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Senior Planning Manager

Senior Planning Manager, Davis Langdon LLP, Various

START Date: 
August, 2009

Current Role

I am currently working as a Senior Planning Manager within the Abu Dhabi Program Management office of Davis Langdon LLP, with over 10 year’s postgraduate experience on a variety of multi million cultural, mixed use, pharmaceutical, commercial, residential projects and Programs of work. 


I have experience working at both Program and Project level and have an excellent understanding of reporting requirements at all levels from Project to Executive level.  By aligning both time and cost, I have created reports which:

  • Analyse

Senior Planning Manager, Arab Technical Construction Co.(arabtec), Monarch Palaces & Special projects , High Rise buildings & Towers

START Date: 
June, 2001
END Date: 
June, 2004

•Define the concept for project execution and identification of the project critical path elements
•Define key milestones for programme monitoring purposes
•Developing management tools, in this case ‘critical indicator curves’, ‘resource-weighted’ and ‘cost-loaded’ programmes to identify potential areas of weakness for immediate rectification
•Approve sub-contractor programmes and coordinate with all parties to ensure compliance with the project master programme.
•Time management of EOT Claims submitted by Arabtec.

Senior Planning Manager, Murray & Roberts (Middle East) L.L.C, Madinat Jumeirah, DXB Airport, St Regis resort

START Date: 
August, 2002

Tender Planning, Initial Contract Planning, Progress Updates, Progress Reporting, Claims Management,

Senior Planning Manager, Al Futtaim Carillion, Cairo Festival City - Infrastructure

START Date: 
January, 1988

Jan 2008 - Present. Current Role Senior Planning Manager; responsible for providing commercial and planning support to the business group of Al Futtaim Carillion - MENA. Previously based in Dubai Head Office reporting to Planning Director directly and other Directors as required.

Currently "drafted" in to Cairo Festival City Infrastructure Works; EGP 1.5 B = $251.251M.

Senior Planning Manager, KEO INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS, Al Wakrah Stadium

START Date: 
December, 2013
END Date: 
July, 2016

Responsible for running the full service of planning for Al Wakrah Stadium Precinct Project, the proposed venue up to quarter finals for the Qatar, 2022 FIFA World Cup and Confederation Gulf Cup within KEO’s Project Management and Construction Management remit.

Senior Planning Manager, Murray & Roberts Contractors (Middle East) LLC, Abu Dhabi, Zayed University

START Date: 
July, 1992

Overall responsibility for planning function on $1bn new build university project.

Senior Planning Manager, OHL International, Tenders and Mega Projects

START Date: 
February, 2010

Current Role


Currently Bid and Planning Manager for OHL International responsible for the Middle East and beyond

Senior Planning Manager, Carillion, Work-winning

START Date: 
June, 1982

Current Role - Senior Planning Manager - manages two teams of pre-construction planners 

Senior Planning Manager, John Holland Group, Australia

START Date: 
December, 1990
END Date: 
September, 2012

Sound bachelor’s engineering degree, with a multi-disciplined background has allowed me to work in many facets of construction in UK, Australia and South East Asia for over 35 years with a broad understanding of the commercial needs of engineering disciplines and IT development.

Experience gained in:        

•              Strategic and detail planning

Senior Planning Manager, Al Habtoor Leighton LLC, The Buildings by Daman at DIFC

START Date: 
April, 1999

Emelyn Martinez, MRICS, ACIArb, PMP, CCC is currently the Senior Planning Manager of Al Habtoor Leighton LLC for The Buildings by Daman at DIFC Project.   She is also the current President of AACEI-UAE Section.

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