Guild of Project Controls: Compendium | Roles | Assessment | Certifications | Membership

Walid Gadallah

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-Prepare, review and manage project schedule of works that coordinate all engineering, procurement and construction activities.

-Establish and maintain the schedule work breakdown structure.

-Establish a cost breakdown system to weight different progress stages of activities to be used in monthly payments’ processing.

-Conduct weekly coordination meeting to identify contingencies of time, cost and performance and report accordingly.

-Prepare Project Cash Flow and report any deviation on a weekly basis.

-Prepare recovery plan, if needed, to mitigate any incurred delay.

-Maintain and weekly update material and shop drawings logs and report any projected delay and how to mitigate this delay.

-Manage and monitor Design phase deliverables to successful completion so as not delay the successor Procurement and Construction activities.






-Develop and maintain weekly/monthly reports and prepare presentations on progress using Earned Value Analysis Techniques to ensure proper control over the project performance.

-Co-ordination of the final job statistics and analysis of the effectiveness of procedures for possible improvement on future projects.




Project Systems


-Develop and manage Project Execution/Management Plan (PEP/PMP) and Project Control Procedure incorporating necessary review processes as required.

-Ensure the technical documentations, drawings, project forms and procedures are in place prior to commencement of works.






-Prepare /review Extension of Time Claims/Counterclaims reports for more than 150 Claims in accordance with the Project Contract (FIDIC) using different time assessment techniques such Time Impact Analysis, Window Analysis, As Built But For analysis.  

-Internal time assessment for all Potential Variation Orders (more than 400 assessments) to avoid issuing an Instruction that may entitle the Contractor to an Extension of Time.



-Develop, prepare/review Interim payments either traditionally processed or processed through the monthly update of the cost loaded schedule.




Cost Control, Estimation and Budgeting



-Prepare and update the project financial plan that determines the needed monies to finance project annual/monthly expenditure as compared to the cash flow extracted from the schedule. Assist in the cost estimation of Variations, Budgets and Tenders’ Cost Estimation.

-Prepare the needed Cost Control System to monitor the project performance; this includes budgets’ preparation, setting of the monitoring systems, cost codes and preparation of monthly cost report that report/forecast any cost overrun in any of the budget’s elements (Direct and Indirect Manpower, Material, Subcontractors’ /Suppliers’ actual costs compared to the original Budget) and implement the needed corrective action.




Change Management


-Monitor/ control Potential Changes and assess the related time/cost impact to protect the company’s contractual/commercial position at all times.






-Participate in the selection of the appropriate procurement strategies, tender packages preparation and evaluation of Suppliers’/Contractors’ packages to be awarded.

-Manage Subcontract agreements including preparation of tender documents, negotiations, evaluation of Suppliers’ monthly payments.




Risk Management


-Conduct project risk management meetings identifying potential problems/ conflicts, their Causes, Effects and suggested Mitigations Measures.

-Provide “what if” modelling capacity at the required levels to service risk management and change management.




Team management


-Managing and motivating diverse teams of document controllers, project controls specialists, procurement and technical office engineers.

Professional Since: 
Jul-1986 (34.7 yrs experience)
Oldest experience: 
Feb 2007 (14.1 yrs experience, WARNING: 20.6 years variance with Professional Since)
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