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SMEs Profiles

Principal SME: Project Procurement and Contracts Management

Over 13 years of successful international leadership experience in manufacturing, procurement, strategic sourcing, category management and project management. Various execution excellence awards for successful projects and initiative. Skillful negotiations and strategic sourcing management. Excellent analytical, decision making and problem solving skills.

Led strategic sourcing complex services, including drilling, engineering and construction, initiatives with the goal to achieve value creation for major Canadian Oil Sands Owner/Operator. Worked with the respective Category Managers and Leads refining overall category and sub-category strategies.

Prepared Project Procurement Strategy based on Owner/EPC supply chain systems and procedures, including leveraging supply agreements, low cost country sourcing, use of surplus materials from previous projects and competitive bidding, and fully implemented government requirements arising out of the project funding arrangement.

Developed and led the development of project procurement template for Oil Sands mega projects, including approval documents, request for quotation, purchase order, change order, bid evaluation and etc. Worked closely with project management, engineering and project control teams in developing a project execution plan.

Construction Management (Field Construction)

36 years of operations, maintenance and projects. 20 successful years engaged in Construction Management on World Class projects domestically and internationally. Heavy emphasis on grass roots mega projects from DBM to Commissioning within the Oil, Gas and Mining sectors. Able to effectively perform cold eye reviews/audits during any phase of a Project.

SAGD Specific:

Construction Director: 70,000 BBLD SAGD, Fort McMurray, AB

Managed a CMT of 150 multi-discipline professionals. As the owners CMT, we functioned as the General Contractor with hands on control of all onsite activities inclusive of interaction with the partner’s onsite CMT and Site Wide Shared Services which included all camps. 6 million + man-hours.

Executive leadership excellence with focus in:

  • Construction Strateg
  • Build Construction execution teams & alignment for site success
  • Strong executive representation across organizational channels
  • Influential with Alberta based contractors and labour affiliations
  • Seasoned Direct Field Labour executor

Industries / Technologies Experience:

Ethylene, Mining, Oil & Gas Production, Refining Processes, Safety

Modularization / Construction Manager

40+ years of construction (field and construction management) experience in several Module Assembly and Fabrication Yards across Alberta. Also worked for Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Companies for modularization works.

Responsible for

  • Developed and ensured compliance to the Site Module Plan for all Units
  • Developed and ensured compliance to the Site Heavy Lift Plan for all Units
  • Construction Management during all phases of engineering to develop proper planning and execution activities: constructability, workface planning, costing and scheduling within all Units

Senior leadership excellence with passion for:

  • Project and construction management and company leadership
  • Safety – excellence in safety where no people get injured is a priority
  • Quality – never having to go back to redo due to poor quality. Delivery of what was asked for
  • Productivity - meeting or beating scheduled activities creates no cost overruns

Engineering Management

Manager – Engineering and Project Management, well experienced with large, multi-billion dollar project execution with companies such as Tecnimont, Fluor, and Jacobs

Responsible to provide technical support and direction for engineering and project management work processes, discipline specific methods and engineering deliverables

18 years experience with over 15 years in Canadian Oil & Gas industry

Bachelor and Masters degree in Civil/Structural Engineering

MBA – Global Energy Management - University of Calgary

PMP certified and also a Registered Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) - APEGA

PMP certified and also a Registered Professional Engineering (P.Eng.) - APEGA

Hydro-Mechanical Engineering

Served as Assistant Director (Mechanical) from Central Water Commission, Ministry of Water Resources (India), has 38 years experience in design and construction for various Hydro Electric & Irrigation Projects and has been associated with Planning, Design, Preparation of Specification drawings, Construction drawings, Technical Specifications for Hydraulic Gates and other Hydro-Mechanical equipment such as Rope Drum Hoist, Hydraulic Hoist, Screw Hoist, Gantry Cranes, EOT Cranes and their Supporting structures and hoist bridges etc., for various Hydro Electric & Irrigation Projects and carried out construction of Hydel Projects in India & Bhutan. My Field of Specialization is Planning, Design, erection and Commissioning of Hydraulic Gates and Hydro-Mechanical Equipment for Hydro Power Projects.

Environmental Management Systems

Expertise in Environmental Management Systems, Environmental Approvals, Regulatory Compliance, Environmental Auditing, Environmental Management Plans, Environmental Reporting, Emission Estimation, Air Quality Assessments and Environmental Engineering & Management. Qualified as have a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, India, Master of Engineering in Environmental Technology & Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and Master of Science - Chemical Engineering with specialization in Engineering for the Environment from University of Calgary. Led the Environmental & Regulatory Group at Colt Worley Parsons, a multi-disciplinary group of 8-15 professionals in a technical and administrative capacity. Currently, accountable for obtaining Environmental Approvals and ensuring Compliance for 15 operating facilities located across North America.


15 years of experience as a Professional Engineer with most of the projects in Oil & Gas and Power Generation sectors.

9 years of experience in a leadership role with direct and indirect supervision of consultants, engineers, technologists, etc.

Environment Protection, Water Treatment and Waste Management

Over 18 years as a team player in environmental stewardship, working from Inception to Commissioning of environmental technologies with water, wastewater and solid waste treatment and management. Developed an alternative waste treatment technology. In 2005-2007, researched and developed a mechanism to treat organic Medical Waste that would ultimately reduce CO2 emission.

In liquid waste treatment and management developed technologies in:

  • Separation of whey protein from dairy influent consisting loads of over 25,000 mg/l BOD, 90,000 mg/l COD and pH value 3-2 was treated with innovative technology of conversion can reduce parameters of 1,500mg/l BOD, 3,500 mg/l COD and 7-8 pH value, before it goes on effluent treatment sequences.
  • Implemented a methodology to treat acid contaminated mine water converting to neutral before it is discharged into main stream.
  • Converted from influx of food processing wastewater to potable water and 100% reused in the floor.
  • Potassium Cyanide residuals contaminate wastewater in electroplating industry. A system of on-line chemical dosing was successfully incorporated and found neutralized before it went for disposal.

Worked as a guide, trainer and mentor for university students and researchers of Environmental Science from Banaras Hindu University and Environmental Masters of Engineer, ISTAR (Institute of Advanced Studies and Research), India.Being Managing Trustee, Quest (Environmental NGO, a Partner of UN Year of Volunteer 2001), initiated public awareness development and took action in rural drinking water, sanitation and health issues.

Engineering Design Systems and Tools:

Principal SME: Aveva PDMS and Aveva Net

18 years of post-engineering experience in companies associated with projects related to Offshore Platforms, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Metallurgical and Chemical industries viz. AVEVA, BANTREL, COLT, TECHNIP, LURGI, BECHTEL and JCE.

Well versed with various aspects of Piping Engineering viz. Layouts, Material take-offs, Pipe Supports, Inter-Discipline Co-ordination, Plant Design System (PDS), Plant Data Management System (PDMS) and other related engineering software like ISOGEN, ORTHOGEN, PPMS, Smart Plant Review, Review Reality, PDS Reporting with Microsoft Access using ODBC connection, Transfer of material from PDS to other MTO packages, Modification/Creation of various Pearl Programs for automatic processing of reports and Oracle Database, Quality Procedures (ISO 9001), Computer networking etc.

Worked on the PDS Projects the following fields:

Piping & Equipment Modelling (3D), Specification Writing, Project Set-up, Project Customisation (2D & 3D), 3D Reference database, Support Modelling reference database, EDEN programming, SmartPlant Review, Clash Checking, Database manipulation via. Microsoft Access ODBC, Drawings manager, Isometric settings, IPLOT settings, Customisation of Microstation Cell Libraries and Setting files specific to project, Trouble-Shooting, PDS Archival, Oracle backups, Oracle server management, Setup of windows server and client machines etc.

Worked on PDMS projects in the following fields:

Project Creation and administration, creation of Teams, users, Databases and MDBs, Set-up of Data Access Control (DAC), Set-up for PDMS Global Daemon for administration of global projects, Set-up for Multiple Discipline Supports and Area Based ADP, Creation of User defined attributes (UDA) in Lexicon, Set-up and presentation of Review Reality sessions, Piping specifications and catalogue building, Iso-Draft and Draft administration, user trouble shooting etc.

Worked on Walkinside package (VRContext), created live walkthroughs from PDS and PDMS projects.

Project Engineering

Mechanical Engineer and MBA with over four years of experience in the EPC industry serving variousOil & Gas and Metal & Mining clients. A proficient engineer and a proven team leader who deliversresults that meet or exceed expectations.

Led the engineering team for procurement of refractories for one of the world’s largest miningproject; awarded “Certificate of Appreciation” from among 200 employees

Prepared detailed technical specifications, analyzed technical bids, negotiated with vendors andinteracted with clients to help finalize contracts worth over $25 million

Performed quantitative analysis for demand forecasting & capacity planning; recommended acomprehensive strategy to the senior management for tactical procurement

Co‐authored a report on measures to reduce costs for the mining project; recommendationsimplemented by client for cost savings

Managed and coordinated the activities between engineering, procurement and construction as theproject coordinator; solved on‐site issues and analyzed queries from vendors and client

Published and presented monthly status reports with a focus on costs, schedules, status and risksassociated; coordinated with clients and designers and to ensure that the monthly targets are met.

Principal SME: Intergraph PDS, SmartPlant Suite & SmartPlant Foundation

17 years of post engineering experience of working in EPC and IT Companies. Performed roles such as Manager for Engineering Data Management, Senior Engineer in Design Applications and Product Support with companies such as Worley Parsons, Fluor, Intergraph, Bechtel having worked in diverse settings globally.

17 years of post engineering experience of working in EPC and IT Companies. Performed roles such as Manager for Engineering Data Management, Senior Engineer in Design Applications and Product Support with companies such as Worley Parsons, Fluor, Intergraph, Bechtel having worked in diverse settings globally.

Recent experience as SmartPlant Foundation Lead in major EPC firm; manage and support the SPF across all Canada Regional Offices, definition and management of work scope, budget, testing and validation of Intergraph SPF system,development of application / user procedures, development of training materials, execution and management of Pilot Project(s), communicating with executive management and other global experts within the corporation (product demonstrations and technical discussions), development of training and deployment plans, development of SPF global support roles and responsibilities

Principal SME: SmartPlant 2D and Bentley’s AutoPlant

19 years EPC and industrial experience in Information Technology and Piping Engineering Design with expertise in software engineering applications. Extensive experience in Computer Aided and Drafting Design, Plant Design System and it’s technical support. An expert in project setup including installation of application software, operating system, and Oracle database, as well as administration and license management. Exceptionally well organized and proficient in creating documentation on software custom setup and any engineering work procedures related to the project.

Globally worked across companies such as Canadian Natural Resources Ltd, AMEC Americas, Intergraph Systems, Fluor, Chiyoda, EEI. Led roles such as SmartPlant P&ID Administrator, On-site Project Consultant, Senior Application Support Engineer, Piping Designe

Principal SME: Construction Site Automation

Senior Construction Site Information Manager, with 22 years of Information Technology experience including network architecture, client OS deployment, systems integration, enterprise application solution deployment, special application implementation, data storage, disaster recovery, and Project automation implementation.

  • Designed, developed, and deployed major national and international enterprise business cross countries, also project-focused solutions from conception to closure.
  • Defined the IT project scope, insuring the gathering of requirements and preventing scope creep.
  • Designed and deployed the Construction site network infrastructure to support 5000 end users, in 80 sq Km project site.
  • Managed Construction site communication infrastructure technology (all IP phones and data services) including 36 site wireless network, main site fibre and the MPLS between home office and project site.
  • Coordinated and worked closely with telecom companies to implement MPLS connection between the site project and home office data centre.
  • Designed and implemented second network to provide internet access to all 5 prime contractors and their 155 subcontractors.
  • Migrated construction temporary network to permanent network infrastructure by developing project work scope, risk plan, resources plan, schedule plan and deliverable plan including coordinating all work between 8 different cross function groups, project finished on schedule, on budget and on time.
  • Managed all aspects of site projects from obtaining required approvals from appropriate business management and client, to business objectives, cost plan, scopes, staging gates preparation, and execution.

Worked on projects such as Exxon Mobil/Imperial Oil’s Kearl Oil Sands, Shell Canada’s Albian Oil Sands and for companies such as Bell Canada, Walter Construction, British Telecom

Principal SME: Maintenance Management Systems

MBA and Production and Industrial Engineering degree with an experience of 9 years working in various positions in India and the US. Has held positions such as: Lead Maintenance Management System – Maximo

  • Coordinate the inspection, planning and execution departments to reduce downtime
  • Prepare the work schedule and manage the work order flow cycle in Maximo. Reviewing of Work Order backlog and the work order history
  • Creating PMs for increasing the equipment reliability by setting up inspection schedule
  • Auditing the PMs, job plans, safety plans, turnaround work order hierarchy for cost tracking
  • Inventory Management
  • Turnaround Coordination

Also worked in Planning, Project Management, Production Engineering

Principal SME: SAP and Information Processing

Experience of proving information processing services to clients and in-house customers. Over 30 years of IT career includes information solution development, information infrastructure management and IT(SAP) consulting services in equal measure. Developed and successfully implemented IT service provider & customer integration model for major CAD/CAM company. Wide experience of development, management and consulting in the arena of information technology, enables him to provide leadership to manage information technology with management perspective and evolve solutions in any given operational environments.

Wide experience of supply chain management both in consulting (Consultant & Lead Roles) and in-house (manufacturing) environments.

SAP Projects/Installations

GenentechSan Francisco, CAAPRIMO Implementation SAP MM
IDEXX Inc Portland, ME Support–PP-PI, WM
FORD Detroit, MI Implementation–SCM, SPP, EWM
Firestone Indianapolis, IN Implementation S&OP, PP
Honeywell Minneapolis, MN Implementation APO-DP, PP
Philips Somerset, NJ Support S&OP, PP/MM
Elli Lilly Indianapolis, IN Support APO, PPPI/WM
PEAK Denver, CO Technical MM/PM
CMGI Boston, MA Implementation WM/PP
DUPONT Toronto, ON Implementation APO-DP, PP/Tech
CARRIER Memphis, TN Implementation WM/MM
GENRAD Boston, MA Implementation PP/VC
Bombardier Montreal, QC Implementation MM/ RTP
ABB Toronto, ON Implementation MM/PS
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