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Strategic Planning

Client side senior planner, Arcadis - UK, Southern Water Growth

START Date: 
January, 2022

Planning & Project Controls Lead as part of the Arcadis Delivery Team working with Southern Water 

Planning Manager, Giffen Group, Various NWR and LU Projects

START Date: 
February, 2012
END Date: 
March, 2017

Giffen Group Electrical Contractors


Feb 2012 - March 2017

Leading Electrical, Signalling & Power Contractor across railway infrastructure, with key works including HV, LV and DC installation and testing

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Project engineer, TRAGS engineering and contracting division, Procurement, Construction and Installation contract with RasGas

START Date: 
November, 2007

§  Spearheading efforts across the entire gamut of responsibilities including supervising of construction activities, installation, erection & commissioning of mechanical equipments.

§  Monitoring the project from start to finish and make any necessary changes along the way through change control process, ensuring swiftly ramping up of the projects within the pre defined time and budget parameters without compromising on safety, quality and environmental requirements.

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Construction Project Planner / Senior Planner, Bovis Lend Lease, Capita Symonds Limited, Turner & Townsend UK, Skanska, CITY GATE PROJECT, VALLETTA, Malta Hospital, Tigne/Manoel Island project

START Date: 
July, 2013
Summary of Experience


I have over 27 years of professional experience with different Maltese and multi-national organisations. My communication, planning and management skills were acquired through the handling of various projects of diverse nature, magnitude and responsibility levels, including:-


·        Senior Strategic Planner at Masterplan to Detailed Planning Level

Strategic Planner / Financial-Economic Planning Analyst, Galderma R&D Inc., pharmaceutical compunds

START Date: 
December, 2011
END Date: 
April, 2010

Strategic Project Planner for Pharmaceutical Projects under Development 

Operational Planning, Strategic Planning, Resources Management

High skills with OPX2 Planning software

Programme Controls Manager, The Nichols Group, Cooling the Tube Project (TfL / LUL)

START Date: 
September, 2007
END Date: 
December, 2009

Programme Controls Manager

TfL / London Underground Limited (2007 – 2009)

Responsible for the strategic planning for the Cooling the Tube initiative, a complex £912 million programme comprising a large number of innovative design, engineering and environmental projects.  Led constructive challenge to key project information, which was important to enable assurance to the Project Director and Sponsors within project investment and governance arrangements.  Specific activities undertaken include:

Subsidiaries Budget Controller, Petrobrás - Petroleo Brasileiro (Holding), All 500+ corporate projects

START Date: 
April, 1987
END Date: 
December, 1989

Challenged to support the Head Subsidiaries Controller (SESUB Area) in the Planning Services (SERPLAN) and improve subsidiaries control.
Projects: All range of Oil & Gas projects under development in the 8 subsidiaries and 100+ colligated companies. This included offshore / onshore, exploration & production, upstream, middle-stream, downstream), petrochemical, and industrial, manufacturing and commercial projects.

Planning Director Assessor, Petrobras Internacional - Braspetro, All Portfolio of Projects

START Date: 
January, 1990
END Date: 
February, 1992

Acted as Director's key aide by detecting and solving management problems. Boosted operational efficiency and controlled risk.
Projects: Diverse E&P corporate oil & gas projects including offshore/onshore field surveys, floating platforms, rigs, production systems, pipelines, flexible drilling pipe plant, storage tanks, etc.
• Actively participated in the implementation of the Strategic Planning process to eliminate the dependency on capital injections by the holding company utilizing complex financial-econometric models and strategic analyses.

Sr. Management Consultant / Business Owner, LC Consultoria, Diverse

START Date: 
August, 1994
END Date: 
January, 2003

Self-employed. Rendered consulting to medium-sized companies, multinationals and industries, working both alone and sometimes under the names of micro-companies (with partners), such as Midsol and LC Consultoria. Clients included TNAX Tecnologia, PS Contax, Hidromania, 1001 Madeiras and others.

Planning Manager, Blair Anderson Limited, Ferrari Theme Park, International City Ph2-3, Port Rashid Demolition, (Claims - Shoreline Apartment, Signature Villas, Adnec Phase 2B Aloft Hotel, Hasdrubal Plant Tunisia , DLC Headquarters and Amenity Buildings,

START Date: 
May, 2007
END Date: 
January, 2011

Responsible for creating and managing schedule from 30 contractors mainly Rides an Attractions, Had to coordinate with the Main Project Managers, Worked for Jack Rouse Associates (Consultants) who hired Blair Anderson to carry out Planning Services.


M.A.Kharafi & Sons (Contractor) hired Blair Anderson to carry out Planning Services for the project. Preparing the baseline programme, Monthly programme updates, Preparing Claim notifications, Interim particulars, Correspondence etc. preparing revised programme, time impact analysis, and claim report.

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