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Ravikant Totade PMP, PMI-PBA

Candidate ID: 1758918

Career Summary

Engineering Graduates/PG with 25 years experience in Oil / Gas / Petroleum functional area

Skill Set

Contract Management, Contract Administration

Professional Information

Total Experience : 25

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Oil / Gas / Petroleum

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

Detailed Profile

Mobile: +918452026632 (Mumbai) • Email:
General Manager (Contracts & Claims)
for Senior managerial assignments in Project Management / Contract Management

o Contract Manager with around 24 years of experience and a proven ability to establish and negotiate the contractual agreements of the company as well as developing innovative contracting approaches to achieve positive outcomes for users of services.
o Deft at imparting specialist legal advice and assistance to the project and relevant Corporate Departments.
o Successfully handled Oil & Gas EPC projects ranging from USD 300 million to USD 3 Billion.
o Knowledge of drafting, reviewing and modifying various types of precise, clear, specific, and focused Contracts, License agreements.

Core Competencies:
Strategic Business Planning • Project Management • Contract Management/Administration • Subcontract Management • Risk and Opportunity Management • Cost Control & Budgeting • Procurement Operations • Vendor Management • Commercial Operations • Quality Assurance & Control • Team Management

o Supporting Project Director for smooth flow of Project Works and spreading awareness about Contract provisions to team members from all departments.
o Negotiating and managing external and internal procurement, contracting arrangements, Review Non-disclosure agreements and contribute to Business Development of Company
o Act as a focal point to discuss with a client for successful completion of Works and various issues.
o Preparing precise variation proposals and consistently follow up for their approvals in line with provisions in Contract.
o Identifying how subcontractor utilization is impacting performance, funding and contract levels
o Maintaining correspondence and attending periodic meetings with Client and Subcontractors.
o Identify procurement opportunities and ensuring these opportunities are evaluated and progressed.
o Analyzing and reviewing Contracts / JV Agreements / License agreements and provide advice as necessary;
o Facilitating the re-negotiation of existing contracts and managing invoices from generation to payment.
o Ensuring that ROKM (Risk and Opportunity Knowledge Management) policies are adhered to during progress of the Project. Prepare Contract summary / Contract appreciation document during the commercial phase.
o Ensuring that all procurement & contracting activities are carried out per legislation/ company policy, and all risks are appropriately transferred to Subcontractor for their scope of Works.
o Monitoring contract budgets & forecasts and providing expert advice to colleagues on any issues that may arise.
o Regularly monitoring the performance of contracted services to ensure services are effective, drafting Charter Party contracts and monitoring of Chartering of offshore vessels.
o Contributing to the procurement process on major construction/service contracts including bid list preparation, solicitation of quotes, and evaluating, negotiating and awarding of contracts with a focus on main Contract conditions.
KPTL (Oil & Gas Division) General Manager, Contracts & Claims Dec’17 to Jan’20 (current)
Technimont Pvt. Ltd. Senior Manager, Contracts Jan’17 to Dec’17
Swiber Offshore (India) Pvt. Ltd. Contract Manager May’15 – Mar’16
Saipem SpA Contract Manager Aug’08 – Apr’15
Mayfair Limited, India Business Development Manager Jul’05 – Aug’08
Drillcon Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd., India Contract Administrator Nov’99 – Jun’05
Patel Engineering Limited, India Contract Administrator May’95 -Oct’99
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Dec’17 till Jan’20 (current) with Kalpataru Power Transmission Limited (KPTL) at Mumbai as
General Manager, Contracts and Claims

o Manage various EPC (Plant and pipeline) Projects of more than INR 5,000 crores, of Oil and Gas division from Head office and periodic visits to the site by working in close coordination with all stakeholders;
o Build capability in Contracts, train PMs, Procurement, Planning Managers & Site Managers along with other stakeholders for various important provisions in Contract documents;
o Achieve / Support project execution by adhering to the contractual terms & conditions;
o Ensure risks mitigations in Tenders and awarded Contracts and achieve Risk and Opportunity Knowledge Management (ROKM);
o Submit and follow up till approval, Variation Requests, Claims for additional scope;
o Timely support to the Legal department for arbitration & litigation cases to protect the Company's interest;
o Timely submission of Extension of Time (EOT) to achieve continuous cash flow and get a necessary time extension.

Jan’17 to Dec’17 with Tecnimont Pvt. Ltd. at Mumbai / Rome (Italy) / Abu Dhabi as Contract Manager

o Contract Management and Contract Administration of various Oil and Gas EPC Projects ranging from 400 million USD to 2 Billion USD.
o Manage correspondence by reviewing Company’s letters and providing appropriate replies in consultation with Project team members.
o Participate in meetings with the Company and further try to discuss and resolve various issues with Company counterparts.
o Managing Change administration by monitoring / identifying changes, sending change notices to Client, sending replies to Client queries and pursue obtaining Change Orders. Follow up for received Change Orders.
o Provide support in Dispute Resolution Process to Claim Management team.
o Efficiently managed USD 2 Billion EPC for Al Dabbiyya Surface Facilities – Phase III consisting of Central Processing Plant (CPP), 24 Clusters and approx. 400 Km of Pipeline in Abu Dhabi for ADNOC.

May’15 – Mar’16 with Swiber Offshore (India) Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai as Contract Manager
o Monitored the contract terms and identifying areas of probable risk and opportunities related to the application of contract clauses
o Managed correspondence with a client with appropriate and timely replies giving reference to contractual terms and conditions, Managed contracts and subcontracts by rendering contractual support on resolving disputes, evaluation of claims and variations.
o Ensured all aspects of the contract during the bidding and execution phase are addressed maximizing project revenues, Supported preparation of SOC (Statement of Claim) for arbitration
o Established project variation control system and managing negotiations in line with contract requirements.
o Worked on SAP for preparing, printing and reviewing of PR, PO, WO, frame agreements, subcontracts, and reviewed the process of all invoices received from subcontractors as per VOWD.
o Reviewed the status of payment of invoices for all PO, WO, service entries for all work orders and subcontracts.

o Actively contributed to negotiation for various issues, variations, procurement, subcontracts, and vessel management.
o Efficiently managed USD 309 million Daman Development EPC project for eight offshore platforms and associated more than 100 Km of pipelines in India involving greenfield and brownfield works.

Sep’08 – Apr’15 with Saipem SpA
Growth Path:
Contract Manager (India, Kuwait) Sep’08 – Jun’10
Contract Manager / Contract Administrator (Kazakhstan, Milan, Bulgaria) Jul’10 – Apr’15

o Performed Contract Management (Review, analysis, suggest better wording) for various Contracts / Agreements / Non- Disclosure Agreements, Prepared Contract Analysis / Contract Summary
o Carried out the daily administration of contractual, commercial and related matters on Contracts, to ensure compliance with the Contract terms and conditions and project procedures during Execution of Contract.
o Contributed in preparation of subcontracts, purchase orders, charter party contracts, joint venture, and partnership agreements and reviewed and analyzed Contracts / JV agreements / License agreements.
o Prepared application for the documented cost (reimbursable items which are not covered under Unit Rates), identifying back chargeable PO, collecting payment back up for reimbursement from SAP and Project Control.
o Resolved queries on submitted Payment Application/ reports to Client through negotiations and necessary back up and managed claims; Implemented company’s ROKM (Risk and Opportunity Knowledge Management) policies.
o Efficiently managed Euro 2 Billion South stream project for 32 inches’ diameter, 926 km of pipeline and associated works in Bulgaria
o Successfully managed USD 3 Billion HUC Project for Complex D and Island A and Offshore Facilities with associated works in Kazakhstan (Caspian Sea).
o Accomplished the timely closing of the HUC project, ensuring timely deliveries of product/ services involving an esteemed set of clientele including Eni, Shell, Total, ExxonMobil.
o Managed a high net-worth South stream project worth EUR 2 Billion involving an esteemed set of clientele including Gazprom, Eni, EDF and Wintershall.
o Contributed to the successful completion of Booster Station 160 Project in Kuwait for KOC (Kuwait Oil Company).
B.E. (Civil Engineering) from Mumbai University in 1995
o PMP (Certi?ed Project Management Professional) from Project Management Institute, USA (License 1933895)
o PMI-PBA (PMI Professional in Business Analysis) from Project Management Institute, USA (License 1992578)________________________________________
o Member of Project Management Institute (PMI)Member ID:2498130
o Member of IACCM (The International Association for Contract & Commercial Management) Membership Number:81512
MS Word, MS Excel and MS PowerPoint, MS Windows 10, Outlook Express and SAP

Date of Birth: 30th September 1971 Passport No.: Z5147074

Address: 11A, GCorp Bellagio, Opp TMC Garden, Near Hypercity, Kasarvadavali, Ghodbunder Road, Thane West, 400615

Linguistic Abilities: English, Hindi and Marathi Skype ID: ravikant_totade