Gharib Ibrahim

  • Stephens City VA
Gharib Ibrahim

                                             Executive Summary                                                                                   Leadership| Dedication | Integrity                                      A regional engineering leader with more than 20 years in executive management and principal engineering roles on behalf of the United States government.  Compelling qualifications in knowledge management and change management. Specializing in United States military and Host Nation construction program management in the Middle East.

Work History

Work History
Jan 2014 - Present

DIRECTOR OF ASSETS AND PROJECTS

AL FAISAL HOLDING GROUP, DOHA, QATAR

Director of Assets and Projects

  • Owner representative for all assets worldwide regarding buildings and construction projects. ( Qatar, Egypt, Italy Algeria, England, Germany, Chicago, New York, Florida,).
  •  Brief  the owner regarding pertinent  policy, program, and technical expertise in the execution of over $10 billion of design and construction programs for ARTIC(____) , SELDAR, and other Al Faisal Holding company assets internationally. 
  • Provide leadership to international  field contractors in all areas of buidling construction, renovation, architecture, design, and project management, completion, and renovations.
  • Oversee 30 + staff and expertly guide the development of engineering and construction projects  to ensure successful project completion at all project locations.
  •  Preserve and promote multicultural understanding throughout the team projects.

  • Lead the Programs and Project Management Business Process to ensure standard business processes and policies to support all  international projects in programs, real estate, engineering, construction, contracting, finanial management, and resource management functions.

Mar 2007 - Aug 2013

CHIEF OF CONSTRUCTION-AREA ENGINEER

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS - QATAR

CHIEF OF CONSTRUCTION AREA ENGINEER (QATAR, SAUDI ARABIA, UAE (07-09), OMAN (07-09).

  • Diplomatic Liaison with US Embassy , Doha Qatar. Serve Under the US Embassy Doha and Brief the US ambassador and DCM Weekly.
  • responsible for policy, program, and technical expertise in the execution of over $10 billion of design and construction programs for the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Department of Defense, And other Federal agencies.
  • provide leadership to a field organization consisting of 3 Resident offices in Qatar and one resident office in Saudi Arabia.
  • Oversee 30 + staff and guide the development of engineering and construction Programming for the Corps in the field: Civil Works, Military, and Environmental Missions.
  • Bridge Building with Host Nation Organizations to ensure successful project completion

And Foster multicultural understanding

  • lead the Programs and Project Management Business Process to ensure standard business processes and policies to support all projects in programs, real estate, engineering, construction, contracting, and resource management functions.
  • provide executive leadership and direct supervision of the project management and technical functions in executing the USACE and Host Nation construction program.
  • manage the Regional Operating Budget and provided executive leadership in executing the financial management program.
Mar 2006 - Mar 2007

RESIDENT ENGINEER

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS-KUWAIT

RESIDENT ENGINEER UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (KUWAIT).

  • Supervised all staff for Military Construction Projects assigned in Kuwait on Air Force Base.
  • Oversaw all aspects of military construction management for BAse with the following Highlights:
  • Established and enforced standard operating procedures for the various elements of the Resident office, through a knowledge of management principles and evaluation and classification standards.
  • Supervised and scheduled the Resident office workload, minimizing backlogs and overtime. Supported the merit promotion plan, EEO/AA, upward mobility, performance awards, career programs, and the overseas priority placement policy.
  • Forecasted the needed personnel strength for the resident office and requested an increase or decrease in personnel authorization.
Oct 2003 - Mar 2006

RESIDENT ENGINEER

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS-LAUGHLIN AIR FORCE BASE

RESIDENT ENGINEER UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS (DEL RIO TEXAS).

  • Supervised all Military Construction Projects assigned on Laughlin Air Force Base.
  • Oversaw and responsible for all military construction on Laughlin Air Force Base, with the following highlights:
  • Established and enforced standard operating procedures for the various elements of the Resident office, through a knowledge of management principles and evaluation and classification standards.
  • Supervised and scheduled the Resident office workload, minimizing backlogs and overtime. Supported the merit promotion plan, EEO/AA, upward mobility, performance awards, career programs, and the overseas priority placement policy.
  • Forecasted the needed personnel strength for the resident office and requested an increase or decrease in personnel authorization.
Mar 2003 - Aug 2003

RESIDENT ENGINEER

UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS- IRAQ/KUWAIT

Resident Engineer UNITED STATES ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS-IRAQ/KUWAIT. 

  • Supervised all Military Construction Projects assigned in Kuwait/Iraq as assigned.
  • Oversaw and responsible for all military construction on  Base, with the following highlights:
  • Established and enforced standard operating procedures for the various elements of the Resident office, through a knowledge of management principles and evaluation and classification standards.
  • Supervised and scheduled the Resident office workload, minimizing backlogs and overtime. Supported the merit promotion plan, EEO/AA, upward mobility, performance awards, career programs, and the overseas priority placement policy.
  • Forecasted the needed personnel strength for the resident office and requested an increase or decrease in personnel authorization.
Aug 1993 - Dec 2002

PROJECT ENGINEER

US MINE SAFETY & HEALTH ADMINISTRATION-Engineering Regulatory Agency-Pittsburgh, PA

PROJECT ENGINEER

  • Responsible for all technical  reviews  of mining  engineering  plans  under  review as for compliance with US federal and state regulations
  • Controlled Project Plans and status by collecting, analyzing, and recommending action as required by law
  • Responsible for engineering data collection and technical reports of mining inspections as well as mining accidents
  • investigative engineering anaysis of failed mines above and below  ground(explosions, mine floods, processing plants)

Education

Education
Aug 1998 - Aug 2002

ABD (All But DIssertation) of PhD in Structural Engineering

University of Pittsburgh

Completed all coursework for the PhD in Structural Engineering. Courses included........

Aug 1998 - Aug 2002

Master of Science in Structural Engineering

University of Pittsburgh

Completed all coursework for the Master of Science Program. Courses included......

Aug 1991 - Aug 1993

Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering

City College of New York

Completed all coursework for the Master of Science in Water Resources and Environmental Engineering. Courses included......

Aug 1988 - Aug 1991

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

City College of New York

AWARDS AND MILITARY COINS

Letter of Excellence from Honorable Ambassador Joseph Lebaron (2012)

Letter of Excellence from Honorable Deputy Chief of Mission Mirembe Nantongo(2012) 

Award for service from USACE Fort Worth District for serving in Iraq/Kuwait(2003)

Military Coin  from General David Petraeus   for Construction of

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Skills

Skills

MILITARY AND INTERNATIONAL CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT

Military and international construction program management. Host Nation military construction programs. United States military construction management

ENGINEERING SOFTWARE AND IT SKILLS

RESIDENT OFFICE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (RMS) MICROSOFT OFFICE (MICROSOFT WORD, PUBLISHER, EXCEL, POWERPOINT) PROJECT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

LANGUAGES

NATIVE SPEAKER OF ENGLISH AND ARABIC

CERTIFICATIONS, PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND AFFILIATIONS

Professional Engineering  License Pennsylvania

Professional Engineering License Ohio

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Best Practices in Construction Project Management

Diversity training

PMP

EEO training and IT Security training

References

References

AMBASSADOR JOSEPH LE BARON US EMBASSY DOHA

DEPUTY CHIEF OF MISSION US EMBASSY DOHA, QATAR MIREMBE NANTONGO

DEBORAH…… CHIEF OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT, MIDDLE EAST DISTRICT, US ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS