Peter Adu

Peter Adu

Summary

Project Engineer: Civil Structural

Structural analysis and design - Heavy civil design - monitoring construction and overseeing projects

An adept and performance focused professional who is able to perform structural analysis and design in reinforced concrete, steel, timber and other composite materials. A good team leader/member, able to communicate with all team members. Providing pragmatic solutions, both in the design office and on site, for effective project delivery.

A quick leaner who has successfully designed, detailed and performed construction monitoring for open pit mining and process plant, major container terminal, residential and land development projects.

  • Provided leadership for the civil/structural design of five-storey apartment blocks, residential buildings and infrastructure works.
  • Led the design team to deliver structural designs for office building; substation; foundations for large portal frame steel structures; underground drainage structures.
  • Achieved an earlier promotion to Civil Engineer role by making meaningful contributions to open pit mining infrastructure & process plant project. Selected to manage projects with structural cost less than $500k.

Work History

Work History

Civil Engineer

PW Ghana Ltd

Container Terminal - Design and build.

Led the structural design team to successfully analyse and monitor the construction of RC and steel structures with rigorous methods that generated cost savings on reinforcing steel. Participated in project planning and monitoring that resulted in handing over each phase of the project on time and saved $80k per day penalty

  • Presented pragmatic designs and good technical reports that obtained quick approval and prevented delays.
  • Performed analysis, structural design and coordinated the preparation of working drawings for a 2-storey RC frame office block, 2-storey RC and steel structure for substation and heavy duty generators.
  • Successfully produced structural designs for RC pad foundations for large portal frame steel structures, cut and fill structures, reinforced concrete surface box drains, manholes and earth retaining walls.
  • Coordinated temporary works, erection of prefabricated steel structures and monitoring of construction works.
Apr 2008 - Sep 2010

Civil Engineer

Regimanuel Gray Group

Residential buildings and Land development

Brought on board to spearhead in house civil and structural design for the company's expanding projects and provide leadership for the monitoring and construction supervision team. Collaborated with other team members to plan, develop and implement low rise housing schemes.

  • Managed and coordinated the civil/structural work for 17 five-storey RC residential buildings and over 200 units of single and two storey buildings.
  • Improved groundworks and introduced stepped floors which reduced the cost of earthworks and increased revenue by 10% - 16%.
  • Implemented reverse camber road cross sections that reduced the cost of drainage works.
  • Reviewed road profile to eliminate section of RC retaining walls.
  • Structural analysis and design of masonry and reinforced concrete buildings.
  • Coordinated the civil/structural design for housing development - earth retaining structures, underground pipe drains, retention ponds, box culverts and road layout.
  • Liaised with contractors, sub-contractors and other engineering discipline consultants.
  • Coordinated the work of civil/structural supervisors, Junior and Site Engineers.
Dec 2004 - Aug 2006

Civil Engineer

AngloGold Ashanti - Iduapriem Mine

Open pit mining infrastructure & metallurgical process plant

Joined the project team as a Trainee Engineer, assisting in preparing shop drawings, monitoring large scale earthworks, RC foundation for leach tanks & steel structures and RC bund walls for cyanide containment.

Promoted to Civil Engineer role undertaking civil/structural design, estimation and monitoring for construction works.

Selected to manage minor capital projects <$500k. e.g. Office and mine camp buildings; Industrial buildings etc.

  • Produced the preliminary scheme that led to the design and construction of a 600m long conveyor to replace an aging load and haul system.
  • Construction of Reinforced concrete works for foundation of large diameter steel tanks, silo and bund walls.
  • Piping and plate work for leach tanks.
  • Design and detailing of foundation for steel tank and lime feed silo.
  • Design, fabrication and construction of structures for bulk material handling.

Education

Education

Skills

Skills

Software and Codes

Relevant experience with BS codes and Eurocodes. Able to use AutoCAD, STAAD Pro, ETABS, EAGLE POINT, Microsoft office suite, Microsoft project.