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Elias Hasbini







Ain El-Mreisseh

Arslan Sinno Street

Beirut - Lebanon

[email protected]


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(+961)  1 363906

(+961)  3  349648 






Fluent in French and English, Arabic (Native Language)









Elias Hasbini has 29 years of professional  experience in the planning, design and management of various type of infrastructure projects from feasibility studies, economical and financial analysis, environmental impact assessment, preliminary and final detailed engineering design studies, preparation of project proposals, tender and contract documents ,working drawings and work supervision in the following sectors: Building Services ,Water Supply, Wastewater treatment plants, Design for structures such as pumping stations and water networks.


Performed engineering design and project’s management in Lebanon, UK and France. Throughout the breadth and scope of my career , I have built up a record of effective participation and leadership in important and complex projects. Demonstrated management skills and broad engineering comprehension by coordinating diverse engineering disciplines to effect optimum results in adhering to completion schedules and maintaining high quality, safe designs and construction.


·   Presentation, coordination and negotiation skills with public and private  

sector at high-level decision makers .Interacting with clients, conducting meetings and preparing project status reports (technical and financial) with excellent organizational and administrative ability.


·   Extensive experience with proven management skills with multi-disciplinary    

   team and expertise in planning, programming,  monitoring and evaluating

   project activities and technical assistance for  project implementation.


·   Experience in project cycle management, Economical and  Financial  

   Analysis, Environmental policy development, Institutional  Strengthening

   and Capacity Building.


·   Good Knowledge of Project and Contract Management (FIDIC),

   Procurement Procedures, Risk Assessments, Health and safety legislation,

   Planned Preventive Maintenance, administrative framework and policy,    

   Water Resources Management and Leakage Detection and Control  















American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME (U.S.A.)

Institution of Mechanical Engineers,  IMechE (UK)

Member in the Scientific Committee “International Centre for Advanced 

Mediterranean Agronomic Studies” (FRANCE)

Member of the EU Water Coordination Group “Delegation of the European  Commission to the Republic of Lebanon”



























Professional Experience


7/15 – 3/16                         CDM Smith / DAR AL-HANDASAH SHAIR & PARTNERS)

                                            Water Infrastructure Support and Enhancement for Lebanon

                                            Architecture and Engineering  (WISE-AE)

                                            Senior Contracts Manager        


                                    Joined CDM Smith in Joint Venture with Dar Al Handasah (Shair & Partners) 

 on the $ 21.5 Million USAID funded WISE project implemented by Chemonics

 International Inc. with the objective to improve Lebanon’s capacity in the 

 management of water resources through water infrastructure upgrades and related 

 management support.


-  Reviewed the preparation of proposals and tender documents and monitor

   Subcontracts in accordance with USAID polices and requirements.

-  Monitored projects established budgets, negotiated and tracked all costs associated 

  with each subcontacts to ensure that performance is within subcontracts ceilings.

-  Performed changed orders and contracts amendments or extensions in compliance 

   with contractual obligations.

- Coordination with USAID and Social Impact with respect to projects implementation  and progress

-  Performed due diligence and negotiated terms and conditions of subcontracts and 

   advise on any deviations from standard terms and conditions.

-  Ensured that construction projects were in accordance with the specified quality, 

   environmental and safety standards.

-  Preparation of monthly progress reports on all project activities and implemented 

   effective communication among team members and subcontractors.



8/10 – 5/15                             DEVELOPMENT ALTERNATIVES Inc. (DAI)

 Technical Assistance / Lebanon Water and Wastewater Sector Support  


 Operations and Procurement Manager


In cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) funded the $ 35 Million Lebanon Water and Wastewater Sector Support Program (LWWSS) aims to improve water supply and sanitation services in Lebanon through enhancing pumping infrastructure, upgrading network capacity and coverage, and increasing the sector’s energy efficiency.


-     Conduct market assessment to identify potential bidders, verify their eligibility conduct the bidding evaluation analysis of proposals ,drafting of contract’s agreements , contracts negotiations in accordance with USAID, Federal Acquisition Regulation and local regulations; maintaining adequate documentation at all stages.

-     Adhere to all USAID, DAI and program rules and regulations concerning grants, procurement, subcontracts and keep abreast of all changes made to these policies.

-     Develop and implement accepted sourcing strategy for products and services, share expertise and apply best business and procurement practices.

-     Preparations of budgets and other expenditure projection related to procurement activities for USAID and DAI.

-     Participate in the development of program strategies, detailed work plans, to ensure the timely, efficient and effective execution of programmes.

-     Represent the office contractually acting as single point of contact for all contract-related formal and legal correspondence.

-     Contribute to the procurement methodology and attitude with a commercial approach for spending reduction.







12/05 – 6/10                         Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR)

                                             EGIS BCEOM / Bureau Technique Pour Le Développement (B.T.D.)

                                             FEMIP-E.I.B. Technical Assistance / South Lebanon Wastewater Project  

                                             Consultant Engineer – Project Management Unit (P.M.U.)


                                             Providing technical assistance and project management services to CDR on European                 

                                             Investment Bank (EIB) funded water and wastewater projects in Lebanon, advise on  

     Project’s planning and investment program needed over short to medium terms.


-   Establishment of monitoring procedures, risk assessment, identification of mitigation measures for projects.

-   Evaluate South Lebanon Water and Wastewater Establishment current status and planning of the institutional administrative reforms.

-    Assessing the potential development of wastewater tariffs and cost recovery  


-   Revision of tender documents and preparation of update based on FIDIC conditions of contract for treatment plants, sewer networks and sea outfalls.

-   Follow-up on loan conditionalities of all EIB projects in the wastewater sector.

-   Review, analyze and comment feasibility studies, economic and Environmental Impact Assessment studies of wastewater projects. 

-   Coordinate with line Ministries, CDR, SLWE and liaison with various municipalities for the proper implementation of projects and promote the approach and exchange relevant information.

-   Assistance to CDR in the evaluation of prequalification of consultants and contractors and preparation of interim qualification reports.

-   Providing advice  and recommendations to CDR project’s managers for progressing

  The projects to tender and subsequent construction.

-   Prepare monitoring monthly reports and technical notes on existing contracts with CDR, report to promoter and EIB.

-   Review consultant design for the Greater Beirut Wastewater Treatment Plant.

-   Update status report for the Kesrouan Wastewater Treatment Plant to the European Investment Bank (EIB).

-   Review of the contractor and consultant supervising engineer reports on the Inspection and Survey of the Sea Outfall in Dora, Beirut.      

-   Attend regular meetings of the EU Water Coordination Group at the Delegation of the European Union Commission to the Republic of Lebanon.   



1/02 – 8/05                     HAWI BROS. CONTRACTING & TRADING Co.

                                       Procurement Manager


 Involved in the preparation of bidding documents for the Syria-Lebanon 24” Gas

 Pipeline project. Overview of the tender document specifications and estimation

 of all Mechanical  & Electrical works including Fiscal Metering Stations, Gas Reducing Station, Cathodic Protection, Flare and SCADA System.


Upon award of the project, took over the responsibility as Procurement Manager for the procurement of material and equipment. L/C preparation, shipment, insurance and transport coordination, customs clearance, shop/test inspection activities and project cost control. Liaison with Tripoli Oil Installations (TOIL) for the implementation of all specifications of the project.













12/00 – 3/01                  VIVENDI WATER – OTV, Beirut

Water Treatment Engineer


Responsibility included the preparation of quotation for Water Treatment Equipment (Reverse Osmosis, Water softener, Sand filters and Gas Chlorination etc…). Preparation

Of proposals and estimates for all Electro-Mechanical works. Liaison and follow-up with clients.



10/97 – 10/00                 DIAB ELECTRONICS S.A.L. , Beirut  

 Mechanical Department Manager


Responsible for overall Mechanical Department Operations and Business Development.

Marketing of Leakage Detection Equipment including preparation of technical bids & proposals. Promotion and Representation of multi-national Water Management Products Manufacturers: Biwater Spectrascan, Technolog Ltd., Palmer Environmental and Pearpoint Ltd. for Leakage Detections and CCTV equipment. 


· Involved in preparing quotations for water supply and distribution network projects involving (Leak Noise Correlator, Data Loggers, telemetry Systems and CCTV

For pipeline inspection and surveys).


·    Organized field demonstration to contractors and consultants in the water sector and to the Ministry of Energy and Electrical Resources and Water Authorities key personnel on the application of leakage detection and control.


·    Preparation of a feasibility study/proposal for the implementation of  “Leak Detection & 

    Control Methodology” for Greater Beirut Area to the Ministry of Energy and Water   






2/95 – 6/97







Project Engineer




Assuming responsibility for concept Design of Hydraulic System in the Electro-Mechanical Dept.  for the National Emergency Reconstruction Program NERP 1 & 2.  Study of rehabilitation of water transmission and distribution systems and designing of New Pumping Stations including optimization, measures and structures. (Client C.D.R.)


Involved in the preparation of tender documents, technical specifications and evaluation of submittals.  Liaison with contractors and Ministry of Hydraulic and Electrical Resources.  Attending S.I.U. meetings and preparation of progress reports.


·      Detailed Design of Electro-Mechanical systems for various Pumping Stations:   Fouar Antelias, Jeita, Damour, Hrajel, Abou-Halqa.


·     Kesrouan Coastal Area Water Supply Project: Feasibility study and Design of Telemetry Network Systems for 18 Pumping   Stations.


·      Involved in the collection of Technical Data (Mech., Elec. & Civil) of 124 pumping stations in NERP 1,2 for the implementation of GIS, operation and maintenance with the French Co. Lyonnaise Des Eaux.








1/93 - 12/94





Mechanical Manager



In charge of the Management and up keep of all Mechanical Building
Services at the National Physical Laboratory and the supervision of 20 maintenance technicians and Engineers. Provided total technical and administrative direction and assumed complete responsibility for multiple projects survey analysis, planning and retrofit application.






Approving, overseeing and accepting contractors and consultants design proposals and installations and handling all financial aspects of projects.  Attending progress / technical meetings, investigations / reports in accordance with client requirements.





5/92 - 12/92





Senior Mechanical Engineer

Joined this International Building Services Consulting Engineers and reporting to the Project Manager with overall responsibility for the design, specification  and co-ordination of HVAC services in “fast track” office developments for the American International Group (A.I.G.) Tower 34 story high in Paris with contract value of up to £12M.






Supervising drawing staff in preparation of working drawings.  Carry out site surveys, attending progress/ site meetings, project cost control, liaison with allied professional disciplines, contractors and client.  Dealing with French Authorities and tender board formalities.



12/91 - 4/92






Mechanical Engineer

Responsibility included the preparation of Planned Preventive Maintenance schedules for Heathrow & Gatwick Airports and updating existing one.

Engaged in site surveys, investigation / evaluation of plants and liaison with Airports Authorities for producing  a full computerized maintenance system.








Involved in updating and writing new maintenance specifications and risk assessments documents for all M & E installations.







2/91 - 10/91






Planning / Contracts Engineer




Reporting to the Project Manager with overall responsibility for the preparation of project plans and planning network system using computerized planning software for the Rehabilitation of the Royal Naval Communication Center (RNCC) in London .Systematic progress monitoring and the analysis of program deviations and production of site progress report. Provided forecasting and scheduling of manpower and recommended corrective action.  Day to day duties and responsibilities :








·        Verifies design conformance to project criteria and procedures

·        Co-ordination of Specialist Sub-Contractors

·        Management and Co-ordination of commissioning  activities

·        Liaison with Contractors, Consultant and Statutory  Authorities













2/90 - 1/91






Mechanical Engineer




Responsibility included the preparation of commissioning schedules for mechanical services installation. Planning and co-ordination of work on site. Supervision of testing and commissioning, investigations / reports in accordance with client requirements. Engaged in site surveys and compiling operating and maintenance manuals. Verified / improved existing HVAC systems including implementing alterations to mechanical systems.







7/87 - 11/89






Project Engineer




Responsible for the control of execution of three construction projects. Review projects plan/proposal and determine methods and procedures for it's accomplishments. Revised mechanical systems drawings, prepared bidding procedures, contract documentation, specifications and cost estimates. Liaison between consultancies and contractors for projects' scheduling. Made field site visits, initiated inquiries and orders of equipment.







1/87 - 6/87






Mechanical Engineer




Responsible for the supervision of installation and assembly of water treatment equipment for the production of serum. Plan, direct and co-ordinate activities of project to ensure that aims, goals and objectives specified are accomplished in accordance with prescribed priorities, time limitations and funding conditions.




7/86 - 11/86     






Mechanical Services Design Engineer




Performed engineering calculations for the design of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems to ASHRAE standards and preparation of final layout with regard to size, capacities and economy. Made design modifications to mechanical systems. Engaged in field survey and analysis for energy management. Participated in on-site inspection of installed equipment.








1983  - 1985    


Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, U.S.A.

Bachelor of  Science in  Mechanical Engineering



1980 - 1982     


Beirut University College, (B.U.C.) - Beirut, Lebanon

Dual Degree Program - Pre-Engineering

BSc. General Science  





Computer Skills include proficiency in MS Word, Excel, Outlook,

Project and PowerPoint. Experienced in Auto-CAD.

Water Management Software: WISDOM, PMAC






CONFERENCES ,Workshops & Training





   - Biwater  Spectrascan (UK) Head-office, Training on Leak  Noise

   Correlator, Mapping of Underground Utility Services, Data Loggers and Water Management Software - (Nov. 97).


-International Water and Effluent Treatment Exhibition IWEX’97 UK. Participated in the Conference held in Birmingham International Exhibition Center (UK) , 4 – 6th November 97.


- British Water Industry Seminar – Marriott Hotel, Beirut, 3rd December 98.


- Industrial Investment Forum of Lebanon – ESCWA, Beirut, 3rd February 99.


- British Invisibles Seminar on Privatization – Bristol Hotel, Beirut 24th Feb. 99.


- Waste Management Seminar- Royal Plaza Hotel, Beirut, 30 November 1999.


- Palmer Environmental , Cwmbran -UK, Advanced Training on Leak  

  Noise Correlator and Water Leakage Control Methodology, 3 -7th  July 2000.


-   Waste Water Seminar, British Embassy Lebanon – Century Park Hotel, Kaslik,

    26- 27 March 2002


- Climate Change Enabling Phase 2  - United Nation Development Program ,

 Industrial Research Institute (IRI), Beirut , 1st August 2002


-   TAU Expo – Int’l Exhibition for Technologies and Services for Environment ,

   Milan - Italy , 5 - 8 March 2003


-    FAO International Forum -Food Security under Water Scarcity in the  

    Middle East: Problems and Solutions , Como- Italy , 24-27 Nov. 2004


-    ECOMONDO 2006, Int’l Fair on Material Trade, Energy Recovery

   and sustainable Development, Rimini- Italy, 8-11 Nov. 2006.


-    Lebanon Water Policy Program (LWPP) USAID Seminar,  Marriott   

   Hotel, Beirut, 26th March 2007.


-    German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ GmbH), Assistance to the

   Water Sector Reform (Workshop on Rehabilitation of the Water Supply and

   Wastewater Systems in Lebanon) Ministry of Energy and Water,  Beirut,

   30 April 2008.



-  Lebanon Second National Communication (SNC) to the UN Framework 

   Convention on Climate Change – FLSH -USJ, Beirut 15 January 2009.


-   - Lebanese Parliament Workshop on “Current Status of the Water and

-     Wastewater Sectors in Greater Beirut Area”- Beirut, 11 March 2009.


-    Lebanon Second National Communication (SNC) to the UN Framework     

   Convention on Climate Change – National Economic, Environmental and

   Development Studies (NEEDS) Inception Workshop- A.U.B., 18 Aug. 2009.


-    International Conference on River Basin Management and Cooperation

   in the Mediterranean Region and General Assembly of the Mediterranean

   Network of Basin Organizations (MENBO) –Safir Heliopolitan Hotel, Beirut

   6th October 2009.


-    European Neighborhood Policy in Lebanon - Open Hearings- Sectoral Policies

   Rotana-Gefinor Hotel, Clemenceau, Beirut,  8th October, 2009


-    EU Delegation to Lebanon & Ministry of Energy and Water – Workshop on Key   

   Issues Related to Wastewater Management in Lebanon- Monroe Hotel, Beirut

   9 December 2009.


- National Workshop on Private Sector Involvement in Water Infrastructure in

 Lebanon, in cooperation with the Global Water Partnership-Mediterranean

 (GWP-Med) and the Euro-Mediterranean Network of River Basin  

 Organizations (REMOB). Hatboor Grand Hotel Convention Center & SPA,

 Beirut, 8-9 March 2010.


-    3rd Beirut Water Week. Focus on priority issues in water resources  

   management, with emphasis on innovative approach to water management ,

   financing of water infrastructure and bringing research closer to water

   resources management through a panel discussion among university

   representatives involved in relevant projects. Notre Dame University Louaize,

   24-27 October 2010.


-    Vision for Managing Water Resources in The Litani River Basin. Workshop in

  Cooperation with USAID and Litani River Authority. Movempick Hotel, Beirut,

 1st November 2010.


- Seminar on World Water Day 2011, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia  

  (ESCW); UN House, Beirut, March 22, 2011.


- National Water Sector Strategy (NWSS), Ministry of Energy & Water, Dec 13, 2011, Beirut.


-   - Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) Lebanon Branch , Field Procurement Training, Cosmopolitan Hotel – Beirut, July 7 – 11, 2014 .


-        -  Development Alternatives Inc. (DAI) Lebanon Branch , Ethics For Supervisors, October 17,  

-           2014.










Personal and professional references available upon request.