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  • Mechanical engineering background with 12+ years hands-on industry and people exposure.
  • Practical knowledge in design engineering, review process, procurement, quality engg, qualification/acceptance testing, mechanical completion,delivery, project document control and aftermarket services coordination.
  • Working experience in Inventor, AutoCAD, UG NX, Solidworks and Pro/E. 
  • Can-Do attitude and Results driven.
  • Aspirant with adaptive mindset.
  • Ability to understand and perform tasks based on Team Expectations.
  • Fun loving and enthusiastic.
  • Optimistic personality, Innovative thinker.
  • Believe in 'Focusing on duties and obligations'.

Professional Summary

Aug 2013Dec 2015

Senior/ Valve Specialist Engineer

Aker Solutions ASA, Oslo, Norway
  • Worked in supplier product design reviews, acceptance testing and API qualification of ball valves, gate valves, rotary gate valves.
  • Technical responsible for review and approval of 3rd party valves technical documentation (GA drawings,Test procedures/reports,Operation manuals,MC)
  • Worked on system interface checks with regards to pipes, flow and ROV’s.
  • Test engineer on qualification/FAT/EFAT testing and solve technical issues during assembly and inspection.
  • Inspections on qualification testing, FAT, assembly, disassembly and inspection from Aker solutions w.r.t client specifications and API industry standards
  • Worked from product concept w.r.t client requirements till dispatch. Which includes technical bid preparation, involvement of supplier selection and finalization from technical/design eyes, interface engineering with internal clients.
  • Create valve project specifications to cover prerequisites and to-do's for different phases of work flow included in supplier actions,Aker actions and End user actions. Hence complete observation each workflow and problem troubleshooting has been learnt.
  • Support buyers during the whole cycle of project execution for supplier communication troubleshooting technical issues in every part and documentation reviews.
  • Back supply chain to fulfill project commitments like on time delivery, cost control and quality.
  • Created standard product technical documentation such as product data sheets, technical gap analysis for testing.
  • Understand and provide suggestions within welding, materials, NDE, change management, quality engineering and surveillance and completion from product design perspective.
  • Abide Aker procedures: HSE and Quality, ethics, global/local work instructions.
  • Good understanding of API,ISO and ASME industry standards and end user specifications. 
  • Create and follow-up engineering change orders(ECN/ECO).
  • Worked as product material engineer on material specifications for special corrosion resistant alloys Cr,Ni and Mo materials.
  • Understanding on surface protective coating for lubrication,CP and subsea protection applications.
  • Worked with RAMS and system engineering team for FMECA, HAZOP, SAFOP  analyses. 
  •  Created qualification testing gap analysis in comparison with client requirements, supplier product portfolio, NCR's and communication with internal customers. Reported considerable cost savings for the project for streamlining of valve qualifications.
Jan 2009Jun 2013

Lead Engineer / Team Lead

FMC Technologies (P) Ltd (India/Houston)
  • Worked on R&D Projects in UG NX5/Autodesk Inventor(torque limiter mechanism and valve position indicator mechanism) for global valves and actuators product team from concept, design, product testing, and handover. 
  • Worked and lead valve and actuators product global R&D and services team as well as Quality engineering and aftermarket services team.
  • Worked as design engineer for Subsea valves, actuators and chokes.
  • Good understanding of API 6A,17D, 17H and ISO standards.
  • Followed project design review instructions and workflows.
  • Understand the problem and create FEA requisitions to analyse for improvements. Review FEA and calculation reports w.r.t industry standards and end user specifications.
  • Created Assembly/Disassembly and Testing Procedures for R&D lab product testing like valves and chokes.
  • Procedure includes site/lab HSE rules, SJA, HAZOP, SAFOP. Included mechanical, hydraulic and controls assembly steps.
  • Responsible test Engineer for qualification, endurance cycle test and factory acceptance tests for valves and chokes.
  • Create design and modeling of parts/assemblies in UG NX and Autodesk Inventor including manufacturing drawings.
  • Worked at Service base in Justin, TX on surface gate valves as wells as on surface wellheads with aftermarket team.
  • Worked with lab technicians on R&D Lab Assembly as assembly and test engineer for connector assemblies, override tools, gearboxes, hydraulic actuators, wellhead tools, valve assemblies, hydraulic actuators and chokes.
Oct 2006Nov 2008

Senior Design Engineer

SIEMENS Power engineering (P) Ltd (India/Orlando/Düsseldorf)
  • Responsible to create and release production drawings of HP turbine modules/ LP turbine modules w.r.t project sizing and requirements.
  • Follow geometric tolerances per ASME Y14.5 industry standards as well as aesthetics.
  • Created rotor, inner casings and outer casings both forging and fabrication for LP and HP fossil power generation steam turbines.
  • Created design and modeling of parts/assemblies in Pro/E and Solidworks.
  • Working knowledge in Siemens westinghouse design, Siemens AG LP turbine design as well as Siemens New castle design.
  • Released drawings for projects are; casting, inner, upper and lower casing rough and final machining, rotor shaft, diffuser and guide blade carrier drawings of Siemens Westinghouse Design.
  • Close technical dialogues and understanding beween  thermodynamics and blading team for casing profile construction.
  • Successfully completed steam turbine design for client LADA Iberdrola, FL,USA
  • Worked onsite from India as well as from offshore USA and Germany. 
  • Working from India, had strong offshore client communications by accomplishing project expectations.
Jan 2004Oct 2006

Design Engineer

KESSELS Engg. Works(P) Ltd, India
  • Created backpressure and condensing steam turbine assemblies designs from Kessels Erie turbo ad Skoda turbine technologies w.r.t technical inputs from end users.
  • Created and released manufacturing drawings in Pro E for BP and condensing steam turbines for generating power from waste heat recovery applications. Industries such as steel plants and sugar plants.-
  • Design, model and BOM creation of steam turbine parts and assemblies using Pro E for casings, blades and throttle valves.End users: Hassan Bio mass and Kalyani steels.
  • Worked on steam flow path creation and throttle valve design with theoretical and programming calculations.
  • Worked together with blades and casing machining manufacturing team towards design optimizations.
May 2003Dec 2003

Project Engineer – Blowers and Ducting

Ceekay hydroconducta (P) ltd, India
  • Designed air pollution control equipments such as Cyclones, 12HP Blowers in AutoCAD.
  • Created and released part manufacturing drawings and sheet metal drawings for cyclones for extracting large size pollutant.
  • Designed and released centrifugal blowers' fabrication drawings. Which aid to absorb pollutants(wooden dusts to ash dusts) from cement industry, wooden/furniture manufacturing industries.
  • Designed and released scrubber equipment fabrication drawings. Which helps to absorb and dissolve chemical fume wastes. Similarly designed paint booths which extracts unnecessary paint sprayed on water and recirculated.While depositing paint on end product.
  • Designed equipment drawings, fabrication drawings and duct sheet development drawings using AutoCAD tools.
  • Designed Bag filter assembly. 3m square and 10 m high fabricated assembly with coned structures,sheet metals, channels and angles made of mild/AISI  steel. Can carry up to 50 bagfilters which filter pollutants from cement industry with micron sizes harmful as per industry standards.


Jun 1998Mar 1999

Higher Secondary School Score: 83.6%

MDT Hindu Higher Secondary School

Higher secondary school certificate


Software Tools experience: MS Office suite, AutoCAD, SAP R/3, Pro E Intralink/Wildfire, UG NX, TeamCenter PLM, Solidedge,Autodesk Inventor,MathCAD

Subsea Standards Awareness: API 6A,17D, 17H ISO 13628 Part 3,4,8, ASME and ANSI

Client specifications Awareness: Total GS SPS 005,015,025, Chevron SSM-SU-53, Statoil TR1234 and Shell DEP


English (Full fluency) , Norsk (Working proficiency), Hindi (Working proficiency), Tamil(Mother Tongue).


Mar 2016May 2016

Diploma in Project management

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HSE in subsea; Security starts with you; SAP Document management(DM)

Aker Solution AS, Oslo Norway

Grade: 96%

Online certificate from Aker solutions AS

Feb 2016Mar 2016

Diploma in operations: Lean Manufacturing - Line Balancing and Facilities Location 

Alison advanced learning interactive systems

Grade: 96%

ID: #831-6319651

Jan 2016Mar 2016

Diploma in Manufacturing and Product design.

Alison advanced learning interactive systems

Grade: 89%

ID: #349-6319651

Nov 2015Jun 2016

Norsk Course in, Norway

Level: A1-A2

VOX accredited certificate from Lingu Norway

Jan 2009Jul 2009

Subsea Rotational engineering program

FMC Technologies, Houston

Rotational engineer and performed tasks in  Manifolds, Core technology group, XMT, Work over systems, system engineering,R&D lab and Product Testing teams.

On the job training from FMC technologies. Part of Induction process.

Jan 2009Mar 2009

Engineering Boot Camp 2013 - Class Room Training

FMC Technologies, Houston

Training on Materials, Geometric tolerances and studies, Design&drafting, Subsea system engineering course, Core FMC products training seals,wellheads,valves&chokes. Training on WOS,XT,Manifolds,IWOCS,Umbilicals and Oil and gas reservoirs.Certification from FMC technologies Houston, TX,USA


Travelling, Reading Books and Magazines, Experiencing culture and food, Like to speak new languages, Teaching kids, Free thinker, Cricket, Sky diving.


Born in 25 August 1981. Married and blessed with  two beautiful kids. Son is in 3rd Grade and Daughter is 3 years in kindergarten. I have lived more than 3 years in Norway and have good amount of cultural understanding and global people experience. Lived in US for couple of years.

Due to oil and gas market break down wave in Nordic region, I am affected in Aker solutions lay-off in December 2015.From Jan 2016 til Present (Active learner/Knowledge seeker in Engineering design)


I hereby declare that the above given information is 100% true. I can produce all my originals during my interview.

Name: Sudhan A Padmanaban