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Power Plant Engineer

Spring, Texas, United States
October 24, 2018

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Instrumentation & Control System Engineer for over 25 years in the gas processing, petrochemical, combine cycle gas turbine power plant and manufacturing industries. Expert knowledge of codes and standards for instrument field installation (IEC, NEC, ISA) and start-up procedures. Hands on experience in preparation of P&IDs, data sheets, loop diagrams, electrical interconnections, panel layouts, junction box design, DCS/PLC cabinet design, I/O lists, instruments index, electrical one-line diagrams, cable/conduit schedules, cause and effect diagram, control narrative and construction scope of work. Knowledge of basic process control systems (BPCS), BMS and safety instrumented systems (SIS),sizing and selection of sensors, control valves, configuration programing and implementation of Yokogawa CS 1000,GE Mark IV, GE Mark VIe, Allen-Bradley, vibration monitoring system, develop team strategies for calibration, loop checks, interlock tests, and instrument assets management. Proficiency in industry software such as Microsoft Excel and Word, AutoCAD and Minitab.


Chicago Bridge & Iron/Ingenious Inc. Houston, Texas 7/ 2014 - 2/2016

Senior Instrumentation & Control Engineer

Natural Gas processing projects and H2 PSA Projects management.

Developing and managing scope of work, budget and schedule for the project.

Prepare instruments datasheets and calculations in ISA formats and standards.

Generate requisition packages and purchase orders for field instruments, control systems and review vendor drawings and data.

Generate, redline and marking of P&ID and PFD drawings using AUTOCAD.

Instruments I/O list and Instrument Index preparation.

Prepare control narratives, cause & effect matrices and logic developments.

Check alarm, S/D and trip logics during FAT for PLC based control panels.

Inspection of skids for proper installation of instruments, JB wiring, test functionality and mounting of instruments, P&ID walk down at fabrication sites.

Reliance Industries Ltd. Vadodara, India

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer 1/2003 - 9/2013

GE frame 6 co-generation gas turbine power plant with GE Mark VIe control system commissioning, tuning the P&ID controllers for HRSGs and Mark Vie system.

Executed testing (SAT), commissioning and troubleshooting of M/S Yokogawa make CS1000 DCS control system and HMI for HRSGs.

Test & commissioned 250 miles gas pipe line project and gas skid for gas turbines.

Prepare standard maintenance practices and standard operating procedures for calibration and repairing of instruments and control system.

Loop configuration, control drawing and HMI graphics development in DCS.

Check interlocks for instruments and MCC after turnarounds and overhaul.

Create authorization of expenditures for turnarounds, MOC and up gradations.

Generate instrument order specifications of spare parts and service contracts.

Instrumentation & Controls Junior Engineer 1/1996 - 1/2003

Commissioned GE Frame 6 heavy duty gas turbines, HRSGs and BMS field instruments and Mark IVe control system.

Coordinate work efforts with external contractors and making real time decisions to solve plant operation issues related to instrumentation and control system.

Support new equipment project transitions from engineering to manufacturing.

Analyze/trend reliability of instrumentation & controls systems, maintenance costs, prioritize improvement activities.

Support vendor negotiations, purchasing of spare parts, equipment and service contracts.

Technical Assistant–Instrumentation & Controls 6/1984 - 1/1996

Commissioning, maintenance & troubleshooting of instrumentation & controls system for PBR (Polybutadiene rubber plant).

Testing and preparation of procedures for calibration of flow, temperature, level and pressure transmitters, control valves, solenoid valves and analytical instruments.

Troubleshooting of Single Loop Programmable Controller, interlocks and logic.

Preparation of P&ID to show instrumentation changes and also prepared data-sheet for field instruments and perform task based risk assessment

Instrument calibration using HART calibrator, installation, loop checking, troubleshooting and maintenance of installed instrumentation system.


B. S. Computer Applications Engineering, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda Gujarat, India (ABET Certified)


Six Sigma Green Belt.

CS-1000 DCS control system engineering, maintenance & operation training

Training on single loop programmable controller at M/S Bells Controls.

Plant Safety committee and Process Safety Management (PSM) team member.

TWIC card holder.

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