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Muhannad from Saudi Arabia applies for Blue Card Germany

Building architects

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Profession:

Name of profession: Building architects Name of latest business sector: Architecture & Engineering Consultants Latest occupation/title: Project Manager Latest main activities: Design Management, International Project Management

Education:

Completed education: bachelor Title or Qualification: Architecture Engineering Specialisation: General Additional trainings: PMP "Project Management Professional"

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | 2. Preferred country | region / city: Sweden | 3. Preferred country | region / city: Belgium |

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: 3. Language skills: Arabic => excellent

Personal note /detailed application:

I am an Architect with an extensive project management skills; I have 8 years working experience with about 5 years in managing & controlling projects from concept phase through planning to execution to monitoring & controlling till official closing.
I have managed several kinds of governmental, industrial, commercial, residential and Masterplanning projects in Syria and Saudi Arabia with a wide range focus on Design Management.
My greatest strength is working with multinational consultants, manage project's teams around the world using latest communication and project management technologies.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

5/2011- Present Senior Project Manager
LAVAnation/Al Omran Architects & Consultants
Riyadh-Saudi Arabia

PROJECTS HANDLED:
Design of Masterplan & Head Quarter of King Abdul Aziz city for Science & Technology
OWNER: KACST “Governmental Committee”

SCOPE OF WORK:
Work as a Local Project Manager for an outstanding multinational consultant’s team from Germany (LAVA + Fraunhofer), UK, Ireland and UAE in designing -state of art- Masterplan on 800,000 Sqm land. project consists of research institutes, Hi-Tech laboratories, Head Quarter, Knowledge Boulevard, Energy center, domestic cooling, 7500 underground car park, sports and leisure facilities.
• Representing the international team as local Architect of Record.
• Managing & collecting client’s & project manager’s requirements.
• Acting first point of contact on behalf of whole LAVAnation team.
• Collecting Project Data and share with the team for design purposes.
• Participating in environmental & sustainability analysis, Evaluating chances & points for LEED certification.
• Conducting site survey, rain fall data, wind speed and environmental aspects of existing site to share with team.
• Coordinating with all locally authorities in terms of approvals, pre-approvals, future electrically & water consumption, civil defense, ADA and Riyadh Municipality.
• Managing project tender & Bidder’s inquires, coordinate answer with all specialists “Architects, Structure, MEP, cost consultant”
• Following up with Riyadh Municipality to issue building permit for Head Quarter.
• Managing all team’s official submissions, drawings printing, Milestone meetings, PM meetings, client’s committee meetings.
• Managing project accounting & invoicing, Following up payments, claims, penalties, percentage completion, update project schedule, critical path management.


Prince Sultan Advanced Technologies Research Institute
OWNER: PSATRI / King Saud University “Governmental Committee”

SCOPE OF WORK:
Design an advanced research institute located in RTV “Riyadh Techno Valley” at KSU “King Saud University”. The project consists of 45,000 sqm of Hi-Tech Laboratories, offices, training classes, auditorium, library and female section.
• Managing Architectural design with LAVA, Stuttgart- Germany + Fraunhofer.
• Managing MEP, Structure design, all the way through international consultants.
• Managing client’s requirements, carry out an information gathering sessions with all stakeholders.
• Managing all project phases “Concept, Schematic, Detailed Design and tender process”.
• Managing client’s approvals, contracts, invoicing, payments, and claims.


1/2009 – 4/2011 Architect / Project Manager
HAK Architectural & Engineering consultants.
Jeddah - Saudi Arabia

PROJECTS HANDLED:
King Abdul-Aziz National Dialogue Center, Riyadh-KSA
OWNER: KANDC “Governmental committee”

SCOPE OF WORK:
Design and Bidding management for an implementation of three buildings “9 stories each” located in Riyadh-KSA. Consists of offices, commercial rentable areas, VIP Convention center and underground car park. Top end finishes were required, total area of 65,000 M².
• Collecting client’s requirements.
• Setting up project initiation plans.
• Working with project team to create project scope of work.
• Working with project team to prepare “Design management & Project management” contracts.
• Working & coordinating with Riyadh Municipality to issue all necessary buildings permits. • Meetings with civil defense officers to gain their approval on drawings.
• Sign, Manage, Supervise demolishing & Excavation contract for existing building.
• Managing & Coordinating drawings of local design team.
• Managing outputs of international consultants & designers (ID, Landscaper and lighting designer).
• Coordinating drawings "Architectural, ID, Landscape, lighting" between international consultants.
• Leading entire Bidding process among "grade 1" general contractors over full coordination with client and HAK team.
• Leading international workshops held with client & consultants worldwide.
• Follow up client's comments & approvals to keep project on track.
• Inspect, supervise, quantify, and approve contractor's payment certificates when submitted.
• Escalate & Report to client or top management when delays or inaccuracy in project site accrues.
• Monitor overall progress, take decisions, follow up, and make corrective actions when required.
• Prepare site progress reports on monthly basis.


Al Ghadier Residential Compound, Riyadh- KSA.
OWNER: AL Muhaidib Group

SCOPE OF WORK:
Construction of classy residential compound consists of 24 buildings on a land area of 45,000 M² Project consists of 9 palaces, clubhouse, Mosque, two Dewanias, lakes pavilions, staff accommodation.
• Checking & inspecting architectural materials when delivered to site and while implementation.
• Coordinating between all specialties engineers on site “interior designer, Landscaper, lighting designer,….etc”.
• Inspecting, coordinating, approving contractor's shop drawings in accordance to project specifications.
• Representing client on site with regard to materials selection criteria
• Holding progress meeting with contractors & consultants.
• Monitoring, tracking contractor's time schedule and escalate delays to project management & client when variation becomes higher.
• Selecting & re-selecting materials and finding alternatives when cost reduction is intended.
• Upgrading site management and creating polices & procedures.
• Preparing monthly quality control report.
• Upgrade polices & procedures for all HAK sites and offices within KSA.


07/2007-12/2008 Project Manager
Katakit Co. “Confectionary Industrial Development Company”
Damascus – Syria

PROJECTS HANDLED
Production halls construction works
"Design & implementation supervision of around 850 M² production halls"
Katakit Training center project.
"Design, Implementation supervision of 260 M² employees training center"
Freemont offices expansion Project.
"Design, Implementation supervision of 650 M² employees offices"
Freemont Warehouse canopy Project.
"Design, Implementation supervision of 750 M² warehouse canopy"
Labors Service Building Project.
"Concept Design, prepared Planning for 1750 M² labors service building"

SCOPE OF WORK:
• Full project management work starting from project concept creation till project closing.
• Supervised construction works on site.
• Prepared all Architectural studies as required.
• Understood business needs and created achievable project definition
• Performed all necessary project communication.
• Performed project change management as required.
• Managed project activities and work plans to achieve results.
• Managed internal and external resources.
• Managed project budget and costs.
• Managed and minimized project risks.
• Managed project procurement and contracts.
• Tracked and documented lessons learned.
• Supported PM Director in program and portfolio coordination work.

08/2006-07/2007 Architect & Project Coordinator.
Fouad Takla Contracting Co.

PROJECTS HANDLED:
West Wharf Tower at Business Bay, Dubai – UAE.
OWNER: Capital Trust Gulf Limited
SCOPE OF WORK:
• Construction of 19 floor residence tower.
• Coordinated between Damascus office & Dubai office.
• Controlled Documents between contractor and consultant.
• Prepared necessary quantities survey.

8th Gate project (Business & Sales Center), Yafour-Syria.
OWNER: Emaar – IGO
SCOPE OF WORK:
• Prepared architectural shop drawing plans with all details needed for construction.
• Prepared high end finishes details as per tender drawings & Specs.
• Controlled documents between contractor and consultant.
• Updated project Plans and time schedules.
• Checked the progress and taking necessary actions to the subcontractors &
• Suppliers.
• Dealt efficiently with daily correspondences.
• Liaised with the Employer & the Consultant & taking orders from them as and when necessary.


06/2004-08/2006 Architect
UCEC “United Contracting & Engineering Company”

PROJECTS HANDLED:
Garden City Resort, Damascus – Syria.
OWNER & EMPLOYER: UCEC

SCOPE OF WORK:
Construction of five star hotels, bungalow, Aqua Park, health club, commercial mall, over 450 villa & residencies.
• Designed several villas types.
• Prepared project landscape design works.
• Provided 3D drawings plans.
• Rendered Final images for marketing campaign.
• Prepared full architectural shop drawing plans.
• Prepared architectural finishes quantities survey.

EDUCATION BACKGROUND:
BSc in Architectural Engineering - Damascus University - February 2005.
PMP® Certified Project Management Professional, PMP ID No. 1323774

TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT
• Completed certified Program Management Professional Course PgMP®- 2012
• Completed certified LEED® Green Associate program. - 2010
• Completed certified PCM v.13 “Primavera Contract Manager” program - 2010
• Completed certified Advanced Planning & Resources management in P6 Primavera client server program - 2010
• 1st Prize winner in Best Business Plan competition by JCI Syria, June 2008.
• Successfully completed IPMA® (International Project Management Association) program- Switzerland 2007.
• Obtained and successfully completed degree in Supervisory skills by iPMA® (International Professionals Managers Association) - UK. 2007

ASSOCIATION & MEMBERSHIPS
• PMI® Member since Jan- 2008, ID No.1421664
• PMI-AGC “Arabian Gulf Chapter” member Since Jan- 2010
• Saudi Engineers Council member since 2009
• Syrian Engineers Syndicate member since 2005

SOFTWARE SKILLS
Primavera P6
Primavera PCM “Primavera Contract Manager”
MS Project
AutoCAD 2D & 3D
3D Max
Photoshop
Office

LANGUAGES
Arabic is native
English is excellent
Spanish is beginner

PERSONAL SKILLS
Strong interpersonal & communication skills.
Excellent team player & task orienteer.
Strong leadership & supervision skills.
Strong time management & self motivation skills
Strong problem solving skills
Highly adaptive to culture change
 

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