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CV, Romanian, Instrumentation and Control Engineer currently in KSA

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 16526

List top 5 skills: hod/lead/principal
Short Bio:

A highly skilled Automation and Instrument Engineer with over 20+years of Domestic and International experience in performing Automation Engineering Maintenance tasks and implementing Automation Projects from the conceptual phase untill test procedures.
A proven Engineering Manager and Technical Communicator with expertise in Well Proven Projects Implementation, Well Post work Projects Remediation, and Field Performance Monitoring.

Current location: 

Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia - View on map

Nationality: 

romanian

Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Oil, Gas and Energy

Spoken languages: 

english

Locations I am interested in working:

Bahrain, Dubai, egypt, Indonesia, kazakhstan, Korea, (South) Republic of, kuwait, Middle East, Oman, qatar, United Arab Emirates



WORK EXPERIENCE

Period: (August 2013 – present)

C OMPANY: MUSTANG HDP

LOCATION: Al Khobar – Saudi Arabia

PROJECT: Various

DEPARTMENT: Instrumentation

POSITION: HoD/Department Manager

• Managed Instrumentation department of 49 people : principal, lead and discipline engineers along with CADD pool operators for instrumentation scope of work of GES+ design activities in various projects type: project proposals, detailed design, projects up-scope, construction support for several business units: PPF, PPL, UPSTREAM and P&I

• Overseen and maintained the labor and projects manhour estimates

• Managed and maintained the instrumentation progress on the weekly basis, schedule, staffing planing and coordination with the Project Management.

• Reviewed the weekly progress reports, staffing plan for project deliverables against the projects schedule, man-hour estimates on poject proposals, PDR’s, etc.

• Coordination with project lead engineers to ensure correct implementation of the design for PPG ( i.e. Fire water pumps projects, Co-gen projects), PPL (pipeline pojects), P&I (process and infrastructure projects.)

Reporting to: Engineering Manager

Period: (June 2012 – July 2013)

COMPANY: GL Noble Denton L.l.c

LOCATION: Muscat – Oman

PROJECT: Various

DEPARTMENT: Engineering Services

POSITION: Acting Head of Engineering

Providing technical services in the client organisation: OMAN GAS COMPANY.

The main tasks were related mostly to the followings:

• Managing the Engineering Department which is accountable of all in-house FEED deliverables as outcome from Fesability and Concept studies.

• Managing Engineering phase of several gas projects (EPC of Ad Duqm Pipeline Project and EPC of Ad Duqm GSS Project, Improvement of Security Systems at Buraimi and Fahud Compressor Stations-Projects, Murayrat P.L.S upgrade Project, FOC Muscat-Murayrat-Fahud Project, Associated Industries Salalah-Project, Control System Replacement at Wadi AL Jizzi and AL-Ghubra GSS(s)-Project, EPC of Manah and NIE GSS Upgrade-Project, EPC of AL KAMIL and OMIFCO GSS Upgrade-Project, etc) and providing technical services to Projects Department (technical support in Project Strategy definition, cost estimations: CAPEX and OPEX, preparation of pre-tender clarifications, post tender clarifications, technical bid evaluations for the EPC bidders, preparation of Tender Committee paper for the awarded contractor on the basis of evaluation criteria and scoring of the tender offers etc.) and Operations Department (technical authority for review and approval of Facility Change Proposals).

• Providing technical corporate leadership in supporting of project activities and approving critical deliverables

• Managing engineering (multi-disciplines) department staff and consulting HSEQ department for any QA/QC and HSE project issues.

• Interface with Integrity Department, Projects Department, Operations Support Department, Process/Concept Department.

• Review and approve all EPC Consultants or consultants design deliverables at level 3 document control register.

• Attending Design Reviews, HAZOP and IPF/SIL studies, Project Monthly Progress meetings

• Review fesability and concept studies

• Review and approve all in-house engineering deliverables: scope of work, schedule of prices (tender price summary schedule, tender price breakdown schedules for engineering, procurement and construction activities, unit rates schedules, payment milestones schedules, penalty milestones schedules, procurement and third party services mark up schedules), technical specifications and drawings to be in line with SP (PDO) standards, DEP (SHELL) standards and international standards (e.g. AGA3, AGA7, AGA9, AGA11, API, IEC, ISA and ISO standards)

• Cross-check the progress measurement of consultant design deliverables as per document control register level-3 and project execution plan.

Reporting to: Projects Manager

Period: (Sept 2011 – June 2012)

COMPANY: GL Noble Denton L.l.c

LOCATION: Muscat – Oman

PROJECT: Various

DEPARTMENT: Engineering Services

POSITION: Head of Instrument and Control Section

Providing technical services as Head of Instrument and Control section in the client organisation(OMAN GAS Company).

Deputy of Head of Engineering

Technical Authority for control and automation

A. For the New Projects

Generate/Update/Review the FEED scope of work for various projects typical in gas transportation: Gas Supply Station with pig launcher and receiver area, Gas Compressor stations, Pipeline transportation with various Block Valve Stations.(Projects: Ad Duqm Pipeline Project, Ad Duqm GSS, FOC Cable Muscat-Murayrat-Fahud, Associated Industries Salalah, Improvement Security Facilities and Buraimi and Fahud Gas Compressor Stations, Murayrat P.L.S Upgrade, Constrol System Replacement at Wadi Al Jizzi and AL-Ghubra, 32” SOHAR Bypass Project).

Making the cost estimations for the appropriated C&A equipment used in these projects.

Review the Fesability Study for Muscat City Gas-Project

Conducting the site surveys prior defining the FEED scope of work and related discipline deliverables.

Propose check and review Document Deliverables Register Level 3 for C&A discipline.

C&A Technical Authority in Engineering Services, Project, Concept, Integration and Operations Department

Coordinating C&A engineers to settle the proposed technical solution and provide the technical inputs to prepare the FEED deliverables: RTU or FCS/DCS specification, IPS, FGS specification, Telecom Specification, System Architecture, I/O List, C&E Chart, Instrument General Specification, etc.

on the basis of Company Standards, PDO Standards, SHELL DEP Standards and International Standards.

Check and review technical specifications and drawings.

Settle the project interfaces with other disciplines.

Technical support for defining the schedules related to the: tender price for the c&a discipline and associated discipline interfaces, schedule for breakdown of separately identified items, schedule for milestones (c&a and discipline interfaces), etc.

PMC role in design review for “Control System Replacement at Wadi Al Jizzi and Al Ghubra GSS’s. (FEED made in-house by OGC Engineering Department and Detail Engineering Design made by Larsen and Tourbo Oman as EPC-Contractor)

B. For Ongoing projects

Checking and review the detail engineering design issued by EPC Contractor (Projects: Barka & Sohar GSS, Nimr Compressor Station, etc.)

Performing site surveys for technical audits.

Review design variations that might come from operations request during installation and pre-commissioning

Technical support in closing the punch list during the SAT

Client: OGC (Oman Gas Company) Muscat

Reporting to: Head of Engineering Section

Period: (July 2011 – Sept 2011)

COMPANY: WORLEY PARSONS Ltd.

LOCATION: Abu Dhabi – UAE

PROJECT: New Control Room Building – Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER)

DEPARTMENT: PMC

POSITION: Senior Instrument and Control Engineer

Checking and review the vendor prints for the replacement and relocation of DCS/ESD/Hardwire Consoles/PA/CCTV equipment from Main Control Room, Utility Control Room and various SIS’s to the New Control Room Building. Verify the associated drawings related to system transfers and interfaces with other existing equipment as well as Green Diesel Project equipment already in place in the New Control Room Building in order to comply with Changeover Methodology, QA/QC plan and procedures and HSE policy.

Reporting to: Project Manager/Manager PMC Projects.

Period: (June 2010 – up to July 2011)

COMPANY: TEBODIN Middle East Ltd.

LOCATION: Abu Dhabi – UAE

PROJECT: INTER-REFINERY PIPELINES Project (Mussafah Terminal Package)

– Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (TAKREER)

DEPARTMENT: PMC

POSITION: Senior Instrument and Control Engineer

The main tasks were related mostly into rolling the project under TEBODIN PMC (Project Management Consultancy) position with EPC Contractor (DAEWOO E&C KOREA) at EPC Contractor’s Homeoffice located in Seoul, from the detailed engineering phase until execution stage in a multidiscipline team framework to ensure that the project execution meets the project objectives. The project was related to a terminal application of 16 new tanks located in Mussafah and the end-user was Abu Dhabi Oil Refining Company (Takreer) located in Abu Dhabi.

I was responsible for technical review and comment in complete detail engineering design: design general specifications, instrument index, instrument MTO, I/O Lists for DCS/ESD/PLC/F&G/TGS/MCM/MOV systems, Instrument Wirring Connection Lists (Instrument/FO/Serial Cable Schedule, JB schedule,etc) Alarm and Trip Setting Summary List, interpretation of specifications and drawings(instrument standard drawings, instrument hook up and installation drawings, Control System Block Diagrams for Overall System Architecture, DCS, ESD, F&G, TGS, MOV, MCM, CCTV, Public Aaddress and Telecom System, etc, Control System Cable Block Diagram, Plot Plans and Layouts, loop diagrams, logic diagrams, P&ID’s, Instrument Power Supply Diagram, Instrument Grounding Diagram, Material Requisitions for the technical evaluation (TBE), check and approval of Detailed Engineering design and other engineering services in order to make sure that the produced engineering dossier is meeting the Company specifications,Company HSE Policy, Company QA/QC procedures.

Reporting to: Project Director

Period: (May 2006 – up to May 2010)

COMPANY: OMV-PETROM S.A. Arpechim Subsidiary

LOCATION: ROMANIA

PROJECT: Implementation of DCS in Arpechim Refinery

DEPARTMENT: DCS/ESD/PLC Department

POSITION: Department Manager

The key activities were related mostly into rolling the project with Project/Program Managers and other specialist engineers to ensure that the project execution meets the project objectives. I was responsible for providing all the DCS/ESD/PLC technical support for the interpretation of specifications and drawings, for the technical evaluation, check and approval of the Basic Engineering design, Detailed Engineering design and As-Build Design as well as for other engineering services in the Arpechim Refinery areas. Specifically, these Automation Engineering Services has been developed within ARPECHIM DCS Implementation Project in OMV PETROM-Arpechim Pitesti (Romania), with the participation of IPIP Designer company- Ploiesti (Romania) and partly in Honeywell office in Sofia (Bulgaria) for Honeywell DCS systems and Honeywell Safety Systems office in Mannheim (Germany) for ESD/PLC systems and respectively at Emerson SAAB-Rosemount office in Gothenburg (Sweden) for the Radar Tank Gauging system as well as at Econosto Headquarter from Rotterdam (The Netherlands) for the motorized valves control in the tank farm area. Leading and managing the process of scope definition and change control for automation project works, including technical estimations and cost evaluations/scope variations, technical moderator in following the projects status meetings, technical support in performing Risk Assesment for SIL classification based on OMV SEVESO II Standard and IEC 61508/61511, technical advisor and support in control philosophy and configuration of the project database, technical assistance for the other project positions as far as specialist aspects are concerned. Executing FAT activities, Construction Supervision (technical site management, supervise of mounting, testing of the field instruments), Transfer and Commissioning Preparation (coordinated for the execution loop by loop procedure), Commissioning Services Supervision, SAT activities and post-work project implementations based on process needs (coordinated hand-over and take-over automation activities). Close collaboration with OMV Technical Staff -Vienna AUSTRIA to issue OMV Technical Guidelines DCS. Executing FAT for FSC/plc systems at HONEYWELL Safety Solutions and Services in Mannheim -GERMANY from 04th until 10th June. 2006. Project: “Implementation DCS in ARPECHIM Refinery”. Managing and developing technical project clarifications at HONEYWELL- BULGARIA from 18th – 20th of July 2006 concerning process graphics philosophy and technical review of ESD control hardwire buttons developed in Honeywell PKS Experion and FSC for OMV-PETROM Project: “Implementation DCS in ARPECHIM Refinery”. I was entirely responsible for issuing the tender books, making cost estimations, and selection of the best solution for the migration/integration of the subsystems and other 3rd party DCS/ESD/PLC systems into a main distributed system architecture network.

Alternative job: Responsible for technical clarification and evaluation in finalizing of the Honeywell local service contract which may cover spare parts, software upgrades, back-up’s, engineering maintenance services, network system security assessment, etc.

Reporting to: Maintenance Director.

Period: (October 2004 – May 2006)

COMPANY: OMV-PETROM S.A. Arpechim Subsidiary

LOCATION: ROMANIA

PROJECT: Implementation of DCS in Arpechim Refinery;

DEPARTMENT: Maintenance

POSITION: Senior Instrument and Control Engineer

The main responsibilities from the job description were focused on technical support for the Project Management Team. Involved in Tender Book Development (defining: scope of work, general requirements for DCS/ESD/PLC subsystems, technical specifications for the instrumentation and automation overall design, detailed system architecture, control philosophy, DCS I/O signals, Controller Hardware, Engineering Functions, System communication, Migration/Integration concept for different type of DCS/ESD/PLC systems, by using the latest state of art technology and applicable codes and standards, etc) for the Bid of “Implementation DCS in Refinery” project, through respecting the rules of EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). Technical/commercial evaluator member within Technical Evaluation Committee for choosing of the best technical/economical solution in the DCS bid. Applying the OMV-PETROM norms, European Standards and Regulations,OMV-Petrom HSE Policy, QA/QC plan and procedures and best engineering practices within OMV Group; duties included throughout preparing the input data files in order to be issued the Basic Engineering Design including appropriated Data Sheets as baseline of technical selection for the ordering of instrumentation, automation and 3rd party equipment from the main contractor and subcontractors, followed by Detailed Engineering Design Review: I/O Lists, P&IDs, Loop Diagrams, Hook-up Drawings, Logic Diagrams, Cable Lists, Terminal Strip Connections, Detailed bill of materials, Above ground cable routes drawings, Underground cable routes drawings, etc. Developing of Cause and Effect Diagrams by taking into consideration the results of HaZop study conclusions with decrease of SIL level under Safety and Environmental conditions. Executing FAT at HONEYWELL Safety Solutions and Services in Mannheim -GERMANY from 04th until 14th OCT. 2005 for HONEYWELL DCS EXPERION R201 Systems and HONEYWELL FSC-ESD Systems for PETROM -OMV Project: “Implementation DCS in ARPECHIM Refinery”. Executing FAT at SAAB in Goteborg -SWEDEN from 26th until 30th March 2006 for SAAB Tank Gauging Systems in OPC Server-Client Interface with Honeywell PKS System for PETROM -OMV Project: “Implementation DCS in ARPECHIM Refinery”

Other Projects involved: Turn on key SK-LG Project: HDT Unit. New H2 Unit (25000 Nmc/h of H2 delivery) – Honeywell PKS Experion R210 DCS system

Alternative job title: technical supervisor for daily current maintenance task/planning and scheduling based on risk matrix/ supervised turn around automation activities: technical assistance to subcontractors for the new installation and construction works which came up as small projects to be performed during turnarounds, supervised the subcontractors for the regular turnaround maintenance works: dismantling of the field instrumentation, checking in the workshop, recalibrating and testing the transmitters by applying internal metrological stamp approval, remounting them back in the field, performing loop check and re-commissioning gradually the refinery units, one after the other at the end of planned turnaround for the following refinery plants: Crude Unit, Vacuum Unit, Visbraker Unit, FCC Unit, Gascon Unit, Merox Unit, Water striping Unit, Demercaptanization Unit. MTBE Unit, TAME Unit, Catalytic Reforming Unit, Gasoline Hydrotreating Unit, Gas Oil Hydrotreating Unit, Gas Plant, Gas Desulphurisation and Sulphur Recovery Unit, BITUMEN Unit.

Reporting to: Maintenance Director.

Period: (February 2003 – October 2004)

COMPANY: RAFISERV ARPECHIM Romanian Maintenance Company

LOCATION: ROMANIA

DEPARTMENT: Automation and Instrument Department

POSITION: Department Manager

Managed a team department of 105 maintenance people: 2 Automation Engineers-Chief of Workshops, 3 Field Engineers, 5 Foremen and 94 maintenance workers in 3 shifts. Responsible for all administrative, management, and engineering functions for the automations and computer application services in Arpechim Refinery Units: Crude Unit, Vacuum Unit, Visbraker Unit, FCC Unit, Gascon Unit, Merox Unit, Water striping Unit, Demercaptanization Unit. MTBE Unit, TAME Unit, Catalytic Reforming Unit, Gasoline Hydrotreating Unit, Gas Oil Hydrotreating Unit, Gas Plant, Gas Desulphurisation and Sulphur Recovery Unit, BITUMEN Unit,Lub Oil Unit and Inner Power Plant (5 Babcock Boilers);

Period: (December 2001 – February 2003)

COMPANY: ARPECHIM Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Complex

LOCATION: ROMANIA

DEPARTMENT: Automation and Instrument Department

POSITION: Department Manager

Reporting to the Maintenance Director. Managing a team department of 105 maintenance people: 2 Automation Engineers-Chief of Workshops, 3 Field Engineers, 5 Foremen and 94 maintenance workers in 3 shifts untill this maintenance services were externalized to the newly created company: RAFISERV-ARPECHIM -S.A. Pitesti, Romania. Responsible for all administrative, management, and engineering functions for the automations and computer application services in Arpechim Refinery Units: Crude Unit, Vacuum Unit, Visbraker Unit, FCC Unit, Gascon Unit, Merox Unit, Water striping Unit, Demercaptanization Unit. MTBE Unit, TAME Unit, Catalytic Reforming Unit, Gasoline Hydrotreating Unit, Gas Oil Hydrotreating Unit, Gas Plant, Gas Desulphurisation and Sulphur Recovery Unit, BITUMEN Unit and Lub Oil Unit.Performing technical analysis for detailed design of automation Vapour Recovery Unit skid associated to the railway loading station, at JOHN ZINK INTERNATIONAL S.a.r.l. – LUXEMBOURG, 2001, in conjunction with data input design of the existing railway loading equipment controlled by Allen Bradley SLC 5/02 PLC.

Period: (June 1996 – December 2001)

COMPANY: ARPECHIM Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Complex

LOCATION: ROMANIA

DEPARTMENT: Automation and Instrument Department

POSITION: Chief of Workshop

Reporting to the Head of Automation and Instrument Department. Responsible for the instrumentation and computer engineering services for the following refinery units: Crude Unit, Vacuum Unit, Visbraker Unit, FCC Unit, Gascon Unit, Merox Unit, Water striping Unit, Demercaptanization Unit. MTBE Unit, TAME Unit, Catalytic Reforming Unit, Gasoline Hydrotreating Unit, Gas Oil Hydrotreating Unit, and Gas Plant. Involved into implementation of the project database software as well as hardware and software configuration design by using ABB MOD 300 software packages of ABB MOD 300 Distributed Control System. The ABB MOD 300 is still running now and it serves to control The MTBE Plant of ARPECHIM Pitesti Company. The Engineering Services (e.g. project organization, hardware and software design, configuration of the project database, process graphics, environment, history, reports and so on) were realized by myself under supervision of the German technical support. Elaborating the project engineering database software as well as hardware and software configuration design, by using ABB MOD 300 software packages of ABB MOD 300 Distributed Control System. Successful implementation of the project was done in such manner to serve the proven concepts for Project Management. This project has served to the newest plant of Refinery called Etherification Plant and it was an extension of The MTBE project. All of the engineering services (e.g.: project organization, hardware and software design, configuration of the project database based on the I/O signals that are coming from the field transmitters, process graphics, environment, history, reports, alarm limits, and so on) were held in Mannheim GERMANY under the supervision of the German system engineer and project manager.

Period: (November 1993 – June 1996)

COMPANY: ARPECHIM Oil Refinery and Petrochemical Complex

LOCATION: ROMANIA

DEPARTMENT: Instrument Department

POSITION: Instrument Engineer

Configuring and commissioning at ARPECHIM Pitesti, The SAAB Radar Level Gauging System (adapted for industrial tank applications at refineries and storage terminals) without Swedish technical support. Performing ALLEN-BRADLEY PLC software application (ladder logic) engineering associated to the Kanon Loading Equipment – Holland for road and railway tankers. Supervising the installation and performing the configuration and commissioning of The OVAL Net Mass Flow Measurement Systems installed into The Blending Unit of ARPECHIM Pitesti Company, without Japanese technical support.

Period: (August 1987 – November 1993)

COMPANY: ROLAST

LOCATION: ROMANIA

DEPARTMENT: Instrument Department

POSITION: Electronic Technician

Reporting to: Head of Wokshop – Instrument Department. Area of Responsibility: Rubber Belt manufacturing for mining applications controlled by DC drives. Performing service and maintenance of Thyristor Power Converter for DC drive systems: 10 to 5000A; 10 to 5000 KW

Technical Contributions

• Published (internal only)

o OMV Technical DCS Guidelines ,being used as reference baseline in PETROM-OMV GROUP. 7 pgs .

Education

• Industry

o The HONEYWELL Fail Safe Controller at HONEYWELL Safety Management Systems – Mannheim Germany

(12.05-16.05.2008)

o The HONEYWELL Experion PKS Graphics Design and Building (Course EXP03R300) at HONEYWELL BV-Amsterdam – The Netherlands

(27.08-31.08.2007)

o The HONEYWELL Experion PKS Control Execution Environment (Course EXP20R300) at HONEYWELL BV-Amsterdam – The Netherlands

(16.07-20.07.2007)

o The HONEYWELL Experion PKS Server Engineering and Configuration (Course EXP02R300) at HONEYWELL BV-Amsterdam – The Netherlands

(09.07-13-07.2007)

o The TRIDENT Configuration and Maintenance Training Course for TRICONEX System of INVENSYS at PETROM-Arpechim-Romania (01.08-02.08.2006)

o The AMETEK Oxygen Analyzer Model WDG-INSITU-Cenelec Operation Training Course at PETROM-Arpechim-Romania (12.06.2006)

o Customer Seminar for Oil and Power Branch to ENDRESS+HAUSER – Part 2 Weil am Rhein – GERMANY (03.0507.05.2004)

o Customer Conference END-USERS of ENDRESS+HAUSER Products – Part 1 – BASEL – Switzerland (05.04÷08.04.2004)

o The Masoneilan Dresser Flow Solutions Engineering Training Course for Masoneilan SMART Level Instruments, SMART Positioners, Control Valves and for MASONEILAN CONSOLIDATED Safety and Safety relief valves at MASONEILAN Dresser S.a.r.l. NAPOLI – Italy. (09.06÷15.06.2003)

o The ABB ADVANT MOD 300 OCS Engineering Training Course Advanced Customers for the ABB MOD 300 Distributed Control Systems at ABB Automation Systems GmbH Mannheim – GERMANY (04.10÷08.10.1999)

o The ABB ADVANT MOD 300 OCS Engineering Training Course for The ABB MOD 300 Distributed Control Systems at ABB Automation Systems GmbH Mannheim – GERMANY (16.06÷27.06.1997)

o The Service Engineer’s Training Course for The SAAB Tank Radar L/2 Systems SAAB Tank Control Gothenburg – SWEDEN (20.05÷24.05.1996)

o The OVAL Training Course for The Net Mass Flow Measurement Systems approved for custody transfers of the oil products OVAL Corp. Tokyo – JAPAN (16.11÷23.11.1995)

o The 9448 Installation Training Course for The SAAB TankradarL/2 System at SAAB MARINE ELECTRONICS AB Gothenburg – SWEDEN (26.11÷03.12.1994)

• Academic

o Bachelor Engineerring Degree: Pitesti Engineering University

Faculty: Electronic & Telecommunications

Field of study: Electronic & Computer Engineering

Certificate of graduation: Diplomat University Engineer 1993

o Mathematical & Physical High School No.1 / Field of study: Electronics Certificate of Graduation: Electronic Technician 1986