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Prakashchandra Vayeda

Candidate ID: 1560409

Career Summary

Engineering Graduates/PG with 36 years experience in Oil / Gas / Petroleum functional area

Skill Set

Project engineering management,Refinery/petrochemical plant design,Rotating equipment design &Pakages,power plant design &O&M,construction management

Professional Information

Total Experience : 36

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Oil / Gas / Petroleum

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Personal Details
Name: Prakash M Vayeda
Address: Sector 3,13, Reliance Greens, Moti Khavdi
Dist :Jamnagar, Gujarat State, pin code 361 142,
Mobile 919974063122, 16 Nov 1960
Email: Telephone: D.O.B:
? Seeking a responsible senior management position in the field of EPC project/Engineering management, Engineering, in Refinery , Power generation, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals and overall EPC contracts
Mechanical engineer with 36 years of experience in Project and Engineering Management. Last 9 years as Sr PEM/ consultancy, projects, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of power generation and utility plants in chemical and petrochemical complexes and EPC of Chemical / Petrochemicals / Refinery/ Oil and gas plants.
Proven leadership quality and competency in managing projects from conception to completion in the field of Refinery Plant project and Engineering management, rotating equipment design, power generation and utility plants, Refinery plant design using API and Non API design standards for pumps, compressors and Packages
Last few years specialized in project engineering management for medium to large refinery plants, overseen Bechtel design work for rotary equipment and packages within specified design codes and standards and project specific specifications
Engineering management, procurement, installations and maintenance, operation, and modifications of Refinery rotating equipment, oil/gas based power generating equipment and utilities such as water treatment plants, cooling towers, air compressors/dryers, chillers, etc...
April 2010 To present Reliance Engineering Associates Pvt. Limited as Head (Project Engineering)
Current Role & Scope of Work
To manage project engineering activities, leading Project, Procurement, Project control, QA/QC, HSE, Contracts, construction, engineering disciplines
Issuance of DOR, SOW, PEP for projects
Organize and issue BEP, WBS for the Project and engineering coordination internal engineering disciplines and client, Project progress monitoring, to ensure timely completion within QMS and budget
Team Building & Organizing, trouble shooting
Budgeting, cost control, cost reports, cash flow requirement, minimizing variance
Conflict Resolution
Plan career path, potential & performance evaluation for progression/promotion/rewards to team members Plan and execute technical/standardization and training
Scope of Responsibilities
Manage and lead Project engineering department in carrying out all engineering activities for small/medium/ large projects. Coordinate between the teams and serve as the bridge between engineering, procurement and project management teams.
Primary Duties
A) Participate in the planning and scheduling of the scope of Engineering for the project.
B) Allocation of specific responsibility to project managers/engineers as per WBS
C) Managing development of project Specifications/standards/procedures
D) Managing development of project engineering progress reporting/monitoring system with project control E) Review project progress report, identify holdups & resolve issues

F) Inter disciplinary coordination
G) Management of changes
H) Procurement coordination for pre bid, TBE, ordering, post bid activities
I) Provide assistance as and when required in the strategic procurement planning.
J) Coordination and manage smooth interface with project control, procurement, finance, construction, commissioning.
K) Arranging 3D model review with construction, plant operation to minimize problems.
L) Identify potential areas of variation with the engineering team and avoid its non-occurrence.
M) Periodic visit to site, client, procurement to remove hold ups.
N) Monitor project mobilization, demobilization, man hour consumption and close out
O) Interact with the other project engineering managers on inter discipline items.
P) Facilitate project as well as discipline audits.
Q) Capture lessons learnt for future references and competitive bid
R) Evaluate team performance and communicate with team members on areas of excellence as well as areas of improvement.
S) Ensure career path, performance evaluation, progression, promotions, rewards for all team members
T) Training and development, ISO 9001:2008 implementation for team members
Currently working on Following Projects
Major Achievement: Successful detail engineering and commissioning of following projects.
1. DTA Gasoline upgrade Project – SCANFINER (J3 Project)?1,47,000 M-H
2. DTA Gasoline upgrade Project – EHT (J3 Project)?69,000 M-H shared with MEC
3. Depentanizer – J3 Project?35,000 M-H
4. Dehexanizer in PX4?32,000 M-H
5. J3 Os & Us (JEC part)?1,80,000 M-H
6. J3 Infrastructure Job?2,00,000 M-H
7. LPI in PX4 – “Game changer award 2018”?8,500 M-H
8. Additional Centrifuge in PX4?32,000 M-H-engineering in progress
9. J3 Commissioning & Support activities?8,000 M-H
10. GT – HRSG (Process, LP & Electrical scope)?70,000 M-H
11. New DE salter Train in CDU 1 & 2?60,000 M-H-engineering in progress
12. LNUU Revamp?15,000 M-H-engineering in progress
13. Acid Gas Transfer?15,000 M-H-engineering completed
14. DHDS II PTU Revamp?20,000 M-H –engineering completed
15. Installation of facilities for Wash Oil Production for ROGC?8,000 M-H-engineering in progress
16. Crude overhead heat recovery scheme in CDU 1, 2, 3 & 4?60,000 M-H
17. Diesel Recovery & Chloride Removal Scheme in CDU 1, 3 & 4?82,000 M-H
18. Additional GBR in VGO 1 & 2?14,000 M-H-engineering completed
19. CNHT Revamp – Limited Engineering for costing?30,000 M-H
20. Brine flasher scheme in CDU 1 & 2?15,000 M-H
21. Additional Flue Gas Cooler Modules in DTA & SEZ FCC?20,000 M-H
22. Propane Purge gas compressor installation in Alkylation?18,000 M-H
23. DTA Coker cooling network study?1000 M-H
24. Jamnagar Security Management System – HOLD?35,000 M-H
25. Pilot plant – FCC, Coker & FCC Catalyst Manufacturing?20,000 M-H
26. Periodic Shutdown Jobs for DTA & SEZ Complex
27. 416 MOCs Engineering completed in FY 2017-18
28. Study of Storm Water Drainage System
29. Crematorium at Dwarka?8,000 M-H
30. Implemented J3 Spec & Procedure first time, raised no of TQs
Area of Improvement
? Establish PEP for handling JMD jobs with J3/RPMS specification/procedures
? Alignment of RPMG Material Management & Procurement system for MOC jobs
? Finalization of Core engineering team review requirement for MOC Jobs
? Revision of departmental strength to reduce no of MOC per PE from ~ 50 to 30 no of MOC per month. 4 additional PEs
are required for the same.
Project coordination of >500 MOCs for engineering up gradation for all Refinery plants
Like CPP, Crude, VGO, FCC, CFP, ALKY, RTF, MTF, Utilities, Hydrogen, SRU etc for all plants, equipment, instruments,

civil work, process, elect, mechanical engineering items
June2008 to March2010 Reliance Engineering Associates Pvt. Limited (2.0 years) Sr.General Manager/ Principal Engineer (Rotating equipment and Packages)
Nov 2003 to June2008 Reliance Engineering Associates Pvt. Limited (6.5 years) General Manager/Principal Engineer (Rotating equipment and Packages)
Role and scope of work
Supervise and Lead a team of engineers and designers in carrying out detailed engineering work for large sized projects or proposals assuming entire responsibility for the detailed design
Provide necessary technical information and support for procurement of all Rotating Equipment and related packages in compliance with tender specifications/data sheets.
Adhere to cost/ budgeted man-hour and project schedules. Determine methods and solutions for complex engineering problems and select the most efficient and economical manner in meeting the objectives.
Apply advanced engineering techniques and analyses within the discipline to serve as a technical specialist when required. Possess in-depth technical knowledge of at following Rotating Equipment/Packages Centrifugal pumps/Centrifugal Compressors/Reciprocating Compressors/Screw Compressors/Gas Turbines/Utility Packages (Instrument Air/Nitrogen generation/Steam Generators)/Water Treatment Packages/Refrigeration Packages
• Ensure strict compliance with Company’s ISO Quality procedures. Completed residual engineering for a 650,000 bpd refinery expansion as Principal engineer Engineering is complete, construction is also complete and refinery is fully operational since June 2009.
Was deputed at Bechtel corporation, Houston, USA, for one and half years for engineering coordination of 650,000 bpd capacity (6.5Billion $)refinery expansion project ,doing project engineering and review for Clean Fuel, Alkylation and Crude plant rotating equipment. Proposed refinery is commissioned in Dec 2008, and became world’s largest Refinery operation at single location- Jamnagar
Before this, I have completed Value maximization of existing refinery(750,000 bpd) plants consist of revamping and replacement of rotating equipment for Captive power plant, Coker, Crude, FCC, Aromatics, Poly propylene, Off sites, Tank farm & Utilities.
Aug 2002 to Oct 2003 Albanna Engineering, Dubai, UAE
Project Manager (1.25 years)
Albanna Engineering is a contracting company in the field of oil and gas, Refinery, Buildings and structures engineering/construction and commissioning
I was a project manager for EPC job of sulfur recovery unit, at Fujairah Refinery Company Ltd, Fujairah under the consultancy and supply of major equipment by Petrofac LLC, USA.
I was responsible for complete project management and coordination includes, Engineering of Piping, Civil design and foundation, Pipe rack design/construction. Firefighting system and open/close Drain system, construction, erection and commissioning of complete plant supplied by Petrofac LLC, USA. The plant was commissioned in Jan 2003.
I was involved in shifting of cooling water pump station and product piping jetty design and construction at Fujairah Port for Fujairah Refinery and Storage Tanks and Piping work EPC at ENOC terminal.
Nov 2000 to Jul 2002 PnP Software Solutions, Ahmadabad, India
Proprietor and General Manager (1.9 Years)
My company was providing quality IT and computer education as a franchise of Cosmos Systems and Software Ltd. with fulltime staff of four and other visiting faculties.
My role was liaison with the parent company and franchise administration, management of the staff, student enrolments, procurement and inventory management, discussion and negotiations with overseas recruiters, etc.
Due to the economic down turn in 2001, especially in the IT sector the company did not doing well and I came back to my original profession closing down the same.
Aug 2000 to Oct 2000 GE NUOVO PIGNONE, Italy (At their Co-Generation plant in Ahmadabad, India)
Plant Unit Manager (3 Months)
Nuevo Pig none is an Italian company and one of their activities is erection and maintenance of power plants
Managed the co-generation plant for a short period of time and resigned on my own accord due to the changed circumstances of the company and the client.
Jun 1994 to Mar 2000 PT POLYSINDO EKA PERKASA, Indonesia
Project Manager – Power Plant and Utilities (4 Years) Maintenance Manager – Power Plant and Utilities (2 Years)
PT Polysindo Eka Perkasa is a large petrochemicals complex and a part of the TEXMACO group of companies in Indonesia. The complex includes captive gas based Co-Generation Power Plant and other Utilities to support main PTA, POLYMER, and FIBRE plants.

Lead different teams of engineers and other technical personnel with profound hands-on involvement for conceptual designs, specification generation, project engineering, procurement, installation, and commissioning of the followings:
60 MW power plant consisting four gas turbines from Mitsubishi and HRSG’S from Aalborg Boilers to supply steam to the process plants.
20 MW co-generation power plants from ABB.
Water treatment, cooling towers, and cooling water treatment.
Air compressors, air dryers, and storage vessels.
Nitrogen generation based on PSA, chillers and chilled water distribution.
Natural gas piping, gas booster compressors, and filter skid.
LDO storage, unloading, and pumping stations as substitute fuel.
Utility piping, pipe racks, and pumps for water and fuel systems.
Overseen the installation of the above plants and commissioned without major modifications and without single lost time accident. Prepared inquiry documents and finalized contract for installation of all equipment and fabrication of all piping work.
Prepared equipment requirements and specification, floated inquiries, carried out technical negotiations, finalized suppliers, approved vendor drawings and documents, inspected and certified plant and equipment before shipment.
Coordinated with civil engineers for the design and construction of structures, foundations, roads, and buildings. Generated engineering flow diagrams, lay outs, P & ID’S for integration of utilities through the central DCS.
Liaised with government departments for clearances, assisted in budget preparation, followed up vendors for timely procurement of piping, equipment, consumable, etc.
Involved in safety audits, participated in safety training and safety meetings, and followed up safety rules, procedures and standards.
Nov 1986 to May 1994 RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LTD., India
Superintendent (2 Years) Shift Superintendent (4 Years) Shift Engineer (1.5 Years)
The Patalganga plant has a common power plant and utility for the PTA and Paraxylene process plants in Petrochemicals division where I have worked.
Commissioned oil and naphtha fired boilers, 25MW steam turbine, water treatment plant, effluent treatment plant, air compressors, chillers, cooling towers, and water pumps, and supervised the operations on the same. Carried out the project engineering for GE frame 6 Gas turbine and HRSG.
Established, updated, and administered operational procedures, technology instructions, and on and off site emergency plans. Prepared ISO 9002 documentation and organized plant inspections.
Generated recruiting requirements and tests and recruited technical personnel in consultation with human resource section. Provided extensive technical training for the emergency situations.
Actively participated in all safety related activities.
Nov 1982 to Oct 1986 TATA CHEMICALS LTD., India
Assistance Engineer (3 Years) Trainee Engineer (1 Year)
Tata Chemicals is a large chemical complex manufacturing soda-ash, salt, their byproducts, and other chemicals. The company has a common power generation and utilities plant to serve the whole complex and adjoining township.
The first year included training in various departments with majority time spent in the power plant.
The next three years spent in providing assistance in maintenance and operation of the coal based thermal power plant, backpressure steam turbines, and accessories, with last one and a half years in shift duties with independent responsibilities.
Jun 1978 to Jul 1982 Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Gujarat University, India
Mr.Mahendra Patel, Principal Engineer, Bechtel Corporation, Houston Phone no; 1 713 235 4366 Mr. Bharat T Dani, VP, CPP maintenance, Reliance Ind Ltd., Refinery site
Jamnagar, Phone No +91 9974063183