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Infrastructure Project Manager- Senior Level

Project Engineering / Project Management

Chief Engineer & Administrator,ALHW(Retd.) from Min.of Shipping,Govt.of India

Senior Level Professional

Project Management ~ Construction Management ~ Operations Management


  • Offering over 3 decades of experience in driving overall project operations and execution of Port & Harbour Engineering and large Civil Construction Projects
  • Adept in planning, executing and spearheading construction projects involving designing / design coordination, construction development, quality assurance / control, HSE compliance, contract administration, budgeting, resource planning, control and monitoring with a flair for adopting modern construction methodologies / techniques in compliance with quality standards
  • Gained expertise in planning, designing, execution and maintenance of Bridges, Breakwaters, Jetties, Wharves, Slipways and Dry Dock and foreshore buildings.
  • Hands-on experience in swiftly ramping up construction projects with competent cross-functional skills ensuring on time deliverables within pre-set cost parameters
  • Demonstrated skills in maintaining effective business relationships with esteemed organizations like I.I.T. Madras, Central Water & Power Research Station (CWPRS) Pune, Water & Power Consultancy Services (WAPCOS), National Hydrographic Survey Organization, Dehradun, Minor Ports Survey Organization (MPSO) Mumbai, National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai, NEERI Nagpur, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, etc.
  • Possess excellent decision making, planning & coordination skills


  • Developing project baselines; monitoring and controlling projects with respect to cost, resource deployment, time and cost over-runs and quality compliance for smooth execution of projects with latest Project Management Techniques.
  • Controlling the construction process from the conceptual development stage through final construction and making sure that the project gets done on time and budget
  • Leading a team of professionals ensuring suitable deployment & timely availability of Designers & Engineers and improvise techniques with available resources.
  • Evaluating & determining appropriate construction delivery systems and most cost-effective plan / schedule for completing the project
  • Meeting the CRM representatives at project level for incorporating changes required by the customers and finalizing the issues, considering the management and Liaising department’s interest
  • Preparing project estimate & tender, finalizing contracts, checking the bills with estimated quantities and purchasing quality materials for the site
  • Anchoring on-site construction activities to ensure completion of project within the time & cost parameters and effective resource utilisation to maximise the output
  • Inspecting field sites to observe and evaluate condition and operability of facilities & structures and to collect field survey data and measurements
  • Liaising with Consultants, Contractors, Sub-contractors & External Agencies for determining technical specifications, approvals and obtaining clearances
  • Have retrieved at least FOUR numbers of large barges sunken in sea at a depth of 10 metres successfully by improvised techniques.

WORK EXPERIENCE                                                                  

Dec’78-Sep’12: Andaman Lakshadweep Harbour Works (ALHW), Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Growth Path:

Dec’78-Dec’85             Assistant Engineer (Civil)

Jan’86-Jun’91               Executive Engineer (Civil)

Jun’91 to May’05          Deputy Chief Engineer

May’05 to Sept’12        Chief Engineer & Administrator


  • Steered activities as a Member of:
    • Expert Committee of A&N Administration, commissioned by Lt. Governor of A&N Islands in Development of Transhipment Port in Great Nicobar Island
    • Expert Committee formed by Ministry of Shipping, Government of India for the development of Port in Tadadi, Karnataka
    • Expert Committee formed by Government of India for the development of Transport Hub in Andrott Island, Lakshadweep
      • Rendered consultancy to Department of Fisheries, Government of Tamil Nadu for development of fishing harbour at Kasimedu, Chennai
      • Functioned as a Chief Information Officer of ALHW to handle Right to Information requests and responses & document management


  • Distinction of heading activities & maintaining effective relationships with Port Management Board (PMB), Andaman Labour Force (ALF), A&N Administration & Ministry of Shipping during crisis situation that impacted 2800 people directly
  • Proved successful in efficiently planning & coordinating Tsunami Rehabilitation of damaged port structures with A&N Administration, Ministry of Shipping, PMB & other stake holders and executed them at a cost of Rs. 550 Crores (approximately) on war footing basis in a record time.
  • Spearheaded smooth shipping operations in the A&N islands without interruption after Tsunami in Dec’04 inspite of shortage of resources and manpower
  • Merit of completing the development of Junglighat Harbour (Phase I & II) and led the successful approval for a funding of Rs. 195 Crores from Government of India
  • Stellar role in liaising and representing the Tsunami Rehabilitation Program at the Planning Commission of India; presented the regular status updates and progress reports to Hon”ble Home Minister, Shri. P. Chidambaram and Deputy Chairman of Planning Commission Shri. Montek Singh Ahluwalia over 10 instances

Key Projects:             

  • R.C.C Bridge across Austin Creek in Middle Andaman – the project was completed ahead of schedule at a budget of Rs.168 Crores, thus resulting in substantial cost savings of Rs. 2.80 Crores through effective planning and barest minimum manpower
  • R.C.C Jetties founded on Bored Piles at Gandhi Nagar and Sagardweep Islands at a budget of Rs. 25 Crores
  • Slipway at Mayabunder to facilitate Repairs of Smaller Ships
  • 2 School Buildings at North and Middle Andamans without any time and cost overrun in a challenging terrain
  • Headquarter Building of Panchayati Raj Institution at Port Blair in a very complex geographic location
  • Deep Water Wharves at Little Andaman and Campbell Bay to facilitate berthing of mainland bounds passenger ships thus eliminating a huge problem that was faced till date by 30,000 passenger per year
  • Planned, designed and constructed port structures as part of Government of India’s Five Year plan
  • Breakwater at Andrott Island at a total project value of Rs. 46 Crores
  • R.C.C Jetty on Pile Foundation at Kavaratti, Agatti, Minicoy & Amini Islands
  • Shore Protection Activities at Kavaratti & Bitra Islands
  • Dredging the Channels in 10 islands of Lakshadweep and construction of Navigational aids
  • Graving Dry dock at Port Blair worth Rs. 3.52 Crores
  • R.C.C Wharf on Pile Foundation at Little Andaman
  • Rubble Mound Breakwater at Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island
  • R.C.C Bridges at Campbell Bay
  • Multiple Slipways at Port Blair
  • Residential, Non-Residential Buildings and Roads


Mar’78-Dec’78           Siddaganga Institute of Technology, Tumkur, Karnataka

                                    Lecturer (Civil Engineering)            


1996    Diploma in Management (DIM) from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)

1987    Post Graduate Diploma in Ports & Harbour Engineering from International Institute of Hydraulic & Environmental Engineering, Delft, Netherlands                                                                                                          

1977    M.Tech. (Civil Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai                              

1975    B.E. (Civil Engineering) from Madurai Kamaraj University                                                                                        


  • Chartered Engineer in Institution of Engineers of India (IEI)
  • Fellow, Institution of Engineers (India)
  • Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (I)
  • Fellow, Society of Hydraulic Engineers (I)
  • Member, Indian Society for Technical Education
  • Chairman of Institution of Engineers (India), Port Blair Chapter for 2 Terms
  • Chairman of Central Government Employees’ Welfare Co-ordination Committee at Port Blair for 7 years from May’05
  • Fellow of Indian Council of Arbitration (IL/ICA/5415)
  • Fellow of the Indian Institution of Technical Arbitrators (F-0508) ( Successfully resolved disputes of 7 nos. in Govt. contract agreements)


  • Key Note Speaker in the All India Seminar on Urbanisation in the Present Global Scenario hosted by American Society of Civil Engineers at Kolkata in 2007
  • Speaker, Tsunami Damages and Rehabilitation Measures, at Institution of Engineers, National Seminar in 2007
  • Presenter, Research paper titled Master Plan for Effective Shore Protection and Community Planning in Andaman & Nicobar Islands in Post Tsunami Scenario to Ministry of Shipping, Road Transport & Highways in 2006 
  • Presenter, Coastal Protection Measures, at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Chennai on behalf of Planning Commission, Govt. of India in 2006 
  • Presenter, Tsunami Effects and Mitigation Measures, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras, Chennai in 2005 
  • Speaker, Ports & Ships, Partners in Marine Transport, Institution of Engineers (India), Mangalore in 2005 
  • Attendee, Project Management - National Productivity Council, Jaipur in 2004 
  • Presenter, Indian National Conference on Harbour & Ocean Engineering, National Institute of Oceanography, Goa in 2004 
  • Expert Speaker, National Seminar on Harbour Structures (NASHAR 2003) - IIT, Chennai in 2003 
  • Participant, Ethical issues in Port Management- National Institute of Port Management, Chennai in 2002 
  • Participant, Future Ships & Future Ports- National Institute of Port Management, Chennai in 2002 
  • Speaker, High Performance Concrete - Central Leather Research Institute, Adayar in 1998 
  • Speaker, Planning of a scheme and its implementation results, parameters to be looked into while making a scheme and points of concern - India Audit & Accounts Department, Port Blair in 1997 
  • Presenter, Foundation in loose soil - Ocean Engineering, Department, IIT, Chennai in 1997 


  • Presented the following PPTs in a seminar conducted by Tamil Nadu Fisheries Department as Special Guest:
    • Code of Practice for Engineers
    • An Introduction to Port & Harbour Engineering & Marine Structures
    • Codes for Developing Fisheries Harbour in India
    • Project Management Techniques


A book titled “MY EXPERIMENTS WITH PROJECT AND PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT” written by me is ready for publication through Partridge Penguin Publishers and expected to hit the international shelves in two months.


  • Called for an Interview in Jaya TV on 6 Sep’13 for 45 minutes in the programme, Today’s Special Guest, on the matters of Port & Harbour, Tsunami damages in Andaman Nicobar Islands and the Rehabilitation works done there and connected interesting incidents


Date of Birth                 :           17 September, 1952

Languages Known        :           English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam

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