseas Ltd – Abu Dubai – United Arab Emirates
April 2009 - February 2010
Project Dubai Light Rail Transit (Red and Green Line) – Dubai Metro for Road and Transport Authority - Dubai (Value approximately US$ 7.0 billion) Experience Post contract duties including evaluation of variations for various E&M work items and Rail systems- Provide cost advice to client pertaining to variation instruction justification (VIJS); chair commercial meetings; Evaluation and preparation of engineer’s provisional valuations (EPV) and final valuation (EFV); Update and manage project budget and commercial status (commercial reporting); Review and advice on Contract provisions during dispute resolution
Project Surveyor / Lead Senior Quantity Surveyor (Consultancy)
at Faithful Gould – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
September 2008 - March 2009
Major Projects Arabian Canal Road, Infrastructure & Utility Developments (Phase I) – Dubai; Single Family Town home (Zone I) – Arabian Canal – Dubai for Limitless; IPIC Headquarters – Abu Dhabi for IPIC (Value aggregate up to US$ 23.0 billion) Experience Design economics and cost planning services for various elements of work including civil, architectural, landscaping, road infrastructure, utility infrastructure, district cooling (EPC) etc.; Contract administration; managing and supervising pre contract project QS team; Attending client and consultant meetings; Preparation and review of project execution plan, cost plans; Rate analysis; Preparation of expression of interest, pre-qualification documents and tender documents, Preparation and compiling of pre and post tender clarifications; Preparation of tender evaluation reports; Advice on procurement method and selection of construction packages; Contractual advice on ongoing issues.
Senior Quantity Surveyor (Developer)
at Rakeen Development PJSC FZC – RAK - UAE
September 2007 - August 2008
Ra’s al Khaymah
Major Projects Al Marjan Island Project, Banyan Tree Resort Project, RAK Airways Hotel Project, Project, Rakeen Building Project, Bab Al Bhar Project, Acacia City Hotel, RAK International Airport-Phase I, Various oversees projects in Iran, Georgia, Lebanon, Congo and Tanzania, the value of which aggregate up to US$ 15.0 billion. Experience Preparation, review, recommendation and approval of various consultant and contract agreement, Drafting letters of acceptance and intent; Preparation, review and recommendation of preliminary procurement plans, request for proposal, initial preliminary project cost, cash flows and employer’s requirements documents; Advice on procurement method and selection of particular project and construction packages; Various contract administration and contractual advice on ongoing issues; Negotiation and approval of rate and contract price and Post contract commercial and contracts management duties, final accounts and project close out.
Quantity Surveyor / Senior Quantity Surveyor (Project Manager)
at Mace International Ltd. – Dubai – UAE
August 2003 - August 2007
Major Projects Mixed (Commercial & Residential) Development (UAE Dhs. 6 Billion Jumeirah Beach Residence Project 1.7km long with 36 Residential Apartment Towers and 4 Hotels for TECOM/Dubai Properties, Dubai, U.A.E) Experience Pre and post contract cost and commercial management services including –preparation of cost planning and reports; preparation and evaluating cost estimates, Preparation & review of tender documents; Preparation and review of tender evaluation reports; Preparation and review of contract documents; cost savings/ value engineering exercises; evaluating interim valuations and certificates for both main contractor and consultants; Change management/variations; Administration of prime cost and provisional sums; Analysis of extension of time claims, final account closeout.
Project Quantity Surveyor (Contractor)
at Strabag Oman LLC- Sultanate of Oman
June 2002 - June 2003
Muḩāfaz̧at Shamāl ash Sharqīyah
Major Projects Road Project: US$ 11.6 million measure & pay contract for design & construction of 79Km long single carriageway asphalt concrete road from A’Seelah to R’as al Hadd for Ministry of Transport & Communications. Road project: US$ 2.0 million Lump sum contract for design and construction of 14 Km of internal asphalt concrete roads at Shariqua Region in Sur Area Shore protection project: US$ 0.5 million measure & pay contract for design & construction of 1.4 km shore protection work at Al Ashkara and A’seelah at Jalan Bani Bu Hassan Experience Responsible for all traditional and contemporary quantity surveying and commercial services through final account preparation, negotiation and closeout.
Site Quantity Surveyor (Contractor)
at Maga Engineering Ltd. - Sri Lanka
January 2002 - June 2002
Major Projects US$ 4.3 million measure & pay contract for construction of Head quarters building & University Infrastructure development for Millennium Information Technologies - Sri Lanka. Experience Preparation and Negotiation of cost proposals for additions, extras, Variations and Contractual claims, Sub contract payments
B.Sc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying
at University of Moratuwa
1998 - 2002 (4 years) Western Province
Commercial and Contract Management Services from inception to completion of projects i.e. transportation (railway/metro, airport), hospitality (hotels, resorts and retails), site wide infrastructure and utility provision, residential, commercial and mixed used developments, theme parks, leisure and entertainment development, educational (university and school) complexes, museum, marine and canal development.