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Civil Engineer

Houston, TX


Dedicated Civil Engineer with excellent technical, analytical and communication skills demonstrated by 26 years of experience enhanced by extensive knowledge of the civil engineering sciences and excellent computer skills, took over responsibilities for numerous projects business efforts including but not limited to sales, proposals and projects financial management, also fully committed to providing excellent client service.

Work Experience

Millwork Sale Specialist

The Home Depot,

Sep 2011Mar 2012

  • Provide customers with needed consultation and advice for their new construction/remodeling homes regarding the choosing of the most suitable doors, windows and moulding.
  • Coordinate with other departments to insure that customers complete their projects.

Project Manager

Stanley Baker Hill JV,

Jan 2008Jun 2010

a contractor to the U.S Army Corps of Engineers - Baghdad, Iraq
  • Managed and supervised environmental projects of over $250M simultaneously under position title (Water & Waste Water Specialist) to construct and rehabilitate WTP and WWTP to provide over 55 MGD of clean water to the community and to reclaim over 700,000 Acres of lands for agriculture throughout Iraq. These projects were funded by the United States Government under the reconstruction of Iraq program.
  • Coordinated with vendors, sales reps and contractor for aid in project completion.
  • Prepared pipe spool/structural details and assembly drawings for shop fabrication and field erection.
  • Coordinated manufacturing, construction, installation and maintenance projects for engineering team to complete per customer requirements.
  • Prepared accurate specifications for purchase of materials and equipment for the projects.
  • Provided consultations in construction civil engineering for clients.
  • Modified and improved existing milestones to be consistent with design drawings and bill of quantities to ensure work implementation according to the special provisions contract (Grant Agreement).
  • Checked and verified projects invoices items and made recommendations for disbursements
  • Monitored projects execution to ensure work completion within allocated budget.
  • Identified and solved contractor design problems, resulting in more efficient and cost effective products.
  • Conducted site visits to identify and evaluate problems that hindered work progress and raised reports with solutions.
  • Conducted and participated in periodic meetings with client and contractor to discuss projects issues to facilitate work performance and ensure applying the schedule.
  • Perform projects Close-Out/Turn-over processes.
  • Documenting and Archiving projects turn-over in document control system.

Program Manager

U.S Army Corps of Engineers,

Jan 2007Jan 2008

GRD/Joint Reconstruction Operations Center - Baghdad, Iraq
  • Led the water and waste water section and worked to create network analysis and develop master plan for sewer, water and environmental infrastructures for the city of Baghdad.
  • Made recommendations to the Government of Iraq which was able to develop executable plans for repairing and improving Baghdad's potable and raw water systems and the city's antiquated waste water system.
  • Conducted periodic meeting with GOI officials to allocate funds and designate projects to improve and restore services in Baghdad.
  • Prioritized projects list based on impact, population and deterioration of infrastructure.
  • Analyzed the collected data and prepared professional presentation of the service restoration progress to be presented to the USG and GOI officials in weekly meetings.

Project Engineer

U.S Army Corps of Engineers,

Sep 2006Jan 2007

GRD/Joint Reconstruction Operations Center - Baghdad, Iraq
  • Assessed Baghdad sewer network and developed a plan to eliminate sewage flooding and damping into Tigris River the drinking water intake source.
  • Assessed the capacities of the sewerage infrastructures for the purpose of developing emergency plan.
  • Coordinated with multiple relevant agencies to find quick solutions for sewer breaks and malfunction of pumps.
  • Provided the Iraqi officials/representatives with technical and contractual advices to resolve major problems that hindered projects progress.
  • Identified and plotted the infrastructures locations on maps using special military software.

Deputy Task Manager

Parsons Corporation,

Apr 2005Sep 2006

Buildings, Healthcare and Education (BHE) $400M Program - Baghdad, Iraq
  • Supervised the engineering teams to construct 21 primary health care centers.
  • Calculated the physical completion percentages and provided weekly update.
  • Provided technical analysis and solutions for structural problems.
  • Led negotiations with subcontractors to price change orders and achieved 8% discounts.
  • Responded to client concerns regarding the failures in some construction materials lab tests proposing technical solutions.
  • Provided the field team and workers with occupational safety standards and stressed on them to be compliant with it.
  • Developed and disseminated lessons learned for the deficiencies in construction process showing the corrective actions.
  • Utilized Microsoft Access for QC reports data entry.
  • Tracking the corrective and preventive actions of the non-conformance reports.
  • Performed Close Out process for completed and terminated projects.
  • Archiving project documentation.

Senior Chief Engineer

Ministry of Housing & Reconstruction,

Oct 1984Apr 2005

- Baghdad, Iraq
  • Managed numerous projects simultaneously within budgetary restrictions.
  • Provided consultations in construction civil engineering for clients.
  • Served as Resident Engineer, managed and completed the construction phase of several designed projects within budgetary restrictions.
  • Assessed and planned to rebuild water distribution grid system of 150,000 L.F pipes of different diameters.
  • Led the developing process of the strategic planning for Shieba Airport projects this included workshops with technical experts of several companies, universities and legal staff.
  • Utilized the Non-Destructive tests to make decision on repairing damaged concrete structures frames buildings.
  • Led QA and quantities verifications teams for numerous projects to evaluate the contractor's commitments.
  • Played a key role in the design and construction team of the new Air force stadium of 30,000 seats.
  • Led the QA team for the rehabilitation project of the old Air force stadium of 10,000 seats.
  • Led marketing, sales and stockpiling management team.
  • Estimated projects costs based on the analytic process of market value and productivity.
  • Served as a Construction Manager to construct multistory concrete building 70,000 SF and restaurant 22,000 SF.
  • Served as a project engineer to construct 424,000 SF of prefabricated steel structure buildings and Saved 8% on supply costs by working closely with suppliers to ensure that all components met client quality standards.
  • Served as Cost Engineer and saved up to 48% on contracts change orders cost by negotiation.
  • Prepared non-conformance reports included corrective and preventive actions.
  • Superintended the construction of numerous civil engineering projects.
  • Designed and prepared BOQs, time schedule and implementation plan of 132,000 SF of public buildings.
  • Designed sewage collection network with lift pumping station, the system comprised of 10,000 LF and two 6" submersible pumps.
  • Estimated projects required budgets.


Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

University of Basra,



Civil Engineering, Construction, Water, Environmental, Supervisory Skills, Microsoft Office, Engineering, Problem Solving, Team Leadership, Cost Analysis, Cost Estimating, Cost Reduction, STAAD.Pro, AutoCAD, Primavera, Project Planning, Project Implementation, Project Management, Contract Negotiation, Pricing Negotiation

Additional Information

Area of Expertise (Accumulated & Overlapped)
  • Project management experience including management of contractor, design, construction, quantity surveying and verification, cost estimating, QA/QC assurance, engineering and consultation of projects in waste-water treatment, water purification & supply, roads, airports, hospitals, stadiums, and commercial buildings sector: 26 yrs
  • Construction and Rehabilitation of Airbases Runways: 3 yrs
  • Structural Design for Buildings using STAAD-PRO software: 1 yr
  • Managing and supervising work teams of projects: 17 yrs
  • Leading Negotiations with contractors/firms regarding variation/change orders, pricing, time schedules and preliminary resolution of contractual disputes: 7 yrs
  • Projects Control: 5 yrs
  • Building Maintenance and Rehabilitation: 6 yrs
  • Preparing Bill of Quantities (BOQ) and scope of work (SOW) for several civil engineering projects: 5 yrs
  • Experience in "design build" construction management processes: 1.5 yrs

BS Civil Engineering, structural background, prefabricated buildings construction, Steel & concrete building construction, Water and Waste Water treatment, Estimation, Utilize STAAD-Pro and AutoCAD, Excellent working skills of Microsoft office, Working Knowledge of Primavera P6, Cost, Projects Turn-Over, Projects Close Out, Projects Documentation, Negotiation.
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