Debahuti Chakraborty

Debahuti Chakraborty

11 Years 7 Months Overall Experience
Certified Project Management Professional with 10+ years’ of experience, specializing in strategic planning and execution of high-impact capital projects of national significance. Adept at delivering complex and capital-intensive construction projects, with a consistent record of driving process optimization and operational excellence. Proficient in leading end-to-end lifecycle of projects, with expertise in greenfield project commissioning, capital budgeting, and digital transformation. Recognized for steering cross-functional teams, fostering collaboration, and managing stakeholder relationships. Worked across multiple domains, promoted thrice in fast-track.

Functional Areas



National Institute of Technology (NIT), Silchar
B. Tech. (Ranked 2nd in the Civil Engineering Branch)



Certificate of Merit
Awarded by the Chairman and Managing Director and Director (HR), Oil India Limited on outstanding contribution to setting the future corporate strategy roadmap of OIL.
High-potential future leader
Handpicked by the Resident CEO out of 576 individuals in OIL as a high-potential future leader for formulating the long-term strategy of OIL for Vision-2040.
Youngest Subject Matter Expert to review the Civil Engineering Course syllabus for all Polytechnic across Assam
Appointed by the Resident CEO to the Civil Engineering Course syllabus for 19 Polytechnic across Assam under the Director of Technical Education for developing an industry-ready workforce.
Recorded Appreciation by Resident CEO for recruitment projection
Appreciated by Resident CEO for recruitment projection and manpower planning that led to remarkable operational efficiency in terms of 100% Capex utilization
Recorded Appreciation by management for Project Management
Appreciated by Management for fast-tracking drilling construction jobs from 45 days to 28 days leading to cost savings.
Consistent Outstanding rating in Annual Performance Review
Representation in national level quizzes
Represented Oil India Limited in National-level Quiz Competitions such as AIMA National Management Quiz.
Co-founder and content creator for an online learning platform
Co-founded – a website maintained with the intent to help aspirants of competitive exams learn English words with memorization technique with 54K+ views
Travelled to 10 countries in 3 continents and 20 states in India
Immersed in the history, heritage, and culture of places through self-organized traveling to 9 countries in 3 continents and 20 Indian states. Curated multiple international and domestic travel itineraries for colleagues and friends.
Marketing Head of the Civil Engineering Society
Increased sponsorship amount by more than 125% as Marketing Head of the Civil Engineering Society
Literary Secy and Co-Editor of Magazines in OIL and NIT Silchar
Created magazines showcasing the talents of employees of OIL as well as students of NIT Silchar as the Literary Secy and Co-Editor of Magazines in OIL and NIT Silchar


Certified Project Management Associate – Certification (Level D)
Certified Project Management Associate IPMA Level D by the International Project Management Association (1PMA), from IPMA, World’s first project management association


Certification in Digital Transformation
Offered by the University of Virginia and BCG through Coursera


Certification in Accounting Fundamentals
Offered by Corporate Finance Institute



Oil India Limited

2 years 3 months

Deputy Chief Engineer (Planning & Administration)

Jan'21 - Apr'23

  • Planned, monitored and controlled projects of national importance of Rs. 287+ crores per annum
  • Improved Capex Utilization by 25%+ surpassing MOU targets with GOI by managing a portfolio of capital budgets as the Nodal Officer of Capex Utilization
  • Strategized and executed long-term change management initiatives as the chief budgeting officer handling Capital and Revenue budgets
  • Spearheaded organizational digital transformation through initiatives- paperless payment system, digitalized vendor payment, leading a multi-disciplinary team of 43+ managers
  • Reduced proposal circulation time by 75% and improved efficiency by 70% by implementing electronic office
  • Accelerated the tender finalization procedures by 60% by persuading management to redesign the policies for budgeting Drilling Locations
  • Improved workforce productivity and engagement by devising career growth charter, succession plan, job rotation plan, and upskilling/learning and development program for 180+ employees
  • Developed inter-academia relationships with the state engineering colleges/institutes of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
  • Saved Rs. 35+ Crores by leading a 6-member multidisciplinary team, resolving a 15-year-long industrial dispute
  • Saved Rs. 20+ Crores annually by customizing and updating the schedule of Rates of civil engineering work-items for formulation of 50+ contracts
  • Streamlined the tendering process for procurement of high-value capital assets worth Rs. 37 Crores
  • Formulated contractual guidelines for manpower engagement in Civil Engineering activities in Exploration and Production (E&P) sector
  • Led a 9-member team to enhance engagement with external stakeholders
  • Aligned top management's expectations and ensured sustainable business development in the challenging and remote Northeast India regions
Oil India Limited

1 Years 3 Months

Superintending Engineer (Planning & Administration)

Sept'17 - Dec'20

  • Saved Rs. 22 Crores annually and resolved a 20-year-long operational bottleneck by procuring high-density portable mats
  • Saved an estimated Rs. 79 lacs annually by conceptualizing & commissioning the first Civil Engineering Test Laboratory
  • Founded the first youth engagement platform of OIL for 576 millennials of OIL to enhance employee engagement
  • Streamlined the procurement of high-value capital assets worth Rs. 37 Crores and achieved 100% physical verification of assets
  • Ensured knowledge transfer by conceptualizing and implementing online knowledge management portal for Civil Engineering
  • Reduced search time from 8 Hrs to 5 Minutes for classified information through Vendor Information Systems – a repository for better monitoring and mentoring of vendors
  • Organized multiple Vendors’ meet for exchange of ideas and conflict resolution resulting into the better handling of formal agreements
Oil India Limited

1 Year 8 Months

Superintending Engineer (Central Fields)

Jan'16 – Sept'17

  • Contributed towards generation of revenue worth 150+ Crores through planning and execution of drilling infrastructure and road networks worth Rs. 45+ Crores
  • Expedited Inter Location Movements for Drilling and Workover locations by 50+% through the implementation of meticulous project execution techniques
  • Saved Rs. 3 Crores per day by identifying and developing critical infrastructure of 70 km of roads and bridges
  • Saved boundary management costs of Rs. 35+ Crores annually by negotiating with external stakeholders, ethno-linguistic groups and govt./administration
  • Fostered cordial relationships with local villagers by developing infrastructure for schools and playgrounds.
  • Improved quality control parameters by conceptualizing the comprehensive Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) for Drilling Locations and Roads  
  • Fast-tracked high-value capital projects worth Rs. 20+ Crores and improved quality control by strict implementation of SOP across projects 
  • Streamlined inventory management system through implementation of SAP based modules
  • Developed warehouses at strategic locations to ensure the most optimal travel distance and time by planning and optimizing delivery routes
  • Ensured zero production loss owing to inventory issues through dynamic inventory forecasting and replenishment
Oil India Limited

4 Years 4 Months

Senior Engineer (Civil - Central Fields)

Aug'11 - Dec'15

  • Contributed towards revenue generation of Rs. 500+Crores by undertaking plinth construction and rig-up jobs
  • Saved Rs. 45+ Crores through before-schedule quality delivery of plinth construction and rig-up jobs in 02 nos. of Drilling Locations
  • Saved Rs. 30+ crores by implementing alternate sustainable construction practices for uninterrupted connectivity reducing consumption of forest produce
  • Enhanced the sustainability quotients for 50-year-old traditional and modern buildings, advocating reforms in green technologies
  • Conceptualized & developed ERP based Work Management System to monitor ongoing activities and prevented person-hours losses by 15%+
  • Developed 130+ KM of critical rural road infrastructure for Northeast India under the OIL Deposit Scheme by liaising with the Govt. of Assam