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Manager Project

Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
August 29, 2017

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Roberto Corda

Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club Area + (***) 551218406 Skype: robertocorda

Technical Engineering and Office Manager

Marketing Director Design Engineering Project Controller-ship

Articulate professional with solid education and 28 years of diverse experience in project management, design engineering and R&D within unique sectors.

Relationship Development: Strong interpersonal talents with passion for cultivating lasting investment from diverse communities in organizational programs. Excellent communicator with fluency in English and Italian. Proven ability to collaborate with colleagues to achieve goals.

Technical Management: Well-developed ability to utilize business technologies to track client and business data and guide strategic planning. Expertise in AutoCAD, CAD/CAM, Fanuc, ThinkDesign and SolidWorks, Pro-E, Google Sketch UP, 3D Piping, 3D Studio Max and ANSYS engineering simulation software.

Project Oversight: Highly organized with combination of technical, production, and business expertise to guide project planning and implementation. Success meeting and exceeding organizational goals within team driven and self-guided roles.

Key Strengths: Finely tuned analytical skills with a dedication to continually streamlining and improving work processes. Effectively interface with management to collaborate on issues and resolve problems. Results focused; able to achieve maximum impact with minimal cost.

Professional Experience


Site Technical Office Manager (Field Engineer)/Deputy of Site Manager @ Zirku Island – Zadco Project

Coordinated between engineering disciplines and other departments for the duration of the project of upgrading the power generation capacity of Zirku Island, oil and gas processing facilities in the Gulf. Contributed to review and update of departmental and project procedures, producing and maintaining project plans, facilitating critical path analysis, identifying resources needed and assigning individual responsibilities. Managed day-to-day operational functions, quality assurance procedures and reporting, and ensured all documents were accurate and stored properly. Provided approval for Method Statement (MS) and Material Approval Request (MAR), managed subcontractors, vendors, Red Mark Up, Site Change Request, Final Project AS-Built, and provided technical coordination.

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Managed all aspects of the technical office for the installation of two gas turbine generators and a new Sub Station with integration and modification of the existing pipe line.

Facilitated the management of technical office duties for civil, mechanical, electrical, instrumental, and piping disciplines.

SANU VENTILATION SYSTEM, Ras Al Khaiman, UAE 08.2013 – 09.2014

Marketing Director

Managed all marketing and startup marketing of the new office opening in the U.A.E. market for Sanu Ventilation Systems. Developed and implemented various documents, coordinated with other departments and vendors, and facilitated the production of new processes for future usage.

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Managed all aspects of creating and implementing the new corporate website, the data sheets and the technical manuals for the products, the new catalogue, the new price list for the UAE market and also the new general brochure.

Managed the development and implementation of a database in Access for future customers and the introduction letters of the new company.

PAGE EUROPE SPA, Italy – GENERAL DYNAMICS COMPANY, England 06.2011 – 08.2013

Project Engineering Manager @ new commercial port of Abu Dhabi (KIZAD Project)

Facilitated the management of 15 technical personnel and the coordination of installing various equipment and fiber optic cabling while supervising a technical team of 30 members. Managed the supervision and development of mechanical workshop personnel for producing equipment based on in-house designs.

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Engineered the design and development of both light and heavy carpentry structures incorporating 3D and 2D drawings.

Created final as-built and technical manuals for delivery to customers while assembling racks and monitoring completion of installations.

CPM ELETTRONICA S.R.L., Italy 01.2011 – 06.2011

Project Engineering Manager/R&D Manager

Led the tracking of production, mechanical, and electrical assembly of all designed prototypes. Improved and streamlined processes to increase efficiency and company standards.

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Designed and developed mechanical parts for the research and equipment development departments of the Army and police, as well as private clients.

Created and developed systems for surveillance and mobile inception that were implemented and hidden in civilian and military vehicles.

PUNTO ENERGIA S.R.L., Italy 12.2009 – 01.2011

Project Designer/Project Manager

Facilitated the preparation of requests for quotes for the purchase of equipment and efficient coordination of construction activities. Managed the design and development of HVAC systems, as well as the inclusion of technical specifications/drawings and cost estimates.

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Managed the technical design and production of aluminum panels for roofing, cladding and curtain walls.

Streamlined the management of sales and customer services.

SIGEIM ENERGIA S.R.L., Italy 01.2009 – 12.2009

Project Manager/Sales Manager

Facilitated and led the technical feasibility study of the PV system while explaining all laws of the new energy bill to management.

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Streamlined coordination of internal and external sales activities and introduced process improvements that enhanced productivity.

AIRBRAVO S.R.L., Italy 01.2008 – 12.2008

Factory & Production Manager

Managed and led all aspects of production while coordinating and coaching a workshop team of 20 personnel.

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Designed sheet metal structures and molds in the ABS, as well as aluminum and cast iron.

Developed associated CNC programs for the panel machine.

MUSILLI S.R.L, Italy 01.2007 – 12.2007

Technical, Research & Development Manager – Design & Consulting

Managed all aspects of the technical, research, and development office while facilitating the production of customized furniture for the offices and halls of the Italian Government.

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Engineered and designed custom furniture, doors, windows/transom windows, prefabricated shelters, outdoor wooden furniture, prefabricated houses, fire doors, and customized kitchens in solid wood.

Additional Experience

Technical Department Manager, Altay Scientific Spa, Italy, Altay Holding Spa Group, Aug 2002 – Jan 2007

Quality Manager, FOMA S.r.l., Italy, Jan 1999 – Jul 2002

Quality Manager/Technical Office Engineer, Civas Engineering S.r.l., Italy, Jan 1986 – Dec 1998

Education & Credentials

Mechanical Engineering Degree, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Turin, Italy, 1990

Scientific Maturity, Salesian Institute San Lorenzo (NO), Italy, 1985

OPITO BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety, Induction & Emergency Training), 2014

OPITO H2S Training, 2016

Project Management Certification, University of Abu Dhabi, 2014

Design of Quality Systems – ISO 900, European Level Certification, 2013

Design and Dimensioning of HVAC Systems, ALP Company Spas, 2010

Planning and Installation of Photovoltaic Systems, 2009

Languages & Visa Status

UAE Visa Status: Working Resident Visa

Italian: Native Language and Flue in Reading, Writing, and Verbal

English: Professional Level in Reading, Writing, and Verbal

French: Intermediate Level in Reading, Writing, and Verbal

Chinese: Beginner Level in Verbal

References available on request

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