Shabbir 2015R1

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 18664

Skills keywords: mechanical system design
Short Bio:

Thermal Power plant business development, projects management, installation, commissioning, start up, trouble shooting, operation
Boiler, pressure vessel, pressure piping design, construction, Quality Control, Installation, inspection, repair / alteration, maintenance
Risk base inspection, fitness for service, integrity management, in-service inspection, incident investigation,
Welding, NDE
Mechanical design
ASME Code Section I, II, III, IV, V, VIII, IX
API 510, 570, 653, 580, 581, 579

Current location: Surrey, BC, Canada - View on map
Nationality: Canadian
Preferred Sector of Employment:  Oil, Gas and Energy, Manufacturing and Operations
Spoken languages: english, Hindi, Urdu
Location I am interested in working: Anywhere


• M-Eng. in mechanical engineering with specialization in integrity management (U of Calgary)

• First Class Power Engineer (Inter-provincial) registered in Alberta (A-83025) and BC


P-Eng. (APEGBC) API- 510

API 579 (trained) AWS CWI (trained)

National Board in-service commission (IS) National Board new construction endorsement (A)

NB AI supervisor (B-endorsement) NB Nuclear construction commission (N-endorsement)

NB Owner/User (O-endorsement) NB ANI supervisor (NS endorsement)

Career Summary

  • Effective participation in the development of Code and Standards
  • Effective leadership in providing policy and procedures for the development of boiler, pressure vessel and pressure piping program
  • Successfully supervising integrity management program in the province of British Columbia for major clients including Chevron, Suncor, Shell, Devon, Husky, Spectra Energy & Terasen Gas
  • Successfully managed risk based inspection program and fitness for service program for pressure equipment and pressure piping for oil and gas industries
  • Successfully developed corrosion monitoring program for gas processing facility
  • Commissioned 4 thermal power plants 30 MW of total power output worth 30 Million Euro as PM
  • Part of the team for Projects / Service of three IPPs total output 410 MW
  • Successfully delivered maintenance and operation program for thermal power plants
  • Successfully designed and managed quality program related to pressure equipment design, construction, examination, inspection and testing
  • Successfully managed new construction program for pressure equipment & program audit


1. BC SAFETY AUTHORITY (July 2005 – Ongoing)

Jurisdiction mandated to carry out implementation of Act & Regulation and enforce ASME, API, CSA and other international codes. Involved in in-service inspection, design registration of industrial plant, incident investigation, contractor licensing, permit and AIA services

a) Department Head, New Construction Program, Pressure Equipment


Supervision of program Supervision of inspectors Management of ASME shops

Program audit Quality management system Confirmatory assessment

Inspectors audit Code compliance Mentoring and coaching

Technical assistance ASME joint review Coverage for Chief Inspector

Policy and procedure Technical bulletin Contractor management

Code material requirement Code shop inspection Welding program

Construction of pressure equipment Design verification Repair / Alterations

NDE procedures Liaise with ASME and NB Liaise with other jurisdiction


Successfully managing +50 manufacturing shops for boiler, pressure vessel and pressure piping construction


No manufacturing shop was turned down by ASME for accreditation under my leadership

Effectively managing AIA program without any significant finding on program by ASME

Effectively coaching, mentoring and supervising +25 AI for program implementation

No manufacturing shop was subject to re-review under my leadership

b) Design Survey Engineer, Pressure Equipment

• Review design, construction, installation, maintenance, alteration, repair, testing and operation of boilers, pressure vessels, pressure piping systems, pressure fittings, refrigeration equipment and systems

• Provides an engineering advisory role concerning design practices for pressure retaining components to safety officers, manufacturers and industry.

• Analyses, evaluates, monitors and audits design calculations, drawings, layouts, engineering calculations, specifications and test data for registration of pressure components and pressure systems

• Computes engineering formulae to determine if the design is in compliance with codes and standards; provides advice/direction on changes required

• Provides a consultative service and responds to a wide variety of engineering, design and code related enquiries from industry representatives, manufacturers, consulting engineers, and Chief Engineers of plants

• Interprets and clarifies code intent; suggests and details acceptable strategies utilizing basic engineering techniques for alternative designs not within the scope of code guidelines.

• Evaluates and approves alternative design proposals to ensure that such alternative approaches are safe and consistent with the objectives of codes and standards

• Review standards and manufacturing processes, to determine acceptability of equipment approved and imported from other jurisdictions


Reviewed and registered +250 designs of boiler, pressure vessel, pressure piping and fittings

Developed numerous designing tools for design verification and Code validation

Well respected for engineering analysis of design, Code requirements and intellectual abilities

c) Department Head In-Service Inspection, Industrial Pressure Plant


Supervision of program Supervision of inspectors Contractor audit

QA / QC Program Code compliance Act and Regulation implementation

Mentoring and coaching Technical assistance Operation & maintenance

Risk base inspection program Fitness for service determination Repair / Alteration procedure

Hiring, training and mentoring Interpretation of Code & Standard Enforcement and variance

Technical session for stakes holders Liaise with ASME and NB Safety and controls

Technology manual and procedures Integrity management system Installation

Owner / User program monitoring Incident investigation In-service inspection


Successfully led the program and +30 in-service inspectors

Reviewed and approved numerous repair / alteration procedure, operation and maintenance practices

Developed numerous procedures for inspection requirement for industrial pressure plant

Audited +200 contactor for quality assurance and program requirements

No significant incident reported during my tenure primarily dues good governance and effective monitoring

(September 2004- July 2005)

Power plant consist of 3 high pressure steam boiler providing steam to drying kiln and producing enough power through steam turbine to run the saw mill and surplus to local grid

Supervisor First Class Power Plant


Plant operation Supervision Plant safety, economy and efficiency

Water treatment program Planning and scheduling Act and Regulation compliance

Mentoring and coaching Maintenance program Repair / Alteration procedure

Plant availability and reliability Spare parts inventory NBIC compliance

Budgeting Integrity management Risk base inspection program


No incident reported during my tenure primarily dues good governance and effective operation & monitoring

Zero forced outage

Profitability doubled during my tenure

Availability and reliability of plant improved significantly

3. WÄRTSILÄ CORPORATION (Thermal Power Plants) (Jan 2000- Sep 2004)

Global leader in complete life cycle power solution for land based thermal power, gas compression system and marine application. Involved in manufacturing, installation, commissioning & startup, operation & maintenance of thermal power plants and other applications

a) Projects and Sales Support, Thermal Power Plants


Business development Tender and Bidding Feasibility studies & project drivers

Sales contract Manage cross functional team Leading project engineers

Project design, drawing, scope Project management Negotiations

Engineering & procurement Technical and viable power solution Conflict resolution

Hiring Mentoring and coaching Handling technical queries

Contingency plan Budgeting Commissioning & startup



During my tenure company moved from rank 3 to rank 1 in terms of market share in the country

Provided an edge on other competitors by dividing the scope and price per/kW

Successfully carried out local portion of design, procurement, installation and commissioning of power plant

Acquired three sales contract for a total of 30 MW and successful commissioning and startup of projects

Improved profitability and project delivery

Improved resource utilization both internal / external for competitive pricing

b) Service Engineer, Operation & Maintenance


Service scope & deliverable Execution of service contract Troubleshooting

Maintenance planning Operation of power plants Planning and scheduling

Service costing Incident investigation Root cause analysis

Safety of technical system Timely delivery of services Budgeting

Supervision Repair / alterations Installation

Mentoring and coaching Installation & start up Integrity management

Rotating and fixed equipment Risk base inspection program Fitness for service


Optimized service delivery and profitability

Improved cost, performance and timely delivery of service scope

3 fold growth in the service delivery capabilities

Developed specialized tools to improve the service delivery, safety and performance

Plaque of achievement for helping company to achieve ISO 9000 certification

Doubled the staff to address growth in business

(Feb 1998 – Jan. 2000)
Hagler Bailly Inc. is associated with Tetra Tech. Inc. USA and has been providing international consulting services to Oil / Gas and Power sector.

Senior Project Engineer

During my stay involved in 3 projects

i. Integrity management program for gas gathering & processing facility (Union Texas gas field)

ii. 5 MW thermal power plant installation, commissioning, startup and delivery (National refinery)

iii. Business development and marketing for Natural Gas (Sui Southern Gas Company)


Integrity management Project engineering Business development

Planning and scheduling Project management Budgeting

Costing & performance Timely delivery of project scope Installation

Commissioning and startup Supervision Contractor management

Mentoring and coaching Scope and deliverable Manual & procedures

Design engineering Corrosion monitoring system MOC


Timely execution of projects

Improved profitability margin

Customer satisfaction

(Jan 1996 – Feb 1998
A small outfit providing 5 MW of thermal power to local textile industries and steam for processing, I was involved right from the startup of the company for the installation, commissioning, startup and operation of the power plant

Operation Engineer, Thermal Power Plant


Installation Project engineering Planning and scheduling

Commissioning and startup Plant operation Scheduling

Plant availability & reliability Budgeting Integrity of plant

Supervision Routine maintenance Fitness for service

Contractor management Operation procedures Power consumption calculation

Plant safety Optimization of plant operation Mentoring and coaching

ESP Troubleshooting


Excellent safety record

Improved availability and performance of plant

Improved profitability