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Talal Zahid Rana

Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan

An Engineering Management Professional with around 8 years’ experience on diverse professional portfolios at both local and international level. The major responsibilities have included planning, consulting, procurement, technical & financial management in the public administration, energy, utilities, port and defense sectors.

6 Sessions POC
12 Sessions POC

Industry:
Consulting
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Utility

Education: MBA (Industrial Management-Majors in Supply Chain Management and Finance). BS (Electrical Engineering-Majors in Power) Certified Public Sector Procurement Specialist by World Bank and Country Procurement Bodies.

Languages: English, Urdu, Punjabi, Sindhi.

Current Company: Government of Sindh, Pakistan

Current Position: Procurement & Contract Management Specialist

Experience:
Experience Description: An Engineering Management Professional with around 8 years’ experience on diverse professional portfolios at both local and international level. The major responsibilities have included planning, consulting, procurement, technical & financial management in the public administration, energy, utilities, port and defense sectors. Experience includes: • Procurement & Contract Management Specialist - Government of Sindh, Pakistan (Mar 2016 - Present) Consultant with the Economic Reform Unit (ERU), Finance Department, Sindh Government on the World Bank's Sindh Public Sector Management Reform Project (SPSMRP). Individually, managing a portfolio of US $ 5 Million with responsibility of devising procurement strategies, preparing procurement plans and ensure effective implementation, with adherence to specific timelines, to achieve optimum public sector contracts efficiency. This shall, in turn, help to reduce significant costs associated with public procurement (approx 15% of provincial GDP) and bring greater benefits for the overall administration. Well-versed in the procurement of Goods,Works and Services and procurement of consultancy services under the World Bank's guidelines. Preparing bidding/contract documents such as ToRs, EoIs, RFQs, NCBs, RFPs, LoIs, etc; liaising with different stakeholder departments, evaluating technical and financial bids, negotiating, amending and getting any contract vetted as per rules and then finalizing it for signatures as secretary of procurement selection committees. Moreover, responsible for effective contract administration to ensure objectives are achieved as desired and maximum value for money is obtained. Besides, have complete understanding of financial procedures and requirements in World bank funded projects. • Engineering Consultant - Self Employed (Sept 2014 - Mar 2016) Provision of building services with Electrical LV/MV design, layout, BoQS. Assisting consulting/contracting firms in procurement including bidding, tendering, negotiating and award claims. Assistance in contract management practices with a good understanding of local procurement rules (PPRA/SPPRA) to avoid legal litigation and ensure best delivery of services. • Praktikum - h!com Consulting prof.huettl UG (Feb 2014 - Jul 2014) (Germany) A concise professional experience in Germany with multiple learning tasks on projects with the major being: Efficiency Enhancement of Coal-Fired Power Plant, Wilhelmshaven, Baden-Wurrtemberg, Germany. • Dy.Assistant Director - Electrical - FWO (Jun 2013 - Feb 2014) Planning, design, procurement and sourcing of electrical works for National Defense project. System design for diesel-based power generation (2.6MW), LV/MV parallel network distribution, alternative AC/DC supplies, stand-by operations, protection protocols, hazard mitigation and all associated controls. Maintained strict discipline and controls and secured clearances from all protective agencies. • Assistant Manager - Distribution - K-Electric (Jun 2009 - Mar 2011)

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An Engineering Management Professional with around 8 years’ experience on diverse professional portfolios at both local and international level. The major responsibilities have included planning, consulting, procurement, technical & financial management in the public administration, energy, utilities, port and defense sectors.

I have been through different levels of career hierarchy, working both in the developing and developed world and can share that experience and exposure for mentoring people. Furthermore, I have studied in the most prestigious public and private sector institutions in my country and can therefore, guide young blokes in making rational and appropriate career choices.

On top of all, I just want to serve global population in my capacity and this will be a great opportunity.

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