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Desired Industry: Environmental SpiderID: 79513
Desired Job Location: Riyadh, New York Date Posted: 7/3/2017
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 07/04/017
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Other
Job Level: Management (Manager, Director) Willing to Travel:
Highest Degree Attained: Doctoral Willing to Relocate: Yes


Objective:
Highly effective, analytical, and organized professional with extensive experience in environmental research and management; complemented with proven expertise in water quality and toxicity removal, water treatment, and pollution control. Expert at analyzing scientific data, determining proper disposal of hazardous materials and wastes, and developing and implementing environmental programs in alignment with international standards of environmental control systems and natural resources. Known for excellent interpersonal and communication aptitudes; and fluency in English and Arabic languages


Experience:
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CONFIDENTIAL- Saudi Arabia
Environmental Project Manager, Riyadh Metro Project-Package 3 Mar 2016–Present
- Provide expert oversight to the environmental management system of Riyadh Metro Project for Package 3 throughout line 4, 5, and 6 with over 63 kilometers of construction site
- Minimize environmental incidents and non-conformance occurrence to secure more than 60 million working hours free of environmental incidents and penalties
- Guarantee the maintenance of ISO 14001 certification of all major members of FAST Consortium LLC’s Riyadh Metro Project-Package 3, including FFC (Spain), Samsung C&T (South Korea), Strukton (Netherland) and Alstom (France); along with the track works and transit system joint ventures with ISO 14001certifications
- Direct and coordinate the overall aspect of waste management system with over seven million tons of excavation materials generated and more than 87f reused, recycled, and diverted materials from disposal areas
- Serve as focal point of contact and environmental interface with regard to “Arriyadh Development Authority” for more than 64 stakeholders, which include Louis Berger and Hill International-PCMC project owner; CH2M Hill project program manager; local authorities; utilities providers; packages contractors; consultants; designers; sub-contractors and suppliers; and third-party stakeholders
- Coordinate with HSE of construction and trackwork joint venture entities and worked under direct supervision of FAST HSE director, and FAST Consortium senior management regarding legal, financial and moral responsibilities to prevent all possible non-compliances


Career Highlights:
- Played an integral role behind the planning and implementation of the following initiatives:
­ Design and construction stages of a sustainability program, reusing over 350 million liters of sewage water in lieu of drinking water; reusing 254 million liters of groundwater instead of discharge in public storm water network; reusing 1 million-m3 of tunneling boring machines (TBM)-generated excavation materials at municipality landfill instead of using natural valleys-sourced raw soil to enhanced covering on landfills and minimized water infiltration and moisture, as well as reduced blocking holes and pores in the top covering layer for gas leakage level, which resulted in minimal amount of leachate and odors, and level increase of recovered methane gas for sustainable generation of power
­ Design and operation stages of a sustainability program, overseeing sustainability requirements compliance for saving energy in metro operational phase by installation harmonic & energy saving optimizer; utilization of renewable energy by installation of solar photovoltaic panels to generate 2.084 MWh/year at depots; installation of low noise and vibration mechanisms at track way; landscaping and urban optimization and utilizing low consumption lighting techniques for movement sensors; eco-friendly materials in building design and refrigeration mechanism as per LEED and US Green Building Council Standards; reduction techniques of air conditioning consumption by installation of VRV system; usage of halogen free flame retardant cables and reduction of water consumption by installation of reuse and treatment wastewater plant in depots
­ Advanced environmental monitoring program, managing over 380 environmental sensitive receptors, which included mosques, hospital, clinics, commercial centers, government buildings, residential buildings, schools, parks, museum, and natural waterways
­ Flood protection plans as well as shallow areas and dewatering activities, mitigating major environmental risks caused by hazardous wastes that included over 160 tons of asbestos and chemicals
­ Research and analysis, handling 53 environmental and sustainability key performance indicators and trends
­ Recycling program for non-excavation materials or solid waste, recycling more than 12.2 million-kg of scrap, wood, plastic, cable, and oil
­ Souring Dust Control Technologies, installing and implementing automated wheel washing system and dust fighter – fog cannons at FAST worksites for first time use in Riyadh city
­ Analysis and Characterization of Construction Specification, classifying and mitigating of use of hazardous materials in 14,471 requirements by limiting hazardous material to less than 1.7
- Received recognition as the best contractor in Riyadh Metro Project, with over 86 billion SAR project budget, during the environmental performance evaluation in 2015/2016
- Rendered hands-on support to the FAST HSE director in the successful development and maintenance of a world-class environmental management programme that ensured the implementation and improvement of FAST Riyadh Metro Project
- Headed the development and implementation of effective FAST Health and Safety Management System in alignment with environmental management plans, while identifying and resolving system concern

Environmental Advisor, Riyadh Metro Project-Package 3 2015–2016
- Worked with the management of RSK Environment LLC in handling and directing the environmental management system of Riyadh Metro Project-Package 3
- Developed plans for all construction, procurement, and contracting activities in accordance with all environmental management system requirements
- Conducted audits and inspections on all aspects of environmental management system
- Served as company’s representative at clients, regulators, and project holders meetings, reporting, and permitting
- Managed resources for logistic and procurement needs to identify and solve all environmental risks and challenges
- Planned and organized training, awareness campaigns, and induction programs, while establishing key performance indicators and creating weekly and monthly reports
- Generated and submitted compliance evidences and reports to the project owner to ensure the attainment of all environmental contract requirements
- Acted as key liaison among local authorities, project PMCs, and complainers
- Led the development and implementation of sustainability programs, from conceptual design, construction, and operation stages

Career Highlights:
- Made significant contribution as the pre-qualify major subcontractor in the attainment of ISO 14001 certification
- Successfully negotiated an agreement with local companies to provide free waste containers and collection, in return for taking and recycling their wastes in the company facilities, thereby diverting wastes from landfill
- Conceptualized an innovative recycling method within the company by securing and placing a free, reverse vending machine, ReVa Reverse Vending Machine, which served as the first machine in Riyadh that accepts empty bottles and cans and converts them into a coupon for free meal in the FAST headquarters restaurant Offered expert leadership and guidance to the implementation of the following environmental initiatives:
­ Water resource management for total of 422,271 m3 in water consumption, which involved treating sewage water and desalinated and ground water
­ Solid waste management for total of 50,470 m3 in solid waste, which involved recycling metal, wood, and cable scraps and properly disposing food, organic, and construction wastes
­ Wastewater management for a total of 297, 443 m3 in sewage wastewater and sludge
­ Excavation materials management for a total of 1,957,018 m3 in excavation materials, which involved reusing, storing, and disposing excavation materials
­ Hazardous waste management for a total of 160.3 m3 in solid hazardous wastes
­ Management of CO2 emission, including diesel and gasoline consumptions
­ Management of dust control, encompassing total of 97,851 trucks used for transferring excavation materials
­ Environmental rehabilitation involving relocation, replanting, and disposal of over 6248 trees and palm
­ Environmental awareness program through facilitation of environmental training
- Successfully controlled transfer processes through a unique tracking and ticketing system and due diligence check focused on managing transferring trips of excavation material, which achieved over 1000 round-trips a day

King Saud University - Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Principal Investigator 2013–2015
- Spearheaded a joint study with King Abdullah University of Science and Technology for the assessment of emerging organic contaminants occurrence for wastewater treatment plants in Saudi Arabia, which was funded by the National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation and approved by the American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Functioned as co-investigator in analyzing and developing of dual lateral subsurface drip approach as promising technology for preserving water and enhancing yields quantity and quality, which was supported by the National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation -

Career Highlight:
- Played a significant role as associate researcher in different grant funding projects:
­ Wastewater Remediation through Solar Energy and Semiconductor Oxide Nanostructures as Photocatalytic Smart Materials in 2014 to 2015
­ Innovative Nanofiltration Membranes for Water Desalination Using Smart ZnO Nanostructures in 2014 to 2015
­ Wastewater reclamation through innovative and low-cost adsorption and composite nanofibrous membrane system from 2014 to 2015

National University of Malaysia - Bangi, Malaysia
Environmental Researcher 2008–2013
- Capitalized on knowledge of environmental, technological, and engineering fields in the monitoring and assessment of procedure and techniques in environmental impacts assessment; air and water quality; geographical information systems and remote sensing; natural resource and environmental economics; environmental ethics; conservation ethics & legislation; environmental research methodology; environmental nanotechnology applications; and purification and filtration of environmental pollutants
- Assumed full accountability in auditing and reviewing environmental impact assessment study for electrified double tracking railway project between Seremban and Johor Bahru states; along with the coastal reclamation activities in Langkawi Island in Malaysia

Career Highlights:
- Established bio-indicators for assessing and mitigating environmental water pollution in Langat River (120 km) at Selangor State, Malaysia
- Enforced environmental remediation solutions to manage more than 213 water discharged physico-chemical, biological and radioactive parameters from the oil industry and innovated a filtration system based on nano-technology membrane to convert discharge wastewater to a reusable water, which led to the successful application of a case study in the in Malaka Oil Refinery at Petronas in Malaysia
- Initiated the development of auditing program for auditing laboratories of faculty of science and technology ion the National University of Malaysia


Education:
Doctor of Philosophy in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources, Aug 2013
National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
Recipient of National University of Malaysia Scholarship

Master of Science in Environmental Assessment and Monitoring, Jul 2009 | GPA: (3.78)
National University of Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia
Recipient of National University of Malaysia Scholarship
Peer-Scientific Excellence Awardee, Saudi Arabian Cultural Mission 2008 and 2009

Bachelor of Science in Natural Science, May 2006 | GPA: (4.03)
Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia


Skills:
Environmental Initiatives Planning and Execution | Regulatory and Environmental Compliance | Risk Assessment
Air Quality Management | Climate Change Issues | Water Resource Management | Land Contamination Testing
Waste Management | Environmental Auditing and Inspection | Analysis and Research


Additional Information:
AFFILIATIONS

American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA)
International Water Association (IWA)
International Desalination Association (IDA)
Water Environment Saudi Society (WESS)
Water Environment Federation (WEF)



ACTIVITIES

Co-founder, Zero Waste Campus Program in National University of Malaysia
Co-founder, Malaysia Eco Warriors Organization
Co-founder, Saudi Students Club in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Articles Reviewer
Arabian Journal of Geosciences
Journal of Water Process Engineering and Journal of Water Science and Technology



TECHNICAL SKILLS

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Excel) | Aconex Program
ProComply Program for Management of Regulatory Compliance Requirements | Primavera Program

PUBLICATIONS

Dissertations

Alzahrani, S., (2009). Concentrations of heavy metals in tilapia fish and related water quality for Langat River Tributary System in Selangor, Malaysia. National University of Malaysia. Bangi, Malaysia.

Alzahrani, S., (2013). Treatment of produced water using nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes for potable water resources. National University of Malaysia. Bangi, Malaysia.

Journal Articles

Alzahrani, S., and Mohammad, A. W. (2014). Challenges and trends in membrane technology implementation for produced water treatment: a review. Journal of Water Process Engineering, 4, 107-133.


Alzahrani, S., Mohammad, A. W., Abdullah, P., and Jaafar, O. (2013). Potential tertiary treatment of produced water using highly hydrophilic nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes. Journal of Environmental Chemical Engineering, 1(4), 1341-1349.

Alzahrani, S., Mohammad, A. W., Hilal, N., Abdullah, P., & Jaafar, O. (2013a). Comparative study of nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes in the treatment of produced water-Part I: Assessing water quality. Desalination, 315, 18-26.

Alzahrani, S., Mohammad, A. W., Hilal, N., Abdullah, P., & Jaafar, O. (2013b). Comparative study of nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes in the treatment of produced water-Part II: Toxicity removal efficiency. Desalination, 315, 27-32.

Alzahrani, S., Mohammad, A. W., Hilal, N., Abdullah, P., & Jaafar, O. (2013c). Identification of foulants, fouling mechanisms and cleaning efficiency for NF and RO treatment of produced water. Separation and Purification Technology, 118, 324-341.

Conference Papers

Alzahrani. S. and Mohammad, A. W. (2010). Characterization of nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes for produced water desalination. Paper presented at Proceeding of the Downstream Processing Technology Seminar for Postgraduates Students, Kajang.

Alzahrani, S. and Mohammad, A. W. (2013). Potential of nanofiltration membrane implementation in petroleum industry for produced water desalination. Paper presented at Proceedings of the International Conference on Desalination using Membrane Technology, Sitges, Spain.

Alzahrani, S., Mohammad, A. W., Abdullah, P. and Jaafar, O. (2011). Treatment of oilfield produced water through nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes: generating a sustainable drinking water resource by reusing a pollution source. Paper presented at Proceeding of the International Conference on Water, Energy and Environment (ICWEE), American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

Alzahrani, S., Mohammad, A. W., Abdullah, P. and Jaafar, O. (2012a). Assessing water quality and treatment efficiency in the filtration of oilfield produced water by nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes: turning a pollution source into a new water resource. Paper presented at Proceeding of the IWA Regional Conference on Wastewater Purification and Reuse (WWPR), Heraklion, Crete, Greece.

Alzahrani. S., Mohammad, A. W., Abdullah. P, and Jaafar. O. (2012b). Comparative study of nanofiltration (NF) and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes in the treatment of produced water: Assessing water quality and toxicity removal efficiency. Paper presented at proceeding of the Symposium of Scale-Up and Downstream Processing Research Group, Pangkor Island, Perak.

Alzahrani, S., Shukor, A., Abdullah, M., Othman, O. and Kutty, A. A. (2008). Aquatic plants and fish as biological indicators of heavy metals pollution in Langat River, Malaysia. Paper presented at Proceeding of the Symposium of the Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Research Group, Genting Highlands, Malaysia.

Mohammad, A.W., Hasyimah, M.A.I.N. and Alzahrani, S. (2011). Challenges in membrane implementation in industries: Case studies from the oleochemical and petroleum industries in Malaysia. Paper presented at Proceeding of the International Conference on Desalination and Environment (ICODE), 29th Oct – 1st Nov, Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates.



GRANT FUNDING

2014-2015 Project Name: Assessment of Emerging Organic Contaminants Occurrence for Wastewater Treatment Plants in Saudi Arabia
Role: Principal Investigator
Role(s) of Other Collaborator(s): A. Abdelmaksoud, M. Yassin, C. Hoppe-Jones, Co-Investigator; T. Leiknes, Co-Investigator
Funding Source: National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation
Funded Grant Amount: SAR 1,869,100
Main Function/Objective: To lead a joint study with King Abdallah University for Science and Technology for assessment the occurrence of emerging organic contaminants, including steroids, hormones, pharmaceuticals, personal care products, fire retardants, and plasticizers in Saudi wastewater treatment plants; as well as design analytical methods for detecting the emerging organic contaminants in the wastewater treatment plants and optimize the removal of the contaminants from wastewater in the treatment plants by developing innovative strategies for the technological upgrading or the replacement of the treatment processes.
- Reviewed and approved by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2014-2015 Project Name: Analyzing and Developing of Dual Lateral Subsurface Drip Approach as Promising Technology for Preserving Water and Enhancing Yields Quantity and Quality
Role: Co-Investigator
Role(s) of Other Collaborator(s): M. ElNesr, Principal Investigator; A. Alazba, Co-Investigator; M. Amin, Co-Investigator; T. Thompson; Co-Investigator
Funding Source: National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation
Funded Grant Amount: SAR 1,860,000
Main Function/Objective: To apply field experiments and computer simulations to assess the effect of three innovative techniques to manage water flow in the root zone that are supposed to improve the efficiency and field-reliability of the subsurface drip irrigation system
- Reviewed and approved by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2014–2015 Project Name: Wastewater Remediation Through Solar Energy and Semiconductor Oxide Nanostructures as Photocatalytic Smart Materials
Role: Associate Researcher
Role(s) of Other Collaborator(s): U. Manzoor, Principle Investigator; A. Alazba, Co-Investigator; M. Amin, Co-Investigator
Funding Source: National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation
Funded Grant Amount: SAR 2,000,000
Main Function/Objective: To optimize the synthesis conditions for production of an effective visible-light photocatalyst, characterization of the photo-degradation of different environmental pollutants in wastewater and support local industry and offer an economical solution (solar energy) for industrial wastewater treatment.
- Reviewed and approved by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2014–2015 Project Name: Wastewater Reclamation Through Innovative and Low-Cost Adsorption and Composite Nanofibrous Membrane System
Role: Associate Researcher
Role(s) of Other Collaborator(s): M. Amin, Principle Investigator; A. Alazba, Co-Investigator; U. Manzoor, Co-Investigator; M. ElNesr, Co-Investigator
Funding Source: National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation
Funded Grant Amount: SAR 2,000,000
Main Function/Objective: To develop a low-cost adsorbents pre-treatment system and improve membrane efficiencies for wastewater reclamation by performing the batch experiments, through the practice of innovative technologies.
- Reviewed and approved by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2014–2015 Project Name: Innovative Nanofiltration Membranes for Water Desalination Using Smart ZnO Nanostructures
Role: Associate Researcher
Role(s) of Other Collaborator(s): U. Manzoor, Principle Investigator; A. Alazba, Co-Investigator; M. Amin, Co-Investigator
Funding Source: National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation
Funded Grant Amount: SAR 2,000,000
Main Function/Objective: To develop a thin-film composite nanofiltration membrane by innovative electrospinning methods, synthesize doped and undoped ZnO nanostructures, incorporate the synthesized nanostructures into the thin-film composite nanofiltration membrane and determine the membrane characteristics required for optimum performance in terms of flux enhancement, scaling and fouling control.
- Reviewed and approved by the American Association for the Advancement of Science.


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