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Hasan Al Zabeel, MRICS, MAIQS, MCIArb, FIDIC CCM
📊 Project Controls Manager |🏗️ Chartered QS | FIDIC Certified CM | Expert Witness | Accredited Mediator | RICS Ambassador | Driving Excellence in Managing Airport Projects ✈️

With over a decade of expertise as a Civil Engineer, Chartered Quantity Surveyor (MRICS), FIDIC Certified Contract Manager, and Expert Witness, I excel in the Commercial and Contract Management of Construction Projects. I hold licensing from Bahrain Courts as an Expert Witness and accreditation as a Mediator by RICS and CIArb, demonstrating my proficiency in Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedures.

My career spans since 2011, during which I’ve played integral roles in diverse construction projects in Bahrain, encompassing malls, hotels, hospitals, airports, residential, and infrastructure developments. My specialization lies in Commercial Management, Contract Practice, Value Engineering, and Airports Projects Management.

My strategic approach to project management enables me to identify potential roadblocks early and implement effective solutions to keep large-scale projects on track. I have successfully led cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration to achieve common goals.

🔍 Credentials & Affiliations:

✓ RICS Accredited Mediator
✓ LEED Green Associate ®
✓ Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)
✓ Member of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (MAIQS)
✓ Member of the Chartered Institution of Arbitrators (MCIArb)
✓ Accredited QMS ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor
✓ Value Methodology Associate with SAVE International®
✓ Member of the Bahrain Society of Engineers
✓ Category (A) Licensed Civil Engineer by CRPEP at Kingdom of Bahrain

📚 Featured in:

1. FIDIC List of Certified Contract Managers
2. RICS List of Accredited Mediators
3. RICS Global Members Directory as MRICS and Mediator
4. Ministry of Justice of Bahrain as Licensed Expert Witness in Civil Engineering
5. Hill International Earth Day 2021 Publication for LEED Green Associate Accreditation and efforts in achieving LEED Gold Certification for Bahrain International Airport

💼 Below listed are some of my skills that can prove beneficial for other companies:

🏗️ Program Management
🛫 Airports Developments Management
🔑 Key Stakeholder Engagement
💡 Value Engineering
💲 Cost Control
📜 Contract Management
🎛️ Project Controls
⚖️ Negation, Mediation, and Dispute Resolution
🌟 Consulting Expertise

Whether you’re looking to enhance your construction project’s financial control, navigate complex contracts, or resolve disputes efficiently, my expertise is at your service. Let’s connect and transform your construction ventures into resounding success stories!

Experience

Project Controls Manager

NEOM  – Sep 2023 – Present · Saudi Arabia ·

As a Project Control Manager, I orchestrate seamless controlling, monitoring, reporting, and delivery of vital projects for NEOM Airports.

Key Contributions:

► Pioneered transformative initiatives through innovative project controls methodologies, culminating in optimizing projects performance while upholding superior project outcomes.

► Leveraged effective communication competency to negotiate and manage contracts with consultants and suppliers, streamlining professional practices to deliver projects within contractual timelines.

Region Councillor (Bahrain) – International Chapter Region 2

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors  – Apr 2023 – Present · Australia · Remote

Within this role, I lead and facilitate AIQS operations, activities, and events across Region 2. Also, I report directly to the President of the International Chapter – Region 2, ensuring strategic alignment and fostering collaboration among Quantity Surveyors globally.

Key Contribution:
► Pioneered the advancement of the Quantity Surveying profession in the MENA Region, championing AIQS members, candidates, and industry professionals.

Expert Witness, Freelance

Jan 2021 – Present ·

I was engaged as an Expert Witness by the ninth minor civil court to assess apparent defects within a residential property in Bahrain, providing an unbiased and professional opinion.

Key Contributions:
► Documented the property’s condition and identified any defects, evaluating their impact on safety and structural integrity.
► Conducted a comprehensive analysis to determine the reasons behind the defects, assessing the cost and duration of repairs required to restore the property to its original state.
► Differentiated whether the defects stemmed from normal wear and tear or abnormal use of the property, providing clarity on liability.
► Provided an expert estimation of the time needed to rectify the defects, offering valuable insights to the court.

Head of Construction (Partner)

Best Spot – Aug 2022 – Jul 2023 · Kingdom of Bahrain

Key Contributions:
► Negotiated terms of engagement and recruited top-tier resources, subcontractors, and vendors to bolster project success.
► Offered strategic counsel to the Managing Director regarding project tender decisions and profitability reports, enhancing overall operational efficiency and financial performance.

Senior Quantity Surveyor – Marassi Al Bahrain Project Site Office

Hisham Abdulrahman Jaffer (HAJ) – Jan 2022 – Jun 2022 · Kingdom of Bahrain

Here, I oversaw post-contract commercial impacts of change orders while ensuring meticulous attention to detail and adherence to stringent standards. Further, I proactively liaised and aligned between key stakeholders to mitigate project constraints and risks, guaranteeing smooth project execution.

Key Contributions:

► Led a team of Quantity Surveyors as the acting team leader, surpassing internal targets for commercial assessment of variations and enhancing team performance.
► Provided expert advice to the Client on commercial disputes, facilitating the resolution of claims through proactive engagement in interim commercial meetings.
► Delivered accurate cost and cash flow forecasts to the Client, enabling informed decision-making and project planning.
► Managed and continuously updated the Change Control Management System for Marassi Galleria Mall and VIDA variation change orders, confirming transparency and efficiency in project documentation and management.

Project Engineer – Bahrain Industrial Investment Park

Reckitt – Jun 2021 – Dec 2021 · Kingdom of Bahrain

In this capacity, I directed capital expenditure projects at Reckitt in Bahrain within set parameters. Also, I facilitated coordination and alignment among key stakeholders, optimizing project efficiency and communication flow.

Key Contributions:

► Achieved timely and budget-conscious completion of the GMP Area civil works expansion, maintaining uninterrupted production and uncompromised quality standards.
► Provided comprehensive cost and progress status reports on key projects to management, enabling informed decision-making and strategic planning.

Cost Engineer – Bahrain Airport Modernization Project – Headquarter and Site Office

Hill International, Inc. – Jul 2015 – Jun 2021 · Kingdom of Bahrain

Key Contributions:

► Spearheaded the preparation of Variation Change Order forms for Hill International Sub-consultants and the client, streamlining the invoicing process and ensuring transparent financial transactions.
► Conducted rigorous Quality Audits of the Engineering Consultancy in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 standards, ensuring adherence to quality benchmarks and performance metrics.
► Maintained a comprehensive payment certificates register to monitor the status of each payment certificate, meticulously tracking payments for the Engineering consultancy, cost consultancy, and the contractor.
► Demonstrated astute financial acumen by analyzing and evaluating tenders’ financial proposals, contributing to strategic decision-making and project success.

Cost Engineer

AL NAMAL GROUP CO W.L.L – Sep 2014 – May 2015 · Kingdom of Bahrain

Key Contributions:

► Conducted rigorous project costing-related reporting every month, delivering transparent insights to both the team and management, thereby ensuring meticulous budgetary adherence and financial transparency.
► Exercised meticulous control and monitoring over project total expenditure, meticulously verifying and checking invoices and claims from suppliers, vendors, and subcontractors to uphold financial accuracy and accountability.
► Provided invaluable planning and cost-controlling support for all projects, including comprehensive variation reporting, milestone progress monitoring, and streamlined client billing processes.
► Identified cost areas of concern and proposed actionable areas of improvement, contributing to enhanced project efficiency and financial performance.
► Upheld comprehensive registers of financial approvals, variations, and change orders, ensuring accessibility and transparency in project documentation.
► Produced detailed monthly cost reports and promptly advised management of any forecasted cost overruns, enabling timely corrective actions and proactive management of project finances.

Site Engineer

AL NAMAL GROUP CO W.L.L – Aug 2013 – Aug 2014 · Kingdom of Bahrain

Key Contributions:

► Conducted thorough checks on plans, drawings, and quantities to ensure precise calculations and adherence to project specifications.
► Rigorously verified building materials and workmanship against Contract Specifications and drawings, maintaining the highest standards of quality and compliance.
► Managed and interpreted contract design documents from the client or architect, ensuring seamless integration of design intent into construction activities.
► Maintained a vigilant oversight of quality control and health and safety matters on site, prioritizing the well-being of workers and the integrity of the project.
► Drafted comprehensive reports and actively liaised with clients and their representatives, including architects, engineers, and surveyors, fostering open communication and collaboration to achieve project milestones.

Intern Civil Engineer

Bahrain Northern Area Municipality – Jul 2012 – Aug 2012 · Kingdom of Bahrain

  • Preparing Bill of Quantities (BOQ).
  • Quality Control Inspection at the site.
  • Get to Know about Tendering and apply it for real.
  • Understanding the type of Contracts According to FIDIC Books.

Intern Civil Engineer

AL NAMAL GROUP CO W.L.L – Mar 2011 – Aug 2011 · Kingdom of Bahrain

  • Involved in Safety Seminars.
  • Participate in Safety Inspection at the site.
  • Participate in Preparing the Contract Documents.
  • Practice Quantity Surveying for Some Parts of Various Projects.
  • Site Investigation at frequent intervals to check the progress of work.

Accreditation

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Education

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Civil Engineering

University of Bahrain  – 2008 – 2013 ·
Kingdom of Bahrain