CW Awards 2019: Project Manager of the Year shortlist announced

Shortlist of project managers heading some of the major construction projects in the region have been revealed

Nominations for Project Manager of the Year announced.
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Nominations for Project Manager of the Year announced.

The shorlisted nominees for the Project Manager of the Year category at the Construction Week Awards have been revealed. 

Now in its 15th iteration, this catergory has witnessed tough competition over the years, with project managers from Middle East biggest contracting firms running for the winning trophy. 

This year's shortlist features ALEC's contract manager, Anthony Kirkham, who joined the contracting firm in 2011. Kirkham is currently working on Expo 2020 Dubai's Mobility Pavilion.

In his current role, with ALEC, Kirkham has worked on projects including Holiday Inn, Dubai Festival City mall expansion, Dubai International Airport (DXB) Concourse D, and Cleaveland Clinic.

Another shortlisted nominee for the category includes, project director at 3Sixty Consult, Declan Devery who joined the firm in August 2011. Devery holds a degree in Construction Technology from Dublin Institute of Technology. He has been associated with projects including Smart Dubai Government Office in Dubai Design District, Hyatt Capital Gate — now referred to as Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi; as well as Madinat Jumeirah Strand Phase 1. 

Third in line for the award is Black & White Engineering's global QSE manager, Jean Pierre Hamel. A 24-year veteran in the industry, Hamel has experience in planning and implementation of construction projects, management of teams, contracts, as well as technical and legal managemnt. 

The next shortlisted nominee under the catergory is project manager at Compass Project Consulting, Mohammed Salameh, who joined the firm in 2017. 

In his current role, Salameh has been managing projects including Vox cinemas; Fortinet’s new headquarters in Saudi Arabia; new building for the National Cyber Security Agency; Urth Caffe, a luxury residential development; Shorofat Park f&b /retail development; and Salt in Tuwaiq.

The last shortlisted candidate up for the race in the Project Manager of the Year category is Ramboll's associate director for environment and health, Nagwa El Karawy. Having joined the company in February 2018, El Karawy has provided consulting services for recycling of construction and demolition waste under to the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs (MOMRA) for 14 cities in Saudi Arabia. 

El Karawy has also been responsible for establishing strategic transformation office for the General Authority of Meteorology and Environmental Projection (GAMEP) in the Kingdom.

In addition, Bijoy Varma from Atkins Global and Ahmed Al Amri from Hoehler + alSalmy have been shortlisted for the CW Awards 2019 to be held on 4 December at JW Marriott Marquis, Dubai.

The Construction Week Awards 2019 are supported by Platinum Sponsor, Tenderd; Gold Sponsors, ALEC, ASGC, Unec, Ramboll, Arabian Construction Co (ACC), Tenable, Atkins, Acrow Formwork Technology, JLW Middle East, Honeywell; Silver Sponsor Reed Smith; Category Sponsors, Cundall, Beaver Gulf Group, and Construction Computer Software (CCS); Social Media Sponsor, WSP; Sustainability Partner, Electrolux; Training Partner, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors; and Intelligence Partner, ProTenders.

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Visit the CW Awards 2019 website for more information about the event.

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