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Muthu Kumar

Project Management/Consultant -Landscape/Horticulture/Environment

Muthu Kumar
Singapore Singapore
Professional Status
About Me
A result oriented professional with over 16 years of experience (Singapore, India and Middle East) in Design, Design Review, Business Development, Project Management, Operation & Maintenance of Landscape.

 Prepare BOQ, budgeting, scheduling, MIS, RFP, Tendering, CAPEX, OPEX, SOP & EOP.
 Monitors, evaluates, and report performance of assigned construction projects to management.
 Provides recommendations regarding project staff assignments/ teams.
 Acts as liaison between offices for all construction related matters.
 Advise on corrective action for discipline problems or poor performance within projects.
 Enforces and interprets department policies, standards, and procedures.
 Adheres to safety and quality standards as applicable to duties and accountabilities.
 Supervises managers to ensure the project timetables, goals, and deadlines are met in an efficient and satisfactory manner.
 Outstanding ability to direct a team of for project controls, vendor relation, quality assurance, craft supervision, material expediting, and all other project administration.
 Prepare progress report and attend coordination meetings with authorities, contractors, consultants and clients.
 Good knowledge about Tropical and sub-tropical plants, Indoor Plants, Vertical green wall, Soil mix formulation, orchard management, , Manures and Fertilizers, Pest control, develop and maintain the nurseries
 Qualified internal auditor of ISO IMS (EHS)
 Qualified Construction Safety Project Manager (CSCPM)
 International Arboriculture Society - Member
  • Working as a Project Manager- Landscape Mandai Project Developments (Bird Park and West Node ) Review of Landscape drawing prepared by Landscape consultant in coordination with overall layout and species availability and sustainability.
    Coordinating/Interfacing between Client, Landscape consultant, Herpetofauna
    specialist, Environmental Manager Theming consultant/ contractors, MEP
    consultants/Contractors and Main contractor for
    • Overall Landscape Design and implementation works
    • Master and Micro Program
    • Site Access and Material delivery plan
    • Phasing handing over
    • Material selection
    • Mock up
    • Advance Growing Nursery and Selection of Plants
    • Verify Shop Drawing and Construction Drawings
    • Resource planning
    • Aviary mesh (vertical and horizontal) closure schedule and identification trees
    for each aviary.
    Completed Marina One, Changi Airport Terminal 4 .
    Reporting Operation Director for Project Management of horticultural works which related to the landscaping activities.
  • Heading the landscaping and horticulture team at Bangalore International Airport Limited, India.
    • Design, Execution and maintenance of 300 acres of intensive landscape in landside and 320 acres in airside.
    • Developed and maintain the 5 acres of nursery to feed the horticulture needs.
    • Prestigious Best landscape award from Mysore Horticulture society.
    • Implemented IMS system in landscaping division and Best EMS implementation complement from DNV external auditors.
    • Introduced SAP (ERP) in to Landscaping division.
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Senior Horticulturist

Tierra Design (Pte) Limited
2012 to 2013
Sinagpore , Ooty, Kodaikanal,Munnar
  • • Developing and maintaining a set of client contacts
    • Visiting project sites
    • Undertaking environmental assessments
    • Designing garden plans/planting layouts
    • Advising about tree planting schemes
    • Organizing horticultural trials
    • BOQ Preparation and Negotiation
    • Writing technical specification and assessment reports
    • Project scheduling and Resource planing
    • Maintaining awareness of industry developments
    • Undertaking research
    - Liaise with local authority inspection
    - Review monthly progress claim till final account settlement
    - Carry out soil inspection, preparation of planter for soil media
    - Inspect tree pegging
    - Review shop drawing and as built drawing
    - Carry out maintenance inspection
    - Prepare site comment/report for softscape defects
  • Worked as head of Landscaping and Environment division in integrated township project (350 acres)
    • Develop and Maintain the greenery in the premises includes streetscape, landscape, grounds, nurseries, podium landscape and indoor plants
    • Design and review, execution and Maintenance of 9 hole Paspalum grass golf course.


M/s. Pergola Landscape and Greenhouse
August 2005 to May 2007
  • Horticulturist, Pergola Landscapes & Doha Asian games committee, Kingdom of Qatar
    a. As a part of Doha Asian games committee (for Pergola landscapes) to develop and maintain the sports city, Aspire park and sh.alkhalifa stadium covers 53 acres of landscaping.
    b. Developed Leisure park of 300 acres intensive landscaping with imported large trees from brazil.


M/s. Almezan Garden centre
June 2004 to July 2005
  • Worked as Horticulturist in Al mesian Landscaping Company, Kingdom of Bahrain
    a. Upgrade and maintain the landscaping in the palace.
    b. Part of the organizing committee for International Garden show
    c. Renovation of Bahrain golf course
    d.Developed and Maintain the climatic conditioned greenhouse for cut flowers


Jain Irrigations Pvt Ltd
May 2002 to May 2004
  • As Horticulturist Managed the company's 200 acres garden and nursery also design the new gardens according to climate, water availability, and utilization, slope of land, soil type, drip irrigation and money.
    Worked as Horticulturist with Managing the greenhouse and Expertise in soilless culture (coco peat) technology.
    Expertise in maintaining& growing the Export quality flowers, vegetables.
    Dealing with client in floriculture crops concern.
    Guided Green House supervisor regarding crop management.
    Decide Plant protection measures for quality production.
    Decide fertilizer management and application through computer based irrigation system. Guided Green House supervisions regarding green House climate control i.e. temperature, humidity, and light by various method like misting, covering with shade net, opening - closing of curtains etc. Erected the Grading& Packing of Flowers for Export as per International Quality requirement crops like gerbera, rose, carnation, banana, vegetables and annuals and Post harvest practices.


Nursery Manager

September 1999 to August 2000
  • designing garden plans/planting layouts
    advising about tree planting schemes
    undertaking environmental assessments
    planning restoration projects (visiting sites, researching plans etc)
    overseeing horticultural cultivation, maintenance and weed/pest/disease control programmes
    ensuring compliance with organic cultivation requirements
    analysing horticultural yields
    organising horticultural trials
    maintaining financial and administrative records
    developing, advertising and marketing services
    liaising/communicating with colleagues, local officials, the public, professional groups etc
  • writing technical publications
    advisory leaflets and reports
    organizing or giving presentations and attending conferences
    undertaking research
    negotiating contracts with buyers and suppliers
    writing and modifying business plans
    supervising staff.
  • analysing horticultural yields
    organising horticultural trials
    maintaining financial and administrative records
    developing, advertising and marketing services
    liaising/communicating with colleagues, local officials, the public, professional groups etc

M.S in Horticulture and landscaping

Dr.PDKV,Maharastra (ICAR)

October 2000 to April 2002
M.S. in Horticulture with 85.1 % (with distinction)


TamilNadu Agriculture University,India

July 1995 to August 1999
First class with 79.4 %

Diploma In Contract Management

National Institute of Labour Education and management

July 2009 to February 2010
First class
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Project management
  • Landscape Maintenance
  • Landscape Contract management
  • Tendering Process
  • Vendor management
  • Labour Management
  • Manures and Fertilizers
  • Pest control
  • Golf course and Turf Management
  • Green house and Nursery cultivation
  • Business Development and Marketing
  • English,Hindi,Tamil,Telugu and understanding of Kannada and Malayalam
  • Auto CAD
  • Photo shop
  • Real time landscape
  • MS office
  • MS Project
  • SAP
  • 3D