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Ibrahim Abu Kuhail

Candidate ID: 1834043

Career Summary

Graduate with 27 years experience in Engineering functional area

Skill Set

Project Management; Construction Management ; Cost Management; Value Engineering

Professional Information

Total Experience : 27

Nationality : Jordan

Qualification Level : Graduate

Job Function : Engineering

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Ibrahim Abu Kuhail • LinkedIn • Muscat, Sultante of Oman 2937 • +96891744885

Distinguished 26+ year career known as a driving force that provides outstanding management of integrated operations and projects in the construction industry. Delivers large-scale multimillion-dirham civil engineering projects across diverse locations utilizing keen business, commercial, financial, and project management skills.. Skilled in analyzing project operations and developing plans for areas of improvement; visualizes action steps and implements procedures within a budgetary framework to deliver projects on-time and to the satisfaction of stakeholders.

Analytical communicator recognized throughout career for abilities in identifying areas of opportunity and reversing negative processes to drive highest levels of performance across diverse teams. Dedicated to building high performance teams and consensus across multiple organizational levels to achieve objectives. Fluent in English and Arabic.

Areas of Emphasis
• Strategic Project Management
• Risk Evaluation & Mitigation
• Financial & Resource Management
• Value Engineering
• Cost Reduction & Avoidance • Project Constructability Reviews
• Critical Path Management
• Target Setting & Achievement
• Contractual Negotiations
• Design Audits, Resource Levelling
• Subcontract Development • Environmental & Regulatory Compliance
• Leading High-Performance Teams
• Stakeholder Communications
• Employee Relations & Retention
• Health, Safety, Environmental Standards

Career Experience

Project Director, Majid Al Futtaim Properties, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman 01/2013 to 11/2020
Play an integral role in developing organizational strategy regarding diverse projects across the Sultanate of Oman; oversee planning, design management, subcontracting strategies and facilitate diverse evaluations for leading projects from inception through completion of each project.
• Hold responsibility to coordinate daily activities of construction managers, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and workforce; review and release project requirements, design specifications, and descriptions and effectively manage multiple projects concurrently.
• Leverage experience and industry knowledge to review projects for technical issues, quality of work, and appoint appropriate personnel engineers, contractors, and consultants along with preparing timelines and schedules for various stages of project completion and handover.
• Manage bidding, technical, procurement, cost control, and provide skilled communications and work in coordination with stakeholders and multiple teams including Development, Technical, Leasing, Marketing, and Retail Design Delivery team for handover of projects.
Highlighted projects include:
• City Centre Muscat - Facilitated refurbishment of entire mall, new building of Vox Cinema, new Race Track expansion, and new Car Park building.
? Value: OMR 30 M.
? Description: building New Vox Cinema, New Magic Planet, refurbish the Food Court, Re demising of 130 shops. New Car Building additional 10000 GLA and 50 retail spaces.
? Involved from initial design stage till complete handover.
? Period: Jan 2013- Nov 2015
• City Centre Qurum –
? Value: OMR 8 M.
? Description: Re demising the retail units, creating new box for Vox Cinema and Magic Planet, creating new box for anchor unit (GLA: 2000 m2 and additional level of car park.
? Involved from initial design stage till complete handover.
? Period: May 2013 – July 2016
• My CC Sur - Project managed construction of new mall at Sur.
? Total Development cost: OMR 15 M
? Description: Building new mall of 16500 m2 GLA including of 49 retail spaces including Carrefour and Anchor Units.
? Involved from initial design stage till complete handover.
? LEED: Gold
? Period: March 2016 till March 2018
• CC Suhar – Project managed construction of new mall at Suhar.
? Total Development cost: OMR 45 M
? Description: Building new mall of 36000 m2 GLA including of 150 retail spaces including Carrefour, Vox Cinemas and Anchor/ flagship Units plus constructing on new 33 KV substation
? Involved from initial design stage till complete handover.
? LEED: Platinum
? Period: September 2016 till Jan 2019.

• Mall of Oman – Construction Mall of Oman.
? Total Development cost: OMR 270 M.
? Description: Building new mall of 140000 m2 GLA including of 350 retail spaces including Carrefour, Vox Cinemas. Ski Oman, 3 levels car park. Network of roads and flyovers feeds the mall.
? Involved during construction and mainly for road network handover to Muscat Municipality, façade works (EIFS), complete the construction of car park, unit’s handover to Retail Delivery Team, external works include soft and hard landscape.
? Involved in the new design of F&B Precinct from initial stage to completion of design. This is on hold now.
? Liaising with Mall Operation for setting the criteria of mall handover and liaising with local authorities in Oman to facilitate hand over of mall once ready.
? Design and installation of internal wayfinding and façade signs.
? Period: Feb 2016 till date.
• Madinat Al Irfan: Construction of new Experience Centre and all associated roads and infrastructure.
? Value: OMR 3 M
? Description: New sales office for new Madinat Al Irfan Development
? Involved from initial design stage till construction. Construction completed for the roads and infrastructure and going for sales office.
? Period: December 2019 till date.

Partner/ Managing Director – Integrated Building Materials, Dubai- UAE 08/2011 to 12/2012
• New business established for dealing with building material trading.

Project Director – Al Nawras Village, CIMS Project Management, Dammam- KSA 06/2011 to 07/2011
• Involved in completion of Infrastructure works.
• Finalize the design of Aramco Houses on behalf of Jenan Real Estate Co.
• Prequalification and review of tenderers for construction of villas

Project Manager (Free Lancer), Al Ghaith Holding, Dubai, UAE 12/2009 to 04/2011
Delivered outstanding service and provided skilled leadership on Delma & Al Yasat Towers Furnished Apartments project; effectively kept project costs within budget, tracked milestones, scheduled contractor/worker coordination, material delivery, and drove highest productivity levels.
• Developed documentation on the final account of project, finalized pending variations, and communicated throughout project with key stakeholders to ensure highest levels of satisfaction.
• Value: AED 300 M.
• Description: 2 Building called Gloria Hotels, one is hotel and other is services apartments. Both have around 350 keys.
• Involved only during final account and close snags and handover to operator.

Projects Manager, Nakheel PJSC & ASTECO, Dubai, UAE 11/2006 to 10/2009
Tiara Residence & Anantara Palm Jumeirah Hotel, Jumeirah Village Villas and Infrastructure
• Issuing RFP, evaluation, recommendation for selection ad preparation of contract agreement in association with QS.
• Reviewing and finalizing designs, conducting value engineering exercise.
• Researching applicable technical logistics to draft corresponding marked up quotes in tender/sales bids. Pre-qualifying tender submittals and negotiating contractual details.
• Appointing appropriate personnel engineers, contractors and consultants, delegating responsibilities among full time, part time and contracted employees, preparing time guidelines and schedules for various stages of project completion, and executing handover.
• Supervising and executing key activities like leveling, surveying, verifying drawings, quantities and calculations. Also short-listing suppliers, negotiating prices for prime items, and approving order quantities of construction material.
• Applying high end project management concepts like critical path, material and human resource management to ensure adherence to deadlines.
• Coordinating all process and functions with construction managers, supervisors, planners, quantity surveyors and workforce. Liaising with client's representatives, as well as with consultants, architects, engineers and surveyors.
• Liaising with quantity Surveyor for review of issued PVO's, VO's and authorizing payments.
• Tiara residence& Anantara Hotel.
? Value: AED 1.2 Billion.
? Description: 2 building for Anantara Hotel, 200 keys and 7 Building for residential built on one podium.
? Involved in the shoring, piling works, substructure and sub structure. Mock for hotel suite excuted by Depa, the fit out contractor.
• Jumeirah Village circle, Infrastructure and Villas
? Value: AED 900 M.
? Description: Site wide infrastructure and construction of 675 villas.
? Involved in construction stage of infrastructure. and for villas involved in final design and construction.
? Project Status: about 85 % complete including infrastructure, superstructure and finishing. Project stopped due to recission in Dubai on 2009.

Project Manager, Union Properties – Edara Project Management, Dubai, UAE 03/1999 to 10/2006
Led strategic project management for large-scale construction projects from conception to completion; developed timelines, resourcing, team development, and led key communications to stakeholders to ensure all critical milestones were achieved and projects were delivered on-time and within budget.
• Utilized industry knowledge and project management expertise to review projects, draft corresponding marked up quotes in tender/sales bids, prequalified tender submittals and led negotiations on contractual details.
• Led daily activities associated with staffing the projects; appointed engineers, contractors and consultants and supervised day-to-day workflows of full and part time and contracted employees.
• Spearheaded diverse activities such as levelling, surveying, verifying drawings, quantities and calculations and built key relationships with suppliers to ensure pricing aligned with budgets and approved all order quantities of construction materials.
• Integrated diverse HR and HSE processes and procedures to ensure standards were in compliance across the workplace which reduced incidents that would delay project timelines.

Key Projects Included:
• Rihab Rotana Suites, Budget AED 40M, 120 keys, involved in handing over to hotel operator and snags closing. Completion on 1999
• Net. Community, Budget AED 48M, 192 residential apartments (Studio, 1B/R& 2 B/R) involved on the construction from piling works till handover to tenants. Completion on 2001.
• The Tower (51 Stories), Budget AED 250M, Involved in construction, 51 stories.
• Green Community (Road Works and Infrastructure), Budget AED 54M, involved in the detail design till complete handover. Completion on 2003
• Green Community (Terraced Apartments, Office Blocks and Maintenance Hanger), Budget AED 80M, involved in detail design to final handover to tenants. Completion on 2005.
• Green Community (Shopping Mall & Marriott Furnished Apartments), Budget AED 70M, 50 outlets, 65 keys serviced apartments. Involved in concept design till complete handover. Completion on 2005.
• Motor City (Enabling Works, Infrastructure), Budget AED 280M, involved in design, tendering and construction.
• Motor City (Uptown Area 2-Buildings), Budget AED 1.2B, 28 buildings. Involved only on design, tendering and sub structure works.

Project Engineer, AL Hamed Development Construction CO., Dubai, UAE 09/1994 to 02/1999
Positioned to supervise, execute, and authorize critical pre-inception surveys drawing projects. Built communications environments between contractors and sub-contractors to ensure strict adherence of ISO standards.
• Led daily direction on activities associated with selection and procurement of materials and plants used in construction; finalized purchase details, and ensured safety and quality control were integrated across the workplace.
• Supervised site labor force and consistently monitored sub-contractor work to ensure critical milestones and agreed upon timelines were achieved.
• Integral player in ensuring procedural adherence and resolved unexpected technical difficulties, identified bottle necks and effective systems reengineering.
• Delivered critical communications and represented organization on meetings with clients, architects and consultants; provided updates on time line and critical milestone achievements.

Key Projects Included:
• Qatar Embassy. Budget AED 15M
• Sheikh Maryam Tower Budget AED 23M
• Khalaf Al Otaiba Office Tower Budget 25M
• ADCO Complex at Jebal al Dhana. Budget AED 50M

Supervising Engineer, Balbisi & Dabbas Engineering, Amman, Jordan 12/1993 to 08/1994
Performed professional-level engineering design and construction work on key projects for the Ministry of Tourism; liaised with government officials and consultants to ensure consistently across the projects including security and quality.
• Led strategic direction regarding quality control checks on construction materials, reviewed supplier certifications and conducted audits to identify area of opportunity and address any gaps to avoid delay in project schedules.
• Reported and communicated effectively to senior management on issues related to projects progress, timelines, budgets, and modifications.


Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering, Project Management| Tishreen University,