waseem alezz


Sr. Project Manager
Location: USA

Experienced engineering professional with an exceptional track record in managing civil, industrial, and high end commercial and residential construction projects. Looking for an opportunity to contribute 20 years of proven project management experience to an organization seeking budget, schedule, and quality driven professionals.


§  Project Management, Construction Management, Tender Management & Maintenance and Facility Management.

§  Project Planning & Scheduling, Contract Management and Budget Development and Management

§  Excellent leadership, Team Building, Team Management Skills, Motivational Skills, Interpersonal & Communication Skills.

§  Analytical Skills, Ability To Work Under Pressure, Decision Making & Problem Solving Skills.

§  MS Office Applications & Internet Usage.


Senior Projects Manager

University of Texas Health Science Center (UT Health)                                      September 2017 – Present


§  Manage Project Management Department.

§  Tunnel and Vault construction. $4.2M. September 2017 – July 2018.

§  Renovation of Dental School U Section Offices (35 Offices). $75,000.00. September 2017-December 2017.

§  Renovation of Alzheimer clinic at 5th floor McDermott building. $325,000.00. September 2017- November 2017.

§  Renovation of Cadaver Storage and Gross Anatomy lab. $750,000.00. December 2017 – September 2018.

§  Renovation Labs at 4th floor Medical School building Phase 01 through Phase 04. $1.2M. March 2018 – December 2019.

§  Dental School Research Lab Renovation Phase 001. $600,000.00. April 2018 – June 2018.

§  1st Floor Clinic admin office renovation at MARC building. $85,000.00. June 2018 – August 2018.

§  Pharmacology Lab Renovation at 4th floor Medical School, Phase 01 & 02. $1.2M.  November 2018 – May 2019.

§  Microscope Room Renovation at CCRI building. $125,000.00. March 2019 – June 2019.

§  Dental School Research Lab Renovation Phase 002. $785,000.00. June 2019 – December 2019.

§  Office Sound improvement at CCRI building. $20,000.00. August 2019 – October 2019.

§  Renovation Pharmacology Labs at 5th floor Medical School. $3.5M – December 2019 – Ongoing.

§  Dental Dean Office renovation at 3rd floor Dental School. 2.4M. January 2020 – Ongoing.

§  Anesthesiology Offices renovation at 3rd floor Medical School. $220,000.00. February 2020 – April 2020.

§  Diabetes Lab and Offices renovation at 3rd floor Dental School. $700,000.00. March 2020 – Ongoing.

§  Texas Poison Control renovation. $500,000.00. April 2020 – Ongoing.

§  Library Stairwell and lobby fire protection renovation. $600,000.00. June 2020 – Ongoing.

§  Echocardiography Clinic Renovation at MARC building. $550,000.00. June 2020 – Ongoing.


§  Develop and control Project Management department budget.

§  Review and approve department requirements.

§  Review and assign projects to project managers.

§  Evaluate department workload for potential hiring.

§  Conduct weekly progress meeting with all Project Manager

§  Conduct Monthly and yearly performance evaluations for Project Managers.

§  Use and continually develop leadership skills

§  Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency

§  Assist in the definition of project scope and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility.

§  Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation

§  Develop, Review, monitor and control project budget and schedule and ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget.

§  Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques

§  Track changes to the project scope, schedule and costs using appropriate verification techniques, and process related change orders.

§  Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects.

§  Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders

§  Attend and drive pre-construction and progress meetings.

§  Monitored day-to-day subcontractors as well as in-house workers progress, quality and adherence to safety protocols.

§  Review subcontractor`s draws for accuracy and approve it for payment.

§  Provide top management with the required progress and financial reporting.

§  Reviewing Contractors weekly and monthly progress report and making amendments where necessary.

§  Perform risk management to minimize project risks

§  Meet budgetary objectives and make adjustments to project constraints based on financial analysis



Development Project Manager

San Antonio Housing Authority (SAHA)                                                               Feb 2015 – September 2017


Key Projects:
§  Wheatley Courts Phase I – Site Preparation. Feb 2015 – July 2015 ($4.60M)

§  Wheatley Courts Phase II – Housing (215 Units). June 2015 – Present ($41.70M)

§  Wheatley Courts Public Improvement. November 2015 – Present($6.07M)

§  Wheatley Park Senior Living (80 Units). November 2016 – Present ($14.80M)


§  Prepare, Review, monitor and control projects budget.

§  Monitored day to day contractor work quality and adherence to safety protocols.

§  Attend progress and draws meetings.

§  Reviewed contractor`s monthly draws for accuracy and rout for approval.

§  Monitoring Contractors work progress against the approved construction schedule program and flagging the senior management of any slippages, potential delays etc. and providing recommendations to rectify such defaults.

§  Provide top management with the required reporting.



Assistant Project Manager                                                                                       May 2011 – Jan 2015

Dubai Port World (DPW).
The company is a leading organization in ports and terminal operating businesses


Key Projects:
§  African Region at Hamriya Port.

§  Port gate number 01 Improvement Works

§  Jebel Ali Clinic

§  Mess Hall & Canteen for Terminal 02

§  Terminal 01 Staff Access

§  Expansion of Container Freight Station Office

§  Jebel Ali Port Marine Facilities (Terminal 1 and 2)


§  Tenders preparation for the design and build projects by preparing all related documents such as Employer Requirements (ER), drawings and Bill of Quantities (BOQ).

§  Carrying out Tender visits and explaining site condition and projects scope of work.

§  Clarifying all Tenderers queries and making sure that projects scope is clear for accurate pricing.

§  Attend Tenders opening with the top management.

§  Carrying out Tenders technical evaluations as well as reviewing unit rates and quantities.

§  Lead post tender clarification meetings.

§  Submit Tenders final evaluations and recommendations.

§  Attending projects prestart meeting.

§  Following and assisting Contractors in obtaining authorities permits and NOCs.

§  Reviewing Contractors clause 14 program for approval or disapproval.

§  Responsible for reviewing Contractors materials and shop drawings submittals for approval.

§  Monitoring Contractors submittals flow to minimize projects delay.

§  Monitoring Contractors work progress against the approved construction schedule program and flagging the senior management of any slippages, potential delays etc. and providing recommendations to rectify such defaults.

§  Reviewing and approving contractor`s payments.

§  Conducting weekly progress and co-ordination meetings and follow up for completion of actions minuted.

§  Monitoring construction works quality and safety at site, as well as providing recommendations where necessary.

§  Responsible for updating the top management about construction status, work progress and handing over status.

§  Handing over the final product to the end users.

§  Following all marine repairing works for quay sides, fenders, bollards etc…



Construction Manager / Team leader.                                                                  March 2006 – April 2011

Nakheel PJSC, Dubai – UAE.
The company is the leading real estate developer in Dubai and creator of landmark reclamation projects like Palm Islands and The World.


Key Projects:
§  Jumeirah Village – 2186 Villas & Infrastructure

§  Jumeirah Park – 2764 Villas & Infrastructure


§  Reviewing villas design drawings (Structural and Architectural drawings).

§  Assisting in procurement process of nominated items, tendering, participate in supplier rate negotiations and brand comparisons prior to final selection (member of Jumeirah Village Selection Committee).

§  Following up with JAFZA, Project Managers (EllisDon) and the Consultant (DAR) for accelerating building permit and other permits, NOC`s etc from the statutory authorities.

§  Monitoring the flow of shop drawing submittals and RFI between Contractors and Consultant.

§  Review of consultant approval for materials submittals prior to approving it.

§  Following and facilitating the negotiations between Main Contractors and nominated Suppliers/Subcontractors prior for contracts finalization.

§  Monitoring Contractors work progress against the approved construction schedule program and flagging the senior management of any slippages, potential delays etc and providing recommendations to rectify such defaults.

§  Reviewing contractor`s monthly progress report and making amendments where necessary.

§  Reviewing and approving contractor`s payments.

§  Working on value engineering exercises in conjunction with the consultant. Achieved cost savings to the tune of AED. 80 Million on a total project value of AED. 1.5 Billion.

§  Conducting weekly progress and co-ordination meetings and follow up for completion of actions minuted.

§  Monitoring  construction  work  quality  and  safety  at  site  and  providing  recommendations  where  deemed necessary.

§  Check, review and approve or disapprove Contractors alternative proposal for Villas construction with regards to time and cost saving.

§  Assisting and facilitating the coordination between Infrastructure and Villas contractors to resolve work conflicts.

§  Working closely with the contractor to expedite the work progress by monitoring sequence of work and priorities, manpower allocation and materials supply and advising improvements where necessary.

§  Supervising the snagging process for completed units prior to hand it over to the end users.

§  Coordinating with handing over team to start releasing completed units to the end users.

§  Handing over the final product to the end users after attending to individual end user snags.

§  Responsible for updating the top management about construction status, work progress and handing over status.

§  Responsible for appointing the facility management team.

§  Following and monitoring the facility management team to make sure that all customers complaints are raised and forwarded to the contractor.

§  Following and pushing the contractor to attend all customers complains within the agreed time.



Project Engineer                                                                                                         December 2003 – March 2006

Arabtec Construction Company. Dubai – UAE.
Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO – Phase I) – 560 Villas Project

§  Construction-in-charge for sub-structural and structural works starting from leveling and excavation until 1st floor slabs.

§  Coordinating between Arabtec and infrastructure contractors (WADE ADAMS).

§  Following up and coordinating between false ceiling and paint subcontractors.


Emirates Hills – Springs 714 Villas Project – Mockup Villas Coordinator (8 Villas)

§  Supervising Clearance Groups and Coordinating with Subcontractors & Suppliers.

§  Following up with Consultant & Client (EMAAR) snagging to hand over the villas.


Emirates Hills – Meadows 245 & 234 Villas Projects – Special Villas (7 Villas)

§  Understanding client requirements and modifications and relaying the information accurately to the concerned departments.

§  Following up Consultant & client snagging to hand over the villas.


Emirates Hills – Meadows 234 Villas Project – Concrete & Tunnel Night Shift Engineer

§  Controlling more than 200 labors on site.

§  Responsible for getting consultant approval for tunnel structure works.

§  Construction-in-charge for casting concrete and coordinating with Suppliers (more than 800m3 on site).



Civil Engineer                                                                                                             May 2001 – May 2003

Dar Kortoba Consultant Eng. Office. Arar – KSA.
§  Responsible for designing Multi-Storey Buildings, Villas and Mosques using STAAD 3 and RCD programs.

§  Drawing structural and architectural details & plans using AutoCAD program.

§  Supervising and inspecting contractor works on site from excavation till handing over.



Civil Engineer                                                                                                             October 2000 – April 2001

Abnna Al Arab National Est. Riyadh – KSA.
§  Site Engineer on a project of rehabilitation of the parking area of the Ministry of Health.

§  Redesigning the parking area and area landscaping.

§  Calculating quantities of Excavation, Sub-base, Asphalt, Interlock & Curbstone.

§  Responsible for making the project as-built drawings, with AutoCAD program. Worked in a team environment.



Civil Engineer                                                                                                         January 2000 – September 2000

AlShami Contractors. Tulkarem – Palestine.
§  Worked in bringing best offers for materials used for the projects.

§  Supervised civil engineering construction works of private buildings and villas.

§  Site engineer on the project of rehabilitation of Habla village streets.

§  Calculating the quantities of Excavation, Sub-Base and Asphalt.



An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine                                                                           December 1999
Bachelors of Science Degree: Major-Civil Engineering


§  PMP® Accreditation.

§  Occupational Health & Safety (OSHAS 8001).

§  LEED – Green Building.

§  Professional Business Writing

§  Team Building.

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