Saeed - Contract Manager - Al Khobar Al Janubiyah, Khobar Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Saeed

Al Khobar Al Janubiyah, Khobar Saudi Arabia

Services

Contract Manager

Summary:

I hold Master's Degree in Civil Engineering and possess more than 20 years experience of contract management of Civil Engineering Projects like 3800 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant (KSA), 1450 MW Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project (Pak), 30 feet Raising of Mangla Dam Project (Pak), 184 MW Chashma Hydropower project (Pak), etc. Experienced in dealing with various FIDIC Contracts (FIDIC 1987, 1992, FIDIC 1999, EPC/Turnkey Contracts, 2006 MDB Harmonized edition, etc) and possesses extensive experience in interpretation of various clauses of FIDIC conditions of contract. I have vast experience in the field of contract administration, claims, variation orders, quantity surveying, measurements and payments, replies to contract matters, preparation of tender documents, evaluation of tenders, tender evaluation reports, award of tenders and contract documents.

Experienced in preparation/review and processing of payment certificates, preparation of variation orders and rate analysis, contractual requirements of projects at commencement and phasing-out, etc.

Work History

Contracts Administrator

Lahmeyer International Gmbh, Germany

From June 2012

Project: Construction of 3800 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant at Qurayyah, Al-Dammam (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia).
Client: Saudi Electricity Company (SEC), Saudi Arabia
Employer: Lahmeyer International GmbH, Germany
Duration : June 2012 - Todate:

Working with Lahmeyer International GmbH, as Contracts Administrator, on construction of 3800 MW Combined Cycle Power Plant at Qurayyah, Al-Dammam (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia). The Client is Saudi Electricity Company (SEC). Estimated cost of this project is US$ 4 billion approx. The Contract was based on SEC Contract Documents.

Responsibilities: I am responsible for the following services:

• Review contractual obligations of the parties and provides continual review to ensure the fulfillment of contractual obligations of the parties
• Apprise the Project Management to comply with contractual processes and procedures
• Review of the daily correspondence and prepare replies to contractual matters raised by the contractor
• Meetings with contractors to discuss contractual and financial matters and their amicable resolution
• Serving notices to contractor on slow progress and on non-fulfillment of contractual milestone dates
• Checking and processing of contractors monthly payment certificates and invoices to the employer for payment
• Preparation of change (variation) orders arising from revisions and/or modifications in drawings, preparation of contractual justification due to changes in scope, determination of the cost of the change order
• Review, analyze and process Contractors claims for cost and time
• Determination of LDs due to delays to Contractual Milestone Dates by the Contractor and advise the Employer for their application
• Preparation of reports, presentations and briefings as required by the higher management
• Preparation of Consultants’ Progress Reports and Minutes of Progress Meetings with Contractors’

Chief Engineer Contracts

Associated Consulting Engineers-ACE (Pvt) Ltd. Pakistan

November 2011 - June 2012

Worked with Lower Bari Doab Canal Consultants (LBDC), as Chief Engineer (Contracts), on Rehabilitation and Upgrading Lower Bari Doab Canal System and Balloki Barrage near Balloki, Pakistan. Estimated cost of this project is US$200 million. The Contract was based on MDB Harmonized Red Book 2006.

Responsibilities: I am responsible for the following services:

• Preparation of pre-qualification documents and conducting pre-qualification of contractors in accordance with the guidelines of Asian Development Bank
• Preparation of detailed Bill of Quantities, Rate Analysis and Engineer’s Cost Estimate for the above mentioned contracts
• Preparation of tender documents for the above mentioned contracts and evaluation of the tenders submitted by the contractors
• Preparation of detailed tender evaluation reports and assisted the employer in awarding the contracts
• Preparation of contract documents, letter of acceptance/award, contract agreements and notice to proceed after award of contract to the Contractors
• Preparation of replies to contractors contractual issues and serving notices to contractors on slow mobilization / progress
• Scrutinizing and processing of contractors monthly payment certificates and invoices to the employer for payment
• Preparation of variation orders arising from revisions and/or modifications in drawings, preparation of contractual justification due to changes in scope, new unit rate analysis and valuation of the variation order
• Meetings with contractors and client for the resolution of contractual issues in accordance with contractual stipulations
• Review contractual obligations of the Contractors and advise them to adhere to and meet all terms and conditions professionally
• Apprise the Project Management to comply with contractual processes and procedures
• Review and process contractor’s claims.

Chief Engineer Contracts

Associated Consulting Engineers-ACE (Pvt) Ltd. Pakistan

March 2008 - November 2011

Responsibilities: I rendered the following services:

• Preparation of pre-qualification documents and conducting pre-qualification of contractors in accordance with the guidelines of Pakistan Engineering Council
• Prepared detailed Bill of Quantities, Rate Analysis and Engineer’s Cost Estimate for the above mentioned contracts
• Preparation of tender documents for the above mentioned contracts and evaluation of the tenders submitted by the contractors
• Prepared detailed tender evaluation reports and assisted the employer in awarding the contracts
• Preparation of contract documents, letter of acceptance/award, contract agreements and notice to proceed after award of contract to the Contractors
• Prepared replies to contractors contractual issues and serving notices to contractors on slow progress
• Issuance of punch lists and completion certificates upon completion of contracts
• Scrutinizing and processing of contractors monthly payment certificates and invoices to the employer for payment
• Preparation of variation orders arising from revisions and/or modifications in drawings, preparation of contractual justification due to changes in scope, new unit rate analysis and valuation of the variation order
• Evaluation of Contractors EOT and Cost Claims and Draft letters for claims and EOT
• Preparation of progress reports, presentations and briefings
• Meetings with contractors and client for the resolution of contractual issues in accordance with contractual stipulations
• Review contractual obligations of the Contractors and advise them to adhere to and meet all terms and conditions professionally
• Apprise the Project Management to comply with contractual processes and procedures

Principal EngineerContracts

Associated Consulting Engineers-ACE (Pvt) Ltd. Pakistan

May 2006 - February 2008

Deputed to work as Principal Engineer (Contracts) in Business Development Section and provided following services:

• Responsible for preparing technical proposals as per TORs issued by various departments
• Study the daily newspapers to explore the business development opportunities advertised by various departments through expression of interest (EOI), invitation to tenders (ITT), pre-qualification (PQ) tenders, etc, related to Consultancy Services
• Acquire the request for proposal (RFP) document from the departments and study its requirements for preparing proposal for Consultancy Services
• Submit a brief summary to the management including scope of works, constraints, risks involved, relevant drawings, etc, for their review, and obtain their decision for bid or no-bid.
• Preparation of activity and manning schedules, devising job description of various positions and preparation of staff’s resumes accordingly
• Estimation of direct cost expenses and preparation of financial proposals

In addition, rendered services pertaining mostly to contractual matters of FIDIC Red Book as well as EPC based contracts, payment clauses, issuance of TOCs, EOT and cost claims, quantity measurement disputes, certification of final bill, etc for the following projects:

• Naltar Hydropower Project, Gilgit
• Pehur Hydropower Project, NWFP.
• Jinnah Hydropower Project, Mianwali.

Simultaneously with the job, pursued Masters in Geotechnical Engineering from University of Engineering and technology, Lahore.

Principal Engineer Contracts

Associated Consulting Engineers-ACE (Pvt) Ltd. Pakistan

January 2003 - May 2006

As contract administrator, I was responsible for:

• Preparation of tender documents for sub-contracts, evaluation of tenders, prepared tender evaluation report, letter of tender acceptance and contract agreement to be issued to successful tenderer
• Preparation of contract documents and notice to proceed to the Contractor
• Review contractual obligations of the parties and provides continual review of obligations,
• Apprise Project Management to comply with contractual processes and procedures
• drafting replies to contractual matters raised by contractor and serving notices to contractors on slow progress
• Preparation of reports, presentations and briefings as required by the higher management
• Issuance of punch lists and completion certificates upon completion of contracts
• Meetings with contractors to discuss contractual and financial matters and their amicable resolution

As Measurement Engineer, I was responsible for:

• Review and processing of contractors monthly payment certificates to the employer for payment
• Meetings with the Contractors on measurement disputes and its resolution in accordance with contractual provisions, standard practices or CESMM3
• Preparation of replies to audit observations and attending meetings for their resolution
• Preparation of replies to contractual matters raised by the contractor and serving notices to contractors on slow progress
• Preparation of variation orders

As Resident Engineer (Measurement), I managed the following responsibilities:

• Calculation of quantities of all BOQ items from the As-built drawings
• Meetings with the Contractor’s representative for the resolution of disputed items
• Jointly signed the agreed quantities and its notification to the Contractor for submission of draft final bill
• Certification of the Final Bill and its submission to the Employer for Final Payment
• Verified the Discharge submitted by the Contractor and its recommendation to the Employer

Senior Engineer Contracts

Associated Consulting Engineers-ACE (Pvt) Ltd. Pakistan

January 1995 - January 2003

Responsibilities: I worked in different capacities and was responsible for the following:

a. As Senior Office Engineer from Jan 2002 to Dec 2002

• Preparation of Consultant’s Monthly and Quarterly Progress Reports and arrangement of briefings for the visitors
• Recording, Preparing and Drafting minutes of meetings with contractors, client and other relevant joint venture partners
• Correspondence with the Client, Contractors and the joint venture partners on contractual matters
• Editing, proof reading and compilation of Completion Report of the Project which comprised a main report and 13 volumes.

b. As Senior Contracts Engineer from Jan 1996 to Dec 2001

• Review and processing of contractors interim payment certificates and its issuance to the employer for payment
• Assisted the Resident Engineer in preparation of replies to audit observations and attending meetings for their settlement
• Drafted replies to contractual matters in accordance with provisions of Contract Documents
• Prepared variation orders in accordance with the revised drawings and/or site instructions issued to the contractor
• Carried out final measurement of the project and checked and finalized the final bill of the contractor

c. As Junior Contracts Engineer Jan 1995 to Dec 1996

• Assisted in prequalification of contractors
• Preparation of tender documents and evaluated the tenders of the contractors
• Prepared tender evaluation report
• Prepared award letter, contract agreement and notice to commence
• Prepared contract documents

Junior Engineer

Associated Consulting Engineers-ACE (Pvt) Ltd

April 1993 - December 1994

Worked as Junior Engineer on following projects:

• Construction supervision and contract management of FAST Institute of Computer Science, Lahore, Pakistan
• Preparation of progress reports, drawings and bar bending schedules
• Feasibility study of Third SCARP Transition Project, a Project of Pakistan Water and power development Authority (WAPDA), Pakistan. The assignment includes collection of groundwater data and maps from WAPDA and Irrigation department. Conducted field survey of SCARP Tubewells in Sargodha District and collected water samples from SCARP Tubewells for water analysis.

Projects

Projects Handled:

- 3800 MW Construction of Combined Cycle Power Plant, Qurayyah, Al-Damam, Saudi Arabia. Estimated cost of this project is USD 4 Billion. Position: Contracts Administrator. Duration: June 2012 todate:

- Rehabilitation and Upgrading Lower Bari Doab Canal System and Balloki Barrage near Balloki, Pakistan. Estimated cost of this project is USD 200 million. Position: Chief Engineer Contracts. Duration: Nov 2011 to June 2012

- 1,000 MW Mangla Dam Project at Mangla, Pakistan. Estimated cost of this project is Rs.106.50 billion. Position: Chief Contracts Engineer. Duration: Mar 2008 to Nov 2011

- Various EPC Contracts. Position: Principal Engineer Contracts. Duration: May 2006 to Mar 2008

- 1,450 MW Ghazi Barotha Hydropower Project, District Attock, Pakistan. Total estimated cost of the project is USD 2.25 billion. Position: Principal Contracts Engineer. Duration: Jan 2003 to May 2006

- 184 MW Chashma Hydropower Project, Mianwali, Pakistan. Total estimated cost of the project is USD 600 million. Position: Senior Contracts Engineer. Duration: Jan 1995 to Jan 2003

- Various Projects. Position: Junior Engineer. Duration: Apr 1993 to Dec 1994.

Qualifications & Certifications

Engineering

University of Engineering & Technology

Civil Engineering

University of Engineering & Technology

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