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Julius Cesar Refugia

Candidate ID: 1669320

Career Summary

Engineering Graduates/PG with 35 years experience in Site Engineering / Projects functional areas. Registered professional Civil Engineer with outstanding team leadership, strong experience in management and supervision of site works related to civil (industrial and infrastructure facilities).

Skill Set

Construction Management/QA-QC

Professional Information

Total Experience : 35

Nationality : Philippines

Qualification Level : Engineering Graduates/PG

Job Function : Site Engineering / Projects

Work Location Preference : Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE

Detailed Profile

Julius Cesar R. Refugia
Licensed Civil Engineer (Philippines), Professional Regulations Commission (PRC)
License. No. 25971
Address:165 Batanes St., Galas, Quezon City, Philippines 1113
Contact number: Landline: +6329401139; Mobile: +639176200478

Seeking management position in Civil Engineering (Infrastructure, Oil & Gas industry), ready to undertake diverse projects with best quality and cost-effective services in accordance with approved budget, specifications, and on-time completion.

Field of Specialization:
Over 35 years in Construction Project Management/Site supervision/Quality Control/Quality Assurance
(Overseas work assignments in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the Philippines).

Personal Profile:
Registered professional Civil Engineer with outstanding team leadership, strong experience in management and supervision of site works related to civil (industrial and infrastructure facilities, bay shops, condominiums, architectural buildings, hospitals, schools, office buildings, storage tanks, silos, tunnels, etc.), mechanical (Oil & Gas Pipelines – under and aboveground, Pipe racks/sleepers, Wastewater Treatment facilities, GRE/GRP/PPR Plumbing Pipes, HVAC), E&I (Substations, G.I.S. rooms, UG/AG cabling works, etc.) completed within Approved for Construction (AFC) shop drawings, and contract specifications. Managed site activities in civil works and ensured proper coordination with disciplines in mechanical, electrical and instrumentation. Interfaced with the Integrated Planning and Procurement Team on resource planning (manpower/equipment/material resources) which resulted in timely project completion with zero discrepancies and mishaps.

Employment History:
Position: QA/QC Manager, Employer: Air Liquide Arabia
Yanbu Hydrogen Pipeline Project (USD 22 Million), Saudi Arabia
Period of Employment: July 2016 - August 2018

Served as Quality Assurance and Quality Control Manager in coordination with team members (E&I, Mechanical) and construction. Responsibilities included QC inspections for the civil works & mechanical activities. Collaborated and coordinated weekly meetings with project stakeholders. Managed all field tests for civil (FDT, cylinder crushing, soil sampling, concrete crushing, etc.), mechanical (pipe leak tests, hydro-tests, paint DFT, Holiday tests, etc.). Participated in the PRA, PRI & ARA for the project. Monitored the implementation of project site safety program. Managed final tapping of the Hydrogen Pipeline to the Air Liquide Plant Tie-in Point inside YASREF Plant. Headed the Ready for
Startup Review (RFSR) of the project and finalized review and approval of the project dossier to project handover.
Awarded USD 9,000 two years in a row for outstanding performance and timely project completion according to contract schedule and budget with zero LTA.

Position: Construction Manager, Employer: Gasal (Q.S.C), Qatar
RL W8-1 Air Separation Unit (ASU) Project (USD 170 Million),
Period of Employment: July 2014 - March 2016

Managed daily site construction activities of engineers (civil, electrical/instrumentation, mechanical), provided work oversight by different contractors. Mitigated daily issues and provided updates to the Project Director about issues at hand and offered suggestions/recommendations to mitigate any obstacles that may affect the project in part or in full. Presided weekly project management meetings, Ras Laffan Industrial City (RLIC) interface meetings. Ensured safety as the number one responsibility of every one during the implementation of all site activities. Finalized the review, closure and approval of punch items and project dossier to project handover to Gasal (sister company of Air Liquide in Qatar). Received USD 10,000 two years in a row for completing the project in time and in budget.

Position: Senior Construction Manager, Employer: Qatar Engineering & Construction Co. (Qcon)
Period of Employment: August 2005 - June 2014

Managed several projects in collaboration with other discipline engineers. Presided over weekly and monthly management meetings and directly updated the Managing Director of the project status. Maintained good relationship with all client representatives and ensured that projects are completed in time, good quality and within the prescribed budget.

Construction projects previously managed (under Qcon) in Qatar
Position Title: Construction Manager, Wastewater Treatment Plant Project, (USD 26 Million)
Client: Qatar Gas; November 2012 - June 2014. Received a good incentive from the client for completing the civil works without any Lost Time Accidents (LTA).

Position Title: Senior Construction Manager, Jetty Boil-Off Gas Recovery Project, (USD 61 Million)
Client: Qatar Gas/FLUOR Middle East; August 2011 - November 2012

Position Title: Construction Manager, Operator Shelters, Lift Stations & Sewer Network (USD 7 Million)
Client: Dolphin Energy Limited; December 2010 - August 2011

Construction Manager, EPIC Boiler Feed Water pH Control & Unit 35 Propane online Loading
(USD 4.80 Million) Client: Oryx GTL; May 2010 – December 2010

Construction Manager, Laboratory Modification Works (USD 1.60 Million)
Client: Oryx GTL; March 2010 – August 2010

Construction Manager, Laboratory Modification Works (USD 1.20 Million)
Client: Dolphin Energy Limited; October 2009 – February 2010

Construction Manager, Volatile Organic Compound Project (USD 63.20 Million)
Client: Qatar Gas; June 2008 – August 2009. Received a good incentive equivalent to 3 months basic salary for completing the project in time.

Construction Manager, Wastewater Treatment Facility Upgrade (USD 8.60 Million)
Client: Ras Gas; August 2007 – 2008

Construction Manager, 12 Units - 11Kva Township Substations at Dukhan (USD 2.30 Million)
Client: Qatar Petroleum; August 2005 – February 2007

Employer: Ministry of Defense and Aviation (MODA) Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Position Held: Resident Civil Engineer; Site Civil Engineer; Construction Engineer, QA/QC engineer Period of Employment: 1991 - 1996 and 2001 - 2005

Completed projects in Saudi Arabia:
Cardiac Surgery Building – 160-bed capacity hospital with four operating theatres and state-of-the-art facilities
Cardiac Surgery Service Building – consisted of Mortuary, Generator Building, Isolated/Uninterrupted power supply system I

V. I. P. Hospital Building – 100-bed capacity hospital for the medical needs of the Royal family and top-ranking military officials and their families
Accident & Emergency (A&E) Building – 70-bed capacity emergency hospital for Riyadh

Car Park Building and Fire Station Building – the total project cost for these first 5 listed projects was USD 86 Million. Served as Resident Civil Engineer, provided in-house engineering works and services representing the client. Work consisted of site supervision, quality control inspection, drawings and document review, collaborated with contractors, work accomplishment evaluation as submitted by the contractor, planning and scheduling of works.

Patriot Missile Facilities in 3 locations: Riyadh, Safwa, & Dhahran, Military Indoor Shooting Range in Dhahran, all projects completed.
Military Housing Complex-II in Dhahran – included: Office buildings, Schools, Swimming Pools, Bay shops, Warehouses, Billeting, Water Treatment Facilities, Reverse Osmosis Plant, Sewage Treatment Plant, Power Generation Plant, Power Substation units in various locations, Road Network.

KFUPM (King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals) Auditorium in Dhahran, Air Strip & Water Treatment facilities including well drilling for the Military Command Center in Kharkeer, Empty Quarter – Saudi Arabia. Served as Resident Civil Engineer, provided engineering oversight and supervision on all phases of construction.

Army Aviation Centre, Helicopter Division of King Khalid Military City, Hafr Al-Batin – K.S.A
Site Civil Engineer – carried-out/supervised actual site construction implementation of approved for construction (AFC) shop drawings, plans, and specifications, implemented measures through close supervision to ensure compliance. Close coordination with the consultants. Review shop drawings, plans, and specifications. Supervised the field laboratory for the related civil works field testing (such as: FDT, concrete crushing, asphalt extraction, Proctor, etc.

Completed projects in the Philippines:
De Castro Elementary School (USD 50,000) and Herbal Cove Townhouses (USD 1M) - Philippines
General Manager, engaged in the construction of medium-sized vertical structures as well as residential facilities within the region of Luzon, Republic of the Philippines

The Alexandra Condominium – Philippines (PHP 1 Billion)
Resident Construction Manager oversaw engineering works and services during the construction period of several multi-level residential apartment/condominiums at the Manila area including claims for payments submitted by contractors that undertook the project.

Private Practice – Philippines
Constructed and supervised urban residential houses, apartment buildings and the like, cost ranging from PHP250,000 and above. Construction and supervision of asphalt and concrete roads plus underground facilities such as water, sewer, drainage and irrigation lines

Ministry of Public Works and Highways - Philippines
Cadet Engineer and was assigned Road Restoration during LRT construction. Duties included cost estimation and actual site inspection of in-situ concrete; supervision of road restoration works affected by the construction of the Light Rail Transit (LRT) system.

Employment Summary
? 07/2016 – 08/2018 Air Liquide Arabia, QA/QC Lead
? 07/2014 – 03/2016 Gasal Company Q.S.C., Construction Manager
? 08/2005 – 06/2014 QCon, Construction Manager
? 04/2001 – 06/2005 MODA - GDMW, Resident Civil Engineer/QC Engineer
? 03/1998 – 03/2001 East Consulting & Engineering Centre, Resident Civil Engineer
? 04/1997 – 03/1998 Ekon Builders & Construction Inc, General Manager
? 12/1991 – 10/1996 MODA – GDMW, Resident Civil Engineer/QC Engineer
? 10/1988 – 05/1991 Saad Construction Establishment, Site Civil Engineer
? 04/1987 – 10/1988 D.A. Abcede & Associates, Resident Construction Manager
? 01/1986 – 04/1987 Philippines, Civil Engineer, Private Practice
? 09/1983 – 11/1985 Pegel Arabia Limited, Quality Control Inspector
? 06/1981 – 09/1983 Adben Construction Inc, Resident Project Engineer
? 11/1980 – 03/1981 Ministry of Public Works and Highways, Cadet Engineer

Professional Affiliation, Certification and Training:
? Member, Philippine Institute of Civil Engineers, Qatar Chapter
? Project Management Training & Workshop on Planning & Scheduling, Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, 10/04
? Structural Design & Analysis, Al-Khobar Saudi Arabia, 11/04
? Quality Assurance & Quality Control for Construction Services, Doha, Qatar, 12/12
? Advanced Project Management Program (PMP), Doha, Qatar, 03/13
? Green Building Seminar, Doha, Qatar, 11/13
? Contract Awareness Seminar, Doha, Qatar, 04/14
? Interpersonal Communication Skills Training, Doha, Qatar, 04/15
? Leadership & Supervisory Skills for Advanced Managers, Yanbu, KSA, 12/17

B.S. Civil Engineering (October 1980), Far Eastern University, Manila, Philippines