Dr. Khalid Al Marri

Dr. Khalid Al Marri


Assistant Professor, Faculty of Engineering and IT
Dr Khalid is an assistant professor of project management at the Engineering and IT department of the British university in Dubai. Dr Khalid is proclaimed for setting high standard of accomplishment by holding the first PhD award in Project Management in the region.

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+971 4 279 1400 Ext: 417
+971 4 279 1490
khalid.almarri@buid.ac.ae

Dr Khalid is an assistant professor of project management at the Engineering and IT department of the British university in Dubai. Dr Khalid is proclaimed for setting high standard of accomplishment by holding the first PhD award in Project Management in the region. Dr Khalid has an undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Arizona and master’s degree in Engineering Management from the Catholic University of America. Following which he commenced his engineering career in 1996 in the Dubai Municipality and has been in the government services in the Sewerage & Irrigation Department and the Roads Department as Head in the Roads Construction Section.  

Dr Khalid holds the credential of having produced, through a doctoral program, the first framework for developing projects through public private partnerships (PPP) in the UAE. This framework is the first to lay the foundations for a standardized PPP practice in the UAE for practitioners. It highlights the most important factors for the success of PPP projects, such as value for money, risk sharing and allocation, renegotiations, and the roles of the public and private parties.

Dr Khalid is also credited for developing a framework for establishing a nuclear research reactor project in the UAE through the utilization of public private partnerships, which was one of the first frameworks for PPPs in research reactor projects in the world and followed strict safeguards and required full awareness of nuclear safety, security & control of nuclear materials handling.

 

Degree / Professional Qualification's

  • PhD - Project Management, The British University in Dubai, UAE, 2015
  • M.Sc. - Engineering Management, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, 2000
  • B.Sc. - Civil Engineering, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1995

 

Professional Experience

  • CEO of GRIDEX Real Estate Developments (2004 - 2016)
  • Head of Roads Construction Section, Roads Department at Dubai Municipality (2000 - 2003)
  • Design Engineer, Roads Department at Dubai Municipality (1996 - 1998)
  • Liaison Engineer (Construction), Sewerage and Irrigation Department at Dubai Municipality (1996)

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS & PUBLICATIONS

  • Improving risk sharing and investment appraisal for PPP procurement success in large green projects. The 27th The IPMA (International Project Management Association) World Congress, from 30 September to 03 October 2013 in Dubrovnik, Croatia- Journal publication.
  • A resource-based view of project portfolio management- supporters and opponents. The 27th The IPMA (International Project Management Association) World Congress, from 30 September to 03 October 2013 in Dubrovnik, Croatia- Journal publication.
  • Developing guidelines for a framework for accelerating green growth through PPP in the UAE. SB13 Dubai: Sustainable Buildings Conference in Dubai, from 8 to10 December 2013.
  • Impact of effective knowledge transfer on performance of project-based organizations. The International Conference on Systems Engineering, Management, and Innovation (ICSEMI) Washington, DC, USA, from 26-27 March 2014.
  • ERP implementation in the project-based organizations of the construction industry. International Conference on Business and Economic Development (ICBED) New York, USA, from 24-25 March 2014.

 

Units

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Quantitative Methods and Analysis 
  • Research Design and Plan Development 
  • Managing Large Programmes
  • Portfolio Project Management
  • Project Financing
  • Management of Knowledge in Projects
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