Rahul Dave

Rahul Dave, P. Eng (Alberta), TÜV-FSEng
168 Panamount Circle, NW, Calgary, Alberta – T3K0H1. Canada.
(403) 401-2286 (Cell); (403) 450 2286 (Home)
E-mail: Rahulkumar.Dave@gmail.com
More than 18 years of experience in industrial automation design and detailed Engineering, leading major projects, software design and application engineering for control systems, third party devices’ communication, field instrumentation, conducting Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), Installation & commissioning and Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) for large process industries in domain of Oil & Gas, Food & Beverage, Chemical , Power Plants/Utilities, Pharmaceutical, Pulp and Paper, Clean/Waste water treatment.
Professional skills
• Experience in detailed design, engineering, testing, Installation and commissioning of control system using DCS / PLC.
• Strong knowledge of all automation systems such as DCS, PLC, ESD, SCADA, Loop Design & tuning etc.
• Data Evaluation pertaining to scope, effect on existing installation, economic value, long range planning and budgetary considerations
• Designing Safety Instrumented Systems (SIS).
• Experience with performing loop checks, continuity tests, factory acceptance tests (FAT), site acceptance tests (SAT), start-up support, and performance tests for process control systems.
• Produce technical and functional design specifications.
• Establish and execute detailed plans to ensure that risks are mitigated and opportunities are realized.
• Ensure that the engineered solution meets project requirements in terms of functionality, standards and quality.
• Support documentation and implementation process by allocating work assignments to project team.
• Able to act as technical interface to customers and ensure that project is executed within agreed schedule and budget to meet the customer requirements.
• Mentor/Coach and support assigned engineer(s) to ensure they are able to meet the requirements of their work assignments.
• Ensure group work in compliance with quality / safety procedures. Identify possible improvement opportunities and manage their implementation.
• Ensure common methods, techniques, tools and products are being effectively applied and provide feedback for future improvement.
• Knowledge on project life cycle, project scheduling, planning & control.
• Establish professional relationship with customers to ensure customer satisfaction and manage the interest of all stakeholders (Customer, EPC, Vendors etc).
• Anticipate timely actions on potential risks (technical or other).
• Report progress and technical problems to project management.
• Excellent communication skills and professionalism.
Automation and Control Engineering
HMI/SCADA Configuration: Rockwell Automation’s RSView32, WonderWare, RSViewSE/ME, Honeywell Experion R300, R310.
PLC Programming: Allen Bradley (AB) ControlLogix, AB SLC-500, AB PLC-5, AB MicroLogix, AB CompactLogix, AB FlexLogix, Siemens S7-300.
Industrial Networks and Communications: DH485, Ethernet TCP/IP, ControlNet, DH+, RS232, DeviceNet, OPC Standard, Wireless (Radio), ModBus RTU, ModBus TCP.

Professional Experience
Schneider-electric – project and engineering Solution Center Aug 2013 – Present
Kilowatts Design Company Inc, Calgary, AB, Canada May 2012 – Present
Senior Controls Engineer
(Kilowatts Design Company Inc became Schneider-electric from 01st Aug 2013)

Jan 2015 – Present.
I & C Lead – Seven Generation’s 06-08 Superpad project
Instruments Support Engineer – Seven Generation’s Cut bank Sweet Gas Processing Plant Project.

Jan 2014 to Jan 2015
Automation Lead – Keyera Rimbey Debottlenecking Project

Jul 2013 – Jan 2014.
Automation Lead – KeyEra Simonette Project
Keyera Simonette Liquids Exchanger (Phase-2) addition Project
Keyera Smonette Stabilizer addition Project

SIS Integration and Automation Lead
Keyera Simonette Cabin+AOC Inlet addition Project
Keyera Simonette Wapiti Inlet addition Project
• Providing Controls input in P&I Diagrams.
• Designing the Triconex Trident based SIS control Panel for HIPPS system.
• Bid evaluation for Controls equipment procurement.
• Assigning I/Os and defining SIS (SIL3) implementation requirements on the project for HIPPS system.
• Writing Safety Requirement Specifications for the project.
• Integration of SIS system with plant PCS (AB ControlLogix based) system.
• Participating in HAZOP/LOPA and ensure that HAZOP recommendations are implemented in the control system design.
• Working closely with Process design team to ensure process control has been designed / implemented in accordance with the process requirements of the project.
• Development of Shutdown Keys.
• Automation Inputs to Process Control Philosophy.

May 2012 –December 2013.
Automation Lead – Arc Resources Parkland Gas Project
• Design, define and develop specifications for automation of the project.
• Design and define the Control System Architecture and co-ordinate with the vendors for the interface details for the vendor packages with the main plant Control System
• Control System Specifications
• Bid evaluation for Controls equipment including PLC control Panels
• Development of Shutdown Keys
• Participating in HAZOP and ensure that HAZOP recommendations are implemented in the control system design.
• Working closely with Process design team to ensure process control has been designed / implemented in accordance with the process requirements of the project.
• Attending FAT at vendor’s panel shops and making sure Vendor packages are designed / delivered as per project standards and requirement.

Invensys Systems Canada Inc, Calgary, AB, Canada May 2011 – May 2012
Lead Engineer – Third Party Interface & PLCs

Senior PLC Engineer – JV Vault Agrium Vanscoy expansion Project
• Design, detailed engineering and implementation of control system for Third Party Interface with Foxboro DCS (I/A Series) system.
• Design and testing of Control System Cabinets.
• Design the interface details for smart devices viz. Rockwell Automation’s E3-Plus relays over Device-NET with PLC (AB ControlLogix), Eaton MPS and Rockwell Automation’s PowerFlex over Ethernet TCP/IP, Qualitrol relays’ interface with PLC as well as direct interface with the Foxboro I/A series DCS over Ethernet and Modbus TCP.
• Co-ordination with remote engineering office for getting the required controls configuration developed, develop test criterions and conduct Pre-FAT, FAT activities

WorleyParsons, Calgary, AB, Canada Feb 2011 – May 2011
Senior Automation Engineer

Senior Controls Engineer – Spectra Energy Dawson Creek Gas Pipeline Project (Phase-1)
• Develop Shutdown Keys and Cause and Effects based on Process Narratives.
• Design Emergency Shutdown schematics based on Plant Emergency Shutdown philosophy.
• Review and approve Motor Control typical designs.
• Review and approve interface of Third Party system Packages with the Plant Control PLC and Plant Shutdown PLC (AB ControlLogix).
• Ensure Hazop recommendations are implemented in Control system design.

Honeywell, Calgary, AB, Canada May 2007 – Feb 2011
Project Engineer III

Lead, Third Party Interface – Albian Oil Sands Expansion-1 Project (Shell-AOSP)
• Prepare Automation Decision Notes (Specifications) for the Honeywell Distributed Control System (DCS) Supervisory Control And Data Acquisition (SCADA) for various third party interface devices.
• Write specifications for defining Interface details between Honeywell DCS and various third party devices like PLCs, GE Multilin relays, analyzers etc over different communication protocols like Modbus RTU, Modbus TCP and OPC etc.
• Write Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) procedures for the third party interface of different devices with Honeywell Experion PKS and seek approvals from customer.
• Configuration and engineering activity for third party interface.
• Prepare system design manuals for Honeywell Safety Manager Systems for Safety Instrumented System (SIS) for the project.
• Review and redline the drawings for safety control system manufactured by Honeywell factory.
• Conduct Hardware Acceptance Tests (HAT) for SIS systems.
• Conduct FAT, SAT for the Third Party Interface (TPI) between Third Party Devices (TPDs) and Honeywell Experion PKS (Honeywell DCS).
• Assist in pre-commissioning, start-up and commissioning activities for the third party interface between various third party devices and Honeywell Experion PKS at customer’s site.

Honeywell Automation India Ltd, Pune, India July 2003 – Feb. 2007
Senior Engineer

Jan 2007 – Feb 2007.
Lead and detailed engineering (remote) coordinator – ConocoPhillips Ferndale project, Fort Washington
(End User: ConocoPhillips, Fort Washington)
• Coordination from remote engineering office in Pune, India with the onsite technical lead engineer (Honeywell, Houston, TX, USA) for all the technical matters including deliverables.
• FAT/SAT document preparation and delivery.
• Reviewing, quality checking and delivering automation configuration deliverables to customer.
• Manage man-hour budget controls and manpower requirements.
• Seek budget approvals from the customer.

Aug 2006 – Dec 2006.
Lead and detailed engineering coordinator for client -Advanced Automation, PA, USA (Based in USA)
(End User: Glaxo SmithKline, Marietta. EPC: Jacobs Engineering)
• Design of PLC control panel wiring drawings for Rockwell PLCs and seek approvals from customer for drawings, FAT/SAT documents and system delivery.
• Write procedures for project specific system communication standards for communication among PLCs for networks like Ethernet, ControlNet, DH+ etc.
• Verify different PLCs’ communications by establishing the interface at site.
• Conduct FAT/SAT.

July 2003 – July 2006.
Senior Engineer – United Utilities, UK for UU AMP3 Project – for various Clean and Waste water treatment plants’ automation and expansion (Based in UK, Nov 2003 – June 2006).
• Develop Functional Design Specifications and Cause & effects (as per User Requirement Specifications) for various waste and clean water treatment plants for the client.
• Review and quality check PLC application software (Rockwell as well as SIEMENS) as per Honeywell quality procedures before delivering to the customer.
• Conduct Pre-FAT, FAT at Panel vendor’s shop floor with end user, Framework Contractor (HMB Alliance) and EPC (MWH).
• Commissioning (PLC software) activities by verifying the operation of PLC based control applications as per the plant’s process requirements for automation of United Utilities’ waste and clean water treatment plants in Northwest of UK.

Datapro Electronics Pvt. Ltd. (I & C Division), Pune, India Aug. 1999 – June 2003
Senior Application Engineer
• Lead the team for design and engineering of control system using Rockwell Automation’s Allen Bradley (AB) PLCs.
• Conduct project Kick-off meetings.
• Write Functional Design Specifications for the different processes based on the User Requirement Specifications during Front End Engineering Design (FEED) stage.
• Design PLC control panel wiring drawings, generate project specific FAT and SAT procedure documents and seek approvals from clients.
• Generate project specific PLC application software guidelines and process flow charts for programming PLCs.
• Conduct Pre-FAT & FAT – Review/ verify the applications (PLC Software, HMI software) against approved FAT procedures.
• Conduct SAT/ pre-commissioning and commissioning of control systems at client’s site locations.

Megi Control Systems Pvt. Ltd., Thane, India July 1997 – July 1999
Project Engineer
• Prepare Loop wiring drawings.
• Supervise technicians at customers’ site for erection of various instruments and loop test activities.
• Assist in pre-commissioning and commissioning activities at customers’ site.

North Maharashtra University, Jalgaon, India
• B. Eng. Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering (1994 – 1997).
Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education, Mumbai, India
• Dipl. Eng. – Electronics and Communication Engineering (1991 – 1994).
Professional Affiliations
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), TÜV, ISA

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