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Team Lead, Engineer, Lean, MBA, Six Sigma

Muscat, Oman
April 04, 2021

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Adil bin Humaid bin Ali Al-Maqbali

MBA, BEng (Hons), CSSGB

D. o. B: 16.11.1980

Marital Status: Married

Phone No. (Mobile): +968-****-**-**



Fourteen years of experience in the Oil & Gas business and petrochemicals industry with a Master degree in Business Administration and Economics (Project thesis: Renewable Energy Economics in Oman, -received Distinction-, and a degree in Engineering (Project: Use of DSP Low pass filters in noise reduction applications- received 1st class-) from the UK. I started my career with Petroleum Development Oman and now work as a team lead in Oil and Gas Operations and Maintenance.

My main area of expertise includes working for multi-billion projects during initial design and FEED stages throughout to detailed engineering and commissioning. Equipped with the master degree and Six Sigma & Lean training, my interests are now focused towards leveraging the industry developments and technological advancements in respect to sustainability, use of renewable energy and circular economy to find solutions to our long- term obstacles and complex problems.

I am versed with Change Management, Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning through structured training and diverse experience. My current aspiration includes the use of busines scorecards and debottlenecking strategies to enable achieving targets and KPIs by actively engaging stakeholders and managing expectations.

Work Experience

• Operations Field Team Lead - Aug-2018 - Present

ARA Petroleum Company LLC

Challenges & Deliverables: managing the B44 field teams safely and effectively, including the O&M activities of an outsourced team for the plant. Facilitating projects activities and taking lead in commissioning new wells and coordinating wells intervention activities. Overseeing the export activities in two custody transfer export stations. Addressing daily issues and putting forward plans to improve and optimize the systems. Getting people across disciplines to collaborate with the field staff in resolving issues and bring in new ideas to maintain/ maximise production.

• Automation and Inst. Sr. Eng. (Project Lead)

Oman Purified Isophthalic Acid Company LLC (Oman Oil) Challenges & Deliverables: the project lead for the E&I and Automation systems. Principal involvement in the EIA, ICV and other studies required at this project stage. Working with the project team and FEED/ Licensors to deliver the final BEDP through countless meetings, modifications, discussions on PFDs, P&IDs and HAZOP Review meetings in Oman and abroad (UK, Spain, Belgium, India).

• Lead Automation Engineer

Sohar Aluminium Company LLC

Challenges & Deliverables: worked throughout the project phase with PMC/ EPC and systems vendors to ensure project deliverables are as per the project specification. Involved in electrical energization, mechanical completion, commissioning, pre-start-up and start-up activities. Then moved to Operation and maintenance working on troubleshooting and fixing problems and modifying systems to work reliably and efficiently. In addition to some debottlenecking and revamping projects, have also completed many lean and six sigma projects saving hundreds of thousands in recoverable cost and improving safety systems.

• Instrumentation Construction Engineer -July 2006 Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)


• M.B.A Master of Business Administration - Distinction University of Strathclyde – UK - June 2019

• BEng (Hons) Electronics and Computing Engineering Nottingham Trent University – UK– July 2005

• Lean Six Sigma Green Belt and KAIZEN - April 2012

• ITIL Foundation V3 Certified – December 2011

• Problem Solving and Root Cause Analysis (RCA)Certified - April 2012

• Suhar Secondary School - 95.6%

Technical Competency

Qualified M.B.A. and BEng (Hons) in Electronics & Computer Engineering

Qualified Green Belt Lean Six Sigma and Kaizen and ABB 4Q improvement Methodology.

Managed teams of different functions in Projects, Operation and Maintenance teams.

Experienced in SAP (different models) and Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), MS Project, Primavera, Maximo.

Highly experienced in Electrical, Automation, Instrumentation and IT systems

Highly skilled in programming and troubleshooting PLCs and SCADA systems in Allen- Bradley and Siemens. Main programming language: Ladder, FBD.

Experienced in Measurement Systems and Custody Transfer Metering (Gas and Condensate) including Validation and Proving processes

Familiar with MEC and HVAC systems

Familiar with Electrical Substations and Renewable Energy Systems reliability and maintenance. MBA dossier is in the Renewable Energy Economics in Oman.

Familiar with the programming and maintenance of Schneider SEPAM Protection Relays series 60/ 80 and their EuroSystem CN1000 Gateway

Familiar with Water Systems, STP, RO systems, Waste and effluent treatment systems

Experienced in Lean and Continuous Business Improvement methodologies and tools

RCA/ RCM/ FMEA Certified/ MMMP Trained. Experienced in RAM, RBI reviews

Experienced in Managing Automation, Electrical & Instrumentation and Control Systems aspects at different phases of a project cycle

Familiar with International codes & standards like IEC, ISA, NEMA, CENELEC, ATEX, ASTM, NAMUR for Instrumentation and Control systems in Oil & Gas/ Petrochemical Industry

Experienced in Reviewing Instrument Systems Design Basis/ Datasheets, and Functional Design Specifications (BDEP) for DCS / SIS / FGS/ ESD/ PLC, HVAC, PA, Access Control, CCTV, and Communication Systems including LAN, VLAN, WAN, and Control Networks

Experienced in Design Reviews, PFD and P&ID Reviews, HAZOP, PHA, SAFOP, 3D Design

Experienced in SIL levels and voting concepts (Safety vs Availability)

Lead and Handling of Licensors, FEED, PMC, EPC contractors, providing professional technical support in the Automation & Instrumentation and general Electrical design

Experienced in Hazardous Area Classification and Intrinsically Safe (IS) Designs

High skills in Organizational Behaviour and Team leadership (trained)

Experienced in project start-up, commissioning, and field testing of control systems – PDO QA phase 4/ Sohar Aluminium/ Rolling Plant, Oman Purified Isophthalic Acid Company

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