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<p>Youssef Ekladious5 Lavery Place, Sunnynook, Auckland, NZ 0632Cell: 0211180017Email Address:</p> <p>Executive Summary Im a civil engineer with over 13 years of extensive hands-on project management experience in a wide range of projects including industrial plants, world class shopping malls, high rise buildings, airports, water/waste water treatment plants and prestressed concrete bridges. I have a solid technical background managing construction projects as well as extensive exposure to multi-disciplinary construction. I have managed projects from conceptual phase through final handover to the client.</p> <p>Career ObjectiveSeeking a project management position with a fast growing organization that prides itself in safely completing complex projects of the highest quality while maintaining the constraints of time and cost. This is where I can best apply my knowledge and experience adding value to the company and its clients.</p> <p>Technical Skills: Thorough knowledge of HSE practices and procedures (zero harm objective) Procurement management experience managing subcontractors, services/supplies providers including engineering design/consultants contracts and purchasing of equipment Managing EPC projects including establishing the project team, identifying resources required, monitoring project baselines (schedule and cost), reporting, HSE, Quality Assurance and scope change management Field engineering, solving site technical problems with the ability to coordinate multi-disciplinary site activities In-depth knowledge of concrete construction including quality control measures for projects having up to 120,000 m3 of concrete Competent knowledge and experience with Quality Assurance/Quality Control procedures including verifications, inspections, testing and documentation Computer skills: working knowledge of MS office and Primavera P6 Rel.7 Ed.1 </p> <p>Core Competencies: Communication Skills: excellent both verbal and writing, ability to communicate in clear and simple terms and consideration of the different background/cultures. High reporting skills including preparing progress reports, technical reports and special reports for upper management attention Leadership Skills: directly leading a team of more than 25 professionals including engineers, administration staff, document controllers and draughtsmen successfully completing the project on time. Motivating the team as they willingly performed multi-tasks extending beyond their normal scope to achieve the targets Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Skills: ability to negotiate and reach compromises. Managed to negotiate and agree on variation orders and amicably settle contractual disputes and claims Working Under Pressure and Multi-Tasking: Achieved project targets within constraints of time and cost, decided on technical matters including electrical, mechanical, instrumentation and piping works of Sorfert Fertilizers Plant Project </p> <p>Personal Attributes: Integrity and managing by example. Attention to details and punctuality. Flexible, adaptable with a can do attitude and ready to engage. A quick learner and able to build on acquired knowledge.</p> <p>Professional Experience</p> <p>Contracts Manager July 2016-Prent Nauhria Precast LimitedProject: Managing the preparation of shop drawings, manufacturing and supply of precast concrete panels, beams, columns, stairs, pre-tensioned ribs and flat slabs for residential, commercial and industrial projects.</p> <p>Responsibilities/Achievements: Ensured implementation of company HSE measures including hazards identification, mitigation/elimination procedures, SOPs review and promotion of zero harm target Managing the companys overall holistic planning including progress monitoring, updating/reprogramming to ensure meeting the clients delivery schedules and with the required quality Managing the drafting team/project managers and liaising with the production team to ensure compliance with the requirements of signed contracts Liaised with the clients and solved technical and delivery schedule problems Checked/reviewed the company monthly claims and the corresponding payment schedules including variation claims and followed up on payments status Participated in the company strategic planning including review of existing procedures, development of new ones, identifying areas for improvement and increasing the company competitive edge </p> <p>Site Manager September 2014-July 2016Holcim New Zealand Project: Holcim Cement Market Supply Project (CMSP), building of two cement distribution terminals (at Timaru and Auckland) to receive imported cement and redistribute cement over land and sea. Each terminal includes cement storage concrete dome, ship unloader (and ship loader for Timaru terminal), truck load out building, utilities building, administration building, piping works and utilities.</p> <p>Responsibilities/Achievements: Oversaw/inspected the construction works onsite and helped the contractor to establish the quality control/inspection protocols and records Controlled and managed the construction schedule/budget, proposed and followed up field measures to recover the contractor delays in performing the planned activities Analyzed and provided recommendation to the Project Manager for contractors variation orders Actively managed contractors to ensure sufficient resources for civil, mechanical and electrical work Prepared regular reports and compiled ad hoc queries and reports as required. Verified and approved contractor monthly progress payment claims Reviewed and approved method statement, managed and resolved site technical/construction issues Managed contracts with contractors/consultant maintaining both within budget Applied Zero Harm Policy ensuring that safety plans are strictly followed (250,000 MHRs without LTI) </p> <p>Orascom Construction Industries (OCI) February 1997 June 2014OCI is a leading international EPC contractor and fertilizers producer (ranked world No 95 in ENR list) and is one of the Middle East largest corporations with projects and investments across Europe, the Middle East, North America, North Africa and Asia. </p> <p>Corporate Quality Manager May 2012 June 2014Projects: Several mega projects on Corporate Level (e.g. Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), Mall Of Egypt, Baiji Power Plant in Iraq, prestressed bridges, residential complex &amp; airports upgrade)</p> <p>Responsibilities/Achievements: Managed the company Quality functions including project quality staffing, preparing QA/QC documents (e.g., PQP, ITP, QP, etc.) and supervised implementation of the Company Quality Management System (QMS) Reviewed QA/QC procedures and introduced improvements Established and managed Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for evaluating the projects quality based on quantitative measures Resolving of technical field problems and providing remedies for quality deviations Represented the company in negotiating new contracts in Egypt, USA, Algeria and Germany</p> <p>Project Manager August 2007 May 2012 Projects: Sorfert Ammonia/Urea Fertilizers Complex/Offshore Package </p> <p>Responsibilities/Achievements: Participated in preparing procurement documentation for engineering design &amp; subcontractors/suppliers Coached the kickoff of the project, established project procedures, organization chart, managed meetings, multi-discipline coordination and ensured implementation of company policies Managed the design, cost/schedule, contract administration, project progress reporting, variation orders, resolution of disputes, investigated cost overruns and took action to maintain project budget Coordinated commissioning procedures in collaboration with the equipment suppliers and the clients operation staff Participated in project handing over to client and close out documentation Ensured strict adherence to HSE procedures and performed regular review of safety statistics to identify points of concern and the required corrective actions Managed to negate and settle claims amicably with the off shore contractor by maintaining and analyzing thorough records of all delays, modifications after approval of documents/drawings and the proper interpretation of the contract terms Collaborated with the designer to achieve a cost saving for the seawater cooling piping by altering to glass reinforced vinyl ester pipes instead of glass reinforced epoxy pipes Promoted to work on the corporate level in the quality department </p> <p>Deputy Project Manager December 2000 August 2007 Projects: - EBIC Ammonia Fertilizer Plant with KBR USA - EFC-II Ammonia/Urea fertilizers Plant with Krupp Uhde Germany - Nile City Towers Development Project (Electromechanical Works) with BESIX Belgium Responsibilities/Achievements: Managed and monitored the project construction activities including staffing, needed equipment, work progress, schedule, budget, Quality/HSE and materials procurement Monitored the engineering deliverables, provided technical support, reviewed surveys, field investigations, solved field execution problems, proposed remedies for deviations and got the clients approval on those remedies Monitored the contractual obligations, negotiated variation orders and resolved contractual disputes with the client Managed the subcontractors including coordination between different disciplines Participated in business development and building relationship with potential/existing clients resulting in winning a second Fertilizer production line project Managed to win an acceleration claim due to expediting measures implemented to recover the material delivery delays and errors in design Managed to lead the QC team and recover the delay in testing/preparing the QC documentation/records needed for testing/commissioning of over 210 pipes loops/test packages and achieve the Mechanical Completion milestone on time Promoted to work as a project manager</p> <p>Technical Office Manager December 1998 November 2000Projects: EFC-I Ammonia/Urea fertilizers Plant with Krupp Uhde Germany </p> <p>Responsibilities/Achievements: Overall coordination of all technical matters related to project materials control, drawings flow, materials submittals, scheduling / planning and shop drawings preparation Followed up and responded to site correspondence, performed contract administration duties, issued progress reports for project manager review, followed up and recorded the costs of variation/change orders for reimbursement from the client Solved technical field problems, coordinated the sequencing of different disciplines, quantity surveying, reviewed and approved subcontractors invoices and prepared the company monthly invoices. Identified discrepancies/conflicts in the drawings, proposed cost effective solutions to tackle them, got the clients approval on the solutions and on issuing change orders to cover the cost of rectifying these discrepancies Promoted to work as a deputy project manager Senior Site Engineer/Construction Manager February 1997 November 1998Project: Suez Cement Plant Extension Line 2 Krupp Polysius France</p> <p>Responsibilities/Achievements: Site mobilization including batch plant arrangements, carpentry and rebars fabrication workshop, materials storage areas and site grading Field engineering and execution of project drawings, evaluated labor force &amp; equipment necessary to execute the job Followed up the construction activities to ensure adherence to schedule and project budget Supervised, coordinated, quantity surveyed, performed materials control and managed the sub-contractors performing refractory lining of the cement kiln and heat insulation works (hot, cold and sound) Prepared the method statement for the refractory lining of the cement kiln with (A) approval first time. Visiting USA (Leisure, travel and study purposes) December 1995 October 1996Senior Quality Control Engineer April 1989 December 1995Dillingham / ABB SUSA Inc July 1993 December 1995Project: Sakkara Military Air Base Peace vector IV</p> <p>Hamza Associates, Consultants &amp; Engineers April 1993 June 1993 Project: EL-Gable El Assfar Waste Water Treatment Plant</p> <p>George A. Fuller Company / American International Contractors, Inc. J. V March 1992 February 1993Project: Emergency Restoration of Ali AL-Salem Military Air Base</p> <p>Technical Engineering Office for Consultations and Quality Control November 1991 February 1992 Project: Arab Contractors Central Concrete Batch PlantLos Angles Water Treatment Corporation April 1989 June 1991Project: Provincial Cities Development Project, Water Treatment Plant</p> <p>Responsibilities/Achievements Performed inspections on lines and grades, soil condition/compaction, formwork, reinforcement, embedment, concrete placements, masonry works, lathing and plastering, painting, flooring, hardware installation of doors &amp; windows, steel structures erection, cladding works, bolted tanks erection and the rehabilitation of damaged structures that were partially destroyed in a military air base during the first Persian Gulf War Conducted on-site/off-site inspections on materials/supplies/installation for compliance with requirements Monitored laboratory technicians in performing soil and concrete testing in the laboratory and on site Designed the proportioning of concrete mixtures, studied using of additives for concrete mixtures for improved characteristics and performed concrete non-destructive tests Prepared inspection reports, daily / weekly / monthly reports and punch lists for Clients final acceptance</p> <p>Civil Engineer...</p>