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Engineer Manager

Al Asimah Governate, Kuwait
March 29, 2019

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Ahmadi, Kuwait.

Venkatachalam Govindan

An API Q1, Q2, ISO 9001, 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Management Systems Certified Professional with over 25 years of experience in QA/QC, implementation, engineering management, welding, inspection and review/analysis of quality manual, quality procedure, quality assurance plan and inspection test plans, WPS, PQR, maintenance and troubleshooting Well experienced in upstream and downstream activities compliance to API specifications requirements in Oil & Gas field. Also good knowledge in GTAW, SMAW, SAW and FCAW (Downhill and Uphill X-Ray Quality Welding) in Stainless steel, Duplex Stainless steel, Carbon Steel, Alloy steel, Hastelloy Steel, LTCS, Bc01&9, Nickel, Inconel, Monal, Chromo alloy, Sanicro, Copper Nickel, P-90 materials etc.


Deft in consistently enhancing the production, cost reduction and inspecting machinery as per standards of quality Management System

Highly regarded for the ability to drive site management processes, lead and mentor staff, and perform well under pressure in highly-scrutinized, challenging environments and meet multiple project deadlines on schedule & budget

Proven dexterity in detailed planning and scheduling to meet pre-set production targets, conceptualizing and implementing process modifications to enhance operational efficiency & optimize resource utilization

Innate strengths in quality control systems and procedures to ensure strict adherence to quality parameters, minimize rejections and achieve highest quality standards

Achievement oriented, hardworking & dedicated with strong leadership/well-honed skills in supervising

Thrive in a deadline intensive environment, multi-task, perform under pressure and meet deadlines, goal oriented, systematic planner with a big-picture perspective


Proven expertise in managing API and ISO Quality and HSE manual, procedures, documents, quality plan, inspection test plan, project plan, execution plan, job risk analysis, internal audit records, safety checklist to implement the best Management System within the organization

Gained expertise in reviewing process risk assessment, process map, hydro test packages, drawing and records control and other various collective data of formats

Rich exposure of welding, fabrication, erection of piping, storage tanks, mechanical equipment’s, vessel and other mechanical components for managing oil, gas, water treatment, power plants and petrochemical & refinery projects

Insight knowledge of reviewing, interpretation and maintaining Procedure Qualification Record (PQR), Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) and Welder Performance Qualification Test (WPQT) Professional Profile


Project & Quality Management Auditing Training














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Demonstrated abilities in NDT (Radiography, Dye Penetrant, Magnetic particle, Ultrasonic & Visual Test), also Pneumatic and Hydrostatic Test records correlation with API 5CT, 6A PSL 1~4, 7-1, 8C, 16A, 16C FSL 1~4, API 53, ASME BPVC SEC VIII, ASME B31.3 and for Pre-Heating and PWHT, Hardness, PMI, etc.

In depth knowledge of painting inspection related to code requirements, including sandblasting, grid blasting, stage wise inspections of primer, intermediate and final paintings, special epoxy coating, wrapping inspections, holiday testing, etc.


Successfully received engineering excellence award in 2016

Efficaciously developed and executed new system, including API Q1, 5CT, 6A, 7-1, 16A & 16C as well as received certificate for many oil and gas companies


May 2016 – Present: Kuwait Oilfield Maintenance Centre Co. W.L.L., Kuwait as Quality Systems Manager / QMR Nov 2008 - Apr 2016: Al-Julaiah Petroleum Services Co. W.L.L., Kuwait as QHSE Manager / Management Representative DOMAIN EXPERIENCE

Develop and maintain quality systems to accomplish the strategic results within the organization. Create and implement a safe work environment within the facility

Improve the culture of quality by effectively instigating management systems and developing relationship with colleagues and all related staffs to build a good team

Interact with the interested parties for frequently developing the process & quality within the organization

Design innovative ideas to meet the technical necessities

Educate individuals to understand the organization knowledge and achieve target

Assigned a team to increase HSE practices and observing them regularly

Review, ensure the activities including, training, internal audit, performance analysis, continual improvement, and MRM are performed at the specified interval

Recognize training needs and ensure the efficiency of training. Review the QA and QC activities in coordination with the compliance of requirements

Review standard operating procedures or quality assurance manuals. Monitor development of new products to identify possible problems for mass production

Coordinate the selection and implementation of quality control equipment, including inspection gauges as well as monitoring performance of quality control systems to ensure effectiveness and efficiency

Monitor, maintain and improve performance efficiencies as well as recognize & execute actions to improve quality system performance and customer satisfaction

Plan & control all project activities and implement quality standards for meeting the set targets by implementing various systems

Review technical specifications, stability/validation protocols, reports & other quality documents and resolve interpersonal issues while working towards a harmonious work environment

Execute and develop the best practices and standard operating procedures targeting at organizational excellence and devising cost control measures to implement cost effective

Supervise all phases of project execution, approve design changes, troubleshoot and resolve complex technical problems, consistently meet project deadlines and highest possible quality standards PAST EXPERIENCE

Mar 2006 - Aug 2008: SKS Group Co. W.L.L., Kuwait as QA/QC Department Head / Quality System Cell Coordinator Jul 2003 - Jan 2006: Al-Bahar Jacorossi, Kuwait as QA & Sr. Welding Engineer Feb 2003 - May 2003: Mohammed Al-Moujil Group, KSA as QA/QC Manager Jan 2001 – Dec 2002: Al-Bechtel-Linde, UAE as QA/QC & Commissioning Coordinator Jul 1998 - Dec 1998: Maritime Industries Co, Sultanate of Oman as QC Inspector / Welding Instructor PROMINENT PROJECTS

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) for Hot Tapping and Other Upstream Works including, repair and re-manufacturing works for API Products (Ex.BOP, Traveling Blocks, Draworks, Choke and Kill Manifold, DSA, and THAs); Downsteam activities including manufacturing and servicing of products for KNPC, EQUATE, and Oil & Gas projects, Duration: May 2016 - Present

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Several of EQUATE, KNPC, KOC, MEW, PIC, PCIC, KOTC and Oil & Gas projects, including API repair and re- manufacturing works and new API products; Duration: Nov 2008 - Apr 2016

More than 8 years’ experience in India with MRL, MFL, TPL, IFFCO, ISRO, NRL, GAIL; Duration: 1992 -2000 Role: Welding Instructor, QC Engineer, Site Coordinator, Manpower Supply Contractor, Cutter and Grinder, Welder Client in India:

o Satish Dhawan Space Centre, Sriharikota, AP (ISRO) o Gas Authority of India Ltd, Kanpur, UP (GAIL)

o Mangalore Refinery Petrochemicals Ltd, Karnataka (MRPL) o Phulpur Fertilizer, Phulpur, UP (IFFCO)

o Rufila International, Kerala (Rufila)

o Madras Refinery Ltd., Chennai, TN (MRL)

o Tamilnadu Petrochemicals Limited, Chennai, TN (TPL) MEMBERSHIP



Certified Manager of Quality (ASQ, American Society of Quality)

API Q1 Practitioner by API U certified, Houston, USA

CQI Practitioner and IRCA Lead Auditor (Reg. No. 6004486)

RIG PASS (IADC) Training Course, Kuwait

Six Sigma Green Belt (Exemplar Global, First Class)

IRCA Certified, ISO 9001: 2015, Lead Auditor (UK Registration)

RAB QSA & IRCA Certified ISO 14001:2015, Lead Auditor, Australia

RAB QSA & IRCA Certified OHSAS 18001:2007, Lead Auditor, Australia

IRCA Certified, ISO 22000: 2005, Lead Auditor (DAKKS Registration)

Project Management Professional Course, Kuwait

NEBOSH, Certificate in Oil & Gas Operational Safety Course

AWS, Certified Welding Inspector Course

IOSH, Managerial Safety, UK


ISO 9001 & 14001:2015 Transition Training

API Spec Q1 and QHSE Internal Auditor Courses

Risk Assessment, DDC, BFF and BFA/CPR training courses for HSE

OHSAS General Safety Courses

H2S Awareness & Escape Course, Kuwait

Role of Management in ISO-9001

Soft Skill training (i.e., Time, Stress and Conflict Management, etc.) ISO, API AND OTHER ENGINEERING CODES & SPECS

API Q1 & Q2, ISO 9001, 14001, OHSAS 18001 Standards, ASME B.31.3, B.31.1 & 31.8, ASME SEC-II, V, VIII & XI, API 1104, ASME-16.5, 16.34, 16.35, ANSI/FCI 70 & 75, NFPA, API 5CT, 5DP, 5L, 6A, 6D, 7-1, 16A, 16C, 526. 527 & 598 etc., and ASTM Materials Standards, BS Standards, JIS Standards, Din Standards, DOV & AISI Standards, and etc. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATION


Radiography Testing

Magnetic Particle Testing

Dye Penetration Testing

Ultrasonic Test

Visual Testing


Post Graduate Degree in Total Quality Management, India

B. Tech - Mechanical Engineering, India


Date of Birth: 25th Nov 1976 Nationality: Indian

Linguistic Abilities: English, Arabic, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Urdu, Malayalam Passport Details: Z4824450 (Mar 2028) Visa Status: Transferable Engineer visa within Kuwait (USA: B1 and B2) (Jul 2027)


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