He worked with Franki piles of South Africa between year 2002 and 2004 and was involved in the construction of major piling and marine contracts. He was with Grinaker process engineering also of South Africa and was the project engineer and later civil works manager for the construction of 90million litres capacity Folawiyo energy refined petroleum storage facilities in Apapa Lagos between 2005 and 2006.

He later worked with CAT construction group ltd as a project manager between 2006 and 2008 where he handled the construction of infrastructure for Arcadia groove estate (5 hectare) and Peace Garden estate (20 hectares) both in the lekki axis of Lagos state.

He was with Suru Group Ltd between 2008 and 2010 where he supervised the complete construction of 112 rooms capacity hotel project (Best western hotel, Allen Avenue), construction of 58 units terrace houses (on four locations in Ikeja GRA), construction of the group head office, construction of 225 rooms hotel (Retaining wall, Sheet piles and piling work completed) and construction of 20 rooms guest house. He was the project manager for the construction of 96 bedrooms Genesis court hotel in Ikeja GRA between July 2012 and December 2013.

He joined Deluxe Residences in June 2014 and has since been the head of the Project and Construction department that is currently undertaking fourteen major residential and mixed-use development building projects.

Abubakar Sheriff is a corporate member of the Nigerian society of engineers, registered with the council for the regulation of engineering in Nigeria and is happily married with children.