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Engineer  / Naval Architect

Career Objective

Seeking a challenging position in an organization where I find an opportunity to serve meticulously with my technical knowledge gained over 20 years of experience in Shipbuilding & Ship design and to further enhance my skills. Confident to fill a Lead / Senior Position or perform as an integral part of the team.

Capabilities Profile

  • Enjoy Challenges
  • Self motivated and result oriented individual
  • Accustomed to pressure of tight deadlines
  • Able to learn new things quickly in any environment
  • Enjoy working in groups and helping others

Personal Data

Date of Birth                                        :           29 March 1976         

Nationality                                           :           Indian

Sex                                                      :           Male

Marital Status                                       :           Married

Passport Details                                    :           H4915391

Expiry Date                                         :           04 Oct. 2019

Languages Known                               :           English (Fluent: Written & Spoken), Hindi, Mandarin (basic)

Educational Attainment

St. Thomas High School                     :           Passed S.S.C.E. in 1991 with First Class

Inst. Of Shipbuilding Technology        :           Passed Diploma in Shipbuilding Engineering

(1991 – 1995)                                                  with First Class. Includes, Ship Design & Drawing,

                                                                        Ship Calculations, Strength of Materials, Naval Architecture etc.

Hull Structure & Strength Course run by DNV at Mumbai, India.

Completed training in ISYMOST, NSO, ARIANE & HYDROSTAR under the leadership of Bureau Veritas

Completed Training in software modules Maxsurf, Hydromax, Workshop, Prefit, Seakeeper & Hullspeed under the leadership of Formsys Design Systems.

Professional Experience

Jan ‘2014 – July ‘2013: Dy. Site Manager, New Building Projects, M/s. Chellsea Pte. Ltd., Guangzhou, China

Responsibilities :  Supervision of the all construction, day to day activities of contractors of 8 x UT 771 WP, DP2,Fifi 2,  Platform Supply Vessels (PSV’s).

  • Reporting to the Site manager & Technical Director, Operations.
  • Operation of new building services according to approved budgets.
  • Performance of projects in accordance to the contractual agreement of the clients and Chellsea.
  • Completion of works in adherence to governing quality documentation of Chellsea and international shipbuilding practices and normal vessel type operational requirements.
  • Familiarization with the Shipbuilding specification including referenced Standards, Regulations, and Rules
  • Selection of materials and welding techniques; material specification control and ensuring compliance with all agreed specifications and performance standards.
  • Fabrication procedures at shipyard and at subcontractor’s premises.
  • Review of all related drawings (Structural / Piping / Machinery / Electrical).
  • Supervision of hull erection, welding, surface preparation and paint application.
  • Coordination and verification and closing out of defects noted by Site team members.
  • Coordination with shipyard and Owners with respect to delivery protocols, certification and flag state inspections.
  • Vessel schedule tracking and issuance of necessary alerts in case of slippages.
  • Responsible for delegating work for site inspectors and Engineers.

July ‘2013 – Dec ‘2013: Sr. Naval Architect - Design, M/s. Trinity Offshore Pvt. Ltd., Singapore

Responsibilities:  Leading the Design department.

  • Reporting to Technical Director.
  • Naval architectural calculations such as Stability , Lightship Calculations, Freeboard calculations of a New Building of  125m Cargo barge.
  • Preparation of initial design drawings.
  • Distribution of work to subordinates & monitoring, guiding and reviewing their work.
  • Hydrostatic calculations using Autoship software
  • Structural modification requirements of Accommodation Barges / Offshore supply / Cargo Ships / Survey vessels owned and operated by the Company.
  • Liaising with Classification Societies, etc.

June ‘2012 – June ’2013: Lead Structural Engineer, M/s. Oakwell Shipyard Co. Ltd., Sattahip, Thailand

Responsibilities:  Managing a team of Site supervisors, foreman, Fitters and welders to execute and deliver the new building of 2 x Split Hopper barges and 2 x Seismic Survey Vessels

  • Lead Outfitting / Hull department
  • Assist in manpower and resource scheduling and deployment, daily man hour returns and co-ordinate in all aspects of site issues.
  • Liaising with classification, Owners and designer with all matter related to rules, regulations, design and technical issues.
  • Participation in project progress meeting and leading different type of activities
  • Monitoring works on a daily, weekly, monthly basis and reporting
  • Site supervision and implementation of the job as per drawing and specification of the project
  • Preparation and monitoring of the Block Fabrication as per planned dates and monitoring the man-hours

Nov. ‘2009 – May ‘2012:  Naval Architect / Senior Design Engineer (Project Management), M/s. Seatech Solutions International, Singapore

Responsibilities:  Managing a team of Design Engineers & draftsmen in ship design projects.

  • Perform Initial design and structural drawings such as midship section, Profile and decks, typical sections, w/t bulkheads based on various rules, calculations and Owners requirements.
  • Preparation of General Arrangements for various design enquiries such as MPV, OSV, Bulk Carriers. Based on Owners specs. / Requirements.
  • Initial calculations such as Lightship estimation, stability calculation, freeboard calculations, Loading Calculations etc.
  • Hull modeling. Lines fairing and stability calculations using GHS and FORAN software.
  • Review of all structural, outfitting & production drawings prepared by Engineers, Designers.

Nov. ‘2005 – Oct. ‘2009:  Senior Design Engineer, M/s. Zebec Marine Consultants & Services, Goa, India

Responsibilities:  Detail design/drafting of ship structure and outfitting for new shipbuilding and repairs/conversions. 3D modeling of ships

  • Perform naval architecture calculations, e.g., stability/hydrostatic, weight distribution, etc with the use of ‘Maxsurf’ ( Formsys modules ) software.
  • Feasability study for FPSO conversions, modifications, etc.
  • Preparation of 3d model of a Chemical tanker using BV software “ISYMOST’ for structural analysis.
  • FPSO topside structural analyses using 2 hold model as per LRSDA.
  • Global FPSO FEM Modelling using ISYMOST B.V. Software.
  • Technical Analysis using Veristar Offshore software modules covering hydrodynamics

     (HydroStar), mooring system (Ariane 3-D), strength, corrosion and fatigue (Veristar Hull and NSO BV)

  • 2 & 3 Hold modeling of FPSO using ISYMOST as per CSR guidelines.
  • Worked as Hull inspector at Cochin Shipyard Ltd., India for the project being managed by Zebec Marine Consultants, for a period of 6 months. ( Offshore Supply Vessel)

Mar. ‘2002 – Nov. ‘2005:  Work Preparator (Steel), M/s. Dubai Dry Docks, Dubai, UAE

Responsibilities:  Identification of scope of work from Owners specifications, worklists and on board inspections and producing sketches and instructions describing the work to be done.

  • Prepare Drawings for fabrication
  • To produce pre-planning and actual planning information and estimating resource requirements.
  • Hull inspection / surveys carried out for vessels such as LNG carriers, Chemical tankers, FPSO, Bulk carriers, Rigs and Offshore supply vessels.
  • Accompany external inspectors / class on hull surveys
  • Conduct quality control surveillance on all structural/hull fabrication work.
  • Prepare and maintain good inspection reports
  • Prepared 3d, design drawings and fabrication drawings for Major conversion Project FPSO XIKOMBA and FSO KNOCK KNEVIS.

                        1. Helideck

                        2. Deck Crane pedestal

                        3. Fire Monitor Platforms

                        4. Module supports

Jan. ‘1996 – Mar. ‘2002:  Engineer (Steel), M/s. Western India Shipyard Ltd., Goa – India.

Responsibilities:  Oversee the execution of production and shipbuilding projects (Steel department).

  • To carry out in-stage inspection with Class Surveyors and Owners during fabrication and installation period.
  • Estimating the required time for job, preparing bar charts.
  • Updating I.S.O. files.
  • Preparation of steel renewal drawings using AutoCAD software.

Computer & Software Knowledge

  1. Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Project.
  2. Autocad 3D 2014, 3D hull modelling, Rhino 3D.
  3. BV softwares such as Ariane, Hydrostar, Isymost and NSO.
  4. Hull modeling and stability calculations using Maxsurf,GHS & Foran.

Personality Strength

  1. Excellent knowledge of international regulations in maritime activity (SOLAS, MARPOL, Load Line, IBC, IGC, HSC, MODU rules, Tonnage, Port State Control)
  2. Knowledge of the classification societies operation – Rules (development and application), plan approval and survey.
  3. Good knowledge of Quality Systems.
  4. Excellent knowledge of intact and damage stability calculations (deterministic & Probabilistic)
  5. Knowledge of Ship structures, scantling calculations as per classification requirements, lightship weight estimation, etc.
  6. Strong knowledge in Naval Architecture, Structural Design, Outfitting Design, Accommodation Design, production engineering & Ship Production.
  7. Experienced in both Shipbuilding and Ship Repair.
  8. Possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills.


Reason for Leaving                 :           Project contract finished on 16 July 2016

Last drawn salary                     :           USD 7500 p/m

Min. Expected salary               :           USD 5000 p/m

Date of Availability                 :           Immediate

Date :-    20 August 2016                                          

Place:-   Goa, India                                                                                                   Pankaj G. Gaonkar

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