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Design Management

Senior Planning Manager, Mace International, Centenary City, Abuja; Four Seasons Hotel, Lagos; Jasper Hotel, Abuja; Radisson Blu Hotel, Lagos; Marriott Hotel, Lagos

START Date: 
May, 2015
END Date: 
June, 2016
Associate director - Senior Planning Manager. Leading pre-construction planning on a mixed use development of a new district in Abuja, Nigeria, various hotel and retail projects in Lagos, Nigeria, and also providing all planning support for multiple contracts on site and in pre-construction.
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Staff civil engineer, US Coast Guard, Multiple building and infrastructure projects

START Date: 
July, 1985
END Date: 
April, 1989

Commissioned office and civil engineer in US Coast Guard, Facilities Engineering Branch at Coast Guard Training Center in Petaluma, California.  Managed design and construction contracts for building and infrastructure projects.  Interviewed and selected design consultants, prepared construction bid documents, inspected construction work, reviewed and approved schedules and billings.

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Civil / Structural Engineer, WorleyParsons, East-West Transmission Cable Tunnel Contract-EW1 Project, Tembusu Multi Utilities Complex, Proposed Davao Coal Fired Power Plant, PowerSeraya Cogeneration Power Plant 30 & 40,

START Date: 
September, 2008
END Date: 
March, 2014
  • Managed and coordinated multidiscipline engineering activities to ensure that projects are executed in a safe, efficient, cost-effective, and timely manner
  • Acted as primary technical coordination interface with clients to ensure that their expectations are satisfied
  • Was responsible for site supervision and management of subcontractors to ensure site safety, quality and progress of the project
  • Ensured construction works carried out by the builder follow strictly to the approved structural plans
  • Reviewed and evaluated construction and shop drawings, method
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Head of Studies Department, Arab Consultants Bureau, Amber Valley Resort & SPA, Dead Sea – Jordan, Amman Living Wall, Sweimeh Day Beach, Dead Sea - Jordan

START Date: 
October, 2006
END Date: 
February, 2008


1.  Projects supervision.

2.  Structral Engineer.

3. design management

Senior Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores University, N/A

START Date: 
August, 2000

Senior Lecturer as part of the Construction Management Team at Liverpool John Moores University. Primarily teaching all aspects of Construction and Design Management including Sustainability.

Delivery Manager, Costain Engineering, Yorkshire Water Amp 4 Portfolio

START Date: 
November, 2004
END Date: 
June, 2006


Duties - Manage a number of projects from inception through to handover.  Managed a team of designers and construction professionals.

Civil Engineering Tender Planner, Amey Construction Ltd, Various Civil Engineering Contracts

START Date: 
October, 1993
END Date: 
August, 1994

Tender Planning with Amey Construction Ltd - Tender planning & contract planning on projects ranging from £600K to £10 million.  Assisted on £100 million A6-A564 Derby Southern by-pass and £20 million Doveridge By-pass, design & build.

Involved in planning/programming and resourcing of projects; presentations of tenders to Directors at tender meetings.  Other experience included liaison with joint venture partners and consultants; pre-contract meetings and contract planning with production of clause 14 programmes.  Gained experience in use of sev

QA/QC, Risk and Design Manager, Senior Planner, Buro Happold, Confidential Project in MENA region (2010)

START Date: 
January, 2010

Establishment of a semi confidential 1300Ha Aerospace City including Airport and Aeronautical Education Zone in MENA region.

John had early involvement with this project as part of Buro Happold’s Design Management mobilisation where he

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