[2] Work Experience

Al-Taher Group: Sarooj Construction Company – Muscat, Oman

Jan 2008 – To Date

Mutrah Corniche Extension, Road Dualization, and Civil Works – U.S. $8.5 M

A difficult project in congested Mutrah, the project included the construction of a 200 m quay wall, a 60 m breakwater, a fishermen’s beach, offshore piling and relocation of an existing jetty, land reclamation, dualization of an adjacent road, and miscellaneous civil and beautifying works. Client: Muscat Municipality. Consultant: WS Atkins Intl.

  • Project Manager: Marine Works, Roads, and Structural (In progress)

Headed the project team providing technical backup and organizing the deployment of about 150 people and 50 pieces of specialized equipment. Personally prepared the project schedule and cost estimate breakdown. Followed up cost control, planning, procurement, engineering, in addition to construction. Represented the company’s interests by negotiating with all the relevant external parties.

 

Consolidated Contractors Intl. Company – Sohar & Buraimi, Oman

Oct 2006 – Dec 2007

Dualization of Sohar-Buraimi Road Project – U.S. $115 M

One of the largest road projects in Oman, SBD included 80 km’s of roads, 18 bridges, 290 culverts, 3.3 km’s of retaining walls, and 2.5 million m3 of rock blasting. Client: Ministry of Transport and Communications. Consultant: NESPAK.

  • Section Head: Production Facilities (6 months)

Supervised the production (crusher, stabilizer, asphalt plant, concrete batching plant, steel yard, and carpentry operations) of 600,000 m3 of aggregates, 250,000 m3 of aggregate base course, 300,000 tons of asphalt, 70,000 m3 of concrete, 17,500 tons of steel rebar, and 115,000 m2 of shutter. Supervised the concrete pre-cast yard (18,000 m3 of pre-cast culverts, foundations, barriers, and post-tensioned girders).

  • Section Head: Drilling and Blasting (9 months)

Supervised the drilling and blasting of 2.5 million m3 of rock. Planned the drilling and blasting sequence maximizing productivity and drastically reducing waste in drilling consumables and explosives. Prepared the drilling and blasting designs and charge calculations for the explosives. Supervised the charging and blasting activities. Prepared all related paperwork and permits. Completed the works under budget and six months prior to schedule.

 

Consolidated Contractors Intl. Company – Sohar, Oman

Aug 2004 – Sep 2006

Sohar Port Industrial Area Infrastructure Project – U.S. $150 M

One of the largest infrastructure projects in the Middle East, SPII included 46 km’s of roads, a 9 km concrete seawater cooling canal, an 11 km flood protection channel, culverts, buildings, as well as electrical, potable water, and sanitary services. Client: Sohar Industrial Port Company. Consultant: Parsons Intl.

  • Section Head: Roads (20 months)

Supervised the excavation, transportation, and backfilling of over 1,350,000 m3 of embankment. Supervised the production (mobile screen, stabilizer, and asphalt plant operations) and laying of 250,000 m3 of sub-base, 73,000 m3 of aggregate base course, and 185,000 tons of asphalt. Supervised the flood-protection channel activity that included bulk earthmoving, vast areas of slope and platform trimming and grading, and over 60,000 m3 of Rip Rap. Monitored over 90 pieces of heavy equipment at peak. Mobilized, supervised, and handed over the roads activity under budget and on time.

  • Site Engineer: Earthworks (6 months)

Supervised clearing and grubbing. Supervised the excavation, transportation, and backfilling of over 1,100,000 m3 of earth. Initiated and supervised a stabilization process of over 1,000,000 m3 of seabed-dredged clays via mixing with dry soils in carefully monitored proportions. Completed a 200,000 m3 excavation milestone with a U.S. $13,000 (per late day) penalty on time and under budget. Monitored over 80 pieces of heavy equipment at peak.

 

Consolidated Contractors Intl. Company – Ibri, Oman

Dec 2003 – July 2004

Tana’am – Ramlat Khailah Road Project – U.S. $25 M

A difficult project through the Empty Quarter Desert, TRK is a 140 km road linking Oman with Saudi Arabia. Client: Ministry of Transport and Communications. Consultant: NEO.

  • Site Engineer: Earthworks (8 months)

Supervised the excavation, transportation, and backfilling of over 750,000 m3 of embankment. Supervised the laying of 110,000 m3 of sub-base. Monitored embankment and sub-base material production and quality in borrow pits. Monitored over 60 pieces of heavy equipment at peak. Finished the works under budget and 3 months prior to schedule.

 

Lebanese Armed Forces – Beirut, Lebanon

Aug 2002 – Aug 2003

Construction of Buildings and Hangars at the Mastita Military Base – U.S. $100 K

Part of the National Military Service with the Independent Works Regiment. Client & Consultant: LAF Engineering Corps.

  • Engineering Site Officer: Structural (12 months)

Supervised the complete construction of 2 hangars and a 2-story officers club building. Works included 600 m3 of concrete (mat foundations, columns, drop beams, and Hourdis slabs), 75 tons of steel fixing, steel framework for the hangars, as well as the electric, plumbing, and all finishing works. Finished the works a month prior to schedule.

 

Consolidated Contractors Intl. Company – Gaborone, Botswana

July 2001 – Aug 2001

Mogoditshane Water Supply and Sanitation Project – U.S. $50 M

Part of an internship program required before graduation. A Joint Venture with Grinaker-LTA, the project included about 260 km of pipe laying. Client: Department of Water Affairs.

  • Site Engineer: Water and Wastewater Networks (2 months)

Supervised trench excavation, sheeting and bracing, dewatering, pipe laying (uPVC, HDPE, GRP), backfilling, and testing.

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