Summary of Qualifications

Canadian mechanical engineer with over 23 years of professional experience in Canada, UK, Netherlands, UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia & Pakistan. Worked with Oil & Gas Plant, LNG plant, EPC companies, Nuclear power plants & OEM Pump and Valve manufacturer and attained sturdy knowledge in basic, detailed & final design, PMC services for GES/EPC and O&M projects related to offshore & onshore facilities. Mechanical Engineering & Project Engineering Management including Pipeline & Piping, Front End Engineering Design (FEED), Static & Rotating Equipment, Pressure Vessel Design, Pipeline Utility Pumping stations, Fire suppression system, Manufacturing, Fabrication, Welding, Procurement, Installation, Commissioning, Operations, Maintenance, HSSE functions, QA standards, Planning and Scheduling of offshore & onshore pipeline & equipment replacement and retrofit projects. A recognized subject specialist in followings:

  • Expert level engineering technical support to green field, brown field projects and integrity issues related to mechanical equipment and plant piping related to LNG plant design, modification and retrofit projects.
  • Attained hands-on knowledge of Slug Catcher, Condensate Stripping, Mercury removal, Acid Gas Removal (AGU), Dehydration (molecular sieve), Liquefaction, Fractionation, Nitrogen Rejection (Fuel Gas Compressor), Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU), TEG Unit, Flare Headers and other Auxiliary systems within oil & gas facilities.
  • Nuclear Power Plant system design, modification and retrofit projects.
  • Handling multiple project simultaneously with emphasis on the technical support pursuant to Mechanical and Piping/pipelines utilizing full project life cycle (Concept, FEED, Construction, Commissioning, Start-up and Hand over).
  • Provide solutions for improved Maintainability, Constructability and Operability by following 30%, 60% & 90% Design Model Reviews, HAZOP/HAZID, SIL, QRA, Management of Change (eMOC) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
  • Participate in project and review of technical work scope, feasibility studies, ITB (Invitation to Bid), TBE (Technical Bid Evaluation), Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), inspections, review all project engineering documents, and review final dossier.
  • Review Design packages for major capital projects for pumping stations, chilled water piping networks, water distribution systems, and sewer systems.
  • Utilities Pipeline design including but not limited to Pipe stress analysis & Hot Tap calculations as per ASME B31.3, Road crossing calculations as per ASME B31.4.
  • Industrial System design, modification and retrofit projects with emphasis on valves, piping, pipelines, static and rotating equipment.
  • Pumping Stations and Electrical Substations (33/11 kV), piping, instrumentation and controls and MEP work into the overall facility design.
  • Gas (Inergen, FM200, CO2) and Aqua based Fire Protection System design as per NFPA.
  • Excellent interpersonal and self-motivating skills.

Work History

Work History
Nov 2014 - Present

Engnieering Lead - Mechanical, Piping & Materials

ExxonMobil Iraq, UAE

In January 2010, ExxonMobil Iraq Limited (EMIL), an affiliate of Exxon Mobil Corporation, signed an agreement with the South Oil Company of the Iraq Ministry of Oil to rehabilitate and redevelop the West Qurna I field in southern Iraq.

  • PMC responsibility for leading the FEED and detailed mechanical, piping and material design of four 5000m3 Crude storage tank farm, Degassing drums, centrifugal pumps, associated piping with interfaces and tie-ins.
  • In addition, I am also responsible for leading the detailed mechanical, piping and materials design of Desalter module addition to wet crude train project. It comprises of crude economizer, balance vessel, desalter, dehydrator, coalescer, Flare knock out drum, centrifugal pumps, associated piping with interfaces and tie-ins.
Aug 2013 - Sep 2014

Resident Engineer - Mechanical & Piping

Shell Iraq

Some 20 million cubic meters per day are currently being flared in the South of Iraq. This represents 170,000 barrels of oil equivalent each day (boe/d) of raw gas.

BGC has a phased-approach to the project: rehabilitation, rejuvenation and expansion.

  • Reports to Shell Engineering and Business Development Manager. Fifteen–– (15) direct reports from EPC consultants and two (2) reports from within Shell.  Accountable for mechanical and piping teams for project implementation, engineering, material integrity checks, construction, commissioning and support.
  • Responsible for the mechanical related Scope Definition Report, FEED, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, Start-up and Hand over of the USD 27 Billion “Rehabilitation of South Gas Oil & Gas Facilities” in Basra, Iraq following Shell DEP and HSSE requirements. This project is the largest effort in Iraq’s history to minimize the “Flaring” and hence improving health, safety and environment in Iraq.
  • Responsible to guide, manage, supervise and control the mechanical related work from two EPC consultants (Technip and Worley Parsons).
  • Following Shell Risk based Inspection (RBI-S) process, to establish mechanical Integrity of oil and gas gathering flow lines and manifolds, separation, storage, pumping facilities, offshore loading facilities, piping and pipeline systems, mechanical packages, water and gas injection facilities, utilities including STPs, water treatment, fire fighting, air compression, HVAC etc.
  • Participation in progressive design reviews, HAZOP, HAZID workshops to ensure that Shell DEPs, DEM1 and DEM2 compliance is being followed.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2013

Lead Piping & Mechanical Engineer (Engineering & Project Deptt.)

RasGas, Qatar
  • Managing General Engineering Services (GES), Procurement, Installation & Construction (PIC) and EPC contractors, I lead 27 brown and green field projects ranging from several hundred thousand to several million US dollars related to Slug Catcher, Condensate Stripping, Mercury removal, Acid Gas Removal (AGU), Dehydration (molecular sieve), Liquefaction, Fractionation, Nitrogen Rejection (Fuel Gas Compressor), Sulfur Recovery Unit (SRU), TEG Unit, Flare Headers and other Auxiliary systems within LNG trains.
  • Follow RasGas/ExxonMobil Project Gate system to complete all the phases (initiation, planning, execution, control, closure) of a project.
  • Designs or studies mechanical modification to oil processing, oil handling and utilizes facilities. Execute capital projects according to the scope, schedule and budget.
  • Provide solutions for improved Maintainability, Constructibility and Operability by following 30%, 60% & 90% Design Model Reviews, HAZOP/HAZID, SIL, QRA, Management of Change (eMOC) and Root Cause Analysis (RCA).
  • Review/approval of supplier/vendor documentation.
  • Participation to Technical Audits and Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT).
  • Review Project close out reports, as-built documentation and lessons learned.
  • Development / Updating / Compliance of RasGas Standard Engineering Documentation to reflect latest industry developments, good engineering practices and lessons learned.
Feb 2007 - Nov 2011

Lead Discipline Engineer-Mechanical / Project Engineer-Sea Water Process Cooling System

International Bechtel Co. Ltd.
  • Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) of the 27 billion dollars Khalifa Sea-Port and Industrial Zone (KPIZ) infrastructure project in Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • Responsibilities include development of scheme, preliminary and final design of Infrastructure Utilities pipeline corridors like sea water cooling system, fire protection, potable water, process water, combined waste water (sewerage plus drainage), ground water and storm water system, etc.
  • Mechanical packages design review, including but not limited to transient and hydraulic surge analysis, stress analysis, code design calculations, design manual, specifications, drawings, bill of quantities, operation & control philosophy, O&M manual, testing & commissioning report, piping details, pumping stations, pumps, control valves, surge relief valves, pump manifold design, R.A.M report, Sustainability report.
  • Construction reviews including contractor's detailed design submissions like analysis & calculations, construction drawings, method statements, shop drawings, material submittals,
  • Design review of MEP work within the port area. In addition providing all utilities works associated with the port, i.e. Vacuum Sewerage system, Sanitary Waste Water, Surface Drainage, Ballast water, Potable Water, Fire Suppression systems, Power and Telecoms.
  • Technical support in site installation, construction, commissioning, testing, close-out and handover.


  • Successful completion of Sea Water Process Cooling System Design.
  • Improved Seawater process cooling system safety and reliability by directing consultants to use ANSI/HI-9.8 Design Codes and AWWA M45 Manual.
  • Successfully saved 30% initial cost by improving the design.
  • Successful close-out and handover of all the mechanical design & construction packages for the first phase (5.4 billion dollars) of Khalifa port and Industrial Zone.
Feb 2003 - Jan 2007

Acting Section Manager / Mechanical Engineering Specialist

Ontario Power Generation (OPG)

This company is the largest Nuclear Power Plant in Ontario, Canada and produces 4300 MWe electricity in its 8 x 531 MWe units.

Reporting to the Senior Manager-Plant Design, I managed a team of 3-4 professional mechanical engineers.

  • Provide expert advice, guidance and technical support on pressure vessels, piping, control valves, static and rotating equipment, cooling system, pumping stations, Mechanical engineering support of domestic project development and operations to ensure facilities are cost effective to design, construct and safe and efficient to operate.
  • Preparation of Engineer Design Modification and Retrofit packages for piping modifications, equipment replacement and/or modifications.
  • Preparation of design specifications, design requirements, design manual and design plans.
  • Prepared & reviewed flow-sheets, piping and isometric drawings for the design modification.
  • Ensured that the design information meets the standards, codes and licensing requirements of the regulatory bodies.
  • Performed all work activities with due regard to safety, cost and the environment.
  • Maintained interface points of contact during a project life cycle with the project groups (internal and external) to ensure that the design intent is being met.
  • Preparation of Design Bill of Material, Drawings, Sketches, Engineering Calculations, etc.
  • Provide assurance that configuration management requirements are being met.
  • Provide technical evaluations and advice: solve problems and co-ordinate technical work to support operation and maintenance of station systems.
  • Assess, evaluate and recommend alternatives. Conduct or arrange for special study or analysis.
  • Provision of design engineering support for the purchase of equipment.
  • Preparation of System Classification List (SCL) for new systems & components.
  • Registration of the SCL with regulatory authorities like Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission as per CSA N285.0 and CSA B51.
  • Preparation of the Reconciliation Statements to register the Engineering Design Changes with TSSA as per the requirements of CSA N285.0 for Nuclear systems and components and CSA B51 requirements for Non-Nuclear systems and components.
  • Preparation of Technical Assessments for the design modifications.


  • As mechanical, piping and valve specialist in 530 MWe Unit-4 plant design department, I prepared over 130 design modification, piping retrofit and equipment replacement packages as part of the re-licensing of 530 MWe Unit-4. These projects were ranging from several thousand to several millions dollars.
  • In December 2005, I was awarded the 'ACE award', which is the highest recognition award in the company for the best performance and best employee.
Oct 1991 - Sep 1993

Mechanical Engineer






Contract Management

Managing preparation of Bid documents, Calling NIT's, Processing of Tenders etc.

Responsible for the Evaluation of Bids, Techno-Commercial Contract negotiations, Approvals of Tenders, preparation of Work Orders, etc.

Project Management & Coordination

Managing Project Planning, Execution, Monitoring, Coordination & ensuring timely accomplishment well in time and cost.

Managing proper coordination between Clients, Consultants as well as Project Teams regarding designs & drawings and other various progress related activities of projects. 

Co-ordination with different stakeholder organization for successful implementation of project.


Ensuring the Project Quality Assurance, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) in the material selection, design, procurement and construction phases of the project.

Engineering Codes and Standards

Strong hands on using ExxonMobil GPs, Shell DEPs, ASME-ANSI B31/B16 codes, API-5L, API-579, API-6D, ASTM, AWWA, CAN-CSA, NFPA, MSS, ASNT, BSI, IEEE & ISO standards.

Computer Buff

Use of AutoCad, MicroStation, Autopipe, AME Tank, Passport, MathCad, SAP, MS-Office, MS-Project, P6 and MS-Windows.

Memberships and Professional Courses

  • Member of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME no. 7716913)
  • Life Member of Pakistan Engineering Council (PEC)
  • Membership in process for Association of Professional Engineer of Ontario, Canada (APEO no. 100061826)
  • Courses in Managerial Economics, Managerial Accounting, Managerial Statistics and Human Resource Management, Computer Aided Design software (AutoCad, Microstation and CATIA)