Elias Salame

Project Manager

Roumie Matn, Lebanon
English,
French,
Arabic
Fields of Expertise

Structural Engineering

Facade Engineering

Building Information Modeling

Quantity Surveying

Codes & Standards
British
American and European Codes & Standards
Software Knowledge
Autodesk Robot
STAAD
AutoCAD
REVIT
Adapt PT
PCAMat
PCACol
AutoRebar
MS Office
Adobe
CAREER SUMMARY
Professional Project Manager Holding a Degree in Civil Engineering (M-Eng) with more than 26 years of
International Leadership Expertise in Design and Project Management Applied within Highly Ranked
Companies in Lebanon, the Gulf and North African Countries, Structural Steel and Facade Design Expert.
WORK EXPERIENCE
Design Manager-Civil and Structure
2018 - 2019
Nesma & Partners
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
2016 - 2017
Dar SSH Design
Algiers, Algeria
SSH is one of the leading master in planning, infrastructure, building design, Shop drawings review, 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 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
2013 - 2016
Dar SSH International Consultancy
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
2011 - 2013
Arabian Bemco Contracting
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 Engineer
2007 - 2011
Bemco International Offshore
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
2005 - 2007
Elias J. Salame
Roumieh Maten, 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 Civil Engineer
1993 - 2004
Rafik El-Khoury & Partners
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
Civil Engineering Degree
1993
Lebanese University Faculty of Engineering II,
Roumieh Matn, Lebanon
CERTIFICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES
Project Management Professional (PMP)
2018
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
2013
Certified REVIT Structure Professional
2008
Certified FIDIC Engineering Contract, Claims and Adjudication Professional
2005
Certified Post Tension and ADAPT Professional
2005
Certified and Licensed Autodesk Robot Structural Analysis Professional
2003
Consultant Engineer in Supervision and Execution-Kuwait
2015
Lebanese Ministry of Public Works Lebanon-Building Design Consultant 2nd category
2004
Civil Engineering Consultant-Beirut Order Of Engineers
1994
FIELDS OF EXPERTISE
Structural Engineering
Facade Engineering
Building Information Modeling
Quantity Surveying
 
Area of focus
High-rise Buildings
High-risk Structures
Secondary Structures
Short To Mid-rise Structures
Services
Detailed Design
Report Writing
Specifications
Design Review
Modelling And Analysis
Schematic Design
Developing Calculation Spreadsheets
Bill Of Quantities
Site Support Services
Skills
Sustainable Design
Concrete Design
Nonlinear Analysis
Seismic Design
Wind Load Generation
Steel Design
Software
AutoCAD
Autodesk Robot
 
Area of focus
Façade Structural Design
Materials
Roofing & Waterproofing
Specializations
Barrier Walls
Rain Screen Walls
Glazing Systems
Below Grade
Services
Bill Of Quantities
Report Writing
Design Review
Schematic Design
Detailed Design
Specifications
Skills
Sustainable Design
Behavior Of Materials
 
Area of focus
Structural BIM
Architectural BIM
Software
Revit
Navisworks
 
Area of focus
Civil
Software
Microsoft Excel