Neil Mowat Project Manager Director


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Neil Mowat
A highly motived professional who has led the delivery of fast track complex projects on time and to budget.
Over 25 years experience in high pressured and challenging overseas markets including the last 7 years in the Middle East.
An excellent man manager who builds strong client focused teams.

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  1. 1. Neil MowatCAREER SUMMARY • A highly motived professional who has led the delivery of fast track complex projects on time and to budget. • Over 25 years experience in high pressured and challenging markets. Over 19 years working on overseas projects with the last 7 years in the Middle East. • An excellent man manager who builds strong client focused teams.
  2. 2. Neil MowatKey Skills, Attributes and Knowledge• Able to build strong relationships with Clients, the design team and key stakeholders• A Project Director/Manager for large complex multi-disciplined building projects• Responsible for projects profit and loss accounts - typically achieve profits of between 8% and 25%• A Business Developer with a strong commercial awareness• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written gained from working in multicultural organisations requiring knowledge and respect of working practices of different countries and nationalities.• Team Leader and Man Manager able to agree targets and meet deadlines
  3. 3. Neil MowatExperience Summary Title Company From To Senior Project Manager: Developer ADNEC Abu Dhabi Jan 2010 to date Senior Project Manager: Design ATKINS Dubai Jan 2005 Sept 2009 Project Manager and Structural Engineering MOUCHEL/MEINHARDT Hong Kong Jun 1997 Dec 2004 Project Manager and Structural Engineering MAUNSELL Hong Kong Jan 1993 Jun 1997 Master’s in Business Administration SGBS 1991 1992 Structural Engineer MOTT MACDONALD UK July 1991 Sept 1991 Structural Engineer BURO HAPPOLD UK Jun 1990 July 1991 Graduate Engineer/Resident Engineer ARUPS (LONDON) Sept 1986 Jun 1990
  4. 4. Neil MowatSenior Project Manager:ADNEC (Developer)Abu Dhabi Jan 2010 to date• Controlled and managed the development budget of AED 130M• Managed the delivery of multi-disciplined design team (Foster + Partners, WSP, RLB)• Controlled and managed the development budget of USD 150M• Led the design and tendering process• Led the design team through the Concept Design Phase• Managed the development budget of USD 275M
  5. 5. Neil MowatSenior Project Manager:Design ATKINSDubai 2005-2009• Project: Gateway Tower, Dubai USD 550M –The project includes three mixed use towers above a 14 storey podium and with a built up area in excess of 500,000sq.m the podium included 4,500 car parking spaces, a monorail depot and station.• One of the most complex and largest buildings undertaken by Atkins in the Middle East.• Profitably managed USD 23M of design fees• Led the design team which was in excess of 100 Atkins technical staff• Responsible for appointing and managing over 30 specialist sub-consultants• Led the team made it possible for piling works to commence 5 months after starting the designMy work in Dubai has included the management of the design of a diverse range of projects ranging from the ‘Junsui’ newrestaurant at the Burj Al Arab, a hospital, office and residential towers and new rides at Wild Wadi Water Park.My role in Atkins included the financial management (Profit & Loss) of all projects that were under my control.
  6. 6. Neil MowatProject Manager and Structural EngineeringMOUCHEL/MEINHARDTHong Kong 1997 – 2005 • Led the structural design of numerous multi-million dollar contracts • Responsible for commercial matters and ensuring that client needs were met. • Worked on over 50 projects ranging in size from USD 750 (structural check of Christmas tree!) to multi- million dollar architect led commercial developments • Led design teams on major infrastructure projects including a major design and build contract. • Managed the structural design for Oxford House a 41- storey grade ‘A’ office building for Swire Properties • Author of expert witness reports on time aspects of delays and technical aspects of construction claims
  7. 7. Neil MowatProject Manager and Structural EngineeringMAUNSELL Hong Kong 1997 – 2005 • Project manager of a 25-storey grade ‘A’ office building for Swires • Design and Build - deputy project manager for the redevelopment of Happy Valley racecourse
  8. 8. Neil MowatUK Career Prior to 1993: • My career started with graduate training with OVE ARUP in London before moving on to BURO HAPPOLD in Bath. I worked briefly with MOTT MACDONALD before studying for MBA. • A detailed list of my projects is available here:
  9. 9. Neil MowatKey SkillsDESIGN MANAGEMENT, TEAM BUILDING AND LEADERSHIP: • A hands-on manager who takes a keen interest in the more technical aspects of a project • Develop an understanding of what the client and architect would like to achieve and work collectively with other members of the project team to ensure these needs are met. • Depth of experience to approach problems calmly and tackle them methodically. • Encourage open communications with all members of the team • Able to command the respect of the team through my detailed technical knowledge and management skills.
  10. 10. Neil MowatKey SkillsBUSINESS DEVELOPMENT AND COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT: • Successful converted a large number of proposals from simple letters to complex and large joint venture bids with multiple sub-consultants • Responsible for managing key Client accounts to ensure we get repeat business and develop a personal rapport with the client organisations key decision makers. • Sell total solutions that may involve other disciplines both inside and outside my company
  11. 11. Neil MowatKey SkillsINNOVATION • In 1986 introduced spreadsheets to my building engineering group at Ove Arup in London. • Developed Atkins fee calculation spreadsheet based on historical data – now used throughout the Gulf. • Championed the use of SharePoint within Atkins – Proposals web site and project web sites.
  12. 12. Neil MowatQualifications • 1990 - 1992 Strathclyde Graduate Business School Masters Business Administration • 1982 - 1986 University of Dundee Civil Engineer Bsc (Hons) 2.1Professional memberships • 1991 Member of the Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered EngineerReferences - By Request
  13. 13. Neil MowatContact Information• Mobile: +971 50 650 9081• Email:• LinkedIn: