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Santhosh Vaidyalingam Samudram

Candidate ID: 1848241

Career Summary

I am presently designated as an Instrumentation engineer with M/s. Almeer Technical Services Company W.L.L., Kuwait.

Skill Set

Design, Construction, Instrumentation, EPC.

Professional Information

Total Experience : 14

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Oil / Gas / Petroleum

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

Detailed Profile

Strategic leader; targeting assignments as Lead Engineer in Electrical & Instrumentation
Control Functions with an organization of high repute across overseas
Block 1, Manqaf, Kuwait
An achievement-driven professional offering over 14+ years of qualitative
experience in Electrical & Instrumentation Engineering encompassing Project
Management, Construction, Installation & Commissioning in the Oil & Gas Industry
Expertise in planning, executing and spearheading as well as providing consultancy to
construction projects involving method engineering / method statement,
development, contract administration & resource planning
Skilled in implementing cost saving techniques / measures and modifications
to achieve substantial reduction in all types of expenditures and work within the budget
Managing functions related to in-process inspections, implementation of quality
standards & various techniques and adopting modern methodologies in compliance with
Health, Safety & Environment
Effectiveness in driving business continuity planning & risk management
measures by monitoring & implementing health & safety practices to ensure safe &
accident-free work environment; recognized for reducing customer complaints
through implementation of quality improvement projects
Proficient with system related works like selection & procurement of control
systems such as DCS, ESD, and F&G, Bill of Material, Material Coding, Material
Management, vendor drawing approvals, Cabinet layouts, Wiring Diagrams & so on
Experienced in preparation of various documents such as MTO, Cable Schedules,
SLD, Equip Layouts, Cable and Cable Ways Routing Layouts, JB Schedule,
Instrument Index, I/O List, Instrument Loop Diagrams, Cause & Effect
Diagrams, Logic Diagrams, Control schematics, SAT procedures, and so on
Hands-on knowledge in KOC, KNPC, International Standards IEEE, NEMA,
Hazards Area concepts and so on
Experienced in managing functions related to in-process inspections,
implementation of quality standards & various techniques and adopting
modern methodologies in compliance with Health, Safety & Environment
Highly skilled in diagnosing the faults, rectification, planning & scheduling effective
maintenance plans for enhancing systems
A strategic planner with expertise in planning and executing projects with a
flair for adopting modern methodologies; complying with quality standards
Kuwait Society of Engineers
Institute of Measurement & Control
Project Management Institute
Project Management Professional (PMP)®
Project Planning & Management
Budgetary & Cost Control
Operations & Maintenance
Resource Management & Optimization
Equipment Installation
Erection & Commissioning
Vendor Evaluation & Management
Service and Contract Management
Client & Stakeholder Relationship
HSE Management
Testing and Inspection
Team Management & Leadership
Cross-Functional Coordination
Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics &
Communication from Anna University in 2008
Diploma in Electronics & Communication
from Directorate of Technical Education, Tamil
Nadu in 2005
Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Joint Operations (SAC & KGOC)
Dec’11 to Present
Jun’08 to Nov’11
Jan ’18 to Present
M/s. Almeer Technical Services Company W.L.L. as Project Manager
Project: Upgrade / Replace MGC PCN Systems
Client: Joint Operations (SAC/KGOC)
Role: Project Manager
Duration: August 2022 to till date
Contract value: 1.68 million KWD
Crew Size: 80 nos.
Project: Replacement of Old & Obsolete Substations at MAA Refinery
Client: L&T/Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)
Role: Project Manager
Duration: February 2022 to July 2022
Contract value: 0.7 million KWD
Crew Size: 180 nos.
Project: Plant Electrical-Instrumentation-Telecom works for KOC Feed Pipelines for New Refinery Project
Client: Saipem S.P.A / Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Role: Construction Manager /Acting Project Manager
Duration: April 2019 to January
Contract value: 7.1 million KWD
Crew Size: 350 nos.
Project: Jurassic Production Facilities off-Plot works at North Kuwait Areas, Part-B, Installation of New LP Lean Gas
Compressor System and associated works At Booster Station, BS-180
Client: Combined Group Contracting Company / Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Role: Construction Manager
Duration: April 2018 to March 2019
Contract value: 1.3 million KWD
Crew Size: 150
Project: Up-gradation of EPF-10-H01 Upgrading work for existing facilities at North Kuwait
Client: GOFSCO / Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Role: Construction Manager
Duration: Jan 2018 to March 2018
Contract value: 325.000 thousand KWD
Crew Size: 150
Key Result Ares:
Managing resources to achieve completion within budget and time frame
Liaising with client / contractor on design changes and contractual matters
Raising technical queries where information conflict exists or is missing, and act on responses
Participating in regular meetings to identify problems, target dates, issues, delays execution of work to ensure timely project completion
Planning and execution various activities, viz., support fabrication and installation, cable trays and conduit, switchgear (HV&LV), Instrument panels,
cable installation, cp works, telecom works including FO splicing and CCTV works, glanding and termination, electrical testing, loop checks at site
Coordinating with QC and HSE department and ensuring the safe working ambiance with quality at site
Leading a team of electrical and instrumental engineers in the design and implementation of complex engineering projects
Coordinating with project managers to ensure projects were completed on time and within budget
Conducting feasibility studies and risk assessments to evaluate the viability and potential impact of proposed engineering projects
Developing project plans, schedules, and budgets, and monitored progress against these plans throughout the project lifecycle
Administering the preparation of technical specifications and drawings for electrical and instrumental systems, ensuring compliance with relevant
industry standards and regulations
Collaborating with other engineering disciplines, including mechanical, civil, and process engineers, to ensure a comprehensive and integrated design.
Conducting site visits and inspections to ensure compliance with project specifications, quality standards, and safety regulations
Providing technical support to field personnel during installation, testing, and commissioning of electrical and instrumental systems
Identifying and resolved technical issues and challenges, and implemented corrective actions to ensure project success
Mentoring and trained junior engineers, providing guidance and support to develop their technical and leadership skills
Dec ’11 to Dec ’17
M/s. Almeer Technical Services Company W.L.L. as E&I Engineer
Project: Replacement of 42’’ Flare Line at GCs 03, 04, 06, 07, 08 and Drain sump vent line at GCs 03, 04, 06, 07, 08 and 21
Client: Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Worked as Instrument Engineer (part time)
Project: Replacement of Old & Obsolete M20 Substation at MAA Refinery
Client: L&T/Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)
Worked as Project Engineer in Construction of Electrical and Instrumentation works for new Substation
Project: KNPC AL-Zour Refinery Project
Client: Saipem / Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (KIPIC)
Worked as Project Engineer for Cathodic Protection under storage tank bottoms and electrical works related to Street lighting.
Project: Upgrade of Chemical Injection and Monitoring Capability Project
Client: Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Worked as Instrument Engineer, conducted site survey for gathering information about the existing control systems and field instruments, and
prepared Site Survey report at GC-17, GC27, GC28 and BS 170 of KOC West Kuwait facilities for the Up-grade of Chemical Injection and
Monitoring Capability Project. Coordinated and controlled the activities for the detailed design and engineering including the development of
P&IDs, I/O list, design specifications, cause & effect diagrams, logic diagrams and loop wiring diagrams for the DCS systems, ESD systems, F&G
systems. Entrusted with review various vendor documents such as Functional Design Specification (FDS), Cabinet Drawings for DCS System,
ESD System & F&G Systems, IO assignment, Graphics, FAT & SAT Procedure and obtaining the client approval.
Project: Upgrade of Distributed and Control Systems and Associated Works in GC 17, 27 and 28
Client: Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Worked as Instrument Engineer and conducted site survey for gathering information about the existing control systems and preparation of site
survey report at GC-17, GC-27 and GC-28 review of engineering documents designed by Emerson. Performed HOT cut over procedure for TMR
(Temporary Monitoring System) for critical open and closed loop as per client requirement. Conducted Integrated FAT for EMERSON DELTA-V
DCS System, serial communication of DCS and existing systems like ESD, FGS with respective vendors. Worked on FGS matrix panel and ESD
MIMIC panel AND managed installation of wireless level transmitters and meteorological instruments. Conducted loop check, SAT and
commissioning for EMERSON DELTA-V DCS System, FGS matrix panel and ESD MIMIC Panel
Project: Kuwait Integrated Digital Oil Field (KWIDF)
Client: Halliburton / Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Worked as Instrument Engineer for KOC sub-contract for KWIDF Project for Sabriya oil fields. Executed the entire field instrumentation job for
Sabriya oil wells which include wells with ESP and Water injector wells.
Project: Modernization of Obsolete Instrumentation Project (MOIP – PHASE-1)
Client: Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC)
Done Site Survey and Prepared As-built documentation. Involved in updating of drawings and documents based on the survey.
Key Result Ares:
Led electrical & instrumentation systems functions by utilizing techniques for estimation, procurement, installation, configuration, testing, commissioning
and documentation
Managed project activities involving working out various requirements and monitoring overall project operations for ensuring timely completion
Monitored activities at sites, reviewing project schedule and ensuring cost control within budget, cash flow requirements and so on; administering
installation & commissioning; conducting tests & inspections activities
Prepared as-built drawings, technical documentation for instrumentation & systems requisitions and performing technical evaluations; clarifying
technical queries and solving engineering issues with client
Generated BOQ by reviewing drawings & client specifications and estimating project cost for E&I activities
Developed various project reports for identifying areas of obstruction / defects; conducting troubleshooting, service and repair functions to rectify
Assigned work responsibilities, training & mentoring employees and managing all aspects of the day-to-day functions in a cost-effective way
Steered daily inspection and test of the scope necessary to achieve the quality of construction required in the drawings and specifications
Determined the long & short-term goals for the equipment reliability to ensured positive results in the area of engineering & manufacturing
Jun’09 to Nov’11
M/s Astra Microwave Products Ltd., Hyderabad, India as Engineer
Date of Birth: 15th March 1987
Languages Known: English, Hindi, Tamil, Kannada, Telugu and Malayalam
Nationality: Indian
Marital Status: Married
Driving License: Kuwait & India
Passport Number: T8280353
Address: 23/7H, Subramaniapuram, Gopalasamudram, Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu-627451