About Ramasamy Sathappan
Academic Level Degree Bachelor
BE (Mechanical Engineering) with nearly 14 years of experience in:
- Management activities entailing with cost Estimation & Project Procurement.
- Hands-on experience in spearheading Cost Estimation & Procurement in Projects involving project feasibility study, strategy formulation and site execution.
- Proficiency in planning, executing & spearheading various Project Procurement & technical activities for Oil & Gas Projects.
- An effective communicator with honed interpersonal, negotiation and problem-solving skills.
2003 - 2007
2015 - Present
Mohammed Al-Barghash Al-Mansouri & Sons Co Ltd.
Major Responsibilities in Proposal & cost Estimation:
Responsible for directing the cost estimate effort on major pipeline projects.
Responsible for assisting Teammates in preparing technical and commercial bids.
Working with Estimation Manager/ Management on estimates for review and approval.
Coordinating with the project team related to estimating and field related support.
Providing accurate pipeline design, construction and install estimates.
Preparing proposals related to estimates and total installed cost estimate, baseline, etc.
Reviewing specifications and drawings, exhibits for cost estimate, develop detail takeoff of drawings.
Understand and forecast scope of work activities, schedules, task, cost control measures.
Preparing cost task related to overhead, escalation, contingency, labor, equipment, material, and profit, team makeup, different type of construction activities/job cost.
Preparing project stage cost estimate, variables, lesson learn on project life cycle during construction activities.
Arranging meetings with clients, subcontractors, vendors, and governing agencies.
Tracking and reporting the schedule and budget status to Managers and Management Representatives.
Occasionally attending site visits to better understand the customer requirements.
Review’s takeoffs provided by the Sub-Consultants and Engineering Department and checks for mathematical and technical accuracy.
Working with sub suppliers where required to complete solutions and gain prices for an sub-contracted items.
Attending design reviews to make sure all costs for the solution are covered.
Running cost sign off sessions with Project Management, Engineering and Directors.
Preparing bid documents as per the Customer Requirement (Both Technical & commercial)
2009 - 2015
Gulf Riyadah Co., Ltd
Major Responsibilities in Proposal & cost Estimation:
Attending of Job-ex meeting and site visit.
Preparing Detailed report to Manger after attending the Job Ex & Site visit
Review bid specifications, drawings, material lists and regulatory requirements
Highlighting the contractual terms and conditions to Manages & Directors.
Preparing the Technical & Commercial proposal package as the Bid requirement.
Prepares detailed construction plans and schedule including direct/indirect manpower for costing purpose.
Preparing cost estimates from the engineering drawings.
Preparing accurate and well-organized estimates and proposals in a timely manner.
Preparing the clear detailed quantity take offs.
Responsible for preparing, presenting, and explaining the cost Estimations to Estimation Manager.
Coordinate with other discipline Engineer’s regard to interfacing of works to eliminate double charging and identify missing items.
Organizing sub-contractor’s quotations, negotiating to ensure quotes meet contract documents.
Tracking and completing Budgeting and Scheduling for projects. Monitoring progress, requisitioning change orders and identifying any potential risks.
Maintaining good relationships with sub-contractors and clients.
Providing and maintaining unit pricing and database for material and labor progress to Managers.
Arranging Meeting with potential clients to discuss options for proposed services.
Coordinate technical meetings with vendors and consultant.
Preparing the contractor mark-ups and ensuring that the correct mark-ups are being used.
Review policies and procedures to identify areas for achieving cost savings and efficient use of company assist.
Major Responsibility in Procurement:
Preparing & Issuing RFQ to Various Vendors.
Preparing & Issuing of Purchase order to vendors.
Coordinating with the Engineering/Design Unit when design details are involved.
Preparing the complete Procurement Schedule with guidance of Procurement Unit Head
Discussing the project material specification requirement with the Procurement Head.
Coordinating regular with site people for procurement issues.
Maintain the BOQ with updates from suppliers until after awarding the contract.
Receiving the price quotations. (competitive quotes)
Prepare schedule of comparison.
Coordinating with the Estimation Unit in sending RFQ’s, obtaining quotations, preparing comparison sheets, and preparing material files.
Coordinate & Supporting the QA/QC department with respect to their “audit” of suppliers.
Working with Procurement Unit Head on selecting suppliers for Final Procurement of materials.
Establish delivery terms, time, and stages of inspection for the supply with Project Management Team.
Ensure that all potential suppliers are provided with identical information upon which the quotations are given equal opportunity to meet the desired requirements.
Negotiating the best payment terms and contract conditions, maintaining high level of integrity.
Preparing accurate records to justify the process and any other related decisions made in this regard.
Handling the Delivery and inspection of items. Assist in Insurance claims, if any.
Client acceptance/rejection, warranties, and other related follow up matters with the supplier till completion of Project.
Keep updated with market developments and assist in Vendor Development.
Report on budget versus Actual performance on project-wise basis
Arrange and participate in meetings between suppliers and Top Management.
Assist Costing Department as required.
Coordinating with Warehouse Team when material is Deliver & rejected material returned to suppliers.
Coordinating with Finance Department for the proper management of accounts receivables and payables
Communicates with potential suppliers.
Tracking and expediting of Shipment.
2007 - 2009
Lloyds Insulation India Ltd.
Received designs & blueprints of portion of construction to be accomplished from the project managers.
Computed the time and resources needed for achieving the targets.
Demanded the construction superintendent about the equipment and materials.
Categorized the tasks and assigned each worker specific task and procedure to accomplish it.
Monitored consistently the actual progress of the assigned tasks.
Maintained daily and weekly work records and reported to the higher officials.
Negotiate with the Client for quantity variations and cost of change and issue to Project Operations the approved Change Order for implementation.
Conduct regular site update and surveillance, keeping abreast of the on- going project construction work activities.
Supervise Engineering Group in their respective discipline workload and works, including identification of Company and Client supplied materials.
Quantity take-off and preparation of material requisitions, determination of sub-contract items, interpretation of construction drawing, detailing, drafting and as-built works.