PhD Electrical Engineer


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United Kingdom

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Male

Age Range
55 to 64

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Other Post Graduate

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English

Summary

Results-driven, dedicated and accomplished Electrical Engineer with 30 years’ experience strategically planning, designing, executing and leading high-profile electrical engineering onshore and offshore, Greenfield and Brownfield, power generation, transmission and distribution initiatives in the oil and gas and petrochemical industries. Highly skilled project manager with the ability to complete all deliverables on time, on budget and within scope. Dedicated to ensuring compliance with all safety regulations, procedures, and systems. Proven leader with a history of building, training, developing, mentoring and motivating high-performing engineering teams to exceed all goals. Excellent interpersonal skills used to interact and build strong alliances with clients, stakeholders, senior leaders, associates, vendors, and other third parties. Areas of Expertise include:

 Strategic Planning & Execution  Electrical Engineering  Electrical Systems Studies
 Safety Compliance  Relationship Building  Project Management
 Team Building & Leadership  Staff Training & Leadership  Problem Resolution

Education

University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Power Engineering
PhD, Electrical Engineering Sciences

   Sep 2000
— Jul 2009

MODERN LEADING METHODS OF THE ELECTRICAL NETWORK OPERATION
BY POWER DISTRIBUTION DISPATCHER
The Operational Leadership of National Power System is of primordial importance and it has as a main objective the reliable, qualitative, economic and continuous power supply to the customers. This work is in line with current trends to precisely and fast monitoring the general status and disturbances of Power Transmission & Distribution networks.
The electrical network under Authority Area of Distribution Control Centre has been completely modeled and the significant contingencies were studied. As it had been previously demonstrated, taking a decision based on the personal experience and intuition only, can lead to erroneous operating modes. Implementation of powerful informatics system shall become a priority for any Power Distribution Company.
The main objective of this thesis was to develop and test an Artificial Intelligence Module, facts and rules driven, to enhance the reliability of Power Distribution Networks. This Module had been associated with an algorithmic calculation program, which generates the Markov graph of system status and solves it, by general solution’s method, to determine the average value of nodal reliability indicators. In order to determine the maximum values, the Poisson distribution method is being used. To this Module has been associated also the dedicated package programs ETAP, for Power Network calculation.
The author’s contributions are as follows:
• Proposals towards changing/updating the Rules and Regulations governing the Leadership by Dispatcher of National Power System;
• Analyze and redefine the role of Control Room Engineer and especially the role of Control Room Engineer for Distribution Networks;
• Initiate new methods/procedures for Leadership by Dispatcher activity;
• Develop an Expert System for Assistance and Decision Support (ESADS) for Power Distribution Dispatcher;
• Analyze the influence of Leadership by Dispatcher activity to the Power Quality Indicators.
This paper is part of the general trend to improve operating activities of Power Distribution Network by upgrading leadership by dispatcher. Author's experience and the studies performed in this field have enabled the formulation of proposals concerning the organization, functions and the logistics required for a Power Distribution Dispatcher. Given the special role of leadership by dispatching for electric power system, the proposals may lead to increase availability and power quality levels provided to users.

University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Power Engineering
Master of Science

   Sep 1995
— Jul 1996

Advanced Problems in Power Engineer

University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Power Engineering
Bachelor of Science

   Sep 1991
— Jun 1994

Power Engineering

University Politehnica of Bucharest, Faculty of Power Engineering
Degree in Engineering

   Sep 1985
— Jun 1989

Majoring in Energetic

Experience

ILF Consulting Engineers
PRINCIPAL ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

   Apr 2020
— Aug 2020

• Perform technical tasks assigned by the Engineering Manager & Project Manager, related with design, testing activities. • Interface with other Project Leaders, Specialists, Designers and Vendors Specialist. • Coordinate technical activities performed inside or outside the Company. • Coordinate and interface between the different groups/disciplines involved in Project Development. • Supervision preparation and hands-on experience in Electrical and Cathodic Protection engineering documentation (specifications, philosophies, studies, equipment data sheets, MTOs, BOQs, etc.), including training/mentoring oflocal staff, where applicable. • Supervision preparation and hands-on experience in Electrical Engineering Drawings (KSLD, SLDs, PC&MD, Schematic Diagrams, Block Diagrams, Interconnection Diagrams, Layouts, Installation Details, etc.). • Supervision in providing technical assistance to commercial activities and supports to define man hours cost estimate. • Perform Power System Studies using ETAP.
Projects Responsible for:
TCO – Tengiz Primary Distribution Substation
BSGP - Beineu – Shymkent Gas Pipeline

WOOD GROUP – PSN KAZSTROY
CHIEF ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

   May 2018
— Apr 2020

Reporting to Engineering Manager, responsible for design, specification and services related to electrical systems and equipment for oil and gas application (Onshore/Offshore) with ‘Safety in Design’ approach to all project deliverables, which includes:
• Manage the project discipline team and achieve objectives with resources available. • Plan, schedule and conduct work requiring. • Provides training, mentoring and technical guidance to electrical engineers and designers working in the group - 20 team members, including senior engineer, engineers, senior designers and designer. • Procurement support activities both for discipline and inter-disciplines such as preparation of material requisition, technical queries, bid analysis/evaluation, vendor document reviews etc. • Review of key single line diagrams, electrical load list, schematics/block diagrams, OHL routing layout, equipment data sheets, cable sizing calculations, equipment (Transformers, Switchgears, MCC, Motors, UPS & Batteries, VFD, OHL Conductors) sizing, selection and specifications, Job packs etc. • Perform electrical power system studies using ETAP software. • Review electrical design deliverables such as equipment layouts, OHPL plan & profile drawings developed by PLS-CADD, earthing & lightning protection, lighting, cable tray/rack layouts, Trace heating drawings, Hazardous area classification, cathodic protection etc. • Analyze complex engineering problems and offer effective resolutions • Undertake checking and approval activities in accordance with company procedures. • Undertake internal QA checks on discipline activities and deliverables. • Ensures compliance with relevant laws, codes standards and practices.
PROJECTS RESPONSIBLE FOR:
NCOC - ADDITIONAL REBOILERS TO OIL TREATMENT UNIT - LEAD ELECTRICAL ENGINEER May — August 2018
TCO - NERP - LEAD ELECTRICAL ENGINEER August 2018 — April 2020

SNC-LAVALIN FAYEZ ENGINEERING (SLFE)
CHIEF ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

   Sep 2016
— Feb 2018

Reporting to Vice President Engineering, in charge of Electrical Department, planning, assigning and supervising engineering and design activities which include: • Coordinates with Electrical Lead Engineers to ensure correct implementation of the Electrical & FDAS design performed by 50 team members, including senior engineer, engineers, senior designers and designer. • Resolves engineering issues by applying accepted principles, codes and standards. • Building, coaching and leading the department. • Provide technical expertise and mentorship for other engineers working in the department. • Reviews engineering studies, design drawings and documents, and materials and equipment specifications. • Resolves specialty related engineering issues by applying accepted principles, codes, and standards. • Reviews scope of work for each project or proposal. • Scheduling and expediting work of department. • Developing organizational procedures, methods and controls. • Ensuring quality and safety standards and procedures are followed. • Coordinating activities with other departments, clients, local authorities and vendors. • Participating in the development of long-range plans aligned with overall Company one, prepare bids, risk assessment and decide on the path forward. • Establishing project objectives and priorities. • Providing expert advice on designs, processes and other engineering methods. • Making staffing decisions and providing employees with training and development opportunities. • Proposing and managing department budget. • Accountable for quality of work of subordinates, including those who supervise others. • Being accountable for Electrical and FDAS engineering deliverables. • Making recommendations concerning salary increases, performance evaluations and other Human Resources activities.
Relevant Projects responsible for include: 11kV to 230kV OHPLs, 0.4kV to 230kV Substations, parts of Oil & Gas and Solar Power Projects, from Conceptual to Detail design Engineering and Construction phase.

ACCESS FINANCIAL INTERNATIONAL SA
PHD, ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, PMC, PKG 2 SULFUR RECOVERY UNIT – ARAMCO PROJECT

   Apr 2015
— Aug 2016

Apply electrical engineer, project management and leadership expertise to direct the Jazan Refinery and Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle project for a client, Saudi Aramco to develop a large world-scale electric power plant next to the 400K BPSD grassroots Jazan Refinery and Terminal project and based on Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) technology, resulting in a refinery load and export of 2400MW of net power to the SEC national grid. Perform technical review following project schedule of all documents, drawings and studies, including ETAP issued by contractor for SRU power distribution network. Collaborate with the company and contractors as needed. Maintain communication with the company personnel, informing them of project progress. Coordinate and control major project functions at home office, including detailed engineering, procurement, project planning and control, contracting and site activities, such as construction, commissioning, and start-up to ensure activities completed on schedule and within project specifications and contract. Comply with all working and safety procedures and project controls. Oversee continuous implementation quality management system in compliance with ISO 9001 throughout the execution of the works and submit periodic reports to company, activating preparation of the project quality plan, expediting the non-conformity resolution in the event of any noncompliance, and providing all necessary information after closing out. Implement and control all programmed recovery measures necessary to ensure contractor fulfills its contractual obligations and meets key dates as stipulated in the contract and dates in the project management schedule. Coordinate of New Equipment Commissioning in the high and medium voltage substations. Supervise and review the implementation of quality procedures, inspecting activities to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety. Established and documented the quality management system in harmony with applicable international standards. Review pre-startup Procedures for 400kV, 220kV, 110kV, 20kV and 6kV networks
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Identified Negative Change Orders, saving the client $100K.
• Proposal to Revise Client Standard - Substation 125 VDC System – performed redundant configuration.

WOOD GROUP CCC
DISCIPLINE HEAD, POWER SYSTEM, WG-CCC OMAN BRANCH – PDO PROJECT

   Mar 2011
— Mar 2015

Utilized electrical engineering, management, and leadership skills to review and approve key electrical discipline deliverable, design basis, SLD, power system studies (DIgSILENT), load listing, protection philosophy and settings, solely responsible for all discipline design services for the client (PDO) and for integrity and quality of all work within discipline, performed by 60 team members, including senior engineer, engineers, senior designers and designer. Provided technical support and guidance to discipline lead engineers, while continuously monitoring quality, cost and schedule of discipline work. Conducted design reviews as needed. Established, reviewed and updated engineering methods and procedures in line with relevant industry procedures, standards and guidelines. Defined and managed communications with other disciplines, ensuring proper interface and flow of required input among disciplines. Evaluated deviations and exceptions to tender documents to be submitted to client during bidding phase or with technical proposal. Defined engineering deliverable and schedule and man-hour estimates for project tasks. Identified technical and execution features impacted during project execution. Organized, managed and approved electrical discipline technical and commercial proposals. Built high-performing, qualified teams by reviewing potential candidate resumes and directly interview/recruiting. Conducted performance appraisal for department staff. Managed multiple projects, including oil and gas facilities. Coordinated maintenance of primary and secondary substation's equipment for d. Commissioned new equipment in the high and medium voltage substations. Supervised and completed preparation and implementation of quality procedures, inspecting activities to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety. Established and documented the quality management system in harmony with applicable international standards. Handled pre-startup preparation for 400kV, 220kV, 110kV, 20kV and 6kV networks Defined and supported project execution plan for engineering activities. Assisted Engineering Manager in controlling project budget. Acted as Engineering Manager, during his absence.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Built a high-performance electrical team of over 60 members from scratch.
• Completed first phase (Conceptual Study) of 33 kV Network Reconfiguration Project ahead of schedule.
• Completed first phase (Conceptual Study) Amal Power Station Project ahead of schedule
• Got personal TA2 Certification (Technical Authority Level 2) for PDO Power System
• Got TA2 Certification for 8 Senior El. Engineers and TA3 Certification for 14 El. Engineers (i.e. not senior).

MOTT MACDONALD Abu Dhabi
SENIOR INTERFACE ENGINEER, PMT-CORE GROUP – RUWAIS REFINERY ADNOC PROJECT • Seoul, South Korea

   May 2010
— Feb 2011

Assisted in leading the Ruwais Refinery Expansion Project (RRE Project) with a goal to process 400K barrels of Murban crude oil per calendar day and produce maximum quantity of propylene together with fuel-type distillate products, including gasoline, jet fuel, and gas oil with seven EPC projects, focusing on power generation and distribution systems. Defined, reviewed and updated standards as needed while recommending and implementing engineering solutions for plant problems associated with the plant’s electrical and electrical control systems. Interfaced coordinating between RRE Project packages and between RRE packages and other entities. Continuously implemented quality management system in compliance with ISO 9001 throughout execution of works and submitted periodic reports to the company, activating preparation of the project quality plan and expediting non-conformity resolution for any noncompliance and providing all necessary information after closing out. Solved diverse problems and discrepancies between DGS (Design General Specifications) and contract documents-tender bulletins. Coordinated and controlled major project functions at home office, including detailed engineering, procurement, project planning and control and contracting. Informed company of progress figures activities and critical areas during works. Replied to technical queries issued by EPC-PMCs following company's DGS and applicable international standards. Coordinated power distribution system study modeled by ETAP.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Created ETAP Master Model guideline/procedure for entire project

CLOUGH ZUHAIR FAYEZ PARTNERSHIP Saudi Arabia
SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

   Sep 2007
— Apr 2010

SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, PMT – JUBAIL REFINERY ARAMCO PROJECT • Seoul, South Korea - Sep 2009 – Apr 2010
Completed Jubail Export Refinery (JER) Project to design and built a grass root refinery for processing 400.000BPSD (19.800kt/h) of Arabian heavy crude oil to produce gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, petroleum coke, fuel oil, liquid Sulphur and aromatic products for export, domestic consumption or further processing. Performed technical review as per project schedule for all documents, drawings and studies, such as ETAP issued by contractor for entire power distribution network. Coordinated with company and contractor’s partner, while ensuring company fully informed of progress figures, progress activities and critical areas during the works. Managed and controlled major project functions at Home Office, such as detailed engineering, procurement, project planning and control, contracting and other activities at the site, including construction, commissioning, and start-up to ensure works completed on schedule and according to the specifications and contract. Adhered to all working procedures, safety procedures, and project controls. Continuously implemented a quality management system in compliance with ISO 9001 throughout the execution of the works and submitted periodic reports to company. Activated the preparation of the project quality plan and expedited non-conformity resolution in the event of any noncompliance, providing all necessary information after closing out. Implemented and controlled all programmed recovery measures that may be necessary to ensure that contractor fulfills obligations and met key dates as stipulated in the contract and intermediate ones fixed on the project master schedule.

SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, EPC CONTRACTOR – SAFANIYA ARAMCO PROJECT • Al Khobar, KSA - Sep 2008 – Sep 2009
Responsible for FEED of Power Supply Facilities, Phase-I- SAFANIYA Project. Project objective was to maintain Safaniya Field MSC of 1,300MBCD. The total new power demand was expected to reach 534MW and employed a large number of Electric Submersible Pumps (ESP's) forecasted for the Offshore Fields. The main power transmission system was re-enforced by extending the 380/230kV system including Onshore Power System Upgrade at Safaniya: 230kV OHL; 380/230kV transformers; 230/115kV GIS substation; 230/115/13.8kV, 180/175/5MVA transformers. Offshore Power Transmission including: Electrification of Tie-in Platform 20 - 230kV Submarine Composite Cable: 230kV GIS; 230/69/13.8kV, 200/150/50MVA transformers; 69kV GIS; 13.8kV metal-clad SWGR. Electrification of Tie-in Platform 18: 115kV Submarine Composite Cable; 115kV GIS; 115kV/13.8kV, 37.5/50MVA transformers; 13.8kV indoor metal-clad SWGR. Performed relevant documents, drawings and studies, such as: Coordination of Electrical Systems design activities for entire project; Electrical Load List; SLD; ETAP Study; Protective Relay philosophy; Electrical equipment rating and arrangement; UPS System; AC/DC System; DC Battery and BC; Emergency DG; Electrical Equipment Tech-Spec &DS; I/O List; TBE for Long Lead Items.

SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER, EPC CONTRACTOR – KARAN ARAMCO PROJECT • Al Khobar, KSA – Sep 2007 – Sep 2008
Responsible for FEED Karan Project - provide the offshore platform facilities and pipeline to support the production and transport of 1,800MMSCFD of sour gas from the Offshore Karan Khuff field to Khursaniyah Gas Plant, including Onshore Power System: 115kV junctions OHL; 115kV GIS; 5MVA, 115/13.8kV Transformers; 13.8kV GIS. Offshore Power System: Electrification of Tie-in Platform-1 (TP-1) 13.8kV Submarine Composite Cable; 13.8kV indoor metal-clad SWGR; 13.8/0.48kV, 1.5MVA transformers; 480V Indoor SWGR; 480V Indoor MCC; 480V, 600kVA Back-up Diesel Generator. Electrification of four Wellhead Platforms- (the same for all WHP's) 13.8kV Submarine Composite Cable; 13.8kV Pad-mounted SF6 Switchgear; 13.8/0.48kV, 1.5MVA transformer; 480V Switch-rack; 480V, 600kVA Back-up DG.

SC ENOIA • Athens, Greece
SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER – NUAYYIM & HAWTAH ARAMCO PROJECT

   Jan 2007
— Aug 2007

Responsible for electrical detail design of Nuayyim GOSP ASL crude increment 100MBCD with a project scope providing a grass roots facility to process an additional 100MBCD crude oil from the Nuayyim field, including Wet Crude Handling (WCH) and gas compression, produced water disposal, water supply systems, centralized water injection, and associated mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, and utility systems. Worked with 132/13.8kV, 67MVA and 32MVA transformers; 13.8kV indoor metal-clad switchgear; 4.16kV indoor metal-clad switchgear; 13.8/4.16kV, 9.375MVA transformers; 13.8/0.48kV, 2.5MVA transformers; 480V indoor switchgear; 480V indoor control-gear; and 480V, 300kVA Emergency Diesel Generator. Oversaw electrical detail design for Nuayyim downstream facilities with a project scope to provide for additional crude degassing facilities required at Stabilizer area to process Arab Super Light (ASL) crude from both Hawtah and Nuayyim fields. Worked with 230/13.8kV, 37.5/50MVA transformers; 13.8kV indoor metal-clad switchgear; 13.8/0.48kV, 750kVA transformers; 480V indoor switchgear; and 480V indoor MCC.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Revised FEED 33 kV – 132 kV Substations Conceptual Protective Relay Philosophy.

ELECTRICA SA • Ploiesti, Romania
CHIEF SUBSTATION ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

   Dec 1998
— Dec 2006

Supervised new medium and high voltage substation (6 to 400kV) construction activities as per Project Design Documents/Drawings, including primary and secondary equipment installation (circuit breakers, disconnectors, power transformers, voltage and current transformers, capacitors, shunt reactors, surge arrestors, protective relay panels, control panels, and DC battery). Coordinated maintenance of primary and secondary substation's equipment. Commissioned new equipment in the high and medium voltage substations. Supervised and completed preparation and implementation of quality procedures, inspecting activities to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety. Established and documented the quality management system in harmony with applicable international standards. Handled pre-startup preparation for 400kV, 220kV, 110kV, 20kV and 6kV networks. Issued permit to works (PTW), sanction for tests (SFT), isolating and earthing certificates for work in the field.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Modification of Electrical Interlock Diagram to the Medium and High Voltage Disconnectors.
• Automation of Heating of Transformer Substations

MINISTRY OF ENERGY & WATER • Kuwait
CONTROL ROOM ENGINEER, SHUAIBA DISTRICT CONTROL CENTER

   Dec 1997
— Dec 1998

Coordinated daily network operation (11kV to 132kV) and planned shut downs for plant maintenance. Prepared abnormal incident reports for concerned network while performing and submitting detailed reports on causes of abnormal incident and recommend corrective actions for avoiding future occurrences. Issued preliminary fault reports to the relevant sections. Prepared commissioning reports.
Tested and commissioned new substation with the telemetry engineers. Developed main and back-up protection schedules, record and coordination with another department. Updated database and mimic board representation due to modifications in the electrical network being supervised by the District Control Centre. Responsible for fault analysis processing from recorded data while optimizing maintenance program.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Revised Substation Load Transfer Procedure to avoid remote bus overvoltage

ELECTRICA SA • Ploiesti, Romania
SENIOR ELECTRICAL ENGINEER

   Oct 1989
— Dec 1997

SENIOR CONTROL ROOM ENGINEER, PLOIESTI DISTRICT CONTROL CENTER • October 1992-December 1997
Monitored and ensured continuous electricity supply for the transmission and distribution network of three Districts within prescribed values of limit violations, prioritizing security and safety. Regulated voltage and control the active and reactive power flow in the network. Directed switching (by remote control) operations and give instructions to field engineers for switching in the 6-20kV & 110-400kV network and primary substations for maintenance or repair of network components and for after-fault restorations, as well as 110/20/6kV secondary substations. Ensured all operations complied with department safety rules and regulations, prioritizing safety and security. Performed load shedding following pre-arranged scenarios in cases of generation shortage or other system contingency. Addressed system faults and acted to restore system to normal operation at the earliest, limiting interruption to the minimum. Informed management about important events and abnormalities, coordinating with other sections of department for works and attending all other routine works in DCC, including various reports and maintaining proper records.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Reduction of the energy losses using up-to-date mathematics methods to calculate the Power flow Steady States of Distribution Systems.
• Performed an Expert System for Assistance and Decision Support for Power Distribution Dispatcher.

SENIOR SUBSTATION ELECTRICAL ENGINEER • October 1989-October 1992
Supervised new medium and high voltage substation (6 to 400kV) construction activities as per Project Design Documents/Drawings, including primary and secondary equipment installation (circuit breakers, disconnectors, power transformers, voltage and current transformers, capacitors, shunt reactors, surge arrestors, protective relay panels, control panels, and DC battery). Coordinated maintenance of primary and secondary substation's equipment. Commissioned new equipment in the high and medium voltage substations. Supervised and completed preparation and implementation of quality procedures, inspecting activities to ensure quality, efficiency, and safety. Established and documented the quality management system in harmony with applicable international standards. Handled pre-startup preparation for 400kV, 220kV, 110kV, 20kV and 6kV networks. Issued permit to works (PTW), sanction for tests (SFT), isolating and earthing certificates for work in the field.
KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS:
• Modification of Electrical Interlock Diagram to the Medium and High Voltage Disconnectors.
• Automation of Heating of Transformer Substations.

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