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B Vijaya Kumar

B Vijaya Kumar

 

A graduate in Civil engineering in 1976, he has over 38 years of work experience in various fields of civil and structural engineering involving planning, development, analysis and design of industrial structures, offshore platforms, port and harbour facilities etc.

Joined Engineers India Limited (EIL) which is a Navaratna PSU under Govt. of India and leading engineering consultancy organization in Asia. Worked with EIL for more than 32 years in various capacities such as Job Engineer, Lead engineer, Senior Group leader and Head of department.  He has vast experience in civil and structural engineering that involves analysis and design of multistory concrete and steel buildings, industrial structures including pipe racks, heavy equipment foundations, earthquake resistant and blast proof structures for refinery and petrochemical complexes. He has also carried out structural design of offshore platforms, coastal structures pertaining to port and harbor facilities and Single point mooring Systems (SPMs). He was involved in number of LNG projects for feasibility studies, review of structural design and drawings under PMC contract and revamping of LNG terminal.

He was Head of the Offshore Engineering Department of EIL for five years and led a team of offshore structural Engineers in many prestigious off shore projects in Mumbai High and K.G.Basin fields in India and for the overseas projects in Middle East, Africa and Turkey which include many well and process platforms. In addition to off shore projects, he was heading a group of Structural engineers for port & harbor and coastal engineering projects in India and abroad. He was responsible for preparing and maintaining the quality system in the department for all projects. Superannuated as Head of Off shore Engineering Department of EIL in Nov 2014.

Conversant with various aspects of projects, starting with planning, feasibility studies, cost estimate, bidding process, bid evaluation and processing of various contractual issues. Travelled extensively within India and abroad on project related activities. Interacted closely with Clients and contractors within India and abroad for successful completion of projects.

 

He has expertise in the following fields of activities in Onshore, Offshore and Port and harour projects related to structural engineering. Associated with Design and Installation of number of Single Point Mooring system (SPM) projects in India.

 

1)         Front End Engineering and Design (FEED)

2)         Feasibility studies.

3)         Detailed Engineering for refinery, petrochemical, Non-ferrous metallurgy and pipe line projects.

4)         Detailed engineering for Offshore platforms and port & harbor, and LNG terminals.

5)         Preparation of design criteria, standard designs and engineering specifications.

6)         Preparation of Bid evaluation criteria, tender documents,

7)         Bid evaluation and all technical activities for award of the contract.

8)         Review of contractor’s design, drawings, and specification etc during construction stage.

9)         Processing of contractual issues such as variation orders etc during and on completion of the projects.

10)       Site support during construction activities.

11)       Interaction with client, contractor and other related agencies during various phases of the projects. 

 

Participated in number of Technical training programmes as follows,

 

1)         Continuing education programme on offshore structures conducted by IIT- Madras.

2)         Pre-stressed concrete construction conducted by IIT-Kanpur.

3)         Design and protection of concrete structures in coastal and aggressive environment conducted by National Council for Cement and Building Material.

4)       Training programme on Coaching skills on Results Coaching system powered by NeuroLeadership group and obtained level 1 certificate.Prior to EIL, worked in the Engineering Department of University of Kerala and handled structural design and construction of buildings, workshops, roads and other civil engineering infrastructure projects in the university campus.

 

FIELDS OF EXPEREINCE

Petrochemicals, Refineries, Pipelines, Non- ferrous metallurgy, Port and harbor and off shore structures.

WORK HISTORY

ENGINEERS INDIA LIMITED :    1982   TO  2014 (32 years 7 months)

DDW1 (offshore well plat form), PLQP(offshore process platform) projects of GSPC, Requalification of well platform projects of ONGC, FEED for well platform for Turkey Petrolium, and various other offshore, Port and Harbour projects assigned to Offshore Engineering Department of EIL.

Job Title

:

 DGM& HOD

Period 

:

2009-2014

Project phase

:

Detail Engineering

 Led a team of Engineers and supporting staff as Head of the Department for 5 years and successfully completed many important projects.

 

LNG Terminal of RGPPL at Dabhol,  SPM project for HMPL

Job Title

:

 Senior Group Leader  (Structural)

Period 

:

2005-2009

Project phase

:

Detail Engineering

Re-Analysis and Integrity check of the Multipurpose Jetty and Terminal for expansion of the refinery at Ruwis, Abudhabi. Single Point Mooring Project (SPM) for HPCL-Mittal pipeline Project (HMPL)

 

IRP Expansion Project  TAKREER (Abudhabi)

Job Title

:

Senior Group Leader  (Structural)

Period 

:

2004-2005

Project phase

:

Detail Engineering

Re-Analysis and Integrity check of the Multipurpose Jetty  and  Terminal for expansion of the refinery at Ruwis, Abudhabi.

 

 

MNW process platform project for ONGC India

Job Title

:

 Senior Group Leader (Structural)

Period 

:

2002-2003

Project phase

:

Detail Engineering

Inplace,Lift ,Loadout& Transportation analysis of Switch Gear & TG Module: Checking & issuing of drawings for fabrication

 

STD Well platform for British Gas Exploration and production India Ltd.India

Job Title

:

  Design Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

2001-2002

Project phase

:

 Detail Engineering

In place, Lift & Load out analysis and design of Deck

 

Modular Rig Project  For  ONGC  India

Job Title

:

  Design Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

 2001

Project phase

:

  Detail Engineering

In place, Lift & Load out analysis and design of Deck

 

Panipat Refinery expansion Project  for Indian Oil Corporation

Job Title

:

  Design Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

2000-2001

Project phase

:

 Detail Engineering

Preparation of tender input, Technical evaluation of bids etc.

 

Refinery Expansion Project For National Oil Distribution company (Qatar)

Job Title

:

  Structural Engineer 

Period 

:

2000Apr – 2000 July

Project phase

:

 Engineering Review

Review of structural design and drawings of the Refinery expansion project at Doha , Qatar

 

Jam-Nagar Loni  Pipe line project for Gas Authority of india

Job Title

:

  Lead Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

1998-2000

Project phase

:

Detail Engineering

Design of non plant buildings , Machine foundations ,Preparation of tender inputs, review of vendor design and drawings etc.

 

Bitumen plant Panipat refinery and Bitumen plant Mathura Refinery for Indian Oil Corporation

Job Title

:

  Design Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

1996-1998

Project phase

:

. Detail Engineering

Analysis and design of  technological structures ,Machine foundations, Pipe racks, Preparation of tender input

 

U.P.PetrochemicalComplex  For Gas Authority of India Limited

Job Title

:

  Design Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

1993-1995

Project phase

:

 Detail Engineering

Design of heavy foundations on piles, Blast proof buildings, Pipe racks, Warehouse, technological structures etc. Review of structural design and drawings for turn-key packages for utility boilers, control room , pipe racks etc.

 

L.P.G.PlantVagodia for gas authority of India

Job Title

:

  Design Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

1991-1993

Project phase

:

 Detail Engineering

Design of blast proof control room and sub stations, Technological structures , Pipe racks ,Ware houses Water retaining structures & Equipment foundations

 

Water Injection Platforms WN1 & WN2 For ONGC India

Job Title

:

  Design Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

1989-1990

Project phase

:

 Detail Engineering

In place analysis  and design of off shore jacket for water injection platform

 

Revamping work for Gujarat Refinery  for Indian Oil corporation

Job Title

:

  Design Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

1987-1989

Project phase

:

 Detail Engineering

Design of modifications required for Tech.structures, pipe racks etc.

 

DMT expansion project for IPCL Baroda

Job Title

:

  Design Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

1986-1987

Project phase

:

. Detail Engineering

Analysis and design of pipe racks , Technological structures , equipment foundations , control room buildings etc

 
Aluminium  plant  for National Aluminium Company Ltd.

Job Title

:

  Design Engineer (Structural)

Period 

:

1982-1985

Project phase

:

  Detail Engineering

Design of compressor house , compressor foundations , ware houses and sub stations etc.

 

PREVIOUS WORK HISTORY

(NAME OF ORGANIZATION) :: University of Kerala  1978 TO  1982 ( 4 YEARS)

University Engineering Unit

Job Title

:

Assistant Engineer

Period 

:

1978-1982

Project phase

:

 Engineering and Construction

Structural design of multi-story buildings and water supply installations, preparation of  estimates and tendering activities

 

Maharashtra State Electricity Board (MSEB)

Job Title

:

Assistant Engineer

Period 

:

1977-1978

Project phase

:

Survey and Investigation

Survey and investigation of Transmission Towers

 

Kerala State Small Scale Industries Corporation

Job Title

:

Trainee Engineer

Period 

:

1976-1977

Project phase

:

Construction

Design and construction of a Mini industrial estate to accommodate many small scale industrial units

 

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