Employment History & Work Experience

April 2000 – to date (promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2006 from Lecturer grade)
Senior Lecturer, Department of Building Economics, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Current duties and responsibilities assumed:

Conducting lectures and set examinations in BSc (Hons) degree programme in Quantity Surveying and BSc (Hons) degree programme in Facilities Management.
Subject areas

  • Pre-contract Management
  • Procurement Methods, and
  • Research Methodology

Conducting lectures and set examinations in MSc Project Management programme.
Subject area: Research Methodology and Statistics.
Conducting lectures and set examinations in MSc Construction Law and Disputes Resolution programme.
Subject area: Construction Procurement.
Faculty Student Counsellor.
A member of the Curriculum Evaluation and Development Unit of the department.
Coordinator of Procurement subject stream.
Coordinator of Quantity Surveying and Integrated Project Delivery Research Group.

Previous duties and responsibilities assumed:
Conducting lectures and set examinations in BSc (Hons) degree programme in Quantity Surveying.
Subject areas

  • Design Economics
  • Economics
  • Development Appraisal
  • Building Design and Construction, and
  • Construction IT

Coordinator of the Disaster Resilience Research Group.
Invited member to the Senate of the University.
Undergraduate Coordinator of the BSc (Hons) degree programme in Quantity Surveying.
The convener of the Department Industry Consultative Board of the department.
The year coordinator for the second year students of the BSc (Hons) degree programme.
The coordinator of the student counselling programme.
The Editor, coordinator, and supervisor of the aptitude test conducted for BSc (Quantity Surveying) entrance eligibility.

March 2009 – March 2012
Director Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Architecture, University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka

Duties and responsibilities assumed:

Chair the Academic Committee for Undergraduate Studies of Faculty of Architecture
Student administration of five undergraduate programmes at the faculty

  • Bachelor of Architecture honours degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Quantity Surveying honours degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Town and Country Planning honours degree
  • Bachelor of Science in Facilities Management honours degree
  • Bachelor of Design honours degree

Guide and advice students on module choices, concessions and leave matters.
Conduct orientation programmes for fresher students.
Develop, contribute to and review university bylaws relevant to student performance, residence and discipline.
Resolve or recommend solutions to the Faculty Board on student issues.

March 2008 – to date
External Consultant, VFORM Consultants (Pvt) Limited

Services provided:

Analysis and advice on contractual issues.
Preparation of Contractual Claims.
Advice on ICT solutions for business process and professional practice.

Jan 2003 – March 2005
Research Scholar, NationalUniversity of Singapore

Duties Performed:

Carry out extensive study in the area of construction bidding practice.
Conduct industry survey and interviews to acquire necessary data for the research.
Analysis of data using statistical techniques and interpreting the results.
Enlighten the community with research findings by publishing the conclusions.

February 2000 – March 2001
Quantity Surveyor (Part time), Development Partnership (Pvt) Ltd, Sri Lanka

Duties Performed:

Preparation and administration of Tender and Contract Documents
Tender evaluation
Contract administration
Claims evaluation and negotiation

January 1998 – April 1998
Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Samuel Sons & Co. Ltd., Sri Lanka

Duties Performed:

Evaluation of Subcontractor work.
Monitoring and assisting in rescheduling the progress of work.
Preparation of material order schedule

August 1997 – December 1997
Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Urban Development Authority, Sri Lanka

Duties Performed:

Conducting of construction industry survey on material inputs in construction.
Evaluation of contractor performance
Examination of claims (progress and variation)

July 1995 – January 1996
Computer Instructor, Micro Computer Systems, Kandy, Sri Lanka

Duties Performed:

Assist students in practicing computer applications.
Specialist assistant for the students who learn AutoCAD.
Administer the computer rooms to ensure proper performance.