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Richmond, Texas, United States
January 10, 2017

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Javier Carta

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Katy, Texas 77494


A highly effective Construction Project Manager / Civil Project Manager who meets challenges skillfully and creates positive change. A creative and detail-oriented professional with a record of success in project management; on-time and on-budget project delivery; and a proven ability to foster strong positive client relations. An accomplished leader, with a solid technical foundation and a consistent reputation for developing teams, and leading them to achieve outstanding results, in fast-paced, dynamic environments.


More than twenty-five years of Civil Engineering and Construction Project Management experience includes:

Project Planning

Design Engineering

Construction Management

Roads / Walkways

Civil Projects

Surveying / GPS Systems

Oil & Gas / Petrochemical

Bids / Proposal Development

State Highway Design

Construction Inspections

Water Supply Systems


Plant Design / Layout

Waste Water Projects

Refinery Construction

Sanitary Sewer Systems

Benchmarking / Best Practices

Project Cost Controls

Civil 3D Designer


Carta Gomez International, Caracas, Venezuela

1987 - Present


Own and operate an oil-related service company providing project management, construction inspections, civil design, quality surveys, site / plant layouts, and regulatory compliance consulting to major and mid-market oil companies and consulting companies across Venezuela.

Representative Projects Include:

PetroQuiriquire, (PDVSA / Repsol Joint Venture) Quiriquire, Venezuela

Survey Services Manager

Manage a team of 8 - 10 Engineers and Technicians and serve as the Owner’s Agent on a large JV project in eastern Venezuela. Provide land survey services, CAD Civil 3-D drawings, GIS and technical inspections of oil rigs, pipelines, electric lines, and oil storage tanks; and review and update construction drawings.

Topographic studies for the execution of several process plant projects in Morichal District (around 5,000 acres)

Geodetic surveying and cartography for the construction of 10.000 houses for social development of southern Monagas and Anzoategui States. Included planning and design drawings for water supply, sewage and electricity distribution.

Topographic studies for an oil refinery expansion located in Western Venezuela, which included 350 acres of land.

PetroQuiriquire, (PDVSA / Repsol Joint Venture) Quiriquire, Venezuela

Survey Services Manager - continued

Land surveys, GIS, CAD Civil 3D drawings and technical inspections of oil rigs, pipelines, electric lines, oil tanks, and as-built construction drawings in Maturin, Venezuela

Survey services for the execution of maintenance projects for oil pipelines, plants and flow stations in Morichal District

Land survey for three paper processing plants; and in a later phase, civil and survey inspections including slabs, columns, equipment foundations, buildings location, roads and other structures.

Petroles de Venezuela (PDVSA), Maturin, Venezuela

Survey Services Manager

Led teams providing various Civil Engineering and Quality Assurance services to PDVSA at various sites across Venezuela. Supported exploration, production, and distribution facilities by providing contract negotiation with vendors. Staffed and managed survey teams and specified the required survey equipment and tools. Inspected ongoing projects to ensure contract compliance, and reviewed / audited project reports. Reviewed and approved change orders, negotiated claims, and signed off on project close-outs.

Inelectra, Puerto la Cruz, Venezuela

Survey Services Manager for a Deep Conversion Refinery Project

Inelectra is a major EPC contractor in Venezuela. Project was a new Gasoline Plant that used heavy oil as a feed stock. The surveying job included validating the existing plant’s plans and drawings to reflect “as-built” condition. As well as site prep plans the required the removal and grading down of a small (1,000 foot) mountain, and the plans for storm drains and electrical towers, using a GPS (RTK) and Total Stations.

Pequiven, Jose, Venezuela

Survey Services Manager for a Fertilizer Project in Jose, Anzoategui

The surveying job included the old plant with all the details and the new area which included, storm water drains and electrical towers, using GPS (RTK) and Total Stations.

Puertos de Falcon, Falcon, Venezuela

Bathymetric Services Manager for a Falcon Port Project

The bathymetric job included the International Port of Guaranao and the Port of La Vela de Coro, both in Falcon, Venezuela, which covered around 1.2 MM acres of seabed. Bathymetric equipment included Echo Wave installed in a boat and a GIS / GPS station, for locating the exact coordinates of the reading on the seabed.

Petrolera Ameriven, Jose, Venezuela

Survey Service Manager for the Hamaca Crude Upgrader Project (Inelectra - Fluor JV)

Responsible for surveying the area on which the plant would be built, including levels, building areas, flare areas, etc. During the plant construction, supervised 12 surveying crews which had the responsibility of releasing the work before each concrete pour, and checking each foundation and all anchor bolts. Monitored equipment installation and structure, to ensure the accurate / on-spec installation.

ABB/Randall, ACCROVEN III & IV Projects, San Joaquin and Santa Barbara, Venezuela

Survey Service Manager for three major oil plant expansions.

Reviewed the existing construction drawings for each plant and generated as-built drawings. Surveyed each new site to establish the Type A Benchmarks and surveyed to establish the site layout and equipment footings.

WilPro / Williams Project Pigap II and III, El Tejero, Monagas, Venezuela

Topographical Survey Manager

Conducted the topographical survey for two compression plant sites, conducted ongoing construction inspections as Owner’s Rep.


The City of Caracas, Caracas, Venezuela

1991 - 1997

Civil Engineer, Social Housing Projects

Managed a staff of 15 inspectors and conducted construction inspections for social housing projects. Reviewed the work of various contractors to ensure compliance with city codes and general construction practices.


BS, Civil Engineering

Tri-State University, Angola, Indiana


Permanent US Resident - Green Card Holder: Able to work in the US without restriction


Fluent in Spanish and English


Construction Project Administration • Construction Project Field Management

CAD and Drafting for Civil Engineers • Project Planning • Project Scheduling

Construction Claims - Analysis, Presentation and Defense

Land Development Surveying

STCM (Calculation of Earth Moving Volumes)

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