Instrumentation Control DCS E&I Engineering Department Manager

Last Updated: 1st February 2018 (over 4 years ago)



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Age Range
35 to 44

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Arabic, English, French


- Dynamic, result oriented Engineering Manager with more than 22 years of experience centered on the Controls and Instrumentation, the Oil & Gas and the Power Generation industries.
- Excellent strategic planning projects, O&M technical support and outages execution for Gas Turbines and Generators including a huge number of upgrades, DLN conversion and control systems retrofit at RasGas (liquefied natural gas (LNG) production company in Qatar).
- Strengths lie in strategy, business development, improving efficiency and relationship-building.
- An exceptional professional with track record in planning and managing; has managed programs successfully both engineering personnel and projects.
- Manage large and multiple projects, and successfully complete the scope ahead of time in critical time limits with the highest quality and the lowest cost.
- Maintain strategic client relationships and facilitate positive interactions.


Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanon - Roumieh
Master in Electrical and Electronic Engineering

   Oct 1990
— Jul 1995

Master in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the Lebanese University, Faculty of Engineering, Lebanon - Roumieh (1990 -1995)


RCG International
DCS/I&C/E&I Department Manager

   Aug 2012
— Current

a) Managed Zouk and Jiyeh power plants projects for the design, supply, installation and testing & commissioning of 14 medium speed reciprocating engines with heat recovery power generation under BWSC main contractor.
b) Managed the design, supply, installation and testing & commissioning of the instrumentation & control, fire detection, gas detection, lighting & small power, earthing, cathodic protection, UPS, switchgear and 66KV control and protection for Zouk and Jiyeh power plants and the 66KV relocation control & protection for Zouk PP.
c) Guided the new resources in integration to the team in managing scope, prioritizing requests and proficiently completing tasks.
d) Completed HOCHIKI fire detection training in United Kingdom.
e) Completed DRAGER gas detection training in United Kingdom.
f) Led the FAT of 2 main panels and 2 secondary panels for HOCHIKI fire detection systems in United Kingdom.
g) Led the FAT of 2 main panels for 2 DRAGER gas detection panels in United Kingdom.
h) Convinced the customer on more than 25% of the contract price as variation orders.
i) Managed Tyr and Baalbeck power plants projects for the design, supply, installation and testing & commissioning of MINIMAX fire detection, fire fighting, foam and CO2 systems.
j) Managed the implementation of procedures, procurements and approvals.
k) Led training sessions on instrumentation and controls skills.
l) Supported the implementation of the six sigma Policy by accurate bucketization and thorough manpower tracking.
m) Acted as the primary interface with customers to ensure contractual scope remains within defined budget, quality, safety and scheduled agreements.
n) Led the meetings with the customers to address the new issues and drive pending items to closure to improve quality of services and to increase customers’ confidence and satisfaction.
o) Completed SICAM 1703 (Basics, Service, Engineering and CAEx Plus) training at SIEMENS POWER ACADEMY Vienna.

GE Power and Water
Controls and Instrumentation Manager

   Jul 2008
— Jul 2012

a) Managed the Instrumentation, Controls and the Electrical operation, maintenance and outages scope of 35 Gas Turbines (22 Compressor Drive GTs and 13 Generator Drive GTs) and 13 Generators for the GE CSA Contract at RasGas (liquefied natural gas (LNG) production company in Qatar) - Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas site.
b) Executed several CI, HGPI and MI outages for 35 GTs and Generators for frame 9E, 7EA, 6B and 5-2D units which were of both standard and DLN1 combustion systems configuration. The controls include the Mark V, VI and VIe systems.
c) Facilitated all the contractual Best Practices and corrected discrepancies to ensure consistency and avoid confusion during the execution of the contract.
d) Mentored and guided the controls TAs to review all drawings and software for flawless execution of outages and troubleshooting.
e) Created new methodology to enhance the day to day controls activities and the upgrade projects.
f) Led the outage executions and reduced the outage durations by 20% through effectively managing the Controls engineers. Supported the implementation of GE Policy 6.0 by accurate bucketization and thorough manpower tracking.
g) Enhanced the outage templates and consolidated the outage part lists to accelerate part identification and simplify parts ordering which improved the outage execution for Turbines/Generators/Excitation EX2100 and EX2100e inspections.
h) Enhanced the site Database by consolidating the operations, outages and technical data for all 35 units to protect fleet from forced outages, and generated Database of critical Operational spares for I&C and Electrical parts for different Turbine frame sizes, Generators and Exciters to improve speed of identification and ensure parts availability to minimize units’ downtime.
i) Established in-depth studies and technical reviews of proposals with customer to identify new Extra Work opportunities and meet site requirements and outage dates.
j) Managed the controls for $73M DLN conversion, Mark VI and Mark VIe retrofit to simplify process by eliminating discrepancies and drive action items to closure.
k) Formulated and organized controls activities plan by assigning tasks to focus on job closures.
l) Delegated to and developed team members to get ahead of problems through familiarization with Contractual Services and site business requirements to prevent rework.
m) Managed review meetings with the customer to enhance coverage support for operational issues and identified areas requiring revised best practices.
n) Led the Mark VIe retrofit design review in Bahrain and the FAT for two Fuel Gas skids at Hebeler facility in Buffalo.

BCC Services
DCS Process Controls Engineer

   Oct 2000
— Jul 2008

a) Executed the installation, testing and commissioning for the upgrades and extra work of the DCS and I&C scope.
b) Led the quality assurance, quality control and optimization of settings for the Automation and Control systems at site.
c) Performed the tuning and standardized the process control of Elsag Bailey-ABB-infi90 DCS and SCADA system for Ansaldo /Siemens Gas Turbines, Ansaldo /Siemens Steam Turbine and HRSGs.
d) Managed the operation and Maintenance of Instruments and Controls field at the power plant.
e) Designed and Executed the master clock project for synchronization between DCS infi90, Siemens XP-XMAT and Hathaway systems with different protocols

United Agencies and Services Co.
Controls engineer

   Oct 1998
— Feb 2000

a) Underwent a broad based product and systems finalization program of the CSI Building Management System.
b) Executed the installation and testing and commissioning of BMS CSI system for five projects.
c) Managed the implementation of procedures, procurements and approvals for CSI system.

Arabian Contracting Association Co.
Senior Electrical engineer

   Jan 1996
— Oct 1998

a) Managed the execution of the E&I scope of the Extension and Rehabilitation of Casino Du Liban under ALMABANI main contractor, and achieved successful completion ahead of time.
b) Coordinated with construction departments and supervised all electrical and low current construction works including power, Generator, Medium Voltage Transformers, UPS and CCTV scope.
c) Performed the execution, testing and commissioning of the Fire Alarm System "CERBERUS PYROTRONICS" at site.
d) Executed and programmed the Sound and Light "Electronic Theatre Control”, and commissioned the Building Management System (LANDIS and STAEFA), and generated the execution shop drawings and as-built.

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