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Curriculum Vitae-B L Mahesh

MAHESH B L
B.Eng.(Civil), M.Eng. (Geo-Tech Eng.)
Present Address

Permanent Address

e-mail:

Villa No. 14, Street No. 830


Zone 41, Al Hilal
Doha South, State of Qatar
Ph: +974 6698 7942

No.4, 1st Main K H M Block,


Ganganagar, Bangalore: 32
Karnataka, INDIA
Ph: +919 902339672 / +919
880046559

geo.mahesh@gmail.com

PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
An incisive Geotechnical Engineer with a first class Master Degree in Geotechnical Engineering with
14 years of experience as a Geotechnical Engineer. A professional Civil Engineer for 18 years with
a first class bachelor degree in Civil Engineering.
As a Geotechnical Engineer, experience includes international exposure to diversified, technically
complex and challenging geotechnical investigation projects involving evaluation of various
subsurface conditions for the purpose of design and construction of foundations for wide range of
projects that include oil & gas refineries, cross country oil & gas pipelines, industrial structures,
airports, roads & bridges, military installations, nuclear power plant, water & sewage treatment
plants, electrical substations & transmission towers, water & oil storage tank farms, water pipelines,
irrigation structures, commercial & residential buildings, multistoried apartments and mosques &
minarets.

CORE COMPETENCIES

Extensive experience in geotechnical investigations and performing geotechnical engineering


analyses of various field and laboratory test data and results, logical and technical
evaluation, interpretation, design and providing engineering recommendations for bearing
capacity of shallow and deep foundations including axial and lateral pile load capacity,
foundation settlements, slope stability, liquefaction, retaining structures, soil corrosivity,
foundation protection and ground improvements.
Proficiency in handling geotechnical investigations independently and solving geotechnical
problems with the use of in-house developed design spreadsheets and various design
softwares.
Proficiency in planning and supervision of various geotechnical field and laboratory testing
programs as per project requirements in accordance with relevant ASTM, BS, CIRIA, BRE
Digest, IS codes and other local codes in practice in the region.
Experience in assessment of geological aspects of rock cores and evaluation of RMR and
GSI of rock to ascertain the rock mass parameters for design of shallow and pile foundations
in rock.
Estimation of rock excavatability conditions based on field observation records and laboratory
test results on rock core samples.
Excellent data analyzing skills from in-situ test results derived from standard penetration,
vane shear, pressuremeter, falling & constant head and packer permeability tests, static &
dynamic cone penetration, static and cyclic plate load tests, pile load tests, CBR, electrical
resistivity, seismic refraction and cross-hole shear tests.
Excellent geotechnical problem solving capabilities, technical report writing and presentation

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skills.
Proficient in engineering analysis and interpretation of various field and laboratory test
results, assessment, design and providing recommendations for foundations, subsurface
drainage characteristics, earthworks, groundwater, excavation & groundwater control,
subgrade evaluation, soil corrosivity & foundation protection, sabkha conditions, cavities and
relevant project related aspects based on the geotechnical investigations.
Monitoring and supervision of field investigations and laboratory testing programs.
Preparation of project specific technical scope, specifications, cost estimates and proposals.
Proficiency in reviewing geotechnical factual and interpretative reports submitted by
geotechnical contractors.
Literacy in various in-house design spreadsheets and softwares.
Excellent project management, communication and leadership skills. Ability to communicate
complex ideas in a clear and concise manner in co-ordination with respective disciplines,
technical team and provide technical and management support.
Ability to work well independently on own initiative as a team player and demonstrate high
levels of engineering ethics and motivation.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Sr. GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER, Parsons International Limited,

2013 To Date

STATE OF QATAR

Client: Public Works Authority (Ashghal)


Responsibilities:

Provide general engineering design consultancy for expressways, underpasses, flyovers,


housing, sewer and drainage systems and microtunneling works in Doha South region for
various zones in Qatar for roads and infrastructure development works.
Perform desk top study and prepare geotechnical conceptual report and formulate project
specific scope of works for preliminary and detailed geotechnical and geophysical investigations
for utility and cavity detection.
Co-ordinate with various engineering design disciplines such as structures, drainage,
transportation, pavement, irrigation and environment to cater specific geotechnical requirements
for the project and supervise site engineers.
Evaluation of geotechnical and geophysical works method statement for various projects
submitted by the contractor.
Monitor and supervise geotechnical and geophysical investigation works by the geotechnical
contractor to ensure quality works and project schedule.
Verification, validation and evaluation of factual geotechnical investigation reports submitted by
geotechnical contractors.
Preparation of comprehensive project specific geotechnical interpretative reports for various
zones based on evaluated factual geotechnical reports submitted by the geotechnical
contractors and estimate the safe bearing capacity of shallow footings, axial and lateral capacity
of piles, settlement estimation for shallow foundations and piles, permeability and drainage
characteristics of substrata, subgrade properties for pavement, estimation of rippability of rock,
rock mass properties and other technical requirements to provide appropriate design
recommendations for suitable foundation system as per requirements laid out in Qatar Highway
Design Manual (QHDM) and Qatar Construction Standards (QCS).
Liaise and provide technical clarifications to the client and construction contractor regarding
geotechnical issues.

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Report directly to Project Supervisor.

GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER , Punj Lloyd Oil & Gas Sdn. Bhd.,

2012 2013

MALAYSIA

Client: Petronas
Responsibilities:

Conduct walkover surveys along the proposed 521km long, 36 diameter onshore gas pipeline
and associated facilities.
Preparation of technical specifications and scope of works for preliminary and detailed
geotechnical investigation works.
Monitor and supervise preliminary and detailed geotechnical investigation works for various river
and road crossings to assist thrust boring and HDD works, block valve, metering & compressor
station, thrust block and at structure locations housing telecommunication and SCADA
equipments.
Review and analyze geotechnical investigation reports submitted by sub-contractors.
Preparation of comprehensive geotechnical interpretative reports based on factual geotechnical
reports submitted by sub-contractors, estimate and recommend design safe bearing capacity of
footings, axial and lateral capacity of piles, footing and pile settlements, earthworks and other
technical requirements as per project specifications.
Visual study of cuts and natural slopes for potential landslides & slope stability of cuts along the
pipeline alignment and suggest mitigation measures.
Providing technical support to the project management team and respond to the clarifications
raised by client and contractor regarding geotechnical issues.
Report directly to Senior Project Manager.

Sr. GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEER, Gulf Consult, KINGDOM OF SAUDI


ARABIA (KSA)

2011 2012

Clients: Saudi Aramco, Sabic, Technip, Daelim, Daewoo, Samsung, Worley-Parson,


Hyundai & Others
Responsibilities:

Preparation of project specific scope of works.


Monitor and supervise field and laboratory testing programs and activities.
Analyse and interpret field and laboratory test data to prepare a comprehensive interpretative
report for shallow and deep foundation design.
Estimation of axial and lateral pile bearing capacity from pile load tests, liquefaction analysis, soil
improvement, recommendations for utilization of excavated earthwork as a fill material,
recommendations for protection of foundation against chemical attack from soil and water,
estimation of rippability of rock based on surface seismic analysis, estimation of dynamic soil
parameters from pressuremeter tests, recommendations for shallow and deep foundations.
Represent technical & co-ordination meetings with clients and contractors.
Report directly to Technical Manager.

Projects included geotechnical studies for oil and gas refineries, large diameter oil and water storage
tanks, single and multi-story commercial developments, multilevel car parking, municipal facilities,
highways & bridges, mosques, schools and multi-unit residential developments.

GEOTECHNICAL MANAGER, NCB-SECON Engineering Services, LIBYA

2006
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(NORTH AFRICA)

2009

Clients: National Consulting Bureau, Great Man Made River (GMR), WSP, Oil India
Limited, AECOM & Others
Responsibilities:

Perform desktop studies, walkover surveys and prepare project specific conceptual report.
Evaluation and selection of subcontractors for geotechnical investigation works.
Preparation of project specific technical specifications, developing field and laboratory testing
programs, monitor and supervise site engineers and laboratory technicians.
Evaluation of site characterization from field test and laboratory test results.
Preparation of comprehensive geotechnical interpretative report enclosing engineering analysis,
design of shallow and deep foundations, estimation of safe bearing capacity of shallow footings
and pile capacity for deep foundations, estimation of footing and pile settlement, lateral load
analysis of piles, liquefaction analysis, soil improvement, recommendations for utilization of
excavated earthwork as a fill material, sabkha and recommendations for protection of foundation
against chemical attack from soil and water.
Monitoring and supervision of pile load tests, plate load tests.
Represent technical & co-ordination meetings with clients and contractors.
Undertake business trips as a part of business development programme.
Report directly to Country Manager.

Large scale projects executed were associated with great man made river project and construction
of new university buildings in various states (about 101 shabiyas) of Libya. Other projects include
investigation works for water supply and sewerage structures, ground and elevated water storage
reservoirs, pumping stations, desalination plants, electrical substations, roads & bridges and
pavement studies.

Sr. Geotechnical Engineer / Project Manager, Secon

2000 2006 / 2009-2011

Private Limited, INDIA

Clients: Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL), Oil India Limited (OIL), Shell, Tractebel,
Reliance Petroleum, Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL), Gujarat State Petroleum
Corporation (GSPC), Bharath Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Hindustan
Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) from Oil and Gas Sector, L&T, Gammon, BHEL,
WSP, NHAI, Adani Group and others from diversified sectors.
Responsibilities:

Perform desktop studies, walkover surveys.


Assist in recce surveys for pipeline route alignments and desk studies.
Preparation of project cost estimation, project scope, technical specification and schedule.
Co-ordination with clients, contractors and sub-contractors and designers.
Execution, monitoring and supervision of geotechnical investigation works.
Evaluation of site characterization from field test and laboratory test results.
Engineering analyses and estimation of safe bearing capacity for shallow foundations, axial and
lateral pile bearing capacity and estimation of foundation and pile settlements for various
structures.
Technical co-ordination with structural, highway, irrigation, drainage and other relevant discipline
engineers to deliver project specific geotechnical design and recommendations.
Preparation of comprehensive project specific geotechnical interpretative with design and
recommendations for shallow and pile foundations, bearing capacity of shallow footings, axial
and lateral capacity of piles, settlement shallow and pile foundations, permeability characteristics

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of substrata, rippability of rock, rock mass properties, protection of foundation against chemical
attack from soil and water, soil improvement and utilization of excavated earthwork.
Represent technical and co-ordination meetings with client and clients consultants.
Undertake business trips as a part of business development programme.
Report to Division Head of the company.

Projects included geotechnical studies for industrial infrastructures and environmental impacts, oil &
gas terminals and related infrastructures, cross country water and oil & gas pipelines, residential and
commercial buildings, defense structures, irrigation and water resources, highways & bridges and
airports.

Geotechnical Engineer, Aptech Foundations, INDIA

E 2000-M
2000

Clients: Karnataka Road Development Corporation Limited (KRDCL), Indian Railways and
Housing Developers
Responsibilities:

Execution, supervision and monitoring of field investigations and laboratory testing programs.
Perform engineering analyses, interpret and estimate safe bearing capacity for shallow
foundations and axial load capacity of pile foundations including estimation of foundation
settlements.
Preparation of geotechnical interpretative reports.
Report directly to Geotechnical Manager.

Projects included various residential & multistoried apartment buildings, road development works
and construction of bridges for roads and railways.

Civil Construction Site Engineer, Gajendra Constructions,

1997- 1998

INDIA

Client: Housing Developers


Responsibilities:

Supervise and manage civil construction works.


Technical interaction with structural engineers and architects for design approvals.
Reading construction drawings and liaison with contractors.
Supervise laboratory tests on construction materials for particle size, crushing strength of
concrete cubes & bricks, soundness of aggregates and absorption tests to ascertain the
suitability of construction materials supplied by the vendor and quality assurance.
Report to Civil Construction Manager

TECHNICAL CAPABILITES & SKILLS

Perform desktop study of the project site, topography and geology of the area and carryout
walkover study.
Assessment of project specific requirements in co-ordination with client and discipline engineers
for preparation of site specific technical specification and time schedule for site investigation
programme.
Developing project specific field and laboratory testing programs for subsurface evaluation.
Monitoring and supervision of field and laboratory tests.
Evaluation of factual and interpretative reports supplied by subcontractors.

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Engineering analysis and interpretation of test results for estimation of soil and rock bearing
capacity for shallow foundations and pile bearing capacity (axial, uplift and lateral load) for deep
foundations for various structures including estimation of immediate and consolidation settlement
for shallow footings and pile settlement.
Estimation of rock mass properties based on Rock Mass Rating (RMR) as per Bieniawski
criteria, Q as per Barton and Gelogical Strength Index (GSI) as per Hoek-Brown criteria.
Estimation of rippability of rock based on field and laboratory data analysis.
Estimation of dynamic soil parameters from crosshole seismic test results.
Estimation of soil resistivity and aggressivity/corrosivity of the subsoil from soil resistivity and
chemical tests for oil, gas, water pipelines and foundations.
Soil slope stability analysis.
Recommendations for landslide mitigation measures.
Recommendation of suitable soil improvement techniques such as soil replacement, stone
columns, pre-loading, dynamic compaction etc.
Recommendations for foundations in soft and problematic soils and sabkha areas.
Liquefaction analysis from standard and static cone penetration tests.
Estimation of safe bearing capacity and settlement analysis from plate load tests.
Estimation of dynamic soil design parameters such as shear modulus and pressure meter
modulus from pressuremeter tests.
Estimation of layer thickness and rippability from surface seismic test data.
Estimation of soil resistivity and aggressivity of the subsoil from soil resistivity test for oil, gas and
water pipelines.
Estimation of field CBR and compaction characteristics of subgrade for construction of roads
Review and interpretations from MASW and GPR data.
Engineering analyses and interpretation of various field and laboratory test results based on
ASTM, BS, and other local codal standards and project specific technical specifications codal
standards.
Proficiency in preparation and presentation of comprehensive project specific geotechnical
interpretative reports

COMPUTER LITERACY

MS Word
MS Excel
MS Power Point

Driven
Geologismiki
Liquefy Pro

AllPile
L-Pile

Reward and Wallap


Geostru Slope

RocScience Slide
Roc Science Settle3D
Bentley Geostructural
Analysis
Deep Xcav
Plaxis (Basic level)

LANGUAGES

English Excellent

Kannada Excellent

Hindi Excellent

Tamil Excellent (verbal only)

Arabic Fair (verbal only)

Telugu Fair (verbal only)

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

Life Member, Indian Geotechnical Society, New Delhi (Membership No. LM 1919).

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Associate Member of Institution of Engineers (AMIE), India.

SEMINARS & WORKSHOPS ATTENDED

Design of machine and pile foundations organized by Indian Institute of Technology (IIT),
Roorkee, India. and landfills-proceedings on state of art practice, Karnataka geo-technical center,
Geo-synthetics
India.
National
level seminar on geo-technical engineering practice NSAGE 2005 IGS-New Delhi,
India.
National workshop on geotechnical engineering for infrastructural development (NWGEID), KGS,
Mysore,
India.of limitations in pile code IS-2911 for geo-technical designers - Institution of
Implications
Engineers,
India.
Pile
and deep
foundations by prof. Van Impe Belgium, organized by Indian Institute of Science,
India.

HONOURS
Honored with Best Site Manager of the company award for the year 2007-2008 in recognition
for contributions towards various project accomplishments, dedication, on time completion and
superior quality work maintaining engineering ethics.

PUBLICATIONS
Mahesh B L (2000), Role of molding water content in the lime stabilization of black cotton soil a
thesis written for the award of masters in geotechnical engineering, University Visveswaraya
College of Engineering, Bangalore University, India.
A technical paper on Role of molding water content in the lime stabilization of black cotton soil
in Indian Geotechnical Journal (IGJ), 2002.
IISc

RELATED EXPERIENCE

Extensively worked, supervised and managed several geotechnical investigation projects related to
oil and gas industry for clients Ashghal-Qatar, Saudi Aramco, Sabic, Shell, IOCL, HPCL, BPCL and
Reliance to name a few. Geotechnical investigations and recommendations were provided for
structures related to refineries, storage tanks, block valve stations, metering stations, ponds, flare
areas and other associated structures such as administration buildings. Efficiently handled several
geotechnical investigation works and was responsible for successful execution of projects involving
wide range of industrial structures, defense installations and infrastructures, oil & gas refineries,
cross country pipelines, canals & irrigation structures, airports, highways & bridges, multistoried
apartments, residential and university buildings, nuclear & thermal power plants and water & oil
storage tanks.
Few of the projects with which the applicants association is recognized are as below.

Doha expressway Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Qatar


Local roads and drainage programme, Public Works Authority (Ashghal), Qatar
Sabha & Sarawak gas pipeline, Petronas, Malaysia
Wasit gas plant, SKEC for Saudi Aramco, KSA
Sadara isocynate plant, Daelim for Saudi Aramco, KSA
Water tank farm, SWCC/Royal Commission, KSA
Water supply and sewerage systems, GSPLAJ, Libya
Libyan universities programme, GSPLAJ, Libya
Paradip refinery, IOCL, India
Crude oil storage tanks, Reliance Industries Limited, India
Crude oil terminal stations, Shell Pvt. Ltd, India
Large diameter LNG storage tanks, HPCL, India

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Cross country crude oil pipeline project, 25 major river crossings, GSPL, India
Hazira-Mora crude oil pipeline, Tractebel, India
SV /Tap Off stations for Anand- Rajkot pipeline -Package B, JP Kenny Triune Engineering (P)
Limited, India
City gas distribution network crossings, section valve stations, metering stations, Adani, India
Environmental impact assessment for Federal Mogul-Goetze (USA), India.
2 x150 MW Thermal power plant, phase II, Jindal Tractable Power Corporation Limited, India.
Captive power plant, KIOCL, India.
Mundra special economic zone (SEZ), Adani Group, India
Indira Gandhi centre for atomic research (IGCAR Nuclear Power Plant), India
Ordnance and Ammunition Factory, DRDO, India
Snow & avalanche structures, SASE, DRDO, India
Bangalore international airport, AAI, India
Grade separators and intersections, KRDCL, India
Concrete bridge across Yagachi river, KRDCL, India
Road over bridge, Indian Railways, India
Construction of NH-5 (Nellore Bypass) and NH-7, NHAI, India
Construction of (extension works) of SAP campus, SAP India (P) Ltd, India
Multistoried residential complex, Indus Homes (P) Ltd, India
L&T South City Apartments, Larsen & Toubro -ECC (B), India
Taj Business Hotel, Taj Group of Hotels, India
Construction of Almatti left bank canal aqueduct and Indi lift canal works, KBJNL, India
Construction of a barrage across Bhima river at Kallur village, KBJNL, India
Construction of water storage reservoirs, water treatment plants, intake wells and pipeline works
funded by Japanese Bank for a water supply project, Kerala Water Authority, India
Construction of an earthen dam for Vamsadhara Reservoir, India.
High level concrete dam across Bellary Nala, BINCO constructions, India.

Details of the projects listed above will be made available on request.

B L Mahesh

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