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Vinodh Kumar Babu

Manager (NDT & Welding) at Fugro

Summary
Overall 16 years experience in manufacturing ,construction & maintenance projects with Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical, Power & Civil sector in various disciplines both onshore & offshore. Technical Certifications: ASNT NDT Level III in RT,UT,MT,PT,VT,ET,LT,NRT EN 473 Level III in RT,UT,MT,PT,VT CSWIP 3.2 Senior Welding Inspector API 570,510,653,571,580 BGAS/CSWIP Gr2 Painting Inspector BGAS/CSWIP Site Coatings Inspector AWS Senior Certified Welding Inspector IRCA Registered QMS 2008 Lead Auditor ISO 14001 Lead Auditor OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Specialties: Asset Integrity / Plant Inspection Management Systems Consultancy (QMS/EMS/OHSMS) Inspection body/ Certification body /Laboratory Accreditation Project Management Quality Assurance / Control Welding Inspection Painting/ Coating Inspection Vendor Inspection Pipe Mill Construction (Onshore/ Offshore) NDT (Conventional / Advanced) Training & Certification

Experience
Manager (NDT & Welding) at Fugro Technical Services Ltd April 2013 - Present (6 months) #The day-to-day management of the activities of their laboratory section. This includes Monitoring staff work allocation, Training, client liaison (including potential clients), and technical control. #Providing technical support to the Welding & NDT Department and other relevant Departments within the organisation #Compiling technical procedures and ensuring that tests comply with relevant standards and client

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specifications. #Ensuring that routine equipment calibration, maintenance and repair is carried out. #Ensuring that Quality Assurance procedures are followed. #Giving recommendations for corrective action arising from audits, proficiency tests, technical inspections or client complaints. #Giving notification to clients about any matter affecting the validity of test results. #Conducting Training & Certification program in RT,UT,MT,PT,ET & VT for Test personnel in accordance with SNT-TC-1A of ASNT #Preparing / Reviewing Test Procedures , Worksheets, Calibration Procedures, Welding Procedures, Welder Qualifications and work instructions #Assisting in obtaining Scope extensions for Laboratory accreditation (ISO 17025) / Inspection Body accreditation(ISO 17020) from HOKLAS / HKIAS respectively. #Review and Certify Test reports & conduct the roles of HOKLAS Authorized signatory for NDT results. Technical Director at WENS QUALITY ASSURANCE PVT LTD November 2012 - April 2013 (6 months) #Providing Consultancy services in the fields of NDT, Welding, Coating ,Inservice Inspection and QMS for various clients in India & overseas Assignments. #Conducting Training & Certification for Inspection personnel in accordance with SNT-TC-1A of ASNT & BS EN ISO 9712 #Organizing overseas recruitment in Welding/NDT/Coating/Painting/QMS disciplines. #Conducting, witnessing & approval of Welder Qualification Tests for various Engineering contractors. #Organizing & Conducting Plant Inspection for various Shutdowns in Refineries, Plants, Mills etc. #Day To-day- laboratory Management Corporate QA/QC Manager at Jahanpars Mapna Consortium May 2011 - October 2012 (1 year 6 months) Implementation of the Contract Quality Plan, various Inspection and Test Plans and construction Quality Control programs. Reviewing and approving Procurement Vendors ITP (Mechanical,Electrical & Instrumentation) and liasing with Client Representatives for their approval. Coordinating with TPI agencies & Client Representatives for any FAT / Stage wise Inspections at Vendor facilities and subject to the availability witnessing them. Ensuring that all the Project Quality Objectives are meeting throughout the Project life and within all Engineering, Procurement and Construction and Commissioning phases of the Project. Ensuring that the Project Quality Management System requirements are well understood by all the Project personnel affecting the Quality. Ensuring that the requirements of the Project Quality Procedures are well followed by all the Project departments. Coordinating with the Project key personnel for the result of process performances, and follow up of various quality actions required by internal quality audits, NCRs, corrective and preventive actions, etc Ensuring that the Non conforming products are identified and controlled in line with the relevant project
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Quality procedure. Ensuring that the Corrective and Preventive Actions are well defined and managed in line with the respective Quality procedures. Ensuring that all the documents and records are well controlled in line with the respective document control procedure. Performing Internal and External Quality Audits and collect audit findings Ensuring that calibration of all measuring, testing and inspection equipments are controlled in line with the requirements of respective Quality Procedure. ASNT Level III Engineer at Qaf oilfield services sdn Bhd January 2009 - May 2011 (2 years 5 months) Accountable for accuracy of inspection work and data on topside structures , Process Piping ,Riser, Pressure Vessel, Pressure relieving Devices, Storage Tanks & Sump Caissons Implementing and maintaining all functions of the Integrated Management System(Quality, Health & Safety,Environment,Inspection Body) Developing Inspection methodologies in close liason with Brunei Shell Inspection Engineers,RBI & Asset Integrity team. Actioning / Investigating Client Concerns & complaints Manage, arrange and coordinate all requirements of Special Inspection techniques Advise, Plan and control Inspection functions Ensure all personnel are familiar with all QHSE requirements and shall be responsible for assisting in the maintenance of the skills register. Training, Certification & recertification to ASNT Levels I & II in UT, MT, PT, RT & VT. Conducting other Training Programs to the needs of the company including API ICP Preparatory, First Aid Painting, Integrated Management systems, Radiation Safety etc Developing and establishing a Bruneian Development Program Leading the audit team in conducting Audits (Internal & Supplier) & conducting Onsite QC verification of the Inspection work done by a team of over 120 Inspectors & Engineers. Keeping up to date with all regulations, by-laws, codes, specifications and where applicable, to be proactive in the revision of company technical procedures. Advicing on matters of Radiation Safety to the Management team / Clients and participating in Radiation Emergency drills, Radiation Safety Audits, Assessing new advancements in Radiation Safety including Saferad/Scar, Conducting Radiation intensity Level surveys etc. QC Engineer at PTAS ITS October 2007 - December 2008 (1 year 3 months) Worked as a QA/QC Engineer for an On-stream Inspection contract for Brunei Shell Petroleum and later also attended the functions of QA/QC Manager for M/S PTAS ITS SDN BHD. Kuala Belait, Brunei Darussalam. Also worked as a Project Manager for a Risk based Inspection work carried out for Brunei Shell marketing for their Bitumen & BSM storage & distribution Plant in Muara. Some of the activities include Implementing and maintaining all functions of the Quality Management System
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Actioning / Investigating Client Concerns & complaints Coordinate/Perform and monitor on-stream condition assessment of plant equipment and also during shutdown Randomly auditing and verifying results of tests by NDT/Inspection staff by hands on testing. Assisting in the preparation of contract specific procedures. Training & certification to ASNT Levels I & II in UT, MT, PT, RT & VT. Responsible for monitoring the quality system and reporting any observations Assist in the control of the revision status and distribution of all Work Instructions and Test Procedures issued to Inspection personnel. Keeping up to date with all regulations, by-laws, codes, specifications and where applicable, to be proactive in the revision of company technical procedures. Participating in Radiation Emergency drills conducted by PTAS RPO. Technical Director at WENS Quality Assurance Pvt Ltd August 2004 - October 2007 (3 years 3 months) Worked as Technical Director/ Radiological Safety Officer for M/S WENS Quality Assurance Pvt. Ltd., Chennai, India & also an Operations Manager for M/S WENS Quality Assurance (H.K) Ltd., HongKong. Some of the activities include Providing Consultancy services in the fields of NDT, Welding, Coating and QMS for various clients in India & overseas. Conducting Training & Certification in RT, UT, MT, PT & VT for Inspection personnel Organizing overseas recruitment in Welding/NDT/Coating/Painting/QMS disciplines. Conducting, witnessing & approval of Welder Qualification Tests for various Engineering contractors. Organizing & Conducting Plant Inspection for various Shutdowns in Refineries, Plants, Mills etc. Providing consultancy in obtaining Laboratory accreditation as per HOKLAS Day To-day- laboratory Management Radiological Safety Officer duties. List of Notable Assignments during the above period: 1. M/S Saipem, Indonesia (August 2007 to October 2007) Deputed as a QA/QC Coordinator for BP Tangguh Project,West Papua,Indonesia for M/s Saipem Indonesia 2. M/S Saipem Singapore Pte Ltd (May 2007 to July 2007) Deputed as a Pipe Lay Barge QA/QC Supervisor for CHOC Bumi, Bulan, Suriya Gas Field Development Project,Thailand 3. M/S Saipem, Indonesia (Nov 2006 February 2007) Deputed as a QA/QC Coordinator for BP Tangguh Project for M/s Saipem Indonesia at their Batam Yard,Indonesia 4. M/S WENS Quality Assurance (H.K) Ltd, Hongkong Day to day management of the organization and providing consultancy for WENS HK Clients. a. JWELL PIPE, Shanghai, China b. CCIF, Railway Car Fittings Company, Changchun, China C..SZZT, Shenzhen, China D.EA-Contech, Xiamen, China

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5. M/S Stanger Asia Ltd, Hongkong 6. M/S Excel Building & Diagnostics & Inspection Services, 7. M/S Enkon, Turkey 8. M/S Can kalite, Turkey, 9.M/S Hong Kong Curtaiwall testing Center Ltd., Hongkong 10.M/S Umran Steel pipe Inc, Turkey 11. M/S Ufuk Steel Pipe, Turkey QA/QC Engineer at BOTAS Petroleum Pipeline Corporation,Turkey April 2004 - August 2004 (5 months) Worked as a QA/QC Engineer for M/s BOTAS Petroleum Pipeline Corporation, BTC Crude Oil P/L Project Directorate LOT- A Section. Some of the activities include Reporting to QA/QC Manager Ankara and worked in coordination with Site Manager, Technical Manager & Construction Superintendent. Coordinating with the Inspection Team, the Contractor and nominated Third Parties for all required inspection and witnessing activities at site in accordance with Inspection and Test plan mark up and time frames. Conducting & Approval of Welder Qualification Tests, approving PWPSs, witnessing Procedure Qualifications & approval of WPS Monitoring Welding, Coating & NDT activities in the Project & supervising Sr.Welding Inspectors, Welding Inspectors, Coating Inspectors & 3rd Party NDT Inspectors. Carrying out regular internal audits on the Bota# site management team/processes and Contractor Liaising with BTC Co (Owner) Representative on site for all quality matters/issues Providing technical know how (back up) to the site management team on matters of welding, NDE, coating systems and general construction issues Coordinated with the Pipeline Integrity team during their visits to the lot. Advicing on matters of Radiation Safety to the Site Management team / HSE Department QA/QC Coordinator at Umran Steel Pipe Inc,Turkey December 2002 - April 2004 (1 year 5 months) Worked as a Quality coordinator for M/s Umran Steel Pipe Inc. for their Pipe mills located at Akcakoca, Duzce & Umraniye, Istanbul. Some of the activities include Coordinating all Pipe Manufacturing Quality activities in the Plant NDT, Welding, Coating, Laboratory Establishing & maintaining welding discipline guidelines. (Preparation of WPS, PQR, WQT etc) Preparation of ITPs, Quality Plans, related procedures etc for some of their export projects. Preparation of Process & Test Instrument Calibration Procedures Inspection & Test Personnel Qualification to ASNT Level I & Level II. Monitoring of Coating Inspection activities, related Tests, Welding and various tests of laboratory, NDT, Hydrostatic Test and all other Quality related activities. Conducting & coordinating Internal Audits, Client Audits, and API Audits. Established corporate transition to ISO 9001:2000 including write up of related procedures. Advicing on matters of Radiation Safety to the Management / HSE Coordinator

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Sr.QC Inspector (NDT) / Corporate Level III at Consolidated Contractors International Company February 2002 - November 2002 (10 months) Worked as a Project NDT Level III for M/s CCC-Saipem for their KMWC project involving Karachaganak Processing complex(2 trains),Unit 2,Infield pipelines & export pipeline(742km),Pumping stations and activities performed were as mentioned below. Project Estimate 3.2 billion. Lead the Inspection team - Visual inspection of Nozzles and Olets- high pressure piping 10000 psi. Responsible for all NDT activities of the Project. Some of the activities include Procedure preparation for NDT methods and approval of the same by clients. Management of NDT Sub contractors (Includes International & Local), NDT coordinators & department staffs Coordination of QA audits Republic of Kazakhstan (ROK) requirements on NDT Witness and verification of NDT results, cross verification along with Client Inspectors, specialists. Advising on Radiation Safety Matters to the Site Management Responsible for solving major quality issues of the project NDT of heavy wall thickness Piping, Manifolds (42mm, 54mm, 64mm, 73mm & 93mm), Zero Root Defect on sour service Operations Manager at WENS NDT SERVICE May 1999 - February 2002 (2 years 10 months) Started my career at M/S WENS NDT & FAB WORKS as a NDT/QC Inspector and after various promotions to OPERATIONS MANAGER of WENS NDT SERVICE .Lead the entire departments of the firm Export Operations, Domestic operations, Purchase, Finance, Personnel & Human resouce.Some of the quality related activities include Coordinate/Perform and monitor on-stream condition assessment of plant equipment and also during shutdown as per Client requirements. Quality control on welding of fabricated parts including Visual Inspection of welds, NDT Offering to Code & customer requirements, conducting WQT, Preparation of WPS, PQR etc. Carried out various recruitment of NDT personnels, Welders for India as well as abroad Conducted Training & Certification programmes in NDT Methods for NDT personals to Level I and Level II in accordance to SNT-TC-1A of ASNT, In plant training programmes for students of Engineering colleges, Technical educational institutions, Radiation safety programmes for NDT Trainees & Radiographers. Preparation of Procedures for Radiography Testing, Magnetic particle Testing, Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Testing and Post Weld Heat Treatment as per clients specification, Selection of NDT methods and establishing techniques as per requirements. Conducted Radiography, Magnetic Particle, Penetrant Testing, Ultrasonic Thickness survey, Ultrasonic Flaw detection, Pre heating & PWHT, Visual Inspection and Film Evaluation for cross country pipelines, Pressure Vessels, Tanks and pipelines in Refineries , Petrochemical Plants, Fertilizer plants, Thermal power plants ,Chemical plants, Ship repair yard, Fabrication shops etc under various third party inspection agencies such as Lloyds, DNV, BV, PDIL,IBR etc.

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Skills & Expertise


Quality Assurance Offshore Painting Welding Inspection NDT Pipelines pipe mill Power Plants Pressure Vessels Pipe Piping Steel Offshore Drilling Weld Onshore Metal Fabrication Gas RT

Certifications
ASNT NDT Level III RT UT MT PT VT ET LT NRT American Society for Non Destructive Testing License 112065 API 510 Pressure Vessel Inspector American Petroleum Institute License 34174 API 570 Piping Inspector American Petroleum Institute License 34003 API 653 Above Ground Storage Tank Inspector American Petroleum Institute License 35090 CSWIP 3.2 SENIOR WELDING INSPECTOR TWI CERTIFICATION LTD License 23879 QMS 2008 Lead Auditor International Register of Certificated Auditors License 01189002 CSWIP / BGAS Painting Inspector Grade 2 TWI CERTIFICATION LTD License 38708 CSWIP / BGAS Site Coatings Inspector TWI CERTIFICATION LTD License 16490 API 571 Corrosion & Materials December 2000 to March 2015

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American Petroleum Institute License 37631 AWS Certified Welding Inspector American Welding Society License 03042161 ISO 14001 Lead Auditor Environmental Mangement System LLoyds Register for Quality Assurance License 08/3444 OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor Occupational Health & Safety Mangement Systems Bureau Veritas Certification License OHS/09/IN/5226 API 580 Risk based Inspection American Petroleum Institute License 38833 EN 473/ ISO 9712 Level III RT,UT,MT,PT,VT RTC License 07142-2011-00 June 2011 to June 2016 AWS SCWI Senior Certified Welding Inspector AWS License 12060108 June 2012 to June 2015

Education
Sri Balaji Polytechnic Diploma, Mechanical Engineering, 1996 - 1999 SRDKVV 1990 - 1996

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Vinodh Kumar Babu


Manager (NDT & Welding) at Fugro

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