Lead Instrument Engineer
Overall 25 years of experience in reputed Engineering Consultancies, with 7 years experience as an Instrument Project Engineer involved in Project Management activities for Petrochemical Plants and more than 6 years of experience in Macro Level project management with Supervisory capabilities of leading a team of qualified skilled personnel’s.
Responsible for development of Concept Ideas, Class III Estimates, Authorization of Funds Expenditure, Technical Work Request, Floating of Enquiries, Project Scheduling & Progress Monitoring, Construction, Commissioning activities.
Conversant with various Control Systems like Centum XL, TDC3000 DCS systems, Triconex ESD systems, Modicon, Siemens, Hima PLC's.
PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES & KNOWLEDGE
1.Instrument Design Engineering.
16 years of continuous Instrument Design experience in reputed Engineering Consultancies. Conversant with all types of Instrumentation deliverables.
2.Safety Instrumented Systems.
Conversant with International standards for Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS), fully aware of Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF’s), it’s associated Safety Integrity Levels (SIL’s) as applied to any Industry.
3.Smart Plant Instrument System.
Expert in Smart Plant Instrumentation software which is an Instrument Engineering database application package. Total 9 years experience as Super User with 5 years of Project administrator experience in Smart Plant Instrumentation.
Had the opportunity of leading a team of one Engineer & 3 CAD designers in generating Instrument deliverables for Kemya LDPE & OLEFINS Plant from May 1999 to Feb. 2001 in AL-Jubail Petrochemicals Co. Ltd (KEMYA).
4.Macro Level Management & Supervisory Capabilities
Have more than 3 years of experience in Macro Level project management with Supervisory capabilities of leading a team of qualified skilled personnel’s.
As DSR handled more than 10 Contractors at a time in Turnarounds in QCHEM, SADAF & KEMYA.
Experienced in workforce planning & resource management of skilled technicians like Instrument supervisors, electricians, Instrument fitters in plant Shutdown & Turn around.
Assisted in overall Turnaround & Shutdown planning schedules in QCHEM & KEMYA.
5.Project Management & Engineering
12 years of rigorous Plant Engineering experience in Petrochemicals Industry with strong organizational and analytical skills in AL Jubail Petrochemicals Co. Ltd (KEMYA), Saudi Petrochemicals. Co. Ltd (SADAF) and Qatar Chemicals Co. Ltd (QCHEM).
Core member of Reliability Improvement team for Ethylene / Sulphur Plant in Qatar Chemicals Ltd.
7.Plant Application Softwares
Knowledge of SAP for Project Cost Accounting, Work Breakdown Structure, Preventive Maintenance &
Spare parts Management
Conversant with Engineering Document Management System (EDMS)
Working Knowledge of PI & Integrity software for offline assessment of historic profiles of various
Instruments essential for analysis & study of worst actors and failures for Reliability related issues.
8.Plant Safety Culture, OSHA, Safety Standards & Process Safety Management
Responsible for & contributing to QCHEM Plant Safety Matrix & Safety Culture by completing all Computer Based Safety Trainings allocated as per the designation & responsibilities, attending Departmental Monthly Safety Meetings, carrying out Qsafe observations.
Employer : REVA Process Technologies, Pune, India
Position Held : Manager - Instrumentation
From : Nov 2018 till date
GEMS Waste Treatment Plant, KSA
Design, Engineering, Erection & Commissioning of Waste Treatment Plant of GEMS in Yanbu, Dammam
Jubail, Homa & Johfa
Presently working GEMS Yanbu Facility, KSA
Heading a group of 7 people which includes two assistant managers, two Senior Engineer, One
Engineer and two Senior Designers. Apart from departmental duties, responsible for overall design,
engineering, erection & commissioning of GEMS Yanbu, Jubail, Homa & Johfa projects, Involves P&ID
review, Change Manaqement, producing specifications & datasheets, floating enquiries, Vendor
correspondence & evaluation, placing the order, Site supervision in erection and commissioning of the
Plant, Handover and as builting of the documents
It involves field instrumentation, Index, datasheets, sizing and calculation, Design Basis, I/O list,Control
Systems, Control Narratives, Cause & Effect, Graphics generation, Package Instrumentation,
Interconnection with electrical equipments, Motor design and automation, Pump schematics,
Employer : Petrofac, Chennai, India
Position Held : Lead Instrument Engineer
From : Nov 2017 to Oct 2018
JAZAN Project of ARAMCO, KSA through Petrofac-Saudi in KSA
Working with Petrofac-Saudi in Alkhobar, KSA
Honeywell FAT for North Tank Farm J60 EPC Package, SRS Document review & execution, Terminal
Management System & Truck Loading package X13, Vendor drawing Review of the Skid packages, Third
Party interfaces, System Architecture & Saudi Aramco Standard Implementation, Hardware & Logic checks
at the FAT floor. Critical Design Review of the System Documentation & FAT project scheduling &
monitoring of Contractors
Employer : EQUINOX EPC Engineering India Ltd, Pune, India
Position Held : Manager Instrumentation
From : Sept 2016 till Oct 2017
EPC Projects from Equinox Canada
Clients include Athabasca, Advantage, Veresen, Pembina, Santos, Encana
Local Clients like ONGC, Sesa Goa, Reliance estimation
Field Instrument Engineering, Technical Bid Evaluations, Smart Plant Instrumentation, MSRQ Packages, MSRP
Packages, Cause & Effect, Logic Diagram, CCTV Package, Vendor Packages.
Have 3 Junior Engineers under me for execution of the assignments.
Employer : DODSAL ENGINEERING PVT Ltd, Dubai, UAE
Position Held : Lead Instrument Engineer
From : Nov 2015 to Aug 2016.
North East BAB (NEB) Project of ADCO consisting of 24 no of new well and 25 no of old well with a Central
Processing Plant(CPP) @ Rumaitha site
Handling a team of 13 people which include 6 Engineers, 2 SPI Specialist, 2 Designers, 1 PDS specialist
2 CAD operators. Project consist of various Clusters Pipeline project with ISBL scope with various packages.
Engineering solutions to gray areas in scope of the project, Pending procurement issues, any additions due to
feasibility issues, tie –in to existing facilities. Construction gaps and planning on documentation for construction and
Deliverables are of two types
2D extraction deliverables to be provided from Smart Plant instrumentation(SPI) consisting of Index, datasheets,
wiring, loop drawings, cable schedules, Junction box schedules, I/O list, Maintenance Maximo listing of Instruments
Installation drawings, hook ups, Functional Logic diagrams, Cause and Effect diagram.
3D PDS model deliverables consisting of Layouts, Trench routing, Cable tray routing, Instrument & Junction box
Layout, FGS detector and Junction box layout, Instrument & Cable routing layout.
Employer : Rotary Engineering PTE Ltd, Singapore
Position Held : Design Manager
From : Sept 2013 to Mar 2015
Lube Oil Shared Project, consortium of ABB and Total, Singapore
Lube Oil Blending Project Total, Singapore
Tankstore Tankfarm Project, Singapore
Fujairah Oil Tanking project, UAE
Butadiene Tanking Project, Singapore
Smart Plant Implementation (In-House)
Estimations & Bids
Petronas Rapid Project, Malaysia
Fujairah Pyramid Project, UAE
Fujairah VLCC Project, UAE
Puma Burma Shell Project, Burma
As a Design Manager responsible for the Tender & Manhour estimations for the team, QA / QC for the
deliverables, departmental development, training & career development of the team.
Responsibilities were of a Head of Instrumentation department leading a 15 Member team working on 5 projects
Lube Oils Shared Projects, Lube Oil Blending Plant, Tankstore Tank Farm Project, Fujairah Oil Tanking Project &
Butadiene Tanking project.
Guiding & Monitoring lead engineers for ensuring correct design as per project specifications, standards and
regulations and timely delivery of documents and drawings as per the project schedule.
Team consist of 2 Senior Engineers, 6 Engineers, 4 Senior Designers & 3 CAD Designers. Working on the
EPC job for the 5 project.
Carried out estimation of various projects like Petronas Rapid Project, Fujairah Pyramid Project, VLCC
Fujairah Project, Puma project for Burma which included the Tender Document Review, Bill of Materials,
Qualification List, Estimation of the Manhours for Engineering, Engineering Deliverable.
Additionally implemented Smart Plant Enterprise packages like SPPID, SPFoundation, SPI, SP3D, SPMAT,
SPLM & Spoolgen in the organization.
Employer : Foster Wheeler Engg. PTE Ltd, Singapore
Position Held : Senior Instrument Design Engineer
From : Apr 2012 to Aug 2013
Project: COMPASS Project (Rubber)
Dec 2012 – Aug 2013 Client : Lanxess
As a Lead I& C Package Engineer for Lanxess, carried out Detail Engineering for Compass I & C packages like
De-watering Screens, Screws, Vibrating Conveyor system, Hot Air Tunnel Dryer, Regenerative Thermal Oxidation,
Baler Package and Packaging & Finishing Systems. Apart from this coordinating with the Mechanical groups for
various pump, rotating & stationery packages interfaces with the Plant control systems.
Project: SSDP (0376B) & MSTP (0385C) (Detail Engineering)
Apr 2012 – Dec 2012 Client : ExxonMobil
Detail Engineering for the SSDP EPC project. Involved in the EPC deliverables like P&ID reviewing, Index,
Specifications, Loop Drawings, Layouts & Cable routing, Vendor Drawing Reviews, Installation Detail & Hook-up
Drawings, Cause & Effect of Sulphur Material Handling systems, I/O list & DCS interfacing & interconnecting, Wiring
& Junction box drawings, Local Control Panel, JB, Cable, Flow meters & On-Off valve Requisitions.
Employer : Technip Middle East, Doha, Qatar
Position Held : Senior Instrument Engineer
From : May 2005 to Mar 2012
Client : Qatar Chemicals Ltd(QCHEM), Messaid, Qatar
2010 – Mar 2012 Wireless Instrumentation for Boiler Feed water FD fan Modification
Broken Bag Recycling Vacuum Conveyor System in Bagging area
CGC, ERC & PRC Secondary Seal Installation Project in Ethylene
2009 Common Minimum Control Valve Modification
Automation of Ethylene Manual Loaders on Ethylene Furnaces
Automation of Lube oil system for IC4 Recycle pump in Poly Ethylene area
2008 – 2009 De-Bottlenecking & Super Sac Project in Bagging
2007 – 2008 Safety Integrity Level (SIL) Upgrade of Critical SIFs – QCHEM Plant wide
HVAC Control System Upgrade
2006 – 2007 Smart Plant instrumentation (IN tools) Merging Project – Plant Wide
2005 – 2006 P&ID As-Built Project
2005 – Mar 2012 Smart Plant Instrumentation (IN tools) Updating
Directing Management of Change by initiating, facilitating & implementing Instrument plant changes for Safety
improvement, Production Optimization, De-bottlenecking and Enhancing Equipment efficiency. Safety Integrity
Level (SIL) Upgrade of Critical SIFs project. Installation of Common Minimum Flow Control for Ethylene Product
pump. Debottlenecking & Super Sac project in bagging unit.
Actively involved in evaluating, designing, constructing, pre-safety start-ups & successful commissioning of plant
changes. All the projects mentioned below are carried out in this category.
Focal point for Technical support to Instrument issues of the Plant Maintenance department.
As Reliability Engineer identifying worst actors, analyzing & optimizing efficiencies of Instruments in the plant with
assistance from maintenance group. Carry out Root Cause Analysis of Instrument failures, accessing the existing
scenario’s in the plant & identify positive steps to curb failures in future. Every instrument identified as a reliability
opportunity was being assessed, studied and analysed for its repeated failure & a systematic approach is sorted out
to overcome such failures by either improving maintenance procedures & check-list or engineering changes or
studying the pattern & regulating PM practices.
As Project Engineer functional responsibility of a Designated Site Representative (DSR) for the contractors involved
in the project. Ensure & maintain the safe & successful implementation of jobs with contractor help, carry out
documentation turnaround, consider Spare part requirements, carry out maintenance training & schedule PM
checks in SAP & finally financially close out the project. All the projects worked during my tenure in QCHEM can be
attributed to these responsibilities
Employer : DAR Al Riyadh Pvt Ltd, AlJubail, KSA
Position Held : Senior Instrument Design Engineer
From : Nov 1998 to Apr 2005
Client : Sabic Affliates, AlJubail, KSA
2005 Turnaround activities for Polyethylene II in SHARQ; Transmitter Replacement project for Utility II & Ethyl Glycol II Plant in SHARQ
Installation of Elevators in Styrene II plant
2004 1st Effect Piping & Exchanger Replacement Project
2004 Utility Air Dryer
2003 – 2004 UHF Radio Up gradation Project
2002 Phase VII & KEMYA Turnaround Project; CGC Vibration Panel Upgradation Project;
Membrane Separation Project ; Catalyst Improvement Project
1999– 2003 IN tools Migration & Upgrade Project
1998 – 2001 LDPE & KEMYA OLEFINS Plant & Phase VI & OSBL
As Project Engineer responsible for a project from the estimation phase, procurement, installation supervision
execution & handover phase of the project. Correspond with various disciplines for inputs & execution of the
As Design Engineer responsible for designing, procurement, construction & commissioning & handover of project.
Supervisory level experience of leading a team of one Engineer & 3 CAD designer for 2 years in Kemya for LDPE &
Olefins project in 1999 - 2001.
Developed expertise as an INTOOLs Engineer responsible of maintaining, updating & consulting on instrument
Employer : Abdulla Al Moiabed Engg. Ltd, Al-Khobar, KSA
Position Held : Instrument Design Engineer
From : Sept 1997 to Oct 1998
Client : Saudi Aramco
1998 Saudi Aramco
Pressure Safety Valve Design for Uthmaniyah Gas Plant
Minimum Recirculation Control Valves on BFW Pump
Khuff Gas Modifications for Flow meter(Orifice Sizing)
As Built & Updating of ILDs for Off-shore Abu-Safah Gosp at Ras Tanura
1997– 1998 Rabigh Gas Refinery Cataloguing & Spare part project, Saudi Aramco
As Instrument Design Engineer involved in Basic & Detail Engineering for Instrumentation system in Oil, Gas &
Petrochemical Industry. Cost Estimation of Instrumentation projects.
Involved in Cost Estimation, development of Basic & Detailed Engineering packages, Instrument Index, Instrument
specification, Instrument Loop, Inputs /Output list, Cause & Effect diagrams & Logic Diagrams, Instrument
Installation drawings, Motor Schematics. Control Valve Sizing, Orifice sizing calculations, Cable sizing & estimation,
Bill of Materials for Distributed Control Systems & Shutdown systems. Co-ordination with various disciples like
Piping, Mechanical, Civil & Electrical engineers for interfaces, Involve in preparing Inspection check lists & carrying
out Inspections & Factory / Site Acceptance Tests for instruments.
Familiarization with ARAMCO Instrument Standards
Employer : Tata Consulting Engineers Ltd, Mumbai, India
Position Held : Senior Asst Instrument Engineer
From : Aug 1996 to Aug 1997
Treated Hexane Plant for HPCL Project, Mahul, India
Detail Engineering-lnstrument deliverables like P&ID reviewing, Index, Specifications, Loop Drawings, Layouts &
Cable routing, Vendor Drawing Reviews, Installation Detail & Hook-up Drawings, Cause & Effect of Sulphur Material
Handling systems, I/O list & DCS interfacing & interconnecting, Wiring & Junction box drawings, Local Control
Panel, JB, Cable, Flow meters & On-Off valve Requisitions.
Inspection of Self-Operating Valves at Nirmal Works in Asangaon, India
Virgo On-Off Control Valves at Poona. India
Inspection of Pressure & Temperature Gauges at M-Guru Bombay, India
Inspection of FISHER Safety Relief Valves, Bombay, India
Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) for Honeywell TDC-3000 DCS at Poona
Employer : IBI Chematur (Engg & Cons’cy) Ltd, Mumbai, India
Position Held : Instrument Design Engineer
From : Jun 1994 to Jul 1996
Toluene Di-isocyanides (TDI) project for Narmada Chematur Petrochemical Ltd., Bharuch, India
Designing and Detailed Engineering. Floating Enquiries, Technical Bid Analysis and Recommendations, Issuing of
Purchase orders, Vendor Drawing Reviews, Inspection Scheduling and follow-up, Inspection, Issuing Material
Release order, Supervision of installations and erection of instruments at site, Commissioning of instruments.
Control Valve Sizing, Orifice Sizing, Estimation, and Layout Drawing. Preparation of Instrument Schedules,
Instrument Specification Sheets, and Preparation of DCS documents like Instrument Loop Diagrams, I/O List, Logic
Diagram, and Estimation of the Total Hardware required for DCS installation and preparation of Bill materials.
Inspection of Rosemount I/P converters and Pressure Transmitters at Daman Works, Arca Globe Control Valve at
Poona, Temperature Transmitters from Pyro Engineering, Baroda, Forbes Marshal Magnetic Flow Meters and
Rotameter Transmitter at Poona. Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) of Yokogawa Blue Star Ltd ‘Centum-XL DCS at
Bangalore for Phase II. Installation, Erection, Start-up, Loop Checking and Commissioning of.’ Centum-XL’ DCS at
NCPL project site, Bharuch.
Employer : Polychem India, Mumbai, India
Position Held : Trainee Engineer
From : Aug 1993 to Feb 1994
Simulation of Styrene Polymerization Process
As Part of Dissertation work for Post Graduate Course.
Study of the process & the temperature & pressure profile in the Polymerization Reactor. Collection of process
parameters of Styrene Polymerization Reactor. Development of Software project in ‘C’ language on Styrene
Polymerization Process. The Project objective was to optimize the Temperature & Pressure profile curve across the
length of reactor for maximum productivity. The Polymer Reactor was simulated in the software & an optimum
Temperature & Pressure profile for a particular grade of Polystyrene was calculated. This optimum profile was
practically applied to the reactor structure to obtained the desired result.
Employer : Goliya Instruments Pvt Ltd, Mumbai, India
Position Held : Production Engineer
From : May 1991 to Jul 1992
Production of Digital Panel Meter, Multi meters, Voltmeters & Ammeters. Assembling, Testing and Calibrating
Voltmeters, Current Meters, Frequency Counters, Multimeters, LCD & LED display units. Quality Assurance and
Quality Plan of these instruments.
Date of Birth:
M. E Instrumentation Engineering
B. E Instrumentation Engineering
Marathawada University, Aurangabad, India (1994)
Bombay University, Mumbai, India (1991)
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