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Senior Mechanical Engineer and Oil/Gas Procurement Professional

Technical Consultant #2565


Expertise

Summary

Supply Chain Management, (SCM), domain with skills in procurement, contracts, construction, systems, project and  general management, contributing to the growth of the organization..

  • Oil and Gas Project management
  • Project Procurement Management
  • Purchasing for oil/gas EPC projects
  • Supply chain for oil/gas projects
  • Budgeting and Cost Control
  • Warehousing Management
  • Equipment Preservation Techniques
  • Equipment Condition Monitoring
  • CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System)
  • Transportation and Logistics
  • Engineering Coordination
  • Expediting of Engineering packages at suppliers' facilities
  • Public Procurement
  • Manufacturing Technologies
  • Conduct joint inspection and certification of engineered pump's damage with insurance surveyors.
  • Conduct audit visits on suppliers' facilities with team of specialists for processing and approving prequalification cases.
  • Inspect project equipment packages for transit damages and subsequent reporting/close-out.

Focused Skills

  • Provide leadership to EPC Project Procurement
  • Review of contractors’; RFQ, MR, AR etc.
  • Strategic Global Sourcing
  • Supplier prequalification: Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA), and finalizing bidders list.
  • Technical-commercial negotiations
  • Contracts / order administration for engineered packages and services
  • Budgeting and cost control
  • Pre-bid support
  • Knowledge of contract laws/drafting
  • Direct expediting in UAE, Europe & Asia
  • CAPEX Procurement
  • Identify bottlenecks and provide solutions in pre/post award phases
  • Supplier Quality Assurance
  • Supplier relationship management
  • Material control / logistics / warehousing
  • Managing clients’ free-issue / Novated items
  • Knowledge of standards/codes
  • Market intelligence/price analyses
  • Technical support services
  • Engineering/Project Coordination
  • Training/mentoring of subordinates/new hire
  • Working with multi-cultural / global teams
  • Risk management

Training


Experience

Independent Contractor, Present 

Saudi Aramco, Turaif, Al Khobar, Arabia, Materials Specialist-I, 2018 - 2021

  • Indoctrination for contractors' personnel on company procedures.
  • Monitor and ensure smooth flow of project materials in line with project schedule.
  • Resolve supply chain issues on time, to avoid delays.
  • Ensure conformance to ISO/HSE standards.

Takreer, (ADNOC), Abu, Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2014 - 2017

Senior Suppliers Appraisal Engineer

  • Prequalification of all categories of suppliers.
  • Conducting technical audits on suppliers' facilities,
  • Monitor suppliers' performance on Maximo database; Approve, Reject or Upgrade suppliers' requests.
  • Submit specialist reports to supplier evaluation committee.

Galfar Engineering & Contracting, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, 2012 - 2014

Senior Procurement Manager

  • Provided leadership to the procurement team at the corporate level.
  • Handled oil/gas procurement independently for all clients in UAE.
  • Client interaction.
  • Achieved huge savings to projects through effective sourcing, negotiations, and timely delivery.
  • Streamlined procurement and materials function.

Attila Dogan & Seeh, Al Sarya, Muscat, 2011 – 2012

  • Provided Leadership to procurement, sourcing and logistics teams.
  • Negotiations with suppliers.
  • Active participation in implementing company policies.
  • Mentoring team on procedures/best practices.

Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Qatar, United Arab Emirates, 2007 - 2010

  • Head of Supply Chain Management
  • Provided Leadership to supply chain teams across GCC region.
  • Involved as Procurement Manager for a project with Qatar petroleum.
  • Achieved huge savings to projects through effective sourcing, negotiations, and timely delivery.

Dodsal Engineering Pte..Ltd., Abu Dhabi,  United Arab Emirates, Materials Manager, 2005 – 2007

  • Provided Leadership to the project materials team.
  • Supervised storage and preservation practices.
  • Ensured compliance to ISO/HSE standards.
  • Expedited project material packages to the site.
  • Reconciled free issues from the client.

Punj Lloyd Ltd, Kazakhstan, Senior Manager, 2004 – 2005

  • Project: SGP Flowlines, SRU, Off-plot facilities, a $200 million project.
  • Procurement and subcontracts coordination for project packages.
  • Direct expediting visits to vendors’ premises.
  • Coordination with PMC (PFD, UK).
  • Development of systems for material control in line with the contract.
  • Scrutiny of Construction Work Packages (CWP).
  • Plan logistics for free issues and bought-outs to meet the master schedule.
  • Organize timely release, storage, and preservation of free-issue materials.
  • Process field material requests for procurement, after due assessment.
  • Reconciliation of free-issue materials with the client.
  • Training and development of the local workforce.

Kasturi & Sons Ltd., India, Material-Senior Engineer,1994 - 2004       

  • Global soucing.
  • Vendor development.
  • Import substitution of spares.
  • Planning, scrutiny of specifications, procurement, and inventory control of Capital equipment, machinery spares, consumable spares, chemicals, and fuels.
  • High-value production materials from global sources.

Power Corporation, India, Engineer/Scientific officer, 1986 -1994

  • Design coordination, procurement, and follow-up of nuclear projects using project management tools, (i.e., PERT charts, Prism software (TCS), etc.)
  • Mobilization of project resources for Narora and Kakrapara projects.
  • Providing assistance in stress analysis of piping systems, using FE method.
  • Coordinating departmental work in project coordination/review.
  • Coordination with EPC consultants (e.g. EIL, Chemicon).
  • At Contracts and Materials Management cell in MAPS, Kalpakkam: Managed procurement of project materials and O&M requirements in various categories.
  • Global Sourcing and vendor development for power plant items.
  • Prequalification audit visits with the QA team.
  • Floating and evaluation of limited and two-part tenders.
  • Scheduling Internal / Third-Party Inspector visits.
  • Finalization of rate/service contracts for routine purchases.
  • Computerization of procurement process and MIS reports.
  • Import substitution for high-value spares.

Team Co. Ltd., India, Production Engineer, 1984 - 1986

  • Production, planning, and quality control of fabrication of Titanium anodes process equipment, components in exotic metals, handling third-party inspections, work and performance measurement, costing, sub-contracting, and product research assistance.

Machine Build Industries, India, Mechanical Supervisor, 1983 - 1984

  • Production, planning, and quality control of fabrication of process equipment, handling third-party inspections, contracts and works management, and product research assistance.

Ashok Leyland Ltd., India, Technician Apprentice,1981 - 1982

  • Undertook training in various functional areas of the company. Specialized in the assembly area.

Eskeyaar Engg. Pvt. Ltd., India, Trainee Engineer, 1981

  • Key responsibilities: Undertook training in various functional areas of the company. Specialized in estimation and shopfloor fabrication.

Accomplishments 

Packages Handled in oil/gas EPC projects

  • Static equipment including Storage tanks, Pressure vessels, pigging system, valves, and filters/coalescers.
  • Rotary equipment such as Pumps, Compressors, etc.
  • Skids such as Chemical injection, Instrument air compressors, etc.
  • Pipelines for oil/gas sour service.
  • Casings for pipeline projects.
  • Structural steelwork including pipe-racks, Supports, Platforms, Gratings, etc.
  • Piping bulks for sour service such as Fittings, Flanges, Stud bolts, Gaskets, etc.
  • Electrical packages such as DG sets, transformers / wwitchgears / UPS system Instrumentation/telecom packages, (i.e.,SCADA/PLC system/Custody metering skid / CCTV, radar tank gauging system etc.)
  • Fire, safety, and loss prevention equipment such as Hydrants, Inergen systems, portable
  • monitors, Fire extinguishers, etc.
  • GRE pipes / Fittings for fire water system network.
  • Cathodic Protection system.
  • Linepipe insulation.
  • Corrosion protection of weld seams, piping fabrication/erection, HVAC, Structural fabrication (pipe racks, supports, etc.)
  • Caliper/intelligent gauge pigging.
  • Pre-commissioning services such as hydro-testing, vacuum drying and nitrogen purging.

Honors & Publications


Credentials 

Software

  • OA Products: MS Office, MS Project
  • ERP : SAP (super-user in PDO, Oman), BI, SAP-ARIBA, Maximo
  • Courses completed : 3 modules in Genius program (online) of Carnegie Mellon University
  • Oracle 8.0 and forms from SSI, Chennai
  • Concepts: ERP, RDBMS, Cloud computing, Analytics, Data warehousing, Big data

Languages

  • Tamil (Native, Reading, speaking fluent, writing)
  • English (Reading, speaking fluent, writing)
  • Hindi (Reading, Speaking intermediate)

Academic and Professional Affiliations 

  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Member of Indian Institute of Materials Management
  • Member of Project Management Institute

Education

  • M.S. Technological Operations, BITS, Pilani, Rajasthan, India
  • MBA  Operations Management, Indira Gandhi National University, New Delhi, India
  • GDMM Materials Management, Indian Institute Of Material Management, Chennai, India
  • Eng. Mechanical Engineering, The Institution of Engineers, Kolkata, India
  • DME Mechanical Engineering, Central Polytechnic, Chennai, India
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