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Summary

An accomplished Project Management Professional with over 17 years of experience in enhancing profitability of green field and brown field Engineering, Procurement & Construction projects through methodical planning, application of appropriate project controls, relentless monitoring of costs & risks and optimal utilization of resources.

Demonstrated capabilities of successfully planning and executing multiple projects right from pre-sales to plant handover across industry verticals like distilleries/breweries, petro-chemical, pharmaceuticals, Naval boilers & heavy fabrication projects for Indian Naval Ships and Submarines.

A highly motivated and self-driven Ex. Short Service Commissioned Officer of the Indian Navy, who has led teams and enhanced the potential of team members, process oriented and unbiased in approach, who has developed and implemented best practices to effectively and efficiently spearhead strategic organizational initiatives.

Project Management Skills

Leadership Capabilities
  • Act as Single Point of Contact for both internal and external customers
  • Manage multi disciplinary project teams
  • Capable to work both in matrix and projectized organization structure
Project Integration Management
  • Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Sound knowledge of project management processes
  • Can be entrusted with end to end responsibility of Initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and successfully handing over project to end user
Project Schedule Management
  • Proficient in use of MS Projects
  • Adept in identifying activities and resources for the project work
  • Diligently review project progress, undertake variance analysis and work out corrective actions
  • Capable enough to develop both short term and long term project schedules.
  • Follow up on activities and ensure fulfillment of the planned targets
  • Coordinate with all to ensure compliance of the project schedule
Project Scope Management
  • Expert in use of S-Curve for tracking project deliverable
  • Track Scope Changes and Initiate Scope Change Order Requests
Project Cost Management
  • Develop a comprehensive project budget
  • Assist market segment in preparing project proposal by reviewing contractual obligations and project scope.
  • Skilled in applying earned value management for controlling project cost
  • Track costs booked on the project on a regular basis and workout variances, take corrective action for the variances observed
Project Procurement Management
  • Ensure buyers have the correct technical inputs for procurement action
  • Ensure suppliers adhere to the project schedule
  • Coordinate among engineering, procurement and quality for timely inspection and dispatch of planned deliverable
Project Risk Management
  • Involve project team and other stakeholders in identification of project risks
  • Develop risk mitigation plans
  • Review project risks on a continuous basis
Project Stakeholder Management
  • Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills
  • Identify stakeholders and manage their expectations
  • Communicate project status on a regular basis to all stake holders and team members
Project Communication Management
  • Manage communications with all stakeholders
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Can analyse and interpret data and prepare reports to communicate project health to all stakeholders

Competencies

Projects Delivered
  • Spray Dryer Plants for E-PVC, Minerals and Inorganics
  • Spin Flash Dryer Projects for Minerals and Pigments
  • Multi-Effect ZLD Evaporator Projects for Distillery, Brewery, Pulp & Paper
  • Babcock and Wilcox Y-160 Naval Boiler Retubing Projects
  • Titanium, Aluminium and SS fabrication projects of Indian Navy
  • PET Bottling Plant project
  • Utility Piping & Mechanical Project
  • API plants and fabricated vessels, tanks and reactors
  • Shipyard development project
  • Caisson gate fabrication project

Portfolio

Work experience

2011-122017-03

Project Manager

Alfa Laval(India) Ltd
  • End-to-End ownership of managing spray drying & multi effect evaporator projects worth INR 830 Mn in various industry segments like distillery/brewery, petrochemical, life sciences and Natural Resources.
  • Proactively discharged the duties as Single Point of Contact for both internal and external customers during the pre-sales & during the execution phase of the project resulting in smooth and trouble free handover of the project.
  • Led cross-functional multi-disciplinary teams in a matrix project organization structure, resolved conflicts among team members, and effectively managed all stakeholders during the complete life-cycle of the project.
  • Motivated engineering teams to re-engineer technical specifications, developed new vendors and assisted procurement teams in negotiating with suppliers/vendors resulting in reduced procurement costs by up to 20%. 
  • Documented critical project milestone during the complete life cycle of the project and successfully persuaded customers to obtain waiver on penalties, negotiated approval to scope changes to the tune of 12% of the order value of the project. 
  • Identified project risks, developed and implemented risk mitigation plan and prevented major failures to projects resulting in improved gross profit margin by almost 5%.
  • Strategically planned project deliveries to improve the project cash flows enabling 70%~ 80% completion of the planned invoicing during the supply phase of the project.
  • Applied project management tools and techniques like S-Curve, MS Projects and Earned Value Management to deliver projects as per scope, on time and within budget.
  • Participated in internal process improvement programs like indeed, bonsai and edge, received the best suggestion award for recommending changes to project execution processes.
2010-012011-12

Project Management Consultant

Indpendent Consultant
  • As Project Manager of Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd, led a team of engineers in a projectized organization structure, planned and directed all activities of a INR 1000 Mn greenfield Utility Piping and Equipment Erection Project of Bridgestone India.
  • As Project Manager of Hitachi Plant Technologies Ltd, developed the complete project management plan for 45 kms of utility piping. Delegated daily plans and prioritized weekly targets for various team members and closely monitored and controlled progress of all deliverables.
  • As Project Manager for Potential Semac Consultants succeeded in achieving 2 months before schedule completion of brownfield PET Bottling plant project for SAB Miller’s Aurangabad Unit. Flawlessly planned and executed all activities for not only mechanical scope of work but also electrical and civil scope of the project.
2008-102009-12

Business Head

Bectochem Engineers & Consultants Pvt Ltd, Pune.
  • Profit & Loss accountability of API business unit and responsible for all deliveries of engineered to order plants for pharmaceutical industry.
2007-062008-03

Manager/Project Manager

Pipavav Shipyard Ltd, Pipavav,
  • As Project Manager managed a 1000 MT Caission Gate fabrication project.
2007-022007-05

Team Leader

ToolTech Software (India) Pvt. Ltd
  • Lead a team of engineers to design Mc Greggor Hatch Covers for merchant ships.
1999-072006-07

Lieutenant Commander

Indian Navy
  • As Manager of Boilers and Engineering Fabrication Dept. at Naval Dockyard, Mumbai, was responsible for diverse ship repair activities of boilers re-tubing for frigates and aircraft carrier, foundry, insulation and heavy fabrication for ships and submarines.
  • Ensured operational readiness of strategic assets by delivering boiler re-tubing projects within the overall refit schedule of the ship. Achieved completion of all heavy fabrication projects in exotic materials like Titanium / Aluminium for Naval Ships and Submarines.
  • Modernised the departments welding infrastructure by inducting state of the art programmable welding machines which almost doubled the throughput of fabrication activities.
  • Reduced the downtime of foundry shop by ensuring availability of extremely critical induction furnaces.
  • Credited with completing intricate welding/fabrication activities for submarines/ships and aircraft carrier.
  • Established the department as a centre of excellence for specialized welding and fabrication work.
  • As Assistant Engineering Officer on board a frontline battle ship reduced downtime of various installed machinery.
  • Received a Cash Prize for technical article “Renewal of Double Jacket Titanium Trunking” & “Digital Battle Fields published in Naval Magazine Published articles on Titanium Fabrication and Boiler re-tubing projects in Indian Navy’s technical bulletin.
1998-081999-04

Production Engineer

Instant Meals Pvt. Ltd, Nepal
  • Coordination of baby food plant installation and commissioning activities

Education

20162016

PMP-Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute
20082008

Certificate Program in Business Management

Management Development Institute - Gurgaon
19941998

Bachelor of Engineering - Mechanical

Manipal Institute of Technology
19911994

X + 2

Bishop Cotton Boys' School, Bangalore

ISC Board

19901991

Xth

Arniko Boarding School

Biratnangar, Nepal

Publications

Articles Published in Naval Journal

  • Renewal of jacketed titanium snort exhaust trunking for submarines
  • Renewal of super heater support tubes for fleet tanker
  • Renewal of economiser and super heater elements of shore based boilers of steam test house
  • Weld repairs to water drum of aircraft carrier
  • Received award for "Digital Battlefields"
  • Received award for articles written for Navy

Views Published in PMI Journal

  • Views on roadblocks encountered in virtual communication were published in "PM - Network"
  • Views on common mistakes that occur in project management were published in "PMI Career Central"

Training

  • Marine Engineering Professional Course
  • Lead Auditor for QMS & EMS
  • Financial Management
  • Soft Skills
  • Management Program for Officers’
  • Project Management
  • Minimum Contract Standards
  • Pressure Vessel Design as per ASME
  • EDGE Program
  • Primavera P6
  • Pro-E Wildfire 2.0

Memberships

  • Project Management Institute

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