Government / Infrastructure Sector
With Parsons Engineering Science as Civil Contracts Manager (Design office) in the mid 1990's, Martin managed the pre-contract department for all outgoing contracts (regional reticulation of sewer/irrigation pipelines, pumping stations) serving mass housing projects. He also undertook full post contract management responsibilities on AED10mil Jebel Ali Treatment plant extension.
As Senior Contracts Manager for Parsons International from 2002-2004, Martin sourced and managed a team of 11 QS with full pre- and post-contract infrastructure deliverables on 60 + EMAAR Infrastructure serving 14,000+ residential units. Aside from day to day Contract administration, Martin's teams was tasked to provides strategic procurement advice on upstream and downstream construction / FM to the client as well as mitigated Claims along with significant high level negotiations.
Through Chris's extensive involvement with major regional and international Building and Civil Engineering Contractors, he has been actively involved in a multitude of infrastructure projects including some of the most unique and technically challenging civil engineering schemes in the region.
In 2004, Chris was extensively involved in the palm Jumeirah infrastructure works in collaboration with Al Naboodah Engineering including the 1.5 km pipe jacking of 3 metre diameter precast concrete service tunnels beneath the sea bed, linking the palm fronds to the palm outer crescent. Other infrastructure projects include civil engineering works for road interchange projects at Raha beach Abu Dhabi, and several roads and below ground service installation works for the Dubai Government.
In 2001, Chris was involved in the expansion of Diego Garcia, a strategic military base in the Indian Ocean, working as commercial manager for the lead Joint Venture contractor in the development of an airbase for the US Navy.