Shift In-charge / Sr. Operation Engineer / Day Shift Manager

Last Updated: 26th May 2017 (over 5 years ago)

Saudi Arabia


Phone Number


Age Range
25 to 34

Qualification Level

English, Gujarati, Hindi


A certified Energy & power plant professional with almost 11 years of experience in Operations & Commissioning of Co-generation & Combined cycle power plant. Well versed in successful Emergency Management & able to adjust work pace to meet a variety of unexpected situations. I worked in a world class Petrochemical complex & am presently working in one of the world’s largest & most efficient combined cycle power plant.


Stanford University
Energy Innovation & Emerging Technologies

   Apr 2017
— Current

Professional Certificate

* Solar Cells,
* Smart Grids: Sensing, Data Analytics & Control,
* Economics of Competing Energy Technologies,
* Energy Storage

University of Petroleum & Energy Studies

   Jan 2016
— Current

MBA in Power Management

Uttar Pradesh Technical University

   Sep 2002
— Jul 2006

B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering


Qurayyah Combined Cycle power plant (4400 MW), SAUDI ELECTRICITY COMPANY
Shift In-charge / Shift Section Head

   Feb 2014
— Current

 Increase unit optimization hence plant profitability, participating in development & revision of site procedures, leading and supervising shift team personnel, contributing to site safety performance improvement through job/work safety analysis, safety observations, audits, organizing safety meeting & training, participating in emergency response coordination & preparation.

 Coordinating tests for plant performance analysis along with performance tests, identification, and implementation of improvement projects, monitoring of plant operating efficiency. Monitor energy consumption within the plant, work towards achieving the required energy targets in line with best engineering practices & industry standards.

 Suggesting & developing plans to reduce energy consumption & hence improve the plant efficiency metrics. Maintaining adequate records for data analysis & identifying improvement opportunities.

 Ensuring execution of daily work schedule by supervising work permit issue and completion via the SAP based WCM module. Involved in successful migration of manual PTW system to SAP based Work Clearance Management. Preparation of Pilot Work clearance documents & implementation of Lock out Tag out (LOTO) schemes.

 Troubleshooting operational difficulties, evaluating & reviewing plant/equipment performance, achieve targeted plant availability, & suggest relevant measures to extend plant life.

 Commissioning & Handover activities for 5 blocks of (3 X GE Frame 7FA GTs coupled with DOOSAN make Triple Pressure, Vertical type Unfired HRSGs & 1 X GE make heavy duty D11 Steam turbine TC2F-34.5-LSB)

 Function testing of various combined cycle equipment in coordination with EPC contractor & technical consultants for logic review & suggest suitable modifications based on operational experience.

 Commissioning & field testing of various vendor based equipment like - Intake area drum screens, trash rake screens, Tube cleaning systems for Condenser, Heat Exchangers, Vacuum pumps, Condensate Extraction pumps, Boiler feed pumps, Strainer backwash systems, Air compressors & dryers etc

Captive power plant (160 MW) , Reliance Industries Limited, Dahej Manufacturing Division
Lead Engineer (Operations)

   Nov 2006
— Jan 2014

 Supervise the operation of the Captive power plant with steam load @ 540 TPH & power load @ 160 MWH. Prepare daily performance summaries to monitor plant by studying laboratory test reports, log sheets and other daily operating activity reports, and highlight abnormalities & suggest corrective actions.

 Worked as a Lead Engineer, closely with central energy group to identify & execute improvements in furnace optimization, steam traps optimization, insulation thickness optimization etc.

 Served as Team leader for Process Hazard Analysis (PHA), a part of DuPont Process Safety Management.

 Prepared various Field Change Orders (FCO) for any change of technical nature to streamline the existing processes or to adapt to new process / update in technology as per best engineering practices.

 Worked in an environment complying with ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 50001, BSC (British Safety Council) standards, DuPont safety standards.

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