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Riaz Rehman

Riaz Rehman

Calgary, AB, CA

 
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About 

I am a professional engineer with over 25 years of well-rounded experience in the application of project management principles and methodologies for multiple simultaneous projects and delivery of scope within challenging time-frames and allocated budgets. I have demonstrated supervisory and leadership skills to plan, organize, and coordinate the work of project teams with a sound understanding of commercial aspects, project control standards and associated industry practicesI have specialized in risk management, quality management, management of KPIs and organizational excellenceProjects that I have worked in different roles, include civil infrastructure, major highways, mixed-use developments, buildings and facilities.

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Employment 

Alberta Transportation - Government of Alberta, Canada, Calgary, AB, CA, Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager
 Provide project leadership to a wide range of projects from start to finish including design and construction; ensuring risk management, stakeholder coordination, timely progress, quality of the works, and cost control
 Define project requirements with clients, coordinate the activities of in-house team members, private sector consultants, and contractors, develop project execution and implementation from initiation to closeout
 Contribute to technical committees to develop engineering standards/specifications & process for delivery
 Managing the successful delivery of a diverse portfolio of multimillion-dollar projects using traditional design-bid-build and Public-Private Partnerships (P3) processes within delivery services, major capital projects group
Infrastructure Projects
 Southwest Calgary Ring Road (SWCRR) valued at $2.2 Billion is Alberta’s largest P3 Highway infrastructure project, consisting of design, construction, and maintenance of 31 kilometers of the eight-lane freeway, 14 interchanges, 49 bridges, tunnels, flyovers in addition to 3 major river realignments
 Four bridges over the Bow River ($170 Million), Bow River Bridge over 500 meters long (cast-in-place segmental), designed to carry 5 lanes of traffic ($90 million),. Three South Bow River Bridges on Southeast Calgary Ring Road and a separate bridge for pedestrian/bicycles ($80 Million); 212 Avenue/Deerfoot Trail interchange ($26 Million)

Jul 2018 - current
 

WSP Middle East, Doha, Qatar, Senior Resident Engineer (Designer’s Senior Site Representative)

Supervised the team of engineers, specialists and inspectors; ensured a safety and quality culture within project execution and inspection while promoting a team effort approach in dealings with the Contractor
 Dealt with day to day construction issues and technical queries regarding design clarifications, work methods, inspection & test plans and material approvals etc. to provide practical solutions that are acceptable to the client
 Advised and supported the supervision team in technical matters; guided development of a realistic baseline schedule and project program, monitored the progress of the works at site and reported variances
 Established a continued learning environment to regularly update and educate staff on HSEQ initiatives to maintain a safe and clean working environment by enforcing all applicable procedures, rules, and regulations
 Reported status of project recommending a solution to risks and verifying the quality of the completed Works
 Developed Site Supervision Plans (SSP) and Quality Management System (QMS) including detailed procedures and standard forms for construction verification of ‘Design and Build’ highway infrastructure projects as per contract

Consultant’s Role
 Performed various assignments to assist business leadership and senior management by contributing in proposals, defining the commercial, regional and technical objectives of the projects, hiring appropriate talent and structuring effective technical/professional teams
 Provide leadership in evaluating, selecting and adopting suitable construction supervision techniques, quality management plans, quality control procedures, continuous improvement measures and inputs for the KPIs
Infrastructure Projects
 Construction and upgrading of E-Ring Road-North-South Link- P008, Contract -2 is a $ 620 Million project, which involves the construction of three grade-separated interchanges with 6 main bridges, 19 underpasses, and 5 pedestrian bridges as well approximately 4km of new expressway and upgrade of approximately 9 km roads
 The Orbital Expressway and Truck Route (Design-Build) Project ($ 896 million) consisting of 45 kilometers of road network along with ramps & service roads, 4 interchanges with 13 main bridges, 5 ramp bridges, using precast balanced cantilever post-tensioned segmental units and 11 underpasses; 3.3 kilometer of MSE walls (height varies), 74 kilometers of TSE pipes with chambers, and other utilities such as electric, telco and water pipes

Oct 2014 - Jul 2018
 

Jacobs Consultancy - LeighFisher Canada Inc., Toronto, ON, CA, Independent Quality Certifier (IQC)

 Certified that the Work by the Design-Builder (D-B) was executed in accordance with the project requirements by signing off completion certificates and transmittals for compliance to quality and contract specifications
 As a technical adviser, prepared proposals and reports for infrastructure projects of varied size and complexity identifying risks and quality issues; recommend solutions to public sector clients and lenders in P3 ventures
 Monitored the product integrity through Quality Management System (QMS); with the processes developed in the Quality Program (QP) including design, construction, H&S as well as environmental management plans (HSE)
 Prepared QMS audit plans, conducted independent audits, provided audit reports and followed up for actions
Project - Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
 York Viva BTR (vivaNext), $261 Million Design and Build (D&B project, includes road widening to accommodate dedicated Rapid-Way lanes for transit vehicles, as well as ten new transit stations along Yonge Street in the Towns of Richmond Hill and Newmarket (York Region, Ontario), Canada

Jun 2014 - Oct 2014
 

SNC Lavalin - Chinook Roads Partnership, Calgary, AB, CA, Deputy Director

 Provided full functional assistance to the Technical Director in managing and monitoring project design and construction execution by the Design-Build (D-B) Contractor to ensure compliance with contractual requirements and applicable technical standards; practically performed all duties as a Deputy Project Director
 Lead D-B Contractor’s Quality Management System (QMS) using the ISO 9001-2008 Standard as the basis for process development and optimization, procedure development, and reporting and quality systems training
 Conducted and coordinated reviews, inspections and quality audits to ensure continuous QMS effectiveness
 Assisted in preparation of key project documents including management plans for design, construction, operations, quality, environment, safety, communications and document control as well as design memos, technical scope of work, RFPs for procurements and regulatory permitting applications etc.
 Prepared monthly reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and made necessary recommendations to members of the executive board for timely decisions to avoid wastage and rework due to poor quality
 Reviewed D-B Contractor’s financial claims, requests for change orders, and any disputed issues to make recommendations and follow up with the client as per contractual terms
 Supervised planning and execution of handover program including review of clients’ requirements, commissioning plan, asset’s inventory and operating manuals, public communication plan and work plan to address all identified deficiencies, quality observations and corrective actions to assure serviceability criteria
Projects – Calgary Ring Road (Highway, Bridges, Utilities and O&M Compound Buildings)
 South East Stoney Trail, Calgary; $769 Million Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project with 25 kms of divided highway including 27 bridges with steel structures, NU I-girders, & box girders and 55000 m2 of MSE Walls
 Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Facility with a Control and Operation Centre for the staff and maintenance trucks/vehicles; including offices, workshops, storage warehouses, wash bay and the operators’ accommodation

Oct 2010 - Jun 2014
 

Alberta Transportation, Government of Alberta, Canada, Fort McMurray, AB, CA, Project Engineer (Construction & Operations)

Lead project teams consisting of in-house multi-functional resources and outside consultants to:
 Establish and maintain project execution plans, logistic plans, quality management systems (QMS), health, safety and environment plans with processes and procedures following project management manual
 Develop suitable project delivery methodology, project deliverables, work staging for commissioning
 Administer the design, tender and construction processes to successful completion and handover to O&M
 Monitored and ensured that consultants, contractors and industry stakeholders & agencies meet and fulfill project goals, design specifications and contractual obligations – such as construction management activities and methodology, budget, schedule requirements, field operations, owner’s procedures, quality control and safety
 Reviewed invoices from contractors and consultants and made progress payments for completed works
 Monitored budgets, flow of funds and expenditures on all projects as per the Department policies and controls
 Worked with communication department to develop communication plans to inform and advise stakeholders
 Prepared reports and status updates for inquiries from general public, senior management, and ministry officials
 Managed Highway Maintenance Contractor for operations within allocated budgets for a large maintenance area
 Inspected O&M facilities for compliance with regulatory requirements and environmental management plans
Projects (New Developments, Infrastructure Construction and Maintenance)
 Design development and construction supervision of highway interchanges (roadway and bridges) on Alberta Highway 63 including Fort MacKay, Voyageur, Parsons Creek, Confederation Way, Thickwood Boulevard, Athabasca River Bridge, Steinhauer Bridge widening, Grant MacEwan Bridge rehabilitation, Tunnel and Secant Pile Wall as well as general twinning and widening of roads with grading, granular base course, pavement, utility relocations and ancillary works with an overall budget of approximately $450 Million
 Development Control, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of Highway 63 & 881; annual budget over $9 Million

Nov 2008 - Sep 2010
 

Sabatini Earth Technologies Inc. (now WSP), Canada, Calgary, AB, CA, Project Engineer (Industrial, Commercial and Urban Developments)

 Managed multiple development projects from inception to completion including requirements gathering, proposal writing, 3rd party contracting, geotechnical aspects, fieldwork executing, construction monitoring, laboratory testing, obtaining permits, engaging and communicating with stakeholders, report writing, invoicing and closing
 As an engineer of record (EOR), provided field reviews, QMS services, and on-site monitoring during construction to clients on a wide variety of project types for sub-division developments, major high-rise buildings, commercial buildings/structures, retaining walls, infrastructure foundations, municipal facilities, and pipelines; clients included private developers, municipalities, oil & gas companies as well as institutional commercial & industrial ventures

Jul 2006 - Jan 2008
 

Pakistan Army Corps of Engineers, Vaious, Engineer Officer (Operations Engineer, Civil Engineer, Project Manager)

 Worked on a variety of assignments in project management organizations (PMO) and contractor companies for delivery of civil infrastructure and building projects, engineering procurement and construction management
 Gained comprehensive knowledge of methods and techniques utilized in the design and construction of civil public works, urban planning and developments, industrial and commercial buildings, power houses and utility projects
 Participated in development of scope of work, specifications and design criteria for large facilities, buildings and complex infrastructure projects, based on overall constructability aspects and input from stakeholders
 Supervised planning and design of office buildings, houses, storage yards, civil infrastructure and associated facilities, such as site grading and drainage, highways and roads, wet and dry utilities, and flood control measures
 Applied principles and practices of civil engineering for the preparation of execution plans and specifications
 Managed the delivery of multiple simultaneous projects from concept design to asset handover on major infrastructure development works including all changes and associated documentation to control project costs
 Established ISO 9001 quality management system and initiated process for organization’s certification
 Managed and supported the logistics and operations as well as asset management programs
 Supervised the resident construction engineers including Civil & utilities/services and administrative support staff

Projects and Operations
 Frontier Works Organization (FWO)
• Land Development and Sub-Division Servicing for 3400 residential lots at D.H.A. Islamabad
 40 km paved urban roads with grading and storm water management system
 Mega earthworks including cuts and engineering fill for roads and river-training embankment
 12 km water pipeline from intake well and 40 km distribution network
 Sanitary and sewage system and power (electricity) distribution network
 7 electric sub-stations, 5 deep-wells with pump houses, and 5 elevated concrete water
• M-9 Super Highway between the cities of Hyderabad and Karachi
 Demolition, earthworks, grading and services for the 136-km long 4-lane highway
• Engineering, Procurement & Construction Management (EPCM) of Facilities:
 Several special purpose buildings with concrete and steel structures, underground and surface storage sheds, utility enclosures, processing plants and distribution yards
 Water and Power Development Authority Employee’s Housing Compound (200 new houses)
• Miscellaneous civil works, buildings, services and structures in the following mega projects:
 210 MW Thermal Power Project Jamshoro
 1600 MW Kot Addu Combined Cycle Power plant Project
 1000 MW Mangla Hydropower Extension Project with new loading bay and internal roads
 Military Engineering Services (MES)
• Extension of airport including terminal buildings, runway, tarmac and related infrastructure
• Design and construction of municipal infrastructure including environmental compliance permitting
• Garrison Masjid (Mosque), two new high school buildings along with a sports and recreations complex
• 24 storage sheds, 94 single family houses, and 32 multi-family residential buildings
• Extension and renovation of the hospital including design and construction of new department buildings
• Operational oversight and management of the Cantonment Public Works & Services

Nov 1986 - Mar 2003
 

Education 

University of Calgary, Canada, Calgary, AB, CA, Risk Management

Professional Certificate in Risk Management (300 Credit Hours)- including Risk Assessment, Control, and Financing from University with the following electives as well as PMI-RMP Course
 Business Communication – Interpersonal Skills
 Human Behaviour in Organizations
 Public Relations and Aboriginal Consultation
 Professional Writing

Sep 2012 - May 2015
 

University of Western Ontario, London, ON, CA, Masters, Civil Engineering

 Advance Project Management Courses
 Foundation Engineering
 Trench-less Technologies
 Durability, Monitoring and Rehabilitation of Concrete Structures
 Systems Engineering
 Seismic Analysis for Structures
 Dynamics of Soils and Foundations
 Prestressed Concrete Design
 Environmental Science and Disaster Management
 Finite Element Analysis

Jan 2005 - Apr 2006
 

Military College of Engineering (NUST),, Pakistan, Bachelors, Civil Engineering

4 years undergrad program for civil engineering degree

Jan 1990 - Jul 1992
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills