Basic Info

Walid Alkhawaga

More than 15 years

Doha, Qatar

Bachelor's Degree

Manager

Work Experience

Projects Manager at Dar Al Riyadh Engineering Consultants

Experience Details

Projects Manager

Engineering - Construction/Civil/Architecture

Manager

• Leading a team of 16 employees with the responsibility of executing and delivering the projects and ensuring that the project operations are in compliance with design specifications and meets client requirements.
• Understanding client priorities and responding appropriately, through proactive communication with client representative on day to day progress and issues.
• Reporting to the General Manager regarding the project matters on a regular basis to appraise on the progress of the project activities and issues if any.
• Estimating the resources, duration and human resource needed to achieve project goals and deliverables.
• Identifying and managing project dependencies and critical path and chalking out the action plan accordingly.
• Overseeing all aspects of day to day management of the construction project, monitoring and coordinating work performed by engineering and construction team.
• Conducting site visits, site meetings and periodical review meetings to understand and ensure work progress as per schedule and resolving any issues which may hamper the progress of the project.
• Ensuring that the daily, weekly records of the progress of the works are maintained by concerned staff and evaluating the progress on monthly basis against the planned program and budget.
• Conducting team meetings, conferences and events with project team and project stakeholders.
• Tracking and reporting material delivery to be on site as per approved schedule, so as to avoid any hold ups.
• Ensuring strict compliance of company’s QA policy & safety regulations. Performing periodical internal / external QC audits. Also conducting HSE audits, risk assessment and timely introduction of preventive measures
• Efficiently managing the contract management functions of the company by liaising with quantity surveyors and estimation specialists and other related administrative staff.
• Coordinating with commercial department to float tender enquiries, assist in short listing of tenders after techno-commercial meetings and final selection of sub-contractors.
• Counseling and supporting employees on career development and completing annual performance reviews and overseeing any performance related issues of team members.
• Monitoring and reviewing sub-contractors’ activities and scope creeping to identify potential issues and proactively identifying solutions to redress them.
• Closely monitoring the cost and time schedules with an eye on cost optimization and savings on budgeted cost and expediting the project ahead of schedule.
• Initiating protocol for the testing and commissioning of systems as and when completed and coordinating with clients to witness the testing and evaluation of the project.


Company Details

Dar Al Riyadh Engineering Consultants

Doha, Qatar

More than 1000 employees

Construction - Residential & Commercial/Office

www.daralriyadh.com

Dec 2015 to present (1 year)
Project Manager at Amar Construction

Experience Details

Project Manager

Engineering - Construction/Civil/Architecture

Manager

• Oversaw the functioning of supervisors of all departments and projects as the overall In charge of the project.
• Ensured communication and negotiation with all clients and customers on behalf of the company and made sure that all projects comply with contracts requirements.
• Prepared the estimates, the budgets and the construction timetable for the client and developed the construction strategy.
• Acted as project manager of each project and ensured that all contractual/company and local authority requirements for Quality, Health, safety & Environment (HSE) requirements are complied with.
• Planned, developed and managed Time, Cost, Quality, Resources and Procurement parameters.
• Ensured each project activities are coordinated to meet stipulated requirements and all necessary permits are ready.
• Reviewed the specification and drawings and resolved any unclear issues.
• Managed stakeholder expectations by ensuring that the project is running as per schedule and would be completed on time within the cost.
• Ensured all variation items are immediately acknowledged and intentions are confirmed.
• Ensured all shop drawings and as built drawings are produced, submitted for approval and duly approved.
• Controlled and coordinated work with all subcontractors for safety, quality, progress and reviewed their payments.
• Ensured completion of punch list Items and projects Close out & handover documentation.


Company Details

Amar Construction

Doha, Qatar

501-1000 employees

Construction - Residential & Commercial/Office

N/A

Apr 2013 to Dec 2015 (2 years 8 months)
Project Manager at Al Ali Projects

Experience Details

Project Manager

Engineering - Construction/Civil/Architecture

Manager

• Accountable for leading a team of employees with the responsibility of managing the execution of the construction projects.
• Liaised with external stakeholders throughout the project cycle and ensured project activities are well coordinated.
• Supervised all the project activities and provided technical inputs for methodologies of construction & coordinated with site management team.
• Maintained on-site liaison between Client, Company Personnel and Contractor in resolution of project issues.
• Collected data to brief Client on project issues and provided possible resolutions and understood client priorities and responded appropriately, through proactive communication with client representative on day to day progress and issues.
• Analyzed complex construction/design problems requiring the development of new or improved techniques or procedures and consulted with design engineering personnel whenever needed.
• Interpreted, organized, executed and coordinated construction engineering assignments involving unique or controversial problems which significantly affected major corporate programs.
• Responsible for monitoring assigned staff to determine that the contractor's activities are monitored and controlled in accordance with design specifications and contractual requirements.
• Closely monitored the cost and time schedules with an eye on cost optimization and savings on budgeted cost and expedited the project ahead of schedule.
• Monitored the program frequently to review the progress and implemented corrective actions, whenever required.
• Represented projects at the review meetings and conferences and presented the project related issues.
• Followed up contractual aspect of the work by quickly responding to the contractual letters-claims or variations.
• Ensured compliance to QA/QC plans and HSE plans in the execution of the project.
• Monitored progress of the works, maintained comprehensive records and prepared thorough progress reports to appraise the top management


Company Details

Al Ali Projects

Doha, Qatar

More then 1000 employees

Construction - Residential & Commercial/Office

N/A

Nov 2009 to Apr 2013 (3 years 5 months)
Construction Manager at Baytur Construction

Experience Details

Construction Manager

Engineering - Construction/Civil/Architecture

Manager

• Accountable for leading a team of 11 employees with the responsibility of executing on-site civil construction activities to ensure completion of project within the time & cost parameters and effective resource utilization to maximize the output and reporting to Projects Manager.
• Supervised all construction activities and provided technical inputs for methodologies of construction & coordination with site management teams.
• Regularly monitored construction operations to confirm, they are being carried out in accordance with Operations strategy, standards, policies, procedures and best practices
• Provided effective leadership for project performance, monitoring of schedule, costs, equipment, manpower, materials, safety, & quality control
• Established and maintained strong relationship with owners, design consultants, subcontractors, regulatory agencies, and public
• Worked in conjunction with the Site Manager to ensure construction is consistently carried out to the highest quality.
• Reviewed progress on site on a regular basis and oversaw/coordinated the production and monitored programmes.
• Provided advice, guidance and support to the Project Team, both during the pre-construction and construction phases
• Ensured efficient filing and recording systems are in place, and that the records are retained for the appropriate time period.
• Ensured labour, materials, relevant information and drawings are available, with regular monitoring and control meetings to review.
• Produced and circulated Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan. Ensured regular review to maintain adherence to safety procedures
• Set the standard, promoted best practice and led the way with safety and ensured compliance
• Scrutinized claim documents put up by the contractors and issued provisional acceptance certificate (PAC) or final acceptance certificate (FAC), depending on the merit.
• Performed contract closure activities after ensuring the project has addressed all the terms/ conditions and fully met the exit criteria.


Company Details

Baytur Construction

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

More then 1000 employees

Construction - Residential & Commercial/Office

N/A

Nov 2006 to Oct 2009 (2 years 11 months)
Construction Manager at Badr Contracting & Trading

Experience Details

Construction Manager

Engineering - Construction/Civil/Architecture

Manager

• Executed the project as per quality and safety specifications and as per the daily plan
• Responsible for carrying out supervision at site for day to day execution and monitored the same for adherence with respect to the daily plan
• Planned, developed and organized the construction effort and formulated the most cost-effective plan to achieve timely completion within budget.
• Resolved technical issues at site which may occur from time to time
• Monitored and reported to Projects Manager of project details, including progress, risks and opportunities in a timely manner.
• Defined clear roles & responsibilities and deliverable requirements in terms of both scope and schedule to all the team members.
• Interpreted and explained contracts and technical information to workers and other professionals.
• Allocated Job to the relevant discipline engineers in line with the schedule and allocated resources.
• Maintained all statutory related records such as labor and material utilization.
• Prepared contracts and negotiated revisions, changes and additions to contractual agreements with architects, consultants, clients.
• Monitored construction productivity and schedule performance and investigated reasons for less than satisfactory performance.
• Provided recommendations and instituted measures for improvement by modification to operating procedures/work instruction.
• Adhered to Company Safety Standards and promoted safety culture among the ranks throughout the Company.


Company Details

Badr Contracting & Trading

Doha, Qatar

501-1000 employees

Construction - Residential & Commercial/Office

N/A

Sep 2003 to Oct 2006 (3 years 1 month)
Site Engineer at Badr Contracting & Trading

Experience Details

Site Engineer

Engineering - Construction/Civil/Architecture

Experienced (Non-Manager)

• Supervised the site construction activities of the palace, villa and building and reported to the Project Manager.
• Maintained working relationship with the subcontractors, clients, representatives and suppliers.
• Managed evaluating the work done by the subcontractors and prepared the project schedule.
• Coordinated with the Project Manager and ensured that the work carried out is in accordance to the schedule and made the necessary changes with prior approval of Project Manager.
• Performed various office activities on the site and attended all the office correspondence.
• Maintained the documents regarding the progress of the construction process on day to day basis


Company Details

Badr Contracting & Trading

Doha, Qatar

501-1000 employees

Construction - Residential & Commercial/Office

N/A

Aug 2001 to Aug 2003 (2 years)
Site Engineer at RAMW

Experience Details

Site Engineer

Engineering - Construction/Civil/Architecture

Entry Level

• Responsible for executing the construction and the finishing works of the 2 main parts of the projects, i.e. Theatre Building and the Minister’s Office Building.
• Supervised all the civil construction activities, coordinated drawing approvals, liaised with R.C.C consultants, Architects, clients and customers.
• Enforced thorough inspection and ensured materials received at site are in accordance with the quantity & quality
• Prepared and checked bar bending schedule as per structural and architectural drawings in compliance with relevant standard for structural vertical and horizontal elements.
• Efficiently coordinated with the project team to achieve the progress of work as planned with desired quality so as to deliver highly productive work.
• On completion of internal inspection of the completed work, originated the Field Inspection Request (FIR), so as to get the final inspection done and approved by the consultant.
• Ensured that the works carried out by the contractors are in line with the contract drawings and meet the relevant specifications.
• Accompanied the consultant during site inspections and made sure that all activities were completed and the site was ready for inspection.
• Ensured client satisfaction by providing delivery of highest quality projects / service and promptly acted on the feedback.


Company Details

RAMW

Cairo, Egypt

More then 1000 employees

Construction - Residential & Commercial/Office

N/A

Jul 1999 to Jul 2001 (2 years)

Achievements


1- Succeeded to extend a Al Jazeera TV live channel without a day off air
2- Company was entitled for a new project which is Al Jazeera Documentary


1- Only worked in selective projects, such as 3 hotels, 1 hospital, 1 Place for a VVIP person
2- My hotels were selected to be launched by HH the Emir of Qatar


1- Nominated by the Client Nakheel to be the CM for the Jumeirah Park Villas project
2- Honored to be the fastest package in progress and engineering among another 7 packages


1- Worked in selective projects related to governmental organizations
2- Promoted to be the youngest CM in the company



Education

MBA in MBA

Education Details

MBA

MBA

Northampton University, United Kingdom

Not specified

N/A

Persuading Master’s in Business Administration from Northampton University. (Completed 50% of the modules, and expected graduation date: mid of 2017) Northampton University, United Kingdom: 2015-2017

Northampton University
2015 - 2017 (Expected)
B.Sc.in Engineering in Civil Engineering

Education Details

B.Sc.in Engineering

Civil Engineering

Qatar University, Qatar

B / Very Good / 75 - 85%

N/A

Honored by the Faculty of Engineering, for academic achievements from 1994 to 1998

Qatar University
1994 - 1999
High School - Thanaweya Amma

High School Details

Thanaweya Amma

Doha High School

Qatar

1994

A / Excellent / 85 -100%

N/A

Doha High School
1994

Certifications

IELTS
Apr 2015

Certificate details

IELTS

Apr 2015

7

N/A

N/A

British Council

N/A

Certificate details

Grade A Civil Engineer

Jan 2014

N/A

N/A

N/A

Ministry of Municipality and Urban Planning - Qatar

N/A

Certificate details

Member of Egyptian Engineers Syndicate

Jul 1999

N/A

N/A

N/A

The Egyptian of Engineers Sydicate

N/A

Training and Courses

Training/Course Details

FIDIC

May 2015

Hill International

N/A

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