Alexandre has more than 25 years of international experience in the design and construction of multidisciplinary tunnel and underground projects. Engaged in a number of major projects in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australasia, spanning from feasibilities studies through to detail design and construction. Experience cover a wide range of project types, including subway, railway, roadway, mining and hydro power plants, in different ground conditions varying from very soft ground up to hard rock tunnelling, with the use of mechanized EPB/TBM, conventional tunnelling and cut-and-cover techniques, among others. Extensive experience in the construction of large caverns in both soft ground and hard rock conditions.
After receiving his degree in Civil Engineering in Brazil, he started his professional career in Feb. 1992, working for the Geoconsult Group in Salzburg, Austria. For over 13 years he has served as Managing Director of Geoconsult Latinoamérica, with head-office in Santiago, Chile, overseeing the operation and development of projects in Latin America. Currently, he holds the position of Global Chief Technical Principal Tunnels and Underground at SMEC, based in Sydney, Australia.
Alex published a number of technical papers and articles and on tunnelling and underground works. He has been adjunct professor for Tunnelling at the University of Chile and has been involved in worldwide training activities for engineering professionals. He has been President of the Chilean Tunnelling Committee for over 5 years and currently serves as a Vice-President of ITA-AITES.