Kwok Wai Wah Gordon

Kwok Wai Wah Gordon

Kwok Wai Wah Gordon

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A Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) and a Member of Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE). A Co-founder of Hong Kong Institute of Construction Adjudicators (HKICAdj). A Chartered Civil Engineer experienced in managing mega and community engineering projects, and providing contract advice on both GCC and NEC in terms of claims and dispute resolution. Offer pro-bono contract advisory, arbitral and tribunal secretary services. Provide training for adjudication continuous professional development (CPD) courses. Strong team player and leadership skills. Fluent in both English and Cantonese.

Work Experience:

Contract Advisor, Water Supplies Department, HKSAR (May 2018 – present)

  • Claims management and dispute resolution involving negotiation, mediation and arbitration
  • Providing prompt contract advice on numerous existing GCC and NEC contractual matters including claims, variations, procurement and other substantive and procedural contractual issues
  • Tender vetting for capital and term contacts to be issued by the project offices
  • Technical audits for capital works contracts and maintenance term contracts

Co-founder, Hong Kong Institute of Construction Adjudicators (HKICAdj)(May 2018 – present)

The objectives of HKICAdj are as follows:

  • To promote, encourage and facilitate the settlement of construction disputes by adjudication
  • To promote knowledge of construction law and adjudication
  • To provide CPD and professional accreditation training for professional membership and admission of members to the Institute

Design Engineer, Water Supplies Department, HKSAR (Jan 2016 – April 2018)
In-house design and project management of the following waterworks projects:

• Reprovisioning of Harcourt Road Pumping Station
• Up-rating of Sheung Wong Yi Au Fresh Water Supply System
• Risk-based Improvement of Water Mains in Hong Kong

Engineer, Quality Assurance & Compliance, MTRCL (Jan 2015 – Dec 2015)
Quality Audits

  • Formulate audit plan according to ISO 9001:2008 standard
  • Carry out internal quality audits for construction contracts including those of Express Rail Link, Shatin-to-Central Link, West Island Line, Kwun Tong Line Extension, and South Island Line.
  • Draft quality audit trails, quality audit reports, monitor and follow up with corrective and preventive actions.

Key Performance Indicators for the new railway extension projects including West Island Line, South Island Line (East), Kwun Tong Line Extension, Shatin Central Link, Express Rail Link

  • Formulate key performance indicators (KPIs) for MTR railway extension projects to better measure the status of current project delivery. This include the KPIs for project quality, environmental management, stakeholder management, construction site safety, construction programme and project cost;
  • Investigate current project delivery status in terms of quality, identify potential improvement areas and propose improvement initatives for MTR Corporation

Project Integrated Management System

  • Draft and follow up internal project management guidelines (Project Integrated Management System) and associated documents

Projects Director Assistant, MTRCL (Jan 2014 – Dec 2014)
Technical presentations and papers as directed by Projects Director (PjD)

  • Prepare technical presentation materials for internal or external conferences as directed by PjD
  • Prepare technical papers for submission to external parties as directed by PjD
  • Liaise with relevant parties when organizing external presentations

Budget review and forecast

  • Coordinate with Budget Holders and Financial Control Department for budgetary plan preparation for Projects Division;
  • Take notes of budget meetings, issue to budget holders and pursue relevant and timely actions;
  • Prepare budget presentations to CEO

Construction Engineer, MTR Corporation Limited (June 2013 – Dec 2013)
West Island Line Contract 704 (Target Cost Contract. Contract Sum: HK$4.757billion):

  • Overseeing construction of underground adits by ground freezing;
  • Sai Ying Pun underground station and adits construction; Managing and coordinating Civil and E&M interfaces;
  • Quality control and workmanship inspection on site;
  • Contract administration including assessment of time and cost implication of value engineering proposals;
  • Working with Corporate Relations in stakeholder engagement including crack inspection, residential meetings, and community events.

Other projects: (September 2009 – June 2013)

  • West Island Line Consultancy Agreement C703 (Project sum: HK$15.4 billion)
  • Kwun Tong Line Extension Consultancy Agreement C1001 (Project sum: HK$5.6 billion)
  • Feasibility Study for Environmentally Friendly Transport System (EFTS) in Kai Tak Development Area
  • Express Rail Link Contract 820 and 821

Construction and Engineering, Corporate and Commercial, Mediation

Fellow of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) (2017)
Accredited NEC 3 Project Manager (2016)
Member of Hong Kong Institute of Engineers (MHKIE) (2015)
Chartered Member of Institution of Civil Engineer (CEng, MICE) (2013)

LV awards, MTR Corporation Limited (2012, 2013, 2014)
Champion, MERIT International Construction Business Game Competition, ICE (2014)
Dean’s Honours List, University of Hong Kong (2007, 2008, 2009)

Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (2018), City University of Hong Kong
Master of Science in Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering) (2012), The University of Hong Kong
Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering (2009), The University of Hong Kong

Chinese, Yue(Cantonese), English
45/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai,
Hong Kong

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