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Chirag  Jani

An astute professional with 14 years experience in Technical Services, Operations, Projects and Strategic Roles while working with Petrochemicals, Fertilizers and Chemicals companies


Looking for challenging role with an organization of esteem where I can utilize my full potential to contribute significantly in organization’s growth and can rise to the acme of my career.


  •  An enterprising leader with accomplished experience in the area of Operations, Project, Process Engineering and Technical Services.
  • Hands on experience in managing Brownfield and Greenfield projects, Operations management and system implementation
  • Skillful in carrying out critical analysis of process plant operations and conducting process audits.
  • Holds distinction in implementing various quality standards, industry best practices and benchmarking of systems.
  • Adept in ensuring safe work practices at work site.
  • An enterprising leader with proven abilities to lead team towards achieving organizational goals
  • Good knowledge of Integrated Management System (IMS) 
  • Accustomed to world class industry standards e.g. ISO, OHSAS, HSEQ and Process Safety Management (PSM)


  • Operations
  • Project Management
  • Technical Services
  • Business Strategy
  • Process Control
  • Process Safety Management
  • Management of Change
  • Energy Management

    Work experience

    April - 2017Present

    Manager-  Central Technical Services, Operations and Strategy

    ONGC Petro Additions Limited
    • To look after overall complex operations for Asia's one of the largest petrochemical complex.
    • Onsite plant controller for any exigencies in complex 
    • Responsible for coordination between all stakeholders for smooth operations. 
    • To control actions and extend support during any process disturbances.
    • To appraise senior management for real time updates on operations. 
    • Monitoring adherence to statutory norms during plant operations
    • Allocation of resources to optimize overall complex efficiency. 
    • Coordinate with internal and external vendors/ agencies for resources.
    Sep - 2006April - 2017

    Manager - Process Engineering and Projects

    Chambal Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited

    Technical Services and Engineering:

    • Critical review of plant performance data and process parameters on daily basis.
    • Conducting process audits to evaluate process plant operational efficiencies.
    • Providing technical services and support plant functions to improve on plant efficiencies.
    • To carry out root cause analysis for process upsets, plant tripping, machine/equipment breakdown etc. to define accountability and recommending measures to mitigate recurrence of problems and thereby to reduce breakdown/production loss time.
    • Carrying out technical feasibility study and detailed engineering for endorsing modification proposals and process change requests to improve on productivity through de-bottlenecking, capacity/ efficiency improvements, technology updates, safety measures and Cost /Energy saving schemes.
    • Coordinating Change Management Initiatives
    • Adopting and coordinating for Process Safety Management practices


    • Working with senior management team on  project conceptualization, costing, planning and execution strategy for capital projects.
    • Hands-on experience of project management for Brownfield and Greenfield projects including project planning, estimating, scheduling and spearheading activities for timely project completions.
    • Skilful in spearheading revamping and capacity addition projects
    • Review of bid proposals, Technology selection, vendor selection and contract management(LSTK/ EPC).
    • Project techno-commercial feasibility and sensitivity analysis using financial models.
    • Conversant to statutory requirements e.g. land acquisition, environment clearance etc.
    • Working on strategies to engage long term supply contracts for raw materials and other resources


    • Handling operations for 3000 TPD ACES Toyo Urea Plant with modern DCS and PLC system
    • Expertise in handling complete plant operations entailing planning, resource utilization, quality management & manpower management.
    • Efficient trouble-shooting, turn-around and startup / shut down activities of Urea Plant.
    • Ensuring process compliance with adopted standards and practices including various environment, quality and safety guidelines at all stages of various processes
    • Effective team management through mentoring, job assigning and performance reviews
    • Strict adherence to safety guidelines and safe work practices across functional area.
    • Ensuring healthy operations of the processes, equipments and smooth & timely supply of materials.
    • Anchoring onsite commissioning , inspection and testing activities to ensure effective resource utilization to complete projects on time.

    Strategy and Business Development

    • Identifying business opportunities through market research and business analysis
    • Developing business strategies and preparing case presentations
    • Conceptualizing new businesses models and project implementation practices
    • Developing PFR/ DFR for greenfield and brownfield projects
    • To develop financial models and project cash flow report


    • Successful execution of 600 MTPD Single Super Phosphate fertilizer (Powder and Granulated) plant brownfield project including project planning, erection, commissioning, guarantee test runs and project closure.
    • Revamping of SSP Plant pollution control system to achieve best in country emission levels
    • Addition of new CT cell in Ammonia plant
    • Replacement of Carbamate Condenser in Urea II Plant
    • Distinction of driving the successful execution for process changes, significantly contributing in enhancement of the capacity & productivity.
    • Played an instrumental role in implementing and maintaining Integrated Management System (IMS) which included PSM, OHSAS, ISO and HSEQ.
    • Coordinator for suggestion scheme committee
          Nov 2005Jul 2006

          Production Officer

          Unimark Remedies Limited

          Unimark Limited is the reputed one pharmaceutical company engaged in production of antibiotics with annual turnover of around $200 million.


          • Managed a team of 29 people for smooth functioning of operations.
          • Handled the production, dispatch, receivables and procurement.
          • Designed and developed strategies to reduce downtime of equipments.
          • Involved in production planning, batch control, quality assurance, documentation.


          • Earned two first prizes in safety competitions held in the company.
          • Improved recovery yield by reducing handling losses
          • Attained efficient recovery with energy optimization.
          Nov 2004Nov 2005

          Production Officer

          RPG Life Sciences Limited

          RPG Life Sciences Limited (Rs. 400 Crores turnover) is a group company of RPG group which is having diversified businesses which has annual turnover of around  US $ 3.6 billion.I was with group's Pharma Business Vertical.


          • Managed and planned the batch production, process control, quality control and documentation.
          • Ensured the adherence to GMP and FDA norms for final product processing, packing, transferring, quarantining, dispatching and documentation.
          • Planned the production, raw material requisition, procurement for carrying out the operations smoothly.
          • Maintained, audited and cross balanced the stock in inventory, WIP and finished products.
          • Managed and planned for batch production to meet assigned production targets.
          • Monitored and controlled product changeover activities.


          • Successfully improved product yield by reducing processing and handling loses with operating and implementing procedures.
          • Gave suggestions to re-design final product processing area HVAC for improving operational effectiveness.
          Jun 2003Nov 2004


          Torrent Gujarat Biotech Limited

          Torrent Gujarat Biotech Limited  is Group Company of Torrent Group which is a very reputed name in Energy and Pharma sector.


          • Handled the gamut of activities including operations, process troubleshooting, resource optimisation and high recovery yield from crude solventswith highly automated (DCS/PLC) distillation systems
          • Dealt with external parties for receiving and dispatching material.
          • Managed and audited inventory, safety stock, receivables and supplies.


          • Successfully handled tank farm consisting 27 tanks for storage of various chemicals.



          Oct 2008Apr 2009

          Diploma in Industrial Safety

          National Institute Of Labour Education and Management(NILEM)



          Hands on Experience on Aspenplus software

          SAP, CitectSCADA
          • End User SAP Applications
          • CitectSCADA for production operations control and analysis



          Good communication skills, Inquisitive nature, Optimistic in unfavorable circumstances, Positive and Systematic approach towards each task and Compatible in-group work.