Lead planning &scheduling engineer / Senior Primavera Planner
Lead planning engineer
Last name -Balasubramanian
First name -Sudhakar
Year of birth-02/05/1979
Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering.
17 years Excellent experience in (Oil and gas construction &Detailed engineering) Project Planning, Scheduling, Project Engineering, Project Management, Project Control, Invoicing, Estimating, Budgeting & MIS Reporting. Experience in Oil & Gas related projects. More than 16.5 years’ experience in Project Management related jobs. (13 years experience in Middle east - KSA, Oman, QATAR)
Expert in Scheduling software’s: Primavera Project Management 6 (P6.7), SDK, EPPM 6, Primavera Project Planner 3 (P3), Microsoft Project Planner (MSP 07)
Types of Project handled: Onshore petrochemical/Refinery/Steel projects, Pipeline project, Offshore MFP fabrication & installation, Flare tip replacement projects, EMC projects Operations Maintenance projects.
Cost Estimating/Budgeting/Controlling/Reporting – actual vs budget reports, Time phased Anticipated Forecast Expenditure allocations, Cash flow.
Reporting factors: WBS, Weight factors, Progress measurement system, S-curves, Resource assignments, Manpower/Equipment schedules
Tender submission: Prepare Master Project schedules with cost breakdown and other planning/scheduling requirements.
Know Project Risk analysis software: PERT Master
Excellent Communication skills in English, Contractual letter writing skill
Excellent knowledge in Oil & Gas EPC Contractual terms & requirements.
Sound knowledge in Primavera P3 & P6.7.
Sound Knowledge in M S Office-2007 (M S Excel, Word and Power Point).
Sound Knowledge in M S Project.
Basic knowledge in Auto Cad-2007.
May-2002 to July-2007
Planning engineer (SUP-A cadre)
August 2007 to Jan -2009
FEB-2009 TO Nov 2009
March 2010-June 2012
2012 July to till date
Head of planning -lead.
July 2012 to till date Company - Bilfinger-Oman .
LEK HPPM Upgrade.
Ufuq Facility Development Phase 2A
FEED & DD for LEK WI Ring Main Replacement
Lekhwair Bulk Separator and Produced Water Expansion Project
Lekhwair Electrical Upgrade.
Lekhwair AS Facility Expansion.
Ufuq Dhulaima Malan facility MSV & WI expansion project.
Upper Shuaiba -Mazkhour project
Flash Gas Compressor Bypass FGCB
Replacement of Obsolete F G System Detectors in Gas
ORA CSU Khulud Tight Gas Development project
SNN Manifold Extension –Qarnalam Gas.
Flare Ignition System Upgrade for GGP KGP Barik Gas Plants.
Work as a lead Planning / Project Control Engineer in engineering consultancy environment carrying out the detailed multidiscipline engineering and design primarily for oil and gas brown-field and pipeline projects.
Project Planning - Schedules, Resource loading Histograms, ‘S’ curves, Weight factors, Document Control Progress Register, Contracts Control log, Weekly & Monthly progress reports etc.
Preparation of PDO CESC Contract Monthly Reports including updating of CESC Organogram, Omanisation chart, Manpower/ Man hours forecasting, Cash flow forecasting, Analysis reports etc.
Using Primavera Project Planner P6 & P5 and MS Project as Scheduling & Monitoring tool.
Planning and Scheduling for FED & DD projects. Resource Planning for FED & DD projects.
Prepare weekly & monthly progress reports and update planning & project control systems.
Monitoring: Setting weekly / Daily Targets for Engineering Deliverables & Non Deliverables using Look-ahead schedule.
Project Engineering for small and medium type of projects for CESC and non-CESC Jobs.
Prepare logic chart for critical projects.
Maintain Project management and Project Control related Procedures.
Detailed Discipline wise Forecast of Manpower Utilization for the next 6 months considering the present workload and thereby arriving at the work load Tebodin & Partner LLC can take up during the period.
Assist the project manager for general project control and reporting.
Assist project manager during the close out of the project in preparing the design report, AFC package and reconciliation.
Assist project manager to prepare budget (Job Entry) for the cost control of the project and its periodical revisions as per the variations in the contract.
March 2010 to Jun 2012 DOHA PETROLEUM CONSTRUCTION- OIL &GAS (LTD.) QATAR
Senior Planning / Scheduling Engineer as lead to all projects (Reporting to Project Manager for project related) and (Reporting to Project Control Manager for higher management reports) – It’s a Balanced Matrix Organization in the company
Based in Head Office
Preparation and Getting approval of Planning Package including Project Planning and Scheduling, Project Progress Reporting Procedure/formats (daily, weekly, monthly), Project review & Certification procedure/formats, Project Invoicing Procedure/formats, Project Execution plan, Progress Weight Factors, Work Breakdown Structure, Engineering Document Control Register, Procurement control logs/S-curves, Manpower and Equipment schedules etc
Preparation and Submission of Daily / Weekly / Monthly Progress reports and Power Point Presentations for meetings
Detailed scheduling, resource loading and monitoring the work plan through Primavera Project Management 6.2 (P6)
Schedules across all engineering disciplines from conceptual till completion
Monitoring Engineering / Procurement / Construction activities through Client approved Control logs.
Raising of Advance, Progress, Claimable invoices etc
Responsible for Cost controlling of small projects
Prepare monthly budget reports showing commitment and expenditure versus budget and AFE allocation and produce a time-phased expenditure curve (actual vs. planned)
Obtain AFE approvals in order to allow work to proceed
Assist project and discipline engineers in defining project scopes to ensure their compliance with consistent AFE estimate completion.
Prepare and track status of AFE`s and subsequently monitors both commitment and expenditure to ensure they are within approved limits
Cost reports for monitoring & control of overall Project cost w.r.t. approved budget
Provide inputs for long term plan for capital projects & expenses
Preparation of Asset Tables for expenditure capitalization
Leading company change strategies in any company matters or any disciplines
Finalization of project proposals & Budget approvals
Prepare Tender Contract Price pre-amble, price breakdown and schedule of rates for inclusion in tender documents
Status reports & trends
Addition to Planning / Scheduling / Cost control job, sometimes has done Quantity surveying jobs and even coordinated few small projects
Preparation of Close-out reports
Projects Handling / Handled as Lead Planning Engineer in DOHA Petroleum, Qatar
EPIC for 16” Jet A1 fuel Pipeline from Block sectionalized valve station -3 - to - New Doha International Airport (16 KM) - Qatar Petroleum – Handed over
EPIC for QP Sub-sea pipeline replacement, Integrated oily water/Sludge handling system, new drain system, Fire protection for crude oil manifold at HALUL offshore
EPIC for creation of Additional Slots Manifolds at Fahahil main degassing stations (FMDS) and Khatiyah main degassing stations (KMDS)
EPIC for Oil Flare tips & Ignition system Replacement at offshore platform PS-2, Qatar Petroleum
EPIC for Bridge Support Platform HVAC Units Replacement at offshore NFA (PS4), Qatar Petroleum
EPIC for Electrical & HVAC works at OCR-1 for Switchboard 4.1 and Transformer T14.1 & T14.2 in QAFCO
Turn Around Shut down – For QP Refinery (Ref 1 & 2), Mesaieed, Qatar Petroleum
EPIC for Installation of Fiscal meter with Meter Proving Facilities at FSP, Dukhan, Qatar Petroleum
PIC for Steam Purged Oxygen Nozzle Haldor Topsoe CTS burner (MOC 338), ORYX
FEC & Maintenance projects with Occidental Petroleum of Qatar Ltd (m/s OXY)
FEC projects: Halul Produced Water Handling facility project, 4th Generator at PS1K platform
FEB-2009 TO Nov 2009 Galfar Engineering and Construction Ltd.
Project:- AL-BURJ FULL FIELD WATER INJECTION PROJECT
Establishing Master Baseline Schedule.
Establishing and implementing procedures for monitoring, measuring and reporting progress of work
Develop and detail the project execution schedule with well-defined work breakdown structure and prioritizes critical engineering tasks in consultation with Project/Sr. Construction Manager.
Proactively Close Interaction and Coordination with Client and Sub-contractors for Scope Changes, Contractual Variations and Project Schedule Revision.
Preparation of Daily/Monthly Progress Reports, Productivity Curves, and Look-ahead Schedules.
Assess the effect of any delays or other deviations on the overall Project Milestone completion dates and report accordingly.
Monitor, assess and report the impact of any changes to contractual delivery or receipt dates.
Oversee the control of Document Register, including drawings, pertaining to Engineering, Procurement, Construction, pre-commissioning and Commissioning Works and ensures that the distribution of document is adhered to an approved procedure.
Prediction of resource requirements with the help of Project and Look Ahead schedule.
Participate in internal meetings, project meetings and discussions with the Client as required.
Subcontractor invoice checking and approval.
Preparing and updating Project Progress Measuring system.
Preparing and updating Project Catch-up schedule.
To liaise with the client for necessary approvals on the scope changes/work completed.
August 2007 to Jan -2009 NASSER AL .HAJRI CORPORATION, ALKHOBAR. K.S.A
Project: - SIPCHEM JAC –PETROCHEMICAL CONSTRCTION PROJECT.
Study of Contract documents &Total scope of Project.
Preparation of EPC Project L3/L4 Schedule for Tendering.
Preparation of Post tendering L1/L2/L3/L4 EPC Base Line schedule with Resource & Manpower loading for client approval.
Preparation of Manpower Histogram and Resource Mobilization Plan.
Preparation of Contract Execution Plan.
Establishing Progress Measurement System (PMS) by applying weight factors based on productivities and preparation of ‘S’ Curves. (Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Overall).
Preparation of Daily, Weekly & Monthly Progress reports, Updated schedule, Look Ahead Schedule
Updating of ‘S’ Curves (Planned vs. Actual) for Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Overall progress.
Updating of Manpower Histograms (Planned Vs. Actual).
Preparations for progress presentation, Progress review meetings, (Weekly & monthly) drafting of MOM and distribution.
Preparation of Recovery Plan with respect to variations & Change Orders.
Monitor the electronic track sheets for all submittals and correspond to authorities about their status.
Engineering / Site queries follow up with Consultants/Vendors.
Quantity Estimation and requisition of Project materials.
Reviewing in conjunction with the Project Manager or Construction Manager any potential changes, and in turn measuring where possible future saving or additional costs can be identified.
To liaise with the client for necessary approvals on the scope changes/work completed.
Preparation of final Documents of Vendor supplied items for handing over.
Participate in technical and safety reviews, e.g., Design Review, HAZOP etc.
Design Review Close out follow-up with Detail Design Consultant.
Procurement follow-up, Vendor follow-up etc.
Conduct site visit and evaluate timely completion of the project.
May-2002 to July-2007 M/S LARSEN&TOUBRO-LIMITED India
PROJECT: JAMNAGAR EXPORT REFINERY PROJECT (JERP).
Responsible for develop EPC Schedule with using Primavera 3.1 for the given project, Schedule updating & Revision, Rescheduling, Action Plan, Catch-up Plan, Critical path analysis, Resource Planning and levelling.
Responsible for development of Work Breakdown Structure (WBS), S-Curves, Earned Value Analysis, Histogram every project.
Responsible to set-up & implement System for Manpower Utilization analysis and Manpower Forecast.
Responsible to control of change orders and impact on project schedule and co-ordination.
Responsible for generate MIS Report for weekly & Monthly Project Reports.
Tracking various commodities, P&ID, Engineering Major Deliverables, Piping Isometric (A/G & U/G), Electrical & Instrumentation Cable & Cable Tray.
Involved for in-house software development of Engineering Deliverable Register, Performance Measurement and Change order Management System.
Project Work Break down Structure, Weekly, fortnightly & Monthly MIS reporting,
Schedule updating & Revision, Rescheduling, Action Plan, Catch-up Plan.
Special exposure of Refinery Shut-Down Construction Jobs &Planning, Micro-level Scheduling, Hourly Monitoring & Control.
Develop Manpower Database, Piping Database, Resources & Activity Man-Hours, & Further
Improvement on system procedure of Planning Department.
Pre-shutdown & Shutdown jobs activities for Crude, Aromatic plants in 650 KBPSD Capacity operating refinery at Reliance Jamnagar Complex.
Training Courses Attended:
PDO-H2S escape training
QP-Offshore helicopter training
QP-Offshore sea survival training
PDO –Fire escape training
PDO-Hazardous awareness training.
English, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Hindi.