Abdulwajeed Mohammed

Abdulwajeed Mohammed

12 Years Experience
An engineer with 12 years of experience in Power and desalination plant operations in countries India, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and Kuwait. The nature of the job is a highly realistic and interrogative type involving skills such as decision making, strategical thinking, planning, communication, and managing people. Believes in personal autonomy and teamwork. A multi-sport athlete who led the teams in sports such as tennis, badminton, football, and cricket.

Experience

Control room engineer, AZN O&M company ,Kuwait

6 years

  • Managed a team of 10 employees and Ensured that the Power desalination plant is operated safely and within environmental limits through the efficient operation of the installed equipment, and in accordance with defined procedures for routine activities
  • Developed, reviewed and maintained standard operating procedures and testing procedures
  • Ensured compliance with all occupational health, safety and environmental regulations in order to protect personnel and physical assets. Ensure that the work areas are kept in a clean and tidy state in order that work can be carried out safely and effectively.
  • Supported the development and training of National employees.
  • Supervised the day-to-day operations of the assigned organizational unit and comply with established standards and procedures to ensure that work processes are implemented as designed and that employees are motivated, understand what is expected of them, and perform according to the designated standards.
  • Directly supervised the activities of the shift team during complex or unusual situations, and when the Assistant Shift Charge Engineer is occupied elsewhere.
  • Coordinated operations and maintenance activities in specific areas of the plant and monitor the activities of contractors that have an influence or may have an influence on running plant.
  • Periodically review shift staff competencies, rotating staff between positions and ensuring exchange of information and experience across the shift.  Propose any necessary training requirements for the shift staff based on these assessments.
  • Perform performance reviews and appraisals as per the standards and requirements.
  • Supported the Operation Manager in the preparation of the Power Plant annual business plan, including the department budget.
  • Supported the development and training of 20 National employees.
Control room Operator, Qatalum, Qatar

2 years

  • Managed a team of 6 and operated the Power Plant from control room in a controlled and safe manner according to established procedures or guidelines and when necessary take actions to safeguard the integrity of the assets and reliability of power supply based on established guidelines.
  • Generated departmental reports as per management request, in a timely and accurate manner to meet company and department requirements.
  • Proactively monitored plant parameters and long-term trends, looking for issues and developing faults before plant reliability is affected and took either immediate corrective action or proposed appropriate action.
  • Developed, reviewed and maintained standard operating procedures and testing procedures.
  • Ensured compliance with all occupational health, safety and environmental regulations in order to protect personnel and physical assets. Ensure that the work areas are kept in a clean and tidy state in order that work can be carried out safely and effectively.
  • Supported the development and training of 4 National employees.
  • Coordinated operations and maintenance activities in specific areas of the plant and monitor the activities of contractors that have an influence or may have an influence on running plant.
  • Periodically review shift staff competencies, rotating staff between positions and ensuring exchange of information and experience across the shift.  Propose any necessary training requirements for the shift staff based on these assessments.
  • Perform performance reviews and appraisals as per the standards and requirements.
Operator, JOMEL, Saudi Arabia

1year 3 months

  • Managed a team of 4 and handled field operations of power and desalination plant in a controlled and safe manner according to established procedures or guidelines and when necessary take actions to safeguard the integrity of the assets and reliability of power and water supply based on established guidelines.
  • Operated the plant safety and within environmental requirements in accordance with defined procedures.
  • Carry out regular plant walkdowns and report on HSE findings.
  • Provide input and recommend continual improvement of company practices considering ‘international best practice’, changes in international standards and changes in the business environment which demand proactive action plans.
  • Supported the development and training of 14 National employees.
  • Carry out regular Operations testing as required and report on the findings.
  • Assisted optimizing the use of operational consumables.
  • Remain conversant with standard operating procedures, especially those associated with operational crisis management, participating in group discussions and practical exercises.
  • Comply with all emergency/crisis procedures.
  • Assist reviewing emergency/crisis procedures whenever required and after an incident.
GVK, India

2 years 9 months

Operations Engineer

  • Managed a team of 6 and operated the Power Plant from control room in a controlled and safe manner according to established procedures or guidelines and when necessary, take actions to safeguard the integrity of the assets and reliability of power supply based on established guidelines.
  • Developed, reviewed and maintained standard operating procedures and testing procedures as identified.
  • Followed all relevant departmental policies, processes, standard operating procedures and instructions so that work is carried out in a controlled and consistent manner, only deviating from these when judged necessary to safeguard plant integrity or security of supply of power to the smelter.
  • Assisted in determining Key Performance Indicators and supporting Targets and indices for the Operations Department for health, safety and the environment as well as operational and business processes.
  • Managed actions that relate to the accomplishment of the targets that have been established. Ensure that the shift is conversant with and understands the Standard Operating Procedures, especially those associated with operational crisis management, carrying out group discussion and practical exercises.
  • Ensured that the daily nominations for gas supply and with respect to the Energy Sharing Agreement are accurate and timely, in order to protect companies interests within these agreements.
  • Ensured prompt and accurate information is given to 3rd parties in order to minimize GVK exposure to unwarranted costs or contractual claims and to maintain a sound operational level relationship with these parties.

Functional Areas

   

Education

JNTU Kakinada
B.Tech(Electrical and Electronics Engineering ) 69%.

2009

Accomplishment

Received appreciation from management for the decisions taken during emergencies like Fire in the asset and Seawater intake Jellyfish attack as my decisions not only minimized the damage to the asset but also helped National Grid to escape narrowly from a potential power Blackout which could have caused multi-million dollars loss to the company.
Awards and recognition
Selected by owners team to represented operations department and acted as a single point contact with General Electric, Hyundai Heavy Industries, Aznoula, Kuwait Fire Department, Public Authority of Manpower, State of Kuwait, Kuwait Environment and Pollution Authority, companies during my 6 years tenure in Kuwait.
Awards and recognition
Saved 18 million dollars cost to the company by associating with a team formed by different department representatives, working closely with Labrotech, and identified a potential flaw in the design of Feed pumps.
Awards and recognition
Trained and mentored 20 Kuwaiti nationals and 14 Saudi nationals and helped them to develop and take charge as full-time operations engineers.
Awards and recognition

Certification

None