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tried to bring out the importance of cross
editor cultural interaction at work. Incidentally,
this is the last issue of me&u in which
Naresh would participate since he has
decided to go back to school. Naresh
was the first to volunteer to work on
this newsletter with me and I was quite
perhaps the only perk for this job.
impressed with his enthusiasm. Naresh
The last couple of months in office have has been monumental in helping me give
been quite peaceful. Not many activities this newsletter a direction and his efforts
happening except for ‘Project Mercury’ and ideas will be sorely missed. Naresh,
- the rollout of which is finally complete thanks for all the efforts that you have
after many many months of hard work put into this newsletter. Shalini has also
and perseverance by the finance team. taken time off from the newsletter
Hats off to the team for making this since her work is keeping her busy.
massive transition from the old to the The Editorial Team: (From Left to Right)
new system possible. Now that we are down to two members Rahul Susarla - Marcomms Exec., Vivian Robert
- Team Leader (H&T), Naresh Kumar - Engineer
again, (Vivian and yours truly), I thought
The Green Initiative team has tied up it would be a good idea to invite more
your doubts, the winners are decided
with the Emirates Environmental Group people into team. If you are interested
through a lucky draw which takes place
to increase environmental awareness in working on the newsletter or have
in the presence of senior managers in the
amongst staff and also to collaborate with some ideas which we might be able to
office in a bid to eliminate any chances
this group to rollout out new initiatives incorporate, please feel free to ping me.
of bias. Only those entrants who have
within and outside the office. Their first
answered all questions correctly are
campaign - the can collection drive - was The results of the Viewpoint survey were
eligible to go into the draw. That should
quite a success and the team went to all released in the last week of June and we
answer your queries.
houses of Atkins employees and picked decided to try and interpret these results
up cans to recycle. in a more readable and less technical
And finally, I cannot stress enough on
the importance of your feedback for our
The Quality team has initiated another
work. It really helps us improve on what
project - ‘Improve ‘08’ - in a bid to We are giving away 4 pairs of cinema
You may not earn a penny for being part of but me&u
enhance the quality of our day-to-day tickets this time for the quiz since some of editorial team but you will definitely earn the respect of
your peers and superiors.
work. the past winners decided not to use these
tickets giving way to two extra pairs.
If writing for me&u interests you or you have ideas
Ramesh Rao was at his best in ‘Meet the Congratulations to all the winners.
we could use for the newsletter, email Rahul on rahul.
Manager’ making another interesting email@example.com.
read. Continuing with our hot topic of I am constantly asked about how are the
Culture Curry, Naresh has once again winners for the quiz decided. To clear out
What’s happening in the office? A roundup of the news and events in the office.
OIL & GAS
Oil&Gas wins new platform design contract.
Atkins Aerospace is set to open its
office in Bangalore.
The Oil & Gas team has won a new Front End Engineering & Design (FEED)
Contract from Qatar Petroleum Development (QPD) Co. Ltd. (Japan)
After opening an office in Hamburg recently, Atkins Aerospace
is further expanding and is set to open an office in Bangalore. for development of A-structure South Field offshore Qatar. Three other
companies were also in the running for this contract, however, Atkins
A team of engineers from Sharjah and Bristol spent a week emerged a clear winner.
in Bangalore looking into the resumes of potential aerospace
engineers for the Bangalore office. After 83 rigorous technical
The team will provide FEED services to QPD for a new wellhead platform,
and personal rounds of interview, fourteen bright engineers
a new water dump platform and a subsea pipeline. The new well head
have been offered placement and are expected to begin their
career with Atkins on September 1, 2008. platform will have will be powered using solar panels. The complete project
is expected to be completed in 4 months. The platform is expected to begin
Space within the Infantry Road office in Bangalore has been pumping oil in the second quarter of 2010.
identified. The Aerospace team along with Telecomm team will
The Oil&Gas has a longstanding relationship with QPD and has in the
form a DAC floor.
past provided Concept, FEED and Detailed Design services for full field
development of Al-Karkara and A-North fields.
Sharjah office now corporate member of EEG;
First joint initiative successfully completed.
Sharjah has taken up corporate membership with the Emirates Environmental
Group (EEG) as a step towards contributing to environmental conversation. EEG
aims to contribute positively to the advancement of sustainable development
in Dubai and UAE by acting as a focal point for people concerned with
Looking at the ambitious growth plans of the Aerospace
environment protection and solid waste management.
business, Bangalore office seems to be in the thick of the
As its first joint venture with the EEG, volunteers from the Sharjah office
participated in a Can collection drive conducted on May 29, 2008. Volunteers
Tony Ball, the Aerospace Divisional Manager Middle East Baljit Modi (Manager, QSE) receiving the corporate
visited the residences of Atkins employees to collect waste cans. All cans
and India says, “We are entering an exciting period in both membership certificate from Habiba Sultan Marashi,
Chairperson of EEG.
collected during this drive were will be recycled by the EEG.
the Sharjah and Bangalore offices. The growth, exciting new
work and career development opportunities will continue to
Baljit Modi, Manager, QSE, said that he was very happy to see the staff from the office volunteer for this campaign. “We intend to
strengthen the division’s identity. The next 12 months will
participate in many more such campaigns organised by EEG and I hope that our staff members will actively engage themselves in
define our future”
the upcoming activities,” he added.
Sharjah Improve ‘08 - The stats so far.
The Sharjah Improve ‘08 initiative has received an impressive
response from everyone in the office. The QSE team has
received more than 30 entries for the competition and more
than 90 employees have participated. Here’s a list of the number
of entries division-wise:
Division No of Projects/Teams registered
Oil & Gas 4
Rail Signaling 4
Highways & Transportation 6
There are about 600 reasons why we started this initiative.
Rail Solutions 2
YOU, are the most important reason.
Northern Gulf H&T 1
Oil & Gas GDC 1
Human Resources 2
Administration / IT 1
As we move ahead, a panel of judges will be decided, prizes
will be announced and shortlists for the prizes will be declared.
Green Initiative is looking for volunteers again. To sign up, please contact Baljit Modi on
In the next issue, we’ll bring details of the entries received and
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Atkins @ the Farnborough Airshow
Kamlesh Dewangan and Amol Telang, Engineers from the Aerospace team in Sharjah represented Atkins at the Farnborough International Airshow held in UK between July 14 and
20th. Here are some of the photos from the Airshow they sent for our viewing pleasure. Amol also took time out to give us a brief about this mega exhibition.
This year’s Airshow was special, not F16, F18 and Eurofighter, kept the
only because this was Farnborough’s audience enchanted.
1 60th birthday, but this year also
marked the 100th anniversary of The flying displays showed off the
the first-ever powered flight - which capabilities of the planes currently in
took off from Farnborough on use. The static displays on the other
October 16 1908. hand showcased new developments
in the aviation business.
The entire event was organised in
three sections - Trade exhibition, A major attraction in the static
Flying Display, Static Display. display was the supersonic JSF-
3 F35 - A Joint Strike Fighter
The trade exhibition gave aerospace developed jointly by Lockheed
and aviation companies from across Martin and Boeing. The SVTOL
the world an exclusive platform to engine F-135 developed for JSF is a
promote their products and services masterpiece. Atkins has supported
to an international audience. the JSF development in UK and
2 This year over 1,480 companies Netherlands. Atkins Nedtech has
(including Atkins) from 35 countries also received prestigious recognition
exhibited their product and services. award for the work they did on JSF
for GE and Rolls Royce.
The Airbus A380 kicked off the
flying display shows this year. It was Overall, the Farnborough Airshow is
quite an exhilarating moment to great experience for any aerospace
see the plane on which the entire engineer. Its a place to go and
aerospace team has worked, take see your hard work in action and
off into the sky. Almost 80000 to see the latest technological
spectators watched in awe as this developments in the industry. Hope
4 5 mammoth took off gracefully from to be there again next year.
(1&2) Red Arrows Team (Royal Air Force) performing acrobatics in a team formation. (3) The F-16 roaring into the sky
leaving behind a trail of smoke. (4) Kamlesh Dewangan (Engineer, Aerospace) posing in front of the business jets on
The Red Arrows (Royal Air Force)
display. (5) Amol Telang (Engineer, Aerospace) posing with a Hercules C-120.
performed aero-acrobatics while the
Energy and Resource
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Globalization is certainly changing the much higher compared to the frequency
with which an Indian would use it. While
way countries interact and citizens’
it would probably take a Nobel Prize for
approach the increasing exposure to
an Indian to appreciate the “brilliance” of
other cultures in their daily lives. But,
his co-worker, it was more a normal office
let us face it: the term “Global” has
lingo in the British context. This led me to
become overused, often misused too,
select appropriate words, with the correct
and the world is not as flat as Thomas
intonation, spoken with appropriate eye
A glimpse of Loren Friedman would argue. Going
contact while standing at a proper distance.
global either for a company or for an
individual is always full of hassles with
the British While in UK, I realised that people from
lots of lessons and learning along the different cultures encode and decode
way; and adaptability is the key to a messages differently, increasing the chances
culture smooth transition. of misunderstanding. I took the safety-
first approach of assuming that everyone’s
As the first culture curry offered in thoughts and actions aren’t alike. I found an
through easy solution to decipher the British culture -
me&u, I am glad to share through
I visited the public British library resources. I
anecdotes, a few of my cultural
the eyes of still remember searching laboriously around
learnings and experiences while I was in
Bristol for the nearest library. I read a couple
Bristol, UK from April, 2006 to October,
of books to investigate how India was
2006. Happy reading and Enjoy!
an Indian perceived by the British press and how close
it was to my perception of India; and to try
Having lived and worked in parts of
and understand the potential conflicts and
Aerospace India where people did not speak any
amongst the two. I was amazed to discover
of languages I know, I was prepared for
that our perceptions - mine and the British
surprises while leaving for UK. At the same
engineer. press’s - weren’t that far apart.
time, I was excited at the opportunity to
have first hand experience of a western
Stereotyping can create funny situations
working culture and lifestyle. After a six
sometimes and also prevent people from
month stint in the UK, I can very well say
realizing that there can be other ways of
that overall it was a positive experience.
interpreting a situation. One such interesting
incident was while I was having a drink
Although, I thought I had good English
at a local pub. I started a conversation
skills, British spoken English is full of cultural
with a British girl and I found myself in an
usages and contextual inferences - enough
embarrassing situation trying to explain
to confuse me! The frequency with which
to her that I am an aerospace engineer in
the British used the word “brilliant” was
spite of being an Indian. According to her, every Indian working a South Asian to travel abroad. This incident reinforced my belief
abroad is a software engineer and it took me some time to that we are tuned and programmed to behave according to
convince her that people in India do take up other professions as what we have seen and experienced and hence made me realise
well. the importance of going around the world to see different
cultures so as to not take things for granted and remain open to
One very positive outcome of my stay in the UK was when I got learning new perspectives.
an opportunity to interact with people from other nationalities
like the French, Italian, Iranian and Africans. My neighbours were
South Africans and I have had many amusing discussions with
A lesson in
them and enjoyed answering all sorts of weird questions they
had about India. Their rather loud Afrikaans colloquy often left
me wondering whether they were arguing or having friendly
Members of the Rail Solutions team recently underwent a cultural
sensitisation workshop to develop and enhance sensitivity
towards their British colleagues. Tapan Agarwal (Planning
On the professional front, I liked the flat hierarchy approach in
Engineer, Rail Solutions) also participated in the seminar and
Atkins and the comforting and motivating ambience provided to
brought back some interesting lessons. Here’s what he learnt:
the staff. It was quite a change for me after having worked in a
rather rigid hierarchical defense set-up in India.
- Timely intimation of the inability to complete a job or
project is appreciated.
Being in the UK during the Football World Cup was an - Acceptance of mistake/ error right away is considered
experience in itself. I used to frequent the nearby pub to watch good instead of hiding and creating problems at a
the football matches and at times loved the hooting and critical time.
unconventional comments passed during the match more than - No specific time for humor, so British can crack a joke
the game itself. Another pleasant incident which comes to my anytime, anywhere, even while attending a funeral.
- Names are generally shortened and are used in
mind is watching the British dancers dancing to Indian music;
professional correspondence also, like Elizabeth becomes
and their performances - I must say - were quite impressive.
The best part for me was the realisation that though most of
- Everybody is equal in an organization and is called by
audience were British, they enjoyed themselves as much as I did,
his/ her name. No suffix (as sir or madam) is used.
although I doubt they understood any of the songs!
- Constructive criticism is OK for the British.
- British like to do their work themselves.
It is a fact that different cultures may lead one into situations
- Taking initiative expected and appreciated
never encountered before, thus making it difficult to
- Greeting cards not important and no ceremony.
comprehend the gravity of the issue without being insensitive. - People do talk about weather as a clue for starting a
European Union is a congregation of 27 countries. Though communication.
culturally different from each other, their citizens don’t need - For effective communication its better to speak slowly to
a visa to visit other countries. It took me quite some time make yourself clear.
to explain to a British colleague the logic behind the visa - To avoid any confusion during any work process, its
better to deal one thing at a time with a British.
procedures and the importance of a visa being a must-have for
Viewpoint survey is conducted by Atkins were – Direction, Job clarity, Customer focus,
every year to welcome a response from the Competence, Resources, Empowerment,
employees to the extent to which they feel Involvement, Co-operation, Feedback and
enabled to work and deliver the goals of Recognition. These scores from each of these
the business. The survey provides the staff key areas were used to generate an Employee
with a platform – a platform to openly and Engagement Index (EEI) which gives an idea
anonymously voice their opinions, about the of the extent to which the objective is met. In
company, about the business and in general addition, the staff also voiced their opinions on
about the facilities and conditions offered for 10 specific organisational factors.
Viewpoint the employees to perform.
The responses from our office exceeded or at
This year, the survey was rolled out in the first least equalled in the last year’s responses in
out quite week of March and the results were out in 17 of the key factors and showed a reduction
the last week of June. The participation of the in 13 factors. The main areas in which the
sometime staff from our office was commendable with staff have ranked the business lower than
back. We a response rate of 88%, higher than last year were in the areas of Job clarity and
the overall response rate within the competence. Feedback on performance,
spent some Atkins group of 79% and the Middle strengths and development needs has been
East response rate of 81%.This issue of the ranked much higher this year compared to last
me&u attempts to summarise the results of year. This perhaps has to do with the fact that
the results the Viewpoint survey with particular emphasis the staff strengths has increased considerably
on what the staff in our office feel about the since last year and also that there was a
extent to which the company facilitates them formal and elaborate performance review and
you a brief to deliver the goals of the business. appraisal procedure this year, compared to an
informal procedure last year in most divisions.
interpretation As you all might already be aware, the results
of what the of this survey were based on In the other section where the staff were asked
the Kaisen model of employee to rank specific organisational questions, it was
results exactly engagement. The results were observed that the overall satisfaction of the
based on 10 key areas derived from 30 factors employees has improved compared to the last
on which the staff ranked the year.
business on a scale from 1 to 10.
These factors were chosen as On comparing the EEI scores for each of the
By, fundamental to enabling key areas between various divisions for the
Vivian Robert the staff to deliver business current survey, it is observed that the staff
Team Leader, goals. The ten key areas that from our office have score more than the
Highways & Transportation were derived from the fundamental factors overall Atkins group in 8 of the 10 key areas.
by which the staff ranked the business In the other two key areas, namely, client
focus and involvement, the staff have scored Methodology Used
The presentation of results within this report are based on the Kaisen Model of Employee Engagement. The model comprises 10 key areas derived
equal in both divisions. On the other hand,
from 30 factors which are fundamental to enabling people to deliver business goals. The model uses an index system of scoring throughout. Scores
the Sharjah office scores higher than the
are based on the same 0-100 scale, with 100 being the highest achievable score. (www.kaisen.co.uk)
Middle East businesses in only one key area
– Resources. The Sharjah office staff have Sharjah scores compared for 2008 compared to Sharjah scores as compared to the range of scores
scores for 2007 reporting from other offices and the average score.
scored lower than the Middle East staff in
seven key areas and have equal scores in the
areas of competence and empowerment.
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
On comparing the EEI scores of March 2008
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100
with March 2007 for each of the key areas
Job Clarity 83 49 77 93
between various divisions, it is observed that
Job Clarity 83 -1
the overall EEI for the Atkins group on the
Competence 82 64 75 88
whole has increased marginally while the
Competence 82 -1
scores of the Middle East business and the
Client Focus 78 56 72 85
Sharjah office have remained unchanged
Client Focus 78 +0
since the last survey.
Direction 75 47 72 92
Direction 75 +0
On comparing the specific organisational
factors, it is observed that the Sharjah office 53 67 87
Resources 75 +0
has demonstrated an overall score higher
than the Atkins group but marginally lower 75 55 70 85
than the Middle East business. The Sharjah 75 +0
staff have scored higher than the Atkins Empowerment 74 54 70 87
group in all the ten specific organisational 74 +0
questions, but have only scored higher than
Involvement 72 49 67 93
the Middle East business on two questions. Involvement 72 +1
Recognition 70 40 61 89
The survey scores when compared with the Recognition 70 +1
range and average scores from the Kaisen
Feedback 68 32 57 82
benchmark database shows that the Sharjah
Feedback 68 +6
office has scored above average in all the key
Average Benchmark Range
areas surveyed. The overall EEI for the Sharjah
March 2008 March 2007
office was a healthy 75 compared to the
From the above chart its obvious that Sharjah has scored better in all areas
Atkins benchmark of 73. The Year-over-year scores for Sharjah in the areas have remained
as compared to the organizational average.
mostly constant except for Feedback where the scores have jumped
by 6 points. This means that you now received more feedback for you
work than what you received earlier.
What has been/is your biggest career achievement to time I mastered the art of putting forward my view point across
date? my superiors in a smooth manner; this is a very important part
Without doubt the biggest achievement has been successfully of management for any manager, if he considers the interest of
setting up the present office. It is unique in many respects. his work and interest of his staff supreme
It opened up opportunities in the international arena for the
Have you ever broken the law – please expand?
traditionally introvert society of Indian Signal engineers to show
their skills. It has been an experiment of rare kind to apply Yes , only once , when I was a student. I took my bicycle into
remote servicing concept to a hard core engineering subject a road against a ‘No Entry’ sign board. The policeman was
Ramesh Rao like signal engineering , a concept which was hitherto proven kind enough to let me go when I pleaded I was only a student
only in software industry. It is an experiment again fusing (fringe benefit of being a student)
Chief Engineer, Eastern work ethos and culture with the western work ethos
If they made a movie of your life, who would you want
and culture for the benefit of all , the staff the employer and
Rail Signalling to play you? Why?
Sanjeev Kumar1, because he is my favorite character actor. His
His team has clocked more than 100,000 man hours
What is the best piece of advice that you have ever ‘serious’ looking cine personality matches with mine . I am
of work since inception and here’s what he had to received? willing to act myself if you say that he is no more!
say to our weird questions. ‘Be honest, you are a public servant’. This was from my father
What is/are your favourite song(s)?
on the first day of joining my Railway service. I have followed
Briefly describe your career it throughout my career. In my opinion an engineer is always a ‘ Saare jahanse achha Hindustan hamara’2
public servant whether he works in a public sector or private.
I joined the elite service of Indian Railway Signal Engineers as
What is/are your favourite movie(s)
an Assistant Engineer and worked my way up. My long Railway
What is the worst piece of advice that you have ever
journey finally took me to the Railways Ministry through some It is always the movie that one seen in the youth that stand
received? out. Chemmeen the Malayalam film of the yester years is my
of the important and tough divisional postings. While being a
‘Chef ist immer recht - Boss is always right‘. This was from my
Director in the Ministry, I took a liking for consultancy service favorite .It was the President’s award winning film and first
and switched over to the consultancy wing of the Railway colleague in the initial period of my service. But over a period of full length feature film in color. It was based on the social life
Ministry, well known in India as RITES Ltd, as head of their of the fishermen of the West coast of India whose life is
Signaling and Telecommunication division. Here I am with intrinsically woven with sea. They even believed that the
Atkins for the last 7 years, on a different kind of mission, man on the sea will be swallowed by the Sea Mother, the
servicing British Rail industry, in this crucial period of savior and destroyer of the community, if his wife is not
resource crunch. faithful on the shore. As a city bred boy I was attracted by
the fishermen and the sea combination and not the least,
What are your long term goals for the business? the inspiration of any youth, the love angle
The long term goal is to grow the business two fold in
How would you like to be remembered?
the next five years. More than the size, I would like the
office to grow in depth, enriching its core competence, in I am quite satisfied to be remembered as a good citizen.
upcoming technologies like metro signaling, continuous Good citizens are the fundamental building block of any
train monitoring and supervision etc . Areas of operation society desirous of flourishing. Only a good citizen knows
would encompass areas unexplored hitherto like how difficult it is to be a good citizen, responsibility
construction management, maintenance management, ranging from resisting the temptation to spit on the road
consultancy services, training and research. Traditionally, to temptation to evade taxes!
signaling and telecommunication are an integrated
discipline in organisations across the globe. I would like the 1: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanjeev_Kumar_(actor)
business to grow into telecom sector as well. 2: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saare_Jahan_Se_Achcha
Its time to be ready!
The HSE Audits are around the corner (7,8,9,10 and 11 September) and its time to be ready. Here’s a bunch
of questions to help you refresh your HSE quotient.
a. Do I know the Atkins Health & Safety Policy? Yes/No j. I do the following things in case of an accident or an incident: ______
b. Do I know the Atkins Environmental Policy? Yes/No k. I define Carbon Footprint as____________________________________
c. Our Safety Objectives are ______________________________________ l. I help in reducing the carbon footprint by_________________________
d. I contribute to our safety objectives by___________________________ m. What should I do when I am working alone after office hours?
e. Our environment objectives are_________________________________ n. The Atkins Drug & Alcohol Policy is______________________________
f. I contribute to the environment by______________________________ o. DSE Assessment is defined as___________________________________
g. My nearest Fire Exit is located at________________________________ p. I perform DSE assessment to ensure_____________________________
h. My Fire Warden is____________________________________________ q. My Fire Muster/ Fire Assembly point is located at __________________
i. In case of an injury, I contact____________________________________
If you have answered all the questions correctly, you are ready for the HSE Audit. For any assistance,
please refer to the BMS or contact your QSE coordinator.
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Sreejit Pillai (left) (Stress Abhilash Bhushan Nejeeb Basheer (left)
Design Engineer, (left)(CAD Designer,
Engineer, Aerospace) (left) (Design Engineer, (Designer, Northern
Station Design Team), NGBT), wed Jisha
wed Dhanya on May 7, Northern Gulf Building Gulf, Building Services)
wed Archana on
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wed Shabana in
April 20, 2008 in Navi
on April 28, 2008 in Kerala, India.
Kerala, India on April
Kerala, India. 20, 2008.
Mehul Thakkar Sandeep Sahane
Roshan K Xavier
and wife Archita
were blessed with
a baby girl on
and wife Asmi
and wife Tintu
Pearl on March 13,
were blessed with
2008. Pearl and
a baby boy on May
blessed with baby
her parents are
25, 2008. They
boy on 26th April.
participants of a
have named him
They have named
Stem Cell research
him Emil Roshan.
program and were
featured on NDTV in
Email photos and details of your wedding/new born to firstname.lastname@example.org
Hossam Abo Gabal Ahmed Senior Infrastructure Engineer
new folks on the block Mahmoud Mohamed Sadek Badawy Infrastructure Engineer
Northern Gulf (Building Technologies)
Aerospace Gnana Amritharaj Christopher Sr. Engineer (Mech/Piping)
Jimmy Flores CAD Technician/Designer
Jayadev Das Engineer Kandukuri Bhaskar Reddy Sr. Engineer (Mech/Piping)
Sigrid Maria Mueller Senior Architectural Designer
Ashish Pawar Engineer Sridhar Narasimhan Sr. Instrument Engineer
Anupam Abhishek Engineer Alireza Ziyaee Sr. Planning Engineer
Harpreet Singh CAD Technician/Designer
Highways & Transportation Sachin Sutar Designer (Mech/Piping)
Mahendra Kamuni Junior Engineer
Mayank Mathur CAD Technician/Engineer Nanda Kumar Kuppuswamy Sr. Electrical Designer
Kabir Ahmed Bevopar Sr. Design Engineer
Administration Saeid Lashgari Designer (Mech/Piping)
Manickam Chellappa Sr. Design Engineer
Abia Cheryan Admin. Assistant Venkata Tammineni Sr. Mechanical Designer
Srinivasa Rao Mulakala Junior Engineer
Ida Sara John Accountant Amol Madhukar Botle Sr. Mechanical Designer
Suntharalingam Varathungan Design Manager
Sunil Varghese Financial Controller Pramod Kumar Maheshwari Process Engineer
Blesson Abraham Support Supervisor Dharmaraj Chellappa Structural Engineer
Bethanasamy Ramaswamy Signalling Engineer
Moayad Hamdan PR Officer Nishanth Nayak Designer (Civil / Structural)
Venkatesh Palaniappan Jr. Signal Engineer
Asif Abdulkadher IT Assistant Maharajan Sangili Electrical Engineer
Elamvazhuthy Jayaraman Jr. Signal Engineer
Norther Gulf (Highways)
Abhin Sankaran IT Systems Administrator
Buddhadev Choudhury Sr. Signalling Engineer
Oil & Gas Ramon Bautista CAD Technician
Suraj Kumar Signalling Engineer
Sheryas Viswanathan Designer (Piping) Mohamed Mostafa Saleh Tawfik Highway Engineer
Kedar Nath Signalling Engineer
Susanta Kumar Behera Document Controller Khaled Moustafa Infrastructure Engineer
Harishankar Sanakaran Radhakrishnan Junior Engineer
Sreedhar Janakiram Sr. Engineer (Civil/Structural) Alan Olivar CAD Technician
Swati Prusty Signalling Engineer
Manoj Kumar Villakkathara Designer (Structural) Ali Elhindawi Senior Engineer
As on July 31, 2008
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- Pradeep Kumar (H&T)
- Kaiser Syed (H&T)
- Chanderprakash Gulati (H&T)
- Manish Dubey (DTT)
- Jampana Varma (H&T)
- Gladdin George (Administration)
- Moin Ali (DLRT)
Good or Bad, your comments, reviews
- Sharmili Jagdale (QSE)
and feedback inspire us to push
- Sana Ullah (NGBT)
towards excellence. Just keep your
- Sachin Dhir (Rail Civil)
- Viswanadh Ponnuru (Earth Structures)
- Lakshmi Ganesh (DTT)
1. To which country does the above currency note (Figure 1) Click the button to fill the feedback form.
- Sreenivasa Telukutla (Aerospace)
- Tirumal Pulipaka (Aerospace) Clicking the button will launch an external site to
2. a, b and c are cats in the which everyone in the office will have access.
- Charan Kumar (QSE)
logos of three different - Amit Doshi (H&T)
companies. Identify the - Parvatha Vardhan (Earth Structures)
three companies. 2b - Puneet Mehta (Aerospace)
3. How do we better know - Sujeet Chandra (Aerospace)
Anthony “Tony” Edward - Kependra Bhairam (Aerospace)
- Mahesh Shenoy (HR)
Stark, Head of Stark
2c - Oscar John (HR)
Answers to Quiz #4
- Mahesh Shenoy (HR)
1) Dalai Lama,
- Sharmili Jagdale (QSE)
2) Charlton Heston
- Lakshmi Ganesh (DTT)
3) Steven Spielberg
4) Rockstar North Ltd. (formerly DMA Design) or Rockstar - Vinay Kushalappa (H&T)
Games or Take Two Interactive
5) Casino Royale