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Planning & Project controls, UCC, Power line Engineering, Siemens-VAI , Tata , L&T India, Industrial projects, Marine Projects, Tower, Residential & Retails projects

START Date: 
May, 2000
END Date: 
February, 2014

J.S. Rathishkumar

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Project Management & Construction / Engineering Services / Techno-commercial operations

Qualified B.E. (Civil) & M.E. (Construction Engineering & Management) offering an impressive experience of over 13 years in executing turnkey construction projects



Highly experienced engineering professionaloffering a distinguished career of over one decades in managing and executing a wide range of Construction Projects, General Management, and Strategic Planning; attained all round exposure to Planning & Management, managing overall project management activities including planning, method engineering, contract administration, cost analysis, construction management, resource planning and pre-construction & commissioning; sound understanding of the Construction Technology, Industrial Standards and Health & Safety Norms (HSE Guidelines) as well as  Statutory Requirements while commissioning projects; strong techno-commercial acumen with the ability in preparing commercial proposals along with handling contracts / billing related formalities and documentation; liaising with various contractors, govt. and statutory bodies to settle techno-commercial disputes; computer savvy with sound understanding of MSP, P6, etc.


Professional Forte – Marine Projects, Building projects and Industrial infrastructure works.

ü  Project planning  and controlling, preparing Baseline and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), Weightage Chart, and risk analysis

ü  Managing the entire tendering process right from compilation of tender documents for various work items comprising of Taking off Quantities, contractual terms/ conditions, technical specifications / commercial terms and Bill of Quantities, Tender analysis/ evaluation, conducting tender interviews & negotiations and finally awarding the contract and issuing the Letter of Intent

ü  Preliminary estimation, budget estimation and detailed estimation with rate analysis) along with insurance claims and administration

ü  Negotiating the cost / pricing data submitted; preparing a written cost rate agreement conforming to the requirements of the contracts with project specific conditions/FIDIC clauses

ü  Preparing  tender documents/specifications & finalization of requirements, estimates & BOQ; evaluating & executing contracting works as well as handling negotiation, award and review of contracts as per deal agreement

ü  Exploring and identifying project financing arrangements, bonding and insurance requirements etc. from the Contractors and thereby prepare the contract document with proper contract award checklist

ü  Planning and executing site activities, preparing estimates for contract changes, managing additional claims, and maintaining all the site management documents, control systems, etc.


Professional Experience and Accomplishments


Presently pursuing a Part time Doctorate Degree at Faculty of Civil Engineering - Anna University, Madurai

Research Topic

·         Resource Constrained Scheduling Techniques for Multiple Projects

Formulating a suitable solution for scheduling problems through a mathematical model for the Large-scale companies (Turnover >INR 5000 Cr.) which is always a complication prevailing in scheduling multiple projects i.e. profit center for the company, bagged by them for the particular period with the available resources like labor, materials and plant.


Urbacon Contracting Company, Qatar                                                                                                      September 2011 till Date

Planning Manager – Projects


Involved in multiple projects:

1)       Ananthara Doha Island Resort ( Project Value : 1.5 Billion QAR)

Complete development Including Marine Piling, Breakwater, Quay walls, Reclamation, Jetty works, Pontoon works, Architectural Buildings and other works required for the project as described below:.

•      Located   approximately   11km   east   of   Doha   City. Total area of Banana Island is estimated at 129,000m2 (12.9ha) with approximately 1,100m in length and 117m in width. The project designs, constructs, develops and operates a 5-star island resort property that requires huge quantum of marine works and leveling & preparation for the construction.

•      Ananthara Doha Island Resort & Spa is based on a totally self-sufficient luxury resort concept along the perimeter of the island captivating with the scenic sea view. It comprises the construction of 117 keys and associated services comprising the following elements: Over water villas - 11 keys, Chalets - 34 keys, Hotel Blocks-72 keys, Family blocks and Back of House, Spa, Water sport pavilion, Wellness center, Kids adventure center, Tide pool and Conservation center, Beach Club House, and Activity Areas like the Lookout Restaurant, Dive Center, Surf Pools, Artificial Reefs, Entertainment Areas and the Marina for more than 50 luxury boats. There are also Support Infrastructures such as Desalination Plant, Sewage Treatment Plant, Waste Management, Staff Facilities and Landscaping.


2)       The Base Harbour and its Branch and Main Navigational Channel

- Design and Build Project (Project Value : 670 Million QAR)

Excavation and reclamation works for a new Navy Coast Guard Base situated in Sumaisima.  The Project involves the excavation to a level of -7m QND for a Harbour Basin of area 800m by 400m and an 80m wide, 10km long Navigational Channel.The materials arising from the 5 million m3 of excavation are utilized to reclaim the area for the future Navy Base landslide facilities and two islands that will be utilized for future leisure and tourist facilities.



Power Line Engineering, Qatar                                                                                                                      Feb 2009 till August 2011

Sr. Planner – Pearl Qatar Projects

Project:  La Madina Centrale Project & Porto Arabia PA-01 to 03

Project value:  1.3 Billion QAR


·         Involved in executing the Power Line Engineering Project, Qatar  - a complete design and build for the project

·         Collaborating with the Project Manager in planning control and contracts management and facilitating in making important decisions

·         Involved in overall planning & project controlling activities, establishing Baseline and Work Breakdown Structures (WBS), preparing Weightage chart, cost control reports.

·         Involved extensively in preparing Extension of Time through a detailed Time Impact analysis in strengthening the EOT claim.

·         Assisting the Management in analyzing the risk, preparing the S-curve through established weightage analysis as well as preparing periodical management reports

·         Responsible for cost analysis, payment approvals, variation & claims, and providing estimating services to ongoing projects and studies; establishing scope of work for projects and proposals

·         Monitoring day-to-day activities on contracts administration and project management; involved in organizing the contract in Pre-award process and Post award process

·         Managing contract variations, quantity variations & claims and obtaining adequate documentation on the costs and advisory committee approval

·         Involved in negotiations, identification of cost or pricing data submitted during the negotiations, and thus prepare the written cost rate agreement conforming to the requirements of the contracts with project specific conditions/FIDIC clause references

·         Preparing all necessary commercial documents and compiling the complete tender package; coordinating with the estimation discipline for pricing of the BOQ and the addendums

·         Scheduling tender opening meetings, preparing preliminary evaluations in coordination with the construction, engineering disciplines, estimation discipline, and the management and the client to proceed with contract awards

·         Establishing project procedure/formats to be utilized by Contractors and participate in site meetings to address commercial and technical issues


Siemens-Vai Metal Technologies (Technology Specialist), Italy                                                                               Mar 2007 – Feb 2009

Project Controller (Project based Planning & Contracts)

Project:  United Steel Industries, FZE.  Fujairah, UAE

Project value:  1.3 Billion AED


·         Actively involved in handling the project for offering metal technology and project management services to United Steel Industries, FZE, located in Fujairah, UAE.

·         Functioned as Planning & Cost controlling in-charge through a centralized organization procedure

·         Worked in close coordination with the Project Manager in planning control & contracts management and in the preparation of management reports and making key decisions related to smooth execution of the project

·         Involved in all kinds of liaising processes, obtaining required approvals, and contracts administration


Tata BlueScope Steel Ltd., Chennai, India                                                                                                                                      Dec 2005 – Mar 2007


Senior Executive – Planning/Contracts, South India

·         Accountable for managing Planning/Contracts for southern part of India based in the roll forming plant construction site, Chennai

·         Supervised contract finalization, negotiations, resource allocation, centralized planning/project controlling, and prepared management reports on Projects being executing in Southern India

·         Managed complete coordination of company’s Chennai Roll Forming Plant construction site and servers as In-charge for Chennai Plant Project close out

·         Explored the business prospects of metal building with respect to the steel products and involved in contracting and planning metal building projects in the southern part of India

·         Exploring the financing arrangements, bonding requirements, insurance requirements etc. from the Contractors

·         Correspondence with the Contractor and schedule Kick-Off meetings with contractor representatives

·         Manage the contract close out processes including verification and determining that all terms of the contract have been complied with, and all required scope changes and revision have been made to the contract

·         Prepare a Contract Closing checklist and performance evaluation report


Larsen & Toubro Limited, ECC Division (Leading Construction Company in India)                                           May 2000 – Dec 2005

Planning In-charge - Marine Projects, May 2005 – Dec 2005

·         Associated with the Lump sum Turnkey project - Construction of Marine Terminal Facility for Chemplast Sanmar India – Karaikal

·         Involved in planning & contract administration for claims, managing contractual schedules conforming to the requirement of contracts

·         Prepared periodical reports and submitted to the clients and consultants in consultation with various department heads

·         Monitored quantities and progress of the work, facilitated contract support, and participated in daily, weekly and monthly meeting

·         Monitored the construction planning and equipment scheduling & allocation to the project conforming to the contract requirements

·         Ensured rigorous follow up on construction methodology and finalized the same by consulting with the consultants and methodology cell


Senior Engineer (Planning/Contracts) – Marine Projects, Mar 2004 – May 2005

Gujarat Pipavav Port – Planning Incharge for Shiplift Project & Involvement in tendering from project site.


·         Associated with the Ports & Harbours Business Unit and actively participated in the preparation of tender documents, work order management, monitoring ongoing jobs from Head Quarters and strategic planning of Business having report on order prospects and different contract types.

·         Involved in complete planning of Shiplift Project for Gujarat Pipavav port.


Senior Engineer (Project controls) – Marine Projects, Apr 2002 – Mar 2004

Project: Seabird, Karwar, India - Construction of three breakwaters of 1.7 km, 3.1 km and 0.34 km, which involves the exploitation, transport and placing of approximately 4 million m³ of rock, varying in size from 10 mm to 20 tonnes

·         Prepared and supported contractual schedules as per FIDIC reference, and responsible for daily, weekly and monthly monitoring of progress of work

·         Involved in managing the claim of subcontractors as well as sending claims contractually towards client

·         Responsible for planning process, quarry development programme, breakwater quantities and quantity schedule

·         Developed MIS of the project, prepared & submitted periodical reports to the clients and consultants; managed the contractors for submitting major claims


Senior Engineer (Planning / Contracts) – Marine Projects, May 2000 – Apr 2002

·         Participated in preparing contract schedules & estimates as per the contract requirements and finalized the construction methodology in line with the contractual obligations for the green field projects/expansion projects at tendering stage

·         Involved in rate analysis for preparing tender documents


Professional Experience and Accomplishments


Master of Engineering (Construction Engineering & Management) 2001

Department of Civil Engineering, Anna University Chennai, INDIA

First Class with Distinction CGPA of 8.57 / 10


Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) 2000

Thiagarajar College of Engineering (Madurai Kamaraj University affiliate), Madurai, INDIA

First Class with distinction - 78%


Diploma in Advanced Computer Technology 2000

Secured First Division


Academic Projects


M.E. (Construction Engineering & Management)

·         “Work Flow Analysis And Modelling Of Construction Contracts”  

(A Software Model prepared for construction contracts Using Visual Basic)

-      Dissertation work carried out at collection of construction companies


B.E. - Civil

·         Ground Water Assessment In and Around Tiruparankundram Special Grade Panchayat – Madurai South Taluk - An Integrated Approach (Using GIS concept) 

-      Dissertation work carried out at Madurai South Taluk


Academic Achievements

·         Presented Papers at different Conferences

-      Industrial Waste Water Treatment

-      Ground Improvement Techniques

-      Ground Improvement – Lime Slurry Injection Process

-      CAD Application


·         Delivered Software Presentations at different Conferences:

-      Automation of Deck Slab Bridges

-      Design of Retaining Wall – Cantilever

-      Design of Columns and Slabs

-      Software for Bridge Design


Personal Details


Address                 :5/112, Teachers Colony, Maharajan Nagar, Viraganoor, Madurai – 625009, Tamil Nadu, India

Date of Birth         :16th Apr 1979

Driving License     :UAE, QATAR, India


References & Supporting Documents Available upon Request