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Manikandaraman Balasubramanian

Candidate ID: 1890802

Career Summary

Bachelor of Electrical Engineer with 20 Years of Experience in E&I Construction Management, Project Management and Project Coordination in Gas Based Combined Cycle Power Projects, Thermal Power Projects, Gas Pipeline Project, Distribution Substations, LNG Jetty Topside, Telecom and Paper.

Skill Set

Project Field Manager

Professional Information

Total Experience : 20

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Energy /Nuclear /Solar /Power/ Other Energy

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

Detailed Profile


M/s. Black & Veatch India Pvt Limited, Oil & Gas Division as a Lead Site Electrical from April 2019 to March 2021.

M/s.Ray International LLC, Muscat , Oman as a Project Manager from July 2017 to Jan 2019.

M/s.Dodsal Engineering and Construction (EPC) as a Sr. Construction Engineer -Electrical In-charge Saudi Arabia From April 2016 to Jan 2017.

M/s.AGB Infratel Private Limited as a Manager- Projects From July 2014 to March 2016.

M/s.Engsol, as a Project Manager, Abu Dhabi.UAE From September 2013 to May 2014.

M/s.Thermax Limited (EPC) , as a Assistant Manager- Site Electrical From June 2010 to Aug 2013.

M/s.BGR Energy Systems Limited (EPC), as a Engineer – Site Electrical From April 2007 to June 2010.

M/s.Mercury Techlogics, as a Manager – Site Electrical from Feb 2004 to Feb 2007.

M/s.Karur K.C.P Packagings Limited ,as Engineer – Site Electrical From October 2000 to January 2004.


33KV/11KV, 2x 20 MVA , EPC for Primary substation construction , Ministry of Defence Engineering Services ,Oman.
EPC for Electrical Upgrade of MAM Power Station, Ministry of Defence Engineering services , Sultanate of Oman.
EPC for MGS (Master Gas System) Pipe line Project (Saudi Aramco) 56” EWG -2 Loop-2 and 32’’KAEC onshore pipeline Project Madinah to Rabigh &Yanbu Corridor.
EPC for Sweihan Air Base Military Project-UAE Military Armed Force, Command of Military Works.


LNG Jetty Topside Offshore and Onshore facilities, A/c. SWAN LNG Private Limited Jafrabad , Gujarat, India.

2 X 150 MW Thermal Power Project (EPC), A/C. MEPL Gudur, Andhra Pradesh, India.

1 X 74 MW Gas Based Combined Cycle Power Project (EPC), A/c. Oil and Gas Mangalore Petro Chemicals Ltd.

3 X 32 MW Thermal Power Project(EPC), A/c. Grasim Industries Limited, Bharuch, Gujarat.

1 X 600 MW Mettur Thermal Power Project(EPC), A/c. Tamilnadu Electricity Board.

1X 92.2 MW Gas Based combined Cycle Power Projects (EPC) ,A/c. Tamilnadu Electricity Board, Ramanathapuram.

1X120 MW Gas Based combined Cycle Power Project, A/c.aban Power Company, Kumbakonam.

1 X 3.8 MW Gas Based Power Plant, A/c.Vaigai Industries Limited (Chemical Division) Karaikal.

1 X 12 MW Bio Mass Power Project and Paper Mill Project A/c.Karur K.C.P Packagings Limited.


Understanding Contract documents, addendum , Project scope of work , Contractual conditions.
Conducting Kick off meeting with internal department such as tendering department, procurement, Design team, HSE & Quality team , facility , stores.
Preparation of Detailed Budget includes Major project material, Engineering consultant costs, subcontracts, site setup, Manpower loading, site expense, transport, P&M , Testing and commissioning , miscellaneous materials, FAT Costs, and clients training costs.
Submission of advance payment request , Bank guarantee , Project Insurance , HSE & Quality Policies, Project Execution Plan , Document control schedules and Method statements for Equipment installation.
Initiating Material procurement as per approved MTS and participating technical discussion as well as commercial negotiation.
Preparation of month wise cost booking projection i.e. inward and outward.
Follow up with vendors for timely manufacturing, conducting FAT and the delivery of the equipment at site.
Preparation of Billing Break up for Procurement, Erection, Testing and commissioning.
Monitoring project master schedule and work progress including milestones date.
Follow up for monthly payments against FAT, Material Inspection Report, Work inspection Report, Performing SAT.
Managing the project operation with a view to ensure timely accomplishment of project targets within the time and cost parameters.


Understand / Reviewing of Project Scope of work , BOQ ,BOM ,MTO ,Key SLD, Erection Key diagrams , IFC Drawing.
Follow up with QC team for timely getting Material approval and RFI.
Closely monitoring safety procedures, TBT,work permits, JSA, Risk analysis and safety observations.
Monitoring quality observation, minimizing NCR, raising SAR, CAR AND RFQ.
Assessing Manpower Loading according to the work Volume.
Monitoring the contractor's progress and Preparing WPR, MPR and Look ahead plan.
Executing the Work progress in line with defined milestones dates as per Project Schedule.
Attending weekly and monthly meetings with internal as well as Client for project review.
Inspection and Approval of Equipment Installation and SAT as per approved Procedures.
Resolving technical difficulties in the site with proper solution providing.
Handing over of Spare Parts and OEM manuals.


o Erection ,Testing and Commissioning of In Door MV Substations up to 33kV
o Installation, Testing and Commissioning of RMU, Package Substations, 11kV/6.6 kV /440 Volts
o Erection, Testing and Commissioning of In Door and Out Door Dry Type Transformers and Oil Immersed Transformers from 500 KVA to 315 MVA.
o Erection, Testing and Commissioning of LT Switchgears and Distribution Boards such as PMCC, MCC, MLDB, DCDB and LDB.
o Installations of DCS panels, field measuring instruments, Fire alarm system, CCTV, OFC Cable laying, Instrument JB’s, splicing , glanding and terminations.
o Installation and Testing and commissioning of Battery Banks and its chargers.
o Erection, Testing and Commissioning of Current Carrying Bus Ducts like IPBD, SPBD and NSPBD.
o Testing and Commissioning of Emergency DG Set with Auto mails failure Scheme.
o Laying and Testing of LT Power, Control Cables and Instrumentation cables.
o Laying and Testing of HT Power cables Range from 6.6 kV to 33 kV.
o Experience in cross country cable laying which involves all the govt statutory approvals.
o Installation of Cables in Direct Buried, Conduits, Trays in Trench, Wall Mounted and Over Head on Pipe Rack.
o Testing and Commissioning of LT and HT Motors Drives.
o Installation of Plant Illumination, Street Lighting and Peripheral Lighting.
o Plant Earthing Protection and Lightning Protection.


Participated 11KV GIS Switchgear at SIMENS Factory, Frankfurt, Germany.
Participated 2.5 MVA Distribution Transformer at Federal Transformer at Abu Dhabi, UAE.
Participated 2 MVA Distribution Transformer at Emirates Transformer LLC at Dubai UAE.
Participated 20 MVA Power Transformer at Voltamp LLC at Muscat.
Participated 33kv Power Cables at Oman cables factory at Muscat.


Microsoft Excel ,Word, Power Point and MS Project(Basic Knowledge)


B.E. - Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical & Electronics from Vinayaga Mission University Salem, India. (2009)
DEEE–Diploma in Electrical and Electronics Engineering From Shanmuga Polytechnic college Thanjavur, India .( 2001)