Rahul Biswas

Rahul Biswas

14 Years 10 Months Overall Experience
A diversified & articulate professional with 15 years of experience at leading Government owned Power Utilities in India. Proficient in Strategic Procurement, Contract Management, Material Management, Vendor Development, Budget Planning, Cost Control, Team Management, Project Management & Digitalization.

Functional Areas

     

Education

West Bengal University of Technology
B.Tech in Electrical Engineering
University of Petroleum & Energy Studies
MBA in Power Management

Certification

Experience

Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), West Bengal

3 years 4 months

Senior Divisional Engineer (Electrical)

Nov’18-March’22

  • Oversee Rs 14 Cr budgeted outlay per annum for procurement for 1200 MW Thermal Power Unit. Adopted reverse engineering to replace imported materials with indigenous items & saved Rs 2 Cr inventory cost & eliminated uncertainty in material availability.
  • Handled contracts of Rs 5 Cr per annum for hiring & deployment of external agencies & expedited finalization of proposals by 60%. Engaged in extensive performance analysis of the vendors by using performance matrices, replaced contracts with several OEMs to local vendors & reduced contract valuation up to 30% while improved works quality.
  • Liaised with OEMs from USA & China to resolve the long-standing problem of equipment failure worth Rs 10 Cr, & claimed manufacturer warranty from OEM even after expiry of the warranty period by several years.
  • Led a 10-member team comprising one executive engineer, two assistant engineers, and three supervisors to oversee equipment healthiness, mentored 15 interns & new recruits, fostering holistic development.
  • Formulated strategies to reduce Y-o-Y expenditure by 10% & increased annual budget utilization by 40%.
  • Worked with the IT department to implement a Digital system for C&M activities, inventory management & invoice processing.
Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC), West Bengal,

5 years

Executive Engineer (Electrical)

Nov’13-Oct’18

  • Worked on Rs 6000 Cr EPC Project (M/s Shanghai Electric Corporation made 1200 MW Thermal Power Unit), engaged in cross-departmental co-ordinations, liaised with local administrative bodies, collaborated with leading global companies as M/s SEC, M/s SPERI, M/s ABB, resolved several disputes of EPC contractors, inspected different materials to ensure quality, engendered Rs 1000 Cr increase in annual operating revenue.
  • Led a team of 50 workmen, including five supervisors & by utilizing in-house expertise, restored the system from a major failure before the scheduled target, & prevented revenue loss worth Rs 5 Cr.
  • Formulate planning & monitoring strategies for Rs 9 Cr equipment & reduced the incidence of equipment failure to near zero.
Assistant Manager (Electrical)

6 years 3 months

West Bengal Power Development Corporation (WBPDCL), West Bengal,

July’07- Oct’13

  • Worked on Rs 2500 Cr EPC project (M/s Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited made 500 MW Thermal Power Unit). Performed material inspection, engaged in engineering drawing evaluation, & executed the project successfully, resulted in Rs 800 Cr increase in the operating revenue.
  • Involved in the maintenance activities of the electrical equipment worth Rs 4 Cr, reduced downtime & maintenance cost by 15%.
Electrical Manufacturing Company, West Bengal,

3 months

Graduate Engineer Trainee (Electrical)

April’07- July’07

  • Appointed as single-point-of-contact with several marquee clients to understand their bespoke project management requirements.