Member since: 2017

Started as Product Development engineer developing electrical and process automation products. Then moved Project Engineering in the development of Al and Cu smelters. Then became Project Leader in the energy development of petrochemical plants. 


Present Address: 41B, Beach Street, B4 Regency Apts

Chennai, India . Mob no: +91 9840 652 504

Email address:                                                                      

 Objective: A highly motivated Senior Project Management Consultant in Energy Management, Power Automation, Process Control Automation, Networking and Security systems.

Worked in the different levels of management for the last 35 years and 5 months, I have worked in worked in the Project Engineering for more than 20 years, gained a good knowledge and expertise in the engineering development, EPC contracts, interface coordination with different vendors, testing and commssioning, plant start ups and quality management in the energy development.

Key Profile:

Highly specialized and good working experience in:

                        Project Management and Design Engineering of the energy systems and                                                      Process Control automation systems.

                        Start up and Commissioning strategies of the plant electrical  and process                                        automation systems.

                        Smart Grid Technology engineering, development, testing and commissioning of                                          the systems including the interface and coordination with utility services.

                        Smart metering infrastructure and interface with the SCADA energy management             systems using fibre optic technology, data controller and remote terminal units.

                        Networking and Communication systems, Aspentech Manufacturing Operation                                  Management systems for the electrical energy systems and co-generation                             systems.

                        High power DC systems and UPS systems.

                        Office software, Object Oriented languages and OEM softwares.

Have a good knowledge about the PV solar panel systems, project engineering, development and commissioning. 

Possess strong Leadership skills, strong interpersonal skills and works very well under pressure and demanding environments.

Multitasker and meet strict deadlines.

Ability to gather, extract and use data effectively in solving critical problems at all levels of management or in a team environment.

Self motivated, responsible and experienced at working in fast paced environments.


Project Management Consultant in Energy Development & Smart Grid                                       Jan 2016

Presently working as Independent Project Engineering Management Consultant in the field of Energy development, Smart Grid development, Infrastructure development  and Solar development projects in any parts of the world

DOW Chemical Co/ Sadara Chemical Co KSA                                      May 2013 - Dec 2015

Completed my assignment as Senior Project Leader/ Energy Consultant for the Energy Power Distribution and Process Automation for the Sadara Chemical Co, a new plant in KSA. Responsible for the coordination of the engineering activities with EPC and the Contractors and working on the plant testing and commissioning of the equipment.

Working as Startup and Commissioning Leader for all the Plant Electrical Systems, Process Control and Automation systems.

Working as a Project Lead for the implementation of the Aspentech Manufacturing Operations Management system for the Power Utility Systems and Co-generation systems.

Working for the implementation of the Alarm Management systems, Historian Data Server and Asset Management systems.

Responsible for the complete plant wide Networking and communication systems for the Energy management systems, Process Automation systems and Honeywell Alarm Management Systems.

DOW Chemical Co, Netherlands/ Fluor Engineering Office, U.K           July 2012 – April 2013

Worked as Manufacturing Representative and responsible for the for the design and development of Energy distribution to the entire new plant of Sadara Chemical plant built in KSA. Responsible for all the engineering deliverables from Fluor EPC UK, quality management procedures, plant acceptance criteria, interface coordination design and testing, testing and commissioning procedures and methods and plant startup procedures and documents.  

Ensures Manufacturing Strategy, Operatability Strategy, Process Automation Startegy, Plant Reliability, Site Integration requirements and Maunfacturing Product Quality Startegy are fully included in the projects.

Ensures EH&S Strategy and requirements are implemented through leading and/or active participation in reviews such as HAZOP, root cause analysis and ensures the Manufacturing Strategy and Requirements and the Project Standards and Requirements are followed in all aspects of the project manufacturing work and the execution work scope.

DOW Chemical Co, Netherlands,  Europe,                                            Oct 2010 – June 2012

Worked as Senior Engineering Manager in Electrical and Process Automation department looking after the engineering projects of the different chemical plants located in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Europe. Thailand. Responsible for providing technical leadership and the technical support to the maintenance projects during the plant shut down times. Responsible for producing error free technical project specifications, data sheets to the construction and plant safety operating procedures. Supported the construction teams with the technical support during the project execution stage. Provided teachnical expertise on the plant start up and commissioning of the plant systems for the green field and brown field expansion projects.

Worked on the design and inplementation of DCS and SCADA systems for Process automation and power automation systems.

Worked on plant productivity improvement projects in EO plants, Cracker units, Steam genration plants

Bechtel Canada Co M & M, Canada                                                       Dec 2006 – Sept  2010

Senior Project Engineer/ Engineering Group Supervisor – Electrical & Controls

Worked as Senior Project Engineer in the project engineering, development, interface with different vendors, construction support, project management, testing and commissioning and providing technical expertise on the plant start up of the new systems.

Worked on four green and three brown field expansion smelter projects in different parts of the world, responsible for the energy development, process control automation development through SCADA and HMI systems and plant security systems. 

Responsible for all the engineering deliverables like project specifications, data sheets, construction drawings, procurement of key electrical equipment, coordinating with Construction in resolving all the technical issues and supporting Construction and Client for testing and commissioning of the plant equipment.

Dubai Aluminum Co Ltd, Dubai, U.A.E                                                  Dec1995 – Sept 2006

Project/ Chief Engineer –Projects Expansion & Technology Development 

Responsible for managing the design, development and implementation of major projects power services for the power generation, power distribution, switchgear, protection, instrumentation and smelter process control operations.

Managed projects from conception which includes writing design specification, designing, tendering, procurement and implementation, projecting level of effort required for each new project, monitoring progress and costs and adherence to time limits.

Implemented process changes to existing applications and systems, implement latest art of technology for achieving good quality and higher productivity, monitoring each for compliance to best practice.

Provided technical leadership, schedule and coordinate work, develop project estimates, source the equipment and delegate the tasks to various project teams.

Perform risk assessments and ascertain business costs associated with offered solution or preventive measures.

Managed various performance enhancement projects, cost saving projects and value engineering projects.

Led root cause failure analysis on various plant and equipment to analyze and eliminate plant/ equipment breakdowns by adapting plant modifications.

Provides technical advice and guidance to maintenance personnel in resolving critical maintenance issues.

Lead power engineer in Dubal board of management audit team for project evaluation and cost analysis study.


Head of Electrical and Instrumentation Department

Responsible for the design, development and implementation of various industrial turnkey projects in the field of electrical, instrumentation and automation disciplines for Saudi Aramco and Saudi Electricity Board.


Accomplished work on Total Quality Management in establishing quality control procedures for testing electrical and automation products in compliance with International standards by establishing quality up gradation laboratory.

As a Project team leader carried out complete relay protection upgrade for Saudi electricity board for 33KV, 11KVand 400V switchgear systems for the complete Eastern region. The value of the project was 4 million USD and the project life cycle was 9 months.

As Group head carried out process automation work for Saudi Aramco plants in Jeddah on turn key basis which included the complete design, supply, execution, project management, quality management, testing and hand over to the client successfully. The job involved new PLC and SCADA systems, complete networking, instrumentation, MV/LV motor control centers and substation. The total value of the project was around 7.5 million USD and the time cycle was 11 months.

Migrated to Australia from Mar 1992 - Jan 1994

Involved in engineering consultancy works and software related projects in Australia.

Larsen and Toubro Ltd, Bombay, India                                    Jan 1980 - Feb 1992

Design and Development Manager                                           July 1989 - Feb 1992

Responsible for the design, development and manufacturing of automation and electrical projects for in-house applications and continuous process industries like paper mill, cement industries, fertilizer industries and chemical industries.

Successfully designed and developed fully automatic test equipment for testing electronic card assemblies using microprocessor based PLC system.

Accomplished in the design and development of AC & DC motor drive systems from 5KW to 150KW using PWM technology for various industrial applications and programmable logic controllers (PLC) right from design stage, making prototype assemblies, manufacturing, field testing and successful launching to the market meeting organization objectives and goals bringing in more revenue. 

Initiated various statistical experiments on the quality and the performance of the products to comply with international standards.

Enhancement of Education:                                                                 July 1977 - Aug 1979

Joined Master's in Technology in Indian Institute of Technology and did my Master's in Industrial Electronics.

Tata Electric Company:                                                                        Aug 1976 - June 1977  

Worked as Management Trainee in Main Power Distribution department and worked on 33KV metal clad switchgear systems.            .


Professional Qualification:

National Institute for Training in Industrial Engineering, Bombay, India          1988

Post Graduate Diploma in Computers and Applications. (1 year)

Bombay University, Bombay, India                                                                1972- 1976

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering - Hon.  (4 1/2 years)

     Project Management Professional course in progress from Project  

     Management Institute, U.S.A.

     Completed Executive MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management from Dubai in 2004.

Computer Skills

Highly proficient in MS Windows 2000, MS Project 2000, MS Word, Excel, MS Access and MS Power Point software. Well versed in High level languages like C and Fortran.

Training Courses accomplished:

Intensive Course in Project Management Body of Knowledge conducted by PMI U.S.A

Management Development Programmes conducted by Management Consultants in Dubai, U.A.E.

Microprocessor and Application course conducted by Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India.

Statistical Experiment using Orthogonal Array Techniques and Taguchi's Design of Experiments from Indian Statistical Institute, Bombay

Executive Management Development Programme conducted by Management Institutes in Bombay, India.

Project Management conducted by Larsen & Toubro Ltd, Bombay, India

Attended advanced training programmes in design and application of PLCs conducted by Allen Bradley and Siemens, design of pneumatic circuits conducted by Parker and Festo and application of various test and measuring instruments conducted by AVO and Gould Instruments. 

Membership Affiliations:

            Member of Project Management Institute – U.S.A

Associate Member of IIE U.K

Las Drawn Salary:

            12500 US Dollars per month plus housing, transportation, bonus, medical and insurance coverage.

Interested in Consultancy work in energy development projects on Contractual basis.