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Senior Plan Approval Engineer

Location:
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted:
July 24, 2020

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RADHAKRISHNAN R, MRINA

Mobile : +971-********* (ABUDHABI, UAE)

Email : adetw5@r.postjobfree.com

INTRODUCTION

A self-motivated, loyal and responsible Naval Architect professional with 12+ years of experience in Project Management, Process & Commercial Management, New Ship Building Surveys & Supervision, New Ship Building Technical Specification Services, Team Lead - Design Appraisal, Design Appraisal Specialist (Structure & Statutory) for New Construction/Modification/ Existing Ships & Offshore Structures, FEM Analysis, and Naval Architecture Basic & Concept Design for New Ships. Excellent interpersonal and communication abilities and possess a wide range of technical skills. Enjoys being part of a team, as well as managing, motivating and training a productive team, and thrives in high pressure and challenging working environments.

CAREER SUMMARY

SR. PLAN APPROVAL ENGINEER Emirates Classification Society (TASNEEF), UAE Sep 2019 – Jun 2020

SURVEYOR Indian Register of Shipping (IRCLASS), India Jul 2008 – Sep 2019

TRAINEE SURVEYOR Indian Register of Shipping (IRCLASS), India Sep 2007 – Jul 2008

PRODUCTION ENGINEER TEBMA Shipyards Limited, Chennai, India Sep 2006 – Sep 2007 WORK EXPERIENCE & DESCRIPTION

PROJECT MANAGEMENT:

Proficient in Project Management of various types of Marine Structures mentioned below: Vessel Type DWT or Length No. of Ships in contract CSR VLCC Tanker 317k DWT 01

CSR Bulk Carriers 82k DWT 03

Deck Cargo Carrier 125.0 m LOA & 10k DWT 01

Coastal Bulk carriers 122.0 m LOA & 8k DWT 06

Oceanographic Research Vessel 104.0 m LOA 01

Sagar Samrat MODU to MOPU

Conversion

74.0 m LOA 01

Coastal Research Vessel 43.0 m LOA 02

General Cargo Ships 2800~3200 DWT 10

Liaison with Designers, Shipyards, Ship owners/operators, Equipment Vendors and Other Class Societies in case of Dual Class projects along with providing technical advice to our Field Surveyors as and when required.

Involved in New Construction/Ship Modification Project management wherein overall Process management begins with Contract Management including Review of request, Assignment of Class Notation, Deciding applicable Rules & Regulations, Fee Quotation as per required manhours, Preparation of required List of plans & Equipment, Impact analysis for amendments to requests (if any), Contract between Shipyard/Equipment Vendor & Class, Applicability of New Class/Stat requirements

(if any).

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Executed Project Monitoring & Control involves monthly & stage wise Monitoring of Plan Approval, Survey and Financial (Invoice Management) status at various stages like Steel cutting, Keel laying, Launching, Main engine installation onboard, Sea trials & Delivery as per Agreement. Also, to follow up on outstanding remarks/comments with shipyard at an interval of one month.

Maintained overall coordination between Plan approval Centre, Survey Station and Shipyard to meet the Schedule at each stage of construction. Risk assessment to identify and mitigate the risks with proactive approach. Obtain Customer Feedback towards service improvement & present the business improvement opportunities to higher management. Also, prepared and presented the lessons learnt from each project.

NEW BUILDING SURVEYS & SUPERVISION

Worked as New building Trainee Surveyor in IRCLASS and Production/Quality Control Engineer in Shipyard for General Cargo Ships, Supply Vessels, Indian Navy barge & Tugs.

New Building Surveyor

Coordinating with Shipyard, Client Representatives and Class to ensure that the vessel is built in accordance to the Class Rules and progress of the project is as per schedule.

Hull survey – From Fit up inspection to dry survey; to ensure that the hull is being built in accordance with Class approved drawings and rules. Scope includes the verification and testing of material used, reviewing NDT Plans and reports, etc.

Machinery & Electrical Surveys. Also, attended Inclining Experiment, Basin & Sea trials.

Coordinating with Yards’ Quality Assurance to resolve all technical issues, to complete the project within stipulated time and with meeting all the requirements of class.

Production & Quality Control Engineer

Raw Material Inspection.

Hull inspection, Pre-Fabrication, Fabrication, Sub-Assembly, Assembly, Block & Modular Stages.

Generation of Nesting Plan for Hull Blocks, Monitoring of surface preparation & Painting.

Welding: To develop WPS, WPQ, PQR tests for plates, piping and different grades of materials, etc. and obtain approval of classification society.

Visual & Non-Destructive tests on welding at fabrication and erection stages.

Inspection of outfitting items of the ship at various stages at Vendor’s premises.

Overall supervision of materials, manpower and reporting to Yard Manager.

According to requirement of the project, prepare work schedule for time management.

Liaison with Class Surveyor, Owner representatives and Statutory Authority.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION SERVICES FOR NEW BUILDING VESSELS:

Executed “Preparation of Technical Specification” in liaison with machinery & electrical experts for New Building vessels Coastal Bulk Carriers (06 vessels series) which includes following:

Description of General Provisions, Principal Dimensions, Deadweight & Capacities and Complement.

Preparation of General Arrangement, Preliminary Midship Section plan, List of Equipment & Maker’s List. Description of Material & Workmanship.

Requirements of Classification, Rules & Regulations and Certificates.

Detailed description of Hull & it’s appendages, Material Protection, Cathodic Protection, Hull Outfitting, Accommodation Outfitting, Hull Piping Systems, E/R Machineries & it’s systems, Automation, Electrical Equipment including Radio & Navigation systems.

List of Hull, Machinery & Electrical drawings to be obtained approval from Classification Society, Owner & Statutory Authority (as applicable).

Light Weight Estimation at preliminary stage and monitoring of weight during construction. Page 3 of 5

Dismantling ways, Inspection opening for machinery and heavy equipment.

Inspection, Tests & Trials requirements including Model Test (if not proven design) prior to design stage, Inclining experiment and deadweight measurement after completion, Quay Trials

& Sea Trials prior delivery.

Time Schedule for all the activities including Design, Construction, Testing and Trails and Delivery.

Launching Calculations and arrangement of drawings to be submitted for Owner.

Painting Specification, Noise and Vibration requirements.

Spare Parts/Tools and Buyer’s Supplies.

Drydocking and Delivery conditions.

Guarantee / Warrantee details.

Executed “Evaluation & Finalisation of Technical Specification” for New Building Coastal Bulk Carriers

(06 vessels series) which includes following:

Vetting of Technical specification including modification, additions, deletion as per Owner’s requirements.

General Arrangement Vetting / Preparation.

Advice on ship model test scheme (if any), result interpretation and finalisation of main engine power / vessel speed for fuel economy. Application of EEDI concepts in the design.

Drawing up list of reputed equipment manufacturers.

Painting Specifications and guidance for In-Water Survey notation.

Comparison Table for evaluation of technical bids of various shipyards.

Finalisation of Contract Specifications.

Participation in Tender Bid Meetings to clarify on technical issues raised by Shipyards/client.

Involved in Selection of New Building Yard as per client’s study on techno-commercial aspects.

TEAM LEAD – DESIGN APPRAISAL:

Team leader for the team consists of 5 members towards Approval of Hull Structure/Statutory Plans.

Involved in Review of request, Deciding applicable Rules, Fee Quotation, Task assignment, Mentoring Trainee Surveyors, Independent Examination and Review of plans, Activity Monitoring, Performance Appraisal, Domain Support for Internal Checklist Software, Updating Checklists based on new IMO requirements as and when applicable; and Ensuring Timely completion of assigned tasks as per Divisional targets in line with QMS requirements and requisite of Global Customers.

DESIGN APPRAISAL SPECIALIST - HULL STRUCTURE/ STATUTORY PLANS:

Specialist in Hull Structure/Statutory Plan Approval for various types and sizes of New Building/ Modification/ Existing Ships & Offshore structures as mentioned below: CSR BULK CARRIERS & TANKERS, BULK CARRIERS & TANKERS (OTHER THAN CSR), OFFSHORE SUPPLY VESSELS, PASSENGER & SPS SHIPS, CONTAINER SHIPS, OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH VESSELS, DREDGERS, NAVY PATROL VESSELS, HSC CRAFTS, GENERAL CARGO SHIPS, FLOATING DRY DOCK, TUGS & UTILITY BOATS, BARGES/PONTOONS, JACK-UP BARGES, MODU & MOPU.

HULL STRUCTURE

Expert in the following plan approval activities of hull structures using Classification Rules, IACS PR, UR, UI, REC & TB and relevant IMO conventions (SOLAS, MARPOL, ICLL, etc.), as applicable in accordance with the procedures & processes required by Internal Quality Documents.

Verification of Ship Structure & Access arrangement,

Longitudinal and Local Strength assessment of Hull & Superstructures,

Review of Strength Calculations/ FEM analysis reports, Page 4 of 5

Strength assessment of Supporting Structure in way of shipboard fittings (Anchoring/ Mooring/ Towing/ ETA/ SPM), Onboard Crane pedestal and boom structures, Davits for LSA items, Cargo Hatch Cover & hatch coaming structure by strength calculations using first principles and/or Finite Element Analysis,

Verification of Material selection and Welding details for hull & miscellaneous structures,

Strength assessment of deck house structure and miscellaneous items like Rudder& Rudder Stock, Engine/Generator foundations, Mast structure, Pipe rack supporting structure, Bulwark & Guard rails, Doors, Windows & Scuttles and Air pipe/Ventilator, etc.,

Approval of Onboard cranes, Review of equipment number calculation for selection of Anchoring/ Mooring/ Towing equipment,

Review of Tank testing requirements for Tanks & Boundaries.

STATUTORY

Specialist in the approval of following Statutory plans/manuals on behalf of India & various Flag Administrations in accordance with the relevant IMO conventions (SOLAS, MARPOL, ICLL, COLREG, ITC, ILO 92&133, MLC 2006, SPS/MODU/LSA/FTP/FSS/IS codes, etc.), MSC Resolutions/Circulars and Regulations of various Flag Administrations.

ESCAPE PLAN/EVACUATION ANALYSIS, STRUCTURAL FIRE PROTECTION INCLUDING MEANS OF ESCAPE, LSA, LS&SS, CREW ACCOMMODATION, VENTILATION ARRANGEMENT, BRIDGE VISIBILITY, BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT, TONNAGE COMPUTATION, ACCOMMODATION/PILOT LADDERS ARRANGEMENT, SHIP STRUCTURE ACCESS MANUAL, LOAD LINE CONDITIONS OF ASSIGNMENT

[WATER/ WEATHER TIGHT INTEGRITY], LOADING MANUAL, EMERGENCY TOWING BOOKLETS, HAZARDOUS AREA CLASSIFICATION FOR SHIPS & OFFSHORE STRUCTURES AND CTF REVIEW.

Having good Knowledge on Inclining Experiment Procedure & Report, Freeboard Computation, Intact

& Damage Stability calculations and requirements as per SOLAS, IS code, ICLL & MARPOL.

ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL ACTIVITIES:

Involved in review of feasibility study for OSV to Well Stimulation Vessel, General Cargo Ship to Tanker, Installation of Free fall lifeboat on vessels plying in shallow water region.

Internal member involved in CSR Harmonisation work towards Cross Check & Consequence Assessment for IACS HPT10.

Internal team member involved in development of irCSR software - Domain support for implementation of Shear flow of Hull Cross Sections for Oil Tankers/Bulk carriers & Validation of Prescriptive results.

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE BASIC & CONCEPT DESIGN:

Performed Design of VLCC Oil Tanker (300k dwt) & 1000TEU Containership involving below activities:

Basic Design using Similar Ships data, Prepared Preliminary General Arrangement Plan.

Lines plan generation & Detailed Capacity Calculations.

Freeboard & Bow Height Calculations.

Hull scantling (Global & Local) strength calculations for finalising all Structural plans.

Machinery Systems diagrams, Tonnage, Intact stability & Damage stability calculations.

Resistance calculation using Holtrop method (Power prediction) and Engine selection.

Hull Vibration Calculations, Rudder Design and Calculations & Manoeuvring Estimation.

KEY COURSES ATTENDED:

ISO 9001:2015 Lead Auditor Course

Workshop on Time Management

Course on OFFSHORE ENGINEERING conducted by Delft University of Technology (TUDELFT) Page 5 of 5

EDUCATION

Master of Technology in Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering (2010-2012) at Indian Maritime University

– Visakhapatnam Campus, India.

University GOLD MEDALIST.

Secured First Class with Distinction - 8.76/10 CGPA.

Sponsored by Indian Register of Shipping considering my performance excellence.

Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (2002-2006) at Raja College of Engineering & Technology, Madurai, Tamilnadu, India - affiliated to Anna University (Chennai), India.

Secured First Class with Distinction - 77 %

Completed Certification course on Auto CAD & ANSYS. HONOURS & AWARDS

"Outstanding Team Performance Award 2017" for exemplary team contribution towards achieving Better Reputation among Global Customers and Commercial profits in very short span with BWM plan approval.

"Pat on the back" for Operational Excellence 2014 for Successful completion of Pre-Contract Services for 8000dwt Single Skin Coastal Bulk Carriers (06nos).

"Outstanding Team Performance Award 2013" for exemplary team contribution towards development of irCSR software.

GOLD MEDAL for Academic Excellence awarded by Hon'ble President of India.

Secured University level First Rank in M.Tech (NA & OE) from 2010-2012 batch. CORE COMPETENCIES

Expert in Project Management, New Building Survey & Supervision, Team Lead, Design Appraisal Specialist, and Technical Specification Services.

Act promptly on technical queries and organized planning of assigned projects.

Liaison and problem-solving skills with the ability to work in multi-cultural environment.

Conduct in-house seminars to train Surveyors and Customers.

Good written and verbal communication skills with the ability to engage with a diverse range of individuals across all levels and functions.

Well-developed PC skills.

SOFTWARE SKILLS

AUTOCAD, ANSYS, MAXSURF, AUTO HYDRO, SHIPMATE, IRHULL, IrCSR, Microsoft Office, Windows OS. PERSONAL DETAILS

Date of Birth : 21st June 1985

Nationality : Indian

Gender Marital Status : Male Married

Passport No. : P4419565

Valid UAE VISA & D/L : Yes

Languages Known : English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu & Malayalam Permanent Address : 1/427, Kaveri Street, Sri Nagar, Iyer Bungalow, Madurai – 625017, India. Professional Membership : MRINA (Member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects) LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/radhakrishnan-rajendran-127b0615



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