Shafiq Muhammad

Commercial and Contract Manager

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
PE - Civil | Ontario | Canada
Fields of Expertise

Contracts Management

I have over 17 years of diverse international project and commercial management experience with a civil engineering background. Since the past 8 plus years, I have worked on multi-billion complex North American P3 infrastructure development projects(DBFM,DBFOM etc) during the RFQ, RFP, Commissioning, and transition to Operations phases. This experience, among other areas has been focused on developing quality and competitive roads and bridges P3 O&M bids, transitioning newly built infrastructure to the Operational Phase, as well as providing technical assistance to current Concession projects in Operations throughout Canada.

I am technically focused, commercial savvy, and enjoy working with legal contracts and project agreements.

My most recent experience areas include:

Public Private Partnership(PPP)/AFP Long term Multi-Billion Dollar Infrastructure Develepment Projects(Technical, Commercial, Risk, Legal, Partnership) , Joint- Venture P3 Bids, P3 Infrastructure Asset Management. RFP/RFQ/EOI. Operation, Maintenance, and Rehabilitation of Highways & Bridges
Commercial Manager, Urban Transportation Systems - Rail
2019 - Present
Aecon Group Inc.
Toronto, Canada
I liase with JV partners, Legal, bid development in providing support and to assist in the development of proposals for multi-billion P3 multi-disciplinary and complex Rail projects including associated infrastructure, both in a greenfield and brownfield environment. I provide commercial reviews of the Project Agreement , chair risk analysis workshops, and actively participate in the negotiations and drafting of sub-contractor and sub-consultant agreements. My reviews also include input into schedule and estimate development, cash flow requirements, insurance, bonding and supply chain requirements. I am also responsible for analyzing claims and working towards a resolution.
Project Manager - P3/AFP Pursuits
2012 - 2019
Toronto, Canada
Business development and commercial management in P3/AFP type multi-billion long term concession agreements (DBFOM, DBFM etc.), and provide technical and commercial support to current long term Concession projects that have transitioned into Operations. I worked on large and complex transportation infrastructure projects. I worked directly with lawyers, financial managers, EPC team leaders in providing Infrastructure ownership and commercial, claims, negotiations, teaming agreements, insurance, supplier management, and related services.
Contract Administration Engineer & Intelligent Transportation Systems Specialist
2009 - 2012
Ottawa & Whitby, Canada
1) Successful delivery of projects with aggressive schedules and budgetory constraints.
2) Coordination with consultants, contractors, utility companies, and other project stakeholders to avoid costly construction delays. Settlement of construction claims and disputes.
3) Achievement of outstanding health, safety, and environmental compliance on community infrastructure projects.
4) Managed to built efficient and productive teams and developed excellent client relationships resulting in successful business development endeavours and increasing revenues.
Engineering Facilities Services
2008 - 2008
Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Toronto, Canada
Toronto Pearson International Airport
Key responsibilities for this student assignment included:

1) Assisting the project manager in managing the construction( upgrades and re-construction) projects at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
2) Creating Terms of Reference for projects included in the annual development program of the Airport Infrastructure
3) Assiting with site inspections during construction and creating meeting minutes
4) Assisting contractors in permit acquisitions and coordinating with other GTAA departments such as Health and Safety, Air compliance, Parking Operations etc.
Contracts Engineer/Project Manager
2002 - 2006
Public Health Engineering Department
Peshawar, Pakistan
I worked full time and then remotely as a consultant in Contract Management, Risk Management, Municipal Engineering, Government Relations, procurement of services, evaluation of contractor proposals and engineering consultant Management. I also worked in tender preparation and the review and ranking of submitted tenders for various municipal, roads, infrastructure upgrade and maintenance projects.
Project Estimation Engineer & Assistant Quantity Surveyor
1999 - 2002
Bayindir Insaat Turizm Ticaret Ve Sanayi A.S. , Pakistan Motorway Consultant
Islamabad, Pakistan
This assignment included the Design Build of 156 kms of brand new tolled Motorway Project connecting major cities and providing alternative inter provincial fast trade routes. I primarily worked in the design build site office of the joint venture engineering consultants overseeing the project . Prepared QA/QC inspection reports and progress payment certificates , Quantity Estimation and Survey, Design Build Contract management for compliance with the design build and construction contract. Reviewed and analyzed claims, extra work orders, conducted design reviews and prepared design comments.
Master's degree (M.Eng.) in Civil Engineering - Civil Infrastructure Systems
University of Waterloo
Bachelor's Degree in Civil Engineering
University of Engineering & Technology Peshawar
Contracts Management
Area of focus
Contracts Administration
Dispute Resolution
Tendering & Pre-Contracts
Quality Management
Bid Evaluation
Claims – Extension Of Time
Claims – Variation Orders
Compilation Of Tender Documents
Contractual Follow-up
Conditions Of Contract
Engineers Determination
Negotiation & Contract Award
Tender Evaluation
Financial Claims
Instructions To Tenderer
Monitoring Of Defect Liability Period Works
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