Nishant Shah
Nishant Shah
Project Manager (I/E/A)

(203) 841-9080
Easton, PA 18040

Sr. Facilities Engineer California Resource Corporation Bakersfield, CA
August 2014 to January 2016
Sr. Facilities Engineer (Instrumentation / Automation / Electrical)
• Lead facilities / Operation projects (Production (Water & Steam Injection), Automatic Well Testers, processing
(i.e. Dehy, Steam Generation), metering (LACT) and shipping of oil, gas, water, and steam)
• Manage scoping, conceptual design, cost estimates, detailed engineering, procurement, expenditure projections,
bid analysis and vendors / contractors selection for assigned projects ranges from $1MM-$5MM
• Supervise and inspect construction phase on daily basis and Lead Commissioning / Start-up activities
• Act as a Facilities SME for Instrumentation / Electrical / Automation projects
• Apply project management principles (PMBOK); Develop / Track project cost, Earned Value (i.e. SPI, CPI) and resource loaded schedule; Communicate regularly with senior management for project status
• Identify debottlenecking opportunities, measure key performance index (KPI), Run project economics to develop business case and Prepare AFE packages for management approval
• Evaluate and implement cost-effective lean solutions including developing various engineering templates and
Standards for Electrical / Instrumentation to reduce labor / material cost
• Analyze Wells and facilities efficiency and reliability data to determine improvement needs and develop
Instrumentation / Electrical / Automation plans accordingly
• Lead Mechanical integrity safety program and ensure vessels compliance per ASME / API codes requirement
• Lead efforts to troubleshoot and improve Wireless data for facilities / Wells Instruments
• Initiate and Implement efforts to standardize facilities process and power SCADA system
• Mentor E&I Techs, Construction Reps, Operators, Interns and Junior Engineers
• Identify and Troubleshoot on-going operation & maintenance issues and perform root cause failure analysis to reduce annual Opex and improve processes
• Design, Recommend and approve I/E/A designs including P&IDs, Instruments, Control valves, Pressure
safety and relief valves, Control Philosophy/C&E charts, PLC Control Panels, ESD/Safety Instrumented
system, HMI/OIT/SCADA configuration, Alarm Management, Control loops tuning, One line diagrams
(12KV/480V), Low and Med voltage Motor controllers (MCCs, VFDs, Starters), UPS, Transformers,
Switchgears, Mini load centers, Area classification drawings, voltage drop and load calculation, cable & conduit
routes, Instrument locations; Review Tanks and Rotating Equipment design including NPSH
• Perform PSSR (Pre-Startup Safety Review) and Management of Change (MOC) activities; Review and
Implement Process Hazards Analysis (HAZOP) recommendations

Facilities Project Manager Chevron North America Exploration and Production – SJVBU Bakersfield, CA
May 2013 to August 2014
Facilities Project Manager
• Manage Rotating Equipment Decision Support Center (REDSC) Project for Waste Gas Compressors; I/E/A
Reliability Upgrade projects for Oil plants, LACT Units, Water Treatment Plants, Gas Treatment Plants; Facility
debottleneck projects (i.e. Waste Water Pumps installation, Air Compressors installation for different plants,
Hot Tap work, Pipeline installation, Pig Launcher and Receiver installation)
• Collaborate and Coordinate with plant and field Operations, Facilities engineers, Construction Reps,
Maintenance, HSE and IT team during scoping, design, and construction phases of field optimization
opportunities and project planning
• Excel in utilizing CPDEP (Project Development & Execution Process) and fit for purpose phase-gated project
management principles and tools (i.e. Benchmark method)
• Prepare Decision Support Packages (DSP) and report to appropriate Decision Review Boards (DRB) in timely
manner ; Prepare Authorization for Expenditure (AFE) for approval for project ranges from $1MM-$5MM
• Manage cost tracking and resource loaded schedule to ensure SPI and CPI remain within boundaries
• Ensure designs are based on optimum operability, fabrication, construction, installation, safety, and in accordance with accepted Chevron Engineering Standards (CES) / PADA (Process Automation Design
Assurance) and industry codes and standards (ISA, NEC, API, ASME etc.)
• Manage and Participate in Process Hazards Analysis (HAZOP) and Safety Objective Analyses (SOA), Control
Objective Analysis (COA), Graphic Objective Analysis (GOA) and Alarm Objective Analysis (AOA) for Basic
process control and Safety Instrumented System
• Improve Process Safety Information documentation submission procedure including Chevron Standards
• Conduct full function testing, commissioning, Pre-Startup Safety Review (PSSR) and turnover inspections with
Operations and Maintenance team

Systems Engineer / Project Manager Stantec Bakersfield, CA
November 2011 to May 2013
I/E/A projects)
• Manage Green filed (new construction) and Brown field (As-built work) projects for Upstream Oil & Gas
Clients (Chevron, Aera Energy, Oxy, Linn Energy) for Facilities i.e. Oil and Water Treatment plants,
Cogenerations plants, AWTs, Gas plants, steam plants, VRUs, LACTs
• Define project scope; Estimate project cost and develop schedule and milestones
• Lead weekly project controls meetings and track resource loaded schedule
• Develop and review work packages (FEED /Detailed Design Deliverables)
• Provide procurement support for client purchasing cycle (MRFs – Material Request Form)
• Supervise drafters and designers work and Perform QA/QC
• Develop P&IDs for Basic Process Control System and Safety Instrumented System (SIS)
• Utilize AVEVA Instrumentation Engineer software; mentor other engineers
• Support field process evaluations and develop Control Narratives, Cause & Effect Charts for BPCS & SIS
• Prepare Instrument Specifications, PLC IO List and SCADA Index
• Calculate Pressure relief / safety valves and control valves sizing
• Develop & Design Automation/Control System Architecture drawings
• Support client HAZOP and PHA Process Hazardous Analysis evaluations and design SIFs for client review
• Lead As-Build work for electrical / controls / mechanical drawings
• Prepare and review Control Philosophy / SCADA Index / C&E Chart and P&IDs based on existing PLC
(Modicon / AB Control Logix) program and HMI (Wonderware ArchestA) displays
• Mentor Designers and Drafters with: Instrument Location plans , PLC Panel layouts, I/O Wiring Diagrams,
Loop Diagrams assignments
• Develop Instrumentation conduit and cable schedules, UPS loads calculation and specification, Mini power
centers and Distribution panels schedule
• Develop Motor Control drawings for low voltage drives; Perform load study requirements; Develop One-line
Diagrams, Electrical area classification drawings

Instrumentation & Controls Engineer (Project Engineer) Hazen & Sawyer p.c New York, NY
September 2009 to November 2011
Manage Instrumentation and controls engineering and construction service projects (Design Service During
Construction) for Drinking Water/ Waste Water treatment & Reclaimed water facilities for NYC DEP, NJ
municipalities and UConn University
• Prepare I&E SOW and cost estimate (labor and material cost) for project bid proposal; Manage schedule
/milestones, resources and budget to ensure successful project completion
• Review and Approve Change Orders, RFIs / RFPs and Instrumentation & Electrical shop drawings
• Prepare P&IDs, Control Philosophy, detailed Instruments specifications, System Architecture, PLC IO list
• Design and review HVAC instrumentation and automation (BMS) system
• Witness and Approve Factory and Site Acceptance Tests for various I&E equipment and panels

Systems / Project Engineer Emerson Process Management Watertown, CT
March 2008 to September 2009
Manage complete control system integration project life cycle for Water Wells Monitoring /Booster pump
stations and Water treatment applications for Various NY / NJ / KY Municipalities
• Responsible for project SOW and cost estimate development; procurement; PLC / OIT / HMI programming;
SCADA configuration including Alarms and reports; Field support including system commissioning & start-up
• Prepare Instrumentation, Panel Design Hardware and Software submittals including loop wiring diagrams, point to point diagrams, instrument datasheets & installation details, control system network architecture, O&M
manuals, procedures for operator training and process operation

Control Systems Engineer Primary System Inc Old Bridge, NJ
June 2007 to March 2008
PLC / HMI / OIT programming, configuration and field support for Mixing Color Batch Process, Clean Room
Data collection applications, Batch process for Chipboard; Control Panels design and drafting

M.S. Electrical Engineering New Jersey Institute of Technology
Newark, NJ

B.S. Instrumentation & Control Engineering Dharamsinh Desai Inst. of Tech. Gujarat
Gujarat, IN

Project Management Professional (PMP)

Registered Professional Engineer

• Excellent Knowledge of Project Management methodology; Decision driven and results oriented; Strong
leadership capability; Outstanding conflict Management and prioritization capability
• Proficient in lean efforts and streamlined processes to save company’s Capex / Opex (I have been recognized
for completing projects within budget & cost and also implementing cost-effective solutions)
• Working knowledge of ISA, NEC, API, ASME piping and pressure vessels, NFPA 85, OSHA regulations
• AB ControlLogix / CompactLogix, SLC500, AAdvance safety controller; Bristol ControlWave Micro & Control
Wave (IEC 61131 programming); Modicon (ProWorx); GE 90-30 & 90-60 PLCs; OMNI Flow Computer for
LACT units; ROC flow computer for Well Injection; Lufkin SAMS Pump Off Controller (POC); Weatherford
Well point POC; UNICO POC
• Eaton SVX9000 VFDs, S811 Soft-Starters, Freedom FVNRs, C440 OL relays, HMCP breakers; Toshiba Med.
Voltage VFDs; AB MCCs; SEL RTAC controller 3533; GE Multilin 469 relay; TE-RTD Relay
• ICONICS Genesis; Emerson Open Enterprise; Wonderware Intouch 9.5, ArchestA, InSQL Data Historian;,
AB RSView Studio; GE Cimplicity; OSI Pi, Spotfire & Wells data Analysis software LOWIS
• Industrial Protocols and Communication (Fiber Optics, Fieldbus, HART, Wireless (Emerson Smart Gateways /
THUM adapters and Rosemount Wireless Instruments), Ethernet IP, ControlNet, DeviceNet, Modbus, iNet
Radio, BMS); Network Topology (Star, Ring (DLR), Mesh)
• AVEVA Instrumentation software (SPI software); PID loops tuning
• Microsoft Suite, Microsoft Projects, Maximo Asset management & KMS MOC software, SQL, Visual Basic,
LabVIEW 8.0, AutoCAD 2009, Navisworks Freedom

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