Siddhartha Sengupta
Apt. No.: 128, Wyckham Point, Wyckham Way, Dundrum, Dublin 14, Ireland
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Professional Experience:


September 2008 – till date
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March 2006 – August 2008
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April 1999 – February 2006
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April 1998 – March 1999
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January 1993 – January 1994
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Software Skills:

        Operating Systems          :   MS WINDOWS
        Packages                   :   MS...
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Senior Solar Photovoltaic Professional

  1. 1. Siddhartha Sengupta Apt. No.: 128, Wyckham Point, Wyckham Way, Dundrum, Dublin 14, Ireland Mobile: +353 868031827 Hone: +353 1 4417009 Email Address: Profile: A result-driven senior management professional with total 20 years of experience managing business development, technical, projects and manufacturing for both start-up and established companies. Having more than 15 years of extensive experience in Solar Photovoltaic Industry with International exposures. Highly result oriented individual with leadership qualities. Ability to manage a division independently as profit centre basis. Possess good people management skills. Proven supervisory, analytical and prioritization skills. Successful in identifying opportunities for accelerated growth. Key Expertise & Major Achievements: ♦ Worked extensively on designing Solar Power Systems for Industrial Applications (Telecom and Oil & Gas) in Oman, helping the gulf customers to select the suitable alternative power sources for remote applications. ♦ Introduced Innovative Solar product range successfully in different parts of India and developed marketing and distribution channel for these products. ♦ Was instrumental in creating a strategic sourcing alliance of solar photovoltaic module and other system component manufacturers to successfully bid in MNES tenders. ♦ Worked in rural electrification programs through solar photovoltaic technology in India including managing a number of major photovoltaic projects. Successfully completed Solar PV Power Plant projects in Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram & Chhattisgarh. ♦ Underwent training on ‘Manufacturing Technology of Solar Photovoltaic Cells’ by Helios Technology SPA, Italy in 1994, and on ‘Solar Photovoltaic System Design and Engineering’, by ENDECON Engineering, California, USA, in 2002. ♦ Commissioned entire range of Solar Photovoltaic Cell and Module manufacturing plant in coordination with the engineers of Helios Technology Srl., Italy. ♦ Joined Shri Shakti Alternative Energy Ltd. in 1999 as Manager-Marketing & Technical Services and started Solar PV business as a part of Photovoltaic Market Transformation Initiative (PVMTI) of IFC, Washington. Mede a break through in Solar PV business by contributing an average annual growth of 40-50%. Was promoted to General Manager as recognition of the contribution made towards the growth. ♦ Out of 15 years experience in Solar PV field, first 5 years, was involved in manufacturing field and last 10years, have been actively working on project management, business development, marketing, designing and vendor development. ♦ Have gathered good knowledge about other renewable energy sources.
  2. 2. Page 2 of 7 Professional Experience: (1) September 2008 – till date CAREYGLASS SOLAR, DUBLIN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND ( Manager – Solar Energy Brief profile of the company: Carey Glass Solar, a subsidiary of Carey Glass International (Europe's largest independent architectural glass company), is Ireland’s leading specialist in solar thermal, grid-connected and off-grid PV systems for the commercial and domestic market. With 45 years experience in the construction industry and 20 years international experience designing and operating solar thermal and photovoltaic systems, CareyGlass Solar is the largest Renewable Energy Company in Ireland. Responsibilities & Achievements: Working on Solar Energy in Ireland to bring down the carbon footprint Working towards the increase of awareness among prospective customers to escalate the usage of solar energy in Ireland to combat global warming and protect environment Meeting architects, builders and other prospective customers to understand their needs and design and integrate PV systems (both off-grid and on-grid) to suit their requirements Identifying niche market for Solar PV Systems and developing the products to meet the market needs Using my experience, create a strategic sourcing alliance with solar photovoltaic module and other major PV system component manufacturers Working on other renewable energy sources to combine successfully with PV and offer hybrid renewable energy systems to prospective customers Preparing training material as required and conduct training to the customers Responsible for all technical communication with the prospective customer as required Evaluating Solar PV products and components of new vendors Using my experience in PV manufacturing, liaising with and supporting the team in the factory as they continue to experiment and fine tune our efforts in moving into manufacturing PV in Ireland. 2
  3. 3. Page 3 of 7 (2) March 2006 – August 2008 OMAN SOLAR SYSTEMS CO. LLC, MUSCAT, SULTANATE OF OMAN ( Head – Technical & Projects Brief profile of the company: Oman Solar System Co. LLC (OSS) is a reputed ISO 9001:2000 certified Solar Photovoltaic company based in Oman. It offers turnkey services from concept to commissioning, with total capacity for the design, manufacture, installation and maintenance of Solar Photovoltaic Power Systems. OSS belongs to Al-Bahja Group of Companies, which is one of the leading industrial groups in Oman. OSS has done many successful installations of Solar Power Systems at remote inaccessible sites. OSS has more than 15 years of its existence built up a reputable image with various organizations both in Oman and abroad because of its quality products, services and value for money. Responsibilities & Achievements: • Was head of the Technical division • Performed Solar Power System Design & Engineering using Computer Aided Design Tools • Worked with world leading consultants like Mott MacDonald, TR Engineering, Worley Parsons in oil & gas pipeline projects for PDO (Petroleum Development Oman) and in Telecom projects for Omantel and Oman Mobile • Major projects for Oil application included Solar Photovoltaic Systems for Hubara-Sahmah-KP 114 Pipeline Project for PDO and several CP stations for PDO • Major projects for Telecom applications included GSM base stations, GSM repeater stations for Oman Mobile • Communicated with the Consultant/Customer representatives to clarify all technical issues at the time of evaluation of the bid and after the receipt of order/ contract obtain approvals of documentation as required. • Was responsible for any third party inspection on the shop-floor by the Customer as per ISO 9001:2000 QMS • Prepared / Compiled O & M Manuals for the systems being supplied • Prepared training material (Power Point) as required and conduct training to the customers • Was responsible for all technical communication with the manufacturer/customer as required • Did failure analysis of the equipment and corrective action as required • Performed duties of Management Representative as laid down in ISO 9001:2000 QMS and conduct internal audits as required • Maintained records of the Design & Engineering department • Did technical evaluation for the Solar Photovoltaic products and components of new vendors • Prepared and delivered technical presentation (power point) to the customers/prospects 3
  4. 4. Page 4 of 7 (3) April 1999 – February 2006 SHRI SHAKTI ALTERNATIVE ENERGY LTD., HYDERABAD, INDIA ( General Manager Brief profile of the company: Shri Shakti Alternative Energy Ltd. (SSAEL) is a pioneer in marketing energy efficient and environment friendly products and is one of the first Energy Service Companies (ESCO) in India. SSAEL is receiving financial assistance from Global Environment Facility (GEF) through International Finance Corporation (IFC), Washington under a special program called Photovoltaic Market Transformation Initiative (PVMTI). IFC has 26% stake in SSAEL. Responsibilities & Achievements: Performed marketing of Solar PV power plant projects, including locating of major tenders, preparation of techno-commercial bids, contract negotiation, procurement and execution of contract Used to do sourcing of the right kind of products across the globe, which are required for system integration for setting up power plants Managed a team of engineers for implementing the projects Was doing designing, integrating and marketing of Solar UPS for remote power Applications Managed marketing of other energy efficient systems under ESCO Project Motivated a group of Sales Engineers to achieve the target for Project Sales Performed project management, planning, detailed design, project specification, project review, equipment sizing and specification, cost estimating, report preparation Identified niche market for Solar PV Systems and developing the products to meet the market needs Worked with Sales Team to prepare proposals and responses to RFP's, review prospective client's requirements and present the value of products and services to customers. Provide sales support and engineering solutions to meet customer needs based on existing and new technologies. Was responsible for implementation of strategic projects, manage budgets with significant revenues responsibility Maintained excellent rapport with business partners & related Govt. agencies to maximize the business volume Run the solar PV business successfully as General Manager as an independent profit centre. Was reporting to Managing Director directly 4
  5. 5. Page 5 of 7 (4) April 1998 – March 1999 PENTAFOUR SOLEC TECHNOLOGY LIMITED, CHENNAI, INDIA ( Manager – Production Brief profile of the company: A member of Pentafour Group, a Chennai based leading 100% export oriented unit engaged in the field of manufacturing Solar Photovoltaic Cells, Modules & Systems in technical collaboration with Solec International Inc., USA, a group of Sanyo Solar Industries Co. Ltd., Japan Responsibilities & Achievements: Was responsible for SPV Cell & Module production department Looked after entire manufacturing process independently, reported directly to General manager Used to do production planning, plant data collection and analyzing, cost controlling, product quality control, material planning, man-management Involved in the cost effective design of solar PV module Streamlined the complete production line & increased the productivity. (5) February 1994 – March 1998 WEBEL-SL ENERGY SYSTEMS LTD., KOLKATA, INDIA ( Assistant Manager – Production Brief profile of the company: A Kolkata based 100% export oriented unit for the manufacturing of Solar Photovoltaic Cells, Modules & Systems. Production commenced with technical support Helios technology Srl. Italy in the year 1994. It is one of the fastest growing companies within the solar photovoltaic industry in India with a 30 per cent annual growth rate and a 5 MW manufacturing facility for cells and modules. Responsibilities & Achievements: Production incharge of Solar PV Modules division, joined the company at inception stage and successfully installed and commissioned the entire range of solar photovoltaic cell and module process line in co-ordination with a team of Italian Engineers from the collaborator’s factory, gathered excellent knowledge regarding production planning, process know-how and material management during the training period at collaborator’s plant at Italy. After commencement of trial production run December, 1994, taken charge of the manufacturing division, successfully handled total manufacturing process independently, responsibilities included production planning, material management, vendor development for import substitution, capacity requirement planning, product costing, plant data collection and analysis etc. solved different technical and man-management problems. 5
  6. 6. Page 6 of 7 (6) January 1993 – January 1994 BELLS CONTROL LTD., KOLKATA Engineer – Production Brief profile of the company: A Kolkata based pioneer process control instrumentation company in India. The company established in 1929 known as – Bells Asbestos and Engg. – part of Bestobell group of U.K. products and services. The company is having technical collaboration with Foxboro Company, USA for manufacturing Foxboro M&I products in India, both pneumatic & Electronics products. Responsibilities & Achievements: Incharge of production line of Current to Pneumatic Converter, Pneumatic to Current Converter. Was reporting to Works Manager. Was responsible for day-to-day production activities including job loading, supervision of the shop-floor, processing parts, sub-assemblies, and assemblies including preparing bills of materials, estimating manufacturing hours. Investigated designs and manufacturing problems to maximize production and minimize costs. (7) December 1988 – December 1992 WEBEL CRYSTALS LIMITED, KOLKATA, INDIA Engineer – Production Brief profile of the company: A West Bengal Govt. undertaking company engaged in the manufacturing of piezoelectric Quartz Crystals, Crystal Oscillators and Crystal Filters. Responsibilities & Achievements: Joined the company as Graduate Engineer Trainee and after completion of 1 year training program, was given the responsibilities to look after manufacturing operation. Was reporting to Production Manager. Responsibilities included supervision of shop floor, man-management, meeting the monthly target. Professional Qualifications: Name of the degree : Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.). Discipline : Electronics and Communication Engineering. Name of the College : Regional Engineering College (R.E.C), Durgapur, West Bengal, INDIA. Year of passing : 1988 Class : First 6
  7. 7. Page 7 of 7 Software Skills: Operating Systems : MS WINDOWS Packages : MS OFFICE Special Skills : WEB MARKETING RDBMS : ORACLE 7.3 WITH DEVELOPER 2000 International Exposures: COUNTRY PURPOSE OF VISIT VISITED DURATION ITALY Underwent training on the manufacturing technology 22-02-94 to and technical know-how of Solar Photovoltaic Cells & 25-03-94 Modules at the plant of Helios Technology, Srl., Italy. SINGAPORE Represented company at “GLOBALTRONICS’96”, an 06-08-96 to International Exhibition of Electronics products held at 11-08-96 Sun Tek City, Singapore. KOREA Represented company at “ISES 1997 SOLAR WORLD 24-08-97 to CONGRESS held at Taejon, Korea. 29-08-97 SPAIN Underwent training on the technical know-how of an 19-05-99 to alternative energy product at Fagor Electrodomesticos, 02-06-99 Bilbao, Spain. and 24-10-00 to 30-10-00 GERMANY Trip for exploring tie-up with Solar Photovoltaic System 03-06-99 to Integrators. 12-06-99. USA Underwent training on Solar PV System Design, 26-10-02 to Integration, Installation & Commissioning at San 7-11-02 Francisco, USA CHINA Trip to observe the manufacturing techniques of 12/12/04 to Chinese Electronics products Manufacturers at Hong 18/12/04 Kong & Shenzhen, China BAHRAIN Represented company at “Arab Regional Solar Energy 05/11/06 to Conference (ARSEC 2006)” held at Kingdom of 07/11/06 Bahrain. Personal Details: Date of Birth : 3rd January 1964 Marital Status : Married Languages Known : English, Hindi and Bengali Passport No. : H 1364214 valid up to 2018 Citizenship : Indian 7