Camille Assouad

Freelance Electrical Engineer & Project Manager

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Location:Canoga Park, California, United States
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Camille Assouad B.SC/ PM
Address: 7539 Madora Ave
Winnetka CA 91306 USA

Cellphone in USA: (001) 818-324-5330
Cellphone in LEB: (00961) 716-49-205
E-mail: ksaswad@gmail.com

Profession: Engineer

Specialization: Construction Management / Project Management / Engineering Consultancy

KEY QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS

27 years of international experience in construction management. High tech engineer licensed in the USA as Senior Project Manager/Consultant. Working with multi-national companies on multi-million dollars projects, including construction of refinery, mixed use high-rises, large commercial and residential developments, malls and Government projects in the USA and GCC region (i.e UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar…) Ability to deliver on time and within budget complex construction projects. Experience includes engineering design office experience, scheduling, programming, preparation of internal cost reports, selection of design consultants and sub-contractors, management of site teams and the turn key construction process, from inception to completion, feasibility studies, including Health and Safety requirements.

Major Projects include: New Jubail Export Refinery, KSA; ERGA Group GCC multiple projects; LA Unified School District, California - School projects and mixed use developments.

Knowledge of construction and developments contracts in GCC FIDIC and USA.

Excellent interpersonal communication and language skills. Team leader and player.

IT skills include proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PPT and Project; Primavera and Expedition.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
ERGA Overseas in GCC

November 2010 to present
Project Director / Resident Engineer Consultant for the Burj Rafal development project, Saudia's tallest high rise, 307 Meter high ; supervising a team of 25 professionals: 15 engineers (civil and MEP), 4 architects and 6 inspectors - engineers. Managing all consultancy work related to the project, from compliance to quality and safety, to recruitment approval, to contract and construction documents, to implementation timeline, etc… Working closely with Rafal's management and contractor DSACC to ensure timely and within budget implementation per approved specs, review and approve any modifications to plans; managing procurement, milestone and scheduling of project, etc…

1991 to October 2010
Senior Engineer Consultant, consulting on major development projects, such as Towers (i.e.), High-rises, Hotels, Malls, Residential and Commercial complexes WWPT, Power Station, Desalination Station, in GCC countries (i.e UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar…) (List of projects available upon request)

January 2008 to December 2010 CCE, Contracting and Construction Enterprises Riyadh, KSA

Senior Project Manager - Consultant at the new Jubail Export Refinery, KSA - $ 8.2 B- for the Temporary Construction Facilities, Power, Desalination, WWPT plants (capacity 35000 staff) and Maintenance; Client - Saudi Aramco - Total Refining and Petrochemical Company (SATORP)

Responsible for the project from site set up to completion and acceptance. Dealing primarily with the client for all contractual and technical issues; direct and coordinate all project related activities; manage, supervise and guide all staff in their day-to-day activities. Also responsible for generating and maintaining the project schedule, monitoring and maintaining project timeline, preparation of financial margin reports for higher management, including cost saving or over runs, control of project budget and costs.

June 2005 to November 2008 (L.A.U.S.D) Los Angeles Unified School District, California, USA (Municipality)

Senior Project Manager - Consultant for new build structures

• Manages, oversees and coordinates all facets of the construction phase of a school facility project including mobilization, construction, and closeout
• Plans, organizes, directs and reports project management activities and progress to upper management
• Coordinates with all pertinent public agencies during construction to comply with all off-site work
• Manages both the project budget and schedule to meet the District’s qualitative standards
• Performs day-to-day contract administration including assisting the Senior Project Managers in bid analysis, pre-construction meetings and related award coordinating activities
• Reviews contractors’ initial construction schedule, submittals, schedule of values, and responds to contractor inquiries
• Manages and coordinates project team, District staff, and contractors in communicating directives and ensuring the project scope is built according to plans, specifications, and cost limits
• Reviews substitution submittals from contractors to ensure specification requirements are met
• Responds to requests for clarification from contractors and keeps a log of such requests
• Negotiates with contractors to achieve a fair and reasonable cost for change orders and reviews their impact on the project
• Rejects defective work
• Reviews and monitors applications for payment, and performs fiscal management of project resources
• Administers provisions of Professional Service Agreements between architects and the District
• Coordinates District delivery of related fixtures, furniture and equipment
• Performs other related duties as assigned

Project totaling $2.6 B, consisting of three high-rises (49 floors each) +4B+M+P+R (steel frame with concrete slabs) and a High School with four buildings, football and baseball fields. New access roads with traffic signals and all complete with underground garages

May 2004 to May2006 Fedcon/Interrex General Contractors, Inc., California, USA

Senior Project Manager for new build High School and Headquarters Building

Responsible for managing all subcontractors, scheduling the project activities, maintaining progress and quality of construction at job sites.

US$730 Million building project, High School, Lancaster California.
US$127 Million building project,282,000 sq. ft. 23 storey headquarters.

July 1998 to April, 2004 N&W Construction Inc., Los Angeles, California, USA

Senior Project Manager for a school new build and refurbishment program
Responsible for managing all subcontractors, quality, progress and budgets; Also responsible for negotiating with and selection of subcontractors, scheduling of project activities, procurement of materials, supervision and control of construction, reinforce adherence to schedules, specifications, drawings and standards. All projects in the Los Angeles area for L.A.U.S.D (Municipality).

30 Public Schools for Los Angeles Unified School District; values ranging between US$119.5 Million to US$2.6 Billion. Heavy earthquake proof construction of the buildings.

May 1993 to June 1998 O.M. Builders, Inc., San Francisco, California, USA

Senior Project Manager for a mixed use development
Responsible for managing all subcontractors, quality, progress and budgets. Also responsible for negotiating with and selection of subcontractors, scheduling of project activities, procurement of materials, supervision and control of construction, reinforce adherence to schedules, specifications, drawings and standards, appointing superintendents (also skilled and unskilled personnel) and arranging all city inspections.

Project cumulative amount ranged at $8 B approximately.
10 Industrial manufacturing buildings with “tilt up” walls in San Jose & Los Angeles- California.
4 Hotels in the Bay area of 1000 rooms each, San Francisco-California.
6 Shopping Malls of 360 stores each, San Francisco-California.
7 commercial high-rise buildings, 47 floors each, Freemont-California.
12 mansions from $17 Million to US$30 Million, Freemont-California.

June 1991 to April 1993 P.R. Contractors, Inc., Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Project Manager for a major road works for D.O.T.D (Department of Transportation) and levee enlargement and rehabilitation works for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Responsible for managing all sub-contractors, quality, progress and budgets. Also responsible for negotiating with and selection of subcontractors, scheduling of project activities, procurement of materials, supervision and control of construction, reinforce adherence to schedules, specifications, drawings and standards, appointing superintendents (also skilled and unskilled personnel) and arranging all city inspections.

2 Hotels of 1000 rooms each, Baton Rouge LA.
3 Office buildings of 170 units each, seven storey building, Baton Rouge LA.
2 Industrial buildings each 170,000 sq. ft., Baton Rouge LA.
2 Buildings each with 14 movie theaters, Baton Rouge LA.

January 1984 to May 1991 All Metal Co., United Arab Emirates

Project Manager for a Telecoms project and a number of desalination plants
Responsible for reviewing subcontractor quotations, negotiating contracts, supervision of project engineers, preparation of lists of materials and shop drawings, coordination with Client’s, architects and consulting engineers. Also responsible for managing all subcontractors, quality, progress and budgets, scheduling of project activities, procurement of materials, supervision and control of construction, reinforce adherence to schedules, specifications, drawings and standards.

Projects cumulative amount was $9.2 B approximately
Telecom infrastructure; microwave tower (100 Meter high), underground cabling and fiber optics, UPS, generators (30kva- 200 kva), overhead electricity lines (11 and 33KW)
and 11 desalination plants across the UAE.

License/Certification
• General Construction License “B” From California
• Department of Labor OSHA License (Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
• Cal-OSHA Excavation License
• Construction Management Degree
• National Electrical Code (N E C) Certificate

Nationality: American

Date of birth: April 6. 1961

Languages: English (fluent), Arabic (fluent) and French (working knowledge)

EDUCATION
BAU, College Of Engineering, B.S. in Engineering 1983

Dubai Technical High School, Graduated With Honors 1978