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AHMED ALSAFFAR

AHMED ALSAFFAR

Houston, TX, US

 

About 

ARCHITECT/INTERIOR DESIGNER/CAD DRAFTER
A high achieving professional with experience in the strategic planning, directing, and coordinating of multiple residential projects simultaneously; eager to become a member of a recognized firm that values creativity and ingenuity. Expert in controlling project costs, managing schedules and ensuring on-time delivery. Dedicated, hardworking, and a talented manager with the ability to lead, mentor and motivate teams into achieving superb results. Innate ability to troubleshoot problems and solve them; demands the highest quality of work from construction crews, subcontractors, and suppliers.  Enthusiastic and committed to delivering exceptional projects on-time and within budget. Adept at building excellent internal/external key stakeholder relationships and actively engaging clients. Able to create innovative designs and deliver efficient, cost effective, and high quality solutions with extensive knowledge in working and excelling in challenging environments. Fluent in English and Arabic.
Career Achievements:
 Developed the concept design, build-out, and construction of a 600-man military facility.
 Designed and managed the construction of the U.S. Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) Food Court.
 Conceived and designed the GBG Logistics office building.
 Site Engineer and architectural liaison for projects related to the U.S. Embassy.
 Completed As-Built and Marketing Collateral (floor-plans with complete interior designs) for major residential projects.
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CORE COMPETENCIES
 Conceptual Design
 Sustainability in Design & Construction
 Operational Leadership
 Net Profit Improvements
 Subcontractor/Supplier/Vendor
Management

 Design Development
 Project Development
 Time/Project Management
 Negotiations/Presentations
 Budget Management
 New Construction Projects
 Proposals/Reports/Bidding

 Multiple Design Software Suites
 Customer Service
 Interior/Landscape Design
 Engineering Proficiencies
 Renovations/Remodeling
 Master Project Schedules
  
 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

RAFIDAINE LAND FOR OIL SERVICES, Baghdad, IQ, Project Assistant

Key member of the sales and marketing department of the company which is the BP Castrol distributor in Iraq.
Prepared purchase orders for company clients.
Developed advertising collateral for all company services offered to clients including Weatherford, Shell, and other drilling companies working in Iraq.

May 2011 - Mar 2012
 

DIGITAL LEGAL SERVICES, LLC, Houston, TX, US, Project Assistant

Scanned documents and transferred papers into electronic images.
Prepared documents for scanning.
Performed copy jobs for different sizes of documents using different scanners and plotters.

May 2009 - Apr 2011
 

LAGUNA CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, INC.,, Baghdadi, IQ, Architect - AutoCAD Drafter - Site Engineer

Design/Construction Quality Control Engineer for coalition’s Civilian Police Assistance Training Team (CPATT) - Commando Sites 1&11.
Design/Construction Quality Control Engineer for Medical Aid Stations at Commando Sites 1&11 and Camp Dublin at Camp Victory.
Worked closely with owners, prepared design/construction submittals, and completed conceptual through as-built AutoCAD designs.
Delivered daily/weekly/monthly progress reports, and performed general translation duties.

Apr 2007 - Jun 2008
 

ALIGN ENGINEERING CONSULTANTS, Dubai, AE, Architect/Interior Designer

Designed and wrote proposals for residential buildings consisting of ground plus five floors (G+5), an office building for Zahra Technology, the Italco factory showroom, and two villas.
Completed AutoCAD drawings for a residential building (G+12)

Jun 2006 - Dec 2006
 

GBG LOGISTICS, Baghdadi, IQ, Architect - AutoCAD Drafter - Site Engineer

Interior Designer and Installation Supervisor for Democracy Center; Hilla, Iraq.
Developed the Layout/Footprint and Landscape Design for the Police Training Academy; Hilla, Iraq.
Served as the Site Engineer and Supervisor for the VVIP Terminal at Baghdad International Airport.
Lead Architect on AAFES Food Court for the International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq.
Selected as the Site Engineer and Supervisor for the U.S. Embassy Dining Facility; International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq.
Chosen as the Lead Architect for GBG Logistics office building; International Zone, Baghdad, Iraq.

Jan 2004 - Jun 2006
 

Education 

Autodesk, Houston, TX, US, AutoCAD Certified Associate

Aug 2009 - Sep 2009
 

University of Baghdad, Baghdadi, IQ, Bachelors, Architecture

Oct 1998 - Aug 2003
 

Awards 

Awarded ECE (Educational Credential Evaluator), Milwaukee, WI, Award

2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills 



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