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Muhammad Saeed

Senior Instrument and control engineer

Works remotely from Manchester

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  • Suggested rate £250 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Experience Highlights

14 years’ experience of Instrumentation Engineering and Control Systems in Oil & Gas, Petrochemical industry. Experience in Conceptual Studies, FEED, Detail design Engineering, Procurement, Testing, Construction, Commissioning and Start-up in both Brownfield and Greenfield, offshore and onshore, upstream, and downstream

2022 - Present Senior Control and Instrument Engineer, Worley UK,

2021 - 2022 Senior Control and Instrument Engineer, Recycling Technologies, United Kingdom SN3 4TQ
Functional Lead for I&C projects. Develop procedures, standards, specifications and support graduate Engineer in design development. Development Functional Safety Management Plan, participation in Safety and Hazop /LOPA Reviews, validate SRS/SIL Calculations using exSILentia software

2015 – 2021 Senior Instrumentation Engineer, McDermott Arabia company Ltd , Al Khobar-Saudi Arabia (KSA).
(6.5 years)
Manage EPCC Projects for Saudi Aramco offshore/onshore facilities for Green Field/ Brownfield instrumentation and Control System Upgrades. Well versed of standards applicable to Oil and Gas and Refining Industries, Project practices and communication protocols.

2010 - 2015 Instrumentation and Control Plant Maintenance Engineer, ENAR Petroleum Refining Facility
(6 years) Experienced the entire life cycle of Crude Processing Refinery & Petrochemical plant from FEED activities to detail engineering, procurement, installation till commissioning and start up. Later involved in Operations and Turnaround/ Plant Maintenance for I&C systems.

2009 - 2010 Metering & Instrumentation Calibration Engineer, SGS Pvt Ltd

(1 years) Field(onsite) and Lab calibration and testing for oil Industry Instrumentation.

2008 - 2008 Project intern, siemens Project intern with siemens for boiler automation unit.



Senior Instrumentation Control Engineer

Manchester, UK

September 2022 - Today (2 months)

Recycling Technologies Ltd

Senior C&I Engineer

Swindon SN3 4TQ, UK

January 2022 - September 2022 (8 months)

As functional Lead. Develop procedures, standards, specifications and design development. Functional Safety Management Plan, participation in Safety Reviews, validate SRS/SIL Calculations and verification using exSILentia.
• Programming 1756 Control Logix PLC using Studio5000 software (Rockwell Automation).
• Programming PLC's and HMI's(Siemens /TIA Portal, Step 7 ,Schneider / Unity, Vijeo Designer and Allen Bradley /CCW, RS Logix/)
• System Configuration, Testing, Installation, update schematics, Interfacing with Suppliers during Commissioning.

McDermott International Inc.

Instrumentation Engineer

Saudi Arabia

October 2015 - January 2022 (6 years and 3 months)

Responsible for Instrumentation & Control Systems engineering detail design,Procurement of field instruments control like ESD, DCS, PLC, HIPPS, FDAS, RTU, MPFM, SCADA. Work includes conceptual I&C studies, Project execution planning, detail design, calculations, specification, engineering deliverables and review vendor documentations, bid proposals. Projects: D7057 Marjan Gas Wellhead Platform, TP-10, and Associated Facilities Client: Saudi Aramco
•Review Scope of work(SOW) ,Prepare Specification, Issue Material Requisitions,Technical Clarification,Technical Bid Evaluation(TBE).
•Witness Function testing of DCS, ESD, FGS and BMS systems.
•Experience in Invensys, Yokogawa, Honeywell, ABB, Emerson and Siemens Control systems. Projects: D6200 Ten Sfny Slipover Platforms Client: Saudi Aramco
•Prepare bill of quantities(BOM) and hours estimation.
•coordination meeting with vendor,project management and Clients.
•Engineering support during construction and commissioning activities.
•As Project Engineer successfully execute project throughout implementation.
•coordinate with other disciplines (PFD /P&ID'S, Piping and Electrical) for clarification. Projects: D7358 Marjan Existing platforms upgrade ESP, HIPPS, and RTU installation. Client: Saudi Aramco
• Review layouts,Logic Diagrams, Cause and Effect and Control narratives for PCS and ESD/Fire & Gas,DCS PLC & F&G Systems overall system architecture.
• Participate in HAZOP, SIL and Risk Assessments and implement process safety finding in review report. Projects:D6255 EPCC for Barri, Safaniya, Zulf offshore/onshore Brownfield. Client: Saudi Aramco.
•Review Modification scope to accommodate Expansion, upgrade of DCS and ESD Triconix.
• Prepare Specification, vendor documents review for RTU/SCADA.
• Frequently travel Offshore for site Survey Bids, Engineering and Construction.
• Support construction in Material take off (MTO), Task sheets etc.

ENAR PETROLEUM Refining Facility

Instrumentation Control Engineer

Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan

May 2010 - August 2015 (5 years and 3 months)

Oil Refinery-Crude Condensate Processing units each capable of processing up to 15,000 bpd obtaining Naphtha, Diesel, Kerosene, Solvents and Fuel Oil.
• Manage I&C Maintenance & Inventory control through SAP.
• Prepare Preventive and corrective maintenance schedule.
• Actively participate in plant emergency maintenance for field and control systems.
• Experience integration upgrade Allen Bradley PLC-5 Control System.
• Ensures proper safety procedures and SOP during operation.
• Involve in annual maintenance and capacity enhancement operations.
• Review weekly and monthly reports and update the project record/Logbook.
• Support maintenance team to resolve issues to field instrumentation and Control systems.
• Review Instrumentation Packages boiler, electric heater, compressor etc.
• Experience of ABB 800xA DCS Control System,I/O modules,trends, alarms, tuning of control loops.
• Worked on DCS control philosophy, pump interlocking, control room layout, I/ O allocation and loop testing
• Support in the maintenance of F&G systems both portable as well as permanently mounted detection systems in plant. Periodic maintenance of functional safety instruments fire suppression system.
• Involved in radar tank gauging instrumentation systems, Batch flow metering system and weighbridge system, custody transfer ultrasonic Metering skids and various Analyzers.
• Worked with the contractor's technical representatives to resolve bottlenecks/ problems.
• Supervision of Calibration, installation, loop checking, commissioning of Electrical & Instrumentation items and material management.
• Follow up the contractor to check the progress to be as per schedule and standard procedures.
• Evaluated Instrument Commissioning design packages and ensured that commissioning issues were considered.
• Planning scheduling of all shutdown activities including man power, cost estimation etc.
• Involve in Vibration Monitoring System, Load Shedding, SCADA system specification.



Karachi, Karachi City, Sindh, Pakistan

June 2009 - May 2010 (11 months)

As Engineer M&I in SGS perform Inspection and calibration of various field instruments at purification plant sui field (PPL),Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL),PARCO Mid Country Refinery and National Refinery Limited(NRL).
• Perform Inspection and calibration of various field instruments at purification plant Sui field (PPL), Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), PARCO Mid Country Refinery and National Refinery Limited (NRL).
• Performed calibration on highly precision calibration equipment's that includes Hand Pumps, Temperature bath, Dead Weight Tester, Mass Comparator with Standard Class E2 and M2,Multifunction and Pneumatic Calibrator, Thermal Imager, 475 HART Field Communicator, Portable Ultrasonic Liquid flow meter.
• Followed all safety practices and procedures, corrected unsafe work practices.
• Planning and scheduling of all shutdown works.