Elias J. Salame
Global rank:
24,530 / 25,119
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Professional Design Project Manager Holding a Master Degree in Civil Engineering with more than 26
years of International Leadership Expertise in Design, Detailed Design and Project Management Applied within Highly
Ranked Companies in Lebanon, the Gulf and North African Countries.
Certified Designer in Autodesk Revit, Naviswork (BIM 360), Robot, Advance Steel, AutoCad, Autorebar, Staad, Limcon and RAM, Adapt PT, PCAMat, PCACol.

Experience

  • Design Manager-Civil and Structure Nesma & Partners Apr 2018 – Apr 2019 1 yrs Beirut, Lebanon Contractor of choice & Recognized Leader in the Fields of Oil and Gas, Petrochemicals, Power & water. Achievements: Interviewed, Formed, Developed and Managed the Civil & Structural Design Department in Beirut Consisting of 10 New Civil Engineers and Managed to Review Design, Coordination and Shop Drawing Preparation for Several Projects: • King Abdul Aziz Road Project - Al Haram Mosque in Mecca, KSA $26.6 billion - 1.2 million m2, Client “Im El Qura”: • Coordinated and Managed the Preparation of 1350 A0 Shop Drawings for the 8 Stories 190000 m2 Underground Car Parking 3 • Managed 450 A0 Shop Drawings for 9 km Metro Tunnels Stretches 1,2, 3 & 4, joint Jabal Arafa and Al Haram Mosque • Fadhili Bachelor Camp: Build, Own, Operate, Transfer Project in KSA $1.5 billion - 1.2 million m2, Client “Saudi ARAMCO” • Coordinated and Reviewed the Design of the Hollow Core Precast Buildings • Managed and Submitted 276 A0 Precast Building Foundation Shop Drawings for this Infrastructure Project
  • Deputy Project Manager Dar SSH Design Feb 2016 – Dec 2017 1 yrs 10 mos Algiers, Algeria SSH is one of the leading master in planning, infrastructure, building design, construction supervision and project management firms in the Middle East Ranked 3rd in the Middle East by World Architecture Magazine. SSH was awarded First Prize in the 2010 AGB International Design Competition. The project comprises two 26+5 story twin towers rising from a shared base within the 29,514 m2. Achievements: Project Management, Design and Shop Drawings Review, Site Supervision and Early Structural Works Completion of the Prestigious High-Rise Bank Headquarters Projects: • AGB Twin Tower Bank Headquarters in Al Biar, Algiers, Algeria - $200 million, Client Algerian Gulf Bank • Reviewed, Coordinated and Approved Design and Change Orders for the Twin Towers • Supervised the Site Construction and Contractor Material Submittals • Performed Topographical Surveys for Steel Member Erection
  • Senior Structural Engineer Dar SSH International Consultancy Aug 2013 – Feb 2016 2 yrs 6 mos Kuwait City, Kuwait SSH has been Awarded the Main Consultancy Services for the Construction Supervision of NBK’s 300 m High New Headquarters in a Joint Venture with Buro Happold and Foster & Partners in Kuwait’s Central Business District. Achievements: Project Management, Detailed Design and Shop Drawings Review, Site Supervision and Early Structural Works Completion of the Prestigious High-Rise Bank Headquarters Projects: • NBK Headquarters in the Central Business District of Kuwait City, Kuwait130,000 m² - $500 million, Client “NBK” • Supervised Steel Erection, Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) and Concrete Pouring Works • Performed Topographical Surveys for Steel Member Erection • Reviewed Shop Drawings and Steel Connections Design
  • Steel Project Manager Arabian Bemco Contracting Aug 2011 – Jun 2013 1 yrs 10 mos Riyadh Saudi Arabia Arabian BEMCO Contracting is a world-class, Top 10 KSA, EPC Turnkey Contractor in Industrial and Power Projects including Cogeneration, Combined Cycle and Steam Power Plants that has undertaken the largest and most challenging turnkey projects in KSA and the region using various state of the art technologies. Achievements: Estimation, Procurement and Subcontract Award of the Structural Works for the Following Saudi Electrical Company Design Turnkey Projects: • Riyadh Power Plant 12 Combined Cycle in Riyadh, KSA 1740 MW - $1.62 billion, Client “Saudi Electricity Company (SEC)” • Requested for Quotations and Awarded Steel Subcontracts for Pre-Engineered Steel Building and Pipe & Cable Racks • Estimated Project Quantities for Steel Structure and Foundation • Extension of Qurayyat Open Cycle Power Plant - Qurayyah, KSA 120 MW - $70 million, Client “SEC” • Coordinated the fabrication of Power Plant Pre-Engineered Steel Building with ZAMIL Steel as Client Representative
  • Senior Structural Design Engineer Bemco International Offshore Dec 2007 – Aug 2011 3 yrs 8 mos Beirut, Lebanon BEMCO is a world-class, Top 10 KSA, EPC Turnkey Contractor in Industrial and Power Projects including Co-generation, Combined Cycle and Steam Power Plants that has undertaken the largest and most challenging turnkey projects in KSA and the region using various state of the art technologies. Achievements: Detailed the Design of Foundations and Buildings for the Following Design Turnkey Projects: • Riyadh Power Plant 10 conversion to Combined Cycle in Riyadh, KSA 1,300 MW - $1.44 billion, Client “SEC” • Qurayyah Combined Cycle Power Plant in Qurayyah, KSA 2,100 MW - $2.35 billion, Client “SEC” • Riyadh Power Plant 10 Simple Cycle in Riyadh, KSA 1,300 MW - $1.44 billion, Client “SEC” • King Khalid General Hospital AC Plant in Jeddah, KSA 1800 kW - $14 million, Client Saudi National Guard Medical Affairs
  • Engineering manager Elias J. Salame- Consulting Engineers Jan 2005 – Sep 2007 2 yrs 8 mos Beirut, Lebanon Private Establishment of the Engineer to Satisfy his Own Clientele Demand and Services within the Construction Field Achievements: Preparation & Negotiation of Offers with Clients, Management and Formation of an Efficient Team and Consultants in Detailed Design, Shop Drawings and Design Project Management of the Following Projects: • Platinum Residential 156 m Tower in Beirut Marina Area, Lebanon, Client “Parissis” • Four Season 140 m high-rise Hotel in Beirut Marina, Lebanon, Client “Parissis” • Sheikh Allah Offices & Shopping Mall Complex in Erbil, Iraq - 14 Complex of 8 Stories & Buildings, Client “CASE” • Al-Bustan Project in Dubai, UAE - Facades of Residential Complex and Office Buildings, Client “Libel” • Hochard 110 m Tower in Ashrafieh, Lebanon - Facades Cladding & Louvers Supports, Client Libel • Zenit 88 m Tower in Ashrafieh, Lebanon - Facades Cladding & Louvers Supports, Client Libel • Liban Lait Factory - Redesign & Reconstruction of the Demolished Dairy Factory (July 2006 War): Coordination, Planning & Schedules and Progress Follow up using PreStressed Concrete • UNIFIL Observation Tower in South Lebanon, Client Parissis: Fabrication & Erection Drawings • Bahrein National Stadium in East Riffa, Bahrain, Client Libel: Designed Foundations and Supporting Systems for Facade Claddings and Louvers of the Existing Stadium • Residential Buildings in Zaaroun El Metn 450 , Client Private • Ruwaiset El Naaman, Bhamdoun 500 m2, Client Private
  • Senior Design Engineer (Civil) Rafik El-Khoury & Partners-Consulting Engineers Nov 1993 – Dec 2004 11 yrs 1 mos Beirut, Lebanon Established in 1967, involved in the structural designs, road and bridge design, maritime works, project control & management and QA/QC. Closely involved in major projects in Lebanon and the Middle East, with wide-ranging contacts throughout the Arab World with the World Bank, UNRWA, European Investment Bank… Achievements: Project Management, Design and Construction Supervision of Several Lebanese Post-War Governmental and Private Sector Reconstruction Projects: • Platinum Residential Tower in Beirut Marina Region, Lebanon - 84000 m2 - 34+2 Stories 156 m High Rise • Lead a Team in Detailing the Design of Formwork, Beams and Slabs and Followed up with the Construction Progress • ABC Shopping Mall in Ashrafieh, Lebanon: Multi-structural Shopping Mall project including several Buildings, Structures, Car Parkings and Restaurants. • Lead the Steel Works Design Detailing Team and Followed up with the Construction Progress • Submitted 60% of the steel works (860 Tons of Architectural and Structural Steel) • Bank Audi Plaza BCD in Beirut, Lebanon - 32,000 m2 of Bank Headquarters, Offices, Shops and Parkings, 7 Floor Multi- Buildings. • Lead the Steel Works Design Detailing Team and Followed up with the Construction Progress • LPG Bottling Plant in Baddawi, Lebanon - 16000 m2 Modern LPG Plant Including: Steel Roofed Building Housing, Bottling Plant, Administration Building and Tank Farm • Supervised the Bottling Plant Construction progress and Checked Contractor’s Certificates. • Rehabilitation of the Bus Depot in Mar Mikhael, Lebanon - 30,000 m2 of Reconstruction, Modification & Re-Equipment of the Public Transportation Bus Workshop and Parking Area • Followed up on Construction Progress and Checked Contractors’ Certificates • Supervised Reparation Works • Rehabilitation of Port Beirut Free Zone Area in Lebanon - 60,000 m2 of Rehabilitation & Modification of the Main Port Free Zone existing Facilities • Followed up on Construction Progress and Checked Contractors’ Certificates • Supervised Reparation Works • Rehabilitation & Extension of Beirut Port in Minet al Hosn, Lebanon - Coastal Rehabilitation & Modification of the Port including Extension Works, New Facilities and Coastal Constructions • Designed and Supervised Infrastructure and Buildings Sheds 4, 5 and 6. • Supervised Rehabilitation Works (11500 m²) and Controlled Payment Certificates (QA/QC) • Assisted Coastal Rehabilitation of the Port including Extension Works, New Coastal Facility Construction • Liban Lait Dairy Farm & Factory in Bekaa Valey, Lebanon - 10000 m2 Dairy Products Factory, 7 Farm Houses & Annex Buildings for 2000 Cows • Detailed the Steel Design & IFC Plans • Supervised Steel Erection Works • Gas Orient Development in Amaret Chalhoub & Ain Saade, Lebanon - Construction of 2 LPG Storage & 20000 m2 Bottling Plant Facilities in Amaret Chalhoub & 6000 m2 Bottling Plant in Ain Saade • Designed and Supervised the Construction of the Bottling Plant. • Uniterminals in Dora, Lebanon - Coastal Reconstruction of Oil and Gas Storage on 17000 m2 Sea Area, Work includes: • Supervised Infrastructure, Break Water Protective Works, Facilities & Equipments. • Detailed the Design of the Oil & Gas Facility • Sibline Cement Factory - Iklim El Kharoub, Shouf, Lebanon - Modern Cement Factory Construction • Detailed the Design of Silos A & B Steel Platforms

Education

  • Project Management Institute PMP Certification, ProjectManagement 2018 – 2019
  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Continuous Education, Engineering and Project Management 2013 – 2019
  • Expertise Training Center Certified Revit Structural Professional, Autodesk Revit 2009 2008 – 2008
  • Beirut Order of Engineers technical center Certified FIDIC Engineering Contract, Claims and Adjudication Professional, Engineering Contract, Claims and Adjudication Professional 2005 – 2005
  • Beirut Order of Engineers technical center Certified Post Tension and ADAPT Professional, Post Tension Concrete Design 2004 – 2004
  • Robot Bat Certified RoboBAT Structural Analysis Professional, RoboBAT Structural Analysis Certificate and License 2003 – 2003
  • Lebanese University Faculty of Engineering II B.Eng. - Civil Engineering Degree, Building construction, B 1987 – 1993 Activities and Societies: PMI,ASCE, Kuwait Society of Engineers, Beirut Order Of Engineers, Lebanese MPW Certified Designer Consultant, Post-Tensioning Institute USA

Licenses & Certifications

  • Certified Post Tension and ADAPT Professional Post-Tensioning Institute May 2014 – Present
  • Continuous Education Program American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Feb 2013 – Present
  • Certified REVIT Structure Professional Expertise Training Center Sep 2008 – Present
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Project Management Institute Aug 2008 – Present
  • Certified and Licensed Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional RoboBAT Structural Analysis Aug 2003 – Present
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Languages

English Full professional proficiency

French Full professional proficiency

Arabic Native or bilingual proficiency

Spanish Elementary proficiency

Location

Beirut, Beyrouth, Lebanon