CURRICULUM VITAE PERSONAL DETAILS Name : Elias Hasbini Address E-Mail : Ain El-Mreisseh Arslan Sinno Street Beirut - Lebanon [email protected] Telephone Number Mobile : (+961) 1 363906 (+961) 3 349648 Languages : Fluent in French and English, Arabic (Native Language) KEY QUALIFICATIONS Elias Hasbini has 30 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 maker’s .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, Integrated Water Resources Management , Infrastructure Gas Pipelines. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 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 4/17 – 1/19 WORLD WATERNET , Beirut Strengthening Lebanese Water and Agriculture Sector Program Project Advisor The programme “Strengthening the Lebanese Water and Agriculture Sector” has been designed to bring advanced Netherlands expertise in water and agriculture to Lebanon. It is implemented by World Waternet, the public water company for Amsterdam and surroundings, Wageningen University and Research, and Acacia Water. It is financed by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. As part of this project, I have led team of experts for Water Operator Partnership to the Bekaa Water Establishments in water and wastewater treatment and in improving the water infrastructure including technical support and institutional strengthening. Feasibility mapping for small scale storage, managed aquifer recharge (MAR) with the Ministry of Energy and Water (MoEW). Supported the Litani River Authority with the supply of water quality monitoring equipment and Algae control equipment for Lake Qaroun with associated training. Innovations for investment security in land reclamation and water reservoirs with Green Plan, and the Lebanese Agriculture Research Institute (LARI) and provision of adaptable greenhouses. Organized and managed expert’s missions from the Netherlands for provision of expertise to the Lebanese Environmental Pollution and Abatement Project (LEPAP) with the Ministry of Environment and UNDP for reducing industrial pollution in target enterprises. 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. The implemented infrastructure projects : • Deddeh Water Supply Network project including a 45-Km HDPE potable water distribution network, installation of 1300 house connections water meters and 200 m3 elevated water tank (beneficiary North Lebanon Water Establishment) • Chehabieh Pump Station Rehabilitation including the supply, installation, testing and commissioning of 6 multistage pumps with head vary from 368 to 75 meters with capacity of 88 l/s to 29 l/s. (beneficiary South Lebanon Water Establishment). • Haouch El Oumara Water Supply project a 46-Km HDPE potable water distribution network, installation of 6400 house connections water meters and 10 km Ductile Iron Transmission Line (beneficiary Bekaa Water Establishment) • Kesrouan Customer Water Meters project including replacement of 5000 customer gages with water meters (beneficiary Beirut & Mount Lebanon Water Establishment). - 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 subcontracts to ensure that performance is within subcontracts ceilings. - Performed changed orders and contracts amendments or extensions in compliance with contractual obligations. - 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 Program 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.) EIB-FEMIP. 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 mechanisms. - Revision of tender documents and preparation of update based on FIDIC conditions of contract for Sour WWTP, 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. - 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 (MoEW). 2/95 – 6/97 BUREAU TECHNIQUE POUR LE DEVELOPPEMENT HOWARD HUMPHREYS & PARTNERS, Beirut 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 SERCO GOVERNMENT SERVICES LTD, Teddington, UK 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 FLACK & KURTZ CONSULTING ENGINEERS, London, UK 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 DRAKE & SCULL ENGINEERING LTD, London, UK 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 LORNE STEWART PLC, London, UK LORNE STEWART PLC 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 ALLIED COMMISSIONING ENGINEERS LTD, Welling, UK 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 SOCIAL WELFARE INSTITUTIONS, Beirut, Lebanon Project Engineer Responsible for the control of execution of three construction projects. Review projects plan/proposal and determine methods and procedures for its 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 SERUM PRODUCTS COMPANY, Beirut, Lebanon 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 DICLEMENTE-SEIGEL ENGINEERING INC., Flint, Michigan, USA 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. EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS 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. - Lebanon Water Forum “Rethinking Water Service Provision in Lebanon” ,American University of Beirut, Issam fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs – Beirut, May 26, 2016. - Waternet in collaboration with the Netherlands Embassy in Beirut launched the program “Strengthening Lebanese Water and Agriculture", Smallville Hotel, Beirut, June 20 , 2017. - GVC, CISP, ACWUA Workshop on “ Performance Improvement Plan for Application of Non-Revenue Water Reduction Strategies”Beirut, July 14, 2017. - Oxfam- Lebanon, Round Table discussion on the “Feasibility of Water Service Provision to Informal Tented Settlements ( ITSs), Crown Plaza Hotel, Beirut, July 25, 2017. - GVC, CISP, ACWUA in collaboration with UNICEF organized a Workshop on “ Communications in the Water Sector in Lebanon” , Smallville Hotel, Beirut, January 25, 2017. - The Netherlands Embassy in Beirut, Study Tour in Amsterdam and visit to World Waternet, the Public Water Authority of Amsterdam with a delegation from the Bekaa Water Establishment and the Litani River Authority, Amsterdam, September 17 – 22, 2017. - World Waternet , Bekaa Water Establisghment and The Local Government Resilience Program Workshop Conference with the Bekaa Municipalities on “ Improvement of the Environment and Water Utilities from the Perspective of the Customer” , West Bekaa Country Club, Nov. 7, 2017. - Ministry of Environment in collaboration with the World Bank, Round Table discussion “Road Map for the Abatment of Pollution in Lake Qaroun”, West Bekaa Country Club, April 25, 2018. - The Litani River Authority in collaboration with World Waternet, event for the launching of the “ Water Quality Monitoring and Algae Control Equipment for Lake Qaroun” , Chalet Du Lac in Saghbine , September 19, 2018. - The Embassy of Switzerland in collaboration with the International Water Association (IWA) , Workshop on “ Technical Audit, Water Management and Aqua Rating in Lebanon” , Antwork-Spears, Beirut, September 28, 2018. - Preparation of “Oil and Gas Market Assessment Report” for the Italian Delegation participating in the 5th Lebanon Oil and Gas Summit (LIOG), April 2- 4, 2019 Beirut, Lebanon. REFERENCES Personal and professional references available upon request.