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Expert in Water/ Wastewater/ Water Resources, Treatment, Construction Management, Master Planning, GIS, Program/ Project Management and Marketing/ Business Development

Expert ID: 736176 Virginia, USA

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Areas of Expertise:
Water/ Wastewater/ Water Resources, Treatment, Construction Management, Master Planning, GIS, Program/ Project Management and Marketing/ Business Development.

Software: SWMM-EXTRAN, RUNOFF, TRANSPORT, HECRAS, HEC1, HEC2 EPANET, STONER, CYBERNET, H2ONET, WASP, ARCVIEW GIS, and Arc GIS

Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1991 Degree: PhD Subject: Civil/Environmental Engineering Institution: Wayne State University
Year: 1987 Degree: M.S. Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Wayne State University
Year: 1981 Degree: B.S. Subject: Civil Engineering Institution: Wayne State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Public Works Director Department: Defense Responsibilities: In charge of all Facilities Engineering, O&M, Environmental, Operations and Construction Management for over 200 projects at five (5) US Army bases in Kuwait including Arifjan, Buehring, KNB, APOD and SPOD. He manages a budget of over $800M per year for all the current and new facilities. He is responsible of the day to day management of over 2000 employees for all the 5 bases and he is the liaison between the Vectrus PWD and the Army DPW for developing all new work orders and Project Order
Pricing Requests (POPR) for new and refurbished project on these camps. He has developed guidelines and regulation for the directorate and is involved in the contract negotiation for all the new subcontractors. He has developed automated new systems to monitor all the projects and submittals approvals for these projects using PROJAPP and Aconex Applications.
Years: 2018 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Vice President & National Practice Leader Department: Infrastructure Responsibilities: Delivery of oil and gas (O&G) as well as industrial and municipal water and wastewater projects. This includes expertise in civil, integrated water management, processes—including, produced water, potable water, and wastewater treatment, desalination—including RO, MSF, MED, and MVC treatment, bulk water transmission pipeline (metallic and non- metallic pipelines and conveyances), environmental engineering, sustainability and total-lifecycle water solutions, and construction management. Expert is responsible for assigning, supervising, and managing the design of water and wastewater facilities including CSO, SSO and Green Infrastructure (GI), engineering technical review, as well as marketing and business development for 10 offices around the US. He has a clear understanding of water management for infrastructure and environmental projects and has managed multiple projects, supervising the design, bidding, procurements, and construction during varying phases of planning, design, and construction in the US, Europe and the Middle East.
Years: 2013 to 2016 Employer: WorleyParsons Title: Technical Director Department: Responsibilities:  ExpertAshraf Expert is the Technical Director for engineering within the Water Solutions Consultancy Business. He is also the lead for the business development effort for potential water/wastewater projects in Europe and the Middle East. Some of the projects that he served as a Technichal Director are as follow:
 Technical Director for the 1800 Km Trans Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP), in charge of managing all water aspects including, produced water, water treatment, hydrotesting, construction and wastewater treatment for all the compressor and metering stations on the Project.
 Technical Director for the water and waste management study of the Lokichar and Lake Turkana Oil Field Development Master Plan in Kenya for the 47 well pads, 1066 wells, 4 CPF, 1350 km export pipeline and marine external terminal including water sourcing, treatment, recycling and reuse of water and sludge.
 Technical Director for Changbei II flow-back and produced water management project in China. The scope is a tight gas project located in China and the field is being developed by Shell. The project involves construction of 800 wells, 50 well pads and 12 gas/condensate gathering stations. Flow-back water is treated for hydraulic fracturing and produced water will be disposed by injection or for drilling activities contingent on seasonal constraints in winter. Water conservation and intensive reuse are key project success criteria owing to high water stress in the region. Development of process line-up for Produced Water and flow-back water treatment. High level evaluation of water compatibility and self-scaling potential.
 Technical Director for the Vladivostok LNG Project in Russia, in charge of managing all water aspects of onshore and offshore facilities including CPF, this entitles, produced water, water treatment and wastewater treatment for all facilities in the complex.
 Technical Director for the BP IST Terminal in Iraq, in charge of managing all water aspects including: produced water, water treatment and wastewater treatment for all facilities in the complex.
 Technical Director for Utilities and Produced Water Treatment Scheme for BP Khazzan, Oman. Managed the Scope definition for the BP Khazzan Water Management Systems (WMS). The scope of the WMS covers Produced Water Treatment and disposal, and raw water abstraction, treatment, and disposal. Approximately $300MM of scope, including technical and schedule responsibility for the WMS. The WMS is a critical component of the Khazzan Project. The liquors include concentrated brines, with complex metallurgy and treatment criteria.
 IPIECA, Water Strategy and Water Management Guidance. IPIECA is the oil and gas industry trade body concerned with environmental and social issues. Project Management and co-authorship of IPIECAs water framework strategy and development of two guidance documents on: water sources, water treatment efficiency in oil and gas operations were undertaken.
Years: 2011 to 2013 Employer: AECOM Title: Director of Engineering Department: Responsibilities: In charge of the water and Environmental projects including managing, supervising, marketing and performing business development for private and governmental sectors. Prepare proposals and develop strategy for the new projects related to water and wastewater. Managing multiple projects and supervising the design, bidding, procurements and construction of these projects during the different phases of planning, design, and construction.
 City of South Bend, Indiana LTCSO Project Director, – South Bend Long Term Control Plan Optimization
 City of Fort Worth, Texas SSO Demonstration Project- Project Director - Marine Creek and Big Fossil Basin Master Plan Optimization
 City of Bend, Oregon Collection System Master Plan (CSMP) – Project Director, - Hydraulic modeling and CIP Program Optimization
Work also includes marketing, proposal preparation, client interaction, planning and designing a Master Plan and a Stormwater Drainage System Program for the City of Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to alleviate flooding of streets and saving lives after the fatalities of 2009 and 2011 where over 500 residents lost their lives.
 The project is worth of 2 Billion Dollars and includes 13 tasks from project management to stormwater management, master planning, wastewater planning and design, Ad-Hoc Areas planning and design, initiation of a Warning Disaster Center for the city of Makkah, groundwater modeling and analysis, Dams rehabilitation, environmental assessment, urgent works and construction management. I was in charge of the planning and design of all these elements with a design team of over 500 staff located in the US and Jeddah.
Years: 2008 to 2011 Employer: WorleyParsons Arabia Ltd Co Title: Water and Environmental Group Manager Department: Responsibilities: In charge of the water and Environmental Group. Managing, supervising, marketing and performing business development for private and governmental sectors. Prepare proposals and develop strategy for the new projects related to water and wastewater. Managing multiple projects and supervising the design, bidding, procurements and construction of these projects during the different phases of planning, design, and construction.
 Work includes marketing and registering the company at the National Water Company (NWC) in Riyadh, Saline Water Conversion Company (SWCC), the Presidency of Meteorology and Environment (PME) in Jeddah and the Public Commission for the Protection of Marine Resources, Environment & Wildlife (PMEW) in Bahrain
 Project Director for the Aramco PMC at Al Hasa wastewater treatment plant and Jubail Industrial wastewater treatment plant, budget was estimated for $300 M USD, worked involved marketing, proposal preparation and managing the project from planning through construction management
 In charge of the work involved marketing/business development with NWC for the Private-Public-Partnership (PPP) program for the Riyadh Central Business Unit (CBU) for the entire water and wastewater system. This project involves full management and operation of the two systems for 20 years concession, budget was estimated to be $1.8 Billion USD.
 Project Director for the MARAFIQ PMC water and wastewater program, work involved marketing, business development, proposal preparation, managing and upgrading facilities for over $5 Billion USD over 10 years
 In charge of marketing several EcoNomics sustainability environmental projects for Aramco, PME and NWC in Al-Khobar, Riyadh and Jeddah
Years: 2003 to 2008 Employer: Jeddah Municipality, Fluor Corporation Title: Water and Environment Director and Advisor for the Mayor of Jeddah Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for all the marketing, business development, technical engineering and management activities for the water/Wastewater and Environmental Projects in the City of Jeddah
 Work includes developing strategy and guidelines for a new water and environment department for the City of Jeddah and the municipality. Prepare tenders and RFP for water/sewer treatment plants, compact units, stormwater systems, pumping stations, illicit connection elimination program, manual and automatic sampling program, GIS system, stormwater/water/wastewater master plans and QA/QC and value engineering for over 2 Billion Saudi Riyals Projects.
Years: 2003 to 2008 Employer: Five Barracks and Joint Operations Center (JOC) Buildings –Air Force- CETAC II, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan Title: Technical Management Team (TMT) Director for the USCOE Relocation Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for all the technical engineering and management activities for 4 phase Barracks 1 through 5 and JOC Buildings in Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan:
 Work include surveying, civil site grading and engineering, utility relocation, drainage, HVAC, electrical and construction management. Responsible for transmitting engineering and construction submittals to the COE and responding to their comments using ProjNet and DrChecks. Assist in providing information and answering RFI’s for the site managers and the COE. Manage and guide the Fluor sub-consultant in Ankara, Turkey to follow the USACE design guidelines according to the RFP and COE standards and guidelines
Years: 2003 to 2008 Employer: Water North and South for the USCOE Reconstruction of Iraq Title: Engineering and Technical Director Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for all marketing, business development, technical and management activities for 17 projects all around Iraq as follow:
 Water Treatment Plant in Nasiriyah. This project manages approximately 200 Million Dollars in construction for the largest Water Treatment Plant in Iraq consisting of 10,000 m3/hr. In charge of the design, procurement and construction of the plant, and training Iraqi engineers in the design and O&M areas.
 Water Treatment Plants in Erbil and Dukon and Water Distribution System. These projects manage over 250 Million Dollars in construction for the second largest Water Treatment Plant in Iraq consisting of 6000 m3/hr. In charge of the design, procurement and construction of the plant, and training Iraqi engineers in the design and O&M areas.
 Water Treatment Plant in Diwaniyah, Najaf and Balad Rooz. These projects manage over 200 Million Dollars in construction for Water Treatment Plants range between 1000 to 5000 m3/hr in Iraq consisting. In charge of the design, procurement and construction of the plant, and training Iraqi engineers in the design and O&M areas.
 Wastewater Networks and Treatment Plants in Fallujah and Basrah. These projects manage over 100Million Dollars in construction Sewer and Wastewater Treatment Plants in these areas consisting of wastewater capacity 2000m3/hr. In charge of the design, procurement and construction of the plant, GIS Basemap and applications development and training Iraqi engineers in the design and O&M areas.
 Water Treatment Plant Rehabilitation at Wathba and Wahda in Baghdad. This project manages over 20Million Dollars in rehabilitation of two water treatment plants in Baghdad, Iraq. This includes adding pressure filters, chlorination, electrical feeds and low lift and high lift pumping stations. In charge of the design, procurement and construction of the plant, and training Iraqi engineers in the design and O&M areas.
 Pumping Stations Rehabilitation and Construction of New Sewers in Baghdad. This project manages over 50 Million Dollars in rehabilitation and construction of 12 pumping station, Cleaning of Al Doura Main Trunk, Construction of new sewers in 3 different Mahallas and Training and GIS development in Al Rashid Area. In charge of the design, procurement and construction of the plant, and training Iraqi engineers in the design and O&M areas.
 Water, Wastewater and Landfill in Baqubah. This project manages over 20 Million Dollars in construction for water mains and sewers in Baqubah as well as a 2 year landfill. In charge of the design, procurement and construction of the plant, and training Iraqi engineers in the design and O&M areas. ·
 Baghdad Landfill. This project manages over 25 Million Dollars in construction for the largest Landfill in Iraq. In charge of the design, procurement and construction of the plant, and training Iraqi engineers in the design and O&M areas.
Years: 1994 to 2003 Employer: SIGMA Associates Title: Water/Wastewater and GIS Group Manager Department: Responsibilities: Responsible for marketing, business development, scheduling, budgeting and supervising engineers. Managing several projects in water/wastewater, CSO, SSO, hydraulic modeling, hydrology, geotechnical, construction management and GIS areas such as:
 Detroit Wastewater Program Manager, DWSD PC-744. This project manages over $550 Million Dollars in construction for the third largest Wastewater Treatment Plant in the world (1.7 Billon Gallons a Day).
 West Bank and Gaza Water Treatment Plant Project-Phase I Services for the PA Public Works Ministry, Gaza, and USAID Grant No. 200-0151. This project consists of building additional primary clarifiers and sedimentation basins as well as upgrading of six pump stations. Performed preliminary design of treatment facilities and the pump stations as well as home office support to staff.
 Kantara Water Treatment plant Project-USAID Grant No. 100-1268. This project consists of building additional raw water intake, rapid mix, clarifiers and sedimentation basins as well as upgrading of eight pump stations. Performed preliminary design of treatment facilities and the pump stations. Lead the effort of the start-up, commissioning and prepared O&M manuals.
 Detroit Metropolitan McNamara Airport Water System and GIS. This project evaluated the water system in the airport and developed a utility GIS map for the entire airport.
 Willow Run Airport GPS and GIS Utility Map. This project consists of developing GPS and GIS system for all utilities including water, sewer, manholes, catch basins, fire hydrant, gas, electricity, fiber optic and runways.
 Cleveland Water model and Mini GIS for the water department
 Stormwater watershed management plans for 48 different communities in Michigan such as Salem Twp, Livonia, Novi, Canton Twp, Inkster, Farmington Hills, West Bloomfield, etc.
 Conceptual water system master plan using water distribution modeling for the City of Detroit and a mini GIS water model for the city of Cleveland
 Baby Creek, Leib, St Aubin and Conner Creek CSO control facilities- responsible for developing basis of design report, bid design and construction documents and managing the overall projects.
 Wastewater Master Plan for the City of Detroit, a plan to expand the service area of the city for the next 50-years using SWMM Modeling and GIS.
 Detroit Combined Sewer Overflow Long Term CSO planning and design.
 Managing the development of GIS Basemaps, remote sensing and public education Applications for several communities including: Canton, Livonia, Novi, West Bloomfield, Farmington, Farmington Hills, Salem Twp., Superior Twp., Inkster, Wayne County and River Rouge.
 Design of Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) Basins for the City of River Rouge.
 Wayne County Wet Weather National Demonstration Project RPO-Stormwater permit assistance, CSO, SSO, Hydraulic Modeling, GIS Public education and utilities applications, and watershed management.
 Scour Analysis for 60 Interstate Bridges for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT).
 Alexandria Wastewater Project-Phase II CMC Services for AGOSD, Egypt, USAID Grant No. 263-0241. This project consists of building additional primary clarifiers and sedimentation basins as well as upgrading of six pump stations. Performed preliminary design of treatment facilities and the pump stations as well as home office support to staff.
Years: 1991 to 2003 Employer: University of Michigan, Wayne State University and University of Detroit, Detroit, Michigan Title: Adjunct Professor (Part Time) Department: Responsibilities:  Responsible for teaching courses in Water/Wastewater Treatment Design, Municipal Design, Advanced Hydraulic Modeling and Environmental Engineering such as: Advanced Hydraulic Modeling using SWMM, Municipal Design using GIS Technique and Introduction to Water/Wastewater Treatment Design.
Years: 1987 to 1994 Employer: Applied Science and Seconded to Camp Dresser & McKee Title: Project Manager Department: Responsibilities:  Responsible for designing and performing hydraulic modeling using SWMM-EXTRAN for Wayne County Downriver Collection System and The Greater Detroit Regional Sewer System (GDRSS).
 Hydraulic design and estimation of flow rate by the tracing method through the main lift pumps at the Detroit Wastewater Treatment Plant.
 Design and hydraulic analysis for pump stations and Wastewater Treatment Plants in the City of Detroit and Wyandotte.
Years: 1987 to 1990 Employer: Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan Title: Graduate Research & Teaching Assistant Department: Responsibilities:  Conducted research on effect of fabric formation on liquefaction.
 Conducted research on the static and cyclic pile responses under lateral loading.
 Teaching engineering courses: Introduction to Geotechnical Engineering, Foundation Design, and Advanced Structure Dynamics.
Years: 1981 to 1987 Employer: Applied Science, Inc. Title: Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities:  Responsible for designing and performing hydrological modeling using SWMM for various projects in the Detroit Metropolitan areas.
 Responsible for designing and water and wastewater treatment plant processes and performing hydrological modeling using SWMM for various projects in the Detroit Metropolitan areas.
Years: 1980 to 1981 Employer: Société Generale D’entreprise pour Travaux Publics et Intérnationaux Title: Geotechnical Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Designer and Field Engineer in the Cairo Regional Metro Tunnel.

Course Highlights:
Water and Wastewater treatment Design
Tunnel Design and Vibration in Geotechnical Engineering
Ground Water and Contamination
Finite Element Analysis
Structure Dynamics
Arc view GIS
Soil Behavior, Advanced Soil Dynamics and Structural Analysis
Hydraulic Modeling Design

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, American Society of Civil Engineering (ASCE)
Member, Tau Beta Pi Society Chapter
Member, Chi Epsilon Society of Civil Engineers
Member of the Detroit Engineering Society
Publications and Patents Summary
Publications: 3

Additional Experience

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Representative Experience
 DC Water Gravity Thickener Overflow Replacement, Washington, DC. The Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant treats more than 330 million gallons of raw sewage. During the construction of adjacent excavation, the gravity thickener overflow pipe was damaged resulting in the potential spill risk into the Potomac River and disruption of treatment plant processes. ExpertIbrahim was the project director and designer of the gravity thickener overflow pipe repair. The pipe design required realignment and siting to avoid future plant construction. The design included the hydraulic analysis of treatment plant processes to assess the hydraulic conditions in the pipeline and require sizing, the design of new junction structures to connect the new pipe into the existing treatment flow process and the preparation of construction documents.

 DC Water Clean Rivers Low Impact Development Retrofit, Washington, DC. Prepared project specifications for the low impact development retrofits of DC Water’s water and wastewater facilities. The Low Impact Development Retrofit at DC Water Facilities Project was intended to address Consent Decree requirements for the incorporation of Low Impact Development Retrofit (LlDR) techniques into three existing DC Water facilities for demonstration purposes. The LlDR facilities were designed to reduce runoff volumes currently discharged to the collection system by storing, infiltrating, evaporating and detaining stormwater. The proposed facilities included the design of two bioretention facilities, approximately 48,000 SF of green roofs, 9,800 SF of permeable pavers, and other improvements such as tree and vegetation plantings.

 DC Water Blue Plains Tunnel Site Preparation, Washington, DC. POSITION. Principal in charge of the preparation of the contract documents for the demolition of an underground sludge digester facility at the District of Columbia Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. The major items of work included purging 12 digester tanks and connecting galleries including cleaning and disposal of their contents, demolition and removal of 12 digester tanks each 84-feet in diameter with connecting galleries that included HVAC, electrical and mechanical equipment. The demolition also included gas control houses, a 66-foot diameter gas holder tank, a 50-foot diameter gas holder sphere, and foundations. Design included backfilling grading, and site restoration with soils suitable for tunnel shaft and dewatering pumping station, roadway base and surface improvements and redesign of plant entrance facilities, which incorporated a new guard house.

 District Department of Transportation Construction Management Services for Local Paving (Ward 8), Washington, DC. Principal-in-Charge. Providing construction management services for restoration project on the District of Columbia’s Ward 8 alleys and adjoining streets. Project involves overseeing the construction activities and maintaining roadway and roadside assets within the right-of-way in the District’s Ward 8. Work consists of resurfacing various roadway or alleys at designated locations.

 DC Water Engineering Program Management Consultant IIE, Washington, DC. McKissack Principal-in-Charge. DC Water undertook a plan to upgrade its water distribution infrastructure. Performing on a variety of task-orders under the 5-year Engineering Program Management Consultant (EPMC) IIE contract, including large diameter water main pipe condition assessments for separate lines along Reservoir Road and N Street, NW, reservoir and tank inspections, and permit plan reviews. This assignment was awarded following the firm’s successful performance on the EPMC IIA, IIC, and IID contracts.

 DC Water Clean Rivers Project, Washington, DC. Principal-in-Charge. Project team is preparing preliminary plans and providing construction management services for the Clean Rivers CSO Project, a new combined sewer overflow tunnel system that will store up to 75 million gallons of wastewater underground until there is hydraulic capacity to treat it at the Blue Plains Advanced Wastewater Treatment Plant. This is a $2.6 billion Long Term Control Plan (LTCP) for Combined Sewer Overflows (CSO). He managed teams of engineers, technical support staff, and others to develop engineering studies, conceptual designs, construction plans and specifications, and to provide design support during construction. Additionally, Expert mentored staff to complete complex engineering designs for sewer, stormwater, site layout, and utility relocations within dense urban environments. Other duties included coordination with DDOT to resolve potential design issues and construction timing conflicts, preparation of presentations to the public and engineering community, and the preparation and submittal of the required reporting to other local stakeholders.

 DC DGS Infrastructural Development for DC United Soccer Stadium in Buzzard Point, Principal in Charge for the DC United Soccer stadium development has been undertaken by the District of Columbia government with the District’s engineering consultant responsible for the design of infrastructure in the public right-of-way as well as providing service to the stadium and the adjacent new development. The design included new water and sanitary service, and coordination of the gas, electric and communication utility layouts and locations. Duties included design of the Green Infrastructure Bio-retention facilities used to capture stormwater runoff from the public right-of-way. Design considerations were made for the contaminated conditions of the existing soils within the project limits.

 Noman M. Cole Jr., Pollution Control Plant (NCPCP) Fairfax County- Excess Nitrogen Control Study, Fairfax County, VA. ExpertIbrahim served as a project lead for a study to identify and analyze alternatives for handling future wastewater flows (associated with nitrogen loads) in excess of the permitted 67 MGD (at the pending 3 mg/l effluent total nitrogen) capacity at NCPCP. The study included the evaluation of treatment alternatives such as rerating the Moving Bed Biofilm Reactor (MBBR), conversion of the last MBBR stage of the last aerobic stage to anoxic and providing last pass IFAS in activated sludge tanks as nutrient reduction potential. He performed a review of flow reduction alternatives such as grey water utilization, county required low flow plumbing and inflow and infiltration reductions. Other nutrient load reduction solutions included the evaluation of multiple point source discharge permit bubbling, plant effluent water reuse, flow diversions to other jurisdiction treatment plants, and acquisition of nutrient load offsets.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
English Fluent
French Fluent
Egyptian Fluent

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