Summary

In 2002, I graduated in Civil & Structural Engineering from the 'Politecnico di Milano' (Italy) and since then I have been working with passion in the civil engineering industry as a consultant. I have designed at least one project in each continent. I pride myself for having been part of the team of engineers involved in the design of the MOSE project whose aim is to protect Venice and its Lagoon from storm surges for the next 100 years. In 2012, I challenged myself and moved with my family to Australia for experiencing life Down Under. 

My mission in life is to explore the world, experience life and give shape to ideas that enhance society.

Work History

Work History
Apr 2012 - Present

Engineering Manager

Cullen Grummitt & Roe (Australia, QLD)

My role is a mix of technical and managerial tasks including design and project management, business development, bid preparation and financial governance.
I have worked in Australia (QLD, VIC, NSW and NT) and overseas including Indonesia and Papua New Guinea and lead successful national and international proposals securing profitable projects to the company. Negotiated contracts and claims for scope variation and service extension.
Developed skills for working within a team of engineers based in different time zones.
Designed wharves, bridges, and port related structures for projects in Chile, Argentina, Canada and India.
Worked as the Independent Engineer for the New Priok Port in Jakarta, Indonesia, and the Webb Dock International Container Terminal and Empty Container Park in Melbourne, Australia.
Undertaken site inspections on construction sites and review of contract documents for legal claims on defective works and structural failures which included back analyses to assess the stress regime in the structures to support the independent opinion on the causes of failure.

Nov 2010 - Mar 2012

Project Manager

MWH Spa (Italy)

I was the Project Manger, within the Energy&Infrastructure Business Unit, for the detailed design of a new warehouse over a surface of about 20k m2 in Northern Italy.
As a Senior Structural and Maritime Engineer I worked on the preliminary design of two marinas in Croatia for up to #450 boats and I designed the retaining structure in sheetpile for the new promenade at the abutments of the Messina bridge in Italy.
Other projects included the design review by independent structural analyses of underpasses for the new highway connecting the city of Bergamo, Brescia and Milan.
I was the MWH delegate in Venice, Italy, in February 2011 for the “Green Port Conference” by Green Port.

Apr 2004 - Oct 2010

Project Engineer/Manager

Technital Spa (Italy)

Started as Project Engineer and then climbed the ladder to become Project Manger of a significant part of the MoSE project in Venice, Italy. The flood protection system for the defence of Venice and its lagoon from tidal flooding (the MoSE project) represents one of the largest hydraulic engineering projects of our times. I was the Project Manager responsible for the civil design of the infrastructure housing the power generation plant feeding the flap gates at Malamocco’s inlet. The team included in-house engineers and draftsmen as well as sub consultants for geotechnical and structural analyses up to 10 people. My role included monitoring of sub consultants, the interface between the mechanical and civil design units, project presentations to the client and review of all deliverables until final submission. In total the documents prepared were in excess of #500.
As Civil and Structural Engineer for the MoSE project I was involved with the design of wharves in prestress concrete, concrete caissons, combiwalls, sheetpiles, cofferdams, navigation locks, breakwaters and dredging.
Other projects included the seismic retrofitting of the Gioia Tauro Container Terminal (Italy), the Tender design for the Rijeka Container Terminal (Croatia), Dolphins for a Bulk Terminal in the Republic of Djibuti and several Tunnels across Italy.

Jun 2003 - Mar 2004

Project Engineer

Associazione Irrigua Est Sesia (Italy)

Engineer involved in the maintenance works of the irrigation channel system between two major rivers in northern Italy

Jul 2002 - May 2003

Volunteer

Associazione Italiana Assistenza Spastici

I lived in the community 24/7 assisting the professional staff in their daily routine from engaging the guys in activities to housekeeping, driving a VAN and helping out in case of any needs.  

Education

Education
2002

Master Degree in Civil Structural Engineering

University “Politecnico di Milano”, Milan, Italy
1996

Quantity Surveyor

Technical Institute “Luigi Casale”, Vigevano (PV), Italy