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Project Engineer

Al Qatif, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia
September 14, 2018

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N Manikandan

~E-Mail: ~Contact: +966-********* (Saudi Arabia)

A dynamic professional with interest in:

~Project Management, Project Execution and Instrumentation and Control Systems~

Industry Preference: Oil and Gas


Project Management


Review Design and Project Execution

Analyser System

Hardware Products

B.E. (Instrumentation and Control Engineering) with 10+ years of experience in Project Management, Design and Project Execution for Instrumentation and other Automation Projects

Instrumental in carrying out instrumentation activities and enhancing operational effectiveness of equipment

Expertise in handling the projects for improving efficiency by using available resources and installing the suitable instruments as per requirement

Proficient in conducting tests & inspections to ensure operational effectiveness of plant and utilities

Skilled in installation, testing and commissioning of System, Instrumentation, Automation and Hardware Products

Experienced in working in ERP systems

Possesses knowledge of international standards, ASME, ASTM, API, ATEX & BS

An effective communicator with excellent relationship management skills & strong analytical, leadership, decision making, problem solving & organizational abilities


Project Management: Spearheading activities involving working out various requirements & monitoring overall project operations for ensuring timely completion. Monitoring the activity at sites and review of project schedule, ensuring cost control within budget, planning for cash flow requirements, etc. Executing cost saving techniques / measures and modifications to achieve substantial reduction in O&M expenditures and work within the budget. Overseeing basic engineering, detailed engineering (EPC) documents including basis of design, general specifications, data sheets, calculation notes, instrument index, logic diagram, functional design specifications and I/O list.

Instrumentation: Selecting control schemes, identifying appropriate control system, handling enquiry specification preparation and selecting instruments based on type of application. Managing the process measurement, control instrumentation and services to monitor the operations. Devising instrument layout drawings, wiring drawings, junction box schedule and cable trench layouts. Overseeing the preparation of P & I, control loop, wiring diagrams and cable scheduling. Handling Vendor Drawing Review, Instrument Erection Tender, Review of P&ID and Technical Bid Analysis.


Products Handled

Custody Flow Meters & Accessories

Process Analyzer System with Sampling Conditioning System

Designing of Sample conditioning system

CEMS & FENCE Monitoring System

Ambient Air Monitoring System

Temperature, Pressure and level Transmitters & Controllers

Air Compressor System

Control Valves & Safety Valves


Jun’16 - Present with M/s Orbitus Arabia Co., Ltd., Saudi Arabia as Project Engineer

Key Result Area

Ensure appropriate checking & review of all documents / drawings before release at any Revision status following up with direct contractors, sub-contractors and vendors.

Prepared project deliverables as per client requirements, method statements, installation procedures, test procedures and plans.

Entrusted with the responsibility of handling erection and commissioning of Process Analyzer system with shelter and sampling conditioning system including all field instruments such as pressure, temperature, flow and level instruments.

Involved in planning & organizing Hazop, FAT & Sat

Planning, Integration of analyser, organizing material inspection, testing & calibration activities at site e.g. welder qualification, mechanical test, E&I test and hydro test etc.

Ensure prompt Coordination with the other Engineering disciplines.

Vendor interactions

Assist lead in Work planning, progress monitoring and adherence to scheduled completion of engineering documents.

Preparation / checking of deliverable as per quality plan.

Feb’13-Apr’16 with M/s Gas Arabian Services Co.Ltd., Saudi Arabia as Project Engineer

Approved vendor and contractor of SABIC and ARAMCO

Key Result Areas

Leading project design review and meeting involved in establishing goals and leading domestic team to completion of successful projects

Accountable for study & interpretation of customer contractual requirements & specification

Responsible for interpretation & review of DBSP including PFD, P&ID, Flow Sheet, GA & Isometric Drawings for piping systems, E&I, civil and structural

Liaising with internal and external customers for initial proposal stage, project award stage, engineering and fabrication stage, contract and construction stage, start up and close out stage and all financial aspects of the project

Following up with direct contractors, sub-contractors and vendors

Organising the internal resource needed for project execution i.e. material management, document control, qa/qc and engineering

Entrusted with the responsibility of handling erection and commissioning of all field instruments such as pressure, temperature, flow and level instruments), control valves, on-off valves & ESD valves

Involved in planning & organizing Pre-Hazop, Hazop, FAT & Sat

Planning, organizing material inspection, testing & calibration activities at site e.g. welder qualification, mechanical test, E&I test and hydro test etc.


Played a key role in organization unique initiatives which gave driving results

Recipient of Audit award for ISO contribution

Holds the merit in resolving 75% major technical issues

Reduced downtime by 70% through measures such as CBPM and PPM

Successfully executed plant expansion / modification / up gradation projects such as Tasnee and Albayroni

Mar’08-Jan’13 with M/s Toshniwal Hyvac Pvt. Ltd., Chennai as Project Engineer

Key Result Area

Involved in marketing, recommendation & design of process instruments

Entrusted with the responsibility of identifying & implementing new projects

Accountable for analysing the customer requirements and providing solutions to their needs

Responsible for commissioning and provisioning of the instruments at customer place

Evaluated engineering procedures and documents

Looked after procurement of materials and equipment and ensured that it is in line with the feed and project requirement

Liaised with the vendors for project specific instruments and materials like Transmitters, RTUs, Cables, Junction Box and Bulk Materials

Prepared procurement management procedure, cable schedule, JB schedule, engineering specifications & data sheets

Carried out calculation of cables, instruments quantities as per project requirement

Formulated weekly progress report & coordinated with site personnel for smooth flow of the project activities

Performed FAT and SAT with the client

Prepared project deliverables as per client requirements, method statements, installation procedures, test procedures and plans

Supervised instrument & control cable laying, testing & termination


2007 B.E. (Instrumentation & Control Engineering) from A.V.C. College of Engineering, Mayiladuthurai Anna University

2003 XII from Ramasamy Chettiyar Hr. Sec. School, Chidambaram


Knowledge about latest ASME, IEC, API, ISA codes & other international standards.

Knowledge about all the field instruments including control valves, safety valves

Knowledge about the SIL verification and validation techniques

Knowledge about the compressors controls and panel board.

Knowledge about the custody metering/ Fiscal Metering systems

Knowledge about the detail engineering activities like layouts, MTO, schedules, logic diagrams etc.

Awareness about the market availability of various makes & models of equipment.

Knowledge about materials selection for instrumentation

Knowledge about prevailing engineering practices in Indian & international Market.


Date of Birth: 28th November 1984

Languages Known: English & Hindi

Address: Pasupathy Street, Mayiladuthurai, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu, India


I hereby declare that the above-mentioned information’s are true to the best of my knowledge and belief

Place: (N. ManiKandan)

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