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Project Manager

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
February 05, 2018

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Results-focused, quality-driven professional over 27 years of extensive project engineering and project management experience. Experience in various sectors mainly in the fields relating to Oil & Gas, Mining, Petrochemical industries, Fabrication and Erection of Modular Packages, Beverage and Distillery projects. Managed projects involving utilities and infrastructure projects, commercial and real estate projects.

Executed different types of projects, globally, from concept select/DBM to FEED, detailed engineering and Construction phases; managed projects ranging from $100million to $1billion, in Canada and overseas, in EPCM and Construction environments. Managed teams ranging from 25Full Time Equivalence to 100Full Time Equivalence during project peak.

Has experience also in business development, vendor selection and negotiation, and managing virtual teams working at various work share offices.

Strong superior organizational, multi-tasking and analysis skills along with excellent time management skills, demonstrating consistent achievement of objectives, and dedication to organizational goals.

Extensive experience working with cross functional and diverse teams to determine business needs and develop strategies in support of those needs, with a focus on building long term relationships with clients and other stakeholders. Proven ability of implementing strategic initiative with all stakeholders involved in the project.


Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering 1987 Karnataka University Dharwad, India


The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) 2004

Professional Affiliation

Member: The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) 2004

Member: Project Management Institute (PMI) 2007


Has been awarded as “Outstanding Project” for year 2017 by Indian Concrete Institute India


Mandi Consulting Inc

Project Director June 2016 – Nov 2017

(Complete design and engineering, supply and installation of Post tension system used in RCC structures)

Projects: Aditya Dairy, Nanatel Star Hotel, Parkview Inn, Seven Constructions, Sujay complex India

Developed and established a business of Post Tension Technology for RCC structural and provided a complete engineering/procurement/installation solution to the clients in India, having a turn over of $10 million per annum in India since 2016 to date

Developed the professional team to execute the projects on schedule and maintain high quality and safety within assigned budget

Prepared and executed the required documentation to obtain an import and export license from the Indian Authority to import materials from China and USA

Identified, short-listed and negotiated with suppliers from China, USA, and India

Worked closely with the engineering team, architects, contractors, and suppliers from China and the USA to provide engineering deliverables and materials for multiple projects

Managed complete engineering and construction of a 65,000 square feet commercial building project

Achieved high ROI by completing the commercial building project under budget and on schedule

Has been honored as “Best Technical Project executed by us for year 2017” by Indian Concrete Institute India

Managed all stakeholders on a daily basis, working remotely from Calgary during all phases of the project

Constellation Brands Canada and Prime Boilers Calgary 2015 – May 2016

Project Manager and Consultant

Project: Black Velvet Distillery Plant Lethbridge, AB, Cott Beverages Calgary

Business Development in bidding and acquiring the Distillery Plant Boiler Replacement project in computation to AMEC Americas and own the project under Mandi Consulting Inc.

Provided Engineering, Procurement and Construction Support for the Black Velvet Distillery Plant Boiler Replacement Project at Lethbridge, AB (unit of Constellation Brands USA)

Developed and established an Engineering team in India on work share model to provide engineering deliverables at a lower cost, to the client

Leading the Engineering and Construction team to finalize the demolition and reconstruction of the Boiler Plant, and provided mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation deliverables and equipment to the general contractor, on schedule and within budget

Managed vendors, such as Prime Boiler, ABB, and Deltec in the procurement of DCS and VFD cabinets, boilers, feed pumps, and a control system, and the modification of an existing MCC

Managed Health, Safety and Environment of the project and worked towards a beyond zero concept to achieve no project losses.

Successfully completed all engineering deliverables and engineering work packages on time to support the schedule driven project.

Achieved 98% customer satisfaction review from client on all areas of engineering deliverables, quality, communication management, time management, cost management and vendor management

Jacobs Calgary Alberta 2010 – 2015

Area Project Manager:

Projects: ConocoPhillips Canada Well Pad Project (Surmount 2) 2013-2015

Athabasca Oil Corporation SAGD project (Hangingstone Phase 1) 2011- 2013

Managed and executed SAGD Well Pad Project with a gathering pipeline, from the EDS phase to the Detailed Engineering and Construction phase

Was responsible for complete scope management, time management, cost management, risk management, procurement and human resource management on the well pad and SAGD projects.

Worked as an area Project Lead Engineer for the Waste Water Treatment and Steam Generation plants, tankages, and pipeline and pumping stations of the CPF facility for all project phases

Leading and directing the HazOps, model reviews, and vendor package selections for water treatment, steam generation, Glycol heater packages, pumping stations, and tank farms

Managed multiple office work share teams with Jacobs Mumbai office on the Athabasca Oil Corporation Project

Managed HSE policy and achieved zero LTI on the project execution

Senior Project Engineer:

Project: Suncor Waste Water Treatment Plant 2010-2011

Facilitated and finalized the baseline schedule and cost baseline for the Suncor Waste Water Treatment Plant

Facilitated and managed the 3D model reviews, HazOp, and constructability and maintainability reviews with all stakeholders

Prepared Engineering Work Packages (EWP) and Construction Work Packages (CWP), and Risk

Prepared Project Execution Plan (PEP), Multi Office Execution (MOE) plan, 3D model review procedures and checklist, and HazOp action close out process

Leading and directing and monitoring change orders (MOC), Project Decisions (PR), and Risk Reviews

Instrumental in leading the lesson learned sessions for published the lesson learned outcome to all stakeholders

AMEC Americas Ltd Calgary, AB 2006 – 2010

Project Manager:

Project: Syncrude Canada Ltd. (Brown Field Oil Sands Projects) 2009-2010

Managed multiple projects including various tailing pond reclaim projects, such as Mature Fine Tailing Centrifuge Plant, and Tailing and Mining plant relocation

Prepared and chaired the weekly and monthly project meetings and issued performance reports for senior management

Was involved in preparing level 1 to level 4 schedule development and cost estimate process

Was involved in preparing Brown Field projects study reports for client gateway review

Leading all major project related reviews, weekly project meetings, and monthly stewardship meetings

Collaborated with project engineers and discipline leads to resolve key project issues

Prepared productive factor and team progress reports, to meet all deliverables and milestones within approved budget and schedule

Conducted risk reviews, participated in quality audits, and supported the construction management group with engineering work packages (EWP) and construction work packages (CWP)

Managed change through trending process, conducted customers satisfaction survey on quarterly basis, and conducted team building sessions

Conducted team performance and development reviews on annual basis

Senior Project Engineer:

Project: Shell Albian Sands Expansion1 project 2006 - 2008 -TIC $8 Billion

Managed front end and detail engineering, and design phase for a prototype project valued at $150M for a high temperature Froth Treatment Plant

Involved and lead project cost and schedule baselines

Conducted 30%,60% and 90% model reviews and was instrumental in meeting all project deliverables to meet quality and technical requirements.

Managed Oilsands Upstream projects, including Solvent Recovery Unit, Tank Farm, Flaring System, and Pipeline Corridor in the Froth Treatment Plant

Reviewed and approved Design Basis, Engineering deliverables, and HazOp items

Reviewed and approved RFQs and contract documents

Was responsible for preparing EWPs and CWPs, closing off RFIs raised by contractors, and conducting major decision-making meetings

Visited vendor shops to ensure equipment was manufactured as per project requirements, and visited construction sites to coordinate with construction, operation, and commissioning and start up (CSU) groups

Worley Parsons Ltd Calgary, AB Dec 2003 – Dec 2005

Senior Project Engineer:

Projects: Suncor Firebag phase 2 and Husky Energy

Was involved in the preparation of a Project Charter, Project Execution Plan and a Project Implementation Plan, along with the estimation and budgeting of project cost and schedule

Was involved in preparing project Design Basis, coordinated and led HazOp reviews, conducted risk review sessions, and prepared risk reports for stakeholder approval

Coordinated with the client and multi discipline engineers regarding all technical issues related to the project, and took initiative to resolve said issues

Reviewed and approved Data Sheets, RFQs, POs, and change orders

Coordinated with vendors to expedite vendor documents and resolve issues, and visited project site and coordinated with construction group in preparation of plant As Built drawings and project Close-out documents

Ensign Resources Ltd, Calgary, AB Jan 2002 – Dec 2003

Project Engineer

Projects: Suncor, Encana, Devon, CNRL, Gemini Engineering, Sunstone Projects, Solaris

Was a project engineer in the design and fabrication of modular packages including separator, dehydration, line heaters, pig launcher, and metering packages for sweet and sour gas plants

Was responsible for customer RFQ evaluation, preparation of cost estimation based on client scope, and preparation of bid packages for modular skidded packages as per RFQ

Prepared P&ID’s, piping layouts, and equipment layout, and designed pressure vessels

Reviewed and approved modular skid-structural steel design and skidded building, for the fabrication and construction of modular equipment packages

Was involved in the risk review and quality assurance of the modular packages

Lead all project meetings to resolve engineering, schedule, and cost issues and issued reports to management and client

Was responsible for the selection of vendors and contractors required for projects

Coordinated with suppliers, sub vendors, contractors and clients to meet project needs and expectations

Cub Engineering Ltd Calgary, AB May 2000 – Jan 2002

Senior Project Lead: Projects

Projects: Pan Canadian (Encana), Canadian Superior Inc.

Involved in detailed design phase for gas processing plant and gas separation facilities, oil batteries, and well gathering systems

Was responsible for selecting equipment and vendors, preparing RFQ, and coordinating with oil & gas facilities engineers

Prepared cost estimation, schedule, and project planning to optimize the resources to meet the client’s deadlines

Conducted 3D model review and hazops with all stakeholders

Supported construction team and contractors by coordinating with cross functional team members to execute the project efficiently

Hospet Steels Ltd, India Jan 1995 – Mar 2000

Manager–Projects and Engineering

Project: Integrated Steel Plant worth about 100 million dollars with a capacity to produce 900 tons per day of finished carbon & alloy steel

Was involved in the design and procurement of iron ore handling equipment, conveyors, 50MT – 100MT overhead cranes, pay-loaders, sizing and crushing plants, batching plants, and bunkers

Involved in design and selection of waste water treatment plant. Cooler tower. All major process pumps

Involved in selection of MCC, switchgears, PLC and emergency genset for pig iron and carbon steel plant

Managed the Mechanical team with 50 FTE, working on a complex steel manufacturing project, which used Korf Brazil technology

Was involved in the project feasibility study, front end engineering, the selection of major and auxiliary equipment, preparing bid packages, short listing and selecting vendors, project planning, coordinating with different government agencies and regulatory bodies to get clearances required to implement the project, site selection, construction, erection, inspection, pre trial run test of equipment, and the final commissioning

General Drilling Co Tripoli, Libya, Apr 1992 – Nov 1994

Mechanical Engineer

Was involved in maintenance planning for drilling rigs, along with cost estimation scheduling, procurement of spare parts, coordination and inspection of spare parts, and inventory management

Resources Project Ltd., Pune, India, Jan 1988 – Mar 1992

Project Field Engineer

Projects: Distillery plant, carbon-di- oxide bottling plant and sugar industry

Procured and inspected piping material and project related equipment

Was responsible for the unloading, proper storing, and erection of the equipment

Was involved in process piping and equipment layout and all project deliverables

Monitored contractor work progress, conducted quality checks and coordinated with all stakeholders

Monitored and controlled the project baseline schedule and cost to meet the client expectation

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