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Structural Engineer

Edmonton, AB, Canada
April 20, 2020

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I am a Civil and Structural Engineer with 16 years of international experience in heavy and complex industrial structure design for power projects and oil & gas industry. I am an experienced analyst and competent in steel and concrete structures for thermal, Gas based, combined cycle power plants and refinery structures. I am qualified project management professional certified by IPMA and trained in PMBOK principles of project management.

After working as Lead Engineer/Manager-Power plant engineering division for 10 years at L&T-Sargent and Lundy limited and 6 years at WorleyParsons Canada in Oil & Gas. I worked in pipeline business with Stantec Consulting Ltd. as a Lead Civil/Structural engineer for last two years. I have experience of working in design office, operating plants and at construction sites.


Heavy steel and concrete structures, piles, retaining structures, foundations, piling, roads and paving, civil work, specifications, Canadian and American codes and standards, Geotechnical, Project management and reporting, change management, multi-tasking, etc.


2018 – 2020

Senior Structural Engineer, Stantec Consulting Ltd., Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Lead Structural Engineer on Pembina pipeline projects. Working on five different pipeline terminal projects to be executed in Grand Prairie, Alberta. I was responsible for design of piperacks, pipebridges and Main line pump foundations, structure and foundations. I was responsible for co-ordination with other disciplines, 3D model review with client, drawings and calculation reviews site queries, review of fabrication drawings preparing Material requisitions (MRs) and providing information to the vendors.

2013 – 2018

Lead Civil/Structural Engineer, WorleyParsons, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Shell Canada, Scotford refinery, Fort Saskatchewan and Shell Albian Sands, Fort McMurry, Alberta:

Lead Civil and Structural Engineer responsible for leading multiple projects and teams apart from analysis and design and review of complex steel and concrete structures using provincial and national codes of Canada such as CSA A23.3, CSA S16, W59, NBC, Indian and American codes and standards such as ACI 318, AISC and ASCE-7. I am responsible projects from conception (select and define phases), cost estimation and control to execution (TIC $1M to $100M), technical bid evaluation and construction support and co-ordination, project schedule and budget management. I was responsible for engineering improvements such as design spreadsheets and software trainings to minimize engineering efforts and maximize the efficiency. I can effectively use sketching and effectively electronic models for design development. I am focal point for refinery and upgrader turnarounds and constructability review meetings where engineer is tested for his technical knowledge and decision making.

I was seconded at client’s office for few years. Apart from executing the projects from the home office and low cost off-shore offices worldwide, I was responsible for developing business relationship with clients. This helped us to get more projects from clients, competing with other engineering contractors, which kept the manpower at home office steady in economic downturn. Details of project handled will be available upon request.

I have worked for various internal and external clients, few major to list are Shell, CNRL, and Syncrude.

2003 – 2013

Manager- Civil and Structural Engineering, L&T-Sargent and Lundy ltd, India.

I was Lead Civil/Structural engineer working on capital intensive jobs. I was managing team of 25 engineers in project peak period. I was looking after project management activities to help out project engineers, facilitating effective flow of communication between Engineering Office, Client Office, Site, Vendor, and Fabricator. Provide necessary technical information for procurement in compliance with tender specifications as per project schedule and budgeted man-hours.

My major responsibilities include preparation and review of calculations structural analysis and design, equipment foundation, roads, HVAC requirements, electrical system requirements, control & instrument systems, quantity estimation, preparation of technical specifications, process development and improvements. Provide leadership to cross-functional project teams and integrated their efforts to maximize operational efficiency. I have worked with various clients such as Doosan heavy engineering, Samsung engineering, Marubeni corporation, GHECO, Amman state board, BHEL, NTPC, Shell, MPPGCL, UPSB, MSEB, etc.

My portfolio of structural design includes Power house buildings, mill and bunker buildings, pump houses, water retaining structures, pipe racks, conveyor galleries, administration buildings, vessel foundations, piling, roads and paving, storm water drainage system, shelters, crusher house, equipment foundations, building foundations, piling, reformer structures, etc. Few projects are as listed below:

700 MW GHECO-ONE Coal Fired Steam Power Plant, Thailand.

3x660 MW Koradi Thermal Power plant, India.

Amman East combined cycle power plant, Jordon.

210 MW Feroze Gandhin Unchahar Thermal Power Plant, India.

Madhya Pradesh Power Generating Company Limited, India


Project management, Statistical data analysis and decision making, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Operations, Marketing management and Project management


Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering (Gold Medalist): Mumbai University/Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai, India, 2003. My converted GPA was 3.7.

Diploma in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Gold and Silver medalist): Mumbai University/Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute, Mumbai, India, 2000. I was deputed as Site supervisor as a part of Diploma curriculum for one year to execute construction of residential building.

Master of Business Administration (GPA 3.5): University of Alberta, at Alberta business school, specialization in Natural resources, environment and energy, to be completed by June 2020.

Certified Qualified Project Management Professional (QPMP), IPMA, Switzerland.

Project Management: Trained in PMBOK principles, process groups and knowledge areas.


STAAD, SAP, ETABS, S-frame, SAFE, Tedds, MathCad, Microstation, MS-office suite, 3D environment, etc.


Professional Engineer, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)


Technical Papers:

Parmar, R., Shelar, A., Chokshi, J.V., Patel, K., Doiphode, G., “Comparative Study of the Behavior of Different Bracing Patterns for Large Silo Supporting Structures in Coal Based Power Plants”, International Conference On Current Trends In Technology–Nucone 2010, organized by Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science and Technology, Ahmedabad, India, 2010 (CONSE29)

Bagga R.I., Shelar, A., Chokshi, J.V., “A Database for Estimating Structural Quantities in Balance of Plant Units of Fossil Power Plants”, National Conference On Current Trends In Technology–Nucone 2008, organized by Institute of Technology, Nirma University of Science and Technology, Ahmedabad, India, 2008 (p.p.420-426)


Effective, Efficient, Hardworking, Confident, Enthusiastic, Enterprising, multi-tasking, team player, leader, trainer, analytics, ‘can-do’ attitude, etc.

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