Senior Process Engineer

Last Updated: 19th August 2018 (over 4 years ago)



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Age Range
35 to 44

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English, Hindi, Punjabi


Professional Engineer with over 15 years of experience in refinery, heavy oil and sour gas plants. Natural team leader with a diverse skillset in process engineering, operations, and project management. Proficient in refinery operations, management of change, implementation of continuous improvement and lean tools, developing projects from conceptualization to commissioning and problem-solving. Adept at leading multi-discipline teams and handling complex assignments. Confident decision maker with the ability to handle pressure and meet project deadlines. Actively seeking new opportunities to step into leadership roles.


South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
Master of Science

   Aug 2000
— Jun 2002

Chemical Engineering

Panjab University
Bachelor of Engineering

   Aug 1995
— Jul 1999

Chemical Engineering


Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Senior Facilities Engineer

   Jun 2017
— Current

• Lead the troubleshooting efforts for Sulphur plant operations to improve efficiencies and meet regulator targets.
• Provided leadership in process improvement initiatives to bring stability in Sulphur and Amine plant operations.
• Provided technical guidance to site supervisors and other facility engineers for various improvement projects.
• Facilitated daily production meetings and sent the report to senior management.
• Developed design basis memorandum and scope of work for various debottleneck projects.
• Performed hydraulic and other process calculations to finalize process design.
• Developed HYSYS models for gas and oil processing plants.
• Managed all aspects of project engineering, planning, scheduling with project coordinators, procurement of skids and cost monitoring.
• Coordinated and interfaced with surplus inventory team to procure used equipment to realize savings of ~40 to 50% project costs.
• Facilitated and completed What if’s and other Hazard analysis for assigned projects.
• Performed commissioning activities for all the assigned projects.
• Experience working in both SAP and Maximo environment.

Shell Canada Limited
Senior Operations Engineer

   Jan 2013
— May 2017

• Accountable for Technical Assurance of all Management of Change (MOC) packages to ensure the risks are ALARP and modifications meet the Shell standards.
• Provided process engineering support for various facility modification projects. This included red-line mark-ups of PFD’s, PID’s and shutdown keys, specifying data sheets and preparing other process related documents.
• Prepared conceptual and detailed engineering designs and process specifications for in-house design projects as per Shell DEP’s.
• Conducted feasibility studies for various plant improvement projects. This included preparing economic evaluation of alternative options, preparing preliminary cost estimates and necessary engineering calculations and organizing information from all stakeholders required for scoping, defining and planning such projects.
• Reviewed and evaluated bids submitted by engineering consultants/contractors. Prepared KT analysis to provide best technical and financial option to the management.
• Participated in bow tie walkdowns to check the health of Safety Instrumented Systems. Reported any deficiencies identified during the audit and initiated remedial actions.
• Delivered Pipeline Leak Detection project utilizing internal teams and resources to save over 9 million CAD for Shell.
• Participated in the site execution activities during pre-commissioning and commissioning phase.
• Participated in HAZOPs, SIL reviews, P&ID reviews, and other technical meetings as required.
• Conducted 5 Why’s and RCA’s to lead incident investigations.
• Provided coverage for Technical Manager in his absence.
• Provided mentoring and best practice recommendations to site engineers and operation supervisors.

Consumers Cooperative Refineries Limited
Process Engineer

   Sep 2006
— Jan 2013

• Process lead for Fixed Bed Naphtha Reforming and Middle Distillate Unifiner revamp projects.
• Reviewed feasibility studies, Schedule-A documents, engineering design specifications for revamp projects and verified FEED design and calculations.
• Coordinated Schedule A design work with UOP and worked with EPC team to develop FEED for the revamps.
• Provided operations input for HAZOPS, SIL analyses, 3D model and P&ID reviews.
• Orchestrated commissioning activities in brownfield zone with project coordinator, EPC and operations team.
• Provided operations input into project control estimates, resource plans and project schedule.
• Lead mechanical walk downs in field and ensured “A” deficiency items are addressed before handover to operations.
• Developed commissioning and start-up plans for revamp units.
• Process lead for Delayed Coker closed blow down project.
• Supervised maintenance activities during turnarounds.
• Catalyst Selection and Management - prepared RFQ's, evaluated bids, selected and recommended best catalyst system to operations.
• Provided troubleshooting support to operations staff, made recommendations, answered technical inquiries, and authorized the necessary course of action during shutdown/start-up, emergency and experimental operations.
• Monitored operations of assigned processing units (FCCU, Prime G+, Gasoline Concentration, Heavy Naphtha Unifiner, Naphtha Reformer, Distillate Hydrotreater, Polymerization and Delayed Coker).
• First point of contact for operations staff on technical, operational and process issues.
• Optimized unit operations to maximize throughput to maintain online factor of over 98%.
• Developed heat/material balance and validated simulation models for various refinery units.
• Provided technical guidelines to operations staff for high impact events such as catalyst regeneration, catalyst loading and unloading, furnace decoking and catalyst sulphiding.
• Performed incident investigations and made recommendations to prevent future occurrences.
• Developed emergency and start-up procedures for revamped units.
• Identified under-performing equipment and made recommendations for cleaning, repair, or modifications.
• Prepared annual expense budgets for the assigned processing units.
• Provided mentoring to new graduate engineers.

Product Development Engineer

   May 2005
— Aug 2006

• Led new projects through concept initiation, design and development, prototyping, manufacturing and product launch.
• Improved designs of existing products for better functionality.
• Handled multiple projects effectively and coordinated smooth flow of communication between the tool designer, injection molding operator, extruder and management.
• Developed new products with improved strength and reduced weight that led to 20% savings on raw material costs.

SCLA1 Plastics Limited
Production Assistant

   Aug 2004
— May 2005

• Managed daily production and provided production targets based on marketing orders.
• Performed daily quality checks of the manufactured products.
• Interviewed production operators and lead hands for the plant.
• Maintained log of inventory of raw materials and ordered new material as per the production needs.

Church and Dwight Co. Inc.
Process Engineer

   Sep 2002
— Jul 2003

• Devised and supervised the pilot plant trials for the new consumer products.
• Specified and procured equipment as needed for the successful run of pilot plant trials.
• Compiled reports and delivered pilot trial results to management.
• Researched new patents and technologies to support future projects.

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