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Santhosh Vaidyalingam Samudram

Candidate ID: 1848241

Career Summary

I am presently designated as Project Manager with M/s. Almeer Technical Services Company W.L.L., Kuwait, I believe I meet all the essential criteria for the position.

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


An accomplished professional with the merit of executing prestigious projects of large magnitude, within strict time schedules, cost & quality.


Block 1, Manqaf, Kuwait


An achievement-driven professional offering 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 etc.

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, etc.

Hands-on knowledge in KOC, KNPC, International Standards IEEE, NEMA, Hazards Area concepts and so on.

A strategic planner with expertise in planning and executing projects with a flair for adopting modern methodologies; complying with quality standards

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 Management
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 Society of Engineers
Institute of Measurement & Control
Project Management Institute

Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)
Joint Operations (SAC & KGOC)

Project Management Professional (PMP)®



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:

Managed resources to achieve completion within budget and time frame.
Co-ordinated with all discipline heads for smooth execution of construction activities in time.
Liaise with client / contractor on design changes and contractual matters.
To raise technical queries where information conflict exists or is missing, and act on responses.
Proactively resolves performance, scope and schedule issue with the client as they arise.
Planning of manpower, equipment and required tools for construction activities.
Implementing the HSE requirements in co-ordination with HSE department.
Ensuring the site construction activities in compliance with client.
Participate 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.
Co-ordinated with QC and HSE department and ensuring the safe working ambiance with quality at site.

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 M20 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 Almeer in 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:

Spearheading the complete electrical & instrumentation systems functions by utilizing techniques for estimation, procurement, installation, configuration, testing, commissioning and documentation
Managing project activities involving working out various requirements and monitoring overall project operations for ensuring timely completion
Monitoring the activity at sites, reviewing project schedule and ensuring cost control within budget, cash flow requirements and so on; administering installation & commissioning; conducting tests & inspections activities
Preparing as-built drawings, technical documentation for instrumentation & systems requisitions and performing technical evaluations; clarifying technical queries and solving engineering issues with client
Generating Bill of Quantities by reviewing drawings & client specifications and estimating project cost for E&I activities
Preparing various project reports for identifying areas of obstruction / defects; conducting troubleshooting, service and repair functions to rectify
Assigning work responsibilities, training & mentoring employees and managing all aspects of the day-to-day functions in a cost-effective way
Steering daily inspection and test of the scope necessary to achieve the quality of construction required in the drawings and specifications.
Suggesting innovative measures to improve conditions and operations of equipment.
Determining the long & short-term goals for the equipment reliability to ensure positive results in the area of engineering & manufacturing.

Jun’08 to Nov’11
M/s Astra Microwave Products Ltd., Hyderabad, India as Engineer

Project: C Band Exciter Receiver
Client: LRDE- Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

Project: KU Band Exciter Receiver
Client: LRDE- Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO)

Key Result Ares:

Administered design of RF Circuits / Components / Subsystems and Optimization of the circuit’s performances using the Microwave CAD tools.
Selected passive and active components after a budgetary analysis, to suit the chain.
Generated required package & assembly drawings for MIC & MMIC circuits from mechanical CAD teams.
Managed the design of the entire System including PCB layout and overview of the mechanical system.
Performed testing of PCB for Signal Characteristics and validated the design.
Steered the integration of sub-systems to systems and validated the functions in system level as per the customer benchmark.


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