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Job Desired Senior Structural Checker
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Temporary No
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Listing # 3323

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United Arab Emirates
Phone 00971565648351


Suresh Babu Sornapoodi

HEADLINE: STRUCTURAL DESIGNER PROFESSIONAL (Senior Material Controller| Senior Structural Estimator)


I am a performance driven professional with over 24 years of experience in design drafting, detailing structures and material estimates for offshore platforms, onshore plants, pre-engineered buildings, low to high rise buildings etc. Focused on building relationships and promoting synergy across business lines and global units to drive positive change.

I started my career as a Trainee Draftsman at Bharat Heavy Plate & Vessels Ltd., Vizag, India and progressed to the level of Principal Structural Designer at McDermott International and Senior Structural Designer at National Petroleum Construction Company. I am skilled in 3D modeling, fabrication detailed drawings, material estimating etc. Ability to advert downstream delays and construction issues through careful planning and tracking of project details, collaborative relationship and open communication.

In addition to this, I am proficient in application of standard AISC, ASTM, BS, API, AWS. Excellent skills both in communication and interdisciplinary coordination within the project team.

Specialties: Structural Designer Oil & Gas Industry PDMS 12 SP6 API, AWS, ASME, ASTM, AISC Tekla Structure 20.0 3D Modeling & 2D Drawing Structural Steel Detailing Versatile Leadership Team Building Strategic Planning Budget Controlling Quality Management


Jul 2016 - Present: McDermott International, Dubai, UAE as Senior Structural MTO Designer

As a Senior Structural MTO Designer, I prepare material estimates by using Microsoft excel and generating required reports as per scope of work and project requirements. Adroitly study the requirement of each material and coordinated between the company, the competent authorities and the owners of the projects. Execute the project while estimating the material for costing to be gained during the process and develop the project approvals from the authorities. Lead and supervise task force consisted of 3-4 structural MTO designers in preparation of material take-off database and various reports for man-hour estimates, purchase orders etc. on various projects. Review Scope of work, relevant specifications, build sequences, project schedule, cost budgeting, manpower and resources planning. Prepare MTO estimates for BID purposes, upload file to SPMAT to raise Material and Purchase Requisitions for procuring materials. Conduct periodic checks of Material control database and provided necessary feedback to project material controllers. Maintain records of issued material and ensure that balance material to be utilized. Accountability and Project close-out and diverting surplus material to other on-going current projects.

Jan 2015 - Apr 2015: National Petroleum Construction Company, Abu Dhabi, UAE as Senior Structural Designer

During my role as Senior Structural Designer, I was significantly making 3D models by using PDMS / TEKLA and applying linking details as per standards and project requirements. I was involved in generating design drawings by appropriate detail & quality to enable fabrication as well as distributing model for clash checks from Tekla to PDMS. Also, I proficiently discussed the structural design for the project with the competent structural engineer in the Department to taking the approval of the construction. I studied the price of each material and coordinated between the company, the municipality, the competent authorities and the owners of the projects.

Furthermore, I was accountable for guiding and monitoring site engineer in the use and installation of the same building materials listed in the project provisions; observing after the scope of responsibilities pertaining to the drawing up of project plans, scheduling of activities, cost estimates, planning, within defined time and costliness. Besides, I prepared and finalized for project implementation by detailed working drawings and reviewing structural drawings for pre-engineered buildings on defined parameters.

Aug 2013 – Oct 2014: Technip Engineering Ltd., Thailand as Lead / Sr. Structural Designer

As a Lead / Sr. Structural Designer, I had adroitly handled projects, designing, planning, work distribution, and monitored work progress as well as participated in appraisal meetings and interacted for technical issue with other restraints. I organized meet for I-Tube / Riser location and orientation, piping discipline and coordinated for area astuteness locations, sizes, equipment and layouts by vendor representations & structural supports.

Moreover, I oversaw and certified roles allotted as per plan as well as aided lead structural engineer for required engineering activities. I executed the project while estimating the costs to be gained during the process and developed the project approved from the authorities. My other responsibilities included: Controlled and conducted drafting team during drawing preparation stage; checked work are completed as per project specifications, client standards & code requirement; closely worked with contractors on site, ensured the works are carried out to specific standards and resolved problem that arises during projects.

Aug 2002 – Aug 2013: J. Ray McDermott Middle East, Dubai, UAE
Initially I started my career as a Senior Draftsman and progressed to the level of Principal Structural Designer.

During my role as a Principal Structural Designer, I had handled ADMA ZWIP PROJECT (BROWNFIELD WORKS) by managing a team of five designers; certified submission of portrayals / deliverables for IDC, IFA, IFC, and constructed as per listed agenda.

My few core functional areas included:
Checked pipe supports drawings, strengthening drawings, demolition/ modification drawings for prevailing platforms, bridges, bridge supporting towers, new interconnecting walkways, and access platforms. Reviewed PDMS model for new structure provisions, clash checks and emphasized other discipline modification requirements according to the project scope of work. Retained proper documentation including master files both hard and electronic copies as well as records for ARN & CRS. Sustained history files for each drawing including design inputs, other discipline inputs, engineering check, and drafting check prints. Tracked client & company procedures in-line with internal and external audit requests. Reviewed structural material for adequacy in terms of quantities and design requirements.

Few achievements during the tenure included:
Successfully directed site surveys and prepared pre-/post-engineering survey observation reports regarding site conditions. Acknowledged for receiving quality spot award in detailed offshore survey for ADMA project. Won by creating 3D models by using Xsteel, Tekla structures as well as NC files for automated profile cutting of plate work and profiles. Completed by preparing 2D drawings of single parts from the model, Sub assembly and GA drawings. Improved by exported model to PDS / PDMS for clash checks with other disciplines.

Sep 2001 – Jul 2002: Kirby Building Systems, Hyderabad, India as Senior Draftsman

Nov 1997 – Feb 2000: Arabian International Co., Jeddah, K.S.A as Senior Draftsman

Jan 1994 – Aug 1996: Bharat Heavy Plate & Vessels Ltd., Vizag, India as Trainee Draftsman

Master of Business Administration – Material Management, Himalayan University, Dec 2017
Diploma in Mechanical Engineering (DME), Rajasthan Vidyapeeth University, 2010
Bachelors of Law, Andhra University, 2002
Bachelor’s degree in Commerce – Accounting, Andhra University, 1995

Languages Known: English, Hindi and Telugu

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