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Civil Engineering Engineer

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
March 17, 2020

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Curriculum Vitae

Larae D. Cacho

BS Civil Engineering

Address: Al Hudaiba, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Mobile: +971-**-*******


Visa: Husband’s Visa




Civil/Structural Engineer


Buildings, Infrastructure,

Aviation Facilities and Oil

& Gas Industry



Years of Experience

14+ years


English and Tagalog


• Bachelor of Science in

Civil Engineering,

University of the

Philippines, Diliman,

Quezon City, 1999-


• Licensed Civil

Engineer (ID No.

101195) issued by

PRC, Manila,

Philippines, 2004

Key Skills

• Proficient in STAAD

Pro, Prokon, AutoCAD

& Xsteel

• Knowledgeable in


Navisworks & 3ds Max

• Well versed in MS


• Good knowledge of



Countries of Work

United Arab Emirates,

Philippines and Japan

Professional History

April 2012 – February 2020

Position: Civil Design Engineer/Coordinator (2)

Company: Amana Contracting Group Ltd. (2019 onwards) / Amana Pipeline Construction LLC (2012-2019), Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Main Projects:

Canada Pavilion, World Exposition 2020, Dubai, UAE (2019-2020, AED 44 M) ADNOC Ten Service Stations, Dubai, UAE (2019, AED 157.4 M) New Jet A1 Fuel Farm at Bahrain International Airport, Bahrain (2017-2020, AED 192 M) MBR Development Dubai Hills Estate Chilled Water Network, Phase 01, Dubai, UAE (2017-2019, AED 88 M)

Dubai Land Residential Complex District Cooling Chilled Water Piping Network Extension, Phase 2, Dubai, UAE (2016-2017, AED 23 M)

King Khalid International Airport Development & Expansion Airfield Facilities Upgrade Project - Phase 1, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (2015-2016, AED 97.4 M) Dubai Parks and Resorts External Primary and Secondary CHW Distribution Piping Network & ETS Works Dubai, UAE (2014-2016, AED 95.3 M)

Replacement of Fuel Lines for Operating Depots in Al Dhafra Airbase, Abu Dhabi, UAE (2013- 2014, AED 37 M)

Hambantota International Airport Package 2 Aviation Fuel Farm and Fuel Hydrant System, Sri Lanka (2012-2014, AED 114.7 M)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist with preparation of construction schedule, manpower histogram, submittal log, and drawing log, and any changes thereof, in coordination with construction staff and Planning & Cost Control Units for initial project planning

Responsible in the preparation of all project submittals and drawings in coordination with the Engineering Manager

Maintains internal tracking logs of materials, drawings and specifications

Coordinate with design consultants/design team for finalization of engineering deliverables

Prepare in-house structural design calculations for steel structures (e.g. pipe supports and platforms) and underground reinforced concrete structures (e.g. valve chambers, anchor blocks, etc. in fuel and chilled water pipelines) using STAAD Pro and design spreadsheets

Responsible for material take off for Civil/Structural/Architectural discipline and identify all long lead items

Prepare request for quotations or request for proposals for subcontracts/materials/services, and technically review and propose potential quote/bid/proposal to Engineering Manager

Provide technical support in finalizing subcontracting process

Responsible for clarifying all technical queries/issues related to Project/Construction Teams

Attend technical meetings with design consultants, sub-consultants, clients and subcontractors

Prepare material submittals for Civil/Structural/Architectural scope as per project schedule in coordination with the Procurement Department

Assign task to Draughtsman to produce shop drawings for Civil/Structural/Architectural scope in coordination with the Drafting Coordinator & Engineering Manager

Coordinate with project team for as-built drawings

Assist the Estimation Team in design concept proposal and quantity take-off for tender projects

Curriculum Vitae

Larae D. Cacho

BS Civil Engineering


Carry out other similar or related duties and any other assignment assigned by the Engineering Manager

Carry out site visits on demand

January 2008 – April 2012

Position: Structural Engineer

Company: URS Corporation /Scott Wilson Ltd., Dubai, United Arab Emirates (an AECOM Company)

Selected Projects:

Sharjah Art Foundation Art Spaces, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (2012) Dubai Rugby Sevens Emirates Airline Grandstands, Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2011) Khalifa Port Facilities and Infrastructure Project, Abu Dhabi Ports Company, United Arab Emirates (2008-2012)

Duties and Responsibilities:

Performed structural design of reinforced concrete (G+2) buildings, steel buildings, water storage tank, trenches and foundations using Staad Pro, Prokon 2001 and MS Excel design spreadsheets

Designed steel connections using Prokon 2001 and SAND 2006

Prepared and checked design drawings and shop drawings using AutoCAD

Reviewed/Verified design calculations, shop drawings, method statements and test reports submitted by contractors

June 2006 – May 2007

Position: Structural Engineer 1

Company: JGC Philippines, Inc., Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines Projects:

Coral Bay Nickel HPP-2,Coral Bay Nickel Corporation, Rio Tuba, Palawan, Philippines Rabigh Development – Olefin Plants, Rabigh Refining and Petrochemical Company, Rabigh, Saudi Arabia

Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepared 3D model or structural layout of steel structures (pipe racks, equipment structure, platforms, pipe supports and stanchions) by Xsteel

Performed visual clash check through SPR (Smart Plant Review) and proposed solutions to clashes and coordinates with other disciplines

Prepared and reviewed loading data based on piping information

Calculated wind and seismic loads, performed structural analysis and design of steel structures using Staad Pro 2003, and designed steel connections using spreadsheets

Updated Xsteel model and prepared 2D design drawings in Xsteel, Microstation and AutoCAD

Prepared engineering bill of quantities

Exported and propagated Xsteel Model to PDS (Plant Design System)

Coordinated with foundation team the loading data for foundation design Curriculum Vitae

Larae D. Cacho

BS Civil Engineering


March 2006 – June 2006

Position: Junior Structural Engineer

Company: JGC Corporation, Yokohama, Japan


Hawiyah NGL Recovery Project, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Hawiyah, Saudi Arabia Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinated with JGC Philippines, Inc. the technical queries from fabricators, and provided sketches and visual aids in response to technical queries

Updated project database (structure detailed information and bill of quantities) using MS Access, fabricator action list and site modification control sheet

Issued design drawings, models, revision notice, transmittal and applicable documents list to fabricators

Performed structural analysis and design using Staad Pro 2003 for miscellaneous steel structures

Prepared/Updated 3D models of pipe racks and scaffoldings in Xsteel, exported Xsteel models to PDS (Plant Design System), and checked interference in Navisworks January 2005 – March 2006

Position: Junior Structural Engineer (June 2005 – March 2006) Company: JGC Philippines, Inc., Alabang, Muntinlupa City, Philippines Projects:

Hawiyah NGL Recovery Project, Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Hawiyah, Saudi Arabia Low Sulphur Diesel Production (LSDP), Bahrain Petroleum Company, Bahrain Duties and Responsibilities:

Prepared 3D model / structural layout of steel structures (pipe rack, equipment structure and platforms) by Xsteel

Performed visual clash check through Smart Plant Review

Performed structural analysis and design using Staad Pro 2003 for steel structures, and checked steel connections

Updated Xsteel Model and prepared 2D design drawings in Xsteel and Microstation

Prepared Engineering BOQ

Exported and propagated Xsteel Model to PDS (Plant Design System)

Prepared and updated 3D models in Frameworks Plus Position: Cadet Engineer under JGC Philippines Inc. - Civil Department Cadetship Training Program (January 2005 – June 2005) Duties and Responsibilities:

Completed lectures and hands-on training on AutoCAD, Microstation, Staad Pro, Xsteel, Frameworks Plus and Smart Plant Review

Attended technical training on member assumption, structural layout and load calculations

Completed on-the-job training on actual detailed design of steel structures (pipe racks and miscellaneous structures) and simple items in foundation design References

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