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Power Plant Engineer

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
US $ 5500
May 17, 2018

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Designation: Senior Contracts Engineer

Nationality: Indian

Date of Birth: 26-09-1966

Education: B-Tech Degree (Mechanical Engineering), 1992

College of Engineering, Trivandrum,

University of Kerala.

Professional Affiliation: Member of Association of Mechanical Engineers,IACCM.

Computer Proficiency: MS-Office, SAP.

Contact number : 009*********** (UAE), 009***********(India).

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Have more than twenty five ( 25) years’ experience in the field of Contract Administration, Quantity survey, Estimation, etc. for Oil & Gas Plants, Pipelines, Power & Desalination Plants,. As a member of the Onshore Site Team Project Services Group in Kashagan, supporting the Projects through the day-to-day administration of Contracts for services to Consultancy (PMC) and FEED Projects.

Recently working thru ABB spa for the Consultant Amec Foster Wheeler transitioned from Wood Group, for the ZADCO (ADNOC) Zirku Upgrade Project, the scope of work for the delivery of a new substation to house Gas Insulated Switchgear (GIS) with additional provision of waste heat recovery units to utilize exhaust gas from the new gas turbines for process heating.

Familiar with dealing FIDIC type of Contract Mechanism.

HSE Compliance:

Enforcing Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) lead in ensuring “safe systems of work” and “safe conditions” are in place within area of responsibility especially in H2S environment. Demonstrating visible commitment to HSE by periodically leading / taking part in risk assessments, audits, HSE meetings, emergency drills, etc. Ensuring assigned staff complies with all company HSE policies & procedures and related initiatives. Main objective is implementing “Zero tolerance” which means the vision is achieving zero harm to people and assets, and zero environmental incidents. Undergone H2S Safety Training.


From March 2015 till May 2018

ABB spa Abu-dhabi Senior Contract Engineer

EPC for Power Upgrade Zirku Facilities, Abu dhabi

Zakum Development Company (ZADCO Main Contract No. P-20054)

[Value of the Project –173 Million US $]

Responsibilities/ duties: Pre and Post Contract control of assigned subcontracts including home office liaison, Providing professional advice, expertise and assistance in the review and accuracy of technical information supplied. Identifying the most suitable pricing mechanism, Selection of prequalified bidders in drafting prequalification questionnaires, invitation and evaluation criteria, and rendering assistance to select potential bidders. Collect data from the Quantity surveyors based on Site on any variations on the contract, notify these variations to the Client and, as appropriate, submit commercial claims to the Client for the same. Generate Daily,Weekly and Monthly reports on the status of the project including details on the variation claims and variations orders issued. Developing Tender Documents, Floating and handling Subcontract enquiries, Review of Subcontracts proposal, Commercial Bid Evaluation, Subcontract negotiations, Development of bid tabulations and recommending appropriate Subcontractor, Development of Subcontract Agreement and Award of Subcontract Agreement, Analysis and Preparation of Contractual Letters between Contractor and Subcontractor Coordination with Subcontractors and Site related matters, Liaising with Delegation Authority for budget approval, Subcontract Monitoring Analysis, Monitoring & Expediting Subcontract Milestone Completion Analysis, Monitoring & Expediting the Subcontract Payment Schedules, Monitoring of Tender Bond, Advance and Performance Bank Guarantee (PBG),Project Insurances (CAR, Third Party Liable insurance, Marine/Air Transport insurance) etc, Evaluating the amount of liquidated damages to ensure jurisdictional compliance to the prime Contract, and to avail the proportionate share of any such liquidated damages from Subcontractors,Subcontract Close-out.

Petrofac International Ltd. Contract Engineer

May, 2010 – to July, 2012

El Merk Gas Processing Facility Project, Algeria


Sonatrach-Anadarko Main Contract No. SC 4012100

[Value of the Project –Approx 2.2 Billion US $]

Responsibilities/ duties: Performing Contract administration and pre contract co-ordination activities with all Construction Contractors, including all correspondences, interpretations and clarifications on Contractual matters. Processing requisitions for work, materials and services fulfilling delivery, cost in accordance with Company policies and procedures. Executing the activities in the area of contract management in respect of projects with lower complexity and value covering activities of tendering, contract formulation and contract administration. Coordinating the activities relating to pre-qualification of the potential bidders. Preparation of documentation needed for submissions to Tender Board at various stages of project execution like strategies, bidder lists, bid evaluation, award recommendation and variations. Developing the contract documentation in liaison with all concerned personnel and prepare the necessary paper work for issuing the enquiry to the approved bidders. Coordinating the tendering activities including preparation and issuance of Tenders and clarifications to the bidders. Performing un-priced evaluation of the bids submitted to ensure conformity to the specified legal, contractual and other commercial requirements. Evaluating commercial pricing of the bids of the technically accepted bidders leading to preparing award recommendation and contract awards while maintaining strict confidentiality. Coordinate processing of all Trends, Variations / Claims by all concerned to obtain Management approvals and participate in commercial negotiations. Drafting and reviewing Action Plans, Final Tender Reports and Contract Award Recommendations. Preparation and processing of Variation Orders, Letter of Intent and Contract Amendments. Participating in Kick of meetings, Weekly Construction Meetings, Steering Committee Meetings and preparation of minutes.Reviewing scope of work, cost estimates, completion period etc. of additional works, prepared by end user, to be covered under a variation order, prior to sending the VR (Variation Request) to Contracts Division in for further formalization of the VO (Variation Order) to the Contractor.

December, 2007 – to May,2010 Contract Administrator

Kashagan experimental phase, Oil & Gas processing facilities

AGIP-KCO [Value of the Project –Approx 2.5 Billion US $]

(a) Central Processing (b) Oil Processing Facilities (2 trains each 165,000 BPD), (c) Gas Processing Facilities (2 Trains each 250 MMSCFD),(d) Sulphur Processing Facilities (2 Trains each 1900 TPD).

Responsibilities/ duties: Administration and monitoring of post award contracts – performance, Scope of Work, Actual Contract Value, commercials, Terms &Conditions. Preparing correspondence to the Contractors on routine contractual / commercial matters, for signature by the Contract holder or the Company Representative. Processing Requests for Payment from Contractors including the preparation of Payment Certificates and liaising with the appropriate Company personnel on completion status and obtaining the required signatures for approval. Managing Change Orders, Extension, Termination and Novation of Contracts, Processing Material Service Requests/Field Instructions from Users. Liaising with Cost Engineering Group on cost allocation and availability of funds relating to Payment Certificates. Drafting of Contract board submissions for Management Approval. Processing Local Attendance and Retention allowance (LARA) payments for Kazakh nationals and enforcing local content percentage in small value subcontracts. Maintain contract administration and cost control data entry, monitoring and reporting system using SAP application.

Nass Contracting Company, Bahrain. Senior Contract Administrator

January,2005 to October,2007

ALBA Line 5 Expansion Project

[Bahrain Aluminium Company (ALBA).]

[Value of the Project – 50 Million US $]

Responsibilities/ duties: Preparation of Tender Documents, Contracts and Subcontract Documents, Purchase Orders, Bidder Pre-qualification. Technical and Commercial Bid Evaluation, Post Award Contract Administration and Quantity Surveying .Evaluation, Invoicing and Cash Flow Management. Formulate and issue amendments to the contract as and when required. Prepare quantity take-off, cost estimates, quotations and other tender submittals for erection works. Monitoring of Site Instructions, follow up and execution and subsequent billing. Preparation of Monthly Progress Certificate & Invoicing. Monitoring Material Procurement activities (including Expediting, Vendor Database and Agreements) to conduct them in line with the established policies and procedures, timely and cost effectively. Formulation of critical equipment procurement plans, trouble-shoot delivery where required.

ALSTOM POWER ITALIA spa, Bahrain. Contract Administrator.

[July-2002 - Dec-2004]

Hidd Phase 2- 700 MW Power Plant, Ministry of Electricity and Water, Bahrain.

[Value of the Project –Approx. 300 Million US $]

Responsibilities/ duties: Assistant to British Contract/Commercial Manager with following specific duties: Evaluation of commercial claims raised by sub-contractors. Financial Reporting and Forecasting using in house software. Review and approval of Monthly Progress Certificates. Estimating and subsequently checking costs of Extra Work Orders. Monthly review of actual quantities installed against estimated in Contract Documents and identifying budjet overruns or reductions. Estimating the Extra work / Re work orders, preparation of cost summary, registration of all extra works, preparation of the documents necessary for the company to make debit notes and back charges wherever required.

Technip, Italia Contract Administrator.

[August 98 - June-2002]

Maintain Gas Compression Capacity-Abqaiq Plant-ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia

Responsibilities/ duties: Detailed evaluation of all sub contracts and verifying their scope. Quantity calculation and quantifying each sub contracts. Monthly Progress Invoice evaluation, verification, approval and Certification of the Progress. Preparation of Letter of Intent, Variation Orders. Contractual correspondences in connection with Quantity matters and Scope of Works. Contractual trend assessment and forecasting the final values of the contracts. Making necessary studies and arrangements & discussions with the sub-contractors for the smooth closing of the contracts.

SAIPEM / Snamprogetti spa. Contract Administrator.

[May-97- April-98]

Sahil Oil Field Development Project, ADCO.

Responsibilities/ duties: Review of enquiry documents, scope of work, project specifications and other contract documents. Preparation/ Compilation of material take- off based on drawings, data- sheets, P&ID, basic design, standards etc. Cost estimation of project compiling the cost of Materials, man-power, Equipment, Subcontracts, Overheads etc. required for the execution of the project. Review of quotations, making technical evaluation of the quotations, comparative statements and preparing technical recommendation to select the appropriate supplier.

ANSALDO Energia s.p.a-Abu Dhabi, UAE Contract Administrator.

[April-93 - March-97]

Mirfa Power and Desalination Plant (240 MW Power Plant, 15 MGPD Desalination Plant), Water & Electricity Department, Abu/dhabi.

[Value of the Project –Approx. 48 Billion US $].

Responsibilities/ duties: Evaluate work execution and ensure proper invoicing to client. Prepare contractual and commercial reports and deliverables. Communicate with Clients, sub-contractors, suppliers, Project Management Team, Finance, legal advisor and Project Control Services for contractual matters. Prepare scope and variation re-measurement using Engineering Material take off (MTO) and quantities. Ensuring all aspects of the contract during the execution phase are addressed with the objective of contributing to maximize project revenues. Analyze the contract terms and identify areas of possible risks and opportunities related to the application of contract clauses. Assist with budget preparation. Administration of the sub-contractors and purchase orders including checking and process of payments, re-measurement, variations. Submit change orders and assist in negotiate variations with Client & follow-ups. Preparing detailed Progress reports, Monthly financial reports, cash flow, Quantity Surveyor report, Close out report, lessons learnt, and quality objective achievement report. Initiate Subcontractor and Supplier final accounts and commercial close out including completion certificate and release of bank guarantees from Finance.

Kerala Water Authority. Contract Administrator

[April-91 - March-93]

Responsibilities/ duties: Preparation of monthly cost/progress reports. Monitoring of project cash flow and the VOWD versus Time for contracts to ensure the residual contract value is enough to cover the remaining scope of the contract, and in case to advise if ACV need to be revised and/or contract extended. Preparation of interim valuations for payment. Identification and preparation of variations/claims and change control management. Analyse subcontract quotations and reconcile rates and conditions to the main contract-ensuring adherence to budget constraints.

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