Mr Aykın has held contract and project management positions for nearly 20 years and gained extensive experience in contract-claim management and project management with specific focus on contract forms, contract preparation, scheduling, contract-claim management, evaluation of tenders including management of pre-bid and post-bid correspondence. He serves as claims consultant and expert witness in international arbitrations.
Mr Aykın started his professional career in Kazakhstan as a Planning and Cost Control Engineer for a major Contractor. Thereafter, he moved to Uzbekistan to work within the team of consultants in the World Bank and Asian Development Bank funded projects to establish the main steps of the project management cycle starting from tender to implementation stage.
Throughout his career, Mr Aykın occupied contract and claim manager posts; held titles such as Deputy Team Leader, Tender Preparation and Evaluation Specialist; and took responsibilities in all aspects of project and contract-claim management including assessment of contractor’s cost and time-extension claims, assessment of variations and establishment of project management tools. Further to his extensive experience in multidisciplinary international projects in Central Asia, he gained experience in Turkey working for various Contractors holding contract management and planning positions.
Mr Aykın’s experience consists of involvement in a wide variety of projects such as drainage and irrigation infrastructures, superstructures, drinking water supplies, hydro power plants, oil&gas power plants in Central Asia and Middle East.
Mr Aykın holds a BSc in Civil Engineering from Istanbul Technical University and currently pursues his LLM in Construction Law and Arbitration from the Robert Gordon University. Turkish is his native language. In addition, he speaks English, Russian and Uzbek fluently. He is also a Member of Chamber of Civil Engineers in İstanbul. Mr Aykın has residency in Turkey.