Last Updated: 9th December 2018 (over 3 years ago)
-Planning, managing and oversight for projects with outside contractors related to ground investigations (boreholes, SPT, CPT, DPSH), water control, foundations, geology, construction materials and geotechnical auscultation (inclinometers, piezometers, cross-hole, load tests on structures, etc).
-Planning and supervision of quality control of civil works and buildings.
-Writing of geotechnical reports for building and structures and other studies (Slope stability reports by numerical modeling and limit equilibrium slope analysis).
-Strong knowledge and experience in lab and field geotechnical materials testing (soils, rocks, concrete, steel/welds, asphalt, piling, compaction) and laboratory management (supervising and developing staff).
-Preparations of technical reports and economical proposals. Responsible for retention and development of client relations.
-Competency with specialized software (autocad civil 3d, plaxis, slide).
-Knowledge of current codes and standards for geological engineering (ISO, ASTM, EN and other international normative -ISO/IEC 17025, eurocode 7).
-Experience in multi-storey buildings, bridges, roads, railroads, airports and landfills, in Spain and abroad.
-Leadership: capable of take decisions by own initiative and responsible of a team of 15-20 people.
MSc in Geology
— Sep 1998
Lead geotechnical engineer
• Prepare/review documentation (Technical Proposals, Scope Of Works, Design Criteria, Acceptance Test Plans and other documents used in tendering processes or during construction) related to civilworks, according the requirements of the client.
• Revision and validation of all geotechnical and civil designs/calculations (foundations, earthworks, drainage, roads and pavements, utilities), as well as other documents (method statements, flood assessments) on all design stages.
• Dealing with subcontractors and project managers during construction stage, offering value engineering solutions.
-SAUDI LANDBRIDGE RAILWAY:
Geotechnical engineer at the PMC (Program Management Consultant), responsible of the geotechnical aspects (geotechnical investigations, slope stability, foundations, earthworks) during design and construction stages of the first rail link between the Red Sea and the Gulf.
The Landbridge Project involves the construction of 1300km of new double track, (mixed high speed passenger and freight line) between Jubail and Jeddah, and will create a useful link for raw materials and manufactured goods between Europe and North America on one side and East and South Asia on the other.
— Oct 2015
-SIPD (Shell Iraq Petroleum development):
Geotechnical manager at Majnoon oilfield (Iraq), responsible for all concerning aspects of geotechnical works performed on site (Boreholes, CPTUs, Trial pits, in situ CBRs, plate load tests, etc) and all tests made in the geotechnical lab in IEC (Iraq Energy City) for several infrastructures of the oilfield (well pads, roads, processing facilities).
Materials engineer - Geotechnical engineer
— Jan 2015
Partner in the project "Thermal characterization of materials and construction elements for sustainable buildings, by implementing laboratories" in National Institute of energy efficiency and renewable energies INER – Guayaquil (Ecuador):
-Actively involved in the installation and certification (ISO 17025) of a laboratory at the Escuela Superior Politecnica del Litoral in Guayaquil (Ecuador) for testing thermal properties (conductivity, transmittance, resistance) of materials conforming the building envelope (concrete, insulating materials, glass, gypsum, ceramic bricks, etc).
Project manager-Geotechnical consultant
— Feb 2014
-Geotechnical specialist on the project to determine intervention strategies for ecological restoration of the interior branches of Estero Salado (Guayaquil-Ecuador), on charge of the geotechnical investigation (topography, boreholes, underwater sampling with divers, electrical geophysics) and the final reports.
-Project manager and geotechnical geologist at the expansion project of “Las Iguanas” main landfill in Guayaquil City (Ecuador) which includes evaluation of present state and final designs of the expansion for 10 years (almost 4000 Tons/day of solid waste).
— Mar 2013
-geotechnical analyses such as bearing capacity, settlement, slope stability, earth and water pressure, etc (complete geotechnical reports) for building and structures and quality control of civil works and buildings.
Geotechnical engineer - Roads department director
— Feb 2010
-Managing budgets for civil projects.
-Planning & coordinate drill and other crews and assist with on-site construction materials testing on an as needed basis.
-Able to perform geotechnical reports for buildings, roads, tunnels, bridges, landfills, slope stability and quality control of civil works and buildings.
-Management of laboratory and field staff. Analysis of rock masses (RMR) and studies of soil slope stability, load testing structures, auscultation on concrete piles and walls (sonic cross-hole) and slopes (piezometers, inclinometers), rehabilitation of pavements and NDT metal structures.
-Performing effective training of geotechnical materials testing for Field and Lab (Soils, compaction, Concrete, Pile Monitoring) and mentoring of new and existing team members and other personnel.
-Communicate with clients to solve technical and economical problems.
-Preparation of technical specifications for ISO/IEC 17025
— Sep 2003
- Assisting with the planning, supervision and interpretation of site investigations.
-Field borelogging and coordination of laboratory and field staff (boreholes, DPSH).
-Geotechnical studies for building and structures and analysis of soil slope stability.
-Liaising with contractors and clients, both external and internal.
-Preparation of technical notes, drawings and other reports.
-Team player but with an ability to work independently when required. Problem solving & analysis skills.
— Nov 1999
-Management of laboratory staff. Sampling of soil and rock and subsequent testing laboratory for characterization. Evaluation of physical and chemical treatment of materials sampled to reach the requirements.
-Performing geophysical tests (vertical electrical sounding - SEV) to determine the depth of the reservoir.
-Hired Professor at the Faculty of Mining Engineering to dictate courses: Drilling and Blasting, drainage and ventilation.