Francesco Zana

Work History

Work History
Jan 2009 - Present

Deputy Civil works & Steel Structures Dept.

Italcementi Group

The Civil and Structural Engineering Deputy Manageris assigned to coordinate the following main responsibilities and activities for main projects over $30M:

  • Designing civil engineering works 
  • Sizing, calculating and developing executive projects, including through external professional firms, in compliance with installation constraints and architectonic instructions, also tied to the nature of the soil and subsoil;
  • Defining the optimal configuration of civil engineering works and infrastructures, as well as of the relevant construction and structural diagrams;
  • Preparing the necessary technical documentation falling under his responsibility, in support of the estimation activities of investment costs;
  • Preparing the necessary technical documentation falling under his responsibility environment;
Jul 2003 - Dec 2008

Engineering Director & Projects - United States - Essroc

Italcementi Group

My responsibilities were: Feasibility Studies, Basic Engineering and Project Management.

  • Feasibility Studies and Basic Engineering (Prepare the Project Scope of work coordinating all the functions involved, Prepare simple process calculations if any, Size equipment, Prepare a cost estimation, etc.)
  • Project Management for major projects at the terminals or plant location where I was responsible for Quality, Budget, and Time(Initiate projects, Plan projects, Execute projects, Control projects, Close projects, etc)


Nov 1982 - May 1987

Mechanical Engineer, 5 years

University at Brescia



French language

English Language

Italian language


International Capital Projects on Cement Business

Project Management Engineering Feasibility Studies Steel Structures Design Material Handling


In my professional life I had the responsibility of the Capital Projects, for an average budget of $60M and I had the responsability of both Engineering and Project Management.

I managed the complete Capital Budget coordinating the plant requests and submit the final budget to top management for the final approval.

I had a team of nine engineers, including electrical and automation engineers, to cover all aspects of the major capital projects starting from the Feasibility Study up to the Commissioning.

I have an employment authorization U.S.A.: Green Card


Industrial Project Director.