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Ingenieros de Costa Rica :: Curriculum

Costa Rican Land Surveyor

Engineer Alexander Arce

Surveyor's License

  • Topographical Engineer IT-6300, certified by the College of Topographical Engineers of the Federated College of Engineers and Architects of Costa Rica

Education

  • Bachelor of Topography, University of Costa Rica, 1998
  • Three years of Civil Engineering, University of Costa Rica, 1992
  • Heredia Technical and Professional High School, Major in Technical Drawing, 1986
Additional Courses & Seminars
  • Legal Issues in Land Surveying, Federated College of Engineers and Architects of Costa Rica, 1997
  • Introduction to GIS, National University of Costa Rica, 1994
  • GPS and Its Applications in Costa Rica, seminar offered by the National University, National Institute of Geography and National Cadaster, 1993
  • Land Titles and Legal Procedures, National University, 1993
  • Legal Procedures for the Land Surveyor, National University, 1993

Work Experience

  • August 2011 – February 2014
    AS BUILD 190 towers in Guatemala and 90 towers in NicaraguaAS BUILD 60 towers in Costa Rica for FAPCOM CR AS BUILD 20 towers in Costa Rica for CARSO CR
  • February 2010 – August 2011
    New hydroelectric plant Reventazon River budgeted $1.3 billion dollars
  • August 2011 – Septiember 2006
    Condominium la Ribera Belemita budgeted $10 million dollars Country Club, Hotel and Condominium Coco Bay budgeted $25 million dollars
  • January 2005 - September 2006
    Chief Field Engineer for expansion of Mason Farm WWTP PizzaGalli Construction Company Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • February 2004 - January 2005
    Independent Land Surveyor Heredia, Costa Rica
  • July 2003 - January 2004
    Party Chief, The Survey Company Charlotte, NC, USA
  • November 2002 - May 2003
    Party Chief and Draftsman, J.A. Jones Cleveland, MS, USA
  • July 2000 - October 2002
    Party Chief and Instrument Operator, Sgroi Land Surveying, PLLC High Point, NC, USA
  • February 1995 - June 2000
    Independent Land Surveyor Heredia, Costa Rica
  • August 1994 - February 1995
    Assistant to the Land Ownership Program in the Guanacaste Conservation Area, C.R. Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Mines (MIRENEM) Guanacaste, Costa Rica
  • August 1992 - August 1994
    Surveyor, National Parks Service, MIRENEM San José, Costa Rica
  • November 1991 - June 1992
    Surveyor, DEHC, S.A. San José, Costa Rica
  • September 2006 - until today
    Independent Land Surveyor Heredia, Costa Rica

Experience with Software & Survey Equipment

  • AutoCAD versions 12, 14 & 2000, TDS Survey Pro, Micro Survey
  • Total Stations: Topcon CTS, GTS-303, AP-1 Robotic, Zeiss Elta R50, Pentax PCS2
  • Data Collectors: TDS Husky, Prosurv 2000, Ranger, HP 48GX
  • Optical Theodolites: T1, T2, T16

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Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Forest Engineering, Universidad Nacional, Heredia, 1981-1987
  • Degree in Forest Resources Production (Graduation thesis pending)
  • Wildlife management (Graduation thesis pending)

Additional Courses & Seminars

  • Course in Wildlife Management Guidelines, 1992
  • Course of Fire Management and Control, 1994
  • Reforestation Workshop taught by DECAFOR

Work Experience

  1. PROFESSOR- REFORESTATION COURSE, INSTITUTONACIONAL DE APRENDIZAJE (INA), 1988-1989
    Provided training throughout thecountry, for Costa Rican growers and producers in relation to the establishmentand maintenance of nurseries and forest plantations, as well as in diverseaspects related to forest management.
  2. REFORESTATION SALES CONSULTANT, REFORESTACIONES META, 1989-1990
    Consultant for company owners, CEOsand CFOs in regards to the income tax deduction system based on reforestationor the purchase of already-established forest plantations. Also receivedtraining in sales during this period.
  3. FOREST ENGINEER, REFORESTATION DEPARTMENT, ASOCIACION DE PEQUEÑOS PRODUCTORES DETALAMANCA (APTA), 1991
    Through an agreement with the INA,worked as a Forest Engineer in outreach projects, training APTA (Asociación de Pequeños Productores deTalamanca) members and in forest plantation management.
  4. MANAGER, ÁRBOLES DEL RECUERDO PROJECT, 1992
    Worked in sale and maintenance oftrees to be planted in public areas and as a memorial for deceased people.
  5. FOREST ENGINEER, REFORESTATION DEPARTMENT, CENTRO AGRICOLA CANTONAL DE SARAPIQUI,1993
    Forest Engineer in charge ofdirecting the Centro Agricola's Reforestation Project and coordinating its development between the reforestingparty, the Centro Agrícola andgovernment organizations. Head of the tree nursery, supervisor of reforestationactivities and manager of pre-established plantations.
  6. MANAGER, CENTRO AGRICOLA CANTONAL DE SARAPIQUI,1994
    General Manager for the Centro Agricola, also in charge ofdirecting and supervising its work with small and medium-scale producers,government organizations (e.g. MINAE) and other collaborating organizations.
  7. CREATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLANS FORSETENA, 2002-2003
    Creationand development of environmental management plans to be presented to SETENA, in addition to carrying out allnecessary proceedings and paperwork related to various sustainable forest exploitationand mine recovery projects at SETENA for the FEAP.
  8. INDEPENDENT FOREST CONSULTANT, 1994-2006
    Conducted various studies for theestablishment of reforestation projects and tree nurseries. Developed forestmanagement plans and incentives for this purpose. Produced approximately 100forest management plans, in addition to recording 250 forest inventories forpasture use purposes during this time period. Also participated in 25reforestation projects and in 10 second phase reforestation management plans.
  9. ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES EVALUATION FROM 1995 TO 1997, FONAFIFO, CONSULTANT FOR CECADE, 1999
    The hiring of FONAFIFO, in a publictendering process through CECADE, resulted in a participation in the assessmentof the Environmental Services Payment Program in 1995, 1996 and 1997. Conductedassessments on various payment systems throughout the country (Costa Rica),both for organizations as well as for individual growers and producers.
  10. DEVELOPMENT OF FOREST PROJECT ESTIMATES ANDPROPOSALS
    Participated in tendering processes for public sectorenvironmental-related contracts. Also participatedin the development of estimates for various timber-related projects and in the presentationof various projects within the forestry business.
  11. SALES, LOGS AND SAWN TIMBER, 2000 – 2003
    Worked in wood extraction,processing and sales, especially during the last two years, of both logs andsawn timber.
  12. MANAGER, FOREST EXPLOITATION, 2003-2004
    Surveillance over sustainable forestexploitation activities at Finca LasHuacas S.A., including complete command over the land to be exploited.Directed each of the activities, timber measurement and preparation ofexploitation reports. The 15 to 18-year old forest plantation includeseucalyptus, laurel and melina trees.
  13. MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT, TARIMAS PROFORCA, 2006-2008
    Assistant manager at Tarimas PROFORCA, from August, 2005 to February,2008. Was in charge of the purchase and sales of melina wood, used especiallyin platform construction. In charge ofaccounts payable, platform exports, staff management duties, billing, providingestimates, supervising forest exploitations and maintaining a direct link withcompany suppliers, among other tasks.
  14. Experience in saw mill projects, both with achain saw mill or with a portable chainsaw saw mill, as well as in the purchase and sales of logs and sawn timber.
  15. Experience in platformindustrialization processes.

Has worked with the followed companies and organizations

  • Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje ( INA)
  • ReforestacionesMeta S. A
  • CentroAgrícola de Sarapiquí
  • Asociaciónde Pequeños Productores de Talamanca (APTA)
  • Consultorías CECADE
  • Grolier International
  • Southern Primavera
  • Tarimas Proforca S.A.
  • Independent work