A dedicated, dynamic and highly motivated project and structural engineering professional


Last Updated: 22nd August 2018 (over 4 years ago)

Address
La Chorrera, Panama

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Gender
Male

Age Range
65+

Qualification Level
Masters

Languages
English, Spanish

Summary

Structural Engineering professional combining 30 years’ industry experience with a proven track record of delivering projects on time, in full, on budget and in line with client expectations. Expertise in the high rise building and the oil & gas industries on a global scale having delivered major construction projects on residential, industrial and office buildings. A natural leader who manages and motivates multidisciplinary teams to achieve common aims and able to successfully coordinate multiple projects simultaneously through effective planning and organisation skills. A wealth of construction, maintenance and health & safety management knowledge and strong financial acumen with the ability to implement highly cost effective solutions for high value projects. Possesses excellent interpersonal and communication skills and builds positive relationships with colleagues, clients and stakeholders in multicultural environments using fluency in both English and Spanish.

Education

Andres Bello Catholic University, Caracas, Venezuela
Masters in Project Management

   Dec 2000
— Dec 2002

Project Management Masters study objective is to train professionals with skills and basic management skills for the management of its projects and thus contribute to the economic and social development of the country, creating a flexible, dynamic and up-to-date space for performance in the demanding world of the universal agenda for the projects in any of its forms.
Meet the priority needs of the business and institutional sectors, taking into account the essential requirements of the country in the implementation of projects that allow for cost-effective and sustainable development.

Santa Maria University, Caracas, Venezuela
Civil Engineer, with two (2) specialities: Structures and Roads & Highways

   Oct 1968
— Apr 1976

The graduate of Civil Engineering from the Santa María University is a professional able to provide its services both in the institutional sector and the services sector. Their training will be mainly in the areas of structural design, project planning, environmental sanitation and evaluation of projects. This graduate will possess a basic training that allows to adapt to the changes occurring at the professional level and participation in interdisciplinary projects

Experience

First Quantum Minerals, Cobre Panamá Project, Coclé, Panamá
SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER for Non-Process Infrastructures

   Jul 2017
— Jul 2018

• Responsible for all aspects of the project’s civil and structural engineering, including devising and implementing effective plans, designs, layouts and project specifications and proposals.
• Planning, reviewing and scheduling project contributing to overall on time project completion.
• Conducting field work such as observation, recording existing conditions and verifying measurements.
• Overseeing design and draft activities and producing drawings/sketches for designers and drafters.
• Conducting research on design options, reviewing IFC drawings and ensuring best possible constructional and maintenance-oriented design.
• Liaising with departments, including Operations, Mining and MEP, to ensure a joined-up approach to project work and clear channels of communication.
• Proactively contributing to meetings to resolve issues, liaising closely with clients and stakeholders and building and maintaining robust working relationships with the all parties.

Petrobell Inc., Quito, Ecuador
STRUCTURAL PROJECT LEADER ENGINEER

   Nov 2016
— Jul 2017

• Responsible for all aspects of the project’s civil and structural engineering developed for the National Ecuadorian Oil & Gas Industry (Petroecuador) en el Bloque Tigüino, Provincia de Orellana, including devising and implementing effective plans, designs, layouts and project specifications and proposals.
• Completing structural design and analysis calculations to ensure compliance with all governing codes, safety standards and engineering formulas and identifying any areas for improvement.
• Liaising effectively with other departments, including architectural, mechanical and electrical, to ensure a joined-up approach to project work and clear channels of communication.
• Conducting field work such as observation, recording existing conditions and verifying measurements.

Construction Systems Group (GRUPO SISTEMAS CONSTRUCTIVOS, Panama, Panama
Resident Engineer

   Jun 2015
— Jun 2016

• Leading structural civil works for South Plaza Mall project, including grading, foundations, structural steel construction, external works and similar.
• Supervising all elements of the planning and construction phases by subcontractors to ensure optimal efficiency and quality.
• Ensuring on time project progression in line with time, cost and quality requirements and resolving any issues as they arise to keep project on track.
• Collaborating effectively with construction subcontractors to ensure ongoing facility safety and the on time, in full and on budget completion of the project as per public and corporate safety regulations
• Calculating requirements and identifying key factors in planning and construction civil work tasks to ensure obstacles can be overcome and delays minimised.
• Managing project financial aspects, including preparing cost forecasts, quantities, engineering equipment budget and labour requirements for all assigned building projects.

Stantec (Formerly Processes Unlimited), Bakersfield, California, USA
PROJECT ENGINEER CONSULTANT III

   May 2008
— Feb 2015

• Directing the structural civil design and field inspections of multidisciplinary oil and gas projects in order to ensure maximum quality and accuracy in line with expectations
• Responsible for all aspects of the project’s civil and structural engineering, including devising and implementing effective plans, designs, layouts and project specifications and proposals
• Successfully managing all phases of multiple projects and civil detailed engineering works across various sites and projects
• Calculating and developing accurate cost estimates and evaluating proposed changes to approved plans and specifications
• Identifying client requirements, in English and Spanish, through comprehensive consultations to gain a full understanding of expected outcomes and deliver a highly cost efficient solution
• Creating structural calculation spreadsheets for equipment foundation, pipe rack and containment wall
• Providing comprehensive technical structural engineering support to other departments and clients
• Leading and managing personnel, engendering a culture of high motivation, positive engagement and providing the support required to ensure the delivery of optimal performance
• Planning, reviewing and scheduling project tasks contributing to overall on time project completion
• Completing structural design and analysis calculations to ensure compliance with all governing codes, safety standards and engineering formulas and identifying any areas for improvement
• Overseeing design and draft activities and producing drawings/sketches for designers and drafters
• Conducting research on design options, reviewing fabrication shop drawings and ensuring best possible maintenance-oriented design
• Liaising effectively with other departments, including architectural, mechanical and electrical, to ensure a joined-up approach to project work and clear channels of communication
• Using computer-assisted engineering and design software to prepare engineering design documents, including SAP and RISA 3D
• Conducting field work such as observation, recording existing conditions and verifying measurements
• Maintaining a complete and up to date knowledge of all the latest industry practices, codes and trends through proactively contributing to various industry events

G&C Constructions and Consulting, Maturin, Monagas State, Venezuela
DISCIPLINE PROJECT LEADER (STRUCTURAL DEPARTMENT)

   Jan 2006
— Aug 2008

• Leading structural civil works for multidisciplinary oil and gas projects elaboration for PDVSA, including pipe corridor bridges, concrete retaining walls, administrative and pumping stations, control buildings, office buildings and industrial buildings at oil and gas stations
• Supervising all elements of the planning and construction phases by design engineers, project engineers and CAD technicians to ensure optimal efficiency and quality
• Ensuring on time project progression in line with time, cost and quality requirements and resolving any issues as they arise to keep project on track
• Developing maintenance instruction manuals to add clarity and accuracy and delivering articulate and engaging presentations and simplifying instructions as requested
• Collaborating effectively with construction contractors to ensure ongoing facility safety and the on time, in full and on budget completion of the project as per public and corporate safety regulations
• Calculating requirements and identifying key factors in planning and designing civil work specifications to ensure obstacles can be overcome and delays minimised
• Researching, testing, measuring and analysing patterns on various elements and other environmental conditions to provide assessments on civil engineering factors and planning
• Managing project financial aspects, including preparing cost forecasts, quantities, engineering equipment budget and labour requirements for all assigned building projects
• Playing a key role in the acquisition of new engineering business features, promoting the organisation and leading teams effectively

TDR Organization, Maturin, Monagas State, Venezuela
EXTERNAL PROFESSIONAL CIVIL ENGINEER & STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

   Mar 2005
— Apr 2008

• Devising, developing and implementing strategic objectives to ensure completion of project activities within timeframes and in alignment with the required levels of quality and accuracy and budgetary limits
• Supervising in house and external project engineers and subcontractors and providing support and direction as necessary
• Proactively contributing to meetings to resolve issues, liaising closely with clients, contractors, major asset owners and stakeholders and building and maintaining robust working relationships with the parties
• Applying technical expertise and experience to facilitate and support the continuous development and training of junior engineers, monitoring performance and providing constructive feedback
• Tracking project works to ensure full compliance with agreed drawings, specifications and maintenance
• Preparing comprehensive method statements and guaranteeing design quality assurance and regularly conducting inspections to eliminate errors
• Utilising complex mathematical and scientific concepts in the application of practical construction

Tecnoconsult, Maturin, Monagas State, Venezuela
Discipline Project Leader (Structural Department)

   Dec 2004
— Jan 2006

• Structural Civil Leader in elaboration of multi-disciplinary oil and gas projects for PDVSA:
o Control buildings and industrial buildings design & inspection in Oil & Gas pumping plants, civil structures design for gas control installations, pumping stations & gas dehydration plants,
• Delivered various engineering projects from feasibility stage through to detailed design and site implementation
• Liaised with stakeholders, negotiated modifications and conducted technical and feasibility studies
• Ensured projects were completed within budget, on-time and in compliance with safety and quality standards
• Managed day-to-day project operations including meeting work schedules in terms of HSE and quality

Multiservicios GEPS, C.A. Anaco, Anzoátegui State, Venezuela
Project Manager

   Jan 2003
— Current

• Resident Engineer at Jose Refinery Plant, Solids Handle Project, Phase II, related to concrete slabs, channels and concrete structures for the Coke and Sulphur Jetty Stacker-Reclaimer System for Precomwayss Consortium
• Supervised new projects and conducted technical research to be implemented into projects
• Coordinated project operations such as job site organization, schedule development and quality control
• Planned and executed strategic construction teams that expedited construction work and cut down costs whilst maintaining quality and contractual requirements

Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA), Punta de Mata District, Monagas State
Structural Project Leader and Project Coordinator

   Sep 1996
— Jan 2003

• Prepared project initiation documentation and generated bidding project packages and construction instructions
• Identified, costed and processed contract variations and tracked activities against detailed project plans
• Reviewed and approved all bidding projects and documentation and maintained proper documentation
• Coordinated project supervision and inspection teams including all subcontractors
• Provided project support for all related project elaboration and construction site activities

EWING Constructions, A. C., Puerto La Cruz (PLC), Anzoátegui State, Venezuela
Worksite Manager/ Construction Superintendent

   Apr 1993
— Jul 1996

• Technical and administrative responsible & Resident Engineer for Puerto Plaza Mall Center construction, Paseo Colon’s Yacht floating docks project and Dorsay Mall construction (PLC’s Libertad Street End).-
• Civil Works Superintendent for subcontractors of the Oil Industry, like MUSCAR Plant Ampliation (Procalco), OSAMCO I P.L.C. Refinery (System Optimizing Storage of Raw East, for Proycca), OSAMCO II (System Optimizing Storage of Raw East, for Den Spie), Localizations Construction in Quiamare (ASTRA), and finally, Ø 4” Pipeline System for Domestic Gas, at Intercommunal Avenue, Barcelona-PLC.
• Provided project support for all related project elaboration and construction site activities
• Identified, costed and processed contract variations and tracked activities against detailed project plans
• Planned and executed strategic construction teams that expedited construction work and cut down costs whilst maintaining quality and contractual requirements.

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