Automation and Instrument Engineer

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 16842

Skills keywords: commissioning, instrumentation, maintenance, oil & gas, project management
Short Bio:

I am skilled professional, expert in Automation and Instrumentation in Oil & Gas industry, with history of extensive experience in: maintenance, custody transfer metering, management, field instrumentation calibration, DCS/PLC/SCADA (Yokogawa, Invensys, Honeywell, Siemens), procedures and manuals writing, RCFA, pre-commissioning and commissioning, training, FAT and SAT, supervising, excellent knowledge of MS Office, MS Project, Visio, SAP, Maximo, Linux, Windows and Internet.

Current location: Vojvodina, Serbia - View on map
Nationality: Serbian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy
Spoken languages: english, russian
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere
List the countires you have a visa to work in: libya, serbia

Work Experience

2014 – 2014 YASREF – UBSCO – PPMS International, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Automation & Instrumentation specialist, procedure writer and editor

As a member of multi-national expert team responsible to provide the technical knowledge to the Maintenance Technical Support Centre, to develop and implement all maintenance and administrative procedures, general instructions, manuals and management, to provide relevant documentation related to the maintenance and administrative procedures, to establish the Maintenance Document Center and to supervise the training of Automation and Instrumentation in the Maintenance Department.

2012 – 2014 NIS – Gazpromneft, Serbia

Automation Director

Responsible for:-

– Organizing and managing the work process in Automation Sector of Maintenance Department, consisting of Instrumentation Unit, DCS(Yokogawa, Honeywell, Invensys)/PLC/MES) Unit and Fire, Gas, Telecommunication and Analyzer Unit (60 specialists, engineers and technicians)

– Maintenance of Automation and Instrumentation

– Calibration of instrumentation (transmitters, control valves, analyzers, F&G sensors)

– Metrology and Custody Transfer metering systems maintenance and calibration

– Overhauling Automation and Instrumentation

– Provision of spare parts and materials

– Monitoring costs and compliance with budget

– FAT/SAT of Automation and Instrumentation

– QA/QC of Automation and Instrumentation

– Preparing reports and presentations (weekly, monthly, annual)

– Creating and implementing the business policies related to the Automation Sector

– Supervising outsourced maintenance SLA

– Implementing HSE policies

– Developing organization of Automation Sector

– Planning and organizing professional training

– Creating plans for Automation Sector activities

– Writing and editing maintenance and administrative procedures for Automation Sector

– Control the implementation of greenfield and brownfield projects, deadlines and budgets, analysis of results and reporting on progress

– Deputy of Project manager for implementing CMMS (Maximo)

2009 – 2012 NIS – Gazpromneft, Serbia

Expert Coordinator for Industrial Automation

Responsible for:-

– Supervising construction and commissioning of project (MHC/DHT/HGU/SARU units, 400 Million €, EPC contractor CB&I)

– QC monitoring (Automation and Instrumentation)

– FAT/SAT of Automation and Instrumentation

– Weekly progress meeting and reporting

– Design review

– Budget and Schedule control

– Coordinating cooperation of Automation Sector and IT Department

– Planning and organizing training for Automation and Instrumentation

– Creating and implementing industrial automation strategy and procedures

– Managing outsourced maintenance of industrial automation, coordinating activities and managing SLA Honeywell, Invensys, Yokogawa, Emerson etc.

2006 – 2009 NIS (Serbian Oil Industry)

Strategic Issues Manager

Responsible for:-

– Creating strategy and procedures for automation, instrumentation and energy systems

– Prioritization of Automation and Instrumentation projects

– Planning and organizing Automation and Instrumentation training

– Introducing newest solutions for Automation and Instrumentation

– Monitoring and analyzing Automation Sector activities and suggesting corrective measures

2004 – 2006 NIS (Serbian Oil Industry)

Manager of Oil Refinery Pancevo

Responsible for managing, organizing and leading Serbian largest oil refinery (4,5Mt/y)

Rewarded for outstanding contribution in process of structural changes of NIS (Serbian Oil Industry)

1996 – 2004 NIS (Serbian Oil Industry)

Project Manager, Engineering Department

– Responsible for:-

– Commissioning (FCC unit, Atmospheric distillation unit, Jetty and custody transfer units, Truck loading unit, Polymer bitumen unit, Tank gauging system (SAAB 150+ tanks), Tank inventory system (Invensys TIS and OMM), Visbreaking unit, Sulfolane unit, Claus unit)

– Managing greenfield and brownfield projects

– Feasibility Studies

– Supervising project design

– Construction supervising


– Bid evaluation

– Managing contractors

– Design review

– Budget and Schedule control

1995 – 1996 NIS (Serbian Oil Industry)

Chief Engineer for Instrumentation, Maintenance department

Responsible for maintenance of Automation and instrumentation, DCS, ESD, PLC, SCADA, field instruments, control valves, process analyzers, custody transfer measuring devices

1994 – 1995 TPI (Thai Petrochemical Industry) Rayong, Thailand

Instrumentation Engineer Specialist

Responsible for DCC project and contract control in the discipline of instrumentation

1987 – 1994 NIS (Serbian National Oil Industry)

Chief Engineer for Instrumentation, Maintenance department

Responsible for maintenance of Automation and instrumentation, DCS, ESD, PLC, SCADA, field instruments, control valves, process analyzers, custody transfer measuring devices

1983 – 1987 HIP Petrohemija, Pančevo, Serbia

Process and Maintenance Engineer, Power plant

Responsible for maintenance and process in power plant

Professional Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering – Belgrade University, Serbia


• Foxboro IA system

• Simatic S7 (ST-7PRO1)

• ISO 9000 internal audit

• ISO 14000

• MS Project

• Art of feedback

• Change Management

• Frontline management

• Economy for non-economist

• Media and public relations


English fluent, Russian beginner level

Computer Literacy

Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Project, Microsoft Office, SAP, CMMS, Linux, AutoCAD, networking