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Senior Planning Manager

Senior Planning Manager, AMEC, Various

START Date: 
January, 1986
END Date: 
December, 1990

I managed the planning team engaged in design / manage / construct projects.

This included the preparation of a fully networked programme covering design, procurement, construction and commissioning.

Senior Planning Manager, Visa EU, Visa EU

START Date: 
October, 2010
END Date: 
March, 2011

Various contracting roles in and around Finance Sector & Government on major IT Transformation Programmes.

Senior Planning Manager, EC Harris LLP, Varies

START Date: 
April, 1997

Ali has over 14 years planning and programming experience, which includes a number of high profile blue chip clients with complex organisational structures and user interfaces. He has working experience in main contracting, construction management and consultancy. Experienced in construction, fit out, refurbishment and infrastructure.

I am currently working for EC Harris as Senior Planning Manager.

Senior Planning Manager, Turner & Townsend, UAE Division

START Date: 
October, 2007
END Date: 
June, 2012


In charge of Turner and Townsend’s Planning Division for <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 />Dubai and Abu Dhabi<

Senior Planning Manager, Group5 Construction, MENA region

START Date: 
June, 1989

Senior Planning Manager responsible for the planning function within the Middle East and North Africa Region for Group5 Construction International. My role includes the following:


1. Tender planning inc. risk management

2. Business development

3. Management of Planning Procedures

4. Development and approval of company Clause 14 Programmes

5. Contract planning (on a visiting basis)

6. Recruitment, training & development of the planning department

7. Development of EOT Claims, Delay Events, Variations

Senior Planning Manager, Davis Langdon LLP, Undisclosed Confidential Projects

START Date: 
August, 2009

Program Planning Manager

Confidential Client, UAE – Working within the Program Management Office, as the Program Planning Manager.  Managing a portfolio of over 90 Projects both Capital and Non-Capital in nature and reporting directly to the Client on a monthly basis. 

Responsibilities:  Program Planning Management duties include:

  • Developing and setting planning standards, such as Templates and Dashboards and advising Project Managers of how these can properly implemented in order to control the reporting standards across the 90

Senior Planning Manager, Bovis Lend Lease, Various Projects

START Date: 
January, 2006
END Date: 
February, 2009

Senior Planning Manager on various office building and refurbishment projects from £25 - 65 million value in the City of London and West End, including 60 Threadneedle Street. Developing contract programmes, reporting progress against programme and producing what ifs and recovery programmes. Reporitng on risk. Supervising one or two junior planners.

Senior Planning Manager, EDF Energy Contracting, Various

START Date: 
October, 2008

Planning Manager on Power Upgrade Project for EDF


  • Bid Management of projects up to £10M in value
  • Planning management of successful tenders to value of £50M
  • Formal presentation of bids to client on behalf of EDF
  • Contract managing the production of detailed design and build programmes to go into the bid for design & build phase of the power upgrade of the London Underground Sub Surface Lines.


START Date: 
January, 2007


>35 years working experience in Infrastructures (Buildings, Highways, Railroads) and Oil & Gas EPC Projects.
Actual Position: Project Control Manager
Education: Mechanical Engineer Graduate, Rome University, March 1974
Languages: English: Daily use at work; Italian: Mother tongue; French/Spanish: Fair
Computer Skills: Primavera P3/P6, MS Office


Master Plans, WBS, Cost Control, Planning, Reporting, Delay Analysis, EoT Support, e

Senior Planning Manager, Saudi Aramco, Corporate Head Office - Dhahran

START Date: 
October, 2008

Currently employed in the Scheduling Unit of the Project Execution Metrics Division (PEMD) of Saudi Aramco’s corporate Project Management Office Department (PMOD), supporting Jazan Refinery & Terminal, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle Power, Manifa Core Processing Facilities, King Abdullah Petroleum Science & Research Centre, King Abdullah University of Science & Technology and Thuwal Town Development projects with regards to all aspects of Project Controls.  

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