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palpandi Thangavelu

Candidate ID: 790369

Career Summary

A result-oriented professional with 21 years of experience in Design and construction- (11-years in design and 10 years’ construction Experience) in MEP Design and Project Management

Skill Set

MEP Project Management, Designing, Tendering, MEP Design, MEP Execution, Mechanical Engineering, HVAC Engineering, Project Management, Project Engineering, Plant Design, Project Scheduling, Design Engineering

Professional Information

Total Experience : 21

Nationality : India

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Engineering

Work Location Preference : Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Key Skills Profile Summary
MEP Project Management& Planning

MEP Design Management

Tender & contract Management

Quality Management

Strong Knowledge in HVAC,BMS & Sustainability

Cross-functional Coordination

Resource Management & Optimization

Team Building & Leadership


B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering, Kamaraj University in 2004
Diploma in Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineering, State board of Tamil Nadu in 1999

Soft Skills

Personal Details
Date of Birth: 17th June 1981
Languages Known: English, Hindi, Tamil, Arabic and Malayalam
Driving License: UAE and Qatar
Permanent Address: Virudhunagar District– 626005, Tamil Nadu, India
A result-oriented professional with 21 years of experience in Design and construction- (11-years in design and 10 years’ construction Experience) in MEP Design and Project Management
Hands-on experience in designing, tendering, supervision, execution, and maintenance of the MEP services for the towers, shopping mall, hospital, Schools, Airport, Clean room, hotel, Desert Resort &Spa, Military base, centralized kitchen, Warehouse and Store, Horse racing, Sport Arena, Majlises, Mosque, Luxuries Villa, Compound-Villas, Staff Accommodation, Camel Farm and External Water Network Distribution and so on in the Gulf (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Qatar) & India
Experience in planning, executing and spearheading projects involving engineering, resource planning, estimation, client engagement and quality
Experienced in reviewing design plans & drawings/Material to develop an overview of the project and complete understanding of MEP activities.
Provided consultancy on Project Planning, Execution and Management in tune with the core business objectives (including risk management, effort / time / cost estimation and contingency planning)
Skilled in recommending modifications to ensure operational efficiencies, costs & reduce project cycle time
Excellent relationship management, analytical and negotiation skills with capabilities in swiftly ramping up projects in coordination with clients, contractors, vendors, and consultants.
Strong problem-solving ability, detail conscious, team player, time management skills, Organized, Goal setting; managed Health, Safety & Environmental issues associated with the design and Execution
Work Experience
Since Apr’17 with e11 engineering Consultancy and Project Management Abu Dhabi-UAE as-MEP Design and project Management Manager- (Design and Site)

Key Result Areas:
Managing design and implementation of MEP systems in construction projects
Oversee all the project MEP design work, review and control the progress of the all the drawings, including project positioning, feasibility demonstration, conceptual design, schematic design and Detailed design Drawing
Managing technical coordination meetings with architect, consultants, contractors, and utility providers to ensure that the MEP systems meet project requirements and specifications

Reviewing and approving MEP system designs and plans, feasibility reports, calculations, specifications, tenders, engineer’s estimates, and site acceptance documents
Participate in work relating to important bidding, contract, material review, drawing review, quality review
Reviewing of pre-construction documentation provided by the contractor including shop drawings, material / equipment submittals and samples, quality plans, and method statements
Reviewing of construction progress including programme and quality control / auditing
Participates and assists in contract negotiations with contractors and consultants as required
Reviewing all testing and commissioning activities and liaison with the independent commissioning authority
Supervise the quality of construction drawings, check the consistency between the drawings and actual construction, solve design-related issues at construction site
development of project MEP close-out strategy and review of documentation such as record drawings and O&M manuals provided by the contractor
Planning and scheduling all major project design activities to ensure successful completion of project in a timely manner
Optimizing project resources to ensure cost effectiveness while maintaining high standard of quality and in accordance with client requirement and company policies
Directing effective execution of design related activities under senior management guidance and meeting the department engineering KPIs
Controlling all aspects of the works including planning, administration, commercial, engineering, documentation till handover to the client
To handle both electrical and mechanical work (bringing subcontractor and follow up)
Supporting commercial team in the valuation of works, change control, or claims
Liaising with local authority and managing standards (ADCD, ADDC, ADSSC/ ADWEA, ETISALAT, ESTIDAMA, ADM, DM, DEWA, SEWA)
17- Nos Majlises in all over UAE for CPC (Crown Prince Court-Abu Dhabi)
3 - Nos Mosque in Abu Dhabi and Al Ghayathi
4-Nos Sport arena in Al Wathbah
1-No centralized kitchen (3000 meals/day) in beach palace in Abu Dhabi
1-No cloning centre (clean room- class-ISO-6) in Al Wathbah
5-Nos Many luxuries villa for H.H. Sheikh
10-Nos Many luxuries villa for Local
10-Nos Horse Stable in Al wathbah, Abu Dhabi and Al Raknah
20-Nos Camel Farm in Al wathbah, Abu Dhabi and Al Raknah
30-Nos Staff Accommodation Al wathbah, Abu Dhabi, Al Raknah, Ghantoot and Alain
5- Nos of Warehouse and Office Building @ Al Wathba and Abu Dhabi
Al-Raknah-Al Ain – External water distribution for 18KM
Al Rawdha-Al Ain – External water distribution for 6.5KM
10-Nos of irrigation projects
2 million water storage and pump station Project in Liwa.
Many swimming pool and spa
1-No shopping mall (Forson Central Mall) in Khalifa city
1-No Five-star Desert Resort & Spa in Al Wathbah
1-No Jockey Club at Abu Dhabi Equestrian club

Previous Experience

Feb’15-Mar’17 with MZ Architects Consultant-Abu Dhabi-UAE as Head of Mechanical Team- (Design and Site)
Key Result Areas: Involved either in part of design or construction for following projects:
Deliverables of MEP internal and external layout in detail, its calculation, Typical and standard details of the HVAC, potable water, sewer, firefighting systems, LPG/SNG and Irrigation system
HVAC, Firefighting and potable water system and its components design reviews. Layouts, Details Pump and selection for Chilled water, Portable water, Stom water, and pipe sizing for all disciplines
Coordination with other MEP services and Architect layout and compliance to Authority code and regulation. Proper Coordination for tie-in points with existing MEP network, ongoing and future projects. Development of pump stations, system curve, performing pump calculations and pump selection
Preparation of Specifications, Technical Data Sheets, Material Requisitions, testing and commissioning procedures, O&M manuals for various mechanical materials as per the project requirements. Review the Energy modelling / Assist to Estidama approval for following project.


RR3-C10, Residential buildings: 320 No Apartment + Retails (40000 M²) (B3 to B1+G+P1+P2+1Floors to 38 Floors+ Roof+ Upper Roof) – Reem Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
RBW3-C4, Office buildings: 38 No Office+ Retails (8000 M²) (B1+G+1Floors to 5Floors+ Roof) –Al Raha development, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
RBW5-8, Residential buildings: 77 No Apartment + Retails (12000 M²) (B3 to B1+G+1Floors to 10Floors+ Roof+ Upper Roof) – Al Raha development, Abu Dhabi (UAE)RBW7-20, Residential buildings: 68 No Apartment + Retails (11000 M²) (B2 to B1+G+1Floors to 8 Floors+ Roof+ Upper Roof) – Al Raha development, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
RBW2-29, Residential buildings: 48 No Apartment + Retails (6500 M²) (B2 to B1+G+1Floors to 5 Floors+ Roof+ Upper Roof) – Al Raha development, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
SM11, Hotel / Residential buildings: 200 No Apartment + 180 No Hotel +Retails (52000 M²) (B3 to B1+G+1Floors to 9 Floors+ Roof+ Upper Roof) – Saadiyaat beach development, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
SM3, Residential buildings: 310 No Apartment + Retails (38000 M²) (B3 to B1+G+1Floors to 9 Floors+ Roof+ Upper Roof) – Saadiyaat beach development, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
83 Nos of Marina Royal Villa Compound-Abu Dhabi (UAE)
RR6-2 - Private Villa – Reem Island, Abu Dhabi
Sabis School – Yas Island Abu Dhabi: Involved in testing and commissioning of HVAC system

Jun’13-Feb’15 with DEC Design Consultant, -Abu Dhabi-UAE as Head of Mechanical Team-HVAC Specialist
Key Result Areas: Involved either in part of design or construction for following projects:
FEED, EPC- Design, project management and Estidama compliance for entire mechanical system (HVAC, Plumbing, Firefighting and LPG)
Prepared Contract Scope of Work, mechanical services Design Basis, BEDD, Project Specifications, Equipment & Package Data Sheet. Heat load calculation, estimation Equipment selection Develop HVAC control system operational philosophy. And acts an independent commissioning agent for estidama projects. Prepare HVAC duct , pipe layout, Data Sheets(chiller, ventilation fans, AHU, cooler pump) & Schematics including equipment sizing, heat load calculations, ventilation calculations, pressurizations calculations etc.
Reviewed Supplier Drawing & Documents. Provide technical support to construction sites and commissioning team, fabrication & installation, commissioning, and startups of equipment & packages, perform duties as and when directed by Direct Supervisor

Oil and GAS Project (Fertile non-process buildings, GASCO in Ruwais Industrial, ADGAS Divisions on Das Island Building)
UAE University – Administration Office (Green Building) – Al Ain (UAE)
UAE University – Classrooms, training, and Auditorium block (Green Building) – Al Ain (UAE)
UAE University – Women hostel- Al maqam – Al Ain
Construction of new stores for Al-Ain Distribution Company Al-Ain City, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
10 Nos of Commercial buildings (Range: 8 Floors to 15 Floors) – Abu Dhabi (UAE)
POLICE AIR BASE - Estidama 2 Pearl Project rating

Jan’09-May’13 with Voltas Limited-Doha-Qatar as Senior HVAC Engineer-(Design and Site)
Key Result Areas: Involved either in part of design or construction for following projects:
AL UDEID-USA- military base - Relocation Package Phase-1 aircraft hangar, aircraft maintenance workshop, aircraft warehouse, office building and headquarters (2500 TR Air cooled chiller)
Emiri Terminal Project- New Doha International Airport-Doha-Qatar (AED-400 million)
Sidra Medical hospital - design & Build project
Passenger Rail System-NDIA (New Doha International Airport project)
North Gate Mall & Office Building- 11,750 TR Centralized Chiller Plant- Design & Build Project (300 million MEP Value (worked as Sr. HVAC Design Engineer for design & Build project) overall coordination between our consultant (WSP) and Project Management)
Projects- Doha Land (MEP Value-200 Million)
North Gate Mall (MEP Value -300 Million)

Aug’06-Dec’08 with AL Naboodah Engineering LLC-Dubai-UAE as Mechanical Project Engineer
Arabian Centre Shopping Mall
Al Naboodah Office Building

Jun’04-Jul’2006 with Cooler’s India,-Tamil Nadu-India

Growth Path:
Jun’04-Jul’06 as HVAC Supervisor
Jun’99-Feb’01 as HVAC Technician

Ramalinga: Textile Humidification Plant
Residential Project
Office Building


LEED AP-BD+C: 10927645 certified by GBCI, USA from 2014 to 2024
Estidama Pearl Building Qualified Professional PQP#970 certified by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
EQUEST Energy modelling software certified by GBCI, USA
Certified ADCD mechanical fire protection engineer (completed/passed NFPA exams (NFPA- 10, NFPA-11, NFPA-12, NFPA-13, NFPA-14, NFPA-15, NFPA-16, NFPA-17A&NFPA-96, NFPA-20, NFPA-25, NFPA-750 & NFPA-24)
ASHRAE Associate Member ID NO: 8221961
NFPA Membership Number: 3196795

IT Skills

Carrier HAP Software
MS Office
EQUEST Energy Modeling Software
Revit MEP

Technical Skill
Mechanical Services: HVAC, Plumbing system, Firefighting LPG-Centralized LPG/SNG system.
Electrical system: Internal and external Lighting and Power system, Fire alarm and smoke detector, Emergency light and Light dimming and Dali light control system
ELV System: structured cabling system, SMATV system, Home Automation system, CCTV system, AV system, BMS System, PAVA system
Special System; Irrigation system and Swimming pool
Sustainability: Estidama Projects and Handled LEED project Energy Saving