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Santhose Agastian

Senior Planning Engineer - Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd


• Technical background combined with Project Planning, Monitoring and Control experiences adds the value in the Project Management area such as Planning, Scheduling, Progress Control and Cost Control. 
• Familiar in Oil & Gas, Refinery / Petrochemical industry with last 16 years involve in various Onshore & Offshore projects covering Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Shipyard Fabrication. 
• Ability to work in multi cultural & multilingual environment, skilled at learning new concepts quickly, fluent in English Language and communicating ideas clearly & effectively. 
• Extensive knowledge in Project and Office computer software especially in utilizing Primavera and Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet. 
- Define Scope of work, Progress Measurement Methodology and Setup Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) / Work Package 
- Define Activities List, Sequence & Logic Activities and Estimate Activity Resources & Durations 
- Resources and Cost loading into activities / WBS and Define Project & Resource Calendar 
- Establish the Baseline / Master Schedule (L1, L2, L3) / Detail Work Schedule (L4, L5) 
- Provide Key Dates, Milestones, Work Breakdown Structure, Construction Schedule, MC Milestone Schedule, System Integration Schedule, Commissioning Schedule, Critical Path, Resource Mobilization Plan, Cash Flow Projection and S-Curve based on Project Master Schedule 
- Providing detailed construction and commissioning sequences based on Project Master Schedule 
- Preparation of Procurement Planning based on equipment installation requirements during fabrication / assembly stages 
- Supporting for Tender Planning 
Controlling & Reporting 
- Hold weekly progress meeting between sub-contractor/vendor/various discipline 
- Record the Physical Progress, Man-hour and update the Project Master Schedule 
- Attend Daily Tool Box Meeting and Permit to Work Meeting 
- Prepare Supporting documents for Progress Claim 
- Preparation of Close-out Report and KPI (Key Performance Indicator/Index) 
- Analyze and report in weekly / monthly progress reports including resource histograms, S-Curves and earned value analysis based on Plan Vs Actual and Forecast details 
- Record the scope changes / change order / variation order and incorporate the approved changes into schedule 
- Analysis the Critical Path during weekly / monthly progress updates and inform to Project Team, if any major impact on Major Milestone / Project Master Schedule, for necessary action 
- Supporting for preparation of Risk Analysis and incorporate into Schedule 
- Revise Project Master Schedule when there are substantial scope changes and the schedule cannot reflect the actual module / construction sequence, based on agreement with Owner 
- Coordination with Document Control, Project Manager, Disciplines Engineers, Procurement Team, Construction Team, Client and other related parties.

Work Experience

Senior Planning Engineer

Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd

April 2008 to Present (8 years, 2 months)

Senior Planning Engineer

Bilfal Heavy Industries Ltd

April 2007 to March 2008 (11 months)

Planning Engineer

Kumpulan Liziz Sdn.Bhd

April 2003 to March 2007 (3 years, 11 months)

Senior Planning Engineer

Kumpulan Liziz Sdn.Bhd

April 2003 to March 2007 (3 years, 11 months)

Projects Handled: - Fabrication, Installation and Commissioning of 57KM Water Pipeline for Projek Bekalan Air Kuala Terengganu Peringkat IV 
- Fabrication, Installation and Commissioning of 30KM Water Pipeline for Projek Menaiktaraf Jalan Bukit Besi, Dungun, Terengganu 
Roles and Responsibilities: - Preparation of Master Work Schedule (L1, L2, L3) and Detail Schedule (L4, L5) 
- Preparation of WBS, Gantt Chart, PERT Chart and CPM 
- Preparation of Resource Loading, Cost Loading and cash flow projection 
- Monitoring the Project Activities and report to Project Manager 
- Preparation of project and progress reports 
- Preparation of Progress Claim 
- Update the progress against Master Work Schedule and detail schedule by using Primavera and spreadsheet 
Apr 1998 to Mar 2003 as Planning Engineer for Tetracon Engineering Sdn. Bhd., 
Projects Handled: - Design, Fabrication, Erection and commissioning (system integration test) of Fuel Oil Tank (650M3), Distillate Tank (300M3) and De-min water tank (1000M3) - Titan Petrochemical Project, Pasir Gudang, Malaysia 
- Erection of Frame-6 GT's 9 nos., HRSG's 9 nos. and fabrication, erection and commissioning of associated piping by system wise (system integration test) in Centralised Utility Facilities - Petronas Project, Kertih & Gebeng, Malaysia 
- Dismantling, Relocation, Erection and Commissioning of 110MW Frame 9E Gas Turbine and associated auxiliaries from Kapar, Malaysia to Penang, Malaysia (Gelugor Upgrading Project) 
- Fabrication and Erection of Pressure Vessels and Storage tanks - Synthomer Latex Project, Johor, Malaysia 
Roles and Responsibilities: - Preparation of Project Master Schedule and Detail Schedule 
- Preparation of Resource requirements to the project and Resource mobilization schedule to project site 
- Monitoring the Engineering Progress 
- Monitor the material ROS date based on the project schedule 
- Arrange Project Progress Meeting with Vendor, Sub-contractor and Construction Department 
- Update the progress into project master schedule and detail schedule by using Primavera and Spreadsheet 
- Prepare the Progress Report 
- Co-ordination with Fabrication Yard and Project Site 
- Prepare Revised Project Master Schedule whenever required 
- Supporting for preparation of Progress Claim 
- Supporting for preparation of sub-contractors claim 
May 1996 to Mar 1998 as Junior Planning Engineer, for P.R. Acoustical & Engineering Works (P) Ltd., 
Projects Handled: - Fabrication of Acoustic Enclosure and Pressure Vessels 
Roles and Responsibilities: - Assisting in preparation of Fabrication Yard Schedule 
- Assisting in preparation of yard fabrication planning for space allocation 
- Co-ordination with yard supervisor on daily basis 
- Assisting in update the progress into planned yard schedule using Microsoft Project 
- Assisting in preparation of Progress Claim

Planning Engineer

Tetracon Engineering Sdn. Bhd

April 1998 to March 2003 (4 years, 11 months)

Junior Planning Engineer

P.R. Acoustical & Engineering Works (P) Ltd

May 1996 to March 1998 (1 year, 10 months)

Apr 2008 to Present as Senior Planning Engineer for Samsung Heavy Industries Co. Ltd., 
Projects Handled: - Jack&St.Malo (JSM) Semi Sub Rig-Floating Production Unit. Client: Chevron US 
- Seadrill 1 & 2 - Drillship (Saipem 10K Series) 
- TCM 1 & 2 - Drillship (Saipem 10K Series) 
- Petrobras I & II - Drillship (Saipem 10K Series) 
- Pride 1 & 2 - Drillship (Saipem 10K Series) 
- Cardiff 1, 2, 3 & 4 - Drillship (Saipem 10K Series) 
Roles and Responsibilities: - Prepare and Maintain Level-1 & 2 Master Schedule, P6 Level-3 Detail Schedule (Covering Detail Engineering, Procurement, Shop Drawing, Fabrication and Commissioning) and Level-4 Progress Sheets 
- Prepare Project Schedule Management & Progress Measurement Procedure. 
- Prepare Weekly and Monthly Progress Summary Report & S-Curve which is rolled up from Level-4 detail Progress. 
- On yard and on board project check and visitation for physical progress verification. 
- Update Monthly Level-3 detail P6 Schedule. 
- Prepare Schedule Impact due to some delays and Mitigation/Catch-up Plan to keep the finish/ important milestones 
- Update, Forecast & accommodate Change Order Work (if needed) into the Integrated Level-3 detail Schedule which cover Hull, Topside, MC and Commissioning activities using Primavera Software 
- Co-ordinate with Topsides equipment supplier NOV, Class, Clients, Project Management, Procurement, Engineering, Quality Control, and Hull Interfacing 
- Monitoring Mechanical Completion, Discipline Mechanical Complete Certificate, System wise Mechanical Completion Certificate and Clients verification in order to start pre-commissioning activities as planned 
- Plan, Co-ordinate and Participating for System Integration Test for Pipeline commissioning based on sub-system, Riser and BOP Running, Drilling Endurance / Simulation Test, Mud Circulation Test, Bulk Mixing System and successfully achieved all tests as planned 
- Achieving continuously reduction in duration of Topside Commissioning time with optimistic planning in sequence and parallel commissioning activities. 
Apr 2007 to Mar 2008 as Senior Planning Engineer for Bilfal Heavy Industries Ltd., 
Projects Handled: - Pipe Rack Assembly Modularization and Erection for SHARQ 3rd Expansion Utilities and Offsites Project (Refinery) 
- Fabrication, Painting / Galvanizing, Erection, System Integration Testing of pipeline system wise in package and Insulation of Pipe line (85,000 Dia Inch) for SHARQ 3rd Expansion Utilities and Offsites Project (Refinery) 
Roles and Responsibilities: - Prepare the Work Break Down Structure (WBS) 
- Prepare milestone dates for key activities 
- Prepare the Project Schedule (baseline L1 & L2) and Detailed Work Programme (L3, L4 & L5) 
- Check the Critical Path and Float 
- Check Material availability (free issue) for Fabrication based on milestone date 
- Check the front available to commence the work based on milestone date (like foundation etc) 
- Monitoring and control the progress (based on target) of preassembly, transportation to site and complete erection at site (stick built) of Pipe Rack in area wise 
- Monitoring and control the progress (based on target) of fabrication, painting / galvanizing, transportation to site, erection and testing the Metallic pipe and Non-Metallic Pipe (GRE) based on test pack priority (like commissioning, utilities, import and export etc) 
- Prepare Weekly / Monthly look-ahead programme to closely monitor the project work 
- Update the progress into planned base line and detailed programme by using Primavera 
- Revise the Baseline schedule to recover the delay in baseline schedule 
- Prepare the weekly and monthly report 
- Co-ordinate with QC department to expedite the NDT activities (RT & PWHT) 
- Monitor and Control the Insulation Progress (before / after hydro-test) 
- Monitor the Punch List category-A to expedite the Hydro-test 
- Monitor the Punch List category-B to expedite the Post Walk-down and Handing Over


Bachelor of Business Administration in Distance Education

Alagappa University


Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

Seshasayee Institute of Technology


Additional Information

Computer Skills - Proficient in Primavera P3 & P6, Microsoft Project, MS-Office (Word, Excel, Power Point & Access), AutoCAD and Microsoft Visio 
Special Skills 
- Know about Offshore Drilling Equipment function and Commissioning Sequence 
- Good Technical and business presentation skill, Expert in Root cause analysis and preparation of reports, excellent software skill.