Taha Hussein Ahmed Al-Zaher

Taha Hussein Ahmed Al-Zaher

Cost Consultant / Quantity Surveyor in Kingstons Partner Limited
New Zealand, Auckland, NZ
  • Current:

    Kingstons Partner Limited

  • Past:

    Lindenberg Emirates LLC

  • Education:

    Msc.

Job Experience

Cost Consultant / Quantity Surveyor

Kingstons Partner Limited

August 2015 to September 2015

?Prepare and evaluate construction and development tenders from information provided by architects, engineers and other design consultants and negotiate and award contracts to successful proponents.
?Manage, administer and co-ordinate all types of construction and development projects, including contracts and sub-contracts, construction progress schedules, cost control systems, and work measurements.
?Prepare, submit and manage progress invoices, valuation of changes and finalize contracts.

Projects Cost Control Manager

Lindenberg Emirates LLC

October 2012 to August 2014

-In charge of managing, directing and controlling project budget and cost control services of cost control department in order to meet set targets in terms of project profitability, CPI and cost effectiveness. -To provide management with commercial information through estimating and budgeting, interpretation of project cost information, variance analysis, trending and forecasting -To perform all cost management activities in accordance with company procedures and work instructions -Develop and implement cost reporting and cost control procedures -Establish and maintain cost reporting process that is consistent with the requirements for effective cost control and reporting during project life and suitable for future data retrieval. -Manage, supervise and follow-up of all Project Budgeting & Cost Control activities/services. -Check and reviews all Project Budgets & Cost Control Reports -Review estimation of new tenders in coordination with Estimation department -Liaise / communicate with all concerned to ensure adequate cost control services and optimum results (Project team, planning team, operating centers, quantity surveyors, etc). -Analyze cost performance, address concerns and recommended corrective measures. -Provide reliable estimates and cost advice from tendering to completion of the project and prepares Pre-Tender and Post Tender (Project Specific) Budget reports. -Provide support and technical help to cost control staff in meeting their objectives.

Lead Cost Control Engineer

Lindenberg Emirates LLC

January 2008 to October 2012

? Prepare Detailed Project Execution Budget for major projects per Operating/Cost Centers, in coordination with executing parties, PMT, Estimation and Accounts. ? Prepare comprehensive monthly Cost Control Reports by Operating Centers reflecting latest financial status and highlighting major savings / overruns along with exception report status and areas of concern. ? Review and initial all purchase requisitions, purchase orders & service orders from initiation stage up to commitment to ensure compliance with correct cost codes and approved budgetary figures. ? Review all invoices for S/C's, vendors, suppliers and petty cash vouchers to ensure correct cost coding. ? Propose cost solutions, calculate cost impact and highlight overruns & methods of corrective actions. ? Exercise daily cost monitoring and control role by following up and getting involved in all daily project activities. ? Analyze project cost performance, identify variances, highlight areas of concern and initiate / raise early warning tools to PMT and Executing Parties of any possible cost overruns before the event. ? Responsible for the trending process, ? Liaise with Project Quantity Surveyor to ensure that all accounts receivable invoices (Project Income) have proper breakdown in terms of (Lump Sum, Variations, Back charge to others, Claims,?etc). ? Provide customized cost analysis reports, whenever needed, ? Liaise with Accounts to avoid any contradiction between the Cost Control Report & the Accounts Contribution Report (CR) and to provide Management with consistent gross profit figures. agreeing on the accrual figures and evaluating cost of work done (COWD) & value of work done (VOWD). ? Recommend system / procedural changes, when the needs become apparent and necessary ? Encourage cost consciousness and quality awareness.

Lead Cost Control Engineer

NPCC

December 2004 to December 2007

In charge of Project Budgeting & Cost Control Services for large size projects that require high caliber level . These services cover : ?Prepare Detailed Project Execution Budget for major projects per Operating/Cost Centers, ?Prepare comprehensive monthly Cost Control Reports by Operating Centers reflecting latest financial status and highlighting major savings / overruns along with exception report status and areas of concern. ?Review and initial all purchase requisitions, purchase orders & service orders from initiation stage up to commitment to ensure compliance with correct cost codes and approved budgetary figures. ?Review all invoices for S/C's, vendors, suppliers and petty cash vouchers to ensure correct cost coding. ?Prepare detailed Project Material Cost Control Report ?Propose cost solutions, calculate cost impact and highlight overruns & methods of corrective actions. ?Exercise daily cost monitoring and control role by following up and getting involved in all daily project activities ?Analyze project cost performance, identify variances, highlight areas of concern and initiate / raise early warning tools to PMT and Executing Parties of any possible cost overruns before the event. ?Responsible for the trending process, including identification, analysis and reporting. Close interface with project teams to ensure trends are identified in a timely manner, analyzed and reported to the Project Management. ?Study & assess trends, variations & cost fluctuations providing clear interpretation and corrective recommendations to PM/PD. ?Provide weekly update of "Executive Weekly Project Status Reports" highlighting: Payment / Income status, Financial Outlook, Major cost variance / contributing factors, Change in Forecast Cost and Financial Areas of Concern. ?Recommend system / procedural changes, when the needs become apparent and necessary, .

Cost Control Engineer

NPCC

April 2002 to December 2004

Education

Msc.

Heriot-Watt University

2009 to 2010

Bsc.

Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport

1996 to 2001

Languages

Arabic

Bilingual / Native

Inglés

Advanced

IT skills

word, Excel, power point, JD Oracle, Primivera, Microsoft Project.

Experto

Other Skills

Microsoft Project EPC Commissioning Project Engineering P3 Gas FIDIC MS Project Analysis Cost Control Budgets Engineering Cost Management Project Management Project Control Construction Procurement Project Estimation Quantity Surveying Contract Management Project Planning Goal Oriented Primavera P6 Cost Engineering Coordination Invoicing Negotiation Ability to negotiate solutions. Self motivated, results oriented with conceptual and flexible mindset. Ability to lead / participate in a multi disciplinary, matrix organization.

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