Viralkumar Shah


SummaryMEP Professional with over 25 + Years experience in

MEP Services, Project Management, Design and Build Projects Expertise in providing TOTAL Management of MEP projects inclusive of Design, Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, Handover and O and M.

Fully conversant with various codes and standards published by ASHRAE, ARI, SMACNA, ASME, NFPA, LPCB, CIBSE, HVCA (DW 142, 143, 144) and FIDIC.

Proficiency in Design, Engineering, Contracts Administration , of Large and Special Projects .

Special Achievements :

Successfully completed and Handed over to Client in Total compliance of all the Stakeholders for projects ranging Dhs 40 m up to Dhs 450 m of Mechanical & Electrical installation , Also Exceeding the estimated margins in all the projects executed so far .Project Management of Major MEP Projects for Malls (Marina Mall Abudhabi ), 7 star Hotels(Emirates Palace , Shangrila Hotel Abudhabi ) ,Airports Facilities ( Terminal 2 , 1A, Terminal 3 ETIHAD AIRWAYS TERMINAL , ABUDHHABI, UAE .) ,Pharma factory ( Neopharma Abudhabi ) , Cleveland Clinic Abudhabi (Patient Tower ).

Responsible for:

Health and SafetyProject DeliveryStakeholder managementProgress MonitoringResolving Interface issuesDeveloping commissioning and Hand over strategy



My transferable skill-set has been gleaned from All levels of MEP Project Execution experiences in most of all phases of a Project's development; from Conception to Project closeout.


A Proactive Professional driven to "Thinking around Corners" has enabled me to secure a diverse mix of qualified, profit making contracts in a demanding and increasingly competitive MEP Design/Construction sector.


Always discerning to "Expect the Unexpected". Able to shift priorities swiftly and redefine scope quickly.Adept at working in unplanned or unusual circumstances




• Dynamic, flexible personality with the will to succeed, regardless of the difficulties. • Developed understanding of the differing cultural requirements of operating a multi-national joint venture. • Developed management skills with the ability to work as the head of a team of engineers and tradesmen generating team spirit to complete projects with quality, on time. • Ability to analysis situations and make complex operating, administrative and procedural decisions. • Detailed engineering and construction process knowledge in air conditioning, electrical, fire fighting and plumbing services for commercial and light industrial building. • Outline knowledge of civil and architectural design. • Knowledge of the overall construction processes and operating practices in the GCC area. • Detailed understanding of the UAE construction and particularly the MEP market with hands on knowledge of prices, rates and contract procedures. • Understanding of budget control and management reporting procedures. • Ability to communicate in English both orally and in writing. • Planning ability to work in a structured manner and prioritize requirements. • Awareness of the forms of contract used in the GCC area, their requirements and interpretation. • Awareness of commercial and quantity surveying standards and practices in the GCC area. • Ability to negotiate and manage contractual arrangements at all levels. • Ability to foster a co-operative business environment. • Prepare and present presentations at all levels. • Developed computer skill in spreadsheets, databases and planning tools. • Awareness of UAE construction and MEP codes of practice and regulations. • Ability to gather data, compile information and prepare reports. • Ability to read, understand and interoperate drawings, specifications and contract documents.

Work History

Work History
Aug 1997 - Present

Project Director

ETA Mand E Division

Started as a Sr. Project Engineer and has progressively moved up position as Project Director of ETA , • Manage all the projects in accordance with the directions of the Management and Joint Venture management board.(For J V Projects )• Act as the Central Node & Projects team leader controlling all aspects of the works including, planning, administration, commercial, engineering, site works, documentation and handover to the client.• Delegate work to the project Incharges at site and monitor the progress to completion.• Ensure the works comply with the contract documents including drawings and specifications.• Overall responsibility of ensuring that all technical processes, tasks and functions are fully adhered to and allowed. • Overall responsibility to ensure that all information in respect of technical drawings, mechanical equipment lists, construction equipment lists, technical specifications, construction drawings, fabrication drawings are in place.• Control and balance cash flow for the ease of implementing corrective measures.• Manage commercial issues including billing, collection of payments, variations, etc.• Develop and administer the project budget and controls expenditure to ensure Cost optimization and the budget profit is achieved.• Instigate the project planning and review of progress against targets set.• Control the value engineering, design, sub contractor and material selection.• Monitor progress of all aspects of the work to ensure completion on time. Notify the client of any delays to the works. Submit claims for costs associated with any extension of time.• Review designs issued by the professional team to ensure they are fit for purpose. • Interface with government departments and utility companies.• Implement a project specific quality assurance plan at each stage of the project.• Ensure that the works are undertaken in a safe manner utilizing a project specific safety plan.(Open)1 projectEMIRATES PALACE , ABUDHABI AIRPORT TERMINAL 2 , TERMINAL 3 (ETIHAD TERMINAL , MASDAR CITY DEVELOPMENT ABUDHABI , NEOPHARMASpecial Achievement: All projects executed ( listed) with total commercial closure exceeding the target profitability.View

Aug 1995 - Aug 1997



Manager ProjectsPATELS AIRTEMP INDIA LIMITED AHMEDABADAugust 1995 - August 1997 (2 years 1 month)Ahmedabad Area, IndiaAugust 1995 to August 1997 .Worked with M/s, Patels Air Temp (1) Limited, at their head office in Ahmedabad (INDIA) as Manager (Projects) in Projects Division. Responsibilities included development of project division as profit center, leading a team of Assistant Managers, Senior Engineers, Project Engineers and Supervisors to monitor Airconditioning Project Division's Operations in states of Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.  Have successfully completed various M & E projects with Big industrial groups of India i.e. Torrent, Reliance Industries, Arvind Mills, Department of Telecommunications & Pepsico. Liaison with clients / consultants.  Holding techno - commercial negotiations, ensuring proper design and engineering of HVAC system. Overall responsible for profitability of project divisions operations.

Mar 1987 - Aug 1995



Manager ProjectsBatliboi LimtedMarch 1987 - August 1995 (8 years 6 months)Ahmedabad Area, IndiaWorked wilh M/s. Batliboi & Co. Limited, AC&R Division as Graduate Engineering Trainee in March 1987 and was confirmed as Project Engineer in March 1988 after one year of on job training. Responsibilities Included  Tendering and Marketing of industrial / commercial HVAC turnkey projects of medium and large sized projects in INDIA.  Preparation of proposals, projects cost analysis, holding techno-commercial negotiations with clients / consultants offering central plants, packaged units and precision control packaged units; till finalization of order.  Planning and Monitoring the project activities, procurement of bought-out items, finalization of rate contracts with suppliers and labour contractors.  Have successfully executed the above projects as per specifications and quality requirements of class consultancy firms in India like Spectral Services Pvt. Limited, New Delhi, Dastur Consultants, New Delhi, Chemtex Engineering, Mumbai, Kvaerner Power Gas, Mumbai, Bechtel-London (Reliance Industries Limited, Jamnagar) & EIL (Engineers India Limited). Have been awarded outstanding performance award in Batliboi Limited in 1989 and regularly promoted till Assistant Manager -AC&R level in 1993.


Jun 1982 - Mar 1987



ACADEMIC EDUCATION : Graduated as Bachelor of Engineering B.E.(Mech) with distinction from L.D. College of Engg, Ahmedabad, Gujarat University - India. March 1987 .Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Science April 1989.