Instrumentation and Control Engineer

Last Updated: 11th October 2017 (over 5 years ago)




Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level

English, Hindi


• Over 30 years of professional experience in Instrumentation and controls engineering, control systems inspection, field engineering support and commissioning assistance for Petrochemicals, Refineries, Offshore platforms, DCS Revamp projects and multi product pipelines.

• Around 4 ½ years of Middle East experience as Lead Instrument Design Engineer with EPC companies, in execution of EPC projects in UAE.

• Good Experience in FEED preparation, Detailed Engineering of various refinery units like CDU / VDU, SRU, Delayed Coker, HGU, DHDT and Utilities & Offsites and also as Project Management Consultant (PMC).

• Experience in participation in Hazop studies, SIL assessment and SIL verification studies.


International Society of Automation (ISA)

   Jul 2012
— Oct 2017

Has been an active member of ISA, South India Section, previously with Delhi section

Has been instrumental in organizing various technical workshops / lectures in the past 5 years in the southern region and also to bridge the gap between the Industry needs and qualification of students from the academic institutions.

Has held various positions in ISA South India Section as follows:

Executive Committee - 2012-2013
Secretary - 2013-2014 and 2014-2015
President-elect - 2015-2016
President - 2016-2017
Past-President - 2017-2018 (part of Executive Committee)

Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, Rajasthan
M. Sc. (Tech) Instrumentation

   Jul 1983
— May 1987


BGR Energy Systems
Vice President (C&I)

   Dec 2016
— Current

- Head of the ‘Control & Instrumentation’ Department for engineering all the Coal Based Thermal projects and proposals handled by the company.

- Responsibility also includes project management functions of C&I department such as procurement of C&I items, expediting, inspection, coordination of site installation and commissioning.

Saipem India Projects
General Manager

   Jul 2011
— Nov 2016

 Assisting the Head of the Department in all the departmental activities outlined in professional profile including technical support to all the ongoing projects.
 Presently, EPC proposal coordinator, ensuring that all the EPC proposals and Manhour estimation are handled as per tender requirements within the stipulated schedule, including providing necessary assistance to the team.
 Also, Project Specialist Lead, responsible for all design and engineering of instrumentation and Telecom for Rabigh II Petrochemicals Projects being executed for Saudi Aramco / Sumitomo, involving Reforming Unit and Aromatics Unit.
 Successfully executed all field instrumentation procurement for EPCC 2 & EPCC 3 packages of Shah Gas Development Project of Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Ltd, consisting of nearly 10 process units.

Petrofac International, Sharjah
Principal Engineer

   Jun 2010
— Current

As Lead (Integrated Control & Safety System) for Gas Sweetening Facilities project of Qatar Petroleum, which comprises of Sulphur Recovery Unit (SRU) and Acid Gas Removal Plant (AGRP), was responsible for implementation of all control system solutions for the successful commissioning of the units.

Systems included ABB 800xA DCS (Fieldbus based), Honeywell Experion DCS (Fieldbus), Honeywell Safety Managers, modifications to existing ESD systems like ABB AUGUST, ICS Triplex and HIMA systems and Condition Monitoring Systems.

My responsibilities broadly included;
• Lead a team of engineers which includes project INTOOLS administrator for the efficient control of system databases with control system vendors.
• Preparation of specifications, Inquiry Requisitions, Technical Evaluation and Purchase Requisitions for DCS, ESD, F&G and SCADA systems.
• Coordinate with procurement team till the finalization of the order and also for any change orders that may arise during the work.
• Coordinate with other team members for finalization of various inputs to the control system vendors.
• Act as nodal engineering contact with the vendor through out the execution of the job.
• Obtain appropriate resources and facilities from the discipline head for performing engineering, FAT, field engineering assistance and upto SAT and report / identify gaps for their action.
• Ensure all team members tasks are assigned and understood.
• Set up and manage all kick-off and review meetings with vendors & customer, ensure effective communications within and external to the team to ensure compliance to overall ICSS execution schedule.
• Coordinate the FAT, SAT and Sustained Performance Test as per requirement of the specifications.

Consolidated Contractors International
Lead Instrument Engineer

   Mar 2007
— Jun 2010

As Lead Instrument Design Engineer, was responsible for the design, engineering, procurement, inspection and field engineering assistance for the following EPC projects executed for UAE owned GASCO at Habshan, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

• Lead a team of engineers for the execution of the above projects.
• Review of Piping & Instrumentation Diagram, Participation in Hazop, SIL assessment and SIL verification studies.
• Monitoring overall engineering and procurement phase to meet MR and Procurement schedule in line with overall project schedule ensuring timely ordering of long delivery instruments and in-line instruments required for piping modeling.
• Preparation of specifications, Data Sheets, Inquiry Requisitions, Technical Evaluation and Purchase Requisitions for all control systems, analyzers and field instruments.
• Review of field engineering documents like Instrument Index, Instrument Cable / Trench layouts, Installation Standards and Cable Schedule.
• Set up and manage all kick-off and review meetings with vendors & customer, ensure effective communications within and external to the team to ensure compliance to overall ICSS execution schedule.
• Coordinated FAT &, SAT for ABB INFI 90 DCS, ICS Triplex ESD, Allen Bradley F&G & Condition Monitoring System.
• Provide field engineering support and commissioning assistance.

Engineers India Limited
Senior Manager (Engineering)

   Jul 1987
— Mar 2003

As Group Leader, led a team of instrument engineers for the instrument engineering of various units of Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited (BRPL), having been associated earlier with Kochi Refineries Expansion and Panipat Refinery Expansion Project, having in depth knowledge in engineering and procurement of instrumentation.

My responsibilities broadly included;
• Review of Piping & Instrumentation Diagram, Review of instrument sizing involving control valves, pressure relief valves and flow elements
• Preparation and monitoring of MR and Drawing schedule in line with overall project schedule
• Detailed engineering and procurement related activities.
• System engineering for DCS / PLC involving review of the input documents prepared by engineers namely Point Data Base, Functional Schematics, Logic Diagram.
• Participation in Factory Acceptance Test of control systems.
• Review of field engineering documents including control room / LER sizing, MCT sizing etc.
• Preparation / Review of inputs from other departments and inter-department coordination for smooth execution of the project.
• Provide field engineering support and commissioning assistance.
• Have been part of various DCS revamp projects (pneumatic to DCS – hybrid change over) executed by EIL with limited shutdown requirement to minimize the plant downtime.

In addition to various projects execution, was also involved in proposal engineering for a large EPC refinery modernization project in Libya.

On deputation to Qatar Petroleum, was responsible for the coordination, engineering, installation and commissioning of instrumentation works executed by LG Engineering & Construction, Korea.

My responsibilities broadly included;
• Day to day coordination with Mesaieed Refinery Operations, core project group and LG E&C for the engineering and execution of Refinery III Expansion Project.
• Planned & executed FAT of DCS / ESD / F&G systems at Honeywell, Korea for 4 months (due to large size of the project) in 3 phases.
• Provide technical assistance and instrumentation interface requirements related to the instrumentation hardware for the Plant Operation Information Systems, Refinery Information System and Plant Wide information network for Qatar.

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