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Surendra Kumar Patnaik

Group General Manager & Head of Project (5*800MW)

Summary of Qualifications


Renewable Energy Finance and Management

European Energy Centre (EEC) United Kingdom

A Galileo Master Certificate holder and a distinguished member of  AEEC 

Promoting Knowledge sharing with United Nations (UNEP)


Diploma in Management

Indira Gandhi National Open University

Correspondence course

Sep 2015Dec 2015

Solar Energy

Technical University Delft Netherlands

Delft University through edx

Work experience

Dec 2012Present

Group General Manager

NTPC Ltd. India

Project Management ,Construction ,Commissioning and Operational of Thermal Power Project

Responsible for driving Project Management  and development  &  construction of  2 Units of 800MW capacity comprising of Financial Management & Budgeting, Stakeholder Management, Engineering  Coordination and Technical Services , Human Resource Management, Quality Management, Civil Construction, Mechanical Erection, Electrical Erection, C&I Erection, O&M Dept, and Commissioning of Power Project and make operational commercially.

Experience of developing a large organisation team and developing a green field project from scratch.

Developing Relationship management with statutory authorities, Govt officials, stake holders

Directs internal operations to achieve budgeted results and other financial criteria, and to preserve the capital funds invested in the enterprise

Lead project management team in developing projects from concept through commercial operations.  Ensure that critical path workstreams are identified and that timely decisions are and action taken on project issues that could impact project cost, timelines, and/or operating performance.  Work cross-functionally to address bottlenecks.

Ensurs that all activities and operations are performed in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and laws governing business operations

Tangible track record of success: developing a high impact organizational strategy with Board and international colleagues; managing, inspiring and mentoring a professional staff; creating a culture that is accountable, effective and empowering; driving disciplined financial management and responsibility; and navigating a non-US headquartered, multi-country and multicultural organization

Strategic decision making, writing, interpersonal and public speaking skills; gifted at understanding, synthesizing and powerfully communicating, to diverse audiences, complex stake holder issues, opportunities and program outcomes

Strong enterprise and business/financial management experience

Possess a holistic experience of leading a large group of agencies both local and foreign, Finance team, HR team, Safety and Quality Team, in a strategic manner to achieve targets, while  complying all statutory obligations                                                                                                                                                        Experience in building up technical, development and permitting teams from scratch .

Broad knowledge of all development processes, such as Contract NegotiationLand AcquisitionDue Diligence  and Negotiation 

Further skills such as   Acquisitions Business Development Contractual Agreements  Project Management Public Relations Team Board Development, Strategic Planning ,Budgets ,Staff Development Organization, Projects Feasibility Studies .


May 2009Dec 2012

General Manager (Project Planning&Monitoring)


General Manager(Addl. General Manager(Dadri Project Planning & Monitoring of Projects in NTPC Western Region II and Northern Region: Implementing Integrated Project Management & Control Systems in NTPC Projects. Monitoring meetings of PDRMS, Engineering/Technical Committee Meeting(TCM), Contract Review Meeting(CRM), Project Review Teams(PRT) Planning Pre Engineering Feasibility Report Preparation, Finalisation of Pre-Order Network for the Project, i.e. the activities to be undertaken by various Control Centres till placement of Award for Main Plant. Formulation of an overall Project activity plan, i.e. Master Network.(MNW) Engineering Activity Release of Design Documents for Manufacturing Procurement of Raw Material and Bought out Items for Manufacturing Risk perceptions profiling and analysis and mitigation measures, Monitoring Land Acquisition, coal, water inputs for New Projects,

Project Engineering Packaging, Scheduling, Pre award scheduling for New Projects, Monitoring Engineering Specification, Bid evaluation, Pre Award & Post Award Discussions, Monitoring and prioritizing Engineering Drawings release, Project Management, Expediting dispatch Critical materials from works, Construction Management, Re engineering midway

May 2009Dec 2010

General Manager (Proj.)


Project Management and Construction of  (2*500MW) NTPC Dadri National Capital Power Station Uttar Pradesh India


Deputy General Manager

NTPC Limited

Advisor Cum Consultant to Dakshin Haryana Vidyut Vitaran (APDRP GOI Program)

Responsible for implementation of Accelerated Power Development And Reforms Program of MOP GOI(APDRP) in SEB Electricity Distribution utilities for AP, Haryana, Punjab, MP, etc. for AT&C loss reduction. Deputed as consultant to DHBVN Haryana for system strengthening and Distribution reforms. Developed Engineering specification & bid document for IT enabled management system in electrical distribution utilities.)

Establishes policies to insure adequate management development and to provide for capable management succession for those functions/business units falling under his/her responsibility


Sr. Supdt./Supdt. Dy. Supdt Elect


Electrical Commissioning and Electrical Maintenance in  O&M Dept.C, National Capital Power Station Dadri NTPC


Engineering Executive Trainee

VI th Batch
Dy. Supdt.//Sr. Engineer/Engineer O&M Ramagundam Super Thermal Power Project. NTPC Ltd. Worked in Electrical Maintenance of stage-I 3X210 MW units. Engineering Executive Trainee


 Power Sector professional with three decade plus experience in Thermal Project  Planning and Management , Consultancy assignment in Retail Distribution Sector under  Govt. Of India initiative, O&M in Power stations.

Passionate about Solar Energy 

Presently heading  $2 billion under construction  Lara Thermal Power Project (2*800MW) and development of (3*800MW) for NTPC in Chhattisgarh state ,India.

Trained in Wharton Business School, Philadelphia short term certification course in Strategic Management  Leadership with impetus on renewable energy in June 2015 .

Presently looking forward for a ambitious senior level responsible role in Business Development and establishing  Projects in clean energy especially solar in India or alternatively in countries like USA where Solar Energy is pursued in vigorous way.

International Exposure

Visited China in 2012 as a member of GoI Team to visit all Public Sector Units in Shenzhen, Beijing,

Visited Poland in 2007 as member of IPMA Team to participate in the annual function held in Krakow. Also had a brief stay in Finland Helsinki.



Diploma in Management

Indira Gandhi National Open University India

Correspondence course


Electrical Engg. B.E (Hons.)

Jadavpur University Calcutta India

 5 year Electrical Engg.