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Engineer Manager

Rawdat Al Khail, Qatar
February 28, 2020

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Dante Diza Santos

Geodetic Engineer-Surveying Specialist


Engineer Santos has spent more than fifteen (15) years in Doha, initially working as Senior Surveyor and Job Manager with GHD Global Pty. Ltd. until May 2011, and since then with the Arab Engineering Bureau as Senior Surveyor/Consultant for a number of the company’s construction supervision and development projects.

Mr. Santos has more than 30 years' experience in the field of geomatics and has since his arrival in Qatar been involved in various engineering, design, construction, environmental and survey projects for the Qatari Government and private entities. He has gained significant experience in construction supervision, enabling works, piling and foundation works, design consultancy, contracting, land development, roads and infrastructure, water, sewerage and waste water, palaces, villas and apartments, schools and universities, public health facilities, entertainment complex, public administration buildings, airports and facilities, energy and utilities. He has specific specialist knowledge in geodesy, hydrography, and photogrammetry and is adept with the application of state-of-the-art survey and mapping technologies such as 3D laser scanning systems, global positioning systems (GPS), geodetic Total Stations, satellite imagery and geographic information systems (GIS).


Bachelor of Science in Geodetic Engineering

University of the Philippines, 1984

Professional Credentials

Geodetic Survey Engineer - Grade A

MME-Professional Engineers Committee, Qatar

Licensed Geodetic Engineer

Professional Regulation Commission, Philippines

Master in Public Management

Development Academy of the Philippines, 1999

Seminars / Training

Liscad Plus and Survey Data Processing, 2009

Leica GPS System 1200 GPS, 2008

Global Positioning Systems, 2002

International Training in Geographic Information Systems, 1995 Remote Sensing for Geological Applications, 1994

Aeromagnetic Surveys, 1994

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Senior Surveyor

Arab Engineering Bureau, Doha, Qatar

May 2011– Present

Supervises, monitors, controls, records and reports all surveying activities by the Contractor required in Construction Supervision Projects/Enabling Works, and ensures that the same comply with Client’s requirements, adhere to approved Project Plans and Program and are executed in accordance with statutory standards and provisions.

Involvement in AEB Projects

United School International - The Pearl

Barwa Affordable Housing Development in Salwa

Qatar Petroleum District As-built Survey and Fit-out Project

Construction of Erkyah Hotels and Buildings, Lusail Complex

Hotel Apartment Building in Al Sadd

Gold Souq and Bazaar Project

49 Villas Project

BP 26 – Lusail Retail Project

Al Mana Hotel Building in West Bay Project-Enabling Works

Fifth Precinct Project – Grading and Leveling Works

Qatari Diar Headquarters Building-Enabling Works

Doha Festival City

Mushereib Project Phase 1A

Job Manager-Surveys

GHD Global Pty Ltd., Doha, Qatar

January 2006 – May 2011

Managed the effective provision of accurate survey information required by the GHD Doha Office for various design projects and tenders, and coordinated the effective conduct of survey audit and inspection works in GHD construction supervision projects. Projects

Al Wajba Emiri Guards Residence

New Telecom Security Building and New Roads in Halul Island

Al Wakrah Hospital

Qatar Airways Crew Accommodation Enabling Works

Nakilat Ship Repair Yard Project – Third Party Survey Consultancy

Doha North TSE 3 Sewerage Treatment and Associated Works

Upgrading Works in the Doha International Airport

Alfardan Office Tower, New District of Doha

Upgrading of the Drainage and Sewerage System in QP Refinery Page 3

Refurbishment and Upgrade of Pumping Stations

Geomorphology Assessment and Ground Monitoring – New Doha International Airport

Survey of Doha Asian Games Cycling Venues

Survey of Doha Asian Games Rowing and Canoeing Venue Land Surveyor

GHD Global Pty Ltd., Doha, Qatar

August 2003 – December 2005

Led the efficient and timely completion of topographical survey assignments, from field data gathering to data processing, and spearheaded the registration of GHD with the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture (MMAA now MME) as a licensed surveying company. Projects Undertaken

Topographical survey and DTM production - Century City Complex Development Project, Taj Exotica Hotel at the Doha Golf Course, Qatar University Multipurpose Complex Project and Cultural Village Phase II and III

As-built surveys for internal roads and subdivision design projects - Al Waab Residential Development Project, Al Kheesa Subdivision, Wakrah Area 3 & 5 Subdivision Projects

Tidal Observations at Al Shaheen Platforms for Maersk Oil – Qatar

Profile Surveys for sewerage and drainage works of 5-km Salwa Road TSE Route

Cadastral and Property Surveys - Computation and Plotting of 4228 Parcels in Al Kheesa, Demarcation of 4 Parcels in Ain Khaled, Survey of Farm Lot in Umm Slal, Demarcation of 10 Parcels in different locations for the MMAA

Survey audit and inspection works at GHD construction supervision projects - Doha Port, Khalifa Stadium

Reconstitution detail survey of Old Mosques, Old Buildings and Old Villages around Qatar Survey Manager - Survey Geomatics Division

FF Cruz and Co Inc., Philippines

March 2001 – March 2003

Managed all surveying and mapping operations, prepared survey tenders and liaised with Clients. Coordinated teams of Surveyors for timely completion of survey projects, and ensured the efficient conduct of differential GPS operations and the provision of accurate ground control information for digital processing of aerial photographs.

Projects Undertaken

Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway Project Alignment Study

Batangas Port Development Project

Baguio-Aritao Road Improvement Project

GIS Project for the City Government of Baguio

Relocation and Subdivision Survey of Villamor Airbase properties, Socialized Housing Sites and Heritage Park

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Lands Administration and Management Project (LAMP) Earlier Career

Supervising Science Research Specialist– Geodata and Information Services Division Department of Energy, Philippines

October 1993 – March 2001

Consulting Surveyor

DCCD Engineering Corporation, Philippines

September 1990 – August 1993


Minimax Mineral Exploration Corporation

July 1986 – August 1990

Geodetic Supervisor

Philippine National Oil Company-Coal Corporation

October 1984 – June 1986


National University, Philippines

June 1994 – March 1998

Personal Data

Date of Birth 21 February 1961

Birthplace Manila, Philippines

Marital Status Married, with 5 children

Height 161 cm

Weight 70 kl

Blood Group O+

Nationality Filipino

I hereby certify that the foregoing documentation is true and correct, and is an accurate presentation of my credentials.

Dante Diza Santos

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