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Anser Iqbal

Apt.# 1805-2250 Kennedy Road,
Scarborough, Ontario M1T 3G7
Ph: 647-281-0960(Cell), 647-350-1789(Home)

Demonstrated hand, motivated, self driven, successful, enthusiastic,
professional seeks appropriate
placement in the reputed organization to share extensive hands-on
experience in Planning, Design &
Cost Estimation of Electrical Distribution Network (Underground / Overhead)
for Residential
Commercial / Industrial & Infrastructure projects to deliver safe, reliable
& economical power supply

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATION: Registered as an "Associate Member" under
Specialist Category in Electrical discipline with " The Ontario Association
of Certified
Engineering Technicians & Technologists (OACETT)"

PROFILE: Served for 16 years in "Dubai Electricity and Water Authority"
(DEWA) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Since 1992, assigned on various responsible positions of "Consumer
Services Department (Planning Section)" of DEWA with extensive
hands-on experience and exposure to planning, design and cost
effective estimation of Electrical Distribution Network,
confirming to the Reliability and Safety standards
Achieved expertise in technical evaluations for distribution
system and furnish recommendations to the management for their
review & approval


> Plan, Design & Cost Estimation of Electrical Distribution
> Engineering Evaluations for New / Existing Connections;
> Load profile analysis for reliable Distribution Network;
> Trouble shooting/ Fault Detection for Distribution Network;
> Technical Evaluations/ Recommendations for System Improvement /
Augmentation; and
> Co-ordination among various Service Providers

> Diploma of Associate Engineer in "Electrical Technology" (3
> Diploma in Business Administration
> Bachelor in Business Administration


> Won Four (4) Merit Increments as an out-standing performer
> Represent "Planning Section" for Quality Procedure Record for
"ISO Certification" conducted by BVQI
> Member of Occupation Health & Safety Team
> Member of delegation for Overseas Recruitment
> Member of technical committee of mega project for system voltage
conversion form 6.6/0.38KV to 11/0.4KV for entire Dubai
> Awarded 10 years service "Appreciation Certificate"
> Selected as member of a team responsible for power arrangement
for IMF Conference held in Dubai


Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA): an ISO certified organization &
holding of Dubai

Government Excellence Program Award, Dubai Quality Award 2001 & British
Safety Council Award is

responsible for Generation, Transmission & Distribution of electricity for
entire city of Dubai, valley of

Hatta & some remote areas of Dubai, UAE with total strength of
approximately 7000 highly skilled



Engineer Estimation-Electrical (with planning section):
July 1997 to July 2008
> Plan, Design & Cost Estimation of "Electrical Distribution
Network" (underground / overhead) for Residential /Commercial /
Industrial & Infrastructure projects

Engineering investigations for industrial / commercial / residential
projects (small and/or bulk load), under execution or still
under planning stage with town planning department

> Technical studies & recommendations for HV Ring modification &
distribution substation augmentation for system enhancement /
> Review & approval of technical design submitted by the project
consultant / contractor
> Design & selection of suitable equipments based on load & nature
of the project i.e. Ring Main Unit (RMU), Transformer capacity &
type (Oil or Cast Resin of Regular or Package/ Pad mounted), Low
Voltage Distribution Board (LVDB), Services Distribution Feeder
Pillar etc.
> Selection of appropriate route (within the right of way) for
Overhead / Underground HV /LV feeders (Main & Subdivisions)
with the consideration of safety, future maintenance & voltage
drop (within permissible limit)
> Revenue / Tariff metering arrangement based on design & load
requirement (i.e. C.T. operated HV / LV, Direct Reading 3 Phase
& 1 Phase meter)
> Calculation & design of capacitor bank to maintain power factor
on 0.9 lagging, confirm its provision in all internal /external
designs & proper installation by law
> Co-ordination with other utility services departments and
agencies to finalize technical issues such as, relocation of
existing services, reservation of DEWA services corridor / right
of way (ROW) and provision of road crossing duct bank, location
of distribution substation for network expansion / modification
> Submission of network proposal to other utility departments for
their review & issue of
"No objection Certificate (NOC)"
> Represent DEWA in "Services Coordination Meeting" with other
utility departments to review & finalize technical details
related to Infrastructure / Road projects
> Conduct technical discussion with the project developer,
consultant, contractor & owner of the project to finalize
network design details
> Preparation of budgetary / tentative cost estimate based on
approved network design
> Necessary assistance to field staff to execute the work, in
order to confirm the availability of power on time
> Project cost management from inception to completion through
Java Applet based software "ORION"
> Load profile analysis to monitor & keep network healthy for
reliable power supply (i.e. connected load / peak load demand,
voltage / current variation)
> Site survey for existing services re-location, for
undergrounding of over head line due to change of area planning,
infrastructure expansion or on customer request & preparation
of proposal / cost estimate to execute the job
> Remedial action against the system abnormalities observed by the
system operation department
> Augmentation, load balancing & load diversion of overloaded /
fully loaded feeders & distribution transformers as observed
during load profile analysis or reported by the field staff
> Updating of records related to expansion & modification of
network in "Geographic Information System (GIS)
> Necessary technical assistance to tender section for material
procurement for bulk projects
> Review & approval of "Notice for Interruption of Services
(NIS)" for planned outages as requested by other DEWA sections
to carry-out their schedule activities

Liaison Assistant (with planning section):
June 1994 to June 1997

> Review & apply technical applications to issue formal "No
Objection Certificate" to other agencies /utility services
provider for their network expansion / maintenance/ modification
> Represent DEWA in "Services Coordination Meeting" among various
agencies for Road / Infrastructure projects to highlight DEWA
requirements for network expansion i.e. reservation of DEWA
services corridor / right of way (ROW), necessary provision of
road crossing ducts & suitable location for distribution
substation sites etc.

Technical Assistant (with planning section): October 1992 to May
Technical Assistance to Senior Engineer (Planning) for the following:
> Review of technical design /details of proposed distribution
substation (11-6.6/0.4KV) prior to issue formal approval of
location & size of substation for high rise buildings, shopping
malls, residential / commercial complex, warehouses, industries
> Selection of suitable substation type (i.e. building substation
containing RMU, Transformer & LVDB or compact unit known as
Package / Pocket / Pad mounted substation)
> Selection of appropriate transformer capacity based on project
nature, design & load (peak/demand) requirement (i.e. available
capacity in DEWA are, 500, 1000 & 1500 KVA oil or cast resin
> Design of trench lay-out for the building substation, which
confirms the suitability to install available equipments in
stock & appropriate cables (HV/LV) intake & outgoing
> Correspondence on Technical and Legal issues with other
departments, project consultant & contractor

Water & Power Development Authority (WAPDA), Pakistan:
Line Superintendent: January
1985 to August 1987
> Preventive maintenance & handling of customers complaint
> Line patrolling with line staff for planned feeder outage to
record abnormalities in overhead line, such as conductor span
sagging, jumpers position (at dead end or at primary side of
distribution transformers), condition of disk / pin insulator,
drop out load break switches, cross arm, pole stay, PG clamp,
tree trimming & bird protection
> Up-gradation of overhead line conductor (i.e. ACSR Rabbit,
Panther, Dog etc.) based on feeder load / KVA connected / length
of feeder as recommended by distribution planning section
> Installation & commissioning of pole / pad mounted transformers
from 25KVA to 400KVA with all operational & switching equipments
> Arrangement of necessary material & line staff for Planned
feeder outage for preventive maintenance
> Responsible to Obtain "Permit to Work (PTW)" from Grid Station
for emergency / planned feeder outage & necessary clearance to
Grid Station for switching on after fault rectification /
> Application & monitoring of safety features during planned
outage for feeder maintenance
> Necessary record updating for material consumed during the
preventive maintenance
> Preparation of staff roster for shift duty rotation to attend
customer complaints

> Power & Instrument Transformers
> Operation, Maintenance & Trouble Shooting of Air, Oil, Vacuum &
SF6 Circuit Breakers
> Overhauling of Distribution Transformers
> Basic Underground Cables & Jointing Techniques

> Geographic Information system (GIS) by "ESRI" with Arc Map
version 9.2
> MS Office Applications
> Internet / Web Browsing

> Environmental Management System
> Management Effectiveness Skills
> Management Training Program (in support of the "Cannizaro"
Business Improvement Project)

Instruments & Personal Protective Equipments (PPE):
> Megger, Earth Resistance Tester, Multi Meter, Live Line Tester,
Cuffing Hoist,
Line Grounding Set, Cable Route / Fault Detector
> Trained for proper use of Personal Protective Equipments (PPE), i.e.
Safety Belt, Safety Shoes, Safety Helmet, Safety Gloves, Wind
Protection Goggles

Status in Canada: Permanent Resident (possess valid class "G" Ontario
Driver's License)

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