Prof. Eng., MSc.
Main Duties + Tasks in all pre-contractual, tender-, performance- / DNP + post-contractual stages:
¡ Senior Program + Project / General Manager for large scale projects
Procurement / Contract + Claim Manager
Advisor / Consultant for a full delivery
program management to implement infrastructures
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Sierra Leone / West-Africa (current stay)
Germany (postal address, to be holded by
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¡ Skype HFG2404
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Introduction Helmut F Giesa
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1 _ Education
¡ Fe University Hagen / Germany : Economics
¡ TU Munich / Germany : Civil and Building, Transportation, Town Planning
¡ FH Munich / Germany : Survey / QS
Autodidact in Construction Law (VOB, HOAI, BGB, FiDiC, MDB, common + civil law).
2 _ Sector Experiences
¡ Roads / Highways + Bridges, ~ 7 projects over 100 m EUR each
¡ Railways and Tunnel, up to 25 m Euro per kilometer up to 750 m EUR
¡ Water supply, water distribution, water treatment plant (150 m EUR), and sewer
¡ Buildings i.e. Berliner Platz, 5 sky scrapers @ ~ 50 m Euro = 250 m EUR construction
¡ Energy / power plants and converter stations, between 250 m – 500 m EUR each.
3 _ Experiences abroad > 15 years (several fragile /post-war states** as well)
¡ Europe: Germany (~14 years), Romania, Austria, Georgia / Caucasus.
¡ Africa West: Liberia**, Ghana, Sierra Leone**
¡ Near / Middle East: Saudi-Arabia, Yemen, Iraq / Kurdistan**, Jordan
¡ Asia: Nepal, India, China, Philippines, Afghanistan**.
4 _ Language Skills
¡ German (mother tongue) and
¡ English writing, reading, speaking excellent communication skills
5 _ Membership of Professional Associations
Member of the German Institution of
ARBITRATION / DIS (Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit)
6 _ General professional know how, experiences, and skills
(a) in different roles
~11 years with Consulting firms / Project Management Institutes and
~11 years with Authorities / Ministries / parastatal Corporations
~11 years with Construction industry with coordination of different business units: (i) material production (quarries, sand exploitation, concrete and asphalt), (ii) transport logistics, (iii) technical and financial superintendence (iv) efficient and effective operations for construction, (vi) accurate measurement and payment, (v) contract administration, (vi) sureties, guarantees, bonds, (vii) all type of Certifications, final statement (of account), Discharge, Cessation..
a n d (b) Project Cycles
¡ Programming: conceptual design (Employer’s Requirements) / project development
¡ Identification: preliminary design with Cost Estimates
¡ Formulation: final / detailed design with Cost Estimates / Procurement – Tender Dossiers
¡ Submission, Evaluation and Award of Contract
¡ Implementation: supervision + superintendence
¡ Defect Notification Period / Performance Certificate, Discharge, Cessation.
7 _ Particular professional experience in Project / Procurement / Contract + Claim Mgmt.
¡ Project management : time and network planning (sequences + dependencies) with critical path analysis / simulations, cost / budget planning, monitoring + evaluation + re-planning with
¡ Contract Management especially in Design Review + Procurement (HOAI, PRAG 20xx, PRAG 2016, Finance + Plant + DB O/ M +T, OPRC, Donor’s procurement guidelines)
¡ Supervision / Superintendence (VOB, BGB, EDF GCC/SCC, “rainbow FIDIC”, MDB 2010)
Experiences in Claim Management + extensive Consultations /
Negotiations in an endeavor to reach agreements to avoid / prevent
Disputes + swift Determinations for Contractor’s and Employer’s Claims
within the time bar, EDF-Amicable and Conciliation Settlements, + FIDIC - Dispute
Resolution (Adjudication DAB / Review Boards DRB / DB), support for
preparation of Arbitration (member “Giesa” of the DIS Arbitration
Institution disarb.org), witness box with cross examination, proper reporting
system / Lesson Learned.
8 _ Wrap up / overall picture
Theoretical know-how and extensive Practical hands- on experiences, and skills necessary for a result-oriented Procurement, Project Management and Contract / Claim Management Strategy:
¡ Project Management Experiences in general and PROCESS competencies
¡ Design Experiences and PRODUCT Know how of components and assemblies of RI-concrete, steel, piles, masonry structures and asphaltic concrete / RI-concrete / gravel roads and Bridges.
¡ Theoretical knowledge and practical skills with all contractual issues in all project cycles from inception up to commissioning / operation – for a holistic approach towards claim resolution
¡ Knowledge and Experiences in all ADMINISTRATIVE procedures for the execution of a project in all cylces with Authorities, Consulting Firm, PM Institutes, and Construction industry.
¡ Project Management in Time, Cost, Quality, SHEs-Q Aspects
actively Tender Dossiers with all
the required FiDiC-forms and DAB-agreements;
¡ Done for Construction Companies: Tender Bid Price Calculations (Top Sheet) with split up of Prime Costs, Preliminary & General Cost, indirect cost, direct cost, final charges / overheads according to the Work Break Structure.
over procedures with the suitable Test on completion /
Operation Phase / Defect
Libility – Notification Period (DLP / DNP):
¡ Extensive THEORETICAL knowledge about the “rainbow” FiDiC publications to minimize risk due to impairment of the performance of an obligation / fault – failure either by employer or contractor toward preliminary / precedent liability, planning / design faults, lack of coordination, faults and imperfection in the procurement / award procedure, defective / faulty / insufficiant / inadequate supervision, facility management, preservation / conservation of evidences (obey report requirements of FIDIC Clauses 4+8) enabling me to do a proper forensic effect-cause examination (delay+disruption analysis), proper Variation management not exceeded / overrun of the budgeted Contract Price with the contingencies.
¡ Practical Contract- / Claim Management RESOLUTIONs carried out with plenty of achievements with Authorities, Consultants, and General Contractors (up- and downstream) in the international context, due to successful application of theoretical knowledge and methodologies of legal concepts.
¡ Use of a logic METHODOLOGY / contractual appreciation of a claim to check the requirements, variations, reasons, attributable entitlements, legal consequences and his effects for the settlement of claims by intensive consultations to reach an agreement at an ealry stage to prevent / avoid disputes or suspension / termination of contract. Procedural rules of FIDIC-DB/DAB, DRB (Review Boards) / EDF-amicable settlements, EDF-Conciliations, protracted Arbitration Procedures or alternatively Litigation.
¡ Licence holder to establish+operate a Construction Company (tough German requirements met).
Our professional services will be delivered for
(i) Pre-Planning for PPP, OPRC, DBB, DBFO, P+DB, DBO, F+DBOM, DBOT, DBOO.
(iii) Survey Reports, not limitted to geotechnical soil examination and geodetic measurements, but also to administration and legal system, taxes, licences, logistic, utilities, shipping + importation restriction, foreign workers, accommodation facilities, medical services, accountability of the payment behaviour by Employer.
(iv) Architectural and Engineering Design (Roads / Bridges, industrial and commercial Buildings, Railways, Water supply, Water distribution, Sewer network, Water purification plants, Power plants, converter stations)
(v) Robust Risk Management with a three step approach: dig deep in the intimitated details, incorporate RM in the decicision-making process and apply within the overall culture of the organizational objectives to achieve sustainable results by adding long-term values.
(vi) “consistent” tender dossiers / tender documents: interlinked components of (i) “estimated” BoQ-items, (ii) drawings does not show 49% more Quantities, (iii) standard and special specifications and (iv) special / particualar Conditions of Contract shall be clear and without ambiguity combined.
(vii) Procurement with Evaluation and Award procedure in compliance/ conformity with national or donor guidelines and processes, like PRAG, VOB/B, WB, AfDB, Kuwait Fund, a.s.o.
(viii) Project management / supervision within Time, Budget, Quality (SHEs-Q) – Frame with proper methods and accurate measurements.
(ix) Contract / Claim Management esp. to fulfil the duty-to-cooperate / negotiate to reach an Agreement, to prevent Disputes with suitable contemporaneous and essential appropriate records, Delay+Disruption Analysis (forensic investigations), Merits + Quantum Determinatiion, Support for Mediations, Dispute Adjudication, Amicable Settlements, Conciliations, and Arbitration (e.g. Witness Box).
(x) Operation / Maintenance during Defect Notification Period and post-contractual periods
plus Transfer – worldwide – .
A _ Our cooperationspartners and myself fulfill our promises and obligations in conformity with ABC
B _ We deliver the essential results / outputs, because we possess practical hands-on experiences and skills paired with in-depth theoretical knowledge in a wide variety of sectors and matured development stages.
C _ Our Clients will be able to make confident decisions, without sleepless nights.
9 _ Communication Data / Imprint
¡ Sierra Leone / West-Africa (current stay)
¡ Germany (postal address, to
hold by trustee)
¡ WEB: www.AiD21.de/
¡ Skype HFG2404 (initals of Helmut F Giesa, Birthdate 24 April)
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