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CV, Senior Project And Automation Engineer With Oil And Gas Experience

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Serial No: 6053
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Short Bio:

7+ Years of Leading Projects, Teams and Budgeting Toward Goal of Operational Excellence
Analytical, highly technical Engineering professional with extensive experience driving impactful projects from planning through implementation. Elite communicator possessing proven record of building, mobilizing and directing teams in successful execution of project initiatives. Innate ability to align complex business needs with innovative solutions.
Key skills:

• End-to-End Engineering Solutions • Troubleshooting & Issue Resolution
• Project Planning & Management • Process/Outcome Improvement
• Team Building & Leadership • Timeline Management
• Engineering Methodologies • Programming Languages
• Financial Processes/Budgeting • Business Requirements
• Quality Control & Safety Compliance • Collaborative Communications
• Team Coordination • Bilingual (English, Arabic)

Current location: 

Saudi Arabia - View on map

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, english

Locations I am interested in working:

kuwait, qatar, saudi arabia, United Arab Emirates

Professional Experience:

 Chevron, Houston, Texas – Lead System Analyst, 2012-2013 (12 Months Contract)

Activities include:

  • Responsible for Automation Projects.
  • Responsible for plant Engineer in Yokogawa, DCS, GE FANUC PLC and Emerson Gateways.
  • Executed thorough analysis of DCS to ensure optimum efficiencies.
  • Provide comprehensive support of 16 plant servers and IT solutions, including HMI and network support.
  • Identified inefficiencies and made recommendations for process improvements.
  • Defined project deliverables and monitored status of tasks.
  • Drafted action plans and led meetings with department executives to review project status and proposed changes.
  • Delivered status reports to stakeholders for budgeting and planning purposes.
  • Monitored team progress and enforced deadlines.
  • Served as the single point of contact for project scheduling and changes.
  • Resolved part and assembly discrepancies.
  • Directed customer installations maintaining cost efficiencies based on space and power allocation.
  • Maintained and managed network environment including troubleshooting, filing and archiving.
  • Programmed logic controller (PLC) code generation software
  • Execute plan to finish projects on time and support sales, engineer teams.
  • Provide advises on design proposal for new projects.
  • Identified inefficiencies and made recommendations for process improvements.
  • Served as mentor to junior team members.
  • Oversaw production efforts to guarantee that projects were completed in a timely and budget-conscious manner.
  • Maintained open and effective communications with project teams to increase productivity.
  • Prepared daily project status updates to keep staff up-to-date on program changes and task requirements.
  • Provided hands-on technical support, advice and mentoring to all levels of personnel.
  • Led cross-functional team to share technology across departments to improve operational efficiency.

 GE-IP (Ali Al-Tamimi CO), Khobar, Saudi Arabia – Senior Project Engineer, 2010-2012

Activities include:

  • Provided engineering system oversight for PLC, SCADA and RTU.
  • Directed and evaluated performance of engineering team.
  • Planned, led and monitored key projects in adherence with safety and engineering processes.
  • Liaised between clients and engineering staffs to ensure project efficiencies and open communication.
  • Identified, isolated and resolved technical issues through advanced troubleshooting techniques.

Key Projects

  • SABIC 3 Plant Projects (Ibn Sina, Sharq, PetroKemy): Provided gas detection system for DETOCON controllers for Jubail plant.
  • Aramco  (Jeddah Refinery): Provided system to control and monitor lifting station for refinery.
  • Aramco (Hawaiyah Haradh): Provided one of Saudi Arabia’s largest oil plants with new installation of PLC to control gas detection system (GE FANUC HMI).

 GE-IP (Ali Al-Tamimi CO), Khobar, Saudi Arabia – Project/System Engineer, 2008-2010

Activities include:

  • Oversaw daily operations and performance of project and regional managers.
  • Lead project management cycle of design, documentation, implementation, and testing.
  • Executed all engineering processes and maintained accurate, organized documentation.
  • Collaborated with other account managers to prepare and deliver performance updates and quarterly business reviews.
  • Wrote, proofed and edited sales proposals and correspondence.
  • Monitored market conditions, product innovations and competitor activity, and adjusted account sales approach to address latest market developments.
  • Addressed customer questions and concerns regarding products, prices and availability.
  • Trained sales teams on educational products at seminars and special events.
  • Delivered exceptional account service to strengthen customer loyalty.
  • Estimated and quoted prices, credit and contract terms, warranties and delivery dates.
  • Gathered all relevant materials for bid processes and coordinated bidding and contract approval.

Key Projects

  • KAUST with Aramco: Provided control system with 2K I/Os to waste water/chiller plant.
  • KFHU: Developed hospital’s power monitoring system for monitoring and controlling.

Yokogawa, Khobar, Saudi Arabia – Project Engineer, 2007-2008 (1 Yr Contract)

Activities include:

  • Directed staff with technical assistance and system development of DCS and PLC.
  • Built, mobilized and led team in developing DCS projects and backup and restoration solutions.
  • Adhered to all timeline and budgeting benchmarks.

Key Project

  • PETRO-Rabigh Project: Project consisting of 90K I/O with numerous complex systems: Integral member of worldwide team of 500, responsible for documentation, engineering, time management, team leadership.
  • PETRO-Rabigh Project: Assisted in integration of Triconex ESD with Yokogawa systems.
  • Aramco Hawaiyah Gas Plant DCS: Assisted in implementation and FAT.

  LG Electronics, Huntsville, AL – Project Development Engineer (Volunteer), 2005-2006

Researched and developed engineering tools for global manufacturer of home appliances and consumer electronics.

NASA, Huntsville, AL – Project Development Engineer (Volunteer), 2003-2006

Developed, tested and deployed software for federal agency managing civilian space program and aerospace research.

Computer Skills

  •  GE IP CIMPLICITY, iFIX, Proficy Machine Edition, PAC8000
  • Yokogawa Centum3000, ERP, CCTV, Stardom
  • Siemens Simatic ST-7
  • Wonderware InTouch HMI (Training)
  • Allen-Bradley PLC
  • Modicon Unity (Training)
  • iX Beijer Universal HMI
  • Network Security
  • Plant Disaster and Recovery Plan (Implemented in Chevron)
  • VMWare Configuration
  • LP, FB, ST PLC Programming
  • C, C++, VHDL, HTML, SML, XML Programming
  • SAP MCB100 Fundamental
  • Smartphone Programming
  • Java (J2EE and J2SE)
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • ExpressPCB, Express SCH
  • AutoCAD 2D Design
  • Windows XP, 2000, 2003 Server, 2008 Server, 7, ME Support and configuration
  • Linux and Unix
  • Mac OS X (9.0-Now)
  • Applying technical patches to protect Plant
  • Knowledge of IEC and ISA Code
  • KVM Setup and support


Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL, 2006 with Minor in Mathematics.

Trainings & Certifications

  • Engineering in CS3000 RS, Yokogawa
  • Pro-Safe, Yokogawa
  • SCADA,  Yokogawa
  • Stardom, Yokogawa
  • PRM, ERP, and FF devices, Yokogawa
  • Intrinsic Safety in Plant, Yokogawa
  • Network Communication Solution in Plants, Yokogawa
  • Remote Process Interface Protocols and Integration, Yokogawa
  • CCTV (Surveillance Solutions), Yokogawa
  • KVM (Monitoring Solutions and Communication), Yokogawa
  • Experiencing Metering Skids and Analyzer, Yokogawa
  • iFix, Cimplicity GE FANUC
  • Machine Edition and Products Sales Information Kits, GE FANUC
  • Siemens “Products and Engineering including DCS and ESD” using STEP7, Ali A. Tamimi Co.
  • Siemens “The Basic Training of SIMATIC ST-7 SYSH” Engineering, Ali A. Tamimi Co.
  • HIMA Safety Protection System for the Hazardous Areas, Silvertech Middle East UAE.
  • Advanced Engineering “GE IP PLC” by GE IP Dubai, UAE
  • Introduction to HMI Wonderware Intouch training
  • Introduction to Allen-Bradley RSLogix 5000 training