I&C systems engineer Power / Oil and Gas / petrochemical plants

Last Updated: 30th May 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Poole, United Kingdom


Phone Number


Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level

Arabic, English


• A well-educated and highly experienced instrumentation & control systems engineer.
• over 20 years in oil & gas, open and combined cycle power plants, petrochemical plants, and heavy industry projects.
• Wide range of expertise in FEED, EPC, EPCC, EPCM & PMC projects and contracts worldwide.
• Project management, owners engineering, engineering design, installation, testing, construction, commissioning, maintenance and procurement.
• Adept at providing technical equipment support and developing new processes through ongoing maintenance, defect resolution and enhancement solutions.
• Seeking a challenging new assignment in I&C system projects within a competitive environment that will allow me to both utilise and further nurture my current skill set.


University of Kansas, USA (ISA Assoc.)
Process Instrumentation & Control Systems

   Jul 2010
— Jul 2011

Professional Certificate - Process Instrumentation & Control Systems - University of Kansas, USA (ISA Assoc.) (2011)- three modules

Training & Courses

   Jan 2003
— Jan 2015

(2013) ABB-800xA DCS & AC800M control system with software programs engineering workplace & control builder M.
(2011) Saudi Aramco process control systems industrial training skills course (3 Phases course)
(2011) Process control system and instrumentation
(2007) Sales management Seminar by Business Solutions
(2007) Allen-Bradley AB-1756 Control Logix 5555 with RS-Logix-5000 and RS-view32 software
(2006) Marketing Planning seminar by business solutions - Kempinski Hotel (Jordan).
(2006) Petroleum products quality laboratory instruments - Stanhope- Seta (UK).
(2006) HART and 4~20 mA Industrial field instruments (Specifications, operation and calibration) Smar (Brazil).
(2006) CCTV cameras & CCTV systems - ASE -Industry (Germany).
(2005) Petroleum products quality laboratory Instruments - Stanhope- Seta (UK).
(2003) Beamex calibration and test devices - Al-Mashreq Est. for Industrial Supplies - Jordan.

University of Mosul _ Iraq
BSc - Electrical Engineering (Electronics & Communications)

   Sep 1989
— Jul 1996

BSc - Electrical Engineering (Electronics & Communications) - University Of Mosul, Iraq (1996) - 4 years degree


Worley Parsons
I&C Commissioning Lead

   Nov 2016
— Nov 2017

Riyadh Combined Cycle Power Plant #13 (PP13) - 1800 MW, 2 blocks of 3X GTG-HRSG & 1 STG / ACC each,
• I&C Commissioning Lead in CCPP13 with Worley Parsons EPCM contract for the Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) as a main position. Due to company reduction, covering for I&C area manager of both construction, commissioning as well as Project engineering technical support.

Shanahan Engineering Ltd
I&C Lead Commissioning Engineer

   Feb 2016
— Jul 2016

Riyadh Combined Cycle Power Plant #12 (PP12) - 2,175 MW
• I&C Lead commissioning engineer of Block 2, HRSG (4 units), Diverter dampers (4 units), STG (1 Unit)
• Mainly responsible for the Bypass stack diverter dampers and the steam turbine/generator instruments and control system, as well as supporting the other teams on the HRSG’s, ACC the other plant utlities.

Shanahan Engineering Ltd.
I&C Commissioning Engineer

   Dec 2014
— Feb 2016

Shanahan Engineering Ltd. - Yanbu, Saudi Arabia
Yanbu II power & water plant total 690 MW, three thermal units + total 60,000mᵌ/day water & two ME Desalination units).
• Walk down with the owner and the owner representative to verify the completion of the construction as per design and specification prior to handing the system over to commissioning / preparing a construction to pre- commissioning punch list, then follow up with the contractors to complete and clear the opened punch items.
• Pre-commissioning loop and functional tests troubleshooting and field support.
• Systems and boiler first fire/dry out/ steam blow, and start up preparation, troubleshooting and operation field support.
• Performing Local Panels SAT test, and commissioning for various systems and vendors.

I&C Lead Commissioning Engineer

   Apr 2013
— Jan 2014

Deir Ali II Combined Cycle Power Plant 720 MW- Syria.
• Successfully led a team of engineers and technicians, to loop check and commission all the plant utilities subsystems (BoP-balance of plant) Siemens Simatic S7-200, S7-300, and S7-400, connected all these systems to Baily-ABB Main DCS systems by hardwires and fibre optic.
• Gas metering and reducing station, water pre-treatment and treatment stations, waste and sanitary water systems, instrument air compressors and dryers, continuous emission monitoring system, sampling and dosing systems, condensate polishing system- ABB- AC800M ESD system - Tasks included systems individual HMI and stations.
• Led another team to loop check and Commission the field panels of the main Baily - ABB DCS panels and connect them all via fibre optic C-NET Loops. Supported the I&C team to commission the GT loops and control systems.

Senior Instrumentation / Automation Engineer

   Jan 2013
— Apr 2013

ABB - Cambridge, United Kingdom
Analyse, design, and prepare the requirements of replacing Azerbaijan - Sangachal, Crude oil custody transfer metering control and supervisory system for PB to replace the existing Daniel - Allen Bradley (logix 5000) by ABB 800 x A DCS with AC800M - S800 I/O system.
• Successfully analysed the existing (RS logix5000) PLC program, transfer it to flow charts (Visio).
• Analysed the existing and prepare new I/O breakdown, details and layout, as well as the new system requirements.
• Prepared the new system “detailed functional description” and “detailed design description”.

Faithful & Gould (ATKINS)
Senior E&I Engineer (project management)

   Dec 2011
— Sep 2012

Salalah, Oman
PET (polyester) producing plant Pearl I&II (2x720T/D) construction, commissioning and start up.
• Managed and lead a team of engineers, technicians of the contractor (CMIIC-china) to complete the electrical equipment, panels, and instruments installation of the PET plant as per time schedule and design specification. Responsible for ( I&C, building electrical Utilities, MEP, fire detection and alarm system, lightning protection and earthling, electrical motor and pumps. Prepared and completed “erection completion certificates.
• Walk down & prepare both erection and commissioning completion punch lists and follow up completion progress

Saudi Aramco
Process I&C Systems Trainer

   Dec 2010
— Dec 2011

Ras Tanoura, KSA
Teaching and training new staff, preparing them to Join Saudi Aramco working sites.
• Teaching most of the I&C modules such as (basics of electronic circuits and applications, electromagnetic, digital circuits and applications, PLCs, electronics and Pneumatic instruments, plants equipment and devices).

Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB)
I&C System Technical Consultant

   Sep 2008
— May 2009

Commissioning, start up and Maintenance - Successfully liaised with the rover team of the operation and maintenance management of three plants in Iraq. (Baghdad South, Qudas and Mussayiab GT power plants). Operation and maintenance supervisory (OMS) contract with the Iraqi ministry of electricity.

Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB)
I&C System Technical Consultant

   Sep 2007
— Sep 2008

Spearheaded cost effective completion of a project at Mussayiab GTPP including commissioning & start-up.
• Successfully lead a team of instrumentation engineers and technicians to procure, calibrate, install, wiring and commission of the whole instruments of Mussayib Gas turbine power plant, 8x50 MWatt LM6000 turbine generation units, the Balance of the plant (BOP), water treatment plant and the 40000 BPD crude oil topping plant.
• Successfully installed & commissioned the control system of the topping plant oil refinery (Allen Bradley) with RSlogix 5000 & RS view 32, and the control system of the BOP (GE Fanuc 90-70 and 90-30) with Wonderware intouch HMI.

Worley Parsons
I&C Lead Commissioning Engineer

   Apr 2007
— Sep 2007

Daura Thermal Power Plant Cost effectively complete commissioning and start-up of Unit 6 project (Baghdad - Iraq).
• Successfully, re-wired, prepared new wiring diagrams and commissioned the vibro meter steam turbine & generator vibration system. Commissioned the electro-hydraulic turbine governor (Woodward).
• Lead the I&C team to test & commission all the field instruments of all individual systems, connecting them to main Emerson Ovation DCS, such as Burners, flame monitors, air heaters, combustion air, feed water etc.

Quantum Technologies (Al-Mashreq Est. for Industrial Supplies-MEIS)
Field Applications & Service Engineer

   Nov 1999
— Apr 2007

• "Baiji Thermal Power Station Rehabilitation” 6X120MW steam turbine power generation units.
• Three 60 Tons/hr main boilers project, in South Refineries Company, in Basra - Iraq
• Installation and commissioning of a dedicated data logger: South Gas Co. in Basrah - Iraq
• South Gas Plant in Basrah, Iraq to install and commission a Data Acquisition system
• Al-Mukha thermal Power Plant, rehabilitated instrumentation & control system of two Desalination Units- Yemen
• Commissioned, trained, and supervised team for the rehabilitation of the control system for the three 60 Tons/hr main boilers project, in South Refineries Company, in Basra, Iraq
• Oversaw and Hands-on calibration of overall field instruments of two thermal units in Rehab Power plant-Jordan
• Field technical representative & installation works supervisor for instrumentation in oil & gas refineries in Iraq & Jordan.

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