Wilson Mubaiwa

Chartered Quantity Surveyor and Dispute Resolution Consultant
 
I am a chartered quantity surveyor and dispute resolution professional with 20 years’ experience administering construction projects such as residential, commercial and infrastructure. My career highlights include the commercial administration of waste water refurbishments with project values between £50m and £750 million for Southern Water and Thames Water. I also championed the resolution of claims on a USD1.5 billion power station construction in South Africa. I have worked for construction companies such as Costain and Galliford Try and consultancies such as Arcadis, Turner & Townsend and Hill International. My career objective is to work with an organisation that specialises in dispute resolution and expert witness work so I can broaden my experience and contribute meaningfully towards the organisation’s objectives.
 
EDUCATION
BSc Quantity Surveying, University of Natal, South Africa MSc Construction Law and Dispute Resolution – Leeds Beckett University
 
PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS 
Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Professional Member of the South African Council for Quantity Surveyors
 
OTHER MEMBERSHIPS
Panel Member – UK Adjudicators Panel Member – CIArb Business Arbitration Scheme - RICS APC Assessor  - RICS APC Councilor - Member of the Society of Construction Law - Member of the Adjudication Society
 
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES
Invited to provide two lectures to MSc Quantity Surveying students by University of Brighton
 
KEY SKILLS
Management, review and resolution of construction claims

Knowledge of Adjudication and Arbitration procedures

Experience of using JCT, IChemE, NEC, FIDIC forms of contract on large complex projects

Drafting and review of contract procurement documents for large infrastructure projects

Experience of leading commercial teams contract administration

Knowledge and understanding of measuring project performance against set targets

Risk Management

Staff training on commercial and contractual matter

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (RECENT SAMPLE)
Procurement Manager / Contract Specialist  Galliford Try - Southern Water Framework Waste Water Treatment Plant Refurbishment for Southern Water - NEC 3 Contract Amended March 18 – Date (Contract)
 
Review and improve the framework procurement and subcontracting processes | Responsible for reviewing and approval of subcontracts prepared by Quantity Surveyors | Prepared standard contracting documents for major repeat subcontractors | Review and comment on proposed subcontractor amendments | Provide contract advice to the framework team | Provide guidance to the project team in resolving a circa £2m difference with the client | Represent Galliford Try in procurement matters in the framework
 
Commercial Manager  Cappagh Browne Joint Venture  Reactive Maintenance Works for Southern Water -  NEC 3 Contract Amended April 2017 to February 2018 (Contract)
 
Responsible for the post contract administration of reactive maintenance works (£25m per year) | Developed a strategy for effective commercial administration of the projects | Introduced a digital system for managing contemporaneous records improving the application for payment to the client | Improved the subcontract payment system and the estimating system | Reported to the JV Board on commercial matters | Recruited and managed 11 Quantity Surveyors and Contract Administrators
 
Consultant – Quantity Surveying Thames Water Thames Water North and South Region Reactive Works – Bespoke Client Contract Nov 16 to April 2017 – [Contract (Maternity Cover)]
 
Post contract administration of subcontract works worth £50m per year including: Prepare budget estimates for upcoming works |Review disputed entitlements and provide advice | Make entitlement assessments on projects over £50,000 | Review contractor’s applications on projects under £50,000 and recommending entitlements | Represent commercial in project meetings