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Project Manager

Plano, Texas, United States
February 16, 2018

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Vidya S Punkunnam Venkateswaran

**** ******* **., *** ****, Plano, TX 75024

Cell: 469-***-****

Professional Summary

Skilled and dedicated engineering professional offering 6.5+ years of experience in controls automation and instrumentation design engineering and project coordination of all aspects of project lifecycle. Proven record of successfully completing multimillion dollar sized projects on time and under budget. Strong interpersonal skills; interface effectively with coworkers, management, customers and vendors. Strong technical and methodical aptitude with an innate ability to analyze, coordinate and synthesize data. A highly motivated engineer, currently looking to resume professional career after dedicating the last six years to raising a family.

Area of Expertise

Project coordination

End to end Engineering design of Process Automation systems (DCS /PLC) with industrial communication network bus like Profibus, Ethernet, Modbus etc.

Design of Control panel, RIO panel, IO schematics, Cable schedule

Project planning, tracking and control

Time management and prioritization

Project Cost control and Resource planning

Risk assessment & management

Change order management

MS office tools, PDF, Visio, AutoCAD

Project Documentation


Bachelor of Engineering – Electronics and Instrumentation engineering July 2000-July 2004

Score: 86%

University of Madras

SRM Easwari Engineering College

Chennai, India


ABB India Limited

Bengaluru, India

Lead Engineer and project coordinator, April 2007 -April 2011

Project Engineer, April 2006 -April 2007

Served as Lead Engineer and Project coordinator, managing process automation projects for metal industry. Was responsible in executing end to end project design engineering, Project coordination and stakeholder communications.

Participated in kickoff meeting with the marketing team and with the clients (end user) in understanding project requirements and assisting project manager in freezing the project scope.

Involved with Project Manager in preparing project planning, WBS and detailed project schedule.

Prepared scope of work, Resource allocation and compiled and maintained Project status report.

Guiding project engineers and explaining the work allocation and project time schedule.

Was responsible for taking minutes during meetings and sending the information summarized to upper management and clients.

Played key role in designing the system configuration for Process Automation Projects involving ABB’s DCS 800xA. This involved designing the number of ABB controllers, their functions and communication with internal ABB systems (like ABB drives) using internal communication bus and also communication with third party systems using industrial communication bus like Profibus, Ethernet etc., client - server system configuration using network switches.

Reviewed technical documents / function design specification (FDS) for the system architecture of Distributed Control System (DCS).

Was responsible in end to end basic & detail engineering: 1. Designed Control Panels, RIO panels, selection of IO modules, IO load calculation for controllers, various network components, detailed wiring table preparation and coordination with sub contactors for panel and panel inspection at the sub contactors work shop. 2. Prepared the Bill of Materials (BOM) for the project. Prepared/reviewed IO list, electrical IO schematics and its wiring with the field instruments

(instruments loop diagrams), Junction box loop diagrams, Single line drawings. 3. Involved in selection of field instruments, reviewing P&ID and preparation of technical datasheets for field instruments/materials involved in the projects. 4. Discussed with the third party system vendors and testing the communication with ABB system. 5. Reviewed power and instrumentation cable sizing and cable schedule. 6. Participated in fabricated control panel’s testing/ simulation.

Worked with the SCM team in discussion with vendors for effective product selection, negotiation and further giving approval to the SCM team for creating purchase order and coordinating in getting the ordered items on time.

Monitor the Project status, Project cost and reporting the same to Project manager periodically and assisted project manager in processing change order requests.

Involved in Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) and handling over the project to commissioning team.

Attended meetings with clients during every phase of the project and was responsible in getting approval from customers and periodically informing them of the project status, and follow-ups.

Was responsible for complete project documentation.

A good communicator with abilities in communicating with teams during project phase and enabling knowledge sharing among the team.

Key member in standardizing the project drawings and documents for the business unit.

Helped sales and marketing team with design inputs and reviewing their proposal.

Received appreciation for timely completion of project within budget.

Key member in designing and testing of an Engineering software tool (E3) to generate IO schematic diagrams and cable schedules.

Effective in handling multiple projects at the same time.

Mentoring new staff and making them familiarize with the process in the organization.

Efficient in working with MS office tools, PDF, Visio and AutoCAD SSD Drives India Pvt. Ltd.

Chennai, India

Project Engineer, August 2004 – April 2006

This company was formerly known as Eurotherm Del India Pvt. Ltd. and then restructured in Sept 2005 as SSD drives India Pvt. Ltd and now it has been acquired by Parker-Hannifin.

Designed and programmed VFD -PLC projects.

Designed and tested the field bus communications with the system.

Worked with Allen Bradly PLC (Controllogix) and Siemens PLC(Simetic Manager) and its communication with VFD using Profibus

Prepared mimics (GUI) using Wonderware InTouch

Programmed simple to moderate PLC programs using ladder logics.

Participated in meetings with customers during every phase of the project.

Completion and submission of documentation to the customers.

Ensured timely completion of work in coordination with other relevant engineering disciplines. Achievements and Certification

Received exemplary performance award for the year 2007-2008 from ABB India Ltd.,

Certified on System 800xA, Configuration from ABB Training center

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