Sheikh - Electrical Engineer - Ad Dammam, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia

Muhammad Zakaullah Sheikh

Ad Dammam, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia


Electrical Engineer

  • Full time
  • Part time
  • One time
  • Contract
  • Temp


Design and Engineering of complete Electrical Power Distribution system from 220KV to downstream 400V System. Single Line Drawings, Detailed Protection and Metering Drawings, Transformers and Switchgears Sizing Calculations, Cables Sizing Calculations, Electrical Distribution system modeling, simulation, analysis and preparing various studies reports using softwares EDSA Paladin Design Base and ETAP V11. Preparation of FEEP or FEED, Basic Engineering package, Detailed Engineering Package,

Work History

Senior Project Engineer Electrical

Dar-Al-Riyadh Consultants

November 2009 - February 2013


Company Profile
Saudi Petrochemical Company (SADAF), an affiliate of Saudi Basic Industrial Corporation (SABIC) is the largest Petrochemical Industry of Saudi Arabia and is a 50/50 SABIC Joint venture with Pectin Arabian Company, a subsidiary of Shell Oil Co. (USA). Its major products being Ethylene, Crude Industrial Ethanol, Styrene, Caustic Soda, Ethylene Dichloride, and MTBE.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Had been working as Senior Projects Engineer Electrical.
• Manage Electrical Projects within the company from Idea Initiation Stage, Concept Development, Preparation of Cost Estimates, Bill of Materials, Front end engineering package, detailed Engineering including design calculations, preparation of SLD's, Data Sheets, Technology Selection, Preparation of detailed scope of work as per standards, sourcing and procurement, Award of LSTK or EPC Contracts, Construction Supervision, Pre-Commissioning, Commissioning and Startup, TCCC and close up the projects in SAP.
• Preparing complete projects WBS's under SAP, budgeting, release, PR's creation in SAP, up to the closing of projects in SAP using Projects Module.
• Provide guidance for safe work practices and personal protective equipment used by crafts and contractors.
• Provide discipline engineering support to the project team, during execution phase (detail design, procurement, construction, commissioning and handover of facilities) for all assigned projects.
• Interface with third parties (engineering consultants, suppliers/vendors, and inspection agencies) including local authorities, and departments within company on relevant discipline engineering matters to ensure designs are developed as "fit-for-purpose."
• Project Planning and control using MS Project and Primavera P6, Cost Estimation, Project Management etc.

• Successful completion and handover of a number of electrical expansion projects of SADAF during the...

Electrical & Instrument Engineer

Dar-Al-Riyadh Consultants

May 2003 - October 2009



Gulf Stabilizers Industries (Anti-Oxidant Specialty Chemicals Plant) Jubail, SAUDI ARABIA.

Company Profile
Gulf Stabilizers Industries (GSI) is a joint venture between Zamil Group Holding Company, Middle East's leading industrial manufacturing company and Chemtura Corporation (a new company formed after the merger of Great Lakes Chemical Corporation USA and Crompton Corporation USA in July 2005), the fourth-largest publicly traded specialty chemicals company in the USA and the world's largest marketer and producer of plastic additives.
GSI was formed in early 1997 and started production in early 2001 as a chemical manufacturer and blender preparer of antioxidants and polymer additives.

• Overall management of Electrical & Instrument Section including day to day maintenance, troubleshooting and keeping the electrical equipment in running conditions.
• Scheduling and Planning Predictive, Proactive, Preventive and Shut-Down Maintenance activities of Electrical & Instrument department using SAP-R/3 (Plant Maintenance Module).
• Analyzes, diagnoses and solves significant issues relates to various Electrical Equipments, Field instruments PLC's & DCS Logic, and recommends solutions and ensures implementation.
• Preparation of detailed technical procurement specifications of various electrical equipments, field instruments, technical evaluation of bids and sub contracts.
• Provide guidance for safe work practices and personal protective equipment used by crafts and contractors.
• Investigate incidents and near misses relating to electrical and field instruments, help determine root causes, write and issue reports, implement action items as necessary.
• Ensure proper documentation of special operating and maintenance instructions associated with electrical equipments, field instruments and DCS Operator Panel.
• Conceptual design and engineering of Electrical & Instrument and control system for Expansion Projects.
• Engineering and...

Senior Manager

Electrical & Instrumentation

April 2002 - March 2003

• Responsible for overall management of E&I Department.
• Delivered highly motivated and effective performance in all areas of management.
• Effective, versatile manager. Earned respect of superiors and subordinates for results and motivation skills.
• Support implementation of Electrical Equipments & Field Instruments RCM Program.
• Troubleshoot E&I, PLC's and SCADA hardware problems.
• Selecting appropriate instrumentation for use in a wide range of applications.
• Responsible for developing continuous improvement solutions and formulates the design by collecting, analyzing information and data relative to operating requirements, process economic considerations, and such other pertinent factor as may be involved as a preliminary step in support of proposal for new construction, modifications or maintenance to equipments.
• Acting as Project Leader for assigned projects, developing to completion, as well as providing support to others performing execution, commissioning and handover.
• Track E&I equipments reliability in the assigned area and communicate the progress with the Area Production Teams.
• Successfully developed and implemented CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) for all Electrical equipments & field instruments of all the three Major Areas of Cement Plant.

Department Manager

Electrical & Instruments

April 2000 - March 2002


Company Profile
SCIL was incorporated in 1981 and began producing caustic soda as main product and Chlorine and HCL as by-product in 1985, initially at a rate of 30 metric tons Caustic a day. The plant's capacity was gradually increased over years to current level of 545 metric tons a day. In addition, various by-product facilities have been added and expanded from time to time to cope with growing demand. Company entered into Textile Spinning Business in 1995. Its specialty chemicals and export division was established in 2001 and agricultural chemicals division in 2003.
Duties and Responsibilities:

• Responsible for overall management of Electrical & Instrument Department.
• Proven skills in leadership, communication, and problem solving.
• Have been the single point of responsibility and technical authority regarding all E&I engineering matters related to O&M, Design & Engineering, Project Management, Construction Supervision, Pre-Commissioning and Commissioning of all field instruments and PLC's.
• Preparing conceptual design packages for expansion projects and engineering budgetary cost estimates.
• Deciding on modifications to improve the performance of Electrical & Instruments and Process Control.
• Designing or supervising the design of Electrical, process control and instrumentation systems.
• Providing technical assurance of the adequacy of designs prepared by contractors.
• Ensuring project closeout meets the required standards.
• Review and decide actions on all Electrical & instruments and materials submittals.
• Decide on the necessary discipline specific scope of work on projects.
• Decide on engineering safety and integrity of designs.
• Decide on the application of engineering codes and specifications.
• Single point responsibility and accountability for the technical integrity of discipline work performed.
• Works independently within field of expertise and established...

SDO / Engineer Protection & Instrumentation(GSO)


March 1990 - March 2000

• Responsible for maintenance and operation of Protection and Instrumentation of Grid Stations including 33KV, 66KV, and 132KV Grid Stations Instrumentations. These include Protection Relays of different types, Switchgears (Air-Insulated & GIS), Transformers, Circuit Breakers (VCB's, OCB's, and SF6 CB's). CT's, PT's.
• Configuration, testing and commissioning of Electronic Protection Relays of Make Siemens, GE, Cutler & Hammer, AEG etc.

Projects Completed
• Conceptual design, engineering, erection, testing and commissioning of electrical and instrumentation, PLC and DCS expansion for 02 Nos. expansion projects of Gulf Stabilizers Industries Jubail Saudi Arabia.
• A number of expansion Electrical Projects (small and big) completed and successfully commissioned for SADAF as Senior Project Engineer Electrical.
• Had been involved in design, erection, testing and commissioning of the expansion project of M/S Sitara Chemical Industries Pakistan.
• Design and Engineering of the Expansion Project of M/S Interloop Pakistan Limited as a private consultant.
• Complete design from scratch and successful completion of 20MVA, 13.8KV/ 4.16KV Portable substation Project of SADAF of worth SAR 27 Million.
• Successful completion of Power Factor Improvement Project of SADAF of worth SAR 45 Million.
• EDSA modeling and analysis of Power distribution system of Salt Plant SADAF.
• EDSA modeling, analysis and preparing reports for Power Distribution System of Hadeed for three main substations MSS1, MSS2, and MSS3.
• ETAP modeling, analysis and reports for complete power distribution network of Maadaniyah industries Jubail.
• EDSA modeling, analysis and reports for extension power distribution network of SAFCO SABIC Jubail.
• EDSA modeling, analysis and reports for complete electrical power distribution network of ARRAZI SABIC Jubail.
• EDSA modeling, analysis and reports for complete electrical power distribution system of IBN-ZAHR SABIC Jubail.
• EDSA modeling, analysis and...

Qualifications & Certifications

Edwardes High School Peshawar Pakistan

NED University of Engineering & Technology Karachi Pakistan

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