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Summary of Experience:
•21 months as head of operations and delivery in a Ship & Offshore Design department of a leading Engineering Service provider in Hyderabad, India.
•8 years of Software Development and Administrative Management experience in IT offshore development
( including 7 years as Head of Operations and Delivery of an Off-shore Software Development Center for American Bureau of Shipping )
•Highly experienced marine domain consultant in marine software design, development , deployment , Training & customer support
•Chief Engineer for various international shipping companies with a total of 19 years of experience as a Marine Engineer
Details of experience:
General Manager & Marine Delivery Head (from 20th August 2007 to 5th June 2009, Infotech Enterprises Ltd. Hyderabad)
Responsible for all operational, delivery functions including P & L for the Marine Department.
Typical projects undertaken for US, European and Asian clients:
-Detail Engineering from Class Drawings
-System designs as per clients’ requirements and Class approvals
-Design and FE analysis of various structural members of Jack Ups, Semisubmersibles etc.
-Basic design for a vessel (suction dredger)
Maritime Software Development Experience from 1999 to 2007: (with ABS Infolink projects)
About ABS InfoLink:
ABS InfoLink Inc. is a software division of the American Bureau of Shipping at Houston, USA. and was responsible for software development and support for the software products of ABS Nautical Systems LLC., the ABS Group and the Bureau. The Offshore Software Development was started with DPS India in 1999 and then moved to Mindteck India and later to Vision Comptech Ltd.
Service summary with ABS Infolink’s offshore software projects:
30th June 1999 to 31st May 2000: DPS India Private Limited, Kolkata, as domain consultant and trainee
1st June 2000 to 31st October 2002: Mindteck India Limited, Kolkata, as Principal Manager
1st November 2002 till 18th May 2007: Vision Comptech Ltd. Kolkata (Earlier known as Vision Comptech Integrators Ltd) as Center Head.
--Roles and Responsibilities:
•Joined ABS Infolink’s Offshore Development Center as the Subject Matter Expert (Marine Domain Consultant) to serve the ABS software Projects.
•Was given the responsibility to head the development center as Principal Manager (in Mindteck India) and Center Head (in Vision Comptech). Primary functions as head of operations were product delivery, resource management, general administration, customer billing, HR and quality.
•While in Mindteck, in 2002 was given charge to start a CAD based ship modeling &design team to serve ABS’ requirements. This team in course of time grew in size and moved to Vision Comptech (recently renamed to Axsys Technologies).
•Was directly involved in building up a 75-seat fully functional software development center from bare structure in Kolkata, India which is being used as the Offshore Development Center for ABS InfoLink’s software team.
•Trained the development teams in understanding the marine domain in detail and the relevant data involved. Went through the entire development processes to the final testing phases and subsequent releases..
•Was the Head of Quality Department during ISO 9001-2000 certification, responsible for ensuring successful implementation and then completion of the first surveillance Audit. Being a certified ISO Internal Auditor took the responsibility to train selected persons from the development teams to conduct internal audits.
•From early 2006 took charge as the sole Software Consultant, Customer Training and Support representative in India for ABS Nautical Systems’ NS 5 software. The job includes training, installation of software in Customers’ offices and on board ships, handling customer queries, and preparing databases
•In the last mentioned role besides looking after the clients in India , was given the responsibility to provide training and support by visiting customers’ offices and/or ships in the US , Singapore , Nigeria and Indonesia as and when required
•3 months training in early 2006 at ABS Nautical Systems’ Operations Dept. at ABS Houston for marine fleet management software product installation and customer support
•In early 2003, was sent to ABS NS head office at Houston to prepare the SRS (Systems Requirement Specs.) document for ABS NS 5’s Voyage Management Module in Feb 2003. The Module is being marketed as part of NS 5.
--Software Projects executed during the period 30th June 1999 to 18th May 2007:
1. ABS NS 5
2. Safenet Chemstow
3. ABS Machinery 2000
4. ABS Hull Maintenance
5. ABS SafeShip & Vessel Drawings
6. ABS Engineering Drawing Scanning
7. ABS Office 2000
8. ABS Rules Database
9. ABS Office 2000 for Engineers
10. Root Cause Analysis
-Sea Experience from 1979 to 1998:
Started sea career with APJ Lines Calcutta as a Junior Engineer, became Second Engineer in 1983.
Joined Foreign Flag Vessels in 1987 as Second Engineer.
Chief Engineer from 1992
Type of Ships: Bulk Carriers up to 155000 MT, General Cargos up to 16000 MT, Product Tanker 30000 MT, Reefer / Container up to 650 TEUs,
Type of Classification Society: LRS, ABS, NKK, BV.
Type of Flag: Liberia, Panama, Malta, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Maldives, Singapore, and India.
Type of Crew: Indian, Srilankan, British, Burmese, Filipino, Greek, Dutch, Nigerian and Bangladeshi
Dry Docking/Repair experience : 4 including 2 special surveys
Marine Engineer Officer (Class 1) from Ministry of Transport, Govt. of India, 1986 (revalidated in Aug 2007)
STCW courses as required to sail on foreign going ships of any horsepower
ISO Internal Auditor
Certificat de la Langue Française (2 yrs course)
Basic computer operations
Installation , Data management, system administration of ABS NS 5 software suit.