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Santosh Kumar AV

"A well-rounded professional known for my clear thinking and result oriented approach with a proven track record of leading cross-functional transformational change"

Summary

  • Techno-Commercial experience with 4 + years of proven records in handling multi-disciplinary roles in Substations and Transmission Lines projects
  • Hands-on experience and spirited expertise in Project Management, Contracts Management, Supply Chain, Project Cost Estimation, Cost Control and Cost Management process, tools and deliverable.
  • Vast exposure to EPC Projects, Budgeting, Scheduling, Costing, Proposals, Tendering, Supply Chain, Contracting, Subcontracting, Procurement etc., in line with the international codes and practices of Quality and Safety systems. 

Education

Certifications

Feb 2013Feb 2014

Harvard ManageMentor®

Harvard Business School

Harvard ManageMentor® is designed for leaders, managers, and individuals to address the full spectrum of today’s business challenges.

May 2014May 2014

Problem solving and Decision making

Learning and Development, Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
Feb 2016Present

Stanford Advance Project Management Certification ( Under Progress)

Stanford University ( USA)

The Stanford Advanced Project Management Certificate Program provides professionals with advanced tools and techniques to strategically execute projects, programs, and portfolios.

Jan 2016Present

Project Management Professional(PMP)® ( Under Progress)

Project Management Institute

Globally recognized and demanded, the PMP credential demonstrates to employers, clients and colleagues that a project manager possesses project management knowledge, experience and skills to bring projects to successful completion.

Work History

April 2016Present

Supply Chain Manager

Larsen & Toubro, Power Transmission and Distribution, UAE

As supply chain manager responsible for leading a team of engineers for procurement and delivery of supplies on time. 

  • Optimization of ordering process to reduce procurement cycle and saving time and cost
  • Leading a team of engineers for supply chain management 
  • implementation of internal controls for supply chain process
  • contracts management with suppliers for effective procurement 
  • Business strategy implementation for increase in savings and reduction in supply chain cycle time

Jan 2015March 2016

Deputy Project Manager

Larsen & Toubro, Power Transmission and Distribution, UAE

Dty. Project Manager, 220/33kV GIS Sub-Station Ain Al Fayda, Additional responsibility given for completion of complex fast track project. 

  • Management of entire project scope of works including Design & Engineering, procurement, finalization of suppliers/sub-contractors, civil works, factory & site inspection, site deliveries, erection, testing and commissioning and invoicing.
  • Leading a team of engineers and supervisors for project progress and resolution of issues. 
  • Analyzing project time schedule and time management to ensure on time completion of project. Monitoring and control of project activities. 
  • Estimation of manpower requirement, selection of civil & E/M works sub-contractors and suppliers. 
  • Coordination with client and consultant for project progress and approvals. 
  • Coordination with supplier and sub-contractor for timely delivery and completion of works. 
  • Managing Civil, Electrical, MEP and Testing and commissioning works for timely completion of critical works for client.
  • Evaluating and implementing the Quality and HSE system compliance of the Contractors and Sub Contractors with the company requirements and standards.
  • Timely resolution of issues for timely completion of project activities. 
  • Periodic review of progress and job cost reports. 
Sep 2012March 2016

Project Control Manager ( Project Coordinator)

Larsen & Toubro, Power Transmission and Distribution, UAE
  • Assisting UAE Country head for Management Information System (MIS) reporting.
  • Conducting periodic review meetings, Minutes of meetings, Technical writings, Report generation, analysis and presentations to the top management.
  • Integrating the complete project controls from engineering, procurement & execution of projects and optimize the budget utilization to suit the Operation activity plans.
  • Preparing cost estimates for capital and expense projects to facilitate project authorization and enable cost effective project execution.
  • Review of Change Alerts and Scope Management.
  • Contracts management and coordination with client, consultant, supplier and sub-contractor
  • Order Finalization and Coordination with suppliers like ABB, Siemens, Alstom, Schneider, Toshiba, General Electric, Suedkabel, and Sumitomo etc.
  • Coordination with consultants like Lahmeyer International, Mott MacDonald, Energo Projekt Enetel Co Limited, SNC-Lavalin etc. for technical/commercial issue resolution.
Jul 2011Aug 2012

Planning Engineer/Electrical Engineer

Larsen & Toubro, Power Transmission and Distribution, UAE

Planning Engineer/Electrical Engineer, 132/33/11kV and 132/22kV

  • Project Specific Coordination in Design /Engineering, Material Procurement, Resource Allocation, Subcontractors Management, clients / vendors co-ordination for Inspection and Commissioning Jobs, Cost Control and Execution of the jobs as according to the schedule.
  • Work order Management, Prepare project Schedule, weekly/monthly look ahead in MS Projects/ Primavera P8, Monitoring /updating of the schedule, Technical writing, and, Report generation analysis and presentation.
  • Electrical erection works for Gas Insulated Switchgears, transformers, Telecom, LVAC, DC System and related protection and SCMS works.
  • Coordination with Civil and MEP works to avoid conflicts during construction and testing and commissioning works

Professional Achievement

  • Completed Critical and Prestigious projects for Client on time. achievement
  • Created Scope optimization for vendors and saved 1 Mn USD per year for UAE operations.
  • Incorporated change in terms and conditions for sub-Contractors and vendors to ensure timely delivery and cost saving. Reduced delivery time by two months on average and saved Cost of USD 1.4 Mn USD over all.
  • Negotiated to reduce impacts due to variation order up to USD 8Mn during three years.
  • Finalized Claims/Variation orders with Client for up to USD 15Mn.
  • Reduced Procurement cost by 5% than previous ordered prices in the year 2016, Gross Savings of USD 1.7Mn
  • Analysis and implementation Cost optimization and operations excellence program for UAE, as part of companies target for 2021. 

Projects/Major Job Handled (USD 900Mn)

  • 220/33/11kV GIS Substation in Zakher Area, Al Ain.
  • 220/33 kV GIS Substation and related 220kV Cabling/OHL in Ain Al Faydha, Al Ain.
  • 132/33/11kV Wathba, 132/22kV MBZC Sub-Stations, Abu Dhabi.
  • 132/33kV GIS SS in Kalba, 132/11kV GIS SS in Sir Baniyas Island, 132/33kV GIS SS in Sudha Port. UAE
  • 11kV Distribution network and 21MVA DG back up for Ras Al Akdhar, Presidential Palace. Abu Dhabi.
  • Abu Dhabi airport, Air side Electrical infrastructure, 
  • 4 No. 33/11kV GIS SS and related cabling in Al Ain Area.
  • 1 No. 33/11kV GIS SS and related cabling for SEHA.
  • 132/11kV Substation at Khor dubai, MERAAS 
  • 132/11kV Substation at Umm Suqeim for EMAAR
  • 2 No. 132/11kV Substations Jabel hills and Manzil for MERAAS
  • 2 No. 132/11kV Substations for Meydan Sobha
  • 132/11kV Substation in Town Square for DEWA 
  • New Abu Dhabi Airport Air side Electrification, Substations, Automation and special airport systems. 
  • 132/33/11kV GIS Substation in Dhian for FEWA
  • 132/11kV GIS substation in Umm Al Quwain for FEWA
  • 2 No. 132/11kV Substation in Nad Al Sheba and Jumaira South for Nakheel 

Skills

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Leadership
8
Project Management
6
Negotiation
8
Contracts Management
6
Risk Management 
6
Project Estimation 
8
Cost Control & Monitoring
6
Supply Chain Management
8
Primavera P6 8.3
8
Microsoft Project 
10
Microsoft Office